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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Born On This Day...

In 1730 Astronomer, Charles Joseph Messier (M objects)

In 1742 Revolutionary, Arthur Middleton (signed Declaration of Independence)

In 1819 Abner Doubleday, credited with inventing American Baseball

In 1824 Physicist, William Thomson (absolute temperature scale)

In 1854 Sir Robert Laird Borden, 8th Canadian prime minister (1911-20)

In 1878 Opera singer/actor, Ernest Torrence (Hunchback of Notre Dame)

In 1892 American author, Pearl S. Buck (The Good Earth) (Nobel-1938)

In 1893 Blues singer/guitarist, "Big Bill" Broonzy

In 1902 Engineer, William Lear (chairman of Lear Jet Corp.) [d: 5-14-78]

In 1903 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Floyd "Babe" Herman (Dodgers) [d: 11-27-87]

In 1904 Actor, Peter Lorre (Casablanca, Casino Royale) [d: 3-23-64]

In 1906 Singer/songwriter, Al Stillman (Four Lads) [d: 2-17-79]

In 1909 Colonel Tom Parker (managed Elvis Presley) [d: 1-22-97]

In 1914 Bandleader/trumpeter, Richard E. Maltby (Mambo) [d: 8-19-91]

In 1914 Track athelete/actress, "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias [d: 9-27-56]

In 1922 Actress, Eleanor Parker (Sound of Music, Hans Brinker) [d: 12-9-13]

In 1925 Cosomnaut, Pavel Belyayev (Voskhod 2) [d: 1-10-70]

In 1931 Author, Colin Wilson (Afterlife, Book of Great Mysteries) [d: 12-5-13]

In 1933 Conductor, Claudio Abbado (London Symphony 1982) [d: 1-20-14]

In 1934 Composer, Dave Grusin (On Golden Pond, Heaven Can Wait) (84)

In 1934 U.S. senator, John V. Tunney (CA) (son of boxer Gene Tunney) [d: 1-12-18]

In 1936 Basketball Hall-of-Famer, Hal Greer [d: 4-14-18]

In 1938 Singer, Billy Davis Jr. (5th Dimension) [d: 9-2-04]

In 1942 Bassist, Larry Taylor (Canned Heat) (76)

In 1943 Singer/keyboardist, George Fame (George Fame & the Blue Flames) (75)

In 1946 Actor, Clive Francis (Masada) (72)

In 1946 Singer/songwriter, Brenda Holloway (Every Little Bit Hurts) (72)

In 1951 Actress, Pamela Bellwood (Claudia-Dynasty, Hangar 18) (67)

In 1951 Actor, Robert Davi (The Gangster Chronicles, Licence To Kill) (67)

In 1951 Singer/saxophonist, Rindy Ross (Quarterflash) (67)

In 1953 Singer, Ralph Ezell (Shenandoah) [d: 11-30-07]

In 1955 Guitarist/singer, Mick Jones (The Clash) (63)

In 1955 Actor, Gedde Watanabe (Sixteen Candles, Kim Possible) (63)

In 1956 Astronaut, Bernard A. Harris Jr. (STS-55) (62)

In 1956 Singer/songwriter/actor, Chris Isaak (Wicked Game) (62)

In 1957 Singer, Patty Smyth (The Warrior-Scandal) (61)

In 1959 Actor/comedian, Mark McKinney (Kids In The Hall, SNL) (59)

In 1960 Playmate, Barbara Edwards (September-1983) (58)

In 1961 Cyclist, Greg LeMond (Tour de France, 1986, 89, 90) (57)

In 1962 Basketball player, Jerome Kersey [d: 2-8-15]

In 1963 Playmate, Devin Rene De Vasquez (June-1985) (55)

In 1963 U.S. diver, Wendy Lucero-Schayes (Olympic-1992) (55)

In 1963 Singer/songwriter, Harriet Wheeler (The Sundays) (55)

In 1964 Zeng Jinlian, became tallest woman known (2.46 m, 8'1") [d: 2-18-32]

In 1968 Football player, Shannon Sharpe (Broncos, Ravens) (50)

In 1969 Bassist, Colin Greenwood (Radiohead) (49)

In 1970 Actor, Sean Hayes (Jack-Will & Grace) (48)

In 1970 Actor, Matthew Letscher (Rob-Almost Perfect, Mask of Zorro) (48)

In 1970 Actor, Chris O'Donnell (Scent of a Woman, Robin-Batman Forever) (48)

In 1970 Actor, Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation, 21 Jump Street) (48)

In 1973 Actress, Rebecca Budig (Guiding Light, All My Children) (45)

In 1973 Actor, Aaron Jackson (Mark Winkle-California Dreams) (45)

In 1973 Country singer, Gretchen Wilson (45)

In 1974 Former baseball player, Derek Jeter (Yankees) (44)

In 1979 Singer, Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic) (39)

In 1980 Actor/musician, Jason Schwartzman (Rushmore, Slackers) (38)

In 1980 Quarterback, Michael Vick (Falcons, Eagles, Jets) (38)

In 1984 Actress, Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation, Legion) (34)

In 1986 Pianist, Jordan Fish (Bring Me the Horizon) (32)

In 1992 Actress, Jennette McCurdy (iCarly, Sam & Cat) (26)

In 1993 Singer, Ariana Grande ("Break Free," "Problem") (25)

In 1999 Actress, Harley Quinn Smith (Clerks II, Tusk) (19)

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