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TODAY - Sep 23, 2019

Thought of the Day

Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.

Today's Birthday

Hippolyte Fizeau
Hippolyte Fizeau Physicist, French(1819)

A French physicist, who noted for his experimental determination of the speed of light. He first found the reasonably accurate value of the velocity of light obtained in a non-astronomical experiment in 1849.

 
Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney Actor, American(1920)

An American the stage and screen legend and vaudeville who was particularly popular in the late 30s, when he starred in a series of films as Andy Hardy.

 
Julio Iglesias
Julio Iglesias Singer, Spanish(1943)

A Spanish singer and songwriter who is best-known songs is his duet "To All the Girls I've Loved Before."

 
Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen Musician, American(1949)

An American musician and singer of classics like “Georgia on My Mind” and I Can't Stop Loving You.

This day in History

1846

Two German astronomers have discovered another planet, the eight in distance from the sun about a billion miles beyond Uranus.

1914

The German submarine U-9 has sunk three British cruisers off the Dutch coast, with 1500 lives lost.

1974

The world's first Ceefax teletext service begins on BBC television in Britain.

1987

Bob Fosse, an American dancer, musical theatre choreographer and director, who won 8 Tony Awards for choreography, has died.

2000

During the Sydney Olympics, Rower Steve Redgrave wins his fifth Olympic Gold medal in the coxless 4's.

2010

The world's biggest wind farm is inaugurated off the UK coast in Thanet, Kent.

Man who made the difference

Mickey Rooney (1920-2014)

Mickey Rooney

An American stage and screen legend, singer and dancer and vaudeville, who is regarded as the consummate entertainer and proved himself an excellent dramatic actor was born on 23 September 1920 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. He made his stage debut at age 15 months in his family's vaudeville act. Rooney played important roles in many films including A Midsummer Night's Dream and My Pal the King. In 1926 he made his fist film appearance. Soon he became the top star at the box office. He received a Juvenile Academy Award in 1938. He received an Oscar nomination for supporting actor in 1980 for “The Black Stallion. He also appeared on TV. He is well known for his performance in “Bill”. It was a heart touching story of a mentally challenged man. This movie won an Emmy Award in 1982. In 1980 he was nominated for a Tony Award. Rooney works include; Boys Town, Babes on Broadway, Spencer Tracy, Words and Music, The Crowd Roars, Babes in Arms, Girl Crazy, National Velvet, Love Laughs at Andy Hardy, Killer McCoy, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Francis Ford Coppola's, The Year Without a Santa Claus, The Black Stallion, The Dean Martin Comedy Hour, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour and A Miser Brothers' Christmas. He died April 6, 2014, Studio City, California, United States.

Author : Dr. Nidhi Jindal