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MILESTONES: January 13 birthdays for Andrew Yang, Shonda Rhimes, Julia Louis-Dreyfus

January 13, 2021 Brooklyn Eagle History

NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include “Misery” star Frances Sternhagen, who was born in 1930; “Night Court” star Richard Moll, who was born in 1943; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Trevor Rabin (Yes), who was born in 1954; “Bright Lights, Big City” author Jay McInerney, who was born in 1955; World Golf Hall of Famer Mark O’Meara, who was born in 1957; “Seinfeld” star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who was born in 1961; “Kindergarten Cop” star Penelope Ann Miller, who was born in 1964; “Grey’s Anatomy” star Patrick Dempsey, who was born in 1966; “Grey’s Anatomy” creator Shonda Rhimes, who was born in 1970; “Baywatch” star Nicole Eggert, who was born in 1972; entrepreneur and political candidate Andrew Yang, who was born in 1975; “Carnival Row” star Orlando Bloom, who was born in 1977; and former N.Y. Jets center Nick Mangold, who was born in 1984.


WAVE OF THE FUTURE: Radio pioneer and electron tube inventor Lee De Forest arranged the world’s first radio broadcast to the public on this day in 1910. He succeeded in broadcasting the voice of Enrico Caruso and other stars of the Metropolitan Opera to several receiving stations in New York City where listeners with earphones marveled at wireless music from the air.

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A MOB HIT: “The Sopranos” premiered on HBO on this day in 1999. The thinking viewer’s mob drama featured James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano, whose panic attacks drove him to seek out a psychiatrist (Lorraine Bracco), and revolved around Tony’s home and crime lives. TV Guide called it one of the greatest shows of all time. The final episode aired on June 10, 2007.


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





“Happiness comes from being who you actually are instead of who you think you are supposed to be.”

— TV producer Shonda Rhimes, who was born on this day in 1970

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