Monday, April 17, 2017

Born On This Day...

In 1741 American Revolutionary leader, Samuel Chase ($10,000 bill)

In 1820 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Alexander Cartwright (first pro game)

In 1837 American financier, John Peirpont "J.P." Morgan (U.S. Steel)

In 1851 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Adrian "Cap" Anson (started spring training)

In 1886 Actor, Otto Lederer (The Jazz Singer)

In 1894 Soviet leader, Nikolai Krushchev (1953-64)

In 1896 Ventriloquist, Senor Wences ("S'awright!")

In 1897 Playwright/novelist, Thornton Wilder (Our Town)

In 1899 English scientist, Vincent Brian Wigglesworth (insect physiology)

In 1905 Actor, Arthur Lake (Dagwood Bumstead-Blondie) [d: 1-9-87]

In 1913 Actor, Paul Langton (Leslie-Peyton Place) [d: 4-15-80]

In 1918 Actor, William Holden (Stalag 17, Network, SOB) [d: 11-16-81]

In 1918 Actress, Anne Shirley (Murder My Sweet) [d: 7-4-93]

In 1923 Film director, Lindsay Anderson (Thursday's Children) [d: 8-30-94]

In 1923 Broadcast journalist, Harry Reasoner (60 Minutes) [d: 8-6-91]

In 1924 Children's book author, Roy Gallant (93)

In 1928 Author, Cynthia Ozick (Pagan Rabbi & Other Stories) (89)

In 1930 French singer, Genevieve (Jack Paar Show, Scruples) [d: 3-14-04]

In 1930 Singer, Alexander Graves (The Moonglows) [d: 10-15-06]

In 1934 Music publisher/promoter, Don Kirshner (Rock Concert) [d: 1-10-11]

In 1941 Singer/songwriter, Billy Fury [d: 1-28-83]

In 1948 Composer/keyboardist/drumer, Jan Hammer (Escape From TV) (69)

In 1949 Singer/guitarist, Chris Bartley (The Mindbenders) [d: 10-26-09]

In 1951 Actress, Olivia Hussey (Romeo & Juliet, Death on the Nile) (66)

In 1954 Singer/guitarist, Michael Sembello (Maniac) (63)

In 1954 Actress, Kim Tyler (Kyle-Please Don't Eat The Daisies) (63)

In 1955 Actor, Byron Cherry (Coy Duke-The Dukes of Hazzard) (62)

In 1955 Singer/guitarist, Pete Shelley (The Buzzcocks) (62)

In 1955 Actress, Kristine Sutherland (Joyce-Buffy The Vampire Slayer) (62)

In 1956 Actress, Elizabeth Lindsey (Mai-China Beach) (61)

In 1957 Actress, Teri Austin (Jill-Knots Landing, Models Inc.) (60)

In 1959 Actor, Sean Bean (Patriot Games, GoldenEye, Game of Thrones) (58)

In 1959 Saxophonist, Stephen Singleton (ABC) (58)

In 1961 Former football player, Norman "Boomer" Esiason (Bengals) (56)

In 1962 U.S. swimmer/model, Nancy Hogshead (Olympic-Gold-1984) (55)

In 1964 Singer, Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle) (53)

In 1964 Actress, Lela Rochon (Waiting To Exhale) (53)

In 1966 Golfer, Susie Redman (51)

In 1967 Actress, Leslie Bega (Head of the Class, CSI: NY) (50)

In 1967 Actor, Timothy Gibbs (Father Murphy, Santa Barbara, 11-11-11) (50)

In 1967 Former baseball player, Marquis Grissom (2-time top base stealer) (50)

In 1967 Singer/songwriter, Liz Phair (50)

In 1967 Actor, Shawn David Thompson (J.T. Banks-The Heights) (50)

In 1970 Reality star, Tami Roman (Basketball Wives) (47)

In 1972 Actress, Jennifer Garner (Sydney-Alias, Daredevil) (45)

In 1974 Singer, Victoria Beckham (Posh-Spice Girls) (43)

In 1978 Actress, Lindsay Korman (Passions, Days of Our Lives) (39)

In 1979 Singer, Bilal Abdul-Samad (Boys) (38)

In 1979 Actress, Tram-Anh Tran (Tina-Ghostwriters) (38)

In 1982 Reality star, Althea Heart (Love & Hip Hop Atlanta) (35)

In 1985 Actress, Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) (32)

In 1985 Actor, Luke Mitchell (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) (32)

In 1989 Singer, Avi Kaplan (Pentatonix) (28)

In 1995 Actor, Paul Litowsky (Justin-Hope & Faith) (22)

In 1996 Actress, Dee Dee Davis (Bryana-Bernie Mac Show) (21)

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