Born On This Day...

In 1427 King Casimir IV of Poland (1447-92)

In 1554 English poet, Philip Sidney (Arcadia)

In 1667 Author/poet, Jonathan Swift (Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal)

In 1809 Publisher, Mark Lemon (founded Punch magazine)

In 1810 Rifle maker, Oliver Fisher Winchester

In 1817 German historian, Theodor Mommsen (Nobel-1902)

In 1835 Writer, Samuel Clemens [Mark Twain] (Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn)

In 1874 British prime minister, Sir Winston Churchill (1940-45, 1951-55)

In 1892 Financier, Cyrus West Field (laid first Atlantic Telegraph cable)

In 1898 Football Hall-of-Famer, Roy "Link" Lyman (Bears)

In 1913 TV host/editor, John K.M. McCaffery (American Mecury) [d: 10-3-83]

In 1915 Singer/guitarist, Brownie McGhee (Brownie & Sonny) [d: 2-16-15]

In 1916 Actor, Michael Gwynn (Dunkirk, Barabbas, Cleopatra) [d: 1-29-76]

In 1920 Actress, Virginia Mayo (Out of the Blue, White Heat) [d: 1-17-05]

In 1923 Actor, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. (77 Sunset Strip, The FBI) [d: 5-3-14]

In 1924 Shirley Chisholm (first black woman elected to U.S. House) [d: 1-1-05]

In 1924 Comedian, Allan Sherman (Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh) [d: 11-20-73]

In 1926 Actor, Richard Crenna (Real McCoys, First Blood, Rambo) [d: 1-17-03]

In 1926 Saxophonist, Jimmy McGary (Miles Davis, Buddy Rich) [d: 4-15-93]

In 1927 Actor, Robert Guillaume (Benson-Soap, Benson, Sports Night) (89)

In 1928 Actor, Rex Reason (This Island Earth) [d: 11-19-15]

In 1929 TV host/producer, Dick Clark (American Bandstand) [d: 4-18-12]

In 1929 Producer/director, Joan Ganz Cooney (developed Sesame Street) (87)

In 1930 U.S. boxer, James Felton Boyd (Olympic-Gold-1956) [d: 1-25-97]

In 1930 Radio talk show host, G. Gordon Liddy (Watergate) (86)

In 1931 Actor, Jack Ging (Winds Of War, Ted-Riptide, A Team) (85)

In 1931 Football coach, Bill Walsh (49'ers) [d: 7-30-07]

In 1931 Country singer, Teddy Wilburn (Wilburn Brothers) [d: 11-24-03]

In 1936 Political activist/author, Abbie Hoffman (Yippies) [d: 4-12-89]

In 1937 Director, Ridley Scott (Blade Runner, Thelma & Louise, 1492) (79)

In 1943 Bassist, Leo Lyons (Ten Years After) (73)

In 1944 Bassist/singer, Rob Grill (Grass Roots) [d: 7-11-11]

In 1944 Singer/songwriter, Luther Ingram (If Loving You Is Wrong) [d: 3-19-07]

In 1944 TV model, Dian Parkinson (Miss USA 1965, The Price Is Right) (72)

In 1945 Bassist, Roger Glover (Deep Purple, Rainbow) (71)

In 1947 American playwright, David Mamet (Speed The Plow, Glengarry Glen Ross) (69)

In 1950 Former basketball player/coach, Paul Westphal (Celtics, Suns) (66)

In 1950 Actress, Kathie Witt (Lenny, Pam-Flying High) (66)

In 1951 Actress, Sherilyn Wolter (BJ & the Bear, General Hospital) (65)

In 1952 Actor, Mandy Patinkin (Alien Nation, Chicago Hope, Homeland) (64)

In 1954 Bassist, George McArdle (Little River Band) (62)

In 1954 Singer, June Pointer (Pointer Sisters) [d: 4-11-06]

In 1955 Actor, Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series, Tour Of Duty) (61)

In 1955 Singer, Billy Idol (White Wedding, Rebel Yell, Mony Mony) (61)

In 1957 Guitarist, John Aston (Psychedelic Furs) (59)

In 1957 Comedian, Colin Mochrie (Whose Line Is It Anyway?) (59)

In 1958 Tennis player, Sylvia Hanika (58)

In 1958 Singer/actress, Stacey Q (Two Of Hearts, Facts Of Life) (58)

In 1962 Baseball/football player, Vincent "Bo" Jackson (54)

In 1965 Actor/comedian, Ben Stiller (Meet The Parents, Starsky & Hutch) (51)

In 1965 Drummer, Paul Wheeler (Icehouse) (51)

In 1966 Actor, Justin Lazard (Gil-Central Park West, Species II) (50)

In 1968 Singer/producer, Des'ree (48)

In 1969 Playmate, Carrie Jean Yazel (May-1991) (47)

In 1970 Actor, Walter Jones (Zack-Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) (46)

In 1970 Actress, Sandra Oh (Sideways, Grey's Anatomy) (46)

In 1971 Baseball player, Ivan Rodriguez (45)

In 1975 Country singer, Mindy McCready [d: 2-17-13]

In 1977 Actor, Sheldon Turnipseed (Jamal-Ghostwriters) (39)

In 1978 Singer, Clay Aiken (American Idol) (38)

In 1982 Actress, Elisha Cuthbert (Kim Bauer-24) (34)

In 1985 Actress, Kaley Cuoco (Bridget-The Big Bang Theory) (31)

In 1987 Actress, Christel Khalil (Lily Winters-Young and the Restless) (29)

In 1994 Actor, Dylan Cash (Michael Quartermaine-General Hospital) (22)


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