Sunday, August 21, 2016

This Day in History: August 21

Here's a little pop culture trivia for you. On this day in 1920, Daphne Milne, wife of writer A.A. Milne, gave birth to a son, who the couple named Christopher Robin Milne. Christopher Robin was be immortalized in A.A. Milne’s books Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner.

Also, on this day in 1987, Dirty Dancing, starring Patrick Swayze as a dance instructor at a summer resort, opened in theaters across the United States. The film was a surprise box-office hit, earning some $64 million and turning Swayze into a Hollywood star.

The Dirty Dancing soundtrack went multi-platinum and included the hit singles “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,” which won an Academy Award for Best Original Song, “Hungry Eyes” by Eric Carmen and “She’s Like the Wind,” co-written and sung by Swayze himself. The film also contained the now-famous line “Nobody puts Baby in a corner.”

Click on the links to be taken to the library catalog entry for the books and DVDs discussed.

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