Born On This Day...

In 1764 English novelist, Ann Ward Radcliffe (horror novels)

In 1802 Inventor, Thomas Davenport (electric motor)

In 1819 American inventor, Elias Howe (sewing machine)

In 1845 George Darwin (theorized Moon was pulled out of Pacific Ocean)

In 1847 Engineer, Edwin James Houston (commercial lighting)

In 1858 German scientist/anthropolgist, Franz Boas

In 1879 Italian composer, Ottorino Respighi (Pines of Rome)

In 1894 Inventor, Percy Le Baron Spencer (microwave oven)

In 1894 American journalist/author, Dorothy Thompson

In 1901 Romance author, Barbara Cartland [d: 5-21-00]

In 1901 Actor, Jester Hairston (Rolly Forbes-Amen) [d: 1-18-00]

In 1907 Cowboy actor/singer, Eddie Dean [d: 3-4-99]

In 1916 British prime minister, Edward Heath (1970-74) [d: 7-17-05]

In 1917 Actress/model, Kay Aldridge [d: 1-12-95]

In 1917 Bandleader/pianist, Ted Steele (Perry Como) [d: 10-15-85]

In 1922 Basketball Hall-of-Famer, Jim Pollard [d: 1-22-93]

In 1924 Musician/composer, Leonard Pennario [d: 6-27-08]

In 1926 Geneticist, Mathilde Krim [d: 1-15-18]

In 1927 Singer/actor, Ed Ames (My Cup Runneth Over, Who Will Answer) (91)

In 1928 TV host/singer, Alan Dale [d: 4-20-02]

In 1929 King Hassan II of Morocco (1961-99) [d: 7-23-99]

In 1929 Singer/songwriter, Lee Hazelwood (Summer Wine) [d: 8-4-07]

In 1930 Bandleader, Buddy Bregman (Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald) [d: 1-8-17]

In 1932 Billionaire, John Paul Getty II (Getty Oil) [d: 4-17-03]

In 1936 Actor, James Hampton (Bugler-F Troop, Doris Day Show) (82)

In 1937 Football player, Clemon Daniels (Raiders, Cowboys) (81)

In 1937 English artist, David Hockney (pop art) (81)

In 1938 Actor, Brian Dennehy (Foul Play, Semi-Tough, F/X, Cocoon) (80)

In 1941 Singer, Donald McPherson (The Main Ingredient) [d: 7-4-71]

In 1941 German ballet dancer, Karin von Aroldingen [d: 1-5-18]

In 1942 Actor, Richard Roundtree (John Shaft-Shaft, Roots) (76)

In 1943 Astronaut, John H. Casper (STS-36, 54) (75)

In 1947 Drummer, John Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix Experience) [d: 11-12-08]

In 1946 Singer/songwriter, Bon Scott (AC/DC) [d: 2-19-80]

In 1947 Football player/actor, O.J. Simpson (Bills/Naked Gun) (71)

In 1950 Soul singer, Gwen Guthrie [d: 2-3-99]

In 1951 Actor, Chris Cooper (A Time To Kill, Lone Star, October Sky) (67)

In 1952 TV host/pianist, John Tesh (Entertainment Tonight) (66)

In 1953 Dancer/choreographer, Margaret Gillis (65)

In 1954 Businessman, Kevin O'Leary (Shark Tank) (64)

In 1954 Singer, Debbie Sledge (Sister Sledge) (64)

In 1958 Actor, Jimmy Smits (Victor-L.A. Law, Bobby Simone-NYPD Blue) (60)

In 1955 Actress, Lisa Banes (Young Guns, Dragonfly) (63)

In 1955 Actor, Jimmy Smits (Victor-L.A. Law, Bobby Simone-NYPD Blue) (63)

In 1956 Actor, Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump, Apollo 13, Saving Private Ryan) (62)

In 1957 Singer, Marc Almond (Soft Cell) (61)

In 1957 Actress, Kelly McGillis (The Accused, Witness, Top Gun) (61)

In 1959 Singer/songwriter, Jim Kerr (Simple Minds) (59)

In 1964 Singer/actress, Courtney Love (Hole/The People vs. Larry Flynt) (54)

In 1965 Bassist, Frank Bello (Anthrax) (53)

In 1965 Actor, David O'Hara (The Devil's Own, Braveheart, The District) (53)

In 1970 Football player, Trent Green (Rams, Chiefs) (48)

In 1971 Reggae singer, Kelvin Grant (Musical Youth) (47)

In 1971 Actor, Scott Grimes (Together We Stand, Will-Party of Five) (47)

In 1973 Actor, Enrique Murciano (Danny-Without A Trace) (45)

In 1975 Actor, Nathaniel Marston (As The World Turns, One Life to Live) [d: 11-11-15]

In 1976 Actor, Fred Savage (Kevin Arnold-The Wonder Years, Working) (42)

In 1978 Actress, Linda Park (Ensign Hoshi Sato-Enterprise) (40)

In 1980 Actress, Megan Parlen (Mary Beth-Hang Time) (38)

In 1981 Actor, Jamie Thomas King (Mad Men) (37)

In 1983 TV host, Christina El Moussa (Flip or Flop) (35)

In 1986 Singer, Kiely Williams (3LW) (32)

In 1991 Drummer, Josh Devine (One Direction) (27)

In 1991 Actor, Mitchel Musso (Hannah Montana) (27)

In 1992 Actor, Douglas Booth (Romeo and Juliet, Jupiter Ascending) (26)

In 1998 Actor, Robert Capron (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) (20)


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