Burt Blumert would have been 84 today. An extraordinary businessman and libertarian, and friend to Murray Rothbard, Ron Paul, the Mises Institute, LRC, me, and so many others, he didn't start writing until late in life. But, boy, was he good at it. If you haven't read his very funny book, you're in for a treat.
UPDATE from Patricia Barnett:
Never met anyone like him and sure do miss him. (Johnny Carson once said that if life were fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead.)