Born On This Day...

In 1734 Statesman, William Floyd (signed the Declaration of Independence)

In 1778 Chemist, Sir Humphrey Davy (discovered several chemical elements)

In 1797 American inventor, Joseph Henry (electromagnetism)

In 1807 American author, John Greenleaf Whittier

In 1853 English actor, Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree

In 1861 Electrical engineer, Arthur Edwin Kennelly (Edison's assistant)

In 1873 Magician, Horace Goldin (developed sawing a woman in half trick)

In 1892 Biochemist, Edwin Joseph Cohn (methods of blood fractionation)

In 1894 Conductor, Arthur Fiedler (The Boston Pops)

In 1903 Author, Erskine Caldwell (Tobacco Road) [d: 4-11-87]

In 1908 Chemist, Willard Frank Libby (carbon-14 atomic clock) [d: 9-8-80]

In 1912 Actor, William Roerick (Henry-The Guiding Light) [d: 11-30-95)

In 1927 Actor, Richard Long (Nanny & Professor, Big Valley) [d: 12-22-74]

In 1929 Actress, Jacqueline Hill (Barbara-Dr. Who) [d: 2-18-93]

In 1929 Political columnist, William Safire (New York Times, Nixon) [9-27-09] (89)

In 1930 Publisher, Bob Guccione (Penthouse, Omni) [d: 10-20-10]

In 1930 Actor, Armin Mueller-Stahl (Shine) (88)

In 1931 Actor, Dave Madden (Laugh-In, Rueben-The Partridge Family) [d: 1-16-14]

In 1936 Baseball player, Roland Sheldon (Yankees) (82)

In 1936 Actor, Tommy Steele (Finian's Rainbow) (82)

In 1937 Pianist/singer, Arthur Lanon Neville (Neville Brothers) (81)

In 1937 Country singer/songwriter, Nat Stuckey [d: 8-24-89]

In 1939 Singer, Eddie Kendricks (Temptations) (Keep On Truckin) [d: 10-6-92]

In 1942 Blues singer, Paul Butterfield (Better Days) [d: 5-4-87]

In 1944 Actor, Bernard Hill (Titantic) (74)

In 1945 Actor, Christopher Cazenove (Ben Carrington-Dynasty) [d: 4-7-10]

In 1945 Actor, Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters, Congo) (73)

In 1946 Actor/comedian, Eugene Levy (SCTV) (72)

In 1947 Drummer, Jimmy Hodder (Steely Dan) [d: 6-5-90]

In 1947 Actor, Wes Studi (Last of the Mohicans, Geronimo, Heat) (71)

In 1948 Drummer, Jim Bonfanti (Raspberries) (70)

In 1949 Singer, Paul Rodgers (Free, Bad Company, The Firm, Law) (69)

In 1950 Drummer, Carlton Barrett (Bob Marley) [d: 4-17-87]

In 1950 Football player, Joe Rizzo (Broncos) (68)

In 1951 Blues singer, Wanda Hutchinson (The Emotions) (67)

In 1953 Actor, Barry Livingston (Ernie Douglas-My Three Sons) (65)

In 1953 Actor, Bill Pullman (Last Seduction, Casper, Independence Day) (65)

In 1953 Country singer, Sharon White (65)

In 1957 Baseball player, Bob Ojeda (Mets) (61)

In 1958 Bassist, Mike Mills (R.E.M.) (60)

In 1959 Basketball player, Albert King (59)

In 1961 Singer, Sara Dallin (Bananarama) (57)

In 1961 Playmate, Venice Kong (September-1985) (57)

In 1962 Drummer/singer, Tim Chewning (Ricochet) (56)

In 1964 Actor, Eric Brown (Buzz-Mama's Family) (54)

In 1965 Basketball player, Jeff Grayer (Olympic-Bronze-1988) (53)

In 1966 Country singer, Tracy Byrd (52)

In 1966 Country singer, Duane Propes (Little Texas) (52)

In 1967 Actress, Sonia Satra (Guiding Light, One Life To Live) (51)

In 1969 MMA fighter, Chuck Liddell (49)

In 1970 Musician, D.J. Homicide [Craig Bullock] (Sugar Ray) (48)

In 1970 Actor, Sean Patrick Thomas (Save the Last Dance, The District) (48)

In 1971 Basketball player, Nikki McCray (1996 Women's Dream Team) (47)

In 1972 Actor, Desmond Askew (Brody-Roswell) (46)

In 1974 Actress, Sarah Paulson (Leap of Faith, Down With Love) (44)

In 1974 Actor, Giovanni Ribisi (My Two Dads, New Leave It To Beaver) (44)

In 1974 Actress, Thuy Trang (Trini-Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) [d: 9-3-01]

In 1975 Actress/model, Milla Jovovich (The Fifth Element, Resident Evil) (43)

In 1975 Singer, Bree Sharp (43)

In 1979 Actress, Jaimee Foxworth (Amen, Judy Winslow-Family Matters) (39)

In 1982 Soccer player, Billy Wingrove (36)

In 1985 Singer, Jeremy McKinnon (A Day to Remember) (33)

In 1986 Actress, Vanessa Zima (Baby Sitters Club) (32)

In 1990 Actor, Tyler Young (Empire, Chicago Fire) (28)

In 1993 Actress, Kiersey Clemons (Austin and Ally) (25)

In 1993 Basketball player, Buddy Hield (Pelicans, Kings) (25)

In 1994 Actor, Nat Wolff (The Fault in Our Stars) (24)

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