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September 28 Events and Birthdays

Today in History- September 28

Happy Birthday!
1841 Georges Clemenceau, French government leader
1856 Kate Douglas Wiggin, writer (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm)
1902 Ed Sullivan, TV Host (The Ed Sullivan Show)
1909 Al Capp, cartoonist (Li'l Abner)
1916 Peter Finch, actor (Network, The Flight of the Phoenix(65)
1926 Jerry Clower, comedian
1934 Brigitte Bardot, actress (And God Created Woman)
1937 Rod Roddy, announcer (The Price Is Right)
1938 Ben E. King, singer/ composer (Stand By Me)
1947 Jeffrey Jones, actor (Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Stuart Little, Sleepy Hollow)
1964 Janeane Garofalo, actress (Saturday Night Live, The Truth About Cats & Dogs)
1967 Mira Sorvino, actress (Mighty Aphrodite, The Replacement Killers, Romy and Michele's High School Reunion)
1967 Moon Unit Zappa, singer/actress (Dark Side of Genius)
1968 Naomi Watts, actress (The Ring, Le Divorce)
1972 Gwyneth Paltrow, actress (Shakespeare in Love, Shallow Hal)
1987 Hilary Duff, actress/ singer ("Lizzie McGuire", A Cinderella Story)

Deaths:
1891 Herman Melville, author ("Moby Dick")
1895 Louis Pasteur, scientist (first vaccine against rabies)
1953 Edwin Hubble, astronomer
1964 Harpo Marx, actor from The Marx Brothers (Duck Soup, Animal Crackers)
1989 Ferdinand Marcos, Philippines president
1991 Miles Davis, jazz trumpeter/ composer ('A Kind of Blue')

History Lesson:
Gwyneth Paltrow is the daughter of Bruce Paltrow (director from "St. Elsewhere") and Blythe Danner(actress- Huff, Meet the Parents)

Mira Sorvino is the daughter of Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas, Romeo + Juliet)

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