Today in History- October 7
1849 James Whitcomb Riley, poet (When the Frost is on the Punkin')
1888 Henry Wallace, Vice President of U.S.
1905 Andy Devine, actor (The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok, "Flipper", "Andy’s Gang", The Red Badge of Courage, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves)
1917 June Allyson, actress (Little Women (49), Strategic Air Command)
1922 Martha Stewart, singer/actress ("Those Two")
1943 Oliver North, TV personality, Marine Corps ("War Stories with Oliver North")
1951 John Cougar Mellencamp, singer ("Jack and Diane", "Hurts So Good")
1952 Vladimir Putin, Russian President
1955 Yo-Yo Ma, cello player
1959 Simon Cowell, American Idol judge
1961 Judy Landers, actress (B.J. and the Bear, Vegas)
1968 Toni Braxton, singer (Un-Break My Heart)
1976 Rachel McAdams, actress (The Notebook)
1849 Edgar Allan Poe, author (The Tell-Tale Heart, The Raven)
1894 Oliver Wendell Holmes, author (The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table)
1949 East Germany formed.
East and West Germany were divided by the Berlin Wall until 1990.