MILESTONES: June 8 birthdays for Maria Menounos, Julianna Margulies, Kanye West
NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include “The Time Tunnel” star James Darren, who was born in 1936; “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’” singer Nancy Sinatra, who was born in 1940; “Lowdown” singer Boz Scaggs, who was born in 1944; “Picket Fences” star Kathy Baker, who was born in 1950; “Moon over Parador” star Sonia Braga, who was born in 1950; “Total Eclipse of the Heart” singer Bonnie Tyler, who was born in 1951; “Dilbert” creator Scott Adams, who was born in 1957; “In Living Color” creator Keenen Ivory Wayans, who was born in 1958; “ER” star Julianna Margulies, who was born in 1966; gun control advocate Gabby Giffords, who was born in 1970; composer and music producer Kanye West, who was born in 1977; TV personality Maria Menounos, who was born in 1978; and “Chicago Med” star Torrey DeVitto, who was born in Brooklyn in 1984.
AMERICA’S TOP 10: The Bill of Rights, which led to the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, was first proposed by founding father James Madison on this day in 1789. It was ratified on Dec. 15, 1791. An original copy is on permanent display at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
LEAVE ’EM LAUGHING: Jerry Stiller was born on this day in 1927. The Brooklyn native married actress-comedienne Anne Meara in 1954. As a comedy duo in the 1960s, Stiller and Meara became a phenomenon. In the 1990s, Stiller reached a new generation of fans when he was cast as Frank Costanza on “Seinfeld.” He then played Arthur Spooner on “The King of Queens.” Stiller and Meara were married for more than 60 years and had two children, Ben and Amy, who also went into show business. Anne Meara died on May 23, 2015 and Jerry Stiller died on May 11, 2020.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
“Never go for the punch line. There might be something funnier on the way.”
— Jerry Stiller, who was born on this day in 1927
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