ON THIS DAY - August 11th:

1984 - Cincinnati Reds retire Johnny Bench's #5 uniform

HAPPY BIRTDAY / ANNIVERSARY TO:

1921 - Alex Haley, Ithaca New York, writer (Autobiography of Malcolm X, Roots), (d. 1992)
1953 - Hulk Hogan, [Terry Bollea], Augusta Ga, WWF heavyweight champion (1984-89)1968 - Anna Gunn, American actress

GOODBYE TO:

1919 - Andrew Carnegie, US steel industrialist/philanthropist, dies of bronchial pneumonia at 83
1994 - Peter Cushing, actor (Star Wars, Dr Who), dies of cancer at 81
2006 - Mike Douglas, American singer and talk show host (b. 1925)
2009 - Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of Special Olympics, sister of John F. Kennedy (b. 1921)

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