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1036 Su Tung-p'o, China, poet/essayist/painter/calligrapher
1498 Andreas Osiander, Germany, Protestant Reformation theologist
1676 Louis-Nicholas Clerambault, Paris France, composer/organist
1683 Philip V, Versailles France, King of Spain (1700-24, 24-46)
1723 Susanne K von Klettenberg, German friend of Goethes mother
1744 Jacobus J Cramer, priest of Holland/Zealand/West-Friesland
1753 John Taylor, Virginia, philosopher (Jeffersonian Democracy)
1778 Marie-Th‚rŠse-Charlotte, daughter of King Louis XVI & Marie-Antoinette
1779 Auguste-Gaspard-Louis Desnoyers, Paris France, engraver
1783 Charles-Julien Brianchon, France, mathematician (Brianchon's theorem)
1790 William Parry, England, Arctic explorer
1792 [Andries] Hendrik Potgieter, Cape Colony, settled Transvaal
1796 Manuel Breton de los Herreros, Quel Spain, poet/comic playwright
1797 Josef Theodor Krov, composer
1809 Pierre-Joseph van Beneden, Belg, paleont (life cycle of tapeworms)
1813 Thomas Andrews, Belfast Ireland, chemist/physicist (ozone)
1814 Edwin M[cMasters] Stanton, Ohio, US Secretary of War (1861-65)
1817 James Jay Archer, Brig General (Confederate Army) died in 1864
1819 James Clifford Veatch, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1895
1821 Mary Ashton Livermore, American reformer/women's suffrage leader
1824 Hercules Robinson, Ire, South Africa Commissioner (1880-89, 1895-97)
1825 George Frederick Bristow, composer
1832 John Kirk Barry, Scot, Dr/companion to explorer David Livingstone
1836 Maria L Sanford, pioneer educator (PTA)
1837 John Carpenter Carter, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
1849 Henry Clay Frick, Penn, built world's largest coke & steel operation
1852 A[lbert] A Michelson, Strelno Prussia, US physicist (Nobel 1907)
1861 Constance [Clara] Garnett, Brighton Engld, Russian-English translator
1861 Italo Svevo, Trieste Austria, Italian novelist (La Coscienza di Zeno)
1864 Adolf Sandberger, composer
1865 Hermann Hirt, Magdeburg Prussia, linguist (Indo-European Grammar)
1865 Minnie Maddern Fiske, New Orleans La, actress (Henrik Ibsen's plays)
1865 Tikhon Toropets, Pskov Russia, patriarch of Russian Orthodox/saint
1869 Eduard Hermann, Coburg Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, German linguist (Homer)
1875 Carter G Woodson, New Canton Va, American historian (black studies)
1876 Carlo Gatti, composer
1878 Anton Lajovic, composer
1879 Beals C Wright, tennis champ (US Open-1905)
1879 Otto Emanuel Olsson, composer
1880 Nemesio Otano y Eugenio, composer
1882 Walter Braunfels, composer
1883 Louis Davids, [Simon David], Dutch cabaret performer/chorus performer
1883 [Francis] Barry Byrne, Chicago Ill, architect
1884 Antonˇn Z potocky, premier/president of Czechoslovakia [OS]
1884 Ferdinando Liuzzi, composer
1885 F S Flint, London England, translator/poet (imagist movement)
1888 Fritz Reiner, Budapest Hungary, US conductor (Chicago Symphony Orch)
1890 Klaas Painter, vicar/antifascist (Occupies possession) [or 1880]
1890 Klaas Schilder, Dutch theologist/vicar (Occupied Territory)
1891 Edward Bernard Andre Maria Raczynski, Poland, pres-in-exile (1979-86)
1893 Harry Blomberg, Swedish author (M„ster Jacob)
1894 Ford C Frick, baseball commissioner (1951-65)
1894 Paul Dessau, Hamburg Germany, composer/conducter (Berlin, 1925-33)
1894 Yoshida Isoya, Tokyo Japan, architect (modern sukiya style)
1895 Ingeborg Refling-Hagen, Norwegian author/poet (Loke Saar Havre)
1895 Maurice Roelants, Belgian author (Jazz Player)
1896 John Seldon Whale, theologian
1897 Louis Darquier de Pellepoix, France, anti-Semite/nazi collaborator
