Born On This Day...

In 1632 Philosopher, Baruch Spinoza
In 1655 King Charles XI of Sweden
In 1713 Missionary, Father Junipero Serra (Apostle of California)
In 1713 Irish novelist, Laurence Sterne (Tristram Shandy)
In 1784 Zachary Taylor, 12th U.S. president (1849-1850)
In 1826 Italian author, Carlo Collodi (created Pinocchio)
In 1853 Lawman/journalist, "Bat" Masterson (Ford County sheriff)
In 1864 French painter, Henre de Toulouse-Lautrec
In 1868 American composer, Scott Joplin (Ragtime music)
In 1877 Alben W. Barkley, 35th U.S. vice-president (1949-53)
In 1888 Author, Dale Carnegie (How to Win Friends and Influence People)
In 1889 Actress, Cathleen Nesbitt (Agatha-The Farmer's Daughter)
In 1911 Actor/singer, Kirby Grant (Sky King) [d: 10-30-85]
In 1912 Director/writer, Garson Kanin (Born Yesterday) [d: 3-13-99]
In 1913 Actress, Geraldine Fitzgerald (Wuthering Heights) [d: 6-17-05]
In 1916 Writer, Forrest J. Ackerman (coined the term Sci-Fi) [d: 12-4-08]
In 1917 Actor, Howard Duff (Flamingo Road, Knots Landing) [d: 7-8-90]
In 1924 Singer, Eileen Barton (If I Knew You Were Comin') [d: 7-27-06]
In 1925 Editor/author, William F. Buckley Jr. (Firing Line) [d: 2-27-08]
In 1927 Operatic tenor, Alfredo Kraus (La Scala) [d: 9-10-99]
In 1929 Football Hall-of-Famer, John Henry Johnson (49ers, Lions) [d: 6-3-11]
In 1931 New York City Mayor, John Lindsay (1965-73) [d: 12-19-00]
In 1934 Lyricist, Martin Charnin (Annie, West Side Story) [d: 7-6-19]
In 1938 Basketball Hall-of-Famer, Oscar Robertson (Royals, Bucks) (82)
In 1939 Baseball player, Jim Northrup (Tigers) [d: 6-8-11]
In 1939 Singer/guitarist, Jim Yester (The Association) (81)
In 1940 NFL's 4th commissioner, Paul Tagliabue (80)
In 1941 Drummer, Pete Best (early Beatles member replaced by Ringo) (79)
In 1941 Bassist, Donald Dunn (Booker T. & the MGs) [d: 5-13-12]
In 1942 Actor/comedian, Billy Connolly (Head of the Class, Billy) (78)
In 1942 Former White House press secretary, Marlin Fitzwater (Bush) (78)
In 1943 Basketball Hall-of-Famer, Dave Bing (Pistons) (77)
In 1944 Drummer, Bev Bevan (Electric Light Orchestra) (76)
In 1945 Singer/pianist, Lee Michaels (Do You Know What I Mean) (75)
In 1947 Actor, Dwight Schultz (Murdock-A Team, Barkley-Star Trek: TNG) (73)
In 1948 Baseball player, Steve Yeager (Dodgers) (72)
In 1949 Actor, Damon Evans (Lionel-The Jeffersons, Roots) (71)
In 1950 Actor, Stanley Livingston (Chip Douglas-My Three Sons) (70)
In 1957 Actress, Denise Crosby (Tasha-Star Trek: TNG, Key West) (63)
In 1957 Guitarist, Chris Hayes (Huey Lewis & the News) (63)
In 1962 Guitarist, John Squire (Stone Roses) (58)
In 1962 Bassist/singer, Gary Stonadge (Big Audio) (58)
In 1963 Actress, Shae D'Lyn (Jane-Dharma & Greg) (57)
In 1963 Actress, Lisa Howard (Highlander, Earth: Final Conflict) (57)
In 1964 Playmate, Lesa Ann Pedriana (April-1984) (56)
In 1964 Actor/comedian, Brad Sherwood (Whose Line Is It Anyway?) (56)
In 1965 Singer, Dawn Robinson (En Vogue) (55)
In 1970 Guitarist, Chad Taylor (Live) (50)
In 1971 Actress, Lola Glaudini (NYPD Blue, Criminal Minds) (49)
In 1977 Actor, Colin Hanks (Roswell, Fargo, Life in Pieces) (43)
In 1978 Actress, Katherine Heigl (Roswell, Grey's Anatomy) (42)
In 1982 Singer, Leah Jenner (Brandon & Leah) (38)
In 1986 Football player, Jimmy Graham (Saints, Seahawks) (34)
In 1990 Actress, Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) (30)
In 1998 Actor, Peyton Meyer (Girl Meets World) (22)
In 2000 Actor, Gus Barry (Black Sea, Penny Dreadful) (20)

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