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Mil was a Jewish-Soviet aerospace engineer. He was founder of the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, which is… [More] responsible for many well-known Soviet helicopter models. Mil’s creations won many domestic and international awards and set 69 world records. Most notably, the Mil Mi-4 won a Gold Medal in the Brussels International Exhibition in 1958. In 1971, after his death, his Mil Mi-12 won the Sikorsky Prize as the most powerful helicopter in the world. During WWII, he had been drafted into the Red Army to fight on the Eastern Front. [Less]
1921: Rodney Dangerfield
Born Jacob Cohen, Dangerfield was a Jewish-American comedian, and actor remembered for his 1980s film roles… [More] in Easy Money, Caddyshack, and Back To School. He was known for the catchphrase “I don’t get no respect!,” and his comedic monologues on that theme. [Less]
1944: Yitzhak Mordechai
Born in Iraq, Mordechai is a decorated former Israeli general and politician. He served as a member of… [More] the Knesset between 1996 and 2001, and as Minister of Defense and Minister of Transport. He retired from political life after being indicted for sexual assaults during his military service and later periods. [Less]