Monday, February 27, 2017

Born On This Day...

In 1807 American poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In 1850 Philanthropist/railroad builder, Henry E. Huntington

In 1877 Sports owner, Walter Briggs (Detroit Tigers)

In 1888 Historian, Arthur Meier Schlesinger

In 1889 Physiologist, Charles Herbert (discovered insulin)

In 1891 Inventor, David Sarnoff (founded RCA, NBC)

In 1892 Actor, William Demarest (Uncle Charley-My Three Sons)

In 1895 Actor, Edward Brophy (The Last Hurrah)

In 1902 Golf Hall-of-Famer, Gene Sarazen (invented sand wedge) [d: 3-13-99]

In 1902 Author, John Steinbeck (The Grapes Of Wrath) [d: 12-20-68]

In 1903 Actor, Reginald Gardiner (The Pruitts of Southhampton) [d: 4-25-90]

In 1904 American author, James Thomas Farrell (Studs Lonigan) [d: 8-22-79]

In 1904 Singer/actress, Elisabeth Welch (Stormy Weather) [d: 7-15-03]

In 1905 Actor, Franchot Tone (Dr. Freeland-Ben Casey) [d: 9-18-68]

In 1910 Actress, Joan Bennett (Little Women, Dark Shadows) [d: 12-7-90]

In 1910 Auto racer, Ted Horn (most consecutive national titles 1946-48) [d:10-10-48]

In 1913 Novelist, Irwin Shaw (Rich Man, Poor Man) [d: 5-16-84]

In 1917 Texas Governor, John Connally (wounded with JFK) [d: 6-15-93]

In 1921 Actor, Michael Fox (Saul-Bold and the Beautiful) [d: 6-1-96]

In 1923 Blues performer, Dexter Gordon (bebop) [d: 4-26-90]

In 1927 Novelist, James Leo Herlihy (Midnight Cowboy) [d: 10-20-93]

In 1927 Singer, Guy Mitchell (Singing the Blues, Rock-A-Billy) [d: 7-1-99]

In 1930 Actress, Joanne Woodward (Three Faces of Eve, Rachel) (87)

In 1932 Actress, Elizabeth Taylor (Cleopatra, Virginia Woolf) [d: 3-23-11]

In 1933 Football Hall-of-Famer, Raymond Berry (Colts) (84)

In 1934 Consumer advocate, Ralph Nader (Unsafe At Any Speed) (83)

In 1934 Actor, Van Williams (Britt Reid-The Green Hornet, Tycoon) (83)

In 1936 Country singer, Chuck Glaser (Tompall & the Glaser Brothers) (81)

In 1937 Actress, Barbara Babcock (Liz-Dallas, Dorothy-Dr. Quinn) (80)

In 1937 Discus thrower, Jay Silvester (Olympic-Silver-1972) (80)

In 1939 Auto racer, Peter Revson (1971 Indianapolis pole) [d: 3-22-74]

In 1940 Actor, Howard Hesseman (Johnny Fever-WKRP, Head of the Class) (77)

In 1942 Broadcast journalist, Charlayne Hunter-Gault (McNeil-Lehrer) (75)

In 1943 Actress, Mary Frann (Joanna-Newhart) [d: 9-23-98]

In 1944 Actor, Alan Fudge (Man From Atlantis, Paper Dolls) [d: 10-10-11]

In 1948 Guitarist, Eddie Gray (Tommy James & the Shondells) (69)

In 1951 Politician/singer, Lee Atwater (Republican chairman) [d: 3-29-91]

In 1952 U.S. basketball player, Dwight Elmo Jones (Olympic-Silver-1972) [d:7-25-16]

In 1952 Singer/keyboardist, Kevin Raleigh (Michael Stanley Band) (65)

In 1954 Guitarist/singer, Neal Schon (Journey, Bad English) (63)

In 1957 Guitarist, Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden) (60)

In 1959 Singer, Johnny Van Zant (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (58)

In 1960 Keyboardist/singer, Paul Humphreys (OMD) (57)

In 1960 Actor, Stoney Jackson (White Shadow, Travis Filmore-227) (57)

In 1960 Cartoonist, Jeff Smith (Bone) (57)

In 1961 Actor, Grant Shaud (Miles-Murphy Brown) (56)

In 1961 Former basketball player, James Worthy (Lakers, 1988 Playoff MVP) (56)

In 1962 Actor, Adam Baldwin (Treacherous, Independence Day) (55)

In 1962 Actor, Grant Show (Ryan's Hope, Jake Hansen-Melrose Place) (55)

In 1965 Singer/songwriter, Garry Christian (The Christians) (52)

In 1965 Guitarist/fiddler, Mike Cross (Sponge) (52)

In 1965 Actor, David Gail (Beverly Hills 90210, Savannah, Port Charles) (52)

In 1966 Actor, Donal Logue (Vikings, Gotham, Grounded For Life) (51)

In 1966 Actor, Gregg Rainwater (Buck Cross-The Young Riders) (51)

In 1971 Singer, Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas (TLC) (46)

In 1971 Actress, Sarah Richardson (Eight Is Enough) (46)

In 1971 U.S. boxer, Ivan Robinson (Olympics-1992) (46)

In 1973 Singer, Roderick Demond "Pooh" Clark (Hi-Five) (44)

In 1975 Actress, Christina Nigra (The Sword and the Sorcerer, Twilight Zone) (42)

In 1976 Former football player, Tony Gonzalez (Chiefs, Falcons) (41)

In 1980 Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former president Bill Clinton (37)

In 1980 Singer, Bobby V ("Tell Me," "Slow Down") (37)

In 1981 Singer, Josh Groban (36)

In 1983 Actress, Kate Mara (House of Cards, Fantastic Four, The Martian) (34)

In 1986 Reality star, JWoww (Jersey Shore) (31)

In 1989 Singer, Kelly Breeding (B5, Kel The Artist) (28)

In 1990 Actress, Lindsey Morgan (General Hospital, The 100) (27)

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