Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Born On This Day...

In 1677 Astronomer, Jacques Cassini (Saturn's satellites)

In 1777 French chemist, Bernard Courtois (iodine)

In 1820 Civil War general, William Tecumseh Sherman (Union Army)

In 1828 French novelist, Jules Verne (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea)

In 1882 Actor, George Siegmann (Birth of Nation, Oliver Twist)

In 1886 Cartoon voicist, Charlie Ruggles (Aesop-Bullwinkle Show)

In 1888 English actress, Dame Edith Evans (Tom Jones, David Copperfield)

In 1894 Canadian fighter ace/pilot, William Avery Bishop (WWI)

In 1902 Actor, Lyle Talbot (Paul Fonda-Bob Cummings Show) [d: 3-3-96]

In 1906 Inventor, Chester F. Carlson (xerography [photocopy]) [d: 9-19-68]

In 1908 Actor, Myron McCormick (No Time For Sergeants) [d: 7-30-62]

In 1918 Actress, Betty Field (Of Mice & Men, Bus Stop) [d: 9-13-73]

In 1921 Actress, Lana Turner (The Postman Always Rings Twice) [d: 6-29-95]

In 1924 Actress, Audrey Meadows (Alice-The Honeymooners) [d: 2-3-96]

In 1925 Actor, Jack Lemmon (The Odd Couple, Grumpy Old Men) [d: 6-27-01]

In 1927 Actor, Stanley Baker (The Good Die Young, Bride To Be) [d: 6-28-76]

In 1930 U.S. runner, Catherine Hardy (Olympic-Gold-1952) (87)

In 1930 Actor, Alejandro Rey (The Flying Nun, Dallas, Hotel) [d: 5-21-87]

In 1931 Actor, James Dean (Rebel Without A Cause, Giant) [d: 9-30-55]

In 1932 Composer/conductor, John Williams (Jaws, Star Wars) (85)

In 1933 Actor, Jack Larson (Jimmy Olsen-Adventures of Superman) [d: 9-20-15]

In 1937 Former baseball player, Cletis Boyer (Yankees) [d: 6-4-07]

In 1937 Former football player, Billy Cannon (Heisman-1959) (80)

In 1937 Composer/producer, Joe Raposo (co-created Sesame Street) [d: 2-5-89]

In 1940 Actress, Susan Clark (Katherine-Webster) (77)

In 1940 Broadcast journalist, Ted Koppel (Nightline) (77)

In 1941 Actor, Nick Nolte (48 Hours, Cape Fear, Lorenzo's Oil) (76)

In 1942 Comedian/actor, Robert Klein (Comedy Tonight, Mixed Nuts) (75)

In 1943 Guitarist, Creed Bratton (Grass Roots) (74)

In 1946 Drummer, Paul Wheatbread (Gary Puckett & the Union Gap) (71)

In 1948 Drummer, Adolfo "Fito" De La Parra (Canned Heat) (69)

In 1948 Singer, Ron Tyson (Temptations) (69)

In 1949 Actress, Brooke Adams (Body Snatchers) (68)

In 1949 U.S. skater, Scott Allen (Olympic-Bronze-1964) (68)

In 1949 Actress, Julia Barr (Brooke English-All My Children) (68)

In 1950 Talk show host/model, Cristina Ferrare (Home Show) (67)

In 1950 Bassist, Michael Goodroe (The Motels) (67)

In 1950 Singer, Dan Seals (England Dan & John Ford Coley) [d: 3-25-09]

In 1953 Actress, Mary Steenburgen (Time After Time, Clifford, Powder) (64)

In 1955 Author, John Grisham (The Firm, The Client, A Time To Kill) (62)

In 1955 Actor, Ethan Phillips (Neelix-Star Trek: Voyager) (62)

In 1959 Playmate/actress, Pamela Jean Bryant (April-1978/Looker) (58)

In 1961 Singer/guitarist, Sammy Llanas (Bodeans) (56)

In 1961 Singer, Vince Neil (Motley Crue) (56)

In 1965 Actress, Mathilda May (Lifeforce, Becoming Colette) (52)

In 1967 Actress, Marla Rubinoff (New WKRP, The Nutt House, On The Air) (50)

In 1968 Actor, Gary Coleman (Arnold Drummond-Diff'rent Strokes) [d: 5-28-10]

In 1969 Actress, Mary McCormack (Murder One, Private Parts, In Plain Sight) (48)

In 1970 Actress, Stephanie Courtney (Flo in the Progressive commercials) (47)

In 1970 Basketball player, Alonzo Mourning (Dream Team II) (47)

In 1971 Actress/playmate, Heidi Mark (Young & the Restless/July-1995) (46)

In 1974 Actor, Seth Green (Austin Powers, Family Guy) (43)

In 1974 Actor, Joshua Morrow (Nicholas-Young & the Restless) (43)

In 1977 Bassist, Phoenix [David Michael Farrell] (Linkin Park) (40)

In 1981 Actor, Tommy Michaels (All My Children, Guiding Light) (36)

In 1984 Actress, Cecily Strong (SNL, Ghostbusters) (33)

In 1992 Actress, Karle Warren (Lauren Gray-Judging Amy) (25)

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