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August 8 Events and Birthdays

Today in History- August 8th

Happy Birthday!
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.

History Lesson:
Anne Bancroft was only 6 years older than Dustin Hoffman even though she was his older love interest in The Graduate.

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