Born On This Day...

In 1737 Physicist, Luigi Galvani (bioelectric forces in tissue)
In 1754 Naval officer, Captain William Bligh (cast adrift from HMS Bounty)
In 1789 Astronomer, William Cranch Bond (co-discovered Hyperion)
In 1823 U.S. zoologist/scientist, Joseph Leidy
In 1842 Scientist, Elliott Coues (classification of North American birds)
In 1877 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Frank Chance (Cubs)
In 1887 Politician, Alfred M. Landon (lost to Roosevelt, 1936)
In 1890 Colonel Harland Sanders (founded Kentucky Fried Chicken)
In 1893 Esther Cleveland, first child born in the White House
In 1894 Film producer/lyricist, Arthur Freed (MGM)
In 1898 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Frankie Frisch
In 1899 Actor, Neil Hamilton (Commissioner Gordon-TV's Batman)
In 1899 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Waite Charles "Schoolboy" Hoyt (knuckleball)
In 1905 Director/producer, Joseph E. Levine (The Graduate) [d: 7-21-87]
In 1917 Cartoonist, Frank Robbins (Johnny Hazard) [d: 11-28-94]
In 1919 Oddsmaker/commentator, Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder [d: 4-21-96]
In 1919 Actor, Richard Webb (Captain Midnight) [d: 6-10-93]
In 1924 Actress, Jane Greer (Prisoner of Zenda) [d: 8-24-01]
In 1924 Actress, Sylvia Miles (Midnight Cowboy, Farewell My Lovely) [d: 6-12-19]
In 1925 Actor, Cliff Robertson (Falcon Crest, Wind) [d: 9-10-11]
In 1926 Singer, Jacob Carey (The Flamingos) [d: 12-10-97]
In 1927 Jazz drummer, Elvin Ray Jones [d: 5-18-04]
In 1928 Saxophonist/bandleader, "Cannon Ball" Adderley [d: 8-8-75]
In 1935 Actor, Chaim Topol (The Winds of War, Fiddler on the Roof) (86)
In 1940 Singer, Joe Negroni (Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers) [d: 9-5-78]
In 1941 Singer, Otis Redding (Sittin on the Dock of the Bay) [d: 12-10-67]
In 1942 Singer, Inez Foxx (Mockingbird) (79)
In 1942 Singer, Luther Simmons (Main Ingredient) [d: 5-9-16]
In 1945 Singer/guitarist, Doug Ingle (Iron Butterfly) (76)
In 1945 Singer, Dee Dee Sharp (Mashed Potato Time) (76)
In 1946 Singer/songwriter, Billy Preston (Nothing From Nothing) [d: 6-6-06]
In 1947 Guitarist, Freddy Weller (Paul Revere & the Raiders) (74)
In 1949 Figure skater, John Curry (Olympic-Gold-1976) [d: 4-15-94]
In 1949 Football player/announcer, Joe Theismann (Redskins/ESPN) (72)
In 1951 Actor, Robert Desiderio (Steve-One Life to Live, Knots Landing) (70)
In 1951 Actor, Tom Wopat (Dukes of Hazzard, Jeff-Cybil) (70)
In 1952 Actress, Angela Cartwright (Make Room For Daddy, Lost in Space) (69)
In 1952 Playmate, Bonnie Large (March-1973) (69)
In 1952 Guitarist/keyboardist, Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) (69)
In 1954 U.S. basketball player, Walter Davis (Olympic-Gold-1976) (67)
In 1960 Actor, Hugh Grant (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill) (61)
In 1964 Golfer, Skip Kendall (57)
In 1965 Actress, Brenda Epperson-Doumani (Ashley-Young & the Restless) (56)
In 1965 Basketball player, Dan Majerle (Dream Team II) (56)
In 1965 Actress, Constance Marie (Santa Barbara, Early Edition) (56)
In 1966 Actor, David Bennent (Tin Drum, Legend) (55)
In 1966 Actor/comedian, Adam Sandler (Wedding Singer, Waterboy) (55)
In 1967 Basketball player, B.J. Armstrong (Bulls) (54)
In 1968 Singer, Paul Durham (Black Lab) (53)
In 1968 Actress, Jocelyn Seagrave (Julie-The Guiding Light) (53)
In 1968 Actress, Julia Sawalha (Jonathan Creek, Venus & Mars) (53)
In 1969 Actor, Scott DeFreitas (Andy Dixon-As the World Turns) (52)
In 1969 Model/ballroom dancer, Rachel Hunter (Dancing with the Stars) (52)
In 1969 Actress, Constance Marie (Angie-George Lopez Show) (52)
In 1970 Rap singer, Andre Weston (Das EFX) (51)
In 1971 Actor, Eric Stonestreet (Cameron-Modern Family) (50)
In 1971 Actor, Henry Thomas (Elliot-E.T. The Extra Terrestrial) (50)
In 1972 Actress, Goran Visnjic (Dr. Luka Kovac-ER) (49)
In 1973 Actress, Jennie Kwan (Samantha-California Dreams) (48)
In 1975 Jazz singer, Michael Buble (46)
In 1979 Actress/singer, Nikki Deloach (MMC, MJ-North Shore) (42)
In 1980 Actress, Michelle Williams (Jennifer-Dawson's Creek) (41)
In 1991 Country singer, Hunter Hayes (30)
In 1999 Actress, Ronni Hawk (Stuck in the Middle) (22)


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