Today as our country celebrates its birthday, I thought it would be interesting to write about other people that were also born on Fourth of July.
People born on July 4th seem to flourish in a team environment co-operating with their peers in completing a task. Being a water sign, they can get quite emotional. These strong feelings are the reason behind their passion and zest for life. Their gift is an uncanny intuition that they sometimes depend upon to guide themselves in making decisions.
Often perceived as stubborn and headstrong, these individuals are fiercely protective to those fortunate enough to get close to them. And, although their greatest comfort is in groups, they have a conflicting need for privacy as well.
Speaking of privacy, did you know the columnist Anne Landers was born on the Fourth of July?
Ann Landers born on July 4th 1918 was a pen name created by Chicago Sun-Times advice columnist Ruth Crowley in 1943 and taken over by Eppie Lederer in 1955. She was the identical twin sister of Pauline Phillips, who wrote the “Dear Abby” advice column as Abigail Van Buren.
Geraldo Rivera was also born on the Fourth of July, Gerald Michael Rivera, better known as Geraldo Rivera, is an American attorney, reporter, author, and talk show host. Rivera hosts the newsmagazine program Geraldo at Large and appears regularly on Fox News Channel. Born on July 4th 1943, in Brooklyn New York, Rivera’s father was a Catholic Puerto Rican, and his mother is of Ashkenazi Russian Jewish descent. He was raised “mostly Jewish” and had a Bar Mitzvah. He grew up in Brooklyn and West Babylon, New York where he attended West Babylon High School. He has five siblings: Wilfredo, Sharon, Irene, Abnor, and Craig. Rivera’s family was sometimes subjected to prejudice and racism, and took to spelling their surname as “Riviera” because they thought it sounded less ethnic.
In the sitcom television show called Seinfeld, George Steinbrenner who in real life owned the New York Yankees, was often the butt of jokes as George Costanza’s boss. The late George Steinbrenner was also born on the Fourth of July, born July 4th 1930 in Rocky River Ohio.
The fictional character Steinbrenner in the sitcom would often talk nonstop, regardless of whether anyone was listening, and sometimes referred to himself as “Big Stein”.
Did you know our 30th president Calvin Coolidge was also born on July 4th?
John Calvin Coolidge Jr. born on July 4th 1872, in Plymouth Notch, Windsor County, Vermont, and was the only U.S. President to be born on Independence Day.
Ulysses Simpson Grant III was a United States Army officer and planner. He was the son of Frederick Dent Grant, and the grandson of General of the Army and U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant. Who was also born on the Fourth of July, on July 4th 1881, in Chicago Illinois?
The playwright Neil Simon, who wrote the Odd Couple, The Plaza Suite and Biloxi Blues, was also born on the Fourth of July, on July 4th 1927, in Bronx New York.
Remember the movie called, “Born on the Fourth of July?”
I didn’t actually see it, but Ronald Lawrence Kovic was also born on the Fourth of July. Born July 4th 1946, and is an American anti-war activist, United States Marine Corps veteran and best known as the author of the memoir called, “Born on the Fourth of July,” which was directed by Oliver Stone, with Tom Cruise playing Kovic.
As we celebrate our Independence today have a safe and happy Fourth of July, and don’t forget your pets, in helping them cope with the sounds of the fireworks!
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