Born On This Day...

   In 1478 Religious leader, Pope Clement VII (1523-34)
   In 1799 Russian author/playwright, Alexander Pushkin
   In 1837 Engineer, Washington Roebling (Brooklyn Bridge builder)
   In 1863 World boxing champion, Robert Fitzsimmons
   In 1876 Boxer, Jack Root (boxing's first light heavyweight champion)
   In 1886 Actor/singer, Al Jolson (The Jazz Singer)
   In 1905 Fashion designer, Aldo Gucci (leather goods) [d: 1-19-90]
   In 1907 Actor, John Wayne (Rio Bravo, The Shootist, True Grit) [d: 6-11-79]
   In 1907 Actor, Carleton Young (Reefer Madness) [d: 7-11-71]
   In 1908 Actor, Robert Morley (High Road To China, African Queen) [d: 6-3-92]
   In 1909 Screenwriter, Richard Maribaum (wrote James Bond movies) [d: 1991]
   In 1909 Blues guitarist, Charlie McCoy [d: 1-28-50]
   In 1911 Actor, Ben Alexander (Frank Smith-Dragnet, Felony Squad) [d: 7-5-69]
   In 1913 Actor, Peter Cushing (Frankenstein, Dracula, Star Wars) [d: 8-11-94]
   In 1914 Jazz trumpeter, Harold "Shorty" Baker [d: 11-8-66]
   In 1914 Actor, Archie Duncan (Little John-Robin Hood) [d: 7-24-79]
   In 1914 Trumpeter, Ziggy Elman (Benny Goodman) [d: 6-26-68]
   In 1919 Actor/boxer, Jay Silverheels (Tonto-The Lone Ranger) [d: 3-5-80]
   In 1920 Singer, Peggy Lee (Fever, Is That All There Is?) [d: 1-21-02]
   In 1923 Actor, James Arness (Marshall Matt Dillon-Gunsmoke) [d: 6-3-11]
   In 1923 Actor, Roy Dotrice (Beauty & the Beast, Going to Extremes) (94)
   In 1925 Actor, Alec McCowen (Never Say Never Again) (92)
   In 1926 Jazz trumpeter/bandleader, Miles Davis [d: 9-28-91]
   In 1931 Former baseball manager, Jim Frey (Cubs, Royals) (86)
   In 1938 Opera singer, Teresa Stratas (79)
   In 1939 Sports commentator, Brent Musburger (CBS, ABC) (78)
   In 1942 Singer/guitarist, Ray Ennis (Swinging Blue Jeans) (75)
   In 1942 Singer/drummer, Levon Helm (The Band) [d: 4-19-12]
   In 1944 Keyboardist, Verden Allen (Mott the Hoople) (73)
   In 1945 Drummer, Garry Peterson (Guess Who) (72)
   In 1947 Actress, Sherry Bain (Pipe Dreams) (70)
   In 1947 Former baseball player, Darrell Evans (414 homeruns) (70)
   In 1948 Actress/model, Dayle Haddon (Bedroom Eyes) (69)
   In 1948 Singer/songwriter, Stevie Nicks (Stop Draggin My Heart Around, Stand Back) (69)
   In 1949 Actress, Pam Grier (Big Bird Cage, Tough Enough, Jackie Brown) (68)
   In 1949 Former football player, Dan Pastorini (Oilers, Raiders) (68)
   In 1949 Singer/guitarist, Mick Ronson (David Bowie, Meatloaf) [d: 4-30-93]
   In 1949 Actor, Philip Michael Thomas (Ricardo Tubbs-Miami Vice) (68)
   In 1949 Country singer, Hank Williams Jr. (Monday Night Football) (68)
   In 1951 Astronaut, Dr. Sally Ride (first U.S. woman in space) [d: 7-23-12]
   In 1955 Former football player, Wesley Walker (Jets) (62)
   In 1957 Actor, Charles Van Eman (Charlie-All My Children, Dynasty II) (60)
   In 1958 Actress, Margaret Colin (Pretty In Pink, Independence Day) (59)
   In 1958 Guitarist/singer, Wayne Hussey (The Mission, Dead or Alive) (59)
   In 1959 Country singer/songwriter, Dave Robbins (58)
   In 1960 Actor, Doug Hutchison (Sebastian Hulce-Guiding Light) (57)
   In 1961 Golfer, Steve Pate (56)
   In 1962 Actress, Genie Francis (General Hospital, North And South) (55)
   In 1962 Actor/comedian, Bobcat Goldthwait (Policy Academy) (55)
   In 1963 Actress, Tamara Clatterbuck (GH, Days of Our Lives) (54)
   In 1964 Singer/guitarist/drummer, Lenny Kravitz (Fly Away) (53)
   In 1966 Actress, Helena Bonham Carter (Mighty Aphrodite, Big Fish) (51)
   In 1966 South African runner, Zola Budd (Olympics-1988) (51)
   In 1967 Bassist, Kristen Pfaff (Hole) [d: 1-16-94]
   In 1968 Drummer, Phillip Rhodes (Gin Blossoms, The Pharoahs) (49)
   In 1971 Singer, Joey Kibble (Take 6) (46)
   In 1971 Actor, Matt Stone (South Park, Baseketball) (46)
   In 1972 Actress, Selenis Leyva (Law & Order) (45)
   In 1975 Singer/actress, Lauryn Hill (As the World Turns, Sister Act II) (42)
   In 1978 Actor, Benji Gregory (Brian Tanner-Alf) (39)
   In 1979 Actress, Elisabeth Harnois (Morgan Brody-CSI) (38)
   In 1983 Former basketball player/actor, Sheldon Bailey (Shameless) (34)
   In 1983 Reality star, Scott Disick (Keeping up with the Kardashians) (34)
   In 1986 Actress, Astrid Berges-Frisbey (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword) (31)
   In 1987 Actress, Brandi Cyrus (Half-sister of Miley Cyrus) (30)
   In 1995 Singer, Chris Jay ("Nebula") (22)
   In 1996 Actor, Austin Michael Luciano (Dante-Another World) (21)

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