Birthdays of Personalities on August 8

xxxx :Candy Roth, traffic reporter (shadow traffic)
xxxx :Vivian E Bennett, museum curator (Guggenheim)
1528 :Emanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy/governor of Netherland
1545 :Don Carlos, son of Spanish king Philip II
1621 :Jean de la Fontaine, French poet (Fables)
1809 :Ljudwit Gaj, Croatian writer/poet (Pjesma iz Zagorja)
1819 :Alexander Hays, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1864
1821 :William Harvey Lamb Wallace, Brig General (Union volunteers)
1824 :Waldimir "Kriz" Krzyzanowski, Brig General (Union volunteers)
1824 :Waldimir Kriz Krzyzanowski, Brig General (Union volunteers)
1826 :Benjamin Henry Grierson, Major General (Union volunteers)
1826 :Robert Kingston Scott, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1829 :Pierre A Vicomte de Ponson du Terrail, French serial writer
1836 :Joseph Chamberlain, British minister of Commerce/Colonies
1838 :Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin, inventor (rigid dirigibles)
1839 :John D Rockefeller, US capitalist/founder (Standard Oil)
1844 :Mary Johnson Lincoln, educator (Boston Cooking School)
1851 :Arthur J Evans, English archaeologist (Crete)
1867 :KĄthe Kollwitz, Germany, print maker/sculptor (Bauernkrieg)
1869 :William V Moody, US poet (Death of Eve, Faith Healer)
1870 :Marie C of Zeggelen, Dutch novelist (Koloniaaltje)
1871 :Kornelis ter Laan, 1st Dutch socialist mayor (Zaandam)
1882 :Waverley John Anderson, Scottish viscount/governor of Bengal
1885 :Ann Jemima Flower, oldest resident of Netherlands
1885 :Emil Bloch, German philosopher
1890 :W Hasenvlever, writer
1891 :Elisabeth Zernike, Dutch writer (Poor Part, Bruidstijd)
1891 :Josef Hora, Czech writer/poet (Working Day)
1892 :Richard Aldington, writer
1893 :Fritz Perls, father of Gestalt therapy
1894 :Clemens VI Trefois, Flemish architect/sociologist
1898 :Alec Waugh, London, novelist (Island in the Sun); brother of Evelyn
1899 :David Eli Lilienthal, US govt organizer (Wisconsin)
1901 :Donald Benjamin Harden, archaeologist
1904 :Bill Challis, arranger/pianist
1906 :Philip Johnson, Cleveland Ohio, Cortalyou architect
1907 :George W Romney, (Gov-R-Mich)/US Secretary of HUD (1969-73)
1908 :Louis Jordan, Ark, alto saxman (Caldonia)
1908 :Nelson A Rockefeller, (Gov-R-NY) 41st VP (1974-77)
1910 :Govan AM Mbeki, South African leader (ANC/SACP)
1913 :Walter Kerr, NY drama critic (Sad Clowns)
1914 :Billy Eckstine, Pittsburgh PA, jazz singer (Tenderly, A Fool in Love)
1915 :Charles Hard Townes, Greenville SC, physicist (developed lasers)
1919 :Walter Scheel, German Foreign minister/president
1926 :Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, author/physician/educator
1926 :John D Dingell, (Rep-D-Michigan, 1955- )
1928 :Carol Henry, Newark NJ, choreographer (Garry Moore Show)
1929 :Shirley Ann Grau, author (Keepers of the House)
1930 :Valeri Aleksandrovich Yazdovsky, Russian cosmonaut
1931 :Jerry Vale, [Genaro Louis Vitaliano], NYC, singer (Arriverderci Roma)
1931 :Roone Arledge, Forest Hills NY, head of sports broadcasting (ABC)
1933 :Marty Feldman, London England, comedian (Young Frankenstein)
1935 :John David Crow, football player (Heisman Trophy 1957)
1935 :Vitali Ivanovich Sevastiyanov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 9, 18B)
1938 :Marian Ackerman, women's rights advocacy administrator
1942 :Chuck Negron, Bronx NY, rock vocalist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World)
1942 :Phil Gramm, (Sen-R Texas, 1985- )
1943 :Faye Wattleton, St Louis Mo, sociologist/pres (Planned Parenthood)
1944 :Jaimoe "Johnny" Johanson, US rock drummer (Allman Brothers)
1944 :Jaimoe Johnny Johanson, US rock drummer (Allman Brothers)
1946 :Cynthia Gregory, LA, ballerina (NY Ballet Co)
1948 :Kim Darby, N Hollywood, actr (True Grit, Enola Gay, Rich Man Poor Man)
1948 :Raffi, children's singer (Baby Beluga)
1951 :Andy Fletcher, rocker (Depeche Mode-Just Can't Get Enough)
1951 :Greg T Walker, rock bassist (Blackfoot)
1956 :Russell Christian, rocker (Christians-Harvest the World)
1958 :Carlos Cavazo, rocker (Quiet Riot-We're Not Gonna Take It)
1958 :Fred Young, Glasgow Ky, singer (Kentucky Headhunters-Davy Crockett)
1961 :Graham Jones, rock guitarist (Haircut 100)
1962 :Rob Burnett, North Caldwell NJ, head writer (David Letterman)
1963 :Pablo Magallon, jockey
1968 :Glen Featherstone, Toronto, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers)
1992 :Taylor Maine Pearl Brooks, daughter of country singer Garth Brooks



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