Monday, May 22, 2017

Born On This Day...

In 1813 German opera composer, Richard Wagner

In 1828 Pioneer eye surgeon, Albrecht Grafe

In 1859 English physician/writer, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes)

In 1892 Country music publisher/talent scout, Ralph Sylvester Peer

In 1902 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Al Simmons [d: 5-26-56]

In 1906 Actor/comedian, Harry Ritz (The Ritz Brothers) [d: 3-31-86]

In 1907 Actor, Sir Laurence Olivier (Hamlet, Jazz Singer) [d: 7-11-89]

In 1907 Cartoonist, Georges "Herge" Remi (Tin Tin) [d: 3-4-83]

In 1910 Announcer, Johnny Olsen (The Price Is Right) [d: 10-12-85)

In 1914 Author/journalist, Vance Packard (Animal IQ) [d: 12-12-96]

In 1915 Cartoonist, George Baker (The Sad Sack) [d: 5-17-75]

In 1920 Astronomer, Thomas Gold (steady-state theory of universe) [d: 6-22-04]

In 1922 TV critic, Judith Crist (TV Guide) [d: 8-7-12]

In 1924 Singer/actor, Charles Aznavour (The Tin Drum) (93)

In 1927 Actor, Michael Constantine (Seymour Kaufman-Room 222) (90)

In 1928 Businessman, T. Boone Pickens (founded Mesa Petroleum) (89)

In 1930 Bandleader/jazz trumpeter, Kenny Ball [d: 3-7-13]

In 1934 Conductor/pianist, Peter Nero (Summer of 42) (83)

In 1938 Actor, Richard Benjamin (Goodbye Columbus, Love At First Bite) (79)

In 1938 Actor, Frank Converse (Movin' On, Ned-As The World Turns) (79)

In 1938 Actress, Susan Strasberg (Toma, The Delta Force) [d: 1-21-99]

In 1940 Actor, Michael Sarrazin (They Shoot Horses Don't They) [d: 4-17-11]

In 1940 Broadcast journalist, Bernard Shaw (CBS, ABC, CNN) (77)

In 1940 Former football player, Mick Tingelhoff (Vikings) (77)

In 1941 Drummer, Bruce Rowlands (Joe Cocker, Bryan Ferry) [d: 6-29-15]

In 1941 Actor, Paul Winfield (Star Trek II, Terminator) [d: 3-7-04]

In 1942 Actress, Barbara Parkins (Peyton Place, Valley of the Dolls) (75)

In 1942 Singer, Calvin Simon (One Nation Under A Groove-Funkadelic) (75)

In 1943 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Tommy John (Yankees, Dodgers) (74)

In 1950 Songwriter/lyricist, Bernie Taupin (Elton John) (67)

In 1955 Keyboardist, Jerry Dammers (The Special) (62)

In 1955 Singer/guitarist, Iva Davies (Icehouse) (62)

In 1956 Actor, Al Corley (Steven Carrington-Dynasty, Don Juan DeMarco) (61)

In 1956 Actor, Douglas Heyes Jr. (Captains & the Kings, Aspen) (61)

In 1959 Singer/songwriter, Lisa Dalbello (Nena) (58)

In 1959 Actor, Ed Fry (As The World Turns, One Life to Live) (58)

In 1959 Singer/songwriter, Morrissey (The Smiths) (58)

In 1959 Actress, Andrea Thompson (Talia-Babylon 5, Jill-NYPD Blue) (58)

In 1961 Actress, Ann Cusack (Karen-Jeff Foxworthy Show) (56)

In 1961 Actor, Jeremy Gelbwaks (Chris-The Partridge Family) (56)

In 1961 Country singer, Dana Williams (Diamond Rio) (56)

In 1962 Guitarist, Jesse Valenzuela (Gin Blossoms, The Low Watts) (55)

In 1966 Singer, Johnny Gill (New Edition) (51)

In 1967 Bassist, Dan Roberts (Crash Test Dummies) (50)

In 1970 Model/singer/dancer, Naomi Campbell (47)

In 1972 Actress, Alison Eastwood (45)

In 1973 Singer, Donell Jones (44)

In 1974 Actress, A.J. Langer (Caroline-Baywatch, My So Called Life) (43)

In 1978 Actress, Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon a Time) (39)

In 1979 Actress, Maggie Q (Divergent, Designated Survivor) (38)

In 1986 Football player, Julian Edelman (Patriots) (31)

In 1986 Countrty singer, Austin Brown (Home Free) (31)

In 1987 Tennis player, Novak Djokovic (2016 French Open) (30)

In 1988 Wrestler, Santana Garrett (29)

In 1988 Reality star, Morgan Stewart (Rich Kids of Beverly Hills) (29)

In 1990 Singer, Adrian Marcel (2AM) (27)

In 1991 Guitarist, Alan Ashby (Of Mice & Men) (26)

In 1997 Singer, Julia Pierce (Cherri Bomb) (20)

In 1999 Actress/dancer, Camren Bicondova (Selina Kyle-Gotham) (18)

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