Nathaniel Hawthorne, Neil Simon and George Steinbrenner are famous people born on July 4. Leona Helmsley, Ann Landers and Tokyo Rose were also born on this day.
Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American author primarily known for his novel "The Scarlet Letter." Hawthorne often wrote about the dark side of human nature and themes of morality, sin and redemption.
Neil Simon is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright. Some of his most famous works include "The Odd Couple" and "The Goodbye Girl."
George Steinbrenner is best known as the owner of the New York Yankees. He presided over several championships during his ownership and is notable for hiring team manager Billy Martin five times.
Ann Landers, born Eppie Lederer, was the original writer of a famous advice column for the Chicago Sun-Times. The column's charming frankness helped Landers achieve nationwide syndication and publish advice books.