Born On This Day...

In 1718 Inventor/cabinet maker, Thomas Chippendale
In 1755 American patriot, Nathan Hale (hanged by the British as a spy)
In 1756 Painter, John Trumbull (signed the Declaration of Independence)
In 1842 Inventor, James "Steel" MacKaye (foldable chairs, moveable stage)
In 1850 Physicist, Karl F. Braun (co-developer of wireless telegraphy)
In 1860 Theologian/author, William Inge
In 1868 Explorer, Robert Scott (led ill-fated South Pole expedition)
In 1875 German novelist, Thomas Mann (Magic Mountain)
In 1885 Country performer/fiddler, James Gideon "Gid" Tanner
In 1886 Heart specialist, Paul Dudley White
In 1892 Inventor, Donald F. Duncan (Yo-Yo)
In 1892 Bandleader/singer, Ted Lewis (Just A Gigolo)
In 1896 Dramatist/playwright, Robert Sherriff (Journey's End)
In 1898 Actor, Walter Abel (Handle With Care, Grace Quigley)
In 1903 Armenian musician/composer, Aram Khachaturian (Gayane) [d: 5-1-78]
In 1907 Baseball Hall-Of-Famer, Bill Dickey (Yankees) [d: 11-12-93]
In 1918 Actor, Richard Crane (Lt. Plehan-Surside Six) [d: 3-9-69]
In 1925 Trombonist, Al Grey [d: 3-24-00]
In 1926 Cartoonist, Tom Ryan (Tumbleweeds) [d: 3-12-19]
In 1928 California Governor, George Deukmejian (1979-83) [d: 5-8-18]
In 1930 Blues drummer, S.P. Leary [d: 1-26-98]
In 1932 Astronaut, David R. Scott, (Gemini VIII, Apollo IX, XV) (92)
In 1932 Actress, Billie Whitelaw (Omen, Charlie Bubbles) [d: 12-21-14]
In 1934 Civil rights activist, Roy Innis [d: 1-8-17]
In 1935 Football Hall-of-Famer, Bobby Mitchell (Browns, Redskins) [d: 4-5-20]
In 1936 Singer, Levi Stubbs (4 Tops) [d: 10-17-08]
In 1939 Singer/songwriter, Gary U.S. Bonds (New Orleans) (85)
In 1939 Founder of Children's Defense Fund, Marian Wright Edelman (85)
In 1940 Percussionist, Laudir de Oliveira (Chicago) [d: 9-7-17]
In 1940 Swimmer, Sandra Morgan (Olympic-Gold-1956) [d: 6-17-02]
In 1940 Actor, Richard Paul (People Vs. Larry Flynt) [d: 12-25-98]
In 1941 Singer, Howie Kane (Jay & the Americans) [d: 3-27-23]
In 1942 U.S. freestyle swimmer, Sandra Morgan (Olympic-Gold-1956) (82)
In 1943 U.S. hurdler, Willie D. Davenport (Olympic-Gold-1968) [d: 6-17-02]
In 1943 Singer, Joe Stampley (Soul Song) (81)
In 1944 Singer/guitarist, Peter Albin (Big Brother & the Holding Company) (80)
In 1944 Guitarist/songwriter, Edgar Froese (Tangerine Dream) [d: 1-20-15]
In 1944 Football player, Tommie C. Smith (Olympic-Gold-1968) (80)
In 1944 Guitarist, Clarence White (Byrds, Rick Nelson) [d: 7-14-73]
In 1945 Actor, David Dukes (Winds of War, Sisters, Mommies) [d: 10-9-00]
In 1947 Equestrian show jumper, Marion Coakes (Olympic-Silver-1968) (77)
In 1947 Actor, Robert Englund (Freddie Krueger-Nightmare On Elm Street) (77)
In 1951 Singer/songwriter, Dwight Twilley (I'm On Fire, Girls) [d: 10-18-23]
In 1952 Actor, Harvey Fierstein (Karl-The Simpsons, Mrs. Doubtfire) (72)
In 1953 Actress, Marilyn Jones (King's Crossing, Magnum P.I.) (71)
In 1954 Actor, Steve Barton (Bailey-Another World) [d: 7-21-01]
In 1955 Actress/comedian, Sandra Bernhard (King of Comedy, Roseanne) (69)
In 1956 Tennis Hall-of-Famer, Bjorn Borg (Wimbeldon 1976-80) (68)
In 1959 Actress, Amanda Pays (Theora-Max Headroom, Tina-The Flash) (65)
In 1960 Guitarist, Steve Vai (David Lee Roth, Whitesnake) (64)
In 1961 Singer/bassist, Tom Araya (Slayer) (63)
In 1961 Singer/songwriter, Dee C. Lee (Wham!, Style Council) (63)
In 1961 Actress, Sydney Walsh (Mo-Hooperman) (63)
In 1963 Actor, Jason Isaacs (The Patriot, Peter Pan, Harry Potter, Discovery) (61)
In 1963 Football player, Rueben Mayes (61)
In 1963 Actor, Anthony Starke (Licence To Kill, George Carlin Show) (61)
In 1964 Dancer/singer, Allison Fonte (Mickey Mouse Club 70s) (60)
In 1966 Bassist, Sean Yseult (White Zombie) (58)
In 1967 Actor, Max Casella (Vinnie-Doogie Howser M.D.) (57)
In 1967 Actor, Paul Giamatti (Private Parts, Sideways, Billions) (57)
In 1968 Singer, Damion Hall (Guy) (56)
In 1973 Country singer, Lisa Brokop (51)
In 1974 Rock musician, Uncle Kracker [Matthew Shafer] (50)
In 1975 Actress, Staci Keanan (Nicole-My Two Dads, Dana-Step By Step) (49)
In 1988 Reality star, Falen Ghirmai (Bad Girls Club) (36)
In 1989 Bassist, Ross MacDonald (The 1975) (35)
In 1992 Football player, DeAndre Hopkins (Texans, Cardinals, Titans) (32)
In 1993 Rap singer, Vic Mensa (Kids These Days) (31)
In 1996 Rap singer, Queen Key ("Hit A Lic," "Baked as a Pie," "Killa") (28)


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