20 April – Look Alike Day


Look Alike Day - Elizabeth Place

This day was created as a fun day to look like another person.  Do you already look like someone?  We often hear the words, “You remind me of someone” or “You look just like so and so”.  If so,  then you are one step ahead of the game. 

Look Alike Day was created by feature television reporter Jack Etzel in the 1980s.  He was in Pittsburgh with photographer Rick Minutello, desperately looking for a light feature for the news.  Rick said, “This guy coming towards us looks like Humphrey Bogart.”  He did, cigarette and all.  Jack said, “Let’s talk to him. I’ll ask him who people think he looks like.”  They spent a couple of hours asking others the same question. The next day Etzel got in touch with the Chase Calendar of Events people and proclaimed Look Alike Day so that they could depend on that same funny story for the next ten years.

Celebrate Look Alike Day by picking a celebrity or someone you will see today and dress up like them.