Monday, May 1, 2017

Born On This Day...

In 1672 Essayist, Joseph Addison

In 1769 British prime minister, Arthur Wellesley (1828-30)

In 1830 American labor leader, Mary Harris Jones (Mother Jones)

In 1839 Chemist, Louis Chardonnet (first developed and manufactured rayon)

In 1848 Historian, James Ford Rhodes (American Civil War)

In 1852 Frontierswoman, Calamity Jane [Martha Jane Canary Burke]

In 1864 Philanthropist, Anna M. Jarvis (Mother's Day founder)

In 1867 Songwriter, Charles K. Harris (co-founded Tin Pan Alley)

In 1881 French Jesuit author, Pierre Teilhard De Chardin

In 1896 U.S. General, Mark W. Clark (served in both World Wars)

In 1907 Singer/actress, Kate Smith (God Bless America) [d: 6-17-86]

In 1910 Football Hall-of-Famer, Cliff Battles (Braves, Redskins) [d: 4-28-81]

In 1916 Actor, Glenn Ford (Cade's County, Midway, Superman) [d: 8-30-06]

In 1917 Actor, John Beradino (Dr. Steve Hardy-General Hospital) [d: 5-19-96]

In 1917 Actress, Danielle Darieux (Alexander The Great) (100)

In 1918 TV host, Jack Paar (Jack Paar Show, Tonight Show) [d: 1-27-04]

In 1919 Actor, Dan O'Herlihy (The Last Starfighter, Robocop) [d: 2-17-05]

In 1923 Author/playwright, Joseph Heller (Catch 22) [d: 12-12-99]

In 1924 Blues singer, Big Maybelle [d: 1-23-72]

In 1924 Game show host, Art Fleming (Jeopardy, College Bowl) [d: 4-25-95]

In 1924 Writer, Terry Southern (Dr. Strangelove, Easy Rider) [d: 10-29-95]

In 1925 Football Hall-of-Famer, Chuck Bednarik (Eagles) [d: 3-21-15]

In 1925 Astronaut, Scott Carpenter (Mercury VII, Aurora VII) [d: 10-10-13]

In 1929 Singer, Sonny James (Young Love) [d: 2-22-16]

In 1930 Blues singer, Little Walter (Muddy Waters) [d: 2-15-68]

In 1930 Football Hall-of-Famer, Ollie Matson (Cardinals, Rams, Eagles) [d: 2-19-11]

In 1932 Country singer, Bonnie Owens (former wife of Buck Owens) [d: 4-21-06]

In 1934 Actress, Joan Hackett (The Defenders, Another Day) [d: 10-8-83]

In 1939 Folk singer, Judy Collins (Both Sides Now, Amazing Grace) (78)

In 1939 Newscaster, Max Robinson (first black network anchor) [d: 12-20-88]

In 1940 Actress, Joy Harmon (Cool Hand Luke) (77)

In 1942 Actor, Stephen Macht (Joe-Knots Landing, David-Cagney & Lacey) (75)

In 1945 Singer, Rita Coolidge (Lifting Me Higher, We're All Alone) (72)

In 1946 Actress, Joanna Lumley (The New Avengers, Absolutely Fabulous) (71)

In 1946 Trumpeter, Jerry Weiss (Blood Sweat & Tears) (71)

In 1949 Actor, Douglas Barr (Howie-Fall Guy, Bill-Designing Women) (68)

In 1949 Actor, Paul Michael Teutul Sr. (American Chopper) (68)

In 1950 Actor, Dann Florek (LA Law, Law & Order: SVU) (67)

In 1954 Singer, Ray Parker Jr. (Ghostbusters, Woman Needs Love) (63)

In 1955 Singer/bassist, Nick Feldman (Wang Chung) (62)

In 1956 Actor, Byron Stewart (The White Shadow, Warren-St. Elsewhere) (61)

In 1957 Guitarist, Steve Ferris (Mister Mister) (60)

In 1960 Jockey, Steve Cauthen (1978 Kentucky Derby/Affirmed) (57)

In 1962 Actress, Maia Morgenstern (The Passion of the Christ) (55)

In 1965 Country singer, Wayne Hancock (52)

In 1966 Bassist, Johnny Colt (Black Crowes) (51)

In 1966 Actor, Charlie Schlatter (Dr. Jesse Travis-Diagnosis Murder) (51)

In 1967 Playmate, Tawni Cable (June-1989) (50)

In 1967 Country singer, Tim McGraw (50)

In 1968 Bassist, D'arcy Wretzky-Brown (Smashing Pumpkins) (49)

In 1969 Playmate, Carrie Stevens (June-1997) (48)

In 1972 Actor, Bailey Chase (Saving Grace, Longmire) (45)

In 1976 Actor, Darius McCrary (Eddie Winslow-Family Matters) (41)

In 1972 Actress, Julie Benz (Dexter) (45)

In 1972 Country singer, Cory Morrow (45)

In 1974 Gospel singer, Tina Atkins-Campbell (Mary Mary) (43)

In 1982 Actor, Jamie Dornan (Once Upon a Time, Fifty Shades of Grey) (35)

In 1984 Actress, Farah Fath (Mimi-Days of Our Lives) (33)

In 1984 Guitarist, J-Dog (Hollywood Undead) (33)

In 1985 Actress, Drew Sidora (That's So Raven) (32)

In 1990 Actress, Caitlin Stasey (Neighbours) (27)

In 1994 Singer, Kacy Hill ("Experience") (23)

In 1995 Singer, Kenny Holland (So What," "One Day at at Time," "Backseat") (22)

In 2003 Actress, Lizzy Greene (Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn) (14)

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