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August 23 Events and Birthdays

Today in History- August 23

Happy Birthday!
1912 Gene Kelly, dancer/actor (Singin' In The Rain)
1917 Tex Williams, country singer
1929 Vera Miles, actress (The Virginian)(some say 1930)
1932 Mark Russell, comedian/ songwriter/ political satirist
1934 Barbara Eden, actress (I Dream of Jeannie)
1943 Nelson DeMille, author (The General's Daughter)
1946 Keith Moon, singer from the Who (When I'm Sixty-Four)
1949 Rick Springfield, singer/actor (General Hospital, Jessie's Girl)
1949 Shelley Long, actress (Diane from Cheers)
1963 Kenny Wallace, NASCAR driver
1970 Jay Mohr, actor/ comedian (Are We There Yet?, Saturday Night Live)
1970 River Phoenix, actor (Stand By Me, My Own Private Idaho)
1977 Nicole Bobek, figure skater
1978 Kobe Bryant, NBA star

Deaths:
1926 Rudolph Valentino, actor (The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse)
1960 Oscar Hammerstein II, composer (South Pacific)

Events:
1927 Sacco and Vanzetti executed

History Lesson:

Kobe Bryant was named after a steak.

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