Born On This Day...

In 1746 Polis patriot, Thaddeus Kosciusko

In 1775 Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams, wife of U.S. president John Adams

In 1809 Author/naturalist, Charles Darwin (theory of evolution)

In 1809 Abraham Lincoln, 16th U.S. president (1861-1865)

In 1843 Journalist, John Graham Chambers (helped define the rules inboxing)

In 1854 German biologist, Paul R. Ehrlich (Syphilis cure) (Nobel-1908)

In 1857 French photographer, Jean Eugene Atget

In 1867 Singer, Len Spencer ("America's first recording star")

In 1880 American labor leader, John Llewellyn Lewis (founded CIO)

In 1893 General Omar Bradley (5-stars, World War II) [d: 4-8-81]

In 1898 Actor, Wallace Ford (Marshal Herk Lamson-The Deputy)

In 1898 Composer, Roy Harris (When Johnny Comes Marching Home)

In 1900 Singer, Todd Duncan (Porgy & Bess) [d: 2-28-98]

In 1904 Variety show host, Ted Mack (The Original Amateur Hour) [d: 7-12-76]

In 1905 Actor, Harry Bellaver (Ernie Downs-Another World) [d: 8-8-93]

In 1912 Actor, Ernest Clark (Ghandi, The Pope Must Diet) [d: 11-11-94]

In 1915 Actor, Lorne Greene (Bonanza, Battlestar Gallactica) [d: 9-11-87]

In 1919 College football coach, Eddie Robinson (Grambling State) [d: 4-3-07]

In 1919 Actor, Forrest Tucker (Sgt. Morgan O'Rourke-F Troop) [d: 10-25-86]

In 1923 Film director, Franco Zeffirelli (Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet) (95)

In 1926 Sportscaster/TV host, Joe Garagiola (Today Show) [d: 3-23-16]

In 1927 Actress, Anne Gillis (Adventures of Tom Sawyer, 2001) [d: 1-31-18]

In 1932 Actor, Lincoln Kilpatrick (Fortress, Bulletproof) [d: 5-18-04]

In 1934 Basketball Hall-of-Famer, Bill Russell (Celtics) (84)

In 1939 Keyboardist/songwriter, Ray Manzarek (Doors) [d: 5-20-13]

In 1935 Bandleader/saxophonist, Gene McDaniels [d: 7-29-11]

In 1936 Actor, Joe Don Baker (The Living Daylights, Congo, Goldeneye) (82)

In 1936 Actor, Paul Shenar (Deadly Force, Scarface, Roots) [d: 10-11-89]

In 1937 High jumper, Charles Everett Dumas (Olympic-Gold-1956) [d: 1-5-04]

In 1938 Childrens's author/novelist, Judy Blume (Wifey) (80)

In 1939 Actor, John D. Hancock (Prancer, Bang The Drum Slowly) (79)

In 1944 Country singer/gutiarist, Moe Bandy (74)

In 1945 Actress, Maud Adams (Rollerball, Tattoo, Octopussy) (73)

In 1945 Actor/singer, Cliff DeYoung (F/X, Robocop, Chuck DePalma-JAG) (73)

In 1946 Bassist, Joe Schermie (Three Dog Night) [d: 3-26-02]

In 1949 Guitarist, Stanley Knight (Black Oak Arkansas) [d: 2-16-13]

In 1949 Writer/lawyer, Scott Turow (69)

In 1950 Guitarist/songwriter, Steve Hackett (Genesis, GTR) (68)

In 1950 Actor, Michael Ironside (Total Recall, ER, seaQuest 2032) (68)

In 1952 Singer/songerwriter, Michael McDonald (Doobie Brothers) (66)

In 1953 Actress, Joanna Kerns (Maggie Seaver-Growing Pains) (65)

In 1956 TV host/actor, Arsenio Hall (Arsenio Hall Show) (62)

In 1958 Playmate, Ruth Guerri (July-1983) (60)

In 1959 Actress, Sigrid Thornton (Amelia Lawson-Guns of Paradise) (59)

In 1962 Actress, Mary Kay Adams (Guiding Light, As the World Turns) (56)

In 1963 Football player, Brent Jones (49ers) (55)

In 1964 Drummer, Omar Hakim (Dire Straits, Weather Report) (54)

In 1965 Actress, Christine Elise (Emily-Beverly Hills 90210) (53)

In 1965 Actor, Raphael Sbarge (Risky Business, My Science Project) (53)

In 1966 Actor, Lochlyn Munro (Scary Movie) (52)

In 1966 Drummer, Gary Whelan (Happy Mondays) (52)

In 1968 Actor, Josh Brolin (Private Eye, Jimmy-Young Riders) (50)

In 1968 Singer/actress, Chynna Phillips (Wilson-Phillips) (50)

In 1970 Bassist, Jim Creeggan (Barenaked Ladies) (48)

In 1971 Singer, Keri Lewis (Breakin' My Heart-Mint Condition) (47)

In 1972 Actor, Andrew Cassese (Wormser-Revenge of the Nerds) (46)

In 1976 Actor, Christopher Pettiet (Jesse James-Young Riders) (42)

In 1979 Actor, Jesse Spencer (House M.D.) (39)

In 1980 Actress, Sarah Lancaster (Rachel Myers-Saved By The Bell) (38)

In 1980 Rap singer, Gucci Mane ("Gucci Time," "Wasted") (38)

In 1980 Actress, Christina Ricci (Addams Family, Casper, That Darn Cat) (38)

In 1986 Baseball player, Todd Frazier (Reds, White Sox, Yankees) (32)

In 1988 Football player, DeMarco Murray (Cowboys, Eagles, Titans) (30)

In 1988 Singer, Mike Posner ("Bow Chicka Wow Wow," "Cooler Than Me") (30)

In 1989 Singer, Elle Varner ("Only Wanna Give It to You") (29)

In 1990 Football player, Robert Griffin III (Redskins, Browns) (28)

In 1993 Actress, Jennifer Stone (Wizards of Waverly Place, Mean Girls 2) (25)

In 1999 Singer, Edwin Joel (Prettymuch) (19)


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