Thursday, August 31, 2017

Born On This Day...

In 12 Roman emperor, Caligula (37-41)

In 1663 French physicist, Guillaume Amontons (temperature measurement)

In 1786 French chemist, Michel-Eugene Chevreul (chemistry of fats)

In 1805 British auctioneer, Samuel Sotheby

In 1821 Scientist, Hermann Von Helmholtz (conservation of energy)

In 1840 Italian writer, Giovannini Verga (Eros)

In 1842 Physicist/writer, Mary Putnam Jacobi

In 1844 Author/feminist, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward

In 1870 Italian educator/physician, Maria Montessori

In 1880 Queen Wilhelmina of Netherlands (1890-1947)

In 1889 A. Provost Idell, father of modern volleyball

In 1897 Actor, Frederic March (Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde)

In 1903 Radio/TV host, Arthur Godfrey (Talent Scout) [d: 3-16-83]

In 1907 Saxophonist/composer, Edgar Sampson (Duke Ellington) [d: 1-16-73]

In 1907 Editor, William Shawn (The New Yorker) [d: 12-8-92]

In 1908 Novelist, William Saroyan (Time of Your Life) [d: 5-18-81]

In 1913 English radio astronomer, Sir Bernard Lovell [d: 8-6-12]

In 1914 Actor, Richard Basehart (Voyage to the Bottom of Sea) [d: 9-17-84]

In 1916 Broadcast journalist, Daniel Schorr (CBS, CNN) [d: 7-23-10]

In 1918 Composer, Alan Jay Lerner (My Fair Lady) [d: 6-14-86]

In 1924 Comedian/actor, Buddy Hackett (Music Man, The Love Bug) [d: 6-30-03]

In 1928 Actor, James Coburn (Our Man Flint, Magnificent Seven) [d: 11-18-02]

In 1931 Actor, Noble Willingham (CD Parker-Walker Texas Ranger) [d: 1-17-04]

In 1935 Political activist, Eldridge Cleaver [d: 5-1-98]

In 1935 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Frank Robinson (career 586 HRs) (82)

In 1937 Actor, Warren Berlinger (Joey Bishop Show, Operation Petticoat) (80)

In 1939 Drummer, Jerry Allison (Buddy Holly & the Crickets) (78)

In 1940 Bassist/saxophonist, Wilton Felder (The Crusaders) [d: 9-27-15]

In 1940 Actor, Jack Thompson (Breaker Morant) (77)

In 1942 Actress, Carole Wells (National Velvet, Pistols 'n Petticoats) (75)

In 1945 Singer, Van Morrison (Brown Eyed Girl, Domino, Wild Night) (72)

In 1945 Violinist, Itzhak Perlman (72)

In 1947 Football player, Carl Garrett (Raiders, Super Bowl XI) (70)

In 1948 Guitarist, Rudolf Schenker (Scorpions) (69)

In 1948 Saxophonist/fiddler, Andy Stein (Commander Cody) (69)

In 1949 Actor, Richard Gere (American Gigolo, Breathless, Pretty Woman) (68)

In 1949 Singer/guitarist, Rick Roberts (Firefall) (68)

In 1953 Attorney, Marcia Clark (Prosecutor-O.J. Simpson case) (64)

In 1955 U.S. hurdler, Edward Moses (Olympic-Gold-1976, 84) (62)

In 1957 Drummer, Gina Schock (Go Gos) (60)

In 1957 Singer/guitarist, Glenn Tilbrook (Squeeze) (60)

In 1958 Comedian/actress, Julie Brown (Just Say Julie, The Edge) (59)

In 1959 Singer, Tony DeFranco (DeFranco Family) (58)

In 1959 Actress, Rachael Dennison (Doralee Rhodes-Nine To Five) (58)

In 1960 Singer, Chris Whitley [d: 11-20-05]

In 1961 Golfer, Andy Dillard (56)

In 1963 Guitarist, Reb Beach (Winger) (54)

In 1965 Actor, Jaime P. Gomez (Evan Cortez-Nash Bridges) (52)

In 1966 Drummer, Jamey Pacheco (Babylon A.D.) (51)

In 1967 Actress, Cheryl Pollak (Susan-Melrose Place, Live Shot) (50)

In 1968 Basketball player, Jennifer Azzi (1996 Women's Dream Team) (49)

In 1969 Bassist/singer, Jeff Russo (Tonic) (48)

In 1970 Singer, Debbie Gibson (Shake Your Love, Out of the Blue) (47)

In 1970 Bassist, Greg Richling (Wallflowers) (47)

In 1970 Actor, Zack Ward (Dave-Titus) (47)

In 1971 Actor, Chris Tucker (The Fifth Element, Rush Hour) (46)

In 1974 Tennis player, Andrei Medvedev (43)

In 1975 Actress, Sara Ramirez (Grey's Anatomy, You've Got Mail) (42)

In 1976 Actress, Shar Jackson (Moesha) (41)

In 1977 Wrestler, Jeff Hardy (WWE) (40)

In 1977 Singer, Tamara (Trina & Tamara) (40)

In 1979 Actor, Chad Brannon (Zander Smith-General Hospital) (38)

In 1979 Singer, Simon Neil (Biffy Clyro, Marmaduke Duke) (38)

In 1979 Puerto Rican singer, Noelia (38)

In 1980 Rap singer, Joe Budden ("Pump It Up") (37)

In 1983 Football player, Larry Fitzgerald (Cardinals) (34)

In 1986 Actor, Ryan Kelley (Teen Wolf) (31)

In 1995 Singer, Riley McDonough (Before You Exit) (22)

In 1998 Actress, Jaylen Barron (See Dad Run, Good Luck Charlie) (19)

In 1999 Actress, Reiya Downs (Degrassi: The Next Generation) (18)

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