This Week in History

August 18, 1933: French/Polish director, producer, writer and actor, Roman Polanski is born.

August 19, 1946: American politician and 42nd president of the United States, Bill Clinton is born.

August 20, 1944: Rajiv Gandhi, Indian politician and the sixth Prime Minister of India is born.

August 21, 1911: The famed Leonardo da Vinci painting, Mona Lisa, is stolen by a Louvre employee.

August 22, 1963: Joseph A. Walker, a U.S. Air Force Captain, and a fighter pilot became the first person to enter space twice.

August 23, 1966: First photograph of the earth taken from the orbit of the moon.

August 24, 1929: Palestinian engineer and politician, Yasser Arafat is born.