Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Born On This Day...

In 1819 American poet, Walt Whitman (Father of Free Verse in America)

In 1841 Industrialist, William Rockefeller (Standard Oil)

In 1857 Religious leader, Pope Pius XI (1922-39)

In 1872 Scientist/astrophysicist, Charles Greeley Abbot (Sun Constant)

In 1889 Actress, Madge Blake (The Real McCoys, Aunt Harriet-TV's Batman)

In 1894 Comedian, Fred Allen (Allen's Alley, What's My Line)

In 1898 Clergyman/author, Norman Vincent Peale (Positive Thinking)

In 1904 Saxophonist, Otto "Toby" Hardwicke (Duke Ellington) [d: 8-5-70]

In 1908 Actor, Don Ameche (Cocoon, Trading Places) [d: 12-6-93]

In 1912 Actor, Dave O'Brien (Kiss Me Kate) [d: 11-8-69]

In 1912 Actress, Barbara Pepper (Doris Ziffel-Green Acres) [d: 7-18-69]

In 1916 Actor, John Vivyan (Mr. Lucky) [d: 12-20-83]

In 1922 Actor, Denholm Elliott (Marcus-Raiders of the Last Ark) [d: 10-6-92]

In 1923 Prince Ranier III of Monaco (Grace Kelly's widow) [d: 4-6-05]

In 1929 Actress, Elaine Stewart (Brigadoon, Take the High Ground) [d: 5-31-11]

In 1930 Actor/director, Clint Eastwood (Dirty Harry, Unforgiven) (87)

In 1931 Opera singer, Shirley Verrett [d: 11-5-10]

In 1934 Actor, Jim Hutton (Ellery Queen) [d: 6-2-79]

In 1938 Singer/composer, Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul & Mary) (79)

In 1940 Keyboardist, Augie Meyer (Sir Douglas Quintet, Texas Tornados) (77)

In 1941 Singer, Johnny Paycheck (Take This Job & Shove It) [d: 2-19-03]

In 1942 Basketball player, Harold "Happy" Hairston (Lakers) [d: 5-1-01]

In 1943 Actress, Sharon Gless (Chris Cagney-Cagney & Lacey) (74)

In 1943 Football Hall-of-Famer/actor, Joe Namath (Jets) (74)

In 1944 Guitarist, Mick Ralphs (Mott the Hoople, Bad Company) (73)

In 1947 Actor, Steven Kampmann (Kirk Devane-Newhart) (70)

In 1948 Drummer, John Bonham (Led Zeppelin) [d: 9-25-80]

In 1949 Actor, Tom Berenger (The Big Chill, Platoon, Chasers) (68)

In 1950 Actor, Gregory Harrison (Trapper John MD, Falcon Crest) (67)

In 1954 Singer/guitarist, David Sterry (Real Life) (63)

In 1957 Actor, Kyle Secor (Party of Five, City Of Angels, Philly) (60)

In 1960 Actor, Chris Elliott (There's Something About Mary, Groundhog Day) (57)

In 1960 Former football player, Norm Johnson (Seahawks) (57)

In 1961 Comedian, Harry Enfield (56)

In 1961 Actress, Lea Thompson (Back to Future, Caroline in the City) (56)

In 1962 Singer, Corey Hart (Sunglasses At Night, Never Surrender) (55)

In 1964 Rap singer, Kid Frost (La Raza) (53)

In 1964 Guitarist, Scotti Hill (Skid Row) (53)

In 1964 Rap singer, Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC) (53)

In 1965 Actress/model, Brooke Shields (Endless Love, Suddenly Susan) (52)

In 1966 Guitarist/songwriter, Johnny Diesel (51)

In 1966 Actor, Nick Scotti (Tony Viscardi-Young and the Restless) (51)

In 1967 Bassist, Ed Adkins (The Derailers) (50)

In 1972 Model, Sarah Murdoch (45)

In 1976 Actor, Colin Farrell (Minority Report, SWAT) (41)

In 1977 Actor, Anthony Harrell (Eric-Saved By The Bell) (40)

In 1977 Drummer, Scott Klopfenstein (Reel Big Fish) (40)

In 1977 Actor, Eric Christian Olsen (NCIS: Los Angeles) (40)

In 1978 Actor, Matt Cavenaugh (Mark Solomon-One Life to Live) (39)

In 1980 Drummer, Andy Hurley (Fall Out Boy) (37)

In 1985 Football player, Jordy Nelson (Packers) (32)

In 1986 Rap simger, Waka Flocka Flame (31)

In 1987 Drummer, Robert Ortiz (Escape the Fate) (30)

In 1990 Stage actress, Phillipa Soo (Hamilton) (27)

In 1991 Reality star, Farrah Abraham (16 & Pregnant, Teen Mom) (26)

In 1991 Rap singer, Azealia Banks ("212") (26)

In 1996 Singer, Normani Kordei Hamilton (Fifth Harmony) (21)

In 1997 Rap singer, CupcakKe ("Audacious") (20)

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