MILESTONES: July 6 birthdays for Sylvester Stallone, Willie Randolph, George W. Bush
NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Vance Trimble, who was born in 1913; “Superman” star Ned Beatty, who was born in 1937; “Duke of Earl” singer Gene Chandler, who was born in 1937; former President George W. Bush, who was born in 1946; “Hunter” star Fred Dryer, who was born in 1946; “Rocky” and “Rambo” star Sylvester Stallone, who was born in 1946; Hockey Hall of Famer and former New York Ranger Brad Park, who was born in 1948; Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush, who was born in 1951; “Moonlighting” star Allyce Beasley, who was born in Brooklyn in 1954; former New York Yankees co-captain and Mets manager Willie Randolph, who was born in Brooklyn in 1954; “Absolutely Fabulous” star Jennifer Saunders, who was born in 1958; rapper and actor 50 Cent, who was born in 1975; “Sister, Sister” stars Tamera and Tia Mowry, who were born in 1978; former New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs, who was born in 1982; and “GLOW” star Kate Nash, who was born in 1987.
SEEING STARS: Major League Baseball held its first All-Star Game on this day in 1933. The game took place at Comiskey Park in Chicago. Babe Ruth homered to lead the American League to a 4-2 victory over the National League. Prior to the summer of 1933, All-Star contests consisted of pre- and postseason exhibitions that often found teams made up of a few stars playing beside journeymen and even minor leaguers.
MEET THE BEATLES: John Lennon and Paul McCartney met on this day in 1957. In Liverpool, England, the 15-year-old McCartney watched a band called the Quarrymen, led by the 16-year-old Lennon. The two teens met later that day and before long created one of the most popular rock groups of the 20th century.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
“Remember, the mind is your best muscle. Big arms can move rocks, but big words can move mountains.”
— Sylvester Stallone, who was born on this day in 1946
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