Who Was Born Today – August 29 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – August 29 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on August 29
1632 John Locke, philosopher of liberalism whose ideas influenced the American founding fathers, famous for his treatise An Essay Concerning Human Understanding.
1809 Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., poet, essayist and father of Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
1898 Preston Sturges, screenwiter, film director and playwright.
1915 Ingrid Bergman, Oscar winning actress famous whose films include Casablanca and Anastasia.
1920 Charlie “Bird” Parker, self-taught jazz saxophonist, pioneer of the new “cool” movement.
1923 Richard Attenborough, actor, (The Great Escape, Jurassic Park) Academy Award–winning director and producer (Gandhi)
1924 Dinah Washington, singer known in the 50s as “Queen of the Harlem Blues.”.
1925 Donald O’Connor, dancer, actor (Singing in the Rain).
1927 Marion Williams, gospel singer.
1931 Lise Payette, Quebec politician, writer and columnist.
1933 Jehan Sadat, First Lady of Egypt (1970–1981); widow of Anwar Sadat.
1935 William Friedkin, director, producer, writer (The Exorcist, The French Connection).
1936 Future Republican US presidential nominee (2008) John McCain.
1938 Elliott Gould, actor (M*A*S*H, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice).
1940 James Brady, press secretary who was severely wounded during John Hinckley Jr.’s attempt to assassinate US President Ronald Reagan.
1941 Robin Leach, TV host (Life Styles of the Rich and Famous).
1943 Richard Halligan, vocalist with band Blood Sweat & Tears.
1952 Karen Hesse, Newbery Medal–winning author of children’s literature (Out of the Dust).
1958 Michael Jackson, pop singer, entertainer.

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