MILESTONES: May 29 birthdays for Carmelo Anthony, Lisa Whelchel, Melissa Etheridge
NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include Basketball Hall of Famer and former Knick Richie Guerin, who was born in 1932; former Commissioner of Baseball Fay Vincent, who was born in 1938; racing legend Al Unser, who was born in 1939; Procol Harum founder Gary Brooker, who was born in 1945; “General Hospital” star Tony Geary, who was born in 1947; Oingo Boingo founder Danny Elfman, who was born in 1953; “The Silence of the Lambs” star Ted Levine, who was born in 1957; “American Beauty” star Annette Bening, who was born in 1958; Oscar-winning musician Melissa Etheridge, who was born in 1961; “The Facts of Life” star Lisa Whelchel, who was born in 1963; “Orange is the New Black” star Laverne Cox, who was born in 1972; “The Boondocks” cartoonist Aaron McGruder, who was born in 1974; former Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, who was born in Brooklyn in 1984; and “It Comes at Night” star Riley Keough, who was born in 1989.
PROFILE IN COURAGE: John F. Kennedy was born on this day in 1917. The Massachusetts native was a hero of World War II. He was elected to Congress in 1946, to the Senate in 1952, and won a Pulitzer Prize in 1957 for his book “Profiles in Courage.” In 1960, he won a close election to become the 35th president of the U.S. He was the youngest man ever elected president and the first Roman Catholic. He was assassinated in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963.
TOP OF THE WORLD: On this day in 1953, New Zealand explorer Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, a Sherpa guide, became the first team to reach the summit of Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain. In the 67 years since, more than 4,000 people have replicated the feat.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
“Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.”
— John F. Kennedy, who was born on this day in 1917