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November 17, 2020 Brooklyn Eagle History

NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include Songwriters Hall of Famer Gordon Lightfoot, who was born in 1938; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bob Gaudio (the Four Seasons), who was born in 1942; Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese, who was born in 1942; actress and model Lauren Hutton, who was born in 1943; Basketball Hall of Famer Jim Boeheim, who was born in 1944; “Taxi” star Danny DeVito, who was born in 1944; “Saturday Night Live” creator Lorne Michaels, who was born in 1944; Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre, who was born in 1946; former Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner, who was born in 1949; “NewsRadio” star Stephen Root, who was born in 1951; “Scarface” star Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, who was born in 1958; “Falcon Crest” star William R. Moses, who was born in 1959; actress and model Daisy Fuentes, who was born in 1966; “Popular” star Leslie Bibb, who was born in 1974; “Eurovision Song Contest” star Rachel McAdams, who was born in 1978; and former NFL wide receiver Reggie Wayne, who was born in 1978.

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KING OF THE HILL: Tom Seaver was born on this day in 1944. Known as “The Franchise,” he debuted with the New York Mets in 1967 and became the team’s first pitching star, leading them to the championship in 1969. Traded to the Cincinnati Reds in 1977, he returned to Queens in 1983 and later pitched for the Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1992 and died on Aug. 31, 2020.

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HAVE A NICE LIFE: Today is National Unfriend Day. Inspired by late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, it’s the day on which Facebook users take an honest inventory of their friends list and eliminate all those who aren’t true friends. By making cuts, they will be able to devote more time and energy to the people who really matter in their lives.

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

 

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Quotable:

 

“Imagine if these computer geeks who are running baseball now were allowed to run a war? They’d be telling our soldiers: ‘That’s enough. You’ve fired too many bullets from your rifle this week.’”

— Baseball Hall of Famer Tom Seaver, who was born on this day in 1944


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