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MILESTONES: November 16 birthdays for Dwight Gooden, Marg Helgenberger, Amar’e Stoudemire

November 16, 2020 Brooklyn Eagle History

NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include “Cry Baby” singer Garnet Mimms, who was born in 1933; singer-songwriter Troy Seals, who was born in 1938; singer-songwriter Chi Coltrane, who was born in 1948; “CSI” star Marg Helgenberger, who was born in 1958; former N.Y. Mets and Yankees pitcher Dwight Gooden, who was born in 1964; singer-songwriter Diana Krall, who was born in 1964; “The Bold and the Beautiful” star Maeve Quinlan, who was born in 1964; “The Cosby Show” star Lisa Bonet, who was born in 1967; “The Goonies” star Martha Plimpton, who was born in 1970; singer-songwriter Allison Crowe, who was born in 1981; former N.Y. Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire, who was born in 1982; and “Saturday Night Live” star Pete Davidson, who was born in 1993. 


BREAKING NEWS: The first issue of the New York Evening Post was published on this day in 1801. Founded by Alexander Hamilton, it is one of the oldest continuously published newspapers in the country. Today, the Post is owned by News Corp and has the fourth largest distribution in the U.S.

News for those who live, work and play in Brooklyn and beyond


A TOAST TO THE COAST: The Lewis and Clark expedition reached the Pacific Ocean on this day in 1805. Their Corps of Discovery had glimpsed it on Nov. 7, moving Clark to write in his journal, “Great joy in camp! We are in view of the Ocean, this great Pacific Ocean which we have been so anxious to see. And the roaring or noise of the waves breaking on the rocky shores … may be heard distinctly.”


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




“Life is like a trumpet. If you don’t put anything into it, you don’t get anything out of it.”

— Blues legend W.C. Handy, who was born on this day in 1873

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