MILESTONES: May 22 birthdays for Apolo Ohno, Maggie Q, Camren Bicondova
NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” star Michael Constantine, who was born in 1927; pianist and conductor Peter Nero, who was born in Brooklyn in 1934; “Westworld” star Richard Benjamin, who was born in 1938; “Peyton Place” star Barbara Parkins, who was born in 1942; former Yankees pitcher Tommy John, who was born in 1943; Songwriters Hall of Famer Bernie Taupin, who was born in 1950; U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who was born in 1957; The Smiths founder Morrissey, who was born in 1959; New Edition member Johnny Gill, who was born in 1966; supermodel Naomi Campbell, who was born in 1970; “World War Z” author Max Brooks, who was born in 1972; “Big Love” star Ginnifer Goodwin, who was born in 1978; “Nikita” star Maggie Q, who was born in 1979; speed skater and Olympic gold medalist Apolo Ohno, who was born in 1982; Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, who was born in 1984; and “Gotham” star Camren Bicondova, who was born in 1999.
ELEMENTARY: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born on this day in 1859. The British physician is best remembered as a mystery author and the creator of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Doyle was deeply interested in and lectured on the subject of spiritualism. He was knighted by King Edward VII in 1902 and died in 1930.
A BEAUTIFUL DAY: “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” premiered on PBS on this day in 1967. Presbyterian minister Fred Rogers hosted the long-running children’s program on which puppets and human characters interacted in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. Rogers voiced many of the puppets and educated young viewers on a variety of important subjects. More than 900 episodes were produced before the show ended in 2001. Rogers died in 2003.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
“The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.”
— Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who was born on this day in 1859
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