Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Born On This Day...

In 100 BC - Roman Emperor Julius Ceasar

In 1590 Religious leader, Pope Clement X (1670-76)

In 1730 English pottery designer, Josiah Wedgewood

In 1817 Naturalist/author, Henry David Thoreau ("Hermit of Walden")

In 1849 Canadian physician/author, Sir William Osler (circulatory system)

In 1854 Inventor, George Eastman (Kodak camera, rolled film)

In 1861 Educator/scientist, George Washington Carver (studied the peanut)

In 1884 Italian painter/sculptor, Amedeo Modigliani

In 1895 Norweigan opera soprano, Kirsten Flagstad

In 1895 Architect, R. Buckminister Fuller (Geodesic dome)

In 1895 Lyrcist, Oscar Hammerstein II (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

In 1901 Actor, Allyn Joslyn (George-Eve Arden Show) [d: 1-21-81]

In 1902 Author, Elizabeth Julesberg (Dick Jane & Spot) [d: 2-19-85]

In 1904 Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda (Residence on Earth) [d: 9-23-73]

In 1908 Actor/comedian, Milton Berle (Mr. Television) [d: 3-27-02]

In 1908 Golf Hall-Of-Famer, Paul Runyan [d: 3-17-02]

In 1909 Actor/comedian, "Curly" Joe De Rita (Three Stooges) [d: 7-3-93]

In 1917 American painter, Andrew Wyeth (Christina's World) [d: 1-16-09]

In 1920 Actor, Keith Andes (Farmer's Daughter, Girl Most Likely) [d: 11-11-05]

In 1922 Author, Mark O. Hatfield (Between A Rock And A Hard Place) [d: 8-7-11]

In 1928 Singer, Barbara Cowsill (The Cowsills) [d: 1-31-85]

In 1934 Actor, Gerald Gordon (The Doctors, General Hospital) [d: 8-17-01]

In 1934 Pianist, Van Cliburn (Tchaikovsky 1958) [d: 2-27-13]

In 1937 Actor/comedian, Bill Cosby (I Spy, Cliff-Cosby Show) (80)

In 1943 Singer/songwriter, Christine McVie (Fleetwood Mac) (74)

In 1943 Former basketball player, Paul Silas (Celtics, SuperSonics) (74)

In 1944 Actress, Denise Nicholas (Room 222, In The Heat of the Night) (73)

In 1948 Singer/songwriter, Walter Egan (Magnet & Steele) (69)

In 1948 Fitness buff, Richard Simmons (Sweatin' to the Oldies) (69)

In 1948 Actor, Jay Thomas (Cheers, Murphy Brown, Love & War) (69)

In 1949 Singer/bassist, John Wetton (Asia) [d: 1-31-17]

In 1950 Drummer, Eric Carr (Kiss) [d: 11-25-91]

In 1951 Actress, Cheryl Ladd (Kris Munroe-Charlie's Angels) (66)

In 1951 Actor, Jamey Sheridan (Another World, Shannon's Deal) (66)

In 1952 Guitarist, Phil Kramer (Iron Butterfly) [d: 2-12-95]

In 1956 Actress, Mel Harris (Hope-thirtysomething, Something So Right) (61)

In 1957 Actress, Tonya Lee Williams (Young & the Restless) (60)

In 1957 Actor, Buddy Foster (Hondo, Mike Jones-Mayberry RFD) (60)

In 1962 Boxer, Julio Cesar Chavez (55)

In 1962 Actress, Camilla Scott (Melissa-Days of Our Lives) (55)

In 1962 Guitarist, Dan Murphy (Soul Asylum) (55)

In 1964 Actress, Judi Evans (Days of Our Lives, Another World) (53)

In 1965 Singer, Robin Wilson (Gin Blossoms) (52)

In 1969 Actress, Lisa Nicole Carson (Renee Radick-Ally McBeal) (48)

In 1970 Actor, Jaason Simmons (Logan Fowler-Baywatch) (47)

In 1971 Comedian, Loni Love (46)

In 1971 U.S. figure skater, Kristi Yamaguchi (Olympic-Gold-1992) (46)

In 1972 Actor, Jake Wood (voice of the Geico gecko) (45)

In 1973 Country singer, Shannon Lawson (44)

In 1973 Rap singer, Magoo (44)

In 1975 Singer/songwriter, Tracie Spencer (42)

In 1977 Actor, Steve Howey (Van Montgomery-Reba, Bride Wars) (40)

In 1977 Wrestler, Brock Lesnar (WWE) (40)

In 1978 Actor, Topher Grace (Eric-That 70's Show) (39)

In 1978 Actress, Michelle Rodriguez (Lost, Fast & Furious) (39)

In 1983 Country singer, Kimberly Perry (The Band Perry) (34)

In 1984 Actress, Mikaela Hoover (Sorority Forever) (33)

In 1984 Wrestler, Sami Zayn (WWE) (33)

In 1987 Singer, Renee Phoenix (Fit For Rivals, The Explicits) (30)

In 1988 Football player, LeSean McCoy (Eagles, Bills) (29)

In 1989 Actress, Phoebe Tonkin (he Vampire Diaries, The Secret Circle) (28)

In 1991 Actor, Erik Per Sullivan (Malcolm in the Middle) (26)

In 1994 Singer, Joseph Devries (Overload) (23)

In 1995 Gymnast, Jordyn Wieber (Olympic-Gold-2012) (22)

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