Friday, October 20, 2017

Born On This Day...

In 1632 English astronomer/architect, Sir Christopher Wren

In 1812 Austin Flint, 19th century pioneer in U.S. heart research

In 1823 British author, Thomas Hughes (Tom Brown's School Days)

In 1825 Diplomat, Daniel Sickles (acquired land for New York's Central Park)

In 1854 French poet, Arthur Rimbaud (Illuminations)

In 1856 American lawyer and legislator, James Robert Mann

In 1859 American Psychologist/philosopher, John Dewey

In 1874 Composer, Charles Ives

In 1889 Actress, Margaret Dumont (My Friend Irma, Marx Brothers movies)

In 1891 Physcist, James Chadwick (discovered neutron, Manhattan Project)

In 1905 Novelist, Frederic Dannay (Ellery Queen) [d: 9-3-82]

In 1908 Radio/TV personality, Arlene Francis (What's My Line) [d: 5-31-01]

In 1913 Comedian, Louis M. "Grandpa" Jones (Hee Haw) [d: 2-19-98]

In 1913 Actor, Barney Phillips (Dragnet, Twelve O'Clock High) [d: 8-17-82]

In 1918 German actor, Anton Diffring (Winds of War) [d: 5-20-89]

In 1922 Actor, John Anderson (Legend of Wayatt Earp) [d: 8-7-92]

In 1923 Actor, Herschel Bernardi (voice of Charlie The Tuna) [d: 5-9-86]

In 1925 Author/humorist, Art Buchwald (Have I Ever Lied To You) [d: 1-18-07]

In 1925 Game show host/announcer, Gene Wood [d: 5-21-04]

In 1931 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Mickey Mantel (Yankees) [d: 8-13-95]

In 1932 Football Hall-of-Famer, Roosevelt Brown (Giants) [d: 6-9-04]

In 1932 Actor, William Christopher (Father Mulcahy-M*A*S*H) [d: 12-31-16]

In 1934 Actor, Michael Dunn (Dr. Loveless-Wild Wild West) [d: 8-29-73]

In 1934 Jazz musician, Eddie Harris [d: 11-5-96]

In 1934 Actor, Timothy West (Masada) (83)

In 1935 Actor, Jerry Orbach (Det Lennie Briscoe-Law & Order) [d: 12-28-04]

In 1936 Political activist, Bobby Seale (Black Panthers co-founder) (81)

In 1937 Country singer, Wanda Jackson (Let's Have A Party) (80)

In 1937 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Juan Marichal (Giants) (80)

In 1939 Singer, Jay Siegel (Lion Sleeps Tonight/The Tokens) (78)

In 1942 Actor, Earl Hindman (Wilson-Home Improvement) [d: 12-29-03]

In 1945 Drummer, Ric Lee (Ten Years After) (72)

In 1946 Humorist/columnist, Lewis Grizzard [d: 3-20-94]

In 1949 Keyboardist, Larry Gonsky (Looking Glass) (68)

In 1949 U.S. runner, Wayne Collett (Olympic-Silver-1972) [d: 3-17-10]

In 1950 Singer/songwriter, Tom Petty (& the Heartbreakers) [d: 10-2-17]

In 1950 Actor, William Russ (Roger-Wiseguy, Alan-Boy Meets World) (67)

In 1951 Keyboardist, Al Greenwood (Foreigner) (66)

In 1952 Actress, Melanie Mayron (thirtysomething, Car Wash, Missing) (65)

In 1953 Baseball player, Keith Hernandez (Mets) (64)

In 1958 Guitarist, Ricky Byrd (Joan Jett & the Blackhearts) (59)

In 1958 Bassist/singer, Mark King (Level 42) (59)

In 1958 Actor, Viggo Mortensen (The Lord of the Rings) (59)

In 1958 Actor, Eric Scott (Ben-Waltons) (59)

In 1961 Singer/guitarist, Johnny Dee (Honeymoon Suite) (56)

In 1964 Auto racer, Clifford Allison (Bobby's son) [d: 8-13-92]

In 1964 Drummer, Jim Sonefeld (Hootie & the Blowfish) (53)

In 1967 Drummer, Fred Coury (Cinderella) (50)

In 1967 Actress, Susan Tully (EastEnders) (50)

In 1971 Singer, Danielle Jane Minogue (Kylie's sister) (46)

In 1971 Rap singer, Snoop Dogg (46)

In 1976 Actress, Ashlee Levitch (Renee-7th Heaven) (41)

In 1976 Bassist, Jeff Loberg (Emerson Drive) (41)

In 1979 Actor, John Krasinski (The Office) (38)

In 1983 Actress, Alona Tal (Supernatural, Cult) (34)

In 1985 Actress, Jennifer Freeman (My Wife and Kids, You Got Served) (32)

In 1988 Model, Candice Swanepoel (Victoria's Secret) (29)

In 1990 Actress, Galadriel Stineman (Yrue Blood, Bones, The Middle) (27)

In 1999 Rap singer, NBA YoungBoy ("Win or Lose") (18)

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