Born On This Day...

In 1705 Pope Clement XIV (1769-1774)
In 1740 Statesman, William Paca (signed the Declaration of Independence)
In 1795 English poet/publisher, John Keats
In 1801 Educator, Theodore Woolsey (Yale University president 1846-71)
In 1802 Inventor, Benoit Fourneyron (water turbine)
In 1815 German mathematician, Karl Weierstrass (theory of functions)
In 1828 English scientist, Joseph Wilson Swan (dry photographic plate)
In 1860 Philanthropist, Juliette Gordon Low (founded Girl Scouts of America)
In 1860 Congressman, Andrew Volstead (father of the U.S. dry law)
In 1867 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Edward Delahanty
In 1887 Chinese statesman, Chiang Kai-shek (first Chinese president)
In 1888 Explorer, Sir George Hubert Wilkins (polar research)
In 1897 Football Hall-of-Famer, Wilbur "Pete" Henry (Giants)
In 1900 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Cal Hubbard [d: 10-17-77]
In 1900 Singer, Ethel Waters (Stormy Weather, Dinah) [d: 9-1-77]
In 1902 Actor, Eduard Franz (Senor Gregorio Verdugo-Zorro) [d: 2-10-83]
In 1902 Auto racer, Wilbur Shaw (3-time Indy winner) [d: 10-20-54]
In 1912 Actress/singer, Dale Evans (wrote Happy Trials) [d: 2-7-01]
In 1917 Historian, William Hardy McNeill (The Rise of the West) [d: 7-8-16]
In 1918 Former Attorney General, Griffin Bell [d: 1-5-09]
In 1922 Actress, Barbara Bel Geddes (Miss Ellie-Dallas) [d: 8-8-05]
In 1927 Actress, Lee Grant (Shampoo, Peyton Place) (96)
In 1927 Country singer, Anita Kerr (Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour) [d: 10-10-22]
In 1928 Movie critic, Andrew Sarris (Village Voice) [d: 6-20-12]
In 1930 Astronaut, Michael Collins (Gemini X, Apollo XI) [d: 4-28-21]
In 1931 Broadcast journalist, Dan Rather (60 Minutes, CBS Evening News) (92)
In 1934 Actor, Norman Beaton (Desmonds) [d: 12-13-94]
In 1936 Actor/director, Michael Landon (Bonanza, Little House) [d: 7-1-91]
In 1937 Folk singer, Tom Paxton (Talking Vietnam Pot Luck Blues) (86)
In 1939 Drummer, John Guerin (The Byrds) [d: 1-5-04]
In 1941 U.S. basketball player, Lucious Jackson (Olympic-Gold-1964) [d: 10-12-22]
In 1941 Actress, Sally Kirkland (Anna, Private Benjamin) (82)
In 1942 Actor, David Ogden Stiers (Dr. Charles Winchester-M*A*S*H) [d: 3-3-18]
In 1945 Singer/guitarist, Russell Ballard (Argent) (78)
In 1946 Actor, Stephen Rea (The Crying Game, Interview With A Vampire) (77)
In 1947 Actress, Deidre Hall (Days Of Our Lives, Our House) (76)
In 1947 U.S. marathon runner, Frank Shorter (Olympic-Gold-1972) (76)
In 1948 Baseball player, Mickey Rivers (Yankees, Orioles) (75)
In 1949 Drummer, Bob Siebenberg (Supertramp) (74)
In 1949 Astronaut, Terrence W. Wilcutt (STS-68, STS-106, STS-89, STS-79) (74)
In 1950 Actor, John Candy (Stripes, Summer Rental, Splash) [d: 3-4-94]
In 1950 Broadcast journalist, Jane Pauley (Today, Dateline NBC) (73)
In 1951 Football coach, Nick Saban (Alabama) (72)
In 1952 Bassist, Tony Bowers (Simply Red) (71)
In 1952 Bassist, Bernard Edwards (Chic, Power Station) [d: 4-18-96]
In 1953 Actress, Lynda Goodfriend (Lori Beth-Happy Days) (70)
In 1953 Basketball player/coach, John Lucas (Rockets, Bucks) (70)
In 1955 Designer, Xavier Roberts (Cabbage Patch Kids) (68)
In 1961 U.S. relay runner, Alonzo Babers (Olympic-Gold-1984) (62)
In 1961 Director, Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings) (62)
In 1961 Drummer, Larry Mullen Jr. (U2) (62)
In 1963 Drummer, Mikkey Dee (Motorhead) (60)
In 1963 Guitarist/songwriter, Johnny Marr (The Smiths) (60)
In 1963 Baseball player, Fred McGriff (60)
In 1963 Actor, Dermot Mulroney (Young Guns, My Best Friend's Wedding) (60)
In 1963 Actor, Rob Schneider (SNL, Judge Dredd, Men Behaving Badly) (60)
In 1964 Country singer, Darryl Worley (59)
In 1965 Basketball player, Theodore Edwards (58)
In 1966 Rap singer, King Ad-Rock [Adam Horovitz] (Beastie Boys) (57)
In 1966 Singer, Annabella Lwin (Bow Wow Wow) (57)
In 1966 Actor, Mike O'Malley (Jimmy Hughes-Yes Dear) (57)
In 1967 Rap singer, Vanilla Ice [Robert Van Winkle] (Ice Ice Baby) (56)
In 1970 Singer, Linn Berggren (Ace of Base) (53)
In 1970 Actor, Nolan North (Port Charles, Angel) (53)
In 1970 Guitarist, Thomas Rogers Stevens (Blind Melon) (53)
In 1976 Actress, Piper Perabo (Coyote Ugly) (47)
In 1980 Actress, Samaire Armstrong (Not Another Teen Movie) (43)
In 1980 Actor, Eddie Kaye Thomas (American Pie) (43)
In 1981 Guitarist, Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance) (42)
In 1984 Actor, Scott Clifton (Dillon-General Hospital) (39)
In 1990 Reality star, Corey Brooks (Big Brother) (33)
In 1992 Actress, Vanessa Marano (Switched at Birth, Ghost Whisperer) (31)
In 1995 Actor, Mateo Arias (Kickin' It) (28)
In 1997 Actress, Sydney Park (CSI: NY, That's So Raven) (26)
In 2000 Singer, Willow Smith ("Whip My Hair," "Fireball") (23)


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