Born On This Day...

In 1485 Queen Catherine of Aragon (first wife of Henry VIII)
In 1770 German composer, Ludwig von Beethoven
In 1775 English novelist, Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)
In 1857 Astronomer, Edward Barnard (discovered Jupiter's fifth satellite)
In 1863 Philosopher/poet, George Santayana
In 1872 General Anton Denikin (Russian Civil War, 1918-20)
In 1882 Sir John Berry Hobbs (greatest cricket batsman of his time)
In 1899 Playwright/composer, Sir Noel Coward
In 1900 Literary critic/author, V.S. Pritchett [d: 3-20-97]
In 1901 American anthropologist, Margaret Mead [d: 11-15-78]
In 1917 Author/scientist, Arthur C. Clarke (2001) [d: 3-19-08]
In 1920 Director, George Schaefer (Hallmark Hall of Fame) [d: 9-10-97]
In 1931 Football player/announcer, Tom Brookshier (CBS Sports) [d: 1-29-10]
In 1937 Actress, Joyce Bulifant (Marie-Mary Tyler Moore Show) (82)
In 1937 Country singer, Jim Glaser (Tompall & the Glaser Brothers) [d: 4-6-19]
In 1938 Actress, Liv Ullmann (Cries & Whispers, 40 Carats, Persona) (81)
In 1941 Broadcast journalist, Leslie Stahl (60 Minutes) (78)
In 1943 TV writer/producer, Steven Bochco (Hill St. Blues, L.A. Law) [d: 4-1-18]
In 1945 Guitarist/singer, Tony Hicks (Hollies) (74)
In 1946 Singer/keyboardist, Benny Andersson (Abba) (73)
In 1946 Actor, Terence Knox (Tour of Duty, Peter-St. Elsewhere) (73)
In 1947 Actor, Ben Cross (Dark Shadows, First Knight, Star Trek) (72)
In 1947 U.S. runner, Vincent Matthews (Olympic-Gold-1972) (72)
In 1949 Singer/guitarist, Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) (70)
In 1949 Actress, Caroline Munro (Golden Voyage of Sinbad) (70)
In 1951 Baseball player, Mike Flanagan ((Baltimore Orioles) [d: 8-24-11]
In 1952 Comedian/actress, Elayne Boosler (Night Court) (67)
In 1955 Actor, Xander Berkeley (George Mason-24) (64)
In 1958 Football player, Bart Oates (Giants, 49ers) (61)
In 1959 Actress, Alison La Placa (Linda-Duet, John Larroquette Show) (60)
In 1959 Basketball player, Orlando Woolridge (Bulls) [d: 5-31-12]
In 1961 Actress, Gretchen Palmer (Serena-Young and Restless) (58)
In 1961 Actor, Sam Robards (American Beauty, AI) (58)
In 1961 Actor, Jon Tenney (Crime & Punishment, Brooklyn South, The Closer) (58)
In 1962 Football player, William 'Refrigerator' Perry (Bears, Eagles) (57)
In 1962 Actress, Melanie Smith (As The World Turns, Melrose Place) (57)
In 1963 Actor, Benjamin Bratt (Law & Order, Miss Congeniality) (56)
In 1963 Country singer, Jeff Carson (56)
In 1964 Sprinter/long jumper, Heike Drechsler (Olympics-Gold-1992) (55)
In 1964 Baseball player, Billy Ripken (Orioles, Rangers, Indians, Tigers) (55)
In 1964 Comedian/actor, Paul Vogt (Mad TV) (55)
In 1965 U.S. lightweight boxer, Romallis Ellis (Olympics-Bronze-1988) (54)
In 1967 Actress, Miranda Otto (Homeland. War of the Worlds) (52)
In 1968 Guitarist, Christopher Thorn (Blind Melon) (51)
In 1969 Actress, Florencia Lozano (Tea-One Life To Live) (50)
In 1970 Actor, Daniel Cosgrove (All My Children, Guiding Light) (49)
In 1970 Actor, Matthew Mahaney (Kurt-Days of Our Lives) (49)
In 1971 Singer, Michael S. McCary (Boyz II Men) (48)
In 1972 Actor, Paul Leyden (Simon-As the World Turns) (47)
In 1978 Actor, Scott Bailey (Sandy Foster-Guiding Light) (41)
In 1979 Wrestler, Luke Harper (WWE) (40)
In 1981 Actress, Krysten Ritter (Veronica Mars, Jessica Jones) (38)
In 1982 Country singer, Chris Scruggs (BR549) (37)
In 1984 Actor, Theo James (Bedlam, Divergent) (35)
In 1987 Actress, Hallee Hirsh (Loving, You've Got Mail, Dharma & Greg) (32)
In 1988 Actress, Anna Popplewell (The Chronicles of Narnia) (31)
In 1993 Actor, Stephan James (Homecoming) (26)
In 2000 Actor, Lance Lim (Growing Up Fisher, School of Rock) (19)
In 2000 Actor, Owen Vaccaro (Daddy's Home) (19)

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