Born On This Day...

In 1728 Revolutionary General John Stark (U.S. War of Independence)
In 1749 Social philosopher, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (Faust)
In 1774 Educator, Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton (first American-born saint)
In 1828, Russian writer Leo Tolstoy (War & Peace)
In 1831, Lucy Ware Webb Hayes, wife of President Rutherford Hayes
In 1844 Manufacturer, Henry Towne (co-founded Yale Lock Company)
In 1863, French physicist Andre-Eugene Blondel (oscillograph)
In 1873 Architect, Eliel Saarinen (influenced skyscraper design)
In 1891 Actor, Stanley Andrews (Old Ranger-Death Valley Days)
In 1897 Actor, Morris Ankrum (Earth vs. Flying Saucers)
In 1899, French actor Charles Boyer (Alcoa Theater, Rogues)
In 1905 Actor, Sam Levene (Gung Ho, Boomerang) [d: 12-17-80]
In 1908, Scientist/author Roger Tory Peterson [d: 7-28-96]
In 1913 U.S. high jumper Cornelius Johnson (Olympic-Gold-1936) [d: 2-15-46]
In 1917 Cartoonist, Jack Kirby (Spiderman, Incredible Hulk) [d: 2-6-94]
In 1919 Scientist, Godfrey N. Hounsfield (developed CATscan) [d: 12-12-04]
In 1921 Actress, Nancy Kulp (Jane Hathaway-Beverly Hillbillies) [d: 2-3-91]
In 1922 Actor, Simon Oakland (Toma, Night Stalker) [d: 8-29-83]
In 1924 Actress, Peggy Ryan (Jenny Sherman-Hawaii Five-O) [d: 10-30-04]
In 1925 Actor, Donald O'Connor (Francis The Talking Mule) [d: 9-27-03]
In 1928, Jazz pianist Kenny Drew [d: 8-4-93]
In 1929 Actress, Roxie Roker (Helen Willis-Jeffersons) [d: 12-2-95]
In 1930 Actor, Ben Gazzara (Paul-Run for Your Life) [d: 2-3-12]
In 1933 Actress, Elizabeth Seal (Irma La Douche) (90)
In 1937 Drummer, Clem Cattini (Tornadoes) (86)
In 1939, Broadcast journalist Catherine Mackin [d: 11-20-82]
In 1943, Drummer, Honey Lantree (Honeycombs) [d: 12-23-18]
In 1943 Baseball Manager, Lou Piniella (Yankees) (80)
In 1943 Actor/singer David Soul (Hutch-Starsky & Hutch) (80)
In 1945, Football player Jim Lynch (Chiefs; Super Bowl IV) [d: 7-21-22]
In 1947 Actress, Alice Playten (Who Killed Mary Whats 'er Name) [d: 6-21-11]
In 1948 Drummer/songwriter, Daniel Seraphine (Chicago) (75)
In 1949, Singer/guitarist Hugh Cornwell (The Stranglers) (74)
In 1950 Baseball player, Ron Guidry (Yankees) (73)
In 1951 Guitarist, Dave Hlubek (Molly Hatchett) [d: 9-3-17]
In 1951, Singer, Wayne Osmond (Osmond Brothers) (72)
In 1956, Football player Eddie Murray (67)
In 1957 Actor, Rick Rossovich (Top Gun, Dr. Taglieri-ER) (66)
In 1957 Actor, Daniel Stern (Home Alone, City Slickers, Bushwacked) (66)
In 1958, U.S. figure skater Scott Hamilton (Olympic-Gold-1984) (65)
In 1960 Actress, Emma Samms (Fallon-Dynasty, Holly-General Hospital) (63)
In 1960 Astronuat, Leroy Chiao (63)
In 1961, Singer, Kim Appleby (Mel & Kim) (62)
In 1961 Actress, Jennifer Coolidge (American Dreamz, The White Lotus) (62)
In 1962 Golfer, Rick Fehr (61)
In 1963 Football player, Reyna Thompson (Giants) (60)
In 1964 Golfer, Lee Janzen (one of the youngest to win the U.S. Open) (59)
In 1965 Actress, Amanda Tapping (Major Samantha Carter-Stargate SG-1) (58)
In 1965, Country singer Shania Twain (58)
In 1968 Actor, Billy Boyd (Lord of the Rings) (55)
In 1969 Actor, Jason Priestley (Brandon-Beverly Hills 90210) (54)
In 1969 Actress, Ari Zeltzer (Father Murphy) (54)
In 1969 Actor, Jack Black (Enemy Of The State, Shallow Hal, King Kong) (54)
In 1971 U.S. swimmer Janet Evans (Olympics-3 Gold-1988; Gold-1992) (52)
In 1973 Actor, J. August Richards (Angel) (50)
In 1978, Singer/bassist Max Collins (Eve 6) (45)
In 1978 Actress, Rachel Kimsey (MacKenzie-Young & The Restless) (45)
In 1980 Actress, Carly Pope (Samantha "Sam" McPherson-Popular) (43)
In 1981, Country singer Jake Owen (42)
In 1982, Country singer LeAnn Rimes (How Do I Live) (41)
In 1984 Actor, Michael Galeota (Bushwacked, The Jersey) [d: 1-10-16]
In 1985, Reality star Tanisha Thomas (Bad Girls Club) (38)
In 1986 Actor, Armie Hammer (The Social Network, The Lone Ranger) (37)
In 1989, Singer, Cassadee Pope (Frame By Frame) (34)
In 1991 Actor, Kyle Massey (That's So Raven, Cory in the House) (32)
In 1997 Actress, Emilia McCarthy (Hemlock Grove, Kid's Town) (26)
In 2003 Actress, Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild, Annie) (20)
In 2005 Reality star Alana Thompson (Honey Boo Boo) (18)
In 2007 Actor, August Maturo (Girl Meets World) (16)


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