Born On This Day...

In 1723 Educator, John Witherspoon (signed Declaration of Independence)

In 1744 Scientist, John Jeffries (America's first weatherman)

In 1788 British Prime Minister, Robert Peel (organized "Bobbies")

In 1840 Inventor, John Boyd Dunlop (developed pneumatic rubber tire)

In 1840 Inventor, Sir Hiram Maxim (automatic machine gun, the rifle)

In 1848 Wild West performer, Belle Starr

In 1878 French automaker, Andre-Gustave Citroen

In 1891 Tennis Hall-of-Famer, Elizabeth Ryan (6-time Wimbeldon)

In 1900 American statesman/diplomat, Adlai Stevenson [d: 7-14-65]

In 1903 Sports owner, Joan Whitney Payson (New York Mets) [d: 10-4-75]

In 1905 TV host, Truman Bradley (Science Fiction Theatre) [d: 7-28-97]

In 1906 Actor, John Carradine (The Invisible Man) [d: 11-27-88]

In 1907 Industrialist, Norton Simon (Simon & Schuster) [d: 6-2-93]

In 1914 Novelist, William S. Burroughs (Naked Lunch) [d: 8-2-97]

In 1914 Actor, Willard Parker (Walk Tall, Kiss Me Kate, Apache Drums) [d: 12-4-96]

In 1915 Physicist, Robert Hofstadter (U.S. historical trends) [d: 10-24-70]

In 1918 Actor, Tim Holt (Swiss Family Robinson, Stagecoach) [d: 2-15-73]

In 1919 Comedian/actor, Red Buttons (It Could Happen To You) [d: 7-13-06]

In 1922 Broadcast journalist/author, Bernard Kalb (97)

In 1927 Actor, Val Dufour (Walter Curtain-Another World) [d: 7-27-00]

In 1928 Author, Andrew M. Greeley [d: 5-29-13]

In 1933 Actor, Nick Georgiade (Agent Enrico Rossi-The Untouchables) (86)

In 1934 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Hank Aaron (record 755 homeruns) (85)

In 1937 Actor, Stuart Damon (Dr. Alan Quartermaine-General Hospital) (82)

In 1939 Broadcast journalist/writer, Jane Bryant Quinn (80)

In 1941 Producer, Stephen J. Cannell (Rockford Files, A-Team) [d: 9-30-10]

In 1941 Actor, David Selby (Quentin Collins-Dark Shadows, Falcon Crest) (78)

In 1941 Songwriter, Barrett Strong (wrote many Temptations hits) (78)

In 1942 Football Hall-of-Famer, Roger Staubach (Cowboys) (77)

In 1942 Singer, Cory Wells (Three Dog Night) [d: 10-20-15]

In 1943 Director, Michael Mann (Heat, The Last of the Mohicans) (76)

In 1943 Football player, Craig Morton (Cowboys, Broncos) (76)

In 1943 Guitarist, Larry Tamblyn (Dirty Water-Standells) (76)

In 1943 Trumpeter/saxophonist, Chuck Winfield (Blood Sweat & Tears) (76)

In 1944 Guitarist, J.R. Cobb (Classics IV, Atlanta Rhythm Section) (75)

In 1944 Keyboardist/singer, Al Kooper (Blood, Sweat & Tears) (75)

In 1946 Actress, Charlotte Rampling (The Verdict) (73)

In 1948 Guitarist, David Denny (The Steve Miller Band) (71)

In 1948 Actor, Christopher Guest (SNL, Spinal Tap, Princess Bride) (71)

In 1948 Actress, Barbara Hershey (Hannah and Her Sisters, Beaches) (71)

In 1949 Drummer, Nigel Olsson (ex-Elton John band) (70)

In 1951 Composer/playwright, Elizabeth Swados [d: 1-5-15]

In 1954 Playmate/actress, Rosanne Katon (September-1978) (65)

In 1955 Playmate, Debra Jo Fondren (September-1977) (64)

In 1957 Polo goalie, Craig Wilson (Olympic-Silver-1984, 88) (62)

In 1962 Actress, Jennifer Jason Leigh (Backdraft, Single White Female) (57)

In 1964 Actress, Laura Linney (Congo, Absolute Power, Truman Show) (55)

In 1964 Bassist, Duff Rose McKagan (Guns N' Roses) (55)

In 1964 Tennis player, Jim Pugh (55)

In 1965 Badminton player, Ben Lee (Olympics-1992) (54)

In 1965 Golfer, Jim McGovern (PGA) (54)

In 1966 Spanish golfer, Jose Maria Olazabal (1994 Masters) (53)

In 1967 Actor/comedian, Chris Parnell (Saturday Night Live) (52)

In 1968 Singer, Chris Barron (Spin Doctors) (51)

In 1969 Singer, Bobby Brown (My Perogative, Every Little Step) (50)

In 1969 Actor, Michael Sheen (The Queen, Passengers) (50)

In 1971 Country singer, Sara Evans (48)

In 1971 Actor, Markus Redman (Raymond-Doogie Howser MD) (48)

In 1973 Actor, Diego Serrano (Tomas Rivera-Another World) (46)

In 1985 Soccer player, Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid, Manchester United) (34)

In 1987 Actor, Darren Criss (Glee, Starship) (32)

In 1989 Actor, Jeremy Sumpter (Peter Pan, Soul Surfer) (30)

In 1991 Football player, Kelvin Benjamin (Panthers, Bills) (28)

In 1999 Drummer, Graham Sierota (Echosmith) (20)

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