Born On This Day...

In 1723 English painter, Joshua Reynolds
In 1746 Astronomer, Giuseppe Piazzi (discovered the first asteroid-Ceres)
In 1821 Religious leader, Mary Baker Eddy (founded Christian Science)
In 1872 Norwegian explorer, Roald Amundsen (discovered of South Pole)
In 1887 Baseball player, "Shoeless" Joe Jackson (Cleveland, Chicago)
In 1888 Actor, Percy Kilbride (Pa Kettle-Ma & Pa Kettle movies)
In 1888 Physicist, Frits Zernike (phase-contrast microscope)
In 1896 Trygve Lie, first secretary-general of the U.N. (1946-52)
In 1903 Actress, Mary Philbin (Christine-Phantom of the Opera) [d: 5-7-93]
In 1907 Popcorn king, Orville Redenbacher [d: 9-19-95]
In 1907 Actress, Barbara Stanwyck (The Big Valley, Thorn Birds) [d: 1-21-90]
In 1911 Dancer/actress, Ginger Rogers (Kitty Foyle) [d: 4-25-95]
In 1915 Actor, Barnard Hughes (Mr. Merlin, Doc Hollywood, Blossom) [d: 7-11-06]
In 1917 Actor, William Bishop (Steve-It's a Great Life) [d: 10-3-59]
In 1920 Baseball player, Larry Jansen (New York Giants) [d: 10-10-09]
In 1924 TV hostess/panelist, Bess Myerson (I've Got A Secret) [d: 12-14-14]
In 1925 Jazz pianist/composer, Nathaniel "Nat" Pierce [d: 6-10-92]
In 1926 Actress, Jane Hylton (Guinevere-Adv's of Sir Lancelot) [d: 2-28-79]
In 1932 Former U.S. Attorney General, Richard L. Thornburgh (88)
In 1933 Singer, Sollie McElroy (Flamingos) [d: 1-15-95]
In 1936 Guitarist, Buddy Merrill (Lawrence Welk Show) (84)
In 1939 Singer, William Bell (Tryin' To Love Two) (81)
In 1939 Actor, Corin Redgrave (Excalibur) [d: 4-16-10]
In 1942 Singer/songwriter, Desmond Dekker (pioneer of reggae music) [d: 5-25-06]
In 1942 Tennis Hall-of-Famer, Margaret Smith-Court (78)
In 1943 Football coach, Jimmy Johnson (Hurricanes, Cowboys, Dolphins) (77)
In 1944 Drummer, Tom Boggs (The Box Tops) [d: 5-5-08]
In 1948 Actor, Ruben Blades (Color of Night, The Devil's Own) (72)
In 1948 Violinist, Pinchas Zukerman (72)
In 1949 Singer/keyboardist, Alan Fitzgerald (Night Ranger) (71)
In 1952 Drummer/composer, Stewart Copeland (Police, Animal Logic) (68)
In 1956 Actor, Jerry Doyle (Michael Garibaldi-Babylon 5) [d: 7-27-16]
In 1957 Actress, Faye Grant (Greatest American Hero, V) (63)
In 1958 Dancer, Michael Flatley (Lord of the Dance) (62)
In 1960 Actress, Leila Kenzle (Fran Devanow-Mad About You) (60)
In 1963 Actress/model, Phoebe Cates (Gremlins, Lace) (57)
In 1964 Bicyclist, Miguel Indurain (4-time Tour de France) (56)
In 1965 Actor, Daryl Mitchell (John Larroquette Show, Ed) (55)
In 1967 Actor/comedian, Will Ferrell (SNL, Night at the Roxbury) (53)
In 1968 Football player, Barry Sanders (1988 Heisman, Lions) (52)
In 1969 Actress, Rain Pryor (T.J. Jones-Head of the Class) (51)
In 1971 Actor, Corey Feldman (Bad News Bears, Stand by Me, Goonies) (49)
In 1971 Singer/songwriter, Ed Kowalczyk (Live) (49)
In 1976 Country singer, Luke Bryan (44)
In 1978 Singer, T.J. Jackson (3T) (42)
In 1979 Actress, Jayma Mays (Glee, Ugly Betty) (41)
In 1987 Actress, AnnaLynne McCord (90210) (33)
In 1990 Singer, James Maslow (Big Time Rush) (30)
In 1991 Actress, Alexandra Shipp (Straight Outta Compton, X-Men: Apocalypse) (29)
In 1996 Singer, Luke Hemmings (5 Seconds of Summer) (24)
In 1996 Singer, Keaton Stromberg (Emblem 3) (24)
In 1999 Rapper, Zayion McCall (R.O.D.) (21)
In 2004 Actress, Amiah Miller (War of the Planet of the Apes, Anastasia) (16)


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