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1979     Jayna Cronin Geneva, New York, dance skater, & Dreger-1997 National-13th
1978     Cindy Parlow, born in Memphis, Tennessee, soccer forward 1996 Olympics
1978     Sandra Kleinova, Prague, Czechoslovakia, tennis star, 1995 Futures-Turku-FIN
1978     Josie Maran, born in Menlo Park, California, model, actress, appeared in 'Sports Illustrated Swimsuit' issues from 2000 - 2002
1976     Oleg Tverdovsky, Donetsk Ukr, NHL defenseman, Winnipeg Jets
1975     Enrique Iglesias, Spanish Musician
1974     Calvin Branch, cornerback for the Oakland Raiders
1974     Colin Daynes, Windsor, Ontario, 68 kg Greco Roman wrestler 1996 Olympics
1974     Korey Stringer, NFL tackle for the Minnesota Vikings
1973     Wolf Wigo, Abington Penn, water polo driver 1996 Olympics
1972     Chris Sanders, NFL wide receiver, Tennessee/Houston Oilers
1972     Keelin Curnuck, Miss New York USA 1996 /Ms Venus Swimwear, 1994
1971     Carlos Brooks, NFL cornerback for the Arizona Cardinals
1971     Chris Wolf, actor/musician, Guys Next Door
1971     Stephen Ingram, NFL tackle and guard for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1970     Christine Stark, Winnipeg Manitoba, volleyballer 1996 Olympics
1970     Marco Heering, soccer player, Go Ahead Eagles
1970     Michael Bevan, cricketer, dashing NSW and Australian lefty bat
1969     Brad Culpepper, NFL defensive tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1969     Duane Forde, CFL fullback for the Calgary Stampeders
1969     Swift Burch, CFL defensive end, Montreal Alouettes
1968     Franklin Langham, Augusta, Georgia, Nike golfer, 1993 Permian Basin Open
1968     John Johnson, NFL linebacker for the New Orleans Saints
1968     Omar Camporese, born in Bologna, Italy, professional tennis player, won two top-level singles and five tour doubles titles
1966     Eddie Brown, CFL slot back for the Edmonton Eskimos
1964     Cheryl Richardson, Palo Alto, California, actress, Jennie-General Hospital
1964     Eric Brittingham, rocker, Cinderella-Heartbreak Station
1964     Melissa Gilbert Brinkman, Louisiana, actress, Little House on the Prairie
1964     Melissa Gilbert, American Actress
1963     Clemens Lothaller, Austria, cosmonaut, Soyuz TM-13 backup
1962     Terry Baker, CFL kicker, Montreal Alouettes
1961     Riaz Poonawalla, cricketer, Indian 12th man/UAE bat 1994 ICC Trophy
1959     Ronnie Lott, Albuquerque, New Mexico, NFL defensive back, SF 49er
1957     Deana Deardruff, U.S., 4 x 100m swimmer, Gold Medal 1972 Olympics
1957     Jeff Wincott, born in Toronto, Canada, actor, Night Heat
1956     Jeff Madrigali, Walnut Creek California, soling yachter, Bronze Medal 1996 Olympics
1955     Alex Van Halen, Nijmegen, born in Netherlands, rock drummer, Van Halen-1984, Jump
1955     Stephen Furst, born in Norfolk, Virginia, actor, Animal House, Elliot-St. Elsewhere
1954     David Keith, born in Knoxville, Tennessee, actor, Back Roads, Firestarter
1954     Gary Wilmot, born in Lambeth, London, actor, impressionist, singer, comedian, created role of Elliot Garfield in 'The Goodbye Girl'
1952     Beth Henley, Jackson, Mississippi, actress/playwright, Miss Firecracker
1952     Charles J. Camarda, New York City, PhD/astronaut
1951     Chris Frantz, Kentucky, rock drummer, Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club
1951     Deborah Harmon, actress, Ted Knight Show, M*A*S*H, Just the 10 of Us
1951     Philip Bailey, rocker, Earth Wind and Fire-Shining Star, Easy Lover
1948     Maurizio Nichetti, actor, Icicle Thief, Volcano
1947     Felicity Lott, English soprano, We come to the river
1947     Phil Sawyer, rocker, Spencer Davis Group
1947     Rick Zehringer, Ohio, rocker, McCoys
1947     John Reid, born in Lanarkshire, Scotland, politician, Member of Parliament for Airdrie and Shotts
1945     Arthur Docters van Leeuwen, jurist, Holland's secret service
1945     Keith Jarrett, jazz musician/film composer, Nachtfahrer
1944     Gary Glitter, Paul Gadd, England, rocker, Rock and Roll Part II
