Born On This Day...

In 1540 Joseph Scaliger, proposed Julian dating
In 1604 Bible translator, John Eliot (Apostle to the Indians)
In 1623 Italian composer, Pietro Antonio Cesti
In 1737 Antonio Franconi, considered the founder of the French circus
In 1749 Revolutionary, Thomas Lynch (signed the Declaration of Independence)
In 1863 Boxer, Bill Richmond (first American to win distinction as a boxer)
In 1802 Norwegian mathematician, Niels Abel (pioneered modern mathematics)
In 1819 Presidential candidate, John Bidwell (Prohibition Party, 1892)
In 1827 Manuel Deodoro Da Fonseca, first president of Brazilian republic
In 1850 French author, Guy de Maupassant
In 1855 Meteorologist, William Henry Dines (atmospheric properties)
In 1862 John Merrick, known as "The Elephant Man"
In 1876 American historian, Mary R. Beard
In 1887 Actor, Reginald Owen (Dr. Watson-Sherlock Holmes)
In 1889 American poet/short story writer, Conrad Aiken
In 1890 Russian sculptor, Naum Gabo (spatial movement)
In 1906 Director/writer, John Huston (African Queen, Chinatown) [d: 8-28-87]
In 1911 Actor, Robert Taylor (Death Valley Days) [d: 6-8-69]
In 1914 Actor, Parley Baer (Mayor Stoner-Andy Griffith Show) [d: 11-22-02]
In 1914 Actor, David Brian (The Immortal, Police Story) [d: 7-15-93]
In 1914 Actress/model, Anita Colby (first supermodel) [d: 3-27-92]
In 1917 Journalist, George Reedy (LBJ's press secretary) [d: 3-21-99]
In 1920 Actress, Selma Diamond (Selma-Night Court) [d: 5-13-85]
In 1923 U.S. Attorney General, Richard Kleindienst (1972) [d: 2-3-00]
In 1930 First man on the moon, Neil Armstrong (Gemini VIII, Apollo XI) [d: 8-15-12]
In 1933 Actress, Joan Weldon (So This is Love) [d: 9-1-10]
In 1934 Actress, Cammie King (Bonnie-Gone With the Wind) (85)
In 1935 Actor, John Saxon (Nightmare on Elm Street, Electric Horseman) (84)
In 1938 Actress, Ja'Net DuBois (Good Times, Beverly Hills 90210) (81)
In 1938 U.S. hurdler, Hayes Wendell Jones (Olympic-Gold-1964) (81)
In 1940 Country singer/pianist, Bobby Braddock (79)
In 1940 Football player, Roman Gabriel (Rams, Raiders) (79)
In 1941 Drummer,/pianist, Airto Moreira (Weather Report) (78)
In 1942 Bassist, Rick Huxley (Dave Clark Five) [d: 2-11-13]
In 1943 Singer, Sammi Smith (Help Me Make It Through the Night) [d: 2-12-05]
In 1945 Football player, Duane Benson (Raiders, Super Bowl II) (74)
In 1946 Actress, Loni Anderson (WRKP in Cincinnati, Melrose Place) (73)
In 1946 Actress, Erika Slezak (Viki-One Life to Live) (73)
In 1947 Singer/guitarist, Rick Derringer (Rock 'N Roll Hootchie Koo) (72)
In 1947 Singer/guitarist, Greg Leskiw (The Guess Who) (72)
In 1950 Actress, Holly Palance (Thorn Birds, Believe It Or Not) (69)
In 1953 Singer, Samantha Sang (Emotion) (66)
In 1955 Guitarist, Eddie Ojeda (Twisted Sister) (64)
In 1956 Actress, Maureen McCormick (Marcia-The Brady Bunch) (63)
In 1959 Singer/songwriter, Pete Burns (Dead or Alive) (60)
In 1959 Guitarist, Pat Smear (Foo Fighters) (60)
In 1961 Actress/model, Tawny Kitaen (Lisa-Santa Barbara, New WKRP) (58)
In 1961 Fiddler, Mark O'Connor (58)
In 1962 Actor, Alan Baltes (Jim Levine-Desperate Housewives) (57)
In 1962 Basketball player, Patrick Ewing (Knicks, Olympic-Gold-1992) (57)
In 1966 Singer/bassist, Jennifer Finch (L7) (53)
In 1966 Actor, Jonathan Silverman (Gimme a Break, The Single Guy) (53)
In 1968 Country singer, Terri Clark (51)
In 1968 Actor, James Wilder (Equal Justice, Route 66, Melrose Place) (51)
In 1973 Actor, Ethan Erickson (Guiding Light) (46)
In 1974 Actress, Kent Masters-King (Knots Landing, Young and Restless) (45)
In 1975 Actress, Ami Foster (Marguax-Punky Brewster) (44)
In 1978 Actress, Anastasia Horne (Lark-Port Charles) (41)
In 1981 Actor, Jesse Williams (Grey's Anatomy) (38)
In 1982 U.S. runner, Lolo Jones (Olympics-2008, 2012) (37)
In 1986 Actor, Brendon Ryan Barrett (Andy-Soul Man, Two Of A Kind) (33)
In 1997 Actor, Adam Irigoyen (Shake It Up, Two Broke Girls) (22)
In 1997 Actress, Olivia Holt (Kickin' It, Girl vs. Monster) (22)
In 2001 Actress, Josie Totah (Jesse, Back in the Game) (18)
In 2004 Actor, Albert Tsai (Fresh Off the Boat, Dr. Ken) (15)

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