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Last Updated 08-17-2019

🎭Jeff Altman -- is 68 in the year 2019 and 69 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1951
TV Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Nurses (as Greg), Late Show with David Letterman, Baywatch
Movie Titles: Bee Movie, Highlander II: The Quickening, Soul Man, Legends of the Superheroes

🎵Kathleen Battle -- is 71 in the year 2019 and 72 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1948
Opera Soprano
Names/Places: b. in Portsmouth, Ohio

🎭🎵Danny Bonaduce -- is 60 in the year 2019 and 61 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1959
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer, Radio Disc Jock
Names/Places: b. in Philadelphia, PA
TV Shows: The Partridge Family (as Danny Partridge), World's Dumbest (as himself)
Movie Titles: The Jerk Theory, Charlotte's Web (1973)

🏆⚾Jay Buhner -- is 55 in the year 2019 and 56 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1964
MLB Outfielder, American
Names/Places: NN: Bone
Misc: Gold Glove
Sports Teams: Seattle Mariners

🎭Jane Carr -- is 69 in the year 2019 and 70 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1950
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, English
Names/Places: RFN:Ellen
TV Shows: Phineas and Ferb (as Grandma Winnie), The Fairly Odd Parents, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Dear John (as Louise)
Movie Titles: Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, The Five Year Engagement, Treasure Planet

🎭Sam Champion -- is 58 in the year 2019 and 59 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1961
TV Host
TV Shows: Good Morning America

🎭Hank Cheyne -- is 61 in the year 2019 and 62 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1958
Actor
TV Shows: Saints and Sinners (as Anton Vargas), Longmire
Movie Titles: Loaded Weapon 1

🏆🏒Bobby Clarke -- is 70 in the year 2019 and 71 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1949
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Canadian
Names/Places: RN:Robert Earle
Misc: led the Philadelphia Flyers to consecutive Stanley Cups in 1974-75; 3-time regular season MVP (1973,75-76).
Sports Teams: Philadephia Flyers (1969-1984)

🎭Gretchen Corbett -- is 72 in the year 2019 and 73 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1947
TV/Movie Actress
TV Shows: The Rockford Files (as Beth Davenport)
Movie Titles: Let's Scare Jessica to Death, Jaws of Satan, Out of It

🏆🏒Shayne Corson -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1966
NHL Player, Canadian

🎵Dave "Baby" Cortez -- is 81 in the year 2019 and 82 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1938 N.S.
Music Producer, Composer, Songwriter, Singer, Keyboardist, Organist
Names/Places: MN:Clowney
Song Titles: The Happy Organ

🏆🏀DeMarcus Cousins -- is 29 in the year 2019 and 30 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1990 N.S.
NBA Player
Names/Places: NN: Boogie

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🎭🎵Alma Cuervo -- is 68 in the year 2019 and 69 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1951
Actress, Singer
TV Shows: aka Pablo
Movie Titles: Peacemaker, Celebrity, Dreams Don't Die

🎭Quinn Cummings -- is 52 in the year 2019 and 53 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1967
TV/Movie Actress
Misc: retired from acting in 1991
TV Shows: Hail to the Chief, Big Eddie, Family (as Annie Cooper)
Movie Titles: The Babysitter, Listen to Me, The Goodbye Girl

⚖💰🏆Gary Davidson -- is 85 in the year 2019 and 86 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1934 N.S.
Lawyer, Businessperson, Sports Figure
Misc: founder of alternative pro leagues in football (WFL), basketball (ABA), and hockey (WHA)

🏆🏁Shani Davis -- is 37 in the year 2019 and 38 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1982
Speed Skater, Olympic Athlete

🏆🏈Cris Dishman -- is 54 in the year 2019 and 55 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1965
NFL Cornerback
Misc: 2x Pro Bowl; in the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Houston Oilers, Washington Redskins, Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings

🎭Alex Donnelley -- is 60 in the year 2019 and 61 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1959
Actress, German
TV Shows: Young and the Restless (as Diane Jenkins), Matt Houston
Movie Titles: Miss March, My Girl 2, Cruel Intentions 3

Dr. Jocelyn Elders -- is 86 in the year 2019 and 87 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1933
Government Official, Surgeon General

🏆⚾Alex Fernandez -- is 50 in the year 2019 and 51 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1969
MLB Pitcher, American, Cuban

🎭Kathryn Fiore -- is 40 in the year 2019 and 41 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1979
Actress, Comedienne
TV Shows: MAD TV
Movie Titles: Mission: Impossible III, The Hottie and the Notie, Reno 911: Miami, The Game Plan

