Happy 75th Birthday, "The Hobbit!"

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Happy 75th Birthday, "The Hobbit!"
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"In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit." On September 21, 1937, J.R.R. Tolkien published The Hobbit. 75 years later, we're still reading about that hobbit who left that hole in the ground to follow a band of dwarves and a wizard on a great adventure. The children's novel has been translated into more than 40 languages, sold tens of millions of copies, and has been made into an upcoming movie trilogy. It even had a series of sequels you may have heard of.

Thanks for years of adventure, Bilbo Baggins. Happy 75th Birthday!

Happy Birthday Leonard Nimoy!

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Happy Birthday Leonard Nimoy!
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Leonard Nimoy turns 81 years old today. He introduced us to Spock, directed one of the best "Star Trek" films, and sang us the story of "The Hobbit." He's done so much, it's almost impossible to list every accomplishment here. He's even still going strong in the sci-fi world with a recurring role in "Fringe." Thanks for all you've given us sci-fi fans, Leonard. Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday William Shatner!

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Happy Birthday William Shatner!
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William Shatner turns 81 years old today, and you know what? He doesn't look half bad for his age. We celebrate Shatner's existence every week around here but today, we'd just like to say Happy Birthday to one of our favorite starship captains of all time. Even if his acting was always, let's say, unique.

Happy... birthday! WilliamShatner.

(William Shatner, Star Trek)