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MILESTONES: August 29, birthdays for Lea Michele, Liam Payne, Neil Gorsuch

August 29, 2019 Brooklyn Eagle History
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NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include former hockey player Pierre Turgeon, who was born in 1969; Governor of Guam Eddie Baza Calvo, who was born in 1961; actor Jay Ryan, who was born in 1981; actress Rebecca De Mornay, who was born in 1959; former NBA player William Perdue, who was born in 1965; filmmaker William Friedkin, who was born in 1935; singer Liam Payne, who was born in 1993; baseball player Roy Oswalt, who was born in 1977; Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Neil Gorsuch, who was born in 1967; choreographer and dancer Mark Morris, who was born in 1956; actor Elliott Gould, who was born in Brooklyn in 1938; actress Lea Michele, who was born in the Bronx in 1986; and soccer coach and former player Pablo Mastroeni, who was born in 1976. 

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MICHAEL JACKSON was born on this day in 1958 in Gary, Indiana. Jackson became a child pop star along with his brothers in the Jackson 5, and went on to a highly successful solo career as a singer and dancer. His albums “Off the Wall,” “Bad” and “Thriller” are among the all-time bestselling in pop music history. Jackson’s musical contributions have been overshadowed by accusations of child sexual abuse, and despite his enormous influence, Jackson’s legacy remains controversial. He died in 2009. 

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INGRID BERGMAN was born on this day in Stockholm, Sweden in 1915. The three-time Academy Award-winning actress is best remembered for her role as Ilsa Lund in “Casablanca” opposite Humphrey Bogart. She died of breast cancer in London on her 67th birthday. 

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HURRICANE KATRINA STRUCK the Gulf Coast of the United States on this day in 2005. The Category 3 storm was one of the most devastating in U.S. history, destroying communities up and down the coast. In New Orleans, 80 percent of the city was underwater within two days and thousands of people were stranded. More than 1,300 people were killed throughout the region and an estimated one million people were evacuated. The storm caused between $100 billion and $200 billion in damage, making it the most expensive natural disaster in U.S. history. 

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“Happiness is good health and a bad memory.”

—Ingrid Bergman, who was born on this day in 1915


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