🎵Cliff Fish -- is 70 in the year 2019 and 71 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1949
Singer, Bassist, English
Group Names: Paper Lace

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🎭Grégory Fitoussi -- is 43 in the year 2019 and 44 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1976 N.S.
Actor, French
Movie Titles: G. I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra, World War Z, Spiral

🎭Corey Fogelmanis -- is 20 in the year 2019 and 21 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1999
Actor
TV Shows: Girl Meets World (as Farkle Minkus)
Movie Titles: Mostly Ghostly 3: One Night in Doom House, The Maiden and the Princess, House of Lies

🏆🏒Johnny Gaudreau -- is 26 in the year 2019 and 27 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1993 N.S.
NHL Left Wing, American

🏆⚾Jim "Mudcat" Grant -- is 84 in the year 2019 and 85 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1935 N.S.
MLB Pitcher

🏆🏈Elvis Grbac -- is 49 in the year 2019 and 50 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1970
NFL Quarterback

🏆🥊Susan Tex "Sue" Green -- is 66 in the year 2019 and 67 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1953 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Wrestler

✍📰🎭Paul Greengrass -- is 64 in the year 2019 and 65 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1955
Screenwriter, Journalist, Producer/Director, English
Misc: works mostly on the directing side
Movie Titles: The Bourne Ultimatum, The Bourne Identity, Captain Phillips, United 93

🎵Andy Griggs -- is 46 in the year 2019 and 47 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1973
Country Singer

🏆🏈Chris Hanburger -- is 78 in the year 2019 and 79 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1941
Hall of Famer, NFL Linebacker
Misc: 9x Pro Bowl selection, 4x First-team All-Pro selection, 2x Second-team All-Pro selection, 8x First Team All-Conference, 1972 NFL 101 NFC Defensive Player of the Year
Sports Teams: Washington Redskins (1965-1978)

🎵Kalenna Harper -- is 37 in the year 2019 and 38 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1982 N.S.
Rhythm and Blues Singer

🎵🎸Ian Haugland -- is 55 in the year 2019 and 56 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1964
Music Producer, Heavy Metal Performer, Norweigan
Group Names: Europe

🎭Steve Higgins -- is 56 in the year 2019 and 57 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1963 N.S.
Actor, Comedian, Announcer
Misc: Don't Quit Your Day Job comedy troupe
TV Shows: The Higgins Boys, Gruber, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (announcer), The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (announcer)

🎵🎸Joe Scott Hill -- is 80 in the year 2019 and 81 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1939
Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Canned Heat, Flying Burrito Brothers

🎭Eme Ikwuakor -- is 35 in the year 2019 and 36 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1984 N.S.
Actor
TV Shows: Marvel's Inhumans

🎵Fanita James -- is 81 in the year 2019 and 82 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1938
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: nee Barrett
Group Names: The Dreamers, Blossoms, Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans, Crystals

🎭Alyssa Jirrels -- is 19 in the year 2019 and 20 in the year 2020; b.8/13/2000 N.S.
Actress

🏆🥊Mark "Too Sharp" Johnson -- is 48 in the year 2019 and 49 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1971 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Boxer

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🏆🏌Betsy King -- is 64 in the year 2019 and 65 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1955
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Misc: LPGA golfer (1990 Dinah Shore, 1990 US Women's Open)

🎵🎸Kira -- is 57 in the year 2019 and 58 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1962
Punk Rock Musician
Group Names: Black Flag

🎵Michael Knox -- is 52 in the year 2019 and 53 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1967
Music Producer

🎭Seana Kofoed -- is 49 in the year 2019 and 50 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1970
Actress, Producer
TV Shows: Men in Trees (as Jane Burns)
Movie Titles: The Audrey Hepburn Story, Life of Crime

🏆⚾Mark Lemke -- is 54 in the year 2019 and 55 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1965
MLB Infielder
Names/Places: NN: The Lemmer

🎭🎮Dawnn Lewis -- is 58 in the year 2019 and 59 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1961
TV/Movie Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Video Game Voice Actress
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: some say b. 1960
TV Shows: A Different World (as Jaleesa Vinson Taylor), Hangin' With Mr. Cooper (as Robin), Futurama (as various)
Movie Titles: Inside Out, Monsters University, Dreamgirls
Video Games: Tacoma

🎭Debi Mazar -- is 55 in the year 2019 and 56 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1964
Actress, Producer
TV Shows: Entourage (as Shauna Roberts), Civil Wars (as Denise Iannello), L.A. Law (as Denise Iannello), Younger (as Maggie)
Movie Titles: Goodfellas, Collateral, The Insider, Batman Forever