1943     Paul Samwell-Smith, rocker, Yardbirds-For Your Love
1943     Rick Samwell-Smith, rocker, Yardbirds-For Your Love
1943     Toni Tennille, Montgomery, Alabama, female Beachboy, Captain and Tennille
1942     Euclid "Motorhead" Sherwood, rocker, Mothers Of Invention
1942     Norman Lamont, MP/Chancellor of Exchequer
1942     Robin Hobbs, cricketer, England leg-spinner 1967-71
1942     Angel Cordero, Jr., Athlete
1941     James Traficant, Jr., born in Youngstown, Ohio, Representative-D-Ohio 1985 - 2002
1941     Jim Mitchum, Bridgeport, Connecticut, actor, Blackout, Invincible 6
1941     John Fred, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, born John Fred Gourrier, musician, co-wrote parody of 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds'
1940     James Blyth, born in Britain, businessman, head of defense sales for Ministry of Defense
1940     Peter Benchley, New York City, novelist, Jaws, The Deep
1940     Ricky Nelson, New Jersey, rock star, Hello Mary Lou, It's Late, Garden Party
1939     Otis Paul Drayton, Glen Cove, New York, 4x100m runner 1964 Olympic gold
1938     Javed Burki, cricketer, Pakistani batsman in 25 Tests 1960-69
1938     Pierre Lucien Claverie, bishop of Oran
1937     Daniel Robberechts, Belgian writer, Labia Majora
1937     Dennis DeConcini, born in Tucson, Arizona, Senator-D-Arizona 1977 - 1995
1937     Michael Simmons, Air Marshal, British Ministry of Defense
1937     Thomas Pynchon, novelist, V


1936     James Darren, actor, Time Tunnel
1936     Neville Purvis, British vice Admiral, Chief of Fleet Support
1935     Jack Charlton, soccer manager, Rep of Ireland
1935     Salome Jens, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, actress, From Here to Eternity
1935     Viscount Falkland, British peer, Lib-Dem
1934     Leonard Hoffmann, high court judge
1934     Roger Kendrick, governor, Dartmoor Prison
1934     Sonny Liston, U.S. heavyweight boxing chmap, 1962-64
1933     Alistair Service, writer/publisher
1931     Charles M Wilson, composer
1930     Doug Atkins, Humbolt, Tennessee, NFL hall of famer, Browns, Bears, Saints
1930     Gary Snyder, Japhy Ryder, beat poet, Rip Rap and Cold Mountain Poems
1930     Heather Harper, born in Belfast, Ireland, soprano, known for role of Elsa in Lohengrin, by Wagner
1929     Tristan Jones, born in Liverpool, England, sailor, author, Welsh story teller, wrote about sailing in books and articles
1929     V N M Korte-van Hemel, Dutch Secretary of Justice, CDA
1928     Theodore Sorenson, presidential advisor, John F. Kennedy, author, 1000 Days
1928     William Jay Sydeman, composer
1928     Theodore C. Sorensen, American Lawyer
1927     Ian Denholm, CEO, Murray Investment Trust
1927     Philip Wilkinson, deputy chairman, National Westminster Bank
1926     David Attenborough, producer/TV host/scientist
1926     David Attenborough, naturalist
1926     Don Rickles, Queens, New York, comedian, Don Rickles Show, CPO Sharkey
1926     Erico Menczer, Fiume, Italy, cinematographer, Chosen, Miranda
1926     Richard F. Attenborough, environmentalist/zoologist, BBC
1926     Ronald Waterhouse, high court judge
1925     Ali Hassan Mwinyi, president of Tanzania, 1985-
1925     Lord Jauncey of Tullichettle, lord of appeal in ordinary
1922     Brian Kellett, CEO, Port of London Authority
1922     Friedrich Doppe, writer
1921     Graham Leonard, bishop of London
1920     Maurice Cranston, political scientist
1920     Sloan Wilson, Norwalk, Conn, novelist, Man in the Gray Flannal
1920     Saul Bass, born in New York City, New York, graphic designer, filmmaker, created title sequences for 40 years
1919     Sultan Ismail Hajibeyov, composer
1916     Gordon Scarrott, engineer
1915     John Archer, Osceola Nebraska, actor, Destination: Moon
1914     Lord Murton, of Lindisfrarne, deputy chairman, Comm House of Lords
1914     Romain Gary, Russian Novelist
1913     Sidney James, Cohen, Johannesburg, actor, Carry On
1912     George Woodcock, author
1912     Gertrud Fussenegger, Dorn, Austrian writer, Mohrenlegende
