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Born David Daniel Kaminsky, to Ukrainian Jewish immigrants in Brooklyn, Danny Kaye was a celebrated… [More] American actor, singer, dancer, and comedian. His best known performances featured physical comedy, idiosyncratic pantomimes, and rapid-fire nonsense songs. He was also the first ambassador-at-large of UNICEF and received the French Legion of Honor in 1986 for his many years of work with the organization. Kaye died on March 3, 1987, at the age of 74. [Less]
1930: Samuel Plato Sharon
One of Israel’s more colorful public figures, Samuel Plato Sharon moved to Israel from France in 1975,… [More] and has become an outspoken figure in the business, political and society scene of the country. Sharon was a member of the knesset for one tenure, getting elected in 1977. [Less]
1935: Gad Yaacobi
Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations was a prolific Labor politician and public figure in… [More] Israel, holding office as minister of finance, minister of transportation, minister of communications and, after his return from a successful four-year tenure at the UN, becoming chairman of the all-powerful national electricity company. Yacobi also published dozens of books, including children’s books, and published poems and literary works regularly. He passed away on August 27, 2007, at the age of 72, on his way to an open heart surgery in Canada. [Less]