Born On This Day...

In 1841 Industrialist, Benjamin F. Goodrich (B.F. Goodrich Rubber Co)
In 1862 English novelist, Eden Phillpotts
In 1874 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Bobby Wallace
In 1876 Sculptor, James Fraser (designed the buffalo nickel)
In 1879 American writer/actor/humorist, Will Rogers
In 1884 Basketball Hall-of-Famer, Robert Douglas (first black inducted)
In 1902 Actor, Frank Jenks (Joe Palooka & Blondie movies) [d: 5-13-62]
In 1913 Actor, Gig Young (Kid Galahad, The Rogues) [d: 10-19-78]
In 1916 Broadcast journalist, Walter Cronkite (CBS News, 1962-81) [d: 7-17-09]
In 1916 Inventor, Ruth Handler (Barbie Doll) [d: 4-27-02]
In 1917 Actress, Virginia Field (Veils of Bagdah) [d: 1-2-92]
In 1918 Actor, Art Carney (The Honeymooners, Harry & Tonto) [d: 11-9-03]
In 1918 Actor, Cameron Mitchell (Buck-High Chaparral) [d: 7-6-94]
In 1919 Actor, Martin Balsam (Archie Bunker's Place, Catch 22) [d: 2-13-96]
In 1919 Bassist, Joe Benjamin (Duke Ellington Band) [d: 1-26-74]
In 1923 Brewery executive, Alfred Heineken (Heineken) [d: 1-3-02]
In 1929 Baseball player, Jimmy Piersall (Mets) [d: 6-3-17]
In 1930 Baseball player, Richard Morrow Groat (Pirates) (89)
In 1930 Actress, Kate Reid (Heaven Help Us) [d: 3-27-93]
In 1930 Actress, Doris Roberts (Angie, Maggie, Remington Steele) [d: 4-17-16]
In 1931 Singer/actress, Darla Hood (Little Rascals) [d: 6-13-79]
In 1932 Actor/director, Noam Pitlik (Sanford and Son, Newhart) [d: 2-18-99]
In 1937 Actress, Loretta Swit (Hot Lips-M*A*S*H) (82)
In 1938 Singer, Harry Elston (Friends of Distinction, 5th Dimension) (81)
In 1940 Singer, Delbert McClinton (Giving It Up For Your Love) (79)
In 1941 Football player, Walter Rock (Redskins, Super Bowl VII) (78)
In 1944 Singer, Scherrie Payne (The Supremes) (75)
In 1946 Former first lady, Laura Bush (wife of President George W. Bush) (73)
In 1946 Photographer, Robert Mapplethorpe [d: 3-9-89]
In 1949 Actress, Berlinda Tolbert (Jenny-The Jeffersons) (70)
In 1950 Actress, Markie Post (Fall Guy, Night Court, Hearts Afire) (69)
In 1951 Singer/songwriter, Dan Hartman (Instant Replay) [d: 3-22-94]
In 1952 Actor, Michael Shea (Lucas-New Dick Van Dyke Show) (67)
In 1953 Country singer, Van Stephenson (Blackhawk) [d: 4-8-01]
In 1955 Actor, Peter G. Boynton (Tonio-As The World Turns) (64)
In 1957 Guitarist, James Honeyman-Scott (Pretenders) [d: 6-16-82]
In 1960 Actor, Harlen Carraher (Jonathan-The Ghost & Mrs. Muir) (59)
In 1960 Country singer, Kim Forester (Forester Sisters) (59)
In 1960 Comedian/actress, Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan, Average Joe) (59)
In 1961 Actor, Ralph Macchio (The Karate Kid, My Cousin Vinny) (58)
In 1962 TV host, Jeff Probst (Survivor) (57)
In 1965 Guitarist, Frank DiCostanzo (Steelheart) (54)
In 1966 Playmate, Petra Verkaik (December-1989) (53)
In 1966 Rap singer, Damon Wimbley (Fat Boys) (53)
In 1969 Actor, Matthew McConaughey (A Time To Kill, Contact, Dallas BuyersClub) (50)
In 1969 Rap singer/producer, P. Diddy aka Sean "Puffy" Combs (50)
In 1970 Actor, Anthony Ruivivar (Carlos-Third Watch) (49)
In 1971 Singer, Shawn Rivera (Az Yet) (48)
In 1975 Actress, Heather Tom (Victoria-Young And The Restless) (44)
In 1979 Actress, Daisy Eagan (Secret Garden, Linette-Another World) (40)
In 1990 Actor, Jean-Luc Bilodeau (Kyle XY, Baby Daddy) (29)
In 1992 Actress, Kiana Madeira (Bad Hair Day, Really Me) (27)
In 1993 Singer, Jordan Smith (The Voice) (26)


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