A KING IS BORN
On October 20, 1958: Actor Viggo Mortensen was born in New York City. Best known for his iconic role as Aragorn in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Mortensen has also had accoladed roles in films such as Hidalgo, A History of Violence, Eastern Promises, and The Two Faces of January.
On October 20, 1988: Rapper A$AP Ferg was born in Harlem. A member of the A$AP Mob music collective alongside A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg made a name for himself with 2013’s Trap Lord. The first single from the album, “Work,” was named one of 2012’s 50 best songs by Complex Magazine.
LIFE ON STAGE
On October 20, 1977: David Mamet’s A Life in the Theatre, starring Ellis Raab and Gerald Gutierrez, premiered at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. The play saw multiple revivals and was adapted into a television movie.