Considered one of the original high profile environmentalists, actor Eddie Albert was born today, April 22nd, 1908. Mr. Albert is 97 years old and is still alive. You may remember him from the Green Acres TV show.
"Because of his his early work with environmental causes and groups, when International Earth Day was created, it was decided it must be held on April 22 because that is his birthday."
Mr. Albert is often credited with starting Arbor Day and almost single handedly getting DDT banned in the early 1970's.