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July 27, birthdays for Alex Rodriguez, Taylor Schilling, Maya Rudolph

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July 27, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Yankees star Alex Rodriguez celebrates his birthday today.
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Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 208th day of the year.

ON THIS DAY IN 1948, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “52 Jet Planes Readied for Flight to Idlewild.”

The article focused on the opening of Idlewild International Airport, now known as John F. Kennedy International Airport.

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“Fifty-two jet fighter planes were to take off from Dow Field (in Bangor, Maine) Thursday to fly to New York to take part in a 1,000-plane air show celebrating the opening of Idlewild International Airport Saturday,” the Eagle reported.

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include “Game of Thrones” actor NIKOLAJ COSTER-WALDAU, who was born in 1970; Olympic figure skater PEGGY GALE FLEMING, who was born in 1948; singer BOBBIE GENTRY, who was born in 1942; gymnast COURTNEY KUPETS, who was born in 1986; television scriptwriter and producer NORMAN LEAR, who was born in 1922; singer MAUREEN MCGOVERN, who was born in 1949; “Nip/Tuck” actor JULIAN MCMAHON, who was born in 1968; actor JONATHAN RHYS-MEYERS, who was born in 1977; baseball player ALEX RODRIGUEZ, who was born in New York City in 1975; “Saturday Night Live” actress and comedienne MAYA RUDOLPH, who was born in 1972; “Orange Is the New Black” actress TAYLOR SCHILLING, who was born in 1984; director and actress BETTY THOMAS, who was born in 1948; actor JERRY VAN DYKE, who was born in 1931; and actor JAMES VICTOR, who was born in 1939.

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LEO DUROCHER was born on this day in 1905. He began his major league baseball career with the New York Yankees in 1925. He also played for the St. Louis Cardinals and the Brooklyn Dodgers. “Nice guys finish last” would become his trademark, after using the phrase for the first time in 1946. As a manager, he guided the New York Giants into two World Series. He died in October 1991.

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


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