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1988     Beatrice E M, Duchess of York gives birth to 6 lb 12 oz baby girl
1981     Roger Federer, born in Wollerau, Switzerland, professional tennis player, many consider him the greatest tennis player of all time
1976     Liraz Mesilaty, Miss Universe-Israel 1996
1974     Andrei Mezin, NHL goaltender, Team Belarus, 1998 Olympics
1973     Shane Lee, cricket all-rounder, NSW and Somerset, Australian ODI 1995-
1971     John Raposo, CFL defensive tackle for the Toronto Argonauts
1971     Marcello Simmons, CFL defensive back for the Toronto Argonauts
1971     Steve Hinton, Australian baseball infielder 1996 Olympics
1970     Catriona Fallon, born in Burlingame, California, rower, Olympics-4th-92, 96
1970     Trev Alberts, NFL linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts
1969     Jerome Henderson, NFL cornerback, New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles
1968     Abey Kuruvila, cricketer, promising Bombay fast bowler
1968     Matthew Lane, born in Wellington, New Zealand, Nike golfer, 1991 S Australian Open-4th
1968     Patricia Arquette, born in New York City actress, Ed Wood, Pretty Smart
1968     Suzy Hamilton, U.S. olympic 1500m runner
1967     Ben Fouchee, born in Kuruman, South Africa, Canadian Tour golfer, 1987 South Africa Amateur
1967     Howard Cross, NFL tight end for the New York Giants
1967     Margo Malowney, born in Saint John, New Brunswick, volleyball player 1996 Olympics
1965     Akitoshi Saito, born in Sendai, Miyagi, Japanese professional wrestler, trained by Masashi Aoyagi and Yoshiaki Fujiwara
1965     Angus Fraser, cricketer, England right-arm pace bowler 1989-
1964     Harry Lee "Butch" Reynolds, U.S., 400m runner, world record
1964     Paul Taylor, cricketer, England left-arm pace bowler in one Test 1993
1963     Carol Lewis, born in Willingboro, New Jersey, high jumper, Olympic-9th-1984
1963     Ron Karkovice, born in Union, New Jersey, catcher, Chicago White Sox
1962     Charmaine Crooks, Mandeville JAM, Can 800m runner, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996 Olympics
1962     Jim Sweeney, NFL center/guard, Seattle Seahawks, Pittsburgh Steelers
1962     Suzee Pai, born in Toledo, Ohio, actress, Big Trouble in Little China
1962     Kool Moe Dee, American Musician
1961     Bruce Matthews, NFL guard/center for the Houston Oilers
1961     Charmaine Crooks, born in Jamaica, Canadian 4X400m relayer, Silver Medal 1984 Olympics
1961     The Edge, Dave Evans, London, rock guitarist, U2-I Will Follow
1959     Rikki Rockett, rocker, Poison-Every Rose Has a Thorn
1959     Ronald Weigel, East Germany speed walker, 5 km indoor
1958     Chris Foreman, rock guitarist, Madness
1958     Deborah Norville, news anchor, Today Show, Inside Edition
1958     Harry Crosby, born in Los Angeles, California, actor, Friday the 13th
1957     Nancy Glass, TV broadcaster, American Journal
1956     Chris Foreman, guitarist, Madness-Burning Down the House
1956     David Grant, Jamaica, singer and songwriter, Stop and Go, Heaven Knows
1956     Wes Chandler, Florida, WLAF wide receiver coach for the Rhein Fire
1955     Ali Score, rock drummer, Flock Of Seagulls
1954     Nigel Mansell, formula-1 racer, Portugal Grand Prix-1990
1953     "Sweet" Lou Dunbar, basketball player, Harlem Globetrotters
1953     Donny Most, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Ralph Malph-Happy Days
1952     Robin Quivers, radio/TV personality, Howard Stern's sidekick
1952     Philip E. Berger, American Politician
1951     Martin Brest, born in Bronx, New York, actor, Fast Times at Ridgemont High
1951     Phil Carlson, cricketer, Australian all-rounder 1979
1950     Willie Hall, born in Memphis, Tennessee, rocker, drummer, played with Isaac Hayes' The Movement, member of The Bo-Keys
1949     Airrion Love, U.S. singer, Stylistics-16 Bars
1949     Bela Magyari, Hungary, cosmonaut
1949     Keith Carradine, San Mateo California, actor, Young Guns, Pretty Baby
1948     Svetlana Y Savitskaya, Russian cosmonaut, Soyuz T-7, T-12, T-15A
