Born On This Day...

In 1738 Revolutionary war fighter, Ethan Allen

In 1877 Inventor, Frederick Gardner Cottrell (elecrostatic precipitator)

In 1883 Silent film actress, Florence Reed (The Dancing Girl)

In 1883 Silent film actor, Francis X. Bushman (The Spy's Defeat)

In 1887 Poet, Robinson Jeffers (Tamar & Other Poems)

In 1889 Cartoonist, John Held Jr.

In 1892 Historian, Dumas Malone (biography of Thomas Jefferson)

In 1903 Sculptor, Barbara Hepworth [d: 5-20-75]

In 1904 Actor/dancer, Ray Bolger (Scarecrow-The Wizard of Oz) [d: 1-15-87]

In 1908 Actor, Bernard Lee (M in the early James Bond movies) [d: 1-17-81]

In 1908 Actor, Paul Henreid (Casablanca) [d: 3-29-92]

In 1910 Russian ballerina, Galina Ulanova (Bolshoi) [d: 3-21-98]

In 1917 Music producer, Jerry Wexler (Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan) [d: 8-15-08]

In 1927 Singer/actress, Gisele Mackenzie (Your Hit Parade) [d: 9-5-03]

In 1927 Actor/director, Lee Philips (Adventures Ellery Queen) [d: 3-3-99]

In 1927 Singer, Johnnie Ray (Cry, Just Walking in the Rain) [d: 2-24-90]

In 1928 Fashion designer, Donald Brooks [d: 8-1-05]

In 1935 Singer/guitarist, Ronnie Hawkins (The Hawks, The Band) (84)

In 1935 Opera singer, Sherrill Milnes (84)

In 1938 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Willie Lee McCovey (Giants) [d: 10-31-18]

In 1939 Consumer advocate, David Horowitz (Fight Back) (80)

In 1939 Actor, Sal Mineo (Exodus, Rebel Without A Cause) [d: 2-12-76]

In 1939 U.S. decathelete, Bill Toomey (Olympic-Gold-1968) (80)

In 1943 Singer/songwriter, Jim Croce (Time In A Bottle) [d: 9-20-73]

In 1944 Actor, William Sanderson (Newhart, Blade Runner, True Blood) (75)

In 1944 Singer/actor, Frank Sinatra Jr. (Golddigers) [d: 3-16-16]

In 1945 Singer, Donny Hathaway (Where Is The Love) [d: 1-13-79]

In 1945 Singer, Rod Stewart (Maggie May, Tonight's The Night) (74)

In 1946 Drummer, Aynsley Dunbar (Journey, Jefferson Starship) (73)

In 1946 Bassist, Bob Lang (Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders) (73)

In 1948 Singer/keyboardist, Donald Fagen (Steely Dan) (71)

In 1948 Singer/percussionist, Cyril Neville (The Neville Brothers) (71)

In 1949 U.S. chess champion, Walter S. Browne (1974-78, 1980-84) [d: 6-24-15]

In 1949 Heavyweight boxing champ, George Foreman (1973-74) (70)

In 1949 Actress, Teresa Graves (Laugh-In, Get Christie Love) [d: 10-10-02]

In 1949 Actress, Linda Lovelace (Deep Throat) [d: 4-22-02]

In 1953 Singer/songwriter, Pat Benatar (Hit Me With Your Best Shot) (66)

In 1953 Indy car racer, Bobby Rahal (over 15 wins) (66)

In 1955 Singer, Luci Martin (La Freak-Chic) (64)

In 1955 Guitarist, Michael Schenker (Scorpions) (64)

In 1956 Folk singer/songwriter, Shawn Colvin (63)

In 1958 Auto racer, Eddie Cheever (61)

In 1959 U.S. runner, Chandra Cheeseborough (Olympic-Gold-1984) (60)

In 1959 Singer, Kirk Kirkwood (Meat Puppets) (60)

In 1961 Actor, Evan Handler (Californication, Sex and the City) (58)

In 1961 Actress/dancer, Janet Jones (Stayin' Alive, A Chrous Line) (58)

In 1961 Convert violinist, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg (58)

In 1962 TV host, Julie Moran (Entertainment Tonight) (57)

In 1964 Actor, Tony Gardner (My Parents Are Aliens) (55)

In 1964 Singer, Brad Roberts (Crash Test Dummies) (55)

In 1964 Actress, Krista Tesreau (Guiding Light, Santa Barbara) (55)

In 1967 Actress, Trini Alvarado (Little Women, The Frighteners) (52)

In 1970 Actor/comedian, Doug E. Doug (Operation Dumbo Drop, Cosby) (49)

In 1974 Actor, Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) (45)

In 1978 Guitarist, Matt Roberts (3 Doors Down) [d: 8-20-16]

In 1978 Singer, Brent Smith (Shinedown) (41)

In 1979 Rap singer/trumpeter, Daddy Mac (Kris Kross) (40)

In 1981 Singer, Nasri Atweh (Magic!, The Messengers) (38)

In 1982 Actor, Josh Ryan Evans (Timmy-Passions) [d: 8-5-02]

In 1985 Actor/dancer, Alex Meraz (Paul-Twilight) (34)

In 1988 Drummer, Lewi Morgan (Rixton) (31)

In 1989 U.S. swimmer, Conor Dwyer (Olympic-Gold-2012, 2016) (30)

In 1990 Chef/author, Justin Miller (Cooking with Justin) (29)

In 1991 Singer, Carissa Alvarado (Us the Duo) (28)

In 1992 Actor, Brandon Billings (Brady Black-Days of Our Lives) (27)

In 1992 Actor, Eric Billings (Brady Black-Days of Our Lives) (27)

In 1993 Guitarist, Brandon Hoover (Crown the Empire) (26)

In 1998 Singer, Jon Klaasen (The X Factor) (21

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