Henry George "How many men are there who fairly earn a million dollars?"

Henry George
(09/02/1839 – 10/29/1897)
US economist
Eugene Field "He played the King as though under the momentary apprehension that someone else was about to play the Ace."

Eugene Field
(09/02/1850 – 11/04/1895)
US writer , reviewing Creston Clarke as King Lear
"A proof that experience is of no use, is that the end of one love does not prevent us from beginning another."

Paul Bourget
(09/02/1852 – 12/25/1935)
French writer
Hiram Johnson "The first casualty when war comes is truth."

Hiram Johnson
(09/02/1866 – 08/06/1945)
US Governor, Senator (CA) (Note: Johnson died [of old age] the day the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima)
Henri Rousseau "The landscapist lives in silence."

Henri Rousseau
(05/21/1844 – 09/02/1910)
French artist
"A 'good' family, it seems, is one that used to be better."

Cleveland Amory
(09/02/1917 – 10/14/1998)
US writer ("The Cat Who...")
Martha Elizabeth Beall Mitchell "(Nixon) bleeds people. He draws every drop of blood and then drops them from a cliff. He'll blame any person he can put his foot on."

Martha Mitchell
(09/02/1918 – 05/31/1976)
US wife of Attorney General (was married to John Mitchell)
Henry Austin Dobson "Fame is a food that dead men eat
I have no stomach for such meat."

Austin Dobson
(01/18/1840 – 09/02/1921)
English writer
"Baseball is a public trust. Players turn over, owners turn over and certain commissioners turn over. But baseball goes on."

Peter Ueberroth
(09/02/1937 – )
US baseball commissioner
"One could drive a prairie schooner through any part of his argument and never scrape against a fact." *

David F. Houston
(02/17/1866 – 09/02/1940)
US Secretary of Treasury , on William Jennings Bryan
"Why do you heckle me? For all you know, I'm your father."

Jack White
(09/02/1944 – )
US? comic (the White Stripes singer was born July 9, 1975) , to a heckler
Christa McAuliffe "I touch the future. I teach."

Christa McAuliffe
(09/02/1948 – 01/28/1986)
US astronaut, teacher
Jimmy Connors "People don't seem to understand that it's a damn war out there."

Jimmy Connors
(09/02/1952 – )
US tennis player (was engaged to Chris Evert)
Keanu Reeves "Yes, but I don't have to eat the whole rifle."

Keanu Reeves
(09/02/1964 – )
US actor , on being told "You'll just have to bite the bullet."
Salma Hayek "I keep waiting to meet a man who has more balls than I do."

Salma Hayek
(09/02/1966 – )
Mexican actor
"It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him."

J. R. R. Tolkien
(01/03/1892 – 09/02/1973)
English writer
Barbara McClintock "I've just been so interested in what I was doing that I never thought of stopping, and I just hated sleeping. I can't imagine having a better life."

Barbara McClintock
(06/16/1902 – 09/02/1992)
US scientist
"I am perfectly happy to believe that nobody likes us but the public."

Rudolf Bing
(01/09/1902 – 09/02/1997)
Austrian manager, NY Metropolitan Opera (same dates as Bob Denver)
"Since Auschwitz we know what man is capable of. And since Hiroshima we know what is at stake."

Viktor Frankl
(03/26/1905 – 09/02/1997)
Austrian psychiatrist
"I don't believe medical discoveries are doing much to advance human life. As fast as we create ways to extend it, we are inventing ways to shorten it."

Dr. Christiaan Barnard
(11/08/1922 – 09/02/2001)
S. African surgeon
"I don't jog. If I die I want to be sick."

Abe Lemons
(11/21/1922 – 09/02/2002)
US basketball coach
Bob Denver "It was the mid-'70s when I realized it wasn't going off the air. I certainly didn't set out to have a series rerun forever, but it's not a bad experience at all."

Bob Denver
(01/09/1935 – 09/02/2005)
US actor (same dates as Rudolf Bing) , on his TV show, "Gilligan's Island"