Born On This Day

In 1730 Revolutionary, Isaac Sears (anti-British demonstrations)

In 1802 U.S. Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles (Lincoln, Johnson)

In 1804 French novelist, George Sand

In 1807 Engineer, Thomas Green Clemson (Clemson University was named for him)

In 1853 Diamond merchant/politician, Cecil John Rhodes

In 1857 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Roger Connor (New York, St. Louis)

In 1861 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, John Gibson Clarkson

In 1872 Aviator, Louis Bleriot (the first to fly across the English Channel)

In 1873 Director, Alice Guy-Blanche (world's first woman director)

In 1892 Author, James M. Cain (The Postman Always Rings Twice)

In 1899 Pianist/guitarist Thomas A. Dorsey (Father of Gospel Music)

In 1899 Fictional adventurer Henry "Indiana" Jones Jr.

In 1899 Actor, Charles Laughton (The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Spartacus)

In 1904 Physician, Mary Calderone (Planned Parenthood) [d: 10-24-98]

In 1906 Cosmetics founder/executive, Estee Lauder [d: 4-24-04]

In 1909 Actress/panelist, Madge Evans (Masquerade Party) [d: 4-26-81]

In 1915 Blues legend Willie Dixon (Walkin' the Blues) [d: 1-29-92]

In 1916 Actress, Olivia De Havilland (Gone with the Wind) [d: 7-26-20]

In 1923 Actress, Constance Ford (Ada-Another World) [d: 2-26-93]

In 1924 Actress, Florence Stanley (Barney Millers, My Two Dads) [d: 10-3-03]

In 1925 Actor, Farley Granger (Dr. Will Vernon-One Life To Live) [d: 3-27-11]

In 1930 Singer, Bobby Day (Rockin' Robin) [d: 7-27-90]

In 1931 Actress/dancer Leslie Caron (An American in Paris, Gigi) (91)

In 1934 Actor, Jamie Farr (Cpl. Maxwell Klinger-M*A*S*H) (88)

In 1934 Actress, Jean Marsh (Roz-Nine to Five, Sara-Dr. Who) (88)

In 1934 Director Sydney Pollack (Tootsie, Presumed Innocent) [d: 5-26-08]

In 1935 Actor, David Prowse (Darth Vader-Star Wars) [d: 11-28-20]

In 1936 Businessman, Wally Amos (Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookies) (86)

In 1939 Singer/guitarist, Delaney Bramlett (Delaney & Bonnie) [d: 12-27-08]

In 1941 Broadcast journalist Sally Quinn (C.B.S.) (81)

In 1941 Dancer/choreographer Twyla Tharp (81)

In 1942 Actress, Karen Black (5 Easy Pieces, Trilogy of Horror) [d: 8-8-13]

In 1942 Actress, Genevieve Bujold (King of Hearts, Choose Me) (80)

In 1942 Gospel singer/songwriter Andrae Edward Crouch [d: 1-8-15]

In 1945 Singer/actress Deborah Harry (Blondie) (77)

In 1947 Actress, Shirley Hemphill (Shirley-What's Happening) [d: 12-10-99]

In 1951 Actor, Daryl Anderson (Dennis-Lou Grant) (71)

In 1951 Actor, Trevor Eve (Shadow Chasers) (71)

In 1951 Keyboardist/songwriter Fred Schneider III (B-52's) (71)

In 1952 Actor, Dan Aykroyd (S.N.L., Blues Brothers, Ghostbusters, Soul Man) (70)

In 1952 Drummer, Leon Chancler (Santana) [d: 3-3-18]

In 1953 Football player Pat Donovan (Cowboys) (69)

In 1953 Football Hall-of-Famer, Mike Haynes (69)

In 1958 U.S. basketball player Nancy Lieberman (Olympic-Silver-1976) (64)

In 1959 Country Singer/guitarist, Keith Whitley [d: 5-9-89]

In 1960 Singer, Evelyn Champagne King (Shame) (62)

In 1960 Actor, Alan Ruck (Speed, Twister, Stuart-Spin City) (62)

In 1961 Guitarist/singer Vito Bratta (White Lion) (61)

In 1961 Track athlete, Carl Lewis (Olympic-9 Gold-1984, 88, 92, 96) (61)

In 1961 Princess Diana [Frances Spencer] (Princess of Wales) [d: 8-31-97]

In 1961 Country singer/guitarist Michelle Wright (61)

In 1962 Actor, Andre Braugher (Frank-Homicide: Life On The Street) (60)

In 1963 Keyboardist, Roddy Bottum (Faith No More) (59)

In 1964 Actress, Theresa Lynn (Private Parts, Psycho Sisters) (58)

In 1966 Keyboardist, Franny Griffiths (Space) (56)

In 1966 Tennis player Patrick McEnroe (56)

In 1967 Actress, Pamela Anderson (Home Improvement, Baywatch, Stacked) (55)

In 1970 Bassist Mark Pirro (Tripping Daisy) (52)

In 1970 Actor, Henry Simmons (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) (52)

In 1971 Rap singer Missy Elliott (51)

In 1971 Actress, Melissa Peterman (BJ-Reba, Young Sheldon) (51)

In 1977 Actress, Liv Tyler (That Thing You Do, Armageddon, Jersey Girl) (45)

In 1982 Actress, Hilarie Burton (Peyton Sawyer-One Tree Hill) (40)

In 1983 Actress, Lynsey Bartilson (Lily-Grounded For Life) (39)

In 1992 Twin actors Andrew and Steven Cavarno (Owen-Party Of Five) (30)

In 1993 Actress, Raini Rodriguez (Austin and Ally) (29)

In 1999 Singer/songwriter Jack Avery (23)

In 2001 Actor, Chosen Jacobs (Hawaii Five-0) (21)

In 2003 Actress, Storm Reid (12 Years an enslaved person) (19)

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