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1982     Gaby Hoffman, actress, Field of Dreams, Uncle Buck, Now and Then
1979     Sarah Polley, actress, Sweet Hereafter
1978     Petra Minarova, Miss Czech Republic Universe 1997
1977     Pearl Amoah, Miss Universe-Ghana 1996
1977     Ryan Frances, actor, Trevor-Sisters
1977     Amber Benson, born in Birmingham, Alabama, known for playing Tara Maclay on television show, 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'
1976     Jenny Lewis, born in Las Vegas, Nevada, actress, Becky-Life With Lucy
1976     Brad Snyder, Ontario, shot putter 1996 Olympics
1975     Vitali Yachmenev, Chelyabinsk Rus, NHL right wing for the Los Angeles Kings
1974     Arjan Blaauw, Dutch soccer player, FC Groningen
1974     Brian Roberson, wide receiver for the New York Giants
1973     Sean Paul, Jamaican Musician
1972     Brandie Burton, San Bernardino California, LPGA golfer, 1993 du Maurier Ltd
1972     Devlin Murphy, born in Honolulu, Hawaii, canoe alternate for 1996 Olympics
1971     Billy Joe Hobert, NFL quarterback for the Oakland Raiders
1971     Branislav Janos, hockey forward, Team Slovakia 1998
1971     Brenda Lee Armstrong, Albert Lea, Minnesota, Miss Minn-America 1991
1971     Brook Mahealani Lee, Miss Universe/Miss USA, 1997-Hawaii
1971     Darren Langdon, Deere Lake, NHL left wing for the New York Rangers
1971     Jason Giambi, West Covina California, infielder for the Oakland A's
1971     Roosevelt Potts, NFL running back for the Indianapolis Colts
1971     Stephane Barin, hockey forward, Team France 1998
1970     Jon Klemm, Calgary, NHL defenseman for the Colorado Avalanche
1970     Dave Eggers, American Writer
1969     Brian Boehringer, born in St. Louis, Missouri, pitcher, New York Yankees
1969     R Kelly, singer, I Wish I Could Fly
1968     Alexander Alexeev, NHL defenseman, Belarus, 1998 Olympics
1968     Ami Dolenz, born in Los Angeles, California, actress, General Hospital, Can't Buy Me Love
1968     Brian Johnson, born in Oakland California, catcher for the San Diego Padres
1968     Mark Duane Croghan, born in Akron, Ohio, 3k steeplechase, Olympics-5th-96
1968     Paul Carey, U.S. baseball infielder for the Baltimore Orioles
1967     Hollis Conway, born in Chicago, Illinois, high jumper, Olympics-silv/bronze-88, 92
1967     Kent Jones, Portales, New Mexico, golfer, NM State Amateur-1990-91
1967     Roger Rowland, born in Jacksonville, Florida, Nike golfer, 1990 Macon Open-2nd
1967     Willie Anderson, U.S., NBA guard, New York Knicks, Olympic-bronze-1988
1966     Darryl Hall, CFL linebacker for the Calgary Stampeders
1966     Loretta Lee, Lee Lai Chan, China, actress, Happy Ghost
1965     Champaka Ramanayake, cricketer, Sri Lankan opening bowler
1965     Eric Wohlberg, Sudbury Ontario, cyclist 1996 Olympics
1965     Maria Pitillo, Matwah, New Jersey, actress, Ryan's Hope
1965     Michelle Forbes, actress, Julianna Cox-Homicide
1964     Virgil Hill, Missouri, middleweight boxer 1984 Olympics silver
1963     Hiromi Kobayashi, Fukushima Japan, LPGA golfer, 1993 JAL Big Apple
1961     Shoaib Mohammad, cricketer, son of Hanif Patient and prolific batsman
1960     Jolanda Egger, born in Luzean, Switzerland, playmate, June, 1983
1959     Michael Harwood, Sydney NSW, Australasia golfer
1955     Mike Reno, Vancouver BC Canada, rock vocalist, Loverboy
1953     Bruce Sutter, pitcher, Cubs, Cards, Braves
1952     Lauri Walters, born in San Francisco, California, actress, 8 is Enough, Harrad Experiment
1952     Norm Jarvis, Prince Albert Sask, golfer, 1984 Chilliwack
1952     Charles F. Bass, American Politician
1952     Charles Foster Bass, American Politician
1951     John McTiernan, born in Albany, New York, actor, Predator, Die Hard, Medicine Man
1951     Paul Dresher, born in Los Angeles, California, Paul Joseph Dresher, composer, drummer, minimalist and post-minimalist genres
1949     Lawrence Rowe, cricketer, prolific WI batsman, 302 vs. England 1974
1948     Gillies Mackinnon, director, Playboys
1948     Mel Pritchard, born in Oldham, England, drummer, rocker, played progressive rock with Barclay James Harvest, worked with Les Holroyd
1948     Paul King, rocker, Blue Oyster Cult
1947     David Bowie, born in London, England, singer and actor, Major Tom, Ziggy Stardust, also known as David Robert Hayward-Jones
1947     Igor Ivanov, Leningrad, Canadian chess champion, 1981-84, 1985-
1947     Terry Sylvester, rocker, Hollies-You are the Air that I Breathe
