June 8, birthdays for Kanye West, Jerry Stiller, Barbara Bush
Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 159th day of the year.
ON THIS DAY in 1915, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Blasting May Delay Operation of 4th Ave. Tube Next Tuesday.”
The article focused on Brooklyn subway construction talks.
“It became known today that there still remains a considerable amount of heavy dynamiting to be done in connection with the reconstruction of the DeKalb Avenue station of the Fourth Avenue subway,” the Eagle reported.
NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include “Dilbert” cartoonist SCOTT ADAMS, who was born in 1957; “The Right Stuff” actress KATHY BAKER, who was born in 1950; the inventor of the World Wide Web TIM BERNERS-LEE, who was born in 1955; former first lady (wife of George H.W. Bush) BARBARA PIERCE BUSH, who was born in 1925; former football player BERNIE CASEY, who was born in 1939; tennis player KIM CLIJSTERS, who was born in 1983; singer and actor JAMES DARREN, who was born in 1936; former tennis player LINDSAY DAVENPORT, who was born in 1976; actor, producer and director GRIFFIN DUNNE, who was born in 1955; “The Good Wife” actress JULIANNA MARGULIES, who was born in 1966; “Killing Orders” author SARA PARETSKY, who was born in 1947; singer, musician and songwriter BOZ SCAGGS, who was born in 1944; singer NANCY SINATRA, who was born in 1940; “Seinfeld” comedian and actor JERRY STILLER, who was born in Brooklyn in 1929; “In Living Color” actor KEENEN IVORY WAYANS, who was born in 1958; physician and writer on natural healing ANDREW WEIL, MD, who was born in 1942; and 21-time Grammy Award-winning rapper KANYE WEST, who was born in 1977.
JOAN RIVERS was born on this day in Brooklyn in 1933. Rivers was an American actress, writer, producer and comedian. She is well-known for her comedic, self-deprecating yet sharply sarcastic (especially toward politicians and celebrities) persona. In her later years, Rivers took her comedy to the red carpet, where she would interview celebrities at awards shows. She died in September 2014.
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT was born on this day in 1967. Wright was an American architect who is most known for his “organic architecture,” with his most famous work being Fallingwater.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
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