MILESTONES: November 5 birthdays for Judy Reyes, Tilda Swinton, Robert Patrick
NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include “A Shot in the Dark” star Elke Sommer, who was born in 1940; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Art Garfunkel, who was born in 1941; former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace, who was born in 1945; Herman’s Hermits founder Peter Noone, who was born in 1947; Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton, who was born in 1952; “To Die For” author Joyce Maynard, who was born in 1953; “Terminator 2” star Robert Patrick, who was born in 1959; “Summer of ’69” singer Bryan Adams, who was born in 1959; Oscar-winner Tilda Swinton, who was born in 1960; Oscar-winner Tatum O’Neal, who was born in 1963; “X-Men” star Famke Janssen, who was born in 1964; “Scrubs” star Judy Reyes, who was born in 1967; Oscar-winner Sam Rockwell, who was born in 1968; former N.Y. Yankees outfielder Johnny Damon, who was born in 1973; and former N.Y. Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr., who was born in 1992.
BREAKING NEWS: John Peter Zenger published the New York Weekly Journal for the first time on this day in 1733. He was arrested and imprisoned for libel on Nov. 17, 1734. The trial remains an important landmark in the history of the struggle for freedom of the press.
SHATTERDAY: Brooklyn-born Chuck Connors of the Boston Celtics became the first NBA player to shatter a backboard on this day in 1946. It happened during the pre-game warm-up in Boston Garden. Connors also played major league baseball with the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs and gained fame as the star of the TV series “The Rifleman.”
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
“Life is about growth. People are not perfect when they’re 21 years old.”
— Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton, who was born on this day in 1952
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