Born On This Day...


In 1787 Educator, Thomas H. Gallaudet (pioneer in educating the deaf)
In 1804 Mathematician, Karl Gustav Jacob Jacobi (elliptic functions)
In 1805 Social reformer/poet, William Lloyd Garrison
In 1822 Composer, Cesar Franck
In 1824 Scottish novelist, George Macdonald
In 1830 American poet, Emily Dickinson
In 1851 Educator, Melvil Dewey (Dewey Decimal System for libraries)
In 1891 German poet, Nelly Sachs (Nobel-1966)
In 1893 Songwriter/lyricist, Lew Brown (DeSylva, Brown and Henderson)
In 1889 Actor, Ray Collins (Lt. Arthur Tragg-Perry Mason)
In 1893 Lyricist/songwriter, Lew Brown (Brown & Henderson)
In 1903 Actor, George J. Lewis (Don Alejandro-Zorro) [d: 12-10-95]
In 1903 Actress, Una Merkel (The Parent Trap) [d: 1-2-86]
In 1910 Actor, Dennis Morgan (21 Beacon Street) [d: 9-7-94]
In 1911 Newscaster, Chet Huntley (Huntley-Brinkley Report) [d: 3-2-74]
In 1913 Conductor/composer, Morton Gould [d: 2-21-96]
In 1913 Jazz musician, Ray Nance (Duke Ellington band) [d: 1-28-76]
In 1914 Actress, Dorothy Lamour (Road To Bali) [d: 9-22-96]
In 1923 Actor, Harold Gould (He & She, Rhoda, Miles-Golden Girls) [d: 9-11-10]
In 1924 Singer, Ken Albers (The Four Freshmen) [d: 4-19-07]
In 1928 Actor, John Colicos (Baltar-Battlestar Galactica) [d: 3-6-00]
In 1930 U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Clayton Yeutter (1989-91) [d: 3-4-17]
In 1932 Actor, Dan Blocker (Eric "Hoss" Cartwright-Bonanza) [d: 5-13-72]
In 1940 Actor, Tim Considine (Mike Douglas-My Three Sons) (78)
In 1941 Actress, Fionnula Flanagan (Rich Man Poor Man) (77)
In 1941 Actor, Tommy Kirk (Biff-Absent Minded Professor, Flubber) (77)
In 1941 Actor, Tommy Rettig (Jeff Miller-Lassie) [d: 2-15-96]
In 1941 Singer, Chad Stuart (Chad And Jeremy) (77)
In 1941 Singer, Ralph Vierra Tavares (Tavares) (77)
In 1943 Actor, Theodore Wilson (That's My Mama, Good Times) [d: 7-21-91]
In 1946 Bassist, Christopher John Kefford (The Move) (72)
In 1946 Editor, Douglas Kenney (co-founded National Lampoon) [d: 8-27-80]
In 1946 Singer/actress, Gloria Loring (Liz-Days Of Our Lives) (72)
In 1946 Singer/drummer, Walter Clyde Orange (The Commodores) (72)
In 1948 Singer, Jessica Cleaves (The Friends of Distinction) [d: 5-9-14]
In 1951 Country singer, Johnny Rodriguez (67)
In 1952 Actress, Susan Dey (The Partridge Family, LA Law, Love & War) (66)
In 1958 Actor, John J. York (Mac Scorpio-General Hospital) (60)
In 1959 Basketball player, Mark Aguirre (Pistons) (59)
In 1959 Actor, Burke Moses (Sean-As The World Turns, Curtis-Loving) (59)
In 1960 Actor/director, Kenneth Branagh (High Season, Dead Again) (58)
In 1961 Singer/dancer, Nia Peeples (Fame, Sydney-Walker Texas Ranger) (57)
In 1963 Actor, Michael Clarke Duncan (The Green Mile, Sin City) [d: 9-3-12]
In 1963 Tennis player, Robin White (55)
In 1964 Celebrity Chef, Bobby Flay (Food Network, Iron Chef) (54)
In 1965 Singer/guitarist, J. Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.) (53)
In 1966 Singer, Timothy Christian Riley (Tony Toni Tone) (52)
In 1969 Actor, Stephen Billington (Braveheart, Resident Evil) (49)
In 1970 Country singer, Kevin Sharp [d: 4-19-14]
In 1971 Bassist, Scot Alexander (Dishwalla) (47)
In 1972 Singer, Puff Johnson (46)
In 1976 Rap singer, Kuniva (D-12) (42)
In 1980 Violinist, Sarah Chang (38)
In 1982 Singer, Nick Martin (Sleeping with Sirens) (36)
In 1983 Actor, Xavier Samuel (Twilight Saga: Eclipse) (35)
In 1985 Actress, Raven-Symone (Cosby Show, Mr. Cooper) (33)
In 1990 Rap singer, Teyana Taylor (28)

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