In 1938, France and Britain reached an agreement with Hitler's Germany to allow German troops to occupy half of the Czechoslovakian region of Sudetenland. In 1949, the Berlin Airlift, which delivered fuel and food to West Berliners in avoidance of a Soviet blockade, ended. In 1955, actor James Dean died in a car crash at the age of 24. In 2005, a Danish newspaper published controversial cartoons about the Islamic prophet Muhammad, sparking protests and riots in several countries.
Deborah Kerr (1921-2007), actress; Truman Capote (1924-84), writer; Elie Wiesel (1928-2016), writer/activist; Angie Dickinson (1931- ), actress; Johnny Mathis (1935- ), singer; Fran Drescher (1957- ), actress; Eric Stoltz (1961- ), actor/director; Tony Hale (1970- ), actor; Jenna Elfman (1971- ), actress; Marion Cotillard (1975- ), actress; Martina Hingis (1980- ), tennis player; T-Pain (1985- ), singer/rapper; Lauren Holiday (1987- ), soccer player
In 1927, Babe Ruth broke his own record for home runs in a season by hitting his 60th, setting a record that would stand for 34 years.
When Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt set two world records at the World Championships in Berlin in 2009, the city gave him a portrait of Bolt painted on a 12-foot-high section of the Berlin Wall that weighed nearly 3 tons.
"I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil." – Truman Capote
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