MILESTONES: August 10 birthdays for Ronnie Spector, Angie Harmon, Antonio Banderas
NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include nine-time MLB All-Star Rocky Colavito, who was born in 1933; fashion designer Betsey Johnson, who was born in 1942; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ronnie Spector (The Ronettes), who was born in 1943; Jethro Tull singer Ian Anderson, who was born in 1947; “Baby, Come to Me” singer Patti Austin, who was born in 1950; “Hardcastle and McCormick” star Daniel Hugh Kelly, who was born in 1952; “Desperately Seeking Susan” star Rosanna Arquette, who was born in 1959; “Spy Kids” star Antonio Banderas, who was born in 1960; “Babylon 5” star Claudia Christian, who was born in 1965; former Knicks shooting guard John Starks, who was born in 1965; former heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe, who was born in Brooklyn in 1967; “Rizzoli & Isles” star Angie Harmon, who was born in 1972; and media personality Kylie Jenner, who was born in 1997.
HOLDING COURT: Red Holzman was born in Brooklyn 100 years ago today. In 1957, he was hired as a scout by the New York Knicks. He served as head coach from 1967 to 1982, leading the team to its only two championships in 1970 and 1973. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1986 and died in 1998.
THE WORLD IS WATCHING: “Candid Camera” premiered on this day in 1948. Created and hosted by Allen Funt, the show appeared at various times on the big three TV networks and in syndication. It was initially an Armed Forces Radio program based on Funt’s success in recording and broadcasting soldiers’ gripes. The show’s modus operandi was to catch people unawares on camera — either as part of a practical joke or just being themselves. It spawned numerous imitators.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
“On a good team there are no superstars.”
— Red Holzman, who was born on this day in 1920
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