Born On This Day...

In 1850 Geologist, John Milne (invented the seismograph)

In 1851 Businessman, Asa Griggs Candler (founded Coca Cola Corp. in 1873)

In 1865 English poet/short story writer, Rudyard Kipling (Jungle Book)

In 1867 American capitalist/philanthropist, Simon Guggenheim

In 1869 Canadian economist/humorist, Stephen Leacock

In 1876 Spanish violinist, Pablo Casals

In 1883 Actress, Mary Forbes (The Picture of Dorian Gray, Les Miserables)

In 1884 Japanese Prime Minister, Tojo Hideki (World War II)

In 1892 Actor, John Litel (Sam Aldrich-Henry Aldrich movies)

In 1898 Actor, Tom Keene (Plan Nine From Outer Space)

In 1910 Author, Paul Bowles (Sheltering Sky) [d: 11-18-99]

In 1911 Actress, Jeanette Nolan (The Virginian) [d: 6-5-98]

In 1912 Actress, Rosina Lawrence (Our Gang, Little Rascals) [d: 6-23-97]

In 1914 Emcee/game show host, Bert Parks (Miss America) [d: 2-2-92]

In 1919 Actress, Jo Van Fleet (East of Eden) [d: 6-10-96]

In 1920 Actor, Jack Lord (Det. Steve McGarrett-Hawaii Five-O) [d: 1-21-98]

In 1927 Actor, Bernard "Bernie" Barrow Edge of Night, Loving) [d: 8-4-93]

In 1928 Blues guitarist, Bo Diddley (Say Man, I'm A Man) [d: 6-2-08]

In 1929 Actress, Barbara Nichols (Ginger-Love That Jill) [d: 10-5-76]

In 1931 Astronaut, Captain Charles A. Bassett [d: 2-28-66]

In 1931 Singer, Skeeter Davis (The End Of The Word) [d: 9-19-04]

In 1934 Actor, Russ Tamblyn (West Side Story, Dr. Jacoby-Twin Peaks) (82)

In 1935 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Sandy Koufax (Dodgers) (81)

In 1937 Singer/songwriter, John Hartford (Gentle On My Mind) [d: 6-4-01]

In 1937 Singer/songwriter, Paul Stookey (Peter, Paul and Mary) (79)

In 1938 Actor, Joe Bologna (My Favorite Year, Chapter Two) (78)

In 1939 Singer/songwriter, Del Shannon (Runaway) [d: 2-8-90]

In 1940 Drummer, Kenny Pentifallo (Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes) (76)

In 1941 Football Hall-of-Famer, Mel Renfro (Cowboys, 10-time Pro Bowl) (75)

In 1942 Singer/songwriter, Michael Nesmith (Monkees) (74)

In 1942 Actor, Fred Ward (Silkwood, The Right Stuff, Escape from Alcatraz) (74)

In 1946 Drummer, Clive Bunker (Jethro Tull) (70)

In 1946 Actor/singer, Davy Jones (Monkees) [d: 2-29-12]

In 1946 Singer/songwriter, Patti Smith (Because The Night) (70)

In 1947 Actor, Michael Burns (Barnaby West-Wagon Train) (69)

In 1947 Singer/songwriter, Jeff Lynn (ELO, Traveling Wilburys) (69)

In 1953 Astronaut, Daniel T. Barry (STS-72, STS-105, STS-96) (63)

In 1953 Broadcast journalist, Meredith Vieira (60 Minutes, Today, The View) (63)

In 1956 Country singer/guitarist, Suzy Bogguss (60)

In 1956 Actress, Sheryl Lee Ralph (Designing Women, Moesha, Its A Living) (60)

In 1957 TV host/newsperson, Matt Lauer (HBO News, Today Show) (59)

In 1957 Actress, Patricia Kalember (Loving, thirtysomething, Sisters) (59)

In 1958 Astronaut, Steven L. Smith (STS-68, STS-103, STS-110, STS-82) (58)

In 1959 Actress/singer, Tracey Ullman (Tracey Ullman Show) (57)

In 1960 Guitarist, Rob Hotchkiss (Train) (56)

In 1961 Canadian runner, Ben Johnson (Olypmic-Gold-1988-disqualified) (55)

In 1965 Beverly Hills madam, Heidi Fleiss (51)

In 1969 Singer, Jay Kay (Jamiroquai) (47)

In 1969 Golfer, Michelle McGann (47)

In 1973 Actor, Jason Behr (Dawson's Creek, Roswell, 7th Heaven) (43)

In 1973 Actress, Maureen Flannigan (Evie-Out Of This World, 7th Heaven) (43)

In 1974 Actor, Padraic Duffy (Mark Harris-Dallas) (42)

In 1975 Golfer, Tiger Woods (Masters-1997) (41)

In 1976 Actress, Meredith Monroe (Andie-Dawson's Creek) (40)

In 1978 Singer, Tyrese (38)

In 1980 Actress, Eliza Dushku (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Bring It On) (36)

In 1982 Actress, Kristin Kreuk (Lana Lang-Smallville) (34)

In 1983 Actress, Ashley Bashioum (MacKenzie-Young & the Restless) (33)

In 1983 Actress, Noley Thornton (Erica-Beverly Hills 90210, Heidi) (33)


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