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MILESTONES: October 21 birthdays for Kim Kardashian, Joyce Randolph, Judge Judy

October 21, 2020 Brooklyn Eagle History

NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include “The Honeymooners” star Joyce Randolph, who was born in 1924; guitarist and singer Manfred Mann, who was born in 1940; U.S. Hockey Hall of Famer and N.Y Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello, who was born in 1942; judge and TV host Judy Sheindlin, who was born in Brooklyn in 1942; former N.Y. Rangers coach Mike Keenan, who was born in 1949; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was born in 1949; Go-Go’s guitarist Charlotte Caffey, who was born in 1953; Toto co-founder Steve Lukather, who was born in 1957; former N.Y. Jets linebacker Mo Lewis, who was born in 1969; “Growing Pains” star Jeremy Miller, who was born in 1976; TV personality Kim Kardashian, who was born in 1980; six-time baseball All-Star Zack Greinke, who was born in 1983; and Phoenix Suns point guard Ricky Rubio, who was born in 1990. 

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LET THERE BE LIGHT: On this day in 1879, Thomas Alva Edison demonstrated the first incandescent lamp that could be used economically for domestic purposes. This prototype, developed at Edison’s Menlo Park, N.J., laboratory, could burn for 13 1/2 hours. 

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HOLLYWOOD PRINCESS: Carrie Fisher was born on this day in 1956. The actress and writer found overnight stardom as the intrepid and wisecracking Princess Leia in the 1977 film “Star Wars.” As she built an admired body of work with films like “Hannah and Her Sisters” (1986) and “When Harry Met Sally” (1989), she also battled bipolar disorder, substance abuse and a sometimes rocky relationship with her famous mother, Debbie Reynolds, all inspirations for later works: her semi-autobiographical novel “Postcards from the Edge” and the memoirs “Wishful Drinking” and “Shockaholic.” She died in 2016. 

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

 

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Quotable:

“Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.”

— actress and author Carrie Fisher, who was born on this day in 1956


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