Born On This Day...

In 1753 English artist/engraver, Thomas Bewick (Aesop's Fables)
In 1759 British scientist/horticulturist, Thomas Andrew Knight
In 1762 George IV, king of England (1820-30)
In 1775 Author, Conrad Malte-Brun (founded first modern geographic society)
In 1781 Architect/engineer, Robert Mills (Washington Monument)
In 1849 Painter, Abbott Thayer (created camouflage for military uniforms)
In 1856 Financier/philanthropist, James "Diamond Jim" Brady
In 1859 Author/poet, Katharine Lee "Kathie" Bates (America The Beautiful)
In 1866 Spanish playwright, Jacinto Benavente y Martinez
In 1876 Mystery writer/novelist, Mary Roberts Rinehart
In 1880 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Christy Matthewson (New York Giants)
In 1881 Director/producer, Cecil B. De Mille (The Ten Commandments)
In 1882 Inventor, Vincent Bendix (automobile self starter)
In 1886 Actress, Marion Lorne (Aunt Clara-Bewitched) [d: 5-9-68]
In 1887 Austrian physicist, Erwin Schrodinger (quantum mechanics)
In 1889 Educator/teacher, Zerna Sharp (Dick & Jane readers)
In 1893 Actor, Howard Smith (The Aldrich Family, Hazel) [d: 1-10-68]
In 1897 Russian astronomer, Otto Struvel (stellar spectroscopy)
In 1905 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Rick Ferrell [d: 7-27-95]
In 1907 Comedian, Joe Besser (Joe-The Three Stooges, 1956-59) [d: 3-1-88]
In 1911 Mexican entertainer, Mario Moreno August [d: 4-20-93]
In 1912 Actress, Jane Wyatt (Father Knows Best, Star Trek) [d: 10-23-06]
In 1913 Actor, Kurt Kasznar (The Sound of Music) [d: 8-6-79]
In 1915 Football player, Alex Wojciechowicz (Lions, Eagles) [d: 7-13-92]
In 1917 Choreographer, Michael Kidd (7 Brides For 7 Brothers) [d: 12-23-07]
In 1920 Blues singer/songwriter, Percy Mayfield [d: 8-11-84]
In 1921 Actress, Marjorie Reynolds (Peg-The Life of Riley) [d: 2-1-97]
In 1925 Jaz singer, Earl Coleman (Charlie Parker) [d: 7-12-95]
In 1925 Publisher, Norris McWhirter (Guiness Books) [d: 4-20-04]
In 1925 Publisher, Ross McWhirter (Guiness Book) [d: 11-27-75]
In 1926 Actor/director, John Derek (10) [d: 5-22-98]
In 1927 Country singer, Porter Wagoner (Y'all Come) [d: 10-28-07]
In 1929 Country singer/guitarist, Buck Owens (Hee Haw) [d: 3-25-06]
In 1931 Author, William Goldman (Lord of the Flies) (Nobel-1983) [d: 11-16-18]
In 1933 Auto racer, Parnelli Jones (1963 Indy 500 champ) (86)
In 1936 Former National Security Advisor, John Poindexter (83)
In 1939 Actor, George Hamilton (Love at First Bite, Where the Boys Are) (80)
In 1941 Actress, Jennifer Warren (Slap Shot, Fatal Beauty, Mutant) (78)
In 1942 Actor, Stephen Brooks (The Nurses, The FBI, The Interns) [d: 12-1-99]
In 1943 Actress, Deborah Walley (Gidget, Beach Blanket Bingo) [d: 5-10-01]
In 1944 Actor, Bruce Solomon (Dennis-Mary Hartman Mary Hartman) (75)
In 1949 Brazilian president, Fernando Collor de Mello (1990-92) (70)
In 1949 Singer/songwriter, Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits) (70)
In 1950 Singer, Kid Creole (The Cocoanuts) (69)
In 1951 Astronaut, Charles E. Brady Jr. [d: 7-23-06]
In 1954 Actor, Sam J. Jones (Code Red, The Highway Man) (65)
In 1954 Guitarist/composer, Pat Metheny (65)
In 1956 Actor, Bruce Greenwood (St. Elsewhere, Pierce-Knots Landing) (63)
In 1958 Bassist/songwriter, Jurgen Dehmel (Nena) (61)
In 1958 Actress, Valerie Landsburg (Doris-Fame, Cheryl Dolan-Hotel) (61)
In 1959 U.S. basketball player, Lynette Woodard (Olympic-Gold-1984) (60)
In 1960 Playmate, Lonny Chin (January-1983) (59)
In 1961 Guitarist, Roy Hay (Culture Club) (58)
In 1963 Rapper, Sir Mix-A-Lot (The Watcher, Baby Got Back) (56)
In 1965 Actor, Peter Krause (Casey McCall-Sports Night) (54)
In 1971 Actor, Michael Ian Black (Phil Stubbs-Ed) (48)
In 1971 Tennis player, Pete Sampras (Wimbledon 1993, 94, 95) (48)
In 1972 Actress, Rebecca Gayheart (Loving, Beverly Hills 90210) (47)
In 1975 Actor, Casey Affleck (Ocean's Eleven, Manchester by the Sea) (44)
In 1975 Actress, Taylor Stanley (Karen-Spin City, Remy-Another World) (44)
In 1975 Bassist, Bill Uechi (Save Ferris) (44)
In 1977 Tennis player, Iva Majoli (42)
In 1980 Actress, Maggie Lawson (Psych) (39)
In 1980 Actress, Dominique Swain (Face/Off, Lolita) (39)
In 1992 Fashion model, Cara Delevingne (27)
In 1993 Actress, Imani Hakim (Everybody Hates Chris) (26)
In 1994 Actor, Bex Taylor-Klaus (The Killing, Arrow, Scream) (25)
In 1996 Actress, Torri Webster (Life with Boys) (23)
In 1998 Singer, Lauren Cimorelli (21)

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