Monthly Archives: "August 2017"

LEAN BACK On August 19, 1970: Fat Joe, or Joseph Antonio Cartagena, was born in the South Bronx. He is known for his single “Lean Back” and for being the CEO and leader of Terror Squad Entertainment...

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CHRISTIAN SLATER On August 18, 1969: Actor Christian Slater was born in New York City. Appearing in numerous big budget films as well as in various smaller cult films, Slater also has a long history...

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ROBERT DE NIRO On August 17, 1973: Actor, director, and producer Robert De Niro was born in Manhattan. After growing up in Little Italy, De Niro’s first major role was as the young Vito Corleone in Martin Scorsese’s...

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BABE RUTH PASSED AWAY On August 16, 1953: Baseball player Babe Ruth died at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. As a pioneer of baseball and member of the legendary 1923 Yankees, Ruth was adored across...

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NEW YORKERS TOOK THE STAGE On August 15, 1969: Hippies migrated to White Lake, New York for “An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music,” a.k.a. Woodstock. Thirty-two acts — many of them native New...

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