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October 20, 2020 Brooklyn Eagle History

NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Wanda Jackson, who was born in 1937; Baseball Hall of Famer Juan Marichal, who was born in 1937; “Boy Meets World” star William Russ, who was born in 1950; Foreigner co-founder Al Greenwood, who was born in 1951; “thirtysomething” star Melanie Mayron, who was born in 1952; broadcaster and former N.Y. Mets first baseman Keith Hernandez, who was born in 1953; Oscar-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle, who was born in 1956; “Little Miss Sunshine” co-director Valerie Faris, who was born in 1958; “Green Book” star Viggo Mortensen, who was born in 1958; Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris, who was born in 1964; “Cobra Kai” star William Zabka, who was born in 1965; political commentator Michelle Malkin, who was born in 1970; three-time NBA All-Star Eddie Jones, who was born in 1971; and model and philanthropist Candice Swanepoel, who was born in 1988.

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AUSTIN’S POWERS: “The Six Million Dollar Man” premiered on this day in 1973. The action-adventure series, based on the novel “Cyborg,” was a monthly feature on “The ABC Suspense Movie” before becoming a regular series in 1974. Lee Majors starred as astronaut Steve Austin, who, after an accident, was “rebuilt” with bionic legs, arms and an eye. He worked for the Office of Strategic Information, carrying on sensitive missions. “The Bionic Woman,” starring Lindsay Wagner, was a spin-off from the show.

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SINGING ITS PRAISES: The Sydney Opera House opened on this day in 1973. One of the most iconic and dramatic man-made structures of the 20th century, the opera house was opened by Queen Elizabeth II. Designed by Danish architect Jorn Utzon, the theater is perched on Sydney Harbor and appears to be a ship in full sail. It took 14 years to build and its roof is covered with more than 1 million tiles.

 

Quotable:

 

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“I’m just another guy who likes his job and doesn’t like his commute.”

— N.Y. Mets broadcaster Keith Hernandez, who was born on this day in 1953


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