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9 Vespasian, Roman Emperor (AD 69-79), born in Falacrina, Italy (d. AD 79)

Roman Emperor Vespasian
Roman Emperor
Vespasian
  • 331 Flavius Claudius Julianus, [Julian the Apostate], Emperor
  • 1502 Atahualpa, last Inca emperor (d. 1533)
  • 1503 Il Bronzino, Florentine painter (Eleanor de Toledo & her Son)
  • 1576 Roque Gonzales, Paraguayan missionary (d. 1628)
  • 1594 Johan van Beverwijck, Dutch physician/writer (Treasure of Health)
  • 1612 Dorgon, Manchu prince (d. 1650)
  • 1681 Pierre François le Courayer, French theologian (d. 1776)
  • 1685 Pierre Gaultier, French-Canadian trader and explorer (d. 1749)
  • 1690 Noel-Nicolas Coypel, French painter/cartoonist
  • 1704 Salomeja Neris, [S Bacinskaite-Buciene], Latvian poet
  • 1729 Maria Antonietta of Spain, queen of Sardinia (d. 1785)
  • 1752 Nicolas Appert, French inventor of airtight food preservation (food canning, bouillon tablet), born in Châlons-en-Champagne, France (d. 1841)

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1755 Louis XVIII, 1st post-revolutionary King of France (1814-24), born in Versailles, France (d. 1824)

King of France Louis XVIII
King of France
Louis XVIII
  • 1765 Étienne-Jacques-Joseph-Alexandre MacDonald, French marshal (d. 1840)
  • 1771 Jonathan Huntington, composer
  • 1787 Michele Carafa, composer
  • 1790 August Ferdinand Möbius, German mathematician (d. 1868)
  • 1794 John Barrien Montgomery, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1873)
  • 1799 Titian Ramsey Peale, American artist/naturalist (American Ornithology)
  • 1808 Alberich Zwyssig, composer
  • 1814 Joseph Finegan, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1885)
  • 1816 August W Ambros, Austria musicologist (History of Music)
  • 1826 John McArthur, Scottish-American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Erskine, Scotland (d. 1906)
  • 1827 Petko Slavejkov, Bulgarian writer (d. 1895)
  • 1834 Stephen Hinsdale Weed, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Potsdam, New York (d. 1863)
  • 1835 Andrew L. Harris, governor of Ohio (d. 1915)
  • 1837 David Capriles, director of psychiatry of Monte Christo, Curacao
  • 1837 Willem Coenen, composer
  • 1854 Louis HG Lyautey, French minister of Defense (1916-17)
  • 1859 Gerhard Rusenkrone Schjelderup, composer
  • 1865 John S Plaskett, Canadian astronomer (Plaskett's twins)
  • 1866 Voltairine de Cleyre, American anarchist (d. 1912)
  • 1876 Baron Joseph van de Meulebroeck, mayor (Brussels, Belgium)
  • 1877 Frank Calder, the first NHL President (d. 1943)
  • 1878 Grace Abbott, Grand Island Neb, social worker (US Children Bureau)
  • 1879 Gerardus H de Haas, socialist vicar
  • 1881 Thomas Fermor-Hesketh, 1st Baron Hesketh, British peer, soldier, and politician
  • 1883 Harold Baumgartner, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1913)
  • 1885 Henry de Man, Belgian sociologist/chairman (Belgian Workers Party)
  • 1886 Crane Wilbur, American director and writer (Bat, Canon City, Yellow Cargo), born in Athens, New York (d. 1973)

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1887 Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Alamein, British WWII Field Marshal (African campaign, D-Day) and WWI officer, born in London (d. 1976)

