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Friday, August 18, 2017

Born On This Day...

In 1587 Virginia Dare, first American born of English parents

In 1685 English mathematician, Brook Taylor (calculus)

In 1750 Italian conductor/composer, Antonio Salieri

In 1774 American explorer, Meriwether Lewis (Lewis & Clark)

In 1778 Fabian Gottlieb von Bellinghausen, first to navigate Antarctica

In 1803 U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Nathan Clifford (1858-81)

In 1830 Austrian king, Franz Joseph (1848-1916)

In 1834 American businessman, Marshall Field (Marshall's Department Stores)

In 1873 Composer/lyricist, Otto Harbach

In 1875 Opera singer, Leo Slezak (Erika's grandfather)

In 1893 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Burleigh A. Grimes

In 1899 Architect, Pietro Belluschi (Pan-Am building)

In 1900 TV Host/songwriter, Walter O'Keefe (Double Or Nothing) [d: 6-26-83]

In 1904 Cosmetics manufacturer, Max Factor [d: 6-7-96]

In 1917 Caspar Weinberger, U.S. Secretary of Defense (1981-87) [d: 3-28-06]

In 1918 Folk singer/songwriter, Cisco Houston [d: 4-29-61]

In 1919 U.S. Secretary of Interior, Walter J. Hickel (1969-71) [d: 5-7-10]

In 1920 Actress, Shelley Winters (Poseidon Adventure) [d: 1-14-06]

In 1927 Former first lady, Rosalynn Carter (1977-1981) (90)

In 1928 Actress, Joan Taylor (Miss Milly Scott-The Rifleman) [d: 3-4-12]

In 1929 Russian author, Anatoli Kuznetsov (Baby Yar) [d: 6-13-79]

In 1930 Attorney, Carl Barger (Pittsburgh Pirates president) [d: 12-9-92]

In 1930 Actor, Grant Williams (Greg-Hawaiian Eye) [d: 7-28-85]

In 1932 Virologist, Luc Montagnier (85)

In 1933 Film director, Roman Polanski (Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown) (84)

In 1934 Attorney/author, Vincent Bugliosi (Helter-Skelter) [d: 6-6-15]

In 1934 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Roberto Clemente (Pirates) [d: 12-31-72]

In 1935 Actress, Gail Fisher (Peggy Fair-Mannix) [d: 12-2-00]

In 1935 U.S. decathlete, Rafer Lewis Johnson (Olympic-Gold-1960) (82)

In 1936 Actor, Robert Redford (Butch Cassidy, Sting, Indecent Proposal) (81)

In 1939 Singer, Johnny Preston (Running Bear, Cradle Of Love) [d: 3-4-11]

In 1941 Actor, Christopher Jones (Wild in the Streets) [d: 1-31-14]

In 1941 Former football player, Matt Snell (Jets; Super Bowl III) (76)

In 1943 Actor/comedian, Martin Mull (Mary Hartman, FM, Roseanne) (74)

In 1943 Singer, Carl Wayne (The Move, E.L.O.) [d: 8-31-04]

In 1944 Auto racer, Bob Glidden (NHRA drag racing champion) (73)

In 1944 Singer, Nona Hendryx (LaBelle) (73)

In 1944 Singer, Carl Wayne (The Move, Hollies) [d: 8-31-04]

In 1945 Guitarist, Vince Melouney (Bee Gees) (72)

In 1949 Bassist, Nigel Griggs (Split Enz) (68)

In 1949 Tennis player, Rudy Hartono Kurniawan (68)

In 1950 Actress, Candice Earley (Donna Tyler-All My Children) (67)

In 1950 Drummer, Dennis Elliott (Foreigner) (67)

In 1951 Former football player, Greg Pruitt (Raiders; Super Bowl XVIII) (66)

In 1952 Actor, Patrick Swayze (Dirty Dancing, Ghost, Point Blank) [d: 9-14-09]

In 1953 Singer, Marvin Isley (Isley Brothers) [d: 6-6-10]

In 1957 French actress, Carole Bouquet (OHMS, For Your Eyes Only) (60)

In 1957 Actor/comedian, Denis Leary (The Ref, Thomas Crown Affair) (60)

In 1957 Guitarist, Ron Strykert (Men At Work) (60)

In 1958 Actress, Madeleine Stowe (Last of Mohicans, Blink, 12 Monkeys) (59)

In 1960 Basketball player, Fat Lever (57)

In 1961 Actor, John Viscardi (Father Tony-One Life to Live) (56)

In 1964 Actor, Craig Bierko (Sex and The City) (53)

In 1968 Actress, Griffin Drew (Bikini Hoe-Down) (49)

In 1968 Actress, Greta Lind (Katie Kennicott-All My Children) (49)

In 1968 Singer/guitarist, Zac Maloy (The Nixons) (49)

In 1969 Rap singer, Everlast (House of Pain) (48)

In 1969 Actor, Edward Norton (Fight Club, Birdman) (48)

In 1969 Singer/songwriter, Erik Schrody (48)

In 1969 Actor, Christian Slater (Tucker, True Romance, Broken Arrow) (48)

In 1970 Actor, Malcolm-Jamal Warner (Theo-Cosby Show, Here & Now) (47)

In 1972 Actor, Trey Ames (David-A Year in the Life) (45)

In 1975 Actress, Kaitlin Olson (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) (42)

In 1976 Playmate, Daphnee Lynn Duplaix (July-1997) (41)

In 1976 Bassist, Dirk Lance (Incubus) (41)

In 1977 Actor, Brian Presley (Jack-Port Charles) (40)

In 1986 MMA fighter, Miesha Tate (31)

In 1987 Actor, Mika Boorem (Blue Crush, Sleepover) (30)

In 1991 Actor, Richard Harmon (Tower Prep, The Killing) (26)

In 1993 Actress, Maia Mitchell (Mortified, Trapped) (24)

In 1994 Dancer, Samantha Grecchi (The Next Step) (23)

In 1994 Actress, Madelaine Petsch (Riverdale) (23)

In 1995 Actress, Parker McKenna Posey (Kady Kyle-My Wife and Kids) (22)

In 2003 Actor, Max Charles (The Amazing Spider-Man, The Neighbors) (14)

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