MILESTONES: March 23, birthdays for Kyrie Irving, Chaka Khan, Keri Russell
NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include football player and broadcaster Ron Jaworski, who was born in 1951; author Kim Stanley Robinson, who was born in 1952; former U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who was born in 1952; musician Chaka Khan, who was born in 1953; fashion designer Kenneth Cole, who was born in 1954; actress Amanda Plummer, who was born in 1957; actress Hope Davis, who was born in 1964; basketball player and coach Jason Kidd, who was born in 1973; actress Michelle Monaghan, who was born in 1976; actress Keri Russell, who was born in 1976; football player Brandon Marshall, who was born in 1984; baseball player Dellin Betances, who was born in 1988; author and TV personality Ayesha Curry, who was born in 1989; and basketball player Kyrie Irving, who was born in 1992.
IT’S ALL GOOD: The Boston Morning Post printed the first known “ok” on this day in 1839. It derived from a jovial misspelling of “all correct”: “oll korrect.” Etymologist Allen Reed doggedly tracked down the word’s origin in the 1960s. “OK” is now used in most languages.
ROCK ON: Planet Earth had a close call on this day in 1989 when a mountain-sized asteroid passed it within 500,000 miles. Impact would have equaled the strength of 40,000 hydrogen bombs, created a crater the size of the District of Columbia and devastated everything for 100 miles in all directions.
“Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.”
— Oscar-winner Joan Crawford, who was born on this day in 1904
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