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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Born On This Day...

In 1711 America's first black poet, Jupiter Hammon

In 1780 Richard Mentor Johnson, 9th U.S. vice-president (1837-1841)

In 1848 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, William "Candy" Cummings (curve ball)

In 1880 Industrialist, Charles Kraft (co-founded Kraft Foods)

In 1886 Scientist, Ernest Goodpasture (developed mumps vaccine)

In 1893 Actress, Spring Byington (Lily-December Bride, Daisy-Laramie)

In 1901 John Paul I, 263rd Roman Catholic Pope [d: 9-29-78]

In 1901 Actress, Irene Ryan (Granny-Beverly Hillbillies) [d: 4-26-73]

In 1904 Comedian, Jerry Colonna (worked with Bob Hope) [d: 11-21-86]

In 1905 Actress, Jean Arthur (Mr. Smith Goes To Washington) [d: 6-19-91]

In 1906 Businessperson, Joseph A. Albertson (Albertsons) [d: 1-20-93]

In 1906 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, William "Buck" Ewing (Giants) [d: 10-20-06]

In 1909 Drummer, "Cozy" Cole (Cab Calloway, Louie Armstrong) [d: 1-29-81]

In 1914 Actor, Robert Lowery (Pistols 'n Petticoats) [d: 12-26-71]

In 1914 Cartoonist, Jerry Siegel (Superman co-creater) [d: 1-28-96]

In 1915 Playwright, Arthur Miller (Death of a Salesman) [d: 2-10-05]

In 1916 Actor, John Marley (Cat Ballou) [d: 5-22-84]

In 1916 Cartoonist, Virgil Partch (Big George) [d: 8-10-84]

In 1918 Actress, Rita Hayworth (Gilda, I'll Cry Tomorrow) [d: 5-14-87]

In 1920 Actor, Montgomery Clift (From Here To Eternity) [d: 7-23-66]

In 1921 Actor/comedian, Tom Poston (Mork & Mindy, Newhart) [d: 4-30-07]

In 1922 Musician, Luiz Floriano Bonfa (founded bossa nova) [d: 1-12-01]

In 1924 Football coach, Don Coryell (Chargers) [d: 7-1-10]

In 1925 Actor, Jack Wagner (voice of Disney, Ozzie & Harriet) [d: 6-16-95]

In 1926 Actress, Julie Adams (Away All Boats, Black Rose, Code Red) (91)

In 1926 Actress, Beverly Garland (My Three Sons, Scarecrow & Mrs. King) [d: 12-5-08]

In 1926 Astronaut, Karl G. Henize (STS-51F) [d: 10-5-93]

In 1930 Columnist/talk show host, Jimmy Breslin (NY Post, Newsday) [d: 3-19-17]

In 1932 U.S. weightlifter, Paul Anderson (Olympic-Gold-1956) [d: 8-15-94]

In 1933 Astronaut, William A. Anders (Apollo VIII) (84)

In 1938 Motorcycle daredevil, Evel Knievel [Robert Craig] [d: 11-30-07]

In 1941 Country singer, Earl Thomas Conley (76)

In 1941 Singer/guitarist/violinist, Jim Seals (Seals & Crofts) (76)

In 1942 Singer/guitarist, Gary Puckett (and the Union Gap) (75)

In 1946 U.S. pole vaulter/actor, Bob Seagren (Olympic-Gold-1968/Soap) (71)

In 1946 Guitarist, Jim Tucker (The Turtles) (71)

In 1947 Actor, Michael McKean (Lenny-Laverne & Shirley, Grand, SNL) (70)

In 1948 Actress, Margot Kidder (Lois Lane-Superman, Amityville Horror) (69)

In 1948 Actor, George Wendt (Norm-Cheers) (69)

In 1949 Comedian, Bill Hudson (The Hudson Brothers) (68)

In 1950 Actor, Howard E. Rollins (Virgil-Heat of the Night) [d: 12-8-96]

In 1955 Actor, Sam Bottoms (Apocalypse Now, East of Eden) [d: 12-16-08]

In 1956 Astronaut, Mae C. Jemison (STS-47) (first black woman in space) (61)

In 1957 Actor/comedian, Norm MacDonald (SNL, Norm MacDonald Show) (60)

In 1957 Football player, Steve McMichael (60)

In 1957 Actor, Vincent Van Patton (Apple's Way, Three For The Road) (60)

In 1958 Playmate, Gig Gangel (January-1980) (59)

In 1958 Country singer, Alan Jackson (Don't Rock The Jukebox) (59)

In 1960 Golfer, Jay Delsing (57)

In 1962 Animator, Mike Judge (Beavis & Butthead, King of the Hill) (55)

In 1967 Singer, Rene Dif (50)

In 1968 Reggae singer/songwriter, Ziggy Marley (49)

In 1969 Golfer, Ernie Els (48)

In 1969 Rap singer, Wyclef Jean (Fugees) (48)

In 1970 Actress, Shauna O'Brien (Showgirls) (47)

In 1971 Singer, Chris Kirkpatrick ('N Sync) (46)

In 1972 Actress, Sharon Leal (Guiding Light, Boston Public) (45)

In 1972 Rap singer, Eminem (The Real Slim Shady, 8 Mile) (45)

In 1977 Bassist, Sergio Andrade (Lifehouse) (40)

In 1977 Actor, Alimi Ballard (Loving, Sabrina the Teenage Witch) (40)

In 1979 Auto race driver, Kimi Raikkonen (Formula One-2007) (38)

In 1980 Actress, Angel Parker (Lab Rats) (37)

In 1980 Actor, Justin Shenkarow (Eerie Indiana, Matthew-Picket Fences) (37)

In 1983 Actress, Felicity Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) (34)

In 1985 Actor, Max Irons (Red Riding Hood, The White Queen) (32)

In 1986 Singer, Chris Motionless (Motionless in White) (31)

In 1992 Actor, Jacob Artist (Glee) (25)

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