Friday, April 7, 2017

Born On This Day...

In 1506 Roman Catholic missionary, Saint Francis Xavier

In 1652 Religious leader, Pope Clement XII (1730-40)

In 1770 English poet, William Wordsworth (The Prelude)

In 1775 Manufactuer, Francis C. Lowell (first raw cotton textile mill)

In 1786 William Rufus DeVane King, 13th U.S. vice president (1853)

In 1859 Football player/coach, Walter Camp ("father of American football")

In 1861 Architect, Lewis Nixon (designed over 100 battleships)

In 1869 Businessman, Will Keith Kellogg (founded W.K. Kellogg Company)

In 1869 American botanist, David Grandison Fairchild

In 1873 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, John Joseph McGraw (NY Giants manager)

In 1884 British anthropologist, Bronislaw Malinowski (social anthropology)

In 1891 British cartoonist, Sir David Low (Coloniel Blimp)

In 1893 Dancer, Irene Castle

In 1893 CIA head, Allen Welsh Dulles (1953-61)

In 1895 Comedian, Bert Wheeler (Wheeler & Woolsey)

In 1896 Lightweight boxing champ, Benny Leonard (1917-25)

In 1897 Columnist/radio actor, Walter Winchell (The Untouchables)

In 1907 Publisher, Leon Shimkin (co-founded of Simon & Schusler) [d: 1988]

In 1908 Composer/arranger, Percy Faith (Summer Place) [d: 2-9-76]

In 1914 Bandleader/pianist, Ralph Flanagan [d: 12-30-95]

In 1915 Blues singer, Billie Holiday (Ain't Nobody's Business) [d: 7-17-59]

In 1916 Actor, Anthony Caruso (The General-Roseanne) [d: 4-4-03]

In 1917 Actor, R.G. Armstrong (Captain MacAllister-T.H.E. Cat) [d: 7-7-12]

In 1918 Actor/journalist, Ronald Howard (Cowboy in Africa) [d: 12-19-96]

In 1918 Clarinetist, Peanuts Hucko (Lawrence Welk Show) [d: 6-19-03]

In 1920 Sitarist, Ravi Shankar (George Harrison, Sounds of India) [d: 12-11-12]

In 1928 Actor, James Garner (Maverick, The Rockford Files) [d: 7-19-14]

In 1928 Director, Alan J. Pakula (All The President's Men) [d: 11-19-98]

In 1931 Writer, Donald Barthelme (Snow White, Sadness) [d: 7-23-89]

In 1931 Author/economist, Daniel Ellsberg (Pentagon whistleblower) (86)

In 1932 Political satirist, Mark Russell (85)

In 1933 Actor, Wayne Rogers (M*A*S*H, House Calls, Chiefs) [d: 12-31-15]

In 1935 Country singer/guitarist, Bobby Bare (82)

In 1935 Televison/newspaper journalist, Hodding Carter III (82)

In 1935 Actress, Yvonne Lime (Father Knows Best, Dobie Gillis) (82)

In 1937 Singer, Charlie Thomas (The Drifters) (80)

In 1938 California governor, Jerry Brown (2011-) (79)

In 1938 Jazz singer/composer, Freddie Hubbard [d: 12-29-08]

In 1938 Singer/drummer, Spencer Dryden (Jefferson Airplane) [d: 1-11-05]

In 1939 Director, Francis Ford Coppola (Godfather, Apocalypse Now) (78)

In 1939 TV host, David Frost (That Was The Week That Was) [d: 8-31-13]

In 1939 Astronaut, Donald L. Holmquest (78)

In 1943 Guitarist, Mick Abrahams (Jethro Tull) (74)

In 1943 Drummer, Spencer Dryden (Jefferson Airplane) [d: 1-10-05]

In 1943 Actress, Roberta Shore (Father Knows Best, The Virginian) (74)

In 1944 Author, Julia Phillips [d: 12-31-01]

In 1947 Singer, Patricia Bennett (The Chiffons) (70)

In 1948 Singer/actress, Carol Douglas (Chantels) (69)

In 1948 Singer/guitarist, John Oates (Hall & Oates) (69)

In 1951 Country musician, John Dittrich (Restless Heart) (66)

In 1951 Singer, Janis Ian (Society's Child, At Seventeen) (66)

In 1952 Drummer, Bruce Gary (My Sharona-The Knack) [d: 8-22-06]

In 1953 U.S. yachter, Everard Endt (Olympic-Gold-1952) (64)

In 1954 Actor, Jackie Chan (Rumble In The Bronx, Supercop, Rush Hour) (63)

In 1954 Former football player, Tony Dorsett (Cowboys, Broncos) (63)

In 1955 Actress, Alexandra Neil (Guiding Light, As The World Turns) (62)

In 1956 Attorney, Christopher Darden (O.J. Simpson murder trial) (61)

In 1957 Singer/songwriter, Simon Climie (Climie Fisher) (60)

In 1960 Heavyweight boxer, Buster Douglas (defeated Mike Tyson-1990) (57)

In 1960 Actress, Elaine Miles (Marilyn-Northern Exposure) (57)

In 1960 Actress, Jane Rogers (Santa Barbara, Tess-General Hospital) (57)

In 1961 Actress, Teri Ann Linn (Kristen-Bold & Beautiful) (56)

In 1962 Actor, Hugh O'Connor (In the Heat of the Night) [d: 3-28-95]

In 1964 Actor, Russell Crowe (The Insider, Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind) (53)

In 1964 Singer, Mark Kibble (Take 6) (53)

In 1965 Comedian/TV host, Bill Bellamy (MTV Jams) (52)

In 1965 Singer, Dave Palmer aka Yorkie (Space) (52)

In 1965 Actor, Matt Servitto (All My Children, Nick-One Life to Live) (52)

In 1969 Football player, Ricky Watters (49ers, Eagles, Seahawks) (48)

In 1971 Actress, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith (Clerks, Clerks II) (46)

In 1972 Actress, Marni Lustig (Sadie-As the World Turns) (45)

In 1973 Actor, Marcus Dean Fuller (General Hospital, Guiding Light) (44)

In 1975 Former football player, Tiki Barber (Giants) (42)

In 1975 Singer, John Cooper (Skillet) (42)

In 1978 English actor/singer, Duncan James (Blue) (39)

In 1979 Actor, Zbych Trofimuik (Spellbinder) (38)

In 1982 Actress, Silvana Arias (Paloma-Passions) (35)

In 1985 Bassist, Ben McKee (Imagine Dragons) (32)

In 1991 Singer, Anne-Marie (Karate) (26)

In 1992 Singer, Alexis Jordan (America's Got Talent) (25)

In 1992 Russian model, Helga Lovekaty (25)

In 1993 Actress, Cristine Prosperi (Totally Amp'd, Really Me, Open Heart) (24)

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