This Soviet tank entered service in 1950
- The T-50
- The PT-51
- The T-54
- The T-55
Today in History: Born on August 22
Denis Papin, inventor of the pressure cooker.
George Herriman, cartoonist, creator of Krazy Kat.
Jacque Lipchitz, sculptor.
Dorothy Parker, poet, satirist and founding member of the Algonquin Round Table.
Deng Xiaoping, Chinese leader from 1977 to 1987, held nominal leadership position until his death in 1997.
Henri Cartier-Bresson, photographer.
John Lee Hooker, blues singer and guitarist.
Ray Bradbury, science fiction writer whose works include Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles.
Annie Proulx, Pulitzer Prize–winning author (The Shipping News).
Delmar Allen "Dale" Hawkins, pioneer rockabilly singer/songwriter ("Suzy Q").
Valerie Harper, actress (Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda).
Anthony Crosthwaite-Eyre, English publisher.
Kathy Lennon, singer, member of the Lennon Sisters.
Masatoshi Shima, Japanese computer scientist who helped develop the Intel 4004, the world's first commercial microprocessor.
Donna Godchaux, singer with The Grateful Dead and Heart of Gold Band.
I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney during the administration of Pres. George W. Bush; sentenced to 30 months for felony convictions, his sentence was commuted by Pres. Bush.
Rich Lowry, editor of National Review.
Giada De Laurentiis, chef and television host.
Keiko Kitagawa, Japanese model and actress (Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift).