Born On This Day...

In 1728 Revolutionary General, John Stark (U.S. War of Independence)

In 1749 Social philosopher, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (Faust)

In 1774 Educator, Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton (first American born saint)

In 1828 Russian writer, Leo Tolstoy (War & Peace)

In 1831 Lucy Ware Webb Hayes, wife of President Rutherford Hayes

In 1844 Manufacturer, Henry Towne (co-founded Yale Lock Company)

In 1863 French physicist, Andre-Eugene Blondel (oscillograph)

In 1873 Architect, Eliel Saarinen (influenced skyscrapers design)

In 1891 Actor, Stanley Andrews (Old Ranger-Death Valley Days)

In 1897 Actor, Morris Ankrum (Earth vs. Flying Saucers)

In 1899 French actor, Charles Boyer (Alcoa Theater, Rogues)

In 1905 Actor, Sam Levene (Gung Ho, Boomerang) [d: 12-17-80]

In 1908 Scientist/author, Roger Tory Peterson [d: 7-28-96]

In 1913 U.S. high jumper, Cornelius Johnson (Olympic-Gold-1936) [d: 2-15-46]

In 1917 Cartoonist, Jack Kirby (Spiderman, Incredible Hulk) [d: 2-6-94]

In 1919 Scientist, Godfrey N. Hounsfield (developed CATscan) [d: 12-12-04]

In 1921 Actress, Nancy Kulp (Jane Hathaway-Beverly Hillbillies) [d: 2-3-91]

In 1922 Actor, Simon Oakland (Toma, Night Stalker) [d: 8-29-83]

In 1924 Actress, Peggy Ryan (Jenny Sherman-Hawaii Five-O) [d: 10-30-04]

In 1925 Actor, Donald O'Connor (Francis The Talking Mule) [d: 9-27-03]

In 1928 Jazz pianist, Kenny Drew [d: 8-4-93]

In 1929 Actress, Roxie Roker (Helen Willis-Jeffersons) [d: 12-2-95]

In 1930 Actor, Ben Gazzara (Paul-Run for Your Life) [d: 2-3-12]

In 1931 Singer, John Perkins (Crew Cuts) (86)

In 1933 Actress, Elizabeth Seal (Irma La Douche) (84)

In 1937 Drummer, Clem Cattini (Tornadoes) (80)

In 1939 Broadcast journalist, Catherine Mackin (78)

In 1943 Drummer, Honey Lantree (Honeycombs) (74)

In 1943 Baseball Manager, Lou Piniella (Yankees) (74)

In 1943 Actor/singer, David Soul (Hutch-Starsky & Hutch) (74)

In 1945 Football player, Jim Lynch (Chiefs; Super Bowl IV) (72)

In 1947 Actress, Alice Playten (Who Killed Mary Whats 'er Name) [d: 6-21-11]

In 1948 Drummer/songwriter, Daniel Seraphine (Chicago) (69)

In 1949 Singer/guitarist, Hugh Cornwell (The Stranglers) (68)

In 1950 Baseball player, Ron Guidry (Yankees) (67)

In 1951 Singer, Wayne Osmond (Osmond Brothers) (66)

In 1953 Guitarist, Dave Hlubek (Molly Hatchett) (64)

In 1956 Football player, Eddie Murray (61)

In 1957 Actor, Rick Rossovich (Top Gun, Dr. Taglieri-ER) (60)

In 1957 Actor, Daniel Stern (Home Alone, City Slickers, Bushwacked) (60)

In 1958 U.S. figure skater, Scott Hamilton (Olympic-Gold-1984) (59)

In 1960 Actress, Emma Samms (Fallon-Dynasty, Holly-General Hospital) (57)

In 1960 Astronuat, Leroy Chiao (57)

In 1961 Singer, Kim Appleby (Mel & Kim) (56)

In 1961 Actress, Jennifer Coolidge (Best in Show, Joey, American Dreamz) (56)

In 1961 Football player, Reyna Thompson (Giants) (56)

In 1962 Golfer, Rick Fehr (55)

In 1964 Golfer, Lee Janzen (one of the youngest to win U.S. Open) (53)

In 1965 Actress, Amanda Tapping (Major Samantha Carter-Stargate SG-1) (52)

In 1965 Country singer, Shania Twain (52)

In 1968 Actor, Billy Boyd (Lord of the Rings) (49)

In 1969 Actor, Jason Priestley (Brandon-Beverly Hills 90210) (48)

In 1969 Actress, Ari Zeltzer (Father Murphy) (48)

In 1969 Actor, Jack Black (Enemy Of The State, Shallow Hal, King Kong) (48)

In 1971 U.S. swimmer, Janet Evans (Olympics-3 Gold-1988; Gold-1992) (46)

In 1973 Actor, J. August Richards (Angel) (44)

In 1978 Singer/bassist, Max Collins (Eve 6) (39)

In 1978 Actress, Rachel Kimsey (MacKenzie-Young & The Restless) (39)

In 1980 Actress, Carly Pope (Samantha "Sam" McPherson-Popular) (37)

In 1981 Country singer, Jake Owen (36)

In 1982 Country singer, LeAnn Rimes (How Do I Live) (35)

In 1984 Actor, Michael Galeota (Bushwacked, The Jersey) [d: 1-10-16]

In 1985 Reality star, Tanisha Thomas (Bad Girls Club) (32)

In 1986 Actor, Armie Hammer (The Social Network, The Lone Ranger) (31)

In 1989 Singer, Cassadee Pope (Frame By Frame) (28)

In 1991 Actor, Kyle Massey (That's So Raven, Cory in the House) (26)

In 1997 Actress, Emilia McCarthy (Hemlock Grove, Kid's Town) (20)

In 2003 Actress, Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild, Annie) (14)

In 2005 Reality star, Alana Thompson (Honey Boo Boo) (12)

In 2007 Actor, August Maturo (Girl Meets World) (10)


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