Born On This Day...

In 1483 Theologian, Martin Luther (leader of the Protestant Reformation)
In 1668 Composer, Francois Couperin
In 1683 George II, king of England (1727-60)
In 1697 English painter, William Hogarth (Rake's Progress)
In 1728 Irish writer, Oliver Goldsmith
In 1735 Attorney, Grantville Sharp (advocate of the abolition of slavery)
In 1793 Physician, Jared Kirtland (co-founded National History Museum)
In 1801 Educator, Samuel Gridley Howe (Perkins School for the Blind)
In 1827 Soldier diplomat/novelist, Lewis Wallace (Ben Hur)
In 1829 Salvation Army founder, William Booth
In 1847 Journalist, Joseph Pulitzer
In 1852 Short tory writer/poet, Henry Van Dyke
In 1879 Poet, Nicholas Vachel Lindsay (Johnny Appleseed)
In 1882 Frances Perkins, first woman Cabinet member
In 1889 Actor, Claude Rains (Invisible Man, Casablanca)
In 1893 Novelist, J.P. Marquand (created Japanese detective Mr. Moto)
In 1895 Aircraft designer, John Knudsen Northrop
In 1899 Journalist, Leland Stowe (World War II for the Chicago Daily News)
In 1907 Actor/dancer, "Peg Leg" Clayton Bates [d: 12-6-98]
In 1907 TV hostess, Jane Froman (USA Canteen) [d: 4-22-80]
In 1911 Actor, Harry Andrews (Equus, Man of La Mancha) [d: 3-6-89]
In 1912 Writer, John L. Greene (My Favorite Martian) [d: 10-4-95]
In 1916 Bandleader/trumpeter, Billy May (TV: Batman, Mod Squad) [d: 1-22-04]
In 1919 TV announcer, George Fenneman (You Bet You're Life) [d: 5-29-97]
In 1919 Football Hall-of-Famer, Clyde "Bulldog" Turner (Bears) [d: 10-30-98]
In 1924 Actor, Russell Johnson (The Professor-Gilligan's Island) [d: 1-16-14]
In 1925 Actor, Richard Burton (Cleopatra, Virginia Woolf) [d: 8-5-84]
In 1927 English singer, Anne Shelton (Glenn Miller Band) [d: 7-31-94]
In 1928 Actress, Norma Crane (Royola Dean-Mr. Peppers) [d: 9-28-73]
In 1930 Baseball/basketball player, Gene Conley (Braves, Celtics) [d: 7-4-17]
In 1933 Astronaut, Ronald Ellwin Evans (Apollo XVII) [d: 4-7-90]
In 1934 Baseball player, Norm Cash (Tigers) [d: 10-11-86]
In 1935 Astronaut, Ronald E. Evans (Apollo XVII) [d: 4-7-90]
In 1935 Actor, Roy Scheider (Jaws, All That Jazz, Blue Thunder) [d: 2-10-08]
In 1935 Actress, Pippa Scott (The Virginian, Mr. Lucky) (85)
In 1937 Actor, Albert Hall (Judge Walsh-Ally McBeal, Tiger Woods Story) (83)
In 1939 Singer, Tommy Facenda (High School USA) (81)
In 1940 Native American rights activist, Russell Charles Means [d: 10-22-12]
In 1944 Lyricist, Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar, One Night In Bangkok) (76)
In 1945 Country singer, Donna Fargo (Happiest Girl In The Whole USA) (75)
In 1946 Actress, Alaina Reed (Sesame Street, Rose Lee Holloway-227) [d: 12-17-09]
In 1947 Guitarist, Glen Buxton (Alice Cooper) [d: 10-19-97]
In 1947 Singer, Dave Loggins (Please Come To Boston) (73)
In 1948 Bassist, Greg Lake (King Crimson; Emerson, Lake & Palmer) [d: 12-8-16]
In 1949 Actress/dancer, Ann Reinking (All That Jazz, Annie) (71)
In 1950 Singer, Ronnie Hammond (Atlanta Rhythm Section) [d: 3-14-11]
In 1950 Actor, Jack Scalia (Dallas, Berrengers, Tequila & Bonetti) (70)
In 1954 Bassist, Mario Cipollina (Huey Lewis & the News) (66)
In 1955 Actress, Loanne Bishop (Rose Kelly-General Hospital) (65)
In 1955 Baseball player, Jack Clark (Giants, Cardinals, Yankees) (65)
In 1956 Actor, Matt Craven (Crimson Tide, High Incident, The Juror) (64)
In 1956 Actor, Sinbad (A Different World) (64)
In 1957 U.S. long jumping champion, Jodi Anderson (1978-81) (63)
In 1959 Actress, MacKenzie Phillips (Julie-One Day At A Time) (61)
In 1960 Author, Neil Gaiman (Stardust) (60)
In 1961 Actor, Grant Cramer (Adam-Young & the Restless) (59)
In 1962 U.S. basketball player, Cathy Boswell (Olympic-Gold-1984) (58)
In 1962 Actor, Rick Telles (Rio Domecq-Loving) (58)
In 1963 Long jumper, Mike Powell (Olympic-Silver-1988, 92) (57)
In 1966 Actress, Vanessa Angel (Megan-Batwatch, Weird Science, Kingpin) (54)
In 1967 Model, Donya Fiorentino (53)
In 1967 Actor, Michael Jai White (Spawn, Exit Wounds) (53)
In 1968 Country singer, Chris Cagle (52)
In 1968 Comedian/actor, Tracy Morgan (Saturday Night Live) (52)
In 1969 Actress, Ellen Pompeo (Dr. Meredith Grey-Grey's Anatomy) (51)
In 1970 Keyboardist, Derry Brownson (EMF) (50)
In 1970 Rap performer, Warren G. (50)
In 1972 Football player, Isaac Bruce (St. Louis Rams) (48)
In 1973 Singer, Khiry Samad (The Boys) (47)
In 1975 Singer, Jim Adkins (Jimmy Eat World) (45)
In 1977 Actress, Brittany Murphy (Little Black Book, Sin City) [d: 12-20-09]
In 1978 Rap performer, Eve (42)
In 1979 Bassist, Chris Joannou (Silverchair) (41)
In 1980 Actor, Bryan Neal (State of Grace) (40)
In 1982 Actress, Heather Matarazzo (Heather-Now & Again) (38)
In 1983 Country singer, Miranda Lambert (37)
In 1986 Actor, Josh Peck (The Amanda Show, Grandfathered) (34)
In 1989 Actor, Taron Egerton (Kingsman films) (31)
In 1992 Football player, Teddy Bridgewater (Vikings, Panthers) (28)
In 1994 Actress, Zoey Deutch (The Suite Life on Deck, Dirty Grandpa) (26)
In 1997 Singer, Chance Perez (Boy Band) (23)
In 1999 Actress, Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men) (21)
In 2000 Actress, Mackenzie Foy (The Conjuring, Interstellar) (20)

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