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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Born On This Day...

In 1760 Richard Allen, first black ordained by Methodist-Episcopal church

In 1817 Publisher/author, Frederick A. Douglass

In 1856 English writer, Frank Harris (My Life & Loves)

In 1859 Engineer, George Washington Ferris (invented Ferris Wheel)

In 1894 Comedian, Jack Benny (Jack Benny Show) [d: 12-26-74]

In 1901 Actress, Sylvia Truex (Mrs. Wilson-Dennis The Menace) [d: 7-31-98]

In 1902 Actor, Stuart Erwin (Stu Erwin Show) [d: 12-21-67]

In 1902 Country singer/actor, Fred Scott [d: 12-16-91]

In 1905 Actress, Thelma Ritter (Miracle on 34th Street) [d: 2-4-69]

In 1907 Cowboy actor, Ray "Crash" Corrigan [d: 8-10-76]

In 1913 Sportscaster, Mel Allen (voice of the Yankees) [d: 6-16-96]

In 1913 College football coach, "Woody" Hayes (Ohio State) [d: 3-12-87]

In 1913 Teamsters leader, Jimmy Hoffa [d: 7-30-75]

In 1916 Actor, Edward Platt (The Chief-Get Smart, Cape Fear) [d: 3-20-74]

In 1921 Broadcast journalist, Hugh Downs (Today Show, 20/20) (96)

In 1922 Disc Jockey, Murray "The K" Kaufman ("The 5th Beatle") [d: 2-21-82]

In 1927 Actress, Lois Maxwell (Miss Moneypenny-James Bond movies) [d: 9-29-07]

In 1931 Singer, Phyllis McGuire (McGuire Sisters) (86)

In 1932 Actor, Vic Morrow (Combat, Roots, Twilight Zone Movie) [d: 7-23-82]

In 1934 Actress, Florence Henderson (The Brady Bunch, Dave's World) [d: 11-24-16]

In 1935 Golfer, Mickey Wright (4-time U.S. Open and LPGA winner) (82)

In 1936 Actor, Andrew Prine (The Miracle Worker, Centerfold Girls) (81)

In 1938 Actor, Lee Chamberlain (Viper, Beat Street, Roots: TNG) [d: 5-24-14]

In 1939 Country singer, Razzy Bailey (78)

In 1941 Senator, Paul Tsongas (Massachusetts 1979-85) [d: 1-18-97]

In 1942 Actor, Andrew Robinson (Hellraiser, Dirty Harry, Cobra) (75)

In 1944 Invesigative reporter, Carl Bernstein (Watergate) (73)

In 1945 Guitarist/actor, Vic Briggs (Animals/Louis-Hope & Gloria) (72)

In 1946 Actress, Tina Aumont (Texas Across The River, Partner) [d: 10-28-06]

In 1946 Actor/dancer, Gregory Hines (White Nights, Cotton Club) [d: 8-09-03]

In 1946 Guitarist/keyboardist, Doug Simril (Steve Miller Band) (71)

In 1947 Country/folk singer, Tim Buckley [d: 6-29-75]

In 1947 Pham Tuan, first Vietnamese space traveler (Soyuz 37) (70)

In 1948 TV host, Pat O' Brien (CNN, Access Hollywood) (69)

In 1948 Magician/illusionist, Teller (Penn & Teller) (69)

In 1950 Guitarist, Roger Fisher (Heart) (67)

In 1954 Actor, Ken Wahl (Vinnie Terranova-Wise Guy, Wanderers) (63)

In 1956 Former baseball player, Dave Dravecky (Padres, Giants) (61)

In 1956 U.S. boxer, Howard Edward Davis Jr. (Olympic-Silver-1976) (61)

In 1958 Rapper/actor, Ice-T (New Jack City, Law & Order: SVU) (59)

In 1958 Actor, Perry Stephens (Loving, Bold & Beautiful) [d: 9-8-05]

In 1960 Football Hall-of-Famer, Jim Kelly (Bills) (57)

In 1960 Actress, Meg Tilly (The Big Chill, Agnes of God, Carmilla) (57)

In 1963 Actor, Enrico Colantoni (Just Shoot Me, Flashpoint) (54)

In 1963 Singer, D'Wayne Wiggins (Tony Toni Tone) (54)

In 1964 Actor, Zach Galligan (Billy Peltzer-Gremlins, Gremlins II) (53)

In 1966 Bassist, Ricky Wolking (The Nixons) (51)

In 1967 Tennis player, Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere (50)

In 1969 Model, Shana Zadrick (48)

In 1970 Actress, Helen Baxendale (Friends, Cold Feet, Cardiac Arrest) (47)

In 1970 Actor, Simon Pegg (Scotty-Star Trek, The World's End) (47)

In 1972 Bassist, Kevin Baldes (Lit) (45)

In 1972 Singer, Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty) (45)

In 1976 Actress, Erica Leerhsen (The Guardian, Blair Witch 2) (41)

In 1977 Singer, Nathan Osmond (The Osmond Boys) (40)

In 1978 Actress, Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead) (39)

In 1981 Actress, Erin Torpey (Jessica-One Life To Live) (36)

In 1985 Actor, Jacob Parker (Will Newton-Evening Shade) (32)

In 1990 Actress, Emily Mae Young (Step by Step, Undercover Angel) (27)

In 1992 Actor, Freddie Highmore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Neverland) (25)

In 1997 Actress, Madison Iseman (Mahomie Madness, Modern Family) (20)

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