Friday, March 24, 2017

Born On This Day...

In 1755 Senator, Rufus King (framer of U.S. constitution)

In 1808 Spanish opera singer, Maria Malibran

In 1834 American geologist, John Wesley Powell

In 1834 English poet/artist, William Morris

In 1855 American financier, Andrew W. Mellon

In 1874 Magician/illusionist, Harry Houdini

In 1884 Dutch physical chemist, Peter Debye (Nobel 1936)

In 1887 Actor/director, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle (Keystone comedies)

In 1890 Scientist, John Rock (developed birth control pill)

In 1893 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, George Sisler (St. Louis Browns)

In 1901 Animator, U.B. Iwerks (Mickey Mouse) [d: 7-7-71]

In 1902 Presidential candidate, Thomas E. Dewey [d: 3-16-71]

In 1903 English writer/journalist, Malcolm Muggeridge [d: 11-14-90]

In 1909 Bank robber, Clyde Barrow (Bonnie & Clyde) [d: 5-23-34]

In 1911 Animator, Joseph Barbera (Hanna-Barbera) [d: 12-19-06]

In 1914 Actor, Richard Conte (Jean Arthur Show, Hotel) [d: 4-15-75]

In 1919 Poet, Lawrence Ferlinghetti (help found Beat movement) (98)

In 1920 Actor, Gene Nelson (Tea For Two, Will-Oklahoma) [d: 9-17-96]

In 1923 Actor, Murray Hamilton (Rich Man Poor Man) [d: 9-1-86]

In 1924 Actor, Norman Fell (Mr. Roper-Three's Company) [d: 12-14-98]

In 1928 Actress, Vanessa Brown (My Favorite Husband) [d: 5-21-99]

In 1928 Classical pianist, Byron Janis (NBC Symphony Orchestra) (89)

In 1930 Actor, Steve McQueen (Wanted: Dead Or Alive, Getaway) [d: 11-7-80]

In 1930 Actor, Kenneth Nelson (Henry-Aldrich Family) [d: 10-7-93]

In 1931 U.S. relay swimmer, Thelma Kalama (Olympic-Gold-1948) [d: 5-17-99]

In 1933 Actor, William Smith (Rich Man Poor Man, Hawaii Five-0) (84)

In 1935 TV host, Mary Berry (The Great British Bake Off) (82)

In 1937 Singer, Billy Stewart (Summertime, Secret Love) [d: 1-17-70]

In 1938 Football Hall-of-Famer, Larry Wilson (Cardinals) (79)

In 1940 Designer, Bob Mackie (Barbra Striesand, Cher) (77)

In 1941 Astronomer, Joseph Taylor (co-discovered first binary pulsar) (76)

In 1945 Warner Bros. chartoon character, Slyvester (72)

In 1946 Drummer, Colin Peterson (Bee Gees) (71)

In 1947 Drummer, Mike Kellie (Spooky Tooth) (70)

In 1948 Harmonicist, Lee Oskar (War) (69)

In 1949 Bassist, Steve Lang (April Wine) [d: 2-4-17]

In 1951 Golf Hall-of-Famer, Pat Bradley (U.S. Open, 1981) (66)

In 1951 Astronaut, Kenneth Reightler Jr. (STS-48) (66)

In 1951 Bassist, Dougie Thompson (Supertramp) (66)

In 1952 Actor, Nicholas Campbell (Nick-The Insiders, The Hitchhiker) (65)

In 1954 Actor, Robert Carradine (Revenge of the Nerds, Escape From LA) (63)

In 1954 Actress, Donna Pescow (Saturday Night Fever, Angie) (63)

In 1957 Astronaut, Scott J. Horowitz (STS-75, STS-105, STS-101, STS-82) (60)

In 1959 U.S. hurdler/football player, Renaldo Nehemiah (110m at 12.93) (58)

In 1960 Actress/model, Kelly LeBrock (The Lady in Red, Weird Science) (57)

In 1960 Actress, Annabella Sciorra (Gloria-The Sopranos) (57)

In 1962 TV host/broadcast journalist, Star Jones (The View) (55)

In 1963 Jazz trumpeter, Dave Douglas (54)

In 1965 Wrestler, Mark Calaway aka The Undertaker (52)

In 1967 Skiier, Diann Roffe-Steinrotter (Olympic-Gold-1992, 1994) (50)

In 1967 Tennis player, Kathy Rinaldi (youngest to win Wimbledon) (50)

In 1969 Actor, Kirk Geiger (Kevin Buchanan-One Life To Live) (48)

In 1970 Baseball player, Wilson Alvarez (White Sox) (47)

In 1970 Actress, Lara Flynn Boyle (Red Rock West, The Practice) (47)

In 1970 Singer/violinist, Sharon Corr (The Corrs) (47)

In 1970 Rap singer, P.A. Pasemaster Mase (De La Soul) (47)

In 1971 Actress, Megyn Price (Lateline, Grounded For Life) (46)

In 1973 Actor, Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) (44)

In 1974 Actress, Alyson Hanningan (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) (43)

In 1976 Former football player, Peyton Manning (Colts, Broncos) (41)

In 1977 Actress, Olivia Burnette (Torkelsons, Dorothy Jane-Almost Home) (40)

In 1977 Actress, Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty, Miss Sloane) (40)

In 1979 Actress, Lake Bell (Victoria-Miss Match, Boston Legal) (38)

In 1980 Actor/guitarist, Luke Edwards (Newsies, American Pie 2) (37)

In 1982 Singer, Nivea ("Laundromat", "Don't Mess with My Man") (35)

In 1982 Wrestler, Jack Swagger (35)

In 1984 Singer, Park Bom (2NE1) (33)

In 1990 Actress, Keisha Castle-Hughes (The Whale Rider) (27)

In 1996 Singer, Jack Johnson (Jack & Jack) (21)

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