Born On This Day...

In 1187 Louis VIII, king of France (1223-26)

In 1638 Louis XIV, king of France (1643-1715)

In 1735 German composer, Johann Christian Bach

In 1833 Businessman, George Huntington Hartford (A&P Grocery)

In 1847 Nortorious outlaw, Jesse James

In 1875 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Napoleon "Nap" Lajoie (Cleveland)

In 1875 German automaker, Ferdinand Porsche (Volkswagen, Porsche)

In 1879 Engineer, Frank Baldwin Jewett (first president of Bell Labs)

In 1884 Runner, Mel Sheppard (first to win two gold in individual events)

In 1897 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Napoleon "Nap" Lajoie (Cleveland)

In 1897 Market researcher, Arthur C. Nielsen (founded A.C. Nielsen Co.)

In 1901 Actress, Florence Eldridge (Inherit The Wind) [d: 8-1-88]

In 1902 Hollywood producer, Darryl F. Zanuck (All About Eve) [d: 12-22-79]

In 1905 Author, Arthur Koestler (Arrow in Blue) [d: 3-1-83]

In 1905 Pianist/songwriter, Meade Lux Lewis (Boogie Woogie) [d: 6-7-64]

In 1912 Composer/author, John Cage (12 tone scales) [d: 8-12-92]

In 1917 Actor, Jack Buetel (Outlaw, Half Breed) [d: 6-27-89]

In 1921 Film executive, Jack Valenti (former MPAA president) [d: 4-26-07]

In 1925 Editor, Justin Kaplan (Bartlett's Familiar Quotations) [d: 3-2-14]

In 1929 Actor/comedian, Bob Newhart (Bob Newhart Show, Newhart) (88)

In 1932 Actress/singer, Carol Lawrence (West Side Story, General Hospital) (85)

In 1936 Baseball player, Bill Mazeroski (Pittsburgh) (81)

In 1937 Actor, William Devane (Greg Sumner-Knots Landing, Lou-Phenom) (80)

In 1939 Football player, Billy Kilmer (Redskins; Super Bowl VII) (78)

In 1939 Actor, George Lazenby (007-On Her Majesty's Secret Service) (78)

In 1939 Singer/songwriter, John Stewart (Daydream Believer, Gold) [d: 1-19-08]

In 1940 Actress, Raquel Welch (One Million Years BC, Central Park West) (77)

In 1941 Bassist, Joe Long (Four Seasons) (76)

In 1943 Singer, Joe Frazier (Sorry-Impalas) [d: 4-1-14]

In 1944 Actor, Rod Arrants (Search for Tomorrow, Young & Restless) (73)

In 1945 Singer/songwriter, Al Stewart (Year of the Cat, Time Passages) (72)

In 1946 Actor/director, Dennis Dugan (Rich Man Poor Man) (71)

In 1946 Singer/guitarist, Dean Ford (Marmalade) (71)

In 1946 Singer/songwriter, Freddie Mercury (Queen) [d: 11-24-91]

In 1946 Drummer/singer/songwriter, Buddy Miles [d: 2-26-08]

In 1946 Folk singer, Loudon Wainwright III (Dead Skunk) (71)

In 1949 Guitarist/songwriter, David Clempson (Humble Pie) (68)

In 1950 Cartoonist, Cathy Lee Guisewite (Cathy) (67)

In 1951 Actor, Michael Keaton (Mr. Mom, Beetlejuice, Batman, Birdman) (66)

In 1952 Actor, Rick Moses (Young Daniel Boone) (65)

In 1956 Tennis player, Steve Denton (138 mph tennis serve) (61)

In 1960 Former football player, Willie Gault (Bears, Raiders) (57)

In 1960 Baseball player, Candy Maldonado (Giants, Brewers, Indians) (57)

In 1960 U.S. pentathletem, Rob Stull (Olympics-1992) (57)

In 1963 Actress, Kristian Alfonso (Falcon Crest, Lauren-Melrose Place) (54)

In 1963 Singer, Terry Ellis (En Vogue) (54)

In 1967 Singer, Arnel Pineda (Journey) (50)

In 1968 Basketball player, Dennis Scott (49)

In 1968 Drummer, Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine) (49)

In 1969 Guitarist, Dweezil Zappa [son of Frank Zappa] (MTV, Duckman) (48)

In 1973 Actress, Rose McGowan (Scream, Charmed) (44)

In 1976 Actress, Carice Van Houten (Melisandre-Game of Thrones) (41)

In 1984 Simger, Shawn Hook (33)

In 1984 Actress, Erin Krakow (When Calls the Heart, Army Wives) (33)

In 1984 Singer, Dahvie Vanity (Blood on the Dance Floor) (33)

In 1986 Actor, Andrew Ducote (Willie-Dave's World) (31)

In 1989 Actress, Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries) (28)

In 1990 Basketball player, Lance Stephenson (Pacers) (27)

In 1990 Figure skater, Kim Yuna (Olympic-Gold-2010, Silver-2014) (27)

In 1991 Actor, Skandar Keynes (The Chronicles of Narnia movies) (26)

In 1992 Actor, Jeremy Bergman (Monte "Doc" Parker-Third Watch) (25)

In 1993 Actress, Gage Golightly (The Troop, Teen Wolf) (24)

In 1995 Actress, Caroline Sunshine (Shake It Up, Marmaduke, Outfield) (22)

In 1998 Actress, Lance Stephenson (Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows II) (19)


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