Born On This Day...

In 1443 Pope Julius II (1503-13)
In 1612 English poet/philosopher, Samuel Butler
In 1795 Scottish essayist/historian, Thomas Carlyle (French Revolution)
In 1849 Tribal chief, Crazy Horse (the last great Sioux indian tribe chief)
In 1860 Businessman, George Hormel (Hormel Meat Packing Co.)
In 1861 Actress/singer, Lillian Russell (The Great Mogul)
In 1866 Russian painter, Wassily Kandinsky (pure abstraction)
In 1875 German poet, Rainer Maria Rilke (Duino Elegies)
In 1881 Scottish historian, Thomas Carlyle
In 1892 Spanish dictator, Francisco Franco
In 1889 Cowboy actor, Buck Jones (Down Texas Way)
In 1889 Actress, Isabel Randolph (Mrs. Nestor-Our Miss Brooks)
In 1895 Chinese philosopher, Fung Yu-Lan
In 1908 Biologist, A.D. Hershey (viruses that infect bacteria) [d: 5-22-97]
In 1912 World War II pilot, Gregory "Pappy" Boyington [d: 1-11-88]
In 1915 Jazz pianist/composer, Eddie Heywood [d: 1-2-89]
In 1920 Actor, Michael Bates (A Clockwork Orange, Patton) [d: 1-11-78]
In 1921 Actress/opera singer, Deanna Durbin (100 Men And A Girl) [d: 4-13]
In 1924 Scientist, Frank Press (mechanics of earthquakes) [d: 1-29-20]
In 1928 Actress, Dena Dietrich (Ehtel-The Ropers, Adam's Rib) [d: 11-21-20]
In 1930 British actor/comedian, Ronnie Corbett (Two Ronnies) [d: 3-31-16]
In 1933 Actor, Horst Buchholz (Magnificent Seven, Sahara) [d: 3-3-03]
In 1933 TV host, Wink Martindale (Tic-Tac-Dough, Gambit) (87)
In 1934 Actor, Victor French (Mark-Highway To Heaven) [d: 6-15-89]
In 1937 Actor/producer, Max Baer Jr. (Jethro-Beverly Hillbillies) (83)
In 1937 Philanthropist, Stewart Rawlings Mott [d: 6-12-08]
In 1940 Singer, Freddy Cannon (Palisades Park, Action) (80)
In 1941 Tennis player, Marty Riessen (79)
In 1942 Bassist, Bob Mosley (Moby Grape) (78)
In 1944 Singer/bassist, Chris Hillman (Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers) (76)
In 1944 Drummer/keyboardist, Dennis Wilson (Beach Boys) [d: 12-28-83]
In 1946 Cartoon voicist, Sherry Alberoni (Josie & the Pussycats) (74)
In 1948 Singer, Southside Johnny [Lyon] (& the Asbury Jukes) (72)
In 1949 Actor, Jeff Bridges (King Kong, Jagged Edge, Iron Man) (71)
In 1949 Actress, Pamela Stephenson (Superman III, SNL) (71)
In 1951 Sports columnist, Skip Bayless (69)
In 1951 Guitarist, Gary Rossington (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rossington-Collins) (69)
In 1951 Actress, Patricia Wettig (Nancy Weston-thirtysomething) (69)
In 1952 U.S. astronaut, Ronald M. Sega (STS-60, STS-76) (68)
In 1955 Country singer, Brian Prout (Diamond Rio) (65)
In 1955 Jazz singer, Cassandra Wilson (65)
In 1956 Basketball player, Bernard King (Knicks, Nets) (64)
In 1957 Baseball player, Lee Smith (all-time major league saves leader) (63)
In 1962 Singer/songwriter, Vinnie Dombroski (Sponge) (58)
In 1963 Ukrainian pole vaulter, Sergey Bubka (Olympic-Gold-1988) (57)
In 1964 Actress, Chelsea Noble (Days Of Our Lives, Kate-Growing Pains) (56)
In 1964 Actress, Marisa Tomei (My Cousin Vinny, The Paper, Only You) (56)
In 1969 Rap singer, Jay-Z (51)
In 1973 Actress/model, Tyra Banks (Martin, Dancing with the Stars) (47)
In 1974 German tennis player, Anke Huber (46)
In 1977 Country singer, Amie Comeaux [d: 12-21-97]
In 1981 Country singer, Lila McCann (39)
In 1984 Wrestler, Brooke Adams (aka Miss Tessmacher) (TNA) (36)
In 1984 Actress, Lindsay Felton (Jenny-Thunder Alley) (36)
In 1985 Baseball player, Carlos Gomez (Mets, Brewers, Rangers) (35)
In 1987 Actor, Orlando Brown (Family Matters, Taht's So Raven) (33)
In 1989 Motorcycle racer, Ryan Dungey (AMA) (31)
In 1992 Singer, Adam Ackerman (4Count) (28)
In 1994 Singer, Niykee Heaton (Bad Intentions) (26)


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