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Monday, August 20, 2018

Born On This Day...

   In 1778 Bernardo O'Higgins, won independence for Chile
   In 1779 Swedish chemist, Jons Jakob Berzelius (atomic weights, symbols)
   In 1785 U.S. naval officer, Oliver "Hazard" Perry (Battle of Lake Erie)
   In 1831 Geologist, Eduard Seuss (basis for paleogeography and tectonics)
   In 1832 Inventor/balloonist, Thaddeus Lowe (artifical ice machine maker)
   In 1833 Benjamin Harrison, 23rd U.S. president (1889-1893)
   In 1860 French president, Raymond Poincare (1913-20)
   In 1873 Finnish architect, Eliel Saarinen
   In 1881 British newspaperman/poet, Edgar A. Guest
   In 1890 American science fiction author, H.P. Lovecraft
   In 1907 Cartoon voice, Alan Reed (original Fred Flintstone) [d: 6-14-77]
   In 1908 Announcer, Andre Baruch (Your Hit Parade, The Shadow) [d: 9-15-91]
   In 1908 Sociologist, Kingsley Davis (coined "population explosion") [d: 2-27-97]
   In 1908 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Alphonse Al Lopez [d: 10-30-05]
   In 1921 Novelist, Jacqueline Susann (Valley of the Dolls) [d: 9-21-74]
   In 1923 Singer/songwriter, Jim Reeves (He'll Have To Go) [d: 7-31-64]
   In 1927 Actress, Norma Connolly (Ruby-General Hospital) [d: 11-18-98]
   In 1931 Boxing promoter, Don King (Larry Holmes, Mike Tyson) (87)
   In 1931 Singer, Paul Robi (The Platters) [d: 2-1-89]
   In 1932 Actor, Anthony Ainley (Master-Dr. Who) [d: 5-3-04]
   In 1933 U.S. senator, George Mitchell (former majority leader 1989-95) (85)
   In 1935 Country singer/songwriter, Justin Tubb [d: 1-24-98]
   In 1936 Dancer, Carla Fracci (82)
   In 1938 First French space traveler, Jean-Loup Chretien (Soyuz T-6) (80)
   In 1940 Singer, John D'Ell (Honeycombs) [d: 7-17-05]
   In 1942 Singer/composer, Isaac Hayes (Theme From Shaft) [d: 8-10-08]
   In 1943 Actor, Sylvester McCoy (Dr. Who) (75)
   In 1944 Indian prime minister, Rajiv Gandhi [d: 5-21-91]
   In 1944 Baseball player, Graig Nettles (Yankees, Indians) (74)
   In 1946 Broadcast journalist, Connie Chung (CBS Evening News, 1993-95) (72)
   In 1946 Actor, Sam Melville (Rookies, Scarecrow & Mrs. King) [d: 3-10-89]
   In 1947 Trombonist, James Pankow (Chicago) (71)
   In 1948 Singer/songwriter, Robert Plant (ex-Led Zeppelin) (70)
   In 1951 Singer/guitarist, Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy) [d: 1-4-86]
   In 1952 Country musician, Rudy Gatlin (The Gatlin Brothers) (66)
   In 1952 Actor, Michael Jeter (Herman Stiles-Evening Shade) [d: 3-30-03]
   In 1953 Bassist, Gary Lalonde (Honeymoon Suite) (65)
   In 1954 Weatherman, Al Roker (Today Show) (64)
   In 1954 Actress, Theresa Saldana (Rachel Scali-The Commish) [d: 6-6-16]
   In 1955 Actor, Jay Acovone (Joe Maxwell-Beauty & the Beast) (63)
   In 1955 Actor, Peter Horton (Grady-Murder She Wrote, thirtysomething) (63)
   In 1956 Actress, Joan Allen (Peggy Sue Got Married, Pleasantville) (62)
   In 1956 Guitarist, Rick Olsen (Berlin) (62)
   In 1957 Singer/guitarist, Doug Fieger (The Knack) [d: 2-14-10]
   In 1957 Swimmer, Cindy Nicholas (English Channel) (61)
   In 1957 Keyboardist, Richard Zatorski (Real Life) (61)
   In 1960 Baseball player, Mark Langston (58)
   In 1961 Actress, Linda Manz (57)
   In 1962 Actress, Sophie Aldred (Ace-Dr. Who) (56)
   In 1962 Model/playmate, Kimberly Conrad (January-1988) (56)
   In 1962 Actor, James Marsters (Spike-Buffy the Vampire Slayer) (56)
   In 1962 Golfer, Duffy Waldorf (56)
   In 1965 Rap singer, KRS-One (53)
   In 1966 Actress, Courtney Gibbs (Miss USA-1988, Baywatch) (52)
   In 1970 Singer, Fred Durst (Limp Bizkit) (48)
   In 1971 Guitarist, Brad Avery (Third Day) (47)
   In 1971 Actor, Jonathan Ke Quan (Indiana Jones & Temple of Doom) (47)
   In 1973 Actor, Donn Swaby (Chad-Passions) (45)
   In 1974 Actress, Amy Adams (American Hustle, Man of Steel) (44)
   In 1975 Singer, Monique Powell (Save Ferris) (43)
   In 1980 Actor, Corey Carrier (Young Indiana Jones, Nixon) (38)
   In 1981 Actor, Ben Barnes (Chronicles of Narnia, Westworld) (37)
   In 1983 Actor, Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man) (35)
   In 1983 Actor, Brant Daugherty (Pretty Little Liars) (35)
   In 1992 Singer/actress, Demi Lovato (26)
   In 1993 Actresses, Brianna & Brittany McConnell (Days of Our Lives) (25)
   In 1995 Actress, Liana Liberato (Trespass) (23)

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