MILESTONES: August 27 birthdays for Chandra Wilson, Sarah Chalke, Alex Lifeson
NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include “Once Upon a Time in America” star Tuesday Weld, who was born in 1943; “The Spy Who Loved Me” star Barbara Bach, who was born in 1946; “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” star Charles Fleischer, who was born in 1950; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Alex Lifeson (Rush), who was born in 1953; “Prison Break” star Peter Stormare, who was born in 1953; “Inside Moves” star Diana Scarwid, who was born in 1955; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), who was born in 1956; gospel star Yolanda Adams, who was born in 1961; fashion designer and filmmaker Tom Ford, who was born in 1961; “Grey’s Anatomy” star Chandra Wilson, who was born in 1969; Baseball Hall of Famer Jim Thome, who was born in 1970; “Scrubs” star Sarah Chalke, who was born in 1976; “Breaking Bad” star Aaron Paul, who was born in 1979; and track and field athlete and Olympic gold medalist Tori Bowie, who was born in 1990.
NANNY STATE: “Mary Poppins” premiered on this day in 1964. The beloved movie musical, based on a series of children’s books by P.L. Travers, starred Julie Andrews as a nanny who becomes a magical presence in the lives of an Edwardian London family. The film was nominated for 13 Academy Awards and won five, with Andrews winning the Oscar for Best Actress.
STOLEN MOMENTS: Rickey Henderson stole his 119th base of the season on this day in 1982, breaking the single-season record set by Lou Brock in 1974. Henderson stole 11 more that season to finish with 130. In 1991, Henderson also eclipsed Brock for most career steals when he stole his 939th in a game against the Yankees. He finished his career with 1,406. Both of his records still stand.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
“If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: ‘President Can’t Swim.’”
— Lyndon Baines Johnson, who was born on this day in 1908
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