Born On This Day...

In 1715 French philosopher, Claude Helvetius
In 1763 Charles XIV, king of Sweden and Norway (1818-44)
In 1826 Julia Dent Grant, wife of President Ulysses S. Grant
In 1831 Writer, Mary Dodge (Hans Brinker & the Silver Skates)
In 1880 U.S. 5-star General, Douglas MacArthur (World War II)
In 1904 Irish statesman, Sean MacBride (Nobel-1974) [d: 1-15-88]
In 1905 Actor, Charles Lane (Homer Bedloe-Petticoat Junction) [d: 7-9-07]
In 1905 Singer, Maria Von Trapp (inspired The Sound of Music) [d: 3-28-87]
In 1907 Golfer, Henry Cotton (British Open, 1934, 37, 48) [d: 12-22-87]
In 1908 Actress, Jill Esmond (Adventures of Robin Hood) [d: 7-28-90]
In 1908 French violinist, Stephane Grappelli [d: 12-1-97]
In 1908 Actor, Vito Scotti (Police Captain-The Flying Nun) [d: 6-5-96]
In 1912 Puppeteer, Cora Baird (Kukla, Fran & Ollie) [d: 12-7-67]
In 1913 Actor, William Prince (Stepford Wives, Spies Like Us) [d: 10-8-96]
In 1913 Songwriter, Jimmy Van Heusen (Love & Marriage) [d: 2-7-90]
In 1915 Actor, William Hopper (Paul Drake-Perry Mason) [d: 3-6-70]
In 1918 Science fiction writer, Philip Farmer [d: 2-25-09]
In 1918 Actor, Vito Scotti (Flying Nun, Barefoot in the Park) [d: 6-5-96]
In 1920 Actor, Derek Bond (Gideon's Day) [d: 10-15-06]
In 1922 Comedian, Michael Bentine (Goon Show) [d: 11-26-96]
In 1923 Actress, Anne Jeffreys (Love That Jill, General Hospital) [d: 9-27-17]
In 1925 Actress, Joan Leslie (Sgt. York, Yankee Doodle Dandy) [d: 10-12-15]
In 1925 Actor, Paul Newman (Butch Cassidy, Sting, Nobody's Fool) [d: 9-26-08]
In 1927 Actor, William Redfield (Death Wish) [d: 8-17-76]
In 1928 Director, Roger Vadim (Barbarella) [d: 2-11-00]
In 1929 Editorial cartoonist, Jules Feiffer (Passionella) (92)
In 1932 Country singer, Claude Gray (89)
In 1934 Pianist, Huey 'Piano' Smith (Having A Good Time) (87)
In 1935 Actor/sports personality, Bob Uecker (Mr. Belvedere) (86)
In 1935 Football player, Henry Jordan (Browns, Packers) [d: 2-21-77]
In 1936 Singer/actor, Noel Harrison (Girl From U.N.C.L.E.) [d: 10-19-13]
In 1939 Singer, Marshall Lieb (The Teddy Bears) [d: 3-15-02]
In 1941 Actor, Scott Glenn (Right Stuff, Backdraft, Courage Under Fire) (80)
In 1942 Country singer, Dave Rowland (Dave & Sugar)[d: 11-1-18]
In 1943 Singer, Jean Knight (Mr. Big Stuff) (78)
In 1944 Political/black activist, Angela Davis (77)
In 1946 Film critic, Gene Siskel (Siskel & Ebert) [d: 2-20-99]
In 1949 Bassist/keyboardist, Derek Holt (Climax Blues Band) (72)
In 1950 Football player, Jack Youngblood (Rams, Super Bowl XIV) (71)
In 1951 Guitarist, David Briggs (Little River Band) (70)
In 1951 Actor, Walt Willey (Jack Montgomery-All My Children) (70)
In 1952 Astronaut, Mario Runco Jr. (STS-44, STS-77, STS-54) (69)
In 1952 U.S. basketball player, Thomas Henderson (Olympic-Silver-1972) (69)
In 1955 Guitarist, Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen) [d: 10-6-20]
In 1958 Actress/comedian, Ellen Degeneres (Ellen, Coneheads, Mr. Wrong) (63)
In 1958 Singer/keyboardist, Norman Lamont Hassan (UB40) (63)
In 1960 U.S. runner, Jeanette Bolden (Olympic-Gold-1984) (61)
In 1961 Hockey Hall-of-Famer, Wayne Gretzky (Oilers, Kings) (60)
In 1961 Singer/guitarist, Tom Keifer (Cinderella) (60)
In 1963 Rap singer, Jazzie B (Soul II Soul) (58)
In 1963 Actress, Claudia Lonow (Diana Fairgate-Knots Landing) (58)
In 1963 Guitarist/songwriter, Andrew Ridgeley (Wham!) (58)
In 1964 Actor, Paul Johansson (Parker Lewis, John-Beverly Hills 90210) (57)
In 1965 Actress, Allison Jane Hossack (Olivia-Another World) (56)
In 1967 Comedian/actor, Bryan Callen (Mad TV, The Hangover) (54)
In 1970 Gospel singer, Kirk Franklin (51)
In 1970 Actress, Tracy Middendorf (Laura-Beverly Hills 90210) (51)
In 1970 Actress, Louanne Sirota (Tracy-Oh God Book II) (51)
In 1971 Actor, Dorian Gregory (Daryl-Charmed) (50)
In 1973 Actress, Jennifer Crystal (Christie-Once and Again) (48)
In 1974 Drummer, Chris Hesse (Hoobastank) (47)
In 1977 Basketball player, Vince Carter (Raptors) (44)
In 1979 Actress, Sara Rue (Carmen-Popular, Claude-Less Than Perfect) (42)
In 1981 Actor, Colin O'Donoghue (Once Upon a Time) (40)
In 1985 Actor, Edwin Hodge (Marcus French-Jack & Bobby) (36)
In 1989 Reality star, Nany Gonzalez (The Real World: Las Vegas) (32)
In 1990 Actor, Christopher Massey (Zoey 101) (31)
In 1992 Wrestler, Sasha Banks (WWE's NXT) (29)

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