Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Born On This Day...

In 1863 French chemist, Louis Vauquelin (discovered chromium, beryllium)

In 1801 William H. Seward (bought Alaska for the U.S. at $0.02/acre)

In 1804 Educator, Elizabeth P. Peabody (first kindergarten in U.S.)

In 1824 Levi Parsons Morton, 22nd U.S. vice-president (1889-1893)

In 1831 Inventor, David Edward Hughes (Printing Telegraph & Microphone)

In 1832 Meat packer, Philip D. Armour (founded Armour & Co.)

In 1903 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Paul G. Waner (3152 hits) [d: 8-29-65]

In 1905 Actor, Henry Fonda (Mr. Roberts, On Golden Pond) [d: 8-12-82]

In 1906 Childrens co-author, Margaret Rey (Curious George) [d: 12-21-96]

In 1912 Author, Louis "Studs" Terkel (Stud's Place, Working, Hard Times) [d: 10-31-08]

In 1913 Jazz bandleader, Woody Herman (Thundering Herds) [d: 10-29-87]

In 1917 Actor, George Gaynes (Henry-Punky Brewster, Police Academy) [d: 2-15-16]

In 1919 Pianist/entertainer, Liberace [d: 2-4-87]

In 1921 Actor, Harry Carey Jr. (Shenandoah, The Long Rider, Tombstone) [d: 12-27-12]

In 1928 Baseball manager, Billy Martin (Yankees) [d: 12-25-89]

In 1929 Jazz singer, Betty Carter [d: 9-26-98]

In 1931 Actor, Jack Dodson (Howard-Andy Griffith Show) [d: 9-16-94]

In 1932 Drummer/songwriter, Redd Holt (Young/Holt Unlimited) (85)

In 1933 Singer, Kripp Johnson (founded Del-Vikings) [d: 6-22-90]

In 1937 Actress, Yvonne Craig (TV's Batgirl, In Like Flint) [d: 8-18-15]

In 1944 Actor, Danny Trejo (Grindhouse, From Dusk to Dawn, Heat) (73)

In 1945 Astronaut, Brewster H. Shaw (STS-9, 61B, 28) (72)

In 1946 Drummer, Roger Earl (Foghat) (71)

In 1947 Singer, Barbara Lee (The Chiffons) [d: 5-15-92]

In 1947 Actor, Bill Smitrovich (Miami Vice, Crime Story, Nick of Time) (70)

In 1947 Drummer/singer, Darrell Sweet (Nazareth) [d: 4-30-99]

In 1948 Football Hall-of-Famer, Jim Langer (Dolphins, Vikings) (69)

In 1949 Former baseball player, Rick Reuschel (Yankees) (68)

In 1950 Singer/guitarist, Jock Bartley (Firefall) (67)

In 1951 Actress, Denny Dillon (SNL, Women in Prison, Dream On) (66)

In 1951 Bassist/keyboardist, Allen Wentz (Wild Cherry) (66)

In 1953 Actor, Pierce Brosnan (Remington Steele, James Bond) (64)

In 1953 Singer/bassist, Richard Page (Mr. Mister) (64)

In 1953 Former baseball player, Rick Rhoden (Yankees) (64)

In 1955 Former baseball player, Jack Morris (Tigers) (62)

In 1955 Singer/actress, Hazel O'Connor (Breaking Glass, Car Trouble) (62)

In 1955 Actress, Debra Winger (Officer and a Gentlemen, Shadowlands) (62)

In 1957 U.S. marathon runner, Joan Benoit (Olympic-Gold-1984) (60)

In 1958 Singer/songwriter, Glenn Gregory (Heaven 17) (59)

In 1961 Actress, Nina Arvesen (Young & Restless, Santa Barbara) (56)

In 1961 Actor/comedian, Kevin McDonald (Kids in The Hall) (56)

In 1964 Former basketball player, John Salley (Pistons) (53)

In 1964 Violinist, Boyd Tinsley (Dave Matthews Band) (53)

In 1965 Actor, Brent Jasmer (Sly Donovan-Bold & Beautiful) (52)

In 1965 Olympian gymnast, Olga Korbut (52)

In 1965 Singer/bassist, Krist Novoselic (Nirvana, Flipper, Sweet 75) (52)

In 1966 Singer, Janet Jackson (Miss You Much, Nasty, Control) (51)

In 1966 Actor, Scott Reeves (Young & Restless, Hot Shots! Part Deux) (51)

In 1966 Former football player, Thurman Thomas (Bills) (51)

In 1968 Singer, Ralph Tresvant (New Edition) (49)

In 1969 Actor, Yannick Bannick (High Tide) (48)

In 1969 Actor, David Boreanaz (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel) (48)

In 1969 Actress, Tracey Gold (Carol-Growing Pains, Goodnight Beantown) (48)

In 1969 U.S. runner, Steve Lewis (Olympic-Gold-1988) (48)

In 1970 Tennis player, Gabriela Sabatini (Olympic-Silver-1988) (47)

In 1971 Reality star, Kelly Hyland (Dance Moms) (46)

In 1971 Guitarist, Simon Katz (Jamiroquai) (46)

In 1971 Country singer, Rick Trevino (46)

In 1973 Reality star, Jason Acuna (Jackass) (44)

In 1973 Actress, Tori Spelling (Donna-Beverly Hills 90210) (44)

In 1974 Actor/TV personality, Adam Richman (Man Vs Food) (43)

In 1978 Actor, Vincent Larusso (Adam Banks-The Mighty Ducks) (39)

In 1979 Actor, Evan Ferrante (Swan's Crossing) (38)

In 1979 Actress, Jessica Morris (Jennifer-One Life to Live) (38)

In 1981 Actor, Joseph Morgan (The Vampire Diaries) (36)

In 1982 Actress, Christie Abbott (Wishbone, The New Guy) (35)

In 1986 Actress, Megan Fox (Hope & Faith, Transformers) (31)

In 1986 Actor, Drew Roy (Hannah Montana, Falling Skies) (31)

In 1987 Guitarist, TJ Bell (Escape the Fate, The Dead Rabbits) (30)

In 1989 Model, Behati Prinsloo (Victoria's Secret) (28)

In 1990 Actor, Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Jojen Reed-Game of Thrones) (27)

In 1990 Actor, Marc John Jefferies (Tracy Morgan Show) (27)

In 1992 Singer, Kirstin Maldonado (Pentatonix) (25)

In 1994 Rap singer, Travis Bennett aka Taco (23)

In 1994 Actor, Miles Heizer (Parenthood, 13 Reasons Why) (23)

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