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August 18
On This Day: August 18

Patrick Swayze

Born: August 18, 1952
Died: September 14, 2009
Age: 57 years old
Birthplace: Houston, TX, United States

Occupation: Actor, Dancer, Singer

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Robert Redford
Born: August 18, 1936

Age: 76 years old
Birthplace: Santa Monica, CA, United States
Occupation: Film Actor
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Born: August 18, 1969

Age: 43 years old
Birthplace: New York, NY, United States
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Born: August 18, 1952
Died: September 14, 2009
Age: 57 years old
Birthplace: Houston, TX, United States

Occupation: Actor, Dancer, Singer
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Died On This Day
Honoré de Balzac
Died: August 18, 1850
Age: 51 years old
Place: Paris, France
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Elmer Bernstein
Died: August 18, 2004
Age: 82 years old
Place: Ojai, CA, United States
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Age: 86 years old
Place: Cambridge, MA, United States
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