Born On This Day...

In 1512 King James V Of Scotland (1513-1542)
In 1583 Dutch theologian/attorney, Hugo Grotius (International Law)
In 1735 Revolutionary, Button Gwinnett (signed Declaration of Independence)
In 1794 Military leader, Matthew Culbraith Perry (Commodore of U.S. Navy)
In 1827 Attorney/author, Lew Wallace (Ben Hur)
In 1829 Social reformer, General William Booth (founded Salvation Army)
In 1847 American journalist, Joseph Pulitzer (founded Pulitzer Prize)
In 1879 Businessman, John Hertz (Yellowcab Company)
In 1880 Secretary of Labor, Francis Perkins (first woman cabinet member)
In 1885 Merchant, Bernard F. Gimbel (Gimbel Brothers Chain Store)
In 1891 Actor, Colonel Tim McCoy (starred in early American Westerns)
In 1903 Congressperson/author, Clare Boothe Luce [d: 10-9-87]
In 1907 U.S. diver, Pete Desjardins (Olympic-Gold-1928) [d: 5-6-85]
In 1908 Inventor, Joe Valdez Caballero (hard taco shell) [d: 5-12-89]
In 1909 Football Hall-of-Famer, W. Clarke Hinkle (Packers) [d: 11-9-88]
In 1909 Actor, Andrew "Andy" Samuel (Our Gang) [d: 3-5-92]
In 1912 Engineer, Roy Hofheinz (built Houston Astrodome) [d: 11-22-82]
In 1915 Actor, Harry Morgan (Bill Gannon-Dragnet, Col. Potter-M*A*S*H) [d: 12-7-11]
In 1917 Scientist, Robert Burns Woodward (Nobel 1965) [d: 7-8-79]
In 1921 Actor, Chuck Connors (Lucas-The Rifleman, Branded) [d: 11-10-92]
In 1921 Singer/actor, Sheb Wooley (Purple People Eater) [d: 9-16-03]
In 1926 Comedian, "Alvin" Junior Samples (Hee Haw) [d: 11-13-83]
In 1929 Actor, Max Von Sydow (Minority Report, The Force Awakens) (90)
In 1932 Singer, Nathaniel Nelson (The Flamingos, The Platters) [d: 6-1-84]
In 1932 Actor, Hari Rhodes (Mike-Daktari, Roots, The Bold Ones) [d: 1-14-92]
In 1932 Actor, Omar Sharif (Dr. Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia) [d: 7-10-15]
In 1932 U.S. runner, Mae Starr (Olympic-Gold-1952) [d: 3-3-00]
In 1933 Actor, Poncie Ponce (Kazuo Kim-Hawaiian Eye) [d: 7-19-13]
In 1934 Journalist, David Halberstam [d: 4-23-07]
In 1936 Former sportscaster/football coach, John Madden (CBS, ABC, NBC/Raiders) (83)
In 1936 Singer, Bobby Smith (Spinners) [d: 3-16-13]
In 1938 Football player/announcer, Don Meredith (Cowboys) [d: 12-5-10]
In 1939 Singer, Ricky Valance (Tell Laura I Love Her) (80)
In 1941 Author, Paul Edward Theroux (Mosquito Coast) (78)
In 1947 Reggae singer/bassist, Bunny Wailer (Bob Marley & the Wailers) (72)
In 1948 Football Hall-of-Famer, Mel Blount (Steelers) (71)
In 1950 Baseball player, Ken Griffey Sr. (Reds, Yankees) (69)
In 1950 Guitarist, Eddie Hazel (Funkadelic founder) [d: 12-23-92]
In 1950 Singer/guitarist, Dave Peverett (Savoy Brown, Foghat) [d: 2-7-00]
In 1951 Bowling Hall-of-Famer, Mark Roth (4-time PBA Player of Year) (68)
In 1952 Actor, Steven Seagal (Under Seige, On Deadly Ground) (67)
In 1954 Actor, Peter MacNicol (Alan-Chicago Hope, John-Ally McBeal) (65)
In 1957 Bassist, Steven Gustafson (10,000 Maniacs) (62)
In 1959 Singer, Babyface (When Can I See You, It's No Crime) (60)
In 1959 Actress, Julie Fulton (Lime Steel) (60)
In 1959 Singer/guitarist/actor, Brian Setzer (Stray Cats) (60)
In 1960 Actress, Olivia Brown (Miami Vice, Designing Women, Dear John) (59)
In 1960 Singer/guitarist, Katrina Leskanich (Katrina & the Waves) (59)
In 1961 Actor, Jeb Adams (Baa Baa Black Sheep, Rosemary Clooney Story) (58)
In 1962 U.S. speedskater, Cathy Turner (Olympic-Gold-1992) (57)
In 1963 Guitarist, Warren DeMartini (Round & Round-Ratt) (56)
In 1964 Guitarist, Felicia Collins (Paul Shaffer's band) (55)
In 1964 Drummer, Alan Wren (Stone Roses) (55)
In 1965 Drummer, Tim Alexander (Primus) (54)
In 1968 Actor/comedian, Orlando Jones (Father of the Pride, The Evidence) (51)
In 1969 Actor, Billy Jayne (Silver Spoons, Parker Lewis Can't Lose) (50)
In 1970 Weightlifter, Wesley Barnett (Pan Am-Silver-1987) (49)
In 1970 Singer, Kenny Lattimore (49)
In 1970 Rapper, Q Tip (A Tribe Called Quest) (49)
In 1979 Blues singer, Shemekia Copeland (40)
In 1980 Actor, Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) (39)
In 1980 Race car driver, Kasey Kahne (NASCAR) (39)
In 1981 Actress, Laura Bell Bundy (Marah-Guiding Light) (38)
In 1981 Actor, Michael Pitt (Dawson's Creek, Port Charles) (38)
In 1982 Actress, Chyler Leigh (Grey's Anatomy, Supergirl) (37)
In 1983 Actress, Jamie Chung (The Hangover Part II, Once Upon a Time) (36)
In 1983 Actor, Ryan Merriman (Blake-The Mommies, The Pretender) (36)
In 1984 Actress, Cara Delizia (Fiona-So Weird) (35)
In 1984 Singer, Mandy Moore (Candy) (35)
In 1985 Actor, Billy Kay (Shayne Lewis-Guiding Light) (34)
In 1987 Actress, Shay Mitchell (Pretty Little Liars) (32)
In 1988 Actor, Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense, A.I.) (31)
In 1990 Country singer, Maren Morris ("My Church") (29)
In 1990 Actor, Alex Pettyfer (Stormbreaker, The Butler, Magic Mike) (29)
In 1991 Singer/actress, AJ Michalka (Lainey-The Goldbergs) (28)
In 1992 Actress, Daisy Ridley (Rey-The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi) (27)
In 1993 Actress, Sofia Carson (Descendants, Faking It) (26)
In 1995 Actor, Ian Nelson (The Hunger Games, The Judge) (24)
In 1996 Actress, Audrey Whitby (Austin & Ally, So Random) (23)
In 1999 Singer, Karina Rae ("Round & Round") (20)


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