September 15, birthdays for Josh Charles, Oliver Stone, Dan Marino
Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 259th day of the year.
ON THIS DAY IN 1928, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Police with Tear Bombs Start Kidnaper Hunt as ‘Deadline’ Approaches.”
The article focused on a boy who was abducted and held for a ransom.
“Ranieri persisted in his attempts to discourage police from searching for his son,” the Eagle reported. “‘In 24 hours I’ll get my boy back if you keep out of it,’ he told the police. [R]anieri told kidnapers that he would not and could not pay the ransom, despite their threats to kill the boy if the $60,000 were not paid today.”
NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include author CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE, who was born in 1977; actor DAVE ANNABBLE, who was born in 1979; actor JOSH CHARLES, who was born in 1971; comedian NORM CROSBY, who was born in 1927; actor TOM HARDY, who was born in 1977; PRINCE HARRY, who was born in 1984; Oscar Award-winning actor TOMMY LEE JONES, who was born in 1946; former football player DAN MARINO JR., who was born in 1961; actress CARMEN MAURA, who was born in 1945; TV personality HEIDI MONTAG, who was born in 1986; soprano opera singer JESSYE NORMAN, who was born in 1945; Hall of Fame baseball player GAYLORD JACKSON PERRY, who was born in 1938; actor BEN SCHWARTZ, who was born in the Bronx in 1981; Hall of Fame football player WILL SHIELDS, who was born in 1971; and director and screenwriter OLIVER STONE, who was born in Manhattan in 1946.
AGATHA CHRISTIE was born on this day in 1890. Nicknamed the “Duchess of Death,” Christie is regarded as the creator of the modern detection fiction genre and the world’s most popular mystery writer. She is famous for her detective stories, notably those featuring Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, and her works have been translated into more than 100 languages. Second only to Shakespeare in number of books sold, Christie was named Dame of the British Empire in 1971. Her play “The Mousetrap” set the world’s record for longest continuous run. She died in 1976.
GREENPEACE WAS founded on this day in 1971. The environmental organization committed to a green and peaceful world was founded by 12 members of the Don’t Make a Wave Committee of Vancouver, British Columbia, when the boat Phyllis Cormack sailed to Amchitka, Alaska to protest U.S. nuclear testing. Greenpeace’s basic principle is “that determined individuals can alter the actions and purposes of even the overwhelmingly powerful by ‘bearing witness’ — drawing attention to an environmental abuse through their mere unwavering presence, whatever the risk.”
THE BROOKLYN Historical Society will host “Truman Capote and the Lost Photographs of David Attie: A Conversation and Reading with Randy Kennedy, Eli Attie and Janel Moloney” tonight at 7:30 p.m. at 128 Pierrepont St. For more information, visit brooklynhistory.org.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
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