1901 Oliver [Hazard Perry] La Farge, NYC, anthropologist/novelist
1901 Vitorino Nem‚sio, Portuguese author (Presen‡a)
1902 Leonard Hirsch, British violinist/orchestra leader (RAF Symph Orch)
1902 Ralph Richardson, England, actor (Anna Karenina, Dr Zhivago)
1903 Cyril Dean Darlington, England, biologist (hereditary mechanisms)
1903 George Davis Snell, Bradford Mass, geneticist (H-2 gene)
1903 George Snell, genetecist
1903 Theo Harych, writer
1905 Charles Robert Owen Medley, dancer/choreographer
1906 H Allen Smith, Ill, humorist/author (Low Man on Totem Pole)
1906 Leonid I Brezhnev, Ukraine, 1st Secretary of USSR (1964-82)
1910 Jean Genet, Paris France, criminal/novelist/dramatist (The Blacks)
1910 Jose Lezama Lima, Havana Cuba, poet/novelist
1915 Edith Piaf, [E Giovanna Gassion], Paris, chanteuse (Little Sparrow)
1916 Adriaan van der Veen, Dutch writer (Sister at Sea)
1916 Hal Hastings, NYC, orch leader (Chevrolet on Broadway)
1916 Mervyn Wallace, cricketer (13 Tests for NZ, latterly as capt)
1917 Graham Sharp, ice skater
1920 David Susskind, NYC, TV host (Open End, David Susskind Show)
1920 Ragnild Hveger, Denmark, 400m swimmer (Olympic-silver-1936) [NS]
1921 Ludvik Podest, composer
1922 Walter H”llerer, writer
1923 Luigi Innocenti, designer
1924 Edmund Purdom, England, actor (Asissi Underground, Pieces)
1924 Peter Prowtiny, English real estate developer/multi-millionaire
1925 Jimmy Dickens, Bolt WV, country singer (Grand Ole Opry)
1925 Tankred Torst, writer
1926 Bobby Layne, NFL QB (Detroit Lions)
1926 Jeanne Kirkpatrick, US ambassador to UN
1928 Galt MacDermot, Montreal Canada, composer (Letting Down My Hair)
1928 Michael Hurd, composer
1929 Herman T M Lauxtermann, Dutch 2nd chamber member (VVD)
1933 Cicely Tyson, Harlem NYC, actress (Roots, Miss Jane Pittman)
1933 James Booth, London England, actor/writer (Zulu, Robbery, Revenge)
1934 Al Kaline, Baltimore MD, Hall of Fame outfielder (Detroit Tigers)
1934 Rudi Carrell, [Rudolf W Kesselman], Dutch showmaster
1940 Phil Ochs, El Paso Tx, anti-war folk singer (Joe Hill, War is Over)
1941 Maurice White, Memphis TN, rock vocalist (Earth, Wind & Fire-Spirit)
1942 Jean-Patric Manchette, thriller writer
1943 William De Vries, Bkln, surgeon-inventor (Symbion artifical heart)
1944 Alvin Lee, Nottingham England, rock vocals/guitarist (10 Years After)
1944 Maurice White, rocker
1944 Richard Leakey, anthropologist
1944 Tim Reid, Norfolk VA, comedian (Venus Flytrap-WKRP, Frank's Place)
1944 Zal Yanovsky, rock guitarist (Lovin' Spoonful-Do You Believe in Magic)
1945 Elaine Joyce, Cleveland Ohio, actress (City of Angels, Mr Merlin)
1945 John McEuen, rocker (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
1946 Marianne Faithfull, Hampstead England, singer (Money, As Tears Go By)
1946 Robert Urich, Toronto Ohio, actor (SWAT, Spenser for Hire, Vega$)
1947 Janie Fricke, South Whitley In, singer (It Ain't Easy Bein' Easy)
1949 Claudia A Kolb, US, 200m breast stroke swimmer (Olympic-silver-1964)
1949 Lenny White, rocker
1951 Fred W Leslie, Ancon Panama, PhD/astronaut (STS 73)
1953 Peter McEwan, cricketer (NZ batsman early 80's)
1955 Susil Fernando, cricketer (5 Tests for Sri Lanka 1983)
1956 Alice Barrett, NYC, actress (Frankie Frame-Another World)
1957 Doug Johnson, rock keyboardist (Loverboy-Get Lucky)
1957 Kevin McHale, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
1957 Liz Glazowski, Chicago Ill, playmate (April, 1980)
1958 Iqbal Sikander, cricketer (Pakistan leg-spinner 1992 World Cup)
1958 Limahl, British rocker (Kajagoogoo-Too Shy)
