During the filming of The Green Berets, this US Army post stood in for Vietnam.

  • Fort Amador, Panama
  • Fort Benning, GA
  • Fort Buchanan, PR
  • Scofield Barracks, HI

Today in History: Born on August 7

1876

Mata Hari, [Margaretha G. Macleod] who passed secrets to the Germans in World War I.

1903

Louis Leakey, anthropologist, archeologist and paleontologist; believed Africa was the cradle of mankind.

1904

Ralph Bunche, U.S. diplomat and the first African-American Nobel Prize winner.

1927

Edwin Edwards, governor of Louisiana.

1932

Abebe Bikila, barefoot runner from Ethiopia, winner of the 1960 Olympic marathon.

1942

Garrison Keillor, American humorist and writer, creator of the long-running PBS program A Prairie Home Companion.

1950

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter ("Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight," "Ain't Living Long Like This") and author (Chinaberry Sidewalks) Rodney Crowell.

1963

Patrick Kennedy, son of President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy; dies 39 hours later.

1966

Jimmy Donal "Jimbo" Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia.

1975

Charlize Theron, model and Academy Award-winning actress (Monster).