Born On This Day...

In 1701Scientist, Anders Celsius (invented temperature scale)
In 1746Robert Livingston, delivered oath of office to George Washington
In 1804Composer, Sir Julius Benedict
In 1809English actress, Fanny Kemble (Romeo & Juliet)
In 1827Inventor, Horace Wyman (looms & textile machinery)
In 1874Israeli statesman, Chaim Weizmann
In 1874American historian, Charles A. Beard
In 1893English actress, Fanny Kemble
In 1902Football Hall-of-Famer, Johnny McNally (Packers) [d: 11-28-85]
In 1907Sci-fi writer, L. Sprague DeCamp (Conan the Barbarian) [d: 11-6-00]
In 1909Author, James Agee (The African Queen, Death in Family) [d: 5-16-55]
In 1912Broadway producer, David Merrick (Hello Dolly, Oliver) [d: 4-25-00]
In 1916Sportscaster, Chick Hearn (L.A. Lakers) [d: 8-5-02]
In 1917TV host/singer, "Buffalo" Bob Smith (Howdy Doody) [d: 7-30-98]
In 1921Czech Communist leader, Alexander Dubcek (1968-69) [d: 11-7-92]
In 1925Actor, Marshall Thompson (Dr. Marsh Tracy-Daktari) [d: 5-18-92]
In 1932Philippine opposition leader, Benigno Aquino, Jr. [d: 8-21-83]
In 1935Drummer, Al Jackson Jr. (Booker T. & the MGs) [d: 10-1-75]
In 1937Author/journalist, Gail Sheehy (81)
In 1940Actor, Bruce Lee (Enter the Dragon, Kato-Green Hornet) [d: 7-20-73]
In 1941U.S. runner, Henry Carr (Olympic-Gold-1964) [d: 5-29-15]
In 1941Singer/songwriter, Eddie Rabbitt (I Love A Rainy Night) [d: 5-7-98]
In 1942Singer/guitarist, Jimi Hendrix (Foxy Lady) [d: 9-18-70]
In 1945Actress, Barbara Anderson (Eve-Ironside, Mission Impossible) (73)
In 1948Actor, James Avery (Uncle Phil-Fresh Prince of Bel Air) [d: 12-31-13]
In 1948Saxophonist, Dave Winthrop (Supertramp) (70)
In 1950Football player, Don Strock (Dolphins, Browns) (68)
In 1951Actress, Jayne Kennedy (Body & Soul) (67)
In 1952Astronuat, James D. Wetherbee (STS-32, 52) (66)
In 1953Actor, Curtis Armstrong (Herbert Viola-Moonlighting) (65)
In 1954Actress, Patricia McPherson (Bonnie-Knight Rider) (64)
In 1955TV host/author, Bill Nye (Bill Nye the Science Guy) (63)
In 1956Actor, William Fichtner (The Perfect Storm, Armageddon, Mom) (62)
In 1957Author, Caroline Kennedy-Schlossberg (daughter of JFK) (61)
In 1958Baseball player, Mike Scioscia (Dodgers) (60)
In 1959Guitarist, Charlie Burchill (Simple Minds) (59)
In 1960Football player, Ken O'Brien (Jets) (58)
In 1962Playmate, Arlene Baxter (December-1993) (56)
In 1962Drummer, Charlie Benante (Anthrax) (56)
In 1962Drummer, Mike 'Puffy' Bordin (Faith No More) (56)
In 1963Actor, Fisher Stevens (Short Circuit, Early Edition) (55)
In 1964Playmate, Rebecca Michelle Ferratti (June-1986) (54)
In 1964Actress, Robin Givens (Darlene-Head of the Class, Boomerang) (54)
In 1965Golfer, Danielle Ammaccapane (53)
In 1968Actor, Michael Vartan (CIA Agent Michael C. Vaughn-Alias) (50)
In 1969Guitarist/singer, Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge) (49)
In 1970Rap singer, Willie 'Skoob' Hines (Das EFX) (48)
In 1970Actress, Brooke Langton (Samantha-Melrose Place, The Net) (48)
In 1971Actress, Rhonda Adams (Any Given Sunday) (47)
In 1972TV host, Rachel Stuart (BET) (46)
In 1973Fastest rapper in the world, Twista (598 syllables in 55 seconds) (45)
In 1974Actress, Jennifer O'Dell (The Lost World) (44)
In 1976Actor, Jaleel White (Steve Urkel-Family Matters) (42)
In 1978Actor, Joshua Harris (Christopher Ewing-Dallas) (40)
In 1985Rap artist/model, Tiffany Foxx (33)
In 1987Reality Star, Caleb Reynolds (Beast Mode Cowboy-Big Brother) (31)
In 1995Actor, Ricardo Hoyos (Degrassi: The Next Generation) (23)
In 1995Actress, Jamila Velazquez (Empire, Twisted) (23)
In 1998Actor, Bryson Keyser (Dad vs. Lad) (20)
In 2004Actor, Jet Jurgensmeyer (Bubble Guppies) (14)


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