MILESTONES: April 22 birthdays for Jack Nicholson, Amber Heard, Jeffrey Dean Morgan
NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include Oscar-winner Jack Nicholson, who was born in 1937; “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me” singer Mel Carter, who was born in 1939; novelist Janet Evanovich, who was born in 1943; filmmaker John Waters, who was born in 1946; Basketball Hall of Famer and former Knick Spencer Haywood, who was born in 1949; musician Peter Frampton, who was born in 1950; Mike and the Mechanics singer Paul Carrack, who was born in 1951; Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona, who was born in 1959; “Night of the Comet” star Catherine Mary Stewart, who was born in 1959; “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” star Ryan Stiles, who was born in 1959; “The Walking Dead” star Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who was born in 1966; former “The View” panelist Sherri Shepherd, who was born in 1967; “Duck Dynasty” star Willie Robertson, who was born in 1972; former Fox News Channel anchor Courtney Friel, who was born in 1980; and actress and model Amber Heard, who was born in 1986.
NEW KID IN TOWN: George Herman “Babe” Ruth made his professional pitching debut on this day in 1914. Playing for the minor league Baltimore Orioles in his hometown, he allowed just six hits and contributed a pair of singles in shutting out the Buffalo Bisons, 6-0. Ruth made his major league debut with the Boston Red Sox that July.
COIN OF THE REALM: By act of Congress, on this day in 1864, “In God We Trust” began to be stamped on all U.S. coins.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
“I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Trying to be a little bit better than somebody else at what you love is a great feeling.”
— Two-time World Series champion Terry Francona,
who was born on this day in 1959
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