Born On This Day...

In 1622 Dramatist/playwright, Jean Baptiste Moliere

In 1716 Merchant, Philip Livingston (signed Declaration of Independence)

In 1841 Politician, Frederick Arthur Stanley (Stanley Cup named for him)

In 1845 Educator, Ella Flagg Young (first woman president of NEA)

In 1850 Russian mathematician, Sofya Kovalevskaya

In 1877 Psychologist, Lewis M. Terman (developed Stanford-Binet IQ test)

In 1882 Singer/actor, Henry Burr (Peerless Quartet)

In 1891 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Raymond Johnson Chapman (Indians)

In 1892 Football/hockey Hall-of-Famer, Hobey Baker

In 1893 Songwriter/playwright, Ivor Novello

In 1899 Actor/columnist/humorist, Goodman Ace

In 1906 Greek industrialist, Aristotle Onassis [d: 3-15-75]

In 1908 Physicist, Edward Teller (Hydrogen bomb) [d: 9-9-03]

In 1909 Bandleader/drummer, Gene Krupa (Benny Goodman) [d: 10-16-73]

In 1911 Stage producer/director, Cy Feuer (A Chorus Line) [d: 3-17-06]

In 1913 Actor, Lloyd Bridges (Sea Hunt, Blue & the Gray) [d: 3-10-98]

In 1917 Ad executive, Hal Mason (Pillsbury Dough Boy) [d: 10-10-86]

In 1918 Egyptian leader, Gamal Abdel Nasser (1954-1970) [d: 9-20-70]

In 1920 Archbishop of New York, John J. O'Connor [d: 5-3-00]

In 1921 Actor, Todd Karns (Harry-It's a Wonderful Life) [d: 2-5-00]

In 1922 Actress, Irene Vernon (Louise Tate-Bewitched) [d: 4-21-98]

In 1926 Journalist, Rod MacLeish [d: 7-1-06]

In 1926 Actress, Maria Schell (Superman The Movie, Martian Chronicles) [d: 4-26-05]

In 1929 Social reformer, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. [d: 4-4-68]

In 1932 U.S. relay runner, Dean Smith (Olympic-Gold-1952) (87)

In 1932 U.S. relay runner, Louis Woodard Jones (Olympic-Gold-1956) [d: 3-3-06]

In 1936 Singer, Edward 'Sonny' Bivins (Manhattans) (83)

In 1937 Actress, Margaret O'Brien (Jane Eyre, Meet Me In St. Louis) (82)

In 1941 Singer, Captain Beefheart (Bongo Fury, Shiny Beast) [d: 12-17-10]

In 1943 Baseball player, Mike Marshall (Dodgers) (76)

In 1947 Actress/comedian, Andrea Martin (SCTV, Martin Short Show) (72)

In 1948 Actor/writer, Tommy Nolan (Out of This World, Wagon Train) (71)

In 1949 Singer/songwriter, Ronnie Van Zant (Lynyrd Skynyrd) [d: 10-20-77]

In 1951 Singer/actress, Charo (Chico & the Man, The Love Boat) (68)

In 1951 Singer/guitarist, Martha Davis (Motels) (68)

In 1953 Football Hall-of-Famer, Randy White (Cowboys) (66)

In 1957 Actor, Mario Van Peebles (LA Law, New Jack City, Posse) (62)

In 1958 Actor, Julian Sands (Boxing Helena, Yuri-Leaving Las Vegas) (61)

In 1965 Guitarist, Adam Jones (Tool) (54)

In 1967 Singer/disc jockey, Lisa Lisa [Velez] (& Cult Jam) (52)

In 1968 Actor, Chad Lowe (Jesse-Life Goes On, Carter-Melrose Place) (51)

In 1971 Actress, Regina King (227, A Cinderella Story, Daddy Day Care) (48)

In 1972 Actor, Ernie Reyes (Ernie-Sidekicks) (47)

In 1975 Tennis player, Mary Pierce (44)

In 1979 Football player, Drew Brees (Chargers, Saints) (40)

In 1981 Rapper, Pitbull ("Give Me Everything," "Timber") (38)

In 1982 Figure skater, Benjamin Agosto (Olympic-Silver-2006) (37)

In 1987 Wrestler, Kelly Kelly (WWE Divas Championship-2011) (32)

In 1990 Actor, Chris Warren Jr. (High School Musical) (29)

In 1996 Actress, Dove Cameron (Liv and Maddie) (23)

In 2000 Singer, Finn Matthews ("I Wrote a Love Song," "Half-Hearted") (19)

In 2004 Singer, Grace VanderWaal ("I Don't Know My Name") (15)

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