Born On This Day...

In 879 Charles III, king of France (893-923)
In 1552 Pope Paul V (1605-21)
In 1730 General Baron Friedrich Von Steuben (trained Washington's troops)
In 1819 Thomas A. Hendricks, 21st U.S. vice-president
In 1846 Astronomer, Seth Carlo Chandler (movement in the Earth's axis)
In 1854 Scottish businessman, David Buick (Buick Auto Company)
In 1857 Scientist, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (pioneer in rocket research)
In 1874 Actor/comedian, Ben Turpin (Yankee Doodle In Berlin)
In 1879 Baseball manager, Andrew Foster (the father of Negro Baseball)
In 1885 Actor, George Cleveland (Gramps Miller-Lassie)
In 1900 Businessman, John Marriott (Marriott hotel) [d: 8-13-85]
In 1901 British yachtsman, Sir Francis Chichester [d: 8-25-72]
In 1902 Silent screen actress, Esther Ralston (American Venus) [d: 1-14-94]
In 1905 Actress, Dolores Costello (This Is The Army) [d: 3-1-79]
In 1907 U.S. Supreme Court chief justice, Warren E. Burger [d: 6-25-95]
In 1918 Israeli president, Chaim Herzog (1983-93) [d: 4-17-97]
In 1923 Country singer/guitarist, Hank Williams Sr. [d: 1-1-53]
In 1926 Bassist/songwriter, Bill Black (Elvis Presley's band) [d: 10-21-65]
In 1927 Football Hall-of-Famer, George Blanda (Bears, Oilers, Raiders) [d: 9-27-10]
In 1928 Actor, Roddy McDowall (Planet of the Apes) [d: 10-3-98]
In 1929 Auto racer, Stirling Moss (won 194 of 466 career races) (90)
In 1930 Actor, David Huddleston (Blazing Saddles, Santa Claus The Movie) [d: 8-2-16]
In 1930 Astronaut, Edgar Dean Mitchell (Apollo XIV) [d: 2-4-16]
In 1930 Astronaut, Thomas P. Stafford (Gemini VI, IX, Apollo X) (89)
In 1931 Actress, Anne Bancroft (Mrs. Robinson-The Graduate) [d: 6-7-05]
In 1933 Actress, Pat Crowley (Please Don't Eat The Daisies, Dynasty) (86)
In 1933 Actress, Dorothy Louden (Garry Moore Show, Annie) [d: 11-15-03]
In 1934 Tennis Hall-of-Famer, Maureen "Mo" Connolly [d: 6-21-69]
In 1935 Author, Ken Kesey (One Flew Over The Cuckoo Nest) [d: 11-10-01]
In 1936 Singer, Phil Cracolici (Hushabye-Mystics) (83)
In 1936 Artist/photographer, Jennifer Dickson (83)
In 1938 Actor, Paul Benedict (Harry Bentley-The Jeffersons) [d: 12-1-08]
In 1938 Baseball player, Bobby Wine (Phillies) (81)
In 1939 Singer, Lamonte McLemore (5th Dimension) (80)
In 1939 U.S. Supreme Court Justice, David H. Souter (1990-2009) (80)
In 1942 Journalist/sports broadcaster, Desmond Lynam (77)
In 1944 Explorer, Reinhold Messner (first solo ascent of Mount Everest) (75)
In 1945 Basketball coach, Phil Jackson (Bulls, Lakers) (74)
In 1947 Music producer, Lol Creme (10cc, Godley and Creme) (72)
In 1947 Cartoonist, Jeff MacNelly (Shoe) [d: 6-8-00]
In 1948 Actor, John Ritter (Three's Company, Hearts Afire) [d: 9-11-03]
In 1950 Singer/songwriter, Fee Waybill (She's A Beauty-The Tubes) (69)
In 1951 Actress, Cassandra Peterson (Elvira) (68)
In 1952 Country singer, Steve Sanders (Oak Ridge Boys) [d: 6-10-98]
In 1953 Comedienne, Rita Rudner (Certs commercials) (66)
In 1960 Cartoon vocist, Kevin Clash (Baby Sinclair-Dinosaurs) (59)
In 1960 Football player, Anthony Carter (59)
In 1960 Playmate, Terry Nihen (December-1983) (59)
In 1962 Actor, Dustin Nguyen (Harry-21 Jump Street) (57)
In 1962 Singer, Bebe Winans (57)
In 1964 Horse show jumper, Karen Straker (55)
In 1965 Actor, Kyle Chandler (Jeff-Homefront, Gary-Early Edition) (54)
In 1966 Rap singer, Doug E. Fresh (53)
In 1967 Actor, Malik Yoba (NY Undercover) (52)
In 1968 Singer, Anastasia (51)
In 1968 Actress, Suzy Cote (Samantha-The Guiding Light) (51)
In 1968 Singer, Jonn Penney (Ned's Atomic Dustbin) (51)
In 1969 Singer, Keith Flint (Prodigy) [d: 3-4-19]
In 1969 Actor, Matthew Settle (U-571, Ya-Ya Sisterhood) (50)
In 1970 Football player/coach, Mark Brunell (Jaguars, Redskins) (49)
In 1973 Singer, Marcus Sanders (Hi-Five) [d: 6-1-07]
In 1974 Singer/actress, Nona Gaye (The Matrix Reloaded) (45)
In 1974 Actor, Austin St. John (Jason-Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) (45)
In 1975 Actress, Erika Page (Roxanna-Second Noah) (44)
In 1976 Singer, Maile Misajon (Eden's Crush)v (43)
In 1985 Hockey player, Alexander Ovechkin (34)
In 1989 Actress, Danielle Brooks (Orange is the New Black) (30)
In 1991 Singer, Scott Hoying (Pentatonix) (28)
In 1996 Actress, Ella Purnell (Maleficent, Legend of Tarzan) (23)
In 2008 Actress, Mia Talerico (Good Luck Charlie) (11)

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