Jan. 21, birthdays for Eric Holder, Geena Davis, Jack Nicklaus
ON THIS DAY in 1912, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Society Girls Sledding Narrowly Escape Death; Kept Secret Four Days.”
The article focused on a bobsled accident that injured three of Brooklyn’s elite.
“‘So our secret is out at last, is it?’ said Miss Marjorie Bursch … to a reporter when he told her that it had been learned that she, with four other prominent young society girls of the Bay Ridge section … had been the victims of a bobsledding accident,” the Eagle reported.
NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include “Search for Tomorrow” actor Robby Benson, who was born in 1956; Oscar Award-winning actress for “The Accidental Tourist” Geena Davis, who was born in 1957; singer and actor Mac Davis, who was born in 1942; opera singer Placido Domingo, who was born in 1941; “LA Law” actress Jill Eikenberry, who was born in 1947; U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., who was born in 1951; golfer Jack William Nicklaus, who was born in 1940; musician and songwriter Billy Ocean, who was born in 1950; and Hall of Fame basketball player Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon, who was born in 1963.
CHRISTIAN DIOR was born on this day in 1905. Dior was an influential French fashion designer who was the world’s premier style-maker after WWII. He died in 1957.
A SELF-PUBLISHED reading event will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. tonight at WORD Bookstore’s Brooklyn location in Greenpoint. The event features local poet and self-publisher Ona Abelis along with writers Andrea Onstot, Evgueni Bezzubikoff, Susan DeFord and Dallas Athent. See wordbookstores.com for more information.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
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