Born On This Day...

In 1542 Queen Mary of Scots (1560-87)

In 1626 Queen Christina of Sweden (1644-65)

In 1730 Biochemist, Jan Ingenhousz (discovered photosynthesis)

In 1765 Inventor, Eli Whitney (Cotton Gin)

In 1790 Journalist, Richard Carlile (fought for the freedom of the press)

In 1861 French painter/sculptor, Aristide Maillol

In 1861 Industrialist, William Durant (founded Buick, Chevrolet and GM)

In 1862 French playwright, Georges Feydeau

In 1865 Scandinavian composer, Jean Sibelius

In 1886 Mexican muralist/painter, Diego Rivera

In 1894 Cartoonist, Elzie Crisler Segar (Popeye the Sailor Man)

In 1894 American humorist/artist, James Thurber

In 1897 Physician/novelist, Josephine Bell (detective novels)

In 1899 Actor, John Qualen (The Grapes Of Wrath, The Searchers)

In 1903 Designer, Adele Simpson (Neiman-Marcus Award, 1946) [d: 8-23-95]

In 1907 Actor, Frank Faylen (Herbert-Dobie Gillis) [d: 8-2-85]

In 1909 Pianist/songwriter, Cleo Brown [d: 4-15-95]

In 1911 Actor, Lee J. Cobb (Virginian, Death of a Salesman) [d: 2-11-76]

In 1914 Singer/songwriter, Floyd Tillman [d: 8-22-03]

In 1921 Actor, Terence Morgan (Adventures of Sir Frances Drake) [d: 8-25-05]

In 1925 Actor/singer, Sammy Davis, Jr. (The Candy Man) [d: 5-16-90]

In 1925 Jazz organist/songwriter, Jimmy Smith [d: 2-8-05]

In 1930 Actor, Maximilian Schell (Odessa File, Julia, Black Hole) [d: 2-1-14]

In 1933 Actor/comedian, Flip Wilson (Flip Wilson Show) [d: 11-25-98]

In 1937 Actor, James MacArthur (Danny "Dano" Williams-Hawaii Five-0) [d: 10-28-10]

In 1938 Folk singer/songwriter, Bernie Krause (The Weavers) (78)

In 1939 Hockey player, Red Berenson (77)

In 1939 Singer, Jerry Butler [Impressions] (Hey Western Union Man) (77)

In 1939 Flutist, James Galaway (Royal Philharmonic) (77)

In 1941 Drummer, Bobby Elliott (The Hollies) (75)

In 1943 Actress, Mary Woronov (Eating Raoul, Terror Vision) (73)

In 1943 Singer/songwriter, Jim Morrison (Doors) [d: 7-3-71]

In 1943 Guitarist, Lee Pickens (Bloodrock) (73)

In 1944 Singer/songwriter, George Baker (George Baker Selection) (72)

In 1946 Bassist, Graham Knight (Marmalade) (70)

In 1946 Actor, John Rubinstein (Family, Crazy Like A Fox) (70)

In 1947 Singer/guitarist, Gregg Allman (Allman Brothers Band) (69)

In 1953 Actress, Kim Basinger (9 1/2 Weeks, Batman, The Getaway) (63)

In 1953 Actor/comedian, Sam Kinison (Charlie Hoover) [d: 4-10-92]

In 1953 Sportscaster, Roy Firestone (Life's Most Embarrassing Moments) (63)

In 1956 Singer/guitarist, Warren Cuccurullo (Duran Duran, Missing Persons) (60)

In 1957 Guitarist, Phil Collen (Def Leppard) (59)

In 1958 Actor, Billy Hufsey (Christopher-Fame, Days Of Our Lives) (58)

In 1959 Country singer, Marty Raybon (Shenandoah) (57)

In 1959 Singer, Paul Rutherford (Frankie Goes To Hollywood) (57)

In 1962 Guitarist, Marty Friedman (Megadeth) (54)

In 1963 Actor, Wendell Pierce (Calvin-Moloney, My Wife and Kids) (53)

In 1964 Actress, Teri Hatcher (Lois & Clark, Desperate Housewives) (52)

In 1966 Rap singer, Bushwick Bill (Geto Boys) (50)

In 1966 Actor, Matthew Laborteaux (Albert-Little House On The Prairie) (50)

In 1966 Singer, Sinead O'Connor (Nothing Compares 2 U) (50)

In 1967 Playmate, Marina Augusta Baker (March-1987) (49)

In 1972 Guitarist, Ryan Newell (Sister Hazel) (44)

In 1976 Actress, Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings) (40)


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