Today in History- August 8th
1866 Matthew Henson, explorer (accompanied Robert Peary to the North Pole)
1923 Esther Williams, swimmer/ actress (Neptune's Daughter)
1932 Mel Tillis, country music singer/songwriter
1937 Dustin Hoffman, actor (The Graduate, Midnight Cowboy, Tootsie)
1938 Connie Stevens, actress/singer (Hawaiian Eye)
1953 Donny Most, actor (Ralph Malph from Happy Days)
2004 Fay Wray, actress (King Kong)
1963 Royal Mail train robbed.
1974 Richard Nixon resigns.
Anne Bancroft was only 6 years older than Dustin Hoffman even though she was his older love interest in The Graduate.