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Birthdays for US Vogue editor Anna Wintour (1949) and cricket star Ellyse Perry (1990) ANNA WINTOUR FACTS Dame Anna Wintour CH DBE is a British and American media executive based […]

Birthdays for US Vogue editor Anna Wintour (1949) and cricket star Ellyse Perry (1990)

ANNA WINTOUR FACTS

Dame Anna Wintour CH DBE is a British and American media executive based in New York City who has served as editor-in-chief of Vogue since 1988 and Global Chief Content Officer for Condé Nast since 2020; she is also the artistic director of Condé Nast and the Global Editorial Director of Vogue.

By age 15, Anna Wintour was rocking the iconic chin-length bob that she still sports today. And she created her own apartment within her family’s home by transforming the servant’s quarters into a living space. This provided her the necessary freedom to live independently by her mid-teens. Perhaps this also demonstrated a rebellious streak when it came to following arbitrary rules and the caprices of authority figures.

By 1966, at the age of 18, this “streak” emerged in full force in her dealings with a new headmistress at the North London Collegiate School. After learning that Wintour sported a hemline shorter than the school permitted, the headmistress decided to make an example of her and tore the hem of Wintour’s skirt as a punishment. This proved the final straw for Wintour, and she dropped out of school shortly thereafter.

 

Anniversary of:
• the patenting of the first modern elastic bra by New York socialite Mary Phelps Jacob (1913)
• the Soviet Union launching Sputnik 2 with space dog Laika aboard (1957)
• the election of US Presidents Lyndon B Johnson (1964) and Bill Clinton (1992)
• the release of Whitney Houston’s cover of Dolly Parton’s single I Will Always Love You (1992)
• Michelle Payne becoming the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup (2015)

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