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Born: on November 23, 1934

Michael WAYNE

American film producer and actor


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World Wars & Contemporary Wars - American politician

Mike-POMPEO

AmericanMike POMPEO born Michael Richard POMPEO

1963
American politician and businessman who is the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

Pompeo was born in Orange, California, the son of Dorothy (née Mercer) and Wayne Pompeo. He is of Italian ancestry. His paternal grandmother was born in Caramanico Terme. While living in nearby Santa Ana, California he attended Los Amigos[...]

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Actor - Director

Louis J.-GASNIER

AmericanLouis J. GASNIER born Louis Joseph GASNIER

1875 - 1963
French-born American film director, producer, screenwriter and actor

Born in Paris, Louis J. Gasnier began his career in the theatre as an actor and director. Accounts vary as to when his film career began; according to Gasnier himself, his association with Pathé Frères commenced in 1899, during the[...]

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Industrialist, Businessman

William F.-HARRAH

AmericanWilliam F. HARRAH born William Fisk HARRAH

1911 - 1978
American businessman, founder of Harrah's Hotel and Casinos

Harrah was born in South Pasadena, California, the son of an attorney and politician. From his early years, Harrah was a driven individual. When the car his father bought him was stolen and stripped he vowed to his sister that one day he would[...]

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Inventor

George Grant-BLAISDELL

AmericanGeorge Grant BLAISDELL 

1895 - 1978
American inventor known for creating the Zippo lighter

George Blaisdell created the Zippo lighter, based on an Austrian lighter in 1933. In the 1940s George bought buildings that could create a factory that could make the Zippo lighter.

In Miami Beach, Florida George died on October 4,[...]

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Actor - Singer & Musician

Pat-BENATAR

AmericanPat BENATAR born Patricia Mae ANDRZEJEWSKI

1953
American singer, songwriter, actress, and four-time Grammy Award winner

Pat Benatar was born Patricia Mae Andrzejewski on January 10, 1953 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York City. Her mother, Mildred (née Knapp), was a beautician, and her father, Andrew Andrzejewski, was a sheet-metal worker. Her father was of[...]

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Author

Harper-LEE

AmericanHarper LEE born Nelle Harper LEE

1926 - 2016
American novelist

Nelle Harper Lee was born on April 28, 1926, in Monroeville, Alabama where she grew up as the youngest of four children of Frances Cunningham (Finch) and Amasa Coleman Lee. Her parents chose her middle name, Harper, to honor pediatrician Dr.[...]

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