Born On This Day...

In 1782 Martin Van Buren, 8th U.S. president (1837-41)
In 1839 General George Armstrong Custer (Little Big Horn)
In 1841 American mining tycoon, Marcus Daly (Anaconda Copper Mining Co.)
In 1855 Biologist, Clinton Hart Merriam (co-founded National Geographic)
In 1870 Rodeo cowboy, Bill Pickett (introduced bulldogging)
In 1879 Aviator, Clyde Vernon Cessna (flexible monoplane design)
In 1894 Businessman, Philip "P.K." Wrigley (owned Chicago Cubs 1932-77)
In 1899 Blues singer/harmonicaist, Rice Miller
In 1901 Director/producer, Walt Disney (created Mickey Mouse) [d: 12-15-66]
In 1901 Physicist, Werner Heisenberg (Quantum mechanics) [d: 2-1-76]
In 1902 U.S. senator, Strom Thurmond (segregation advocate) [d: 6-26-03]
In 1903 Physicist, Cecil Frank Powell (studied nuclear process) [d: 8-9-69]
In 1906 Director/producer, Otto Preminger (Laura, Exodus) [d: 4-23-86]
In 1921 Actor, Peter Hansen (Mr. Novak, Lee Baldwin-General Hospital) [d: 4-9-17]
In 1921 Actor, Alvy Moore (Hank Kimball-Green Acres) [d: 5-4-97]
In 1922 Songwriter, Don Robertson (wrote several Elvis hits) [d: 3-16-15]
In 1926 Actor, George Savalas (Detective Stavros-Kojak) [d: 10-2-85]
In 1931 Gospel singer/songwriter, James Cleveland (4 Grammys) [d: 2-9-91]
In 1932 Physicist, Sheldon Lee Glashow (electromagnetic interaction) (91)
In 1932 Singer/actor, Little Richard (Good Golly Miss Molly) [d: 5-9-20]
In 1934 Author/journalist, Joan Didion (Salvador) [d: 12-23-21]
In 1935 Author, Calvin Trillin (New Yorker) (88)
In 1938 Singer/songwriter, J.J. Cale (Crazy Mama, After Midnight) [d: 7-26-13]
In 1942 Actor, Randy Kirby (Pink Cadillac, Heat Wave) (81)
In 1944 Actor, Jeroen Krabbe (Living Daylights, The Fugutive) (79)
In 1946 Opera singer/actor, Jose Carreras (77)
In 1946 Singer/songwriter, Andy Kim (Rock Me Gently, Baby I Love You) (77)
In 1947 Singer/songwriter, Jim Messina (Poco, Loggins & Messina) (76)
In 1947 Football player, Jim Plunkett (Patriots, Raiders) (76)
In 1949 Actor, Lewis Arlt (Ken-Another World, Ross-Guiding Light) (74)
In 1949 Astronaut, Bruce Melnick (STS-41, 49) (74)
In 1950 Football player, Steve Furness (Steelers) [d: 2-9-00]
In 1951 Actress, Morgan Brittany (Katherine-Dallas, Melrose Place) (72)
In 1957 Football player, Art Monk (Redskins) (66)
In 1957 Field hockey player, Charlene Morett (Olympic-Bronze-1984) (66)
In 1959 Actress, Connie Needham Newton (Elizabeth-Eight Is Enough) (64)
In 1960 Bassist, Les Nemes (Haircut 100) (63)
In 1960 Singer/songwriter, Jack Russell (Great White) (63)
In 1963 Country singer, Ty England (60)
In 1963 Actress, Carrie Hamilton (Reggie Higgins-Fame) [d: 1-20-02]
In 1964 Olympic swimmer, Pablo Morales (59)
In 1965 Singer/guitarist, John Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls) (58)
In 1967 Country singer, Gary Allan (56)
In 1967 Actor, Joseph Barbara (Another World, All My Children) (56)
In 1968 Actress/comedian, Margaret Cho (All American Girl) (55)
In 1968 Actress, Lisa Marie Smith (Mars Attacks) (55)
In 1969 Actress, Alex Kapp Horner (The New Adventures of Old Christine) (54)
In 1970 Singer, Michel'le Toussaint ("Something in My Heart," "No More Lies") (53)
In 1971 Actress, Kali Rocha (Meet the Parents, Liv and Maddie) (52)
In 1975 Actress, Paula Patton (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Precious) (48)
In 1976 Actress, Amy Acker (Angel, Alias, Dollhouse, Person of Interest) (47)
In 1979 Actor, Nick Stahl (The Man Without a Face, Thin Red Line) (44)
In 1980 Actress, Jessica Pare (Courtney-Jack & Bobby) (43)
In 1982 Singer, Keri Hilson (In a Perfect World) (41)
In 1984 Actress, Lauren London (The Game, Single Ladies) (39)
In 1985 Actor, Frankie Muniz (Malcolm-Malcolm in the Middle) (38)
In 1986 Auto racer, James Hinchcliffe (IndyCar) (37)
In 1988 Actor, Ross Bagley (Nicky-Fresh Prince of Bel Air) (35)
In 1994 Actress, Alexandra Beaton (The Next Step, 300) (29)
In 1997 Actress, Sophie Simnett (The Lodge Surviving Christmas) (26)
In 2001 Actor, Diego Velazquez (The Thundermans, Grimm) (22)
In 2006 Actress, Ava Kolker (Girl Meets World) (17)


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