Born On This Day — April 23, 1954

Michael Moore

I made Bowling for Columbine in the hope the school shootings would stop and that we would address the issue of how easy it is to get a gun in the United States and, tragically, those school shootings continue. I made Fahrenheit 9/11 and I said that we’d been led to a war under false pretense. I said it on the Oscar stage and I was booed off. It’s my profound hope that people will listen this time.

—Michael Moore