Good News in History, May 2

Good News in History, May 2

 

 

Happy 65th Birthday to Christine Baranski, the award-winning Broadway, TV, and film star known for her beloved roles in The Bird Cage, Mama Mia, and Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. WATCH her talk about drinking with Meryl Streep & Tracey Ullman… (1952) 

Her new project is a sequel to the acclaimed TV courtroom drama, The Good Wife–a streaming series from CBS called, The Good Fight.

MORE Good News on this Day:

  • The first science fiction film was released, A Trip To The Moon (1902)
  • Arthur Miller won a Pulitzer Prize for Death of a Salesman (1949)
  • The Beatles recorded the new George Harrison song Something in 36 takes, with Billy Preston on piano (1969)
  • Pink Floyd’s Another Brick in Wall (Part II) was banned in South Africa (1980) ...You know you’re making a difference, when your work is banned during apartheid.
  • President Bill Clinton announced that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States military (2000)
  • The opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, under house arrest for years, was sworn in to Myanmar’s parliament (2012)

 

And, on this day in 1936, the classical symphony for children, Peter and the Wolf premiered in Moscow. With both music and text by Sergei Prokofiev, this musical  piece has for decades cultivated musical tastes in children, even those in the first years of school. Check out Peter and the Wolf on Amazon.com

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Happy 42nd Birthday to David Beckham, the star midfielder who became the first British soccer player to compete in 100 Champions League matches as well as the first to win league titles in four countries. He led Manchester United to six Premier League titles before moving to Real Madrid and the Los Angeles Galaxy, and, finally, retirement. (1975)

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