1947     Jose Cruz, leftfielder, St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Astros
1947     Larry Wilcox, SD California, actor, Lassie, Officer Jon Baker-CHiPs
1946     French W. Weisglas, Dutch MP, VVD
1946     Robin Tallon, born in Hemingway, South Carolina, Representative-D-South Carolina 1983 - 1993
1945     Erskine Bowles, American Businessman
1944     Hans van Eijk, Dutch rock guitarist, Jumping Jewels
1944     Michael Johnson, born in Alamosa, Colorado, pop, guitarist, country, pop music, known for song, 'Bluer Than Blue'
1944     Smokey Bear, named after New York City fireman Smokey Joe Martin
1943     Denny Payton, saxophonist, harmonica player, guitarist, singer, performed with the Dave Clark Five, English pop rock group
1942     Jay David, rocker, Dr. Hook and Medicine Show
1940     Dilip Sardesai, cricketer, high scoring Indian batsman of 60's
1939     Philip E Baisley, Augusta, Virginia, singer, Statler Bros-Class of '57
1939     Viorica Viscopoleanu, Romania, long jumper, Gold Medal 1968 Olympics
1939     William Alden Hibbard, composer
1938     Connie Stevens, born in Brooklyn, singer and actress, Hawaiian Eye, Back to Beach
1938     Jacques Hetu, born in Trois-Rivieres Quebec, composer
1937     Dustin Hoffman, born in Louisiana, actor, Graduate, Tootsie, Kramer vs Kramer
1937     Louis Neefs, Belgian singer
1936     Don Bowden, U.S., 1st American to run a sub 4 minute mile


1936     Frank Howard, baseball player, NL Rookie of the Year 1960
1936     Keith Barron, born in Mexborough, England, actor, At Earth's Core, Baby Love
1935     Ron Marlenee, born in Scobey, Montana, Representative-R-Montana 1977 - 1993
1935     Sandy Horn, lesbian activist
1934     Julian C. Dixon, born in Washington, D.C., Representative-D-California 1979 - 2000
1933     Joe Tex, singer and songwriter, Hold What You've Got
1932     Jimmy Witherspoon, singer
1932     Mel Tillis, born in Tampa, Florida, country singer, Who's Julie, M-M-Mel
1931     Roger Penrose, English Physicist
1930     Jerry Tarkanian, basketball coach, California State, UNLV, 625-122
1930     Joan Mondale, wife of U.S. vice-president Walter Mondale, 1977-81
1930     Nita Talbot, born in New York City, New York, actress, Supertrain, Here We Go Again
1930     Terry Nation, writer, Dr. Who, Blake 7
1929     Josef Suk, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, violinist, Artist of Merit-1977
1929     Ronald Biggs, British Celebrity
1928     Ken Scowcroft, English insurance magnate/multi-millionaire
1927     Elis Juliana, Antillian writer/poet, Lady of the Night: A flower
1927     James H. Weaver, born in Brookings, South Dakota, Representative-D-Oregon 1975 - 1987
1927     Juri Kasakow, writer
1926     Richard Anderson, born in Long Beach, New Jersey, actor, Oscar Goldman-6 Million $ Man
1926     Webb Pierce, born in West Monroe, Louisiana, country singer, Ozark Jubilee
1925     Jack Stoddart, designer/socialist
1925     Alija Izetbegovic, Bosniak Activist
1924     Thomas Beversdorf, composer
1923     Esther Williams, born in Inglewood, California, actress/swimmer, Dangerous when Wet
1922     Michael Parkin, journalist
1922     Rory Calhoun, actor, Blue and Gray, Judson Tyler-Capitol
1922     Rudi Gernreich, designer, 1st women's topless swimsuit, miniskirt
1921     Roger Nixon, born in California, musician, composer, professor of music, composed for orchestra, band, choir, opera
1920     Don Cook, foreign Correspondent
1919     Dino De Laurentiis, Torre Annunziata Italy, producer, King Kong
1918     Rory Calhoun, born in Los Angeles, California, actor, Capitol, Motel Hell, Bill-Texan
1914     Arthur Holt, politician
1913     Axel Stordahl, born in Staten Island, New York, orchestra leader, Frank Sinatra Show
1913     Daan Wildschut, painter/glazenier/author
1913     Robert Stafford, born in Rutland, Vermont, Senator-R-Vermont 1971 - 1989, Governor of Vermont 1959 - 1961
1912     Daniel Mann, Brooklyn, director, Willard, Butterfield 8
1911     Rosetta LeNoire, New York City, actor, Grandma Winslow-Family Matters
