Born On This Day...

In 1779 Physician, Peter Roget (created thesaurus, invented slide rule)
In 1782 American orator/politician, Daniel Webster
In 1813 Inventor, Joseph Farwell Glidden (barbed wire)
In 1848 Swimmer, Matthew Webb (first to swim across the English Channel)
In 1849 Sir Edmund Barton, first prime minister of Australia (1900-03)
In 1854 Engineer, Thomas A. Watson (Alexander Graham Bell's assistant)
In 1882 English author, A.A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh)
In 1888 Aviator, Sir Thomas Sopwith (designed WWI Sopwith Camel plane)
In 1892 Actor/comedian, Oliver Hardy (Laurel and Hardy)
In 1896 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Bill McGowan (umpire)
In 1904 Actor, Cary Grant (North By Northwest) [d: 11-29-86]
In 1913 Actor/comedian, Danny Kaye (White Christmas, Cosby Show) [d: 3-3-87]
In 1918 Actor, Norman Chaney (Chubby-Our Gang) [d: 5-3-36]
In 1920 Actor, Sid Newman (Larry Sanders Show, Seinfeld) [d: 4-10-01]
In 1922 Actor, Bob Bell (Bozo The Clown on WGN/Chicago) [d: 12-8-97]
In 1931 Opera singer, Evelyn Lear [d: 7-1-12]
In 1933 Film director, John Boorman (Deliverance, Exorcist II) (88)
In 1933 Inventor, Ray Dolby (Dolby noise reduction) [d: 9-12-13]
In 1938 Baseball player, Curt Flood (Cardinals) [d: 1-20-97]
In 1941 Singer, Bobby Goldsboro (Honey, Watching Scotty Grow) (80)
In 1941 Singer, David Ruffin (Temptations) [d: 6-1-91]
In 1943 Jazz keyboardist, Dave Greenslade (Chris Farlowe Band) (78)
In 1950 Football player, Pat Sullivan (Heisman-1971, Falcons) [d: 12-1-19]
In 1950 Auto racer, Gilles Villeneuve (6-time Grand Prix champ) [d: 5-8-82]
In 1953 Comedian/singer, Brett Hudson (Hudson Brothers Show) (68)
In 1954 Football player, Steve DeBerg (Broncos, Chiefs, Bucs, 49ers) (67)
In 1955 Actor, Kevin Costner (Dances With Wolves, JFK, Tin Cup) (66)
In 1955 U.S. runner, Mable Ferguson (Olympic-Silver-1972) (66)
In 1956 Keyboardist, Tom Bailey (The Thompson Twins) (65)
In 1956 Country singer/actor, Mark Collie (65)
In 1962 Actress, Alison Arngrim (Nellie-Little House on the Prairie) (59)
In 1962 British singer, Jeremy Healy (Haysi Fantayzee, E-Zee Possee) (59)
In 1963 Actor, Jim Davidson (Guiding Light, Bold & The Beautiful) (58)
In 1963 Businessman, Ted Waitt (founded Gateway Computers) (58)
In 1964 U.S. middleweight boxer, Virgil Hill (Olympic-Silver-1984) (57)
In 1964 Actress, Jane Horrocks (Memphis Belle, Watership Down) (57)
In 1965 Comedian, Dave Attell (Insomniac with Dave Attell) (56)
In 1966 Auto racer, Andre Ribeiro (Indy Car) (55)
In 1969 Wrester/actor, Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy, Spectre) (52)
In 1969 Actor, Jesse L. Martin (Law and Order, The Flash) (52)
In 1970 Rap performer, D.J. Quik [David Marvin Blake] (51)
In 1971 Singer, Jonathan Davis (Korn) (50)
In 1971 Brazilian auto racer, Christian Fittipaldi (50)
In 1974 English musician/singer, Christian Burns (BBMak) (47)
In 1974 Actress, Devon Odessa (Sharon-My So Called Life) (47)
In 1976 Actress/singer, Brandy Brown (Angela-Another World) (45)
In 1979 Actor, David Lago (Paul-Young & The Restless) (42)
In 1980 Actor, Jason Segel (Freaks & Geeks, How I Met Your Mother) (41)
In 1983 Singer, Samantha Mumba ("Gotta Tell You") (38)
In 1986 Actress, Becca Tobin (Glee) (35)
In 1988 Actress/singer, Ashleigh Murray (Riverdale) (33)
In 1993 Singer/dancer, Montana Tucker (28)
In 1993 Actress, Morgan York (Hannah Montana, Cheaper by the Dozen) (28)
In 1996 Actress, Sarah Gilman (I Didn't Do It) (25)
In 1999 Actor, Karan Brar (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Jessie) (22)
In 1999 Actor, Mateus Ward (Lab Rats) (22)
In 2000 Actress, Romy Weltman (Backstage, Saving Hope, Defiance) (21)

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