🎵Mike Melancon -- is 41 in the year 2019 and 42 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1978
Country Singer
Group Names: Emerson Drive

🎭Rolando Molina -- is 48 in the year 2019 and 49 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1971
Actor, Producer/Director
Movie Titles: Bruce Almighty, Next Friday, Crazy/Beautiful, Eagle Eye

🎵James Morrison -- is 35 in the year 2019 and 36 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1984
Pop Singer, English

🎵Mark Nevin -- is 60 in the year 2019 and 61 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1959
Folk Guitarist, Welsh (Wales)
Group Names: Fairground Attraction

💰Kevin Plank -- is 47 in the year 2019 and 48 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1972
Businessperson, Entrepreneur
Misc: Under Armour

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🏆⚾Tom Prince -- is 55 in the year 2019 and 56 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1964
MLB Pitcher, American

🏆🏒Marcus Ragnarsson -- is 48 in the year 2019 and 49 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1971
NHL Defensive, Swedish

✍🎭Kavi Raz -- is 66 in the year 2019 and 67 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1953
Writer, Actor, Producer, Director, India
Misc: b. 1950s
TV Shows: St. Elsewhere (as Dr. V.J. Kochar)

🏆🏈Tracy Rogers -- is 52 in the year 2019 and 53 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1967
NFL Linebacker

Sarah Huckabee Sanders -- is 37 in the year 2019 and 38 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1982 N.S.
Government Official
Misc: White House Press Secretary

Luke Schroeder -- is 26 in the year 2019 and 27 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1993
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Andrea & Rick's son

🎵🎸Feargal Sharkey -- is 61 in the year 2019 and 62 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1958
Punk Rock Singer, Northern Ireland
Group Names: The Undertones, soloist

🏆Alan Shearer -- is 49 in the year 2019 and 50 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1970
Hall of Famer, Soccer Striker, English

Birdie Leigh Silverstein -- is 11 in the year 2019 and 12 in the year 2020; b.8/13/2008
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Busy Phillips and Marc's daughter

✍🎭John Slattery -- is 57 in the year 2019 and 58 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1962
Screenwriter, Actor, Producer/Director
TV Shows: Homefront (as Al Kahn), Jack and Bobby (as Peter Benedict), Mad Men (as Roger Sterling), Veep (as Charlie Baird)
Movie Titles: Spotlight, Iron Man 2, Ant-Man

🎭🎮Sebastian Stan -- is 37 in the year 2019 and 38 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1982 N.S.
Actor, Stuntman, Video Game Voice Actor, Romanian
TV Shows: Gossip Girl (as Carter Baizen)
Movie Titles: Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Black Swan, The Martian
Video Games: Captain America: Super Soldier

🎭🏆Pamela Jean Stein -- is 56 in the year 2019 and 57 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1963
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: November 1987; married Robin Zander

🎭Lennon Stella -- is 20 in the year 2019 and 21 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1999
Actress
TV Shows: Nashville (as Maddie Conrad)

🎵Sean James Stokes -- is 79 in the year 2019 and 80 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1940
Singer, Bassist, British
Group Names: Bachelors

🏆🎯Phil Taylor -- is 59 in the year 2019 and 60 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1960 N.S.
Dart Thrower, English
Names/Places: NN: The Power

🏆🏈William Thomas -- is 51 in the year 2019 and 52 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1968
NFL Player

🏆⚾Andre Thornton -- is 70 in the year 2019 and 71 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1949
MLB First Baseman
Names/Places: NN:Thunder

🎭Kevin Tighe -- is 75 in the year 2019 and 76 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1944
Actor, Stuntman, Director
TV Shows: Emergency (as paramedic Roy DeSoto), Murder One (as David Blalock)
Movie Titles: K-9, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Another 48 Hrs.

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Haven Garner Warren -- is 8 in the year 2019 and 9 in the year 2020; b.8/13/2011 N.S.
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Jessica Alba and Cash's daughter

🏆⚾Jarrod Washburn -- is 45 in the year 2019 and 46 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1974
MLB Pitcher

🎵Felicia Weathers -- is 82 in the year 2019 and 83 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1937
Opera Singer

🏆🏈Sherman Williams -- is 46 in the year 2019 and 47 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1973
NFL Player

📰⚖Janet Yellen -- is 73 in the year 2019 and 74 in the year 2020; b.8/13/1946
Economist, Government Official
Misc: Federal Reserve Chair

🎵Lee Roy Abernathy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1913 d.5/25/1993 (79)
Gospel Singer

💰Giovanni Agnelli -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1866 d.12/16/1945 (79)
Businessperson
Misc: founder of the Fiat (Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino) automobile company and the leading Italian industrialist of the first half of the 20th century.

