Monday, August 14, 2017

Born On This Day...

In 1734 U.S. revolutionary general, Thomas Sumter ("Carolina Gamecock")

In 1740 Religious leader, Pope Pius VII (1800-23)

In 1777 Physicist/chemist, Hans Christian Oersted

In 1860 Author, Ernest Thompson Seton (founded Boy Scouts of America)

In 1863 Writer, Ernest Lawrence Thayer (Casey at the Bat)

In 1867 English author, John Galsworthy (Forsyte Saga) (Nobel-1932)

In 1883 Biologist, Ernest Everett Just (pioneered cell division)

In 1889 Actor/comedian, Robert Woolsey (Wheeler & Woolsey)

In 1893 Actor, Carl Benton Reid (Burke's Law)

In 1897 Actor, Joseph Calleia (Jungle Book, Gilda, Touch Of Evil)

In 1901 Educator, Sir Isaac James Pitman (phoentic speller) [d: 9-1-85]

In 1903 Actor, Millard Mitchell (12 O'Clock High, Gunfighter) [d: 10-13-53]

In 1903 Circus director, John Ringling North [d: 6-4-85]

In 1907 Actress, Dorothy McHugh (I've Fallen & I Can't Get Up) [d: 7-19-95]

In 1909 Announcer, Ed Herlihy (Kraft Music Hall) [d: 1-30-99]

In 1915 Painter, Max Klein (invented paint-by-numbers) [d: 5-20-93]

In 1919 Actor, Nehemiah Persoff (Al Capone, Yentl) (98)

In 1925 Columnist/author, Russell Baker (NY Times) (92)

In 1926 Actress, Alice Ghostley (Bewitched, Designing Women) [d: 9-21-07]

In 1926 Singer/composer, Buddy Greco (Away We Go, Broadway Open House) [d: 1-10-17]

In 1929 Christian broadcaster, Dr. Gene Scott (University Network) [d: 2-21-05]

In 1929 Boxer, Dick Tiger (world middleweight champ, 1962-63, 1964) [d: 12-14-71]

In 1930 Baseball Hall-of-Famer/announcer, Earl Weaver (Orioles) [d: 1-19-13]

In 1935 Former football player/announcer, John Brodie (49ers) (82)

In 1940 Singer/guitarist, Dash Crofts (Seals & Crofts) (77)

In 1940 Dramatist/playwright, Tom Eyen (Dreamgirls) [d: 5-26-91]

In 1940 Economist, Arthur Betz Laffer (77)

In 1941 Singer/songwriter, David Crosby (Byrds, Crosby, Stills & Nash) (76)

In 1941 Country singer, Connie Smith (Dream Painter, New Horizons) (76)

In 1942 Saxophonist, Gil Bridges (Rare Earth) (75)

In 1942 Broadcast journalist, Sandy Gilmour (Prime Time Sunday) (75)

In 1943 Astronaut, Jon A McBride (STS-41G) (74)

In 1944 Jockey, Robyn Smith (73)

In 1945 Actress, Brenda Benet (Days of Our Lives) [d: 4-7-82]

In 1945 Actor/comedian, Steve Martin (The Jerk, All Of Me, Parenthood) (72)

In 1946 Actor, Antonio Fargas (Starsky & Hutch, All My Children) (71)

In 1946 Bassist/singer, Larry Graham Jr. (Sly & the Family Stone) (71)

In 1946 Actress, Susan St. James (Carbon Copy, Kate-Kate & Allie) (71)

In 1947 Drummer, George Newsome (Climax Blues Band) (70)

In 1947 Author, Danielle Steel (The Ring, Secrets, Daddy) (70)

In 1950 Cartoonist, Gary Larson (The Far Side) (67)

In 1950 Princess, Anne of England (67)

In 1951 Former football player, Warren Capone (Cowboys, Super Bowl X) (66)

In 1951 Actor, Carl Lumbly (Going to Extremes, Miles-M.A.N.T.I.S.) (66)

In 1952 Astronaut, Mark C. Lee (STS-30, 47) (65)

In 1952 U.S. swimmer, Deborah Meyer (Olympic-3 Gold-1968) (65)

In 1956 Singer, Sharon Bryant (Atlantic Star) (61)

In 1956 Actress, Jackee Harry (Sandra-227, Lisa-Sister Sister) (61)

In 1959 Actress, Marcia Gay Harden (Flubber, The First Wives Club) (58)

In 1959 Former basketball player, Earvin Magic Johnson (Lakers) (58)

In 1960 Actress/singer, Sarah Brightman (Phantom of the Opera) (57)

In 1961 Actress, Susan Olsen (Cindy-The Brady Bunch) (56)

In 1963 Actress, Emmanuelle Beart (Mission: Impossible-1996) (54)

In 1964 Football player, Neal Anderson (Bears) (53)

In 1966 Actress, Halle Berry (Swordfish, Die Another Day, X-Men) (51)

In 1968 Actress, Catherine Bell (Major Sarah MacKenzie-JAG, Army Wives) (49)

In 1969 Guitarist, Chris Perez (of Tejano legend Selena) (48)

In 1970 Guitarist, Kevin Cadogan (Third Eye Blind) (47)

In 1971 Actor, Scott Michael Campbell (Lundy Taylor-Christy) (46)

In 1971 Actress, Rhonda Ross Kendrick (Toni-Another World) (46)

In 1974 Actor, Christopher Gorham (Popular, Jake 2.0, Medical) (43)

In 1975 Actress, Shawn Batten (Sara-Sunset Beach) (42)

In 1983 Actress, Mila Kunis (That 70's Show, Black Swan) (34)

In 1987 Football player, Tim Tebow (University of Florida, Broncos) (30)

In 1991 Wrestler, Kofi Kingston (WWE) (26)

In 1999 Actor, Garrett Ryan(The Young and the Restless) (18)

In 2001 Singer, Aliyah Moulden (The Voice) (16)

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