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August 25 Events and Birthdays

Today in History- August 25th

Happy Birthday!
1909 Ruby Keeler, dancer/actress
1913 Walt Kelly, cartoonist (Pogo)
1917 Mel Ferrer, actor (War and Peace, Falcon Crest)
1918 Leonard Bernstein, composer/ conductor (West Side Story, I Feel Pretty)
1919 George Wallace, governor of Alabama during Civil Rights movement
1921 Monty Hall, tv game show host (Let's Make a Deal)
1930 Sean Connery, actor (the original James Bond, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade)
1933 Regis Philbin, tv talk show host
1933 Tom Skerritt, actor (Top Gun, Picket Fences, Alien, MASH)
1938 David Canary, actor (All My Children)
1947 Anne Archer, actress (Patriot Games, Fatal Attraction)
1949 Gene Simmons, musician from Kiss (Rock and Roll All Nite)
1954 Elvis Costello, singer (Radio, Radio, Pump it Up)
1958 Tim Burton, director (Batman, Edward Scissorhands)
1964 Blair Underwood, actor (LA Law)
1968 Rachael Ray, chef ($40 a Day)
1969 Cameron Mathison, actor (All My Children)
1970 Claudia Schiffer, super model
1981 Rachel Bilson, actress (the OC)

1900 Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher
1945 John Birch, John Birch Society (thought to have died today)
1984 Truman Capote, author (In Cold Blood)
2001 Aaliyah, singer (Age Ain't Nothing But A Number)

1944 Paris is liberated from the Nazi's rule.

History Lesson:
Gene Simmons taught 6th grade before becoming famous.

Truman Capote is said to have been the inspiration for Dill in To Kill a Mockingbird.

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