Tennis Player Roger Federer Turns 31! Read His Bio

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ON THIS DAY
August 8
On This Day: August 8

Roger Federer

Born: August 8, 1981

Age: 31 years old
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland

Occupation: Tennis Player, Philanthropist

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Events
1876
136 years ago
Thomas Edison patents the mimeograph, a precursor to the photocopier. This low-cost printing press revolutionizes the independent publishing industry.
http://www.biography.com/people/thomas-edison-9284349 >>

1969
43 years ago
Photographer Iain MacMillan captures the Beatles crossing the street outside of their Abbey Road studio. The photo becomes one of music’s most iconic album covers.
http://www.biography.com/people/john-lennon-9379045 >>

http://www.biography.com/people/paul-mccartney-9390850 >>

http://www.biography.com/people/george-harrison-9206804 >>

http://www.biography.com/people/ringo-starr-306872 >>

1974
38 years ago
In light of his participation in the Watergate Scandal, Richard M. Nixon announces his resignation as President of the United States.
http://www.biography.com/people/richard-nixon-9424076 >>

2009
3 years ago
Sonia Sotomayor is sworn in as the U.S. Supreme Court’s first Hispanic justice.
http://www.biography.com/people/sonia-sotomayor-453906 >>

Born On This Day
Dustin Hoffman
Born: August 8, 1937

Age: 75 years old
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Occupation: Film Actor
Best Known For >>

Esther Williams
Born: August 8, 1921

Age: 91 years old

Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Occupation: Film Actress, Pin-up
Best Known For >>

Roger Federer
Born: August 8, 1981

Age: 31 years old
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland
Occupation: Tennis Player, Philanthropist
Best Known For >>

Died On This Day
Patricia Neal
Died: August 8, 2010
Age: 84 years old
Place: Edgartown, MA, United States
Occupation: Film Actress, Theater Actress
Best Known For >>

Cannonball Adderley
Died: August 8, 1975
Age: 46 years old
Place: Gary, IN, United States
Occupation: Saxophonist
Best Known For >>

Shirley Jackson
Died: August 8, 1965
Age: 48 years old
Place: North Bennington, VT, United States
Occupation: Author
Best Known For >>

Group Of The Day
Olympic 2012 Athletes >> Michael Phelps
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