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MILESTONES: October 9 birthdays for Bella Hadid, Tony Shalhoub, Sean Lennon

October 9, 2020 Brooklyn Eagle History
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NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include “Henry V” star Brian Blessed, who was born in 1936; former N.Y. Yankees first baseman Joe Pepitone, who was born in Brooklyn in 1940; singer-songwriter Nona Hendryx, who was born in 1944; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jackson Browne, who was born in 1948; TV personality Sharon Osbourne, who was born in 1952; “Monk” star Tony Shalhoub, who was born in 1953; “Quantum Leap” star Scott Bakula, who was born in 1954; “Seinfeld” star John O’Hurley, who was born in 1954; “Little House on the Prairie” star Linwood Boomer, who was born in 1955; Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Singletary, who was born in 1958; Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, who was born in 1964; singer-songwriter Sean Lennon, who was born in 1975; and model Bella Hadid, who was born in 1996.

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GREEN DAY: The first PGA championship began on this day in 1916 at the Siwanoy Country Club in Bronxville, N.Y. The trophy and the lion’s share of the $2,580 purse were won by British golfer Jim Barnes. Barnes also won the second competition — not held until 1919 because of World War I. In 1921, co-founder Walter Hagen became the first American to win, a feat he accomplished four more times , from 1924-27.

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THEY SAY IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY: John Lennon was born on this day in 1940. The Liverpool native co-founded the Beatles, the sensationally popular band that took the world by storm in the 1960s. He embarked on a successful solo career in the 1970s and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, as a Beatle and as a solo artist. He was murdered outside his Manhattan apartment building on Dec. 8, 1980.

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

 

Quotable:

 

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”

— John Lennon, who was born on this day in 1940


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