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MILESTONES: May 4 birthdays for Erin Andrews, Rory McIlroy, Will Arnett

May 4, 2020 Brooklyn Eagle History

NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include World Golf Hall of Famer Betsy Rawls, who was born in 1928; Jackson family matriarch Katherine Jackson, who was born in 1930; “Outbreak” author Robin Cook, who was born in Brooklyn in 1940; Pulitzer Prize-winning commentator George Will, who was born in 1941; Jackson 5 member Jackie Jackson, who was born in 1951; Country Music Hall of Famer Randy Travis, who was born in 1959; “Saturday Night Live” star Ana Gasteyer, who was born in 1967; “Arrested Development” star Will Arnett, who was born in 1970; “Dancing with the Stars” host Erin Andrews, who was born in 1978; NSYNC member Lance Bass, who was born in 1979; Panic! at the Disco member Dallon Weekes, who was born in 1981; and four-time major golf champion Rory McIlroy, who was born in 1989.

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A CLASS ACT: Audrey Hepburn was born on this day in 1929. The stylish star won an Oscar for her first major film role, “Roman Holiday” (1953), and also graced the screen in such classics as “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” “Sabrina,” “My Fair Lady” and “Funny Face.” During her later years, she served as spokesperson for the United Nations Children’s Fund, traveling worldwide raising money for the organization. She died in 1993.

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FORCED FUN: Today is Star Wars Day, a day celebrated worldwide by fans of the sci-fi universe created by George Lucas. Fans greet each other by saying “May the 4th be with you,” have lightsaber fights and indulge in other activities connected with the blockbuster film series. 

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

 


Quotable:

 

“The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement.”

— George Will, who was born on this day in 1941


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