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Today's Anniversary – Sunday, August 19


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Births

* 1969 Matthew Perry Canadian-American film and television actor, best known for his work as Chandler Bing in the sitcom Friends.
* 1961 Katya Chamma Brazilian composer, singer, poet, writer and cultural producer.
* 1947 Lawrence Kudlow American conservative economic commentator, journalist and broadcaster.
* 1946 Bill Clinton US politician, 42nd President of the United States; husband of Hillary Clinton.
* 1942 Fred Thompson American lawyer, lobbyist, character actor and former Republican Senator from Tennessee.
* 1924 Willard Boyle Canadian physicist and co-inventor of the charge-coupled device.
* 1921 Gene Roddenberry Born in El Paso, Texas and spent his boyhood in Los Angeles.
* 1919 Malcolm Forbes American businessman, and the publisher of Forbes magazine.
* 1908 Josephine Jacobsen American poet, short story writer, and critic.
* 1902 Ogden Nash American poet.
* 1900 Gilbert Ryle British philosopher.
* 1897 Roman Vishniac Renowned Russian-American photographer of poor Jews in Eastern European ghettos in the 1930s.
* 1883 Coco Chanel 19 August 1883 10 January 1971 was a pioneering French fashion designer whose modernist philosophy, menswear-inspired fashions, and pursuit of expensive simplicity made her an important figure in 20th-century fashion.
* 1874 Arthur Henry Reginald Buller Bitish/Canadian mycologist.
* 1872 Theophile de Donder Belgian mathematician and physicist famous for his 1923 work in developing correlations between the Newtonian concept of chemical affinity and the Gibbsian concept of free energy.
* 1870 Bernard Baruch American financier, stock market speculator, statesman, and presidential advisor.
* 1856 John Cotton Dana American librarian and museum director.
* 1780 Pierre-Jean de Beranger Prolific French poet and chansonnier, who enjoyed great popularity and influence in France during his lifetime, but faded into obscurity in the decades following his death.
* 1689 Samuel Richardson One of the most admired fiction-writers of his day, both in his native England and across Europe.
* 1631 John Dryden Influential English poet, literary critic, and playwright.

Deaths

 2004 J. Irwin Miller American industrialist and patron of modern architecture.
 2002 Irving Copi American philosopher, author and logician.
 1995 Pierre Schaeffer French composer, writer, broadcaster and engineer most widely recognized as the chief pioneer of musique concr?te His writings are often concerned with his development of the genre as well as the theoretics and philosophy of music in general.
 1994 Linus Pauling American quantum chemist and biochemist, a pioneer in the application of quantum mechanics to chemistry, and one of the founders of molecular biology.
 1977 Groucho Marx Primarily known as Groucho Marx, was an American comedian and actor, famous for his work in the Marx Brothers comedy team, and his solo film and television career.
 1968 George Gamow Ukrainian born physicist and cosmologist.
 1960 Frances Cornford English poet in the Georgian tradition.
 1959 Jacob Epstein American-born British sculptor who worked chiefly in the UK, where he pioneered modern sculpture.
 1950 Black Elk Famous Wichasha Wakan and Heyoka of the Oglala Lakota.
 1945 Albert Jay Nock Influential American author, educational theorist, capitalist anarchist, social critic of the early and middle 20th century, and a philosophical founder of the modern, libertarian conservative movement later embraced by Barry Goldwater, Ronald Reagan, and Ron Paul.
 1944 Gunther von Kluge German military leader.
 1936 Federico Garcia Lorca Spanish poet, dramatist, painter, pianist and composer.
 1936 Federico Garcia Lorca Spanish poet, dramatist, painter, pianist and composer.
 1923 Vilfredo Pareto Italian engineer, sociologist, economist, and philosopher, who contributed greatly to turning economics into a data-based science.
 1905 William-Adolphe Bouguereau French academic painter.
 1823 Robert Bloomfield Self-educated English peasant poet.
 1662 Blaise Pascal French mathematician, logician, physicist and theologian.
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