Born On This Day...

In 1732 Publisher, John Gill (advocated American colonial independence)

In 1749 Physician, Edward Jenner (discovered smallpox vaccination)

In 1803 Novelist, Robert Smith Surtees (created Mr. Jorrocks)

In 1836 Astronomer, Joseph Lockyer (discovered helium)

In 1860 Inventor, Schuyler S. Wheeler (electric fan)

In 1866 French composer, Erik Alfred Leslie Satie

In 1886 King Alfonso XIII of Spain (1886-1931)

In 1888 Manufacturer, Horace Dodge (created the Dodge automobile)

In 1889 Mexican poet/historian, Alfonso Reyes

In 1896 Actress, Ruth Donnelly (A Slight Case of Murder, The Snake Pit)

In 1903 Baseball Hall-of Famer, James "Cool Papa" Bell [d: 3-7-91]

In 1905 Playwright, John Patrick (Teahouse of the August Moon) [d: 11-7-95]

In 1907 Actor, Horace McMahon (Horace-Danny Thomas Show) [d: 8-17-71]

In 1911 Actress, Maureen O'Sullivan (Jane-Tarzan movies) [d: 6-22-98]

In 1912 Attorney, Archibald Cox (Watergate special prosecutor) [d: 5-29-04]

In 1912 Announcer, Grant Turner (Grand Ole Opry) [d: 10-19-91]

In 1913 Football Hall-of-Famer, Ace Parker (Brooklyn/Boston Yanks) [d: 11-6-13]

In 1914 Journalist/editor, Stewart Alsop (Saturday Evening Post) [d: 5-26-74]

In 1917 Baseball player, Hank Sauer (1952 MVP) [d: 8-24-01]

In 1918 Actress, Mary Lawrence (Ruth-Love That Bob) [d: 9-24-91]

In 1918 Opera singer, Birgit Nilsson (Elektra, Salome) [d: 1-1-06]

In 1920 Columnist, Harriet Van Horne (Leave It to The Girls) [d: 1-15-98]

In 1921 Lyricist, Bob Merrill (Funny Girl, Carnival) [d: 2-17-98]

In 1934 Football player, Earl Morrall (Lions, Giants, Colts) [d: 4-25-14]

In 1935 Author/playwright, Dennis Potter (Pennies From Heaven) [d: 6-7-94]

In 1936 Actor, Don Dolan (Guy Lewis-General Hospital) (82)

In 1936 Actor, Dennis Hopper (Easy Rider, Red Rock West, Speed) [d: 5-29-10]

In 1937 U.S. Secretary of Energy, Hazel O'Leary (1993-1997) (81)

In 1938 Actor, Jason Bernard (Cagney and Lacey, All of Me) [d: 10-18-96]

In 1938 Singer, Pervis Jackson (Spinners) [d: 8-18-08]

In 1941 Singer/guitarist, Martin Hale (Spanky and Our Gang) [d: 10-30-68]

In 1944 Singer/guitarist, Jesse Winchester [d: 4-11-14]

In 1949 Drummer, Bill Bruford (Yes, King Crimson) (69)

In 1951 French fashion designer, Christian Lacroix (67)

In 1951 Lyricist, Howard Ashman (Beauty & the Beast) [d: 3-14-91]

In 1953 Singer/guitarist, George Johnson (The Brothers Johnson) (65)

In 1953 TV host, Kathleen Sullivan (CNN, CBS Morning Show) (65)

In 1955 Actor, Bill Paxton (Aliens, True Lies, Apollo 13, Twister) [d: 2-25-17]

In 1956 Boxer, "Sugar Ray" Leonard (Olympic-Gold-1976) (62)

In 1956 Actor, Bob Saget (Full House, America's Funniest Home Videos) (62)

In 1957 Drummer, Audie Desbrow (Great White) (61)

In 1960 Actress, Fiona Hutchison (One Life To Live, Guiding Light) (58)

In 1961 Singer/songwriter, Enya (57)

In 1962 Singer, Tracey Bryn (Voice Of The Beehive) (56)

In 1962 Actor, Craig Ferguson (Nigel-Drew Carey Show) (56)

In 1964 Actor, David Eigenberg (Steve-Sex and the City) (54)

In 1965 Reality star, LuAnn de Lesseps (Real Housewives of New York) (53)

In 1965 Singer, Homer R. O'Dell (Mint Condition) (53)

In 1965 Keyboardist, Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) (53)

In 1965 Actress, Paige Turco (Party of Five, NYPD Blue) (53)

In 1966 Actor, Hill Harper (CSI: New York, The Good Doctor) (52)

In 1966 College basketball coach, Daniel Manning (52)

In 1967 Actor, Cameron Bancroft (Joe Bradley-Beverly Hills 90210) (51)

In 1968 Drummer, Dave Abbruzzese (Pearl Jam) (50)

In 1970 Singer, Jordan Knight (New Kids on the Block) (48)

In 1970 Singer, Darnell Van Rensalier (Shai) (48)

In 1973 Actress, Sasha Alexander (Caitlin-NCIS, Rizzouli & Isles) (45)

In 1973 Singer, Alfred Nevarez (All 4 One) (45)

In 1974 Singer, Andrea Corr (The Corrs) (44)

In 1976 Singer, Kandi Burruss (Xscape) (42)

In 1982 Basketball player, Tony Parker (Pistons, Spurs) (36)

In 1984 Singer, Michael David Rosenberg aka Passenger (34)

In 1985 Dancer, Derek Hough (Dancing with the Stars) (33)

In 1985 Football player, Matt Ryan (Falcons) (33)

In 1986 Actor, Tahj Mowry (Full House, Smart Guy) (32)

In 1986 Bassist, Jaime Preciado (Pierce the Veil) (32)

In 1988 Actress, Nikki Reed (Twilight) (30)

In 1988 Model, Karrueche Tran (Vanity) (30)

In 1990 Actor, Ross Butler (K.C. Undercover, 13 Reasons Why) (28)

In 1990 Reality star, Charlotte-Letitia Crosby (Big Brother, Geordie Shore) (28)

In 1990 Actress, Leven Rambin (All My Children, Grey's Anatomy) (28)

In 1991 Actress, Samantha Browne-Walters (Samantha-Life With Bonnie) (27)

In 1996 Actor, Ryan Ochoa (iCarly, Nostalgia) (22)


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