1947     Samuel Schmid, Swiss Politician
1946     Robby Krieger, rocker, Doors
1946     Elaine Cheris, Dotham Al, fencer-epee 1996 Olympics
1946     Kathleen Noone, actress, All My Children, Party of 5, Knots Landing
1946     Robbie Kreiger, born in Los Angeles, California, guitarist, Doors-Come on Baby Light My Fire
1946     Tod Brannan, Vice President, Logos Network Corp
1945     John Peters, rock drummer, Harpers Bizarre
1945     Terry Sylvester, rocker, Hollies
1944     Terry Brooks, U.S., sci-fi author, Sword of Shannara
1943     Lee Jackson, rocker, Nice
1943     Marcus Hutson, rock vocalist, Whispers


1942     Stephen Hawking, English physicist, Black Holes and Baby Universes
1942     Vyacheslav Dmitriyevich Zudov, U.S.S.R., cosmonaut, Soyuz 23
1942     Bob Taft, American Politician
1942     Junichiro Koizumi, Japanese Statesman
1941     Graham Chapman, England, comedian, Monty Python's Flying Circus
1941     Boris Vallejo, Peruvian Artist
1940     Anthony Gaurdine, Little Anthony and Imperials-Goin Out of My Head
1940     Cristy Lane, U.S., country/gospel singer
1940     Little Anthony [Gourdine], rocker, & Imperials
1939     Yvette Mimieux, Hollywood Cal, actress, Time Machine, Where the Boys Are
1938     Bob Eubanks, born in Flint, Michigan, TV host, Newlywed Game
1937     Robert Moran, born in Denver, Colorado, composer, operas include 'The Juniper Tree' co-composed with Philip Glass 'Night Passage'
1937     Shirley Bassey, Cardiff Wales, singer, Goldfinger, Moonraker
1936     Ferdinand Hartzenberg, South African minister of Education, 1979-82
1935     Nolan Miller, Burkburnett, Texas, fashion designer, Dynasty, Love Boat
1935     Elvis Presley, born in Tupelo, Mississippi, singer, Blue Suede Shoes, Hounddog
1934     Jacques Anquetil, France, Tour de France bicycle racer, 5-time winner
1934     Michael Grierson Jarrett, archaeologist
1934     Piet Dankert, Dutch politician, PvdA
1934     Roy Kinnear, Lancashire England, actor, TW3, Help!, The 3 Musketeers
1934     Alexandra Ripley, American Writer
1933     Charles Osgood, born in New York City, news anchor, CBS Weekend News
1933     Jean-Marie Straub, France, director, Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach
1931     Bill Graham, Germany, rock promoter, Fillmore
1931     May Wynn, Donna Lee Hickey, New York City, actress, Caine Mutiny, Noah's Ark
1930     Doreen Wilber, U.S., archer, Gold Medal 1972 Olympics
1929     Gerry Spence, American Lawyer
1928     Sander Vanocur, born in Cleveland, Ohio, news anchor, NBC Weekend News
1926     Evelyn Lear, Shulman, born in Brooklyn, New York, soprano
1926     Jani Christou, composer
1926     Soupy Sales, Milton Hines, North Carolina, comedian, Soupy Sales Show
1925     James Saunders, English chemist/playwright, Ark
1924     Benjamin Lees, Lysniansky, Harbin Manchuria, composer
1924     Robert Starer, Vienna Austria, composer
1924     Ron Moody, born in London, England, actor, 12 Chairs, Wrong is Right
1923     Giorgio Tozzi, born in Chicago, Illinois, basso
1923     Iva Michiels, Rik Ceuppens, Flemish writer, Ksiega Alfa
1923     Johnny Wardle, cricketer, Yorkshire and England left-arm bowler of 50's
1923     Joseph Wiezenbaum, artificial intelligence pioneer
1923     Larry Storch, New York City, comedian, F Troop, Larry Storch Show
1923     Joseph Weizenbaum, American Educator
1922     Abbey Simon, New York City, pianist
1920     Hendrikus J Wittebold, civil servant/resistance fighter
1917     Peter Taylor, U.S. writer
1917     Stanley Prager, New York City, comedian, College Bowl
1914     Charles Borromeo Mills, composer
1913     Horace Smith, cricketer, New Zealand, only Test wkt off his 1st ball, Paynter,
1912     Rudolf G Escher, Dutch composer, True Face of Peace
1911     Andrej Ocenas, composer
1911     Butterfly McQueen, Thelma, born in Tampa, Florida, actress, 'Gone With the Wind'
1910     Richard Cromwell, LeRoy Melvin Radabaugh, born in Los Angeles, California, actor, Jezebel
1909     Bruce Mitchell, cricketer, South African bat, their top run-scorer, 3471,
1909     Jose Ferrer, Santurce PR, oscar winning actor, Cyrano de Bergerac
1908     , Fearless, Mary Nadia Wadia, actress
1908     William Hartnell, born in London, England, actor, Agitator, Jackpot
1906     Jacob C van Marken, Dutch peanut butter maker, Calve-Delft
1906     Jan A H J S Bruins Slot, Dutch founder illegal Trouw/MP, ARP
1906     Serge Poliakoff, Russian/French painter/guitarist
