Actress Jean Harlow was born in 1911 in Kansas City, MO. She was a sex symbol in the 1930s and made her first major appearance in Hell’s Angels in 1930. Harlow became a leading lady for MGM starring with William Powell, Spencer Tracy and Clark Gable. She was nicknamed “The Blonde Bombshell” and the “Platinum Blonde.” Other notable films included Red Dust, Dinner at Eight, and Reckless. Harlow died of renal failure in 1937 at the age of 26.
Ira Glass is familiar to listeners of NPR and is the host and producer of This American Life. He was born in Baltimore in 1959. Glass began as an intern at NPR when he was 19 hears old and reported on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Talk of the Nation. He is first cousin once removed of composer Philip Glass.
Football player, Herschel Walker was born in 1962 in Wrightsville, Georgia. He played college football for the University of Georgia and won the Heisman Trophy in 1982. Professionally, Walker played for the New Jersey Generals of the United States Football League and in the NFL he played for the Cowboys, Vikings, Eagles, and Giants. In 1988 and again in 1992, he rushed for over 1,000 in a season.
The beating of Rodney King by LA police officers was caught on film in 1991. The beating occurred after a high-speed car chase. Parts of the film were aired around the world and inflamed outrage in areas where racial tensions were already high. The four officers charged were acquitted and this is believed to be the trigger to the 1992 Los Angeles riots.
The world’s largest brewing company resulted in the merger of Belgian-based Interbrew and the Brazilian brewer Ambev in 2004. The resulting company Inbev, acquired Anheuser-Busch in 2008 to become Anheuser-Busch Inbev that operates in over 30 nations with sales in over 130 countries. It has a capitalization of over 167 billion dollars.
Larry Moskal began his career as a Social Studies teacher in 1971. He graduated from the University of Buffalo with degrees in history and education. Larry taught Social Studies for the Ken-Ton School system, a suburban school system north of Buffalo, New York until 2005, and then taught and was the Dean of Students at San Miguel High School in Tucson. At Ken-Ton, he pioneered several online courses for high school students. In the 1980s, he spent three years teaching in Colombia, South America and spent four years at Lewiston-Porter High School. He currently is the PowerSchool Administrator for San Miguel accomplishing his work over the Internet.