Born On This Day...

In 1754 Pierre Charles L'Enfant (designed plan for Washington, DC)
In 1883 Businessperson, Samuel Black (Black & Decker)
In 1892 Columnist/editor, John Kieran (Information Please Almanac)
In 1892 Studio executive, Jack L. Warner (Warner Brothers co-founder)
In 1893 Inventor, Bob Burns (the Bazooka)
In 1899 Screenwriter, Charles Bennett (The Man Who Knew Too Much)
In 1905 Actress, Myrna Loy (Jazz Singer, The Thin Man) [d: 12-14-93]
In 1910 Country-novelty performer, Rod Brasfield (Grand Ole Opry) [d: 9-12-58]
In 1912 Actress/dancer, Ann Dvorak (Scarface) [d: 12-10-79]
In 1914 Actor, Gary Merrill (Young Dr. Kildare, All About Eve) [d: 3-5-90]
In 1918 Actress, Beatrice Straight (Poltergeist, Network) [d: 4-11-01]
In 1920 Cartoon voice, Bill Scott (Bullwinkle, Dudley Doright) [d: 11-29-20]
In 1924 Author, James Baldwin (Go Tell it on Mountain) [d: 11-30-87]
In 1924 Actor, Carroll O'Conner (All in the Family) [d: 6-21-01]
In 1926 Department store mogul, Betsy Bloomingdale [d: 7-19-16]
In 1932 Football Hall-of-Fame, Lamar Hunt (founded AFL, KC owner) [d: 12-13-06]
In 1932 Actor, Peter O'Toole (Lawrence of Arabia) [d: 12-14-13]
In 1934 U.S. basketball player, Carl Cecil Cain (Olympic-Gold-1956) (85)
In 1937 Football player, William Cannon (Heisman, 1959) [d: 5-20-18]
In 1937 Keyboardist, Garth Hudson (The Band) (82)
In 1939 Director/writer, Wes Craven (Nightmare on Elm Street) [d: 8-27-15]
In 1939 Singer, Edward Patten (Gladys Knight & the Pips) [d: 2-25-05]
In 1941 Singer, Doris Kenner-Jackson (Shirelles) [d: 2-4-00]
In 1943 Singer, Kathy Lennon (The Lennon Sisters) (76)
In 1943 Actor, Max Wright (Willie Tanner-Alf, Misfits of Science) [d: 6-26-19]
In 1945 Actress, Joanna Cassidy (Jo Jo White-Buffalo Bill) (74)
In 1946 Long jumper, Bob Beamon (73)
In 1949 First Hungarian space traveler, Bertalan Farkas (Soyuz 36) (70)
In 1950 Actress, Kathryn Harrold (MacGruder & Loud, I'll Fly Away) (69)
In 1950 Judge, Lance Ito (O.J. Simpson trial) (69)
In 1951 Singer, Andrew Gold (Thank You For Being A Friend, Lonely Boy) [d: 6-3-11]
In 1954 Actress, Lisa Brown (Iva-As the World Turns, Carolyn-Loving) (65)
In 1955 Actress, Roberta Wallach (Civil Wars) (64)
In 1959 Singer/actress, Apollonia [Patricia Kotero] (Purple Rain) (60)
In 1959 Actress, Britt Helfer (Lily-Loving, Alley Cat) (60)
In 1959 Actress/comedian, Victoria Jackson (SNL, Casual Sex) (60)
In 1960 U.S. figure skater, Linda Fratianne (Olympic-Silver-1980) (59)
In 1961 Drummer, Pete de Freitas (Echo & the Bunnyman) [d: 6-15-89]
In 1962 Actress, Cynthia Stevenson (Hope & Gloria, Home For Holidays) (57)
In 1964 Actress, Mary-Louise Parker (Fried Green Tomatoes, Weeds) (55)
In 1967 Actor, Derek Wells (Fitzpatricks) (52)
In 1968 Drummer, John Stanier (Helmet) (51)
In 1970 Director/actor, Kevin Smith (Chasing Amy, Jay & Silent Bob) (49)
In 1973 Actress, Kia Goodwin (Tiffany Holloway-227) (46)
In 1974 Actor, Angel Boris (Carly Corinthos-General Hospital) (45)
In 1974 Country singer, Jeremy Castle (45)
In 1976 Actor, Sam Worthington (Avatar, Clash of the Titans) (43)
In 1977 Actor, Edward Furlong (John Conner-Terminator II) (42)
In 1980 Actress, Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe Lane-Days of Our Lives) (39)
In 1983 Actress, Danica Stewart (General Hospital, Passions) (36)
In 1984 Singer, Britt Nicole ("Gold") (35)
In 1988 Football player, Golden Tate (Seahawks, Lions) (31)
In 1991 Reality star, Tiana Small (Bad Girls Club) (28)
In 1992 Actress, Hallie Kate Eisenberg (Bicentennial Man, Blue Moon) (27)
In 1996 U.S. swimmer, Simone Manuel (Olympic-2 Gold-2016) (23)


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