Who Was Born Today – August 21 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – August 21 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on August 21
1798 Jules Michelet, French historian who wrote the 24-volume Historie de France.
1904 William “Count” Basie, American band leader and composer.
1936 Wilt Chamberlin, four-time MVP for the National Basketball Association and only player to score 100 points in a professional basketball game.
1938 Kenny Rogers, singer, actor; one of top-selling artists of all time; voted Favorite Singer of All Time in 1986 poll.
1944 Jackie DeShannon (Sharon Lee Meyers), singer/songwriter (“Lonely Girl,” “What the World Needs Now”); toured as The Beatles opening act in 1964; inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame, 2010.
1944 Peter Weir, film director; among the leaders of Australian New Wave cinema (Picnic at Hanging Rock, Gallipoli); Academy Award nominee (Dead Poets Society, Master and Commander).
1950 Arthur Bremer, attempted assassin who shot segregationist Alabama governor George C. Wallace in May 1972.
1951 Harry Smith, TV co-anchor (The Early Show and its predecessor CBS Morning Show, 1987–96, 2002–10).
1952 Joe Strummer, lead singer of British punk band The Clash (“Rock the Casbah”).
1953 Ivan Stang (Douglass St. Clair Smith), writer, Church of the SubGenius.
1954 Archie Griffin, NFL running back; only college player to win two Heisman trophies (Ohio State) and first player to start in four Rose Bowls; member, College Football Hall of Fame.
1956 Kim Cattrall, actress (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Sex in the City TV series).
1961 Stephen Hillenburg, animator and cartoonist; created character of Spongebob Squarepants.
1973 Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google.

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