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Friday, January 12, 2018

Born On This Day...

In 1588 John Winthrop, American colonial governor of Massachusetts

In 1628 Children's author, Charles Perrault (Cinderella)

In 1729 British politician/philosopher, Edmund Burke

In 1737 Statesman, John Hancock (signed the Declaration of Independence)

In 1752 Poet/journalist, Philip Moran Freneau

In 1822 Inventor, Etienne Lenoir (first practical gas engine)

In 1854 Publisher, Albert Marquis (Who's Who in America)

In 1856 American painter, John Singer Sargent

In 1876 Novelist, Jack London (The Call of the Wild, Sea Wolf)

In 1894 Boxer, Georges Carpentier (world light-heavyweight champ, 1920-22)

In 1902 Actor, Ray Teal (Sheriff Roy Coffee-Bonanza) [d: 4-2-76]

In 1904 Blues singer/guitarist, Fred "Mississippi" McDowell [d: 7-3-72]

In 1906 Comedian, Henny Youngman (Take my wife... please!) [d: 2-24-98]

In 1907 Country singer, Tex Ritter (Hilly-Billy Heaven) [d: 1-2-74]

In 1910 Actress, Patsy Kelly (Rosemary's Baby) [d: 9-24-81]

In 1912 Actress, Luise Rainer (Escapade, Good Earth, Big City) [d: 12-30-14]

In 1915 Journalist, Martin Agronsky (Peabody, 1952) [d: 7-25-99]

In 1920 Civil rights leader, James Farmer [d: 7-9-99]

In 1921 U.S. weightlifter, John Henry Davis Jr. (Olympic-Gold-1948) [d: 7-13-84]

In 1922 Ira Hayes, one of 6 Marines that the raised flag on Iwo Jima [d: 1-24-55]

In 1925 TV host, Bill Burrud (True Adventure, Animal World) [d: 7-12-90]

In 1926 Country singer, Ray Price (For The Good Times) [d: 12-16-13]

In 1930 Singer, Glenn Yarborough (Baby The Rain Must Fall) [d: 8-11-16]

In 1935 Mentalist, The Amazing Kreskin (Amazing World of Kreskin) (83)

In 1936 Actor, Ron Harper (Wendy & Me, Alan-Planet of the Apes) (82)

In 1939 Singer, William Lee Golden (Oak Ridge Boys) (79)

In 1941 Folk singer/songwriter, "Long" John Baldry [d: 7-21-05]

In 1944 Boxer, Joe Frazier (heavyweight boxing champ, 1968-1973) [d: 11-7-11]

In 1946 Soul singer/keyboardist, George Duke [d: 8-5-13]

In 1946 Trumpeter, Cynthia Robinson (Sly & Family Stone) [d: 11-23-15]

In 1947 Football player, Tom Dempsey (formerly held longest field goal-63 yards) (71)

In 1948 Actor, Anthony Andrews (Brideshead Revisited) (70)

In 1950 Baseball player, Randy Jones (Cy Young, 1976) (68)

In 1951 Actress, Kirstie Alley (Rebecca-Cheers, Veronica's Closet) (67)

In 1951 Singer, Larry Hoppens (Orleans) (67)

In 1951 Conservative talk show host, Rush Limbaugh (67)

In 1951 Football player, Drew Pearson (Cowboys) (67)

In 1952 Country singer, Ricky Van Shelton (66)

In 1954 Shock jock/actor/author, Howard Stern (Private Parts) (64)

In 1959 Guitarist/keyboardist, Per Gessle (Roxette) (59)

In 1960 Keyboardist, Charlie Gillingham (Counting Crows) (58)

In 1960 Actor, Oliver Platt (A Time To Kill, Dr. Doolittle, Fargo) (58)

In 1960 Basketball player, Dominique Wilkins (Hawks) (58)

In 1964 Businessman, Jeff Bezos (founded Amazon.com) (54)

In 1966 Actor, Oliver Martinez (The Unfaithful, Mars) (52)

In 1966 Singer, Rob Zombie (White Zombie) (52)

In 1967 Supermodel, Vendela [Kirsebom] (Sports Illustrated) (51)

In 1968 Actress, Farrah Forke (Alex-Wings, Nikki-Mr. Rhodes) (50)

In 1968 Actress, Rachael Harris (New Girl, Natural Selection) (50)

In 1970 Singer, Zack de la Rocha (Rage Against the Machine) (48)

In 1970 Rap singer, Raekwon (Wu Tang Clan) (48)

In 1971 Actor, Tommy Puett (Tyler-Life Goes On) (47)

In 1972 Actor, Zachary Ansley (Billy Miles-X Files) (46)

In 1973 Singer, Dan Haseltine (Jars of Clay) (45)

In 1973 Actor, Greg Morton (Scarecrow & Mrs. King) (45)

In 1973 Bassist, Matt Wong (Reel Big Fish) (45)

In 1974 Singer, Melanie Jayne Chisholm (Sporty-Spice Girls) (44)

In 1975 Singer, Chase Hampton (The Party) (43)

In 1975 Actress, Lisa Rieffel (Emily-Empty Nest, Sara-King of Queens) (43)

In 1978 Singer, Jeremy Camp (Stay) (40)

In 1980 Singer, Amerie ("1 Thing") (38)

In 1984 Stuntwoman/actress, Jessie Graff (X-Men: First Class) (34)

In 1985 Actress, Issa Rae (Insecure) (33)

In 1987 Actress, Naya Rivera (Hillary-Royal Family, Glee) (31)

In 1987 Actor, Will Rothhaar (Mickey Clineman-Listen Up) (31)

In 1988 Actor, Andrew Lawrence (Ace Ventura, Batman Forever, The Mask) (30)

In 1992 English model, Georgia May Jagger (26)

In 1993 Singer, Zayn Malik (former One Direction) (25)

In 1998 Actor, Nathan Gamble (Dark Knight, Dolphin Tale) (20)

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