Born On This Day...

In 1819 French painter, Gustave Courbet (Funeral at Ornans)
In 1832 German inventor, Nikolaus August Otto (gasoline engine)
In 1835 Author, Rebecca Felton (first woman senator)
In 1865 Explorer, Frederick Cook (claimed falsely to be at North Pole)
In 1889 Actress, Hattie McDaniel (first black to win an Academy Award)
In 1890 Actress, Sessue Hayakawa (Bridge on River Kwai, Hell To Eternity)
In 1891 Songwriter, Al Dubin (Tiptoe Through The Tulips)
In 1895 Writer, Immanuel Velikovsky (Worlds in Collision)
In 1901 Composer, Frederick Loewe (My Fair Lady, Camelot) [d: 2-14-88]
In 1910 Blues singer/guitarist, Howlin' Wolf [d: 1-10-76]
In 1913 Wilbur J. Cohen (drafted Social Security Act) [d: 5-18-87]
In 1918 Actor, Barry Morse (Lt. Gerard-The Fugutive, Space 1999) [d: 2-2-08]
In 1921 Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Phillip (Queen Elizabeth's husband) (98)
In 1922 Actress/singer, Judy Garland (Wizard of Oz) [d: 6-22-69]
In 1923 Publisher, Robert Maxwell (Mirror Group) [d: 11-5-91]
In 1925 Conductor/arranger, Don Costa (Never On Sunday) [d: 1-19-83]
In 1925 Columnist/novelist, Nat Hentoff (Village Voice, Cold Society) [d: 1-7-17]
In 1926 Actress, June Haver (Dolly Sisters, Girl Next Door) [d: 7-4-05]
In 1926 Actor, Lionel Jeffries (Fanny, Prisoner of Zenda) [d: 2-19-10]
In 1926 Scientist, George Low (NASA Apollo program) [d: 7-17-84]
In 1928 Children's author, Maurice Sendak (Where The Wild Things Are) [d: 5-8-12]
In 1929 Astronaut, James A. McDivitt (Gemini IV, Apollo IX) (90)
In 1929 Biologist, Edward Osborne Wilson (leading authority on ants) (90)
In 1932 Actor, Gardner McKay (Adventures In Paradise) [d: 11-21-01]
In 1933 Attorney/author, F. Lee Bailey (Patty Hearst, O.J. Simpson) (86)
In 1938 Former White House Chief of Staff, Samuel Knox Skinner (Bush) (81)
In 1939 Actress, Luciana Paluzzi (Thunderball) (80)
In 1939 Actress, Alexandria Stewart (In Praise of Older Women) (80)
In 1941 Singer/songwriter, Shirley Alston (Shirelles) (78)
In 1941 Actor, Mickey Jones (Home Improvement, Justified) [d: 2-7-18]
In 1943 Broadcast journalist, Jeff Greenfield (Firing Line, Nightline) (76)
In 1943 Basketball player/announcer, Jon McGlocklin (Bucks) (76)
In 1944 Bassist, Rick Price (The Move, Wizzard) (75)
In 1947 Baseball player, Ken Singleton (Orioles) (72)
In 1949 Actor, Kevin Corcoran (Shaggy Dog, Babes in Toyland) [d: 10-6-15]
In 1949 Singer/pianist, Perry Kibble (Taste Of Honey) [d: 2-23-99]
In 1951 Football Hall-of-Famer/announcer, Dan Fouts (Chargers) (68)
In 1952 Country singer/songwriter, Thom Schuyler (67)
In 1954 Percussionist, Raul Rekow (Santana, Malo) [d: 11-2-15]
In 1955 Actor, Andrew Stevens (Seduction, Boys in Company C, Fury) (64)
In 1959 Actor, Timothy Van Patten (White Shadow, Master) (60)
In 1961 Reggae singer, Maxi Priest (Wild World) (58)
In 1962 Actress, Gina Gershon (Showgirls, Palmetto, Driven, Riverdale) (57)
In 1963 Actress, Jeanne Tripplehorn (Basic Instinct, The Firm) (56)
In 1964 Drummer, Jimmy Chamberlin (Smashing Pumpkins) (55)
In 1965 Actress/model, Elizabeth Hurley (Passenger 57, Austin Powers) (54)
In 1965 Actor, Vincent Perez (City of Angels, I Dreamed of Africa) (54)
In 1966 Actor, Doug McKeon (Big Shamus Little Shamus, Centennial) (53)
In 1967 Guitarist/singer, Emma Anderson (Lush) (52)
In 1967 Rap singer, Darren Robinson (Fat Boys) [d: 12-10-95]
In 1968 Comedian, Bill Burr (Breaking Bad) (51)
In 1968 Actress, Susan Haskell (Marty Saybrooke-One Life to Live) (51)
In 1970 Singer, M. Doughty (Soul Coughing) (49)
In 1971 Correspondent, Leanza Cornett (Entertainment Tonight, FXM) (48)
In 1971 Singer, Joel Hailey (Jodeci) (48)
In 1973 Singer, Faith Evans (46)
In 1973 Actor, David Friedman (Jason-Little House on the Prairie) (46)
In 1978 Singer, Lemisha Grinstead (702) (41)
In 1978 Actor, Shane West (Eli-Once and Again) (41)
In 1979 Country singer, Lee Brice (40)
In 1981 Actor, Jonathan Bennett (J.R. Chandler-All My Children) (38)
In 1981 Singer, Hoku (38)
In 1982 Figure skater, Tara Lipinski (1998 Winter Olympics) (37)
In 1982 Actress, Leelee Sobieski (Deep Impact, Never Been Kissed) (37)
In 1990 Actress, Tristin Mays (Alias) (29)
In 1992 Model, Kate Upton (Sports Illustrated) (27)
In 2001 Singer, Greg Marks ("Rock You to the Top") (18)
In 2001 Presidential daughter, Sasha Obama (18)
In 2003 Actress, Eden McCoy (General Hospital) (16)


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