Arnold Schwarzenegger has a long and distinguished affiliation with Science Fiction, and perhaps one of the best -- even to this day -- remains 1987's seminal sci-fi juggernaut Predator. The film was perfectly conceived -- it's man versus alien in a clever variation of Agatha Christie's 'Ten Little Indians' mode -- as well as perfectly cast and perfectly shot. It remains the highwater mark for the series, and it's still watchable even to this day.
What an absolute frakkin' shame it is that kids today haven't a clue as to Irwin Allen is. The late great Irwin Allen was responsible for the sci-fi of a whole generation, conceiving and/or producing such programs as Lost in Space, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Time Tunnel, & others. Though he's no longer with us, Allen was born on this day in 1916.
The lovely Frances O'Connor has a terrific resume, both in and out of the sci-fi genre. Perhaps her best known sci-fi roles is as Monica Swinton in Steven Spielberg's A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001), but she's also had appearances in Timeline (2003) and other great dramas. O'Connor was born on this day in 1967.
And while it may not be Science Fiction, methinks it deserves a respectable nod: genre entertainment came to life on this day in 1981 when Steven Spielberg's legendary Raiders of the Lost Ark premiered theatrically. It's still the best of the Indiana Jones films, and I suspect it will always be.