Born On This Day...

In 1194 Holy Roman emperor, Frederick II Hohenstaufen
In 1716 English poet, Thomas Gray
In 1738 Merchant, Thomas Nelson (signed the Declaration of Independence)
In 1778 Artist, Juan Lovera
In 1792 Mathematician, Charles Babbage (invented calculating machine)
In 1820 Actor/playwright, Dion L. Boucicault (Rip Van Winkle)
In 1837 Naval commodore, Admirial George Dewey (Manilla hero)
In 1872 Economist/writer, Sir Norman Angell (The Great Illusion)
In 1891 Author, Henry Miller
In 1893 Communist Chinese leader, Mao Tse-tung (1949-76)
In 1893 Writer/TV host, Robert L. Ripley (Ripley's Believe It Or Not)
In 1906 Actor, Elisha Cook Jr. (The Maltese Falcon, Magnum PI) [d: 5-18-95]
In 1914 Actor, Richard Widmark (Madigan, Judgement At Nuremberg) [d: 3-24-08]
In 1917 Presidential secretary, Rosemary Woods (erased Nixon tapes) [d: 1-22-05]
In 1921 TV host, Steve Allen (Tonight Show, Steve Allen Show) [d: 10-30-00]
In 1924 College football player, Glenn Davis (Heisman Trophy, 1946) [d: 3-9-05]
In 1927 Comedian/actor, Alan King (The Anderson Tapes, Casino) [d: 5-9-04]
In 1930 Actor, Donald Moffat (The President-Clear & Present Danger) [d: 12-20-18]
In 1935 Singer, Abdul Fakir (The Four Tops) (83)
In 1939 Record producer, Phil Spector (Wall of Sound, Let It Be) (79)
In 1944 Actress, Jane Lapotaire (Spirit of the Dead) (74)
In 1945 TV host, John Walsh (America's Most Wanted) (73)
In 1946 Singer, Bob Carpenter (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) (72)
In 1947 Baseball player, Carlton Fisk (Red Sox, White Sox) (71)
In 1947 Actress, Joyce Jillson (Jill-Peyton Place) [d: 10-1-04]
In 1948 Baseball player, Chris Chambliss (Yankees) (70)
In 1949 Bandleader, Ira Newborn (Manhattan Transfer) (69)
In 1950 Singer, Michael Jones (Do It Until Your Satisfied-BT Express) [d: 9-25-16]
In 1951 Guitarist, Paul Anthony Quinn (Saxon) (67)
In 1951 Jazz pianist, Brooks Kerr (Duke Ellington band) [d: 4-29-18]
In 1954 Sled dog racer, Susan Butcher (4-time Iditarod Trail winner) [d: 8-5-06]
In 1954 Comedian/actor Tony Rosato (Second City TV, SNL, Amandas) [d: 1-10-17]
In 1954 Baseball player, Ozzie Smith (over 2,300 hits) (64)
In 1961 Baseball player, Storm Davis (Royals) (57)
In 1961 Actress, Tahnee Welch (Cocoon) (57)
In 1962 Drummer, James Kottak (The Scorpions) (56)
In 1962 Drummer, Brian Westrum (Sons of The Desert) (56)
In 1963 Drummer, Lars Ulrich (Metallica) (55)
In 1965 Actor, Gerald Hopkins (A.J. Quartermaine-General Hospital) (53)
In 1967 Country singer, Audrey Wiggins (51)
In 1968 Actress/singer, Tricia Leigh Fisher (50)
In 1968 Guitarist, Peter Andrew Klett (Candlebox) (50)
In 1971 Actor, Jared Leto (American Psycho, Suicide Squad) (47)
In 1974 Actress, Tiffany Brissette (Vicki-Small Wonder) (44)
In 1979 Singer, Chris Daughtry ("It's Not Over") (39)
In 1983 Actor, Steven Hartman (Bold & The Beautiful) (35)
In 1985 Actress, Beth Behrs (Two Broke Girls) (33)
In 1986 Actor, Kit Harington (Jon Snow-Game of Thrones) (32)
In 1990 Singer, Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides) (28)
In 1991 Actress, Eden Sher (The Middle) (27)
In 1995 Guitarist, Austin Corini (The Tide) (23)

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