Anders Jonas Angstrom -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1814 d.6/21/1874 (59)
Astronomer, Physicist, Swedish
Misc: founded specrtoscopy, the study of light wavelengths

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🎵🎷Benny Bailey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1925 d.4/14/2005 (79)
Jazz Trumpeter

John Logie Baird -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1888 d.6/14/1946 (57)
Engineer, Inventor, Scotish
Misc: a father of TV; the first man to televise pictures of objects in motion.

💰Leonora Marie Barry -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1849 d.7/18/1923 (73)
Labor Leader
Names/Places: aka Mother Lake

Erasmus Bartholin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1625 d.11/4/1698 (73)
Mathematician, Physician, Physicist
Misc: discovered the optical phenomenon of double refraction

🎭John Beal -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1909 d.4/26/1997 (87)
Movie/Stage Actor
Movie Titles: 10 Who Dare, I Am the Law, Amityville 3D

🎭Barbara Bennett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1906 d.8/8/1958 (51)
Movie Actress
Names/Places: Richard's daughter

🏆🎾Jean Borota -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1898 d.7/17/1994 (95)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, French
Misc: who played in thirty-five Wimbeldons between 1922 and 1964. In 1927, as one of the Four Musketeers (the others being Ren Lacoste, Henri Cochet, and Jacques Brugnon), he helped France win the Davis Cup for the first time.

🎭Neville Brand -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1921 d.4/16/1992 (70)
TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in Kewanee, IL
Misc: a WWII hero 4th most decorated, played 100s of roles
TV Shows: Untouchables (as mobster), Laredo (as Reese Bennett)
Movie Titles: Stalag 17, Birdman of Alcatraz

Detlev Bronk -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1897 d.11/17/1975 (78)
Scientist, Biophysicist
Misc: Biophysics father

Fidel Castro -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1926 d.11/25/2016 N.S. (90)
Head of State, Dictator, Cuban
Names/Places: b. in Mayari, Oriente; LN:Ruz
Misc: premier dictator 1959-2008

✍📰William Caxton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1422 d.??/??/1491
Author, Printer, British
Misc: the first to print a book in English language: Recuyell of the Histories of Troy; ca. 1415-1422 -ca. March 1492

🏆⚾Tony Cloninger -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1940 N.S. d.7/24/2018 N.S. (77)
MLB Pitcher
Misc: only player from National League and only pitcher to have two grand slams in a game [July 3, 1966]

✍🎭Tom Davis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1952 d.7/19/2012 (59)
Comedy Writer, Comedian
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (occasional member 1976-80)

Johann Christoph Denner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1655 d.4/26/1707 (51)
Inventor, German
Misc: musical instrument maker; the clarinet inventor

🎵Emma Eames -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1865 d.6/13/1952 (86)
Opera Soprano, Chinese

🎭Jane Webb Edwards -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1925 N.S. d.3/30/2010 N.S. (84)
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
Names/Places: aka Jane Webb, Jane Edwards and Joanne Louise
TV Shows: The Archie Show (as Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Miss Grundy and others), Tom Mix (radio series), The Batman/Superman Hour, Fantastic Voyage, "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch" (as Sabrina Spellman, Aunt Hilda, Aunt Zelda, Hagatha and others), The Brady Kids (as Ping, Pong, etc.), Star Trek: The Animated Series (guest as Lara), The New Adventures of Gilligan (as Ginger and Mary Ann)

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🎵Skinnay Ennis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1907 d.6/3/1963 (55)
Singer, Drummer, Bandleader

🎭Erin Fleming -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1941 d.4/15/2003 (61)
Actress, Canadian

🎵Dan Fogelberg -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1951 d.12/16/2007 (56)
Composer/Songwriter, Guitarist, Pianist, Adult-Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in Peoria, IL

James Gillray -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1756 d.6/1/1815 (58)
Writer, English
Misc: caricaturist chiefly remembered for lively political cartoons directed against George III of England and Napoleon.

🏆⚾Sid Gordon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1917 d.6/17/1975 (57)
MLB Player

Sir George Grove -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1820 d.5/28/1900 (79)
Writer, English
Misc: English writer on music famous for his multivolume Dictionary of Music and Musicians.

