Born On This Day...

In 1628 English author, John Bunyan (The Pilgrim's Progress)
In 1632 French composer, Jean Baptiste Lully
In 1757 English poet, William Blake (Songs of Innocence and Experience)
In 1805 Playwright/author, John Lloyd Stephens (studied Central America)
In 1829 Belgian social anthropologist, Claude Levi-Strauss
In 1837 Inventor, John Wesley Hyatt (patented celluloid)
In 1853 Educator, Helen Magill White (first U.S. woman to earn a PhD)
In 1866 Architect, Henry Bacon (Lincoln Memorial)
In 1881 Austrian poet, Stefan Zweig
In 1907 Golfer, Henry Picard [d: 4-30-97]
In 1909 Actor, Charles Conrad (Judge-Perry Mason) [d: 1-15-98]
In 1925 Actress, Gloria Grahame (Rich Man Poor Man) [d: 10-5-81]
In 1925 Actress, Virginia Hewitt (Carol Karlyle-Space Patrol) [d: 7-21-86]
In 1929 Record executive Berry Gordy, Jr. (founded Motown Records) (94)
In 1932 Singer, Ray Perkins (Crew Cuts) (91)
In 1933 Actress, Hope Lange (Ghost & Mrs. Muir) [d: 12-19-03]
In 1936 U.S. Senator, Gary Hart (D-CO) (1975-86) (87)
In 1939 Singer/songwriter, Gary Troxel (The Fleetwoods) (84)
In 1940 Singer/songwriter, Bruce Channel (Hey Baby) (83)
In 1942 Football Hall-of-Famer, Paul Warfield (Browns, Dolphins) (81)
In 1943 Singer/songwriter, Randy Newman (Short People, I Love L.A.) (80)
In 1944 Singer/songwriter, R.B. Greaves (Take A Letter Maria) [d: 9-27-12]
In 1946 Broadcast journalist, Susan Spencer (CBS) (77)
In 1948 Guitarist, Beeb Birtles (Little River Band, Zoot) (75)
In 1948 Football player, Vern Den Herder (Dolphins) (75)
In 1949 Dancer/actor, Alexander Godunov (Witness, Die Hard) [d: 5-18-95]
In 1949 Bandleader/keyboardist, Paul Shaffer (David Letterman) (74)
In 1950 Actor, Ed Harris (Right Stuff, Swing Shift, Coma, Apollo 13) (73)
In 1952 Actress, S. Epatha Merkerson (Lt. Anita Van Buren-Law & Order) (71)
In 1955 Singer/guitarist, John Spinks (Outfield) [d: 7-9-14]
In 1956 Actress, Lucy Gutteridge (Top Secret, Trouble With Spies) (67)
In 1958 Baseball player, Dave Righetti (Yankees, Giants) (65)
In 1959 Actor, Judd Nelson (The Breakfast Club, Jack-Suddenly Susan) (64)
In 1962 Drummer, Matt Cameron (Soundgarden) (61)
In 1962 Actress, Jane Sibbett (Herman's Head, Carol-Friends) (61)
In 1962 TV host/comedian, Jon Stewart (Jon Stewart Show, Big Daddy) (61)
In 1963 Actress/socialite, Cornelia Guest (60)
In 1964 Basketball player, Roy Tarpley (Mavericks) [d: 1-9-15]
In 1965 Baseball player, Matt Williams (A's) (58)
In 1967 Actress/playmate, Anna Nicole Smith (Naked Gun 33 1/3) [d: 2-7-07]
In 1967 Actress/comedian, Stephnie Weir (Mad TV) (56)
In 1971 Playmate, Karin Taylor (June-1996) (52)
In 1973 Actress, Gina Tognoni (One Life To Live, Guiding Light) (50)
In 1974 Actor, Kristian Schmid (Todd Landers-Neighbours) (49)
In 1976 Actor, Ryan Kwanten (Summerland, True Blood) (47)
In 1981 Wrestler, Erick Rowan (WWE) (42)
In 1983 Singer, Tyler Glenn (Neon Trees) (40)
In 1983 Wrestler, Summer Rae (WWE, Lingerie Football League) (40)
In 1984 Actor, Alan Ritchson (Smallville) (39)
In 1984 Singer, Trey Songz (Gotta Make It) (39)
In 1984 Actress, Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Passions, 10 Cloverfield Lane) (39)
In 1987 Actress, Karen Gillan (Doctor Who, Guardians of the Galaxy) (36)
In 1988 Actress, Scarlett Pomers (Star Trek Voyager, Reba) (35)
In 1992 Actor, Adam Hicks (Zeke, Lemonade Mouth) (31)
In 1992 Football player, Jarvis Landry (Dolphins) (31)
In 1992 Rap singer, Jake Miller (31)
In 1992 Actor, Hayden Tank (Victor Jr.-Young and the Restless) (31)
In 1993 Singer/actor, Bryshere Gray (Empire) (30)
In 1995 Auto racer, Chase Elliott (NASCAR) (28)

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