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MILESTONES: November 25 birthdays for Donovan McNabb, Katie Cassidy, Ben Stein

November 25, 2020 Brooklyn Eagle History

NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include actress and singer Kathryn Crosby, who was born in 1933; Pro Football Hall of Famer Joe Gibbs, who was born in 1940; actor and political commentator Ben Stein, who was born in 1944; journalist Gail Collins, who was born in 1945; “Night Court” star John Larroquette, who was born in 1947; former “Uncanny X-Men” writer Chris Claremont, who was born in 1950; singer-songwriter Amy Grant, who was born in 1960; Pro Football Hall of Famer Cris Carter, who was born in 1965; “Crossing Jordan” star Jill Hennessy, who was born in 1968; former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb, who was born in 1976; former N.Y. Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher, who was born in 1980; activist Barbara Bush, who was born in 1981; author and journalist Jenna Bush Hager, who was born in 1981; former N.Y. Knicks forward Jared Jeffries, who was born in 1981; and “Arrow” star Katie Cassidy, who was born in 1986.


CENTER STAGE: Joe DiMaggio was born on this day in 1914. The graceful centerfielder, who debuted with the N.Y. Yankees in 1936, was a three-time American League MVP and nine-time World Series champion. In 1941, he hit in a record 56 consecutive games. He retired after the 1951 season and had a brief marriage to screen star Marilyn Monroe. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1955 and died in 1999.

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SMILES, EVERYONE: Ricardo Montalban was born 100 years ago today. He was a leading man in his native Mexico before he moved on to Hollywood. Frustrated with “Latin lover” roles, he moved on to character roles on TV, most famously as the mysterious Mr. Roarke on ABC’s “Fantasy Island.” He also played a villain on “Star Trek: The Original Series” and in the film “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.” He died in 2009.


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




“Politics is too partisan, and sometimes patriotism is cast aside.”

— actor Ricardo Montalban, who was born on this day in 1920

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