Born On This Day...

In 1478 Author/philosopher, Sir Thomas More (coined the word Utopia)

In 1804 Inventor/manufacturer, John Deere (agricultural implements)

In 1812 Author, Charles Dickens (A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist)

In 1817 Frederick Douglas, first high ranking black government official

In 1824 Scientist, William Higgins (discovered nature of spiral "nebulae")

In 1834 Chemist, Dmitri I. Mendeleyev (periodic table of the elements)

In 1837 Lexicographer, Sir James Augustus Henry Murray (Oxford Dictionary)

In 1867 Children's author, Laura Ingalls Wilder (Little House)

In 1870 Psychiatrist, Alfred Adler (inferiority complex)

In 1877 English number theorist, Godfrey H. Hardy

In 1883 Composer, Eubie Blake (I'm Just Wild About Harry, Memories Of You)

In 1885 Novelist/playwright, Sinclair Lewis (Main Street) (Nobel-1930)

In 1905 Swedish physiologist, Ulf Svante von Euler (Nobel-1970) [d: 3-9-83]

In 1908 Actor, Buster Crabbe (Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers) [d: 4-23-83]

In 1915 Actor, Eddie Bracken (Vacation, Home Alone II) [d: 11-14-02]

In 1919 Actor, Jock Mahoney (Tarzan-Tarzan Goes To India) [d: 12-15-89]

In 1920 Singer, Oscar Brand (Draw Me A Laugh) [d: 9-30-16]

In 1923 Actor, Keefe Brasselle (The Eddie Cantor Story) [d: 7-7-81]

In 1924 Actress, Dora Bryan (Apartment Zero, Screamtime) [d: 7-23-14]

In 1932 Author, Gay Talese (Honor Thy Father) (86)

In 1932 Astronaut, Alfred M. Worden (Apollo XV) (86)

In 1934 Singer/songwriter, King Curtis (Soul Twist) [d: 8-13-71]

In 1942 Activist, Huey Newton (co-founded Black Panthers) [d: 8-22-8]

In 1946 Singer, Sammy Johns (Chevy Van) [d: 1-4-13]

In 1948 Keyboardist, Jimmy Greenspoon (Three Dog Night) [d: 3-11-15]

In 1949 Guitarist/pianist, Stony Browder (Kid Creole & The Coconuts) (69)

In 1949 Bassist, Alan Lancaster (Status Quo) (69)

In 1950 U.S. skier, Marilyn Cochran (Olympics-1972) (68)

In 1953 Baseball player, Dan Quisenberry [d: 9-30-98]

In 1955 Football player, Rolf Benirschke (Chargers) (63)

In 1958 Model/playmate, Michele Drake (May-1979) (60)

In 1959 Saxophonist, Brian Travers (UB40) (59)

In 1960 Singer/keyboardist, Steve Bronski (Bronski Beat) (58)

In 1960 Actor, James Spader (Wolf, Stargate, Boston Legal, The Blacklist) (58)

In 1962 Country singer, Garth Brooks (Thunder Rolls, Ropin' The Wind) (56)

In 1962 Keyboardist, David Bryan (Bon Jovi) (56)

In 1962 Actor/comedian, Eddie Izzard (Mystery Men) (56)

In 1963 Actor, Jason Leland Adams (Ryan's Hope, Preston-Dr. Quinn) (55)

In 1964 Actress/model/playmate, Dona L. Speir (Fit To Kill, March-1984) (54)

In 1964 U.S. swimmer, Cynthia Woddhead (Olympic-Silver-1984) (54)

In 1965 Actor, Jason Gedrick (Heavenly Kid, Boomtown, Iron Eagle) (53)

In 1965 Actor/comedian, Chris Rock (Longest Yard, Everybody Hates Chris) (53)

In 1968 Model/playmate, Ashley Allen (August-1992) (50)

In 1968 Singer/songwriter, Sully Erna (Godsmack) (50)

In 1972 Actress, Essence Atkins (Half & Half) (46)

In 1972 Actress, Robyn Lively (Savannah, Doogie Howser, Saving Grace) (46)

In 1973 Actor, Victor Webster (Nicholas-Days of Our Lives, Continuum) (45)

In 1974 Composer, Stephen Hilton (Oceans 11, Moulin Rouge) (44)

In 1974 Basketball player, Steve Nash (Suns) (44)

In 1975 Guitarist, Wes Borland (ex-Limp Bizkit, Eat The Day) (43)

In 1978 Actor, Ashton Kutcher (That 70's Show, Dude, Where's My Car?) (40)

In 1978 Actress, Kristi McDaniel (Sarah-Days of Our Lives) (40)

In 1979 Actress, Cerina Vincent (Not Another Teen Movie) (39)

In 1985 Actress, Tina Majorino (Corina Corina, Andre, Waterworld) (33)

In 1985 Actress, Deborah Ann Woll (True Blood, Daredevil) (33)

In 1986 Guitarist, Eli Maiman (Walk the Moon) (32)

In 1988 Football player, Matthew Stafford (Lions) (30)

In 1989 Basketball Player, Isaiah Thomas (Kings, Suns, Celtics) (29)

In 1996 Actor, David Castro (27 Dresses, Are We There Yet?) (22)

In 1996 Actor, Jake Goldberg (Grown Ups, Grown Ups 2) (22)

In 1996 Singer, David Scarzone (IM5) (22)

In 1999 Singer, Bea Miller (The X Factor) (19)


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