Neil Armstrong was born on this day in 1930. What more do you need to know?
This isn't science fiction; this is some real-life hero pioneer stuff. Armstrong served in the Korean War, he was an aerospace engineer, he was an instrumental part of the Air Force's race to space, and he was THE FIRST PERSON TO WALK ON THE MOON!
Armstrong died in 2012 at the age of 82.
The space race plays a key role in Rise of Planet of the Apes, which was released on this day in 2011.
Get in there with the Planet of the Apes movies, team, because wow, they're still makin' 'em!