The members of Khmer Rouge’s Communists Party of Cambodia referred to the party as this.
- The Organization
- The Party
- The Reds
- The Underground
Today in History: Born on September 17
Samuel Johnson, English lexicographer, essayist, poet and moralist.
Leon Foucault, French physicist.
John Townsend Trowbridge, poet and author of books for boys, wrote the Jack Hazzard and Toby Trafford series.
John Aitken, physician and meteorologist.
John G. Diefenbaker, prime minister of Canada from 1957 to 1963.
Greta Garbo, actress nominated for Oscars for her roles in Anna Christie and Ninotcha.
Viktor Hambardzumyan, a Soviet Armenian scientist who was among the founders of theoretical astrophysics.
Maria de la Cruz, journalist, woman's suffrage advocate; the first woman ever elected to Chile's Senate (1953).
Queen Anne of Romania.
Joe Kubert, comic book artist (Sgt. Rock, Hawkman), inducted into Harvey Awards' Jack Kirby Hall of Fame (1907) and Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame (1998); founder of The Kubert School.
Frankie Avalon, singer ("Venus") , actor (The Alamo), playwright; teen idol of 1950s-60s.
Dr. Benjamin Solomon Carson, Sr., African-American neurosurgeon.
James Gandolfini, actor; won three Emmys, two Golden Globes and three Screen Actors Guild Awards (crime boss Tony Soprano in The Sopranos).
Lance Armstrong (Lance Gunderson), cyclist; won record 7 Tour De France titles but was stripped of them and banned from competitive cycling for life after it was determined he had used performance-enhancing drugs.