Painter Edward Hopper (Nighthawks) born in Nyack, New York.
Film director, James Whale (Frankenstein) born in Dudley, Worcestershire, England.
Sculpter Alexander Calder born in Lawnton, Pennsylvania.
Poet and author, Stephen Vincent Benét (The Devil and Daniel Webster) born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Wrestling great The Fabulous Moolah born in Kershaw County, South Carolina.
John Dillinger is killed by the FBI at the Biograph Theater in Chicago.
Author Tom Robbins (Even Cowgirls get the Blues) born in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, a town he later described as a Dogpatch town whose economic backbone was picking up empty beer bottles for returns.
Singer-songwriter, producer, and bandleader, George Clinton (Parliament-Funkadelic) born in Kannapolis, North Carolina.
Cartoonist and illustrator, Vaughn Bodē (Cheech Wizard) born in Utica, New York.
Comedian Albert Brooks (Lost in America) born in Beverly Hills, California.
Musician Don Henley (The Eagles) born in Gilmer, Texas.
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