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Friday, February 24, 2017

Born On This Day...

In 1500 King Charles I Of Spain (1516-56)

In 1556 Religious leader, Pope Clement VIII (1592-1605)

In 1663 Inventor, Thomas Newcomen (first practical atmospheric steam engine)

In 1786 Author, Wilhelm Karl Grimm (Grimm's Fairy Tales)

In 1824 Editor/writer, George William Curtis (Harper's Weekly)

In 1836 American painter, Winslow Homer

In 1840 Inventor, John Holland (designed the first successful submarine)

In 1874 Baseball player, Honus Wagner (Pirates)

In 1876 Actor, Victor Moore (Ziegfeld Follies, Seven Year Itch)

In 1877 Swiss conductor/composer, Rudolph Ganz

In 1885 Actor/TV host, Bert Lytell (Henry-One Man's Family)

In 1885 Admiral Chester Nimitz (in charge of Pacific Fleet during WWII)

In 1890 Actress, Marjorie Main (Ma Kettle)

In 1893 Inventor, Miles Seed (photographic dry plates for X-Rays)

In 1917 Physicist, William Fairbank (superconductivity) [d: 9-30-89]

In 1921 Actor, Abe Vigoda (Barney Miller, Fish) [d: 1-26-16]

In 1921 Actor, Douglas Watson (MacKenzie-Another World) [d: 5-1-89]

In 1922 Actor, Steven Hill (Mission Impossible, Law & Order) [d: 8-23-16]

In 1929 Actor, Richard B. Shull (Diana, Holmes & Yoyo) [d: 10-14-99]

In 1932 Actor, John Vernon (Animal House, Dirty Harry) [d: 2-1-05]

In 1932 Composer/conductor, Michel Legrand (Summer of '42) (85)

In 1934 U.S. equestrian, Frank Chapot (Olympic-Silver-1960, 72) [d: 6-20-16]

In 1934 Opera singer, Renata Scotto (83)

In 1938 Actor, James Farentino (Peter-Jesus of Nazareth, Dynasty) [d: 1-24-12]

In 1938 Businessman, Philip Knight (founded Nike) (79)

In 1940 Boxer, Jimmy Ellis (WBA heavyweight champ, 1968-70) [d: 5-6-14]

In 1941 Singer/actress, Joanie Sommers (60's Pepsi Girl) (76)

In 1942 Singer/songwriter, Paul Jones (Manfred Mann) (75)

In 1942 Actress, Jenny O'Hara (Emily-Facts of Life, My Sister Sam) (75)

In 1944 Keyboardist/songwriter, Nicky Hopkins [d: 9-6-94]

In 1944 Actress, Sheila Larkin (Storefront Lawyer, X-Files) (73)

In 1945 Actor, Barry Bostwick (Rocky Horror Picture Show, Spin City) (72)

In 1947 Singer/songwriter, Rupert Holmes (Escape, Him) (70)

In 1947 Actor, Edward Olmos (Miami Vice, Battlestar Galactica) (70)

In 1947 Bassist, Lonnie Turner (Steve Miller Band) (70)

In 1951 Actress, Debra Jo Rupp (Kitty-That 70's Show) (66)

In 1951 Actress, Helen Shaver (The Amityville Horror) (66)

In 1952 U.S. basketball player, Tom Burleson (Olypmic-Silver-1972) (65)

In 1953 Former football player, Greg Westbrooks (Rams, Super Bowl XIV) (64)

In 1955 Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs [d: 10-5-11]

In 1956 Former baseball player, Eddie Murray (Orioles) (61)

In 1956 Broadcast journalist, Paula Zahn (CBS This Morning, Fox, CNN) (61)

In 1957 Former football player, Phil McConkey (Giants) (60)

In 1958 Country singer, Sammy Kershaw (59)

In 1958 Actress, Susan Scannell (Nicole-Dynasty, Chessey-Ryan's Hope) (59)

In 1959 Actress, Beth Broderick (Aunt Zelda-Sabrina The Teenage Witch) (58)

In 1959 Singer/bassist, Colin Farley (Cutting Crew) (58)

In 1962 Singer/songwriter, Michelle Shocked (55)

In 1962 Playmate/porn star, Teri Weigel (April-1986) (55)

In 1964 Actor, Todd Field (David-Once And Again) (53)

In 1964 Football player, Donald Majkowski (Packers, Lions) (53)

In 1965 Actress, Kristin Davis (Brooke-Melrose Place, Sex & the City) (52)

In 1966 Actor, Billy Zane (The Phantom, Titanic) (51)

In 1970 Actor, Jonathan Ward (Charles In Charge, Beans Baxter) (47)

In 1973 Drummer, Chris Fehn (Slipknot) (44)

In 1973 Beauty pageant winner, Heather Whitestone (Miss America-1994) (44)

In 1974 Actress, Bonnie Somerville (Grosse Pointe, NYPD Blue) (43)

In 1976 Golfer, Zach Johnson (British Open 2015) (41)

In 1977 Singer, Alexis Jose Grullon (Menudo) (40)

In 1977 Actor, Jay Kenneth Johnson (Philip-Days of Our Lives) (40)

In 1977 Boxer, Floyd Mayweather Jr. (40)

In 1981 Australian tennis player, Lleyton Hewitt (36)

In 1984 Actor, Wilson Bethel (Hart of Dixie, Jag, Cold Case) (33)

In 1986 Actress, Dre Davis (Pretty Little Liars) (31)

In 1989 Singer, Trace Cyrus (Metro Station) (28)

In 1991 Model, Emily Didonato (Sports Illustrated swimsuit) (26)

In 1991 Actor, O'Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton) (26)

In 1992 Model/actress, Emily Rudd (25)

In 1994 Rap singer, Metro Station (Odd Future) (23)

In 2001 Actress, Ramona Marquez (The King's Speech, Hotel Babylon) (16)

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