Born On This Day...

In 1706 Statesman/inventor, Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanac)
In 1732 Stanislaw II, last king of Poland (1764-95)
In 1771 Novelist, Charles Brockden Brown (father of the American novel)
In 1857 Inventor, Eugene Augustin Lauste (first sound-on-film recording)
In 1860 Dramatist/playwright, Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (The Cherry Orchard)
In 1863 British prime minister, David Lloyd George (1916-22)
In 1863 Actor/director, Konstantin Stanislavsky
In 1884 Director, Mack Sennett (created the Keystone Kops)
In 1899 Famed mobster, Al Capone
In 1899 American educator, Robert Maynard Hutchins
In 1900 Inventor, George Sperti (Preparation H) [d: 4-30-91]
In 1903 Game show host/actor, Warren Hull (Strike It Rich) [d: 9-14-74]
In 1919 Broadcast journalist, Dallas Townsend (CBS) [d: 6-1-95]
In 1920 Country singer, Walter Butler Bailes (Bailes Brothers) [d: 11-27-00]
In 1921 Actor, Dale Berti (John Taylor-Guns Of Paradise) [d: 11-26-91]
In 1921 Cartoonist, Antonio Prohias (Mad Magazine) [d: 2-24-99]
In 1922 Actress, Betty White (Mary Tyler Moore Show, Golden Girls) (98)
In 1926 Ballerina/actress, Moira Shearer (Red Shoes) [d: 1-31-06]
In 1927 Actress/singer, Eartha Kitt (Catwoman-TV's Batman) [d: 12-25-08]
In 1928 Hair stylist, Vidal Sassoon (Vidal Sassoon) [d: 5-9-12]
In 1931 Actor, James Earl Jones (Darth Vader, Hunt For Red October) (89)
In 1931 Baseball player/manager, Don Zimmer [d: 6-4-14]
In 1933 Actress/singer, Dalida Cairo (The 6th Day) [d: 5-3-87]
In 1933 Actress, Sheree North (Mary Tyler Moore Show, Seinfeld) [d: 11-4-05]
In 1934 Puppeteer/ventriloquist, Shari Lewis (Lamb Chop) [d: 8-2-98]
In 1936 Actor, Jerry Fogel (Mothers-In-Law, The White Shadow) [d: 10-21-19]
In 1939 TV Host, Maury Povich (A Current Affair, Maury Povich Show) (81)
In 1942 Heavyweight boxing champ, Muhammad Ali (1964-70, 1974-80) [d: 6-3-16]
In 1942 Actor, Randy Boone (Cimarron Strip, Randy-The Virginian) (78)
In 1943 Astronaut, Daniel Brandenstein (STS-8, STS-49, STS-32, STS-51-G) (77)
In 1943 Singer, Chris Montez (Call Me, Let's Dance) (77)
In 1945 Singer, William Hart (Delfonics) (75)
In 1947 Actress, Jane Elliott (Knots Landing, Tracy-General Hospital) (73)
In 1947 Actor, Todd Susman (Goodnight Beantown) (73)
In 1949 Actor/comedian, Andy Kaufman (Latka-Taxi) [d: 5-16-84]
In 1949 Guitarist, Mick Taylor (ex-Rolling Stones) (71)
In 1949 Actress, Debbie Watson (Tammy) (71)
In 1952 Baseball player, Darrell Porter (1982 World Series MVP) [d: 8-5-02]
In 1954 Attorney, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (66)
In 1955 Country/rock singer, Steve Earle (Guitar Town) (65)
In 1956 Actor, Mitch Vogel (Jamie Hunter-Bonanza) (64)
In 1956 Singer/songwriter, Paul Young (Every Time You Go Away) (64)
In 1957 Bassist/singer, John Crawford (Berlin) (63)
In 1957 TV host/comedian, Steve Harvey (Family Feud, Steve Harvey Show) (63)
In 1959 Singer/actress, Susanna Hoffs (Bangles) (61)
In 1962 Actor, Jim Carrey (Ace Ventura, Dumb & Dumber, Batman Forever) (58)
In 1964 Former first lady, Michelle Obama (56)
In 1966 Actor, Joshua Malina (Sports Night, The West Wing) (54)
In 1966 Jamaican singer, Shabba Ranks (54)
In 1971 Singer/songwriter, Kid Rock (49)
In 1975 Actor, Freddy Rodriguez (Six Feet Under) (45)
In 1980 Actress, Zooey Deschanel (The Good Girl, Elf) (40)
In 1980 Dancer, Maksim Chmerkovskiy (Dancing with the Stars) (40)
In 1981 Actor/singer, Ray J. Norwood (Sinbad) (39)
In 1982 Basketball player, Dwyane Wade (Heat, Bulls, Cavaliers) (38)
In 1982 Country singer, Amanda Wilkinson (38)
In 1989 Singer, Colton Rudloff (Midnight Red) (31)
In 1991 Actress, Willa Fitzgerald (Scream, Royal Pains) (29)
In 1992 Singer, Awsten Knight (Waterparks) (28)
In 1995 Rap singer, Nate Maloley (Skaterade) (25)
In 2001 Actress, Cassie Brennan (The Single Moms Club, Endgame) (19)
In 2003 Actor, Seth Lee (The Accountant) (17)

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