Tuesday, August 18, 2009

happy Robert Redford's birthday

Redford, a former pitcher for the University of Colorado (he never did graduate, but then his mother died when he was 18 which likely contributed to a lack of focus), turns 73 today.

had he lived, humanitarian, Hall of Famer and former Santurce Crabber Roberto Clemente would've turned 75 today.

Alain Robbe-Grillet (who died just last year) was born on this date in 1922.

it is also the birthday of Rafer Johnson and Parker Posey, Roman Polanski and Vincent Bugliosi (strangely enough), Martin Mull and Elayne Boosler, Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Rosalynn Carter, Denis Leary and Madeline Stowe, Adam Samberg and Frances Bean Cobain, and Edward Norton and Christian Slater (both in 1969).

of course, Jimi Hendrix closed the Woodstock Festival 40 years ago today (but you knew that already), and Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita was first published in the States on August 18, 1958.

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