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By On This Day in NYC's History


NY STATE OF MIND

On September 14, 1973: Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, most commonly known as Nas, was born in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Since 1994, the rapper has released numerous consecutive platinum and multi-platinum records.


THE FIGHTER

On September 14, 1960: Actress Melissa Leo was born in New York City. She is best known for her Oscar-nominated role as “Alice Ward” in the 2010 film The Fighter. She is also known for her role in the acclaimed film 21 Grams, and currently stars in the HBO series Treme. 


AUSTIN BASIS

On September 14, 1976: Actor Austin Basis was born in Seagate, Brooklyn. He is known for his role is the series Beauty and the Beast, as well for his work in the film My Sassy Gal.