Born On This Day..

In 1564 Poet/playwright/dramatist, William Shakespeare
In 1728 Explorer/navigator, Samuel Wallis (Easter Island)
In 1731 Merchant, William Williams (signed Declaration of Independence)
In 1791 James Buchanan, 15th U.S. president (1857-61)
In 1813 Politician, Stephen Douglas (the "Little Giant," debated Lincoln)
In 1844 Attorney, Sanford Dole (first president of the Republic of Hawaii)
In 1854 Poet, Edwin Markham (American Academy of Poets Award, 1937)
In 1856 Inventor, Granville T. Woods (induction telgraph)
In 1858 German physicist, Max Planck (Quantum theory) (Nobel, 1918)
In 1891 Russian composer, Sergei Prokofiev (Peter & the Wolf)
In 1894 Singer/pianist, Cow Cow Davenport (pioneered Boogie-Woogie)
In 1894 English actor, Basil Sydney (Hamlet, Jassy, Simba, Farmer's Wife)
In 1895 Bandleader/clarinetist, Jimmie Noone Sr.
In 1897 General, Lucius D. Clay (director of civilian affairs after WWII)
In 1897 Canadian prime minister, Lester Bowles Pearson (Nobel, 1956)
In 1904 Actor, Duncan Renaldo (The Cisco Kid) [d: 9-3-80]
In 1907 Baseball player, Dolph Camilli (Dodgers, Cubs) [d: 10-21-97]
In 1914 Actress, Simone Simon (Seventh Heaven, Cat People)[d: 2-22-05]
In 1914 Actor, John Hubbard (Don't Call Me Charlie) [d: 11-10-88]
In 1916 Football coach, Bud Wilkinson (Oklahoma) [d: 2-9-94]
In 1921 Actress, Janet Blair (Leave It To The Girls) [d: 2-19-07]
In 1921 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Warren Spahn (Braves) [d: 11-24-03]
In 1928 Actress, Estelle Harris (Estelle Costanza-Seinfeld) (91)
In 1928 Ambassador/child actress, Shirley Temple-Black [d: 2-10-14]
In 1930 Cartoon voicist, Alan Oppenheimer (Mighty Mouse, Flash Gordon) (89)
In 1932 Fashion designer, Halston (Roy Halston Frowick) [d: 3-26-90]
In 1936 Singer, Roy Orbison (Pretty Woman, Crying, Dream Baby) [d: 12-6-88]
In 1937 Golfer, Don Massengale [d: 1-2-07]
In 1939 Actor, David Birney (Brigette Loves Bernie, St. Elsewhere) (80)
In 1939 Actor, Lee Majors (Six Million Dollar Man, The Fall Guy) (80)
In 1939 Singer, Ray Peterson (Tell Laura I Love Her) [d: 1-25-05]
In 1942 Actress, Sandra Dee (Gidget, Imitation of Life) [d: 2-20-05]
In 1943 Hockey player, Tony Esposito (Blackhawks) (76)
In 1943 Basketball player, Gail Goodrich (Lakers, Suns) (76)
In 1943 Actor, Herve Villechaize (Tattoo-Fantasy Island) [d: 9-4-93]
In 1946 Actress, Blair Brown (Altered States, Continental Divide) (73)
In 1947 Irish nationalist, Bernadette Delvin McAliskey (72)
In 1947 Singer/bassist, Bunny Wailer (Bob Marley & the Wailers) (72)
In 1949 Actress, Joyce DeWitt (Janet Wood-Three's Company) (70)
In 1949 Singer/guitarist, John Miles (Alan Parsons Project) (70)
In 1951 Actress, Tina Andrews (Falcon Crest, Days Of Our Lives) (68)
In 1953 Actor, James Russo (My Own Private Idaho, China Girl) (66)
In 1954 Writer/director, Michael Moore (Roger & Me) (65)
In 1954 Singer/guitarist, Captain Sensible (The Damned) (65)
In 1955 Actress, Judy Davis (Husbands & Wives) (64)
In 1957 Actress/comedian, Jan Hooks (SNL, Designing Women) [d: 10-9-14]
In 1959 Actor, Dan Frischman (Arvid-Head of the Class) (60)
In 1960 Actress, Valerie Bertinelli (Sydney, Touched By An Angel) (59)
In 1960 Guitarist/songwriter, Steve Clark (Def Leppard) [d: 1-8-91]
In 1960 Actor, Craig Sheffer (Some Kind Of Wonderful, Fire In The Sky) (59)
In 1961 Actor/comedian, George Lopez (George Lopez Show) (58)
In 1962 Actor, John Hannah (The Mummy, The Hurricane) (57)
In 1965 Olympic gold medal skier, Donna Weinbrecht (54)
In 1967 Actress, Melina Kanakaredes (Providence, CSI: NY) (52)
In 1968 Singer, Stan Frazier (Sugar Ray) (51)
In 1970 Actor, Scott Bairstow (Lonesome Dove, Ned-Party of Five) (49)
In 1974 Actor, Barry Watson (Matt-Seventh Heaven) (45)
In 1976 Actor, Gabriel Damon (Tequila Sunrise) (43)
In 1977 Wrestler, John Cena (WWE) (42)
In 1977 Comedian/TV host, John Oliver (42)
In 1977 Actor, Kal Penn (How I Met Your Mother, Designated Survivor) (42)
In 1979 Actress, Jaime King (Blow, Pearl Harbor, Sin City) (40)
In 1984 Actor, Jesse Soffer (As the World Turns) (35)
In 1990 Actor, Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire, Lion, Chappie) (29)
In 1990 Actor, Matthew Underwood (Zoey 101) (29)
In 1995 Model, Gigi Hadid (Sports Illustrated) (24)
In 1996 Actor, Charlie Rowe (Neverland, Walking with Dinosaurs) (23)
In 2000 Snowboarder, Chloe Kim (Olympic-Gold-2018) (19)


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