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September 15 Events and Birthdays

Today in History- September 15

Happy Birthday!
1789 James Fenimore Cooper, writer (The Last of the Mohicans)
1857 William Howard Taft, US President
1890 Agatha Christie, writer (Murder on the Orient Express)
1903 Roy Acuff, singer (Wabash Cannonball)
1907 Fay Wray, actress (King Kong, Gideon's Trumpet)
1908 Penny Singleton, actress (Blondie, Jane Jetson,
1922 Jackie Cooper, actor/director (Superman series, The People's Choice)
1940 Merlin Olsen, football player/actor (Father Murphy, Little House on the Prairie)
1946 Tommy Lee Jones, actor (The Fugitive, Natural Born Killers, JFK, Men in Black, Man of the House)
1946 Oliver Stone, director (Born on the Fourth of July, Platoon, JFK, Natural Born Killers)
1961 Dan Marino, football player
1984 Prince Harry, British royality (Henry Charles Albert David Mountbatten-Windsor)

2004 Johnny Ramone, guitarist from The Ramones (I Wanna Be Sedated, Rock and Roll High School)

1963 Church bombing kills four girls in Birmingham, Alabama.

History Lesson:

Gideon's Trumpet is based on the true story of how one man helped all people get lawyers at trials even if they can't afford one. It is a great movie with Henry Fonda playing Clarence Earl Gideon. It would be one of his last movies.

Merlin Olsen is married to Susan Olsen, but not the one that played Cindy Brady on the Brady Bunch.

Just watched Tom Lee Jones in Man of the House. Very funny.

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