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Friday, October 5, 2018

Born On This Day...

   In 1713 Encyclopedist, Denis Diderot
   In 1743 Thomas Stone, signer of the Declaration of Independence
   In 1789 English explorer, William Scoresby (scientific study of the Arctic)
   In 1804 Inventor, Robert Parker Parrott (the Parrott Gun)
   In 1824 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Henry Chadwick (co-wrote baseball rules)
   In 1829 Chester A. Arthur, 21st U.S. president (1881-1884)
   In 1864 Photographer, Louis Jean Lumiere (first motion picture in 1895)
   In 1879 Author/educator/poet, John Erskine
   In 1882 Physicist, Robert Goddard ("Father of Modern American Rocketry")
   In 1895 General, Walter Bedell Smith (World War II)
   In 1902 Actor/comedian, Larry Fine (The Three Stooges) [d: 1-24-75]
   In 1902 McDonald's founder, Ray Kroc [d: 1-14-84]
   In 1904 Actress, Maxine Elliott Hicks (Just The Ten Of Us) [d: 1-10-00]
   In 1904 Actor, John Hoyt (Gimme a Break, Tom Dick & Mary) [d: 9-15-91]
   In 1908 Broadway producer, Joshua Logan (South Pacific) [d: 7-12-88]
   In 1912 Announcer, Tony Marvin (Arthur Godfrey) [d: 10-10-98]
   In 1918 Game show host, Allen Ludden (Password, GE College Bowl) [d: 6-9-81]
   In 1919 Actor, Donald Pleasance (You Only Live Twice) [d: 2-02-95]
   In 1921 Football Hall-of-Famer, Bill Willis (Browns) [d: 11-27-07]
   In 1922 Cartoonist, Bil Keane (The Family Circus) [d: 11-09-11]
   In 1923 Actress, Glynis Johns (Mary Poppins) (95)
   In 1924 Actor/comedian, Bill Dana ("My name is Jose Jimenez") [d: 6-15-17]
   In 1925 Actress, Gail Davis (Annie Oakley) [d: 3-15-97]
   In 1929 Astronaut, Richard F. Gordon, Jr. (Gemini XI, Apollo XII) [d: 11-6-17]
   In 1930 Actor, Skip Homeier (The Gunfighter, The Halls of Montezuma) [d: 6-25-17]
   In 1933 Actress, Diane Cilento (Agony & Ecstasy, Wicker Man) [d: 10-6-11]
   In 1935 Actor, Peter Brown (Laredo, Bold and the Beautiful) [d: 3-21-16]
   In 1935 Country singer, Margie Singleton (83)
   In 1937 Football coach, Barry Switzer (Oklahoma, Dallas Cowboys) (81)
   In 1938 Country singer/songwriter, Johnny Duncan [d: 8-14-06]
   In 1939 Bass singer, Carlo Mastrangelo (Dion & the Belmonts) [d: 4-4-16]
   In 1941 Singer, Arlene Smith (Chantels) (77)
   In 1942 Singer, Richard Street (Temptations) [d: 2-27-13]
   In 1943 Singer/songwriter, Steve Miller (Fly Like An Eagle) (75)
   In 1945 Football player, Robert Holmes (Chiefs; Super Bowl IV) [d: 4-4-18]
   In 1946 Keyboardist, Richard Kermode (Malo, Santana) [d: 1-16-96]
   In 1947 Singer/songwriter, Brian Johnson (AC/DC) (71)
   In 1948 Actor, Sal Viscuso (Soap) (70)
   In 1949 Singer/songwriter, Brian Connolly (Sweet) [d: 2-10-97]
   In 1949 Singer/guitarist, B.W. Stevenson (My Maria) [d: 4-28-88]
   In 1950 Guitarist, Eddie Clarke (Motorhead) [d: 1-10-18]
   In 1950 Actor, Jeff Conaway (Taxi, Grease, Zack Allen-Babylon 5) [d: 5-23-11]
   In 1951 Actress, Karen Allen (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Starman) (67)
   In 1951 Singer/musician, Bob Geldof (Boomtown Rats, Band Aid organizer) (67)
   In 1951 U.S. speed skater, Leah Poulos-Mueller (Olympic-Gold-1980) (67)
   In 1952 Author/producer, Clive Barker (Hell Raiser) (66)
   In 1952 Keyboardist/songwriter, Harold Faltermeyer (Axel F) (66)
   In 1957 Singer/saxophonist, Lee Kix Thompson (Madness) (61)
   In 1958 Astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson (60)
   In 1958 Astronaut, Brent W. Jett Jr. (60)
   In 1958 Actor, Bernie Mac (Bernie Mac Show, Ocean's 13) [d: 8-9-08]
   In 1959 Drummer, Troy Luccketta (Tesla) (59)
   In 1960 Actor, Daniel Baldwin (Beau-Homicide, Vampires) (58)
   In 1961 Actress, Shell Kepler (Amy Vining-General Hospital) [d: 2-1-08]
   In 1962 Auto racer, Michael Andretti (Indy 500 Rookie of the Year-1984) (56)
   In 1962 U.S. triple jumper, Mike Conley (Olympic-Silver-1984) (56)
   In 1962 Pianist, Ken Noda (Rivalry) (56)
   In 1964 Singer, Dave Dederer (Presidents of the U.S.A.) (54)
   In 1964 U.S. relay runner, Denean Howard (Olympic-Silver-1988) (54)
   In 1965 Playmate, Penny Baker (January-1984) (53)
   In 1967 Actor, Guy Pearce (L.A. Confidential, Promethesus) (51)
   In 1970 Actress, Josie Bissett (The Doors, Jane-Melrose Place) (48)
   In 1972 Basketball player, Grant Hill (1996 Dream Team; Pistons) (46)
   In 1974 Actor, Douglas Emerson (Scott-Beverly Hills 90210) (44)
   In 1974 Singer/actress, Heather Headley (44)
   In 1975 Guitarist, Brian Mashburn (Save Ferris) (43)
   In 1975 Actress, Parminder Nagra (Bend It Like Beckham, ER) (43)
   In 1975 Actor, Scott E. Weinger (Full House, Steve Taylor-Family Man) (43)
   In 1975 Actress, Kate Winslet (Sense & Sensibility, Titanic) (43)
   In 1978 Guitarist, James Valentine (Maroon 5) (40)
   In 1980 Bassist, Paul Thomas (Good Charlotte) (38)
   In 1983 Actor, Jesse Eisenberg (Social Network, Superman v. Batman) (35)
   In 1983 Entrepreneur, Nicky Hilton (35)
   In 1984 R&B singer, Brooke Valentine (34)
   In 1988 Singer, Kevin Olusola (Pentatonix) (30)
   In 1990 Actor, Myles Jeffrey (Zach-90210, Henry-Early Edition) (28)
   In 1990 Actor, Wesley Morgan (Degrassi: TNG, Paradise Falls) (28)
   In 1993 Actress, Kara Royster (Faking It, Pretty Little Liars) (25)
   In 2001 Actress, Dalila Bela (Odd Squad, Anne with an E) (17)
   In 2006 Actor, Jacob Tremblay (Room) (12)

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