Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Born On This Day...

In 1601 Louis XIII, king of France (1610-43)

In 1722 Statesman, Samuel Adams (signed the Declaration of Independence)

In 1792 English illustrator, George Cruikshank (for Charles Dickens)

In 1840 Political cartoonist, Thomas Nast

In 1842 Businessman, Henry Alden Sherwin (Sherwin-Williams paint)

In 1875 Italian novelist, Grazia Deledda

In 1885 Magician/illusionist, Harry Blackstone Sr.

In 1887 Businessman, James Dole (first Hawaiian pineapple canner)

In 1896 Senator, Sam Ervin (Watergate Committee chairman)

In 1898 Composer, Vincent Youmans (Tea For Two)

In 1920 Actor, William Conrad (Cannon, Jake and the Fatman) [d: 2-11-94]

In 1922 Singer, Raymond Edwards (The Silhouettes) [d: 1997]

In 1922 Film director, Arthur Penn (Miracle Worker, Bonnie & Clyde) [d: 9-28-10]

In 1923 Actress/singer, Mary McCarty (Starch-Trapper John, MD) [d: 4-3-80]

In 1924 Jazz pianist, Earl "Bud" Powell [d: 8-1-66]

In 1926 Actress, Jayne Meadows (I've Got A Secret, Steve Allen Show) [d: 4-26-15]

In 1927 Jazz trumpeter, Red Rodney (Charlie Parker) [d: 5-27-94]

In 1929 Actress, Sada Thompson (Kate-Family, Pursuit of Happiness) [d: 5-4-11]

In 1932 Actor, Roger C. Carmel (voice of Smokey The Bear) [d: 11-11-86]

In 1933 Actress, Kathleen Nolan (Kate McCoy-The Real McCoys) (84)

In 1934 Actor, Wilford Brimley (Gus-Our House, Cocoon, The Firm) (83)

In 1934 Actor, Greg Morris (Mission Impossible, Vega$) [d: 8-27-96]

In 1934 Sportscaster/author, Dick Schaap (Instant Replay) [d: 12-21-01]

In 1935 U.S. basketball player, Jerome Shipp (Olympic-Gold-1964) (82)

In 1936 TV host, Don Cornelius (Soul Train) [d: 2-1-12]

In 1939 Golfer, Kathy Whitworth (7-time LPGA Player of Year) (78)

In 1943 Guitarist/singer, Randy Bachman (Bachman-Turner Overdrive) (74)

In 1943 Bassist, Steve Boone (Lovin' Spoonful) (74)

In 1947 Actor, Denis Lawson (Red Leader-Return of the Jedi) (70)

In 1947 Singer, Meat Loaf [Marvin Lee Aday] (Bat Out of Hell) (70)

In 1947 Actress, Liz Torres (All in the Family, John Larroquette Show) (70)

In 1948 Actor, A Martinez (Whiz Kids, Santa Barbara, LA Law, Longmire) (69)

In 1949 TV host, Robb Weller (Entertainment Tonight, Home Show) (68)

In 1949 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Mike Schmidt (Phillies) (68)

In 1950 Actor, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Lt. A.J. Shimamura-Nash Bridges) (67)

In 1952 First Romanian space traveler, Dumitru Prunariu (Soyuz 40) (65)

In 1953 U.S. runner, Benjamin Gene Brown (Olympic-Gold-1976) (64)

In 1953 Saxophonist/keyboardist, Greg Ham (Men At Work) [d: 4-19-12]

In 1953 Bassist/songwriter, Robbie Shakespeare (Sly & Robbie) (64)

In 1958 Actor/singer, Shaun Cassidy (Hardy Boys/Da Do Ron Ron) (59)

In 1959 U.S. speed skater, Beth Heiden (Olympic-Bronze-1980) (58)

In 1962 Comedian/actor, Shang Forbes (Comic View/Bye Bye Love) (55)

In 1964 Singer, Stephan Jenkins (Third Eye Blind) (53)

In 1964 Jazz drummer, Matt Wilson (53)

In 1965 Basketball player/coach, Stephen Kerr (Warriors) (52)

In 1967 Singer/songwriter, Shannon Hoon (Blind Melon) [d: 10-21-95]

In 1968 Actor, Patrick Muldoon (Melrose Place, Starship Troopers) (49)

In 1970 Singer, Mark Calderon (Color Me Badd) (47)

In 1970 Actress, Tamara Taylor (Party of Five, Bones) (47)

In 1971 Actress, Amanda Detmer (The Majestic) (46)

In 1972 Actress, Gwyneth Paltrow (Shakespeare In Love, Sky Captain) (45)

In 1977 Bassist, Patrick Bourque (Emerson Drive) [d: 9-25-07]

In 1978 Singer, Brad Arnold (3 Doors Down) (39)

In 1982 Actress, Anna Camp (The Mindy Project, Pitch Perfect) (35)

In 1982 Rap singer, Lil' Wayne (35)

In 1984 Singer, Avril Lavigne (Complicated) (33)

In 1986 Model/actress, Arielle Vandenberg (How I Met Your Mother) (31)

In 1987 Singer, Austin Carlile (Of Mice & Men) (30)

In 1991 Actor, Thomas Mann (Kong: Skull Island) (26)

In 1993 Puerto Rican tennis player, Monica Puig (Olympic-Gold-2016) (24)

In 1993 Bassist, Emma Sheppard (Sheppard) (24)

In 1996 Actor, Astro (Earth to Echo) (21)

In 2002 Actress, Jenna Ortega (Jane the Virgin, Stuck in the Middle) (15)

In 2002 Actress, Jillian Spaeder (Walk the Prank) (15)

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