Born On This Day...

In 1712 Frederick I (the Great), king of Prussia (1740-86)

In 1820 Journalist, Henry Raymond (co-founded the New York Times)

In 1860 Bussinesman, Bernard Kroger (founded Kroger grocery store chain)

In 1862 Novelist, Edith Wharton

In 1880 Elisabeth Achelis, inventor of World Calendar

In 1883 Actress, Estelle Winwood (Miracle On 34th Street)

In 1888 Inventor, Ernst Heinrich Heinkel (first rocket-powered aircraft)

In 1910 Singer/actor, Sydney Pepple (voice of Bambi) [d: 10-20-93]

In 1915 TV game show producer, Mark Goodson [d: 12-18-92]

In 1915 Painter, Robert Motherwell (expressionist movement) [d: 7-16-91]

In 1916 Sports announcer, Jack Brickhouse (Cubs) [d: 8-6-98]

In 1916 Sports owner, Walter Haas Jr. (Oakland A's) [d: 9-20-95]

In 1917 Actor, Ernest Borgnine (McHale's Navy, Airwolf, Single Guy) [d: 7-8-12]

In 1918 Evangelist, Oral Roberts (Oral Roberts College) [d: 12-15-09]

In 1920 Actor, Jerry Maren (Buster Brown, Lollipop kid-Wizard of Oz) (98)

In 1922 Actress, Ava Gardner (Night of Iguana) [d: 1-25-90]

In 1925 Actor, William Hudson (I Led 3 Lives) [d: 4-5-74]

In 1925 Ballerina, Maria Tallchief [d: 4-11-13]

In 1927 Actor, Marvin Kaplan (Top Cat, Henry-Alice, On The Air) [d: 8-25-16]

In 1933 Singer, Ezekiel Carey (The Flamingos) [d: 12-24-99]

In 1934 U.S. basketball player, Burdette Haldorson (Olympic-Gold-1956) (84)

In 1936 Electric fiddle player/songwriter, Doug Kershaw (82)

In 1936 Country singer/guitarist, Jack Scott (82)

In 1939 Singer, Ray Stevens (Everything Is Beautiful, The Streak) (79)

In 1941 Singer/songwriter, Neil Diamond (Cherry Cherry, Solitary Man) (77)

In 1941 Singer/songwriter, Aaron Neville (The Neville Brothers) (77)

In 1943 Actress, Sharon Tate (Valley of the Dolls) [d: 8-9-69]

In 1946 Actor, Michael Ontkean (The Rookies, Slap Shot, Twin Peaks) (72)

In 1947 Soccer star, Giorgio Chinaglia (New York Cosmos) [d: 4-1-12]

In 1947 Singer, Jim Rutledge (Bloodrock) (71)

In 1947 Singer/songwriter, Warren Zevon (Werewolves of London) [d: 9-7-03]

In 1948 Actor, Michael Des Barres (New WKRP, Murdoc-MacGyver, Roseanne) (70)

In 1949 Actor/comedian, John Belushi (SNL, Blues Brothers) [d: 3-5-82]

In 1950 Country singer, Becky Hobbs (68)

In 1951 Russian comedian, Yakov Smirnoff (What A Country) (67)

In 1952 Astronaut, William F. Readdy (STS-51, STS-42, STS-79) (66)

In 1953 Singer, Matthew Wilder (Break My Stride) (65)

In 1955 U.S. swimmer, James Montgomery (Olympic-3 Gold-1976) (63)

In 1958 Keyboardist, Julian 'Jools' Holland (Squeeze) (60)

In 1961 Actress, Nastassia Kinski (Cat People, Terminal Velocity) (57)

In 1963 Drummer, Keech Rainwater (Lonestar) (55)

In 1964 Baseball player, Robert Keith Dibble (Reds) (54)

In 1967 Actor, Phil Lamarr (Hermes Conrad-Futurama) (51)

In 1968 U.S. gymnast, Mary Lou Retton (Olympic-Gold-1984) (50)

In 1969 Actress, Stephanie Romanov (Monique-Models Inc.) (49)

In 1970 Singer, Pat 'Sleepy' Brown (Society of Soul) (48)

In 1970 Actor, Matthew Lillard (Scream, Scooby Doo) (48)

In 1971 Actress, Tonya Crowe (Olivia Cunningham-Knots Landing) (47)

In 1971 Actress, Merrilee McCommas (Patricia-Family Law) (47)

In 1971 Actress, Kenya Moore (Miss USA 1993, Real Houseswives of Atlanta) (47)

In 1974 Actor, Ed Helms (The Office, The Hangover) (44)

In 1978 Actress, Kristen Schaal (The Last Man on Earth) (40)

In 1979 Actress, Tatyana M. Ali (Ashley-Fresh Prince of Bel Air) (39)

In 1979 Actor, Kyle Brandt (Philip Kiriakis-Days of Our Lives) (39)

In 1982 Rapper, Daveed Diggs (Hamilton) (36)

In 1983 Social media star, Frankie Grande (Big Brother, YouTube) (35)

In 1984 Actor, Justin Baldoni (Jane the Virgin, Everwood) (34)

In 1985 Actor, Frank J. Galasso (Mickey-Hudson Street) (33)

In 1986 Actress, Mischa Barton (Katie-Once & Again, Marissa-The O.C) (32)

In 1986 Actor, Ricky Ullman (Phil of the Future) (32)

In 1992 Singer, Tyler Hagen ("The Sun and The Moon") (26)

In 1995 Actor, Callan McAuliffe (The Great Gatsby) (23)

In 1997 Actor, Jonah Bobo (Zathura: A Space Adventure, Crazy Stupid Love) (21)

In 1997 Singer, Anthony Lewis ("Candy Rain") (21)

In 1997 Actor, Dylan Riley Snyder (Kickin' It) (21)


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