Born On This Day...

In 1790 John Tyler, 10th U.S. president (1841-1845)
In 1819 Businessman, Edwin Drake (first productive oil well in America)
In 1853 Inventor/electrician, Elihu Thomson (founded General Electric)
In 1867 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Cy Young ("greatest pitcher in history")
In 1875 Lou Henry Hoover, wife of U.S. president Herbert Hoover
In 1878 Composer, Albert Von Tilzer (Take Me Out to the Ball Game)
In 1888 Businessman, James E. Casey (founded United Parcel Service [UPS])
In 1889 Playwright/actor, Howard Lindsay
In 1908 Actor, Arthur O'Connell (Mr. Peepers) [d: 5-18-81]
In 1908 Actor/writer, Dennis O'Keefe (Dennis O'Keefe Show) [d: 8-31-68]
In 1911 Actor, Philip Ahn (Master Kan-Kung Fu) [d: 2-28-78]
In 1913 Actor/comedian Phil Foster (Frank-Laverne & Shirley) [d: 7-8-85]
In 1916 U.S. senator Eugene McCarthy [d: 12-10-05]
In 1918 Singer/actress, Pearl Bailey (Porgy & Bess) [d: 8-17-90]
In 1918 Businessman, Sam Walton (founded Wal-Mart) [d: 4-5-92]
In 1919 Actress, Eileen Heckart (Butterflies Are Free) [d: 12-31-01]
In 1925 Actor, Robert E. "Wheezer" Hutchins (Our Gang) [d: 3-17-45]
In 1925 Football Hall-of-Famer, Emlen Tunnell (Giants, Packers) [d: 7-23-75]
In 1927 Editor/columnist/TV host, John McLaughlin (McLaughlin Group) [d: 8-16-16]
In 1930 Drummer, Donny Conn (Beep Beep-The Playmates) [d: 9-2-15]
In 1931 British political leader, Norman Tebbit (90)
In 1937 Billy Carter, brother of President Carter (Billy Beer) [d: 9-25-88]
In 1939 Actor, Terence Hill (Super Fuzz, They Call Me Trinity) (82)
In 1942 British actress, Julie Goodyear (Coronation Street) (79)
In 1943 Actor/author, Eric Idle (Monty Python Flying Circus) (78)
In 1943 Former British Prime Minister, John Major (78)
In 1943 Keyboardist/composer, Vangelis (Chariots of Fire) (78)
In 1944 Singer/guitarist, Terry Jacks (Seasons in the Sun) (77)
In 1944 Baseball player, Denny McLain (2-time Cy Young, Tigers) (77)
In 1944 Auto racer, Bill Vukovich (Indianapolis 500) [d: 11-25-90]
In 1945 Basketball Hall-of-Famer, Walt Frazier (Knicks) (76)
In 1946 Actor/comedian, Dennis Wolfberg (Quantum Leap) [d: 10-3-94)
In 1947 Singer/songwriter, Bobby Kimball (Toto) (74)
In 1948 Actor, Bud Cort (Harold and Maude, Hudson Street) (73)
In 1954 Actress, Dianne Kay (Eight Is Enough, Reggie, Glitter) (67)
In 1954 Political activist, Karen Ann Quinlan ("right to die") [d: 6-11-85]
In 1955 Football Hall-of-Famer, Earl Campbell (Oilers, Saints) (66)
In 1955 Actor, Brendan Gleeson (Harry Potter, 28 Days Later, Troy) (66)
In 1955 Actor, Christopher Kennedy Lawford (Charlie-All My Children) [d: 9-4-18]
In 1955 Actress, Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deaana Troi-Star Trek: TNG) (66)
In 1956 Drummer, Patty Donahue (Waitresses) [d: 12-9-96]
In 1956 Olympic gymnast, Kurt Thomas (Gymkata) [d: 6-5-20]
In 1957 Actress, Brenda Brock (Brenda-One Life to Live) (64)
In 1957 Actor, Christopher Lambert (Greystoke: Tarzan, Highlander) (64)
In 1961 Actress, Amy Sedaris (Exit 57, Strangers With Candy) (60)
In 1964 Model, Jill Goodacre (Victoria's Secret) (57)
In 1964 Model/actress, Elle MacPherson (Sports Illustrated, Sirens) (57)
In 1967 Singer, John Popper (Blues Traveler) (54)
In 1968 Actress, Lucy Lawless (Xena-Xena: Warrior Princess) (53)
In 1968 Country singer, Regina Leigh (53)
In 1969 Singer, James Atkin (EMF) (52)
In 1969 Country singer, Brady Seals (ex-Little Texas) (52)
In 1976 Tennis player, Jennifer Capriati (Wimbledon-1990) (45)
In 1981 Singer, PJ Morton (Maroon 5, YMCMB) (40)
In 1990 Actor, Josh Blaylock (Video Game High School, Warehouse 13) (31)
In 1991 Singer, Who Is Fancy ("Goodbye," "Boys Like You") (30)
In 1999 Actress, Hana Hayes (Last of Us, Law & Order: SVU) (22)


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