Born On This Day...

In 1221 King Alfonso X [the Wise] of Castile (1252)
In 1616 Mathematician, John Wallis (introduced the infinity math symbol)
In 1749 Attorney, Edward Rutledge (signed the Declaration of Independence)
In 1804 Franklin Pierce, 14th U.S. president (1853-1857)
In 1837 Physicist, Johannes Van Der Waals (liquid states of matter)
In 1859 Outlaw, Billy the Kid [William H. Bonney]
In 1860 Swedish diplomat, Karl Branting (Nobel-1921)
In 1869 Inventor, Valdemar Poulson (first magnetic recordings)
In 1887 Actor, Boris Karloff (Frankenstein, Mummy's Curse, The Raven)
In 1888 Actor/comedian, "Harpo" Marx (The Marx Brothers)
In 1894 Government official, Marion Folsom (wrote 1935 Social Security Act)
In 1902 Actor, Victor Jory (Gone With The Wind) [d: 2-11-82]
In 1912 Trombonist, Tyree Glenn (Duke Ellington band) [d: 5-18-74]
In 1915 Actor, John Dehner (Boys From Brazil, Winds of War) [d: 2-4-92]
In 1915 Actress, Ellen Drew (Christmas In July) [d: 12-3-03]
In 1916 Bandleader, Perez Prado (Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom) [d: 12-4-83]
In 1917 Actor, George O'Hanlon (voice of George Jetson) [d: 2-11-89]
In 1927 Author/painter/poet, Guy Davenport [d: 1-4-05]
In 1928 Composer, Jerry Bock (Fiddler on the Roof) [d: 11-3-10]
In 1930 U.S. Secretary of Labor, William Brock (1985-87) [d: 3-25-21]
In 1932 Novelty singer/author, Shel Silverstein [d: 5-10-99]
In 1933 Composer, Krzysztof Penderecki (Hiroshima Threnody) [d: 3-29-20]
In 1934 Tennis Hall-of-Famer, Lew Hoad (Wimbledon 1953, 56) [d: 7-3-94]
In 1936 Actor/comedian, Steve Landesberg (Barney Miller) [d: 12-20-10]
In 1938 Basketball player, Oscar Robertson (Olympic-Gold-1960) (83)
In 1939 Singer, Betty Everett (Shoop Shoop Song, Let It Be Me) [d: 8-19-01]
In 1940 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Luis Tiant (Red Sox, Yankees) (81)
In 1942 Actress, Susan Anspach (Five Easy Pieces, Grace-Yellow Rose) [d: 4-2-18]
In 1943 Civil rights worker, Andrew Goodman [d: 6-21-64]
In 1946 Actress, Diana Quick (Brideshead, Big Sleep, Odd Job) (75)
In 1951 Actor, David Rappaport (The Wizard, Time Bandits) [d: 5-2-90]
In 1952 U.S. track runner, Francie Larrieu Smith (69)
In 1954 Singer/songwriter, Bruce Hornsby (The Way It Is, Mandolin Rain) (67)
In 1956 Australian swimmer, Shane Gould (Olympic-Gold-1972) (65)
In 1957 Basketball player, Andrew Toney (76ers) (64)
In 1959 Actor, Maxwell Caulfield (Miles-The Colbys, All My Children) (62)
In 1960 Actor/comedian, John Henton (Milsap-The Hughleys) (61)
In 1960 Sports anchor/TV host, Robin Roberts (ESPN, Good Morning America) (61)
In 1964 Bassist, David Ellefson (Megadeth) (57)
In 1964 Actor, Boyd Kestner (Outsiders) (57)
In 1965 Actor, Michael Brainard (Joey-All My Children, Santa Barbara) (56)
In 1966 Singer/guitarist, Ken Block (Sister Hazel) (55)
In 1966 Actor, Vincent Cassel (Derailed) (55)
In 1967 Actress, Salli Richardson (Low Down Dirty Shame, Gargoyles) (54)
In 1970 Actor, Oded Fehr (Deuce Bigalow, The Mummy) (51)
In 1971 Basketball player, Vin Baker (50)
In 1971 Comedian/TV host, Chris Hardwick (Singled Out, Wall) (50)
In 1971 Comedian/actress, Lisa Kushell (Mad TV) (50)
In 1972 Rap singer, Kurupt (The Dogg Pound) (49)
In 1976 Actor, Page Kennedy (Blue Mountain State, Weeds) (45)
In 1979 Actress, Kelly Brook (Victoria Hardwick-Smallville) (42)
In 1984 Actor, Lucas Grabeel (High School Musical) (37)
In 1984 Baseball player, Justin Turner (Orioles, Mets, Dodgers) (37)
In 1987 Reality star, Snooki (Jersey Shore) (34)
In 1992 Singer/actress, Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) (29)
In 1996 Actress, Lia Marie Johnson (Counterpunch, Finding Coty) (25)
In 1998 Actor, Bradley Steven Perry (Good Luck Charlie) (23)


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