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Notable Birthdays for February 8

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Those born on this date include:

- Civil War-era U.S. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman in 1820
- pioneer science fiction writer Jules Verne in 1828
- Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev, who devised the periodic table, in 1834
- actor Edith Evans in 1888
- Chester Carlson, inventor of the Xerox copying process, in 1906
- actor Lana Turner in 1921
- actor Audrey Meadows in 1922
- actor Jack Lemmon in 1925
- actor James Dean in 1931
- Oscar-winning composer/conductor John Williams in 1932 (age 86)
- television journalist Ted Koppel in 1940 (age 78)
- actor Nick Nolte in 1941 (age 77)
- folk singer Tom Rush in 1941 (age 77)
- comedian Robert Klein in 1942 (age 76)
- singer Ron Tyson (The Temptations) in 1948 (age 70)
- actor Brooke Adams in 1949 (age 69)
- actor Mary Steenburgen in 1953 (age 65)
- author John Grisham in 1955 (age 63)
- Philippine President Benigno Aquino III in 1960 (age 58)
- rock vocalist Vince Neil (Motley Crue) in 1961 (age 57)
- actor Gary Coleman in 1968
- actor Seth Green in 1974 (age 44)
- actor Pooch Hall in 1977 (age 41)
- comedian Cecily Strong in 1984 (age 34)
- surfer Bethany Hamilton in 1990 (age 28)
- actor Kathryn Newton in 1997 (age 21).

 

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