🎭Pat Harrington Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1929 d.1/6/2016 N.S. (86)
Actor, Comedian, TV Host, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: b. in New York City
TV Shows: Steve Allen Show (regular), Danny Thomas Show (as Pat Hannigan), Jack Paar Show (as Guido Panzini), Pantotime Quiz, Mr. Deeds Goes To Town, Pink Panther (as The Inspector), One Day at a Time (as Dwayne Flo Schneider the Building Super)

🎵Hubert Duane "Hoot" Hester -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1951 N.S. d.8/30/2016 N.S. (65)
Multi-instrumentalist, Country Fiddler, Bluegrass Musician

🎭Alfred Hitchcock -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1899 d.4/29/1980 (80)
Movie Actor, TV Host, Producer/Director, English
Names/Places: NN: The Master of Suspense; b. in London
Misc: he appeared as his own extra in 12-frame cameos in almost every movie he directed
TV Shows: Alfred Hitchcock Presents (host)
Movie Titles: The Birds, North By Northwest, Rear Window, Spellbound, 39 Steps, Psycho, Rebecca

🎭🎵Don Ho -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1930 d.4/14/2007 (76)
Variety Show Host, Singer, Ukelele
Names/Places: b. in Kakaako, HI
Misc: guested on The Brady Bunch (Don Who?)

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✍🏆🏌Ben Hogan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1912 d.7/25/1997 (84)
Hall of Famer, Author, Golfer
Names/Places: b. in Dublin, Texas
Misc: 4-time PGA Player of Year; one of only four players to win all four Grand Slam titles (others are Nicklaus, Player and Sarazen); won 4 U.S. Opens, 2 Masters, 2 PGAs and 1 British Open between 1946-53; only player to win three majors in one year when he won Masters, U.S. Open and British Open in 1953; nearly killed in Feb. 13, 1949 car accident, but came back to win U.S. Open in '50; third on all-time list with 63 career wins.

🎭Rod Hull -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1935 d.3/17/1999 (63)
Entertainment Figure, English
Misc: popular on British television in the 1970s and 1980s

Rex Humbard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1919 d.9/21/2007 (88)
Evangelist

🎵John N. Ireland -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1879 d.6/12/1962 (82)
Composer, English
Misc: NOT the actor; Epic March

📰Robert E. Johnson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1922 d.12/27/1995 (73)
Publisher, Editor
Misc: of Jet Magazine

🎭Sridevi Kapoor -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1963 N.S. d.2/24/2018 N.S. (54)
Actress, Producer, India
Misc: Bollywood's first female superstar

🎭Kurt Kasznar -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1913 d.8/6/1979 (65)
TV/Stage Actor, Austrian
Names/Places: RLN:Serwischer
TV Shows: Land of the Giants (as Cmdr. Alexander Fitzhugh)
Movie Titles: The Sound of Music

🎭Bert Lahr -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1895 d.12/4/1967 (72)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RN:Irving Lahrheim
Movie Titles: The Wizard of Oz (as The Cowardly Lion)

🎨George Luks -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1867 d.10/29/1933 (66)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Hogan's Alley; also a painter of urban scenes.

🎵🏆🥊Jimmy McCracklin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1921 d.12/20/2012 (91)
Hall of Famer, Singer, Harmonicaist, Pianist, Rhythm and Blues Performer, Boxer
Names/Places: RN:James David Walker

🎵Mulgrew Miller -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1955 d.5/29/2013 (57)
Pianist

🏆🏀Bill Musselman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1940 d.5/5/2000 (59)
NBA Coach, NBA Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: was a basketball coach in the NCAA, ABA, WBA, CBA, and the NBA

🎖Annie Oakley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1860 d.11/2/1926 (66)
Hero
Names/Places: RN:Phoebe Mozee; aka:Little Sure Shot
Misc: Sharpshooter; Rifleperson; aka:Little Sure Shot in Buffalo Bill's Wild West show

🎭Gene Raymond -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1908 d.5/3/1998 (89)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, TV Host
Names/Places: b. in New York City; Jeanette MacDonald's hubby
TV Shows: TV Reader's Digest, Fireside Theater (host)

🎨Herb Ritts -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1952 d.12/26/2002 (50)
Photographer
Misc: photographer of the stars

🎭🎵Buddy Rogers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1904 d.4/21/1999 (94)
TV/Movie Actor, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Olathe, KS; RN:Charles; Mary Pickford's ex-hubby
Misc: Matinee idol of 1920-30s
Movie Titles: Wings

