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1994 Jack Antonio, son of Virginia Madisen and Antonio Sabatto Jr
1994 Sara Grayson, daughter of actress Katey Sagal
1975 Alshermond Singleton, linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1975 Edgar Renteria, born in Barranquilla, Colombia, infielder for the Florida Marlins
1975 Jimmy van Fessem, soccer player, Willem II
1975 Charlize Theron, South African Actress
1974 Jeff Buckey, tackle for the Miami Dolphins
1974 Philippe De Rouville, Victoriaville, NHL goalie for the Pittsburgh Penguins
1973 Bo Hanson, Australian rower 1996 Olympics
1973 Kevin Muscat, Australian soccer defender, Olyroos, 1996 Olympics
1973 Kimmo Rinatnen, hockey forward, Team Finland, Bronze Medal 1998 Olympics
1972 Oscar Gray, NFL fullback for the Seattle Seahawks
1972 Tony Bouie, NFL safety for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1972 Willy Tate, NFL/WLAF tight end, Kansas City Chiefs, Scottish Claymores
1971 Chris T Jones, NFL tackle/wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles
1971 Dominic Cork, cricketer, England all-rounder Hat-trick vs. WI 1995
1971 Kevin Gaines, WLAF DB for the London Monarchs
1971 Sydney Penny, actress, Danni-New Gidget, Thorn Birds, All My Children
1970 Eric Namesnik, U.S., 400m medley swimmer, Olympics-silver-1992, 96
1970 Joe Cocozzo, NFL guard for the San Diego Chargers
1969 Dave Smits, soccer player, Willem II
1969 David Hollander, born in Los Angeles, California, actor, Lewis and Clark, What's Happenings?
1969 Keith Cash, NFL tight end, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders
1969 Ludovit Tatos, born in Lynnwood, Washington, kayak alternate for 1996 Olympics
1969 Travis Brown, born in Durango, Colorado, cyclist 1996 Olympics
1968 Leslie Lyness, born in Paoli, Pennsylvania, field hockey midfielder 1996 Olympics
1968 Tomas Carbonell, born in Barcelona, Spain, tennis star
1967 Charlotte Lewis, born in Kensington, London, actress, Golden Child, Pirates
1967 Jason Grimsley, born in Cleveland, Texas, pitcher for the California Angels
1966 Kristin Hersch, U.S. singer and songwriter, Throwing Muses
1966 Tony Stargell, NFL cornerback, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Chicago Bears
1966 Jimmy Wales, American Businessman
1966 Kristin Hersh, American Musician
1965 Caroline S. Keggi, born in El Paso, Texas, LPGA golfer, 1994 Dinah Shore-19th
1965 Elizabeth Manley, born in Canada, figure skater, Olympics-Silver-88
1964 Patti Liscio, born in Santa Maria, California, golfer, 1994 Chicago Challenge-49th
1963 Marcus Lewis, born in Pontiac, Michigan, singer, Sing me a Song
1963 Patrick Kennedy, son of President Kennedy, lives only 3 days
1963 Patrick Newman, born in St. Catharines, Ontario, rower, 1988, 1996 Olympics
1961 Walter Swimburn, Irish jockey, Derby 1981
1961 Yelena Davydova, U.S.S.R., gymnast, 1980 Olympics gold
1960 David Duchovny, born in New York City, actor, Fox Mulder-X Files
1960 Jacquie O'Sullivan, rocker, Bananarama-Venus
1959 Ali Shah, cricketer, Zimbabwe all-rounder in two Tests 1992
1958 Alberto Salazar, marathoner, New York City Marathon Winner
1958 Bruce Dickinson, heavy metal rocker, Iron Maiden-Run to Hills
1958 Larisa Karlova, U.S.S.R., team handball player, Gold Medal 1976, 1980 Olympics
1957 Aleksandr Ditiatin, born in U.S.S.R., gymnast, Gold Medal 1980 Olympics
1956 Kent V. Rominger, born in Del Norte, Colorado, U.S. Navy /astronaut, STS-73, 80, 85
