Born On This Day...

In 1739 Merchant, George Clymer (signed the Declaration Of Independence)

In 1750 First modern female astronomer, Caroline Lucretia Herchel

In 1751 James Madison, 4th U.S. president (1809-1817)

In 1774 English explorer, Matthew Flinders (named Australia)

In 1787 Physicist, Georg Simon Ohm (discovered Ohm's Law)

In 1836 Inventor, Andrew S. Hallidie (the cable car)

In 1839 Frech poet, Sully Prudhomme (first Nobel winner, 1901)

In 1853 Physicist, Heinrich Kayser (discovered helium in the atmosphere)

In 1868 Russian novelist/writer, Maxim Gorki

In 1878 Actor, Henry B. Walthall (Birth of a Nation, China Clipper)

In 1897 TV/game show host, Conrad Nagel (Celebrity Time)

In 1903 Statesman, Mike Mansfield (ex-Japan ambassador) [d: 10-5-01]

In 1912 Patricia Nixon, wife of President Richard Nixon [d: 6-22-93]

In 1920 British composer, John Addison [d: 12-7-98]

In 1920 Actor, Leo McKern (Blue Lagoon, Help!) [d: 7-23-02]

In 1926 Actor/comedian, Jerry Lewis (Nutty Professor, MDA Telethon) [d: 8-20-17]

In 1927 Trumpeter/cornetist, Ruby Braff [d: 2-9-03]

In 1929 Singer, Betty Johnson (Jack Paar Show) (89)

In 1930 Jazz pianist, Tommy Flanagan [d: 11-16-01]

In 1932 Astronuat, R. Walter Cunningham (Apollo VII) (86)

In 1940 Film director, Bernardo Bertolucci (Last Tango In Paris) (78)

In 1941 Game show host, Chuck Woolery (Scrabble, Love Connection) (77)

In 1942 Singer/songwriter, Jerry Jeff Walker (Mr. Bojangles) (76)

In 1948 Guitarist/keyboardist, Michael Bruce (Alice Cooper) (70)

In 1949 Actor, Eric Estrada (CHiPs, Cross & Switchblade, Lightblast) (69)

In 1949 Actor, Victor Garber (Days & Nights of Molly Dodd, Alias, Flash) (69)

In 1950 Actress, Kate Nelligan (Eye of the Needle, Prince of Tides) (68)

In 1951 Country singer/guitarist, Ray Benson (Asleep at the Wheel) (67)

In 1953 Actress, Isabelle Huppert (Elle, The Piano Teacher) (65)

In 1954 Singer/guitarist, Nancy Wilson (Heart) (64)

In 1954 Golfer, Hollis Stacy (U.S. Open 1977, 78) (64)

In 1956 Football Hall-of-Famer, Ozzie Newsome (Browns, Ravens) (62)

In 1959 Rap singer, Flavor Flav (Public Enemy) (59)

In 1963 Drummer, Jimmy De Grasso (Megadeth) (55)

In 1963 Actor, Kevin Smith (Ares-Xena: Warrior Princess) [d: 2-15-02]

In 1964 Folk singer, Patty Griffin (54)

In 1965 U.S. basketball player, Cindy Brown (Olympic-Gold-1988) (53)

In 1966 Football player, Rodney Peete (Lions, Cowboys, Eagles) (52)

In 1967 Actress, Lauren Graham (Lorelai-Gilmore Girls, Parenthood) (51)

In 1967 Actor, George Palermo (Tony-Loving, Jake-Sunset Beach) (51)

In 1983 Actress, Stephanie Gatschet (Tammy Winslow-Guiding Light) (35)

In 1986 Actress, Alexandra Daddario (All My Children, True Detective) (32)

In 1988 Singer, Jhene Aiko (B2K) (30)

In 1992 Actor, Brett Davern (Awkward) (26)

In 1997 Actor, Tyrel Jackson Williams (Lab Rats, Pants on Fire) (21)

In 2002 Actress, Isabelle Allen (Les Miserables) (16)


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