This Week's Birthdays - Week of August 27

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Monday, Aug 27 2012 by

August 27, 1908 – Lyndon Baines Johnson, often referred to as LBJ, the 36th President of the United States.

Lyndon B. Johnson by Peter Hurd (StreetView)
Lyndon B. Johnson by Peter Hurd

August 28, 1899 – Andrei Platonov, the pen name of Andrei Platonovich Klimentov, a Soviet author whose works anticipate existentialism.

Monument to Andrei Platonov (Google Maps)
Monument to Andrei Platonov

August 29, 1948 -Sandy Durko, NFL football player.

Sandy Durko's House (Birds Eye)
Sandy Durko's House

August 30, 1918 – Theodore Samuel “Ted” Williams, an American professional baseball player and manager.

Statue of Ted Williams (StreetView)
Statue of Ted Williams

August 31, 1806 – Charles James Lever, an Irish novelist.

Charles Lever Blue Plaque (StreetView)
Charles Lever Blue Plaque

September 1, 1950 – Phillip Calvin “Phil” McGraw, Ph.D., best known as Dr. Phil, is a three-time Emmy Award-nominated television personality who’s well-known as the host of the popular American psychology TV show Dr. Phil, who gained celebrity status following appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Dr. Phil McGraw's House (former) (Birds Eye)
Dr. Phil McGraw's House (former)

September 2, 1942 – Joseph Fafard, OC, SOM, a Canadian sculptor.

Joe Fafard Exhibit (StreetView)
Joe Fafard Exhibit