This Week's Birthdays - Week of August 15

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This Week's Birthdays - Week of August 15

Monday, Aug 15 2011 by kjfitz
August 15, 1771 – Sir Walter Scott, Scottish novelist and poet (d. 1832)

Sir Walter Scott Monument
August 16, 1888 – T. E. Lawrence, English writer and soldier (d. 1935)

T. E. Lawrence (of Arabia) House
August 17, 1929 – Francis Gary Powers, American U-2 pilot (d. 1977)

Lockheed U-2C on static display
August 18, 1904 – Max Factor, Polish-born cosmetics entrepreneur (d. 1996)

Max Factor Building
August 19, 1883 – Coco Chanel, French clothing designer (d. 1971)

Coco Chanel's House
August 20, 1907 – Alan Reed, original voice of Fred Flintstone. (d. 1977)

Fred, Dino, and Wilma
August 21, 1936 – Wilt Chamberlain, American basketball player (d. 1999)

Wilt Chamberlain Mural