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Frederick Sanger -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1918 d.11/19/2013 (95)
Biochemist, English
Misc: insulin mocule; Nobel 1958, 80

🎵🎷George Shearing -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1919 d.2/14/2011 (91)
Composer, Jazz Pianist, English
Names/Places: b. in London
Misc: some say b. 1919

🏆🏒Harold Edward Joseph "Bullet Joe" Simpson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1893 d.12/25/1973 (80)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Sports Teams: Winnipeg Strathconas, Selkirk Fishermen, Winnipeg Victorias, Winnipeg 61st Battalion, Edmonton Eskimos, New York Americans

Lucy Stone -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1818 d.10/18/1893 (75)
Feminist, Civil Rights Leader, Suffragate, Political Activist, Murderer
Misc: women's rights pioneer

🎭Regis Toomey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1898 d.10/12/1991 (93)
TV/Movie Actor
Misc: over 200 films
TV Shows: Mickey Rooney Show (as Mr. Mulligan), Richard Diamond PI (as Lt. McGough), Burke's Law (as Det. Sgt. Les Hart), Petticoat Junction (as Dr. Barton Stuart)

Felix Wankel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1902 d.10/9/1988 (86)
Engineer, Inventor, German
Misc: the first rotary internal combustion engine

🎭Dave Willock -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1909 d.11/12/1990 (81)
TV/Movie Actor, Panelist
Misc: 1940s films
TV Shows: Pantotime Quiz (regular), Phyllis Diller Show (regular), The Queen and I

🎭Kip Addotta -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/16/1944 N.S. d.8/13/2019 N.S. (75)
Comedian, Game Show Host
Song Titles: Wet Dream, Life in the Slaw Lane, Big Cockroach
TV Shows: Everything Goes (host on Playboy Channel)

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🏆🏁Clifford Allison -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/20/1964 d.8/13/1992 (27)
Auto Racer
Names/Places: Bobby's son

💰Brooke Astor -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/30/1902 d.8/13/2007 (105)
Philanthropist
Names/Places: Vincent's widow

🎭Kenny (Star Wars) Baker -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/24/1934 d.8/13/2016 N.S. (81)
Actor, English
Movie Titles: Flash Gordon, The Elephant Man, Star Wars (series as R2-D2), Time Bandits

🎨Way Bandy -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/9/1941 d.8/13/1986 (45)
Artist
Misc: make-up artist of the 70s and 80s

🎵Francine Barker -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/28/1947 N.S. d.8/13/2005 N.S. (58)
Hall of Famer, Soul Singer
Names/Places: NN:Peaches; RLN:Hurd
Group Names: Peaches and Herb

🎭Patricia Benoit -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/21/1927 N.S. d.8/13/2018 N.S. (91)
TV Actress
TV Shows: Mister Peepers (as Nancy Remington)

🎨💰Walter Bentley -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/16/1888 d.8/13/1971 (82)
Designer, Manufacturer, British
Misc: automobiles

🎭John Bentley -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/2/1916 d.8/13/2009 (92)
Actor, English

Jackson E. Betts -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/26/1904 d.8/13/1993 (89)
Congressperson

🎭James Stuart Blackton -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/5/1875 d.8/13/1941 (66)
Filmmaker, English
Misc: introduced animation and other important film techniques that helped shape and stimulate the development of cinematic art.

🎭Joseph Bologna -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/30/1934 d.8/13/2017 N.S. (82)
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Director
Movie Titles: Ice Age: The Meltdown, Big Daddy, The Woman in Red, Blame It on Rio

🏆⚾Fred W. Brocklander III -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/5/1940 d.8/13/2009
MLB Umpire
Names/Places: MN:William

🎵🎸Jon Brookes -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/21/1968 d.8/13/2013 (44)
Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: Charlatans

✍📰💰Helen Gurley Brown -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/18/1922 d.8/13/2012 (90)
Author, Editor, Businessperson
Names/Places: b. in Green Forest, Ark.
Misc: Cosmopolitan Magazine founder and former co-editor

🏆🏀John Bunn -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/26/1898 N.S. d.8/13/1979 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: Unversity of Kansas (player 1917-21, assistant coach 1921-1930), Stanford University (coach 1930-1946), Springfield College (coach 1946-1956), Colorado State College (coach 1956-1963)

🎭Jane Darwell -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/15/1879 d.8/13/1967 (87)
TV/Movie/Stage Actress
Names/Places: RN:Patti Woodward

🎨Eugene Delacroix -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/26/1798 d.8/13/1863 (65)
Painter, French

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📰💰Hedley Donovan -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/24/1914 d.8/13/1990 (76)
Publisher, Executive
Misc: Time Inc. editor in chief

👑Emperor Sui Wen Ti Of China -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/21/541 d.8/13/604 (63)
King, Chinese

📰Horace H. Furness -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/2/1833 d.8/13/1912 (78)
Editor
Misc: was the most important American Shakespearean scholar of the 19th century.

