On August 18 2021, Robert Redford celebrated his 85th birthday. Fans all over the world celebrated along with him. Robert came from humble beginnings. He grew up in a working class family. He later became one of the most popular actors of all time. He is known for his roles in “The Way We Were,” “The Sundance Kid”, “The Sting” and “Butch Cassidy.” He also had a leading role in “Out of Africa.” This was a successful film that ended up winning seven Academy Awards. Robert credits hard work for the success that he has had in his career. Even though Robert is getting older, he is not slowing down or stopping. He started in two Netflix films in 2017, which were “Our Souls at Night” and “The Discovery.” He also had a role in “The Old Man & The Gun.”

Not only is Robert Redford’s birthday on August 18 birthday, but there are also many other cool things that occurred on that date. In 1868, scientists discovered helium. This is a gas that does not have a color or odor. It is not a toxic gas. The Nineteenth Amendment was also passed on this date. This is the amendment that gave women the right to vote. Carrie Chapman Catt was elected the president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association in 1900. She later focused her energy on The Winning Plan. The National American Woman Suffrage Association became a popular organization. It had over two million members and 44 state chapters. Fifty-two years ago on August 18, Woodstock happened. Thousands of fans gathered for days to watch their favorite artist performed. There were many memorable performances. However, the most memorable performance was Jimi Hendrick’s performance. He performed “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

On August 18, 1962, Ringo Starr joined The Beatles. He played with the band for the first time in public in 1963. James Meredith made history on this date in 1963. He became the first black college student from the University of Mississippi. The Police performed in Birmingham, England for the first time on this date in 1977. Two years later, the Highway to the Arctic was built. It stretched 736 KM and 457 miles. On August 18, 1982, the election laws in Japan were changed. They were changed in order to ensure that a greater proportion of the population was represented. Additionally, the war in Liberia was ended on this date. There were many great things that occurred on Robert Redford’s birthday. Not only is Robert Redford a famed actor, but he is also a family man. He is married to his wife, Lola and they have four children together. One of his sons, James, passed away in 2020.