Born On This Day...

In 1752 Soldier, Samuel Smith (defended Baltimore during War of 1812)

In 1824 French playwright, Alexandre Dumas

In 1835 Italian poet, Giosue Carducci

In 1870 English author, Hilaire Belloc (nonsensical verse for children)

In 1877 Hungarian conductor/composer, Ernst "Erno" von Dohnanyi

In 1880 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Joseph B. "Joe" Tinker (Cubs)

In 1882 Manufacturer, Geoffrey De Havilland (long-distance jet flying)

In 1891 Children's author, Ruth Thompson (Wizard of Oz books)

In 1905 Baseball player/manager, Leo Durocher (Dodgers) [d: 10-7-91]

In 1906 Publisher, Helen Wolff (Boris Pasternak, Gunter Grass) [d: 3-28-94]

In 1916 Actor, Keenan Wynn (Dr. Strangelove, Digger-Dallas) [d: 10-14-86]

In 1917 Singer/guitarist, Moses Rascoe [d: 3-6-94]

In 1922 Actor, Adolfo Celi (Thunderball) [d: 2-19-86]

In 1922 Actress, Lillian Hayman (Leslie Uggams Show) [d: 10-25-94]

In 1922 TV producer/writer, Norman Lear (All in the Family) (95)

In 1924 Movie critic, Vincent Canby (New York Times) [d: 10-15-00]

In 1929 Singer/songwriter, Harvey Fuqua (The Moonglows) [d: 7-6-10]

In 1931 Actor, Jerry Van Dyke (My Mother The Car, Coach) (86)

In 1932 Playmate, Diane Webber (May-1955/February-1956) [d: 8-19-08]

In 1933 Folk singer, Nick Reynolds (Kingston Trio) [d: 10-1-08]

In 1936 Actress, Shirley Anne Field (Alfie, War Lover) (81)

In 1937 Actor, Don Galloway (Ironside, Buzz-General Hospital) [d: 1-8-09]

In 1937 College basketball coach, Bill Guthridge (North Carolina) [d: 5-12-15]

In 1939 Sportscaster, Irv Cross (CBS) (78)

In 1939 Actor, James Victor (Streets of LA, Condo) [d: 6-20-16]

In 1940 Bassist, Stan Lark (Sugar Shack-The Fireballs)

In 1942 Actress, Barbara Ferris (Nice Girl Like Me) (75)

In 1942 Actor, John Pleshette (Richard-Knots Landing, Murder One) (75)

In 1942 Tennis Hall-of-Famer, Dennis Ralston (75)

In 1943 Guitarist, Al Ramsey (Gary Lewis & the Playboys) [d: 11-27-85]

In 1943 Actor/comedian, Stu Gilliam (Roll Out, Harris & Company) [d: 10-10-13]

In 1944 Singer, Bobbie Gentry (Ode to Billy Joe) (73)

In 1947 Actress, Betty Thomas (Lucy Bates-Hill Street Blues) (70)

In 1948 U.S. figure skater, Peggy Fleming (Olympic-Gold-1968) (69)

In 1948 Actress, Lenore Kasdorf (Bold & The Beautiful, Beth Fox-Coach) (69)

In 1949 Actor, Maury Chaykin (Mask of Zorro, Entrapment) [d: 7-27-10]

In 1949 Singer, Maureen McGovern (The Morning After) (68)

In 1950 Singer/guitarist, Michael Vaughn (Paper Lace) (67)

In 1951 Actress, Janet Eilber (The Craft, Mighty Joe Young) (66)

In 1952 Actress, Roxanne Hart (Camille Shutt-Chicago Hope) (65)

In 1958 Skater, Christopher Dean (Torvill & Dean) (Olympic-Gold-1984) (59)

In 1961 Actress, Rebecca Staab (Dark Shadows, Port Charles) (56)

In 1963 Jazz singer, Karrin Allyson (54)

In 1963 Bassist, Karl Mueller (Soul Asylum) [d: 6-17-05]

In 1963 Actor, Donnie Yen (Hero, Rogue One, JohnWick II) (54)

In 1967 Country singer, Stacy Dean Campbell (50)

In 1967 Singer, Juliana Hatfield (50)

In 1967 Actress, Kellie Waymire (Enterprise, Six Feet Under) [d: 11-13-03]

In 1967 Actor, Sasha Mitchell (Dallas, Coty-Step By Step) (50)

In 1968 Actor, Julian McMahon (Ian-Another World, Profiler, Charmed) (49)

In 1970 Actor, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Kingdom of Heaven, Game of Thrones) (47)

In 1971 Actor, Eric Martsolf (Ethan-Passions) (46)

In 1972 Actor/comedian, Maya Rudolph (Saturday Night Live) (45)

In 1974 Singer, Pete Yorn (43)

In 1975 Baseball player, Alex Rodriguez aka A-Rod (Yankees) (42)

In 1977 Actress, Martha Madison (Belle Black-Days of Our Lives) (40)

In 1977 Actor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Michael Collins) (40)

In 1977 Actor, Jason Michael Zimbler (Clarissa Explains It All) (40)

In 1980 Wrestler, Dolph Ziggler (WWE's 22nd Triple Crown Champion) (37)

In 1984 Actress, Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black) (33)

In 1990 Singer, Cheyenne Kimball (Gloriana) (27)

In 1991 Guitarist, Alix Monster (Ghost Town) (26)

In 1993 Golfer, Jordan Spieth (has won three of four majors) (24)


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