June 20, 1952

Birthday of actor, John Goodman, who is from Affton, Missouri. His mother was a waitress at the famous Phil’s Bar-B-Q in Affton.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

Photo by Alan Light.