Who Was Born Today – August 12 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – August 12 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on August 12
1762 George IV, named Prince Regent in 1810 when his father, George III, is declared insane.
1774 Robert Southey, English poet laureate (1813-1843).
1781 Robert Mills, architect and engineer whose designs include the Washington Monument, the National Portrait Gallery and the U.S. Treasury Building.
1859 Katherine Bates, composer of “America the Beautiful.”
1881 Cecil B. DeMille, American film director, producer and screenwriter, famous for epic productions.
1889 Zerna Sharp, creator and co-author, with William S. Gray, of the Dick and Jane reading primer series.
1911 Cantinflas, Mexican circus clown, acrobat and actor.
1925 Norris and Ross McWhirter, wrote and updated Guinness Book of World Records, 1955–1975; following Ross’ assassination by the IRA, Norris continued writing and updating the Guinness Book until 1985.
1927 Ralph Waite, actor (The Waltons, Roots).
1927 Porter Wagoner, country singer, TV show host.
1929 Buck Owens, country singer, a leader in establishing the “Bakersfield Sound.”.
1936 Vice-Admiral John Poindexter, Security Adviser to Pres. Ronald Reagan (Dec 1985–Nov 1986); convicted on 5 felonies arising from the Iran/Contra affair, but the convictions were overturned on appeal.
1937 Walter Dean Myers, award-winning author of books for young readers (Hoops, The Scorpion).
1939 George Hamilton, Golden Globe-winning actor (Crime & Punishment, USA), producer (Love at First Bite).
1954 Pat Metheny, multiple-award winning jazz guitarist, including unprecedented 7 Grammys for 7 consecutive recordings.

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