Robin Williams Turns 61! Read His Bio

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July 21
On This Day: July 21

Robin Williams

Born: July 21, 1951

Age: 61 years old
Birthplace: Chicago, IL, United States

Occupation: Actor, Comedian

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Events
1925
87 years ago
Tennessee teacher John Scopes is convicted after he teaches Darwin’s theory of evolution, a violation of state law. The ruling is eventually overturned.
http://www.biography.com/people/john-scopes-17183774 >>

1961
51 years ago
On the spacecraft Liberty Bell 7, Gus Grissom pilots the second American-manned suborbital flight.
http://www.biography.com/people/gus-grissom-259488 >>

2001
11 years ago
Madonna kicks off the North American leg of her Drowned World Tour, performing songs like "Music," "Frozen" and "Don’t Tell Me."
http://www.biography.com/people/madonna-9394994 >>

2007
5 years ago
J.K. Rowling releases the final book in the Harry Potter series. It becomes the fastest-selling book of all time, selling 15 million copies in 24 hours.
http://www.biography.com/people/jk-rowling-40998 >>

Born On This Day
Ernest Hemingway
Born: July 21, 1899
Died: July 2, 1961

Age: 61 years old
Birthplace: Oak Park, IL, United States
Occupation: Author
Best Known For >>

Don Knotts
Born: July 21, 1924
Died: February 24, 2006
Age: 81 years old

Birthplace: Morgantown, WV, United States
Occupation: Actor, Comedian
Best Known For >>

Robin Williams
Born: July 21, 1951

Age: 61 years old
Birthplace: Chicago, IL, United States
Occupation: Actor, Comedian
Best Known For >>

Died On This Day
Alan Shepard
Died: July 21, 1998
Age: 74 years old
Place: Monterey, CA, United States
Occupation: Astronaut, Entrepreneur
Best Known For >>

Robert Burns
Died: July 21, 1796
Age: 37 years old
Place: Dumfries, Scotland
Occupation: Folk Hero, Poet
Best Known For >>

Robert Ingersoll
Died: July 21, 1899
Age: 65 years old
Place: Dobbs Ferry, NY, United States
Occupation: Political Leader
Best Known For >>

Group Of The Day
Famous People Named Williams >> Venus Williams
Take a look at famous people named Williams, such as Cootie Williams, George Washington Williams, and Venus Williams.
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