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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Born On This Day...

In 1803 American author/philosopher, Ralph Waldo Emerson

In 1847 Evangelist, John Alexander Dowie ("Elijah the Restorer")

In 1865 Social reformer, John Raleigh Mott (Nobel-1946)

In 1877 Singer, Billy Murray ("The Denver Nightengale")

In 1878 Tap dancer, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson

In 1886 American labor leader, Philip Murray (CIO, American Steel Workers)

In 1888 Actor/writer, Miles Malleson (Phantom of Opera, Postman's Knock)

In 1889 Inventor, Igor Sikorsky (developed working helicopter)

In 1893 Counter singer/banjoist, Ernest V. "Pop" Stoneman

In 1898 Publisher/panelist, Bennett Cerf (Random House/What's My Line)

In 1898 Heavyweight boxing champion, James Tunney (1926-30)

In 1905 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Martin Dihigo [d: 5-20-71]

In 1916 Actress/singer, Virginia "Ginny" Simms (Kay Kyser Band) [d: 4-4-94]

In 1917 Actor, Steve Cochran (Boston Blackie) [d: 6-15-65]

In 1917 Jazz pianist/horn player, Jimmy Hamilton [d: 9-20-94]

In 1918 Actor, Claude Akins (BJ & the Bear, Movin' On, Lobo) [d: 1-27-94]

In 1919 Sportscaster, Lindsey Nelson (CBS, NBC, Cotton Bowl) [d: 6-10-95]

In 1921 Lyricist, Hal David (wrote with Burt Bacharach) [d: 9-1-12]

In 1925 Actress, Jeanne Crain (Man Without A Star) [d: 12-14-03]

In 1926 Former basketball coach, Bill Sharman (Lakers) [d: 10-25-13]

In 1927 Author/actor, Robert Ludlum (The Gemini Contenders) [d: 3-12-01]

In 1927 Music producer/composer, Norman Petty (Buddy Holly) [d: 8-15-84]

In 1929 Operatic soprano, Beverly Sills [d: 7-2-07]

In 1931 Actor, John Gabriel (One Life to Live, Another World) (86)

In 1932 Actor, Roger Bowen (Brian Keith Show, M*A*S*H) [d: 2-16-96]

In 1932 Novelist, John Gregory Dunne [d: 12-30-03]

In 1932 U.S. basketball player/coach, K.C. Jones (Olympic-Gold-1956) (85)

In 1934 Former White House news secretary, Ron Nessen (Ford) (83)

In 1936 Country singer/songwriter, Tom T. Hall (I Love) (81)

In 1938 American poet, Raymond Carver (Furious Season) [d: 8-2-88]

In 1939 Actress, Dixie Carter (Filthy Rice, Julia-Designing Women) [d: 4-11-10]

In 1939 Actor, Ian McKellen (Gandalf-Lord of the Rings, Magneto-X Men) (78)

In 1943 Country singer, Jessi Colter (I'm Not Lisa) (74)

In 1943 Keyboardist, John Poli Palmer (Family, Peter Frampton) (74)

In 1943 Actress, Leslie Uggams (Leslie Uggams Show, Roots) (74)

In 1944 Puppeteer/film director, Frank Oz (Miss Piggy, Yoda) (73)

In 1947 Singer/drummer, Mitch Margo (The Tokens) (70)

In 1947 Actress, Karen Valentine (Gidget Grows Up, Room 222) (70)

In 1948 Singer/songwriter, Klaus Meine (Scorpions) (69)

In 1948 Bassist/songwriter, Jean Millington (Butter Boy-Fanny) (69)

In 1950 Singer/violinist, Robert Steinhardt (Kansas) (67)

In 1951 Actress, Patti D'Arbanville (Wiseguy, NY Undercover) (66)

In 1955 Guitarist, John Grimaldi (Argent) [d: 11-15-83]

In 1955 Actress, Connie Sellecca (World's Greatest Hero, Hotel) (62)

In 1957 Actress, Hillary Bailey Smith (Nora-One Life To Live) (60)

In 1958 Author, Dorothy Straight (How the World Begun) (59)

In 1958 Singer/guitarist, Paul Weller (Jam, Style Council) (59)

In 1962 Actress, Susan Diol (Angela Halliday-One Life to Live) (55)

In 1963 Actor, Mike Myers (SNL, Wayne's World, Austin Powers) (54)

In 1967 Basketball player, Ruthie Bolton (1996 Women's Dream Team) (50)

In 1967 Actor, Matt Borlenghi (All My Children, Jeff Foxworthy Show) (50)

In 1969 Reality star, Kirk Frost (Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta) (48)

In 1969 Actress, Anne Heche (Volcano, Six Days Seven Nights) (48)

In 1970 Twin actresses, Lindsay & Sidney Greenbush (Little House) (47)

In 1970 Actor, Jamie Kennedy (Bowfinger, Three Kings, Scream 3) (47)

In 1970 Actress, Octavia Spencer (The Help, Hidden Figures) (47)

In 1971 Actor, Justin Henry (Kramer vs Kramer, Sixteen Candles) (46)

In 1973 Rap performer, Daz Dillinger (44)

In 1973 Actress, Molly Sims (Delinda Deline-Las Vegas) (44)

In 1973 Actor/model, Cory Tyler (Different World, Beverly Hills 90210) (44)

In 1976 Actor, Cillian Murphy (28 Days Later, Batman Begins, Inception) (41)

In 1978 Singer, Adam Gontier (Three Days Grace) (39)

In 1978 Former football player, Brian Urlacher (Bears) (39)

In 1979 Actor, Corbin Michael Allred (Chip-Social Studies) (38)

In 1980 Guitarist, Joe King (The Fray) (37)

In 1982 Actress, Esme Bianco (Ros-Game of Thrones) (35)

In 1982 Rap singer, Rasheeda (Peach Candy) (35)

In 1985 Wrestler, Roman Reigns (WWE) (32)

In 1994 Gymnist, Aly Raisman (Olympics-2 Gold-2012, Gold-2016) (23)

In 1999 Actress, Brec Bassinger (Bella and the Bulldogs, Haunted Hathaways) (18)

In 2001 Dancer, Chloe Lukasiak (Dance Moms) (16)

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