Dec. 30, birthdays for LeBron James, Sandy Koufax, Tiger Woods
ON THIS DAY in 1920, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Wreck of Union Bank Sold; Judgments and Stock Go for $6,320.”
The article focused on Union Bank being sold at an auction.
“The wreck of the Union Bank was sold at auction today by Frederick B. Snow of the Jere Johnson Company, and a few scraps of paper recalling the days when the Lafayette Trust Company was one of the financial bulwarks of Brooklyn were also knocked down by William J. McPhilliamy,” the Eagle reported.
NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include actor and writer Joseph Bologna, who was born in Brooklyn in 1938; “Cheers” director James Burrows, who was born in 1940; “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” actress Eliza Dushku, who was born in 1980; journalist and talk show host Sean Hannity, who was born in 1981; basketball player LeBron James, who was born in 1984; Hall of Fame baseball player Sanford “Sandy” Koufax, who was born in Brooklyn in 1935; “Smallville” actress Kristin Kreuk, who was born in 1982; “The Today Show” anchor Matt Lauer, who was born in 1957; basketball player Kenyon Martin, who was born in 1977; The Monkees singer and songwriter Michael Nesmith, who was born in 1942; singer Patti Smith, who was born in 1946; “West Side Story” actor Russ Tamblyn, who was born in 1935; “China Beach” actress Concetta Tomei, who was born in 1945; actress and singer Tracey Ullman, who was born in 1959; television journalist and personality Meredith Vieira, who was born in 1951; and golfer Eldrick “Tiger” Woods, who was born in 1975.
DAVY JONES was born on this day in 1945. Jones was well known as a member of the 1960s pop group The Monkees. Jones was also casted as the Artful Dodger in a West End, London, production of “Oliver!”
THE USSR was established on this day in 1922. After the Russian revolution of 1917, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (or Soviet Union) was founded. It was a confederation of Russia, Byelorussia, the Ukraine and the Transcaucasian Federation. The Soviet Union was dissolved Dec. 8, 1991.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
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