MILESTONES: March 30, birthdays for Celine Dion, Norah Jones, Paul Reiser
NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include “The Addams Family” star John Astin, who was born in 1930; actor and director Warren Beatty, who was born in 1937; Basketball Hall of Famer and Olympic gold medalist Jerry Lucas, who was born in 1940; musician Eric Clapton, who was born in 1945; “Mad About You” star Paul Reiser, who was born in 1957; rapper and actor MC Hammer, who was born in 1962; musician Tracy Chapman, who was born in 1964; musician Celine Dion, who was born in 1968; musician Norah Jones, who was born in 1979; football player Richard Sherman, who was born in 1988; and baseball player Chris Sale, who was born in 1989.
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER: “Jeopardy” premiered on this day in 1964. Known as “the thinking person’s game show,” it was created by Merv Griffin and hosted by Art Fleming until it went off the air in 1975. It returned briefly in 1978-79 but wasn’t restored to glory until its current incarnation, hosted by Alex Trebek, premiered in Sept. 1984.
BEAUTY IS TRUTH: Anna Sewell was born in Great Britain 200 years ago today. She published her only book, “Black Beauty,” in 1877. One of the bestselling novels of all time, it describes the abuse and injustices faced by working horses in Victorian England. Sewell died in 1878, not realizing the impact her novel would have.
“When I was 40, I used to wonder what people thought of me. Now I wonder what I think of them.”
— philanthropist Brooke Astor, who was born on this day in 1902
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