Born On This Day...

In 1587 Dutch astronomer, Johannes Fabricius (discovered sunspots)

In 1735 Religious Leader, John Carroll (first U.S. Roman Catholic bishop)

In 1786 Amercian lawyer, Nicholas Biddle

In 1823 Scientist, Alfred Russell Wallace (co-discovered evolution)

In 1862 Publisher, Frank Nelson Doubleday (Doubleday & Company)

In 1864 English novelist, William Wilkie Collins (The Moonstone)

In 1867 U.S. sociologist/feminist, Emily Balch (Nobel-1946)

In 1868 Astronomer, Sir Frank Dyson (light bent by gravity)

In 1881 Manufacturer, William Piper (the Piper Cub, a two-seater aircraft)

In 1891 Physicist, Walter Bothe (subatomic particles) (Nobel-1954)

In 1904 Cartoonist, Peter Arno (New Yorker) [d: 2-22-68]

In 1908 Actor, William Hartnell (first to play Dr. Who) [d: 4-24-75]

In 1909 Educator, Evelyn Wood (speed reading courses) [d: 8-26-95]

In 1911 Actress, Butterfly McQueen (Prissy-Gone With The Wind) [d:12-22-95]

In 1912 Actor/director, Jose Ferrer (Cyrano de Bergerac) [d: 1-26-92]

In 1913 Businessman, Reuben Mattus (Haagen-Dazs) [d: 1-27-94]

In 1921 Scientist, Archer Gordon (CPR) [d: 9-18-94]

In 1923 Actor, Larry Storch (Corporal Agarn-F Troop, The Brady Kids) (95)

In 1924 Actor, Ron Moody (Fagin-Oliver!, Roger-Nobody's Perfect) [d: 6-11-15]

In 1926 TV personality, Soupy Sales (Soupy Sales Show) [d: 10-22-09]

In 1928 Broadcast journalist, Sander Vanocur (NBC, Washington Post) (90)

In 1928 Actress, May Wynn (Caine Mutiny, Noah's Ark) (90)

In 1930 Archer, Doreen Wilber (Olympic-Gold-1972) [d: 10-19-08]

In 1931 Rock promoter, Bill Graham (Fillmore) [d: 10-25-91]

In 1933 Fashion designer, Nolan Miller [d: 6-7-12]

In 1933 Broadcast journalist, Charles Osgood (CBS Sunday Morning) (85)

In 1934 Bicyclist, Jacques Anquetil (5-time Tour de France) [d: 11-18-87]

In 1934 Actor, Roy Kinnear (Help!, TW3) [d: 9-20-88]

In 1935 Singer/guitarist, Elvis Aaron Presley [d: 8-16-77]

In 1937 Singer, Shirley Bassey (Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever) (81)

In 1938 Game show host, Bob Eubanks (The Newlywed Game) (80)

In 1940 Country/gospel singer, Cristy Lane (78)

In 1941 Comedian/actor, Graham Chapman (Monty Python) [d: 10-4-89]

In 1941 Singer, Little Anthony [Gourdine] (Imperials) (77)

In 1942 Theoretical physicist, Stephen Hawking (A Brief History of Time) (76)

In 1942 Actress, Yvette Mimieux (The Time Machine, The Black Hole) (76)

In 1943 Singer, Marcus Hutson (The Whispers) (75)

In 1945 Actress, Kathleen Noone (Knot's Landing, Ellie-Party of Five) (73)

In 1945 Drummer, John Peters (Harpers Bizarre) (73)

In 1946 Guitarist/songwriter, Robbie Kreiger (Doors) (72)

In 1947 Singer/songwriter, David Bowie (Fame, Let's Dance, China Girl) [d: 1-10-16]

In 1947 Singer/guitarist, Terry Sylvester (The Hollies) (71)

In 1947 Actress, Laurie Walters (Joannie Bradford-Eight Is Enough) (71)

In 1948 Guitarist, Paul King (Mungo Jerry, Blue Oyster Cult) (70)

In 1952 Russian pianist, Vladimir Feltsman (66)

In 1953 Baseball player, Bruce Sutter (Cubs, Cards, Braves) (65)

In 1955 Actress, Harriet Sansom Harris (Bebe-Frasier) (63)

In 1955 Singer, Mike Reno (Loverboy) (63)

In 1959 Drummer, Paul Hester (Split Enz, Crowded House) [d: 3-26-05]

In 1960 Playmate, Jolanda Egger (June-1983) (58)

In 1964 U.S. middleweight boxer, Virgil Hill (Olympic-Silver-1984) (54)

In 1966 Basketball player, Willie Anderson (Olympic-Bronze-1988) (52)

In 1966 Actress, Maria Pitillo (Alicia-Partners, Godzilla) (52)

In 1967 High jumper, Hollis Conway (Olympic-Silver-1988) (51)

In 1967 Singer, R. Kelly (Bump N' Grind, Your Body's Callin') (51)

In 1969 Guitarist, Jeff Abercromble (Fuel) (49)

In 1969 Actress, Ami Dolenz (General Hospital, Can't Buy Me Love) (49)

In 1973 Reggae singer, Sean Paul (45)

In 1973 Drummer, Jeremy Spencer (Five Finger Death Punch) (45)

In 1975 Country singer, Tift Merritt (43)

In 1976 Singer/songwriter, Jenny Lewis (Rilo Kiley) (42)

In 1977 Actress, Amber Benson (Tara-Buffy the Vampire Slayer) (41)

In 1977 Actor, Ryan Francis (Sisters) (41)

In 1978 Actor, Scott Whyte (D2: The Mighty Ducks) (40)

In 1979 Actress, Sarah Polley (Sara-Road To Avonlea) (39)

In 1980 Actress, Rachel Nichols (Alias, The Amityville Horror) (38)

In 1980 Actor, Sam Riley (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) (38)

In 1981 Actress, Genevieve Padalecki (Wildfire, Supernatural) (37)

In 1982 Actress, Gaby Hoffmann (Sleepless in Seattle, Now and Then) (36)

In 1983 Leader, Kim Jong-un (North Korea) (35)

In 1987 Actor, Freddie Stroma (Pitch Perfect, After the Dark) (31)

In 1991 Guitarist, Ryan Sitkowski (Motionless in White) (27)

In 1995 Singer, Ryan Destiny (Love Dollhouse) (23)

In 1996 Actor, Khylin Rhambo (Ender's Game, The First Family) (22)

In 2000 Actress, Noah Cyrus (Hannah Montana, Ponyo) (18)


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