Born On This Day...

In 1520 Religious leader, Pope Sixtus V (1585-1590)

In 1553 King Henry IV of France (1589-1610)

In 1780 Chemist, Johann Wolfgang Dobereiner (periodic system of elements)

In 1797 German poet, Heinrich Heine

In 1805 Physicist, Johann Von Lamont (Earth's magnetic field fluctuates)

In 1816 Industrialist/engineer, Werner Von Siemens (telegraph industry)

In 1818 Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of President Abraham Lincoln

In 1835 Composer, Phillips Brooks (O Little Town of Bethlehem)

In 1844 Manufacturer, John Henry Patterson (cash registers)

In 1895 Drummer, "Sonny" Greer (Duke Ellington)

In 1897 Newscaster/columnist, Drew Pearson

In 1903 Spanish guitarist, Carlos Montoya [d: 3-3-93]

In 1907 Jazz guitarist, Tiger Haynes (The Three Flames) [d: 2-15-94)

In 1910 Actress, Lillian Roth (Animal Crackers) [d: 5-12-80]

In 1913 Light-heavyweight boxing champ, Archie Moore (1952-60) [d: 12-9-98]

In 1914 Actor, Larry Parks (The Jazz Singer) [d: 4-13-75]

In 1919 Actor, Bill Morey (Thorn Birds, John Larroquette Show) [d: 12-10-03]

In 1920 U.S. Secretary of State, George Schultz (1982-89) (97)

In 1924 Baseball Hall-Of-Famer, Larry Doby (Indians) [d: 6-18-03]

In 1925 Actor, Dick Van Dyke (Dick Van Dyke Show, Diagnosis Murder) (92)

In 1926 Baseball player, Carl Erskine (Brooklyn Dodgers) (91)

In 1929 Actor, Christopher Plummer (Sound Of Music, Star Trek VI, Wolf) (88)

In 1930 Actor, Robert Prosky (Mrs. Doubtfire, Hill St. Blues) [d: 12-8-08]

In 1938 Organist, Tony Gomez (Foundations) (79)

In 1941 TV host, John Davidson (That's Incredible, Hollywood Squares) (76)

In 1942 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Ferguson Jenkins (Red Sox, Cubs) (75)

In 1945 Actress/cartoon voice, Kathy Garver (Cissy-Family Affir) (72)

In 1948 Guitarist, Jeff 'Skunk' Baxter (Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers) (69)

In 1948 Guitarist, David O'List (Nice, Roxy Music) (69)

In 1949 Actor, Robert Lindsay (Strike it Rich, King Lear) (68)

In 1948 Guitarist/singer, Ted Nugent (Stranglehold) (69)

In 1949 Singer/guitarist, Randy Owen (Alabama) (68)

In 1950 Actress, Heather North (The Barefoot Executive) (67)

In 1950 Actress, Wendie Malick (Dr. Stone-Dream On) [d: 12-13-01]

In 1953 Guitarist, Berton Averre (The Knack) (64)

In 1954 Country singer/actor, John Anderson (Lone Wolf McQuade) (63)

In 1956 U.S. basketball player, Phillip Hubbard (Olympic-Gold-1976) (61)

In 1957 Actor, Steve Buscemi (Con Air, Fargo, Armageddon) (60)

In 1958 Actor, Brandon Clark (Sean-The Fitzpatricks, Mr. Merlin) (59)

In 1958 Actress, Lynn-Holly Johnson (Ice Castles, For Your Eyes Only) (59)

In 1959 Playmate, Marianne Gravatte (October-1982) (58)

In 1959 Actor, Johnnie Whitaker (Jody-Family Affair, General Hospital) (58)

In 1960 Football Hall-of-Famer, Richard Dent (Bears) (57)

In 1961 Actor, Robert Leeshock (As the World Turns, One Life to Live) (56)

In 1961 Actress/model, Karen Witter (Tina-One Life To Live) (56)

In 1963 Actress, Brooke Alexander (As the World Turns, SoapCenter) (54)

In 1963 Actress/model, Deborah Driggs (Total Exposure) (54)

In 1964 Reality star, Dorinda Medley (Real Housewives of New York City) (53)

In 1967 Actor/comedian, Jamie Foxx (Any Given Sunday, Collateral, Ray) (50)

In 1967 Reality star, NeNe Leakes (The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Glee) (50)

In 1967 Actor, Jenn Thompson (Dee-Harper Valley PTA) (50)

In 1971 Reality star, Mike Thompson (Here Comes Honey Boo Boo) (46)

In 1973 Actress, Christie Clark (Carrie Brady-Days Of Our Lives) (44)

In 1974 Actor, Richard Hayes (Andy-Running the Halls) (43)

In 1975 Singer/guitarist, Thomas DeLonge (Blink 182) (42)

In 1978 Actress, Irene Molloy (Grosse Pointe, Wendy-Andy Richter) (39)

In 1981 Actress, Chelsea Hertford (Casey-Major Dad) (36)

In 1981 Singer, Amy Lee (Evanescence) (36)

In 1988 Golfer, Rickie Fowler (PGA Rookie of the Year-2010) (29)

In 1989 Actor, Taylor Emerson (Michael-Oliver Beene) (28)

In 1989 Country singer, Taylor Swift (28)

In 1990 Actor, Nick Roux (Lemonade Mouth) (27)

In 2003 Actor/singer, Maisy Stella (Lennon & Maisy, Nashville) (14)


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