September 30, birthdays for Marion Cotillard, Elie Wiesel, Martina Hingis
Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 274th day of the year.
ON THIS DAY IN 1932, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Jesse Pomeroy Dies After 60 Years in Cell.”
The article focused on a notorious life prisoner in Massachusetts who died in jail after 60 years.
“During his 41 years in prison he saw no other prisoners and talked to no one but guards,” the Eagle reported. “… It was reported, however, that he was permitted to play the stock market from his cell and made money.”
NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include singer DEBORAH ALLEN, who was born in 1953; actress CRYSTAL BERNARD, who was born in 1964; Oscar Award-winning actress MARION COTILLARD, who was born in 1975; Emmy Award-winning actor ANGIE DICKINSON, who was born in 1931; actress FRAN DRESCHER, who was born in 1957; actress JENNA ELFMAN, who was born in 1971; former tennis player MARTINA HINGIS, who was born in 1980; singer JOHNNY MATHIS, who was born in 1935; singer MARILYN MCCOO, who was born in 1943; former U.S. poet laureate W.S. MERWIN, who was born in New York City in 1927; Olympic gymnast DOMINIQUE MOCEANU, who was born in 1981; author TEA OBREHT, who was born in 1985; actor ERIC STOLTZ, who was born in 1961; actress VICTORIA TENNANT, who was born in 1953; and Nobel Peace Prize recipient ELIE WIESEL, who was born in 1928.
JAMES DEAN died on this day in 1955. The rising young film star died in an auto accident in California, two hours after receiving a speeding ticket, at age 24. His final films, “Rebel Without a Cause” and “Giant” were releases posthumously in 1956.
TRUMAN CAPOTE was born on this day in 1924. An American novelist and literary celebrity, Capote wrote many famous books, including “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and “In Cold Blood.” He died in Los Angeles in August of 1984.
THE BROOKLYN HISTORICAL Society is hosting a panel of experts as part of its “Lost, Found, and Stewarded: Collecting Stories of African American Civil War Soldiers” series tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall at 128 Pierrepont St. in Brooklyn Heights. The conversation with Even Kahn, Ron Coddington and Wyatt H. Day is presented in tandem with the society’s exhibition “Personal Correspondents: Photography and Letter Writing in Civil War Brooklyn.” To purchase tickets, visit afamersoldiers.eventbrite.com.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
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