Born On This Day...

In 1475 Painter/sculptor, Michelangelo (David)

In 1619 Poet/playwright, Cyrano de Bergerac (A Voyage to the Moon)

In 1724 Statesman, Henry Laurens (President of Continental Congress)

In 1787 German physicist, Joseph von Fraunhofer (studied sun's spectrum)

In 1791 American painter, Anna Claypoole Peale

In 1806 English poet/author, Elizabeth Barrett Browning

In 1812 Aaron Lufkin Dennison, father of American watchmaking

In 1831 Civil war general, Philip Sheridan (Union Army)

In 1834 French illustrator/novelist, George De Maurier (Punch)

In 1891 Actor, Victor Kilian (Raymond-Mary Hartman Mary Hartman)

In 1893 Singer/guitarist, Furry Lewis (originated the bottleneck guitar)

In 1898 NFL Hall-of-Famer, Jimmy Conzelman (owned Detroit Panthers)

In 1899 Publisher, Richard Simon (co-founded Simon and Shuster)

In 1900 Baseball player, Robert "Lefty" Grove (300 game winner) [d: 5-22-75]

In 1903 U.S. diver, Elizabeth Pinkston Becker (Olympic-Gold-1928) [d: 4-6-89]

In 1905 Country legend, Bob Wills (King of Western Swing) [d: 5-13-75]

In 1906 Actor/comedian, Lou Costello (Abbott & Costello) [d: 3-3-59]

In 1916 Jazz bassist, Red Callender [d: 3-8-92]

In 1920 Director, Lewis Gilbert (You Only Live Twice, Moonraker) [d: 2-23-18]

In 1920 Game show host/actor, Roger Price (Droodles) [d: 10-31-90]

In 1922 Actor/comedian, Frankie Howerd (A Funny Thing Happened) [d: 4-19-92]

In 1923 TV personality, Ed McMahon (Tonight Show, Star Search) [d: 6-23-09]

In 1924 Conductor, Sarah Caldwell (Flagstaff) [d: 3-23-06]

In 1924 Former CIA director, William Webster (94)

In 1925 Jazz guitarist, Wes Montgomery [d: 6-15-68]

In 1926 U.S. freestyle swimmer, Ann Curtis (Olympic-2 Gold-1948) [d: 6-26-12]

In 1927 Astronaut, Leroy Gordon Cooper, Jr. (Faith VII, Gemini V) [d: 10-4-04]

In 1928 Author, Gabriel Garcia-Marquez (Europa Y America, Nobel 1982) [d: 4-17-14]

In 1931 Actor, John Smith (Lane-Cimarron City, Slim-Laramie) [d: 1-25-95]

In 1936 Policitian, Marion Barry (Mayor of Washington, 1979-90, 1995-99) [d: 11-23-14]

In 1936 Singer, Sylvia Robinson (Mickey & Sylvia) [d: 9-29-11]

In 1937 Soviet cosmonaut, Valetina Tereshkova (first woman in space) (81)

In 1939 Actor, David Speilberg (From Here To Eternity) [d: 6-1-16]

In 1940 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Willie Stargell (Pirates) [d: 4-9-01]

In 1942 Actor, Ben Murphy (Name of the Game, The Winds of War) (76)

In 1944 Opera singer, Kiri Te Kanawa (74)

In 1944 Singer, Mary Wilson (The Supremes) (74)

In 1945 Drummer, Hugh Grundy (Zombies) (73)

In 1946 Singer/guitarist, David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) (72)

In 1946 Trumpeter, Tony Klatka (Blood Sweat & Tears) (72)

In 1947 Singer, Kiki Dee (Don't Go Breaking My Heart) (71)

In 1947 U.S. high jumper, Dick Fosbury (Olympic-Gold-1968) (71)

In 1947 Actor/director, Rob Reiner (All in the Family, Stand By Me) (71)

In 1948 Actress, Anna Maria Horsford (Thelma Frye-Amen) (70)

In 1953 Actress, Jackie Zeman (Bobbie Spencer-General Hospital) (65)

In 1959 Actor/comedian, Tom Arnold (True Lies, Nine Months) (59)

In 1960 Basketball player, Eric 'Sleepy' Floyd (58)

In 1962 Golfer, Alison Nicholas (56)

In 1963 Actress, Suzanne Crough (Tracy-The Partridge Family) [d: 4-28-15]

In 1963 Actor/comedian, D.L. Hughley (Darryl-The Hughleys) (55)

In 1964 Playmate, Cher Butler (August-1985) (54)

In 1964 Country singer, Skip Ewing (54)

In 1964 Actress, Yvette Wilson (Moesha) [d: 6-14-12]

In 1967 Actress, Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights, Nashville) (51)

In 1968 Actress, Moira Kelly (Cutting Edge, Chaplin, West Wing) (50)

In 1968 Basketball player, Carla McGhee (1996 Women's Dream Team) (50)

In 1969 Actress, Andrea Elson (Lynn-Alf, Alice-Whiz Kids) (49)

In 1969 Actress, Amy Pietz (Annie-Caroline in the City) (49)

In 1972 Basketball player, Shaquille O'Neal (Magic, Lakers) (46)

In 1986 Actor, Jimmy Galeota (Clubhouse Detectives, Look Who's Talking Too) (32)

In 1986 Actor, Eli Marienthal (American Pie, Iron Giant) (32)

In 1991 Rapper, Tyler The Creator (Odd Future) (27)

In 1995 Singer, Jack Morlen (EverYoung) (23)


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