Born On This Day...

In 1628English author, John Bunyan (The Pilgrim's Progress)
In 1632French composer, Jean Baptiste Lully
In 1757English poet, William Blake (Songs of Innocence and Experience)
In 1805Playwright/author, John Lloyd Stephens (studied Central America)
In 1829Belgian social anthropologist, Claude Levi-Strauss
In 1837Inventor, John Wesley Hyatt (patented celluloid)
In 1853Educator, Helen Magill White (first U.S. woman to earn a PhD)
In 1866Architect, Henry Bacon (Lincoln Memorial)
In 1881Austrian poet, Stefan Zweig
In 1907Golfer, Henry Picard [d: 4-30-97]
In 1909Actor, Charles Conrad (Judge-Perry Mason) [d: 1-15-98]
In 1925Actress, Gloria Grahame (Rich Man Poor Man) [d: 10-5-81]
In 1925Actress, Virginia Hewitt (Carol Karlyle-Space Patrol) [d: 7-21-86]
In 1929Record executive, Berry Gordy, Jr. (founded Motown Records) (89)
In 1932Singer, Ray Perkins (Crew Cuts) (86)
In 1933Actress, Hope Lange (Ghost & Mrs. Muir) [d: 12-19-03]
In 1936U.S. Senator, Gary Hart (D-CO) (1975-86) (82)
In 1939Singer/songwriter, Gary Troxel (The Fleetwoods) (79)
In 1940Singer/songwriter, Bruce Channel (Hey Baby) (78)
In 1942Football Hall-of-Famer, Paul Warfield (Browns, Dolphins) (76)
In 1943Singer/songwriter, Randy Newman (Short People, I Love L.A.) (75)
In 1944Singer/songwriter, R.B. Greaves (Take A Letter Maria) [d: 9-27-12]
In 1946Broadcast journalist, Susan Spencer (CBS) (72)
In 1948Guitarist, Beeb Birtles (Little River Band, Zoot) (70)
In 1948Football player, Vern Den Herder (Dolphins) (70)
In 1949Dancer/actor, Alexander Godunov (Witness, Die Hard) [d: 5-18-95]
In 1949Bandleader/keyboardist, Paul Shaffer (David Letterman) (69)
In 1950Actor, Ed Harris (Right Stuff, Swing Shift, Coma, Apollo 13) (68)
In 1952Actress, S. Epatha Merkerson (Lt. Anita Van Buren-Law & Order) (66)
In 1955Singer/guitarist, John Spinks (Outfield) [d: 7-9-14]
In 1956Actress, Lucy Gutteridge (Top Secret, Trouble With Spies) (62)
In 1958Baseball player, Dave Righetti (Yankees, Giants) (60)
In 1959Actor, Judd Nelson (The Breakfast Club, Jack-Suddenly Susan) (59)
In 1962Drummer, Matt Cameron (Soundgarden) (56)
In 1962Actress, Jane Sibbett (Herman's Head, Carol-Friends) (56)
In 1962TV host/comedian, Jon Stewart (Jon Stewart Show, Big Daddy) (56)
In 1963Actress/socialite, Cornelia Guest (55)
In 1964Basketball player, Roy Tarpley (Mavericks) [d: 1-9-15]
In 1965Baseball player, Matt Williams (A's) (53)
In 1967Actress/playmate, Anna Nicole Smith (Naked Gun 33 1/3) [d: 2-7-07]
In 1967Actress/comedian, Stephnie Weir (Mad TV) (51)
In 1971Playmate, Karin Taylor (June-1996) (47)
In 1973Actress, Gina Tognoni (One Life To Live, Guiding Light) (45)
In 1974Actor, Kristian Schmid (Todd Landers-Neighbours) (44)
In 1976Actor, Ryan Kwanten (Summerland, True Blood) (42)
In 1981Wrestler, Erick Rowan (WWE) (37)
In 1983Singer, Tyler Glenn (Neon Trees) (35)
In 1983Wrestler, Summer Rae (WWE, Lingerie Football League) (35)
In 1984Actor, Alan Ritchson (Smallville) (34)
In 1984Singer, Trey Songz (Gotta Make It) (34)
In 1984Actress, Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Passions, 10 Cloverfield Lane) (34)
In 1987Actress, Karen Gillan (Doctor Who, Guardians of the Galaxy) (31)
In 1988Actress, Scarlett Pomers (Star Trek Voyager, Reba) (30)
In 1992Actor, Adam Hicks (Zeke, Lemonade Mouth) (26)
In 1992Football player, Jarvis Landry (Dolphins) (26)
In 1992Rap singer, Jake Miller (26)
In 1992Actor, Hayden Tank (Victor Jr.-Young and the Restless) (26)
In 1993Singer/actor, Bryshere Gray (Empire) (25)
In 1995Auto racer, Chase Elliott (NASCAR) (23)


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