Born On This Day...

In 1730 Attorney/judge George Ross (signed the Declaration of Independence)

In 1755 Explorer, Robert Gray (first to carry the U.S. flag around the world)

In 1788 French physicist Augustin-Jean Fresnel (optics pioneer)

In 1789 Historian/publisher Jared Sparks (North American Review)

In 1838 Stage actor John Wilkes Booth (assassinated Lincoln)

In 1850 Merchant, Sir Thomas Lipton (Lipton Tea)

In 1868 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Edward "Ed" Barrow (Yankees)

In 1882 Actor, Thurston Hall (Mr. Schuyler-Topper)

In 1888 Conductor/composer Max Steiner (Gone With The Wind, Casablanca)

In 1898 Historian, Ariel Durant (The Story of Civilization)

In 1898 German biochemist Rudolf Schoenheimer ("tagging" molecules)

In 1899 Dancer/actor Fred Astaire (Easter Parade, Daddy Long Legs)

In 1899 Composer, Dimitri Tiomkin (High Noon, The High And The Mighty)

In 1900 Cartoonist, Vincent T. Hamlin (created Alley Oop) [d: 6-14-93]

In 1902 Film producer David O. Selznick (Gone With The Wind) [d: 6-22-65]

In 1907 Singer/trombonist Pee Wee Hunt [d: 6-22-79]

In 1909 Country singer "Mother" Maybelle Carter [d: 10-23-78]

In 1910 Golf Hall-of-Famer, Jimmy Demaret (won 44 tournaments) [d: 12-28-83]

In 1914 Actor, Charles McGraw (Casablanca, In Cold Blood) [d: 7-30-80]

In 1922 Actress, Nancy Walker (Rhoda, McMillian & Wife) [d: 3-25-92]

In 1929 Bandleader/drummer, Mel Lewis [d: 2-2-90]

In 1930 Sports announcer, Pat Summerall (CBS, Fox) [d: 4-16-13]

In 1934 Radio personality Gary Owens (Laugh-In, Gong Show) [d: 2-12-15]

In 1938 Singer, Henry Fambrough (I'll Be Around-Spinners) (84)

In 1938 Tennis Hall-of-Famer, Manuel Santana (U.S. Open 1965) [d: 12-11-21]

In 1940 Singer/songwriter Arthur B. Alexander Jr. [d: 6-9-93]

In 1941 Actor, Taurean Blacque (Neal Washington-Hill Street Blues) (81)

In 1941 Singer, Danny Rapp (Danny & the Juniors) [d: 4-5-83]

In 1943 Actor, David Clennon (Miles-thirtysomething, Almost Perfect) (79)

In 1943 Dancer/choreographer Judith Jamison (79)

In 1944 Writer/director Jim Abrahams (Airplane, Naked Gun) (78)

In 1944 Actress, Marie-France Pisier (Scruples) [d: 4-24-11]

In 1945 Actor, David Huffman (FIST, Onion Field) [d: 2-27-85]

In 1946 Singer/songwriter Donovan (Mellow Yellow, Hurdy Gurdy Man) (76)

In 1946 Singer/bassist Graham Gouldman (Mindbenders, 10cc) (76)

In 1946 Actress, Maureen Lipman (Educating Rita, Wonderworks) (76)

In 1946 Singer/guitarist Dave Mason (We Just Disagree) (76)

In 1947 Singer/keyboardist Jay Ferguson (Thunder Island) (75)

In 1948 Actress, Meg Foster (Sunshine, Chris Cagney-Cagney & Lacey) (74)

In 1951 Singer, Ron Banks (The Dramatics) [d: 3-4-10]

In 1952 Drummer, Sly Dunbar (Sly & Robbie) (70)

In 1954 Actor, Laurence Lau (All My Children, Another World) (68)

In 1955 Sportscaster, Chris Berman (ESPN, ABC) (67)

In 1957 U.S slalom skier, Phil Mahre (Olympic-Silver-1980) (65)

In 1957 U.S slalom skier, Steve Mahre (Olympic-Silver-1984) (65)

In 1958 Astronaut, Ellen Ochoa (STS-56) (64)

In 1959 Actress, Victoria Rowell (Young & the Restless, Cosby Show) (63)

In 1960 Singer/songwriter, Bono [Paul Hewson] (U2) (62)

In 1961 Actress, Teri Copley (We've Got It Made, I Married a Centerfold) (61)

In 1962 Singer, Gary Daly (China Crisis) (60)

In 1965 Model, Linda Evangelista (57)

In 1965 Bassist, Krist Novoselic (Nirvana) (57)

In 1965 Basketball player, Rony F. Seikaly (57)

In 1966 Actor, Jason Brooks (Peter Blake-Days Of Our Lives) (56)

In 1967 Rap singer Young M.C. ("Bust a Move") (55)

In 1968 Actor, Erik Palladino (Dr. David Mallucci-ER) (54)

In 1969 Actor, Judson Mills (As The World Turns, Walker Texas Ranger) (53)

In 1975 Actress, Andrea Anders (All My Children, Joey) (47)

In 1977 Bassist Jesse Vest (Tantric) (45)

In 1978 Actor, Kenan Thompson (The Mighty Ducks, All That, SNL) (44)

In 1980 Singer, Jason Dalyrimple (Soul For Real) (42)

In 1985 Actress, Odette Annable (Cloverfield) (37)

In 1985 Singer, Ashley Poole (Dream) (37)

In 1988 Magician, Mat Franco (America's Got Talent) (34)

In 1989 Actress, Lindsey Shaw (Pretty Little Liars) (33)

In 1989 Gospel singer Taya Smith (Hillsong United) (33)

In 1990 Baseball player Salvador Perez (KC Royals) (32)

In 1990 Actress, Lauren Potter (Glee) (32)

In 1993 Actress, Halston Sage (How to Rock, Crisis, Neighbors) (29)

In 1995 Swimmer, Missy Franklin (Olympic-4 Gold-2012) (27)


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