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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Born On This Day...

In 1754 Pierre Charles L'Enfant (designed plan for Washington, DC)

In 1883 Bussinessperson, Samuel Black (Black & Decker)

In 1892 Columnist/editor, John Kieran (Information Please Almanac)

In 1892 Studio executive, Jack L. Warner (Warner Brothers co-founder)

In 1893 Inventor, Bob Burns (the Bazooka)

In 1899 Screenwriter, Charles Bennett (The Man Who Knew Too Much)

In 1905 Actress, Myrna Loy (Jazz Singer, The Thin Man) [d: 12-14-93]

In 1910 Country-novelty performer, Rod Brasfield (Grand Ole Opry) (106)

In 1912 Actress/dancer, Ann Dvorak (Scarface) [d: 12-10-79]

In 1914 Actor, Gary Merrill (Young Dr. Kildare, All About Eve) [d: 3-5-90]

In 1918 Actress, Beatrice Straight (Poltergeist, Network) [d: 4-11-01]

In 1920 Cartoon voice, Bill Scott (Bullwinkle, Dudley Doright) [d: 11-29-20]

In 1924 Author, James Baldwin (Go Tell it on Mountain) [d: 11-30-87]

In 1924 Actor, Carroll O'Conner (All in the Family) [d: 6-21-01]

In 1926 Department store mogul, Betsy Bloomingdale (90)

In 1932 Football Hall-of-Fame, Lamar Hunt (founded AFL, KC owner) (84)

In 1932 Actor, Peter O'Toole (Lawrence of Arabia) [d: 12-14-13]

In 1934 Soviet cosmonaut, Valery Bykovsky (Vostok 5, Soyuz 22, 31) (82)

In 1934 U.S. basketball player, Carl Cecil Cain (Olympic-Gold-1956) (82)

In 1934 Actor, Albert W. Hall (Apocalypse Now) (82)

In 1937 Former football player, William Cannon (Heisman, 1959) (79)

In 1937 Keyboardist, Garth Hudson (The Band) (79)

In 1939 Director/writer, Wes Craven (Nightmare on Elm Street) [d: 8-27-15]

In 1939 Singer, Edward Patten (Gladys Knight & the Pips) [d: 2-25-05]

In 1941 Singer, Doris Kenner-Jackson (Shirelles) [d: 2-4-00]

In 1943 Singer, Kathy Lennon (The Lennon Sisters) (73)

In 1943 Actor, Max Wright (Willie Tanner-Alf, Misfits of Science) (73)

In 1944 Actress, Joanna Cassidy (Jo Jo White-Buffalo Bill) (72)

In 1946 Long jumper, Bob Beamon (70)

In 1949 Bertalan Farkas, first Hungarian space traveler (Soyuz 36) (67)

In 1950 Actress, Kathryn Harrold (MacGruder & Loud, I'll Fly Away) (66)

In 1951 Singer, Andrew Gold (Thank You For Being A Friend, Lonely Boy) [d: 6-3-11]

In 1951 Judge Lance Ito (O.J. Simpson trial) (65)

In 1954 Actress, Lisa Brown (Iva-As the World Turns, Carolyn-Loving) (62)

In 1955 Actress, Roberta Wallach (Civil Wars) (61)

In 1958 Actress/comedian, Victoria Jackson (SNL, Casual Sex) (58)

In 1959 Actress, Britt Helfer (Lily-Loving, Alley Cat) (57)

In 1959 Singer/actress, Apollonia [Patricia Kotero] (Purple Rain) (57)

In 1960 U.S. figure skater, Linda Fratianne (Olympic-Silver-1980) (56)

In 1961 Drummer, Pete de Freitas (Echo & the Bunnyman) [d: 6-15-89]

In 1962 Actress, Cynthia Stevenson (Hope & Gloria, Home For Holidays) (54)

In 1964 Actress, Mary-Louis Parker (Fried Green Tomatoes, West Wing) (52)

In 1967 Actor, Derek Wells (Fitzpatricks) (49)

In 1968 Drummer, John Stanier (Helmet) (48)

In 1970 Director/actor, Kevin Smith (Chasing Amy, Jay & Silent Bob) (46)

In 1973 Actress, Kia Goodwin (Tiffany Holloway-227) (43)

In 1974 Actor, Angel Boris (Carly Corinthos-General Hospital) (42)

In 1974 Country singer, Jeremy Castle (42)

In 1977 Actor, Edward Furlong (John Conner-Terminator II) (39)

In 1980 Actress, Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe Lane-Days of Our Lives) (36)

In 1980 Drummer, Devon Glenn (Buckcherry) (36)

In 1983 Actress, Danica Stewart (General Hospital, Passions) (33)

In 1992 Actress, Hallie Kate Eisenberg (Bicentennial Man) (24)

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