Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Born On This Day...

In 1684 French author/historian, Jean Francois Voltaire

In 1729 Judge Josiah Bartlett (signed the Declaration of Independence)

In 1785 U.S. Army surgeon, William Beaumont (studied digestion)

In 1835 Financier, Hetty Green (once the richest woman in America)

In 1854 Pope Benedict XV (258th pope, 1914-22)

In 1904 Executive, Courtlandt Gross (co-founded Lockheed Aircraft) [d: 7-15-82]

In 1904 Coleman Hawkins, created the tenor saxophone for jazz [d: 5-19-69]

In 1907 Author, Jim Bishop (The Day Lincoln Was Shot) [d: 7-26-87]

In 1907 Singer, Buck Ram (The Platters) [d: 1-1-91]

In 1912 Actress/singer, Eleanor Powell (Ship Ahoy) [d: 2-11-82]

In 1916 Football Hall-of-Famer, Sid Luckman (Bears) [d: 7-5-98]

In 1920 Actor, Ralph Meeker (Kiss Me Deadly, Paths of Glory) [d: 8-5-88]

In 1920 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Stan Musial (Cardinals) [d: 1-19-13]

In 1921 Actress, Vivian Blaine (Guys and Dolls, State Fair) [d: 12-9-95]

In 1924 Actor, Joseph Campanella (Lou-Mannix, Hutch-The Colbys) (93)

In 1925 Jazz guitarist, Sal Salvador [d: 9-22-99]

In 1932 Football Hall-of-Famer, Jim Ringo (Packers, Eagles) [d: 11-19-07]

In 1933 Astronaut, Henry W. "Hank" Hartsfield (STS-4, 41D, 61A) [d: 7-17-14]

In 1933 Country singer, Jean Shepard (Melody Ranch Girls) [d: 9-25-16]

In 1934 Actor, Laurence Luckinbill (Star Trek V, Cocktail) (83)

In 1937 Actress/author, Marlo Thomas (Ann Marie-That Girl) (80)

In 1940 Singer/songwriter, Dr. John (Right Place, Wrong Time) (77)

In 1940 Ballerina/actress, Natalia Makarova (77)

In 1941 Actor, David Hemmings (The Charge of the Light Brigade) [d: 12-2-03]

In 1941 Actress, Juliet Mills (Phoebe-Nanny & the Professor) (76)

In 1942 Cartoon character, Tweety Bird (75)

In 1943 Rodeo cowboy, Larry Mahan (6-time world champion 1966-70, 73) (74)

In 1944 Basketball Hall-of-Famer, Earl 'The Pearl' Monroe (Knicks) (73)

In 1944 Actor, Harold Ramis (Egon Spengler-Ghostbusters) [d: 2-24-14]

In 1945 Actress, Goldie Hawn (Laugh-In, Foul Play, Private Benjamin) (72)

In 1948 Keyboardist/singer, Lonnie Jordan (War) (69)

In 1948 Singer/drummer, Alphonse Mouzon (Weather Report) (69)

In 1948 Actress, Deborah Shelton (Mandy Winger-Dallas, Body Double) (69)

In 1949 Drummer, Randy Zehringer (The McCoys) (68)

In 1950 Singer/songwriter, Livingston Taylor (First Time Love) (67)

In 1952 Singer/actress, Lorna Luft (Grease 2, Where The Boys Are-1980) (65)

In 1953 Editor/journalist, Tina Brown (Vanity Fair, The New Yorker) (64)

In 1956 Playmate, Terri Welles (December-1980) (61)

In 1960 Bassist, Brian Ritchie (Violent Femmes) (57)

In 1962 Country singer, Steven Curtis Chapman (55)

In 1963 Actress, Nicollette Sheridan (Edie-Desperate Housewives) (54)

In 1965 Songwriter/keyboardist, Bjork (Sugarcubes) (52)

In 1965 Basketball player, Reggie Lewis (Celtics) [d: 7-27-93]

In 1965 Actor, Siddig el Fadil (Dr. Julian Bashir-ST: Deep Space Nine) (52)

In 1965 Singer/guitarist, Fiachna O'Braonain (Hothouse Flowers) (52)

In 1967 Auto racer, Ken Block (50)

In 1966 Football Hall-of-Famer/commentator, Troy Aikman (Cowboys/Fox) (51)

In 1967 Playmate, Kelly Gallagher (September-1994) (50)

In 1968 Singer, Chauncey Hannibal (Blackstreet) (49)

In 1968 Bassist, Alex James (Blur) (49)

In 1969 Baseball player, George Kenneth 'Ken' Griffey, Jr. (Mariners) (48)

In 1971 Rap singer, Pretty Lou (Lost Boyz) (46)

In 1971 Actress, Dahlia Salem (Sophia-Another World) (46)

In 1971 Football player/TV host, Michael Strahan (46)

In 1973 Actress, Brook Kerr (Whitney-Passions) (44)

In 1974 Country singer, Kelsi Osborn (SheDaisy) (43)

In 1975 Actress, Cherie Johnson (Cherie-Punky Brewster) (42)

In 1983 Wrestlers, Brie and Nikki Bella (The Bella Twins) (34)

In 1984 Actress, Jena Malone (For Love Of The Game, Donnie Darko) (33)

In 1985 Singer, Carly Rae Jepsen ("Call Me Maybe") (32)

In 1988 Actor, Austin Stout (Fudge, Matilda) (29)

In 1992 Singer, Davido (Omo Baba Olowo) (25)

In 1992 Singer, Megan Mace (Megan and Liz) (25)

In 1994 Actor, Kent Boyd (Bunheads) (23)

In 1997 Bassist, Levi Jones (The Tide) (20)

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