Born On This Day...

In 1387 King Henry V of England (1413-22)
In 1638 King Louis XIV of France (1643-1715)
In 1725 French geographer, Nicolas Desmarest (volcanic origin of basalt)
In 1785 English journalist/editor, Thomas Barnes (The Times)
In 1797 Librarian, Sir Anthony Panizzi
In 1822 Railroad builder, Charles S. Crocker (Central & South Pacific)
In 1823 American historian, Francis Parkman (Oregon Trial)
In 1838 Railroad entrepreneur, James J. Hill (Great Northern)
In 1853 German biochemist, Albrecht Kossel (nucleic acids and proteins)
In 1875 Businessman, J.C. Penney (J.C. Penny department stores)
In 1876 Geographer, Ellsworth Huntington (climate on civilization)
In 1877 Cosmologist, James J. Jeans
In 1877 Inventor, Jacob Schick (electric razor)
In 1881 English author/art critic, Clive Bell
In 1885 German psychiatrist, Karen Horney (neo freudian psychoanalyst)
In 1887 French sculptor/painter Jean Hans Arp
In 1887 French music teacher/composer, Nadia Boulanger
In 1887 Explorer, Louise Arner Boyd (first woman to fly over North Pole)
In 1889 Publisher, Claude A. Barnett (Associated Negro Press)
In 1890 Sportswriter, George Whitney Calhoun (named Green Bay Packers)
In 1891 German naval officer, Karl Donitz (created WWII U-boat fleet)
In 1893 Biochemist, Albert Szent-Gyorgyi (vitamin C) (Nobel-1937)
In 1894 Actor, Clarence R. Hennecke (Keystone Kops)
In 1895 NFL owner, Charles W. Bidwill Sr. (Chicago Cardinals)
In 1898 Children's author, H.A. Rey (co-created Curious George)
In 1914 TV host, Allen Funt (Candid Camera) [d: 9-5-99]
In 1919 Actor, Larry Dobkin (The Ten Commandments) [d: 10-28-02]
In 1919 Inventor, Marvin Middlemark (invented TV rabbit ears) [d: 9-14-89]
In 1919 Educator, Laurence J. Peter (The Peter Principal) [d: 1-12-90]
In 1922 Actress, Janis Paige (Silk Stockings, Trapper John MD) (98)
In 1924 Actress, Lauren Bacall (Key Largo, Mirror Has Two Faces) [d: 8-12-14]
In 1924 Broadcast journalist, Nelson Benton (CBS) [d: 2-14-88]
In 1925 Guitarist, Charlie Byrd (Desfinado) [d: 11-30-99]
In 1925 Singer/guitarist, B.B. King (The Thrill is Gone) [d: 5-14-15]
In 1926 Actor, Tommy Bond (Butch-Our Gang, Jimmy Olsen-Superman [1948]) [d: 9-24-05]
In 1926 Author, John Knowles (A Separate Peace) [d: 12-1-01]
In 1926 Televangelist, Robert Schuller (Glass Cathedral) [d: 4-2-15]
In 1927 Actor, Peter Falk (Columbo, Scared Straight, The In-Laws) [d: 6-27-11]
In 1927 Actor, Jack Kelly (Maverick, The Hardy Boys) [d: 11-7-92]
In 1930 Actress, Anne Francis (Honey West, Forbidden Plant) [d: 1-2-11]
In 1931 Singer/pianist, Little Willie Littlefield [d: 6-23-13]
In 1934 Basketball Hall-of-Famer, Elgin Baylor (Lakers) (86)
In 1934 Actor, George Chakiris (West Side Story, Nicholas-Dallas) (86)
In 1938 Football player, Larry Grantham (Jets; Super Bowl III) [d: 6-17-17]
In 1941 Drummer, Joe Butler (The Lovin' Spoonful) (79)
In 1941 Actor/director, Jim McBride (Hot Times, Breathless, Big Easy) (79)
In 1942 Bassist, Bernie Calvert (The Hollies) (78)
In 1942 Yachting pro, Dennis W. Conner (4-time America's Cup) (78)
In 1944 Singer, Betty Kelley (Martha Reeves & the Vandellas) (76)
In 1947 Bassist, Sonny Lemaire (Exile) (73)
In 1948 Bassist, Ron Blair (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) (72)
In 1948 Former tennis player, Rosemary Casals (U.S. Open Doubles) (72)
In 1948 Drummer, Kenney Jones (The Small Faces, The Who) (72)
In 1948 Actress, Susan Ruttan (Roxanne-LA Law) (72)
In 1949 Actor, Ed Begley Jr. (St Elsewhere, Parenthood, Batman Forever) (71)
In 1950 Singer/guitarist, David Bellamy (The Bellamy Brothers) (70)
In 1952 Actor, Mickey Rourke (Wild Orchid, White Sands) (68)
In 1953 Actor/comedian, Lenny Clarke (John Larroquette Show) (67)
In 1953 Golfer, Jerry Pate (U.S. Open 1976, Canadian Open 1976) (67)
In 1954 Weatherman, Mark McEwen (CBS This Morning) (66)
In 1955 Baseball player, Robin Yount (Brewers) (65)
In 1956 Magician/illusionist, David Copperfield (64)
In 1956 Astronaut, Kevin R. Kregel (64)
In 1958 Basketball player, Orel Hershiser IV (Dodgers) (62)
In 1958 Country singer/songwriter, Terry McBride (62)
In 1958 Actress, Jennifer Tilly (Savannah-Key West) (62)
In 1959 Baseball player, Timothy Raines (61)
In 1960 Actress, Jayne Brook (Sarah-Sirens, Diane-Chicago Hope) (60)
In 1960 Baseball player, Mickey Tettleton (Detroit) (60)
In 1962 Playmate, Kimberly McArthur (January-1982) (58)
In 1963 Singer, Richard Marx (Hold On to the Nights, Satisfied) (57)
In 1964 Comedian/actress, Molly Shannon (SNL, Never Been Kissed) (56)
In 1965 Actress, Katy Kurtzman (Lindsay Blaisdel-Dynasty) (55)
In 1968 Singer/actor, Marc Anthony (I Need To Know) (52)
In 1970 Singer, Kathi Wolfgramm (The Jetts) (50)
In 1971 Actor, Charlie Fields (Shannon) (49)
In 1971 Comedian, Amy Poehler (Saturday Night Live) (49)
In 1972 Actress, Shalane McCall (Charlie Wade-Dallas) (48)
In 1976 Singer, Tina Barrett (S Club 7) (44)
In 1977 Singer, Musiq (43)
In 1981 Actress, Alexis Bledel (Rory-Gilmore Girls) (39)
In 1985 Actress, Madeline Zima (Grace-The Nanny) (35)
In 1986 Actor, Ian Harding (Pretty Little Liars) (34)
In 1986 Actress, Kyla Pratt (Dr. Doolittle) (34)
In 1992 Singer, Nick Jonas (28)


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