Born On This Day

In 1646 Astronomer, John Flamsteed (first astronomer royal of England)
In 1765 Inventor, Robert Fulton
In 1785 Clock manufacturer, Seth Thomas
In 1790 Inventor, Edward John Dent (noted for his highly accurate clocks)
In 1808 Inventor/engineer, James Nasmyth (steam hammer)
In 1839 Singer, George Washington Johnson (made first tin-foil recording)
In 1844 Finnish novelist, Minna Canth
In 1851 Inventor/manufacturer, Charles E. Hires (root beer)
In 1870 Presidential advisor, Bernard Baruch
In 1871 Aviation pioneer, Orville Wright (The Wright Brothers)
In 1878 Manuel Quezon, first president of Philippine Commonwealth
In 1883 French fashion designer, Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel
In 1889 Sinologist, Arthur Waley
In 1900 Philosopher, Gilbert Ryle (Oxford philosophy) [d: 10-6-76]
In 1902 American poet, Ogden Nash (I'm a Stranger Here Myself) [d: 5-19-71]
In 1903 Actor, Claude Dauphin (April In Paris) [d: 11-17-78]
In 1906 Inventor, Philo T. Farnsworth (Philco TV) [d: 3-11-71]
In 1916 Actress, Marie Wilson (My Friend Irma) [d: 11-23-72]
In 1919 Publisher, Malcolm Forbes (Forbes Magazine) [d: 2-24-90]
In 1921 Producer, Gene Roddenberry (Star Trek) [d: 10-24-91]
In 1924 Actor, William Marshall (Othello, Blacula) [d: 6-11-03]
In 1927 Actor, L.Q. Jones (Smitty-Cheyenne, Belden-The Virginian) (92)
In 1931 Jockey, Willie Shoemaker (four Kentucky Derby wins) [d: 10-12-03]
In 1933 Actress, Debra Paget (Anne of the Indies, Love Me Tender) (86)
In 1934 U.S. hockey player, Bill Cleary (Olympic-Gold-1960) (85)
In 1934 Tennis player/author, Renee Richards (Tennis Without Balls) (85)
In 1935 Baseball player, Bobby Richardson (Yankees) (84)
In 1938 Actress, Diana Muldaur (McCloud, LA Law, Star Trek: TNE) (81)
In 1939 Drummer, Ginger Baker (Cream, Blind Faith) (80)
In 1940 Singer/songwriter, Roger James Cook (David & Jonathan) (79)
In 1940 Singer, Johnny Nash (I Can See Clearly Now) (79)
In 1940 Actress, Jill St. John (Diamonds Are Forever) (79)
In 1942 Actor/politician, Fred Dalton Thompson (Hunt For Red October) [d: 11-1-15]
In 1943 Singer, Billy J. Kramer (Little Children, Bad To Me) (76)
In 1944 Country singer/songwriter, Eddy Raven (75)
In 1945 Singer/actor, Ian Gillan (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath) (74)
In 1946 Astronaut, Charles F. Bolden Jr. (STS-61C, 31, 45) (73)
In 1946 42nd U.S. President, William Jefferson ''Bill'' Clinton (1992-2000) (73)
In 1947 Actor, Gerald McRaney (Simon & Simon, Major Dad) (72)
In 1948 Wife of former VP Al Gore, Mary Elizabeth ''Tipper'' Gore (71)
In 1948 Singer/guitarist, Elliot Lurie (Looking Glass) (71)
In 1951 Bassist, John Deacon (Queen) (68)
In 1951 Actress/model, Randi Oakes (Officer Bonnie Clark-CHiPs) (68)
In 1952 Actor, Jonathan Frakes (Commander Riker-Star Trek: TNG) (67)
In 1953 Political consultant, Mary Matalin (66)
In 1955 Actor, Peter Gallagher (Sex Lies and Videotape, Short Cuts) (64)
In 1955 U.S. skier, Cindy Nelson (Olympic-Bronze-1976) (64)
In 1956 Actor, Adam Arkin (Northern Exposure, Dr. Shutt-Chicago Hope) (63)
In 1957 Actor, Darby Hinton (Israel-Daniel Boone) (62)
In 1958 Football player, Anthony Munoz (Bengals) (61)
In 1960 Football player, Morten Andersen (Saints, Falcons) (59)
In 1960 Baseball player, Ronald Darling Jr. (Mets) (59)
In 1960 Actor, Paul Satterfield (Paul Hornsby-General Hospital) (59)
In 1962 Actress, Valerie Kaprisky (Breathless, Public Woman) (57)
In 1962 Actor, Eric Lutes (Del-Caroline in the City) (57)
In 1963 Actor, John Stamos (General Hospital, Jesse-Full House) (56)
In 1963 Singer/songwriter, Joey Tempest (Europe) (56)
In 1965 Actor, Kevin Dillon (Heaven Help Us, Remote Control, Platoon) (54)
In 1965 Actress, Kyra Sedgwick (Something To Talk About, Phenomenon) (54)
In 1966 Country singer, Lee Ann Womack (53)
In 1967 MTV reporter, Tabitha Soren (This Week In Rock) (52)
In 1968 Country singer/songwriter, Mark McGuinn (51)
In 1969 Actor, Matthew Perry (Chandler-Friends, Fools Rush In) (50)
In 1969 Country singer, Clay Walker (50)
In 1970 Rap performer, Fat Joe (49)
In 1970 Techno performer, Me One (Tecehnotronic) (49)
In 1971 Tennis player, Mary Joe Fernandez (48)
In 1972 Singer, Elizabeth Wolfgramm (The Jetts) (47)
In 1982 Actress, Erika Christensen (Traffic, The Banger Sisters) (37)
In 1983 Actress, Tammin Sursok (Pretty Little Liars) (36)
In 1985 Actor, J. Evan Bonifant (Blues Brothers 2000, General Hospital) (34)
In 1986 Singer, Christina Perri ("Jar of Hearts") (33)
In 1989 Rap singer, Lil' Romeo (30)
In 1999 Actor, Ethan Cutkosky (Shameless) (20)
In 2002 Actress, Lexi Jayde (Lucky Dog) (17)
In 2002 Actress, Brighton Sharbino (The Walking Dead) (17)
In 2004 Actress, Siena Agudong (No Good Nick) (15)

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