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MILESTONES: September 8 birthdays for Aimee Mann, Kennedy, Pink

September 8, 2020 Brooklyn Eagle History

NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who was born in Brooklyn in 1941; civil rights activist Ruby Bridges, who was born in 1954; Dokken drummer Mick Brown, who was born in 1956; Basketball Hall of Famer Maurice Cheeks, who was born in 1956; ’Til Tuesday singer Aimee Mann, who was born in 1960; New Pornographers singer Neko Case, who was born in 1970; former N.Y. Knick Latrell Sprewell, who was born in 1970; “Scream” star David Arquette, who was born in 1971; political commentator Kennedy, who was born in 1972; “Menace II Society” star Larenz Tate, who was born in 1975; “Just Give Me a Reason” singer Pink, who was born in 1979; “Home Improvement” star Jonathan Taylor Thomas, who was born in 1981; and rapper and actor Wiz Khalifa, who was born in 1987.

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HAIL CAESAR: Sid Caesar was born on this day in 1922. The Yonkers native was an intelligent and provocative innovator of the TV comedy-variety show known for his witty monologues, skits and spoofs. His “Your Show of Shows,” which launched writers Carl Reiner, Woody Allen and Mel Brooks, established him as a master comedian. He died in 2014.

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FRONTIER DAYS: “Star Trek” premiered on this day in 1966. Although the science fiction show lasted only three seasons, it has remained enormously popular through syndication reruns. It has been given new life through numerous motion pictures, a cartoon TV series and popular spin-off series such as “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “Enterprise.” It has consistently ranked among the biggest titles in the motion picture, television, home video and licensing divisions of Paramount Pictures.

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

 

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Quotable:

 

“The guy who invented the first wheel was an idiot. The guy who invented the other three, he was a genius.”

— Sid Caesar, who was born on this day in 1922


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