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Jan. 5, birthdays for Bradley Cooper, Charlie Rose, January Jones

January 5, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
"American Sniper" star Bradley Cooper celebrates his birthday today. AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures

Brooklyn Today

ON THIS DAY in 1915, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “McCall Hotly Vows He’ll Force B.R.T. to a ‘Showdown.’”

The article focused on conflict between the heads of the Public Service Commission and the B.R.T.

“‘There’s going to be a showdown between the Public Service Commission and the B.R.T. in reference to transit conditions in Brooklyn, and I want it distinctly understood that we mean business,’” the Eagle reported Chairman Edward E. McCall of the transit board saying.


NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include “Silver Linings Playbook” actor Bradley Cooper, who was born in 1975; former football player Warrick Dunn, who was born in 1975; Oscar Award-winning actor for “Tender Mercies” Robert Duvall, who was born in 1931; “The Name of the Rose” author Umberto Eco, who was born in 1932; choreographer and television personality Carrie Ann Inaba, who was born in 1968; “Mad Men” actress January Jones, who was born in 1978; Oscar Award-winning actress for “Annie Hall” Diane Keaton, who was born in 1946; “The Nancy Drew Mysteries” actress Pamela Sue Martin, who was born in 1954; 42nd Vice President of the U.S. Walter Frederick Mondale, who was born in 1928; and newscaster Charlie Rose, who was born in 1942.


TONIGHT IS the Twelfth Night of the medieval Christmas festivities before the Epiphany on Jan. 6.  Epiphany is also known as Old Christmas Day and Twelfthtide.


“ALL MY CHILDREN” premiered on this day in 1970.  The ABC show became a top-rated soap opera by the 1978-79 season.


Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.

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