Born On This Day...

In 1863 Scientist, Simon Flexner (discover the polio-causing virus)
In 1867 American sculptor, Gutzon Borglum (Mt. Rushmore)
In 1867 Italian conductor, Arturo Toscanini
In 1879 Business executive, William S. Knudsen (General Motors)
In 1881 Hungarian composer, Bela Bartok
In 1892 Actor, Andy Clyde (Hopalong Cassidy, The Real McCoys, Lassie)
In 1897 Actor, John Laurie (39 Steps, Jericho)
In 1899 Playwright, Bella Spewack
In 1901 Actor, Ed Begley (Unsinkable Molly Brown) [d: 4-28-70]
In 1903 Pianist/bandleader, Frankie Carle [d: 3-7-01]
In 1905 Actress, Binnie Barnes (The Three Musketeers) [d: 7-27-98]
In 1908 Director, Sir David Lean (Dr. Zhivago, Ryan's Daughter) [d: 4-16-91]
In 1909 Bandleader/composer, Jay S. Blackton (Oklahoma!) [d: 1-8-94]
In 1915 Actor, Dick Winslow (Tom Sawyer, Mutiny on the Bounty) [d: 2-7-91]
In 1918 Actor, Jackie Condon (John-Our Gang) [d: 10-13-77]
In 1918 Sportscaster, Howard Cosell (Monday Night Football) [d: 4-23-95]
In 1921 Actress, Nancy Kelly (To the Shores of Tripoli) [d: 1-2-95]
In 1921 Actress, Simone Signoret (Ship of Fools, Dealy Affair) [d: 9-30-85]
In 1922 Model agency executive, Eileen Ford [d: 7-9-14]
In 1925 Novelist, Flannery O'Connor (A Good Man Is Hard To Find) [d: 8-3-64]
In 1926 Middleweight boxer, Laszlo Papp (Olympic-Gold-1948, 52, 56) [d: 10-16-03]
In 1928 Astronaut, James A. Lovell, Jr. (Gemini, Apollo) (91)
In 1934 Singer/songwriter, Johnny Burnette (You're Sixteen) [d: 8-1-64]
In 1934 Feminist/publisher, Gloria Steinem (Ms. Magazine) (85)
In 1937 Businessman, Thomas Monaghan (founded Dominos Pizza) (82)
In 1938 Singer/songwriter/actor, Hoyt Axton (Gremlins) [d: 10-26-99]
In 1940 Singer, Anita Bryant (Miss Oklahoma 1958, Paper Roses) (79)
In 1942 Singer, Aretha Franklin (Respect, Natural Woman) [d: 8-16-18]
In 1943 Actor, Paul Michael Glaser (Dave Starsky-Starsky & Hutch) (76)
In 1947 Singer/songwriter, Elton John (Your Song, Philadelphia Freedom) (72)
In 1948 Actress, Bonnie Bedelia (Die Hard, Presumed Innocent) (71)
In 1948 Singer/guitarist, Michael Stanley (He Can't Love You) (71)
In 1949 Singer, Nick Lowe (Cruel To Be Kind) (70)
In 1953 Actress/comedienne, Mary Gross (SNL, Casual Sex) (66)
In 1956 Actor, William Bumiller (Sean-Guiding Light) (63)
In 1958 Actor, James McDaniel (Lt. Arthur Fancy-NYPD Blue) (61)
In 1960 Actor, Haywood Nelson (Dwayne Clemens-What's Happening) (59)
In 1960 Saxophonist, Steve ''Spiny'' Norman (Spandau Ballet) (59)
In 1961 Golfer, Mark Brooks (58)
In 1961 Actor, John Stockwell (Eddie & the Cruisers, Cougar-Top Gun) (58)
In 1962 Actor, Thom Bierdz (Young & the Restless, Melrose Place) (57)
In 1964 Actress, Lisa Gay Hamilton (Rebecca-The Practice) (55)
In 1965 Actress, Sarah Jessica Parker (Mars Attacks, Sex & The City) (54)
In 1966 Baseball player, Tom Glavine (Braves, Cy Young Award 1991) (53)
In 1966 Singer/guitarist, Jeff Healey (Angel Eyes) [d: 3-2-08]
In 1966 Actor, Michael Imperioli (Christopher-The Sopranos) (53)
In 1967 U.S. figure skater, Debi Thomas (Olympic-Bronze-1988) (52)
In 1969 Singer, Cathy Dennis (Touch Me, Too Many Wells) (50)
In 1971 Basketball player, Sheryl Swoopes (1996 Women's Dream Team) (48)
In 1974 Actress, Lark Voorhies (Days of Our Lives, Saved By The Bell) (45)
In 1975 Singer, Melanie Blatt (All Saints) (44)
In 1979 Actor, Lee Pace (Guardians of the Galaxy) (40)
In 1982 Actor, Sean Faris (Dino Whitman-Life as We Know It) (37)
In 1982 Auto racer, Danica Patrick (IndyCar) (37)
In 1982 Actress, Jenny Slate (Bored to Death, Parks and Recreation) (37)
In 1984 Actress/singer, Katharine McPhee (Scorpion, American Idol) (35)
In 1986 Basetball player, Kyle Lowry (Grizzlies, Rockets, Raptors) (33)
In 1988 Rapper, Big Sean (31)
In 1989 Actress, Aly Michalka (iZombie) (30)
In 1994 Actor, Justin Prentice (Awkward, Malibu County, Glee) (25)
In 2004 Actor, William Franklyn-Miller (Arrow) (15)

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