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September 27 Events and Birthdays

Today in History- September 27

Happy Birthday!
1772 Samuel Adams, Continental Congress member
1840 Thomas Nast, political cartoonist
1920 William Conrad, actor (Jake and the Fatman, narrator of The Bullwinkle Show)
1920 Jayne Meadows, actress (City Slickers, Iíve Got a Secret panelist)
1929 Sada Thompson, actress (Family, Lincoln)
1934 Wilford Brimley, actor (Our House, Cocoon, The Firm)
1951 Meat Loaf, singer/actor (The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Fight Club)
1958 Shaun Cassidy, actor / writer (Invasion, The Agency, Joe Hardy from The Hardy Boys Mysteries)
1969 Patrick Muldoon, actor (Starship Troopers, Melrose Place)
1978 Brad Arnold, singer from 3 Doors Down (Kryptonite)
1984 Avril Lavigne, singer (Sk8er Boi)

1917 Edgar Degas, painter (Ballet Rehearsal on Stage)
1956 Babe Didrikson Zaharias, all around great athlete
1960 Sylvia Pankhurst, English suffragette
2003 Donald O'Connor, actor (Singin' in the Rain)

History Lesson:
Shaun Cassidy is Shirley Jones' son. (Shirley Partridge)

Wilford Brimley was the oatmeal man. Now he is the diabetes test guy on commericals.

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