September 16 in Sci-Fi History: Birthday potpourri

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Sep 16, 2017, 8:30 AM EDT

Lots of sci-fi birthdays today!

Let's start off with Kurt Busiek. The writer of Marvels and Astro City, Busiek was born on this day in 1960 in Boston.

If you feel like doing a little well-wishing on Twitter, tell him we sent you and say happy birthday here.

Today is also the birthday of Alexis Bledel, who was born in 1981 in Houston. She plays Ofglen in The Handmaid's Tale and was also, of course, Rory Gilmore.

Also, Jennifer Tilly, who was born in 1958 in Los Angeles, is a pretty serious poker player. She was nominated for an Oscar in 1994 for her role in Bullets Over Broadway, but most fans remember her from Bound.

SYFY sat down with her earlier this year to talk about Cult of Chucky. And she was a delight.

Tomorrow: Samantha Stevens and her family.