Born On This Day...

In 1729 Bible translator, Moses Mendelssohn
In 1733 Naval officer, Abraham Whipple (fired first in Revolutionary War)
In 1754 French chemist, Joseph Louis Proust (compounds composition)
In 1774 Pioneer, Johnny Appleseed [John Chapman] (planted apple trees)
In 1783 British poet, Jane Taylor (Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)
In 1784 Astronomer, Christopher Hansteen (geomagnetism)
In 1854 Inventor, Edward Bausch (the microscope) (Bausch & Lomb Optical)
In 1870 King Christian X of Denmark (1912-47)
In 1872 Cartoonist, Winsor McCay (Little Nemo)
In 1875 Actor, Edmund Gwenn (Kris Kringle-Miracle on 34th Street)
In 1888 Writer/poet, T.S. Eliot (Waste Land) (Nobel-1948)
In 1889 German philosopher, Martin Heidegger ("Being and Time")
In 1895 Actor, George Raft (Casino Royale, Around The World in 80 Days)
In 1897 Paul VI, 262nd Roman Catholic pope (1963-78)
In 1898 Composer, George Gershwin (Rhapsody in Blue, An American In Paris)
In 1909 Racing pioneer, William France (founded Daytona 500) [d: 6-7-92]
In 1914 Exerciser/body builder, Jack LaLanne [d: 1-23-11]
In 1917 Scientist, Harrison "Scott" Brown (studied meteorites) [d: 12-8-86]
In 1917 Editor/illustrator, Don Rico (Captain America) [d: 3-27-85]
In 1920 Country singer, Tommy "Spike" Doss (Sons of the Pioneers) [d: 10-25-11]
In 1925 Country singer, Marty Robbins (El Paso, Don't Worry) [d: 12-8-82]
In 1925 Baseball player, Bobby Shantz (1952 AL MVP) (94)
In 1926 Singer/actress, Julie London (Nurse McCall-Emergency) [d: 10-18-00]
In 1927 Actor, Charles Macaulay (Perry Mason Mysteries) [d: 8-13-99]
In 1927 Actor, Patrick O'Neal (King Rat, Emerald Point NAS) [d: 9-9-94]
In 1929 U.S. long jumper, Meredith C. Gourdine (Olympic-Silver-1952) [d: 11-20-98]
In 1930 Actor, Philip Bosco (Trading Places, Harry-Tribeca) [d: 12-3-18]
In 1932 Comedian, Joyce Jameson (Spike Jones Show) [d: 1-16-87]
In 1932 Astronaut, Clifton C. Williams [d: 10-5-67]
In 1933 Actress, Donna Douglas (Ellie May-The Beverly Hillbillies) [d: 1-2-15]
In 1936 Political activist, Winnie Mandela (South Africa) [d: 4-2-18]
In 1941 Drummer, Joe Bauer (The Youngbloods) [d: 9-82]
In 1941 Country singer, David Frizzell (78)
In 1942 Actor, Kent McCord (Jim Reed-Adam 12) (77)
In 1944 Model, Angela Dorian (September-1967) (75)
In 1945 Singer/songwriter, Bryan Ferry (Roxy Music) (74)
In 1946 Actress, Mary Beth Hurt (World According to Garp, Interiors) (73)
In 1947 Basketball player, Lucius Allen (Milwuakee Bucks) (72)
In 1947 Singer, Lynn Anderson (Rose Garden) [d: 7-30-15]
In 1947 U.S. swimmer, Richard Roth (Olympic-Gold-1964) (72)
In 1948 Singer, Olivia Newton-John (I Honestly Love You, Physical) (71)
In 1948 Drummer, Stuart Tosh (10cc, Alan Parson's Project) (71)
In 1951 Football player, Dave Casper (Raiders, Super Bowl XI) (68)
In 1952 Actor, James Keane (Willis Bell-Paper Chase) (67)
In 1954 Guitarist/songwriter, Craig Chaquico (Jefferson Starship) (65)
In 1954 Singer/guitarist, Cesar Rosas (Los Lobos) (65)
In 1955 Country singer/guitarist, Carlene Carter (64)
In 1956 Actress, Linda Hamilton (Terminator, T2, Dante's Peak) (63)
In 1960 Country singer, Doug Supernaw (59)
In 1961 Singer, Cindy Herron (En Vogue) (58)
In 1962 Actress, Melissa Sue Anderson (Mary-Little House on the Prairie) (57)
In 1962 Actor, Patrick Bristow (Head Over Heels, Austin Powers) (57)
In 1962 Guitarist, Al Pitrelli (Widowmaker, Megadeth) (57)
In 1962 Singer, Tracey Thorn (Everything But the Girl) (57)
In 1963 Actress, Lysette Anthony (Angelique-Dark Shadows, Switch) (56)
In 1964 Actor, Ty Miller (Eric Lloyd-Hotel, The Kid-Young Riders) (55)
In 1966 Weather reporter/actress, Jillian Barberie (Fox NFL Sunday) (53)
In 1967 Actress, Martha Nix (Serena Burton-The Waltons) (52)
In 1968 Actor, Jim Caviezel (Person of Interest, The Passion of Christ) (51)
In 1972 Singer, Shawn Stockman (Boyz II Men) (47)
In 1973 Jazz musician, Nicholas Payton (Wild Man Blues) (46)
In 1978 Actor, Wayne Collins (William-Me And The Boys) (41)
In 1979 Actor, Mark Famiglietti (Hang Time, Young Americans, T3) (40)
In 1981 Actress/singer, Christina Milian (Be Cool) (38)
In 1981 Tennis player, Serena Williams (38)
In 1982 TV show host, Jessie Pavelka (DietTribe, Biggest Loser USA) (37)
In 1986 Actress, Ashley Leggat (Life With Derek) (33)
In 1996 Drummer, Nate Parker (The Tide) (23)
In 1997 Guitarist, Liam Ross (Over Atlantic) (22)
In 1997 Singer, Trey Schafer ("California Gurls") (22)
In 2001 Singer, Lukas James (Boy Band) (18)


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