Happy birthday Steven Curnow.
Born August 28, 1984
14 years old in 1999.
He dreamed of being a Navy top gun pilot. He was very close with his mom Susan and father Robert.
He loved soccer and worked part time as a referee and his dad coached the soccer team (Blue Devils of the Colorado Rush) he played on. Steve liked the color green, because it was the color of the field. His favorite classes were Spanish, technology, and gym because he got to play sports.
Remembered as a huge fan, he watched the Star Wars movies so many times he could recite the dialogue along with the actors. Science fiction fans nationwide put together a go-to-Star-Wars memorial day in his honor when Star Wars I: the Phantom Menace premiered in theaters May 19th, 1999. He had been anxiously awaiting its release.
Steve was hiding under one of the small computer tables in the library, near surviving victim Kacey Ruegsegger, when the shooting began. Eric Harris shot Steve in neck with a sawed-off shotgun. Steve died in the library, the youngest victim of the Columbine massacre.
His funeral was held at Trinity Christian Center, the fourth funeral of a Columbine victim held there in five days. Members of his soccer team were among the mourners at his funeral. “Every time we’d play, he’d have a huge smile on his face,” Justin Norman said at the funeral, a former teammate who was among a dozen friends who offered eulogies for Steve.
Happy birthday, Denver! On Nov. 17, 1858, a group of gold prospectors founded what would become Colorado’s largest city. By the next spring, the Colorado Gold Rush was attracting hordes of people hoping to strike it rich.