Born On This Day...

In 1452 Painter/inventor, Leonardo da Vinci (Mona Lisa, The Last Supper)
In 1707 Mathematician, Leonhard Euler
In 1741 American portrait painter, Charles Wilson Peale
In 1800 Explorer, Sir James Clark Ross (discovered North Magnetic Pole)
In 1843 Novelist/critic, Henry James (Turn Of The Screw)
In 1850 American capitalist, John Munroe Longyear
In 1856 Inventor, Conrad Hubert (Everready Flashlight Co)
In 1875 Heavyweight boxer, James J. "Jim" Jeffries
In 1885 Physicist, Emory Leon Chaffee (electron tubes)
In 1889 American painter, Thomas Hart Benton
In 1890 Cartoonist, Billy DeBeck: (Barney Google)
In 1891 Actor/director, Wallace Reid (Birth of a Nation, The Chorus Lady)
In 1894 Singer, Bessie Smith (Empress of the Blues)
In 1897 Radio actress, Marian Jordan (Fibber McGee & Molly)
In 1903 Actor, John Williams (Mr. French-Family Affair, Rogues) [d: 5-5-83]
In 1908 Actress, Louise Chaplin [d: 12-29-95]
In 1922 Actor, Michael Ansara (Cochise-Broken Arrow, Centennial) [d: 7-31-13]
In 1922 Harold Washington, first black mayor of Chicago [d: 11-25-87]
In 1923 Actor/comedian, Harvey Lembeck (Phil Silvers Show) [d: 1-5-82]
In 1930 Bandleader/trumpeter, Herb Pomeroy [d: 8-11-07]
In 1933 Singer/songwriter/actor, Roy Clark (Hee Haw) [d: 11-15-18]
In 1933 Actress, Elizabeth Montgomery (Samantha-Bewitched) [d: 5-18-95]
In 1936 Blues singer, Frank Frost [d: 10-12-99]
In 1937 Rockabilly singer/songwriter, Bob Luman [d: 12-27-78]
In 1938 Actress, Claudia Cardinale (Blindfold, The Pink Panther) (82)
In 1940 English novelist, Sir Jeffrey Archer (Kane & Abel) (80)
In 1940 Baseball player, Willie Davis (398 stolen bases) [d: 3-9-10]
In 1940 Actor, Robert Walker Jr. (Easy Rider) [d: 12-5-19]
In 1942 Basketball player, Walter Raphael Hazzard (Olympic-Gold-1964) [d: 11-18-11]
In 1944 Singer/guitarist, Dave Edmunds (I Hear You Knockin') (76)
In 1946 Actor, Michael Tucci (Norman-Diagnosis Murder) (74)
In 1947 Actress, Lois Chiles (Holly-Dallas, Dr. Goodhead-Moonraker) (73)
In 1948 TV producer, Linda Bloodworth-Thomason (Designing Women) (72)
In 1948 Singer/songwriter, Phil Mogg (UFO) (72)
In 1950 Actress, Amy Wright (Tom And Huck, The Scarlett Letter) (70)
In 1951 Newspaper columnist, Heloise Cruse Evans (Helpful Hints) (69)
In 1951 Astronaut, Marsha S. Ivins (STS-32, 46) (69)
In 1952 Actor, Sam McMurray (Tracey Ullman Show, Roy Hess-Dinosaurs) (68)
In 1956 Basketball player, Michael Cooper (Lakers) (64)
In 1956 Astronaut, Gregory J. Harbaugh (STS-39, 54) (64)
In 1957 U.S. track athlete, Evelyn Ashford (Olympic-Gold-1984, 88, 92) (63)
In 1959 Actress, Emma Thompson (Sense & Sensibility, Primary Colors) (61)
In 1959 Actor, Thomas F. Wilson (Biff Tannen-Back To The Future) (61)
In 1961 Playmate, Lynne Austin (July-1986) (59)
In 1964 Actress, Lydie Denier (General Hospital, Blood Relations) (56)
In 1965 Singer/songwriter, Graeme Clark (Wet Wet Wet) (55)
In 1966 Singer, Samantha Fox (Touch Me, Naughty Girls Need Love Too) (54)
In 1967 Actor, Mark Mortimer (Nick Huson-Another World) (53)
In 1967 U.S. swimmer, Dara Torres (Olypmic-Gold-1984) (53)
In 1968 Bassist, Ed O'Brien (Radiohead) (52)
In 1968 Model, Stacey Williams (52)
In 1969 Actor, Braden Matthews (Travis/Trent-Days of Our Lives) (51)
In 1970 Actor, Flex (Tyberius-Homeboys In Outer Space) (50)
In 1971 Comedian/actor, Andrew Daly (Mad TV) (49)
In 1976 Actress, Susan Ward (Meg Cummings-Sunset Beach) (44)
In 1977 Figure skater, Lisa Bell (43)
In 1978 Country singer/songwriter, Chris Stapleton (42)
In 1979 Actor, Cooper Barnes (Henry Danger) (41)
In 1979 Actor, Luke Evans (The Three Musketeers) (41)
In 1982 Actor, Seth Rogen (Ken Miller-Freaks & Geeks) (38)
In 1982 Rap singer, Mark Mizzark (Another Bad Creation) (38)
In 1983 Reality star, Karlie Redd (Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta) (37)
In 1986 Singer, Ester Dean ("Drop It Low") (34)
In 1990 Actress, Emma Watson (Harry Potter, Beauty and the Beast) (30)
In 1995 Actor, Cody Christian (Pretty Little Liars, Teen Wolf) (25)
In 1997 Actress, Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) (23)

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