Born On This Day...

In 1475 Pope Leo X (1513-21)

In 1781 Physicist/inventor, Sir David Brewster (Kaleidoscope)

In 1803 Composer, Hector Berlioz

In 1830 King Kamehameha V of Hawaii (1863-1872)

In 1843 Physician, Robert Koch (discovered TB bacillis) (Nobel-1905)

In 1854 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Charles Gardner "Old Hoss" Radbourn

In 1863 American astronomer, Annie Jump Cannon

In 1874 Inventor, James Kraft (pasteurizing process for cheese)

In 1882 Fiorello La Guardia, mayor of New York City (1933-45)

In 1882 German physicist, Max Born (quantum mechanics) (Nobel-1954)

In 1889 Businessman, Walter Knott (Knotts Berry Farm)

In 1904 Cartoonist, Marjorie Buell (Little Lulu) [d: 5-30-93]

In 1905 Actor, Gilbert Roland (Cisco Kid) [d: 5-15-94]

In 1918 Author, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Cancer Ward) (Nobel-1970) [d: 8-3-08]

In 1919 Actress, Marie Windsor [d: 12-10-00]

In 1923 Actress, Betsy Blair (Marcus Welby MD, Scarlett) [d: 5-13-09]

In 1924 College football player, Felix 'Doc' Blanchard (Heisman, 1945) [d: 4-19-09]

In 1926 Blues singer, Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton [d: 7-25-84]

In 1929 Choreographer, Kenneth MacMillan (London Royal Ballet) [d: 10-29-92]

In 1931 Actress, Rita Moreno (West Side Story, Cosby Mysteries) (86)

In 1935 Country guitarist, Tom Brumley (The Buckaroos) [d: 2-3-09]

In 1935 Actor, Ron Carey (Carl-Barney Miller, High Anxiety) [d: 1-16-07]

In 1936 Actor, Tom Fuccello (Dave Culver-Dallas) [d: 8-16-93]

In 1938 Football player, Fred Cox (Vikings) (79)

In 1939 Journalist/activist, Tom Hayden (78)

In 1940 Singer/songwriter, David Gates (Baby I'm A Want You-Bread) (77)

In 1940 Actress, Donna Mills (Abby-Knots Landing, Melrose Place) (77)

In 1941 Singer, J. Frank Wilson (Last Kiss) [d: 10-4-91]

In 1942 Tennis player, Karen Hantze Susman (Wimbledon, 1962) (75)

In 1943 U.S. Secretary of Defense, John Kerry (2013-17) (74)

In 1944 Singer, Brenda Lee (I'm Sorry, Break It To Me Gently) (73)

In 1944 Actress, Lynda Day George (Casey-Mission Impossible) (73)

In 1947 Actress, Terri Garr (Mr. Mom, Young Frankenstein, Tootsie) (70)

In 1950 Shipping executive, Christina Onassis [d: 11-19-88]

In 1951 Exerciser, Kathy Smith (66)

In 1952 Director/producer, Susan Seidelman (Desperately Seeking Susan) (65)

In 1953 Actress, Bess Armstrong (Married People, My So-Called-Life) (64)

In 1954 Actor, Peter Isacksen (CPO Sharkey) (63)

In 1954 Singer, Jermaine Jackson (The Jacksons) (63)

In 1955 Basketball coach, Stu Jackson (Knicks, 1989-90) (62)

In 1958 Actress, Isabella Hoffmann (Captain Megan Russert-Homocide) (59)

In 1958 Bassist/songwriter, Nicki Sixx (Motley Crue) (59)

In 1959 Actress, Tina Gayle (Kathy-CHiPs) (ex-Cowboy cheerleader) (58)

In 1961 Bassist, Daryl Jones (Sting, Rolling Stones) (56)

In 1962 Actor, Ben Browder (Sam-Party of Five) (55)

In 1962 Swimmer, Kim Linehan (1979 1500m world record) (55)

In 1962 Keyboardist, Curtis 'Fitz' Williams (Kool & the Gang) (55)

In 1964 Singer/bassist, Justin Currie (Del Amitri) (53)

In 1964 Bassist/singer, David Schools (Widespread Panic) (53)

In 1965 Playmate, Laurie Carr (December-1986) (52)

In 1966 Actor, Gary Dourdan (Warrick Brown-CSI) (51)

In 1967 Actress/comedian, Mo'nique (The Parkers) (50)

In 1967 Basketball player, Katy Steding (1996 Women's Dream Team) (50)

In 1969 Actor, Max Martini (Mack Gerhardt-The Unit) (48)

In 1970 Playmate, Victoria Fuller (January-1996) (47)

In 1973 Rap singer/actor, Mos Def (44)

In 1979 Actor, Rider Strong (Shawn-Boy Meets World, Party of Five) (38)

In 1981 Guitarist, Zacky Vengeance (Avenged Sevenfold) (36)

In 1985 Actress, Avenged Sevenfold (How to Get Away with Murder) (32)

In 1996 Actor, Jack Griffo (The Thundermans, Kickin' It) (21)

In 1996 Actress, Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit, The Edge of Seventeen) (21)

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