Thursday, October 26, 2017

Born On This Day...

In 1685 Italian composer, Domenico Scarlatti

In 1759 French Revolutionary leader, Georges Danton

In 1786 Inventor, Henry Deringer (short-barrelled pistol)

In 1803 English architect, Joseph Hansom

In 1846 Astronomer, Lewis Boss (compiled star catalogs)

In 1855 Industrialist, Charles Post (funded Post Cereal)

In 1861 Tennis Hall-of-Famer, Richard Dudley Sears

In 1876 Actor, H.B. Warner (Mr. Gower-It's A Wonderful Life) [d: 12-21-58]

In 1894 Publisher, John S. Knight (Knight-Ridder newspaper chain)

In 1899 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Wilham Julius "Judy" Johnson (Negro leagues)

In 1906 Italian boxer, Primo Carnera [d: 6-29-67]

In 1910 Cardinal John Krol (archbishop of Philadelphia) [d: 3-3-96]

In 1911 Gospel singer, Mahalia Jackson [d: 1-27-72]

In 1911 Football Hall-of-Famer, Sid Gillman (coached Rams, Chargers) [d: 1-3-03]

In 1913 Bandleader/saxophonist, Charlie Barnet [d: 9-4-91]

In 1914 Actor, Jackie Coogan (Uncle Fester-TV's Addams Family) [d: 3-1-84]

In 1916 French president, Francois Mitterrand (1981-95) [d: 1-8-96]

In 1917 Cartoon character, Felix the Cat (100)

In 1918 Actor, Ivor Francis (Professor Dragon-Room 222) [d: 10-22-86]

In 1919 Senator, Edward W. Brooke (first black elected to U.S. Senate) [d: 1-3-15]

In 1919 Shah of Iran, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi (1941-79) [d: 7-47-80]

In 1929 Country singer, Neal Matthews Jr. (Jordanaires) [d: 4-21-00]

In 1931 Actor, Hank Garrett (Car 54 Where Are You?, Serpico, Sniper) (86)

In 1936 Actor/singer, Bruce Belland (Tim Conway Show, The Four Preps) (81)

In 1938 Animator/director, Ralph Bakshi (Lord of the Rings, Mighty Mouse) (79)

In 1942 Actor, Bob Hoskins (Brazil, Who Killed Roger Rabbit, Michael) [d: 4-29-14]

In 1944 Singer, Michael Piano (The Sandpipers) [d: 12-29-14]

In 1945 American writer, Pat Conroy (Great Santini, Prince Of Tides) [d: 3-4-16]

In 1945 Actress, Jaclyn Smith (Kelly Garrett-Charlie's Angels) (72)

In 1946 Guitarist, Keith Hopwood (Herman's Hermits) (71)

In 1946 Film director/producer, Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters) (71)

In 1946 TV host, Pat Sajak (Wheel of Fortune, Pat Sajak Show) (71)

In 1947 Former Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton (70)

In 1950 Football player, Chuck Foreman (Vikings, Patriots) (67)

In 1951 Singer, William Bootsy Collins (Funkadelic) (66)

In 1953 Drummer, Keith Strickland (B-52's) (64)

In 1953 Actress, Maureen Teefy (Grease 2, Supergirl, Fame) (64)

In 1953 Actress, Lauren Tewes (Julie-Love Boat, Eyes of a Stranger) (64)

In 1954 Actor, D.W. Moffett (Stealing Beauty, Chicago Sons) (63)

In 1956 Actress, Rita Wilson (Jingle All The Way, Runaway Bride) (61)

In 1960 Actor, Patrick Breen (One Life to Live, Kevin Hill) (57)

In 1961 Actor, Dylan McDermott (In the Line of Fire, The Practice) (56)

In 1962 Actor, Cary Elwes (Glory, The Princess Bride, Twister) (55)

In 1962 U.S. hurdler, Roger Kingdom (Olympic-Gold-1984) (55)

In 1963 Actor, Tom Cavanagh (Ed Stevens-Ed, Scrubs, The Flash) (54)

In 1963 Singer/songwriter, Natalie Merchant (ex-10,000 Maniacs) (54)

In 1963 Singer/songwriter, Eros Ramazzotti (54)

In 1966 Actor, Steve Valentine (Nigel-Crossing Jordan) (51)

In 1967 Gymnast, Olga Bicherova (women's world gymnastics-1981) (50)

In 1967 Country Singer, Keith Urban (50)

In 1973 Actor, Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, American Dad, The Orville) (44)

In 1977 Actor, Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite, The Benchwarmers) (40)

In 1977 Actor, Chaz Lamar Shepherd (The Nutty Professsor) (40)

In 1978 Singer/actor, Mark Barry (BBMak) (39)

In 1978 Wrestler, CM Punk (WWE) (39)

In 1983 Reality star, Toya Wright (Tiny and Toya) (34)

In 1985 Basketball player, Monta Ellis (Warriors, Mavericks, Pacers) (32)

In 1994 Actress, Allie Deberry (A.N.T. Farm, Lazer Team) (23)

In 1996 Singer, Spencer Kane ("Best Friends," "I Want That") (21)

In 1999 Singer, Dylan Rey (New District) (18)

In 2000 Actress, Ellery Sprayberry (The Mentalist, House, CSI: Miami) (17)

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