MILESTONES: January 14 birthdays for LL Cool J, Carl Weathers, Jason Bateman
NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include actress and singer Carole Cook, who was born in 1924; blues and soul singer Clarence Carter, who was born in 1936; Oscar-winning actress Faye Dunaway, who was born in 1941; astronaut Shannon Lucid, who was born in 1943; “The Practice” star Holland Taylor, who was born in 1943; musician T Bone Burnett, who was born in 1948; “Rocky” star Carl Weathers, who was born in 1948; director and screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan, who was born in 1949; Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh, who was born in 1963; “Angela’s Ashes” star Emily Watson, who was born in 1967; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Grohl (Nirvana), who was born in 1969; rapper and actor LL Cool J, who was born in 1970; former N.Y. Jets tight end Kyle Brady, who was born in 1972; former N.Y. Mets pitcher Mike Pelfrey, who was born in 1984; and “The Flash” star Grant Gustin, who was born in 1990.
IT’S OFFICIAL: On this day in 1784, Congress ratified the Treaty of Paris, which officially ended the American Revolution, established the U.S. as a sovereign power and fulfilled the Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776.
MORNING IN AMERICA: “Today” premiered on NBC on this day in 1952. Captained by Dave Garroway, the show was segmented with bits and pieces of news, sports, weather, interviews and other features that were repeated so that viewers did not have to stop their morning routine to watch. The segments were brief and to the point. Sylvester Weaver devised this concept to capitalize on television’s unusual qualities. It is the fifth longest-running TV series in U.S. history.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
“I don’t live my life in the rear-view mirror because, if you do, you’re bound to end up wrapped around a pole somewhere.”
— rapper and actor LL Cool J, who was born on this day in 1970
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