Monday, July 10, 2017

Born On This Day...

In 1509 Theologian, John Calvin

In 1792 George Mifflin Dallas, 11th U.S. vice president

In 1831 Painter, Camille Jacob Pissarro (influenced Cezanne & Gaugui)

In 1834 Painter, James Abbott Whistler (Whistler's Mother)

In 1839 Brewer, Adolphus Busch (Busch Beer)

In 1856 Physicist, Nikola Tesla (developed alternating current)

In 1867 Journalist/humorist, Finley Peter Dunne (Mr. Dooley)

In 1871 French novelist, Marcel Proust (Remembrance of Things Past)

In 1879 Chemist, Dr. Harry Nicholls Holmes (crystalized vitamin A)

In 1882 American philanthropist, Ima Hogg (founded Houston Symphony)

In 1883 Film director, Samuel Wood (For Whom The Bell Tolls)

In 1888 Italian painter, Giorgio De Chirico

In 1892 Actor, Slim Summerville (Keystone Cops)

In 1900 Lyricist, Mitchell Parish (Star Dust) [d: 3-31-93]

In 1905 Author, Mildred Wirt Benson (created Nancy Drew) [d: 5-28-02]

In 1913 Opera singer, Ljuba Welitsch [d: 8-13-96]

In 1915 Author, Saul Bellow (Nobel, 1976) [d: 4-5-05]

In 1917 Actress, Magda Gabor (Eva & Zsa Zsa's sister) [d: 6-6-97]

In 1917 TV host, Don Herbert (Mr. Wizard) [d: 6-12-07]

In 1917 Cartoonist, Reg Smyth (Andy Capp) [d: 6-13-98]

In 1920 Broadcast journalist, David Brinkley (NBC) [d: 6-11-03]

In 1920 Physicist, Owen Chamberlain (co-discovered antiproton) [d: 2-28-06]

In 1920 Inventor, Edward H. Lowe (cat litter) [d: 10-4-95]

In 1921 Actress, Jeff Donnell (Stella-General Hospital) [d: 4-11-88]

In 1921 Former boxer, Jake LaMotta (middleweight champ 1949-51) (96)

In 1921 Special Olympics International founder, Eunice Shriver [d: 8-11-09]

In 1923 Screenwriter/narrator, Earl Jr. Hamner (The Waltons) [d: 3-24-16]

In 1923 Author, Jean Kerr (Please Don't Eat the Daisies) [d: 1-5-03]

In 1926 Actor, Carleton Carpenter (Up Periscope, Summer Stock) (91)

In 1926 Actor, Fred Gwynne (Car 54, Munsters, My Cousin Vinny) [d: 7-2-93]

In 1927 Mayor, David Dinkins (first NY black mayor) (1990-93) (90)

In 1927 Actor, William Smithers (David-Peyton Place, Jeremy-Dallas) (90)

In 1931 Actor, Nick Adams (Johnny Yuma-The Rebel) [d: 2-5-68]

In 1931 Broadway composer, Jerry Herman (Hello Dolly) (86)

In 1937 Singer, Sandy Stewart (Sing Along With Mitch) (80)

In 1938 Jazz trumpeter/composer, Lee Morgan [d: 2-19-72]

In 1939 Actor, Lawrence Pressman (Rich Man Poor Man, Doogie Howser) (78)

In 1940 Comedian, Dennis Allen (Luagh In) [d: 12-1-95]

In 1940 Actor, Mills Watson (Harper Valley PTA, BJ & the Bear) (77)

In 1941 Actor, Robert Pine (Sgt. Joe Getraer-CHiPs) (76)

In 1943 Tennis Hall-of-Famer, Arthur Ashe (Wimbeldon-1975) [d: 2-6-93]

In 1943 Guitarist, Jerry Miller (Moby Grape) (74)

In 1945 Actor, Ron Glass (Detective Ron Harris-Barney Miller) [d: 11-26-16]

In 1945 Tennis Hall-of-Famer, Virginia Wade (Wimbeldon-1977) (72)

In 1946 Actress, Sue Lyon (Lolita, Evel Knievel) (71)

In 1947 Singer/songwriter, Arlo Guthrie (City of New Orleans) (70)

In 1949 Singer, Ronnie James Dio (Rainbow, Black Sabbath) [d: 5-17-10]

In 1949 Singer/guitarist, Greg Kihn (Jeopardy) (68)

In 1949 Actor, Mark Shera (S.W.A.T., JR-Barnaby Jones) (68)

In 1951 Actress, Phyllis Smith (The Office, Bad Teacher) (66)

In 1953 Singer/guitarist, Rik Emmett (Triumph) (64)

In 1954 Baseball player, Andre Dawson (Expos, Cubs) (63)

In 1954 Singer, Neil Tennant (Pet Shop Boys) (63)

In 1954 U.S. relayer, Pamela Theresa Jiles (Olympic-Silver-1976) (63)

In 1956 Actress, Connie Ray (Torkelsons, Stuart Little) (61)

In 1957 Guitarist/songwriter, Derry Grehan (Honeymoon Suite) (60)

In 1960 Cartoon voice, Jeff Bergman (Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck) (57)

In 1960 Former football player, Roger Craig (49ers, Raiders, Jets) (57)

In 1964 College football coach, Urban Meyer (Florida, Ohio State) (53)

In 1965 Guitarist, Peter DiStefano (Porno for Pyros) (52)

In 1967 Actor, Jonathan Gilbert (Willie-Little House on the Prairie) (50)

In 1969 Actor, Bubba Ganter (Game Shakers) (48)

In 1970 Country singer, Gary LeVox (Rascal Flats) (47)

In 1970 Singer, Jason Orange (Take That) (47)

In 1972 Singer, Damon Sharpe (Guys Next Door) (45)

In 1972 Actress, Sofia Vergara (Big Trouble, Modern Family) (45)

In 1976 Guitarist, Elijah Blue Allman (Cher & Gregg's son) (41)

In 1976 Actor, Adrian Grenier (Entourage) (41)

In 1976 Actress, Bonnie Russavage (Vicki-Saved By The Bell) (41)

In 1980 Actor, Thomas Ian Nicholas (Radio Flyer, American Pie) (37)

In 1980 Auto racer, Adam Petty (Richard's grandson, Kyle's son) [d: 5-12-00]

In 1980 Singer/actress, Jessica Simpson (Dukes of Hazzard) (37)

In 1986 Singer, Erika Jayne ("Rollercoaster") (31)

In 1988 Football player, Antonio Brown (Steelers) (29)

In 1989 Actor, Hector David Jr. ("Power Rangers Samurai") (28)

In 1992 Rap singer, Angel Haze ("New York," "Werkin' Girls") (25)

In 1993 Singer, Perrie Edwards (Little Mix) (24)

In 1993 Actor, Carlon Jeffery (A.N.T. Farm, Cloud 9) (24)

In 2001 Actress, Isabela Moner (00 Things to Do Before High School) (16)

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