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MILESTONES: March 26, birthdays for Keira Knightley, Sandra Day O’Connor, Bob Woodward

March 26, 2019 Brooklyn Eagle

NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include former football player Marcus Allen, who was born in 1960; actor Alan Arkin, who was born in 1934; actor James Caan, who was born in 1940; country singer Kenny Chesney, who was born in 1968; TV personality Leeza Gibbons, who was born in 1957; actress Jennifer Grey, who was born in 1960; author Erica Jong, who was born in 1942; actress Catherine Keener, who was born in 1959; actor T.R. Knight, who was born in 1973; actress Keira Knightley, who was born in 1985; actress Vicki Lawrence, who was born in 1949; actress Leslie Mann, who was born in 1972; football player Von Miller, who was born in 1969; former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, who was born in 1930; Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, who was born in 1940; singer Diana Ross, who was born in 1944; actor Martin Short, who was born in 1950; Hall of Fame basketball player John Stockton, who was born in 1962; singer Steven Tyler, who was born in 1948; and journalist Bob Woodward, who was born in 1943.

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ON THIS DAY IN 1979, the Camp David Accord by signed by Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, putting an end to three decades of war between their countries.

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ROBERT FROST, the quintessential American poet, was born on this day in 1874 in San Francisco and died in Boston in 1963. Known for his bucolic verse that provided a window into the American experience, Frost recited his poem “The Gift Outright” at the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy.

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ACTOR LEONARD NIMOY was born on this day in 1931 in Boston and died in Los Angeles in 2015. Nimoy, who was best known for portraying the iconic Mr. Spock on “Star Trek,” performed in the Yiddish theater in his early days, and later recited the renowned “To Be or Not to Be” soliloquy from “Hamlet” in Yiddish.

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PLAYWRIGHT TENNESSEE WILLIAMS was born on this day in 1911 in Columbus, Mississippi, and died in New York City in 1983. Williams was known for such plays as “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” “The Glass Menagerie” and “A Streetcar Named Desire.” The character Blanche Dubois from “Streetcar” was written for actress Tallulah Bankhead and was famously portrayed by Vivien Leigh, arguably best known for playing Scarlett O’Hara in “Gone with the Wind.”

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

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The power I exert on the court depends on the power of my arguments, not on my gender.”
– Sandra Day O’Connor, who was born on this day in 1930

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