Hall of Famer Gordie Drillon was born in Moncton, NB, CAN on this date in 1914.
Late night TV icon Johnny Carson was born in Corning, Iowa on this date in 1925.
Author Michael Crichton was born in Chicago, Illinois on this date in 1942.
My favorite of his books was Jurassic Park. If you've only seen the movie I'd still recommend reading the book which is equally good but has more scientific depth to it.