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September 21 Events and Birthdays

Today in History- September 21

Happy Birthday!
1866 H. G. Wells, writer (War of the Worlds, The Time Machine)
1912 Chuck Jones, cartoonist/ director (The Road Runner, Pepe Le Pew, Wiley Coyote)
1924 Gail Russell, actress (Henry Aldrich Gets Glamour)
1931 Larry Hagman, actor (I Dream of Jeannie, JR from Dallas)
1935 Henry Gibson, actor (The Blues Brothers, The Incredible Shrinking Woman)
1944 Fannie Flagg, author (Fried Green Tomatoes)
1945 Jerry Bruckheimer, producer (Top Gun, CSI, National Treasure, Cold Case)
1947 Stephen King, writer (Christine, The Green Mile, The Stand, Salem's Lot)
1950 Bill Murray, actor/writer (Ghostbusters series, Groundhog Day, Lost in Translation)
1957 Ethan Coen, director/ writer/The Coen brothers (O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Fargo, Raising Arizona)
1959 Dave Coulier, actor (Joey on Full House)
1960 David James Elliott, actor (JAG, Police Academy 3)
1961 Nancy Travis, actress (Becker, Almost Perfect, Three Men and a Little Lady)
1962 Rob Morrow, actor (Northern Exposure, Numb3rs)
1963 Cecil Fielder, baseball player
1965 Cheryl Hines, actress (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Herbie: Fully Loaded)
1967 Faith Hill, country singer/ actress (This Kiss, The Stepford Wives)
1968 Ricki Lake, actress/ talk show host (Mrs. Winterbourne, Cry-Baby, Hairspray)
1971 Luke Wilson, actor (Alex & Emma, Old School, That '70s show)
1971 Alfonso Ribeiro, actor (Carlton from Fresh Prince of Bel Air)
1972 Liam Gallagher, singer from Oasis (What's the Story) Morning Glory?)
1981 Nicole Richie, actress (The Simple Life)
1983 Maggie Grace, actress (Shannon from Lost)

Deaths:
1834 Sir Walter Scott, poet
1904 Chief Joseph, Nez Perce Chief
1974 Jacqueline Susann, author (Valley of the Dolls)
1974 Walter Brennan, actor (The Real McCoys)
1998 Florence Griffith Joyner, Olympic track and field gold medalist

Event:
The Great New England Hurricane of 1938

History Lesson:

Bill Murray lived around 34 days on film in Groundhog Day. The director said it was more like 10 years in real life.

Rob Morrow has a daughter named Tu Morrow. (Tomorrow)

One of Sir Walter Scott's poems was quoted in Groundhog Day.

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