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MILESTONES: June 1 birthdays for Morgan Freeman, Amy Schumer, Tom Holland

June 1, 2020 Brooklyn Eagle History

NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include Gospel Music Hall of Famer Pat Boone, who was born in 1934; Oscar-winner Morgan Freeman, who was born in 1937; “Brazil” star Jonathan Pryce, who was born in 1947; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ron Wood (The Rolling Stones), who was born in 1947; Country Music Hall of Famer Ronnie Dunn, who was born in 1953; “Knots Landing” star Lisa Hartman Black, who was born in 1956; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Alan Wilder (Depeche Mode), who was born in 1959; Rutgers football coach Greg Schiano, who was born in 1966; supermodel Heidi Klum, who was born in 1973; “You Oughta Know” singer Alanis Morissette, who was born in 1974; “The Walking Dead” star Sarah Wayne Callies, who was born in 1977; former Jets wide receiver Santana Moss, who was born in 1979; “Trainwreck” star Amy Schumer, who was born in 1981; and “Spider-Man” star Tom Holland, who was born in 1996. 


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU: Marilyn Monroe was born on this day in 1926. The actress and sex symbol of the 1950s was born Norma Jean Baker in Los Angeles. Her film career, which included roles in “Bus Stop,” “Some Like it Hot” and “The Seven Year Itch,” came to epitomize Hollywood glamour. In 1954 she married New York Yankees legend Joe DiMaggio but they divorced in 1955. She was married to playwright Arthur Miller from 1956 to 1961. Monroe died of a drug overdose on Aug. 5, 1962.

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U.S. STEEL: Superman debuted on this day in 1938. Ohio teenagers Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel wowed the comic book world with a new kind of pulp hero, a refugee from the planet Krypton, who made his first appearance in “Action Comics #1.” The character was such a smash hit that he ushered in an era of fantastical superheroes.


Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.




 “The best way to guarantee a loss is to quit.”

— Morgan Freeman, who was born on this day in 1937

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