Born On This Day...

In 1719 Writer, Sir John Hawkins (wrote first history of music)

In 1746 Spanish painter, Francisco Jose de Goya

In 1674 British scientist, Jethro Tull

In 1820 Children's author, Anna Sewell (Black Beauty)

In 1844 French poet, Paul Verlaine

In 1853 Dutch painter, Vincent Van Gogh (powerful use of color)

In 1858 Actor/comedian, DeWolf Hopper (Casey at the Bat)

In 1879 Inventor, Bernhard Schmidt (designed telescopes)

In 1880 Irish playwright, Sean O'Casey

In 1894 Engineer, Sergei Vladimirovich Ilyushin (designed Russian aircraft)

In 1913 Former CIA head, Richard Helms [d: 10-22-02]

In 1913 Actor/singer, Frankie Laine (Rawhide, Blazing Saddles) [d: 2-6-07]

In 1914 Blues singer, John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson [d: 6-1-48]

In 1917 Actor, Herbert Anderson (Henry-Dennis the Menace) [d: 6-11-94]

In 1918 Restaurant executive, Bob Evans [d: 6-21-07]

In 1919 Statesman/educator, McGeorge Bundy [d: 9-16-97]

In 1926 Game show host, Peter Marshall (Hollywood Squares) (91)

In 1929 Actor, Richard Dysart (Leland MacKenzie-L.A. Law) [d: 4-5-15]

In 1929 Actress, Shirley Stoler (Gert-One Life to Live) [d: 2-17-99]

In 1930 Actor, John Astin (Gomez-TV's Adamms Family, Night Court) (87)

In 1930 Novelty singer, Rolf Harris (Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport) (87)

In 1937 Actor, Warren Beatty (Heaven Can Wait, Dick Tracy, Bugsy) (80)

In 1937 Actress, Jay W. Macintosh (Sons & Daughters) (80)

In 1940 Former basketball player, Jerry Lucas (Lakers) (77)

In 1941 Drummer/songwriter, Graeme Edge (Moody Blues) (76)

In 1945 Singer/songwriter, Eric Clapton (Layla, Tears In Heaven) (72)

In 1948 Singer/songwrter, Jim "Dandy" Mangrum (Black Oak Arkansas) (69)

In 1948 Actor, Justin Deas (Frank "Buzz" Cooper-The Guiding Light) (69)

In 1950 Guitarist, Dave Ball (Procol Harum) [d: 4-1-15]

In 1950 Actor, Joseph Cali (Saturday Night Fever, Suicide Kings) (67)

In 1950 Actor, Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid-Harry Potter series) (67)

In 1952 Singer, Samuel McFadden (Flash Cadillac) [d: 8-31-01]

In 1955 Singer, Randy VanWarmer (Just When I Needed You Most) [d: 1-12-04]

In 1957 Actor, Paul Reiser (My Two Dads, Aliens, Mad About You) (60)

In 1962 Rap singer, Hammer (M.C. Hammer) (You Can't Touch This) (55)

In 1964 Singer/songwriter, Tracy Chapman (Fast Car) (53)

In 1964 Actor, Ian Ziering (Guiding Light, Steve-Beverly Hills 90210) (53)

In 1965 British talk host, Piers Morgan (Celebrity Apprentice, CNN) (52)

In 1968 Actress, Donna D'Errico (Donna-Baywatch) (49)

In 1968 Singer, Celine Dion (Power of Love, My Heart Will Go On) (49)

In 1970 Actress, Leleti Khumalo (Sarafina!, Hotel Rwanda) (47)

In 1971 Actor, Mark Consuelos (Mateo Santos-All My Children) (46)

In 1979 Singer, Norah Jones (38)

In 1981 Actress, Katy Mixon (Mike and Molly, American Housewife) (36)

In 1983 Guitarist, Scott Moffatt (The Moffatts) (34)

In 1984 Country singer, Justin Moore ("If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away") (33)

In 1988 Football player, Richard Sherman (Seahawks) (29)

In 1990 Country singer, Thomas Rhett ("It Goes Like This") (27)

In 1990 Actress, Cassie Scerbo (Make It or Break It) (27)


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