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HERO PILOT “SULLY’’ IS 66 TODAY

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U.S. Air Force Academy.

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Chesley Burnett "Sully" Sullenberger III was born in Denison, TX.

Famous U.S. Airways pilot and hero Chesley Sullenberger safely landed a
passenger jet on the Hudson River. He was ranked #2 in TIME Magazine’s
2009 list of the Top 100 Most Influential Heroes and Icons.

 

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Capt. Chesley B. Sullenberger in the cockpit moments before
taking off from La Guardia Airport on January 15, 2009.

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US Airways Flight 1549 afloat in the Hudson River.

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LINDA BLAIR IS 58 TODAY

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Linda Denise Blair was born in St. Louis, Missouri.

Actress Linda Blair played the demon possessed Regan in The
Exorcist
(1973). The role earned her a Golden Globe Award for
Best Supporting Actress and an Academy Award nomination. In
1977, she reprised her role in Exorcist II: The Heretic.

She became a child model at age six. In 1970, at the age of ten,
she made her big screen debut in The Way We Live Now.

 

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GEENA DAVIS IS 61 TODAY

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Virginia Elizabeth "Geena" Davis was born in Wareham, MA.

Actress Geena Davis played roles in Thelma & Louise (1991), Beetlejuice
(1988), and The Fly (1986). She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award
for her portrayal of Dottie Hinson in A League of Their Own (1991) and her
role as Muriel Pritchett in the 1988 drama The Accidental Tourist earned
her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She debuted in the
1982 film, Tootsie.

 

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FORMER ASTRONAUT IS 87 TODAY

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West Point Yearbook.

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Buzz Aldrin (Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr) was born in
Glen Ridge, New Jersey.

Aldrin was the second person to ever walk on the moon, he was
the pilot of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission. He was selected in the third
group of astronauts in 1963 and retired in 1971. His nickname
comes from his older sister’s mispronunciation of the word brother.

 

 

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NASA file photo shows Buzz Aldrin walking on the moon.

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ACTOR HAS DIED AT AGE 61

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Miguel José Ferrer (February 7, 1955 – January 19, 2017)

NEW YORK (AP) –  Miguel Ferrer, who brought stern authority to his featured
role on CBS’ hit "NCIS: Los Angeles" and, before that, to NBC crime drama
"Crossing Jordan," has died. CBS said Ferrer died Thursday of cancer at his
Los Angeles home.

He had played assistant director Owen Granger on "NCIS: Los Angeles" since
2012. Before that, he played the chief medical examiner and gruff-but-supportive
boss to series star Jill Hennessy for the six seasons of "Crossing Jordan."

A native of Santa Monica, Calif., Ferrer was the son of Academy Award-winning
actor Jose Ferrer and singer-actress Rosemary Clooney, and a cousin of actor 
George Clooney,

 

 

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Miguel Ferrer in Tales From The Crypt (1994).

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