Born On This Day...

In 1789 Astronomer, Heinrich Schwabe (discovered 11-year sunspot cycle)
In 1795 Novelist/presidential aide, John Pendleton Kennedy
In 1800 English essayist/historian, Thomas Babington Macaulay
In 1811 French mathematician, Evariste Galois
In 1825 Austrian composer/violinist, Johann Strauss
In 1838 French composer, Georges Bizet
In 1843 Author, Gleb Uspensky (Power of the Soil)
In 1877 Astronomer, Henry Norris Russell (temperature-luminosity graph)
In 1881 Artist/sculptor, Pablo Picasso (Cubism)
In 1888 Polar explorer, Richard E. Byrd
In 1890 Aviator, Floyd Bennett (piloted Richard E. Byrd over the North Pole)
In 1890 Baseball player, "Smokey" Joe Wood (Red Sox, Indians)
In 1892 Actor, Leo G. Carroll (Alexander Waverly-The Man From U.N.C.L.E.)
In 1902 Historian, Henry Steele Commager (Atlas of Civil War) [d: 3-2-98]
In 1902 Jazz guitarist, Eddie Lang [d: 3-26-33]
In 1909 Actor, Whit Bissel (General Kirk-Time Tunnel) [d: 3-5-96]
In 1912 NFL team owner, Jack Kent Cooke (Washington Redskins) [d: 4-6-97]
In 1912 Actress/comedian, Minnie Pearl (Grand Ole Opry, Hee Haw) [d: 3-4-96]
In 1914 Radio actor/game show host, John Reed King (Sky King) [d: 7-8-79]
In 1915 Actress, Maudie Prickett (Rosie-Hazel) [d: 4-14-76]
In 1923 Baseball player, Bobby Thompson (Giants) [d: 8-16-10]
In 1924 Actor, Billy Barty (Foul Play, Under the Rainbow) [d: 12-23-00]
In 1926 Actor, Biff McGuire (Serpico, Heart is Lonely Hunter) (93)
In 1926 Russian soprano, Galina Vishnevskaya (Madama Butterfly) [d: 12-11-12]
In 1927 Stage singer/actress, Barbara Cook (Music Man) [d: 8-8-17]
In 1928 Actress, Jeanne Cooper (Kay-Young & Restless) [d: 5-8-13]
In 1928 Actor, Tony Franciosa (Death Wish III, Matt Helm) [d: 1-19-06]
In 1928 Actress, Marion Ross (Marion-Happy Days, Brooklyn Bridge) (91)
In 1930 Educator/historian, Hanna Gray (89)
In 1933 Actor, Eugene Gordon Lee (Porky-Our Gang) [d: 10-16-05]
In 1935 Astronaut, Russell L. Schweickart (Apollo IX) (84)
In 1940 College basketball coach, Bob Knight (Indiana) (79)
In 1941 Singer, Helen Reddy (I Am Woman, Delta Dawn, Angie Baby) (78)
In 1941 American novelist, Anne Tyler (Accidental Tourist) (78)
In 1943 Guitarist/singer, Rick Parfitt (Status Quo) [d: 12-24-16]
In 1944 Singer/songwriter, Jon Anderson (Yes) (75)
In 1944 Singer, Kathy Danoff (Starland Vocal Band) (75)
In 1947 Guitarist, Glenn Tipton (Judas Priest) (72)
In 1948 Basketball Hall-of-Famer, Dave Cowens (Celtics, Bucks) (71)
In 1949 Country singer/songwriter, Walter Hyatt [d: 5-11-96]
In 1949 Actor, Brian Kerwin (The Chisholms, King Kong Lives, Lobo) (70)
In 1950 Football player/actor, John Matuszak (Raiders) [d: 1-17-89]
In 1955 Guitarist, Matthias Jabs (Scorpions) (64)
In 1957 Guitarist, Robbie MacIntosh (Manfred Man, Pretenders) [d: 6-16-82]
In 1958 Swimmer, Kornelia Ender (Olympic-4 Gold-1976) (61)
In 1958 Country singer, Mark Miller (Sawyer Brown) (61)
In 1959 Singer, Christina Amphlett (Divinyls) [d: 4-21-13]
In 1960 Actor, Tom Eplin (Jake-Another World, As The World Turns) (59)
In 1961 Drummer, Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) (58)
In 1962 Actress, Darlene Vogel (Melanie-One Life to Live) (57)
In 1963 Bassist, John Leven (Europe) (56)
In 1963 Actress, Melinda McGraw (Mac-Pursuit of Happiness) (56)
In 1963 Actress, Tracy Nelson (Father Dowling, Melrose Place) (56)
In 1964 Actor, Michael Boatman (China Beach, Carter-Spin City) (55)
In 1968 Rap singer, Speech [Todd Thomas] (Arrested Development) (51)
In 1968 Actress, Lisa Trusel (Lizette-Father Murphy, Days Of Our Lives) (51)
In 1969 Actress/comedian, Samantha Bee (The Daily Show, Full Frontal) (50)
In 1970 Actor, Adam Goldberg (Saving Private Ryan, God Friended Me) (49)
In 1970 Guitarist, Ed Robertson (Barenaked Ladies) (49)
In 1970 Country singer, Chely Wright (49)
In 1971 Actress, Leslie Grossman (Mary Cherry-Popular) (48)
In 1971 Violinist, Midori (48)
In 1971 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Pedro Martinez (Red Sox) (48)
In 1971 Actor, Craig Robinson (The Office, Mr. Robot) (48)
In 1972 Actress, Persia White (Girlfriends) (47)
In 1973 Actor, Lamont Bentley (Moesha) [d: 1-18-05]
In 1973 Actor, Michael Weston (Coyote Ugly, Lucky Numbers) (46)
In 1979 Actress, Samantha Becker (Saved By The Bell) (40)
In 1979 Wrestler, Rosa Mendes (WWE) (40)
In 1979 Actress, Sarah Thompson (Dana-Boston Public) (40)
In 1980 Actor, Mehcad Brooks (True Blood, Supergirl) (39)
In 1980 Actor, Ben Gould (Nicky-Saved By The Bell) (39)
In 1981 Actor, Josh Henderson (Desperate Housewives, Dallas) (38)
In 1981 Singer, Jerome Jones (Immature) (38)
In 1984 Singer, Katy Perry ("I Kissed a Girl") (35)
In 1985 Singer, Ciara ("Goodies," "Promise") (34)
In 1989 Reality star, Loren Jordan (Bad Girls Club) (30)
In 1989 Actor, Seth Mumy (Three Wishes, Paulie) (30)
In 1994 Actress, Chloe Rose (Rookie Blue) (25)
In 1995 Actor, Garrett Backstrom (Hello Herman) (24)
In 1995 Actress, Conchita Campbell (The 4400) (24)
In 1997 Actor, Tyler Alvarez (Every Witch Way, Orange is the New Black) (22)


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