Friday, August 4, 2017

Born On This Day...

In 1521 Pope Urban VII (9-15 to 9-27-1590)

In 1540 Joseph Justus Scaliger, founder of scientific chronology

In 1755 French inventor, Nicolas-Jacque Conte (modern pencil)

In 1792 Poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley

In 1859 Norweigan novelist, Knute Hamsun (Nobel-1920)

In 1865 Sculptor, John Flanagan (designed George Washington quarter)

In 1899 Religious leader, Ezra Taft Benson (Morman Church)

In 1900 Cartoonist, Douglas L. Mays (Punch)

In 1900 Queen Elizabeth of England (King George VI's wife) [d: 3-30-02]

In 1901 Jazz singer/trumpeter, Louie Armstrong (Hello Dolly) [d: 7-6-71]

In 1903 Actress/singer, Helen Kane (Boop Boop A Doop girl) [d: 9-26-66]

In 1909 Olympic track athlete, Glenn Cunningham [d: 3-10-88]

In 1910 Composer/educator, William Schuman (Juilliard) [d: 2-15-92]

In 1912 Architect, Raoul Wallenberg (saved 100,000 WWII Jews) [d: 7-17-47]

In 1913 Actor, Wesley Addy (Bostonian, Cabot Alden-Loving) [d: 12-31-96]

In 1919 Gospel singer, James Webre Blackwood [d: 2-3-02]

In 1920 Journalist/author, Helen Thomas (UPI, White House) [d: 7-20-13]

In 1921 Hockey player, Maurice Richard (Montreal Canadiens) [d: 2-27-00]

In 1929 Palestine Liberation Organization leader, Yasser Arafat [d: 11-11-04]

In 1936 Singer, Elsberry Hobbs (The Drifters) [d: 5-31-96]

In 1938 Track athlete, Hayes W. Jones (Olympic-Gold-1964) (79)

In 1939 Singer, Frankie Ford (Sea Cruise) [d: 9-28-15]

In 1940 U.S. pole vaulter, Fred Hansen (Olympic-Gold-1964) (77)

In 1940 Singer, Timi Yuro (Hurts, What's A Matter Baby) [d: 3-30-04]

In 1941 U.S. boxer, Quincey Daniels (Olympic-Bronze-1960) (76)

In 1943 Keyboardist, David Carr (The Fortunes) [d: 7-14-11]

In 1943 Actress/singer, Tina Cole (Katie-My Three Sons) (74)

In 1943 Astronaut, Michael J. McCulley (STS-34) (74)

In 1944 Actor/comedian, Richard Belzer (John Munch-Homicide) (73)

In 1946 Maureen Cox Starkey, first wife of Ringo Starr [d: 12-30-94]

In 1947 Bassist/singer, Paul Layton (The New Seekers) (70)

In 1947 Pianist/songwriter, Klaus Schulze (Tangerine Dream) (70)

In 1949 Former football player, John Riggins (Jets, Redskins) (68)

In 1952 Actor, Bobby Buntrock (Harold Baxter-Hazel) [d: 4-7-74]

In 1952 Actor, Kristofer Tabori (Chicago Story) (65)

In 1953 Trumpeter, Michael Harris (Earth Wind & Fire) (64)

In 1955 Astronaut, Andrew M. Allen (STS-46) (62)

In 1955 Astronaut, Charles D. Gemar (STS-38, 48) (62)

In 1955 Actor, Billy Bob Thornton (Primary Colors, Armageddon) (62)

In 1958 Singer, Ian Broudie (Lightning Seeds) (59)

In 1958 Track star, Mary Decker-Slaney (mile record 4:16.71) (59)

In 1958 U.S. hurdler, Greg Foster (Olympic-Silver-1984) (59)

In 1960 Guitarist, Robbin Crosby (Ratt) [d: 6-6-02]

In 1961 44th U.S. president, Barack Obama (2009-2017) (56)

In 1961 Actress, Lauren Tom (Julie-Friends, King of the Hill) (56)

In 1962 Baseball player, Roger Clemens (Red Sox) (55)

In 1962 Singer/guitarist, Paul Reynolds (A Flock Of Seagulls) (55)

In 1965 Actress, Crystal Chappell (Days of Our Lives, One Life To Live) (52)

In 1967 Actor, Timothy Adams (Die Hard III, Casey-Sunset Beach) (50)

In 1967 U.S. runner, Mike Marsh (Olympic-Gold-1992) (50)

In 1968 Actor, Daniel Dae Kim (Lost, Hawaii Five-O) (49)

In 1968 Actor/model, Marcus Schenkenberg (Tim-One Life to Live) (49)

In 1969 Actor, Michael DeLuise (SeaQuest, NYPD Blue, Brooklyn South) (48)

In 1971 Auto racer, Jeff Gordon (NASCAR) (46)

In 1971 Singer, Yolanda Whitaker (46)

In 1973 Singer, Taj Jackson (3T) (44)

In 1975 Actor, Andy Hallett (Angel) [d: 3-29-09]

In 1976 Dancer, Kym Johnson (Dancing with the Stars) (41)

In 1979 Actor, Mick Cain (C.J. Garrison-Bold and the Beautiful) (38)

In 1981 Singer, Marques Houston (Immature) (36)

In 1981 Actress, Abigail Spencer (Becca-All My Children) (36)

In 1981 Actress, Meghan Markle (Suits) (36)

In 1983 Actor, Nathaniel Buzolic (The Vampire Diaries) (34)

In 1988 Singer, Aaron Pauley (Of Mice & Men) (29)

In 1988 Singer, John O'Callaghan (The Maine) (29)

In 1988 Singer, Tom Parker (The Wanted) (29)

In 1992 Actors, Cole & Dylan Sprouse (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody) (25)

In 1995 Singer, Jessica Sanchez (Me, You & the Music) (22)

In 1999 Actress, Kelly Gould (Rita Rocks, Jessie, Lucky Louie) (18)

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