Cornelius Crane “Chevy” Chase (born October 8, 1943) is an American comedian, writer, television actor and film actor. He began acting with National Lampoon. He quickly became a key cast member in the inaugural season of Saturday Night Live, where his Weekend Update skit soon became a staple of the show. Chase is also well known for his portrayal of the character Clark Griswold in four National Lampoon’s Vacation films, and for his roles in other successful comedies such as Foul Play (1978), Caddyshack (1980), Seems Like Old Times (1980), Fletch (1985), Spies Like Us (1985), and ¡Three Amigos! (1986).
R. L. Stine
Robert Lawrence Stine (born October 8, 1943), known as R. L. Stine, and Jovial Bob Stine, is an American writer and producer. Stine, who is called the “Stephen King of children’s literature,” is the author of hundreds of horror fiction novels, including the books in the Fear Street, Goosebumps, Rotten School, Mostly Ghostly, and The Nightmare Room series. R. L. Stine’s books have sold over 400 million copies as of 2008.
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The last Jewish residents of the Liepaja Ghetto, in German-occupied Latvia, were deported and sent to the Kaiserwald concentration camp.
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Bill Morris served as the bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Toowoomba.
József Tajti is a Hungarian footballer.
Roy Parnell is an English footballer.
Shivraj Singh Lodhi is an Indian politician.
Dave Phillips is a retired baseball umpire.
Stephanie Westerfeld was an American figure skater.
Don Pepper is a retired American professional baseball player.
Bronisław Cieślak is a Polish actor and politician.
Wolfgang Lakenmacher is a former East German handball player.