Born On This Day...

In 1696 English general, James Oglethorpe (colonized Georgia)

In 1727 Attorney, William Ellery (signed the Declaration of Independence)

In 1856 U.S. Secretary of State, Frank Kellogg (1925-29, Nobel-1929)

In 1858 Italian operatic composer, Giacomo Puccini

In 1862 Baseball Hall-Of-Fame Manager, Connie Mack (Philadelphia A's)

In 1869 Poet, Edwin Arlington Robinson

In 1903 Biophysicist, H. Keffer Hartline (Nobel-1967) [d: 3-17-83]

In 1905 Poet/essayist, Kenneth Rexroth (Beat movement) [d: 6-6-82]

In 1907 Actress, Peggy Ashcroft (A Passage To India) [d: 6-14-91]

In 1911 Astronomer, Grote Reber (built first radio telescope) [d: 12-20-02]

In 1912 Claudia "Lady Bird" Johnson, wife of President Lyndon Johnson [d: 7-11-07]

In 1914 Actor, Emil Sitka (The Three Stooges) [d: 1-16-98]

In 1917 Game show host, Gene Rayburn (Match Game) [d: 11-29-99]

In 1921 Country singer, Hawkshaw Hawkins (Ozark Jubilee) [d: 3-5-63]

In 1922 U.S. Speaker of the House, James C. Wright, Jr. (1987-89) [d: 5-6-15]

In 1922 Actress, Barbara Billingsley (June-Leave It To Beaver) [d: 10-17-10]

In 1926 Actress, Peggy Castle (Lily-The Lawman) [d: 8-11-73]

In 1926 Country singer/songwriter, Freddie Hart (Easy Loving) (91)

In 1934 Auto racer, David Pearson (3-time NASCAR champ) (83)

In 1936 Actor, Hector Elizondo (Chicago Hope, Last Man Standing) (81)

In 1938 Country singer/songwriter, Red Steagall (79)

In 1944 Baseball player, Steve Carlton (Phillies) (73)

In 1944 Drummer, Barry Jenkins (Animals) (73)

In 1945 Broadcast journalist, Diane Sawyer (60 Minutes, Primetime Live) (72)

In 1948 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Steve Garvey (Dodgers, Padres) (69)

In 1948 Singer/guitarist, Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick) (69)

In 1948 Actress/singer, Lynne Thigpen (FM, The District) [d: 3-12-03]

In 1949 Singer/bassist/songwriter, Maurice Gibb (Bee Gees) [d: 1-12-03]

In 1949 Singer/songwriter, Robin Gibb (Bee Gees) [d: 5-20-12]

In 1949 Football player, Ray Guy (Raiders) (68)

In 1951 Austalian golfer, Jan Stephenson (LPGA Rookie of the Year, 1974) (66)

In 1953 Actress, Bernnadette Stanis (Thelma-Good Times) (64)

In 1957 Talk show host/author, Susan Powter (Stop the Insanity) (60)

In 1957 Singer, Ricky Ross (Deacon Blue) (60)

In 1960 U.S. heavyweight boxer, Tyrell Biggs (Olympic-Gold-1984) (57)

In 1960 Rap singer, Luther Campbell (2 Live Crew) (57)

In 1960 Country singer/songwriter, Chuck Mead (BR5-49) (57)

In 1961 Actress, Catherine Oxenberg (Amanda-Dynasty) (56)

In 1962 Actor, Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Maid in Manhattan, Spectre) (55)

In 1968 Actress, Lauralee Bell (Cricket-Young & The Restless) (49)

In 1972 Singer/actress/model, Vanessa Paradis (White Wedding, Heartbreaker) (45)

In 1974 Actress, Heather Donahue (Blair Witch Project) (43)

In 1980 Actor, Chris Carmack (Luke Ward-The O.C.) (37)

In 1984 Actor, Greg Finley (The Secret Life of the American Teenager) (33)

In 1986 Actor, Jeffrey Wood (In The House, Sunset Beach) (31)

In 1989 Singer, Jordin Sparks (American Idol-Season 6) (28)

In 1993 Singer, Meghan Trainor ("All About That Bass") (24)

In 1995 Actor, Remy Thorne (First Strike, Miss March, Rubber) (22)

In 1998 Actress, G Hannelius (Den Brother, Dog with a Blog) (19)

In 2004 Actor, Bryce Gheisar (A Dog's Purpose, Wonder) (13)


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