This Day in Halloween: Oscar-winning special effects make up artist Rick Baker is born in Binghampton, NY in 1950. / Illustration by Jenna Red.
Rick Baker is born in Binghampton, NY in 1950. The renowned special make-up effects artist is famous for his work on the 1976 remake of King Kong, An American Werewolf in London, Thriller, and Harry and the Hendersons. Baker retired in 2015 after winning a record seven Oscars for his make-up work.