Apr 10: Katrina Leskanich, Orlando Jones, and Cinnamon Crescents!

National Siblings Day is a day when we honor the unique bond that’s a culmination of love, rivalry, and a healthy dose of mischief. Today is a reminder that no matter how much we fight, annoy, or prank each other, at the end of the day, we’ve got each other’s backs!

International Safety Pin Day is a celebration of the humble yet indispensable safety pin. This ingenious device has transcended its original purpose of securing clothing to become a symbol of solidarity, unity, and safety.

National Cinnamon Crescent Day is a day dedicated to celebrating these mouthwatering, crescent-shaped wonders that somehow manage to combine the sweetness of cinnamon with the buttery flakiness of crescent.

Some April 10th celebrity birthdays:

Actor David Harbour who was was born in White Plains, NY 49 years ago.  He’s appeared in over 60 movies and TV shows.  Some of his better-known roles include: playing Dracula in Awake; the villain in Seth Rogen’s Green Hornet remake; Santa Clause in Violent Night; the title character in 2019’s Hellboy; and of course the hit Netflix series Stranger Things.  You can watch Harbour’s latest project about an underdog racing team called Gran Turismo and every episode of Stranger Things now on Netflix.

Katrina Leskanich was born in Topeka, Kansas today in 1960.  Katrina was the founding member and “name” for the band Katrina & the Waves.  The band formed in 1982 and is best known for their 1985 hit Walking on Sunshine which has been featured in several movies and TV commercials.

Olivia Brown was born today in 1960.  Brown’s first break in acting came when she was cast in 48 Hours with Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte in 1982.  In the 80s Brown was best known for playing Detective Trudy Joplin on 111 episodes of Miami Vice.  She’s had appearances on several TV shows and movies since including: Designing Women, 7th Heaven; Lois & Clark; and Beverly Hills 90210.  Most recently she costarred in the family friendly movie Blue Lightning.

Orlando Jones was born in Mobile Alabama today in 1968.  Jones was an original cast member on Mad TV from 1995-2007.  He’s had leading roles in several movies including: the 2000 remake of The Replacements; Bedazzled; and was hilarious  alongside David Duchovny, Julianne Moore, and Seann William Scott in Evolution.

Some April 10th Gen X Nostalgia:

1993 – Depeche Mode’s album Songs of Faith and Devotion knocked The Bodyguard Soundtrack from number one.  This album was a new sound for Depeche Mode with more guitars and a kind of grunge-like sound and look.  I Feel You and Walking In My Shoes were part of their recent tour.

The movie Newsies with Christian Bale, Bill Pullman, and David Moscow premiered in US theaters in 1992.

Madonna played her first show of her first tour tonight in 1985.  The crowd in Seattle were not happy with the opening act; the Beastie Boys.

The horror movie Sleepwalkers opened today in 1992.  This was the first movie written by Steven King that wasn’t based on one of his books.

The album Sonic Temple from The Cult released today in 1989.

On April 10th, 1992:

  • The animated movie Ferngully: The Last Rainforest with Robin Williams, Tim Curry, Christian Slater, and Samantha Mathis premier in US theaters;
  • Stand up comic Sam Kinison was killed today when his car was struck head on by an intoxicated driver; and
  • Save The Best for Last by Vanessa Williams was number one on the Hot 100 for the fourth week.