Born On This Day...

In 1605 Physician/author, Thomas Browne
In 1748 Martha Wayles Jefferson, wife of U.S. president Thomas Jefferson
In 1856 Biologist, Edmund Beecher Wilson (embryology, cytology)
In 1862 Inventor, Auguste Lumiere (made the first movie)
In 1868 Bertha Landes, first woman mayor of a major U.S. city (Seattle)
In 1885 Financier, Charles E. Merrill (co-founded Merrill Lynch)
In 1890 Businessman, Walter Mack (founded Pepsi Cola)
In 1895 Cultural historian, Louis Mumford
In 1899 Poet/novelist, Miguel Asturias
In 1908 Jazz musician/bandleader Spike Hughes [d: 2-2-87]
In 1909 Actor, Robert Beatty (Amorous Mr. Pawn) [d: 3-3-92]
In 1909 Actor, Dan Tobin (My Favorite Husband, Perry Mason) [d: 11-26-82]
In 1911 Arranger/composer, George Cates (Lawrence Welk, Bing Crosby) [d: 2-12-02]
In 1911 Actor/lecturer, Will Rogers Jr. [d: 7-9-93]
In 1916 Actor, David Lewis (Edward Quartermaine-General Hospital) [d: 12-11-00]
In 1918 Former U.S. ambassador, Robert S. Strauss (Russia) [d: 3-19-14]
In 1918 Actor, Bob Sweeney (Fibber McGee, Our Miss Brooks) [d: 6-7-92]
In 1920 Actress, LaWanda Page (Aunt Esther-Sanford & Son) [d: 9-14-02]
In 1921 Actor, George Nader (Adventures of Ellery Queen) [d: 2-2-02]
In 1922 Columnist/journalist, Jack Anderson (Washington Post) [d: 12-17-05]
In 1925 English actor, Bernard Hepton (The Six Wives of Henry VIII) [d: 7-27-18]
In 1931 Author, John Le Carre (Little Drummer Girl) (89)
In 1932 Actor, Lloyd Haynes (Pete Dixon-Room 222) [d: 12-31-86]
In 1932 Actor, Robert Reed (Mike Brady-The Brady Bunch) [d: 5-13-92]
In 1936 Actor, Tony Lo Bianco (The French Connection) (84)
In 1937 Actor, Sean Garrison (Up Periscope, Splendor in the Grass) [d: 3-2-18]
In 1937 Artist/designer, Peter Max (psychedelic posters) (83)
In 1940 Actor, Michael Gambon (Sleepy Hollow, The Gambler) (80)
In 1941 English actor, Simon Ward (Four Musketeers) [d: 7-20-12]
In 1944 Singer, George McCrae (Rock Your Baby) [d: 1-24-86]
In 1945 Political activist, Patricia Ireland (NOW) (75)
In 1945 Actor, John Lithgow (Cliffhanger, Third Rock From The Sun) (75)
In 1945 Country singer, Jeannie C. Riley (Harper Valley PTA) (75)
In 1946 Songwriter, Keith Reid (Procol Harum) (74)
In 1947 Singer, Wilbert Hart (Delfonics) (73)
In 1948 Actress, Pat Klous (Judy-Love Boat, Marcy-Flying High) (72)
In 1948 Singer/guitarist, Patrick Simmons (Doobie Brothers) (72)
In 1949 Football player, Lynn Dickey (Packers) (71)
In 1952 TV host, Charlie Chase (Crook & Chase, Music City Tonight) (68)
In 1955 Singer, Nino DeFranco (DeFranco Family) (65)
In 1955 Basketball player, Lonnie Shelton (Knicks, SuperSonics) [d: 7-8-18]
In 1957 Singer/keyboardist, Karl Wallinger (World Party) (63)
In 1960 Singer/actress, Jennifer Holliday (Dream Girls) (60)
In 1960 Drummer, Dan Woodgate (Madness, Voice of the Beehive) (60)
In 1962 Heavyweight champ, Evander Holyfield (Olympic-Bronze-1988) (58)
In 1964 TV host, Ty Pennington (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition) (56)
In 1964 Football player, Webster Slaughter (Browns, Oilers) (56)
In 1965 Basketball player, Bradley Daugherty (Cavaliers) (55)
In 1965 Singer, Todd Park Mohr (Big Head Todd and the Monsters) (55)
In 1966 Playmate, Anna Clark (April-1987) (54)
In 1966 Actor/director, Jon Favreau (Deep Impact, Daredevil, The Mandalorian) (54)
In 1966 Actress, Amy Linker (Lewis and Clark, Lauren-Square Pegs) (54)
In 1967 Daughter, Amy Carter (U.S. president Jimmy Carter) (53)
In 1969 Singer/actor, Trey Parker (EYC, Hull High, South Park) (51)
In 1970 Actor/comedian, Chris Kattan (SNL, Night At The Roxbury) (50)
In 1972 Actor, Tony Crane (Dr. Winters-As the World Turns) (48)
In 1972 Rap singer, Pras Michel (Fugees) (48)
In 1976 Actor, Omar Gooding (Hangin' With Mr. Cooper, Smart Guy) (44)
In 1976 Actor, Desmond Harrington (Dexter, Ghost Ship) (44)
In 1976 Country singer, Cyndi Thomson (44)
In 1980 Baseball player, Jose Bautista (Blue Jays) (40)
In 1980 Actor, Benjamin Salisbury (Brighton Sheffield-The Nanny) (40)
In 1982 Actress, Gillian Jacobs (Community, Favorite Ensemble) (38)
In 1991 Singer, Colton Dixon (American Idol) (29)
In 1992 Rap singer, Lil Durk (28)
In 1993 Actress, Hunter King (Hollywood Heights, Rebound) (27)
In 1996 Singer, Kayden Stephenson (24)
In 1998 Actress, Katie Douglas (Spooksville, Defiance) (22)
In 1998 Actor, Ty Parker (Life at These Speeds, Mono) (22)
In 2001 Actor, Art Parkinson (Game of Thrones) (19)


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