Two pop culture icons with Seattle connections were born on this day.
Jimi Hendrix was born in Seattle in 1942. He would go on to become a rock superstar, widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential guitar players of all time. He died far too young at age 27. More on Jimi Hendrix.
Martial Arts legend Bruce Lee was born on this day in 1940 in San Francisco. He was raised in Hong Kong, and was buried in Seattle. He also died much too young. He was only 32. More on Bruce Lee.