MILESTONES: April 23 birthdays for Dev Patel, Gigi Hadid, Valerie Bertinelli
NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include “The Six Million Dollar Man” star Lee Majors, who was born in 1939; Hockey Hall of Famer Tony Esposito, who was born in 1943; “Fringe” star Blair Brown, who was born in 1946; “One Day at a Time” star Valerie Bertinelli, who was born in 1960; windsurfing legend Robby Naish, who was born in 1963; “Providence” star Melina Kanakaredes, who was born in 1967; “House” star Kal Penn, who was born in 1977; “Hart of Dixie” star Jaime King, who was born in 1979; “Slumdog Millionaire” star Dev Patel, who was born in 1990; “American Idol” winner Caleb Johnson, was born in 1991; and supermodel Gigi Hadid, who was born in 1995.
THE WHEEL IS COME FULL CIRCLE: William Shakespeare was born on this day in 1564 … and died on this day in 1616. In between, he wrote some of the world’s greatest literature, including “Hamlet,” “Henry V,” “Othello,” “Romeo and Juliet” and “The Tempest.” He contributed thousands of words to the English language and expanded the dramatic possibilities of blank verse, making it mimic the rhythm of speech even as he elevated speech to poetry.
ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE: The first movie theater opened on this day in 1896 when a screen was installed in Koster and Bials Music Hall in Manhattan. Up until this time, people saw films individually by looking into a kinescope, a boxlike “peep show.”
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
“I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.”
— Shirley Temple, who was born on this day in 1928
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