Born On This Day...

In 1745 John Jay, first chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1789-95)

In 1775 English physician/chemist, William Henry (Henry's law)

In 1786 Politician, William Learned Marcy ("spoils of the enemy")

In 1805 American anti-slavery leader, William Lloyd Garrison

In 1805 Businessman, Henry Wells (founded Wells Fargo)

In 1821 Novelist, Gustave Flaubert (Madame Bovary)

In 1863 Norwegian painter, Edvard Munch

In 1864 Editor, Arthur Brisbane (master of the big, blaring headline)

In 1879 Actress, Laura Hope Crews (Aunt Pittypat-Gone With The Wind)

In 1881 Film executive, Harry Warner (one of Warner Brothers)

In 1893 Actor, Edward G. Robinson (Little Caesar, The 10 Commandments)

In 1894 Engineer, Philip Drinker (invented the Iron Lung)

In 1901 Screen/scriptwriter, Howard Koch (Casablanca) [d: 8-17-95]

In 1906 Cartoonist, Zack Mosley (Buck Rogers) [d: 9-2-93]

In 1913 Broadcast journalist, Winston Burdett (CBS News) [d: 5-19-93]

In 1914 British novelist, Patrick O'Brian [d: 1-2-00]

In 1915 Actor, Curt Jurgens (The Spy Who Loved Me) [d: 6-18-82]

In 1915 Singer/actor, Frank Sinatra (Ol' Blue Eyes) [d: 5-14-98]

In 1918 Jazz singer, Joe Williams (Everyday I Have The Blues) [d: 3-29-99]

In 1920 Music publisher, Dick James (published the Beatles) [d: 2-1-86]

In 1923 Game show host, Bob Barker (The Price Is Right) (94)

In 1924 Former New York City mayor, Edward Koch [d: 2-1-03]

In 1927 Inventor, Robert N. Noyce (founded Intel Corp) [d: 6-3-90]

In 1929 Playwright, John Osborne (Look Back In Anger) [d: 12-24-94]

In 1932 Basketball Hall-of-Famer, Robert Pettit (St. Louis Hawks) (85)

In 1938 Singer, Connie Francis (Where The Boys Are) (79)

In 1939 Singer/keyboardist, Terry Kirkman (The Association) (78)

In 1940 Singer, Dionne Warwick (Do You Know The Way To San Jose) (77)

In 1941 Singer, Tim Hauser (Manhattan Transfer) [d: 10-16-14]

In 1943 Singer/guitarist, Dickey Betts (Allman Brothers) (74)

In 1943 Saxophonist, Grover Washington Jr. (Just The Two Of Us) [d: 12-17-99]

In 1944 Drummer, Rob Tyner (MC5) [d: 9-17-91]

In 1945 Jazz drummer/songwriter, Tony Williams (Miles Davis) [d: 2-23-97]

In 1946 Brazilian auto racer, Emerson Fittipaldi (Indy 500-1989, 93) (71)

In 1947 Actor, Wings Hauser (Lightning Force, Roseanne, 90210) (70)

In 1947 Singer/keyboardist, Ralph Scala (Blues Magoos) (70)

In 1951 Astronaut, Steven A. Hawley (STS-31, 93, 41-D, 61-C, 82) (66)

In 1952 Actress, Sarah Douglas (Superman II, Pamela Lynch-Falcon Crest) (65)

In 1952 U.S. gymnast/sportscaster, Cathy Rigby (Olympic-4th-1968) (65)

In 1956 Actress, Ana Alicia (Melissa-Falcon Crest, Ryan's Hope) (61)

In 1956 Playmate, Sondra Theodore (July-1977) (61)

In 1957 Singer/songwriter, Cy Curnin (The Fixx) (60)

In 1957 Singer/percussionist, Sheila E. (Glamorous Life) (60)

In 1958 Actress, Holly Gagnier (Cassie-One Life To Live, Gina-Baywatch) (59)

In 1958 Actress, Sheree J. Wilson (April-Dallas, Walker Texas Ranger) (59)

In 1961 Actress, Sarah Sutton (Nyssa-Dr. Who) (56)

In 1963 Actress, Teresa Blake (Gloria Marsh Chandler-All My Children) (54)

In 1963 Guitarist, Eric Schenkman (Spin Doctors) (54)

In 1964 Singer/dancer, Jeff Aaron Brown (Pasadenas) (53)

In 1966 Singer, Nina C. Alice (Slew Siskin) (51)

In 1967 Actress, Anne Bobby (Greta-All My Children) (50)

In 1969 Playmate, Carrie Westcott (September-1993) (48)

In 1970 Actress, Madchen Amick (Twin Peaks, Nicole-Dawson's Creek) (47)

In 1970 Actress, Jennifer Connelly (Dark City, Beautiful Mind, Hulk) (47)

In 1970 Actress, Regina Hall (Scary Movie) (47)

In 1972 Actress, Missy Francis (Cassandra-Little House On The Prairie) (45)

In 1972 Country singer, Hank Williams III (45)

In 1975 Actress, Mayim Bialik (Blossom, The Big Bang Theory) (42)

In 1977 Model, Bridget Hall (40)

In 1987 Actress, Kate Todd (Radio Free Roscoe, Life With Derek) (30)

In 1990 Singer, Dawin Polanco ("Just Girly Things") (27)

In 2000 Actor, Lucas Jade Zumann (Thrill Ride, Anne with an E) (17)

In 2003 Actor, Skylar Katz (Alexander and the Terrible, Very Bad Day) (14)

In 2004 Rap singer, Skylar Katz (America's Got Talent) (13)


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