1910     Francisco Brochado Da Rocha, Prime Minister of Brazil, 1962
1910     Sylvia Sidney, born in Bronx, New York, actress, WKRP, Sabotage, Beetlejuice, Demon
1909     Bill Voce, cricketer, England left-arm bodyline bowler
1908     Arthur J Goldberg, Illinois, United Nations ambassador/Supreme Court justice, 1962-65
1908     Chivu Stoica, premier of Romania, 1955-61
1908     Arthur J. Goldberg, American Judge
1908     Arthur Joseph Goldberg, American Statesman
1907     Benny Carter, born in New York City, musician/composer, Easy Money, King Carter
1906     Andre Demedts, Flemish writer, Rainfall of the Days
1905     Andre Jolivet, Paris, France, composer, L'Eunuque
1905     Nino Martini, Verona Italy, actor, Here's to Romance
1905     Wachtang Ananjan, writer
1904     Istvan Szelenyi, composer
1903     August Cool, Belgian union leader/minister of state
1902     Paul A M Dirac, England, physicist, quantum mechanics, Nobel 1933
1902     Paul Dirac, British Physicist
1901     Ernest Lawrence, born in Canton, South Dakota, inventor of the cyclotron, Nobel Prize in Physics 1939
1901     Ernest Lawrence, American Scientist
1900     Josephine Holt Bay, 1st woman to head a firm on New York stock exchange
1900     Victor Young, born in Chicago, Illinois, orchestra leader, Milton Berle Show, In Old California
1898     Paul Belmondo, French sculptor, Bathing Woman, Orleans
1896     Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Washington D.C., writer, Yearling
1895     Law Pendleton, U.S., wrestler/actor, Laughing Lady
1889     Jack Ryder, cricketer, athletic Australian all-rounder and captain
1887     Esme Percy, born in London, England, actor, Old Spanish Custom
1887     J C Heldring, Dutch businessman
1887     Malcolm Keen, Bristol England, actor, Uncle Chris-Mama
1887     Ullrich Haupt, Prussia, actor, Morocco, Du Barry-Woman of Passion
1886     Daniel Ruyneman, composer
1886     Pietro Alessandro Yon, composer
1884     Sara Teasdale, U.S., poet, 1st Pulitzer Prize-1918-Love Songs
1881     Paul L E von Kleist, German general-Field Marshal, Eastern Front
1879     Emiliano Zapata, Mexican revolutionary, peasant leader
1871     William Henry Squire, composer
1866     Matthew A. Henson, 1st Black to reach North Pole, Jun 4 1909
1866     Matthew Henson, American Explorer
1864     Henri de Vries, Van Walterop, Dutch actor, Cleopatra, White Cargo
1861     William Bateson, English biologist, originator of term "genetics"
1857     Cecile Chaminade, composer
1857     Henry Osborn, Conn, paleontologist/author, 52 Years of Research
1852     Barend Barendse, actor and director, Wandering Jew
1839     Nelson Appleton Miles, Major General Union volunteers
1839     Nelson A. Miles, American Soldier
1835     James William Forsyth, Brigadier General Union volunteers
1823     Theodule Augustin Ribot, painter
1820     Winfield Scott "Old Swet" Featherston, Army Brigadier General, Confederate
1819     Charles Anderson Dana, Assistant Secretary War, Union
1814     Esther Hobart Morris, suffragist/anti-slavery activist
1812     John Rodgers II, Commander Union Navy
1805     Antoon Jurgens, Dutch margarine manufacturer
1794     Robert Nelson, Canadian Politician
1763     Charles Bulfinch, born in Boston, Massachusetts, 1st U.S. pro architect, Mass State House
1755     Luigi Marchesi, composer
1746     Hieronymus van Alphen, Dutch attorney/poet, church songs
1732     Johann C Adelung, German linguist/librarian
1705     Gustaaf Imhoff, Governor of Ceylon, 1736 - 1740, Governor of Netherlands-Indies, 1743 - 1750
1694     Francis Hutcheson, born in Drumaleg, Ireland, philosopher, Scottish Presbyterian, founding father of Scottish Enlightenment
1693     Laurent Belissen, composer
1653     Jacques Basnage, French/Netherlands historian/vicar
1617     Adriaan W. "Joris" van Geel, Flemish missionary, Bantu Dictionary
1586     Adolf, earl of Nassau-Siegen
1571     John Ward, born in Canterbury, England, composer, chorister, Canterbury Cathedral





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