September 12, birthdays for Jennifer Hudson, Emmy Rossum, Louis C.K.
Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 256th day of the year.
ON THIS DAY IN 1924, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Marriage All Right Says Mrs. Santer, B’klyn Bigamist.”
The article focused on a woman who pleaded guilty to bigamy in a Brooklyn court and was then placed on probation.
“…she said she was not contemplating marrying anyone else, at least until she had succeeded in getting a divorce from William Frye of 88 Adelphi St., Brooklyn, who she married at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, in Brooklyn, in 1912,” the Eagle reported. “She said she had been advised by her lawyers that her marriage to William Santer …. Later had been automatically annulled by her plea of guilty to bigamy.”
NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include actress LINDA GRAY, who was born in 1941; Oscar Award-winning actor IAN HOLM, who was born in 1931; Oscar Award-winning actress and singer JENNIFER HUDSON, who was born in 1981; comedian and actor LOUIS C.K., who was born in 1967; actor BENJAMIN MCKENZIE, who was born in 1978; former basketball player YAO MING, who was born in 1980; singer MARIA MULDAUR, who was born in New York City in 1943; actor JOE PANTALIANO, who was born in 1954; actress EMMY ROSSUM, who was born in New York City in 1986; actor PETER SCOLARI, who was born in 1954; actress RACHEL WARD, who was born in 1957; and actress AMY YASBECK, who was born in 1963.
JESSE OWENS WAS born on this day in 1913. The American athlete and winner of four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin set 11 world records in track and field. During one track meet in 1935, Owens broke three world records and tied a fourth in the space of 45 minutes. He died in 1980.
“THE MONKEES” television show premiered on this day in 1966. Featuring a rock group that was supposed to be an American version of the Beatles, the half-hour show featured a blend of comedy and music. Four young actors were chosen from more than 400 to play the group members: Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Mike Nesmith and Peter Tork. Dolenz and Jones had previous acting experience, and Tork and Nesmith had previous musical experience. The music that they performed on the show proved to be immensely popular; at first they sand with a studio band but later insisted on writing and performing their own music. They released several albums and toured several times. In later years, various member of the Monkees gathered for reunion and anniversary tours.
THE UNITED NATIONS Day for South-South Cooperation is observed on this day. It was formerly observed on Dec. 19, marking the date when the General Assembly endorsed the Buenos Aires Plan of Action for Promoting and Implementing the Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries. It was changed on Dec. 22, 2011 to be observed annually on Sept, 12, to mark the date in 1978 when that same plan was actually adopted. For more information, visit un.org.
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