This Day in Pop Culture for October 23

Michael Chrichton was born on October 23, 1942.

Michael Crichton is Born

It was on this day in 1942 that Michael Crichton was born in Chicago. Rising up to the height of 6’9,” Crichton lived an incredible life. He was the son of the executive editor of Advertising Age, graduated summa cum laude from Harvard, taught anthropology at Cambridge in England, wrote and co-wrote a number of novels and that was before he became famous for writing under his own name. In 1969 he wrote The Andromeda Strain in 1969 followed by many others that became movies including Jurassic Park. Crichton also won the Edgar Award in 1968 and 1980. His life was cut short at age 66 as he died on November 4, 2008 due to cancer.

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