1955 Wayne Knight, American Actor
1954 Caroline Aaron, born in Richmond, Virginia, actress, Crimes and Misdemeanors
1952 Richard Joswick, rocker, Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods
1952 Alexei Sayle, born in Anfield, England, actor, comedian, author, films include, 'Gorky Park', 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade', wrote, 'Mister Roberts'
1951 Gary Hall, U.S. swimmer, Olympics-bronze/2 silver-1968, 72
1950 David James Wottle, 800m runner, Gold Medal 1972 Olympics
1950 Rodney Crowell, born in Houston, Texas, country singer, She's Crazy for Leavin'
1950 Alan Keyes, born in Long Island, New York, politician, Republican party, 16th Assistant Secretary of State for international Organization Affairs
1949 Walid Jumblatt, Lebanese Politician
1948 Greg Chappell, cricketer, bro of Ian Elegant Aussie batsman 1970-84
1947 Mosibudi Mangena, South African black leader, On Your Own
1945 Alan Page, NFL defensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings
1945 Kerry Chater, rocker, Gary Puckett and Union Gap-Young Girl
1945 Patrice Mestral, composer
1944 David Rasche, born in St. Louis, Missouri, actor, Sledge Hammer
1944 John Glover, born in Kingston, New York, actor, 52 Pick-Up, Something Special
1944 Robert Mueller, American Public Servant
1944 Dave Morgan, English Celebrity
1943 Alain Corneau, director, Choice of Arms
1943 Lana Cantrell, born in Sydney, Australia, singer, Those Were the Days
1942 Anjanette Comer, born in Dawson, Texas, actress, Baby, Lepke
1942 B J Thomas, born in Houston, Texas, singer, Raindrops, Growing Pains Theme
1942 Carlos Monzon, boxer/actor, La Mary, Sonar Sonar
1942 Garrison Keillor, born in Minnesota, PBS radio personality, Prairie Home Companion
1942 Masa Saito, wrestler, AWA/WWF/NJPW/CWFI
1941 Thomas F. Hartnett, born in Charleston, South Carolina, Representative-R-South Carolina 1981 - 1986
1941 Bob Etheridge, American Politician
1940 Marlyn Mason, San Fernando Cal, actress, Making It, Peyton Place
1940 Tom Barlow, born in Washington, D.C., Representative-D-Kentucky 1993 - 1995
1939 Verna Bloom, born in Lynn, Massachusetts, actress, After Hours, Badge 373
1938 Dewi Lorwerth Ellis Bebb, rugby international/journalist
1938 Helen Caldicott, born in Melbourne, Australia, physician/anti-war activist
1937 Don Wilson, cricketer, England slow left-armer between 1963-71
1936 Charles Pope, U.S. soul singer, Tams-Hey Girl Don't Bother Me
1936 Rahsaan Kirk, Roland rocker
1936 Richard L[ouis] Tierney, U.S., sci-fi author, Winds of Zarr
1933 Jerry [Eugene] Pournelle, U.S., sci-fi author, Mercenary, Red Dragon
1933 Jerry Pournelle, American Journalist
1932 Ann Harding, U.S., actress, East is West, Janie
1932 Maria M L "Marijke" Bakker, Dutch actress, Mammaloe-Pipo the Clown
1930 Velio Tormis, born in Estonia, composed music based on traditional ancient Estonian folksongs, most important composer in 20th century Estonia
1929 Don Larsen, pitcher, New York Yankees, on what must have been a perfect day
1929 James Pilditch, designer
1929 Richard T. Schulze, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Representative-R-Pennsylvania 1975 - 1993
1929 Ruth Carter-Stapleton, Plains, Georgia, 1st sister/evangelist
1928 Abebe Bikila, Ethiopian marathon runner, Gold Medal 1960, 1964 Olympics
1928 Amazing [James] Randi, born in Toronto, Ontario, skeptic magician, Nova
