Who Was Born Today – August 20 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – August 20 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on August 20
1833 Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States and grandson of President William Henry Harrison.
1886 Paul Tillich, theologian and philosopher who wrote Systematic Theology.
1890 H.P. Lovecraft, author of horror tales; created the Cthulhu mythos.
1905 Jack Teagarden, jazz trombonist.
1941 Slobodan Milocevic, President of Serbia (1989–1997) and of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1997–2000); tried by UN’s International Criminal Tribunal for war crimes but died before trial concluded.
1942 Isaac Hayes, composer, musician, actor, voice-over actor; co-wrote “Soul Man,” won Academy Award for his composition “Theme from Shaft.”
1944 Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minster of India.
1952 John Hiatt, singer/songwriter (“Have a Little Faith in Me”).
1954 Al Roker, weatherman (Today on NBC; Weather Channel).
1958 Patricia Rozema, film director, screenwriter (Mansfield Park).
1974 Amy Adams, actress; multiple nominations for Academy Awards, Golden Globe and BAFTA awards (Enchanted, The Fighter).

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