MILESTONES: September 14 birthdays for Larry Brown, Melissa Leo, Andrew Lincoln
NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include “Star Trek” star Walter Koenig, who was born in 1936; Basketball Hall of Famer Larry Brown, who was born in Brooklyn in 1940; actress and singer Joey Heatherton, who was born in 1944; Sha Na Na singer Jon “Bowzer” Bauman, who was born in Brooklyn in 1947; “Jurassic Park” star Sam Neill, who was born in 1947; Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Geraldine Brooks, who was born in 1955; Oscar-winner Melissa Leo, who was born in 1960; Wendy’s namesake Wendy Thomas, who was born in 1961; “Murphy Brown” star Faith Ford, who was born in 1964; “The Young and the Restless” star Michelle Stafford, who was born in 1965; “Father of the Bride” star Kimberly Williams-Paisley, who was born in 1971; “The Walking Dead” star Andrew Lincoln, who was born in 1973; and rapper and songwriter Nas, who was born in Brooklyn in 1973.
FORTITUDE: On this day in 1814, during the Battle of Baltimore, lawyer and amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote “Defence of Fort McHenry.” The poem was later set to music and became “The Star-Spangled Banner.” It has been the official national anthem of the U.S. since 1931.
FAITH IN AMERICA: Elizabeth Ann Seton became the first American saint when she was canonized by Pope Paul VI on this day in 1975. Seton established the first Catholic girls’ school in the U.S. and the first American congregation of religious sisters, the Sisters of Charity. She was born in 1774 and died in 1821.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
“I think it’s an unbelievable responsibility to our sport, coaching in New York, because the fans are probably the most knowledgeable, or as knowledgeable as any team in the league.”
— former Nets and Knicks coach Larry Brown, who was born in Brooklyn on this day in 1940
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