MILESTONES: July 20 birthdays for Omar Epps, Sandra Oh, Josh Holloway
NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy, who was born in 1933; “The Avengers” star Diana Rigg, who was born in 1938; “Bette Davis Eyes” singer Kim Carnes, who was born in 1945; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Carlos Santana, who was born in 1947; Twisted Sister co-founder Jay Jay French, who was born in 1952; “The Crocodile Hunter” star Terri Irwin, who was born in 1964; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam), who was born in 1966; “Lost” star Josh Holloway, who was born in 1969; “Grey’s Anatomy” star Sandra Oh, who was born in 1971; “ER” star Omar Epps, who was born in Brooklyn in 1973; “Archer” star Judy Greer, who was born in 1975; supermodel Gisele Bundchen, who was born in 1980; and “Dancing with the Stars” judge Julianne Hough, who was born in 1988.
GOLD STANDARD: The first International Special Olympics Competition was held in Chicago on this day in 1968. Special Olympics is an international year-round program of sports training and competition for people with intellectual disabilities. More than 3.5 million athletes in more than 170 countries train and compete in 32 Olympic-style summer and winter sports. The event was founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver.
LANDMARK LANDING: Man first landed on the moon on this day in 1969. U.S. astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed lunar module Eagle at 4:17 p.m. EDT and remained on the lunar surface 21 hours and 36 minutes. The landing was made from the Apollo 11’s orbiting command-and-service module, whose pilot, Michael Collins, remained aboard. Armstrong was the first to set foot on the moon.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
“There is nothing impossible to him who will try.”
—Alexander the Great, who was born on this day in 356 B.C.
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