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May 6, birthdays for George Clooney, Chris Paul, Tony Blair

May 6, 2016 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
George Clooney celebrates his birthday today. AP photo

Brooklyn Today

Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 127th day of the year.

ON THIS DAY IN 1946, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “FBI Joins Drive on Black Market in Meat in City.”

The article focused on a probe into the city’s black market meat industry.

“The FBI reinforcements were added to OPA agents, city police and inspectors of the sheriff’s office and city Health and Markets Departments, who have been patrolling the local meat front since April 24,” the Eagle reported. “… forces already on the job will continue their anti-black market activities as vigorously as ever.”


NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include TV personality and host TOM BERGERON, who was born in 1955; former British Prime Minister TONY BLAIR, who was born in 1953; former hockey player MARITN BRODEUR, who was born in 1972; Oscar Award-winning actor GEORGE CLOONEY, who was born in 1961; actor ALAN DALE, who was born in 1947; actress ROMA DOWNEY, who was born in 1964; actress LESLIE HOPE, who was born in 1965; actor BEN MASTERS, who was born in 1947; Hall of Fame baseball player WILLIE MAYS, who was born in 1931; basketball player CHRIS PAUL, who was born in 1985; singer and musician BOB SEGER, who was born in 1945; actress GABOUREY SIDIBE, who was born in Brooklyn in 1983; and actress LYNN WHITFIELD, who was born in 1953.


SIGMUND FREUD was born on this day in 1856. The Austrian physician was the founder of psychoanalysis. He died in London in 1939.


ORSON WELLES WAS born on this day in 1915. The actor, director and radio, stage and film writer created experimental and larger-than-life works, including “The War of the Worlds,” his panic-inducing 1938 radio broadcast about alien invasion, and his films “Citizen Kane” and “The Lady from Shanghai.” While his films were financially unsuccessful, since their release Welles has been regarded as one of cinema’s greatest directors. He died in Los Angeles in 1985.


PARK AND BARK will host a mini opera concert at the Fort Greene Park Visitors Center on Sunday at 4 p.m. For more information, visit  


BKLYN DESIGNS will present a three-day show of design exhibits with panel discussions, workshops, demos and satellite talks, from today until Sunday at the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint. For more information, visit



THE ATLANTIC AVENUE Business Improvement District will host “Design Walk,” an interactive design experience involving more than 30 businesses, this Saturday from 3 to 8 p.m. Sidewalks and side streets of Atlantic Avenue will transform into a series of pop-up apartment rooms, hands-on workshops and showcases. For more information, visit


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


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