Born On This Day...


In 1757, American Revolutionary soldier Marquis de Lafayette
In 1766 Chemist, John Dalton (Atomic Theory of Matter)
In 1805 Sculpture, Horatio Greenough
In 1811, Naval Observatory founder James Melville Gilliss
In 1860 Women's rights activist Jane Addams (Nobel-1931)
In 1875, Ida Fuller, the first recipient of social security
In 1876 Physiologist, John MacLeod (discovered insulin) (Nobel-1923)
In 1877 Bandleader, Charles "Buddy" Bolden (formed the first jazz band)
In 1885 Actor, Otto Kruger (High Noon)
In 1888 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Red Faber (Chicago 1914-33)
In 1888 Financier, Joseph P. Kennedy (JFK's father)
In 1890, Aviation pioneer General Claire Lee Chennault (Flying Tigers)
In 1892 Physicist, Sir Edward Appleton (discovered the ionosphere)
In 1899, American theatrical producer Billy Rose
In 1908 Bandleader/composer, Paul LaValle [d: 6-24-97]
In 1912, Baseball player Vince DiMaggio (Giants, Reds, Braves) [d: 10-3-86]
In 1922 Actress, Elizabeth Lawrence (Myra-All My Children) [d: 6-11-00]
In 1925, Blues singer Jimmy Reed (Soulin', Big Boss Man) [d: 8-29-76]
In 1934 Actor, Jody McCrea (Ben Matheson-Wichita Town) [d: 4-4-09]
In 1937 Actress/comedian, Jo Anne Worley (Laugh-In) (86)
In 1939, Country singer David Allan Coe (Mysterious Rhinestone Cowboy) (84)
In 1942, Country singer Mel McDaniel [d: 3-31-11]
In 1942 Trombonist, Dave Bargeron (Blood, Sweat & Tears) (81)
In 1943, Singer/songwriter Roger Waters (Pink Floyd co-founder) (80)
In 1944 Actress, Swoosie Kurtz (Love Sidney, Alex-Sisters) (79)
In 1946 Astronaut, Bryan D. O'Connor (STS-61B) (77)
In 1947 Actress, Jane Curtin (SNL, Kate & Allie, 3rd Rock From the Sun) (76)
In 1948 Guitarist, Claydes Smith (Kool & the Gang) [d: 6-20-06]
In 1953 Actress, Katherine Cannon (Father Murphy, Survivors) (70)
In 1954, Bassist, Patrick O'Hearn (Missing Persons) (69)
In 1954, Bassist, Banner Thomas (Molly Hatchett) [d: 4-10-17]
In 1955, U.S. speed skater Anne Henning (Olympic-Gold-1972) (68)
In 1955 Astronuat, Carl E. Walz (STS-51) (68)
In 1958 Comedian/actor, Jeff Foxworthy (You Might Be A Redneck) (65)
In 1958, Actor/comedian Michael Winslow (Police Academy) (65)
In 1961 Actor, Steven Eckholdt (Robbie-It's Like You Know) (62)
In 1961 Playmate/model Peggy McIntaggart (January-1990) (62)
In 1961 Guitarist/singer, Paul Waaktaar (A-Ha) (62)
In 1962, TV host/broadcast journalist Elizabeth Vargas (20/20) (61)
In 1962, Basketball player Kevin Willis (61)
In 1963, Country singer Mark Chesnutt (60)
In 1964 Actress, Rosie Perez (Fearless, It Could Happen To You) (59)
In 1967 Singer, Macy Gray ("I Try") (56)
In 1969 Actress, Kelli McCarty (Beth-Passions) (54)
In 1969 Actress, Trina McGee-Davis (Boy Meets World) (54)
In 1969, Singer, Ce Ce Peniston (Finally) (54)
In 1970 Comedian/actress, Daniele Gaither (Mad TV) (53)
In 1970 Singer, Kathi Wolfgramm (The Jetts) (53)
In 1971, Singer, Dolores O'Riordan (Cranberries) [d: 1-15-18]
In 1972 Actor, Idris Elba (Prometheus, Thor, Pacific Rim, Luther) (51)
In 1972 Actress, Justina Machado (Six Feet Under) (51)
In 1972 Actress, Anika Noni Rose (Dreamgirls) (51)
In 1974 Singer, Nina Persson (Cardigans) (49)
In 1974 Actor, Justin Whalin (Jimmy Olsen-Lois & Clark) (49)
In 1978 Rap singer, Foxy Brown (45)
In 1978 Actress, Natalia Cigliuti (Saved By The Bell) (45)
In 1983 Editor, Pippa Middleton (Sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge) (40)
In 1988 Singer, Max George (The Wanted) (35)
In 1990 Actress, Hannah Kat Jones (Austin & Ally) (33)
In 1991 Basketball player, John Wall (Wizards) (32)
In 1993 Rap singer Famous Dex ("Bottle After Bottle") (30)
In 1995 Actor, Taylor Carpenter (Will Reed-Days of Our Lives) (28)
In 1996 Actor, Alex Christian Jones (Kickin' It) (27)
In 2002 Actor, Asher Angel (Andi Mack) (21)
In 2002 Actor, Pearce Joza (How to Beat a Bully) (21)

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