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September 29 Events and Birthdays

Today in History- September 29

Happy Birthday!
1547 Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, writer (Don Quixote)
1758 Horatio Nelson, British military hero
1904 Greer Garson, actress (Mrs. Miniver, Julius Caesar)
1907 Gene Autry, singer/actor/ cowboy ("Back in the Saddle Again")
1913 Trevor Howard, actor (Superman, Father Goose)
1913 Stanley Kramer, director/ producer (Inherit the Wind, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner)
1935 Jerry Lee Lewis, singer ("Great Balls of Fire")
1939 Larry Linville, actor (Maj. Frank Burns from M*A*S*H)
1942 Madeline Kahn, actress (Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, Clue)
1942 Ian McShane, actor (Al Swearengen from "Deadwood")
1943 Lech Walesa, Polish leader /Nobel Peace Prize winner
1944 Mike Post, composer ("Law & Order", "Blossom")
1948 Bryant Gumbel, TV host ("Dateline NBC")
1957 Andrew Dice Clay, actor/comedian (The Adventures of Ford Fairlane)
1961 Tom Sizemore, actor (Pearl Harbor, Wyatt Earp, Black Hawk Down, Dreamcatcher, Heart and Souls) (Dates run from 1954- 1964)
1970 Emily Lloyd, actress (A River Runs Through It, In Country)

Deaths:
1967 Carson McCullers, author (The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter)
1970 Edward Everett Horton, actor (Arsenic and Old Lace, Shall We Dance (37)
1973 W. H. Auden, poet/ author ("On the Frontier"

History Lesson:

Madeline Kahn died of ovarian cancer in 1999.

Mike Post played guitar for "I Got You, Babe" for Sonny and Cher.

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