Born On This Day...

In 1628 Italian physician, Marcello Malpighi (microscopic anatomy)
In 1823 Social reformer, Harriet Tubman (Underground Slave Railroad)
In 1845 Russian tsar, Alexander III (1881-94)
In 1867 American sociologist, Lillian D. Wald (public school nurses)
In 1872 Ballet producer, Sergey Diaghilev
In 1884 Actor, Stuart Holmes (Prisoner of Zenda)
In 1888 Actor, Barry Fitzgerald (Going My Way)
In 1888 Businessman, Oscar G. Mayer (Oscar Mayer Company)
In 1891 Actor, Sam Jaffe (Gunga Din, Dr. David Zorba-Ben Casey)
In 1892 Composer, Arthur Honegger
In 1910 Actor, David Bexley (Bubba-Sanford & Son) [d: 4-15-97]
In 1911 Actor, Warner Anderson (Matthew-Peyton Place) [d: 8-26-76]
In 1923 Jazz pianist, Don Abney [d: 1-20-00]
In 1923 Singer, Kenneth C. "Jethro" Burns (Homer & Jethro) [d: 2-4-89]
In 1928 Assassin, James Earl Ray (murdered Martin Luther King) [d: 4-23-98]
In 1933 TV talk show host, Ralph Emery (Nashville Now) (88)
In 1938 Singer/guitarist, Johnnie Allan (Promised Land) (83)
In 1938 Football Hall-of-Famer, Ron Mix (Chargers, Raiders) (83)
In 1940 Actor, Chuck Norris (Delta Force, Walker Texas Ranger) (81)
In 1940 Playwright, David Rabe (Streamers) (81)
In 1940 Singer/songwriter, Dean Torrence (Jan & Dean) (81)
In 1942 Football player, Bob Berry (Vikings) (79)
In 1943 Actress, Angelique Pettyjohn (Body Talk, Shahna-Star Trek) [d: 2-14-92]
In 1945 Actress, Katharine Houghton (Guess Who's Coming To Dinner) (76)
In 1946 College basketball coach, Jim Valvano (North Carolina) [d: 4-28-93]
In 1947 Former Canadian prime minister, Kim Campbell (74)
In 1947 Newspaper columnist, Bob Greene (Chicago Tribune) (74)
In 1947 Guitarist/keyboardist, Tom Scholz (Boston) (74)
In 1948 Basketball player, Austin Carr (Cavaliers) (73)
In 1957 Cuban boxer, Adolfo Horta (Olympic-Silver-1980) [d: 11-28-16]
In 1957 Actress/playmate, Shannon Tweed (Diana-Falcon Crest) (64)
In 1958 Actress, Sharon Stone (Total Recall, Basic Instinct, Casino) (63)
In 1960 Bassist, Gail Greenwood (Belly) (61)
In 1960 Backstroke swimmer, Linda Jezek (Pan Am Gold-1979) (61)
In 1961 Gymnast/actor, Mitch Gaylord (Olympics-1984/American Anthem) (60)
In 1963 Bassist, Jeff Ament (Pearl Jam) (58)
In 1964 Playmate, Cynthia Brimhall (October-1985) (57)
In 1964 Singer/songwriter, Neneh Cherry (Kisses On The Wind) (57)
In 1964 Prince, Edward (son of Queen Elizabeth II) (57)
In 1964 Actress/singer, Jasmine Guy (Whitley-A Different World) (57)
In 1965 Football player, Rod Woodson (Steelers) (56)
In 1966 Actress, Senait Ashenafi (Keesha Ward-General Hospital) (55)
In 1966 Singer, Edie Brickell (What Am I?) (55)
In 1966 Actor, Stephen Mailer (Reversal of Fortune) (55)
In 1969 Actress, Paget Brewster (Love and Money, Emily-Criminal Minds) (52)
In 1971 Actor, Jon Hamm (Mad Men) (50)
In 1971 Country singer, Daryle Singletary [d: 2-12-18]
In 1972 Rap performer, Timbaland (49)
In 1973 Model, Eva Herzigova (Guess Jeans, Wonderbra) (48)
In 1975 Actress, Kathy Brier (Marcie Walsh-One Life to Live) (46)
In 1974 Actor, Cristian de la Fuente (Driven) (47)
In 1977 Actor, Jeff Branson (Jonathan Lavery-All My Children) (44)
In 1977 U.S. gymnast, Shannon Miller (Olympic-Gold-1996) (44)
In 1977 Singer, Robin Thicke ("Blurred Lines") (44)
In 1977 Actress, Bree Turner (The Wedding Planner, Grimm) (44)
In 1978 Singer, Benjamin Burnley (Breaking Benjamin) (43)
In 1982 Singer, Keke Wyatt ("Soul Sista") (39)
In 1983 Singer, Carrie Underwood (7 Grammys from 2007-15) (38)
In 1984 Actress, Olivia Wilde (Tron: Legacy, House M.D.) (37)
In 1987 Singer, Emeli Sande ("Our Vision of Events") (34)
In 1992 Actress, Emily Osment (Spy Kids 2) (29)
In 1997 Actor, Uriah Shelton (The Glades) (24)

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