Born On This Day...

In 1588, John Winthrop, the American colonial governor of Massachusetts
In 1628, Children's author Charles Perrault (Cinderella)
In 1729, British politician/philosopher Edmund Burke
In 1737 Statesman, John Hancock (signed the Declaration of Independence)
In 1752, Poet/journalist Philip Moran Freneau
In 1822 Inventor, Etienne Lenoir (the first practical gas engine)
In 1854 Publisher, Albert Marquis (Who's Who in America)
In 1856, American painter, John Singer Sargent
In 1876 Novelist, Jack London (The Call of the Wild, Sea Wolf)
In 1894 Boxer, Georges Carpentier (world light-heavyweight champ, 1920-22)
In 1902 Actor, Ray Teal (Sheriff Roy Coffee-Bonanza) [d: 4-2-76]
In 1904, Blues singer/guitarist Fred "Mississippi" McDowell [d: 7-3-72]
In 1906 Comedian, Henny Youngman (Take my wife... please!) [d: 2-24-98]
In 1907, Country singer Tex Ritter (Hilly-Billy Heaven) [d: 1-2-74]
In 1910 Actress, Patsy Kelly (Rosemary's Baby) [d: 9-24-81]
In 1912 Actress, Luise Rainer (Escapade, Good Earth, Big City) [d: 12-30-14]
In 1915 Journalist, Martin Agronsky (Peabody, 1952) [d: 7-25-99]
In 1920, Civil rights leader James Farmer [d: 7-9-99]
In 1921, U.S. weightlifter John Henry Davis Jr. (Olympic-Gold-1948) [d: 7-13-84]
In 1922, Ira Hayes, one of 6 Marines who raised the flag on Iwo Jima [d: 1-24-55]
In 1925, TV host Bill Burrud (True Adventure, Animal World) [d: 7-12-90]
In 1926, Country singer Ray Price (For The Good Times) [d: 12-16-13]
In 1930, Singer, Glenn Yarborough (Baby The Rain Must Fall) [d: 8-11-16]
In 1935, Mentalist, The Amazing Kreskin (Amazing World of Kreskin) (89)
In 1936 Actor, Ron Harper (Wendy & Me, Alan-Planet of the Apes) (88)
In 1939 Singer, William Lee Golden (Oak Ridge Boys) (85)
In 1941, Folk singer/songwriter "Long" John Baldry [d: 7-21-05]
In 1944 Boxer, Joe Frazier (heavyweight boxing champ, 1968-1973) [d: 11-7-11]
In 1946, Soul singer/keyboardist George Duke [d: 8-5-13]
In 1946, Trumpeter, Cynthia Robinson (Sly & Family Stone) [d: 11-23-15]
In 1947, Football player Tom Dempsey (formerly held the most extended field goal-63 yards) [d: 4-4-20]
In 1948 Actor, Anthony Andrews (Brideshead Revisited) (76)
In 1950 Baseball player, Randy Jones (Cy Young, 1976) (74)
In 1951 Actress, Kirstie Alley (Rebecca-Cheers, Veronica's Closet) [d: 12-15-22]
In 1951, Singer, Larry Hoppens (Orleans) [d: 7-24-12]
In 1951, Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh [d: 2-17-21]
In 1951 Football player Drew Pearson (Cowboys) (73)
In 1952, Country singer Ricky Van Shelton (72)
In 1954 Shock jock/actor/author Howard Stern (Private Parts) (70)
In 1959 Guitarist/keyboardist Per Gessle (Roxette) (65)
In 1960 Keyboardist, Charlie Gillingham (Counting Crows) (64)
In 1960 Actor, Oliver Platt (A Time To Kill, Dr. Doolittle, Fargo) (64)
In 1960 Basketball player, Dominique Wilkins (Hawks) (64)
In 1964 Businessman, Jeff Bezos (founded Amazon.com) (60)
In 1966 Actor, Olivier Martinez (The Unfaithful, Mars) (58)
In 1966, Singer, Rob Zombie (White Zombie) (58)
In 1967 Supermodel, Vendela [Kirsebom] (Sports Illustrated) (57)
In 1968 Actress, Farrah Forke (Alex-Wings, Nikki-Mr. Rhodes) [d: 2-25-22]
In 1968 Actress, Rachael Harris (New Girl, Natural Selection) (56)
In 1970 Singer, Zack de la Rocha (Rage Against the Machine) (54)
In 1970, Rap singer Raekwon (Wu-Tang Clan) (54)
In 1971 Actor, Tommy Puett (Tyler-Life Goes On) (53)
In 1972 Actor, Zachary Ansley (Billy Miles-X Files) (52)
In 1973 Singer, Dan Haseltine (Jars of Clay) (51)
In 1973 Actor, Greg Morton (Scarecrow & Mrs. King) (51)
In 1973 Bassist, Matt Wong (Reel Big Fish) (51)
In 1974 Singer, Melanie Jayne Chisholm (Sporty-Spice Girls) (50)
In 1975, Singer, Chase Hampton (The Party) (49)
In 1975 Actress, Lisa Rieffel (Emily-Empty Nest, Sara-King of Queens) (49)
In 1978 Singer, Jeremy Camp (Stay) (46)
In 1980 Singer, Amerie ("1 Thing") (44)
In 1984, Stuntwoman/actress Jessie Graff (X-Men: First Class) (40)
In 1985 Actress, Issa Rae (Insecure) (39)
In 1987 Actress, Naya Rivera (Hillary-Royal Family, Glee) [d: 7-8-20]
In 1987 Actor, Will Rothhaar (Mickey Clineman-Listen Up) (37)
In 1988 Actor, Andrew Lawrence (Ace Ventura, Batman Forever, The Mask) (36)
In 1992 English model, Georgia May Jagger (32)
In 1993 Singer, Zayn Malik (former One Direction) (31)
In 1998 Actor, Nathan Gamble (Dark Knight, Dolphin Tale) (26)

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