Born On This Day...

In 1574 Religious leader, Pope Innocent X (1644-55)
In 1711 Scotish philosopher, David Hume (skepticism)
In 1774 Inventor, Sir Francis Beaufort (wind force scale)
In 1812 English poet, Robert Browning (The Pied Piper)
In 1833 Pianist/composer, Johannes Brahms (Brahms Lullaby)
In 1840 Composer, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Swan Lake, Nutcracker)
In 1870 Film executive, Marcus Loew (Loew's Theater Chain)
In 1885 Actor, George "Gabby" Hayes (Bad Man of Deadwood, El Paso)
In 1888 Actor, Selmer Jackson (Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp)
In 1892 American poet, Archibald MacLeish
In 1896 Tennis Hall-of-Famer, Kathleen McKane "Kitty" Godfree
In 1901 Actor, Gary Cooper (High Noon, The Plainsman) [d: 5-13-61]
In 1909 Inventor, Edwin H. Land (Polaroid Camera) [d: 3-1-91]
In 1917 Actor, David Tomlinson (The Love Bug, Marry Poppins) [d: 6-24-00]
In 1919 Argentine first lady, Eva Peron (Evita) [d: 7-26-52]
In 1921 Actress/singer, Gale Robbins (Calamity Jane) [d: 2-18-80]
In 1922 Actor, Darren McGavin (Night Stalker, Murphy Brown) [d: 2-25-06]
In 1923 Actress, Anne Baxter (Marcus Welby MD, Hotel) [d: 12-12-85]
In 1926 Actor, Val Bisoglio (Paul-Police Woman, Saturday Night Fever) (93)
In 1927 Singer/guitarist, Jim Lowe (The Electric Prunes) [d: 12-12-16]
In 1928 Actor, John Ingle (Edward Quartermaine-General Hospital) [d: 9-16-12]
In 1929 Baseball manager, Dick Williams (Oakland A's) [d: 7-7-11]
In 1930 Comedian, Totie Fields [d: 8-2-78]
In 1931 Singer/actress, Teresa Brewer (Put Another Nickel In) [d: 10-17-07]
In 1933 Football Hall-of-Famer, Johnny Unitas (Colts, Chargers) [d: 9-11-02]
In 1938 Actor, Kevin O'Connor (The Brinks Job, Special Effects) [d: 6-22-91]
In 1939 Singer, Johnny Maestro (Brooklyn Bridge) [d: 3-24-10]
In 1939 Singer, Jimmy Ruffin (What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted) [d: 11-19-14]
In 1939 Actor, Marco St. John (Hard Target, Thelma & Louise) (80)
In 1940 Actor, John Irvin (Next of Kin, Hamburger Hill, Raw Deal) (79)
In 1942 Press officer, Derek Taylor (The Beatles) [d: 9-7-97]
In 1943 Singer, Richard Westwood (Brian Poole & the Tremeloes) (76)
In 1944 Actress, Sivi Aberg (TV's Batman, Hogan's Heroes) (75)
In 1945 Actress, Robin Strasser (One Life To Live, Knots Landing) (74)
In 1946 Singer/songwriter, Bill Danoff (Starland Vocal Band) (73)
In 1946 Drummer, Bill Kreutzmann (Grateful Dead) (73)
In 1950 Drummer, Prairie Prince (The Tubes, Journey) (69)
In 1950 Broadcast journalist, Tim Russert (Meet The Press) [d: 6-13-08]
In 1951 Actor, Robert Hegyes (Welcome Back Kotter, Cagney & Lacey) [d: 1-25-12]
In 1951 Drummer, Jerry Nolan (New York Dolls) [d: 1-14-92]
In 1954 Director, Amy Heckerling (Fast Times At Ridgemont High) (65)
In 1954 Actor, David Keith (Boone-The Indian in the Cupboard) (65)
In 1955 Actor, Peter Reckell (Days of Our Lives, Johnny-Knots Landing) (64)
In 1956 Keyboardist, Anne Dudley (Art of Noise) (63)
In 1959 Astronaut, Tamara E. Jernigan (STS-40, 52) (60)
In 1959 Actor, Michael E. Knight (Tad-All My Children, In Love, Hexed) (60)
In 1961 Guitarist, Phil Campbell (Motorhead) (58)
In 1962 Daredevil, Robbie Knievel (son of Evel Knievel) (57)
In 1965 Singer/guitarist, Chris O'Connor (54)
In 1968 Singer/songwriter, Eagle-Eye Cherry (51)
In 1968 Actress, Traci Lords (Cry Baby, The Tommyknockers, Roseanne) (51)
In 1969 Tennis player, Katerina Maleeva (50)
In 1969 Actor, Justin Melvey (Colin-Days of Our Lives) (50)
In 1969 Drummer, Shandon Sahm (Pariah) (50)
In 1974 Actor, Breckin Meyer (54, Road Trip, Designated Survivor) (45)
In 1984 Football player, Alex Smith (49ers, Chiefs, Redskins) (35)
In 1984 Wrestler, Kevin Steen (WWE) (35)
In 1987 Comedian, Aidy Bryant (Saturday Night Live) (32)
In 1989 Football player, Earl Thomas (Seahawks) (30)
In 1990 Bassist, Devin Sola (Motionless In White) (29)
In 1992 Actor, Alexander Ludwig (The Hunger Games, Vikings) (27)


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