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MILESTONES: October 16 birthdays for Angela Lansbury, Suzanne Somers, Flea

October 16, 2020 Brooklyn Eagle History

NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include Oscar-winner Angela Lansbury, who was born in 1925; Cablevision and HBO founder Charles Dolan, who was born in 1926; “Northern Exposure” star Barry Corbin, who was born in 1940; former Yankees and Mets broadcaster Tim McCarver, who was born in 1941; Bachman-Turner Overdrive founder Fred Turner, who was born in 1943; “Three’s Company” star Suzanne Somers, who was born in 1946; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bob Weir (Grateful Dead), who was born in 1947; “Airplane!” director David Zucker, who was born in 1947; Oscar-winner Tim Robbins, who was born in 1958; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), who was born in 1962; “For Keeps” star Randall Batinkoff, who was born in 1968; former NFL quarterback Kordell Stewart, who was born in 1972; “Life Goes On” star Kellie Martin, who was born in 1975; and reigning U.S. Open tennis champion Naomi Osaka, who was born in 1997.


THE DEFINITION OF SUCCESS: Noah Webster was born on this day in 1758. The American teacher and journalist compiled the earliest American dictionaries of the English language and was influential in establishing the first major statutory revision of U.S. copyright law. He died in 1843.

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BENCHMARK: William Orville Douglas was born on this day in 1898. The American jurist, world traveler, conservationist, outdoorsman and author served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court for 36 years (1939-1975), longer than any other justice. He died in 1980.


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





“Here I am, I still go on, you know, like the tides.”

— Oscar-winner Angela Lansbury, who was born in this day in 1925

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