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Monday, February 20, 2017

Born On This Day...

In 1726 American Revolutionary soldier, William Prescott

In 1829 American actor, Joseph Jefferson

In 1844 Author, Joshua Slocum (first to sail around the world alone)

In 1898 Italian auto manufacturer, Enzo Ferrari

In 1898 Blues singer/pianist, Jimmy Yancey (boogie woogie)

In 1899 Sportsman, Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney (founded Pan Am Airways)

In 1902 Photographer, Ansel Adams (landscapes) [d: 4-22-84]

In 1904 Soviet premier, Aleksei Kosygin (1964-80) [d: 12-18-80]

In 1910 Carl Stotz (founded Little League Baseball) [d: 6-4-92]

In 1912 French novelist, Pierre Boulle (Bridge on River Kwai) [d: 1-30-94]

In 1914 Newscaster/TV host, John Daly (What's My Line) [d: 2-24-91]

In 1915 Golf Hall-of-Famer, Chick Harbert [d: 9-1-92]

In 1916 Children's author, Paul Tripp (Tubby the Tuba) [d: 8-29-02]

In 1924 Fashion designer, Gloria Vanderbilt (Gloria Vanderbilt Jeans) (93)

In 1925 Film director, Robert Altman (The Player, Short Cuts) [d: 11-20-06]

In 1925 Actress, Whitney Blake (Dorothy-Hazel) [d: 9-8-02]

In 1926 U.S. pole vaulter, Robert Eugene Richards (Olympic-Gold-1948, 52, 56) (91)

In 1927 Actor, Sidney Poitier (Guess Who's Coming To Dinner, Sneakers) (90)

In 1928 Former baseball player, Roy Face (Pittsburgh Pirates) (89)

In 1929 Actress, Amanda Blake (Kitty-Gunsmoke) [d: 8-16-89]

In 1930 Actress, Patricia Smith (Margaret-Bob Newhart Show) [d: 1-2-11]

In 1934 Auto-racer, Bobby Unser (Indianapolis 500-1968, 75, 81) (83)

In 1936 Actress, Marj Dusay (Capitol, Santa Barbara, Guiding Light) (81)

In 1936 Actor, Larry Hovis (Sgt. Carter-Hogan's Heros) [d: 9-9-03]

In 1937 Singer/songwriter, David Ackles [d: 3-2-99]

In 1937 Auto racer, Roger Penske (record 79 IndyCar victories) (80)

In 1937 Jazz singer, Nancy Wilson (You Don't Know How Glad I Am) (80)

In 1940 Singer, Barbara Ellis (The Fleetwoods) (77)

In 1941 Folk singer, Buffy Sainte-Marie (Mr. Can't You See) (76)

In 1942 Former hockey player, Phil Esposito (Bruins, Rangers) (75)

In 1943 Russian cosmonaut, Aleksandr Pavlovich Aleksandrov (Soyuz T-9) (74)

In 1944 Trumpeter, Lew Soloff (Blood Sweat & Tears) [d: 3-8-15]

In 1945 Actor, Brion James (Blade Runner) [d: 8-7-99]

In 1946 Actress, Sandy Duncan (Peter Pan, Funny Face, Hogan Family) (71)

In 1946 Singer/guitarist, J. Geils (J. Geils Band) (71)

In 1948 Actor, Peter Strauss (The Jericho Mile, Rich Man Poor Man) (69)

In 1949 Actress, Jennifer O'Neill (Bare Essence, Cover Up) (68)

In 1949 Businesswoman, Ivana Trump (ex-wife of President Donald Trump) (68)

In 1950 Singer/songwriter/bassist, Walter Becker (Steely Dan) (67)

In 1951 Actor, John Voldstad (Second Daryl-Newhart, Forrest Gump) (66)

In 1951 Actor, Edward Albert (Falcon Crest, Port Charles) [d: 9-22-06]

In 1951 Guitarist/singer, Randy California (Spirit) [d: 1-3-97]

In 1954 Actor, Anthony Stewart Head (Rupert-Buffy the Vampire Slayer) (63)

In 1954 Newspaper heiress, Patty Hearst-Shaw (63)

In 1958 Playmate/actress, Carol Ficatier (December-1985/Tempest) (59)

In 1958 Actor, James Wilby (Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes, Howards End) (59)

In 1960 TV host, Joel Hodgson (Mystery Science Theater 3000) (57)

In 1960 Guitarist, Kee Marcello (Europe) (57)

In 1961 Actress, Imogen Stubbs (Sense and Sensibility, True Colors) (56)

In 1962 Comedian/actress, Ria Coyne (Batman Forever) (55)

In 1963 Basketball player, Charles Barkley (76ers, Suns, Rockets) (54)

In 1963 Singer, Ian Brown (Stone Roses) (54)

In 1964 Actor, French Stewart (Harry-3rd Rock From The Sun, Stargate) (53)

In 1965 Actor, Ron Eldard (Bakersfield PD, Kevin-Men Behaving Badly) (52)

In 1966 Actress/model, Cindy Crawford (House of Style, Fair Game) (51)

In 1967 Singer/songwriter, Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) [d: 4-5-94]

In 1967 Actor/comedian, David Herman (Mad TV, King of the Hill) (50)

In 1967 Actor, Andrew Shue (Billy Campbell-Melrose Place) (50)

In 1967 Actress, Lili Taylor (The Haunting, Mystic Pizza, Ransom) (50)

In 1973 Actress, Kimberley Davies (Laura-Pacific Palisades) (44)

In 1975 Singer, Brian Littrell (Backstreet Boys) (42)

In 1978 Actor, Jay Hernandez (Hang Time, Crazy/Beautiful) (39)

In 1981 Actress, Majandra Delfino (Maria De Luca-Roswell, Traffic) (36)

In 1981 Singer/mandolinist, Chris Thile (Nickel Creek) (36)

In 1984 Comedian, Trevor Noah (The Daily Show) (33)

In 1985 Actor, Jake Richardson (Honey We Shrunk Ourselves, Fudge) (32)

In 1987 Actor, Miles Teller (Rabbit Hole, Whiplash) (30)

In 1988 Singer, Rihanna (Umbrella) (29)

In 1989 Actor, Jack Falahee (How to Get Away with Murder) (28)

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