Born On This Day...

In 1724 Governor Lyman Hall (signed the Declaration of Independence)
In 1777 Politician/statesman Henry Clay (The Great Compromiser)
In 1791 Republican party founder Francis P. Blair
In 1831 Engineer, Grenville Dodge (Union Pacific Railroad chief engineer)
In 1838 American librarian, John Billing Shaw
In 1892 Jazz musician, Johnny Dodds
In 1904 Opera soprano Lily Pons (Metropolitan Opera) [d: 2-13-76]
In 1912 Singer, Herbert Mills (The Mills Brothers) [d: 4-12-89]
In 1913 Sportscaster/actor Jimmy Lennon (Raging Bull, Rocky) [d: 4-20-92]
In 1917 Blues singer/guitarist Hound Dog Taylor [d: 12-17-75]
In 1918 Singer, Helen Forrest (Harry James, Benny Goodman) [d: 7-11-99]
In 1919 Singer/arranger Billy Vaughn (Melody of Love) [d: 9-26-91]
In 1923 Actress/dancer Ann Miller (Great American Pastime) [d: 1-22-04]
In 1926 Actress, Jane Withers (Josephine the plumber) [d: 8-7-21]
In 1932 Singer, Tiny Tim (Tiptoe Through The Tulips) [d: 11-30-96]
In 1933 Spanish opera singer, Montserrat Caballe [d: 10-6-18]
In 1936 Actor, Charles Napier (Oregon Trail, Blue & the Gray) [d: 10-4-11]
In 1940 Keyboardist/composer Herbie Hancock (Rockit) (83)
In 1942 Actor, Frank Bank (Lumpy-Leave It To Beaver) [d: 4-13-12]
In 1944 Singer/songwriter, John Kay (Steppenwolf) (79)
In 1946 Actor, Ed O'Neill (Al-Married With Children, Modern Family) (77)
In 1947 Actor, Dan Lauria (Jack-The Wonder Years, Party of Five) (76)
In 1947 Talk show host/comedian David Letterman (The Late Show) (76)
In 1949 Novelist, Scott Turow (Presumed Innocent) (74)
In 1950 Singer/actor David Cassidy (Keith-Partridge Family) [d: 11-21-17]
In 1951 Singer, Alex Briley (The Village People) (72)
In 1952 Singer, J.D. Nicholas (The Commodores) (71)
In 1954 U.S. boxer Marvin Johnson (Olympic-Bronze-1972) (69)
In 1954 Guitarist, Pat Travers (69)
In 1956 Actor, Andy Garcia (When A Man Loves A Woman, Ocean's Eleven) (67)
In 1957 Actress, Suzzanne Douglas (Jerri-The Parent'Hood) [d: 7-6-21]
In 1957 Country singer/guitarist Vince Gill (ex-Pure Prairie League) (66)
In 1959 Actress, Elissa Leeds (General Hospital, All My Children) (64)
In 1962 Guitarist, Art Alexakis (Everclear) (61)
In 1964 Country singer Deryl Dodd (59)
In 1964 Singer, Amy Ray (Indigo Girls) (59)
In 1965 Actor, Tom O'Brien (Roger Nixon-Smallville) (58)
In 1967 Rap singer Mellow Man Ace [Ulpiano Sergio Reyes] (56)
In 1970 Singer/guitarist Nicholas Hexum (311) (53)
In 1971 Actor, Nicholas Brendon (Xander-Buffy the Vampire Slayer) (52)
In 1971 Actress, Shannen Doherty (Beverly Hills 90120, Charmed) (52)
In 1973 Actor, Christina Moore (MADtv, Hawthorne, Jessie) (50)
In 1974 Actress, Marley Shelton (West Wing, The Sandlot, Nixon) (49)
In 1978 Singer, Guy Berryman (Coldplay) (45)
In 1978 Actor, Riley Smith (Motocross, Barely Legal, Bring it On) (45)
In 1979 Actress, Claire Danes (My So-Called Life, Homeland) (44)
In 1979 Actress, Jennifer Morrison (How I Met Your Mother, Once Upon a Time) (44)
In 1982 Country singer Easton Corbin ("A Little More Country Than That") (41)
In 1982 Singer, Kiley Dean (41)
In 1986 Actor, Matt McGorry (How to Get Away with Murder) (37)
In 1987 Singer, Brendon Urie (Panic! at the Disco) (36)
In 1988 Country singer Jessie James Decker ("Wanted") (35)
In 1994 Actor, Saoirse Ronan (Atonement, Brooklyn) (29)
In 1998 Singer, Madison Alamia (To Be One) (25)


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