Thursday, February 16, 2017

Born On This Day...

In 1812 Henry Wilson, 18th U.S. vice president (1873-75)

In 1821 German explorer, Heinrich Barth (explored Central Africa)

In 1884 Filmmaker/explorer, Robert Flaherty (Nanook of the North)

In 1893 Actress, Katherine Cornell ("First Lady of the American Theater")

In 1893 English literary critic, Ivor Armstrong Richards

In 1901 Bandleader/saxophonist, Wayne King ("The Waltz King") [d: 7-16-85]

In 1901 Actor, Chester Morris (Boston Blackie, She Creature) [d: 9-11-70]

In 1903 Ventriloquist, Edgar Bergen (Charlie McCarthy) [d: 9-30-78]

In 1904 Historian/diplomat, George Frost Kennan [d: 3-17-05]

In 1906 Vera Menchik, first official women's world chess champion [d: 6-27-44]

In 1909 Actor, Hugh Beaumont (Ward Cleaver-Leave It To Beaver) [d: 5-3-82]

In 1909 Actor, Jeffrey Lynn (Black Bart, Butterfield 8) [d: 11-24-95]

In 1914 Country singer/actor, Jimmy Wakely [d: 9-23-82]

In 1916 Blues singer/pianist, Bill Doggett [d: 11-13-96]

In 1917 Jazz musician, Alvin "Junior" Raglin (Duke Ellington) [d: 11-10-55]

In 1918 Singer, Patty Andrews (Andrews Sisters) [d: 1-30-14]

In 1926 Film director, John Schlesinger (Midnight Cowboy) [d: 7-25-03]

In 1926 Actress/dancer, Vera-Ellen Rohe (Judy-White Christmas) [d: 8-30-81]

In 1930 Director/actor, Ricou Browning (Thunderball, Never Say Never) (87)

In 1932 Songwriter, Otis Blackwell (Don't Be Cruel) [d: 5-6-02]

In 1932 Actress, Gretchen Wyler (Silk Stockings) [d: 5-27-07]

In 1934 Golfer, Marlene Hagge (1956 LPGA champion) (83)

In 1935 Actor, Brian Bedford (Coronet Blue, Scarlett) [d: 1-13-16]

In 1935 Politician/actor/singer, Sonny Bono (Sonny & Cher) [d: 1-5-98]

In 1938 Actor, Barry Primus (Sgt. Dory McKenna-Cagney & Lacey) (79)

In 1943 Former football player, Brig Owens (Cowboys, Redskins) (74)

In 1946 Actor, Pete Postlethwaite (In the Name of the Father) [d: 1-2-11]

In 1949 Singer, Lyn Paul (The New Seekers) (68)

In 1951 Actor, William Katt (Greatest American Hero, Models Inc.) (66)

In 1952 Singer/songwriter, James Ingram (I Don't Have The Heart) (65)

In 1953 Former football player, George Martin (Giants, Super Bowl XXI) (64)

In 1957 Actor, LeVar Burton (Roots, Geordi LaForge-Star Trek: TNG) (60)

In 1958 Actress, Lisa Loring (Addams Family, As The World Turns) (59)

In 1959 Former basketball player, Kelly Tripucka (Pistons, Jazz) (58)

In 1959 Tennis player, John McEnroe Jr. (U.S. Open 1979-81, 84) (58)

In 1960 Country singer, Doug Phelps (Kentucky Headhunters) (57)

In 1961 Guitarist, Andy Taylor (Duran Duran, Power Station) (56)

In 1962 Actress, Alexa Kenin (Little Darlings, Pretty in Pink) [d: 9-10-85]

In 1964 Actor, Christopher Eccleston Doctor Who, Gone in 60 Seconds) (53)

In 1964 TV host, Cynthia Garrett (Later) (53)

In 1964 Basketball player, Mark Price (Dream Team II) (53)

In 1965 Drummer, Dave Lombardo (Slayer) (52)

In 1969 Boxer, Claude Lambert (48)

In 1970 Playmate, Saskia Linssen (June-1991) (47)

In 1972 Football player, Jerome Bettis (Steelers) (45)

In 1972 Actor, Victor Erdos (Cutting Loose, The Ref, New Archies) (45)

In 1972 Drummer, Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) (45)

In 1975 Actor, Don Jeffcoat (Joey-One Life to Live) (42)

In 1978 Singer, Sam Salter (39)

In 1979 Actor, Daniel Amalm (Jack-Home & Away) (38)

In 1980 Actor, Agim Kaba (Aaron-As the World Turns) (37)

In 1989 Actress, Elizabeth Olsen (Godzilla, Avengers: Age of Ultron) (28)

In 1990 Singer, The Weeknd [Abel Tesfaye] (27)

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