On May 31st, 1965: Actress Brooke Shields was born in New York City. Shields was a child model but became a star when she appeared in the controversial film Pretty Baby, where she played a child prostitute. She went on to appear in such films as Blue Lagoon and Endless Love. She also starred in TV shows, including Suddenly Susan, Nip/Tuck, and That ’70s Show.
THE WALDORF ASTORIA’S BEGINNINGS
On May 31, 1837: The Astor Hotel opened, and would later become known as the Waldorf Astoria New York Hotel, located on Park Avenue in Manhattan. Interestingly enough, the Waldorf Astoria served as Paris Hilton’s childhood home.
I WAS IN THE 212
On May 31, 1991: Rapper Azealia Banks was born in Harlem. She wrote raps and R&B songs as a creative outlet and later released the hit song “212” in 2011. Ironically, she wrote the New York-centric song in Montreal and filmed the music video there. She has since released numerous mixtapes online.