Born On This Day...

In 1731Astronomer/clockmaker, Benjamin Banneker (wrote almanacs)
In 1801Newspaperman, Gail Borden (created slogan "Remember the Alamo")
In 1802Newspaper publisher, Elijah P. Lovejoy
In 1821Poet, Charles Baudelaire
In 1830Photography pioneer, Eadweard Muybridge
In 1841King Edward VII of England (1901-10)
In 1853American architect, Stanford White
In 1883Actress, Edna May Oliver (Little Women)
In 1886Comedian/variety show host, Ed Wynn (Ed Wynn Show)
In 1895Announcer, George Dewey Hay (created the Grand Ole Opry)
In 1898Psychologist/educator, Leonard Carmichael (Smithsonian, 1953-64)
In 1903Children's author/singer, Kay Thompson (Eloise) [d: 7-2-98]
In 1906Jazz musician, "Muggsy" Spanier (Dixieland) [d: 2-12-67]
In 1913Actress, Hedy Lamarr (Ecstacy, Samson & Delilah) [d: 1-19-00]
In 1915Attorney, Sargent Shriver (first Peace Corps director) [d: 1-18-11]
In 1918Spiro Agnew, 39th U.S. vice president (1973-77) [d: 9-17-96]
In 1918Swimming Hall-of-Famer, Florence Chadwick [d: 3-15-95]
In 1921Cartoonist, Stan Drake (Blondie) [d: 3-10-97]
In 1923Actress/singer, Dorothy Dandridge (Porgy & Bess) [d: 9-8-65]
In 1928Poet, Anne Sexton (Live Or Die, Pulitzer-1967) [d: 10-4-74]
In 1929Actor, Severn Darden (Mary Hartman Mary Hartman) [d: 5-26-95]
In 1930Sportscaster, Charlie Jones (NBC) [d: 6-12-08]
In 1931Baseball player/manager, Whitey Herzog (Cardinals) (87)
In 1934Author/astronomer, Carl Sagan (Cosmos, Broca's Brain) [d: 12-20-96]
In 1935Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Bob Gibson (Cardinals, NL MVP 1968) (83)
In 1935Actress, Joanna Moore (Son Of Flubber) [d: 11-22-97]
In 1936World chess champion, Mikhail N. Tal [USSR] (1960-61) [d: 6-28-92]
In 1941Guitarist, Tom Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival) [d: 9-6-90]
In 1942Golfer, Tom Weiskopf (British Open-1973) (76)
In 1944Singer/guitarist, Phil May (The Pretty Things) (74)
In 1945Actor, Charles Robinson (Mac-Night Court, Bud-Home Improvement) (73)
In 1947Actor, Robert David Hall (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation) (71)
In 1948Bassist/singer, Joe Bouchard (Blue Oyster Cult) (70)
In 1948Drummer, Alan Gratzer (REO Speedwagon) (70)
In 1948U.S. butterfly swimmer, Sharon Stouder (Olympic-Gold-1964) [d: 6-23-13]
In 1951Actor/body builder, Lou Ferrigno (Incredible Hulk) (67)
In 1964Actor, Robert Duncan McNeill (Lt. Tom Paris-Star Trek: Voyager) (54)
In 1964Actor, John Joseph Thomas (Young Daniel Boone) (54)
In 1966Singer, Sandy Pepa Denton (Salt-N-Pepa) (52)
In 1970Wrestler, Chris Jericho (WWE) (48)
In 1970Rap singer, Scarface (Geto Boys) (48)
In 1970Singer, Susan Tedeschi (48)
In 1972Actor, Eric Dane (Grey's Anatomy) (46)
In 1973Singer, Nick Lachey (98 Degrees) (45)
In 1974Actress, Dah-Ve Chodan (Tia-Uncle Buck) (44)
In 1978Singer, Sisqo (Dru Hill) (40)
In 1979Actor, Cory Hardrict (Gran Torino, Lovelace) (39)
In 1980Actress, Vanessa Lachey (Total Request Live, Dads) (38)
In 1984Country singer, Chris Lane ("Broken Windshield View") (34)
In 1984Rap singer, French Montana (Excuse My French) (34)
In 1988Actress, Nikki Blonsky (Hairspray, Ugly Betty) (30)
In 1993Actress, Shelby Wulfert (Liv and Maddie) (25)


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