Born On This Day...

In 570 Prophet, Mohammed (Islamic faith based on his teachings)
In 1736 Scottish engineer, James Watt (invented the steam engine)
In 1749 American editor/publisher, Isaiah Thomas
In 1798 Philosopher, Auguste Comte (Sociology and Positivism)
In 1807 Confederate general, Robert E. Lee
In 1809 Poet/writer, Edgar Allen Poe (The Raven, The Pit and the Pendulum)
In 1813 Engineer/inventor, Sir Henry Bessemer (Bessemer engine)
In 1837 Physician, William Williams Keen (first U.S. brain surgeon)
In 1839 French impressionist painter, Paul Cezanne (water colors)
In 1856 Educator, Dr. Daniel Hale Williams (first open heart operation)
In 1887 Author/critic, Alexander Woollcott (Algonquin Round Table)
In 1905 Publisher, Oveta Culp Hobby (first secretary of HEW) [d: 8-16-95]
In 1906 Singer/actor, Lanny Ross (Moonlight & Roses) [d: 4-25-88]
In 1908 Comedian, Ish Kabbible (Kay Kyser troupe) [d: 6-7-94]
In 1918 Publisher/editor, John H. Johnson (Ebony, Jet) [d: 8-8-05]
In 1922 Cowboy actor, Guy Madison (Wild Bill Hickok) [d: 2-6-96]
In 1923 Actress, Jean Stapleton (All In The Family, You've Got Mail) [d: 5-31-13]
In 1924 Actor, Nicholas Colasanto (Coach-Cheers) [d: 2-12-85]
In 1925 Actor, Anthony Fred Eisley (Tracy-Hawaiian Eye) [d: 1-29-03]
In 1926 Actor, Fritz Weaver (Holocaust, Marathon Man) [d: 11-26-16]
In 1927 Broadcast journalist, Nancy Dickerson [d: 10-18-97]
In 1930 Actress, Tippi Hedren (The Birds, Bold & Beautiful) (91)
In 1931 Broadcast journalist, Robert MacNeil (MacNeil/Lehrer Report) (90)
In 1932 Director, Richard Lester (A Hard Day's Night, Help!, Superman) (89)
In 1932 Football Hall-of-Famer, Joe Schmidt (Lions) (89)
In 1939 Singer/guitarist, Phil Everly (Everly Brothers) [d: 1-3-14]
In 1942 Actor/singer, Michael Crawford (Hello Dolly, Barnum) (79)
In 1943 Singer, Janis Joplin (Me & Bobby McGee) [d: 10-4-70]
In 1944 Actress, Shelley Fabares (Donna Reed Show, Christine-Coach) (77)
In 1944 Singer, Laurie London (He's Got The Whole World) (77)
In 1944 Football coach, Dan Reeves (Broncos, Giants, Falcons) (77)
In 1946 Singer/actress, Dolly Parton (9 to 5, Islands In The Stream) (75)
In 1947 Broadcast journalist, Ann Compton (ABC) (74)
In 1947 Cooking TV host, Paula Deen (74)
In 1947 Singer/songwriter, Rod Evans (co-founded Deep Purple) (74)
In 1948 Football player, Terry Hanratty (Steelers) (73)
In 1949 Singer, Robert Palmer (Addicted To Love) [d: 9-26-03]
In 1950 Singer, Harry McGilberry (Temptations) [d: 4-3-06]
In 1952 Singer/guitarist, Dewey Bunnell (America) (69)
In 1953 Actor, Desi Arnez, Jr. (Here's Lucy, Desi Sr.-The Mambo Kings) (68)
In 1953 Actress, Linda Hayden (Nancy-The Boys From Brazil) (68)
In 1954 Actress, Katey Sagal (Married with Children, 8 Simple Rules) (67)
In 1955 British orchestra conductor, Simon Rattle (66)
In 1957 Football player/sportscaster, Dan Hampton (Bears) (64)
In 1957 Keyboardist, Mickey Virtue (UB40) (64)
In 1960 U.S. triple jumper, Alfrederick Joyner (Olympic-Gold-1984) (61)
In 1961 Actor, Paul McCrane (Robocop, Shawshank Redemption, ER) (60)
In 1961 Actor, William Ragsdale (Herman-Herman's Head, Smooth Talk) (60)
In 1963 Singer, Caron Wheeler (Soul II Soul) (58)
In 1966 Tennis player, Stefan Edberg (Wimbeldon, 1988, 90) (55)
In 1966 Baseball player, Anthony Young (Mets, Cubs) [d: 6-27-17]
In 1967 Singer, Eric Dover (Jellyfish) (54)
In 1967 Actress, Christine Tucci (Amanda-Another World, Chicago Hope) (54)
In 1968 Singer, Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe) (53)
In 1969 Singer, Trey Lorenz (52)
In 1969 Actress, Wendy Moniz (Dinah-Guiding Light, Lulu-The Guardian) (52)
In 1970 Actor, Kipp Marcus (Ward "Kip" Cleaver-New Leave It to Beaver) (51)
In 1971 Actor, Shawn Wayans (Wayans Brothers, Scary Movie, White Chicks) (50)
In 1971 Singer/songwriter, John Wozniak (Marcy Playground) (50)
In 1972 Actress, Drea De Matteo (Adriana-The Sopranos, Shades of Blue) (49)
In 1974 Comedian/actor, Frank Caliendo (Mad TV, Fox NFL Sunday) (47)
In 1976 Actor, Drew Powell (Cadet Drew-Malcolm in the Middle) (45)
In 1976 Actress, Marsha Thomason (Nessa Holt-Las Vegas) (45)
In 1977 Actor, Taliesin Jaffe (Willy-Hail To The Chief) (44)
In 1982 Actress, Jodie Sweetin (Stephanie-Full House) (39)
In 1984 Rap singer, Lil Scrappy ("Head Bussa," "No Problems") (37)
In 1988 Basketball player, JaVale McGee (Wizards, Warriors) (33)
In 1990 Singer, Michael Alvarado (Us the Duo) (31)
In 1991 Actress, Erin Sanders (Zoey 101, Big Time Rush) (30)
In 1992 Actor, Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson, Butterfly Effect, Noah) (29)
In 1992 Gymnast, Shawn Johnson (Olympic-Gold-2008, Dancing w/The Stars) (29)
In 1998 Singer, Macy Kate ("First Kiss," "You Gave Me Love") (2

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