Born On This Day...

In 1768 British manufacturer Samuel Slater (founded the first cotton mill)
In 1781 English inventor George Stephenson (developed the locomotive)
In 1791 American author John Howard Payne (Home Sweet Home)
In 1812 Astronomer, Johann Gottfried Galle (discovered Neptune)
In 1822 Scientist, Peter Henderson (father of American Horticulture)
In 1865 Danish composer, Carl Nielsen
In 1892 Composer, Cole Porter (Anything Goes, Kiss Me, Kate)
In 1900 Banleader, Fred Waring (Fred Waring Show) [d: 7-29-84]
In 1901 Cartoonist, George Price (New Yorker magazine) [d: 1-12-95]
In 1910 Actor, Robert Cummings (Love That Bob) [d: 12-2-90]
In 1915 Guitarist/inventor, Les Paul (Les Paul guitar) [d: 8-13-09]
In 1916 U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara (1961-68) [d: 7-6-09]
In 1922 Writer, George Axelrod (Breakfast at Tiffany's) [d: 6-21-03]
In 1924 Actor, Tony Britton (Day of Jackal, Girl in My Soup) [d: 12-22-09]
In 1926 Actress, Mona Freeman (Black Beauty, Dear Wife, Heiress) [d: 5-23-14]
In 1926 Baseball player Roy Smalley (Cubs, Braves, Phillies) [d: 10-22-11]
In 1929 Singer/pianist Johnny Ace (Pledging My Love) [d: 12-24-54]
In 1930 Aviator/balloonist, Ben Abruzzo (Double Eagle V) [d: 2-11-85]
In 1930 Broadcast journalist Marvin Kalb (CBS, NBC) (93)
In 1931 Actor, Jackie Mason (World According to Me, Chicken Soup) [d: 7-24-21]
In 1931 Actor, Joe Santos (Rockford Files, Hardcastle & McCormick) [d: 3-18-16]
In 1934 Animated Disney character Donald Duck (89)
In 1934 Blues guitarist Wild Jimmy Spruill [d: 2-3-9]
In 1934 Singer, Jackie Wilson (Lonely Teardrops) [d: 1-21-84]
In 1939 Author, Letty Cottin Pogrebin (84)
In 1939 Sportscaster, Dick Vitale (ESPN, ABC) (84)
In 1941 Keyboardist, Jon Lord (Deep Purple, Whitesnake) [d: 7-16-12]
In 1944 Actress, Brigid Bazlen (Too Young to Go Steady) [d: 5-29-89]
In 1947 Guitarist/songwriter Mick Box (Uriah Heep) (76)
In 1950 Bassist, Trevor Bolder (Spiders From Mars, Uriah Heep) [d: 5-21-13]
In 1951 Baseball player Dave Parker (Pirates, 1978 NL MVP) (72)
In 1952 Basketball player Billy Knight (Pacers) (71)
In 1954 Singer, Peter Byrne (Naked Eyes, Climie Fisher) (69)
In 1959 Drummer, Gregg Bissonette (David Lee Roth, Joe Santriani) (64)
In 1961 Actor, Michael J. Fox (Back to the Future, Spin City) (62)
In 1962 Guitarist, Eddie Lundon (China Crisis) (61)
In 1963 Actor, Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean, Finding Neverland) (60)
In 1964 Actress, Gloria Reuben (Jeanie Boulet-ER) (59)
In 1964 Basketball player Wayman Tisdale [d: 5-15-09]
In 1966 Actress, Tamela Mann (Tyler Perry films) (57)
In 1967 Bassist, Dean Dinning (Toad the Wet Sprocket) (56)
In 1967 Bassist, Dean Felber (Hootie and the Blowfish) (56)
In 1968 Actor, Nick Kiriazis (Antonio Torres-Sunset Beach) (55)
In 1969 Drummer, Mitch McLee (Southgang) (54)
In 1970 Musician, Ed Simons (Chemical Brothers) (53)
In 1978 Singer, Matthew Bellamy (Muse) (45)
In 1978 Actress, Michaela Conlin (Bones) (45)
In 1979 Actor, Andrew W. Walker (Cole-Sabrina the Teenage Witch) (44)
In 1981 Actress, Natalie Portman (Padme-Star Wars, Jackie) (42)
In 1988 Actress, Mae Whitman (One Fine Day, Hope Floats, Parenthood) (35)
In 1989 Actress, Logan Browning (Bratz: The Movie, Brotherly Love) (34)
In 1993 Actress, Danielle Chuchran (The Cat in the Hat, Minor Details) (30)
In 1996 Dancer, Zac Vran (The Next Step) (27)
In 2000 Gymnast, Laurie Hernandez (Olympic-Gold-2016) (23)


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