Born On This Day...

In 1775 Literary critic/poet, Charles Lamb
In 1846 Chemist, Ira Remsen (co-discovered saccharin)
In 1865 Educator/editor, Frank Morse Colby
In 1868 American newspaperman, William Allen White
In 1890 Novelist, Boris Pasternak (Dr. Zhivago) (Nobel-1958)
In 1893 Actor, Alan Hale Sr. (Errol Flynn's sidekick in films)
In 1893 Actor/comedian, Jimmy Durante ("Inka Dinka Doo")
In 1893 Tennis Hall-of-Famer, Bill Tilden (7-time U.S. singles champ)
In 1894 British prime minister, Harold Macmillan (1957-63)
In 1898 Actress, Judith Anderson (Tycoon, Laura, The Ten Commandments)
In 1898 Playwright/lyricist, Bertolt Brecht (Threepenny opera)
In 1902 Physicist/inventor, Walter H. Brattain (transistors) [d: 10-13-87]
In 1902 Bandleader/drummer, "Chick" Webb (Ella Fitzgerald) [d: 6-16-39]
In 1905 Actor, Lon Chaney Jr. (Of Mice & Men, The Wolf Man) [d: 7-12-73]
In 1906 Actor, Erik Rhodes (Top Hat, Night at the Ritz) [d: 2-17-90]
In 1906 Basketball Hall-of-Famer, John "Cat" Thompson [d: 10-7-90]
In 1914 Composer, Larry Adler [d: 8-6-01]
In 1920 Author, Alex Comfort (Joy of Sex) [d: 3-26-00]
In 1927 Operatic soprano, Leontyne Price (Porgy & Bess) (94)
In 1929 Composer/pianist, Jerry Goldsmith (Star Trek) [d: 7-21-04]
In 1930 Actor, Robert Wagner (It Takes A Thief, Hart To Hart, NCIS) (91)
In 1932 Jazz singer/bandleader, Rockin Dopsie Sr. [d: 8-26-93]
In 1933 Guitarist, Don Wilson (Ventures co-founder) (88)
In 1937 Singer, Roberta Flack (First Time Ever, Killing Me Softly) (84)
In 1940 Singer, Jimmy Merchant (Frankie Lymon & Teenagers) (81)
In 1944 Singer/songwriter/pianist, Peter Allen [d: 6-18-92]
In 1944 Author, Francis Lappe (77)
In 1946 Speed skater, Mary Meyers (Olympic-Gold-1968) (75)
In 1946 Singer/songwriter, Clifford T. Ward [d: 12-18-01]
In 1949 Football player, Joe Lavender (Redskins) (72)
In 1950 U.S. swimmer, Mark Spitz (Olympic-7 Gold-1972) (71)
In 1951 Keyboardist/singer, Cory Lerios (Pablo Cruise) (70)
In 1956 Actress, Kathleen Beller (Kirby-Dynasty, The Blue & the Gray) (65)
In 1955 U.S. basketball player, Lusia Mae Harris-Stewart (Olympic-Silver-1976) (66)
In 1955 Australian golfer, Greg Norman (Great White Shark) (66)
In 1959 Football player, Dennis Gentry (Bears) (62)
In 1960 Country singer, Lionel Cartwright (Leap of Faith) (61)
In 1961 Actor, Jay Pickett (Port Charles, Days of Our Lives) (60)
In 1961 TV host, George Stephanopoulos (ABC, Good Morning America) (60)
In 1962 Bassist, Cliff Burton (Metallica) [d: 9-27-86]
In 1963 Baseball player, Lenny Dykstra (Mets, Phillies) (58)
In 1964 U.S. runner, Sam Graddy (Olympic-Gold-1984) (57)
In 1965 Actress, Marjolein Macrander (Drowned) (56)
In 1967 Actress, Laura Dern (Smooth Talk, Ramblin' Rose, Jurassic Park) (54)
In 1970 Actress, Sarah Aldrich (Days of Our Lives, Port Charles) (51)
In 1971 Actor, Michael Dietz (Guiding Light, 90210, Port Charles) (50)
In 1972 Country singer, Dude Mowrey (49)
In 1974 Actress, Elizabeth Banks (Seabiscuit, Hunger Games, Charlie's Angels) (47)
In 1977 Singer, Rosanna Tavarez (Eden's Crush) (44)
In 1978 Rapper, Don Omar (King of Kings) (43)
In 1982 Actress, Kim Onasch (As the World Turns, Firefly) (39)
In 1983 Singer, Vic Fuentes (Pierce the Veil) (38)
In 1991 Actress, Emma Roberts (Aquamarine, Scream Queens) (30)
In 1997 Actress, Chloe Grace Moretz (Kick Ass, Hugo, Let Me In) (24)
In 2000 Actress, Yara Shahidi (Zoey-Blackish, Salt, Imagine That) (21)


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