Monday, August 21, 2017

Born On This Day...

In 1660 Engineer, Hubert Gautier (wrote first bridge building book)

In 1735 British explorer, Tobias Furneaux (circled globe in both directions)

In 1754 Scotish inventor, William Murdock (coal-gas lighting)

In 1765 William IV, king of England (1830-37)

In 1789 Mathematician, Baron Augustin-Louis Cauchy (theory of substitution)

In 1811 Inventor, William Kelly (pneumatic process of steelmaking)

In 1816 French chemist, Charles Gerhardt (classified organic compounds)

In 1872 English artist, Aubrey Vincent Beardsley

In 1896 English pilot, Albert Ball (fighter ace during World War I)

In 1896 Actress, Blossom Rock (Grandma-The Addams Family) [d: 1-14-78]

In 1904 Bandleader/composer, William "Count" Basie [d: 4-26-84]

In 1905 Animator, Isadore "Friz" Freleng (created Bugs Bunny) [d: 5-26-95]

In 1909 U.S. Secretary of Treasury, C. Dillon Douglas (1961-65) [d: 1-10-03]

In 1916 Actor, Geoffrey Keen (Minister of Defense-James Bond movies) [d: 11-3-05]

In 1920 Author, Christopher Milne (Christopher Robin) [d: 4-20-96]

In 1923 Sportscaster, Chris Schenkel (ABC's Pro Bowlers Tour) [d: 9-11-05]

In 1924 Actor, Jack Weston (The Four Seasons, Dirty Dancing) [d: 5-3-96]

In 1928 Jazz trumpeter, Art Farmer (Lionel Hampton Band) [d: 10-4-99]

In 1930 Princess Margaret (sister of Queen Elizabeth II) [d: 2-9-02]

In 1931 Actress, Nancy Hadley (Love That Jill, Joey Bishop Show) (86)

In 1932 Writer/composer, Melvin Van Peebles (85)

In 1934 Director/screenwriter, Frank Perry (Mommie Dearest) [d: 8-29-95]

In 1935 Playwright, Mart Crowley (The Boys in the Band) (82)

In 1936 Basketball Hall-of-Famer, Wilt Chamberlain (Lakers) [d: 10-12-99]

In 1938 Singer, Kenny Rogers (The Gambler, Islands In The Stream, Lady) (79)

In 1939 Guitarist, James Burton (Elvis Presley, Everly Brothers) (78)

In 1939 Singer, Harold Reid (The Statler Brothers) (78)

In 1939 Actor, Clarence Williams III (Lincoln Hayes-Mod Squad) (78)

In 1941 Pianist/songwriter, Tom Coster (Santana) (76)

In 1944 Singer, Jackie DeShannon (Put A Little Love In Your Heart) (73)

In 1944 Indian prime minister, Rajiv Gandhi (1984-89) [d: 5-21-91]

In 1945 Football Hall-of-Famer, Willie Lanier (Chiefs; Super Bowl IV) (72)

In 1945 Actress, Patty McCormack (Mama, Peck's Bad Girl, The Ropers) (72)

In 1947 Guitarist, Carl Giammarese (The Buckinghams) (70)

In 1951 TV host/newscaster, Harry Smith (CBS This Morning) (66)

In 1952 Bassist, Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple) (65)

In 1952 Singer/guitarist, Joe Strummer (Clash) [d: 12-22-02]

In 1954 Former football player, Archie Griffin (Heisman, 1974-75) (63)

In 1954 Drummer, Steve Smith (Journey) (63)

In 1956 Actress, Kim Cattrall (Mannequin, Star Trek VI, Sex & The City) (61)

In 1957 Singer, Kim Sledge (Sister Sledge) (60)

In 1959 Football player, Jim McMahon (Bears, Eagles) (58)

In 1961 Actor, Mitchell Anderson (Ross-Party of Five) (56)

In 1962 Actor, James Marsters (Spike-Buffy the Vampire Slayer) (55)

In 1962 Bowler, Pete Weber (PBA all-time money winner) (55)

In 1967 Actor, Michael Bendetti (Officer Tony McCann-21 Jump Street) (50)

In 1967 Singer, Serj Tankian (System of a Down) (50)

In 1967 Actress, Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix, Red Planet) (50)

In 1968 Playmate, Barbara Ann Moore (December-1992) (49)

In 1969 Actress, Tammy Amerson (One Life to Live, Cop Rock) (48)

In 1971 Musician, Liam Howlett (Prodigy) (46)

In 1972 Ventriloquist, Paul Zerdin (America's Got Talent) (45)

In 1975 Actress, Alicia Witt (Zoey-Cybill, Mr. Holland's Opus) (42)

In 1979 Singer/songwriter, Kelis (38)

In 1979 Singer, David Osmond (Osmond Boys) (38)

In 1980 Actor, John Brotherton (Guardians of the Galaxy, Furious 7) (37)

In 1981 Reality star, Tarek El Moussa (Flip or Flop) (36)

In 1983 Reality star, Brody Jenner (The Princes of Malibu) (34)

In 1984 Singer, Melissa Schuman (Dream) (33)

In 1984 Wrestler, Eve Torres (WWE) (33)

In 1985 Guitarist, Jake Pitts (Black Veil Brides) (32)

In 1986 Runner, Usain Bolt aka Lightning Bolt (8 career Olympic Golds) (31)

In 1987 Actor, Cody Kasch (Zack-Desperate Housewives) (30)

In 1987 Actress, Kelsey Mulrooney (The Pretender, The Negotiator) (30)

In 1989 Actress, Hayden Panettiere (Heroes, Nashville) (28)

In 1991 Singer, Jesse James Rutherford (The Neighbourhood) (26)

In 1991 Actor, Tom Maden (Make It or Break It) (26)

In 1992 Actor, Brad Kavanagh (House of Anubis) (25)

In 1993 Football player, Mike Evans (Bucs) (24)

In 1999 Singer, Shania Walls (WeRCharm) (18)

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