Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Born On This Day...

In 1800 Abolitionist leader, John Brown (lead attack on Harpers Ferry)

In 1843 Confederate Spy/author, Belle Boyd

In 1860 Playwright/novelist, Sir James Matthew Barrie (Peter Pan)

In 1870 Golfer, Harry Vardon (Golf's Vardon Trophy named in his honor)

In 1873 Egyptologist, Howard Carter (found King Tut's tomb)

In 1882 Industrialist, Henry J. Kaiser (Liberty Ships, Boulder Dam)

In 1901 Actor, Fuzzy Knight (Tex Ritter's sidekick) [d: 2-23-76]

In 1910 Actor, Al Rosen (Cheers) [d: 8-2-90]

In 1910 Arranger/conductor, Harry Simeone (The Little Drummer Boy) [d: 2-22-05]

In 1912 Mexican actor, Pedro Armendariz (From Russia With Love) [d: 6-18-63]

In 1914 Bandleader/pianist, Frank Chacksfield (Ebb Tide) [d: 6-9-95]

In 1914 Country singer, Hank Snow (I Went To Your Wedding) [d: 12-20-99]

In 1917 Actor, John Arnatt (Robin Hood) [d: 12-21-99]

In 1918 U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Orville Freeman (1961-69) [d: 2-20-03]

In 1918 Broadcast journalist, Mike Wallace (60 Minutes) [d: 4-7-12]

In 1928 Tennis Hall-of-Famer, Richard "Pancho" Gonzalez [d: 7-3-95]

In 1928 Figure skater, Barbara Ann Scott (Olympic-Gold-1948) [d: 9-30-12]

In 1931 Astronaut, Vance DeVoe Brand (Apollo XVIII, STS-5, 41B) (86)

In 1936 Actor, Albert Finney (Murder on the Orient Express) (81)

In 1936 Former baseball player, Floyd Robinson (White Sox, Reds, A's) [d: 5-28-16]

In 1936 Actress, Glenda Jackson (Hopscotch, Women in Love) (81)

In 1937 Guitarist, Sonny Curtis (Buddy Holly & the Crickets) (80)

In 1937 Singer, Dave Prater (Sam & Dave) [d: 4-9-88]

In 1939 U.S. long jumper, Ralph Harold Boston (Olympic-Gold-1960) (78)

In 1939 Guitarist, Nokie Edwards (Ventures) (78)

In 1940 Producer/director, James L. Brooks (Mary Tyler Moore Show) (77)

In 1941 Bassist, Pete Birrell (Freddie & the Dreamers) (76)

In 1942 Singer, Tommy Roe (Shelia, Dizzy, Sweet Pea) (75)

In 1944 Guitarist, Don Dannemann [Cyrkle] (Red Rubber Ball) (73)

In 1944 Singer/guitarist, Richie Furay (Buffalo Springfield, Poco) (73)

In 1945 Singer/guitarist, Steve Katz (Blood, Sweat & Tears) (72)

In 1946 Actress, Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown, Boston Legal) (71)

In 1946 Singer, Clint Holmes (Playground in My Mind) (71)

In 1948 Basketball Hall-of-Famer, Calvin Murphy (69)

In 1949 Singer/songwriter, Billy Joel (Just The Way You Are) (68)

In 1950 Singer/bassist, Tom Petersson (Cheap Trick) (67)

In 1951 Actress, Alley Mills (The Associates, Norma-The Wonder Years) (66)

In 1953 Bassist, John Edwards (Status Quo) (64)

In 1955 Actor, Kevin Peter Hall (Harry & the Hendersons) [d: 4-10-91]

In 1960 Baseball player, Tony Gwynn (4-time NL batting champion) [d: 6-16-14]

In 1961 Actor, John Corbett (N. Exposure, My Big Fat Greek Wedding) (56)

In 1962 Singer, Dave Gahan (Depeche Mode) (55)

In 1962 Singer/guitarist, Paul David Heaton (Beautiful South) (55)

In 1968 Jazz guitarist/composer, Anthony Wilson (49)

In 1969 Actress, Theresa Hill (Models Inc., The Guiding Light) (48)

In 1970 Rap singer, Ghostface Killah (47)

In 1975 Singer, Tamia ("You Put a Move on My Heart") (42)

In 1977 Trombonist, Dan Regan (Reel Big Fish) (40)

In 1979 Singer, Pierre Bouvier (Simple Plan) (38)

In 1979 Singer, Matt Morris (Mickey Mouse Club 90s) (38)

In 1980 Actress, Rosario Dawson (Josie & Pussycats, Sin City) (37)

In 1982 Actress, Rachel Boston (Beth Mason-American Dreams) (35)

In 1984 Dancer, Sasha Farber (Dancing with the Stars) (33)

In 1985 Reality star, Audrina Patridge (The Hills) (32)

In 1985 Actor, Chris Zylka (10 Things I Hate About You) (32)

In 1986 Drummer, Danny Duncan (We the Kings) (31)

In 1987 Actor, Travis Turner (Some Assembly Required) (30)

In 1994 Actor, Braison Cyrus (Hannah Montana) (23)

In 1996 Actor, Noah Centineo (Austin & Ally, The Fosters) (21)

In 1996 Actress, Mary Mouser (Body of Proof) (21)

In 1996 Magician, Collins Key (America's Got Talent) (21)

In 2002 Actress, Cree Cicchino (Game Shakers) (15)

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