Born On This Day...

In 1459 Religious leader, Pope Adrian VI
In 1769 Attorney, DeWitt Clinton (the Erie Canal)
In 1779 Diplomat, Dr. Joel Roberts Poinsett (Poinsettias named for him)
In 1793 Texas president, Sam Houston (1836-38, 1841-44)
In 1824 Composer, Bedrich Smetana (Bartered Bride, Moldau)
In 1829 Political reformer, Carl Schurz (Civil War general)
In 1876 Religious leader, Pope Pius XII (1939-58)
In 1896 Basketball Hall-of-Famer, Clair Francis Bee (1-3-1 defense)
In 1897 Publisher, Max Schuster (co-founded Simon & Schuster)
In 1902 Physicist, Edward Condon (helped develop atomic bomb) [d: 3-26-74]
In 1904 Children's author, Dr. Seuss (The Cat in the Hat) [d: 9-24-91]
In 1905 Composer, Marc Blitzstein (Cradle Will Rock) [d: 1-22-64]
In 1909 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Mel Ott (Giants, 511 home runs) [d: 11-21-58]
In 1911 Actor, William Hansen (Fred-Birdman of Alcatraz, 1776) [d: 6-23-75]
In 1917 Actor/producer, Desi Arnaz (I Love Lucy) [d: 12-2-86]
In 1919 Actress/singer, Jennifer Jones (The Song of Bernadette) [d: 12-17-09]
In 1923 Folk singer/guitarist, Doc Watson [d: 5-29-12]
In 1924 Actor, Martin Ritt (Long Hot Summer, Norma Rae) [d: 12-8-90]
In 1930 Actor, John Cullum (Holling-Northern Exposure, ER) (90)
In 1931 Former Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev (1985-91) (89)
In 1931 Author, Tom Wolfe (The Right Stuff) [d: 5-14-18]
In 1935 Actor, Al Waxman (Cagney & Lacey, Meatballs 3) [d: 1-18-01]
In 1936 Baseball player, Donald Schwall (1961 AL Rookie of Year) (84)
In 1938 Singer, Lawrence Payton (Four Tops) [d: 6-20-97]
In 1939 Actress, Barbara Luna (Maria Roberts-One Life To Live) (81)
In 1942 Author, John Irving (The World According To Garp) (78)
In 1944 Singer/songwriter, Lou Reed (Walk On The Wild Side) [d: 10-27-13]
In 1945 Actress, Joy Garrett (Jo-Days Of Our Lives) [d: 2-11-93]
In 1945 Actor, Gordon Thomson (Adam Carrington-Dynasty) (75)
In 1948 Guitarist, Larry Carlton (Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell) (72)
In 1948 Blues singer, Rory Gallagher [d: 6-14-95]
In 1949 Actress, Gates McFadden (Dr. Beverly Crusher-Star Trek: TNG) (71)
In 1949 Singer, Eddie Money (Baby Hold On, Take Me Home Tonight) [d: 9-13-19]
In 1950 Singer/drummer, Karen Carpenter (The Carpenters) [d: 2-4-83]
In 1950 Actor, Matthew Laurance (Duet, Beverly Hills 90210) (70)
In 1951 Actress, Cassie Yates (Rich Man Poor Man, Sarah-Dynasty) (69)
In 1952 Actress/comedian, Laraine Newman (ex-Saturday Night Live) (68)
In 1955 TV host, Dale Bosworth (America's Most Wanted) (65)
In 1955 Singer/songwriter, Dale Bozzio (Missing Persons) (65)
In 1955 Singer, Jay Osmond (Osmond Brothers) (65)
In 1956 Drummer, John Cowsill (The Cowsills) (64)
In 1956 Bassist, Mark Evans (AC/DC) (64)
In 1958 Singer, Lori Carson ("Everything I Touch Runs Wild") (62)
In 1958 Tennis player, Kevin Curren (62)
In 1959 Country singer, Larry Stewart (Restless Heart) (61)
In 1962 Singer/songwriter, Jon Bon Jovi (Bon Jovi) (58)
In 1963 Actress, Suzette Charles (replaced Vanessa Williams as Miss America) (57)
In 1965 Baseball player, Ron Gant (Braves, Reds, Cardinals) (55)
In 1968 Actor, Daniel Craig (James Bond) (52)
In 1971 Actress/model, Amber Smith (Private Parts, American Beauty) (49)
In 1972 Actor, Richard Ruccolo (Pete-Two Guys And A Girl) (48)
In 1977 Actor, Curtis Andersen (Gordy-Sabrina) (43)
In 1977 Singer, Chris Martin (Coldplay) (43)
In 1977 Actress, Heather McComb (Maggie-Party of Five) (43)
In 1980 Actress, Rebel Wilson (Bridesmaids, Pitch Perfect 2) (40)
In 1981 Actress, Bryce Dallas Howard (The Village, Jurassic World) (39)
In 1982 Football player, Ben Roethlisberger (Steelers) (38)
In 1985 Actor, Robert Iler (Anthony Soprano Jr.-The Sopranos) (35)
In 1995 Actress, Veronica Dunne (Austin and Ally, The Suite Life on Deck) (25)
In 1997 Mexican-American rapper, Becky G ("Becky from the Block") (23)
In 2000 Singer, Cailee Rae ("Running Back to You," "Fall") (20)

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