MILESTONES: July 1 birthdays for Debbie Harry, Andre Braugher, Dan Aykroyd
NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include screen legend Olivia de Havilland, who was born in 1916; “An American in Paris” star Leslie Caron, who was born in 1931; “M*A*S*H” star Jamie Farr, who was born in 1934; “Star Wars” star David Prowse, who was born in 1935; Famous Amos founder Wally Amos, who was born in 1936; New York Rangers legend Rod Gilbert, who was born in 1941; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Debbie Harry (Blondie), who was born in 1945; former “Saturday Night Live” star Dan Aykroyd, who was born in 1952; “Shame” singer Evelyn “Champagne” King, who was born in 1960; “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star Andre Braugher, who was born in 1962; Faith No More co-founder Roddy Bottum, who was born in 1963; “Baywatch” star Pamela Anderson, who was born in 1967; “One Tree Hill” star Hilarie Burton, who was born in 1982; and “It” star Chosen Jacobs, who was born in 2001.
STAMP OF APPROVAL: The first U.S. postage stamps were issued by the U.S. Postal Service on this day in 1847. Benjamin Franklin was honored on the five-cent stamp and George Washington was honored on the 10-cent stamp. Stamps had been issued by private postal services in the U.S. prior to this date.
LIVE FROM NEW YORK: The first scheduled television broadcast took place on this day in 1941 when the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) broadcast its signal from the Empire State Building. The Federal Communications Commission had granted the first commercial TV licenses to 10 stations on May 2, 1941.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
“I would prefer to live forever in perfect health, but if I must at some time leave this life, I would like to do so ensconced on a chaise longue, perfumed, wearing a velvet robe and pearl earrings, with a flute of champagne beside me and having just discovered the answer to the last problem in a British cryptic crossword.”
— Olivia de Havilland, who was born on this day in 1916