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MILESTONES: January 12 birthdays for Howard Stern, Rush Limbaugh, Jeff Bezos

January 12, 2021 Brooklyn Eagle History

NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include mentalist Kreskin, who was born in 1935; “Goldfinger” star Shirley Eaton, who was born in 1937; “Brideshead Revisited” star Anthony Andrews, who was born in 1948; “Cheers” star Kirstie Alley, who was born in 1951; talk show host Rush Limbaugh, who was born in 1951; former NFL wide receiver Drew Pearson, who was born in 1951; country singer Ricky Van Shelton, who was born in 1952; “Devil in a Blue Dress” author Walter Mosley, who was born in 1952; radio host Howard Stern, who was born in 1954; “The Bronx is Burning” star Oliver Platt, who was born in 1960; Basketball Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins, who was born in 1960; Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who was born in 1964; singer-songwriter Rob Zombie, who was born in 1965; “Insecure” star Issa Rae, who was born in 1985; and former One Direction singer Zayn Malik, who was born in 1993.


UNDERDOG IS HERE: The New York Jets won Super Bowl III on this day in 1969, defeating the heavily favored Baltimore Colts, 16-7. Quarterback Joe Namath was selected as the game’s Most Valuable Player. It was a great time to be a New Yorker at Baltimore’s expense. In October 1969 the Mets defeated the Orioles in the World Series, and in May 1970 the Knicks beat the Bullets in the NBA Finals.

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TO THE RESCUE: On this day in 1991, the U.S. Congress passed a resolution authorizing President George H.W. Bush to use force to expel Iraq from Kuwait, which was invaded on Aug. 2, 1990. It was the sixth congressional vote in U.S. history declaring war or authorizing force on another nation.


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




“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.”

— statesman and philosopher Edmund Burke, who was born on this day in 1729

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