Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Born On This Day...


In 1758 Astronomer, Wilhelm Olbers (discovered asteroids Pallas & Vesta)

In 1759 Weems Parsons, told story of Washington chopping down cherry tree

In 1821 Philanthropist, Sir George Williams (organized the YMCA)

In 1844 Businessman, Henry John Heinz (57 varieties)

In 1872 U.S. Supreme Court chief justice, Harland Fiske Stone

In 1884 Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt

In 1884 Actor, Sig Rumann (Marx Brothers movies)

In 1885 French novelist/playwright, Francois Mauriac

In 1887 American billiards player, Willie Hoppe (won 51 world championships)

In 1897 NFL team owner, George Preston Marshall (Redskins)

In 1902 Actor, Leon Belasco (Lucky Partners, My Sister Eileen) [d: 6-1-88]

In 1906 Football Hall-of-Famer, Earl "Dutch" Clark [d: 8-5-78]

In 1910 Columnist, Joseph Alsop (Men Around the President) [d: 8-28-89]

In 1914 Actor, Richard Daniels Jr. (Mickey-Our Gang) [d: 8-20-70]

In 1918 Choreographer, Jerome Robbins (West Side Story) [d: 7-29-98]

In 1919 Drummer, Art Blakey (Billy Eckstine Band) [d: 10-16-90]

In 1919 Cartoon voicist, Jean Vander Pyl (Wilma-Flintstones) [d: 4-10-99]

In 1921 Actress, Linda Stirling (The Tiger Woman) [d: 7-20-97]

In 1926 Actor, Earle Hyman (Thundercats, Russell-The Cosby Show) (91)

In 1932 Country singer, Dottie West (Here Comes My Baby) [d: 9-4-91]

In 1936 Astronaut, Charles Gordon Fullerton (STS-T1, T-3, T-5, 51F) [d: 8-21-13]

In 1936 Jazz drummer, Billy Higgins [d: 5-3-01]

In 1937 English soccer player, Bobby Charlton (80)

In 1937 Actor, Rob Leibman (Norma Rae, Beauty & Beast, Kaz) (80)

In 1939 Tennis Hall-of-Famer, Maria Bueno (Wimbledon 1959-60, 64) (78)

In 1941 Jazz trumpeter, Lester Bowie [d: 11-8-99]

In 1943 Country singer, Gene Watson (Heartaches, Love & Stuff) (74)

In 1945 Physician, Robert Gale (International Bone Marrow Registry) (72)

In 1945 Actor, Felton Perry (Magnum Force, Sudden Death, Robocop) (72)

In 1946 Singer/songwriter, Daryl Hall (Hall & Oates) (71)

In 1946 Japanese gymnist, Sawao Kato (Olympic-Gold-1968) (71)

In 1949 Singer/guitarist, Greg Douglas (Steve Miller Band) (68)

In 1950 Flutist/saxophonist, Andrew Woolfolk (Earth, Wind and Fire) (67)

In 1950 Actress, Catlin Adams (Ms. Loomis-Square Pegs) (67)

In 1953 Actor, David Morse (The Negotiater, The Green Mile) (64)

In 1957 Drummer, Blair Cunningham (Haircut 100) (60)

In 1961 Football Hall-of-Famer, Steve Young (49ers/ESPN) (56)

In 1962 Actress, Joan Cusack (Working Girl, Toys, Addams Family Values) (55)

In 1962 Guitarist/singer, Scott Johnson (Gin Blossoms) (55)

In 1962 Actress, Leslie Landon (Etta Plum-Little House on the Prairie) (55)

In 1964 TV host, Michael J. Nelson (Mystery Science Theater 3000) (53)

In 1965 Actor, Sean Patrick Flannery (Young Indiana Jones, The Dead Zone) (52)

In 1966 Actor, Luke Perry (Dillon-Beverly Hills 90210, Loving) (51)

In 1966 Country Singer, Todd Snider (Talkin' Seattle Grunge Rock Blues) (51)

In 1967 Actor/comedian, Artie Lange (Mad TV, The Norm Show, The Bachelor) (50)

In 1968 Actress, Jane Krakowski (Ally McBeal, 30 Rock) (49)

In 1969 Rodeo cowboy, Ty Murray (5-time world champion) (48)

In 1970 Rap singer, M.C. Lyte (47)

In 1970 Actress, Constance Zimmer (Penny-Good Morning Miami) (47)

In 1974 Actor, Darien Sills-Evans (Dr. Fields-Third Watch) (43)

In 1975 Singer, NeeNa Lee (42)

In 1976 Actress, Emily Deschanel (Bones) (41)

In 1977 Actor, Matthew Bomer (White Collar, Chuck) (40)

In 1979 Singerm Gabe Saporta (Cobra Starship, Midtown) (38)

In 1983 Actor, Bradley James (Merlin) (34)

In 1985 Actress, Michelle Trachtenberg (Dawn-Buffy The Vampire Slayer) (32)

In 1987 Basketball player, Mike Conley Jr. (Grizzlies) (30)

In 1989 Golfer, Michelle Wie (28)

In 1992 Rap singer, Cardi B (Love And Hip Hop: New York) (25)

In 1993 Actor, Brandon Flynn (13 Reasons Why) (24)

In 2000 Actor, Hayden Byerly (Parenthood, The Fosters) (17)

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