Born On This Day...

In 1773 American mathematician/astonomer, Nathaniel Bowditch

In 1850 Author, Edward Bellamy (Looking Backward)

In 1859 Poet, A.E. Housman (Shropshire Lad)

In 1874 American poet, Robert Frost (Mending Wall, Road Not Taken)

In 1874 Publisher, Conde Nast (Vogue, House & Garden)

In 1876 German engineer, Othmar Ammann (Lincoln Tunnel, Golden Gate Bridge)

In 1880 Food expert/manufacturer, Duncan Hines (bakery products)

In 1907 Businesswoman, Marie Callender (restaurant chain) [d: 11-11-95]

In 1907 Composer/songwriter, Leigh Harline (Pinnocchio) [d: 12-10-69]

In 1911 Playwright, Tennessee Williams (Cat On A Hot Tin Roof) [d: 2-25-83]

In 1913 Mathematician, Paul Eurdos [d: 9-20-96]

In 1914 Retired Army General, William Westmoreland [d: 7-18-05]

In 1916 Actor, Sterling Hayden (The Blue & the Gray) [d: 5-23-86]

In 1917 Singer, Rufus Thomas (Funky Chicken, Walking The Dog) [d: 12-15-01]

In 1919 Actor, Strother Martin (Up in Smoke, Riley-The Champ) [d: 8-1-80]

In 1923 Comedian/disc jockey, Bob Elliott (Bob and Ray) [d: 2-2-16]

In 1925 Conductor, Pierre Boulez [d: 1-15-16]

In 1928 Singer/actress, Carole Carr [d: 1-8-97]

In 1930 Poet, Gregory Corso (Long Live Man) [d: 1-17-01]

In 1930 Justice, Sandra Day O'Connor (first female U.S. Supreme Court) (88)

In 1931 Actor/director, Leonard Nimoy (Mr. Spock-Star Trek) [d: 2-27-15]

In 1933 Jazz drummer, Donald Bailey [d: 10-15-13]

In 1934 Actor, Alan Arkin (Catch 22, In-Laws, Wait Until Dark) (84)

In 1934 Football player, Gino Cappelletti (kicker-1130 points) (84)

In 1936 Singer/songwriter, Fred Parris (The Five Satins) (82)

In 1937 Basketball player/manager, Wayne Embry (81)

In 1937 U.S. relay runner, Barbara Pearl Jones (Olympic-Gold-1952) (81)

In 1939 Actor, Phillip R. Allen (Harry-Hardy Boys Mystery, Mitch-Alice) [d: 3-1-12]

In 1940 Actor, James Caan (The Godfather, Honeymoon in Vegas, Eraser) (78)

In 1940 Singer, Rod Lauren (If Had A Girl) [d: 7-11-07]

In 1942 Author/writer, Erica Jong (Fear of Flying) (76)

In 1943 Investigative journalist, Bob Woodward (Watergate) (75)

In 1944 Singer, Diana Ross (Supremes) (Love Hangover, Upside Down) (74)

In 1946 Actor, Johnny Crawford (Mark McCain-The Rifleman) (72)

In 1948 Bassist/keyboardist, Richard Tandy (Electric Light Orchestra) (70)

In 1948 Singer/songwriter, Steve Tyler (Aerosmith) (70)

In 1949 TV host/actress, Vicki Lawrence (Carol Burnett, Mama's Family) (69)

In 1949 Bassist, Fran Sheehan (Boston) (69)

In 1949 Actor, Ernest Thomas (Roger "Raj" Thomas-What's Happening) (69)

In 1950 Singer, Ronnie McDowell (The King Is Gone) (68)

In 1950 Actor, Tony Papenfuss (First Darryl-Newhart) (68)

In 1950 Singer, Teddy Pendergrass (Close The Door, Turn Off the Lights) [d: 1-13-10]

In 1950 Actor, Martin Short (SNL, Three Amigos, Father of the Bride II) (68)

In 1953 Country guitarist, Michael Bonagura (Baillie & The Boys) (65)

In 1953 Keyboardist, Bill Lyall (Pilot, Alan Parson's Project) (65)

In 1954 Political activist, Curtis Sliwa (founded Guardian Angels) (64)

In 1955 Country singer, Dean Dillon (63)

In 1956 Country singer, Charly McClain (62)

In 1957 TV host, Leeza Gibbons (Entertainment Tonight, Leeza) (61)

In 1958 Actor, Philip Brown (Doris Day Show, The Colbys, Loving) (60)

In 1959 Actress, Catherine Keener (Being John Malkovich) (59)

In 1960 Football player, Marcus Allen (Raiders, Chiefs) (58)

In 1960 U.S. water polo player, Michael Evans (Olympic-Silver-1988) (58)

In 1960 Actress, Jennifer Grey (Dirty Dancing, Wind) (58)

In 1961 Actor, Billy Warlock (Happy Days, Eddie Krammer-Baywatch) (57)

In 1962 Actor, Eric Allan Kramer (Robin Hood: Men in Tights)

In 1962 Basketball player, John Stockton (Utah Jazz) (56)

In 1963 Singer, Suzanne Sulley (The Human League) (55)

In 1963 U.S. cyclist, Rebecca Twig (Olympic-Silver-1984) (55)

In 1968 Country singer, Kenny Chesney (50)

In 1968 Guitarist, James Iha (Smashing Pumpkins) (50)

In 1970 Actor, Evan Richards (Mama Malone) (48)

In 1972 Actress, Leslie Mann (The Other Woman, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) (46)

In 1973 Actor, T.R. Knight (Grey's Anatomy) (45)

In 1976 Actress, Amy Smart (Road Trip, Rat Race) (42)

In 1977 Rap singer, Juvenile (41)

In 1979 Actress, Heidi Zeigler (Just The Ten Of Us, Drexell's Class) (39)

In 1984 Model, Sara Jean Underwood (2007 Playboy Playmate of the Year) (34)

In 1985 Football player, Rashad Jennings (Jaguars, Raiders, Giants) (33)

In 1985 Actress, Keira Knightley (Pirates of the Caribbean) (33)

In 1989 Football player, Von Miller (Broncos) (29)

In 2001 Actress, Lilla Crawford (Into the Woods) (17)

In 2005 Actress, Ella Anderson (Henry Danger, The Glass Castle) (13)


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