Born On This Day...

In 1805 Chemist, Thomas Graham (father of colloid chemistry)

In 1833 Dr. Samuel A. Mudd (convicted of giving medical aid to J.W. Booth)

In 1841 Educator, Ferdinand-Edouard Buisson (Nobel-1927)

In 1868 Manufacturer, Harvey S. Firestone (Firestone Tire Company)

In 1869 Actor, Charley Grapewin (Uncle Henry-The Wizard Of Oz)

In 1876 Astronomer, Walter Sydney Adams (director of Mount Wilson)

In 1881 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Branch Rickey (minor league farm system)

In 1886 Tennis Hall-of-Famer, Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman (50 national titles)

In 1894 Australian statesman, Robert Gordon Menzies

In 1895 U.S. Philosopher, Susanne Langer (Philosophy in a New Key)

In 1896 Engineer, Leonard Hobbs (J-57 turbojet aircraft engine)

In 1899 Norweigan explorer, Finn Ronne (explored 3600 miles of Antarctica)

In 1901 Actress, Irene Dunne (I Remember Mama, My Favorite Wife) [d: 9-4-90]

In 1902 Columnist, Max Lerner (New York Post) [d: 6-5-92]

In 1909 Composer, Vagn Holmboe [d: 9-1-96]

In 1912 Actor, Ernie Morrison (Our Gang) [d: 7-24-89]

In 1918 Actress, Audrey Totter (Nurse Wilcox-Medical Center) [d: 12-12-13]

In 1921 Businessman, James L. Walton (co-founded Wal-Mart) [d: 3-21-95]

In 1922 Director, George Roy Hill (Butch Cassidy, The Sting) [d: 12-27-02]

In 1923 Actress, Charita Bauer (Bert-The Guiding Light) [d: 2-28-85]

In 1926 Artist/children's author, David Levine [d: 12-29-09]

In 1927 Actor/comedian, Charlie Callas (Pete's Dragon) [d: 1-27-11]

In 1928 Football Hall-of-Famer, Jack Christiansen (Lions) [d: 6-29-86]

In 1931 Actress, Mala Powers (Mona Williams-Hazel) [d: 6-11-07]

In 1932 Actor, John Hillerman (Jonathan Higgins-Magnum P.I.) [d: 11-9-17]

In 1939 Actress, Kathryn Joosten (West Wing, Despearate Housewives) [d: 6-2-12]

In 1942 Football player, Bob Hayes (Olympic-Gold-1964/Cowboys) [d: 9-8-02]

In 1942 Pianist, Larry Willis (Blood Sweat & Tears) (75)

In 1944 Drummer, Bobby Colomby (Blood, Sweat & Tears) (73)

In 1945 Drummer/songwriter, Peter Criss (Kiss) (72)

In 1946 Magician/illusionist, Uri Geller (bends forks, stops watches) (71)

In 1946 Actor, John Spencer (Tommy-L.A. Law, Leo-West Wing) [d: 12-6-05]

In 1948 Singer, Little Stevie Wright (The Easybeats) [d: 12-27-15]

In 1952 Actress, Jenny Agutter (Logan's Run, Equus, Amy) (65)

In 1954 Actor, Michael Badalucco (The Practice, O Brother, Where Art Thou?) (63)

In 1956 Actress, Blanche Baker (The Girl Next Door, Sixteen Candles) (61)

In 1956 Singer, Anita Ward (Ring My Bell) (61)

In 1957 Singer/songwriter, Billy Bragg (Riff Raff) (60)

In 1961 Playmate, Bonnie Marino (June-1990) (56)

In 1962 Keyboardist, Ray Coburn (Honeymoon Suite) (55)

In 1963 Actress, Karen Moncrieff (Cassandra-Santa Barbara) (54)

In 1964 Country singer, Kris Tyler (53)

In 1966 Singer/songwriter, Chris Robinson (Black Crowes) (51)

In 1967 Playmate, Wendy Hamilton (December-1991) (50)

In 1970 Actress, Nicole de Boer (ST: Deep Space Nine, The Dead Zone) (47)

In 1982 Singer, David Cook (American Idol-2008) (35)

In 1982 Baseball player, David Wright (Mets) (35)

In 1983 Actor, Jonah Hill (Moneyball, The Wolf of Wall Street, War Dogs) (34)

In 1984 Actor, Bob Morley (The 100, Neighbours) (33)

In 1990 Singer, JoJo ("Leave (Get Out)") (27)

In 1991 Actress, Jillian Rose Reed (Awkward) (26)

In 1993 Singer, Mandy Rain (School Gyrls) (24)

In 1997 Basketball player, De'Aaron Fox (Kentucky, Kings) (20)


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