British WWII Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery
British WWII Field Marshal
Bernard Montgomery
  • 1888 Ariantje "Jeanne" Leg, actress (It Vijgeblaadje, It Hippie), born (d. 1973)
  • 1890 Jack Cusack, pro football pioneer (Canton Bulldogs)
  • 1891 Guido Pannain, composer
  • 1891 Jean Del Val, [Gautier], French actor (Sainted Devil, Flying Deuces)
  • 1892 Max Deutsch, Austrian-French composer, born in Vienna (d. 1982)
  • 1894 Eelco van Kleffens, minister of Foreign affairs (1939-46)/diplomat
  • 1894 Sophocles Venizelos, premier of Greece (1944, 50-51)
  • 1895 Mikhail Bakhtin, Russian philosopher (d. 1975)
  • 1895 Gregorio López y Fuentes, Mexican author (d. 1966)

  • 1896 Lev Vygotsky, Russian psychologist (d. 1934)
  • 1897 Eddie Baker, American actor (A Man About Town, Collars and Cuffs), born in Davis, West Virginia (d. 1968)
  • 1897 Frank Fay, American vaudeville comedian and actor (God's Gift to Women, Love Nest), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1961)
  • 1897 Sara Haden, American actress (A Family Affair), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 1981)
  • 1899 Roger Vitrac, French poet/dramatist (Coup of Trafalgar)
  • 1899 Douglas Shearer, Canadian film sound engineer (d. 1971)
  • 1900 Marcel Dalio [Israel Moshe Blauschild], French actor (Sabrina, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Casablanca), born in Paris, France (d. 1983)
  • 1901 Joyce Wethered, Surrey England, golfer (4 time British Amateur champ)
  • 1901 Lee Strasberg, Austrian acting coach and actor (The Godfather: Part II, Somewhere in the Night), born in Budzanów, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1982)
  • 1901 Max Zehnder, Swiss composer, born in Turgi (d. 1972)
  • 1901 Raymond Chevreuille, Belgian composer
  • 1901 Walter Hallstein, West German politician (CDU) (Hallstein doctrine)
  • 1902 Eugene Paul Wigner, mathematician/physicist (A Bomb, Nobel 1963)
  • 1903 Joseph Kaminski, composer
  • 1904 Isamu Noguchi, sculptor (1963 Fine Arts Medal)
  • 1905 Arthur Chipperfield, cricketer (Aus batsman & leggie 99 on Test debut)
  • 1905 Astrid Bernadotte, Princess of Sweden
  • 1905 Mischa Auer, [Ounskowsky], actor (My Man Godfrey), born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1905 Wazyk, [Adam Wagman], Polish poet/author (Eyes & Mouth)
  • 1906 Betty Bronson, American actress (Evel Knievel, One Stolen Night), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 1971)
  • 1906 Soichiro Honda, Japan, founder/CEO (Honda Motor Co)
  • 1906 Rollie Stiles, American baseball player (d. 2007)
  • 1907 Israel Regardie, Aleister Crowley's secretary (d. 1985)
  • 1909 Gerald Savory, actor playwright/TV producer (Heart of the Matter)
  • 1911 Charles Walters, American actor/choreographer/director (Easter parade)
  • 1911 Nobutaka Shikanai, Japans media CEO (Fujisankei Com Group)
  • 1911 William Tannen, American actor (Jailhouse Rock, Sitting Bull), born in NYC, New York
  • 1911 Christian Fouchet, French diplomat (d. 1974)
  • 1914 Archie Campbell, Bullsgap Tenn, comedian (Hee Haw)
  • 1916 Winson Hudson, community activist (rural Mississippi)
  • 1917 Jack Lescoulie, TV host (Jackie Gleason Show), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1919 Hershy Kay, composer/arranger (Olympic Hymn), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1919 Ludwig Freiherr von Hammerstein-Equord, journalist
  • 1920 Camillo Felgen, Luxembourgish singer (d. 2005)
  • 1921 Albert Bertelsen, Danish painter
  • 1922 Emile Noel, international civil servant
  • 1923 Bert Sutcliffe, cricketer (all-time great NZ left-handed bat)
  • 1923 Robert Francis Vere Heuston, British professor of law
  • 1923 Mike Garcia, American baseball player (d. 1986)
  • 1924 Lucas J "Luc" Lutz, Dutch actor and director (Hague Comedy)
  • 1925 Charles Mackerras, Australian conductor, born in Schenectady, New York
  • 1925 Colin Campbell Mitchell, soldier
  • 1925 Libby Newman, painter/printmaker/curator
  • 1925 Rock Hudson, Winnetka, Ill, actor (Pillow Talk, A Farewell to Arms)
  • 1927 Ellis Hillman, politician
  • 1928 Colin McDonald, cricketer (stalwart Australian opening bat for 1950's)
  • 1928 Rance Howard, American actor
  • 1929 Edgar White, American yachtsman (Olympic gold 1952)
  • 1929 Pieter A H Bos, Dutch lawyer/attorney general on Aruba
  • 1929 Sumner White, US yachtsman (Olympic gold 1952), born in New York City (d. 1988)
  • 1929 Norm Zauchin, baseball player (d. 1999)
  • 1930 Bob Mathias, American decathlete (Olympic gold 1948, 52) and congressman, born in Tulare, California (d. 2006)
  • 1930 Brian Lenihan, snr, Irish politician and minister, born in Dundalk, County Louth (d. 1995)
  • 1930 David Werner Amram, composer (Splendor in the Grass), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1933 Orlando Peña, Cuban baseball player
  • 1934 James M Inhofe, (Rep-R-Oklahoma)
  • 1934 Fenella Fielding, English actress
  • 1935 Anton Sailer, Austrian skier (Olympic-3 golds-1956)
  • 1936 Leni van Rijn-Vellekoop, Dutch politician (PvdA)
  • 1936 Dahlia Ravikovitch, Israeli poet (d. 2005)
  • 1937 Peter Edward Cook, Torquay England, actor/comedian (Bedazzled)
  • 1938 Alvaro Leon Cassuto, composer

