Born On This Day...

In 1732 British astronomer, Nevil Maskelyne (science of navigation)
In 1735 English inventor, Jesse Ramsden (designed precision tools)
In 1769 Soldier, Sir Isaac Brock ("Hero of Upper Canada")
In 1773 King Louis Phillipe Of France (1830-1848)
In 1820 Opera singer, Jenny Lind ("The Swedish Nightingale")
In 1831 Mathematician, Richard Dedekind
In 1846 Inventor, George Westinghouse (standardized U.S. electric current)
In 1866 Reginald Fessenden, broadcast first program of voice and music
In 1867 Editor, George Horace Lorimer (Saturday Evening Post, 1899-1937)
In 1882 Polish composer, Karol Szymanowski
In 1887 Novelist, Martin Luis Guzman (Mexican Revolutionary period)
In 1888 Li Ta-chao, co-founder with Mao Tse-tung of Chinese Communist Party
In 1897 Actor, Jerome Cowan (Mr. Dithers-Blondie, Tab Hunter Show)
In 1903 Physicist, Ernest Thomas Walton (split the atom) [d: 6-25-95]
In 1905 Tennis player, Helen N. Moody (8 Wimbeldon, 1927-38) [d: 1-1-98]
In 1906 Actress, Janet Gaynor (A Star Is Born) [d: 9-14-84]
In 1908 Actress, Carol Lombard (My Man Godfrey, In Name Only) [d: 1-16-42]
In 1908 Blues singer/songwriter, Sammy Price [d: 4-14-92]
In 1914 Anthropologist/explorer, Thor Heyerdahl (Kon Tiki) [d: 4-18-02]
In 1925 Author/journalist, Shana Alexander (60 Minutes, 1975-79) [d: 1-23-05]
In 1930 Syrian president, Hafez al Assad [d: 6-10-00]
In 1931 Broadcast journalist, Fred Graham (CBS News, Court TV) [d: 12-28-19]
In 1932 Actress, Anna Quayle (Mistress Pamela) [d: 8-16-19]
In 1940 Actress, Ellen Travolta (Louise-Joanie Loves Chachi) (80)
In 1942 Actress, Britt Ekland (After The Fox, Wicker Man, Asylum) (78)
In 1942 Baseball player, Jerry Grote (Mets) (78)
In 1942 Actor/impressionist, Fred Travalena (Buy & Cell) [d: 6-29-09]
In 1943 Actor, Michael Durrell (Shannon, Alice, Chiefs) (77)
In 1946 Baseball Player, Gary Gentry (Mets) (74)
In 1946 Singer, Millie Small (My Boy Lollipop) [d: 5-5-20]
In 1947 Italian platform diver, Klaus Dibiasi (Olympic-Gold-1968, 72, 76) (73)
In 1949 Guitarist/songwriter, Thomas McClary (Commodores) (71)
In 1951 Singer/pianist, Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon) (69)
In 1952 Football player, Calvin Peterson (Cowboys; Super Bowl X) (68)
In 1955 Football coach/commentator, Tony Dungy (Bucs, Colts, NBC) (65)
In 1956 Actress, Stephanie Zimbalist (Remington Steele, Centennial) (64)
In 1959 Baseball player, Dennis Ray Boyd (Red Sox, Expos, Rangers) (61)
In 1960 Actor, Jeff Trachta (Thorne-Bold And The Beautiful) (60)
In 1962 Drummer, Danny Simcic (Real Life) (58)
In 1963 Actress, Elisabeth Shue (Cocktail, Leaving Las Vegas, Saint) (57)
In 1964 Singer/songwriter, Matthew Sweet (Girlfriend) (56)
In 1965 Baseball player, Ruben Angel Sierra (55)
In 1966 Actress, Jacqueline Obradors (Tortilla Soup) (54)
In 1966 Country singer, Tim Rushlow (54)
In 1966 Bassist, Tommy Stinson (Replacements, Guns N' Roses) (54)
In 1970 Actress, Amy Jo Johnson (Kimberly-Power Rangers) (50)
In 1971 Actor, Lamman Rucker (As the World Turns, All My Children) (49)
In 1973 Actor, Jeff B. Davis (Todd-Happy Family) (47)
In 1973 Actor, Ioan Gruffudd (King Arthur, Fantastic Four) (47)
In 1973 Basketball player, Rebecca Lobo (1996 Women's Dream Team) (47)
In 1977 Actor, Wesley A. Ramsey (San Spencer-Guiding Light) (43)
In 1983 Reality star, Monique Samuels (The Real Housewives of Potomac) (37)
In 1988 R&B singer, Devvon Terrell ("Weird Sexy Cool") (32)
In 1991 Actor, Roshon Fegan (Shake It Up, Camp Rock) (29)
In 1993 Actor, Cameron Kennedy (My Babysitter's a Vampire) (27)
In 1997 Singer, Tae Brooks ("Thumbs Up," "It's Always Been You") (23)
In 1998 Actor, Matt Cornett (Bella and the Bulldogs) (22)
In 2000 Singer, Sergio Calderon (Boy Band, In Real Life) (20)
In 2002 Actor, Rio Mangini (Bella and the Bulldogs) (18)


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