Born On This Day...

In 1502 Religious leader, Pope Gregory XIII (introduced Gregorian calendar)
In 1761 Scottish engineer, John Rennie (designed London Bridge)
In 1811 Scottish physician, Sir James Young Simpson (chloroform)
In 1843 Educator, Susan Elizabeth Blow (pioneered kindergarten education)
In 1848 French painter, Paul Gaugin (post impressionist)
In 1877 British physicist, Charles Barkla (x-ray radiation)
In 1879 Arctic pole explorer, Knud Rasmussen
In 1896 Physicist, Robert Mulliken (Nobel-1966)
In 1897 Conductor, George Szell (Metropolitan 1942-45)
In 1902 Actress, Hope Summers (Clara-Andy Griffith Show) [d: 7-22-79]
In 1909 Actress, Jessica Tandy (Driving Miss Daisy) [d: 9-11-94]
In 1911 Inventor, Brooks Stevens (shaped Studebakers, Jeeps) [d: 1-4-95]
In 1913 Playwright, N. Richard Nash [d: 12-11-00]
In 1917 Poet/author, Gwendolyn Brooks (Annie Allen) [d: 12-3-00]
In 1917 Singer/actor, Dean Martin (Everybody Loves Somebody) [d: 12-25-95]
In 1921 Jazz guitarist, Tal Farlow [d: 7-25-98]
In 1924 Actress/singer, Delores Gray (Designing Woman, Kismet) [d: 6-26-02]
In 1928 Director, James Ivory (Howard's End, Remains of the Day) (91)
In 1929 Politician, John Napier Turner (Canada's 17th prime minister) (90)
In 1933 Baseball player, Herb Score (Indians, 1955-59) [d: 11-11-08]
In 1934 French pianist, Philippe Entremont (85)
In 1934 Country singer/songwriter, Wynn Stewart [d: 7-17-85]
In 1940 Singer, Tom Jones (What's New Pussycat, It's Not Unusual) (79)
In 1943 Poet/author, Nikki Giovanni (76)
In 1943 Actor, Ken Osmond (Eddie Haskell-Leave It To Beaver) (76)
In 1946 Talk show host, Jenny Jones (Jenny Jones Show) (73)
In 1947 Baseball player, Thurman Lee Munson (Yankees) [d: 8-2-79]
In 1950 Actor, Gary Graham (Matthew Sikes-Alien Nation, Enterprise) (69)
In 1952 Actor, Liam Neeson (Schindler's List, Rob Roy, Phantom Menace) (67)
In 1955 Actor, William Forsythe (Dick Tracy, Al Capone-Untouchables) (64)
In 1955 Singer, Joey Scarbury (The Greatest American Hero) (64)
In 1958 Actor, Christopher Marcantel (Curtis Alden-Loving) (61)
In 1958 Singer/musician, Prince [Rogers Nelson] (Purple Rain, 1999) [d: 4-21-16]
In 1961 Actress, Kym Whitley (Sister, Sister) (58)
In 1962 U.S. basketball player, Janice Lawrence (Olympic-Gold-1984) (57)
In 1963 Singer/guitarist, Gordon Gano (The Violent Femmes) (56)
In 1966 Drummer, Eric Kretz (Stone Temple Pilots) (53)
In 1966 Baseball player, Heathcliff Slocumb (Indians, Phillies) (53)
In 1967 Guitarist, Dave Navarro (Red Hot Chili Peppers) (52)
In 1973 Actor, Ahmed Best (Jar Jar Binks-Star Wars: Episode I) (46)
In 1974 Reality star, Bear Grylls (Man vs. Wild) (45)
In 1976 Actress, Cassidy Rae (Melrose Place, Models Inc.) (43)
In 1978 Actress, Adrienne Frantz (Bold & The Beautiful, Sunset Beach) (41)
In 1978 Actor, Bill Hader (SNL, Tropic Thunder, Trainwreck) (41)
In 1981 Tennis player, Anna Kournikova (38)
In 1981 Actress, Larisa Oleynik (Alissa-3rd Rock From The Sun) (38)
In 1985 Reality star, Masika Kalysha (Love and Hip Hop) (34)
In 1988 Actor, Michael Cera (Arrested Development, Juno) (31)
In 1990 Rap singer, Iggy Azalea ("Fancy") (29)
In 1991 Actress/model, Emily Ratajkowski ("Blurred Lines") (28)
In 1991 Rap singer, Fetty Wap ("Trap Queen") (28)
In 1993 Actor, Jordan Fry (Charlie & the Chocolate Factory) (26)


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