🎵Tompall Glaser -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/3/1933 d.8/13/2013 (79)
Country Singer
Group Names: Tompall & the Glaser Brothers

🏆🥊George Godfrey -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/25/1897 d.8/13/1947 (50)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Names/Places: NN:The Leiperville Shadow

🎭Sally Gracie -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/31/1920 d.8/13/2001 (80)
Soap Actress
TV Shows: One Life To Live

Julien Green -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/6/1900 d.8/13/1998 (97)
Writer, Novelist

🏆🏀Luther Halsey Gulick Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/4/1865 d.8/13/1918 (52)
Hall of Famer, Educator, Basketball Figure
Misc: founded Camp Fire Girls of America; he is in the Basketball Hall of Fame because he persuaded James Naismith, an instructor, to create an indoor game that could be played during the offseason of baseball called basketball.

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🎵Joe Hinton -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/15/1929 d.8/13/1968 (38)
Soul Singer

💰Collis Porter Huntington -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/22/1821 d.8/13/1900 (78)
Businessperson
Misc: co-builder of the Transcontinental Railroad

📰🎭David Kaplan -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1947 d.8/13/1992 (45)
Journalist, TV Producer
Misc: killed in Sarajevo Yugoslavia
TV Shows: ABC News

🎵King Curtis -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/7/1934 d.8/13/1971 (37)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Tenor-sax, Soul Singer
Names/Places: RN:Curtis Ousley
Misc: R&B and Jazz style; Curtis appeared on many records of the 1950's and 1960's including The Coasters' hit "Yakety Yak."

René Theophile Hyacinthe Laennec -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/17/1781 d.8/13/1826 (45)
Inventor, Physician, French
Misc: invented the stethoscope

David Russell Lange -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/4/1942 d.8/13/2005 (63)
Prime Minister, New Zealand

🎭Charles Macaulay -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/26/1927 d.8/13/1999 (71)
Actor
Misc: often-defeated prosecutor on television's ``The Perry Mason Mysteries''
TV Shows: Perry Mason

🏆⚾Mickey Mantle -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/20/1931 d.8/13/1995 (63)
Hall of Famer, MLB Center Fielder
Names/Places: b. in Spavinaw, OK; No. 7; NN:The Mick; MN:Charles
Misc: Gold Glove 1962, AL MVP 1956, 1957, 1962; N.Y. Yankees slugger; triple crown '56; Holds World Series records: 18 HR's, 40 RBI's, 42 runs scored, 43 walks, 54 strikeouts; 536 HRs, 3x MVP, 4 AL Home Run Titles; played on 7 World Series winners with NY Yankees.
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (1951-1968)

💰John Marriott -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/17/1900 d.8/13/1985 (84)
Businessperson, Executive
Misc: Marriott hotel & restaraunt chain founder

🎵Jules Massenet -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/12/1842 d.8/13/1912 (70)
Composer, French
Names/Places: b. in Montaud; MN:Emile Frederic

🎨Sir John Everett Millais -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/8/1829 N.S. d.8/13/1896 N.S. (67)
Painter, English

✍📰Edwin Newman -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/25/1919 N.S. d.8/13/2010 N.S. (91)
Author, Newscaster, Journalist, Commentator
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: Grumpy heavyset most literate news commentator of NBC News

Florence Nightingale -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/12/1820 d.8/13/1910 (90)
Social Reformer, Italian
Names/Places: b. in Florence; d. in London
Misc: the founder of modern nursing, inspiration to nurses everywhere

🏆⚾Johnny Pesky -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/27/1919 d.8/13/2012 (92)
MLB Manager, MLB Coach, MLB Player
Misc: Spent a six-decade-long association with the Red Sox as player, manager, broadcaster, coach, and executive became one of the most popular figures in the history of the team.
Sports Teams: Boston Red Sox

🏆Tigran Petrosian -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/17/1929 d.8/13/1984 (55)
Chess Player, Russian
Misc: world chess champion (1963-69)

🏆Willy Rey -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/25/1949 N.S. d.8/13/1973 N.S. (23)
Model, Playmate, Canadian, Dutch (Netherlands)
Names/Places: RN:Wilhelmina Rietveld
Misc: February 1971

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🏆🏁Tim Richmond -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/7/1955 N.S. d.8/13/1989 N.S. (34)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: winner of 13 NASCAR races; d. of AIDS.

