On this day in 1969, Nancy Kerrigan was conceived. The blessed event might have begun with Nancy’s parents going to their local cinema for a matinee, maybe even the Brokeback Mountain of its time, Midnight Cowboy. On the way home, they could have gotten themselves in the mood by listening to the number one R&B song that week, "I Can’t Get Next to You" by the Temptations. At the house, they likely saw the news that the Soyuz 8 had been launched, then caught Marcus Welby, MD, before retiring to the bedroom to create the future Olympic silver medalist and partner of Dave Coulier. (The Russian judge gave her father’s performance a 4.7.) Well done, Kerrigans. The world thanks you.
Also conceived today: Sammy Hagar (1947), Paul Simon (1941), Marie Osmond (1959), Ashanti (1980)