DAILY SPOTLIGHT

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05-26-1951 – 07-23-2012 Sally Ride – Born in Los Angeles, California. She was the first United States woman astronaut. Ride joined NASA in 1978 and, at the age of 32,…

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May 26
2020
May 25
2020

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05-25-1937 – 02-22-2019   Victor J. Banis – Born in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. He was an American author and has been called “the godfather of modern popular gay fiction.” His…

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05-24-1941   Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman) – Born in Duluth, Minnesota. He is an American singer-songwriter and straight ally. He has been influential in popular music for more…

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May 24
2020
May 23
2020

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05-23-1904 – 06-18-1971 Libby Holman – Born in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was an American Jewish torch singer and stage actress who also achieved notoriety for her personal life. Bisexual, she…

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05-22-1930 – 11-27-1978 Harvey Milk – Born in Woodmere, New York. He was the first openly gay candidate to be elected in any big city in the United States. In…

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May 22
2020
May 21
2020

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05-21-1917 – 09-12-1993 Raymond Burr – Born in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada. He was a Canadian-American actor. (His father was Canadian, his mother was American.) He is best known…

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05-20-1946   Cher (born Cherilyn Sarkisian) – Born in El Centro, California. She is an American singer and actress whose career has spanned six decades. Cher has won a Grammy Award,…

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May 20
2020
May 19
2020

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05-19-1930 – 01-12-1965 Lorraine Hansberry – Born in Chicago, Illinois. She was an African-American playwright and author. She wrote A Raisin In The Sun (1959). Hansberry was the first black woman…

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05-18-1941   Miriam Margolyes – Born in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, and raised by a Jewish family. She is a British-Australian actress and voice artist. She won a BAFTA Award for…

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May 18
2020
May 17
2020

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05-17-1895 – 12-26-1984   Gayelord Hauser – Born in Tübingen, Germany. At the age of sixteen, he immigrated to the United States in 1911. He was an American nutritionist and…

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