Dec. 15, birthdays for Mark Warner, Adam Brody, Don Johnson
ON THIS DAY in 1916, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Whitman Suspects Cropsey’s Motives.” The article focused on conflict during a mayoral campaign at the time between a candidate and the governor.
“Gov. Whitman was, if anything, more interested than the local GOP leaders in the announcement last Tuesday of Justice Cropsey that fusion should be abandoned in the coming mayoralty campaign and a straight-out Republican nominated, who had a record just like Cropsey’s record,” the Eagle reported.
NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include “The O.C.” actor Adam Brody, who was born in 1979; “Dave Clark Five” musician Dave Clark, who was born in 1942; comedian and actor Tim Conway, who was born in 1933; “Downton Abbey” actress Michelle Dockery, who was born in 1981; “Miami Vice” actor Don Johnson, who was born in 1949; “Country Girls Trilogy” author Edna O’Brien, who was born in 1931; “City Slickers” actress Helen Slater, who was born in Long Island in 1963; tennis player Alexandra Stevenson, who was born in 1980; “Star Trek: Voyager” actor Garrett Wang, who was born in 1968; and U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), who was born in 1954.
“GONE WITH THE WIND” premiered on this day in 1939. The film was one of the 20th Century’s biggest film blockbusters. It is based on Margaret Mitchell’s bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of Civil War Passions. It won eight Academy Awards.
A TALK TITLED “BROOKLYN TRANSITIONS: The Future of Brooklyn and Its Citizens” will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Info Commons Lab. The event features Tom Angotti, Rob Robinson and Raquel Batista. See www.bklynlibrary.org for more information.
Special thanks to Chase’s Calendar of Events and “Brooklyn Public Library.”
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