Born Usher Fellig, Weegee became famous in New York City for this.

  • Acting
  • Bootlegging
  • Journalism
  • Photography

Today in History: Born on August 5

1850

Guy de Maupassant, short story writer and author of "The Necklace."

1876

Mary Ritter Beard, American historian and writer.

1906

John Houston, film director of such movies as The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and The Maltese Falcon.

1908

Miriam Rothschild, English scientist and writer.

1923

Richard G. Kleindienst, one of the key officials who helped elect Richard Nixon to the presidency in 1969.

1930

Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon.

1975

Ami Foster, television actress (Punky Brewster); nominated eight times for Young Actress Award.