Born On This Day...

In 1742 American Revolutionary War general, Nathaniel Green

In 1779 Geographer, Carl Ritter (co-founded modern science of geography)

In 1783 Inventor, John Heathcoat (lace-making machinery)

In 1802 Russian chemist, Germain Henri Jess (thermochemistry)

In 1839 Businessman/senator, John Dryden (founded Prudential Insurance)

In 1852 Austrian engineer, Philipp Forchheimer (groundwater hydrology)

In 1876 Dancer, Mata Hari (German spy executed by firing squad in Paris)

In 1885 Actress, "Billie" Burke (Glinda the Good Witch-The Wizard of Oz)

In 1886 Physicist/inventor, Louis Hazeltine (neutrodyne circuit)

In 1901 German historian, Konrad Heiden (coined the term Nazi) [d: 6-18-66]

In 1902 Actress, Ann Harding (East is West, Janie) [d: 9-1-81]

In 1903 Anthropologist, Louis Leakey (fossil discoveries) [d: 10-1-72]

In 1904 United Nations founder, Ralph J. Bunche (Nobel-1950) [d: 12-9-71]

In 1910 Jazz pianist, Freddie Slack (Boogie Woogie piano) [d: 8-10-65]

In 1925 Country singer, Felice Bryant (Felice & Boudleaux) [d: 4-22-03]

In 1926 Comedy writer/producer, Stan Freberg [d: 4-7-15]

In 1928 Children's author, Romeo Muller (Peter Cottontail) [d: 12-30-92]

In 1928 Illusionist, James "The Amazing" Randi (89)

In 1929 Actor, Edward Hardwicke (Watson-Adventures of Sherlock Holmes) [d: 5-16-11]

In 1929 Former baseball player, Don Larsen (Yankees) (88)

In 1938 Singer, Herb Reed (The Platters) [d: 6-5-12]

In 1939 Actress, Anjanette Comer (Baby, Lepke) (78)

In 1939 Singer, Ron Holden (The Playboys) [d: 1-22-97]

In 1940 Actress, Marilyn Mason (Sally-Ben Casey, Peyton Place) (77)

In 1942 Humorist/author, Garrison Keillor (A Prairie Home Companion) (75)

In 1942 Singer, B.J. Thomas (Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head) (75)

In 1943 Singer/actress, Lana Cantrell (74)

In 1944 Actor, John Glover (Something Special, Shamus, Smallville) (73)

In 1944 Actor, David Rasche (Sledge Hammer, Ryan's Hope, Nurses) (73)

In 1945 Football player, John Gilliam (Vikings; Super Bowl VIII, IX) (72)

In 1945 Football Hall-of-Famer, Alan Page (Bears, Vikings) (72)

In 1945 Bassist, Kerry Chater (Gary Puckett & Union Gap) (72)

In 1950 Singer/guitarist, Rodney Crowell (Ashes By Now) (67)

In 1950 U.S. runner, David James Wottle (Olympic-Gold-1972) (67)

In 1952 Bassist/keyboardist, Andy Fraser (Free) [d: 3-16-15]

In 1955 Actor, Wayne Knight (Basic Instinct, Seinfeld, Jurassic Park) (62)

In 1956 Astronaut, Kent V. Rominger (61)

In 1958 Singer, Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) (59)

In 1958 Marathon runner, Alberto Salazar (NYC Marathon Winner) (59)

In 1960 Actor, David Duchovny (Agent Fox Mulder-The X Files) (57)

In 1960 Singer, Jacquie O'Sullivan (Bananarama) (57)

In 1961 Actress, Delane Matthews (Beth-Dave's World) (56)

In 1961 Actress, Maggie Wheeler (Janice-Friends) (56)

In 1964 Guitarist/songwriter, Ian Dench (EMF) (53)

In 1965 Golfer, Caroline Keggi (52)

In 1965 Country singer, Raul Malo (The Mavericks) (52)

In 1966 Singer/songwriter, Kristin Hersh (ex-Throwing Muses) (51)

In 1966 Actor, David Mann (Meet the Browns, Madea) (51)

In 1967 Actress, Charlotte Lewis (Golden Child, Pirates) (50)

In 1968 Actor, David Hollander (Lewis & Clark, Earl-What's Happening) (49)

In 1971 Actress, Sydney Penny (Danni-The New Gidget, Santa Barbara) (46)

In 1974 Actor, Chico Benymon (Half & Half, The Haunted Hathaways) (43)

In 1975 Actress, Charlize Theron (Mighty Joe Young, Atomic Blonde) (42)

In 1978 Actor, Cirroc Lofton (Jake Sisko-Deep Space Nine) (39)

In 1979 Actor, Eric Johnson (Whitney-Smallville) (38)

In 1982 Actress, Abbie Cornish (Limitless, Sucker Punch) (35)

In 1986 Actor, Keahu Kahuanui (Teen Wolf, Hawaii Five-O) (31)

In 1991 Singer, Jayk Purdy (After Romeo) (26)

In 1993 Actress, Francesca Eastwood (24)

In 1996 Actor, Liam James (Aliens vs Predator-Requiem, The Family) (21)


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