✍⚖James Roosevelt -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/23/1907 d.8/13/1991 (83)
Author, Congressperson
Names/Places: FDR's son

🎭Joe E. Ross -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/15/1914 N.S. d.8/13/1982 N.S. (68)
Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: The Phil Silvers Show (as Mess Sgt. Rupert Ritzik), Car 54 Where Are You? (as Off. Gunther Toody), It's About Time (as Gronk)

Jack Ryan -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/12/1926 d.8/13/1991 (64)
Inventor
Misc: 1000 patents including Barbie doll & Military Missles (do you see any connection?), also Hot Wheels

🎵🎸Allen Shellenberger -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/15/1969 d.8/13/2009 N.S. (0)
Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: Lit

🎵Joe Tex -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/8/1933 d.8/13/1982 (49)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Soul Singer, Disco Singer
Names/Places: b. in Rogers, TX; RN:Joseph Arrington Jr.

🎵Jesse Thomas -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/3/1911 d.8/13/1995 (84)
Blues Singer

🏆🥊Chris Tolos -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/5/1929 d.8/13/2005 (75)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Canadian, Greek

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🎵Ed Townsend -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/16/1929 d.8/13/2003 (74)
Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer

✍⚛Edward John Trelawney -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/13/1792 d.8/13/1881 (88)
Author, Explorer, Traveler, English

🎵David Tudor -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/20/1926 d.8/13/1996 (70)
Composer

🏆🏁🏊Albert Joseph "Al" Vande Weghe -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/28/1916 N.S. d.8/13/2002 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

🎭Charles Walters -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/17/1911 d.8/13/1982 (70)
Actor, Movie Director, Choreographer, Dancer

🏆⚾George M. Weiss -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/23/1895 d.8/13/1972 (77)
Hall of Famer, MLB Executive

✍📰⚖H. G. Wells -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/21/1866 d.8/13/1946 (79)
Novelist, Historian, Congressperson, English
Names/Places: b. in Kent; RFMN:Herbert George; d. in London
Book Titles: The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds

⚖🏆🏈Edward Bennett Williams -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/31/1920 d.8/13/1988 (68)
Attorney/Lawyer, NFL Owner
Sports Teams: Washington Redskins/Baltimore Orioles (owner)

🎨Giovanni da Bologna -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1529 d.8/13/1608
Sculptor
Names/Places: RN:Jean Boulogne; should be known as Giambologna

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The Holiday Almanacs August 13, 2020

What's Today?

Today is Thu Aug the 13 in the year 2020 , a leap year
Jan 1 began on a Wed
This is day 226 of the year
Serialnumber = 44044
Julian date = 2459063 O.S.= 7 - 31 - 2020

Calendar

Holidays

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Week (Day 5)
Don't Wait...Celebrate Week (Day 5)
National Apple Week (Day 5)
[Central African Republic] Independence Day (1960)
[Tunisia] Women's Day
[World] Left-handers Day
Cowardly Lion Day
Fall of the Aztec Empire Day (1521)
Li'l Abners Birthday
Weird Contest Week (Day 4)

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Astrological sign: Leo: The Lion (7-23 thru 8-22); Ruling Planet: Sun. Element: Fire. Traits: Forceful, generous, creative, well-organized. Body part associated with this sign: The heart. Occupations: Supervisor, actor, king, activities requiring physical strength, bartender.
Astrological sign: Virgo: The Virgin (8-23 thru 9-22); Symbol: The Virgin. Ruling Planet: Mercury. Element: Earth. Traits: Analytical, discriminating, modest, neat. Body part associated with this sign: The belly. Occupations: Editor, medicine, chemistry, research, accounting.
Flowers: gladiolus and poppy
Gems: sardonyx and peridot
Full Moon: Sturgeon Moon and Barley Moon?
Home Improvement Months (not the TV show) (from April-Sep)
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Hurricane Season Months in the West (June 1-Oct 31)
American Artists Appreciation Month
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National Catfish Month
National Golf Month
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National Parks Month
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National Water Quality Month
Psychic Month
Romance Awareness Month
Science, Medicine and Technology Books Month
Dog Days of Summer (thru 8-15)
Kappa Cygnid meteor shower, radiant in Cygnus (thru 8-20)
Perseid meteor shower, radiant in Cassiopeia (thru 8-14)
[Ancient Rome] Idus Sextilis
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