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Friday, September 1, 2017

Born On This Day...

In 1751 Actor/singer, Johann Schikaneder (The Magic Flute)

In 1791 Author, Lydia Sigourney (How to Be Happy)

In 1792 Painter, Chester Harding (drummer in the War of 1812)

In 1822 Clergyman, Hiram Rhodes Revels (first black U.S. Senator)

In 1826 Publisher/inventor, Alfred Ely Beach (Scientific American)

In 1854 German composer/author, Engelbert Humperdinck (Hansel & Gretel)

In 1858 Chemist/engineer, Carl Auer Welsbach (invented the gas mantle)

In 1866 Prize fighter, James "Gentleman Jim" Corbett (pioneered the jab)

In 1875 Novelist, Edgar Rice Burroughs (Tarzan of the Apes)

In 1877 Chemist, Francis William Aston (spectrograph) (Nobel-1922)

In 1899 Actor, Richard Arlen (Alice in Wonderland, Crawling Hand)

In 1900 Announcer, Don Wilson (Jack Benny Show) [d: 4-25-82]

In 1904 Football Hall-of-Famer/coach, Ray Flaherty (Giants) [d: 7-19-94]

In 1904 Jazz musician, Joe Venuti (Stop! Look! Listen!) [d: 8-14-78]

In 1907 American labor leader, Walter Reuther (AFL-CIO) [d: 5-9-70]

In 1910 Actor, Jack Hawkins (Ben-Four Just Men, Zulu) [d: 7-18-73]

In 1920 Actor, Richard Farnsworth (The Natural, Misery) [d: 10-6-00]

In 1922 Actress, Yvonne DeCarlo (Ten Commandments, The Munsters) [d: 1-8-07]

In 1922 Actor/director, Vittorio Gassman (War And Peace) [d: 6-29-00]

In 1922 U.S. Secretary of Defense, Melvin R. Laird (1969-73) [d: 11-16-16]

In 1923 Boxer, Rocky Marciano (Heavyweight champ, 1952-56) [d: 8-31-69]

In 1927 Singer, Tommy Evans (The Drifters) [d: 1984]

In 1928 Actor, George Maharris (Route 66, Most Deadly Game) (89)

In 1931 Country singer, Boxcar Willie (The Singing Hobo) [d: 4-12-99]

In 1933 Texas governor, Ann Richards [d: 9-13-06]

In 1933 Singer/songwriter, Conway Twitty (Hello Darlin') [d: 6-5-93]

In 1934 Actor, David Joseph Rufkahr (Bartles & James spots) [d: 4-23-96]

In 1935 Japanese conductor, Seiji Ozawa (Boston Symphony Orchestra) (82)

In 1937 Golfer, Al Geiberger (PGA record lowest score on 18 holes: 59) (80)

In 1937 Actor, Ron O'Neal (Superfly, Isadore-The Equalizer) [d: 1-14-04]

In 1938 Attorney, Alan Dershowitz (O.J. Simpson trial-1995) (79)

In 1939 Downhill skier, Heinrich Messner (Olympic-Bronze-1972) (78)

In 1939 Actress/comedian, Lily Tomlin (9 to 5, All of Me, Murphy Brown) (78)

In 1939 Singer/pianist, Katie Webster ("Swamp Boogie Queen") [d: 9-5-99]

In 1940 Singer, Dave White (Danny & the Juniors) (77)

In 1943 Actor, Don Stroud (Mike Hammer, Coogan's Bluff, Joe Kidd) (74)

In 1944 Singer/songwriter, Archie Bell (Tighten Up, Can't Stop Dancin) (73)

In 1946 Singer/songwriter, Barry Gibb (Bee Gees) (71)

In 1947 Football player, Ed Podolak (Chiefs; Super Bowl IV) (70)

In 1948 Drummer, Greg Errico (Sly & Family Stone) (69)

In 1948 Keyboardist, Dennis Miccoli (The Buckinghams) (69)

In 1949 Baseball player, Garry Lee Maddox (68)

In 1950 TV talk Host, Dr. Phil [Phillip C. McGraw] (67)

In 1950 Drummer, Steve Goetzman (Exile) (67)

In 1951 Science fiction author, Timothy Zahn (Hugo, Cobra Strike) (66)

In 1955 Bassist, Bruce Foxton (The Jam) (62)

In 1956 Basketball player, Vinnie Johnson (Pistons) (61)

In 1957 Singer, Gloria Estefan (Rhythm is Going to Get You, 1-2-3) (60)

In 1960 Actress, Anne Ramsay (Lisa Stemple-Mad About You) (57)

In 1961 Jazz saxophonist, Boney James (56)

In 1961 Former White House Press Secretary, Dee Dee Myers (56)

In 1963 Singer/guitarist, Grant Lee Phillips (Grant Lee Buffalo) (54)

In 1964 Country singer/songwriter, Charlie Robison (53)

In 1969 Actress, Paige French (Syndey Paris-George Carlin Show) (48)

In 1970 Rap singer, D.J. Spigg Nice (Lost Boyz) (47)

In 1970 Austrian tennis player, Barbara Paulus (47)

In 1975 Actor, Scott Speedman (Ben-Felicity) (42)

In 1983 Reality star, Dan Gheesling (Big Brother 10 winner) (34)

In 1984 Guitarist, Joe Trohman (Fall Out Boy) (33)

In 1985 Actress, Lilan Bowden (Andi Mack) (32)

In 1988 Guitarist, Ricky Horror (Motionless in White) (29)

In 1988 Reality star, Chanel West Coast (Fantasy Factory, Ridiculousness) (29)

In 1994 Singer, Bianca Ryan (America's Got Talent) (23)

In 1996 Actress/singer, Zendaya (Shake It Up, Zapped) (21)

In 1998 Singer, Steffan Argus (Kidz Bop Music Ensemble) (19)

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