Born On This Day...

In 1620 French astronomer, Jean Picard

In 1816 Businessman, Paul Julius Baron von Reuter (founded Reuters news)

In 1863 Actor/singer, Sir C. Aubrey Smith (Prisoner of Zenda)

In 1864 Frances Folsom Cleveland, wife of President Grover Cleveland

In 1881 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, John "Johnny" Evers (Cubs)

In 1898 Country singer, Sara Dougherty Carter (The Carter Family)

In 1899 American poet, Hart Crane (The Bridge)

In 1899 American writer, Ernest Hemingway (Farewell to Arms)

In 1905 Author/critic, Diana Trilling [d: 10-23-96]

In 1911 Writer, Marshall McLuhan (The Medium is the Massage) [d: 12-31-80]

In 1920 Violinist, Isaac Stern (Fiddler on the Roof soundtrack) [d: 9-22-01]

In 1921 Bandleader/pianist, Billy Taylor (David Frost Show) [d: 12-28-10]

In 1922 American singer, Kay Starr (Rock & Roll Waltz, Club Oasis) [d: 11-3-16]

In 1924 Actor, Don Knotts (Andy Griffith Show, Ghost & Mr. Chicken) [d: 2-24-06]

In 1926 Director, Norman Jewison (Moonstruck, And Justice For All) (91)

In 1930 Golf Hall-of-Famer, Gene Littler (U.S. Open, 1961) (87)

In 1933 Writer/scholar, John Gardner (Grendel, Sunlight Dialogues) [d: 9-14-82]

In 1935 Singer, Kaye Stevens (Jerry Lewis Show) [d: 12-28-11]

In 1938 U.S. Secretary of Defense, Les Aspin (1992-93) [d: 5-21-95]

In 1938 Actress, Patricia Elliot (Empire, Renee-One Life to Live) [d: 12-20-15]

In 1938 U.S. Attorney General, Janet Reno [d: 11-7-16]

In 1942 Baseball player, Mike Hegan (Yankees) [d: 12-25-13]

In 1942 Former basketball player, Fred Hetzel (Cincinnati, Milwaukee) (75)

In 1943 Actor, Edward Herrmann (Nixon, The Good Wife) [d: 12-31-14]

In 1945 Actress, Leigh Lawson (Tess) (72)

In 1947 Actor, Wendell Burton (New Dick Van Dyke Show, East of Eden) [d: 5-30-17]

In 1948 Actor, Art Hindle (Dallas, Berrengers) (69)

In 1948 Singer/songwriter, Cat Stevens (Wild World, Peace Train) (69)

In 1950 Drummer, Larry Tolbert (Raydio) (67)

In 1951 U.S. basketball player, Doug Collins (Olympic-Silver-1972) (66)

In 1951 Former basketball player, Slick Watts (SuperSonics) (66)

In 1952 Actor, Robin Williams (Good Morning Vietnam, Mrs. Doubtfire) [d: 8-11-14]

In 1955 Singer/actor, Taco (Puttin' On The Ritz) (62)

In 1957 Actor, John Lovitz (League Of Their Own, City Slickers II) (60)

In 1960 Actor, Lance Guest (Steve Brewer-Knots Landing) (57)

In 1960 Actor, Matt Mulhern (Lt. Holowachuk-Major Dad, Biloxi Blues) (57)

In 1961 Guitarist, Jim Martin (Faith No More) (56)

In 1962 Actor, Ike Eisenmann (Scott-Fantastic Journey) (55)

In 1964 Actress, Susan Swift (Chisholms) (53)

In 1966 Drummer, Koen Lieckens (K's Choice) (51)

In 1969 Singer/songwriter, Emerson Hart (Tonic) (48)

In 1972 Country singer, Paul Brandt (45)

In 1973 Actress, Ali Landry (Kenzie-Sunset Beach, Bold & Beautiful) (44)

In 1978 Actor, Justin Bartha (The Hangover, National Treasure) (39)

In 1978 Actor, Josh Hartnett (Pearl Harbor, Black Hawk Down) (39)

In 1981 Actress, Chrishell Stause (All My Children) (36)

In 1985 Actress, Vanessa Lengies (Roxanne-American Dreams) (32)

In 1986 Actress, Diane Guerrero (Orange is the New Black) (31)

In 1988 Actress, Hatty Jones (Madeline) (29)

In 1989 Stage actress, Jasmine Cephas Jones (Hamilton) (28)

In 1989 Actress, Juno Temple (Atonement, The Dark Knight Rises) (28)

In 1989 Actor, Jamie Waylett (Harry Potter movies) (28)

In 1996 Actor, Joey Bragg (Liv and Maddie, The Outfield) (21)

In 1998 Singer, Maggie Lindemann ("Couple of Kids") (19)


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