The "frankfurter" is born, the Holland Tunnel opens to traffic, the Supreme Court integrates Alabama's public buses, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated, and water is found on the moon, all on this day.
1955: Actress and comedian Whoopi Goldberg, who received an Oscar nomination for her role in "The Color Purple" and won for Best Supporting Actress for "Ghost," is born under the birth name Caryn Elaine Johnson in New York City. Goldberg, who is also known for her roles in "Sister Act," "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and "Star Trek: The Next Generation," has also been the moderator and a co-host of "The View" since 2007.
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