Three authors were born on this day

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Three authors were born on May 8.

David Attenborough turns 80 today. He is a naturalist and an astute observer of the world around us. Two of his most popular titles are: The Living Planet: A Portrait of the Earth and The Trials of Life: A Natural History of Animal Behavior.

The late Peter Benchley, best known for scaring the hooty out of us and keeping us out of the water with Jaws, would have been 66 today. He died February 11, 2006, of pulmonary fibrosis.

Thomas Pynchon, author of several challenging novels, turns 69. Just how many of us have actually finished Gravity's Rainbow or V.?