Born On This Day...

In 1561 English statesman, Sir Edwin Sandys (founded Virginia Colony)
In 1594 King Gustavus II Adolphus of Sweden (1611-32)
In 1608 English poet, John Milton (Paradise Lost)
In 1848 Writer, Joel Chandler Harris (Uncle Remus stories)
In 1886 Businessman, Clarence Birdseye (frozen vegetables)
In 1897 Actress, Hermione Gingold (Gigi, The Music Man, Munster Go Home!)
In 1898 Circus clown/comedian, Emmett Kelly (Weary Willie)
In 1899 Children's author, Jean de Brunhoff (Babar the Elephant)
In 1902 Actress, Margaret Hamilton (Wicked Witch of the West) [d: 5-16-85]
In 1908 Actor, Robert R. Livingston ("Unmasked" Lone Ranger) [d: 3-7-88]
In 1909 Actor, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (Prisoner of Zenda) [d: 5-7-00]
In 1911 Actor, Broderick Crawford (Chief-Highway Patrol) [d: 4-26-86]
In 1912 Speaker of the House, Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill [d: 1-5-94]
In 1913 Actress, Frances Reid (Alice Horton-Days of Our Lives) [d: 2-3-10]
In 1915 Soprano, Elizabeth Schwarzkopf (Der Rosenkavalier) [d: 8-3-06]
In 1916 Actor, Kirk Douglas (Spartacus, The Fury, Tough Guys, Greedy) (103)
In 1922 Actor/comedian, Redd Foxx (Sanford and Son) [d: 10-11-91]
In 1925 Actress, Dina Merrill (Operation Petticoat, Butterfield 8) [d: 5-22-17]
In 1926 Spanish matador, Luis Miguel Dominguin [d: 5-8-96]
In 1928 Actor, Dick Van Patten (Tom Bradford-Eight Is Enough) [d: 6-23-15]
In 1929 Actor, John Cassavetes (Dirty Dozen, Rosemary's Baby) [d: 2-3-89]
In 1930 Comedian/actor, Buck Henry (That Was The Week That Was) (89)
In 1931 Basketball Hall-of-Famer, Cliff Hagan (Celtics) (88)
In 1931 Actor, William Reynolds (Tom Colby-The FBI) (88)
In 1932 Jockey, Billy Hartack (won Kentucky Derby 5 times) [d: 11-26-07]
In 1932 Singer/drummer, Jessie Hill (Ooh Poo Pah Doo) [d: 9-17-96]
In 1933 Talk show host, Morton Downey Jr. [d: 3-12-01]
In 1934 U.S. decathlete, Milton Gray Campbell (Olympic-Gold-1956) [d: 11-2-12]
In 1934 Actress, Judi Dench (M-James Bond, Shakespeare In Love) (85)
In 1934 Blues singer/songwriter, Junior Wells [d: 1-15-98]
In 1938 Football Hall-of-Famer, David "Deacon" Jones (Redskins) [d: 6-3-13]
In 1941 Singer, Sammy Strain (Little Anthony & the Imperials, O'Jays) (78)
In 1941 Actor, Beau Bridges (The Fabulous Baker Boys) (78)
In 1942 Football Hall-of-Famer/actor, Dick Butkus (Bears/Blue Thunder) (77)
In 1943 Bassist/singer, Rick Danko (The Band) [d: 12-10-99]
In 1943 Singer/producer, Kenny Vance (Jay & the Americans) (76)
In 1944 Singer, Shirley Brickley (The Orlons) [d: 10-13-77]
In 1945 Actor, Michael Nouri (Gangster Chronicles, Flashdance) (74)
In 1946 Bassist, Dennis Dunaway (Alice Cooper) (73)
In 1947 Football player, Steve Owens (1969 Heisman Trophy) (72)
In 1949 Golfer, Tom Kite (70)
In 1950 Singer/songwriter, Joan Armatrading (Back To The Night) (69)
In 1952 Actor, Michael Dorn (Worf-Star Trek: TNG, Deep Space Nine) (67)
In 1953 Actor, John Malkovich (In The Line Of Fire, Con Air) (66)
In 1954 Singer, Jack Hues (Wang Chung) (65)
In 1955 Basketball player, Otis Birdsong (64)
In 1957 Singer, Donny Osmond (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie) (62)
In 1958 Bassist, Nick Seymour (Crowded House) (61)
In 1961 Actor, David Anthony Higgins (Ellen, Malcolm in the Middle) (58)
In 1961 Actor, Joe Lando (Byron Sully-Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman) (58)
In 1962 Actress, Felicity Huffman (Sports Night, Desperate Housewives) (57)
In 1963 Guitarist, Kat Bjelland (Babes in Toyland) (56)
In 1963 Empress, Masako of Japan (56)
In 1965 Actor, Brad Savage (Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, Red Dawn) (54)
In 1968 Guitarist, Brian Bell (Weezer) (51)
In 1968 Wrestler, Kurt Angle (Olympic-gold-1996) (51)
In 1969 Singer/songwriter, Jakob Dylan (Wallflowers) (50)
In 1969 Entrepreneur, Lori Greiner (Shark Tank) (50)
In 1969 Actress, Allison Smith (Annie, Jennie-Kate & Allie) (50)
In 1970 Bassist, Zac Foley (EMF) [d: 1-3-02]
In 1970 Country singer, David Kersh (49)
In 1972 Actress, Reiko Aylesworth (Rebecca-One Life to Live) (47)
In 1972 Drummer, Tre Cool (Green Day) (47)
In 1974 Rap singer, Canibus (45)
In 1975 Actor, Joshua Rudoy (Harry & Hendersons) (44)
In 1978 Actor, Jesse Metcalfe (Passions, Desperate Housewives) (41)
In 1980 Comedian/actor, Simon Helberg (Mad TV) (39)
In 1991 Rap singer, PnB Rock (28)
In 1995 Gymnast, McKayla Maroney (Olympic-2012-Silver) (24)

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