Dec. 9, birthdays for Kirsten Gillibrand, Kirk Douglas, John Malkovich
ON THIS DAY in 1910, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Kelly and Drummond in a Near Fist Fight.”
The article focused on a fight between two pols at the time.
“Only the timely interference of Lieutenant Kennell of the Mayor’s Office prevented a physical mix-up between Joseph T. Kelly, president of the Greenpoint Taxpayers Association and Charities Commissioner Michael J. Drummond at the meeting of the Board of Estimate this afternoon, when the plan to acquire a site for a Greenpoint hospital was being considered,” the Eagle reported.
NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include singer and songwriter Joan Armatrading, who was born in 1950; “24” actress Reiko Aylesworth, who was born in 1972; Emmy Award-winning actress for “Without Warning” Beau Bridges, who was born in 1941; Gov. Phil Bryant (R-Miss.), who was born in 1954; Hall of Fame football player Richard Marvin “Dick” Butkus, who was born in 1942; Oscar Award-winning actress for “Shakespeare in Love” Judi Dench, who was born in 1934; songwriter and record producer Kara DioGuardi, who was born in 1970; “Champion” actor Kirk Douglas, who was born in 1916; Gov. Mary Fallin (R-Okla.), who was born in 1954; U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), who was born in 1966; “The Big Bang Theory” actor Simon Helberg, who was born in 1980; “Ellen” actor David Anthony Higgins, who was born in 1961; “Transamerica” actress Felicity Huffman, who was born in 1962; golfer Thomas O. Kite Jr., who was born in 1949; “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman” actor Joe Lando, who was born in 1961; “Ripley’s Game” actor John Malkovich, who was born in 1953; Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney, who was born in 1995; “Desk Set” actress Dina Merrill, who was born in 1925; “Passions” actor Jesse Metcalfe, who was born in 1978; “Flashdance” actor Michael Nouri, who was born in 1945; actor and singer Donny Osmond, who was born in 1957; and “Mama” actor Dick Van Patten, who was born in 1928.
JOHN MILTON was born on this day in 1608. Milton was an English poet, historian, civil servant and defender of freedom of the press. He was considered one of the great poets of the English language. He died from gout in 1674.
“COSMIGRAPHICS,” by Michael Benson, will be featured at 7 p.m. tonight at BookCourt. The event includes an audience Q&A, book signing and presentation.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
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