Born On This Day...

In 1761 English army officer, Henry Shrapnel (invented shrapnel shell)
In 1780 English author, William Hone (The Everyday Book)
In 1808 Jefferson Davis, President of Confederacy (1861-1865)
In 1844 Garret Augustus Hobart, 24th U.S. vice president (1897-1899)
In 1864 Auto manufacturer, Ransom Eli Olds (Olds Motor Vehicle Co.)
In 1865 George V, king of England (1910-36)
In 1901 Actor, Maurice Evans (Maurice-Bewitched, The Jerk) [d: 3-12-89]
In 1904 Scientist, Dr. Charles Richard Drew (blood plasma) [d: 4-1-50]
In 1906 Actress/singer, Josephine Baker [d: 4-12-75]
In 1908 Actor, Eddie Acuff (Mailman-Blondie series) [d: 12-17-56]
In 1911 Actress, Paulette Goddard (Sins of Jezebel) [d: 4-23-90]
In 1911 Game show host, Dr. Mason Gross (Two For The Money) [d: 10-11-77]
In 1913 Actress, Ellen Corby (Grandma-Waltons, Addams Family) [d: 4-14-99]
In 1913 Actress, Lucille Lund (The Black Cat) [d: 2-15-02]
In 1915 Actor, Leo Bernard Gorcey (Dead End Kids, Bowery Boys) [d: 6-2-69]
In 1915 Actress, Iris Meredith (Texas Stagecoach) [d: 1-22-80]
In 1925 Actor, Tony Curtis (Houdini, Spartacus, Some Like It Hot) [d: 9-29-10]
In 1926 Actress, Colleen Dewhurst (Avery-Murphy Brown) [d: 8-22-91]
In 1926 Poet/actor, Allen Ginsberg (Howl) [d: 4-5-97]
In 1927 Saxophonist/composer, Boots Randolph (Yakety Sax) [d: 7-3-07]
In 1929 TV producer, Chuck Barris (Gong Show) [d: 3-21-17]
In 1935 Actress, Irma P. Hall (The Ladykillers) (84)
In 1936 Author/novelist, Larry McMurtry (Lonesome Dove) (83)
In 1942 Singer/actress, Anita Harris (Follow That Camel) (77)
In 1942 Singer/songwriter, Curtis Mayfield (Freddie's Dead) [d: 12-26-99]
In 1943 Basketball Hall-of-Famer, Billy Cunningham (76ers, Cougers) (76)
In 1944 Drummer, Michael Clarke (Byrds, Firefall) [d: 12-19-93]
In 1945 Golfer, Hale S. Irwin (U.S. Open 1974, 79) (74)
In 1946 Singer/songwriter, Eddie Holman (Hey There Lonely Girl) (73)
In 1946 Singer/guitarist, Ian Hunter (Mott the Hopple) (73)
In 1946 Actor, Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio-General Hospital) (73)
In 1947 Guitarist, Mickey Finn (T-Rex) [d: 1-11-03]
In 1947 Actress, Penelope Wilton (Cry Freedom, Norman Conquests) (72)
In 1950 Singer/actress, Suzi Quatro (Stumblin' In/Happy Days) (69)
In 1950 Singer, Denice Williams (Let's Hear It For The Boy) (69)
In 1952 Keyboardist, Billy Powell (Lynyrd Skynyrd) [d: 1-28-09]
In 1954 Singer/author, Dan Hill (Sometimes When We Touch) (65)
In 1957 Actor, Clive Mantle (William-Alien 3, Framed) (62)
In 1958 Actor, Scott Valentine (Nick-Family Ties, My Demon Lover) (61)
In 1959 Football player, Sam Mills (Saints) [d: 8-3-05]
In 1960 Baseball player, Steve Lyons (59)
In 1961 Lyricist/composer, Charles Hart (58)
In 1961 U.S. gymnast, Peter Vidmar (Olympic-Gold-1984) (58)
In 1964 Guitarist, Kerry King (Slayer) (55)
In 1966 Country singer, Jamie O'Neal (53)
In 1967 TV host, Anderson Cooper (The Mole) (52)
In 1967 Swimmer, Tamas Darnyi (Olympic-2 Gold-1988, 92) (52)
In 1971 Baseball player, Carl Everett (48)
In 1971 Singers, Ariel and Gabriel Hernandez (No Mercy) (48)
In 1973 Tennis player, Sargis Sargsian (46)
In 1974 Actress, Arianne Zucker (Nichole-Days of Our Lives) (45)
In 1986 Basketball player, Al Horford (Hawks, Celtics) (33)
In 1986 Tennis player, Rafael Nadal (Wimbeldon 2008, 2010) (33)
In 1987 Actress, Lalaine Dupree (Lizzie McGuire) (32)
In 1988 Rap singer, Dave East (31)
In 1993 Actor, Sean Berdy (Switched at Birth) (26)
In 1994 Actress, Anne Winters (Tyrant, The Fosters) (25)
In 1997 Singer, Myah Alanna Scavo (22)

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