Born On This Day...

In 1198, King Alexander II of Scotland (1214-49)
In 1591, English poet Robert Herrick (Gather ye rosebuds)
In 1759, British social reformer William Wilberforce
In 1784 Lexicographer, Joseph Emerson Worcester (synonyms to definitions)
In 1787, Antarctic explorer James Weddell (Weddell Sea)
In 1816, Sir Daniel Gooch laid the first successful transatlantic cables
In 1846 Geographer, Henry Gannett ("father of mapmaking")
In 1852 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Jim O'Rourke
In 1872, English author/critic Max Beerbohm (Saturday Review)
In 1880 Inventor, Joshua Lionel Cowen (electric model trains)
In 1886, Naval architect William Francis Gibbs (Liberty Ships)
In 1890 Swimmer, Duke Paoa Kahanamoku (Olympic-Gold-1912, 20)
In 1887, Country singer/songwriter Fred Rose
In 1898, Belgian physician Albert Claude (Nobel-1974)
In 1899, Poet/short story writer Jorge Luis Borges
In 1899 Scientist, Albert Claude (founded modern cell biology) (Nobel-1974)
In 1900 Actor, Preston Foster (Waterfront, Gunslinger) [d: 7-14-70]
In 1902, French historian/educator Fernand Braudel [d: 11-28-85]
In 1905, Singer/songwriter Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup [d: 3-28-74]
In 1909 Jazz trumpeter Paul Webster (Cab Calloway) [d: 5-6-66]
In 1912, TV host Durward Kirby (Candid Camera, Garry Moore) [d: 3-15-00]
In 1913 Actress, Dorothy Comingore (Citizen Kane) [d: 12-30-71]
In 1915, Singer/drummer Wynonie Harris ("Mr. Blues") [d: 6-14-69]
In 1916 Actor, Hugh Franklin (Dr. Charles Tyler-All My Children) [d: 9-26-86]
In 1916 Actor, Hal Smith (Otis-Andy Griffith Show) [d: 1-28-94]
In 1917, TV host/announcer Dennis James (Name That Tune) [d: 6-3-97]
In 1923, Model/actress Helena Carter (River Lady) [d: 1-11-00]
In 1924 Pianist, Louis Teicher (Ferrante and Tiecher) [d: 9-19-09]
In 1934 Actor, Kenny Baker (R2 D2-Star Wars, Time Bandits) [d: 8-13-16]
In 1938 Bassist, David Freiberg (Jefferson Airplane, Starship) (85)
In 1938 Composer/guitarist Mason Williams (Classical Gas) (85)
In 1943 Guitarist, John Cipolina (Quicksilver Messenger Service) [d: 5-29-89]
In 1944, Singer/drummer Jim Capaldi (Traffic) [d: 1-28-05]
In 1944, Engineer Gregory Jarvis (died in the Challenger explosion) [d: 1-28-86]
In 1945 Saxophonist, Malcolm Duncan (Average White Band) [d: 10-8-19]
In 1945, Keyboardist/guitarist Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep) [d: 11-4-20]
In 1946 Astronaut, Richard N. Richards (STS-28, 41, 50) (77)
In 1948, French singer/songwriter Jean-Michel Jarre (75)
In 1949 Astronaut, Anna L. Fisher (STS-51A) (74)
In 1949 Actor, Joe Regalbuto (Knot's Landing, Frank-Murphy Brown) (74)
In 1951 Author, Orson Scott Card (Hugo, Nebula) (72)
In 1951 Drummer, Mike DeRosier (Heart) (72)
In 1955, Singer/dancer Jeffrey Daniel (Shalamar) (68)
In 1956 Actor, Kevin Dunn (JAG, Snake Eyes, Godzilla) (67)
In 1957 Actor, Stephen Fry (Narrator-Harry Potter movies) (66)
In 1958 Actor, Steve Guttenberg (Police Academy, Three Men And A Baby) (65)
In 1960 Baseball player Cal Ripken, Jr. (Orioles) (63)
In 1961 Bassist, Mark Bedford (Madness) (62)
In 1962 TV host, Craig Kilborn (The Late Late Show) (61)
In 1962 Astronaut, Mary E. Weber (STS-101, STS-70) (61)
In 1963 Singer, John Bush (Anthrax) (60)
In 1965 Actress, Marlee Matlin (Picket Fences, West Wing) (58)
In 1965, Basketball player Reggie Miller (Pacers, Dream Team II) (58)
In 1970 Country Singe, Kristyn Osborn (Shedaisy) (53)
In 1973 Actor, Dave Chappelle (Con Air, You've Got Mail) (50)
In 1973 Actress, Carmine Giovinazzo (CSI: New York) (50)
In 1973 Actor, Barret Oliver (Never Ending Story, Cocoon) (50)
In 1974 Actress, Jennifer Lien (Roanne-Phenom, Kes-Star Trek: Voyager) (49)
In 1976 Actor, Alex O'Loughlin (Hawaii Five-0) (47)
In 1981 Actor, Chad Murray (One Tree Hill, Sun Records) (42)
In 1983 Baseball player, Brett Gardner (Yankees) (40)
In 1986 Football player, Arian Foster (Texans) (37)
In 1988 Actor, Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley-Harry Potter movies) (35)
In 1995 Singer, Justine Skye ("Headlines") (28)
In 2000 Actor, Griffin Gluck (Go With It, Red Band Society) (23)


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