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MILESTONES: April 17, birthdays for Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Garner, Redman

April 17, 2019 Brooklyn Eagle

NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include actor Sean Bean, who was born in 1959; designer and singer Victoria Beckham, who was born in 1974; sportscaster and former football player Boomer Esiason, who was born in 1961; actress Jennifer Garner, who was born in 1972; author, screenwriter and critic Nick Hornby, who was born in 1957; actress Olivia Hussey, who was born in 1951; singer Avi Kaplan, who was born in 1989; actress Rooney Mara, who was born in 1985; feminist and writer Cynthia Ozick, who was born in 1928; singer and songwriter Liz Phair, who was born in 1967; rapper Redman, who was born in 1970; and actress Lela Rochon, who was born in 1964.

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ROD STEIGER WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1925. In his 50-year career, the character actor played a wide range of roles for some of the best directors of the day. He won a Best Actor Oscar for “In the Heat of the Night” and was also nominated for “On the Waterfront” and “The Pawnbroker.” Steiger died in Los Angeles in 2002.

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HARRY REASONER WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1923. The American TV journalist joined CBS News in 1956 and anchored the “CBS Sunday News” as one of the two original anchors, along with Mike Wallace, of the news show “60 Minutes.” He was co-anchor of the “ABC Evening News” from 1970 until 1978, when he returned to CBS and “60 Minutes.” Reasoner died in 1991 in Connecticut.

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CAP ANSON WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1852. The famed baseball player played professionally from 1871 through 1897 and is considered one of the game’s greatest first basemen. As a manager, he piloted the Chicago White Stockings (today’s Cubs) to five National League pennants and a .575 winning percentage. Anson died in Illinois in 1922 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1939.

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TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL HAIKU POETRY DAY. It is a day to celebrate of the haiku, whose origins date back a millennium in Japan and which is now written in more than 50 countries and cultures around the world. This day is observed in the heart of National Poetry Month, under the auspices of The Haiku Foundation. In addition to various public events, readings, exhibitions and competitions around the world, the foundation also hosts on this day the HaikuLife Haiku Film Festival and the Earthrise Rolling Haiku Celebration.

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

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“When you’re safe at home, you wish you were having an adventure; when you’re having an adventure, you wish you were safe at home.” — playwright Thornton Wilder, who was born on this day in 1897

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