Born October 16

Nico made her mark as one of Andy Warhol’s superstars of the 1960s, appearing in his films and singing with the Velvet Underground on their debut album. We remember Nico’s remarkable life today as well as the lives of other notable people who were born on this day in history.
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Tuesday | 10.16.2018

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Born October 16

By: Legacy Staff

Nico (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Nico made her mark as one of Andy Warhol’s superstars of the 1960s, appearing in his films and singing with the Velvet Underground on their debut album

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Born October 13

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Lenny Bruce  (Photo by Kai Shuman/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Comedian Lenny Bruce was ahead of his time. We remember his life today as well as the lives of other notable people who were born this day in history

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Born October 10

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Thelonious Monk (Library of Congress/William Gottlieb)

Thelonious Monk was a jazz legend known for his unique improvisations on the piano. We remember his life today as well as the lives of other notable people

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Born October 12

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Luciano Pavarotti (Photo by Paul Bergen/Redferns)

Luciano Pavarotti was one of the most successful tenors in the history of opera, enjoying popularity in mainstream music and a level of notoriety outside of the

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Born October 8

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Claude Jade (Getty Images)

During her 30 years in film, Claude Jade brought life and love to the screen through her portrayal of Christine Darbon in the films of Francois Truffaut

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Born October 4

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Charlton Heston (Getty Images)

Charlton Heston won an Oscar for his role in Ben-Hur and is well-known for his political activism, which spanned six decades and took him from one end of the sp

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Born September 18

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James Gandolfini (Getty)

James Gandolfini became a small-screen legend when he took on the memorable role of Tony Soprano on HBO's "The Sopranos." We remember Gandolfini's life today as

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Born September 12

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Paul Walker (Getty Images / BrazilPhotoPress/LatinContent / William Volcov)

Paul Walker loved fast cars on and off the big screen – in the movies, he was a star of "The Fast & the Furious" franchise, appearing in six of the seven mo

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Born September 3

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Eileen Brennan (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Eileen Brennan won over audiences as Doreen Lewis in "Private Benjamin." We remember Brennan's life today as well as the lives of other notable people who were

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Born August 31

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James Coburn (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)

James Coburn won an Academy Award for his performance as Glen Whitehouse in "Affliction." We remember Coburn's life today as well as the lives of other notable

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Born October 3

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Stevie Ray Vaughan (Photo by Robert Knight Archive/Redferns)

Blues icon Stevie Ray Vaughan was one of the most influential guitar players in music history, despite a mainstream music career lasting just seven years in the

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Born September 27

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Don Cornelius (AP Photo)

Don Cornelius taught America how to dance every week on the nationally syndicated hit "Soul Train." We remember Cornelius' life today as well as the lives of ot

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Born September 17

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John Ritter (Everett Collection)

John Ritter cracked us up when he played klutzy ladies' man Jack Tripper for eight seasons of "Three's Company" – plus another season on its spinoff, "Three's a

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Born September 5

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Freddie Mercury (Photo by Dave Hogan/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Freddie Mercury created himself out of thin air. We remember Mercury's life as well as the lives of other notable people who were born this day in history

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Born August 27

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Lyndon B. Johnson (Wikimedia Commons)

Lyndon B. Johnson took over the presidency of the United States at a tragic time, stepping up from the vice presidency when President John F

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Born October 2

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Groucho Marx (Wikimedia Commons)

Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx and his brothers were comedy superstars, starting out performing in vaudeville shows before starring in classic films like "Duck Sou

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Born September 29

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Madeline Kahn (AP Photo)

Madeline Kahn was one of the funniest women of the 1970s, '80s, and '90s, starring in a string of movies that showcased her wit and comedic timing

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Born September 23

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Ray Charles (Getty Images)

Ray Charles was one of the greats of soul, belting out some of the greatest hits of the 20th century while accompanying himself flawlessly on piano

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Born September 16

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B.B. King (Getty Images)

B.B. King went down in history as one of the greatest guitarists of all time – Rolling Stone named him No. 6 on their list, while Time ranked him No. 3

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Born September 13

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Nell Carter (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images)

Nell Carter may be known best for starring as a sassy housekeeper on TV's "Gimme a Break!", a six-season gig that allowed her to showcase her powerful singing v

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Born September 10

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Charles Kuralt  (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)

Charles Kuralt became one of the most popular journalists of his era, thanks in part to his popular and long-running "On the Road" segments on "The CBS Evening

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Born September 4

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Dick York (Getty/Silver Screen Collection)

Dick York's most famous role was on TV's "Bewitched." We remember York's life today as well as the lives of other notable people who were born this day in histo