MILESTONES: October 27 birthdays for John Cleese, Marla Maples, Lee Greenwood
NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” star John Cleese, who was born in 1939; “God Bless the U.S.A.” singer Lee Greenwood, who was born in 1942; “Ghostbusters” director Ivan Reitman, who was born in 1946; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Garry Tallent (E Street Band), who was born in 1949; author and public speaker Fran Lebowitz, who was born in 1950; former Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing, who was born in 1951; “Body and Soul” star Jayne Kennedy, who was born in 1951; Oscar-winner Roberto Benigni, who was born in 1952; “Star Trek: Voyager” star Robert Picardo, who was born in 1953; World Golf Hall of Famer Patty Sheehan, who was born in 1956; Duran Duran singer Simon Le Bon, who was born in 1958; actress and model Marla Maples, who was born in 1963; TV personality Kelly Osbourne, who was born in 1984; and New Orleans Pelicans point guard Lonzo Ball, who was born in 1997.
THE NATION’S FOUNDATIONS: The first of the 85 Federalist papers appeared in print on this day in 1787. The essays, written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay, argued in favor of adoption of the new Constitution and the new form of federal government. The last of the essays was completed April 4, 1788.
BORN TO LEAD: Theodore Roosevelt was born on this day in 1858. The Manhattan native and war hero became the 26th president of the U.S. after the assassination of William McKinley and served from 1901-1909. The former governor of New York was the youngest man to assume the presidency, at the age of 42 years and 322 days. He was also the first president to ride in an automobile (1902), to submerge in a submarine (1905) and to fly in an airplane (1910). He died in Oyster Bay, N.Y. on Jan. 6, 1919.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
“The most successful politician is he who says what the people are thinking most often in the loudest voice.”
— Theodore Roosevelt, who was born on this day in 1858
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