Dick Gregory speaking the Miami Bookfair International in 1984.
October 12, 1932: Comedian and social activist Dick Gregory was born in St. Louis. Watch Dick Gregory perform standup on The Merv Griffin Show in 1965.
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.