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MILESTONES: September 10, birthdays for Misty Copeland, José Feliciano, Colin Firth

September 10, 2019 Brooklyn Eagle History

NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include ballet dancer Misty Copeland, who was born in 1982; actress Judy Geeson, who was born in 1948; actor Colin Firth, who was born in 1960; Hall of Fame baseball player Randy Johnson, who was born in 1963; Hall of Fame hockey player Joe Nieuwendyk, who was born in 1966; actress Amy Irving, who was born in 1953; singer José Feliciano, who was born in 1945; and actor Clark Johnson, who was born in 1964.

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TWO DECADES IN THE SADDLE: TV’s longest-running Western, “Gunsmoke,” premiered on this day in 1955. Originally a radio series, Gunsmoke ran for 20 seasons and 635 episodes after transitioning to television. James Arness starred as protagonist Marshal Matt Dillon for all 20 years, and announcer George Walsh’s voice appeared on the show from the 1952 radio premiere of “Gunsmoke” through its 1975 cancellation. 

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FASHION WEEK? FASHION WEAK, if it weren’t for designer Elsa Schiaparelli who was born in this day in 1890 in Rome, Italy. Her accomplishments include introducing the shoulder pad to women’s clothing, naming hot pink (“shocking pink”) and designing some of the first clothes to include visible zippers. Schiaparelli worked with artists like Salvador Dalí and Jean Cocteau, often experimenting with surrealism. She is one of the most influential figures in the history of fashion. Schiaparelli died on Nov. 13, 1973 in Paris.

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GOLF GOD, LEMONADE LUMINARY: Arnold Palmer was born on this day in 1929. Known as the “King of Golf,” he won 92 tournaments and seven major championships during his career, and his charisma was instrumental in the sport’s 1960s popularization. Palmer often asked for a drink made of iced tea and lemonade, which came to be known by his name. He would have been 90 years old today. Palmer died on Sept. 25, 2016.

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In difficult times fashion is always outrageous.” — Elsa Schiaparelli, who was born on this day in 1890

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