Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Born On This Day...

In 1942 Actor, Alan Rachins (Douglas Brackman-L.A. Law) (75)

In 1731 Physicist/chemist, Henry Cavendish (discovered hydrogen)

In 1738 Painter, Benjamin West

In 1770 Engineer, Benjamin Wright (Erie Canal)

In 1813 Italian composer, Giuseppe Verdi (Rigoletto, La Traviata)

In 1825 Paul Kruger, former president of South Africa

In 1830 Queen Isabella II Of Spain (1833-68)

In 1892 Inventor, Earle Dickson (Band Aid)

In 1900 Actress, Helen Hayes (Caesar & Cleopatra) [d: 3-17-93]

In 1901 Swiss sculptor/painter, Alberto Giacometti [d: 1-11-66]

In 1901 Educator, Frederick Patterson (United Negro College Fd) [d: 4-26-88]

In 1906 Trumpeter, Freddy "Posey" Jenkins (Duke Ellington) [d: 7-12-78]

In 1908 Composer/conductor, John Green (West Side Story) [d: 5-15-89]

In 1909 Actress, Florida Friebus (Dobie Gillis, Bob Newhart) [d: 5-27-88]

In 1913 Actor/singer, Johnny Downs (Our Gang) [d: 6-6-94]

In 1914 Singer/songwriter, Ivory Joe Hunter [d: 11-8-74]

In 1915 Jazz trumpeter, Harry Edison [d: 7-27-99]

In 1918 Jazz pianist, Thelonius Monk (Monk's Dream) [d: 2-17-82]

In 1922 Philanthropist, Wilhelmina Holladay (95)

In 1923 Bassist, Louis Gottlieb (The Limeliters) [d: 7-11-96]

In 1924 Author, James Clavell (The Great Escape, Shogun) [d: 9-7-94]

In 1924 Director, Ed Wood Jr. (Plan 9 From Outer Space) [d: 12-10-78]

In 1926 Actor, Richard Jaeckel (Sands of Iwo Jima, Dirty Dozen) [d: 6-14-97]

In 1927 Actor, Dana Elcar (Peter Thorn-MacGyver) [d: 6-6-05]

In 1929 Jazz drummer, Edward Joseph Blackwell [d: 10-7-92]

In 1930 Playwright, Harold Pinter (Homecoming, Servant) [d: 12-24-08]

In 1932 Actor, Omar Sharif (Lawrence of Arabia, Dr. Zhivago) [d: 7-10-15]

In 1933 Actor, Daniel Massey (Star, In The Name Of The Father) [d: 3-25-98]

In 1934 Actor, Bert Kramer (Young & The Restless, Volcano) [d: 6-20-01]

In 1941 Actor, Peter Coyote (Bill Cody-Buffalo Girls, Unforgettable) (76)

In 1943 Saxophonist, Jerry LaCroix (Rare Earth, Blood Sweat & Tears) [d: 5-8-14]

In 1945 Bassist, Alan Cartwright (Procol Harum) (72)

In 1946 Actor, Charles Dance (Jewel in the Crown, Game of Thrones) (71)

In 1946 Country singer/songwriter, John Prine (Texas Wheelers) (71)

In 1946 Baseball player, Gene Tenace (1972 World Series) (71)

In 1946 Actor/singer/dancer, Ben Vereen (Pippin, Roots, Webster) (71)

In 1948 Former tennis player, Rosemary Casals (Wimbeldon Doubles) (69)

In 1949 Actress, Jessica Harper (It's Garry Shandling's Show, Paradise) (68)

In 1950 Actor/director, Peter Jan Rens (Mister Cactus, Passion) (67)

In 1951 Actor/dancer, Thomas J. Aguilar (A Chorus Line) [d: 5-7-93]

In 1953 Singer/guitarist, James Midge Ure (Thin Lizzy, Ultravox) (64)

In 1953 Basketball player, Gus Williams (Seattle, Washington) (64)

In 1954 Singer, David Lee Roth (ex-Van Halen) (63)

In 1956 Tennis player, Martina Navratilova (61)

In 1958 Astronaut, John M. Grunsfeld (59)

In 1958 Actor, J. Eddie Peck (Days of Our Lives, All My Children) (59)

In 1958 Singer, Tanya Tucker (Delta Dawn, Lizzie & The Rainman) (59)

In 1959 Actor, Bradley Whitford (Josh Lyman-West Wing) (58)

In 1959 Singer, Kirsty MacColl [d: 12-18-00]

In 1959 Actress, Julia Sweeney (It's Pat-Saturday Night Live) (58)

In 1960 Guitarist, Al Connelly (Glass Tiger) (57)

In 1960 Singer, Eric Lee Martin (Mr. Big) (57)

In 1961 Actress/singer, Jodi Benson (Ariel-The Little Mermaid) (56)

In 1961 Bassist, Martin Kemp (Spandau Ballet) (56)

In 1963 Singer, Jim Glennie (James) (54)

In 1965 Baseball player, Steve Olin (Indians) [d: 3-22-93]

In 1965 Actress, Marisol Rodriguez (Carmen-Santa Barbara) (52)

In 1967 Drummer, Mike Malinin (Goo Goo Dolls) (50)

In 1969 Football player, Brett Favre (Packers, Jets, Vikings) (48)

In 1969 Actress, Wendi McLendon-Covey (Reno 911!, The Goldbergs) (48)

In 1972 Guitarist, Dean Roland (Collective Soul) (45)

In 1973 Actor, Mario Lopez (A.C. Slater-Saved By The Bell) (44)

In 1974 Auto racer, Dale Earnhardt Jr. (NASCAR) (43)

In 1978 Actress, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe (Maggie-Another World, Nash Bridges) (39)

In 1979 Singer, Mya (Ghetto Superstar) (38)

In 1980 Game show host, October Gonzalez (Beat Shazam) (37)

In 1982 Actor, Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey, Beauty and the Beast) (35)

In 1984 Singer, Lzzy Hale (Halestorm) (33)

In 1984 Baseball player, Troy Tulowitzki (Rockies, Blue Jays) (33)

In 1985 Simger, Marina Diamandis (Marina and the Diamonds) (32)

In 1986 Baseball player, Andrew McCutchen (Pirates) (31)

In 1988 Actress, Rose McIver (Power Rangers RPM, iZombie) (29)

In 1988 Comedian, Matthew Meese (Studio C) (29)

In 1989 Actress, Aimee Teegarden (Friday Night Lights, Prom) (28)

In 1996 Singer, Samantha J ("Tight Skirt") (21)

In 2002 Actor, Thomas Kuc (Game Shakers, The Diabolical) (15)

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