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1984     Taran Noah Smith, born in San Francisco, California, actor, Mark Taylor-Home Improvement
1981     Rebecca Wilson, born in Queensland, Australia, gymnast 1996 Olympics
1976     Jim Farnum, born in Honolulu, Hawaii, kayak alternate for 1996 Olympics
1973     Alex Gonzalez, born in Miami, Florida, infielder for the Toronto Blue Jays
1973     Joel Davis, guard for the Cincinnati Bengals
1973     Walter Nicholas Henry Tongue, born in Auckland New Zealand, 50m/100m swimmer 1996 Olympics
1973     Emma Caulfield, born in San Diego, California, actress, appeared in 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer', 'Beverly Hills 90210'
1972     Damon Watts, NFL center for the Indianapolis Colts
1972     Isaac Davis, NFL guard for the San Diego Chargers
1972     Katrina Powell, born in Canberra, Australia, field hockey striker 1996 Olympics
1971     Edward Fryatt, born in Rochdale, England, Nike golfer, 1994 NCAA West Regional
1971     Marc Peers, born in Edmonton, Alberta, tornado yachter 1996 Olympics
1970     Derek D. Brown, born in Washington D.C., team handball right wing 1996 Olympics
1970     Gerald Vaughn, CFL defensive back for the Hamilton Tiger Cats
1970     Harold Bishop, NFL tight end for the Cleveland Browns
1969     Steve Jackson, NFL cornerback, Houston/Tennessee Oilers
1968     Don Davey, NFL defensive tackle for the Jacksonville Jaguars
1968     Patricia Arquette, born in New York City, actress, Ed Wood, Nightmare on Elm Street 3
1967     Kenneth Charlie Griffith Benjamin, cricketer, WI like his namesake
1966     Robin Wright Penn, born in Dallas, Texas, actress, Santa Barbara, Princess Bride
1964     Biz Markie, rocker, Meteor Man, Townsend Television
1964     Valinda Hilleary, born in Littleton, Colorado, WPVA volleyballer, U.S. Open-9th-1993
1964     Lisa Guerrero, American Journalist
1963     Alec Stewart, cricketer, son of Micky/opening bat Occasional WK
1963     Erica Terwillegar, born in Nelsonville, New Jersey, lugist
1963     Julian Lennon, John's son and singer, Too Late for Goodbyes
1963     Terry Porter, NBA guard for the Minnesota Timberwolves
1962     Izzy Stradlin, born in Lafayette, Indiana, guitarist, Guns and Roses
1959     Franklyn Stephenson, cricketer, great all-rounder
1959     Martin Weston, born in Worcester, England, athlete, professional cricketer, played for Worcestershire 1979 - 1995
1955     John Campbell, harness racer, 3-time winner of Hambletonian
1955     Barbara Kingsolver, American Novelist
1955     David Wu, American Politician
1954     Gary Carter, catcher, Montreal Expos, New York Mets
1954     John Schneider, born in Mount Kisco, New York, actor, Bo-Dukes of Hazzard
1952     Adam Woods, rock drummer and pianist, Fixx
1949     Jim Lampley, born in Hendersonville, North Carolina, newscaster, Monday Night Baseball
1948     Gerald McRaney, born in Collins, Mississippi, actor, Rick-Simon and Simon, Major Dad
1948     Richard Alan Litchfield, born in Massachusetts, bank robber, FBI most wanted
1947     Cindy Pickett, born in Norman, Oklahoma, actress, Guiding Light, St. Elsewhere
1947     Hsiao-hsien Hou, director, Cheerful Wind, City of Sadness, Puppetmaster
1947     Steve Howe, born in London, rock guitarist, Asia, Yes-Roundabout
1947     Tom Delay, born in Laredo, Texas, Representative-R-Texas 1985 - 2006
1947     Tom DeLay, American Politician
1947     Robert Kiyosaki, American Author
1946     Jim "Catfish" Hunter, major-league pitcher, A's, Yankees
1946     Stuart Pankin, born in Philadelphia, comedian, Striptease, Congo, Earl-Dinosaurs
1946     Catfish Hunter, American Athlete
1945     Ian White, born in South Bristol, United Kingdom, studied law, Member of the European Parliament in Wandsdyke
1944     Anthony Farrar Hockley, military historian
1944     Christoph Hein, born in Bad Duben, Germany, writer, prize-winning author, translator, studied philosophy
