Born On This Day...

   In 1717 English writer, Horace Walpole
   In 1755 John Marshall, 4th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
   In 1843 Publisher, Adam Wagnalls (Funk & Wagnalls)
   In 1870 Engineer, Georges Claude (invented the neon light)
   In 1890 English journalist, Sir Alan Herbert
   In 1895 Scottish Golfer, Tommy Armour
   In 1896 American short story writer, F. Scott Fitzgerald (Great Gatsby)
   In 1898 Scientist, Sir Howard W. Florey (purified penicillin) (Nobel-1945)
   In 1900 Cartoonist, Ham Fisher (created Joe Palooka) [d: 12-27-55]
   In 1907 Physicist, John Ray Dunning (nuclear fission) [d: 8-25-75]
   In 1911 Soviet leader, Konstantin U. Chernenko (1984-85) [d: 3-10-85]
   In 1912 Actor, Don Porter (Ann Sothern Show, Gidget) [d: 2-11-97]
   In 1913 Actor/singer, Herb Jeffries (first Black singing cowboy) [d: 5-25-14]
   In 1915 Actor, Larry Gates (Harry Lewis-The Guiding Light) [d: 12-12-96]
   In 1918 Actress, Audra Lindley (Helen Roper-Three's Company) [d: 10-16-97]
   In 1919 Cartoon voicist, Dayton Allen (Flub-A-Dub-Howdy Doody Show) [d: 11-11-04]
   In 1921 Actor, Edward Bryce (Bill Bauer-The Guiding Light) [d: 12-5-99]
   In 1921 ABC sportscaster, Jim McKay (ABC Wide World of Sports) [d: 6-7-08]
   In 1922 Actress, Theresa Merritt (Eloise Curtis-That's My Mama) [d: 6-12-98]
   In 1923 Actor, Louis Edmonds (Roger Collins-Dark Shadows) [d: 3-3-01]
   In 1924 Actress/singer, Sheila MacRae (The Jackie Gleason Show) [d: 3-6-14]
   In 1925 Actor, Byron Sanders (One Life to Live, Love of Life) [d: 11-12-01]
   In 1930 Astronaut, John W. Young (Apollo XVI) [d: 1-5-18]
   In 1931 Author/journalist, Brian Glanville (87)
   In 1931 Actor/songwriter, Anthony Newley (The Candy Man) [d: 4-14-99]
   In 1934 British science fiction author, John Brunner [d: 8-25-95]
   In 1934 Textile designer, Bernard Nevill (84)
   In 1936 Puppeteer, Jim Hensen (created the Muppets) [d: 5-16-90]
   In 1938 Opera singer, Pablo Elvira [d: 2-5-00]
   In 1940 Singer, Barbara Allbut (The Angels-My Boyfriend's Back) (78)
   In 1940 Blues singer, Mamie Davis [d: 10-6-01]
   In 1941 Football Hall-of-Famer, John Mackey (Colts, Chargers) [d: 7-6-11]
   In 1941 Keyboardist/photographer, Linda McCartney (Wings) [d: 4-17-98]
   In 1942 Singer, Gerry Marsden (Gerry & The Pacemakers) (76)
   In 1943 Actor, Lee Aaker (Rusty-Rin Tin Tin) (75)
   In 1946 Actress, Jacqueline Courtney (Another World, One Life To Live) [d: 12-20-10]
   In 1946 Singer/guitarist, Jerry Donahue (Fairport Convention) (72)
   In 1946 Football Hall-of-Famer, 'Mean' Joe Greene (Steelers) (72)
   In 1948 Actor, Gordon Clapp (Det. Greg Medavoy-NYPD Blue) (70)
   In 1948 Actor/comedian, Phil Hartman (SNL, Bill-NewsRadio) [d: 5-28-98]
   In 1951 Football player, Terry Metcalf (Cardinals) (67)
   In 1952 Congressman, Joseph Patrick Kennedy III (Ethel & Robert's son) (66)
   In 1954 Actor, Larkin Malloy (Edge of Night, Guiding Light, Loving) [d: 9-29-16]
   In 1958 Actor, Kevin Sorbo (Hercules, Andromeda) (60)
   In 1962 Ballerina, Svetlana Beriozova [d: 11-10-98]
   In 1962 Singer, Cedric Dent (Take 6) (56)
   In 1962 Actress, Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) (56)
   In 1964 Chef, Robert Irvine (The Food Network) (54)
   In 1964 Baseball player, Rafael Palmeiro (54)
   In 1965 Bassist, Sean McNabb (Quiet Riot, House of Lords) (53)
   In 1965 Actor, Paul Michael Valley (Ryan Harrison-Another World) (53)
   In 1966 Actress/ballerina, Stacy Galina (Mary-Knots Landing) (52)
   In 1969 Playmate, Lisa Matthews (April-1990) (49)
   In 1969 Actress, Megan Ward (Class of '96, Party Of Five, Dark Skies) (49)
   In 1971 Singer, Marty Cintron (No Mercy) (47)
   In 1971 Actor, Shane Conrad (Doug-The Brady Bunch Movie) (47)
   In 1974 Actress, Jackie Sandler (Hotel Transylvania, 50 First Dates) (44)
   In 1976 Actor, Ian Bohen (Teen Wolf, Mad Men) (42)
   In 1976 Wrestler, Stephanie McMahon (42)
   In 1976 Actress, Reagan Dale Neis (Molly-Maybe It's Me) (42)
   In 1979 Actor, Ross Mathews (Jay Leno, E!) (39)
   In 1979 Actor, Paul Sutera (Peter-The Brady Bunch Movie) (39)
   In 1981 Basketball player, Drew Gooden (Cavaliers, Wizards) (37)
   In 1982 Actor, Erik Stocklin (Vampire Diaries) (36)
   In 1987 Actor, Spencer Treat Clark (Steven Crane-Another World) (31)
   In 1988 Actor, Kyle Sullivan (All That, Malcolm in the Middle) (30)
   In 1995 Guitarist, Daisy Clementine (Atomics) (23)

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