Born On This Day...

In 427 BC Greek philosopher, Plato
In 1611 Religious leader, Pope Innocent (1676-1689)
In 1795 Financier, Johns Hopkins (Johns Hopkins University named for him)
In 1864 Naturalist/inventor, Carl Akeley (taxidermy method)
In 1879 Politican, Nancy Astor (first woman elected to British Parliament)
In 1885 American portrait painter, Sarah Miriam Peale
In 1890 North Vietnamese leader, Ho Chi Minh
In 1901 Publisher/philanthropist, Dorothy Chandler (LA Times) [d: 7-6-97]
In 1919 Saxophonist, Georgie Auld (Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw) [d: 1-8-90]
In 1919 Golf Hall-of-Famer, Beth Jameson (U.S. Women's Open-1947) [d: 2-7-09]
In 1922 Actor, David McLean (Marlboro Man) [d: 10-12-95]
In 1925 Civil rights activist, Malcom X [d: 2-21-65]
In 1928 Baseball player, Gil McDougald (Yankees) [d: 11-28-10]
In 1934 Basketball player/coach, Bill Fitch (845 wins) [d: 2-2-22]
In 1934 Broadcast journalist, Jim Lehrer (McNeil-Lehrer Report) [d: 1-23-20]
In 1935 TV host/actor, David Hartman (Virginian, Good Morning America) (88)
In 1939 Actor, James Fox (The Loneliness Of A Long Distance Runner) (84)
In 1939 Actress, Nancy Kwan (The World Of Suzie Wong) (84)
In 1939 Astronaut, Francis R. Scobee (Challenger disaster) [d: 1-28-86]
In 1940 Singer/songwriter, Mickey Newbury (An American Trilogy) [d: 9-29-02]
In 1940 Actress/playmate, Joan Staley (77 Sunset Strip/November-1958) [d: 11-24-19]
In 1941 Writer/nutritionist, Jane Brody (82)
In 1941 Screenwriter, Nora Ephron (Sleepless In Seattle, Michael) [d: 6-26-12]
In 1944 Actor, Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca-Star Wars) [d: 4-30-19]
In 1945 Singer/composer, Pete Townshend (Who) (78)
In 1946 Actress, Deirdre Lenihan (Needles and Pins) (77)
In 1946 Wrestler, Andre the Giant [Andre Roussimoff] (7'4") [d: 1-27-93]
In 1948 Singer/actress, Grace Jones (View To A Kill, Boomerang) (75)
In 1948 Bandleader/saxophonist, Tom Scott (L.A. Express) (75)
In 1949 Singer/bassist, Dusty Hill (ZZ Top) [d: 7-28-21]
In 1949 Football player, Archie Manning (Oilers, Vikings) (74)
In 1952 Singer, Barbara Joyce Lomas (B.T. Express) (71)
In 1952 Singer, Joey Ramone (Ramones) [d: 4-15-01]
In 1954 Baseball player, Rick Cerone (Yankees, Red Sox, Mets) (69)
In 1954 Drummer, Phillip Rudd (AC/DC) (69)
In 1955 Astronaut, Pierre J. Thuot (STS-36, 49) (68)
In 1955 Baseball player, Ed Whitson (Yankees, Padres) (68)
In 1956 Actor, Steven Ford (Young & Restless, Secret Service, Eraser) (67)
In 1956 Baseball player, Eric V. Show (Padres) [d: 3-16-94]
In 1956 Keyboardist, Martyn Ware (Human League, Heaven 17) (67)
In 1957 Basketball player, Bill Laimbeer Jr. (Cavaliers, Pistons) (66)
In 1959 Model, Nicole Brown Simpson (O.J.'s murdered ex-wife) [d: 6-12-94]
In 1962 Guitarist, Iain Harvie (Del Amitri) (61)
In 1964 Baseball player, Luis Aquino (59)
In 1965 Singer, Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot (Curiosity Killed the Cat) (58)
In 1966 Actress, Sophia Crawford (Power Rangers) (57)
In 1966 Actress, Polly Walker (The Gambler) (57)
In 1969 U.S. swimmer, David Wharton (Olympic-Silver-1988) (54)
In 1970 Actor, Jason Gray-Stanford (Monk) (53)
In 1972 Singer, Jenny Berggren (Ace of Base) (51)
In 1978 Reality star, Kim Zolciak (The Real Housewives of Atlanta) (45)
In 1980 Actor, Drew Fuller (Chris Perry-Charmed) (43)
In 1986 Actor, Eric Lloyd (The Santa Clause) (37)
In 1992 Singer, Sam Smith ("Stay With Me") (31)
In 1992 Actress, Eleanor Tomlinson (Jack the Giant Slayer) (31)
In 1993 Actress, Brooke Wexler (Richie Rich) (30)

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