1911     Robert Johnson, blues singer, King of Delta Blues Singer
1911     Wilhelm F de Gaay Fortman, Dutch lawyer/foreign minister
1910     Mary Lou Williams, U.S. jazz pianist/composer, Zodiac Suite
1910     Ronald Russell, actor/manager, We are Angels, Little Dorrit
1909     Guy Kawasaki, American Businessman
1909     Rick Warren, American Writer
1909     Tom Cora, American Musician
1908     Arturo De Cordova, Rodriguez, Merida Mexico, actor, Medal for Benny
1906     David Van Vactor, Plymouth Indiana, composer, Chaconne
1906     Roberto Rossellini, Rome, Italy, director, Open City
1905     Inglis Gundry, composer
1904     John Derrick Mordaunt Snagge, bBC news announcer/commentator
1904     John Snagge, commentator, BBC
1903     Fernandel, Fernand JD Contandin, French actor, Paris Holiday
1903     Joseph Desire Fernandel, Marseilles France, comedian, Grand Chef
1902     Andre Michel Lwoff, physiologist
1902     Milford "Curly" Page, cricketer, New Zealand bat early 1930's, All Black half
1899     Jan F van Hall, Dutch sculptor/resistance fighter
1899     [Friedrich] August von Hayek, Australia/British economist, Road to Serfdom
1899     Friedrich August von Hayek, Austrian Economist
1895     Edmund Wilson, American critic/writer, Patriotic Gore
1895     Fulton J Sheen, El Paso, Illinois, bishop, Life is Worth Living
1895     Jose Gomez, Joselito el Gallo, bullfighter
1895     Fulton J. Sheen, American Clergyman
1893     Francis Quimet, Mass shop asst who won golf's U.S. Open, 1913
1892     Ezio Pinza, Rome, Italy, bass singer, South Pacific, RCA Victor Show
1891     Chet "Red" Hoff, pitcher, New York Yankees 1911-15, lived to 103+
1886     Jef van Hoof, composer
1884     Harry S Truman, Lamar Missouri, 33rd U.S. President, D, 1945-1953
1884     Harry S. Truman, American President
1882     Philips C. Visser, Dutch explorer/diplomat
1873     Henry Leveson-Gower, cricketer, England captain 1909-10 later official
1871     [Emile M] Louis Madelin, French historian, French revolutionary
1858     John Meade Falkner, novelist, Moonfleet
1857     Frits [Frederik H] Tartaud, Dutch actor/husband of Alida Klein
1853     Charles Lee Williams, composer
1846     Oscar Hammerstein, Germany, opera/playwright, Kohinoor
1844     Hermann Gradener, composer
1842     Emil C Hansen, Danish physiologist
1839     Francis W. Warre-Cornish, English vice-provost of Eton/writer
1836     Bryan Morel Thomas, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1833     Frank Wheaton, Major General Union Army
1829     Louis Moreau Gottschalk, 1st internationally recognized U.S. pianist
1828     Jean Henri Dunant, born in Switzerland, writer and founder, Red Cross, YMCA, Nobel 1901
1824     William Walker, filibuster/president of Nicaragua, 1856-57
1814     Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin, anarchist
1810     James Cooper, Brigadier General Union volunteers
1806     Jan Bedrich Kittl, composer
1803     Joseph Napoleon Ney Moskova, composer
1786     Thomas Hancock, founded British rubber industry
1778     Johann Gansbacher, composer
1763     John Goldberg, Dutch patriot/statesman
1753     Miguel Hidalgo y Castilla, father of Mexican independence
1750     Elias Mann, composer
1745     Carl Philipp Stamitz, composer
1742     Johann Baptist Krumpholtz, composer
1737     Edward Gibbon, England, historian, Decline and Fall of Roman Empire
1731     Beilby Porteus, British Clergyman
1703     Gottlob Harrer, composer
1673     Johann Valentin Eckelt, composer
1668     Alain R Lesage, French author, Turcaret ou le Financier
1641     Nicolaas Witsen, etcher/mayor, Amsterdam
1629     Niels Juel, Danish Admiral, Oland, Moen, Kjogebocht
1592     Francis Quarles, English poet, Argalus and Parthenia, Emblems
1527     Johann Walter, composer
1521     Peter Canisius, Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs, jesuit/saint
1492     Andreas Alciatus, Giovanni Andrea-Alciato, Italian lawyer





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