Escape From Paris: An Interview with Author Stephen Harding



1847

Paul von Hindenburg, German Field Marshall during World War I and second president of the Weimar Republic.

1869

Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi, political leader of India and pioneer of nonviolent activism.

1871

Cordell Hull, Secretary of State for President Franklin Roosevelt.

1879

Wallace Stevens, poet.

1890

Julius Henry ‘Groucho’ Marx, comedian, one of the five Marx brothers (the others being Chico, Harpo, Zeppo and Gummo).

1900

William A. ‘Bud’ Abbot, comedian, the straight man to Lou Costello.

1901

Roy Campbell, poet (The Flaming Terrapin).

1904

Graham Greene, novelist (The Power and The Glory, The Heart of the Matter).

1907

Alexander R. Todd, Baron Todd, Scottish biochemist who won Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1957) for his work on nucleotides, nucleosides, and nucleotide coenzymes.

1933

John Bertrand Gurdon, English developmental biologist who shared Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine (2012) for the discovery that mature cells can be converted to stem cells.

1937

Johnnie Cochran, high-profile African American lawyer whose many famous clients included O.J. Simpson and Michael Jackson.

1938

Rex Reed, actor and film critic; co-hosted the At the Movies TV show.

1945

Don McLean, singer, songwriter guitarist, best known for “American Pie,” his tribute to Buddy Holly and early rock ‘n’ roll.

1945

Martin Hellman, cryptologist, co-inventor of public key cryptography.

1949

Annie Leibovitz, photographer whose subjects include John Lennon and the Rolling Stones.

1951

Sting (Gordon M.T. Sumner), singer, songwriter, musician, actor; lead singer and bass player for the band The Police before launching a successful solo career.

1970

Kelly Ripa, actress, producer, co-host of Live! with Kelly and Michael TV talk show.