Born On This Day...

In 1400 Printer, Johannes Gutenberg (invented moveable type print)

In 1417 Religious leader, Pope Paul II (1464-71)

In 1685 Baroque composer, George Frideric Handel

In 1744 Mayer Amschel Rothschild, founder of House of Rothschild

In 1787 Emma Hart Willard, pioneered higher education for women

In 1823 Businessman, James Batterson (founded Travelers Insurance Co.)

In 1846 British manufactuer, William Horlick (founded Malted Milk &Company)

In 1868 Civil rights leader, Wiliam Edward DuBois (NAACP founding member)

In 1883 Director, Victor Fleming (Wizard of Oz, Gone With the Wind)

In 1884 Scientist, Casimir Funk (coined the term Vitamin)

In 1894 Astronomer, Jan Schilt (measured distance of stars from earth)

In 1904 Author, William L. Shirer (Rise & Fall of Third Reich) [d: 12-28-93]

In 1913 U.S. pentathelete, Charles Leonard (Olypmics-1936) [d: 2-18-06]

In 1919 Actor, Kenneth Tobey (Chuck Martin-The Whirlybirds) [d: 12-22-02]

In 1929 Baseball player, Elston Howard (Yankees, 1963 AL MVP) [d: 12-14-80]

In 1930 Actor, Johnny Seven (Lt. Carl Reese-Ironside, Amy Prentiss) [d: 1-22-10]

In 1933 U.S. hurdler, Lee Quencey Calhoun (Olympic-Gold-1956, 60) [d: 6-21-89]

In 1933 Poet/philanthropist, Donna J. Stone [d: 12-12-94]

In 1937 Former college football player/coach, Tom Osborne (Nebraska) (81)

In 1938 Broadcast journalist, Sylvia Chase (20/20) (80)

In 1938 Actress, Diane Varsi (Allison-Peyton Place) [d: 11-19-92]

In 1939 Actress, Majel Barrett (Star Trek) [d: 12-18-08]

In 1940 Actor, Peter Fonda (Wild Angeles, Easy Rider, Outlaw Blues) (78)

In 1941 Baseball player, Ron Hunt (Dodgers, Giants, Cardinals) (77)

In 1943 Football Hall-of-Famer, Frederick Biletnikoff (Raiders) (75)

In 1943 Actress, Jada Rowland (Hamptons, Amy Ames-The Secret Storm) (75)

In 1944 Guitarist, Mike Maxfield (Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas) (74)

In 1944 Singer/guitarist, Johnny Winter [d: 7-16-14]

In 1946 South African political activist, Allan Boesak (anti-apartheid) (72)

In 1946 Singer/guitarist, Rusty Young (Buffalo Springfield, Poco) (72)

In 1947 Actress, Shakira Caine (The Man Who Would Be King) (71)

In 1948 Bassist, Steve Priest (Sweet) (70)

In 1949 Bassist, Terry "Tex" Comer (Ace) (69)

In 1949 Astronaut, Marc Garneau (STS-77, STS-41-G, STS-97) (69)

In 1950 Director, Neil Jordan (Crying Game, Interview With A Vampire) (68)

In 1950 Football player, Jim Youngblood (Rams, Super Bowl XIV) (68)

In 1951 Football player, Ed 'Too Tall' Jones (Cowboys) (67)

In 1951 Football player, Ray Oldham (Steelers, Super Bowl XIII) [d: 7-23-05]

In 1951 Actress, Patricia Richardson (FM, Jill-Home Improvement) (67)

In 1952 Guitarist, Brad Whitford (Aerosmith) (66)

In 1955 Voice actor, Tom Bodett (Motel 6, he'll leave the light on for ya) (63)

In 1955 Singer/songwriter, Howard Jones (Things Can Only Get Better) (63)

In 1962 Playmate, Melinda Mays (February-1983) (56)

In 1962 Singer/guitarist, Michael Wilton (Queensryche) (56)

In 1963 Baseball player, Bobby Bonilla (55)

In 1964 Country singer, Dusty Drake (54)

In 1965 Actress, Kristin Davis (Brooke-Sex & The City) (53)

In 1965 Tennis player, Helena Sukova (1985 U.S. Open Doubles) (53)

In 1965 Actress, Veronica Webb (Jungle Fever, Malcolm X, Catwalk) (53)

In 1968 Actor/game show host, Marc Price (Skippy-Family Ties) (50)

In 1969 Businessman, Daymond John (FUBU, Shark Tank) (49)

In 1970 Guitarist, Jeff Beres (Sister Hazel) (48)

In 1970 Actress, Niecy Nash (Reno 9-11!: Miami, Scream Queens) (48)

In 1970 Actor, Paul Anthony Stewart (Loving, Guiding Light) (48)

In 1972 Country singer, Steve Holy (46)

In 1973 Keyboardist, Lasse Johansson (The Cardigans) (45)

In 1975 Actor, Michael Tricario (Randy Mitchell-The Wonder Years) (43)

In 1976 Actress, Jamie Nicole Dudney (Georgia-As the World Turns) (42)

In 1983 Actor, Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation) (35)

In 1983 Actress, Emily Blunt (Edge of Tomorrow, Girl on the Train) (35)

In 1986 Singer, Skylar Grey (Like Blood Like Honey, Don't Look Down) (32)

In 1994 Actress, Dakota Fanning (I Am Sam, Sweet Home Alabama) (24)


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