Born On This Day...

In 1017 King Henry III Of Holy Roman & Germany (1046-56)
In 1467 Dutch author, Desiderius Erasmus
In 1728 Explorer, Captain James Cook (discovered the Sandwich Islands)
In 1793 Manufacturer, Eliphalet Remington (Remington Rifles)
In 1808 Inventor, Horace Smith (Smith and Wesson revolvers)
In 1842 American orator, Ann Elizabeth Dickinson
In 1846 French chef/author, Georges Auguste Escoffier
In 1894 Clyde Pangborn, first to fly nonstop from Tokyo to Washington
In 1902 Actress, Elsa Lanchaster (The Bride of Frankenstein) [d: 12-26-86]
In 1903 Author, Evelyn Arthur Waugh (Brideshead Revisited) [d: 4-10-66]
In 1907 Fashion designer, Edith Head [d: 10-24-81]
In 1907 Actor/comedian, Lew Parker (Lou Marie-That Girl) [d: 10-27-72]
In 1909 Irish painter, Francis Bacon [d: 4-28-92]
In 1914 Polio vaccine inventor, Dr. Jonas Salk [d: 6-23-95]
In 1915 Actress, Dody Goodman (Mary Hartman, Diff'rent Strokes) [d: 6-22-08]
In 1915 Actor, Jack Soo (Det. Nick Yemana-Barney Miller) [d: 1-11-79]
In 1919 Actor/director, Bernhard Wicki (The Longest Day) [d: 12-29-99]
In 1921 Composer/arranger, Chico O'Farrill [d: 6-27-01]
In 1926 Baseball commissioner, Bowie Kuhn (1969-83) [d: 3-15-07]
In 1929 Actress, Joan Plowright (Avalon, Enchanted April) (90)
In 1930 Broadcast journalist, Bruce Morton (CBS) [d: 9-5-14]
In 1933 Actress/model, Suzy Parker (Chamber of Horrors) [d: 3-3-03]
In 1934 Runner, Jim Beatty (ran first sub 4-minute indoor mile) (85)
In 1936 Singer/songwriter, Charlie Daniels (Devil Went Down To Georgia) (83)
In 1937 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Juan Marichal (Giants) (82)
In 1936 Folk/blues singer/guitarist, Ted Hawkins [d: 1-1-95]
In 1937 Basketball player/coach, Lenny Wilkens (Seattle, Cleveland) (82)
In 1938 Animator/director, Ralph Bakshi (Lord of the Rings, Mighty Mouse) (81)
In 1939 Actress, Jane Alexander (The Betsy, Kramer vs. Kramer) (80)
In 1941 Singer, Curtis Lee (Pretty Little Angel Eyes) [d: 1-8-15]
In 1941 Guitarist/songwriter, Hank B. Marvin (The Shadows) (78)
In 1942 Skater, Kees Verkerk (Olympic-Gold-1968) (77)
In 1944 Actor, Dennis Franz (Die Hard II, Andy Sipowicz-NYPD Blue) (75)
In 1944 Actor, Ian Marter (Harry-Dr. Who) [d: 10-28-86]
In 1945 Singer/songwriter, Wayne Fontana (and the Mindbenders) (74)
In 1947 Actor, Tom Fitzsimmons (Franklin Ford III-The Paper Chase) (72)
In 1948 Actress/singer, Telma Hopkins (Family Matters, Getting By) (71)
In 1948 Singer/guitarist, Rickey Lee Reynolds (Black Oak Arkansas) (71)
In 1949 Reality TV star, Caitlyn Jenner (formerly Bruce Jenner) (70)
In 1952 Actress, Annie Potts (Designing Women, Love & War, Young Shelton) (67)
In 1955 Businessman, Bill Gates (Microsoft co-founder) (64)
In 1958 Country singer, Ron Hemby (The Buffalo Club) (61)
In 1959 Musician, Neville Henry (Blow Monkeys) (60)
In 1960 Actor, Mark Derwin (Young & Restless, Dale-Party of Five) (59)
In 1962 Actress, Daphne Zuniga (Gross Anatomy, Fly II, Melrose Place) (57)
In 1963 Playmate, Veronica Gamba (November-1983) (56)
In 1963 Actress, Lauren Holly (Picket Fences, Sabrina, NCIS) (56)
In 1964 Figure Skater, Paul Wylie (55)
In 1965 Actress, Jami Gertz (Less Than Zero, Crossroads, Twister) (54)
In 1966 Actress, Chris Bauer (Fred Yokas-Third Watch) (53)
In 1966 TV co-host, Andy Richter (Late Night With Conan O'Brien) (53)
In 1967 Actress, Julia Roberts (My Best Friend's Wedding, Notting Hill) (52)
In 1968 Country singer, Caitlin Cary (Whiskeytown) (51)
In 1969 Actor, Jeremy Davies (Saving Private Ryan) (50)
In 1969 Singer/guitarist, Ben Harper (50)
In 1969 Guitarist, Geno Lenardo (Filter) (50)
In 1972 Country singer, Brad Paisley (47)
In 1974 Actor, Joaquin Phoenix (To Die For, Signs, The Village, Joker) (45)
In 1974 Actress, Dayanara Torres (Elise-Young & The Restless) (45)
In 1978 Actress, Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones, Force Awakens, Last Jedi) (41)
In 1982 Actor, Matt Smith (Doctor Who) (37)
In 1983 Actor, Kyle Sabihy (CJ-Bold & Beautiful) (36)
In 1985 Actress, Troian Bellisario (Pretty Little Liars) (34)
In 1987 Singer, Frank Ocean ("Swim Good," "Pilot Jones") (32)
In 1997 Actress, Sierra McCormick (A.N.T. Farm) (22)
In 1998 Actor, Nolan Gould (Modern Family) (21)
In 2001 Singer, Ian Grey (18)

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