Born On This Day...

n 742 First Holy Roman Emperor, Charlemagne (800-814)
In 1618 Mathematician/physicist, Francesco M. Grimaldi (light defraction)
In 1725 Italian writer/spy, Giacomo Casanova
In 1732 Astronomer, David Rittenhouse (observer atmosphere of Venus)
In 1805 Children's author, Hans Christian Andersen (Ugly Duckling)
In 1814 Inventor, Erastus B. Bigelow (power carpet loom, founded MIT)
In 1834 French sculptor, Frederic-Auguste Bertholdi (Statue of Liberty)
In 1840 French novelist/journalist, Emile Zola (Nana)
In 1862 U.S. educator, Nicholas M. Butler (Nobel 1931)
In 1869 Cartoonist, Clifford Berryman (created Teddy Bear)
In 1875 Auto maker, Walter Chrysler (developed 6-cylinder engine)
In 1891 Painter/sculptor, Max Ernst (father of surrealism)
In 1907 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Luke Appling (White Sox) [d: 1-3-91]
In 1908 Actor, Buddy Ebsen (Beverly Hillbillies, Barnaby Jones) [d: 7-6-03]
In 1910 Football Hall-of-Famer, Arnie Herber (Packers, Giants) [d: 10-14-69]
In 1910 Socialite/producer, Irene Mayer Selznick (Streetcar Named Desire) [d: 10-10-90]
In 1914 Actor, Sir Alec Guiness (Obi-Wan Kenobi-Star Wars) [d: 8-7-00]
In 1917 Actor, Dabbs Greer (Gunsmoke, Little House on the Prairie) [d: 4-28-07]
In 1917 Singer/guitarist, Lou Monte (Pepino the Italian Mouse) [d: 6-12-89]
In 1920 Actor, Jack Webb (Sgt. Joe Friday-Dragnet) [d: 12-23-82]
In 1923 Actress, Gloria Henry (Alice Mitchell-Dennis the Menace) (96)
In 1926 Australian auto racer, Jack Brabham (3-time Grand Prix champ) [d: 5-19-14]
In 1927 Middleweight boxer, Carmen Basilio [d: 11-7-12]
In 1927 Actress, Rita Gam (King of Kings, Klute) [d: 3-22-16]
In 1927 Baseball player, Billy Pierce (White Sox) [d: 7-31-15]
In 1934 Actor, Brian Glover (McGuffin) [d: 7-24-97]
In 1935 Actress, Sharon Acker (Della Street-New Perry Mason) (84)
In 1939 Singer, Marvin Gaye (I Heard It Through The Grapevine) [d: 4-1-84]
In 1941 Singer/songwriter, Leon Russell (Tightrope, Lady Bird) [d: 11-13-16]
In 1942 Singer, Phil Castrodale (Reflections) (77)
In 1945 Actress, Linda Hunt (NCIS: Los Angeles) (74)
In 1945 Baseball player/sportscaster, Don Sutton (Dodgers) (74)
In 1946 Guitarist, Kurt Winter (The Guess Who) [d: 12-14-97]
In 1947 Country singer, Emmylou Harris (Together Again) (72)
In 1949 Actor, Ron Palillo (Horshack-Welcome Back Kotter) [d: 8-14-12]
In 1949 Drummer, David Robinson (The Cars) (70)
In 1949 Actress, Pamela Reed (Kindergarten Cop, Ruth-The Simpsons) (70)
In 1952 Bassist, Leon Wilkeson (Lynyrd Skynyrd) [d: 7-27-01]
In 1953 Actress, Debralee Scott (Welcome Back Kotter, Mary Hartman) [d: 4-5-03]
In 1954 Singer, Gregory Abbott (Shake You Down) (65)
In 1959 U.S. freestyle swimmer, Brian Goodell (Olympic-Gold-1976) (60)
In 1961 Actor, Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: SVU) (58)
In 1961 Singer, Keren Jane Woodward (Bananarama) (58)
In 1962 Country singer/guitarist, Billy Dean (57)
In 1962 Bassist, Tony Franklin (The Firm) (57)
In 1962 Actor, Clark Gregg (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) (57)
In 1963 Actor, Isaiah Washington (True Crime, Soul Food, Exit Wounds) (56)
In 1964 Actress, Jana Marie Hupp (Nancy Burton-Ed) (55)
In 1965 Rodney King, black motorist beaten by Los Angeles police [d: 6-17-12]
In 1967 Guitarist, Greg Camp (Smash Mouth) (52)
In 1969 Guitarist, Tony Fredianelli (Third Eye Blind) (50)
In 1971 Reality star/singer, Traci Braxton (The Braxtons) (48)
In 1973 Actress, Roselyn Sanchez (Without A Trace, Devious Maids) (46)
In 1975 Singer, Dee Dee Magno (The Party) (44)
In 1975 Actor, Adam Rodriguez (CSI Miami, Criminal Minds) (44)
In 1976 Actor, Jeremy Garrett (Legacy) (43)
In 1977 Actor, Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, Steve Jobs) (42)
In 1981 Actress, Joie Lenz (One Tree Hill) (38)
In 1983 Rap singer, Yung Joc ("It's Goin Down," "Coffee Shop") (36)
In 1983 Comedian, Karlous Miller (Last Comic Standing) (36)
In 1986 Actor, Drew Van Acker (Pretty Little Liars, Devious Maids) (33)
In 1991 Rap singer, Quavo Marshall (Migos) (28)
In 1999 Actress, Sophie Reynolds (Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything) (20)

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