Thursday, May 4, 2017

Born On This Day...

In 1796 American educator/author, Horace Mann

In 1806 Engineer, Sir William F. Cooke (co-invented electric telegraph)

In 1820 Julia Gardiner Tyler, second wife of U.S. President John Tyler

In 1825 Author/biologist, Thomas Henry Huxley (promoted Darwinism)

In 1874 Engineer, Frank Conrad (established first commercial radio station)

In 1877 Boxer/businessman, Arthur Lang

In 1902 Country singer, Al Dexter (Pistol Packin' Mama) [d: 1-28-84]

In 1903 Actor, Luther Adler (Voyage of the Damned) [d: 12-8-84]

In 1909 Actor, Howard Da Silva (Ben Franklin-1776) [d: 2-16-86]

In 1914 Children's author/illustrator, Paul Frame (Hardy Boys) [d: 11-8-94]

In 1919 Swiss skater, Hansreudi "Frack" Mauch (Frick & Frack) [d: 6-79]

In 1921 Actress, Patsy Garrett (Nanny & the Professor) [d: 1-8-15]

In 1928 Golfer, Betsy Rawls (U.S. Womens Open 1951, 53, 57, 60) (89)

In 1928 Jazz trumpeter, Maynard Ferguson (Gonna Fly Now) [d: 8-23-06]

In 1928 Egyptian president, Hosni Mubarak (1981-2011) (89)

In 1929 Actress, Audrey Hepburn (Breakfast at Tiffany's) [d: 1-20-93]

In 1930 Opera singer, Roberta Peters (NY Met) [d: 1-18-17]

In 1931 Drummer, Ed Cassidy (Spirit) [d: 12-6-12]

In 1934 Comedian, Pete Barbutti (Garry Moore Show) (83)

In 1936 Spanish matador, Manuel Benitez "El Cordobes" Perez (81)

In 1937 Jazz bandleader/composer, Ron Carter (80)

In 1938 Singer, Tyrone Davis (Can I Change My Mind, Hands Of Time) [d: 5-4-05]

In 1941 Political analyst/columnist, George F. Will (76)

In 1942 Singer, Nickolas Ashford (Ashford & Simpson) [d: 8-22-11]

In 1943 U.S. Secretary of Education, William J. Bennett (1985-88) (74)

In 1943 Drummer, Ronnie Bond (Troggs) [d: 11-13-92]

In 1944 Singer, Peggy Santiglia Davison (Til, Cry Baby Cry-Angels) (73)

In 1944 Actor, Paul Gleason (Breakfast Club, Trading Places) [d: 5-27-06]

In 1945 Bassist, George Wadenius (Blood Sweat and Tears) (72)

In 1946 Bassist, Nick Fortuna (The Buckinghams) (71)

In 1949 Guitarist, Zal Cleminson (Alex Harvey Band, Nazareth) (68)

In 1950 Actor, Hilly Hicks (Roll Out, Lewis-Roots) (67)

In 1951 Bassist/singer, Bruce Day (Santana, Pablo Cruise) [d: 6-30-99]

In 1951 Singer, Jackie Jackson (Jackson Five, The Jacksons) (66)

In 1953 Singer/composer, Oleta Adams (Get Here) (64)

In 1953 Actress, Pia Zadora (Naked Gun 33 1/3) (64)

In 1954 Singer, Julie Budd (Child of Plenty) (63)

In 1956 Astronaut, Michael L. Gernhardt (61)

In 1956 Reggae singer, Jacob "Killer" Miller (Inner Circle) [d: 3-23-80]

In 1958 Artist, Keith Haring (Vanity Fair, Paris Review) [d: 2-16-90]

In 1959 Country singer, Randy Travis (Always & Forever) (58)

In 1961 Singer, Jay Aston (Bucks Fizz) (56)

In 1961 Actress, Mary Elizabeth McDonough (Erin-Waltons) (56)

In 1962 Playmate, Tracy Vaccaro (October-1983) (55)

In 1963 Bassist, Vinnie Chas (Pretty Boy Floyd) [d: 4-6-10]

In 1967 Actor, Matthew Crane (Matthew Cory-Another World) (50)

In 1967 Comedienne/actress, Ana Gasteyer (Saturday Night Live) (50)

In 1970 Actor, Will Arnett (The Lego Movie's Batman) (47)

In 1970 Basketball Hall-of-Famer, Dawn Staley (1996 Women's Dream Team) (47)

In 1972 Bassist, Mike Dirnt (Green Day) (45)

In 1972 Singer, Chris Tomlin ("How Great Is Our God") (45)

In 1974 Comedian, Jason Nash (Jason Nash is Married) (43)

In 1975 Super model/actress, Kimora Lee Simmons (42)

In 1976 Playmate, Heather Kozar (January-1998) (41)

In 1977 Trumpeter, Jose Castellanos (Save Ferris) (40)

In 1978 Sportscaster/TV host, Erin Andrews (Dancing with the Stars) (39)

In 1979 Singer, James Lance Bass ('N Sync) (38)

In 1981 Bassist, Dallon Weekes (Panic! at the Disco, The Brobecks) (36)

In 1989 Irish golfer, Rory McIlroy (2011 U.S. Open) (28)

In 1992 Actress, Grace Phipps (Vampire Diaries, Nine Lives of Chloe King) (25)

In 1992 Actress, Ashley Rickards (Awkward) (25)

In 1994 Actor, Alexander Gould (Nemo-Finding Nemo) (23)

In 1994 Country singer, RaeLynn (The Voice) (23)

In 1995 Actor, Shameik Moore (Dope, The Get Down) (22)

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