1958 Rick Pearson, Marianna FL, Nike golfer (1990 Yuma Open)
1959 Edward Metgod, Dutch soccer goalie (Haarlem, Sparta)
1959 Kathryn "Furu" Carpenter, Marshall Mich, fencer-epee (Olympics-96)
1960 Daryl Hannah, Chicago IL, actress (Splash)
1960 Mike Lookinland, Mt Pleasant Utah, actor (Bobby-Brady Bunch)
1961 Reggie White, NFL defensive end (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1962 Bettina Huebers, Hamburg GFR, illegitimate daughter of Paul McCartney
1962 Charith Senanayake, cricketer (played for Sri Lanka v NZ 1991)
1963 Chris Greatrex, LPGA golfer (1995 Fielcrest Cannon Classic-71st)
1963 Jennifer Beals, Chicago Ill, actress (Flashdance, Bride)
1963 Karen Bliss-Livingston, Quakertown PA, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1964 Arvydas Sabonis, NBA center (Portland Trailblazers)
1964 Beatrice Dalle, Breast France, actress (Betty Blue, Sabbath)
1964 Lorie Kane, PEI Canada, LPGA golfer (du Maurier Ltd-1994, 95)
1964 Mike Fetters, Van Nuys CA, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers)
1964 Randall McDaniel, NFL guard (Minn Vikings)
1965 Chuckii Booker, rocker
1965 Jessica Steen, Toronto, actress (Earth II, Homefront, Trial & Error)
1966 Alberto "La Bomba" Tomba, Italian skier (Olympic-gold-1988, 92)
1966 Courtney Griffin, CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1966 Eric Weinrich, Roanoke, NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks)
1966 Monique Oliver, Malibu Ca, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-4th-1994)
1966 Rajesh Chauhan, cricketer (Indian off-spinner since 1993)
1966 Robert MacNaughton, NYC, actor (ET)
1966 Roberto Beam, soccer player (Vitesse/MVV)
1967 Doug Johns, South Bend IN, pitcher (Oakland A's)
1968 Jennifer Devine, Portland OR, rower (Olympics-96)
1969 Chris Robinson, Atlanta, rocker (Black Crowes-Shake Your Money Maker)
1969 Kristy Swanson, actress (Knots Landing, Buffy Vampire Slayer)
1969 Michael Bates, NFL wide receiver (Cleve Browns, Carolina Panthers)
1969 Mike Alexander, WLAF corner (Rhein Fire)
1969 Nayan Mongia, cricketer (Indian Test batsman-wicketkeeper 1994- )
1969 Santana Dotson, NFL defensive tackle (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1969 Scott Pearson, Cornwall, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
1969 Tom Gugliotta, NBA forward (Minnesota Timberwolves)
1970 Jon Cleveland, Fresno CA, Canadian 100m/200m swimmer (Oly-br-92, 96)
1970 Robert Lang, Teplice CZE, NHL forward (Team Czech Rep, Los Angeles)
1970 Wendy Miles, Australia, golfer (1993 T77 Alpine Aust Ladies Masters)
1970 Zac Foley, rock bassist (EMF-Unbelievable)
1971 Amy Locane, Trenton NJ, actress (Andrea-Spencer, Sandy-Melrose Place)
1971 Jen[nifer] Dore, Kearny NJ, rower (Olympics-4TH-96)
1971 Mike Groh, WLAF quarterback (Rhein Fire)
1972 Alyssa Jane Milano, Bkln NY, actress (Samantha-Who's the Boss)
1972 Warren Sapp, NFL defensive tackle (Tampa Bay Bucs)
1972 Waverly Jackson, DL (Carolina Panthers)
1973 Kebu Stewart, NBA forward (Phila 76ers)
1974 Bryant Westbrook, cornerback (Detroit Lions)
1974 Jake Plummer, quarterback (Arizona Cardinals)
1974 Ricky Ponting, cricketer (prodigious Tasmania batsman, Australia 1995)
1975 Casual, [Jon Owens], rapper
1975 Kristin Folkl, St Louis MO, volleyball outside hitter (alt-Oly-96)
1977 Maria Joana Parizotto, Miss Universe-Brazil (1996)
1978 Lauren Petty, Miss New Jersey Teen USA (1997)
1981 Stevie Ficker, Miss Oregon Teen USA (1997)
1996 Paige Speakman, England, born 19 days before her twin sister
4913 William C De Vries, surgeon/inventor (artificial heart)
   

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