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
Mata Hari, [Margaretha G. Macleod] who passed secrets to the Germans in World War I.
Louis Leakey, anthropologist, archeologist and paleontologist; believed Africa was the cradle of mankind.
Ralph Bunche, U.S. diplomat and the first African-American Nobel Prize winner.
Edwin Edwards, governor of Louisiana.
Abebe Bikila, barefoot runner from Ethiopia, winner of the 1960 Olympic marathon.
Garrison Keillor, American humorist and writer, creator of the long-running PBS program A Prairie Home Companion.
Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter ("Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight," "Ain't Living Long Like This") and author (Chinaberry Sidewalks) Rodney Crowell.
Patrick Kennedy, son of President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy; dies 39 hours later.
Jimmy Donal "Jimbo" Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia.
Charlize Theron, model and Academy Award-winning actress (Monster).