Born On This Day...

In 1645 Explorer, Louis Jolliet

In 1756 Scotish inventor, John Loudon McAdam (asphalt)

In 1788 Margaret Smith Taylor, wife of U.S. president Zachary Taylor

In 1853 Physicist, Heike Onnes (liquid helium, superconductivity)

In 1866 Author/historian, H.G. Wells (Time Machine, War of the Worlds)

In 1867 U.S. secretary of war, Henry Lewis Stimson (World War II)

In 1874 Composer, Gustav Holst (The Planets)

In 1884 Football Hall-of-Famer, Hugh "Shorty" Ray (NFL officials)

In 1893 Cartoonist, Frank Willard (Moon Mullins)

In 1902 Publisher, Sir Allen Lane (founded Penguin Books) [d: 7-7-70]

In 1907 Scientist, Sir Edward Crisp Bullard (geomagnetism) [d: 4-3-80]

In 1907 Actor, Lloyd Gough (Mike Axel-Green Hornet) [d: 7-23-84]

In 1912 Country singer/guitarist, Ted Daffan [d: 10-6-96]

In 1912 Animator, Chuck Jones (Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck) [d: 2-22-02]

In 1916 Businessman, Ewing "Mr. K" Kauffman (founded KC Royals) [d: 8-1-93]

In 1918 Actor, Rand Brooks (Boone-Adventures of Rin Tin Tin) [d: 9-1-03]

In 1920 Animator/producer, Jay Ward (Rocky & Bullwinkle) [d: 10-12-89]

In 1926 Physicist, Donald A. Glaser (bubble chamber) (Nobel-1960) [d: 2-28-13]

In 1930 Actress, Dawn Addams (Alan Young Show, Star Maidens) [d: 5-7-85]

In 1931 Actor, Larry Hagman (I Dream Of Jeannie, J.R. Ewing-Dallas) [d: 11-23-12]

In 1932 Playwright/director, Melvin Van Peebles (Watermelon Man) (85)

In 1934 Singer/songwriter, Leonard Cohen (Hallelujah) [d: 11-7-16]

In 1935 Actor/comedian, Henry Gibson (poet from Laugh-In) [d: 9-14-09]

In 1936 Singer/songwriter, Dickey Lee (I Saw Linda Yesterday, Patches) (81)

In 1940 Broadcast journalist, Bill Kurtis (American Parade) (77)

In 1942 Comedian, Ann Elder (Smothers Brothers, Laugh-In) (75)

In 1942 Baseball player/actor, Sam McDowell (Indians) (75)

In 1944 Author/comedian, Fanny Flagg (Candid Camera, Match Game) (73)

In 1944 Actress, Susan Fleetwood (Clash of the Titans) [d: 9-29-95]

In 1944 Former White House chief of staff, Hamilton Jordan (Carter) [d: 5-20-08]

In 1947 Singer/guitarist, Don Felder (Eagles) (70)

In 1947 Author, Stephen King (Carrie, The Shining, Christine) (70)

In 1947 Pianist, Kevin Murphy (American Breed, Rufus) (70)

In 1947 Football player, Reggie Rucker (Cowboys, Super Bowl V) (70)

In 1948 Diver, Michael Finneran (first perfect 10 on 10m platform) (69)

In 1949 Basketball player, Artis Gilmore (Bulls) (68)

In 1950 Actor, Bill Murray (Stripes, Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day) (67)

In 1952 Football player, Brent McClanahan (Vikings) (65)

In 1953 Football player, Mike Collier (Steelers; Super Bowl X) (64)

In 1953 Auto racer, Arie Luyendyk (Indy 500-1990) (64)

In 1954 Actor, John Mengatti (White Shadow, For Love & Honor) (63)

In 1954 Drummer, Phil Taylor (Motorhead) (63)

In 1955 Actress, Rebecca Balding (Carla-Lou Grant, Carol-Soap) (62)

In 1955 Astronaut, Richard J. Hieb (STS-39, 49) (62)

In 1957 Basketball player, Sidney Moncrief (Bucks, Hawks) (60)

In 1959 Actor, David Coulier (Joey Gladstone-Full House) (58)

In 1959 Singer, Corinne Drewery (Swing Out Sister) (58)

In 1960 Actor, David James Elliott (Lt. Harmon Rabb-JAG) (57)

In 1961 Actress, Susan Batten (Luna Moody Holden-One Life to Live) (56)

In 1961 Actress, Catherine Oxenberg (Amanda Carrington-Dynasty) (56)

In 1961 Actress, Serena Scott Thomas (Kelly Weld-Nash Bridges) (56)

In 1961 Actress, Nancy Travis (Three Men And A Baby, Last Man Standing) (56)

In 1962 Actor, Rob Morrow (Northern Exposure, Quiz Show, Last Dance) (55)

In 1963 Reality star, Momma Dee (Love & Hip Hop Atlanta) (54)

In 1963 Baseball player, Cecil Fielder (Tigers) (54)

In 1965 Actress, Cheryl Hines (Along Came Polly, Father of the Pride) (52)

In 1965 Reality star, Abby Lee Miller (Dance Moms) (52)

In 1965 Actor, David Wenham (The Proposition) (52)

In 1967 Country singer, Faith Hill (This Kiss) (50)

In 1967 Drummer, Tyler Stewart (Barenaked Ladies) (50)

In 1967 Singer/songwriter, Timmy T (50)

In 1968 Actress/talk show host, Ricki Lake (Ricki Lake Show) (49)

In 1968 Rap singer, Trugoy the Dove (De La Soul) (49)

In 1969 Chef, Anne Burrell (Food Network) (48)

In 1970 Actor, James Lesure (Mike Cannon-Las Vegas) (47)

In 1971 Actor/dancer, Alfonso Ribeiro (Fresh Prince Of Bel Air) (46)

In 1971 Actor, Luke Wilson (Scream II, My Dog Skip, Charlie's Angels) (46)

In 1972 Actor, Troy Bishop (Terms of Enderament, Ruby Ridge) (45)

In 1972 Singer, Liam Gallagher (Oasis) (45)

In 1972 Playmate, Alicia Rickter (October-1995) (45)

In 1978 Actor, Paulo Costanzo (Michael Tribbiani-Joey) (39)

In 1981 Actress, Nicole Richie (The Simple Life) (36)

In 1983 Actress, Maggie Grace (Lost, Taken) (34)

In 1983 Actor, Joseph Mazzello (Jurassic Park, Three Wishes) (34)

In 1986 Violinist, Lindsey Stirling ("Crystallize") (31)

In 1987 Actor, Ryan Guzman (The Boy Next Door, Heroes Reborn) (30)

In 1988 Football player, Doug Baldwin (Seahawks) (29)

In 1989 Singer, Jason Derulo ("Whatcha Say") (28)

In 1990 Singer, Phoebe Ryan ("Mine") (27)

In 1990 Actress, Christian Serratos (The Walking Dead, Twilight) (27)

In 1998 Actors, Lorenzo & Nikolas Brino (7th Heaven) (19)


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