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June 8 Events and Birthdays

Today in History- June 8th

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1810 Robert Schumann, one of a few composers from The Wizard of Oz
1867 Frank Lloyd Wright, architect
1918 Robert Preston, actor (Victor Victoria, The Music Man)
1921 Alexis Smith, actress (The Age of Innocence, Of Human Bondage)
1924 George Kirby, comedian
1925 Barbara Bush, First Lady of 41st President of the U.S., George Bush
1929 Jerry Stiller, comedian/actor ("Seinfeld", "The King of Queens")
1931 Dana Wynter, actress (Invasion of the Body Snatchers)
1933 Joan Rivers, comedienne/author ("Can we talk?")
1936 James Darren, singer ("Goodbye Cruel World")
1939 Bernie Casey, actor (Roots: The Next Generation, Revenge of the Nerds)
1940 Nancy Sinatra, singer ("These Boots Are Made for Walking")
1942 Chuck Negron, singer from Three Dog Night ("Everyday People", "Old Fashioned Love Song")
1944 Boz Scaggs, musician from Steve Miller Band ("Look What You've Done to Me")
1944 Don Grady, actor (Robbie from "My Three Sons")
1947 Kathy Baker, actress ("Picket Fences", "Boston Public")
1951 Bonnie Tyler, singer ("Total Eclipse of the Heart")
1955 Griffin Dunne, actor (An American Werewolf in London, Johnny Dangerously)
1957 Scott Adams, cartoonist ("Dilbert")
1958 Keenan Ivory Wayans, producer/actor ("In Living Color", White Chicks)
1960 Mike Hucknall, musician from Simply Red ("Holding Back the Years")
1962 Nick Rhodes, musician from Duran Duran ("Hungry Like the Wolf")
1966 Julianna Margulies, actress ("ER", The Mists of Avalon)
1967 Dan Futterman, actor ("Judging Amy", The Birdcage)
1970 Kelli Williams, actress ("The Practice")
1976 Lindsay Davenport, tennis player

632 Muhammad, prophet of Islam
1809 Thomas Paine, Revolutionary author ("Common Sense")
1845 Andrew Jackson, US President
1969 Robert Taylor, actor (Ivanhoe)
1970 Abraham Maslow, psychologist (hierarchy of needs)
1982 Satchel Paige, baseball player
2000 Jeff MacNelly, cartoonist ("Shoe")

1968 James Earl Ray arrested for the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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