Born On This Day...

In 1743 German chemist, Martin Klaproth (discovered uranium)

In 1761 Madame Marie Tussaud (created wax museum)

In 1872 General Electric president, Gerard Swope (1922-39, 1942-44)

In 1886 Mystery writer, Rex Stout (Nero Wolf)

In 1896 Songwriter, Ray Henderson (DeSylva, Brown & Henderson)

In 1897 Actor, Cyril Ritchard (Captain Hook-Broadway's Peter Pan)

In 1899 Robert Welch, founded the John Birch Society

In 1910 English ballerina, Alicia Markova [d: 12-2-04]

In 1911 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Walter Alston (Dodgers) [d: 10-1-84]

In 1912 Architect, Minoru Yamasaki (World Trade Center) [d: 2-6-86]

In 1913 Actress/singer, Mary Martin (Peter Pan) [d: 11-3-90]

In 1920 Actress/writer, Mary K. Wells (Edge of Night) [d: 8-14-00]

In 1921 Actor, Ralph Manza (Jay Drury-Banacek, Bud-Newhart) [d: 1-31-00]

In 1922 Actor, Paul Picerni (Agent Lee Hobson-The Untouchables) [d: 1-12-11]

In 1923 Actor, Dick Shawn (Producers, Maid To Order, Angel) [d: 4-17-87]

In 1923 Former CIA Director, Stansfield Turner (93)

In 1926 Actress, Allyn Ann McLerie (Tony Randall Show, Thorn Birds) (90)

In 1926 Actor, Keith Michell (Dennis-Murder She Wrote) [d: 11-20-13]

In 1926 Actor, Robert Symonds (Robert E. Lee-Blue & Gray) [d: 8-23-07]

In 1929 Actor, David Doyle (John Bosley-Charlie's Angels) [d: 2-26-97]

In 1929 Actress, Emily McLaughlin (Jesse-General Hospital) [d: 4-26-91]

In 1931 Country singer, Jim Nesbitt [d: 11-29-07]

In 1933 Singer, Lou Rawls (You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine) [d: 1-6-06]

In 1933 French ballerina, Violette Verdy [d: 2-8-16]

In 1934 Singer, Billy Paul (Me And Mrs. Jones) [d: 4-24-16]

In 1935 Actor/director, Woody Allen (Annie Hall, Interiors, Manhattan) (81)

In 1938 Drummer, Sandy Nelson (Teen Beat, Let There Be Drums) (78)

In 1939 Singer, Dianne Lennon (Lennon Sisters) (77)

In 1939 Golf Hall-of-Famer, Lee Trevino (U.S. Open 1968, 71) (77)

In 1940 Actor/comedian, Richard Pryor (Silver Streak) [d: 12-10-05]

In 1942 Author, John Crowley (The Deep) (74)

In 1944 Guitarist/keyboardist, Eric Bloom (Blue Oyster Cult) (72)

In 1945 Drummer, John Densmore (Doors) (71)

In 1945 Actress/singer, Bette Midler (The Rose, First Wives Club) (71)

In 1946 Singer/songwriter, Gilbert O'Sullivan (Alone Again Naturally) (70)

In 1950 Actor, Richard Keith (Little Ricky-I Love Lucy) (66)

In 1951 Bassist, Jaco Pastorius (Blood, Sweat & Tears) [d: 9-11-87]

In 1951 Actor, Treat Williams (Flashpoint, Phantom, The Devil's Own) (65)

In 1954 TV host, Bob Goen (Entertainment Tonight) (62)

In 1956 Country singer, Kim Richey (60)

In 1958 Actress, Charlene Tilton (Lucy Ewing-Dallas) (58)

In 1960 Model/actress, Carol Alt (Baywatch Nights, Private Parts) (56)

In 1961 Actor, Jeremy Northam (Enigma, The Net, Amistad) (55)

In 1962 Actor, Chip Albers (Josh-All My Children, Curtis-Loving) (54)

In 1963 Keyboardist/songwriter, Sam Reid (Glass Tiger) (53)

In 1964 Country singer, Daryl Ellis (52)

In 1966 Actor, Matthew Laborteaux (Little House, Richie-Whiz Kids) (50)

In 1967 Actor, Nestor Carbonell (Luis-Suddenly Susan) (49)

In 1970 Actress, Golden Brooks (Girlfriends) (46)

In 1975 Gospel singer, Sarah Masen (41)

In 1975 Actor, Ron Melendez (Jeremy Bradford-Legacy) (41)

In 1977 Guitarist, Brad Delson (Linkin Park) (39)

In 1988 Actress, Ashley Monique Clark (Sydney-The Hughleys) (28)

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