MILESTONES: April 21 birthdays for Queen Elizabeth II, Tony Danza, Jesse Orosco
NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include Queen Elizabeth II, who was born in 1926; comedy legend Elaine May, who was born in 1932; “Midnight Run” star Charles Grodin, who was born in 1935; former New Jersey Gov. Thomas Kean, who was born in 1935; Bronze Star recipient and 1973 American League Rookie of the Year Al Bumbry, who was born in 1947; “Godfather of Punk” Iggy Pop, who was born in 1947; American Theater Hall of Famer Patti LuPone, who was born in 1949; “Taxi” star Tony Danza, who was born in Brooklyn in 1951; Mets World Series hero Jesse Orosco, who was born in 1957; “Groundhog Day” star Andie MacDowell, who was born in 1958; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Robert Smith (The Cure), who was born in 1959; “Mad TV” star Nicole Sullivan, who was born in 1970; “X-Men” star James McAvoy, who was born in 1979; and broadcaster and former Dallas Cowboys star Tony Romo, who was born in 1980.
BRIT LIT: Charlotte Bronte was born in this day in 1816. The Yorkshire native published her first novel, “Jane Eyre,” in 1847 under the pen name Currer Bell. It drew on her life experiences and is considered a cornerstone of British literature. Her sisters Emily and Anne were also novelists. Bronte died in 1855.
CHECK IT OUT: Today is National Library Workers Day. First celebrated in 2004, this day is designated to honor and recognize all library workers, including librarians, support staff and others who make library service possible every day. While in-person celebrations are not possible this year, the American Library Association Allied Professional Association website says, “Let’s take this time to flood social media (using the hashtag #NLWD20) with words of gratitude for all library workers.”
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
“We should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure, better days will return. We will be with our friends again. We will be with our families again. We will meet again.”
— Queen Elizabeth II, April 5, 2020
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