MILESTONES: February 3, birthdays for Morgan Fairchild, Thomas Calabro, Paul Aster
NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include actor Thomas Calabro, who was born in Brooklyn in 1959; actor and writer Nathan Lane, who was born in 1956; actress and author Isla Fisher, who was born in 1976; actress Morgan Fairchild, who was born in 1950; singer-songwriter and guitarist Dave Davies, who was born in 1947; writer and film director Paul Aster, who was born in 1947; actor and film director Keith Gordon, who was born in 1961; actress Maura Tierney, who was born in 1965; actress Blythe Danner, who was born in 1943; Hall of Fame football player Fran Tarkenton, who was born in 1940; basketball executive and former player Vlade Divac, who was born in 1968; and former football player Bob Griese, who was born in 1945.
FATHER OF THE TRAMPOLINE George Nissen was born on this day in 1914. An NCAA three-time champion gymnast, Nissen worked with his coach, Larry Griswold, to build the first-ever trampoline. Nissen had been inspired by trapeze artists’ elastic safety nets. He and Griswold in 1941 founded the Griswold-Nissen Trampoline & Tumbling Company, which manufactured and marketed trampolines. Nissen lived to see trampoline gymnastics become an Olympic event in 2000.
ARTIST OF EVERYDAY LIFE Norman Rockwell was born on this day in 1894. Known for his cover art that adorned the Saturday Evening Post, Rockwell produced over 4,000 works during his lifetime. He is also known for his book illustrations and his portraits of Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon. Rockwell’s Four Freedoms paintings, which ran in the Saturday Evening Post, also toured the U.S. and raised more than $130 million for the World War II effort. Rockwell died in 1978.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
“The secret to so many artists living so long is that every painting is a new adventure. So, you see, they’re always looking ahead to something new and exciting. The secret is not to look back.” —Norman Rockwell, who was born on this day in 1894
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