1932 – Gordon Jump, born on the 1st of April in Centerville, Ohio, USA. He was an American actor.
1957 – Graduated with a degree in journalism from Kansas State University, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity.
1977 – 1978 – The incompetent "Piece of Chalief Tinkler" in the sitcom Soap.
1978 – He also guest-starred in a number of series, such as the Incredible Hulk.
1989 – Known for his role as the "Maytag Repairman" in commercials for Maytag brand appliances.
1990 – Concurrent with his new role as the Maytag Repairman, he starred in a short-lived revival of WKRP entitled The New WKRP in Cincinnati.
1991 – 1993 – He is also well-known as the clueless radio station manager Arthur "Big Guy" Carlson in the TV series WKRP in Cincinnati.
2003 – He died on the 22nd of September, from Pulmonary fibrosis, leading to respiratory failure at the age of 71 at his home near Los Angeles, California.