Born On This Day...

In 1601 Mathematician, Pierre de Fermat (modern theory of numbers)
In 1786 American frontiersman, Davy Crockett
In 1798 English physician, Thomas Hodgkin (described Hodgkins Disease)
In 1870 Scientist, Frederick Russell (typhoid fever vaccine)
In 1880 Biologist, Paul Kammerer (claimed traits could be inherited)
In 1882 Movie producer and industry pioneer, Samuel Goldwyn
In 1887 Marcus Garvey, started back-to-Africa movement among U.S. blacks
In 1888 Actor, Monty Woolley (The Pied Piper, Man Who Came Tto Dinner)
In 1892 Actress, Mae West ("Come up and see me sometime")
In 1900 Newscaster/commentator, Quincy Howe (It's News To Me) [d: 2-17-77]
In 1904 Publisher, John Hay Whitney (New York Herald Trib, 1961-67) [d: 2-8-82]
In 1906 Inventor, Hazel Bishop (non smear lipstick) [d: 12-5-98]
In 1909 Singer/composer, Larry Clinton [d: 5-2-85]
In 1914 Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr. (Rep-D-NY, 1949-55) [d: 8-17-88]
In 1919 Singer, Georgia Gibbs (Ballin the Jack, Kiss of Fire) [d: 12-9-06]
In 1920 Actress, Maureen O'Hara (Miracle on 34th Street, Parent Trap) [d: 10-24-15]
In 1921 Singer, Wayne Raney (Delmore Brothers) [d: 1-23-93]
In 1923 Artist, Larry Rivers (Washington Crossing the Delaware) [d: 8-15-02]
In 1927 Actor, Robert Moore (Marshall-Diana, Deathtrap) [d: 5-10-84]
In 1929 Actor, Glenn Corbett Linc-Route 66, Paul-Dallas) [d: 1-16-93]
In 1929 American aviator, Gary Francis Powers [d: 8-2-77]
In 1932 Pianist/composer, Duke Pearson [d: 8-4-80]
In 1933 Singer/guitarist, Mark Dinning (Teen Angel) [d: 3-22-86]
In 1939 Blues singer/guitarist, Luther Allison (Four Jivers) [d: 8-12-97]
In 1941 Baseball player, Boog Powell (AL 1970 MVP) (79)
In 1943 Actor, Robert De Niro (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Cape Fear) (77)
In 1947 Drummer, John Seiter (Turtles, Spanky & Our Gang) (73)
In 1947 Guitarist, Gary Talley (Box Tops) (73)
In 1952 Tennis player, Guillermo Vilas (won four majors) (68)
In 1952 Auto racer, Nelson Piquet (68)
In 1952 Astronaut, Kathryn C. Thornton (STS-33, 49) (68)
In 1953 Singer/guitarist, Kevin Rowland (Dexy's Midnight Runners) (67)
In 1955 Bassist, Colin Moulding (XTC) (65)
In 1955 Playmate/actress, Janet Quist-Austin (December-1978) (65)
In 1958 Singer, Belinda Carlisle (Go-Gos, "Heaven On Earth") (62)
In 1960 Actor, Sean Penn (Carlito's Way, Dead Man Walking, Mystic River) (60)
In 1961 Jazz musician, Everette Harp (59)
In 1962 Guitarist, Gilby Clarke (Guns N' Roses, Supernova) (58)
In 1963 Playmate/actress, Carmen Berg (July-1987) (57)
In 1963 Football coach/analyst, Jon Gruden (Raiders, Bucs, ESPN) (57)
In 1964 Country singer, Maria McKee (Lone Justice) (56)
In 1965 Drummer, Steve Gorman (The Black Crowes) (55)
In 1965 Golfer/analyst, Dottie Pepper (CBS) (55)
In 1966 Singer/bassist, Jill Cunniff (Luscious Jackson) (54)
In 1967 Actor, David Conrad (Relativity, Miss Match) (53)
In 1969 Rap singer, Kelvin Mercer (De La Soul) (51)
In 1969 Actor/singer, Donnie Wahlberg (Blue Bloods) (51)
In 1970 Tennis player, Jim Courier (1992 Davis Cup) (50)
In 1970 Actress, Tammy Townsend (Days of Our Lives, The Preacher's Kid) (50)
In 1977 Actor, Jake Patellis (Paul Bowman-The Good Life) (43)
In 1982 Actor, Mark Salling (Glee) [d: 1-30-18]
In 1983 Baseball player, Dustin Pedroia (Red Sox) (37)
In 1986 Basketball player, Rudy Gay (Grizzlies, Spurs) (34)
In 1986 Actor, Bryton McClure (Richie-Family Matters) (34)
In 1990 Actress, Rachel Hurd-Wood (Wendy-Peter Pan) (30)
In 1991 Actor, Austin Butler (Zoey 101, Switched at Birth) (29)
In 1991 Singer, Jayy Von Monroe (Blood On The Dance Floor) (29)
In 1994 Actress, Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story: Murder House) (26)
In 1995 U.S. figure skater, Gracie Gold (2014 U.S. National Champion) (25)

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