Brooklyn Boro

MILESTONES: June 10 birthdays for Kate Upton, Gina Gershon, Shane West

June 10, 2020 Brooklyn Eagle History
Share this:

NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who was born in 1921; Apollo 9 Commander James McDivitt, who was born in 1929; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Shirley Owens (the Shirelles), who was born in 1941; Yankees broadcaster and former Mets outfielder Ken Singleton, who was born in 1947; former “Saturday Night Live” star Rich Hall, who was born in 1954; “Riverdale” star Gina Gershon, who was born in 1962; “Big Love” star Jeanne Tripplehorn, who was born in 1963; “Bedazzled” star Elizabeth Hurley, who was born in 1965; “A Walk to Remember” star Shane West, who was born in 1978; figure skater and Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski, who was born in 1982; model and actress Kate Upton, who was born in 1992; and former first daughter Sasha Obama, who was born in 2001.

***

WIND OF CHANGE: Hattie McDaniel was born on this day in 1893. A child of former slaves, the Kansas native began her career as a singer and was the first African-American woman to sing on the radio. She moved into films in the 1930s and ’40s and became the first African-American to win an Academy Award, for her role as Mammy in the 1939 blockbuster “Gone With the Wind.” She also appeared in “I’m No Angel,” “Alice Adams” and “Show Boat.” She died in 1952.

***

“WILD” MAN: Maurice Sendak born on this day in 1928. The Brooklyn native wrote and illustrated many notable children’s books, including “In the Night Kitchen,” “Kenny’s Window,” and his most famous work, “Where the Wild Things Are.” Widely regarded as the first picture book artist to deal openly with children’s emotions, he received numerous awards, including the Caldecott Medal (1964) and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal (1983). He died in 2012.

***

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

 

Quotable:

 

“I did my best, and God did the rest.”

— Hattie McDaniel, who was born on this day in 1893


Leave a Comment


Leave a Comment