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June 19, birthdays for Macklemore, Kathleen Turner, Dirk Nowitzki

June 19, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Actress Kathleen Turner celebrates her birthday today. AP photo

Brooklyn Today

Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 170th day of the year


ON THIS DAY IN 1903, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Wild Gang Rounded Up.”

The article focused on a group of robbers being tracked down and arrested following the break-in of a house and the robbery of a bakery.

“Two men were arrested last night by Detectives Tucker and Zoll of the Amity street station,” the Eagle reported. “Both confess to the robbery of a baker on Atlantic Avenue, and the detectives believe they have one of the four men who broke into the home of George Weed … Three of the suspects are now awaiting trial.”


NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include singer/dancer PAULA ABDUL, who was born in 1962; Nobel Peace Prize recipient AUNG SAN SUU KYI, who was born in 1945; “Hannibal” actor HUGH DANCY, who was born in 1975; “The Artist” actor JEAN DUJARDIN, who was born in 1972; actor ANDY LAUER, who was born in 1965; rapper MACKLEMORE, who was born in 1983; former soccer player BRIAN MCBRIDE, who was born in 1972; “Unforgettable” actress POPPY MONTGOMERY, who was born in 1972; basketball player DIRK NOWITZKI, who was born in 1978; actress PHYLICIA RASHAD, who was born in 1948; “Peyton Place” actress GENA ROWLANDS, who was born in 1930 (some sources say 1934 or 1936); author SALMAN RUSHDIE, who was born in 1947; “Avatar” actress ZOE SALDANA, who was born in 1978; “Romancing the Stone” actress KATHLEEN TURNER, who was bron in 1954; and musician ANN WILSON of the band Heart, who was born in 1951.


GARFIELD, AMERICA’S favorite lasagna-eating cat was “born” on this day in 1978. The comic strip created by Jim Davis has brought laughter to millions.


ACTIVISTS LED BY the Education from the Inside Out Coalition are scheduled to take education out of the classroom and into the streets on Saturday in Brooklyn and Harlem to raise awareness of the systemic barrier to education that many people in New York City face. For more information, contact Donna King at [email protected].


THE REGINA OPERA Company is scheduled to put on a free outdoor concert at the bandstand at 5120 Fifth Ave. on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. as a part of the Make Music New York Festival. For more information visit


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

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