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1938 Gordon Lightfoot, Canadian folksinger (Sundown), born in Orillia, Ontario

Singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot
Singer-songwriter
Gordon Lightfoot
  • 1938 Peter Snell, New Zealand 800m/1500m runner (Olympic gold 1960, 64)
  • 1938 Thomas Black, English industrial/auto collector
  • 1939 Auberon Waugh, British author (d. 2001)
  • 1940 Luke Kelly, Irish folk music singer and banjo player
  • 1941 Gene Clark, rock vocalist/guitarist (Byrds), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941 Peter Hoagland, (Rep-D-Nebraska)
  • 1942 Annemarie Oster, Dutch actress (Goede Tijden Slechte Tijden)
  • 1942 Bob Gaudio, rocker (Four Seasons-Sherry), born in The Bronx, New York

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1942 Martin Scorsese, American film director (Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, The Departed), born in Queens, New York

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese
  • 1942 Khang Khek Leu, Cambodian politician
  • 1943 Lauren Hutton, [Mary], model/actress (American Gigolo), born in Charleston, South Carolina

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1944 Danny Devito, American actor (Taxi, Ruthless People, Twins), born in Neptune Township, New Jersey

  • 1944 Eugene Clarke, Tipton Missouri, rock guitarist

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1944 Lorne Michaels [Lipowitz], Canadian producer, actor and comedy writer (Saturday Night Live), born in Toronto, Ontario

Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels
  • 1944 Tom Seaver, American MLB pitcher (NY Met, 300 game winner, Cy Young '69 '73 '75), born in Fresno, California
  • 1944 Jim Boeheim, Hall of Fame Coach
  • 1944 Rem Koolhaas, Dutch architect

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1945 Elvin Hayes, American NBA star (San Diego, Houston, Baltimore), born in Rayville, Louisiana

