Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Born On This Day...

In 1403 King Charles VII of France (1422-61)

In 1732 George Washington, first U.S. president (1789-1796)

In 1749 Johann Nikolaus Forkel, the first biographer of Bach

In 1778 Historical painter, Rembrandt Peale

In 1788 German philosopher, Arthur Schopenhauer

In 1810 Composer/pianist, Frederic Chopin

In 1819 American essayist/poet, James Russell Lowell

In 1857 Philanthropist, Lord Robert Baden-Powell (founded Boy Scouts)

In 1857 Physicist, Heinrich Hertz (first radio broadcaster)

In 1874 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Bill Klem (first umpire elected)

In 1876 Pauline Musters, became shortest adult known (58.9 cm, 1' 11.2")

In 1896 Actress, Enid Markey (first Jane in Tarzan movies)

In 1899 Actor, Dwight Frye (Dracula, Frankenstein)

In 1900 German engineer, Paul Kollsman (altimeter)

In 1900 Greek poet, Giorgos Seferis (Nobel-1963)

In 1901 Supreme Court Justice, Charles E. Whittaker (1957-62) [d: 11-26-73]

In 1903 Cartoonist, Bill Holman (Smokey Stover) [d: 2-27-87]

In 1907 Actor/director, Sheldon Leonard (Danny Thomas Show) [d: 1-11-97]

In 1907 Actor, Robert Young (Father Knows Best, Marcus Welby) [d: 7-21-98]

In 1908 Actor, John Mills (Dundee and the Culhane) [d: 4-23-05]

In 1909 Sports figure, Dan Biasone (NBA 24-second shot clock) [d: 5-25-92]

In 1913 Saxophonist, Buddy Tate (Count Basie) [d: 2-10-01]

In 1915 Actor, Dan Seymour (Abdul-Casablanca) [d: 5-25-93]

In 1918 Baseball team owner, Charles O. Finley (Oakland A's) [d: 2-19-96]

In 1918 Announcer, Don Pardo (Jeopardy, Saturday Night Live) [d: 8-18-14]

In 1918 Robert Wadlow, became tallest known human (8' 11.1") [d: 7-15-40]

In 1920 Country singer/pianist, Del Wood [d: 10-3-89]

In 1925 Illustrator, Edward Gorey [d: 4-15-00]

In 1927 Actor, Donald May (Adam-Edge of Night, Colt .45, Falcon Crest) (90)

In 1928 Actor, Paul Dooley (Sixteen Candles, John-Grace Under Fire) (89)

In 1930 Actress, Allison Hayes (Attack of the 50-Foot Woman) [d: 2-27-77]

In 1932 U.S. senator, Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA) [d: 8-26-09]

In 1934 Baseball manager, George "Sparky" Anderson (Reds, Tigers) [d: 11-4-10]

In 1936 Singer/songwriter, Ernest K-Doe (Mother-In-Law) [d: 7-5-01]

In 1938 Singer, Bobby Hendricks (The Drifters) (79)

In 1938 Baseball player, Steve Barber (Orioles, Yankees) [d: 2-4-07]

In 1940 Former basketball player, Chet Walker (Bulls) (77)

In 1943 Former basketball player, Dick Van Arsdale (Knicks, Suns) (74)

In 1944 Director, Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia) (73)

In 1945 Actress, Leslie Charleston (Monica-General Hospital) (72)

In 1945 Singer, Oliver (Good Morning Starshine, Jean) [d: 2-12-00]

In 1948 Actor, John Ashton (Beverly Hills Cop) (69)

In 1948 Former basketball player, Dennis Awtrey (Bulls, Suns) (69)

In 1949 Auto racer/author, Nikki Lauda (3-time Formula One champion) (68)

In 1950 Former basketball player, Julius "Dr. J" Erving (76ers, Nets) (67)

In 1950 Actor, Miou-Miou (My Other Husband, Germinal) (67)

In 1950 Actress, Julie Walters (Rita-Educating Rita, Harry Potter) (67)

In 1951 Actress, Ellen Greene (Little Shop of Horrors, Naked Gun) (66)

In 1952 Astronaut, James P. Bagian (STS-29, 40) (65)

In 1955 Singer/bassist, Jon Brant (Cheap Trick) (62)

In 1956 Golfer, Amy Alcott (U.S. Women's Open-1980) (61)

In 1959 Actor, Kyle MacLachlan (Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks, Dune) (58)

In 1962 Actor, Steve Irwin (Crocodile Hunter) [d: 9-4-06]

In 1963 Cartoon character, Pebbles Flintstone (The Flintstones) (54)

In 1964 Tennis player, Gigi Fernandez (1988 U.S. Open Doubles) (53)

In 1964 Actor, Jim Wicek (Ben-Ryan's Hope) (53)

In 1965 Hockey player, Pat LaFontaine (Olympics-1984, Islanders) (52)

In 1966 Bassist, Robert De Leo (Stone Temple Pilots) (51)

In 1966 Comedian, Rachel Dratch (Saturday Night Live) (51)

In 1966 Actor, Thorsten Kaye (Patrick Thornhart-One Life To Live) (51)

In 1966 Singer, Suave (GQ) (51)

In 1968 Actress, Jeri Ryan (Dark Skies, Seven of Nine-ST: Voyager) (49)

In 1969 Former football player, Mark Chmura (Packers, Superbowl XXXI) (48)

In 1970 Actor, Michael Rodrick (Cameron Sinclair-Another World) (47)

In 1971 Former football Player, Gilbert Brown (Packers, Superbowl XXXI) (46)

In 1971 Actress/singer, Lea Salonga (Princess Jasmine-Aladdin) (46)

In 1971 Actor, Jose Solano (Manny Guiterrez-Baywatch) (46)

In 1972 Former tennis player, Michael Chang (1989 French Open) (45)

In 1972 Actor, Dax Griffin (Tim-Sunset Beach) (45)

In 1974 Singer, James Blunt (You're Beautiful) (43)

In 1975 Actress, Drew Barrymore (Never Been Kissed, Charlie's Angels) (42)

In 1975 Actress, Liza Victoria Huber (Gwen Hotchkiss-Passions) (42)

In 1985 Actor, Zach Roerig (As the World Turns, The Vampire Diaries) (32)

In 1996 Singer, Cole Pendery (IM5) (21)

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