Who Was Born Today – August 7 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – August 7 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on August 7
1876 Mata Hari, [Margaretha G. Macleod] who passed secrets to the Germans in World War I.
1903 Louis Leakey, anthropologist, archeologist and paleontologist, believed Africa was the cradle of mankind.
1904 Ralph Bunche, U.S. diplomat and the first African-American Nobel Prize winner.
1927 Edwin Edwards, governor of Louisiana.
1932 Abebe Bikila, barefoot runner from Ethiopia, winner of the 1960 Olympic marathon.
1942 Garrison Keillor, American humorist and writer, creator of the long-running PBS program A Prairie Home Companion.
1950 Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter (“Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight,” “Ain’t Living Long Like This”) and author (Chinaberry Sidewalks) Rodney Crowell.
1963 Patrick Kennedy, son of President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy; dies 39 hours later.
1966 Jimmy Donal “Jimbo” Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia.
1975 Charlize Theron, model and Academy Award-winning actress (Monster).

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