Born On This Day...

In 1729 Empress, Catherine The Great II Of Russia (1762-96)
In 1782 German educator, Friedrich Froebel (founded kindergarten)
In 1816 English novelist, Charlotte Bronte (Jane Eyre)
In 1820 English inventor, James Starley (the geared bicycle)
In 1837 Danish politician, Fredrik Bajer (Nobel 1908)
In 1838 Naturalist/explorer, John Muir (Sierra Club)
In 1849 German embryologist, Oskar Hertwig
In 1864 German scientist/professor, Max Weber (liberal imperialism)
In 1870 Producer/director, Edwin Porter (co-invented motion picture camera)
In 1887 Baseball Hall-of Famer, Joe McCarthy (won 2126 games, 9 pennants)
In 1898 Football Hall-of-Famer, Steve Owen (Giants)
In 1907 Singer/actress, Beatrice Kay (Calvin & The Colonel) [d: 11-8-86]
In 1908 Jazz performer, Alfred Lion (founded Blue Note Records) [d: 2-2-87]
In 1909 Psychologist, Dr. Rollo May [d: 10-22-94]
In 1915 Actor, Anthony Quinn (Zorba the Greek) [d: 6-3-01]
In 1916 Actor, Sidney Clute (Lou Grant, Cagney & Lacey) [d: 10-2-85]
In 1919 Singer/guitarist, Don Cornell (Sammy Kaye's Band) [d: 2-23-04]
In 1922 Actor, Jack Fletcher (Bob Crane Show, Grady) [d: 2-15-90]
In 1924 Country singer, Ira Louvin (Grand Ole Opry) [d: 6-20-65]
In 1924 Gospel singer, Clara Ward [d: 1-16-73]
In 1926 Queen, Elizabeth II of Britain (1952-) (95)
In 1927 Stage critic, Robert Brustein (American Repertory Theatre) (94)
In 1930 Actress, Silvana Mangano (Death in Venice, Barabbas) [d: 12-16-89]
In 1930 Businessman, Don Tyson (Tyson Foods) [d: 1-6-11]
In 1931 Country singer/songwriter, Carl Belew [d: 10-31-90]
In 1932 Jazz trombonist/composer, Slide Hampton (89)
In 1932 Actress/comedian/writer, Elaine May (Ishtar) (89)
In 1935 Actor/talk show host, Charles Grodin (Woman In Red, Lonely Guy) (86)
In 1936 U.S. hockey player, Bob Cleary (Olympic-Gold-1960) [d: 9-16-15]
In 1939 Singer/songwriter, Ernie Maresca (Runaround Sue, The Wanderer) [d: 7-8-15]
In 1947 Singer/songwriter, Iggy Pop (The Stooges) (74)
In 1947 Bassist, John Weider (Eric Burdon and the Animals) (74)
In 1948 Singer/songwriter, Paul Davis (I Go Crazy, Cool Night) [d: 4-22-08]
In 1949 Actress, Patti Lupone (Evita, Sunset Blvd., Life Goes On) (72)
In 1951 Actor, Tony Danza (Taxi, Who's The Boss, Hudson Street) (70)
In 1956 U.S. swimmer, Rick DeMont (1972 Olympics) (65)
In 1957 Baseball player, Jesse Orosco (Mets, Dodgers) (64)
In 1958 Actress, Andie MacDowell (4 Weddings & Funeral, Groundhog Day) (63)
In 1959 Guitarist/singer, Robert Smith (The Cure, The Banshes) (62)
In 1959 Guitarist/songwriter, Michael Timmins (Cowboy Junkies) (62)
In 1963 Baseball player, Ken Caminiti (1996 NL MVP) [d: 10-10-04]
In 1963 Actress, Lisa Darr (Jane McPherson-Popular) (58)
In 1963 Actor, John Cameron Mitchell (Daybreak, Party Girl) (58)
In 1964 Actor, Michael Louden (Duke-As the World Turns) [d: 9-4-04]
In 1965 Playmate, Karen Foster (October-1989) (56)
In 1966 Rap singer, Michael Franti (Spearhead) (55)
In 1968 Actor, Christian Hoff (Marty-All My Children) (53)
In 1969 Actor, Joe Cobb Jr. (Dawson's Creek) (52)
In 1970 Actress/comedian, Nicole Sullivan (Mad TV, King of Queens) (51)
In 1971 Youngest woman to swim English Channel, Samantha Druce (50)
In 1978 Actor, Avi Phillips (Maniac Mansion) (43)
In 1979 Actor, James McAvoy (Atonement, Last King of Scotland, X-Men) (42)
In 1980 Football player/announcer, Tony Romo (Cowboys, CBS) (41)
In 1982 TV host, Terrence J (E! News) (39)
In 1984 Actor, Alphonso McAuley (Breaking In, Love That Girl!) (37)
In 1985 Drummer, Christian Coma (Silent Civilian, Black Veil Brides) (36)
In 1988 Actor, Robbie Amell (True Jackson VP, The Tomorrow People, Flash) (33)
In 1988 Drummer, Zack Merrick (All Time Low) (33)
In 1991 Actor, Frank Dillane (Harry Potter, In the Heart of the Sea) (30)
In 1994 Singer, Zach Nelson ("Never Be the Same") (27)
In 1996 Singer, Jacob Perez aka Princeton (Mindless Behavior) (25)
In 1997 Singer, Sydney Sierota (Echosmith) (24)
In 2001 Actress, Maria Quezada (Talia in the Kitchen) (20)


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