1944     Hywel Bennett, born in South Wales, actor, Family Way, Shelley
1944     Roger Chapman, rock vocalist, Family-Family Entertainment
1944     Santiago Jimenez, Jr., U.S. accordionist, El Mero Mero, Viva Seguin
1943     Carol Lavell, born in Fairfax, Vermont, equestrian dressage, Olympics bronze 1992, 1996
1943     J. P. Kavanaugh, racehorse trainer
1943     Robby Weaver, actor, Stone
1943     Tony Banks, English politician, Lab
1943     William Garth Morrison, Chief scout
1942     Douglas Trumbull, director, Silent Running, Brainstorm
1942     Eduard Visser, Dutch writer, Fyffes are now called Chiquita
1941     Peggy Lennon, born in Los Angeles, California, singer, Lennon Sisters
1941     Vivienne Westwood, English Designer
1940     John Havlicek, born in Martin's Ferry, Ohio, NBA hall-of-famer for the Boston Celtics
1938     Barton Keith McLean, composer
1938     Lory Patrick, born in Beckley, West Virginia, actress, Trina-Tales of Welles Fargo
1938     Mohammad Farooq, cricketer, Pakistani pace bowler in 7 Tests 1960-65
1938     Kofi Annan, born in Ghana, diplomat, statesman, Secretary-General of the United Nations 1997 - 2007, Nobel Peace Prize 2001
1937     Ronald Anthony "Tony" Clegg, property trader
1937     Seymour Hersh, award winning investigative reporter, New York Times
1936     Klaus Lowitsch, born in Berlin, actor, Despair, Marriage of Marla Braun
1935     Albert Bustamante, born in Asherton, Texas, Representative-D-Texas 1985 - 1993
1935     Donald Thompsett, cricket umpire


1935     Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, epidemiologist, Living legacy award-1984
1933     Fred Ebb, lyricist, Cabaret
1933     Jaroslav Smolka, composer
1932     John Gavin, born in Los Angeles, California, actor, Felony, Jennifer, House of Shadows
1930     Dorothy Tutin, born in London, actress, Importance of Being Ernest, Cromwell
1930     John Bartholomew Tucker, born in Pennsylvania, TV host, Candid Camera, Treasure Island
1930     John Reardon, born in New York City, baritone, Falke-Die Fledermaus
1930     Mary Moore, principal, St. Hilda's College, Oxford
1929     Jacques Brel, Belgium, singer and actor
1929     Renzo de Felice, historian
1929     WIlliam K. Everson, film historian
1929     Walter Berry, Austria singer and ex husband of Christa Ludwig
1928     Eric Porter, born in London, England, actor, Antony and Cleopatra, 39 Steps
1928     John Gavin, born in Los Angeles, California, actor, Back Street, Psycho, Murder for Sale
1928     Mary Zeldenrust-Noordanus, CEO, NVSH
1928     Monty Sunshine, jazz bandleader, Gotta Travel On
1925     Shecky Greene, born in Chicago, Illinois, comedian/actor, Love Machine, Combat
1923     Edward Mulhare, Cork, Ireland, actor, Daniel Gregg-Ghost and Mrs. Muir
1923     Franco Corelli, born in Anconia, Italy, tenor, Don Jose-Carmen
1921     Alfie Bass, born in London, England, actor, Moonraker, Are You Being Served
1921     Betty Ford, 1st lady, 1975-76, and namesake for Betty Ford Clinic
1921     Virginia O'Brien, born in Los Angeles, California, actress and singer, Gus, Ziegfeld Follies
1920     Carmen McRae, Clark, U.S. jazz singer/pianist, Dream of Life
1920     Erik Pausin, born in Austria, figure skating pairs, 1936 Olympics silver
1919     Ian Smith, born in Zimbabwe, founder, first Prime Minister of Rhodesia
1914     John Cameron, cricketer, brother of Jimmy WI v-captain 1939 England tour
1913     H Ernst, bishop, born in Breda, Netherlands
1912     Josef Gabcik, Czechoslovakian resistance fighter, attacked Heydrich
1912     Sonja Henie, born in Oslo, Norway, ice skater/actress, Gold Medals 1928, 1932, 1936 Olympics
1911     Douglas Hyde, socialist and Christian
1911     Emil Mihai Cioran, writer and aphorist
1911     Melvin Calvin, U.S. chemist, photosynthesis, Nobel 1961
1911     Emile M. Cioran, writer
