William Ernest Henley "Madam, Life's a piece in bloom
Death goes dogging everywhere:
She's the tenant of the room
He's the ruffian on the stair."

William Ernest Henley
(08/23/1849 – 07/11/1903)
English writer
"All modern men are descended from a worm-like creature, but it shows more on some people."

Will Cuppy
(08/23/1884 – 09/19/1949)
US writer
Eugene Curran Kelly "When Ginger Rogers danced with Astaire, it was the only time in the movies when you looked at the man, not the woman."

Gene Kelly
(08/23/1912 – 02/02/1996)
US dancer, actor, director, singer...
"If God had meant there to be more than two factors of production, He would have made it easier for us to draw three-dimensional diagrams."

Robert Merton Solow
(08/23/1924 – )
US economist
Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Pierre Filiberto Guglielmi di Valentina d'Antonguella "A man should control his life. Mine is controlling me."

Rudolph Valentino
(05/06/1895 – 08/23/1926)
Italian-American actor
Barbara Jean Moorehead "If gentlemen prefer blondes then I'm a blonde that prefers gentlemen."

Barbara Eden
(08/23/1931 – )
US actor
Mark Russell "The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage."

Mark Russell
(08/23/1932 – )
US satirist
Pete Wilson "They can kiss my rear end, if they can leap that high."

Pete Wilson
(08/23/1933 – )
US Governor (CA)
Keith Moon "To get your playing more forceful, hit the drums harder."

Keith Moon
(08/23/1946 – 09/07/1978)
English drummer (The Who)
Shelley Long "I'm not as klutzy as I used to be. I've had visual therapy and all kinds of things to help, but I still wrap my purse around chair legs when I stand up to leave. I do ridiculous things on-camera because I do them in my life all the time."

Shelley Long
(08/23/1949 – )
US actor
Oscar Hammerstein II "If you really believe in the brotherhood of man, and you want to come into its fold, you've got to let everyone else in, too."

Oscar Hammerstein II
(07/12/1895 – 08/23/1960)
US lyricist (also see Richard Rodgers)
River Jude Bottom "I'm having a kind of hard time keeping my head above water in this crazy business."

River Phoenix
(08/23/1970 – 10/31/1993)
US actor (brother of Joaquin Phoenix)
Jon Ferguson Mohr "Not everyone likes sports. Gandhi and Malcolm X come to mind."

Jay Mohr
(08/23/1970 – )
US comic actor (SNL) (was married to Nikki Cox)
Ronald David Laing "Few books today are forgiveable."

R. D. Laing
(10/07/1927 – 08/23/1989)
English psychiatrist
Alfred Eisenstaedt "When I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear."

Alfred Eisenstaedt
(12/06/1898 – 08/23/1995)
German photographer