MILESTONES: September 15 birthdays for Prince Harry, Dan Marino, Tom Hardy
NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include comedian Norm Crosby, who was born in 1927; Baseball Hall of Famer Gaylord Perry, who was born in 1938; “Bull Durham” director Ron Shelton, who was born in 1945; Oscar-winner Tommy Lee Jones, who was born in 1946; “Platoon” director Oliver Stone, who was born in 1946; Night Ranger singer Kelly Keagy, who was born in 1952; Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Marino, who was born in 1961; “The Good Wife” star Josh Charles, who was born in 1971; “Venom” star Tom Hardy, who was born in 1977; former N.Y. Giant and two-time Super Bowl champion David Diehl, who was born in 1980; Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, who was born in 1984; YouTube personality Jenna Marbles, who was born in 1986; and singer and TV personality Heidi Montag, who was born in 1986.
BEST OF THE WEST: “The Lone Ranger” premiered on TV on this day in 1949. The character was created for a radio serial in 1933 by George W. Trendle. The famous masked man was the alter ego of John Reid, a Texas Ranger who was the only survivor of an ambush. He was nursed back to health by his Native American friend, Tonto. Both men traveled around the west fighting injustice. The theme music was Rossini’s “William Tell Overture.” The last episode aired Sept. 12, 1957.
PRESSING ISSUES: USA Today was first published on this day in 1982. Media corporation Gannett introduced a new kind of daily — the “Nation’s Newspaper” — that featured general interest articles for a national audience.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
“When you go into court, you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren’t smart enough to get out of jury duty.”
— Norm Crosby, who was born on this day in 1927
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