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MILESTONES: July 13 birthdays for Harrison Ford, Patrick Stewart, Ken Jeong

July 13, 2020 Brooklyn Eagle History

NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include “Jeopardy!” announcer Johnny Gilbert, who was born in 1924; “Picard” star Patrick Stewart, who was born in 1940; “Star Wars” star Harrison Ford, who was born in 1942; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Roger McGuinn (The Byrds), who was born in 1942; game designer Erno Rubik, who was born in 1944; “Grease” star Didi Conn, who was born in Brooklyn in 1951; Olympic gold medalist and former light heavyweight champion Michael Spinks, who was born in 1956; Oscar-winner Cameron Crowe, who was born in 1957; “Community” star Ken Jeong, who was born in 1969; “Jericho” star Ashley Scott, who was born in 1977; “The Vampire Diaries” star Steven R. McQueen, who was born in 1988; and 2019 National League MVP Cody Bellinger, who was born in 1995. 

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A SONG IN THEIR HEARTS: “Live Aid” took place on this day in 1985. The concerts in Philadelphia and London were seen by 162,000 attendees and an estimated 1.5 billion TV viewers. Performers included Queen, U2, Madonna, Eric Clapton and a reunited Led Zeppelin, among many others. The event was organized to raise funds for African famine relief and the musicians performed without a fee. Nearly $100 million was pledged toward aid to the hungry.

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KICKSTARTER: The first World Cup soccer competition was held in Montevideo, Uruguay on this day in 1930, with 14 countries participating. On July 30, Uruguay defeated Argentina 4-2 to take the cup.

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

 


Quotable:

 

“You know you’re getting old when all the names in your black book have M.D. after them.”

— Harrison Ford, who was born on this day in 1942


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