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Friday, December 29, 2017

Born On This Day...

In 1946 Singer, Marianne Faithfull (As Tears Go By) (70)

In 1776 Inventor, Charles Macintosh (patented waterproof fabric)

In 1800 Inventor, Charles Goodyear (vulcanization process for rubber)

In 1808 Andrew Johnson, 17th U.S. president (1865-69)

In 1809 English statesman, William Ewart Gladstone

In 1859 Venustiano Carranza, president of Mexico (1915-20)

In 1876 Spanish cellist/composer, Pablo Casals

In 1879 World War I aviation hero, Billy Mitchell

In 1881 Heaveyweight boxing champ, Jess Willard (1915-19)

In 1891 Businesswoman, Joyce Clyde Hall (founded Hallmark Cards)

In 1894 Actor, Emory Parnell (The Life of Riley)

In 1900 Jazz musician/singer, Willie Humphrey [d: 6-7-94]

In 1903 Jazz trumpeter, Clyde McCoy (wah wah sound) [d: 6-11-90]

In 1907 Dr. Robert Clifton Weaver, first black to serve in U.S. Cabinet

In 1909 Actor, Thomas Beck (Charlie Chan movies, Priest-Heidi) [d: 9-23-95]

In 1917 Los Angeles mayor, Tom Bradley (1973-93) [d: 9-29-98]

In 1919 Journalist, Jim Murray (founded Sports Illustrated) [d: 8-16-98]

In 1920 Actress, Viveca Lindfors (The Way We Were) [d: 10-25-95]

In 1922 Novelist, William Gaddis (The Recognitions) [d: 12-16-98]

In 1932 Actress, Inga Swenson (Gretchen Kraus-Benson) (84)

In 1933 Actor, Joseph Maher (Sister Act) [d: 7-17-98]

In 1934 Actor, Ed Flanders (Dr. Westphall-St. Elsewhere) [d: 2-22-95]

In 1934 Broadcast journalist, Tom Jarriel (20/20) (82)

In 1936 Football Hall-of-Famer, Ray Nitschke (Packers) [d: 3-8-98]

In 1936 Actress, Mary Tyler Moore (Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore) (80)

In 1937 Actress, Barbara Steele (Julia-Dark Shadows) (79)

In 1938 Actor, Jon Voight (Deliverance, Midnight Cowboy, Heat) (78)

In 1939 Country singer/songwriter, Ed Bruce (77)

In 1941 Singer/flautist/harmonicist, Ray Thomas (Moody Blues) (75)

In 1942 Actress, Angel Tompkins (Bees, Prime Cut, Murphy's Law) (74)

In 1946 Folk singer/actress, Marianne Faithful (70)

In 1947 Actor, Ted Danson (Sam-Cheers, Three Men & A Baby, Mike-Ink) (69)

In 1947 Drummer, Cozy Powell (Black Sabbath, Whitesnake) [d: 4-5-98]

In 1950 Singer/guitarist, Robert Parissi (Wild Cherry) (66)

In 1950 Actor, Jon Polito (Crosetti-Homicide) [d: 9-1-16]

In 1951 Singer, Yvonne Elliman (If I Can't Have You) (65)

In 1951 Singer, Laurel Masse (The Manhattan Transfer) (65)

In 1952 Ballerina, Gelsey Kirkland (Nutcracker) (64)

In 1955 Guitarist/producer, Neal Geraldo (Pat Benatar) (61)

In 1955 Actress, Charlayne Woodard (Fresh Prince, Days of Our Lives) (61)

In 1958 Astronaut, Nancy Jane Sherlock (STS-57 STS-70, STS-88, STS-109) (58)

In 1959 Former football player, Mervyn Fernandez (Raiders) (57)

In 1959 Actress, Leslie Graves (Brenda-Capitol, Death Wish II) [d: 8-23-95]

In 1959 Comedian/actress, Paula Poundstone (57)

In 1960 Actress, Patricia Clarkson (Murder One, The Green Mile) (56)

In 1961 Guitarist, Mark "Cow" Day (Happy Mondays) (55)

In 1964 Actress, Kimberly Russell (Sarah-Head of the Class) (52)

In 1965 Singer, Dexter Holland (Offspring) (51)

In 1965 Actor, John Haymes Newton (Melrose Place, Superboy) (51)

In 1966 TV host, Mystro Clark (Soul Train) (50)

In 1966 Actor, Jason Gould (Bernard-The Prince of Tides) (50)

In 1969 Actress, Jennifer Ehle (Backbeat, Pride & Prejudice) (47)

In 1970 Singer/songwriter, Glen Phillips (Toad the Wet Sprocket) (46)

In 1970 Actor, Kevin Weisman (Gone in 60 Seconds, Alias) (46)

In 1972 Actor, David Fumero (Cristian-One Life To Live) (44)

In 1972 Actor, Jude Law (Cold Mountain, Sky Captain, Alfie) (44)

In 1974 Actor, Mekki Phifer (Dr. Gregory Pratt-ER) (42)

In 1975 Actor, Shawn Hatosy (The Faculty, Inventing The Abbotts) (41)

In 1975 Playmate, Kalin Olson (August-1997) (41)

In 1976 Actor, Jason Shane Scott (Will-One Life To Live) (40)

In 1979 Actor, Diego Luna (Open Range, The Terminal) (37)

In 1983 Country singer, Jessica Andrews (33)

In 1984 Actor, Sean Stone, (The Doors, Natural Born Killers, Nixon) (32)



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