DR. ERIC FOREMAN
On July 20, 1973: Actor Omar Epps was born in Brooklyn. Epps made his debut alongside Tupac Shakur in the film Juice, and continued his career in a variety of films. He is best known for his role as Dr. Eric Foreman on the Fox television series House, for which he received an NAACP Image Award.
50 CENTS TO SEE A BALL GAME
On July 20th, 1858: The first fee was charged to see a baseball game. Those onlookers whose entrance was gained for just 50 cents got to see a 22-18 win for New York against Brooklyn. Today the average price of a ticket to see the New York Yankees is about fifty-one dollars.
JAY JAY FRENCH
On July 20, 1952: Guitarist, manager, producer, and Brooklyn native Jay Jay French was born. Best known as the founding member and guitarist for the metal band Twisted Sister, French has played over 9,000 concert performances in 34 countries and sold over 20 million albums. He has also, surprisingly, completed two New York Marathons.