1910     George Musso, NFL guard for the Chicago Bears
1910     Wendell Bill, cricketer, NSW bat 1929-36 Century on debut 1930
1909     George Dixon, trumpet and sax
1909     Olavi Pesonen, composer
1909     William James Millar Mackenzie, political scientist
1908     Neil Lawson, British high court judge
1907     Maurice Stacey, chemist
1906     Charles J B Jonckheere, Flemish poet and writer, Mirror of the Sea
1905     George Baxter, born in Paris, France, actor, Flying Saucer, Lili, Caged
1905     Hans Scherfig, Danish marxist and writer, Idealister, Frydenholm
1905     Helen B M Fennell Joseph, anti-apartheid writer, Side by Side
1904     John Antill, born in Sydney, Australia, composer, studied under Alfred Hill, played in NSW State Orchestra, Sydney Symphony
1904     John R. Hicks, British economist, Nobel 1972
1903     Ilka Chase, born in New York City, actress, Masquerade Party, Trials of O'Brien
1902     Arthur Wellard, cricketer, big hitting Somerset and England batsman
1902     Josef Krips, born in Vienna, Austria, conductor, London Symph 1954-63
1898     Achiel H. Acker, born in Belgian premier, 1945-46, 1954-58
1898     Cecil Bowra, British classics expert, Greek experience
1898     E. Y. "Yip" Harburg, Isidore Hochberg, lyricist and librettist
1897     Herbert Eimert, German composer and musicologist, Glockenspiel
1896     Karl Hermann Pillney, composer
1895     Bert I Gordon, New York
1895     Sigurdur Thordarson, composer
1893     Grace Cunard, born in Columbus, Ohio, silent screen actress, Resurrection
1893     Henri Puvrez, Belgian sculptor, Sereniteit
1893     Mary Pickford, actress, Poor Little Rich Girl
1892     Richard J. Neutra, Austrian and U.S. architect, Who Built America
1892     Richard Neutra, American Architect
1889     Adrian Boult, born in Chester, England, conductor and composer, BBC Symphony Orchestra
1888     Dennis Chavez, American Politician
1887     Walter Connolly, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, actor, Good Earth, 5th Avenue Girl
1886     Margaret A. Barnes, writer
1885     Dimitrios Levidis, composer
1881     Fernand Lamy, composer
1880     Victor Schertzinger, composer and director, Uptown New York
1878     Rudolf Nelson, composer
1875     Albert I LCMM von Saksen-Coburg, king of Belgium, 1909-34
1869     Harvey Cushing, U.S., neurosurgeon, blood pressure studies
1859     Edmund Husserl, born in Germany, philosopher, founded Phenomenology
1850     William Henry Welch, U.S., pathologist, founded John Hopkins
1843     Asger Hamerik, composer
1832     Alfred von Waldersee, Prussian Field Marshal
1831     Allard Pierson, Dutch theologiost, philosopher, art historian and poet
1828     George Baird Hodge, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1818     Christaan IX, king of Denmark, 1863-1906
1816     Frederick William Burton, painter
1798     Dionysios Solomos, poet
1783     John Claudius, born in London, England, horticulturist
1776     Thaddaus Weigl, composer
1775     Adam A earl von Neipperg, Austrian general and Napoleon's wife Marie lover
1756     Joseph Gehot, composer
1741     Jose B da Gama, Portuguese poet, O Uraguai
1731     William Williams, U.S. merchant signed Declaration of Independence
1726     Lewis Morris, U.S. farmer signed Declaration of Independence
1708     Georg Zarth, composer
1697     Pierre Prowo, composer
1695     Johann C. Gunther, writer
1692     Giuseppe Tartini, born in Italy, violinist and composer, Trillo del Diavolo
1655     Louis Willem I, Margrave, Baden-Baden
1642     Gerard Callenbach, Dutch admiral
1631     Cornelis de Heem, painter
1605     Louis de Vadder, Flemish painter
1605     Philip IV, King of Spain and Portugal, 1621 - 1665
1582     Phienas Fletcher, poet
1533     Claudio Merulo, organist and composer
1460     Ponce de Leon, Spain, searched for fountain of youth, found Florida





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