Thursday, April 27, 2017

Born On This Day...

In 1733 German botanist, Josef Gottlieb Kolreuter (study of plant hybrids)

In 1737 Historian, Edward Gibbon (The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire)

In 1791 Inventor, Samuel Finley Breese Morse (telegraph, morse code)

In 1822 Ulysses S. Grant, 18th U.S. president (1869-77)

In 1840 British naturalist, Edward Whymper (first to climb Matterhorn)

In 1845 English author/geographer, Douglas Freshfield

In 1846 Scientist/inventor, Charles Joseph Van Depoele (electric railway)

In 1855 Executive, Benjamin Duke (Duke University named for him)

In 1878 Professional wrestler, Frank Gotch

In 1896 Chemist/inventor, Wallace Hume Carothers (synthetic rubber, nylon)

In 1896 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Rogers Hornsby (Cardinals; 2,930 hits)

In 1900 Cartoonist, Walter Lantz (Woody Woodpecker) [d: 3-22-94]

In 1913 Chemist, Philip Hauge Abelson (uranium gas diffusion process) [d: 8-1-04]

In 1916 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Enos "Country" Slaughter [d: 8-12-02]

In 1918 Broadcast journalist/diplomat, John Scali (ABC) [d: 10-9-95]

In 1918 Bandleader, Kirby Stone (Kirby Stone Four) [d: 7-13-81]

In 1922 Irish poet, Cecil Day-Lewis [d: 5-22-72]

In 1922 Actor, Jack Klugman (Oscar-The Odd Couple, Quincy ME) [d: 12-24-12]

In 1927 Coretta Scott King (widow of Dr. Martin Luther King) [d: 1-31-06]

In 1927 British aviator, Sheila Scott [d: 10-20-88]

In 1932 U.S. lightweight boxer, Charles Adkins (Olympic-Gold-1952) [d: 7-8-93]

In 1932 Radio personality/cartoon voice, Casey Kasem (American Top 40) [d: 6-15-14]

In 1932 Actress, Anouk Aimee (A Man And A Woman) (85)

In 1932 Football coach, Chuck Knox (Rams, Seahawks) (85)

In 1933 Jazz guitarist, Calvin Newborn (84)

In 1937 Actress, Sandy Dennis (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf) [d: 3-2-92]

In 1938 Bowling Hall-of-Famer, Earl Anthony (41 career titles) [d: 8-14-01]

In 1938 Boxer, Bob Foster (light heavyweight champion, 1968-74) [d: 11-21-15]

In 1939 Actress, Judy Carne (Laugh-In, Fair Exchange) [d: 9-3-15]

In 1939 Drummer, Jerry Mercer (April Wine) (78)

In 1941 Former football player, Lee Roy Jordan (Cowboys) (76)

In 1943 Opera singer, Judith Blegen (Magic Flute) (74)

In 1944 Singer, Cuba Gooding Sr. (The Main Ingredient) [d: 4-20-17]

In 1945 Playwright, August Wilson (Fences) [d: 10-02-05]

In 1947 Former football player, Mack Alston (Redskins, Super Bowl VII) [d: 12-24-14]

In 1947 Singer/guitarist, Pete Ham (Badfinger) [d: 4-23-75]

In 1947 Singer/songwriter, Ann Peebles (I Can't Stand The Rain) (70)

In 1948 Singer/organist, Katie Pierson (B-52's) (69)

In 1949 Singer, Herbie Murrell (Stylistics) (68)

In 1949 Actor, Douglas Sheehan (General Hospital, Knots Landing) (68)

In 1951 Guitarist, Ace Frehley (Kiss) (66)

In 1951 Percussionist, Boris Kinberg (Mink DeVille) (66)

In 1952 Former basketball player, George "The Iceman" Gervin (65)

In 1953 Astronaut, Ellen L. Shulman (STS-34, 50) (64)

In 1959 Singer, Sheena Easton (Morning Train, Sugar Walls) (58)

In 1962 Actor, James Le Gros (Ally McBeal) (55)

In 1962 Actress, Schae Harrison (Darla-Bold & Beautiful) (55)

In 1963 Actor, Joel Murray (Ray-Love & War, Pete-Dharma & Greg, Mad Men) (54)

In 1963 Actress, Cali Timmons (Ryan's Hope, Another World) (54)

In 1965 Guitarist, Rob Squires (Big Head Todd and the Monsters) (52)

In 1966 Singer, Mica Paris (My One Temptation) (51)

In 1967 U.S. basketball player, Bridgette Gordom (Olympic-Gold-1988) (50)

In 1970 Actress/model, Kylie Travis (Models Inc., Central Park West) (47)

In 1971 Actress, Hayley Barr (Courtney-As The World Turns) (46)

In 1971 Actor, Nathan Fillion (One Life to Live, Firefly, Castle) (46)

In 1972 Actor, David Lascher (90210, Blossom, Clueless, Sabrina TTW) (45)

In 1972 Actress, Maura West (Carly-As The World Turns) (45)

In 1973 Actor, Andre Gower (Baby Makes Five, The Monster Squad) (44)

In 1979 Singer, Travis Meeks (Days of the New) (38)

In 1982 Actress, Taylor Anne Mountz (Kay Bennett-Passions) (35)

In 1984 Singer, Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy) (33)

In 1986 Actress, Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) (31)

In 1987 Actor, William Moseley (The Chronicles of Narnia) (30)

In 1989 Model, Martha Hunt (Victoria's Secret) (28)

In 1992 Football player, Keenan Allen (Chargers) (25)

In 1992 Singer, Kieran Lemon (ROOM 94) (25)

In 1998 Actress, Froy Gutierrez (Bella and the Bulldogs, Goldbergs) (19)

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