Born On This Day...

In 1564 English dramatist/poet, Christopher Marlowe

In 1786 French physicist, Francois Arago (production of magnetism)

In 1802 Author, Victor Hugo (The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Miserables)

In 1808 French painter/lithographer, Honore Daumier

In 1829 Inventor/manufacturer, Levi Strauss (Levi's Jeans)

In 1832 John George Nicolay, private secretary to Abraham Lincoln

In 1842 Astronomer, Camille Flammarion (Mars researcher)

In 1846 American frontiersman, William "Buffalo Bill" Cody

In 1852 Businessman, John Harvey Kellogg (invented dry cereal)

In 1864 English astronomer, John Evershed (Evershed effect)

In 1866 Chemical industry pioneer, Herbert Henry Dow (Dow Chemical)

In 1875 Actress, Emma Dunn (Martha Kildare-Dr. Kildare films)

In 1877 Cartoonist, Rudolph Dirks (The Katzenjammer Kids)

In 1887 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Grover Cleveland Alexander (Phillies, Cubs)

In 1887 Actor, William Frawley (Fred-I Love Lucy, Bub-My Three Sons)

In 1891 Actor, Al Bridge (Sullivan's Travels, Hopalong Cassidy films)

In 1906 Actress, Madeline Carroll (39 Steps, Secret Agent) [d: 10-2-87]

In 1908 Animator, Fred "Tex" Avery (created Bugs Bunny) [d: 8-26-80]

In 1913 Actor, Jon Hall Tom Reynolds-Ramar of the Jungle [d: 12-13-79]

In 1914 Actor, Robert Alda (Stuart-Days of Our Lives, Code Red) [d: 5-3-86]

In 1916 Actor, Jackie Gleason (Honeymooners, Smokey & Bandit) [d: 6-24-87]

In 1919 Actor, Mason Adams (Flamingo Road, Lou Grant, Son-in-Law) [d:4-26-05]

In 1920 Actor, Tony Randall (The Odd Couple, Love Sidney) [d: 5-17-04]

In 1921 Actress, Betty Hutton (Annie Oakley-Annie Get Your Gun) [d:3-12-07]

In 1922 Actress, Margaret Leighton (The Nelson Affair, Galileo) [d: 1-14-76]

In 1924 Japanese prime minister, Noboru Takeshita [d: 6-19-00]

In 1927 Game show host, Tom Kennedy (You Don't Say, Name That Tune) (91)

In 1928 Singer, Fats Domino (Blueberry Hill, Ain't That A Shame) [d: 10-25-17]

In 1930 Football player, Vic Janowicz (Redskins) [d: 2-27-96]

In 1931 Political columnist, Robert Novak (Evans & Novak) [d: 8-18-09]

In 1932 Singer/guitarist, Johnny Cash (A Boy Named Sue) [d: 9-12-03]

In 1933 Actor, Godfrey Cambridge (Cotton Comes To Harlem) [d: 11-29-76]

In 1938 Actor, Tony Selby (Mulberry, Max Taplow-Love Hurts) (80)

In 1943 Singer/guitarist, Paul Cotton (Poco) (75)

In 1943 Actor, Bill Duke (Bird on a Wire, Menance II Society) (75)

In 1945 Singer/guitarist, Bob "The Bear" Hite (Canned Heat) [d: 4-5-81]

In 1945 Singer/songwriter, Mitch Ryder (Devil With The Blue Dress On) (73)

In 1946 Basketball player, Bobby 'Bingo' Smith (Cavaliers) (72)

In 1948 Actor, Priscilla Lopez (Lynda Graves-As The World Turns) (70)

In 1950 Keyboardist/guitarist, Jonathan Cain (Journey, Babys) (68)

In 1953 Singer, Michael Bolton (How Am I Suppose To Live Without You) (65)

In 1953 Bassist/songwriter, Jim Crichton (Saga) (65)

In 1957 Cyclist, Connie Carpenter-Phinney (Olympic-Gold-1984) (61)

In 1957 Freestyle swimmer, Keena Rothhammer (Olympic-Gold-1972) (61)

In 1958 Actor, Greg Germann (Ned & Stacey, Richard-Ally McBeal) (60)

In 1958 Astronaut, Susan J. Helms (STS-54) (60)

In 1959 Basketball player, Rolando Blackman (59)

In 1962 Singer, Bernie Bremond (Johnny Diesel & The Injectors) (56)

In 1963 Actress, Chase Masterson (Leeta-Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) (55)

In 1965 Actress, Alison Armitage (Cat-Acapulco H.E.A.T.) (53)

In 1965 Playmate, Brittany York (October-1990) (53)

In 1966 Actress, Jennifer Grant (Celeste-Beverly Hills 90210) (52)

In 1970 Actress, Katie O'Neill (Together We Stand) (48)

In 1970 Actor, Meeno Peluce (Tanner-Bad News Bears, Jeffrey-Voyagers) (48)

In 1971 Singer, Erykah Badu (47)

In 1972 Singer, Rico Wade (Society of Soul) (46)

In 1973 Swimmer, Jenny Thompson (Olympics-2 Gold-1992) (45)

In 1977 Figure skater, Oksana Baiul (Olympic-Gold-1994) (41)

In 1980 Country Singer, Rodney Hayden (38)

In 1982 Singer, Nate Ruess (Fun) (36)

In 1985 Actor, Shiloh Fernandez (Evil Dead, Red Riding Hood) (33)

In 1986 Actress, Teresa Palmer (Bedtime Stories, Sorcerer's Apprentice) (32)

In 1986 Singer, Juliet Simms (The Voice, Automatic Loveletter) (32)

In 1990 Actor, Marco Esparza (World's End) (28)

In 1990 Actor, Alex Heartman (Red-Power Rangers Samurai) (28)

In 1993 Soccer player, Morgan Brian (2015 World Cup) (25)

In 1993 Actress, Taylor Dooley (Lavagirl) (25)


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