Friday, September 29, 2017

Born On This Day...

In 1547 Novelist, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (Don Quixote)

In 1725 Soldier, Lord Robert Clive (founded the British empire in India)

In 1758 British naval hero, Admiral Horatio Nelson (Trafalgar)

In 1803 French mathematician, Charles-Francois Sturm (Sturm's theorem)

In 1848 Caroline Ardelia Yale, American educator of the deaf

In 1895 Parapsychogist, Joseph B. Rhine (extra sensory perception)

In 1901 Scientist, Enrico Fermi (co-developed atom bomb) [d: 11-29-54]

In 1902 Mexican president, Miguel Aleman (1946-52) [d: 5-14-83]

In 1903 Actress, Greer Garson (Goodbye Mr. Chips) [d: 4-6-96]

In 1904 Actor, Ted DeCorsia (Steve Canyon) [d: 4-11-73]

In 1907 Singer/actor, Gene Autry (Back in the Saddle) [d: 10-2-98]

In 1912 Italian film director, Michelangelo Antonioni [d: 7-30-07]

In 1913 Director, Stanley Kramer (High Noon, Inherit the Wind) [d: 2-19-01]

In 1916 Actor, Trevor Howard (Mutiny on Bounty, Ryan's Daughter) [d: 1-7-88]

In 1923 Football coach, O.A. "Bum" Phillips (Oilers, Saints) [d: 10-18-13]

In 1924 Actor, Steve Forrest (Ben-Dallas, S.W.A.T.) [d: 5-18-13]

In 1925 Engineer, Paul MacCready (first man-powered aircraft) [d: 8-28-07]

In 1931 Actor, Eddie Barth (Shaft, Simon & Simon, Mike Hammer) [d: 2-13-91]

In 1931 Actress, Anita Ekberg (La Dolce Vita) [d: 1-11-15]

In 1932 Writer/director, Robert Benton (Kramer vs Kramer) (85)

In 1935 Singer/songwriter, Jerry Lee Lewis (Great Balls of Fire) (82)

In 1938 Baseball player, Mike McCormick (Giants) (79)

In 1939 Actor, Larry Linville (Major Frank Burns-M*A*S*H) [d: 4-10-00]

In 1940 Football player, Mike Eischeid (Raiders, Super Bowl II) (77)

In 1942 Actress, Madeline Kahn (Blazzing Saddles) [d: 12-3-99]

In 1942 Actor, Ian McShane (Deadwood, Game of Thrones, Ray Donovan) (75)

In 1942 Astronaut, Bill Nelson (STS-61C) (75)

In 1942 Fusion violinist/composer, Jean-Luc Ponty (75)

In 1943 Polish leader, Lech Walesa (Nobel-1983) (74)

In 1944 Singer/songwriter, Tommy Boyce (Boyce & Hart) [d: 11-23-94]

In 1944 Songwriter, Mike Post (The Rockford Files, Hill St. Blues) (73)

In 1946 Actor, Patricia Hodge (The Elephant Man) (71)

In 1946 Singer/guitarist, Nick Taylor (Bloodrock) [d: 3-10-10]

In 1948 TV host, Bryant Gumbel (ex-Today Show) (69)

In 1948 Singer/guitarist, Mark Farner (Grand Funk) (69)

In 1948 Singer/guitarist, Mike Pinera (Blues Image, Iron Butterfly) (69)

In 1950 Country singer, Alvin Crow (67)

In 1953 Actor, Drake Hogestyn (7 Brides For 7 Brothers) (64)

In 1954 Actress, Cindy Morgan (Tron, Gabrielle-Falcon Crest) (63)

In 1955 Actor, Ken Weatherwax (Pugsley-TV's Addams Family) [d: 12-08-14]

In 1956 British distance runner, Sebastian Coe (Olympic-Gold-1980) (61)

In 1956 Astronaut, James Donald Halsell (STS-74, 101, 65, 83, 94) (61)

In 1957 Actor/comedian, Andrew Dice Clay (Burt-Bless This House) (60)

In 1957 Baseball player, Tim Flannery (Padres) (60)

In 1959 Actress, Leslie Graves (Death Wish II) [d: 8-23-95]

In 1960 Baseball player, Rob Deer (Brewers) (57)

In 1960 Basketball player, John Paxson (Bulls) (57)

In 1960 Tennis player, Wendy White (57)

In 1963 Bassist, Les Claypool (Primus) (54)

In 1964 Playmate, Julie Peterson (February-1987) (53)

In 1964 Actor, Tom Sizemore (Wyatt Earp, Heat, Saving Private Ryan) (53)

In 1964 Drummer, John Tempesta (White Zombie) (53)

In 1966 U.S. Basketball player, Hersey Hawkins (Olympic-Bronze-1988) (51)

In 1966 Actress, Jill Whelan (Vicki-Love Boat, Young & Restless) (51)

In 1969 Actress, Erika Eleniak (Under Seige, Beverly Hillbillies) (48)

In 1969 Singer, Devante Swing (Jodeci) (48)

In 1970 Actress, Emily Lloyd (Wish You Were Here) (47)

In 1970 Actress, Natasha Wagner (2 Girls And A Guy, Urban Legend) (47)

In 1971 Actress, Rachel Cronin (Shirley-Ed) (46)

In 1973 Guitarist, Danick Dupelle (Emerson Drive) (44)

In 1974 Actor, Alexis Cruz (Touched By An Angel, Stargate) (43)

In 1974 Actress, Danielle DuClos (Lisa Porter-One Life To Live) (43)

In 1980 Actor, Zachary Levi (Less Than Perfect, Heroes Reborn) (37)

In 1982 Dancer, Stephen Twitch Boss (So You Think You Can Dance) (35)

In 1982 Country singer, Katie McNeill (3 of Hearts) (35)

In 1985 Football player, Calvin Johnson aka "Megatron" (Lions) (32)

In 1988 Basketball player, Kevin Durant (Warriors) (29)

In 1984 Singer, Halsey ("Ghost," "Hurricane," "New Americana") (33)

In 1990 Actor, Doug Brochu (Sonny with a Chance, So Random!) (27)

In 1992 Football player, Cardale Jones (Buckeyes, Bills) (25)

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