April 20, birthdays for Carmen Electra, Miranda Kerr, Jessica Lange
Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 111th day of the year.
ON THIS DAY IN 1921, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Kate Stevens, Heir in a $1,200,000 Estate, Runs Away to Marry.”
The article focused on a young heiress whose mother filed a suit against her after she dropped out of school to marry.
“Mrs. Stevens described the marriage as a ‘foolish, youthful escapade,’ which, she asserted, would not be permitted to interfere in any way with her plans for her daughter’s education,” the Eagle reported.
NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include skydiver and BASE jumper FELIX BAUMGARTNER, who was born in 1969; actress and model CARMEN ELECTRA, who was born in 1973; actor CRISPIN GLOVER, who was born in New York City in 1964; basketball player DANNY GRANGER, who was born in 1983; model MIRANDA KERR, who was born in 1983; Oscar Award-winning actress JESSICA LANGE, who was born in 1949; actor JOEY LAWRENCE, who was born in 1976; actor, writer and director DAVID LELAND, who was born in 1947; former baseball player DON MATTINGLY, who was born in 1961; actor and host SHEMAR MOORE, who was born in 1970; actor RYAN O’NEAL, who was born in 1941; football coach and former player STEVEN SPURRIER, who was born in 1945; and former Associate Justice of the U.S. JOHN PAUL STEVENS, who was born in 1920.
LIONEL HAMPTON was born on this day in 1908. The jazz great started out on the piano and drums, but Louis Armstrong urged him to take up the vibraphone in 1930; Hampton went on to make that his signature instrument. He recorded with other jazz legends before becoming a bandleader himself. He played almost up until the time of his death in New York City in August 2002.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
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