MILESTONES: February 4, birthdays for Alice Cooper, Oscar De La Hoya, Gabrielle Anwar
NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include actress Gabrielle Anwar, who was born in 1970; singer-songwriter and actor Alice Cooper, who was born in 1948; actor and comedian Rob Corddry, who was born in 1971; actress, writer and producer Lisa Eichhorn, who was born in 1952; singer-songwriter, record producer and actor Clint Black, who was born in 1962; Hall of Fame football player Lawrence Taylor, who was born in 1959; actor John Schuck, who was born in 1940; Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, who was born in 1953; actor and screenwriter Gary Conway, who was born in 1936; former boxer Oscar De La Hoya, who was born in 1973; and 44th Vice President of the U.S. Dan Quayle, who was born in 1947.
AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS ICON Rosa Parks was born on this day in 1913. As a prominent community member and activist in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks inspired the city’s bus boycott when she refused to give her seat on a bus to a white man. Parks became a symbol of the civil rights moment and worked alongside local NAACP President Edgar Nixon and minister and activist Martin Luther King Jr. After her death in 2005, Parks became one of only four Americans to lie in honor in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, D.C.
FEMINIST MOVEMENT PIONEER Betty Friedan was born on this day in 1921. A feminist writer and activist, Friedan is often credited for sparking the second wave of 20th century American feminism with her book “The Feminine Mystique” (1963). She was also the co-founder and first president of the National Organization for Women, which today consists of 550 chapters in all 50 U.S. states. Friedan in 1970 organized the nationwide Women’s Strike for Equality and led its New York City march, which included over 50,000 participants. She died in 2006.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
“Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” — Betty Friedan, who was born on this day in 1921
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