MILESTONES: July 10 birthdays for Mavis Staples, Sofia Vergara, David Dinkins
NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, who was born in 1927; Nobel Prize-winning author Alice Munro, who was born in 1931; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Mavis Staples, who was born in 1939; “CHiPs” star Robert Pine, who was born in 1941; former baseball player and manager Hal McRae, who was born in 1945; “Alice’s Restaurant” singer Arlo Guthrie, who was born in 1947; Triumph co-founder Rik Emmett, who was born in 1953; Baseball Hall of Famer Andre Dawson, who was born in 1954; Pet Shop Boys co-founder Neil Tennant, who was born in 1954; “Modern Family” star Sofia Vergara, who was born in 1972; “Entourage” star Adrian Grenier, who was born in 1976; “I Wanna Love You Forever” singer Jessica Simpson, who was born in 1980; and “Dora and the Lost City of Gold” star Isabela Moner, who was born in 2001.
BREAKING NEWS: David Brinkley was born 100 years ago today. The North Carolina native was one of the most recognizable faces in American broadcast journalism for more than 50 years. He was NBC’s first White House correspondent, and his coverage of the 1956 Democratic and Republican national conventions landed him the anchor job on NBC’s nightly TV newscast. In 1981, he moved to ABC, creating the Sunday morning interview show “This Week with David Brinkley.” He died in 2003.
KING OF THE COURT: Arthur Ashe was born on this day in 1943. The Virginia native became a legend for his lists of firsts as a black tennis player. Chosen for the U.S. Davis Cup team in 1963, he became captain in 1980. He won the U.S. men’s singles championship and U.S. Open in 1968 and the men’s singles at Wimbledon in 1975. Ashe won a total of 33 career titles and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1985. He died in 1993.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
“If you don’t get out among the people, how are you going to know what they need to hear about?”
— Mavis Staples, who was born on this day in 1939
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