Born On This Day...

In 1684 Composer, Johann Gottfried Walther (musical lexicographer)

In 1709 Writer, Dr. Samuel Johnson (first English Language dictionary)

In 1733 Attorney, George Read (signed the Declaration of Independence)

In 1752 French mathematician, Adrien Legendre (elliptic integrals)

In 1765 Pope Gregory XVI (1831-46)

In 1779 U.S. Supreme Court justice, Joseph Story

In 1819 Jean Bernard Leon Foucault, his pendulum proved the earth rotates

In 1831 Inventor, Siegfried Marcus (built gasoline-powered automobiles)

In 1883 Inventor, Elmer Maytag (the washing machine) (Maytag Company)

In 1886 Baseball executive, Powell Crosley Jr. (owned Cincinnatti Reds)

In 1895 Canadian prime minister, John Diefenbaker (1957-63)

In 1901 Actress, May McAvoy (Ben Hur) [d: 4-26-84]

In 1905 Actor, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson (Jack Benny Show) [d: 2-28-77]

In 1905 Choreographer, Agnes De Mille (Oklahoma) [d: 10-7-93]

In 1905 Actress, Greta Garbo (Grand Hotel, Camille) [d: 4-15-90]

In 1910 Editor, Ray Geiger (Farmer's Almanac) [d: 4-1-94]

In 1916 Actor, Rossano Brazzi (South Pacific, The Survivors) [d: 12-24-94]

In 1920 Actor, Jack Warden (Crazy Like a Fox, While You Were Sleeping) [d: 7-19-06]

In 1924 Theatre producer/director, Zelda Fichandler [d: 7-29-16]

In 1926 Actress, Phyllis Kirk (Thin Man, Red Buttons Show) [d: 10-19-06]

In 1929 Actor, Mel Stewart (Billy-Scarecrow & Mrs. King) [d: 2-24-02]

In 1932 Actor, Jack Mullaney (My Living Doll, It's About Time) [d: 6-27-82]

In 1933 Actor, Robert Blake (Baretta, Coast to Coast, Money Train) (84)

In 1933 Singer, Jimmie Rodgers (Honeycomb, Kisses Sweeter Than Wine) (84)

In 1937 Announcer, Rod Roddy (The Price is Right) [d: 10-27-03]

In 1938 Actor, Dennis Cooney (As The World Turns, Love Of Life) [d: 9-8-02]

In 1939 Comedian, Fred Willard (Real People, Thicke of the Night) (78)

In 1940 Singer/actor, Frankie Avalon (Venus/Beach Blanket Bingo) (77)

In 1941 Singer, Gary Lane (Dirty Water-The Standells) [d: 11-5-14]

In 1941 Actress, Mariangela Melato (Flash Gordon, Summer Night) [d: 1-11-13]

In 1944 Astronaut, Charles Lacy Veach (STS-39, 52) [d: 10-3-95]

In 1946 Singer/guitarist, Alan Bam King (Ace) (71)

In 1948 Baseball player/announcer, Ken Brett (Royals/Angels) [d: 11-18-03]

In 1949 Guitarist, Kerry Livgren (Kansas) (68)

In 1950 Drummer, Michael Hossack (The Doobie Brothers) [d: 3-12-12]

In 1950 Actress, Anna Deavere Smith (The West Wing, Blackish) (67)

In 1952 Bassist, Dee Dee Ramone (The Ramones) [d: 6-5-02]

In 1955 Singer, Keith Morris (Circle Jerks) (62)

In 1955 Playmate, Jeana Tomasino (November-1980) (62)

In 1956 Bussiness executive, Debbi Fields (Mrs. Field's Cookies) (61)

In 1958 Singer/guitarist, Lita Ford (Kiss Me Deadly, Close My Eyes) (59)

In 1959 Baseball player, Ryne Sandberg (Phillies, Cubs) (58)

In 1961 Drummer, Martin Beedle (Cutting Crew) (56)

In 1961 Actor, James Gandolfini (Tony-The Sopranos) [d: 6-19-13]

In 1962 Singer, Joanne Catherall (Human League) (55)

In 1964 Actress, Holly Robinson (21 Jump Street, Hangin' w/Mr. Cooper) (53)

In 1966 Drummer, Ian Spice (Breathe) (51)

In 1967 Singer, Ricky Bell (Bell Biv DeVoe, New Edition) (50)

In 1970 Actress, Aisha Tyler (Andrea-Ghost Whisperer) (47)

In 1971 Bicyclist, Lance Armstrong (46)

In 1971 Actress, Carrie Genzel (All My Children, 90210) (46)

In 1971 Actress, Jada Pinkett (A Different World, Menace II Society) (46)

In 1972 Actor, Michael Landes (Jimmy Olsen-Lois & Clark, Union Square) (45)

In 1973 Singer, Towanda Braxton (The Braxtons) (44)

In 1973 Actor, James Marsden (Cyclops-X Men, Westworld) (44)

In 1974 Actor, Travis Schuldt (Ethan-Passions) (43)

In 1975 Actor, Jason Sudeikis (Saturday Night Live) (42)

In 1979 Actress, Alison Lohman (White Oleander) (38)

In 1981 Actress, Jennifer Tisdale (Bring It On: In It to Win It) (36)

In 1985 Drummer, Chris Salih (Twenty One Pilots) (32)

In 1988 Singer, Lukas Graham (29)

In 1989 Basketball player, Serge Ibaka (Thunder, Raptors) (28)

In 1990 BMX rider, Harry Main (27)

In 1993 Actor, Brandon Porter (Owen Salinger-Party of Five) (24)

In 1993 Model, Patrick Schwarzenegger (24)

In 1995 Singer, Taylor Dye (Maddie & Tae) (22)

In 2003 Actor, Aidan Gallagher (Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn) (14)


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