Born On This Day...

In 1637 Toyotomi Hideyoshi, unified Japan

In 1665 Queen Anne Of England (1702-14)

In 1756 Aaron Burr, third U.S. vice-president (1801-05)

In 1802 Inventor, Sir Charles Wheatstone (the telegraph)

In 1814 Educator, Edward Frederick Sorin (founded University of Notre Dame)

In 1838 English actor, Sir Henry Irving (Hamlet)

In 1895 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, George Herman "Babe" Ruth (Yankees)

In 1899 Mexican actor, Ramon Novarro (Ben Hur, Mata Hari)

In 1902 Lawyer, Louis Nizer (defended blacklisted 50's stars) [d: 11-10-94]

In 1903 Pianist/composer, Claudio Arrau (Boston Symphony) [d: 6-9-91]

In 1911 Ronald Reagan, 40th U.S. president (1981-1989) [d: 6-5-04]

In 1913 Actor, John Lund (My Friend Irma, High Society) [d: 5-10-92]

In 1914 Actor, Thurl Ravenscroft (voice of Tony the Tiger) [d: 5-22-05]

In 1917 Actress, Zsa Zsa Gabor (Man Who Wouldn't Talk, Moulin Rouge) [d: 12-18-16]

In 1922 Actor, Patrick Macnee (The Avengers, A View To A Kill) [d: 6-25-15]

In 1926 Baseball player, Dale Long (HRs in 8 consecutive games) [d: 1-28-91]

In 1926 Actor, Bob Trow (Mr. Rogers Neighborhood) [d: 11-2-98]

In 1929 Skiier, Sixten Jernberg (Olympic-Gold-1956, 60, 64) [d: 7-14-12]

In 1931 Actor, Rip Torn (Coma, Larry Sanders Show, Men In Black) (87)

In 1931 Actress, Mamie Van Doren (Ain't Misbehavin', Star in the Dust) (87)

In 1932 French director, Francois Truffaut (Fahrenheit 451) [d: 10-21-84]

In 1939 Actor, Mike Farrell (B.J. Hunnicut-M*A*S*H, Days of Our Lives) (79)

In 1940 Broadcast journalist, Tom Brokaw (Today, NBC Nightly News) (78)

In 1941 Actress, Gigi Perreau (Journey To The Center Of Time) (77)

In 1943 Singer, Fabian (Turn Me Loose, Tiger) (75)

In 1943 Actress, Gayle Hunnicutt (The Martian Chronicles, Dallas) (75)

In 1945 Reggae singer, Bob Marley (and the Wailers) [d: 5-11-81]

In 1945 Actor, Michael Tucker (Stuart Markowitz-L.A. Law) (73)

In 1947 U.S. swimmer, Charles Hickcox (Olympic-3 Gold-1968) [d: 6-15-10]

In 1949 Spanish tennis player, Manuel Orantes (U.S. Open, 1975) (69)

In 1950 Singer, Natalie Cole (Pink Cadillac, Unforgettable) [d: 1-1-16]

In 1956 Actor, Jon Walmsley (Jason-The Waltons) (62)

In 1956 Drummer, Jerry Marotta (Still The One-Orleans) (62)

In 1957 Drummer, Simon Phillips (Jeff Beck, Toto) (61)

In 1957 Actress, Kathy Najimy (Sister Act II, Olive-Veronica's Closet) (61)

In 1957 Actor, Robert Townsend (The Meteor Man, Hollywood Shuffle) (61)

In 1958 Actor, Barry Miller (Fame, Peggy Sue Got Married, Biloxi Blues) (60)

In 1960 Actress, Megan Gallagher (Hill Street Blues, Dallas, L.A. Law) (58)

In 1962 Singer, Richie McDonald (Lonestar) (56)

In 1962 Singer/songwriter, W. Axl Rose (Guns N' Roses) (56)

In 1964 Singer, Gordon Downie (The Tragically Hip) [d: 10-17-17]

In 1965 Actor, Jason Gedrick (Murder One, Backdraft, Iron Eagle) (53)

In 1966 Singer/songwriter, Rick Astley (Never Gonna Give You Up) (52)

In 1967 Country singer, Anita Cochran (51)

In 1969 Bassist, Tim Brown (Boo Radleys) (49)

In 1969 Actress, April Lerman (Lila-Charles In Charge, Annie) (49)

In 1969 Former baseball player, Bob Wickman (Yankees) (49)

In 1976 U.S. gymnist, Kim Zmeskal (Olympics-1992) (42)

In 1984 Actor, Brandon Hammond (Menace II Society) (34)

In 1985 Basketball player, Kris Humphries (Jazz, Nets, Celtics) (33)

In 1985 Actress, Crystal Reed (Crazy Stupid Love, Teen Wolf) (33)

In 1986 Actor, Dane DeHaan (Chronicle, In Treatment) (32)

In 1990 Actor, Dominic Sherwood (Vampire Academy, Shadowhunters) (28)

In 1993 Singer, Tinashe Kachingwe ("2 On") (25)

In 1994 Actor, Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things, Shut In) (24)

In 1996 Singer, Dalton Rapattoni (IM5) (22)

In 1999 Singer, Reed Deming (The X Factor) (19)


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