This Week's Birthdays - Week of August 15

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Monday, Aug 15 2011 by

August 15, 1771 – Sir Walter Scott, Scottish novelist and poet (d. 1832)

Sir Walter Scott Monument (Google Maps)
Sir Walter Scott Monument

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

T. E. Lawrence (of Arabia) House (StreetView)
T. E. Lawrence (of Arabia) House

August 17, 1929 – Francis Gary Powers, American U-2 pilot (d. 1977)

Lockheed U-2C on static display (Birds Eye)
Lockheed U-2C on static display

August 18, 1904 – Max Factor, Polish-born cosmetics entrepreneur (d. 1996)

Max Factor Building (Google Maps)
Max Factor Building

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

Coco Chanel's House (Birds Eye)
Coco Chanel's House

August 20, 1907 – Alan Reed, original voice of Fred Flintstone. (d. 1977)

Fred, Dino, and Wilma (StreetView)
Fred, Dino, and Wilma

August 21, 1936 – Wilt Chamberlain, American basketball player (d. 1999)

Wilt Chamberlain Mural (StreetView)
Wilt Chamberlain Mural