Grateful Dead Front Man Jerry Garcia Is Born. Read His Bio

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On This Day: August 1

Jerry Garcia

Born: August 1, 1942
Died: August 9, 1995
Age: 53 years old
Birthplace: San Francisco, CA, United States

Occupation: Songwriter, Guitarist

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1774
238 years ago
Clergyman Joseph Priestly discovers "dephlogisticated air," later known as oxygen.
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1960
52 years ago
Gospel singer Aretha Franklin records her first studio demos, which land her a contract with Columbia Records.
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1988
24 years ago
Rush Limbaugh begins his syndicated, conservative talk-radio career.
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1994
18 years ago
Pop star Michael Jackson reveals the news of his secret marriage 11 weeks earlier to Elvis Presley’s daughter, Lisa Marie.
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Born On This Day
Jerry Garcia
Born: August 1, 1942
Died: August 9, 1995

Age: 53 years old
Birthplace: San Francisco, CA, United States
Occupation: Songwriter, Guitarist
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Sam Mendes
Born: August 1, 1965

Age: 47 years old

Birthplace: Reading, Berkshire, England
Occupation: Director
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Yves Saint Laurent
Born: August 1, 1936
Died: June 1, 2008
Age: 71 years old
Birthplace: Oran, Algeria
Occupation: Fashion Designer
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Died On This Day
Corazon Aquino
Died: August 1, 2009
Age: 76 years old
Place: Makati, Philippines
Occupation: World Leader
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Tommy Makem
Died: August 1, 2007
Age: 74 years old
Place: Dover, NH, United States
Occupation: Guitarist
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Frances Farmer
Died: August 1, 1970
Age: 56 years old
Place: Indianapolis, IN, United States
Occupation: Film Actress
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Group Of The Day
Grateful Dead >> Bob Weir
One of the psychedelic movement’s most famous bands was the Grateful Dead, which mixed psychedelia, blues, folk, country, rock and jazz to create their incredibly unique sound.
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