Born On This Day...

In 1628 English author, John Bunyan (The Pilgrim's Progress)

In 1632 French composer, Jean Baptiste Lully

In 1757 English poet, William Blake (Songs of Innocence and Experience)

In 1805 Playwright/author, John Lloyd Stephens (studied Central America)

In 1829 Belgian social anthropologist, Claude Levi-Strauss

In 1837 Inventor, John Wesley Hyatt (patented celluloid)

In 1853 Educator, Helen Magill White (first U.S. woman to earn a PhD)

In 1866 Architect, Henry Bacon (Lincoln Memorial)

In 1881 Austrian poet, Stefan Zweig

In 1907 Golfer, Henry Picard [d: 4-30-97]

In 1909 Actor, Charles Conrad (Judge-Perry Mason) [d: 1-15-98]

In 1925 Actress, Gloria Grahame (Rich Man Poor Man) [d: 10-5-81]

In 1925 Actress, Virginia Hewitt (Carol Karlyle-Space Patrol) [d: 7-21-86]

In 1929 Record executive, Berry Gordy, Jr. (founded Motown Records) (87)

In 1932 Singer, Ray Perkins (Crew Cuts) (84)

In 1933 Actress, Hope Lange (Ghost & Mrs. Muir) [d: 12-19-03]

In 1936 U.S. Senator, Gary Hart (D-CO) (1975-86) (80)

In 1939 Singer/songwriter, Gary Robert Troxel (The Fleetwoods) (77)

In 1940 Singer/songwriter, Bruce Channel (Hey Baby) (76)

In 1942 Football Hall-of-Famer, Paul Warfield (Browns, Dolphins) (74)

In 1943 Singer/songwriter, Randy Newman (Short People, I Love L.A.) (73)

In 1944 Singer/songwriter, R.B. Greaves (Take A Letter Maria) [d: 9-27-12]

In 1946 Broadcast journalist, Susan Spencer (CBS) (70)

In 1948 Guitarist, Beeb Birtles (Little River Band, Zoot) (68)

In 1948 Former football player, Vern Den Herder (Dolphins) (68)

In 1949 Dancer/actor, Alexander Godunov (Witness, Die Hard) [d: 5-18-95]

In 1949 Bandleader/keyboardist, Paul Shaffer (David Letterman) (67)

In 1950 Actor, Ed Harris (Right Stuff, Swing Shift, Coma, Apollo 13) (66)

In 1952 Actress, S. Epatha Merkerson (Lt. Anita Van Buren-Law & Order) (64)

In 1955 Singer/guitarist, John Spinks (Outfield) [d: 7-9-14]

In 1956 Actress, Lucy Gutteridge (Top Secret, Trouble With Spies) (60)

In 1958 Former baseball player, Dave Righetti (Yankees, Giants) (58)

In 1959 Actor, Judd Nelson (The Breakfast Club, Jack-Suddenly Susan) (57)

In 1961 Actress, Jane Sibbett (Heddy-Herman's Head, Carol-Friends) (55)

In 1962 Drummer, Matt Cameron (Soundgarden) (54)

In 1962 Singer, Princess [Desiree Heslop] (54)

In 1962 Actress, Jane Sibbett (Carol-Friends, It Takes Two) (54)

In 1962 TV host/comedian, Jon Stewart (Jon Stewart Show, Big Daddy) (54)

In 1964 Actress/socialite, Cornelia Guest (52)

In 1964 Basketball player, Roy Tarpley (52)

In 1965 Baseball player, Matt Williams (Giants) (51)

In 1967 Actress/playmate, Anna Nicole Smith (Naked Gun 33 1/3) [d: 2-7-07]

In 1967 Actress/comedian, Stephnie Weir (Mad TV) (49)

In 1971 Playmate, Karin Taylor (June-1996) (45)

In 1973 Actress, Gina Tognoni (One Life To Live, Guiding Light) (43)

In 1974 Actor, Kristian Schmid (Todd Landers-Neighbours) (42)

In 1976 Actor, Ryan Kwanten (Jay-Summerland) (40)

In 1984 Actress, Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Jessica Bennett-Passions) (32)

In 1992 Actor, Hayden Tank (Victor Jr.-Young and the Restless) (24)


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