Born On This Day...

In 1755 Alexander Hamilton, first U.S. secretary of the treasury

In 1807 Businesman, Ezra Cornell (founded Western Union Telegraph Co.)

In 1814 British surgeon, Sir James Paget (founded pathology)

In 1815 Sir John A. MacDonald, first prime minister of Canada (1867-73)

In 1842 American psychologist, William James (founded of pragmatism)

In 1872 Inventor, George Washington Pierce (pioneer in radiotelephony)

In 1876 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Elmer Harrison Flick

In 1885 Civil rights leader, Alice Paul (founded National Woman's Party)

In 1886 Actor, George Zucco (Captain Fury-Adventures of Sherlock Holmes)

In 1888 Actor, Chester Conklin (Keystone Cops)

In 1889 Scientist/geneticist, Calvin B. Bridges

In 1890 Silent film actor, Monte Blue

In 1890 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Max Carey (stolen base leader)

In 1895 Inventor/engineer, Laurens Hammond (electric organs)

In 1896 Football player/coach, Paddy Driscoll (Bears)

In 1899 Actress/director, Eva Le Gallienne

In 1900 Trombonist/drummer, Wilbur De Paris (Duke Ellington) [d: 1-3-73]

In 1903 Writer, Alan Paton (Cry, the Beloved Country) [d: 4-12-88]

In 1905 Author, Ellery Queen [Manfred Bonnington Lee] [d: 4-3-70]

In 1906 Swiss chemist, Albert Hofmann (discovered LSD) [d: 4-29-08]

In 1908 Actor, Lionel Stander (Max-Hart To Hart) [d: 11-30-94]

In 1911 Country performer, Tommy Duncan (Texas Playboys) [d: 7-25-67]

In 1912 Actor, Don "Red" Barry (Mr. Novak, Red Ryder) [d: 7-17-80]

In 1915 Actress, Veda Ann Borg (Abbott & Costello) [d: 8-16-73]

In 1919 Folker singer/songwriter, Ed McCurdy [d: 3-23-00]

In 1921 Government administrator, Juanita Kreps [d: 7-5-10]

In 1924 Blues singer/guitarist, Slim Harpo [d: 1-31-70]

In 1926 TV producer, Grant Tinker (Mary Tyler Moore Show) [d: 11-28-16]

In 1928 Actor, Mitchell Ryan (Chase, Executive Suite, Lethal Weapon) (90)

In 1928 Producer, David L. Wolper (Devil's Brigade, Roots) [d: 8-10-10]

In 1930 Actor, Rod Taylor (Bearcats, Time Machine, Falcon Crest) [d: 1-08-15]

In 1933 Country singer, Goldie Hill (Grand Ole Opry) [d: 2-24-05]

In 1934 Canadian Prime Minister, Jean Chretien (1993-2003) (84)

In 1942 Saxophonist, Clarence Clemmons (E. Street Band) [d: 6-18-11]

In 1942 Football player, George Mira (Dolphins, Super Bowl VI) (76)

In 1945 Actress, Christine Kaufmann (Town Without Pity, Red Lips) [d: 3-28-17]

In 1946 Country singer, Naomi Judd (The Judds) (72)

In 1946 Keyboardist, Tony Kaye (Badfinger, Yes) (72)

In 1948 U.S. runner, Madeline Manning (Olympic-Gold-1968) (70)

In 1949 Singer, Frederick "Dennis" Greene (Sha Na Na) [d: 9-5-15]

In 1952 PGA Golfer, Ben Crenshaw (Rookie of the Year-1974) (66)

In 1952 Jazz guitarist/composer, Lee Ritenour (Is It You) (66)

In 1953 Football player, Freddie Solomon (49ers) [d: 2-13-12]

In 1956 Country singer/songwriter, Robert Earl Keen (62)

In 1957 Basketball player, Darryl Dawkins (76ers, Nets) [d: 8-27-15]

In 1958 Guitarist/singer, Vicki Peterson (Bangles) (60)

In 1959 Auto racer, Brett Bodine (NASCAR) (59)

In 1962 Actress, Sharon Brown (Generations, Blues Brothers 2000) (56)

In 1962 Actress, Kim Coles (In Living Color, Living Single) (56)

In 1963 U.S. swimmer, Tracy Caulkins (Olypmic-3 Gold-1984) (55)

In 1963 Actor, Jason Connery [son of Sean Connery] (Robin of Sherwood) (55)

In 1963 Actress, Dawn Lyn (Dodie-My Three Sons, Walking Tall) (55)

In 1965 Actress, Olivia Barash (Out of the Blue, Repo Man) (53)

In 1967 Actor, Jeff Bankert (Tyler-One Life To Live) (51)

In 1967 Actor, Ken Weiler (The Handlers, The Four Postmen) (51)

In 1968 Guitarist, Tom Dumont (No Doubt) (50)

In 1969 Speed skater, Dave Cruikshank (Olympics-1994) (49)

In 1969 Singer, Maxee Maxwell (Brownstone) [d: 2-27-15]

In 1969 Actress, Kyle Richards (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills) (49)

In 1971 Singer, Mary J. Blige (47)

In 1971 Singer, Tom Rowlands (The Chemical Brothers) (47)

In 1972 Actor, Marc Blucas (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, First Daughter) (46)

In 1972 Actress, Amanda Peet (The Whole Nine Yards) (46)

In 1974 Actor, Christian Jacobs (Maggie, Joey Stivic-Gloria) (44)

In 1974 Rosenkowitz sextuplets (first known to have survived infancy) (44)

In 1980 Actress, Deanna Wright (Kay Bennett-Passions) (38)

In 1985 Actress, Aja Naomi King (How to Get Away with Murder) (33)

In 1989 Actor, Jedidiah Goodacre (Descendants, Tomorrowland) (29)

In 1992 Rap singer, Brianna Perry ("Marilyn Monroe," "Hate Ya Past") (26)

In 1993 Rap singer, Lil Twist (Young Money) (25)

In 1994 Dancer, Lindsay Arnold (Dancing with the Stars) (24)

In 1998 Singer, Emaza Dilan (Ceraadi) (20)


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