Born On This Day...

In 1440 Ivan III (the Great), grand prince of Russia
In 1561 English statesman/philosopher, Francis Bacon
In 1729 German drama critic, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
In 1775 Physicist, Andre Ampere (founded science of electrodynamics)
In 1788 English poet, Lord Byron
In 1802 American Gothic architect, Richard Upjohn (Trinity Church)
In 1849 Swedish dramatist, August Strindberg
In 1875 Movie producer, D.W. Griffith (Birth Of A Nation)
In 1890 U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Fred M. Vinson (1946-53) [d: 9-8-53]
In 1906 Writer, Robert E. Howard (Conan the Conqueror) [d: 6-11-86]
In 1907 Aviator, Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan [d: 12-9-95]
In 1908 Scientist, Lev D. Landau (magnetism, liquid helium) [d: 4-1-68]
In 1909 UN secretary-general, U Thant (1962-72) [d: 11-25-74]
In 1909 Actress, Ann Sothern (My Mother The Car) [d: 3-15-01]
In 1920 Actor/singer, William Warfield (Old Man River) [d: 8-25-02]
In 1924 Trombonist/composer, James "J.J." Johnson (Count Basie) [d: 2-4-01]
In 1927 Football Hall-of-Famer, Lou Creekmur (Lions, 8-time Pro Bowl) [d: 7-5-09]
In 1932 Actress, Piper Laurie (Carrie, Thorn Birds, Twin Peaks) (88)
In 1934 Actor, Bill Bixby (My Favorite Martian, Hulk) [d: 11-21-93]
In 1934 TV host/chef, Graham Kerr (The Galloping Gourmet) (86)
In 1935 Actor, Seymour Cassel (Dead Presidents, It Could Happen To You) [d: 4-7-19]
In 1935 Singer, Sam Cooke (You Send Me) [d: 12-11-64]
In 1937 Author, Joseph Wambaugh (The Onion Field, Police Story) (83)
In 1939 Chef/author, Jeff Smith (The Frugal Gourmet) [d: 7-7-04]
In 1940 Singer, Addie "Mickey" Harris (The Shirelles) [d: 6-10-82]
In 1940 Actor, John Hurt (Elephant Man, Midnight Express, Alien) [d: 1-27-17]
In 1940 Football coach, George Seifert (49ers, Panthers) (80)
In 1945 Writer, Michael Cristofer (Bonfire of the Vanities) (75)
In 1946 Actor, Andrew Rubin (Hometown, Joe Bash) [d: 10-5-15]
In 1948 Football player, Bob Stein (Chiefs, Super Bowl IV) (72)
In 1949 Singer/guitarist, James P. Pennington (Exile) (71)
In 1949 Singer, Steve Perry [ex-Journey] (Oh Sherrie, Foolish Heart) (71)
In 1952 Singer/bassist, Teddy Wayne Gentry (Alabama) (68)
In 1955 Astronaut, Thomas David Jones (STS-59) (65)
In 1955 Actor, John Wesley Shipp (Barry Allen-The Flash, Lucky-Sisters) (65)
In 1957 Hockey Hall-of-Famer, Mike Bossy (Islanders) (63)
In 1959 Actress, Linda Blair (The Exorcist, Chained Heat) (61)
In 1960 Singer/songwriter, Michael Hutchence (INXS) [d: 11-22-97]
In 1962 Actor, Robert Mailhouse (Brian-Days Of Our Lives) (58)
In 1964 Actress, Maria Ellingsen (Santa Barbara, D2 The Mighty Ducks) (56)
In 1965 Drummer, Steven Adler (ex-Guns N' Roses) (55)
In 1965 Actress, Diane Lane (Judge Dredd, Murder At 1600, Unfaithful) (55)
In 1965 Rapper, Jazzy Jeff Townes (Fresh Prince & DJ Jazzy Jeff) (55)
In 1968 TV host, Guy Fieri (Diners, Drive-ins and Dives) (52)
In 1969 Actress, Olivia d'Abo (Karen-Wonder Years, The Single Guy) (51)
In 1969 Playmate, Christina Marie Leardini (April-1991) (51)
In 1970 Actor, Brian Gaskill (Bobby-All My Children, Models Inc.) (50)
In 1971 Actor, Matt Iseman (The Drew Carey Show, NCIS) (49)
In 1972 Actor, Gabriel Macht (Suits, Why Would I Lie?) (48)
In 1975 Actor, Balthazar Getty (Young Guns 2, Judge Dredd) (45)
In 1979 Country singer, Sundance Head (41)
In 1980 Actor, Christopher Kennedy Masterson (Malcolm in the Middle) (40)
In 1981 Singer, Willa Ford (39)
In 1981 Actress, Beverley Mitchell (Lucy-Seventh Heaven) (39)
In 1982 Actor, Kevin Sheridan (Soul Man) (38)
In 1987 Football player, Ray Rice (Ravens) (33)
In 1987 Actress, Robyn Richards (Maxie-General Hospital) (33)
In 1990 Rap singer, Logic (Rattpack) (30)
In 1998 Rap singer, Silento ("Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)") (22)
In 1999 Singer, Ricky Garcia (Forever in Your Mind) (21)


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