Born On This Day...

In 1502 Pope Gregory XIII (created the Gregorian calendar)

In 1745 French merchant/inventor, Jacques Montgolfier (hot air balloon)

In 1800 Millard Fillmore, 13th U.S. president (1850-53)

In 1827 Engineer, Sir Sandford Fleming (divided world into time zones)

In 1845 King Louis III (last king of Bavaria) (1913-18)

In 1873 Film producer, Adolph Zukor (founded Paramount) [d: 6-10-76]

In 1898 TV host, Art Baker (You Asked For It)

In 1903 Actor, Alan Napier (Alfred-TV's Batman) [d: 8-8-88]

In 1912 Cartoonist, Charles Samuel Addams (The Addams Family) [d: 9-29-88]

In 1913 Actor, Francis De Wolff (From Russia With Love) [d: 4-18-84]

In 1913 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Johnny Mize [d: 6-2-93]

In 1916 Chess player, Paul Keres (won 4 Chess World Olympiads) [d: 6-5-75]

In 1922 Actor, Vincent Gardenia (All in the Family, Moonstruck) [d: 12-9-92]

In 1922 French flutist, Jean-Pierre Rampal [d: 5-20-00]

In 1925 British zoologist/writer, Gerald Durrell [d: 1-30-95]

In 1928 Screenwriter, William Blatty (The Exorcist) [d: 1-12-17]

In 1930 Country singer, Jack Greene (Ernest Tubb's band) [d: 3-14-13]

In 1930 Broadcast journalist, Douglas Kiker (NBC) [d: 8-14-91]

In 1934 Runner, Charles Lamont (Olympic-Gold-1956) (85)

In 1936 Bassist/cellist, El Dee Young (Ramsey Lewis Trio) [d: 2-12-07]

In 1938 Singer/keyboardist, Paul Revere (and the Raiders) [d: 10-4-14]

In 1941 Astronaut, Frederick D. Gregory (STS-51B) (78)

In 1942 Russian weight-lifter, Vasily Alekseyev (79 world records) [d: 11-25-11]

In 1943 Singer/songwriter, Leona Williams (Ladies Get The Blues) (76)

In 1945 Baseball player, Tony Conigliaro (Red Sox) [d: 2-24-90]

In 1945 Singer/songwriter, Dave Cousins (The Strawbs) (74)

In 1946 Publisher/editor, Jann S. Wenner (Rolling Stone) (73)

In 1948 Singer/songwriter, Kenny Loggins (Footloose, Danger Zone) (71)

In 1950 Actress, Erin Gray (Col. Deering-Buck Rogers, Port Charles) (69)

In 1952 Actor, Sammo Hung (Enter The Dragon, Sammo Law-Martial Law) (67)

In 1955 Actress/comedian, Sandra Bernhard (King of Comedy, Roseanne) (64)

In 1956 Runner, Rosalyn Bryant (Olympic-Silver-1976) (63)

In 1956 Actor, David Caruso (Kiss of Death, Jade, CSI: Miami) (63)

In 1957 TV host, Katie Couric (Today Show, CBS Evening News) (62)

In 1957 Actress, Kristen Meadows (Santa Barbara) (62)

In 1958 Actress/model, Donna Rice (61)

In 1959 Bassist, Kathy Valentine (The Go-Gos) (60)

In 1960 Actor, Dave Marciano (Ray Vecchio-Due South) (59)

In 1960 Actor, Tierre Turner (Cop and the Kid) (59)

In 1962 Actress, Hallie Todd (Jo-Lizzie McGuire) (57)

In 1964 Actor, Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas, Rock, National Treasure) (55)

In 1966 Publicist, Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy (JFK Jr.'s wife) [d: 7-16-99]

In 1971 Actor, Kevin Rahm (Kyle McCarty-Judging Amy) (48)

In 1973 Actress, Esta Terblanche (Gillian-All My Children) (46)

In 1974 Playmate, Jennifer LeRoy (February-1993) (45)

In 1974 Singer, John Rich (Lonestar) (45)

In 1974 Singer, Sarah Maria Taylor (45)

In 1977 Actor, Dustin Diamond (Saved By The Bell) (42)

In 1982 Actress, Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead) (37)

In 1983 Actor, Brett Dalton (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) (36)

In 1985 Auto racer, Lewis Hamilton (British Formula One) (34)

In 1990 Actor, Liam Aiken (Peter-Road To Perdition) (29)

In 1990 Actress, Camryn Grimes (Cassie-Young & The Restless) (29)

In 2000 Actress, Kerri Medders (Alexa & Katie) (19)

In 2000 Actor, Marcus Scribner (Blackish) (19)

In 2004 Actress, Sofia Wylie (Andi Mack) (15)

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