Born On This Day...

In 1756 Austrian composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
In 1832 Author/mathematician, Lewis Carroll (Alice In Wonderland)
In 1834 Chemist, Dmitri Mendeleev (periodic table of elements)
In 1850 Labor leader, Samuel Gompers (first president of the AFL)
In 1859 German emperor, Kaiser Wilhelm II (1888-1918)
In 1885 Broadway composer, Jerome Kern (Showboat, Roberta)
In 1891 Soviet writer, Ilya Ehrenburg
In 1894 Fritz Pollard, early black NFL star (1920-26)
In 1895 Songwriter, Buddy DeSylva (DeSylva, Brown and Henderson)
In 1900 Admiral Hyman G. Rickover (modern nuclear navy) [d: 7-9-86]
In 1901 Sports owner, Art Rooney (Steelers) [d: 8-25-88]
In 1903 Physiologist, John Carew Eccles (brain impulses) [d: 5-2-97]
In 1905 Actor, Howard McNear (Floyd-Andy Griffith Show) [d: 1-3-69]
In 1907 Actress, Joyce Compton (Mighty Joe Young) [d: 10-13-97]
In 1908 Publisher/editor, William Randolph Hearst Jr. [d: 5-14-93]
In 1910 Actress, Joan Bennett (Elizabeth-Dark Shadows) [d: 12-7-90]
In 1911 Actress, Benay Venuta (Annie Get Your Gun) [d: 9-1-95]
In 1918 Bandleader, Skitch Henderson (Steve Allen, Tonight Show) [d: 11-1-05]
In 1918 Singer/guitarist, Elmore James (slide guitar king) [d: 5-24-63]
In 1919 Actor, David Seville (created Alvin & The Chipmunks) [d: 1-16-72]
In 1921 Actress, Donna Reed (Wonderful Life, Donna Reed Show) [d: 1-14-86]
In 1927 Football Hall-of-Famer, Joe Perry (49ers, Colts) [d: 4-25-11]
In 1929 Actress, Ingrid Thulin (Moses The Lawgiver) [d: 1-7-04]
In 1930 Singer, Bobby "Blue" Bland (Let The Little Girl Dance) [d: 6-23-13]
In 1931 Singer, Rudi Maugeri (Crew Cuts) [d: 5-7-04]
In 1936 Actor, Troy Donahue (Philip-Hawaiian Eye) [d: 9-2-01]
In 1940 Astronaut, Brian T. O'Leary [d: 7-28-11]
In 1942 Actor, James Cromwell (Babe, Eraser, Star Trek: First Contact) (78)
In 1944 Drummer/singer, Nick Mason (Pink Floyd) (76)
In 1946 Singer, Nedra Talley Ross (The Ronettes) (74)
In 1948 Ballet dancer, Mikhail Baryshnikov (White Nights) (72)
In 1948 Bassist, Kim Gardner (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke) [d: 10-24-01]
In 1951 Drummer, Brian Downey (Thin Lizzy) (69)
In 1951 Singer/keyboardist, Seth Justman (J. Geils Band) (69)
In 1951 Actor, Scott Lane (McKeever & the Colonel) [d: 12-12-11]
In 1952 Tennis player, Brian Gottfried (Wimbeldon Doubles, 1976) (68)
In 1955 Country singer, Cheryl White (Keep on the Sunny Side) (65)
In 1956 Actress, Mimi Rogers (Paper Dolls, The X-Files, Lost In Space) (64)
In 1957 Comic book writer, Frank Miller (The Dark Knight Returns, Sin City) (63)
In 1959 Actress, Patti Cohoon (Molly-Here Come The Brides) (61)
In 1959 Football player/commentator, Cris Collinsworth (Bengals/NBC) (61)
In 1961 Keyboardist, Gillian Gilbert (New Order) (59)
In 1961 Singer, Margo Timmins (Cowboy Junkies) (59)
In 1961 Playmate, Karen Velez (December-1984) (59)
In 1964 Reality star, Rupert Boneham (56)
In 1964 Actress, Bridget Fonda (It Could Happen To You, Jackie Brown) (56)
In 1964 Actress, Carrington Garland (Kelly-Santa Barbara) (56)
In 1964 Actress, Cathy Podewell (Cally Ewing-Dallas) (56)
In 1964 U.S. cyclist, Inga Thompson (Olympics-1984, 88, 92) (56)
In 1965 Actor, Alan Cumming (Goldeneye, Eyes Wide Shut, Spy Kids, Troy) (55)
In 1966 Actress, Tamlyn Tomita (Karate Kid II, Santa Barbara) (54)
In 1968 Country singer/songwriter, Tracy Lawrence (52)
In 1968 Singer, Mike Patton (Faith No More) (52)
In 1969 Actress, Lisa Cerasoli (General Hospital) (51)
In 1969 Singer, Michael Kulas (James) (51)
In 1969 Actor, Patton Oswalt (King of Queens, The Goldbergs) (51)
In 1970 Guitarist, Mark Trojanowski (Sister Hazel) (50)
In 1971 Actor, Guillermo Rodriguez (Jimmy Kimmel) (49)
In 1972 Singer, Mark Owen (Take That) (48)
In 1972 Actor, Josh Randall (Mike Burton-Ed, Scrubs) (48)
In 1978 Country singer, Kevin Denney (42)
In 1979 Actress, Rosamund Pike (Die Another Day, Gone Girl) (41)
In 1993 Actor, Freddy Carter (Free Rein) (27)
In 1993 Country singer, Noah Schnacky (Hello Beautiful) (27)
In 1996 Actor, Braeden Lemasters (Men of a Certain Age) (24)
In 1998 Actor, Devin Druid (13 Reasons Why) (22)
In 1998 Singer, Lucki Starr (Make Me) (22)

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