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Today's Birthdays – August 12, 2011




Celebrity Birthdays

1753 Thomas Bewick England, artist (British Birds, Aesop’s Fables) 1757 ALF alien life form (ALF) 1762 George IV king of England (1820-30) 1781 Robert Mills US, architect (Washington Monument) 1859 Katharine Lee Bates US, author (America the Beautiful) 1860 Klara Hitler Austrian mother of dictator Adolf Hitler (d. 1907) 1867 Edith Hamilton German-born American classicist (d. 1963) 1881 Cecil B deMille Mass, directed 10 Commandments 1889 Zerna Sharp American writer and educator (Dick and Jane) (d. 1981) 1911 Cantinflas (Mario Moreno) Mexico, actor (Around World in 80 Days) 1912 Jane Wyatt Campgaw NJ, actress (Father Knows Best, Star Trek) 1921 Marjorie Reynolds Buhl Idaho, actress (Peggy-Life of Riley) 1925 Norris McWhirter Scottish co-founder of the Guinness Book of Records (d. 2004) 1925 Ross McWhirter Scottish co-founder of the Guinness Book of Records (d. 1975) 1927 Ralph Waite White Plains NY, actor (John-Waltons, Roots) 1927 Porter Wagoner country singer, discovered Dolly Parton (Y’All Come) 1929 Buck Owens Sherman Texas, country singer (Hee Haw) 1931 William Goldman author (Lord of the Flies-Nobel 1983) 1932 Dallin H. Oaks American The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints apostle and former Utah Supreme Court Justice 1933 Parnelli Jones American race car driver and team owner 1939 Skip Caray American TV and radio baseball announcer (Atlanta Braves) (d. 2008) 1939 George Hamilton Memphis Tn, (Love at 1st Bite, Where the Boys Are) 1941 Jennifer Warren NYC, actress (Slap Shot, Fatal Beauty, Mutant) 1949 Mark Knopfler guitar/vocals (Dire Straits-Sultans of Swing) 1954 Sam J Jones Chicago Ill, actor (Chris-Code Red, The Highway Man) 1955 Terry Taylor American professional wrestler 1961 Roy Hay guitarist (Culture Club-Do You Really Want to Hurt Me) 1963 Sir Mix-a-Lot American rapper 1971 Pete Sampras American tennis player 1972 Del the Funky Homosapien American hip hop artist 1973 Jonathan Coachman American professional wrestler and executive 1973 Richard Reid British terrorist (the “Shoe Bomber”) 1975 Casey Affleck American actor 1976 Wednesday 13 American vocalist (Wednesday 13, Murderdolls)]]]]> ]]>

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