Born On This Day...

In 1443Pope Julius II (1503-13)
In 1612English poet/philosopher, Samuel Butler
In 1795Scottish essayist/historian, Thomas Carlyle (French Revolution)
In 1849Tribal chief, Crazy Horse (the last great Sioux indian tribe chief)
In 1860Businessman, George Hormel (Hormel Meat Packing Co.)
In 1861Actress/singer, Lillian Russell (The Great Mogul)
In 1866Russian painter, Wassily Kandinsky (pure abstraction)
In 1875German poet, Rainer Maria Rilke (Duino Elegies)
In 1881Scottish historian, Thomas Carlyle
In 1892Spanish dictator, Francisco Franco
In 1889Cowboy actor, Buck Jones (Down Texas Way)
In 1889Actress, Isabel Randolph (Mrs. Nestor-Our Miss Brooks)
In 1895Chinese philosopher, Fung Yu-Lan
In 1908Biologist, A.D. Hershey (viruses that infect bacteria) [d: 5-22-97]
In 1912World War II pilot, Gregory "Pappy" Boyington [d: 1-11-88]
In 1915Jazz pianist/composer, Eddie Heywood [d: 1-2-89]
In 1920Actor, Michael Bates (A Clockwork Orange, Patton) [d: 1-11-78]
In 1921Actress/opera singer, Deanna Durbin (100 Men And A Girl) [d: 4-13]
In 1924Scientist, Frank Press (mechanics of earthquakes) (94)
In 1928Actress, Dena Dietrich (Ehtel-The Ropers, Adam's Rib) (90)
In 1930British actor/comedian, Ronnie Corbett (Two Ronnies) [d: 3-31-16]
In 1933Actor, Horst Buchholz (Magnificent Seven, Sahara) [d: 3-3-03]
In 1933TV host, Wink Martindale (Tic-Tac-Dough, Gambit) (85)
In 1934Actor, Victor French (Mark-Highway To Heaven) [d: 6-15-89]
In 1937Actor/producer, Max Baer Jr. (Jethro-Beverly Hillbillies) (81)
In 1937Philanthropist, Stewart Rawlings Mott [d: 6-12-08]
In 1940Singer, Freddy 'Boom Boom' Cannon (Palisades Park, Action) (78)
In 1941Tennis player, Marty Riessen (77)
In 1942Bassist, Bob Mosley (Moby Grape) (76)
In 1943Actress, Patti Chandler (Bikini Beach) (75)
In 1944Singer/bassist, Chris Hillman (Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers) (74)
In 1944Drummer/keyboardist, Dennis Wilson (Beach Boys) [d: 12-28-83]
In 1946Cartoon voicist, Sherry Alberoni (Josie & the Pussycats) (72)
In 1948Singer, Southside Johnny [Lyon] (& the Asbury Jukes) (70)
In 1949Actor, Jeff Bridges (King Kong, Jagged Edge, Iron Man) (69)
In 1949Actress, Pamela Stephenson (Superman III, SNL) (69)
In 1951Sportscaster, Skip Bayless (ESPN) (67)
In 1951Guitarist, Gary Rossington (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rossington-Collins) (67)
In 1951Actress, Patricia Wettig (Nancy Weston-thirtysomething) (67)
In 1952U.S. astronaut, Ronald M. Sega (STS-60, STS-76) (66)
In 1955Country singer, Brian Prout (Diamond Rio) (63)
In 1955Jazz singer, Cassandra Wilson (63)
In 1956Basketball player, Bernard King (Knicks, Nets) (62)
In 1957Baseball player, Lee Smith (all-time major league saves leader) (61)
In 1962Singer/songwriter, Vinnie Dombroski (Sponge) (56)
In 1963Ukrainian pole vaulter, Sergey Bubka (Olympic-Gold-1988) (55)
In 1964Actress, Chelsea Noble (Days Of Our Lives, Kate-Growing Pains) (54)
In 1964Actress, Marisa Tomei (My Cousin Vinny, The Paper, Only You) (54)
In 1969Rap singer, Jay-Z (49)
In 1973Actress/model, Tyra Banks (Martin/Victoria's Secret) (45)
In 1974German tennis player, Anke Huber (44)
In 1977Country singer, Amie Comeaux [d: 12-21-97]
In 1981Country singer, Lila McCann (37)
In 1984Wrestler, Brooke Adams (aka Miss Tessmacher) (TNA) (34)
In 1984Actress, Lindsay Felton (Jenny-Thunder Alley) (34)
In 1985Baseball player, Carlos Gomez (Mets, Brewers, Rangers) (33)
In 1987Actor, Orlando Brown (Family Matters, Taht's So Raven) (31)
In 1989Motorcycle racer, Ryan Dungey (AMA) (29)
In 1992Singer, Adam Ackerman (4Count) (26)
In 1994Singer, Niykee Heaton (Bad Intentions) (24)


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