Full Name: Arthur C. Clarke
Profession: Sci-Fi Author
Why Famous: Co-writer of the screenplay "2001: A Space Odyssey", one of the most influential films of all time.
A lifelong proponent of space travel Clarke was both an avid popularizer of space travel and a futurist.
Later in life he became the the host of several television shows such as "Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World".
- 1953-06-15 Sci-Fi author Arthur C. Clarke (35) weds Marilyn Torgenson in New York