Born On This Day...

In 1782 Italian composer/violinist, Niccolo Paganini
In 1811 Inventor, Issac Merrit Singer (sewing machine, 1851)
In 1858 Theodore Roosevelt, 26th U.S. president (1901-1909)
In 1872 Writer, Emily Post (authority on social behavior, etiquette)
In 1889 Novelist/playwright, Enid Bagnold (National Velvet)
In 1906 Educator, Alfred Whitney Griswold (Yale president) [d: 4-19-63]
In 1910 Actor/comedian, Jack Carson (Cat On A Hot Tin Roof) [d: 1-2-63]
In 1910 TV producer, Fred DeCordova (The Tonight Show) [d: 9-15-01]
In 1911 Actor, Leif Erickson (On the Waterfront) [d: 1-29-86]
In 1914 Poet, Dylan Thomas (A Child's Christmas in Wales) [d: 11-9-53]
In 1915 Film producer, Harry Saltzman (James Bond) [d: 9-27-94]
In 1917 Political activist, Oliver Tambo (South Africa) [d: 4-24-93]
In 1918 Actress, Teresa Wright (The Little Foxes, Mrs. Miniver) [d: 3-6-05]
In 1920 Actress, Nanette Fabray (Katherine-One Day At A Time) [d: 2-12-18]
In 1922 Baseball player/sportcaster, Ralph Kiner (Mets) [d: 2-6-14]
In 1923 Artist, Roy Lichtenstein (pianted comic book panels) [d: 9-29-97]
In 1924 Actress, Ruby Dee (Peyton Place, Roots, Just Cause) [d: 6-12-14]
In 1925 Former U.S. secretary of state, Warren M. Christopher [d: 3-18-11]
In 1926 White House Chief of Staff, H.R. Haldeman (Watergate) [d: 11-12-93]
In 1928 Football player, Kyle Rote (Giants, 1951-61) [d: 8-14-02]
In 1930 Football Hall-of-Famer, Bill George (Bears, Rams) [d: 9-30-82]
In 1932 French actor, Jean-Pierre Cassel (The Three Musketeers) [d: 4-19-07]
In 1932 American poet/author, Sylvia Plath (Bell Jar) [d: 2-11-63]
In 1933 Musician/singer, Floyd Cramer (Last Date) [d: 12-31-97]
In 1938 Actress, Lara Parker (Angelique-Dark Shadows, Capitol) [d: 10-12-23]
In 1939 Actor, John Cleese, (Monty Python, A Fish Called Wanda) (84)
In 1940 Author, Maxine Hong Kingston (83)
In 1942 Country singer, Lee Greenwood (God Bless The USA) (81)
In 1945 Football player, John Williams (Colts; Super Bowl III, V) [d: 7-8-12]
In 1946 Astronaut, Terry J. Hart (STS-41C) (77)
In 1946 Film director/producer, Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters) [d: 2-12-22]
In 1946 Actress, Carrie Snodgrass (Diary of a Mad Housewife) [d: 4-1-04]
In 1947 Former U.S. hostage/journalist, Terry Anderson (76)
In 1948 Keyboardist, Byron Allred (The Steve Miller Band) (75)
In 1950 Author/satarist, Fran Lebowitz (73)
In 1951 Guitarist, K.K. Downing (Judas Priest) (72)
In 1951 Actress/newsperson, Jayne Kennedy (Penitentary) (72)
In 1952 Actor, Ted Wass (Danny Dallas-Soap, Nick Russo-Blossom) (71)
In 1953 Astronaut, Michael A. Baker (STS-43, 52) (70)
In 1953 Actor, Peter Firth (Equus, Lifeforce, Tess) (70)
In 1953 Actor, Robert Picardo (China Beach, The Doctor-ST: Voyager) (70)
In 1956 Golf Hall-of-Famer, Patty Sheehan (LPGA Rookie of Year 1981) (67)
In 1958 Singer, Simon LeBon (Duran Duran, Arcadia) (65)
In 1962 Actor, Russ Anderson (Steve-One Life to Live, Guiding Light) (61)
In 1963 Model/actress, Marla Maples (Executive Decision, Spin City) (60)
In 1963 Actress, Deborah Moore (Danielle-Days Of Our Lives) (60)
In 1964 U.S. butterfly swimmer, Mary Meagher (Olympic-Gold-1984) (59)
In 1967 Drummer, Jason Finn (Presidents of the United States of America) (56)
In 1967 Singer, Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots) [d: 12-3-15]
In 1968 Actor, Sean Holland (Sean-Clueless) (55)
In 1968 Playmate, Kata Karkkainen (December-1988) (55)
In 1974 Comedian, Jeff Richards (Saturday Night Live) (49)
In 1978 Violinist, Vanessa-Mae Vanakorn Nicholson (45)
In 1982 Actor, Patrick Fugit (Almost Famous) (41)
In 1984 Actress/singer, Kelly Osbourne (Life as We Know It) (39)
In 1986 Rap singer, Casanova ("Don't Run") (37)
In 1990 Rap singer, T-Wayne ("Nasty Freestyle," "Boogie on Da Flo") (33)
In 1991 Actor, Bryan Craig (General Hospital) (32)
In 1993 Actor, Troy Gentile (Barry-The Goldbergs) (30)
In 1995 Guitarist, Casey Moreta (Hey Violet) (28)
In 1997 Basketball player, Lonzo Ball (Lakers) (26)
In 2001 Actress, Teilor Grubbs (The Goldbergs) (22)


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