1930 – Eddie Egan, born on the 3rd January in New York City, USA. He was a New York City Police Department detective whose exploits were the subject of a book and movie, both entitled The French Connection.
1962 – With partner Sonny Grosso, he managed a 112-pound heroin bust, one of the biggest in New York’s history.
1971 – He was the tough-talking New York City police officer whose exploits inspired the Academy Award winning film The French Connection.
– He was nicknamed ‘Popeye’ and was played in The French Connection by Gene Hackman. He played the role of his own boss.
1973 – Another film he released detailing his career, this called Badge 373, with Robert Duvall playing his role.
1984 – He retired to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.