Born On This Day...

In 1451 Queen Isabella I Of Castile (sponsored Christopher Columbus)
In 1610 Religious leader, Pope Alexander VIII (1689-1691)
In 1707 Novelist/playwright, Henry Fielding (Tom Jones)
In 1711 Educator, Eleazar Wheelock (founded of Dartmouth College)
In 1724 German philosopher, Immanuel Kant
In 1832 Scientist/editor, Julius Sterling Morton (founded Arbor Day)
In 1853 French scientist, Alphonse Bertillon (devised the crime ID system)
In 1864 Cartoonist, Phil May (Punch caricaturist)
In 1870 Russian revolutionay leader, Valdimir Ilyitch "Nikolai" Lenin
In 1876 Norwegian novelist, O.E. Rolvaag (Giants in the Earth)
In 1899 Opera singer/actor, Martyn Green (Iceman Cometh)
In 1904 Physicist, J. Robert Oppenheimer (created nuclear bomb) [d: 2-18-67]
In 1908 Actor, Eddie Albert (Oliver Wendall Douglas-Green Acres) [d: 5-26-05]
In 1909 Actor, Ralph Byrd (1950's Dick Tracy star) [d: 8-18-52]
In 1912 English opera singer, Kathleen Ferrier [d: 10-8-53]
In 1916 Violinist/conductor, Yehudi Menuhin [d: 3-12-99]
In 1920 Actor, Hal March (Joe Vance-My Friend Irma) [d: 1-19-70]
In 1922 Bandleader/composer, Charles Mingus [d: 1-5-79]
In 1923 Children's book author, Paula Fox (Poor George) [d: 3-1-17]
In 1923 Playmate/model, Bettie Page (January-1955) [d: 12-11-08]
In 1925 Actor, George Cole (Arthur Daley-Minder) [d: 8-5-15]
In 1926 Actress, Charlotte Rae (Edna Garrett-The Facts Of Life) [d: 8-5-18]
In 1928 TV producer, Aaron Spelling (Beverly Hills 90210) [d: 6-23-06]
In 1932 Composer, Michael Colgrass (Best Wishes) [d: 7-2-19]
In 1935 Jazz bassist, Paul Chambers (Miles Davis) [d: 1-4-69]
In 1936 Singer/actor, Glen Campbell (By The Time I Get To Phoenix) [d: 8-8-17]
In 1937 Actor, Jack Nicholson (Cuckoo's Nest, The Shining, Batman) (87)
In 1938 Golfer, Deane Beman (first commissioner of PGA Tour, 1974-94) (86)
In 1939 Singer, Mel Carter (Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me) (85)
In 1939 Actor/writer, Jason Miller (The Exorist, Light of Day) [d: 5-13-01]
In 1946 Director/actor, John Waters (Pink Flamingos, Serial Mom) (78)
In 1948 Folk singer, Larry Groce (Junk Food Junkie) (76)
In 1949 Basketball player, Spencer Haywood (Olympic-Gold-1968, Knicks) (75)
In 1950 Singer/guitarist, Peter Frampton (Frampton Comes Alive) (74)
In 1951 Singer/keyboardist, Paul Carrack (Ace, Mike & the Mechanics) (73)
In 1952 Porn actress, Marilyn Chambers (Behind the Green Door) [d: 4-12-09]
In 1953 Actor, Steve Bond (Jimmy Lee Holt-General Hospital) (71)
In 1954 Actor, Joseph Bottoms (The Black Hole, Santa Barbara) (70)
In 1957 Actor, Alan Campbell (Three's a Crowd, Jake & the Fatman) (67)
In 1958 Actor, Ken Olandt (Zach-Super Force) (66)
In 1959 Actress, Catherine Mary Stewart (The Last Starfighter) (65)
In 1959 Actor, Ryan Stiles (Lewis-Drew Carey Show) (65)
In 1961 Comedian, Byron Allen (Real People, Byron Allen Show) (63)
In 1961 Football player, Jeff Hostetler (Giants, Raiders) (63)
In 1964 Actor, Chris Makepeace (My Bodyguard, Falcon and The Snowman) (60)
In 1965 Actress, Lauri Hendler (Julie-Gimme a Break) (59)
In 1966 Actor, Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Walking Dead, Supernatural, Grey's Anatomy) (58)
In 1967 Actress, Sheryl Lee (Laura Palmer-Twin Peaks, Backbeat) (57)
In 1967 Actress/TV host, Sherri Shepherd (The View) (57)
In 1967 Country singer, Heath Wright (Ricochet) (57)
In 1968 U.S. basketball player, Vernell Coles (Olympic-Bronze-1988) (56)
In 1969 Bassist, Craig Logan (Bros) (55)
In 1971 Country singer, Kellie Coffey (53)
In 1971 Actor, Ingo Rademacher (General Hospital, Titans) (53)
In 1972 Reality star, Willie Robertson (Duck Dynasty) (52)
In 1974 Actor, Scott Nemes (Grant-It's Garry Shandling's Show) (50)
In 1975 Comedian/actress, Dannah Feinglass (Mad TV) (49)
In 1979 Singer, Daniel Johns (Silverchair) (45)
In 1980 Actor, Aaron Metchik (Stephen Floyd-The Torkelsons) (44)
In 1986 Actress, Amber Heard (Pineapple Express, Aquaman) (38)
In 1986 Football player, Marshawn Lynch (Seahawks, Raiders) (38)
In 1990 Rap singer, Machine Gun Kelly (34)


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