NBA Forward Elvin Hayes
NBA Forward
Elvin Hayes
  • 1945 Jeremy Hanley, British Lower house member
  • 1945 Roland Joffe, director (City of Joy, Mission, Killing Fields)
  • 1946 Martin Barre, British pop guitarist (Jethro Tull)
  • 1946 Terry E. Branstad, Governor of Iowa
  • 1947 Rod Clements, English rocker (Lindisfarne), born in North Shields, Tyne and Wear
  • 1947 Stewkey, [Robert Antoni], rocker
  • 1947 Steven E. de Souza, American scriptwriter
  • 1947 Inky Mark, Canadian politician
  • 1948 Jaime Huelamo, Spanish cyclist (Olympic bronze 1972) drug disqualified
  • 1948 Howard Dean, American politician
  • 1949 John Boehner, (Rep-R-Ohio)
  • 1949 Thomas Lionel Hill, American 110m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1972), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1950 Roland Matthes, German DR, 100m/200m backstroke (Oly-gold-1968, 72)
  • 1950 Tom Walkinshaw, Scottish race car driver and race team owner
  • 1951 Dean Paul Martin, American actor (Misfits of Science), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1951 Stephen Root, American actor
  • 1951 Butch Davis, American football coach
  • 1951 Jack Vettriano, Methil Scotland, Scottish painter (The Singing Butler)
  • 1952 M Cyril Ramaphosa, sec-gen of South African Mine Workers' Union
  • 1952 Roman Codreanu, Romania, wrestler (Olympic-1980)
  • 1953 Dino Martin Jr, rocker
  • 1953 Jilly Johnson, England, vocalist (Blonde on Blonde)
  • 1954 Mark "Chopper" Read, Australian criminal and crime author (Chopper: From the Inside), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2013)
  • 1955 Bill McCreary, Ontario, NHL referee
  • 1955 Peter Cox, rocker (Go West-Call Me, Don't Look Down)
  • 1955 Yolanda King, actress (Fluke, Ghosts of Mississippi)
  • 1955 Dennis Maruk, Canadian hockey player
  • 1957 Debbie Thrower, BBC News Reader
  • 1958 Allison Finney, Winnetka IL, LPGA golfer (1989 Standard Register)
  • 1958 Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, actress (Color of Money), born in Oak Park, Illinois
  • 1959 William R Moses, actor (Cole-Falcon Crest), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1959 Terry Fenwick, English footballer
  • 1960 Jonathan Ross, British talk show host (Tall Guy)

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1960 RuPaul Andre Charles, American drag queen, actor and singer (RuPaul's Drag Race), born in San Diego, California

Actor, Singer and Drag Queen RuPaul
Actor, Singer and Drag Queen
RuPaul
  • 1960 Kirk Fogg, host of Legends of the Hidden Temple
  • 1961 Merete Van Kemp, Danish actress (Grace-Dallas, Princess Daisy)
  • 1961 Robert Stethem, U.S. Navy Seabee diver murdered by terrorists on TWA Flight 847 (d. 1985)

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1961 Chanda Kochhar, Indian business woman (CEO of ICICI Bank), born in Jodhpur, India

