Born On This Day...

In 1659 Novelist/journalist, Daniel Defoe (Robinson Crusoe)
In 1718 Naval officer, Esek Hopkins (first U.S. naval commodore)
In 1785 American artist/naturalist, John James Audubon
In 1802 Educator, Calvin Ellis Stowe (professor of biblical studies)
In 1812 Businessman, Alfred Krupp (armaments and munitions magnate)
In 1822 Landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted (Central Park)
In 1834 American humorist, Artemus Ward (influenced Mark Twain)
In 1879 Physicist, Sir Owen Richardson (electron emission by hot metals)
In 1884 Actor, Harry Sothern (Dr. Huer-Buck Rogers)
In 1886 Blues singer, Gertrude "Ma" Rainey ("Mother of the Blues")
In 1890 Actor, Edgar Kennedy (Keystone Kops)
In 1893 American author/playwright, Anita Loos (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)
In 1894 Rudolf Hess, third in command of Nazi Germany
In 1899 Merchant, Papa Joe (founded San Diego Fish Company)
In 1899 Actor, Guinn Williams (Big Boy-Circus Boy)
In 1900 Seismologist, Charles Richter (Richter Scale) [d: 9-30-85]
In 1902 Illustrator, Vernon Grant (created Snap, Crackle, Pop) [d: 7-9-90]
In 1910 Movie producer, Tamoyuki Tanaka (Godzilla movies) [d: 4-2-97]
In 1915 American novelist, Bernard Malamud (The Natural) [d: 3-18-86]
In 1915 Blues singer/guitarist, Johnny Shines [d: 4-20-92]
In 1916 Announcer, Vic Perrin (Dragnet, The Outer Limits) [d: 7-4-89]
In 1917 Baseball player, Sal "The Barber" Maglie (Yankees) [d: 12-28-92]
In 1918 Actor, Stafford Repp (Chief O'Hara-TV's Batman) [d: 11-5-74]
In 1922 Actor, Mike Kellin (Midnight Express, Jazz Singer) [d: 8-26-83]
In 1924 Bandleader/composer, Teddy Edwards [d: 4-20-03]
In 1926 Ballet dancer, Bambi Linn (Your Show of Shows) (93)
In 1927 Comedian, Jack Douglas (Jack Paar Show) [d: 12-18-08]
In 1928 Jazz saxophonist, Herman Foster [d: 4-3-99]
In 1932 Chemist, Michael Smith (gene alteration, Nobel-1993) [d: 10-4-00]
In 1933 Actress, Carol Burnett (Carol Burnett Show, Mama's Family) (86)
In 1933 American physicist and radio astronomer, Arno Allan Penzias (86)
In 1937 U.S. basketball player, Robert Boozer (Olympic-Gold-1960) [d: 5-19-12]
In 1938 Singer/songwriter, Duane Eddy (Peter Gunn, Cannonball) (81)
In 1938 Singer, Maurice Williams (Zodiacs) (81)
In 1940 Music producer/songwriter, Giorgio Moroder (Midnight Express) (79)
In 1941 Actress, Claudine Auger (Domino-Thunderball) (78)
In 1941 Singer/songwriter, Claudine Clark ("Party Lights") (78)
In 1942 Singer, Bobby Rydell (Wild One, Bye Bye Birdie) (77)
In 1943 Singer/keyboardist, Gary Wright (Dream Weaver, Love Is Alive) (76)
In 1947 U.S. swimmer, Donna Elizabeth De Varona (Olympic-2 Gold-1964) (72)
In 1947 TV host, Boyd Matson (National Geographic Explorer) (72)
In 1949 Saxophonist, Jimmy Hall (Jeff Beck, Charlie Daniels) (70)
In 1955 Actor, David Beecroft (Eliot-All My Children) (64)
In 1958 Actor, Giancarlo Esposito (Do The Right Thing, Breaking Bad) (61)
In 1961 Actress, Joan Chen (Last Emperor, Josie-Twin Peaks) (58)
In 1961 Drummer, Chris Mars (The Replacements) (58)
In 1962 Singer/actor, Michael Damian (Rock On/Young & Restless) (57)
In 1963 Actress, Olivia Birkelund (Arlene-All My Children) (56)
In 1963 Actor, Jet Li (Lethal Weapon 4, Romeo Must Die) (56)
In 1965 Actor/comedian, Kevin James (King of Queens, Kevin Can Wait) (54)
In 1965 Actress, Heather Rattray (Lily-As the World Turns) (54)
In 1966 Country keyboardist/fiddler, Jeff Huskins (53)
In 1966 Tennis player, Andrea Temesvari (53)
In 1967 Actress, Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Without a Trace, Secrets & Lies) (52)
In 1967 Wrestler/actor, Glenn 'Kane' Jacobs (WWF) (52)
In 1968 Country singer/fiddler, Joe Caverlee (51)
In 1970 First Lady, Melania Trump (49)
In 1970 Singer, Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins (TLC) (49)
In 1971 Country singer/musician, Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flats) (48)
In 1974 Actor, Innis Casey (Miguel-24) (45)
In 1975 Drummer, Joey Jordison (Slipknot, The Murderdolls) (44)
In 1976 Singer, Avant ("Read Your Mind") (43)
In 1976 Drummer, Jose Pasillas (Incubus) (43)
In 1977 Actress, Charissa Cree Chamorro (Sophia-One Life to Live) (42)
In 1977 Actor, Jason Earles (Hannah Montana) (42)
In 1977 Actor, Tom Welling (Clark Kent-Smallville) (42)
In 1977 Actor, McKenzie Westmore (Sheridan Crane-Passions) (42)
In 1978 Actress, Stana Katic (Castle) (41)
In 1979 Actor, Sean Fox (Calendar Girl, 3 Ninjas Kick Back) (40)
In 1980 Actress, Jordana Brewster (Nikki Munson-As The World Turns) (39)
In 1980 Actress, Dyan Conner (Penelope-Miss Congeniality) (39)
In 1980 Actress, Anna Mucha (Schindler's List) (39)
In 1980 Actress, Marne Patterson (Nicole Farrell-Something So Right) (39)
In 1980 Actor, Channing Tatum (21 Jump Street, Step Up, Magic Mike) (39)
In 1982 Singer, Jon Lee (S Club 7) (37)
In 1983 Actor, Ryan Sommers Baum (The Famous Jett Jackson) (36)
In 1983 Rescued P.O.W., Jessica Lynch (Iraq War) (36)
In 1984 Actor, Ryan O'Donohue (Toy Story, Batman Beyond) (35)
In 1984 Actress, Emily Wickersham (Bishop-NCIS) (35)
In 1986 Actor, Aaron Meeks (Soul Food) (33)
In 1987 Actress, Danielle Marie Dierkes (Santa Barbara) (32)
In 1989 Football player, Cole Beasley (Cowboys, Bills) (30)
In 1990 Actress, Riley Voelkel (The Newsroom, American Horror Story) (29)


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