MILESTONES: February 5, birthdays for Hank Aaron, Cristiano Ronaldo, Roberto Alomar
NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include sports executive and Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron, who was born in 1934; actress Jennifer Jason Leigh, who was born in 1962; soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo, who was born in 1985; singer-songwriter, dancer and actor Bobby Brown, who was born in 1969; actor Michael Sheen, who was born in 1969; singer-songwriter Sara Evans, who was born in 1971; Hall of Fame baseball player Roberto Alomar, who was born in 1968; writer, actor and comedian Christopher Guest, who was born in 1948; actress and singer Laura Linney, who was born in 1964; actress, model and singer Charlotte Rampling, who was born in 1946; soccer player Carlos Tévez, who was born in 1984; motorsports analyst and former racing driver Darrell Waltrip, who was born in 1947; financial journalist Jane Bryant Quinn, who was born in 1939; soccer player Neymar, who was born in 1992; producer and actor David Ladd, who was born in 1947; actress Barbara Hershey, who was born in 1948; actor David Selby, who was born in 1941; and Hall of Fame football player Roger Staubach, who was born in 1942.
A VICTORY FOR WOMEN ATHLETES: Today is National Girls and Women in Sports Day, which celebrates female athletes and commemorates the 1972 passage of civil rights law Title IX, which guarantees gender equality in federally-funded school programs. Title IX was co-authored by Sen. Birch Bayh of Indiana and U.S. Rep. Patsy Mink of Hawaii.
BLUE SKIES FOR BROADCASTING: Today is National Weatherperson’s Day, which commemorates the birth of John Jeffries, one of the first U.S. weathercaster. Jeffries was a Boston physician who kept detailed records of weather conditions.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
“My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.” —Hank Aaron, who was born on this day in 1934
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