Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Born On This Day...

In 1707 Scientist/botanist, Carolus Linnaeus (the father of biology)

In 1734 German physician, Friedrich Mesmer (hypnotism)

In 1810 Journalist, Margaret Fuller (authored first book on feminism)

In 1875 Industrialist, Alfred P. Jr. Sloan (General Motors Corp)

In 1883 Actor, Douglas Fairbanks Sr. (United Artists co-founder)

In 1886 Actor/screenwriter, James Gleason (Life of Riley)

In 1888 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Zachary D. "Zack" Wheat

In 1890 Actor, Herbert Marshall (Murder, Razor's Edge, Little Foxes)

In 1897 Jazz musician/banjoist, Fred Guy (Duke Ellington Orchestra)

In 1899 Actor, Frank McHugh (Dawn Patrol, Going My Way)

In 1908 Architect, Max Abramovitz (Lincoln Center, UN Building) [d: 9-12-04]

In 1908 Physicist, Dr. John Bardeen (co-invented transistor) [d: 1-30-91]

In 1910 Singer/actor, Scatman Crothers (Chico & the Man) [d: 11-26-86]

In 1910 Bandleader/actor, Artie Shaw (Come'on My House) [d: 12-30-04]

In 1911 Actress, Dorothy Lee [d: 6-24-99]

In 1912 Actor, Marius Goring (Holocaust) [d: 9-30-98]

In 1912 Actor, John Payne (Fred-Miracle on 34th Street) [d: 12-6-89]

In 1919 Actress, Betty Garrett (All in the Family, Laverne & Shirley) [d: 2-12-11]

In 1919 Painter/expressionist, Franz Jozef Kline [d: 5-13-62]

In 1920 Actor, Sidney Melton (Charlie-Danny Thomas Show) [d: 11-3-11]

In 1920 Actress, Helen O'Connell (Today Show, 1956-58) [d: 9-9-93]

In 1921 Bandleader/author/cartoonist, Humphrey Lyttelton [d: 4-25-08]

In 1923 Pianist, Alicia de Larrocha [d: 9-25-09]

In 1924 Actor, Bill McCutcheon (Uncle Wally-Sesame Street) [d: 1-9-02]

In 1928 British comedian, Jeannie Carson (Red Buttons Show) (89)

In 1928 Singer/actress, Rosemary Clooney (White Christmas) [d: 6-29-02]

In 1928 Actor, Nigel Davenport (Chariots of Fire, A Christmas Carol) [d: 10-25-13]

In 1931 Actress, Barbara Barrie (Barney Miller, Nana-Suddenly Susan) (86)

In 1933 Actress, Joan Collins (The Siren-TV's Batman, Alexis-Dynasty) (84)

In 1934 Synthesizer inventor, Robert Moog [d: 8-21-05]

In 1936 Actor, Charles Kimbrough (Jim Dial-Murphy Brown) (81)

In 1943 Singer, General Norman Johnson (Chairmen of the Board) [d: 10-13-10]

In 1944 Tennis Hall-of-Famer, John Newcombe (Wimbeldon 1967, 70-71) (73)

In 1944 Drummer, Tiki Fulwood (Funkadelic) [d: 10-29-79]

In 1945 Actress, Lauren Chapin (Kathy-Father Knows Best) (72)

In 1945 Singer/songwriter, Misty Morgan (duo with Jack Blanchard) (72)

In 1947 Keyboardist/trumpeter, Bill Hunt (ELO) (70)

In 1948 Former baseball player, Reggie Cleveland (Cardinals, Red Sox) (69)

In 1950 Actress, Linda Thompson (Hee Haw) (67)

In 1951 World chess champion, Anatoli Karpov (1975-85) (66)

In 1951 Country singer, Judy Rodman (66)

In 1952 Actress, Deborah Adair (Tracey-Dynasty, Lucy-Melrose Place) (65)

In 1952 Broadcast jouralist, John Quinones (20/20, What Would You Do?) (65)

In 1953 Guitarist, Rick Fenn (10cc) (64)

In 1954 Middleweight boxing champ, Marvelous Marvin Hagler (1982-83) (63)

In 1957 Singer, Jimmy McShane (Baltimora) [d: 3-29-95]

In 1958 Actor/comedian, Drew Carey (The Drew Carey Show) (59)

In 1958 Comedian, Lea DeLaria (Orange Is The New Black) (59)

In 1958 Country singer/songwriter, Shelly West (59)

In 1960 Actor, Linden Ashby (Coop-Melrose Place) (57)

In 1961 Former baseball player, Kevin Romine (Red Sox) (56)

In 1962 Model/actress, Karen Duffy (MTV, Dumb & Dumber, Blanc Cheque) (55)

In 1963 Actor, Allan Kayser (Bubba-Mama's Family) (54)

In 1964 Actress, Staci Greason (Isabella-Days of Our Lives) (53)

In 1965 Actress, Melissa McBride (The Walking Dead) (52)

In 1966 Actor, H Jon Benjamin (Archer, Bob's Burgers) (51)

In 1967 Drummer, Phil Selway (Radiohead) (50)

In 1967 Singer, Junior Waite (Musical Youth) (50)

In 1971 Designer, Laurie Smith (Trading Places) (46)

In 1972 Horse jockey, Victor Espinoza (American Pharoah-2015) (45)

In 1972 Country singer, Brian McComas (45)

In 1973 Singer, Maxwell (44)

In 1974 Singer, Jewel [Kilcher] (You Were Meant For Me) (43)

In 1974 Playmate, Kimber West (February-1997) (43)

In 1976 Actress, Kelly Marie Monaco (Port Charles, Dancing with the Stars) (41)

In 1984 Actor, Adam Wylie (Zachary-Picket Fences) (33)

In 1985 Comedian, Natalie Madsen (Studio C) (32)

In 1987 Wrestler, Bray Wyatt (WWE NXT) (30)

In 1999 Singer, Ezra Henderson ("Paranoia") (18)

In 2001 Actor, Matthew Lintz (Kill the Messenger, Pixels, Piranha 3DD) (16)

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