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Born: on September 17, 1956


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Howard R.-DRIGGS

AmericanHoward R. DRIGGS born Howard Roscoe DRIGGS

1873 - 1963
English professor at the University of Utah and New York University

His parents had come to Utah with the Mormon pioneers. Driggs studied at Brigham Young Academy, the University of Utah, where he received bachelor's and master's degrees, the University of Chicago, and New York University where he received his[...]

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AmericanElsie DRIGGS 

1898 - 1992
American painter

Born in Hartford, Connecticut, Driggs grew up in New Rochelle, a suburb of New York City, in a family that was supportive of her artistic interests. After a summer spent painting with her sister in New Mexico in her late teens, she felt she had[...]

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AmericanClay AIKEN born Clayton Holmes GRISSOM

American singer, television personality, actor, politician, and activist

Clay Aiken was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. As a young boy, Aiken sang in the Raleigh Boychoir; and, as a teenager, he sang in school choirs, church choir, musicals and local theatre productions. After high school, he sang lead[...]

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Singer & Musician


AmericanOllie MITCHELL born Oliver Edward MITCHELL

1927 - 2013
American musician and bandleader

Mitchell would go on to play in big bands for Harry James, Buddy Rich and Pérez Prado, among others, as well as the NBC Symphony Orchestra. In the 1960s, Mitchell joined The Wrecking Crew, a group of studio and session musicians who played[...]

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AmericanFlorence BASCOM 

1862 - 1945
American geologist

The youngest of five children, Bascom came from a family who, unlike most at the time, encouraged women's entrance into society. Her father, John Bascom, was a professor at Williams College, and later President of University of Wisconsin. He was[...]

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AmericanAustan GOOLSBEE born Austan Dean GOOLSBEE

American economist

Goolsbee was born in Waco, Texas, the son of Linda Catherine (née Dean) and Arthur Leon Goolsbee. He was raised primarily in Whittier, California.

He graduated from Milton Academy and received both his B.A. summa cum laude and[...]

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