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MILESTONES: October 1, birthdays for Julie Andrews, Zach Galifianakis, Brie Larson

October 1, 2019 Brooklyn Eagle History

NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include singer and actress Julie Andrews, who was born in 1935; actress Brie Larson, who was born on this day in 1989; actress Sarah Drew, who was born on this day in 1980; actor Esai Morales, who was born in 1962; actress Stella Stevens, who was born in 1938; 39th President of the U.S. Jimmy Carter, who was born in 1924; Member of Parliament of the UK Theresa May, who was born in 1956; comedian, actor and writer Zach Galifianakis, who was born in 1969; author Tim O’Brien, who was born in 1946; and Hall of Fame baseball player Rod Carew, who was born in 1945.

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BLUES LEGEND, AMAZING MULTITASKER: Grammy-winning blues guitarist Albert Collins was born on this day in 1932. Also known as the Ice Man, Collins used altered tunings and a capo to achieve his signature sound. He would frequently leave the stage during his performances while still playing in order to interact with his audience. Once, he ventured with his audience outside of a club to a store next door to buy a candy bar, all while still playing. Collins died in Las Vegas, Nevada on Nov. 24, 1993.

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LIVING DEAD DAY: The low-budget cult classic Night of the Living Dead was released on this day in 1968. The film was written, directed, filmed and edited by George A. Romero, was co-written by John Russo and starred Duane Jones and Judith O’Dea. Night of the Living Dead premiered in Pittsburgh, where it was shot, and was followed by five movie installments. The seventh film in the series, Road of the Dead, is forthcoming and will be directed by Matt Birman.

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DUGOUT DIVINATION: On this day in 1932 at the World Series at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, Babe Ruth, for the New York Yankees, pointed to the center field bleachers immediately before hitting a home run into that very spot. The Yankees would go on to win the World Series.

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“There is a special sensation in getting good wood on the ball and driving a double down the left-field line as the crowd in the ballpark rises to its feet and cheers. But, I also remember how much fun I had as a skinny barefoot kid hitting a tennis ball with a broomstick on a quiet, dusty street in Panama.” — Rod Carew, who was born on this day in 1945


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