1928 Herbert H. Bateman, born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, Representative-R-Virginia 1982 - 2000
1928 James Randi, Canadian Entertainer
1927 Carl Switzer, born in Illinois, actor, Alfalfa-Our Gang
1927 Edwin W. Edwards, born in Marksville, Louisiana, Governor Louisiana 1972 - 1980 1984 - 1988 and 1992 - 1996, Democrat
1927 Edwin W. Edwards, Politician
1927 Edwin Edwards, American Politician
1926 Amo Houghton, born in Corning, New York, Representative-R-New York, 1987 - 2005
1926 Stan Freberg, born in Los Angeles, California, satirist/ad executive/cartoon voice, Bertie
1925 Felice Bryant, Milwaukee, rock writer, Bye Bye Love
1925 Julian Orbon De Soto, composer
1921 Karel Husa, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, composer, Trojan Women
1921 M J bin Gorion, writer
1920 Jan Walravens, Flemish writer, Motionless at Sea
1918 Cees Buddingh', Dutch poet/writer/interpreter
1914 Ted Moore, South Africa, cinematographer, James Bond
1911 R. Nicholas Ray, born in Galesville WI, director, Rebel Without a Cause
1907 Ben Carter, born in New York City, actor, Dark Alibi, Dressed to Kill
1906 Gerhard Frommel, composer
1906 Nelson Goodman, American Philosopher
1904 Ralph J Bunche, founder/diplomat, UN, Nobel 1950
1904 Ralph Bunche, American Diplomat
1903 Louis Leakey, anthropologist, 1964 Richard Hooper Medal
1903 Saburo Moroi, composer
1900 Taylor Caldwell, novelist
1899 Ricci Riano, England
1897 Franz J Weinrich, Heinrich Lerse, German writer, Himmlisches
1896 Ernesto Lecuona, Havana Cuba, composer, Malaguena
1895 Edward Gill, baseball player
1887 Jan HA Eman, Aruban politician
1887 Luckey Roberts, composer
1886 Louis Hazeltine, inventor, neutrodyne circuit, making radio possible
1885 Billie Burke, born in Washington D.C., actress, Glinda-Wizard of Oz
1885 Gordon Harker, born in London, England, actor, Facts of Love, Champagne
1885 Dornford Yates, British Novelist
1883 J Ringelnatz, writer
1880 Ernst Laqueur, chemist/pharmacology/psychology, sexual hormones
1879 J J Kotze, South African cricket fast bowler, 1902-07
1876 Mata Hari, Margaretha G Zelle, dancer, courtesan and spy, WW I
1872 Andries C D de Graeff, governor-general of Netherlands Indies, 1926-31
1870 19 kittens, born to Tarawood Antigone, 4 still born
1870 Jozef Brems, Flemish apostole, vicar of Denmark
1870 Gustav Krupp, German Businessman
1868 Granville Bantock, English composer and conductor, Hebridean Symphony
1867 Emil Nolde, Hansen, German painter/graphic artist
1848 Alice James, American Writer
1836 Evander McIvor Law, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1833 Powell Clayton, born in Bethel Pennsylvania, Brigadier General Union volunteers, Arkansas Governor 1868 - 1871, Republican
1829 Thomas Ewing, Jr., Major General, Union volunteers
1826 Carl AE Ahlqvist, A Oksanen, Finnish poet, Suomalainen Runousoppi
1823 Faustina Hasse Hodges, composer
1818 Henry Charles Litolff, French composer/pianist
1783 John Heathcoat, inventor, lace-making machinery
1779 Carl Ritter, cofounder of modern science of geography
1751 Wilhelmina FS, princess of Prussia/Orange/wife of Willem V
1746 Daniel W. Wyttenbach, Dutch classical/historian
1742 Nathanael Greene, American Revoluntionary War General
1598 Georg Stiernhielm, "father of Swedish poetry", Hercules
317 Flavius Julius Constantius II, Emperor Egypt/Byzantine/Rome, 337-61











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