On this day in 1840, French symbolist painter Odilon Redon was born. Sculpter Daniel Chester French, who created Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial, was born 1850. Adolf Hitler who played some part in European history was born in 1889. Lionel Hampton was born in 1908. And Tito Puente was born in 1923.
Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is 93 today. George Takei is 76. Ryan O’Neal is 72. Veronica Cartwright and Jessica Lange are 64. Clint Howard is 54. And King Kong stand in Andy Serkis is 49.
But the day belongs to Harold Lloyd who was born in 1893. There are two reasons for this. First, I sure wasn’t going to give the day to Hitler—not so much because he was evil but because I’m just so tired of him. Second, I still get nervous watching Lloyd. He is also very funny.
Happy birthday Harold Lloyd!