Thursday, March 9, 2017

Born On This Day...

In 1451 Italian explorer, Amerigo Vespucci (Americas named for him)

In 1679 Physician, Zabdiel Boylston (introduced smallpox vaccine to America)

In 1824 Politician, A. Leland Stanford (founded of Stanford Univeristy)

In 1858 Furniture designer, Gustav Stickley

In 1900 Inventor, Howard Aiken (digital mechanical calculator) [d: 3-14-73]

In 1902 Architect, Edward Durell Stone (U.S. Embassy, New Delhi) [d: 8-6-78]

In 1902 Actor, Will Greer (Grandpa Walton-The Waltons) [d: 4-22-78]

In 1910 Composer, Samuel Barber [d: 1-23-81]

In 1914 Actor, Fred Clark (Harry Morton-Burns & Allen) [d: 12-5-68]

In 1918 Author, Mickey Spillane (Mike Hammer) [d: 7-17-06]

In 1920 Actor, Carl Betz (Alex Stone-Donna Reed Show) [d: 1-18-78]

In 1923 French designer, Andre Courreges (introduced the miniskirt) [d: 1-7-16]

In 1926 Former football coach, Neil Armstrong (Bears) [d: 8-10-16]

In 1927 Former baseball player, Jackie Jensen (AL MVP 1958) [d: 7-14-82]

In 1932 Jazz singer, Dorothy Keeley Smith (85)

In 1933 Singer, Lloyd Price (Stagger Lee, Personality, Lady Luck) (84)

In 1934 Cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin (first man in space) [d: 3-27-68]

In 1934 Actress, Joyce Van Patten (Good Guys, Don Rickles Show) (83)

In 1936 Country singer, Mickey Gillie (Urban Cowboy) (81)

In 1936 Actor/comedian, Marty Ingels (The Pruitts of Southampton) (81)

In 1938 Actor, Charles Siebert (One Day At A Time, Trapper John MD) (79)

In 1940 Actor, Raul Julia (Spider Woman, Adamms Family) [d: 10-24-94]

In 1941 Actress, Trish Van Devere (Changeling, Hearse) (76)

In 1942 Singer, Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere & The Raiders) (75)

In 1943 Chess player, Bobby Fischer (World Chess Champion, 1972-75) [d: 1-17-08]

In 1943 TV host, Charles Gibson (Good Morning America, World News) (74)

In 1945 Guitarist/composer, Robin Trower (Procol Harum) (72)

In 1945 Drummer, Ron Wilson (Surfaris) [d: 5-19-89]

In 1947 Photographer, David Kennerly (70)

In 1948 Bassist, Jimmie Fadden (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) [d: 3-9-91]

In 1948 Singer/songwriter, Jeffrey Osborne (On The Wings Of Love) (69)

In 1948 Singer/guitarist, Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann's Earth Band) (69)

In 1949 Actor, Jamie Lyn Bauer (Bare Essence, Young & Restless) (68)

In 1949 Guitarist, Trevor Burton (The Move) (68)

In 1950 Auto racer, Danny Sullivan (1985 Indy 500 champ) (67)

In 1954 Singer, Charmain Elaine Sylvers (The Sylvers) (63)

In 1950 Indy race car driver, Danny Sullivan (67)

In 1951 Editor/columnist, Michael Kinsley (Crossfire) (66)

In 1951 Former football player, Pat Leahy (Jets) (66)

In 1952 Actor, William Kirby Cullen (How The West Was Won) (65)

In 1955 Actress, Ornella Muti (Flash Gordon, Most Beautiful Wife) (62)

In 1957 Broadcast journalist/talk host, Faith Daniels (A Closer Look) (60)

In 1958 Actress, Linda Fiorentino (The Last Seduction, Men in Black) (59)

In 1958 Singer/songwriter, Martin David Fry (Be Near Me-ABC) (59)

In 1959 Mattel's Barbie, the world's most famous doll (58)

In 1959 Actor, Lonny Price (Muppets Take Manhattan) (58)

In 1963 U.S. diver, Kent Ferguson (Olympics-1992) (54)

In 1964 Actress, Juliette Binoche (The English Patient) (53)

In 1965 Former football player, Brian Bosworth (Seahawks) (52)

In 1965 Basketball player, Benito Santiago (52)

In 1968 Bassist, Robert Sledge (Ben Folds Five) (49)

In 1971 Rap performer, C-Murder (46)

In 1971 Actor, Emmanuel Lewis (Webster) (46)

In 1972 Actress, Jean Louisa Kelly (Mr. Holland's Opus, Yes Dear) (45)

In 1972 Actor, Kerr Smith (As The World Turns, Jack-Dawson's Creek) (45)

In 1979 Actor, Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, X-Men) (38)

In 1980 Rap performer, Chingy (37)

In 1980 Actor, Matthew Gray Gubler (Criminal Minds) (37)

In 1980 Actor, Bobby Fain (Prince of Tides, The Road Home) (37)

In 1983 Mexican singer/actress, Maite Perroni (34)

In 1986 Actress, Brittany Snow (The Guiding Light, American Dreams) (31)

In 1987 Rap singer, Bow Wow (30)

In 1990 Rap singer, Keenon Jackson ("My Nigga") (27)

In 1992 Actor, Luis Armand Garcia (Max-George Lopez Show) (25)

In 1995 Actress, Cierra Ramirez (The Secret Life of the American Teenager) (22)

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