1905     Carl Gustav Hempel, German Logical Positivist philosopher
1905     Giacinto Scelsi, composer
1904     Peter Arno, New York City, cartoonist, New Yorker
1903     Gene Roth, born in South Dakota, actor, 'She Demons', 'Spider'
1902     Alexander Gray, Wrightsville, Pennsylvania, actor, This is Music
1902     Carl R[ansom] Rogers, U.S., psychologist, Client-Centered Therapy
1902     Georgy M Malenkov, Stalin's successor as head of CPSU, PM, 1953-55
1902     Gret Palucca, German dancer/choreography, Silent Song
1902     Carl Rogers, American Psychologist
1901     Edmond Vandercammen, French/Belgian writer, L'amour responsable
1900     Queen Marie, of Yugoslavia
1899     Solomon WRD Bandaranaike, premier of Ceylon, 1956-59
1896     Jaromir Weinberger, Prague Czechoslovakia, composer, Bird's Opera
1896     Manuel Rojas Sepulveda, Chile, writer, Men of the South
1892     Werner Wehrli, composer
1891     Bronislava Nijinska, ballet choreographer
1891     Storm Jameson, English novelist, The Green Man, Cousin Honore
1891     Walter Bothe, Germany, subatomic particle physicist, Nobel 1954
1891     Walther Bothe, German Physicist
1890     Sandor Rado, Hungarian/US psycho analyst
1889     Paul Hartmann, Furth Germany, actor, Haunted Castle
1888     Matt Moore, County Meath Ireland, actor, Coquette, Deluge
1888     Richard Courant, German/U.S. mathematician, What is mathematics?
1886     Noble Drew Ali, Timothy Drew, North Carolina, prophet, Moorish Science Temple
1885     John Curtin, Victoria, Australian PM, Labor, 1941-45
1885     A. J. Muste, American Activist
1883     Josue Teofilo Wilkes, composer
1873     Lucien Capet, composer
1870     Miguel Primo de Rivera Orbaneja, dictator of Spain, 1923-30
1868     Frank Dyson, proved Einstein right about light bent by gravity
1867     Emily Green Balch, U.S., sociologist/feminist/pacifist, Nobel 1946
1863     Paul Scheerbart, Bruno Kufer, German writer, The Seasnake
1862     Frank Nelson Doubleday, publisher/founder, Doubleday and Co
1860     Nancy Jones, U.S. black missionary in Africa
1851     Gerard Leman, born in Liege, Belgium, Belgian general, war hero, provided King Albert I of Belgium with his military education
1846     Albert Cahen, composer
1846     William Wallace Gilchrist, composer
1836     Fannie M Jackson, pioneer and educator, 1st U.S. Black woman college grad
1836     Lawrence Alma Tadema, Dutch/British painter/husband of Laura Epps
1835     Henry James Byron, English Dramatist
1830     Gouverneur Kemble Warren, Major General Union volunteers
1830     Hans von Bulow, Dresden, pianist/virtuoso conductor/musical writer
1824     Per August Olander, composer
1824     William Wilkie Collins, English novelist, Woman in White
1824     Wilkie Collins, English Novelist
1823     Alfred Russel Wallace, British zoologist/co-discoverer, evolution
1822     Alfredo Carlo Piatti, composer
1821     James Longstreet, Confederate general, 1st Corps, ANV
1817     John Selden Roane, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1815     George Webb Morell, Major General Union volunteers
1815     Lawrence Pike Graham, Brigadier General Union volunteers
1814     Johannes Kneppelhout, Dutch humorist
1814     Thomas Green, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1812     Sigismond Fortune Francois Thalberg, composer
1812     William Henry Holmes, composer
1810     Robert Schumann, Zwickau Germ, composer, Neue Zeitschrift fuer Musik
1792     Lowell Mason, Medfield Massachusetts, organist/composer, Zebulo
1791     Jacob Collamer, Sen-Vt
1788     Erik Drake, composer
1787     Johann Ludwig Bohner, composer
1786     Nicholas Biddle, made 2nd bank of U.S. 1st effective central bank
1779     John White, composer
1777     Filippo Traetta, Italy, composer/musicologist
1767     Abraham de Veer, Dutch governor-general of Suriname, 1822-28
1668     Jean Gilles, composer
1658     Nicolas Coustou, French sculptor, Descente de Croix
1632     Samuel, Freiherr von Pufendorf, German jurist
1628     Francois de Montmorency-Bouteville, duc de Luxemburg, French soldier
1601     Baltasar Gracian, born in Belmonte, Aragon, Spain, Spanish Baroque prose writer
1589     Ivan [Dzivo F] Gundulic, Dalmatisch writer, Dubravka
1587     Johannes Fabricius, Denmark, astronomer, discovered sunspots
1583     Simon Episcopius, Dutch bishop/theologist
1081     Henry V, Roman German king/emperor, 1098/1111-25





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