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MILESTONES: June 7, birthdays for Mike Pence, Michael Cera, Bill Hader

June 7, 2019 Brooklyn Eagle

NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include opera singer Roberto Alagna, who was born in 1963; actor Michael Cera, who was born in 1988; author Louise Erdrich, who was born in 1954; TV personality Bear Grylls, who was born in 1974; comedian and actor Bill Hader, who was born in 1978; artist Damien Hirst, who was born in 1965; former basketball player Allen Iverson, who was born in 1975; talk show host Jenny Jones, who was born in 1946; singer Tom Jones, who was born in 1940; former tennis player Anna Kournikova, who was born in 1981; drummer and singer Bill Kreutzmann Jr., who was born in 1946; former hockey player Mike Modano, who was born in 1970; actor Liam Neeson, who was born in 1952; Nobel Prize in Literature recipient and author Orhan Pamuk, who was born in 1952; U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who was born in 1959; and 17th Prime Minister of Canada John Napier Turner, who was born in 1929.

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PRINCE WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1958. The prolific, stylish music artist and dynamic guitarist released 39 studio albums and such chart-topping singles as “When Doves Cry,” “Let’s Go Crazy,” “Kiss” and many more. Besides ruling the music charts in the 1990s and beyond with his infectious pop-funk, Prince was a savvy businessperson, establishing his own label, building a recording studio and leading the way for artists to retain their creative rights. He died at his Paisley Park home/studio in Minnesota in 2016.

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TODAY IS NATIONAL RUNNING DAY. Since 2009, June 7 has been a day when runners everywhere declare their passion for running and when the country’s foremost running organizations work together with thousands of participants to celebrate the sport.

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DEAN MARTIN WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1917. The actor and singer’s career was barely moving in 1946 when he met Jerry Lewis. Together they formed an unforgettable comedy act that carried them to dizzying heights of success. When the team broke up, Martin found continued success as a singer and a Hollywood film and TV star. His signature songs included “Everybody Loves Somebody,” “That’s Amore” and “Volare.” Martin died in 1995 in California.

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PAUL GAUGUIN WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1848. Formerly a stockbroker, Gauguin became a painter in his middle age, and three years later renounced his life in Paris to move to Tahiti. He is remembered best for his broad, flat tones and bold colors. He died in 1903 in Atoana on the island of Hiva Oa in the Marquesas.

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

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“As long as I do not take myself too seriously, I should not be too badly off.” — Prince, who was born on this day in 1958

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