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MILESTONES: January 5 birthdays for Bradley Cooper, January Jones, Robert Duvall

January 5, 2021 Brooklyn Eagle History

NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include former Vice President Walter Mondale, who was born in 1928; Oscar-winning actor Robert Duvall, who was born in 1931; talk show host Charlie Rose, who was born in 1942; former U.S. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, who was born in Brooklyn in 1944; Oscar-winning actress Diane Keaton, who was born in 1946; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Chris Stein (Blondie), who was born in Brooklyn in 1950; “Dynasty” star Pamela Sue Martin, who was born in 1953; former CIA Director George Tenet, who was born in 1953; “Our Town” singer Iris DeMent, who was born in 1961; actress and model Suzy Amis, who was born in 1962; “The Talk” co-host Carrie Ann Inaba, who was born in 1968; musician and actor Marilyn Manson, who was born in 1969; “American Sniper” star Bradley Cooper, who was born in 1975; former NFL running back Warrick Dunn, who was born in 1975; “Mad Men” star January Jones, who was born in 1978; and model and actress Suki Waterhouse, who was born in 1992.


TAKING FLIGHT: Jeannette Ridlon Piccard was born on this day in 1895. The first woman to qualify as a free-balloon pilot, she set a record in 1934 when she ascended more than 57,000 feet into the stratosphere with her husband, Jean Felix Piccard. She died in 1981. 

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FATHER TIME: Phil Niekro became a New York Yankee on this day in 1984. The 44-year-old knuckleball pitcher had spent the previous 20 seasons with the Braves in Milwaukee and Atlanta, winning 268 games. He won another 32 games during his two years in the Bronx, including his 300th on the last day of the 1985 season. “Father Time,” as he was known, was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997. On Dec. 26, he became the seventh member of the Hall to die in 2020. The others were Al Kaline, Tom Seaver, Lou Brock, Bob Gibson, Whitey Ford and Joe Morgan. 


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




“Not every successful man is a good father. But every good father is a successful man.”

— Oscar-winning actor Robert Duvall, who was born on this day in 1931

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