Businesswoman and CEO of ICICI Bank Chanda Kochhar
Businesswoman and CEO of ICICI Bank
Chanda Kochhar
  • 1962 Eric Olson, actor (Apple's Way), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1962 Dédé Fortin, Quebec singer (Les Colocs) (d. 2000)
  • 1963 Marco T Dawson, Freising Germany, PGA golfer (1995 Greater Milw-2nd)
  • 1963 Pedro Luis Estrada, American murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1964 Marina Tcherkasova, American pairs figure skater (Olympic silver 1980)
  • 1964 Michelle Knox-Zaloom, rower (Olympics-96), born in Annapolis, Maryland
  • 1964 Ralph Garman, American actor and radio personality
  • 1965 Grant Connell, Regina Saskatchawan, tennis player (Olympics-96)
  • 1965 Paul Sorrento, Somerville MA, infielder (Seattle Mariners)
  • 1965 Raffaella Reggi, Italian tennis star
  • 1965 Rob Koll, Bellefonte PA, 163 lbs/74 kg freestyle wrestler (Olymp-96)
  • 1965 Winthrop Graham, Jamaica, 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1988)
  • 1965 Amanda Brown, Australian musician (The Go-Betweens) and composer
  • 1966 Jeff Buckley, musician and singer ("Hallelujah"), Anaheim California (d. 1997)
  • 1966 Daisy Fuentes, model/MTV veejay (America's Funniest Videos)
  • 1966 Jeff Nelson, pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1966 Sophie Marceau, French actress (Braveheart, L'Amour Braque), born in Paris, France
  • 1966 Kate Ceberano, Australian singer
  • 1967 Howard Griffith, NFL running back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1967 Ronnie Devoe, vocals (New Edition, Bell Div Devoe-Candy Girl), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1967 Sheila Lussier, actress (Reform School, My Chauffeur), born in La Mesa, California
  • 1968 Cacho Conde, WLAF tight end/running back (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1968 Sean Miller, American basketball coach
  • 1968 Robin Li [Li Yanhong], Chinese founder of the Chinese search engine Baidu, born in Yangquan, Shanxi
  • 1969 Takako Inque, Toride Japan, wrestler (Japan)
  • 1969 Ryotaro Okiayu, Japanese voice actor
  • 1970 Chris Tamer, Dearborn, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins)
  • 1970 Max Huiberts, soccer player (Roda JC)
  • 1970 Paul Allender, British guitarist (Cradle of Filth)
  • 1971 Audra Keller, Macon Georgia, tennis star (1993 Futures-Evansville IN)
  • 1972 Ron Lewis, WLAF OL (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1972 Leonard Roberts, American actor
  • 1972 Kimya Dawson, American singer
  • 1973 Scott Rehberg, tackle (New England Patriots)
  • 1973 Eli Marrero, American baseball player
  • 1973 Bernd Schneider, German footballer
  • 1974 Abbygale Williamson Arenas, Miss Universe-Photogenic (Phil, 1997)
  • 1974 Marc Edwards, NFL fullback (SF 49ers)
  • 1974 Leslie Bibb, American actress
  • 1974 Berto Romero, Spanish humorist
  • 1975 Lord Infamous [Ricky T Dunigan], American rapper (Three 6 Mafia), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1976 Brandon Call, American actor (Baywatch, Blind Fury, Step by Step), born in Torrance, California
  • 1976 Diane Neal, American actress
  • 1977 Ryk Neethling, South African swimmer
  • 1978 Zoë Bell, New Zealand actress
  • 1978 Reggie Wayne, American football player
  • 1978 Tom Ellis, Welsh actor (Miranda, Lucifer), born in Cardiff, Wales
  • 1979 Matthew Spring, English footballer
  • 1980 [Clarke] Isaac Hanson, singer (Hanson-MMMbop), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1980 Brad Bradley, American professional wrestler
  • 1980 Mercedes Martinez, professional wrestler
  • 1981 Sarah Harding, English singer (Girls Aloud)
  • 1982 Katie Feenstra, American basketball player
  • 1982 Yusuf Pathan, Indian cricketer
  • 1983 Christopher Paolini, American novelist
  • 1983 Yiannis Bourousis, Greek basketball player
  • 1983 Ryan Braun, American baseball player (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1983 Scott Moore, American baseball player
  • 1983 Nick Markakis, American baseball player
  • 1983 Harry Lloyd, English actor
  • 1984 Park Han-byul, South Korean actress
  • 1986 Nani, Portuguese football player
  • 1987 Darren McKillion, Northern Irish sportsman
  • 1988 Justin Cooper, American actor (Liar, Liar, General Hospital), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1990 Shanica Knowles, American actress
  • 1992 Darian Weiss, American actor
  • 1994 Raquel Castro, American actress


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