Born On This Day...

In 1779, Physician Peter Roget (created the thesaurus and invented the slide rule)
In 1782, American orator/politician Daniel Webster
In 1813, Inventor Joseph Farwell Glidden (barbed wire)
In 1848, Swimmer Matthew Webb (the first to swim across the English Channel)
In 1849, Sir Edmund Barton, the first prime minister of Australia (1900-03)
In 1854, Engineer Thomas A. Watson (Alexander Graham Bell's assistant)
In 1882, English author A.A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh)
In 1888, Aviator Sir Thomas Sopwith (designed the WWI Sopwith Camel plane)
In 1892, Actor/comedian Oliver Hardy (Laurel and Hardy)
In 1896, Baseball Hall-of-Famer Bill McGowan (umpire)
In 1904, Actor Cary Grant (North By Northwest) [d: 11-29-86]
In 1913 Actor/comedian Danny Kaye (White Christmas, Cosby Show) [d: 3-3-87]
In 1918 Actor Norman Chaney (Chubby-Our Gang) [d: 5-3-36]
In 1920, Actor Sid Newman (Larry Sanders Show, Seinfeld) [d: 4-10-01]
In 1922 Actor, Bob Bell (Bozo The Clown on WGN/Chicago) [d: 12-8-97]
In 1931, Opera singer Evelyn Lear [d: 7-1-12]
In 1933 Film director John Boorman (Deliverance, Exorcist II) (91)
In 1933 Inventor, Ray Dolby (Dolby noise reduction) [d: 9-12-13]
In 1938, Baseball player Curt Flood (Cardinals) [d: 1-20-97]
In 1941 Singer, Bobby Goldsboro (Honey, Watching Scotty Grow) (83)
In 1941, Singer, David Ruffin (Temptations) [d: 6-1-91]
In 1943 Jazz keyboardist Dave Greenslade (Chris Farlowe Band) (81)
In 1950 Football player, Pat Sullivan (Heisman-1971, Falcons) [d: 12-1-19]
In 1950, Auto racer Gilles Villeneuve (6-time Grand Prix champ) [d: 5-8-82]
In 1953, Comedian/singer Brett Hudson (Hudson Brothers Show) (71)
In 1955, Actor Kevin Costner (Dances With Wolves, JFK, Tin Cup) (69)
In 1955 U.S. runner Mable Ferguson (Olympic-Silver-1972) [d: 2001]
In 1956 Keyboardist, Tom Bailey (The Thompson Twins) (68)
In 1956, Country singer/actor Mark Collie (68)
In 1962, Actress Alison Arngrim (Nellie-Little House on the Prairie) (62)
In 1962, British singer Jeremy Healy (Haysi Fantayzee, E-Zee Possee) (62)
In 1963 Actor Jim Davidson (Guiding Light, Bold & The Beautiful) (61)
In 1963, Businessman Ted Waitt (founded Gateway Computers) (61)
In 1964 U.S. middleweight boxer Virgil Hill (Olympic-Silver-1984) (60)
In 1964, Actress Jane Horrocks (Memphis Belle, Watership Down) (60)
In 1965 Comedian, Dave Attell (Insomniac with Dave Attell) (59)
In 1966, Auto racer Andre Ribeiro (Indy Car) [d: 5-22-21]
In 1969, Wrestler/actor Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy, Spectre) (55)
In 1969, Actor Jesse L. Martin (Law and Order, The Flash) (55)
In 1970, Rap performer D.J. Quik [David Marvin Blake] (54)
In 1971, Singer, Jonathan Davis (Korn) (53)
In 1971, Brazilian auto racer Christian Fittipaldi (53)
In 1974, English musician/singer Christian Burns (BBMak) (50)
In 1974 Actress Devon Odessa (Sharon-My So-Called Life) (50)
In 1976, Actress/singer Brandy Brown (Angela-Another World) (48)
In 1979 Actor David Lago (Paul-Young & The Restless) (45)
In 1980, Actor Jason Segel (Freaks & Geeks, How I Met Your Mother) (44)
In 1983, Singer Samantha Mumba ("Gotta Tell You") (41)
In 1986 Actress Becca Tobin (Glee) (38)
In 1988 Actress/singer Ashleigh Murray (Riverdale) (36)
In 1993 Singer/dancer, Montana Tucker (31)
In 1993, Actress Morgan York (Hannah Montana, Cheaper by the Dozen) (31)
In 1996 Actress Sarah Gilman (I Didn't Do It) (28)
In 1999, Actor Karan Brar (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Jessie) (25)
In 1999 Actor Mateus Ward (Lab Rats) (25)
In 2000 Actress Romy Weltman (Backstage, Saving Hope, Defiance) (24)


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