Born On This Day...

In 1575 British navigator/explorer, Henry Hudson (Hudson River)

In 1812 Inventor, Richard Hoe (rotary printing press)

In 1818 Inventor, Richard Jordan Gatling (hand-cranked machine gun)

In 1829 American newspaperman, Charles Dudley Warner

In 1843 Businessman, Henry Leland (formed Lincoln Motor Company)

In 1880 American newspaperman/author, Henry Louis Mencken

In 1888 French actor, Maurice Chevalier (Gigi, Can-Can)

In 1892 U.S. publisher, Alfred A. Knopf

In 1894 Cartoon voice, Billy Gilbert (Sneezy-Snow White & Seven Dwarfs)

In 1897 French physicist, Irene Joliot-Curie (neutrons) (Nobel-1935)

In 1901 Actor, Ben Blue (It's A Mad Mad Mad World) [d: 3-7-75]

In 1907 Scientist, Edwin McMillan (helped build first atom bomb) [d: 9-7-91]

In 1913 Track athelete, Jesse Owens (Olympic-4 Gold-1936) [d: 3-31-80]

In 1914 Actor, Desmond Llewelyn (Q-James Bond movies) [d: 12-19-99]

In 1915 Singer/actor, Billy Daniels (That Old Black Magic) [d: 10-7-88]

In 1916 Actor, Edward Binns (Wallie-It Takes A Thief) [d: 12-4-90]

In 1920 Actress, Irene Dailey (Liz-Another World, Grissom Gang) [d: 9-24-08]

In 1921 Polish science-fiction writer, Stanislaw Lem [d: 3-27-06]

In 1921 Broadcast journalist, Frank McGee (NBC) [d: 4-17-74]

In 1924 Jazz singer, Ella Mae Morse (Cow Cow Boogie) [d: 10-16-99]

In 1925 Actor, Dickie Moore (Our Gang, Oliver Twist, Little Men) [d: 9-7-15]

In 1927 Country singer, Helen Carter (The Carter Family) [d: 6-2-98]

In 1931 Actor, Ian Holm (Alien, The Fifth Element) (86)

In 1931 Country singer, George Jones (Oh Lonesome Me) [d: 4-26-13]

In 1940 Actress, Linda Gray (Sue Ellen-Dallas, Models Inc.) (77)

In 1940 Former baseball player, Michael Stephen Lolich (Tigers) (77)

In 1943 Singer, Maria Muldaur (Midnight at the Oasis, I'm A Woman) (74)

In 1943 Football player, Ralph Neely (Cowboys; Super Bowl V, X, XI) (74)

In 1944 Singer, Barry White (Can't Get Enough, Love's Theme) [d: 7-4-03]

In 1944 Singer, Colin Young (Baby Now That I've Found You-Foundations) (73)

In 1945 Actress, Maria Aitken (A Fish Called Wanda) (72)

In 1946 Singer/guitarist, Tony Bellamy (Redbone) [d: 12-25-09]

In 1946 Former football player, John Fuqua (Steelers; Super Bowl X) (71)

In 1949 Figure skater, Irina Rodnina (Olympic-Gold-1972, 76, 80) (68)

In 1949 Bassist, Tony Stevens (Foghat) (68)

In 1950 Playmate/actress, Cynthia Myers (Beyond Valley of the Dolls) (67)

In 1951 Actor, Joe Pantoliano (The Matrix, The Fugutive) (66)

In 1952 Singer/guitarist, Gerry Beckley (America) (65)

In 1952 Drummer/songwriter, Neil Peart (Rush) (65)

In 1953 U.S. archer, John Williams (Olympic-Gold-1972) (64)

In 1955 Actress, Nina Blackwood (MTV, Solid Gold, Vice Squad) (62)

In 1955 Actor, Peter Scolari (Bosom Buddies, Newhart) (62)

In 1956 Keyboardist, Barry Andrews (King Crimson, XTC) (61)

In 1956 Guitarist, Brian Robertson (Thin Lizzy, Motorhead) (61)

In 1957 Actress, Rachel Ward (Thorn Birds, Against All Odds) (60)

In 1958 Boxer, Wilfredo Benitez (youngest to win boxing championship) (59)

In 1958 Actor, Gregg Edelman (Irv Star-All My Children, Green Card) (59)

In 1959 Football player, Deron Cherry (58)

In 1962 Actress, Amy Yasbeck (Casey-Wings, The Mask, Men In Tights) (55)

In 1965 Bassist, Norwood Fisher (Fishbone) (52)

In 1966 Actor, Darren E. Burrows (Ed-Northern Exposure) (51)

In 1966 Singer, Ben Folds (Ben Folds Five) (51)

In 1967 Country singer, Bryan Austin (50)

In 1967 Comedian/actor, Louis CK (Louie, American Hustle) (50)

In 1968 Guitarist, Larry LaLonde (Primus) (49)

In 1972 Playmate, Cady Cantrell (April-1992) (45)

In 1973 Actor, Paul Walker (Fast and the Furious) [d: 11-30-13]

In 1974 Singer, Jennifer Nettles (Sugarland) (43)

In 1978 Actor, Benjamin McKenzie (The O.C., Gotham) (39)

In 1978 Singer, Ruben Studdard (American Idol-2003) (39)

In 1981 Singer/actress, Jennifer Hudson (American Idol, Dreamgirls) (36)

In 1986 Actress, Emmy Rossum (Phantom of the Opera, Shameless) (31)

In 1989 Baseball player, Freddie Freeman (Braves) (28)

In 1989 Football player, Andrew Luck (Colts) (28)

In 1991 Singer, Patty Walters (As It Is) (26)

In 1993 Country singer, Kelsea Ballerini ("Love Me Like You Mean It") (24)

In 1995 Actor, Ryan Potter (Supah Ninjas, Big Hero 6) (22)

In 1996 Actor, Colin Ford (We Bought a Zoo, Under the Dome) (21)

In 1997 Singer, Devin Fox (After Romeo) (20)

In 1999 Actress, Lilly Van Der Meer (Neighbours) (18)


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