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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Born On This Day...

In 1720 British naturalist, Gilbert White

In 1811 Novelist, William Makepeace Thackeray (Vanity Fair)

In 1890 U.S. Secretary of Defense, Charles E. Wilson (1953-57)

In 1894 Actor, Richard Dix (The Ten Commandments, Cimarron)

In 1903 Actor, Chill Wills (voice of Francis The Talking Mule) [d: 12-15-78]

In 1906 Dramatist/playwright, Clifford Odets [d: 8-15-63]

In 1908 Actress, Lupe Velez (Redhead From Manhattan, Nana) [d: 12-14-44]

In 1909 Soviet diplomat, Andrei Gromyko [d: 7-2-89]

In 1909 Actress, Harriet Hilliard Nelson (Ozzie & Harriet) [d: 10-02-94]

In 1911 Actor, Hume Cronyn (World According to Garp, Cocoon) [d: 6-15-03]

In 1913 Actor, Marvin Miller (Space Patrol, Millionaire) [d: 2-8-85]

In 1913 Comedian/actor, Red Skelton (Red Skelton Show) [d: 9-17-97]

In 1914 U.S. runner, Mack Robinson (Olympic-Silver-1932) [d: 3-12-00]

In 1917 Actress, Pamela Brown (Alice in Wonderland, Dracula) [d: 9-18-75]

In 1918 South African President, Nelson Mandela [d: 12-5-13]

In 1920 Actor, Dolph Sweet (Another World, Carl-Gimme A Break) [d: 5-8-85]

In 1921 Astronaut/senator, John Glenn, Jr. (first American in orbit) [d: 12-8-16]

In 1921 Former president of American Bar Association, Robert MacCrate [d: 4-6-16]

In 1929 Figure skater/sportscaster, Dick Button (Olympic-Gold-1948) (88)

In 1929 Singer, "Screamin'" Jay Hawkins (I Put A Spell On You) [d: 2-12-00]

In 1930 Actor, Burt Kwouk (Cato-Pink Panther) [d: 5-24-16]

In 1931 Keyboardist/singer, Papa Dee Allen (War) [d: 8-30-88]

In 1932 Russian poet, Yevgeny Yevtushenko (Bratsk Station) [d: 4-1-17]

In 1935 U.S. figure skater, Tenley Albright (Olympic-Gold-1952, 56) (82)

In 1938 Film director, Paul Verhoeven (Basic Instinct, Showgirls) (79)

In 1939 Singer, Dion [Di Mucci] (Runaround Sue, Abraham Martin & John) (78)

In 1939 Author, Hunter S. Thompson (Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas) [d: 2-20-04]

In 1940 Actor, James Brolin (Dr. Kiley-Marcus Welby, Peter-Hotel) (77)

In 1940 Former baseball player, Joseph Torre (Braves, Mets) (77)

In 1941 Singer/guitarist, Lonnie Mack (Memphis, Wham) [d: 4-21-16]

In 1941 Singer, Martha Reeves (and the Vandellas) (Heat Wave) (76)

In 1941 U.S. kayaker, Marcia Jones-Smoke (Olympic-Bronze-1964) (76)

In 1943 Golfer, Calvin Peete (pioneer black golfer) [d: 4-29-15]

In 1944 Actress, Jonelle Allen (Grace-Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman) (73)

In 1945 Bassist, Danny McCulloch (Eric Burdon and the Animals) [d: 1-29-15]

In 1948 Guitarist, Phil Harris (Ace) [d: 8-11-10]

In 1948 Drummer, Cesar Zuiderwijk (Golden Earring) (69)

In 1949 Guitarist, Wally Bryson (Raspberries) (68)

In 1950 Entrepreneur, Richard Branson (Virgin Group) (67)

In 1950 Singer, Glenn Hughes (Village People) [d: 3-4-01]

In 1952 U.S. basketball player, James Forbes (Olympic-Silver-1972) (65)

In 1954 Country singer, Ricky Skaggs (Toy Hearts, Two Different Worlds) (63)

In 1955 Drummer, Terry Chambers (XTC) (62)

In 1955 Actress, Teresa Ann Savoy (Caligula) (62)

In 1956 Actress, Audrey Landers (Afton Cooper-Dallas, One Life To Live) (61)

In 1957 Golfer/announcer, Nick Faldo (3-time British Open winner) (60)

In 1958 Drummer, Nigel Twist (Alarm) (59)

In 1960 Actress, Anne-Marie Johnson (Althea-In the Heat of the Night) (57)

In 1961 Actress, Elizabeth McGovern (Ragtime) (56)

In 1962 Actress, Jensen Buchanan (One Life to Live, Another World) (55)

In 1962 Keyboardist, John Hermann (Widespread Panic) (55)

In 1962 Drummer, Jack Irons (Pearl Jam) (55)

In 1963 Austrian skiier, Marc Girardelli (five World Cup titles) (54)

In 1963 Actress, Susan Marie Snyder (Julie-As the World Turns) (54)

In 1964 TV host, Wendy Williams (Wendy Williams Show) (53)

In 1966 Athlete, Dan O'Brien (Decathlon World Record, 1992) (51)

In 1967 Actor, Vin Diesel (XXX, Knockaround Guys, Chronicles of Riddick) (50)

In 1970 Singer, Patrick Dancy (Guys Next Door) (47)

In 1971 Basketball player, Anfernee Hardaway (Magic) (46)

In 1975 Guitarist, Daron Malakian (System of a Down) (42)

In 1978 Bassist/singer, Tony Fagenson (Eve 6) (39)

In 1979 Actor, Jason Weaver (The Lion King, Smart Guy) (38)

In 1980 Actress, Kristen Bell (Spartan, Veronica Mars) (37)

In 1981 Actor, Michiel Huisman (Daario Naharis-Game of Thrones) (36)

In 1982 Singer, Ryan Cabrera (35)

In 1982 Actress, Priyanka Chopra (Quantico) (35)

In 1985 Actor, Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl) (32)

In 1995 Singer, Avery Wilson (The Voice) (22)

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