Feb. 5, birthdays for Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hank Aaron, Laura Linney
Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 36th day of the year.
ON THIS DAY IN 1913, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Blow Open a Safe, but Miss Diamonds.”
The article focused on a gang of gloved safeblowers who attempted to rob a large retail and office building.
“From the safe they had taken out about 75 watches, valued at about $500, although some of the timepieces bearing the name of the jeweler were found in a wastebasket in the lavatory on the same floor,” the Eagle reported. “Although the outside door of the safe had been blown clean off its hinges, the inside steel compartment, where about $2,000 worth of diamonds was kept, had not been touched.”
NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include Hall of Fame baseball player and executive HANK AARON, who was born in 1934; Hall of Fame baseball player ROBERTO ALOMAR, who was born in 1968; singer BOBBY BROWN, who was born in 1969; country singer SAFRA EVANS, who was born in 1971; Emmy Award-winning writer CHRISTOPHER GUEST, who was born in New York City in 1948; actress BARBARA HERSHEY, who was born in 1948; actor and producer DAVID ALAN LADD, who was born in 1947; actress JENNIFER JASON LEIGH, who was born in 1962; actress LAURA LINNEY, who was born in New York City in 1964; financial writer JANE BRYANT QUINN, who was born in 1941; actress CHARLOTTE RAMPLING, who was born in 1946; soccer player CRISTIANO RONALDO, who was born in 1985; actor DAVID SELBY, who was born in 1941; actor MICHAEL SHEEN, who was born in 1969; Hall of Fame football player ROGER THOMAS, who was born in 1942; soccer player CARLOS TEVEZ, who was born in 1984; and auto racer DARRELL WALTRIP, who was born in 1947.
TARGET FIRST SATURDAY will celebrate Black History Month this Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum with artists who engage with the past to create a new narrative for the future. The evening’s highlights will include an art-making activity, a workshop, a movie screening, a book talk and musical performances. For the schedule and more information, visit brooklynmuseum.org.
HUMAN HEAD PERFORMANCE Group will premiere “Due to Events,” its first full-scale production, this Saturday at the Brick Theater in Williamsburg as part of the Brick Resident Artists Program. For tickets and more information, visit duetoevents.com.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
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