Leonard Nimoy was born in Boston on March 26th, 1931. To pay honor to the great man and humanity’s ultimate honorary grandfather, the city has declared that the actor’s birth date would, from now on, be “Leonard Nimoy Day.” As you can see in the 2013 Tweet below, the man dearly loved his hometown: “I grew up in Boston. The city gave me education, arts, and above all, spine. My hometown. LLAP.”
I grew up in Boston. The city gave me education, arts, and above all, spine.
My hometown. LLAP
— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) April 17, 2013
Here’s the official proclamation from the city’s mayor, Marty Walsh:
“Whereas, We are here today to express special recognition to the late Leonard Nimoy, who was born in the West End ninety years ago on March 26, 1931; and whereas, Leonard Nimoy nurtured his acting talent through the neighborhood at the Elizabeth Peabody House and the West End Boys Club. In his teens he received a summer scholarship for acting lessons at Boston College; and whereas, receiving an honorary degree from Boston University, Leonard Nimoy brought honor upon his native city with his accomplishments as an actor, writer, producer, director, poet, photographer, and philanthropist; and whereas, he has worked for the betterment of his community by contributing to cancer research and to the Financial Aid for Arts and Telescopic Space Research; and whereas, Leonard Nimoy, through his fictional character, Mr. Spock – half human, half Vulcan – gave the immigrant, the refugee, and the oppressed, a hero for ‘the Outsider”; and whereas, this proclamation is presented to Leonard Nimoy to serve as a reminder that although he has passed, he will always be remembered as a valued constituent dedicated to both arts and his community; now therefore, I, Martin J. Walsh, Mayor fo the City of Boston, do hereby proclaim March 26, 2021, Leonardy Nimoy Day in the City of Boston. I encourage all Bostonian to recognize Leonard Nimoy’s commitment and dedication to the Arts and the lasting impact that he has left on the community.”
His daughter, Julie Nimoy, also had a few words to say about the proclamation:
As a special tribute to dad @TheRealNimoy life and legacy, the @CityOfBoston just announced that on his birthday, 3/26 will officially be #LeonardNimoyDay! Thank you Mayor @marty_walsh for supporting this proclamation! @nimoycopdfilm#COPDpic.twitter.com/c1p0PzMLRx
— Julie Nimoy (@JulieNimoy) March 18, 2021
Live long and prosper Mr. Spock, you will be remembered, always.
Photo courtesy of CBS / Viacom.