Born On This Day...

In 1535 Pope Gregory XIV (1590-91)

In 1800 Inventor, William Henry Fox Talbot (photography)

In 1812 Confederate vice president, Alexander Hamilton Stephens (1861-65)

In 1833 U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Melville Weston Fuller (1888-1910)

In 1839 J. Willard Gibbs, theoretical physicist and chemist

In 1847 American inventor, Thomas Alva Edison (photograph, electric lamp)

In 1898 Physician/engineer, Leo Szilard (atomic bomb worker)

In 1900 Polo player, Tommy Hitchcock Jr. (5-time Westchester) [d: 4-19-44]

In 1901 Trumpeter, Claude Jones (Duke Ellington Band) [d: 1-17-62]

In 1909 Actor/boxer Max Baer Sr. (won 61 fights) [d: 11-21-59]

In 1909 Writer/director, Joseph L. Mankiewicz (All About Eve) [d: 2-5-93]

In 1915 Actress, Patricia A. Welsh (E.T.'s voice) [d: 1-26-95]

In 1917 Baseball player, Dominic DiMaggio (Red Sox) [d: 5-8-09]

In 1917 Author/screenwriter, Sidney Sheldon [d: 1-30-07]

In 1918 Country singer, Wesley Rose [d: 4-26-90]

In 1919 Slolom skier, Gretchen Fraser (Olympic-Gold-1948) [d: 2-17-94]

In 1920 Actor, Billy Halop (Bert-All In The Family) [d: 11-9-76]

In 1920 King Farouk of Egypt (1936-52) [d: 3-18-65]

In 1921 Former U.S. Secretary of Treasury, Lloyd Bentsen [d: 5-23-06]

In 1921 Actress, Eva Gabor (Lisa Douglas-Green Acres) [d: 7-4-95]

In 1925 Sexologist, Dr. Virginia E. Johnson (of Masters & Johnson) [d: 7-24-13]

In 1925 Actress, Kim Stanley (Frances, The Right Stuff) [d: 8-20-01]

In 1926 Chef, Paul Bocuse (Legion of Honor) [d: 1-20-18]

In 1926 Actor, Leslie Nielsen (Forbidden Planet, Airplane, Naked Gun) [d: 11-28-10]

In 1928 Actor/bandleader, Conrad Janis (Frederick-Mork & Mindy) (91)

In 1934 Actress, Tina Louise (Ginger-Gilligan's Island, Dallas) (85)

In 1935 Singer, Gene Vincent (Be-Bop-A-Lula, Lotta Lovin') [d: 10-12-71]

In 1936 Actor, Burt Reynolds (Smokey & the Bandit, Evening Shade) [d: 9-6-18]

In 1939 Lyricist/songwriter, Gerry Goffin (with ex-wife Carole King) [d: 6-19-14]

In 1940 Basketball player, Calvin Fowler (Olympic-Gold-1968) [d: 3-5-13]

In 1940 Singer, Bobby Boris Pickett (Monster Mash) [d: 4-25-07]

In 1941 Actor, Sonny Landham (Predator, 48 Hours) [d: 8-17-17]

In 1941 Singer/pianist, Sergio Mendes (Brazil '66) (78)

In 1942 Gospel singer, Otis Clay (77)

In 1948 Playmate/author, Sue Bernard (December-1966) (71)

In 1953 Actor, Philip Anglim (The Thorn Birds) (66)

In 1953 Former Florida governor, John Ellis Jeb Bush (66)

In 1954 Actress, Catherine Hickland (Capitol, Loving, Star Trek IV) (65)

In 1961 Olympic speed skater, Mary Docter (58)

In 1961 Actress, Carey Lowell (License To Kill, Jamie-Law & Order) (58)

In 1962 Actor, Scott Kolden (Me & the Chimp) (57)

In 1964 Governor/VP candidate, Sarah Palin (Alaska) (55)

In 1964 Singer, Sheryl Crow (All I Wanna Do, If It Makes You Happy) (55)

In 1965 Actor, Stephen Gregory (Chase-Young & the Restless) (54)

In 1965 Golfer, Angie Ridgeway (54)

In 1967 Actor, Ty Treadway (Colin-One Life to Live) (52)

In 1969 Actress, Jennifer Aniston (Rachel-Friends, Rock Star) (50)

In 1969 Playmate, Shannon Long (October-1988) (50)

In 1971 Actor, Damian Lewis (Dreamcatcher, Brides) (48)

In 1971 Tennis player, Linda Wild (48)

In 1974 Singer/songwriter, D'Angelo (45)

In 1976 Actor, Brice Beckham (Wesley Owens-Mr. Belvedere) (43)

In 1977 Guitarist, Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) (42)

In 1979 Singer/actress, Brandy [Norwood] (Moesha, Cinderella) (40)

In 1980 Actor, Matthew Lawrence (Gimme A Break, Jack-Boy Meets World) (39)

In 1980 Actress, Natasha Bobo (Together We Stand) (39)

In 1981 Singer, Kelly Rowland (Destiny's Child) (38)

In 1982 Actor, Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones, Hunger Games) (37)

In 1984 Singer, Aubrey O'Day (Danity Kane) (35)

In 1991 Singer, Sierra Deaton (Alex & Sierra) (28)

In 1992 Actor, Taylor Lautner (Twilight) (27)

In 1998 Singer, Khalid ("Location," "Let's Go," "Coaster") (21)

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