Born On This Day...

In 1602German inventor, Otto von Guericke (air pump)
In 1620Peregrine White (first child born of English parents in NewEngland)
In 1726Judge Oliver Wolcott (signed of the Declaration of Independence)
In 1752English poet, Thomas Chatterton
In 1761Pope Pius VIII (253rd pope, 1829-30)
In 1858Swedish author, Selma Lagerlof
In 1866Judge, Kenesaw Mountain Landis (first commissioner of pro baseball)
In 1869Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Clark Griffith (owned Senators, Twins)
In 1871Mathematician, William H. Kilpatrick (progressive education)
In 1884Social reformer, Norman Mattoon Thomas (help found ACLU)
In 1886Zoologist, Karl von Frisch (bee expert) (Nobel-1973)
In 1889American astronomer, Edwin Powell Hubble (discovered galaxies)
In 1890Actor, Robert Armstrong (King Kong)
In 1891Actor, Reginald Denny (Rebecca, Cat Ballou, Batman)
In 1900Cartoonist, Chester Gould (Dick Tracy) [d: 5-11-85]
In 1907Actress, Fran Allison (Kukla, Fran & Ollie) [d: 6-13-89]
In 1908Author/TV host, Alistair Cooke (Masterpiece Theatre) [d: 3-30-04]
In 1911U.S. high jumper, Jean Shiley (Olympic-Gold-1932) [d: 3-11-98]
In 1914Fashion designer, Emilio Pucci [d: 11-29-92]
In 1916Actress/singer, Judy Canova (Cannonball) [d: 8-5-83]
In 1917Golf Hall-of-Famer, Bobby Locke (4-time British Open) [d: 3-9-87]
In 1919Actress, Phyllis Thaxter (Martha Kent-Superman: The Movie) [d: 8-14-12]
In 1920Actor, Douglas Dick (Carl-Waterfront, Noth To Alaska) [d: 12-19-15]
In 1920Actress, Gene Tierney (Razor's Edge, Ghost & Mrs Muir) [d: 11-6-91]
In 1921Actor, Dan Frazer (Frank McNeil-Kojak, As the World Turns) [d: 12-16-11]
In 1921Attorney, Jim Garrison (JFK assissination theorist) [d: 10-21-92]
In 1923Actor, Danny Dayton (Hank-All In The Family) [d: 2-6-99]
In 1923Economist, Beryl Sprinkel [d: 8-22-09]
In 1925Actress/comedian, Kaye Ballard (The Mothers-in-Law, Doris Day) (93)
In 1925U.S. Senator, Robert F. Kennedy [d: 6-5-68]
In 1927Actress, Estelle Parsons (Bonnie and Clyde, Mom-Roseanne) (91)
In 1928Actor, Franklin Cover (Tom Willis-The Jeffersons) [d: 2-5-06]
In 1932Actor/TV host, Richard Dawson (Hogan's Heroes, Family Fued) [d: 6-2-12]
In 1937Concert painist, Ruth Laredo [d: 5-25-05]
In 1938Singer, Tony Butala (The Lettermen) (80)
In 1939Actor/comedian, Dick Smothers (Smothers Brothers) (79)
In 1939Singer, Kim Weston (It Takes Two) (79)
In 194247th U.S. Vice President, Joe Biden (2009-17) (76)
In 1942Actor/comedian, Bob Einstein (Super Dave Osborne, Oceans 11) (76)
In 1942Singer, Norman Greenbaum (Spirit in the Sky) (76)
In 1943Actress, Veronica Hamel (Joyce Davenport-Hill St. Blues) (75)
In 1945Singer, Dan McBride (Sha Na Na) [d: 7-23-09]
In 1946Singer/guitarist, Duane Allman (Allman Brothers) [d: 10-29-71]
In 1946Broadcast journalist, Judy Woodruff (McNeil Lehrer, Frontline) (72)
In 1946Cartoon voice, Samuel E. Wright (The Crab-The Little Mermaid) (72)
In 1947Drummer/singer, George Grantham (Poco) (71)
In 1947Singer/guitarist, Joe Walsh (James Gang, Eagles) (71)
In 1948Actor, Richard Masur (David-One Day At A Time, East of Eden) (70)
In 1949Actor, Ray Vitte (Doc, Cody-Quest) [d: 2-20-83]
In 1956Actress, Bo Derek [Mary Collins] (10, Tarzan the Ape Man) (62)
In 1956Football player/boxer, Mark Gastineau (Jets) (62)
In 1956Actress, Thea Vidale (Family Matters, Thea) (62)
In 1957Drummer, Jimmy Brown (UB40) (61)
In 1959Actress, Sean Young (Blade Runner, Ace Ventura Pet Detective) (59)
In 1960Guitarist, Timothy Brinkhurst (Hippychick-SoHo) (58)
In 1961Composer/pianist, Jim Brickman (57)
In 1962Drummer, Todd Nance (Widespread Panic) (56)
In 1963Actress, Ming-Na Wen (The Single Guy, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) (55)
In 1964Actor, Ned Vaughn (Jeff Hyers-China Beach) (54)
In 1965Rapper, Mike D [Diamond] (Beastie Boys) (53)
In 1965Rap singer, Sen Dog (Cypress Hill) (53)
In 1967Actor, Jeff Cotler (State Fair, Struck by Lightning) (51)
In 1968Singer, Chauncey Hannibal (Before I Let You Go-Blackstreet) (50)
In 1969Country singer/guitarist, Sarah Jory (49)
In 1969Football coach, Dabo Swinney (Clemson) (49)
In 1969Actress, Callie Thorne (Necessary Roughness, Rescue Me) (49)
In 1970Rap singer, Phife Dog [d: 3-22-16]
In 1970Comedian, Ivan Dudynsky (Roundhouse) (48)
In 1970Actress, Sabrina Lloyd (Sliders, Natalie-Sports Night) (48)
In 1971Actor, Joel McHale (The Soup, Community) (47)
In 1974Actress, Marisa Ryan (Elizabeth MacGillis-Major Dad) (44)
In 1975Country singer, Dierks Bentley (43)
In 1975Singer, Davey Havok (AFI) (43)
In 1976U.S. gymnast, Dominique Dawes (Olympic-Gold-1996) (42)
In 1976Actor, Jason Thompson (Patrick Drake-General Hospital) (42)
In 1977Country singer, Josh Turner (41)
In 1978Actress, Nadine Velazquez (Catalina-My Name is Earl) (40)
In 1979Actor, William Hernandez (Hector-Ghostwriters) (39)
In 1979Singer, Mona Lisa (39)
In 1984Actor, Jeremy Jordan (Bonnie & Clyde, Supergirl) (34)
In 1985Actor, Dan Byrd (Mike Dougherty-Clubhouse) (33)
In 1988Actor, Sean Michael (Akeelah and the Bee, That's So Raven) (30)
In 1988Actor, Demetrius Shipp Jr. (All Eyez on Me) (30)
In 1989Singer, Chris Fronzak (Attila) (29)
In 1989Actor, Cody Linley (Hannah Montana) (29)
In 1995Guitarist, Michael Clifford (5 Seconds of Summer) (23)
In 2002Actress, Madisyn Shipman (Game Shakers, The Peanuts Movie) (16)


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