History’s first tank-versus-tank battle took place in this year.
Today in History: Born on August 19
Paul Tillich, theologian and philosopher who wrote Systematic Theology.
H.P. Lovecraft, author of horror tales; created the Cthulhu mythos.
Jack Teagarden, jazz trombonist.
Slobodan Milosevic, President of Serbia (1989–1997) and of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1997–2000); tried by UN's International Criminal Tribunal for war crimes but died before trial concluded.
Isaac Hayes, composer, musician, actor, voice-over actor; co-wrote "Soul Man," won Academy Award for his composition "Theme from Shaft."
Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minster of India.
John Hiatt, singer/songwriter ("Have a Little Faith in Me").
Al Roker, weatherman (Today on NBC; Weather Channel).
Patricia Rozema, film director, screenwriter (Mansfield Park).
Amy Adams, actress; multiple nominations for Academy Awards, Golden Globe and BAFTA awards (Enchanted, The Fighter).