Born On This Day...


In 1427King Casimir IV of Poland (1447-92)
In 1554English poet, Philip Sidney (Arcadia)
In 1667Author/poet, Jonathan Swift (Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal)
In 1809Publisher, Mark Lemon (founded Punch magazine)
In 1810Rifle maker, Oliver Fisher Winchester
In 1817German historian, Theodor Mommsen (Nobel-1902)
In 1835Writer, Samuel Clemens [Mark Twain] (Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn)
In 1874British prime minister, Sir Winston Churchill (1940-45, 1951-55)
In 1892Financier, Cyrus West Field (laid first Atlantic Telegraph cable)
In 1898Football Hall-of-Famer, Roy "Link" Lyman (Bears)
In 1913TV host/editor, John K.M. McCaffery (American Mecury) [d: 10-3-83]
In 1915Singer/guitarist, Brownie McGhee (Brownie & Sonny) [d: 2-16-15]
In 1916Actor, Michael Gwynn (Dunkirk, Barabbas, Cleopatra) [d: 1-29-76]
In 1920Actress, Virginia Mayo (Out of the Blue, White Heat) [d: 1-17-05]
In 1923Actor, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. (77 Sunset Strip, The FBI) [d: 5-3-14]
In 1924Shirley Chisholm (first black woman elected to U.S. House) [d: 1-1-05]
In 1924Comedian, Allan Sherman (Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh) [d: 11-20-73]
In 1926Actor, Richard Crenna (Real McCoys, First Blood, Rambo) [d: 1-17-03]
In 1926Saxophonist, Jimmy McGary (Miles Davis, Buddy Rich) [d: 4-15-93]
In 1927Actor, Robert Guillaume (Benson-Soap, Benson, Sports Night) [d: 10-24-17]
In 1928Actor, Rex Reason (This Island Earth) [d: 11-19-15]
In 1929TV host/producer, Dick Clark (American Bandstand) [d: 4-18-12]
In 1929Producer/director, Joan Ganz Cooney (developed Sesame Street) (89)
In 1930U.S. boxer, James Felton Boyd (Olympic-Gold-1956) [d: 1-25-97]
In 1930Radio talk show host, G. Gordon Liddy (Watergate) (88)
In 1931Actor, Jack Ging (Winds Of War, Ted-Riptide, A Team) (87)
In 1931Football coach, Bill Walsh (49'ers) [d: 7-30-07]
In 1931Country singer, Teddy Wilburn (Wilburn Brothers) [d: 11-24-03]
In 1936Political activist/author, Abbie Hoffman (Yippies) [d: 4-12-89]
In 1937Director, Ridley Scott (Blade Runner, Thelma & Louise, 1492) (81)
In 1943Bassist, Leo Lyons (Ten Years After) (75)
In 1944Bassist/singer, Rob Grill (Grass Roots) [d: 7-11-11]
In 1944Singer/songwriter, Luther Ingram (If Loving You Is Wrong) [d: 3-19-07]
In 1944TV model, Dian Parkinson (Miss USA 1965, The Price Is Right) (74)
In 1945Bassist, Roger Glover (Deep Purple, Rainbow) (73)
In 1947American playwright, David Mamet (Speed The Plow, Glengarry GlenRoss) (71)
In 1950Basketball player/coach, Paul Westphal (Celtics, Suns) (68)
In 1950Actress, Kathryn Witt (Lenny, Pam-Flying High) (68)
In 1951Actress, Sherilyn Wolter (BJ & the Bear, General Hospital) (67)
In 1952Actor, Mandy Patinkin (Alien Nation, Chicago Hope, Homeland) (66)
In 1954Bassist, George McArdle (Little River Band) (64)
In 1954Singer, June Pointer (Pointer Sisters) [d: 4-11-06]
In 1955Actor, Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series, Tour Of Duty) (63)
In 1955Singer, Billy Idol (White Wedding, Rebel Yell, Mony Mony) (63)
In 1957Guitarist, John Ashton (Psychedelic Furs) (61)
In 1957Comedian, Colin Mochrie (Whose Line Is It Anyway?) (61)
In 1958Singer/actress, Stacey Q (Two Of Hearts, Facts Of Life) (60)
In 1959Tennis player, Sylvia Hanika (59)
In 1962Baseball/football player, Vincent 'Bo' Jackson (56)
In 1965Actor/comedian, Ben Stiller (Meet The Parents, Starsky & Hutch) (53)
In 1965Drummer, Paul Wheeler (Icehouse) (53)
In 1966Actor, Justin Lazard (Gil-Central Park West, Species II) (52)
In 1968Singer/producer, Des'ree (50)
In 1969Playmate, Carrie Jean Yazel (May-1991) (49)
In 1970Actor, Walter Jones (Zack-Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) (48)
In 1971Actress, Jessalyn Gilsig (Boston Public) (47)
In 1971Baseball player, Ivan Rodriguez (Ravens, Marlins, Tigers) (47)
In 1975Country singer, Mindy McCready [d: 2-17-13]
In 1977Actor, Sheldon Turnipseed (Jamal-Ghostwriters) (41)
In 1978Singer, Clay Aiken (American Idol) (40)
In 1981Singer, Beau Bokan (Blessthefall) (37)
In 1982Actress, Elisha Cuthbert (24, The Girl Next Door) (36)
In 1985Actress, Kaley Cuoco (Bridget-The Big Bang Theory) (33)
In 1985Model, Chrissy Teigen (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue) (33)
In 1987Actress, Christel Khalil (Lily Winters-Young and the Restless) (31)
In 1991Singer, Carnell Breeding (B5) (27)
In 1994Actor, Dylan Cash (Michael Quartermaine-General Hospital) (24)
In 1995Dancer, Kaelynn Gobert-Harris (The X Factor, The Voice, Glee) (23)
In 1997Rap singer, Trill Sammy ("Trappin'," "Wholesale") (21)
In 1999Singer, Jason Smith (To Be One) (19)
In 2000Singer, Trinity Sailor (WeRCharm) (18)
In 2002Actress, Emily Skinner (Sam & Cat, Andi Mack) (16)
In 2003Actor, Jahi Di'Allo Winston (Broadway's The Lion King) (15)

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