Henry Fielding "Every physician almost hath his favorite disease."

Henry Fielding
(04/22/1707 – 10/08/1754)
English writer
John Hancock "I shall look forward to a pleasant time."

John Hancock
(01/23/1737 – 10/08/1793)
US founding father , last words
"To know your ruling passion, examine your castles in the air."

Richard Whately
(02/01/1787 – 10/08/1863)
English archbishop
Franklin Pierce "There's nothing left... but to get drunk."

Franklin Pierce
(11/23/1804 – 10/08/1869)
US President (14)
"It is that cricket field that, in all the sharp and bitter moments of life as they come to me now, gives me a sense of wholesome proportion: 'At least I am not playing cricket!'"

John Cowper Powys
(10/08/1872 – 06/17/1963)
English writer
Alfred Munnings, by Harold Knight "If I met Picasso in the street I would kick him in the pants."

Sir Alfred Munnings
(10/08/1878 – 07/17/1959)
English artist
Edward Vernon Rickenbacker "Aviation is proof that, given the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible."

Edward V. Rickenbacker
(10/08/1890 – 07/23/1973)
US aviator
John W. Gardner "All laws are an attempt to domesticate the natural ferocity of the species."

John W. Gardner
(10/08/1912 – 02/16/2002)
US writer, political theorist
William E. Vaughan "Perhaps the crime situation would be improved if we could get more cops off television and onto the streets."

Bill Vaughan
(10/08/1915 – 02/25/1977)
US writer
Frank Herbert "When religion and politics travel in the same cart, the riders believe nothing can stand in their way."

Frank Herbert
(10/08/1920 – 02/11/1986)
US writer
Jim Elliot "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose."

Jim Elliot
(10/08/1927 – 01/08/1956)
US missionary
Park Frederick Adams III "I'm all in favor of getting grants for musicians. Or any other good brand of Scotch."

Pepper Adams
(10/08/1930 – 09/10/1986)
US saxophonist
Rona Burstein "Pick your enemies carefully or you'll never make it in Los Angeles."

Rona Barrett
(10/08/1936 – )
US gossip columnist
"Hunter turned out to be a real weenie and a stone f890ing coward... He was a total fake."

Sonny Barger
(10/08/1938 – )
US Hell's Angel
Jesse Louis Burns "I hear that melting pot stuff a lot, and all I can say is that we haven't melted."

Reverend Jesse Jackson
(10/08/1941 – )
US religious leader, perennial presidential candidate
Cornelius Crane Chase "I was so angry I didn't cry for five years."

Chevy Chase
(10/08/1943 – )
US comic actor (SNL) , on the death of John Belushi
Wendell Willkie "A good catchword can obscure analysis for fifty years."

Wendell Willkie
(02/18/1892 – 10/08/1944)
US Presidential candidate
John William Cummings "I never wore earplugs—that would have been cheating."

Johnny Ramone
(10/08/1948 – 09/15/2004)
US guitarist (Ramones)
Susan Alexandra Weaver "The movie business divides women into ice queens and sluts, and there have been times I wanted to be a slut more than anything."

Sigourney Weaver
(10/08/1949 – )
US actor
Clement Richard Attlee "The House of Lords is like a glass of champagne that has stood for five days."

Clement Attlee
(01/03/1883 – 10/08/1967)
British PM (42)
Kristanna Loken "When I got the job, my manager said, 'Kristanna, just enjoy this last year of anonymity, because afterward you're not going to be able to pump your own gas.' I feel ready. Why not?"

Kristanna Loken
(10/08/1979 – )
US model, actor , on her role in Terminator 3
Fernando Álvaro Lamas y de Santos "When a person has an accent, it means he can speak one more language than you."

Fernando Lamas
(01/09/1916 – 10/08/1982)
Argentine actor (was married to Arlene Dahl, Esther Williams)