Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Born On This Day...

In 1802 Inventor, Thomas Davenport (commercial electric motor)

In 1814 Inventor, Samuel Colt (Colt Revolver)

In 1817 Nurse, Mary Ann Bickerdyke (chief of nursing for General Grant)

In 1834 French painter/sculptor, Hilaire G.E. "Edgar" Degas

In 1846 American spectroscopist, Charles Edward Pickering

In 1860 Accused murderer, Lizzie Borden

In 1865 Surgeon, Charles Horace Mayo (co-founder of Mayo Clinic)

In 1883 Animator, Max Fleischer (Superman, Popeye, created Betty Boop)

In 1893 Russian poet/playwright, Vladimir Mayakovsky

In 1896 Author/physician, A.J. Cronin

In 1904 Baseball player, Mark A. Koenig (Yankees) [d: 4-22-93]

In 1908 Actress/dancer, Lili Damita [d: 3-21-94]

In 1916 Baseball player, Phil Cavaretta (NL MVP 1945) [d: 12-18-10]

In 1920 Physicist, Gordon Gould (coined the word "laser") [d: 9-16-05]

In 1922 Senator, George McGovern (1972 presidental candidate) [d: 10-21-12]

In 1924 Actor, Pat Hingle (Norma Rae, Commissioner Gordon-Batman) [d: 1-3-09]

In 1926 Actress, Helen Gallagher (Maeve-Ryan's Hope, All My Children) (91)

In 1932 Singer/guitarist, Buster Benton [d: 1-20-96]

In 1935 Former CIA agent/author, Philip Agee [d: 1-7-08]

In 1938 Actor, Richard Jordan (Dune, Harley Gage-The Equalizer) [d: 8-30-93]

In 1940 Actor, Dennis Cole (Felony Squad, Bracken's World) [d: 11-15-09]

In 1941 Bolshoi prima ballerina, Natalia Bessmertnova [d: 2-19-08]

In 1941 Singer, Vikki Carr (It Must Be Him, With Pen In Hand) (76)

In 1943 Astronaut, Roy D. Bridges (STS-51F, 61F) (74)

In 1944 Singer, Commander Cody (aka George Frayne) (Hot Rod Lincoln) (73)

In 1945 Actor, George Dzunda (Law & Order, Basic Instinct, Jesse) (72)

In 1946 Singer/bassist, Alan Gorrie (Average White Band) (71)

In 1946 Former tennis player, Ilie Nastase (U.S. Open 1972) (71)

In 1947 Singer/guitarist, Bernie Leadon (The Eagles) (70)

In 1947 Guitarist, Brian May (Queen) (70)

In 1948 Actress, Beverly Archer (Iola-Mama's Family, Gunny-Major Dad) (69)

In 1948 Keyboardist, Keith Godchaux (The Grateful Dead) [d: 7-23-80]

In 1952 Guitarist, Alan Collins (Lynyrd Skynyrd) [d: 1-23-90]

In 1956 Actor, Peter Barton (Burke's Law, Powers of Matthew Star) (61)

In 1957 Actress, Terri Treas (7 Brides for 7 Brothers, Alien Nation) (60)

In 1959 Actor, Mark Soper (Joseph Barringer-Knots Landing) (58)

In 1960 Drummer, Kevin Haskins (Love & Rockets) (57)

In 1961 Playmate, Suzi Schott (August-1984) (56)

In 1962 Actor, Anthony Edwards (Goose-Top Gun, Dr. Mark Greene-ER) (55)

In 1962 Actor, Campbell Scott (Singles, Dying Young) (55)

In 1963 Country singer, Kelly Shiver (Thrasher Silver) (54)

In 1964 Basketball player, Teresa Edwards (Olympic-Gold-1984, 88, 92) (53)

In 1965 Actress, Clea Lewis (Audrey Penney-Ellen, Diabolique) (52)

In 1965 Keyboardist, Leroy Wolfgramm (Jetts) (52)

In 1969 Singer, Sheila Bega (Sweet Sensation) (48)

In 1969 Actor, David Goldsmith (Eric Duffy-Models Inc) (48)

In 1971 Actor, Andrew Kavovit (Paul-As the World Turns) (46)

In 1976 Actor, Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Strange) (41)

In 1976 Actress, Vinessa Shaw (Eyes Wide Shut, Corky Romano) (41)

In 1978 Actress, Ginifer King (Haunted Hathaways) (39)

In 1978 Actor, R.J. Williams (General Hospital, Full House) (39)

In 1980 Actress, Rachel Miner (Californication, Bully) (37)

In 1981 Country singer, Tim Foust (Home Free) (36)

In 1982 Actor, Jared Padalecki (Dean-Gilmore Girls) (35)

In 1983 Actor, Trai Byers (Selma, Empire) (34)

In 1985 Baskettball player, LaMarcus Aldridge (Trail Blazers, Spurs) (32)

In 1986 Wrestler, Jinder Mahal (WWE) (31)

In 1988 Singer, Popcaan ("Talk 'Bout Me") (29)

In 1989 Guitarist, Zach Dewall (Set It Off) (28)

In 1990 Actor, Steven Anthony Lawrence (Even Stevens) (27)

In 1994 Drummer/singer, Dean Lemon (Room 94) (23)

In 1994 Guitarist, Benn Suede (Crown the Empire) (23)

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