Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Born On This Day...

In 10 BC Roman emperor, Claudius I (41-54 AD)

In 1744 Scientist, Jean Baptiste Lamarck (evolutionist forerunner)

In 1770 Explorer, William Clark (Lewis & Clark)

In 1779 Composer, Francis Scott Key (The Star Spangled Banner)

In 1818 Astronomer, Maria Mitchell (first U.S. woman astronomer)

In 1819 Author, Herman Melville (Moby Dick, Billy Budd)

In 1843 Attorney, Robert Todd Lincoln (son of President Lincoln)

In 1881 English poet/essayist, Dame Rose Macaulay

In 1889 Scientist, Dr. John F. Mahoney (pencillin treatment of syphillis)

In 1898 Violinist/conductor, Morris Stoloff

In 1899 Conductor, William Steinberg (Boston Symphony, 1967-71)

In 1912 Actor, Henry Jones (Gunsmoke, Phyllis, Falcon Crest) [d: 5-17-99]

In 1913 Composer, Jerome Moross (Frankie & Johnny) [d: 7-25-83]

In 1914 Golfer, Lloyd Mangrum (U.S. Open-1946) [d: 11-17-73]

In 1920 U.S. platform diver, Sammy Lee (Olympic-Gold-1948) [d: 12-2-16]

In 1921 Tennis Hall-of-Famer, Jack Kramer (Wimbeldon, 1947) [d: 9-12-09]

In 1922 Actor, Arthur Hill (Defenders, Andromeda Strain) [d: 10-22-06]

In 1923 Actor, Paul Lambert (All the President's Men) [d: 4-27-97]

In 1929 Playwright, Michael Stewart (Bye Bye Birdie, Hello Dolly!) [d: 9-20-87]

In 1930 Composer/lyricist, Lionel Bart (Oliver!) [d: 4-3-99]

In 1930 Actress, Julie Bovasso (Moonstruck, Article 99) [d: 9-14-91]

In 1930 Dancer/actor, Geoffrey Holder (Live And Let Die, The Wiz) [d: 10-6-14]

In 1931 Cartoonist, Tom Wilson (Ziggy) [d: 9-16-11]

In 1932 Attorney, Rabbi Meir Kahane (Jewish Defense League) [d: 10-5-90]

In 1933 Actor/comedian, Dom DeLuise (The End, Cannonball Run) [d: 5-5-09]

In 1936 Fashion designer, Yves Saint-Laurent (Opium, Obsession) [d: 6-1-08]

In 1939 Author, Robert James Waller (The Bridges of Madison County) [d: 3-10-17]

In 1941 U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Ron Brown (1993-96) [d: 4-3-96]

In 1942 Singer/guitarist, Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead) [d: 8-9-95]

In 1942 Actor, Giancarlo Giannini (Seven Beauties) (75)

In 1942 Playmate, Christa Speck (September-1961) [d: 3-22-13]

In 1943 Drummer, Geoff Britton (Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Wings) (74)

In 1946 Bassist/singer, Boz Burrell (Bad Company, King Crimson) [d: 9-21-06]

In 1946 Drummer, Ricky Coonce (Grass Roots) (71)

In 1946 Astronaut, Richard O'Covey (STS-51I, 26, 38) (71)

In 1947 Bassist, Rick Anderson (Tubes) (70)

In 1948 Former football player, Cliff Branch (Raiders) (69)

In 1951 Guitarist, Tommy Bolin (Deep Purple, Zephyr) [d: 12-4-76]

In 1952 Actor, Brian Patrick Clarke (Eight is Enough, General Hospital) (65)

In 1953 Blues singer/songwriter, Robert Cray (Grammy, 1987) (64)

In 1957 Actress, Laura Johnson (Terry-Falcon Crest) (60)

In 1957 Actor, Taylor Negron (Silvio-Detective School, Hope & Gloria) [d: 1-10-15]

In 1958 Gutarist, Robert Buck (10,000 Maniacs) [d: 12-19-00]

In 1959 Singer/guitarist, Joe Elliot (Def Leppard) (58)

In 1960 Rap singer, Chuck D [Chuck Ridenhour] (Public Enemy) (57)

In 1960 Guitarist, Suzanne Gardner (L7) (57)

In 1961 Golfer, Brad Faxon (56)

In 1961 Actor, Mark "Red" Mitchell (JFK, 8 Seconds) [d: 8-11-94]

In 1961 Actress, Dana Sparks (Passions) (56)

In 1962 Actor, Jesse Borrego (Lone Star, Con Air) (55)

In 1962 U.S. runner, Joetta Clark (Olympic-1992) (55)

In 1963 Rap singer, Coolio (Fantastic Voyage, Gangsta's Paradise) (54)

In 1963 Actor, John Carroll Lynch (Drew Carey Show, Miracles from Heaven) (54)

In 1964 Singer, Adam Duritz (Counting Crows) (53)

In 1964 Guitarist/songwriter, Nick Christian Sayer (Transvision Vamp) (53)

In 1966 Country singer, George Ducas (51)

In 1967 Baseball player, Greg Jefferies (Mets, Royals) (50)

In 1968 U.S. basketball player, Stacey Augmon (Olympic-Bronze-1988) (49)

In 1970 Actress, Jennifer Gareis (Grace-Young and the Restless) (47)

In 1973 Actress, Tempestt Bledsoe (Vanessa Huxtable-Cosby Show) (44)

In 1979 Actor, Jason Momoa (Frankie Seau-North Shore) (38)

In 1981 Singer, Ashley Parker Angel (O-Town) (36)

In 1981 Actress, Taylor Fry (Lucy McClane-Die Hard, Little Princess) (36)

In 1984 Country singer, Tyler Farr (Redneck Crazy) (33)

In 1986 Actor, Elijah Kelley (Hairspray, Take the Lead, Red Tails) (31)

In 1988 Actor, Max Carver (Desperate Housewives, Teen Wolf) (29)

In 1988 Actor, Cameron Jebo (Power Rangers Megaforce) (29)

In 1989 Actress, Landry Albright (Bridget-Bold & Beautiful) (28)

In 1990 Actor, Jack O'Connell (Skins) (27)

In 1993 Singer, La'Porsha Renae (American Idol) (24)

In 1993 Actor, Leon Thomas III (Victorious) (24)

In 1999 Folk singer, Anna Graceman ("Paradise") (18)

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