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August 5 Events and Birthdays

Today in History- August 5th

Happy Birthday!
1906 John Huston, actor/director (Chinatown)
1930 Neil Armstrong, astronaut (commander for Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing mission, he was the first man to step on the moon's surface)
1946 Loni Anderson, actress (Jennifer from WKRP)
1956 Maureen McCormick, actress (Marcia, Marcia, Marcia from the Brady Bunch)
1962 Patrick Ewing, basketball player

1895 Friedrich Engels, philosopher
1962 Marilyn Monroe, actress (The Seven Year Itch, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)
1984 Richard Burton, actor (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?)
2000 Sir Alec Guinness, actor (Obi-Wan Kenobi from Star Wars)
2002 Josh Ryan Evans, actor (8-Year Old Grinch from How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Passions)

History Lesson:
Joe DiMaggio was said to visit Marilyn Monroe's grave until his own death.

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