Today’s Birthdays: September 11th

Edited From Those Were The Days

1862O. Henry (William Sydney Porter)
author: short stories: Gift of the Magi; died June 5, 1910


1885D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
writer: Lady Chatterly’s Lover; died in Mar 2, 1930


1899Jimmie (James Houston) Davis
politician: Governor of Louisiana [1944-1948, 1960-1964]; Country Music Hall of Fame songwriter: You are My Sunshine; died Nov 5, 2000


1909Anne Seymour (Eckert)
actress: Sunrise at Campobello, Mirage, All the King’s Men; died Dec 8, 1988

Anne Seymour1913Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant
football coach: University of Alabama: the winningest coach in college football [323 wins, 85 losses, 17 ties in 25 years]; died Jan 26, 1983

1917Ferdinand (Edralin) Marcos
President of the Philippines [1966-1986]; died Sep 28, 1989

1924Tom Landry
Pro Football Hall of Famer: coach: Dallas Cowboys [1960-1988], record: 270-178-6, 20 straight winning seasons, five NFC titles, two Super Bowl wins; died Feb 12, 2000

1928 – (Henry) Earl Holliman
actor: Police Woman, Delta, The Wide Country, P.S.I. Luv U, Hotel De Paree, The Bridges at Toko-Ri

1940Brian (Russell) De Palma
director: Carrie, The Untouchables, Bonfire of the Vanities, Body Double, Scarface, Wise Guys

1942Lola Falana
singer, actress: The New Bill Cosby Show, Ben Vereen – Comin’ at Ya, Lady Cocoa, The Klansman

1943Mickey Hart
musician: drums, songwriter: group: Grateful Dead: St. Stephen, China Cat Sunflower, Dark Star, Alabama Getaway; scored part of film: Apocalypse Now

1944Phil May
singer: group: The Pretty Things: LP: Parachute; group: Fallen Angels

1946Dennis Tufano
musician: guitar, singer: group: The Buckinghams

1949Marty Liquori
track: Villanova University

1950Amy Madigan
actress: Riders of the Purple Sage, Uncle Buck, Field of Dreams, Places in the Heart, Love Letters, Love Child, The Ambush Murders

1953Tommy Shaw
musician: guitar: group: Styx: Come Sail Away, Miss America, Castle Walls, Superstars, Renegade, Babe, The Best of Times, Too Much Time on My Hands, Mr. Roboto

1957Jon Moss
musician: drums: group: Culture Club: Karma Chameleon

1959Mick Talbot
musician: keyboards: group: The Style Council: Speak like a Child, Money Go Round, Solid Bond in Your Heart, Long Hot Summer, My Ever Changing Moods, You’re the Best Thing, Welcome to Milton Keynes, Walls Came Tumbling Down

1962Kristy McNichol
Emmy Award-winning actress: Family [1976-77, 1978-79]; Empty Nest, Apple’s Way, Baby of the Bride, Women of Valor, Dream Lover, Only When I Laugh, Little Darlings, The Summer of My German Soldier

1963Virginia Madsen
actress: The Prophecy, Blue Tiger, Caroline at Midnight, Candyman, Love Kills, The Hot Spot, Gotham, Slamdance, Dune

1967Harry Connick Jr.
Grammy Award-winning singer: We are in Love; actor: Copycat, When Harry Met Sally

1979Ariana Richards
actress: Switched at Birth, Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park


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