Born On This Day...

In 1729 Writer, Charles Thomson (America's first official record keeper)

In 1803 Physicist, Christian Doppler (discovered Doppler Effect-color shift)

In 1811 Wendell Phillips, women's suffrage, antislavery, prison reformer

In 1816 Morrison R. Waite, seventh Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

In 1818 Canadian publisher, George Brown (Toronto Globe)

In 1832 American author, Louisa May Alcott (Little Women)

In 1849 Engineer, Sir Ambrose Fleming (invented the diode)

In 1866 British astronomer, Ernest William Brown (motion of the moon)

In 1876 First female governor, Nellie Taylor Ross (Wyoming)

In 1895 Actor/director, Busby Berkeley

In 1898 English scholar/sci-fi writer, C.S. Lewis

In 1900 Propaganda broadcaster, Mildred E. Gillars (Axis Sally) [d: 6-25-88]

In 1906 Actor, Luis Van Rooten (One Man's Family) [d: 6-17-73]

In 1908 Congressman/minister, Adam Clayton Powell Jr. [d: 4-4-72]

In 1915 Jazz pianist/composer, Billy Strayhorn [d: 5-3-67]

In 1916 Actress, Fran Ryan (Doris Day Show, Doris-Green Acres) [d: 1-16-00]

In 1917 Country singer, Merle Travis (Sixteen Tons) [d: 10-20-83]

In 1918 Writer, Madeleine L'Engle (Ilsa, Love Letters) [d: 9-6-07]

In 1923 Broadcast journalist, Frank Reynolds (ABC) [d: 7-20-83]

In 1924 Actor, Ralph James (Orson-Mork & Mindy) [d: 3-14-92]

In 1927 Sportscaster, Vin Scully (NBC) (89)

In 1928 U.S. Senator, Paul Simon (D-IL) [d: 12-9-03]

In 1929 Pro golfer, Don January (1976 Vardon Trophy) (87)

In 1932 French political leader, Jacques Rene Chirac (84)

In 1932 TV host/folk singer, John Gary [d: 1-4-98]

In 1932 Actress, Diane Ladd (Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore) (84)

In 1933 Physician/writer, David Reuben (Everything You ... About Sex) (83)

In 1933 Singer/keyboardist, John Mayall (Crusade, Looking Back) (83)

In 1940 Musician/composer, Chuck Mangione (Feels So Good) (76)

In 1941 Singer, Dennis Doherty (Mamas And The Papas) [d: 1-19-07]

In 1942 Singer/keyboardist, Felix Cavaliere ([Young] Rascals) (74)

In 1943 Singer/guitarist, Bobbi Martin [d: 5-2-00]

In 1946 U.S. skier, Suzy Chaffee (Olympics-1968) (70)

In 1949 Actor/comedian, Garry Shandling (Larry Sanders Show) [d: 3-24-16]

In 1949 Astronaut, Kenneth D. Cameroon (STS-37, 56) (67)

In 1951 Guitarist, Barry Goudreau (Boston) (65)

In 1952 Actor, Jeff Fahey (MacBride-The Marshall) (64)

In 1955 Actor/comedian, Howie Mandel (Dr. Wayne Fiscus-St. Elsewhere) (61)

In 1958 Bassist, Michael Dempsey (The Cure) (58)

In 1960 Actress, Cathy Moriarty (Neighbors, Raging Bull, Casper) (56)

In 1961 Actress, Kim Delaney (Tour of Duty, NYPD Blue, Philly) (55)

In 1962 Actor, Andrew McCarthy (St. Elmo's Fire, Less Than Zero) (54)

In 1964 Actor, Don Cheadle (Picket Fences, Boogie Nights, Rat Pack) (52)

In 1964 Actor, Kris Kamm (Stuart Rosebrock-Coach) (52)

In 1965 Actor, Neill Barry (Old Enough, Heat) (51)

In 1965 Vibraphonist, Wallis Buchanan (Jamiroquai) (51)

In 1965 Comedian, Ellen Cleghorne (Saturday Night Live) (51)

In 1968 Guitarist/songwriter, Martin Carr (Boo Radleys) (48)

In 1968 Singer, Jonathan Knight (ex-New Kids On The Block) (48)

In 1971 Actress/model, Gena Lee Nolin (The Price Is Right, Baywatch) (45)

In 1972 Actor, Brian Baumgartner (Kevin-The Office) (44)

In 1974 Hip-Pop performer, Apl.De.Ap (Black Eyed Peas) (42)

In 1976 Actress, Anna Faris (Scary Movie, House Bunny, Mom) (40)

In 1981 Drummer, Ringo Garza (Los Lonely Boys) (35)

In 1982 Actor, Lucas Black (American Gothic, All the Pretty Horses) (34)

In 1988 Actress, Scarlett Pomers (Kyra Hart-Reba) (28)


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