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We remember cartoonist Stéphane Charbonnier, aka Charb, and other notable people born this day in history.
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Tuesday | 8.21.2018

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Born August 18

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Patrick Swayze was a classically trained dancer, and he danced his way into lots of hearts in "Dirty Dancing." We remember Swayze's life today as well as the li

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Born August 20

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Phil Lynott (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns)

Phil Lynott led the Irish rock band Thin Lizzy to stardom in the 1970s on the strength of hits including "The Boys Are Back in Town" and "Jailbreak." We remembe

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Born August 19

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Coco Chanel  (Photo by Lipnitzki/Roger Viollet/Getty Images)

Coco Chanel did no less than change the way the women of the world dress, offering a sporty, casual look that a generation of corseted women was eager to embrac

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Born July 31

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Richard Griffiths (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Richard Griffiths was an award-winning star of stage and screen, big and small, but many Americans know him best for one iconic role

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Born July 28

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Jackie Kennedy  (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was one of the most beloved first ladies in U.S. history as well as one of the most admired figures of the 20th century

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Born July 16

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Ginger Rogers (Getty/Bettmann)

Ginger Rogers was one of the great triple threats of cinema history, singing, acting, and dancing her way into the hearts of moviegoers again and again

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Born July 10

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Nikola Tesla (Wikimedia Commons)

Nikola Tesla revolutionized the way we use electricity, telephones, and radio waves – all without ever successfully graduating from a university

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Born July 7

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Satchel Paige (Library of Congress)

At 42, Satchel Paige was the oldest rookie in Major League Baseball history, making his debut in 1948 after spending decades as a star in the Negro Leagues

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Born August 11

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Alex Haley  (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)

Alex Haley was known best for the one novel he completed: "Roots: The Saga of an American Family." We remember Haley's life today as well as the lives of other

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Born August 2

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Carroll O'Connor (Getty/CBS)

Carroll O'Connor helped to redefine television comedy in the 1970s as Archie Bunker, using the medium to tackle issues of race relations, women's rights, a

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Born July 27

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Jerry Van Dyke

We remember the talented and funny Jerry Van Dyke's life today as well as the lives of other notable people who were born this day in history

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Born July 24

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Amelia Earhart (Library of Congress)

Amelia Earhart became an icon for generations of restless spirits when, as a young woman, she declared that she would learn to fly

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Born July 6

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Frida Kahlo (Getty/Bettmann)

Frida Kahlo's best-known paintings are self-portraits – with flowers, with monkeys, and always unflinchingly depicting her famously heavy eyebrows. Join us

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Born August 10

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Jimmy Dean  (Photo by GAB Archive/Redferns)

Jimmy Dean may be the only person in the Country Music Hall of Fame who also appeared in a James Bond film and made a fortune selling sausage

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Born August 4

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Louis Armstrong (Getty)

Louis Armstrong was one of the most popular entertainers of the 20th century, famed for his trumpet playing, gravelly voice, and seemingly ever-present big smil

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Born August 1

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Jerry Garcia (Getty/Michael Putland)

Jerry Garcia led the counterculture of the 1960s in a musical movement that included peace, love, and lots of extended musical interludes

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Born July 20

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Natalie Wood (Getty/Silver Screen Collection)

Natalie Wood achieved stardom as a child, a teen, and an adult, making graceful career transitions to achieve a feat that's difficult for any actor

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Born July 11

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Yul Brynner (Photo by Archive Photos/Getty Images)

Yul Brynner rose to fame playing a king – King Mongkut of Siam in the classic musical "The King and I." We remember Brynner's life today as well as the lives of

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Born July 8

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Marty Feldman (ullstein bild / Getty)

Marty Feldman got his start writing for and appearing on British comedy shows, but American audiences probably know him best as Igor (pronounced "EYE-gore") fro

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Born July 5

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Warren Oates (Getty/Silver Screen)

You may know Warren Oates from such cult classic movies as "Two-Lane Blacktop" and "Race With the Devil." We remember Oates' life today as well as the lives of