Born On This Day...

In 1581 Bishop, James Ussher (calculated earth's beginnings at 4004 BC)

In 1643 Physicist/scientist, Sir Issac Newton (law of gravity)

In 1785 Children's author/librarian, Jacob Grimm (Grimm's Fairy Tales)

In 1789 Philanthropist, Benjamin Lundy

In 1797 German astronomer, Wilhelm Beer (helped construct first moon map)

In 1809 Educator, Louis Braille (developed reading system for blind)

In 1813 Inventor, Sir Issac Pitman (phonetic shorthand system)

In 1838 Entertainer, Charles Stratton aka General Tom Thumb (28" tall)

In 1905 Actor, Sterling Holloway (voice of Winnie the Pooh) [d: 11-22-92]

In 1905 Actor, Arthur Gould Porter (Butler-Beverly Hillbillies) [d: 1-2-87]

In 1907 Businessman, Edward J. Breck (Breck shampoo) [d: 7-30-93]

In 1914 Actress, Jane Wyman (Angela Channing-Falcon Crest) [d: 9-10-07]

In 1916 Jazz singer, Slim "Bulee" Gaillard (Slim & Slam) [d: 2-26-91]

In 1920 Former CIA director, William E. Colby (Nixon) [d: 4-28-96]

In 1925 Football Hall-of-Famer, Johnny Lujack (Heisman-1947) (93)

In 1927 Actress, Barbara Rush (It Came from Outer Space) (91)

In 1930 Actor, Sorrell Booke (Bye Bye Braverman, Black Like Me) [d: 2-11-94]

In 1930 Football Hall-of-Famer, Don Shula (coached Colts, Dolphins) (88)

In 1932 Actor, Richard Stahl (Howard-Its A Living) [d: [d: 6-18-06]

In 1935 World heavyweight champ, Floyd Patterson (1956-59, 1960-62) [d: 5-11-06]

In 1937 American opera singer, Grace Bumbry (81)

In 1937 Actress, Dyan Cannon (Heaven Can Wait, Whipper-Ally McBeal) (81)

In 1941 Singer/actor, John Bennett Perry (Paper Dolls, Falcon Crest) (77)

In 1941 Activist, Maureen Reagan (daughter-President Reagan) [d: 8-8-01]

In 1946 Singer/songwriter, Arthur Conley (Sweet Soul Music) [d: 11-17-03]

In 1947 Football player, Butch Atkinson (Raiders, Super Bowl XI) (71)

In 1951 U.S. slolom skier, Barbara Cochran (Olympic-Gold-1972) (67)

In 1955 Country singer, Kathy Forester (Forester Sisters) (63)

In 1955 Singer/Guitarist, Mark Hollis (Talk Talk) (63)

In 1956 Actress, Ann Magnuson (Catherine-Anything But Love, Panic Room) (62)

In 1956 Guitarist/singer, Barney Sumner (New Order) (62)

In 1957 Country singer/guitarist, Patty Loveless (61)

In 1958 Actor, Matt Frewer (Max Headroom, Doctor Doctor) (60)

In 1959 Singer/actress, Denise Matthews (aka Vanity) [d: 2-15-16]

In 1960 Singer/songwriter, Michael Stipe (R.E.M.) (58)

In 1961 Basketball player, Clifford Eugene Levingston (Pistons) (57)

In 1961 Actor, Lee Curreri (Bruno Martelli-Fame) (57)

In 1962 Actor, Patrick Cassidy (Bay City Blues) (56)

In 1962 Drummer, Martin McAloon (Prefab Sprout) (56)

In 1963 Actor, Dave Foley (NewsRadio, A Bug's Life, Dr. Ken) (55)

In 1964 U.S. rower, Stephanie Maxwell-Pierson (Olympics-1992) (54)

In 1965 French tennis player, Guy Forget (Davis Cup 1991, 96) (53)

In 1965 Singer/songwriter, David Glasper (Breathe) (53)

In 1965 Actor, Rick Hearst (Guiding Light, Young & the Restless) (53)

In 1965 Actress, Julia Ormond (Legends of the Fall, Sabrina) (53)

In 1966 Country singer, Deana Carter (Did I Shave My Legs) (52)

In 1967 Guitarist, Benjamin Darvill (aka Son of Dave) (51)

In 1968 Actress, Patrice Lovely (Love Thy Neighbor) (50)

In 1969 Actor, Lindsay Kennedy (Jeb-Little House On The Prairie) (49)

In 1971 Actor, Jeremy Licht (Hogan Family, The Time Traveler) (47)

In 1977 Chef, Graham Elliot (Iron Chef America, Top Chef Masters) (41)

In 1989 Baseball player, Kevin Pillar (Blue Jays) (29)

In 1992 Baseball player, Kris Bryant (Cubs) (26)

In 1995 Actress, Maddie Hasson (The Finder, Twisted) (23)

In 1995 Singer, Kalin White (Kalin and Myles) (23)

In 1998 Actress, Coco Jones (Let It Shine, N.B.T.) (20)

In 1998 Actress, Kaitlyn Maggio (Christina-Port Charles) (20)

In 1999 Basketball player, Collin Sexton (Alabama) (19)

In 2000 Actress, Addy Miller (Waiting for Butterflies, The Walking Dead) (18)

In 2003 Actor, Jaeden Lieberher (It, The Book of Henry, Masters of Sex) (15)

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