Monday, May 8, 2017

Born On This Day...

In 1786 Inventor, Thomas Hancock (founded British rubber industry)

In 1821 Railroad magnate, William Henry Vanderbilt

In 1828 Philanthropist, Jean Henri Dunant (founded Red Cross)

In 1829 Pianist/composer, Louis Moreau Gottschalk

In 1847 Inventor/scienctist, Oscar Hammerstein (made cigars)

In 1855 Inventor, John Gates (manufactured barbed wire)

In 1884 Harry S Truman, 33rd U.S. president (1945-52)

In 1892 Opera singer, Ezio Pinza (Metropolitan Opera, South Pacific)

In 1893 American amateur golfer, Francis DeSales Ouimet

In 1895 Religious broadcaster, Bishop Fulton J. Sheen (Life Is Worth Living)

In 1905 Bandleader/trumpeter, "Red" Nichols [d: 6-28-65]

In 1911 Blues singer, Robert Johnson (King of Delta Blues) [d: 8-16-38]

In 1913 Animator, Bob Clampett (Beany & Cecil, Porky Pig) [d: 5-4-84]

In 1915 Announcer, John Archer (The Shadow) [d: 12-5-99]

In 1919 Actor, Lex Barker (Tarzan, 1949-53) [d: 4-11-73]

In 1926 Author/naturalist, Sir David Attenborough (91)

In 1926 Actor/comedian, Don Rickles (Kelly's Heros, CPO Sharkey) [d: 4-6-17]

In 1928 Country singer/fiddler, Benny Martin [d: 3-13-01]

In 1928 JFK presidential advisor/author, Theodore Sorenson (1000 Days) [d: 10-31-10]

In 1930 Football Hall-of-Famer, Doug Atkins (Browns, Bears, Saints) [d: 12-30-15]

In 1932 Boxer, Sonny Liston (heavyweight champ, 1962-64) [d: 12-30-70]

In 1935 Actress, Salome Jens (From Here To Eternity) (82)

In 1937 Writer/novelist, Thomas Pynchon (80)

In 1939 U.S. runner, Otis Paul Drayton (Olympic-Gold-1964) [d: 3-2-10]

In 1940 Author/journalist, Peter Benchley (Jaws, The Deep) [d: 2-11-06]

In 1940 Singer, Ricky Nelson (Travelin' Man, Garden Party) [d: 12-31-85]

In 1940 Singer/songwriter, Toni Tennille (Captain & Tennille) (77)

In 1941 Singer/songwriter, John Fred (Judy In Disguise) [d: 4-15-05]

In 1941 Actor, James Mitchum (Thunder Road, Code Name Zebra) (76)

In 1942 Country singer/songwriter, Jack Blanchard (75)

In 1943 Bassist, Paul Samwell-Smith (Yardbirds) (74)

In 1944 Singer/songwriter, Gary Glitter (Rock & Roll Part II) (73)

In 1950 Actor/comedian, Mark Blankfield (Fridays) (67)

In 1951 Singer/songwriter, Philip Bailey (Earth, Wind and Fire) (66)

In 1951 Drummer, Chris Frantz (Talking Heads) (66)

In 1951 Actress, Deborah Harmon (Ted Knight Show, Just The Ten Of Us) (66)

In 1953 Drummer, Alex Van Halen (Van Halen) (64)

In 1954 Actor, David Keith (Firestarter, An Officer And A Gentleman) (63)

In 1955 Actor, Stephen Furst (St. Elsewhere, Vir-Babylon 5) (62)

In 1956 Actor, Jeff Wincott (Detective Frank Giambone-Night Heat) (61)

In 1957 U.S. swimmer, Deena Deardruff (Olympic-Gold-1972) (60)

In 1959 Football player/announcer, Ronnie Lott (49ers, Raiders/Fox) (58)

In 1960 Bassist, Eric Brittingham (Cinderella) (57)

In 1961 Actress, Janet McTeer (Tumbleweeds, A Doll's House) (56)

In 1964 Actress, Melissa Gilbert (Little House, Sweet Justice) (53)

In 1964 Drummer, Dave Rowntree (Blur) (53)

In 1968 Actress, Julianne Morris (Days of Our Lives, Young & Restless) (49)

In 1972 Singer, Darren Hayes (Savage Garden) (45)

In 1973 Actress, Kam Heskin (Sunset Beach, Catch Me If You Can) (44)

In 1974 Football player, Korey Stringer (Vikings) [d: 7-31-01]

In 1975 Singer, Enrique Iglesias (42)

In 1978 Actor, Matthew Davis (The Vampire Diaries, Legally Blonde) (39)

In 1978 Singer, Ana Maria Lombo (Eden's Crush) (39)

In 1981 Actor, Stephen Amell (Arrow) (36)

In 1983 Actor, Elyes Gabel (Game of Thrones, Scorpion) (34)

In 1983 Singer, Matt Willis (Busted) (34)

In 1984 Actress, Julia Whelan (Once And Again, Secret Life of Zoey) (33)

In 1987 Simger, Andy Brown (Lawson) (30)

In 1989 Singer, Katy B ("What Love is Made Of") (28)

In 1990 Basketball player, Kemba Walker (Bobcats) (27)

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