It's Bobby Darin Day!

May 14, 1999


Bobby Darin Day
May 14,1999


Light up the candles ... fill up the punch bowl ... throw confetti , YEAH!!

IT'S BOBBY DARIN DAY!!


On May 14, 1936, Bobby Darin (Walden Robert Cassotto) was born and what a special day that was indeed!

In 1999 on his birthday, many special honors were given to Mr. Darin.

THE BOBBY DARIN AWARD was given at The Bronx High School of Science, Bobby's Alma Mater.

As stated on the award:

Criteria for THE BOBBY DARIN AWARD:

The scholarship will be given to that senior music student 'whose demonstrated talent, inner drive, positive ambition and individuality have made him or her stand out from the crowd and command our attention. These were the qualities exemplified by one of the world's greatest entertainers, Bronx Science alumnus, and namesake of this award, Walden Robert Cassotto, otherwise known as Bobby Darin.'"

The award was given, on May 14, 1999, during the Spring Concert to senior student Mr. Kevin Cheng.

BUT WAIT.....THERE'S MORE!

As stated on the award:

"May 14, 1999 was proclaimed BOBBY DARIN DAY in the Bronx, by the authority of Bronx Borough President, Fernando Ferrer."

Also, as stated on the award: "Congressman Jose Serrano (16th District, New York) inserted a testimonial to Bobby into the Congressional Record, i.e., making the homage an official part of our nation's history."

AND LAST, BUT NOT LEAST.....

As stated on the award:

"New York State Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, 81st A.D. (Bronx Science alumnus, Class of '71), prepared a Legislative Resolution in honor of Bobby."




"My goal is to be remembered as a human being and as a great performer."
--- Bobby Darin

We are very happy to say Bobby achieved his goal!!

Bobby & Dodd Darin, 1966

Special thanks to Alison Passarelli

Color photo from the Dodd Darin Collection

Background photo: Art Vargas




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