MILESTONES: May 28 birthdays for Alexa Davalos, Gladys Knight, Rudy Giuliani
NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include “Baby Doll” star Carroll Baker, who was born in 1931; Basketball Hall of Famer Jerry West, who was born in 1938; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Gladys Knight (The Pips), who was born in 1944; former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who was born in 1944; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival), who was born in 1945; “For Better or For Worse” cartoonist Lynn Johnston, who was born in 1947; 1988 National League MVP Kirk Gibson, who was born in 1957; former Knicks forward Glen Rice, who was born in 1967; “Love at First Sight” singer Kylie Minogue, who was born in 1968; U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, who was born in 1971; former “The View” co-host Elizabeth Hasselbeck, who was born in 1977; “The Man in the High Castle” star Alexa Davalos, who was born in 1982; “Brighter Than the Sun” singer Colbie Caillat, who was born in 1985; and “The Great Gatsby” star Carey Mulligan, who was born in 1985.
A LASTING BOND: Ian Fleming was born on this day in 1908. The English journalist and novelist is best known as the creator of the James Bond series, beginning with “Casino Royale” in 1953. He also wrote the children’s classic “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.” He died in 1964.
MAN OF HONOR: Audie Murphy died on this day in 1971. Born in Texas in 1925, Murphy became one of the most decorated American combat soldiers of World War II. After the war, he had a long career as an actor, even playing himself in “To Hell and Back” (1955). He died in a plane crash in Virginia a few weeks before his 46th birthday and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
“I’ll tell you what bravery really is. Bravery is just determination to do a job that you know has to be done.”
—Audie Murphy, who died on this day in 1971
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