Born On This Day...

In 1655 Religious leader, Pope Innocent XIII (1721-1724)
In 1792 Religious leader, Pope Pius IX (1846-78)
In 1842 Composer, Sir Arthur Sullivan (Gilbert & Sullivan)
In 1856 Photographer, Peter Henry Emerson
In 1857 Physician, Sir Ronald Ross (discovered malarial parasite)
In 1867 Sculptor/painter, Sir Frank Brangwyn
In 1882 French painter, Georges F. Braque (co-developed Cubism with Picasso)
In 1907 English novelist, Daphne du Maurier (Rebecca) [d: 4-19-85]
In 1909 Composer, Ken Darby (Love Me Tender) [d: 1-24-92]
In 1911 Actor, Robert Middleton (Barney-The Monroes) [d: 6-14-77]
In 1912 Actress, Helen Craig (Rich Man Poor Man) [d: 7-20-86]
In 1912 Jazz pianist/composer, Gil Evans [d: 3-20-88]
In 1914 Heavyweight boxing champ, Joe Louis (1937-49) [d: 4-12-81]
In 1914 Country singer, Johnie Wright (Jonnie and Jack) [d: 9-27-11]
In 1916 Country singer/guitarist, Jack Anglin (Johnnie and Jack) [d: 3-7-63]
In 1923 Jazz pianist, Red Garland [d: 4-23-84]
In 1926 Actress, Bea Arthur (Maude, Dorothy-The Golden Girls) [d: 4-25-09]
In 1927 Critic/journalist, Clive Barnes (NY Times, NY Post) [d: 11-19-08]
In 1927 Folk singer/songwriter, Fred Hellerman (The Weavers) [d: 9-1-16]
In 1927 Film director, Herbert Ross (Funny Girl) [d: 10-9-01]
In 1936 Actor, Rafael Campos (Blackboard Jungle, Ramon-Rhoda [d: 7-9-85]
In 1937 Sci-fi author, Roger Zelazny (Chronicles of Amber) [d: 6-14-95]
In 1937 Actress, Zohra Lampert (Doctor's Hospital) (82)
In 1938 Actor/stuntman, Buck Taylor (Gunsmoke, The Monroes) (81)
In 1939 Actor, Harvey Keitel (Bugsy, The Piano, Pulp Fiction) (80)
In 1940 Writer/novelist, Bruce Chatwin (On the Black Hill) [d: 1-18-89]
In 1941 Singer, Richie Valens (Donna, La Bamba) [d: 2-3-59]
In 1943 Singer, Mary Wells (My Guy) [d: 7-26-92]
In 1946 Bassist, Danny Klein (J. Geils Band) (73)
In 1946 Actor, Tim Pigott-Smith (Jewel in the Crown) [d: 4-7-17]
In 1949 Comedian/actor, Franklyn Ajaye (Jazz Singer, Car Wash) (70)
In 1949 British actress, Zoe Wanamaker (Tessa-Love Hurts) (70)
In 1950 Singer/guitarist, Danny Kirwan (Fleetwood Mac, Mott the Hopple) [d: 6-8-18]
In 1950 Singer/songwriter, Stevie Wonder (Superstition, Sir Duke) (69)
In 1951 Broadcast journalist, Selina Scott (West 57th) (68)
In 1951 Drummer, Paul Thompson (Roxy Music) (68)
In 1953 Singer/songwriter, Tom Cochrane (66)
In 1957 Actress, Frances Barber (The Ice House, Anna-Real Women) (62)
In 1957 Playmate, Eloise Broady (April-1988) (62)
In 1960 Actress/model, Julianne Phillips (Frankie Reed-Sisters) (59)
In 1961 Basketball player, Dennis Rodman (Spurs, Bulls) (58)
In 1963 Tennis player, Wally Masur (56)
In 1964 TV host/comedian, Stephen Colbert (The Late Show) (55)
In 1964 Actor, Tom Verica (Providence, Jack-American Dreams) (55)
In 1965 Country singer, Lari White [d: 1-23-18]
In 1966 Singer, Darius Rucker (Hootie and the Blowfish) (53)
In 1968 Actress, Susan Floyd (Then Came You) (51)
In 1977 Actress, Samantha Morton (Jane Eyre, Emma, Sweet and Lowdown) (42)
In 1980 Reality star, Quad Webb-Lunceford (Married To Medicine) (39)
In 1984 Hurdler, Dawn Harper-Nelson (Olympics-2012-Silver, 2008-Gold) (35)
In 1985 Actor, Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones, Misfits) (34)
In 1986 Actress, Lena Dunham (Girls) (33)
In 1986 Actor, Robert Pattinson (Twilight) (33)
In 1987 Actress, Candice King (Vampire Diaries) (32)
In 1992 Actor, Tommy Dorfman (13 Reasons Why) (27)
In 1992 Football player, Tyrann Mathieu (Cardinals) (27)
In 1993 Actress, Debby Ryan (The Suite Life on Deck, Insatiable) (26)
In 2000 Actress, Mika Abdalla (Project MC2) (19)

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