Born On This Day...

In 1740 Attorney, John Penn (signed the Declaration of Independence)
In 1742 Botanist, Jean Senebier (plants convert carbon dioxide to oxygen)
In 1808 U.S. Supreme Court Justice, William Strong (1870-80)
In 1829 Phoebe Ann Coffin, first female ordained minister in New England
In 1846 Inventor, Worcester Reed Warner (machine tools)
In 1856 Explorer, Robert E. Peary (North Pole)
In 1856 Psychologist/author, Dr. Sigmund Freud (psychoanalysis)
In 1861 Hindu poet, Rabindranath Tagore
In 1870 Financier, A.P. Giannini (founded Bank of America)
In 1872 Astronomer/mathematician, Willem de Sitter (studied Jupiter)
In 1888 Manufacturer, Russell Stover (created Eskimo Pie)
In 1895 Actor, Rudolph Valentino (The Sheik, Cobra, Son of The Sheik)
In 1898 Manufacturer, Daniel Gerber (Gerber Baby Food)
In 1904 Actress, Catherine Lacey (The Mummy's Shroud) [d: 9-23-79]
In 1907 Football Hall-of-Famer, Weeb Ewbank (Colts, Jets) [d: 11-17-98]
In 1912 Actor, Bill Quinn (The Rifleman, The Rockford Files) [d: 4-29-94]
In 1913 Actor, Stewart Granger (Prisoner of Zenda, Virginian) [d: 8-16-93]
In 1915 Actor, Orson Welles (Citizen Kane, War of the Worlds) [d: 10-10-85]
In 1915 Author, Theodore H. White (Making of a President) [d: 5-15-86]
In 1916 Cartoon voicist, Adriana Caselotti Snow White) [d: 1-19-97]
In 1920 Opera singer, Marguerite Piazza (Young Broadway) [d: 8-2-12]
In 1922 Football player, Pat Harder (Cardinals, Lions) [d: 9-6-92]
In 1923 Actress, Elizabeth Sellars (The Mummy's Shroud) [d: 12-30-19]
In 1931 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Willie Mays (660 HRs, 1954 NL MVP) (90)
In 1945 Actor, Richard Eyer (The Invisible Boy, 7th Voyage of Sinbad) (76)
In 1945 Country singer, Jimmie Dale Gilmore (76)
In 1945 Singer/guitarist, Bob Seger (Night Moves, We've Got Tonight) (76)
In 1947 Actor, Ben Masters (Mandingo, All That Jazz) (74)
In 1948 Actor, Richard Cox (Executive Suite, Cruising, Street Justice) (73)
In 1948 Singer, Mary MacGregor (Torn Between Two Lovers) (73)
In 1949 Astronaut, David C. Leestma (STS-41G, 28, 45) (72)
In 1950 Drummer, Robbie McIntosh (Average White Band) [d: 9-23-74]
In 1951 Guitarist, Davey Johnstone (Elton John's band) (70)
In 1952 Football player, Fred McNeil (Vikings) [d: 11-3-15]
In 1952 Actor, Michael O'Hare (Commander Jeffrey Sinclair-Babylon 5) [d: 9-28-12]
In 1953 British Prime Minister, Tony Blair (68)
In 1955 TV host, Tom Bergeron (Dancing with the Stars) (66)
In 1955 Astronaut, Donald A. Thomas (STS-65, STS-83, STS-70, STS-94) (66)
In 1959 Actress, Kate Collins (Natalie-All My Children) (62)
In 1960 Actress, Roma Downey (One Life To Live, Touched By An Angel) (61)
In 1960 Singer, John Flansburgh (They Might Be Giants) (61)
In 1960 Actress, Anne Parillaud (Subway, Nikita) (61)
In 1960 Actress/model, Julianne Phillips (Frankie Reed-Sisters) (61)
In 1960 Synthesizer player, Larry Steinbachek (Bronski Beat) [d: 12-16-16]
In 1961 Actor, George Clooney (Perfect Storm, Ocean's Eleven) (60)
In 1961 Actor, Clay O'Brien (Bobby-The Apple Dumpling Gang) (60)
In 1963 Ballerina, Alessandra Ferri (58)
In 1964 Actress, Dana Hill (Audrey-European Vacation) [d: 7-15-96]
In 1964 U.S. volleyball player, Kim Oden (57)
In 1964 Singer/bassist, Tony Scalzo (Fastball) (57)
In 1965 Actress, Leslie Hope (Teri Bauer-24) (56)
In 1967 Guitarist, Mark Bryan (Hootie and the Blowfish) (54)
In 1967 U.S. rower, Patrick F. Manning (Olympics-92) (54)
In 1968 Actress, Tyler Layton (Holly-Silk Stalkings, Leah-Ellen) (53)
In 1971 Guitarist, Christopher Aubrey Shiflett (Foo Fighters) (50)
In 1972 Actress, Kathleen Sisk (Melanie-The City) (49)
In 1979 Football player, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila (Raiders, Chargers, Dolphins) (42)
In 1982 Football player, Jason Witten (Cowboys, Raiders) (39)
In 1983 Actress, Gabourey Sidibe (Precious) (38)
In 1985 Basketball player, Chris Paul (Hornets, Clippers, Rockets) (36)
In 1987 Rap singer, Meek Mill (34)
In 1990 Baseball player, Jose Altuve (Astros) (31)
In 1992 Actor, Shamier Anderson (The Next Step, Wynonna Earp) (29)
In 1993 Actress, Naomi Scott (Terra Nova) (28)
In 1994 Actor, Noah Galvin (The Real O'Neals) (27)
In 1995 Actress, Tiera Skovbye (Riverdale, Supernatural) (26)
In 2002 Actress, Emily Alyn Lind (Mockingbird, Dear Dumb Diary Replicas) (19)

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