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Isaac Hayes (1942-), the Black Moses of Soul, was born in Covington, TN on August 20, 1942. Brothers Judd especially recommends Live At The Sahara Tahoe.


H. P. (Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890-1937) was born in Providence, RI on August 20, 1890. Read Orrin's review of At the Mountains of Madness (1931) (Grade: B+)


Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) was born in North Bend, OH on August 20, 1833.


Salvatore Quasimodo, Italian poet/critic/translator and winner of Nobel Prize 1959, Aug. 20, 1901 - 1968


Orville Wright (1871-1948) was born in Dayton OH on August 19, 1871. The 19th is celebrated as Aviation Day in his honor.


Ogden Nash (1902-71) was born in Rye, NY on August 19, 1902. Check out a nice page of his verse.


James Gould Cozzens (1903-78) was born in Chicago, IL on August 19, 1903. Brothers Judd recommends his Pulitzer Prize winning novel of WWII, Guard of Honor (1949)


Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809) was born in Charlottsville, VA on August 18, 1774. Read Orrin's review of Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West (1996)(Stephen E. Ambrose) (Grade: A-)


V.S. [Vidiadhar) Surajprasad] Naipaul (1932-) was born in Trinidad on August 17, 1932. Read Orrin's reviews of A House for Mr. Biswas (1961) (Grade: B-) and A Bend in the River (1979) (Grade: C)


Davy Crockett (1786-1836) was born in Eastern TN on August 17, 1786; of course, he died at the Alamo. One of the saddest days of my life was when a kid threw my coonskin cap in our local brook in 2nd Grade.


Marcus Mosiah Garvey (1887-1940), who began the back to Africa movement, was born in St. Ann's Bay , Jamaica on August 17, 1887.


Maureen O'Hara (1920-) was born in Dublin, IRE on August 17, 1920. Hollywood's all time most fabulous babe, she appears in numerous great movies including: The Quiet Man (1952), How Green Was My Valley (1941) and Miracle on 34th Street (1947).


Charles Bukowski (1920-1994) was born in Andernach, GER on August 16, 1920.


Menachem Begin (1913-92) was born in Brest-Litovsk, Russia on August 16, 1913. He and Anwar Sadat shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 1978.


Ted Hughes (1930-98) was born in Mytholmroyd, Yorkshire, ENG on August 16, 1930. Read Orrin's review of The Iron Giant: A Story in Five Nights (1968) (Grade: B+)


Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) was born in Ajaccio, Corsica on August 15, 1769. Brothers Judd recommends the biography Napoleon Bonaparte by Alan Schom.


Robert Bolt (1924-95) was born in Manchester, ENG on August 15, 1924. Read Orrin's review ofA Man for All Seasons (1960)(Grade: A+)


Steve Martin (1945-) was born in Waco TX on August 14, 1945. Read Orrin's review of Shopgirl: A Novella (2000) (Grade: C)


Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980) was born in London, ENG on August 13, 1899. By any measure, he is one of the great movie directors of all time, Brothers Judd especially recommends: Vertigo and The 39 Steps, both available at Amazon's Hitchcock Centennial site.


[William] Ben Hogan (1912-97) was born in Stephenville, TX on August 13, 1912. Read Orrin's review of Power Golf (1948)




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