Monday, February 20, 2017

Today's Actual Birthdays Include ...

  • 1844 Joshua Slocum, Canadian seaman and adventurer (d. 1909) [I believe I read this by Slocum in the seventh or eighth grade. If so, I don't remember one word of it.]
  • 1902 Ansel Adams, photographer (1966 ASMP Award), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1904 Aleksei N Kosygin, Soviet premier (1964-80)
  • 1912 Pierre Boulle, French author (d. 1994)
  • 1914 John Daly, South Africa, newscaster/TV game show host (What's My Line)
  • 1916 Jackie Gleason, American comedian, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1921 Joseph Albert Walker, test pilot (X-15), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1921 Joseph A. Walker, WWII and NASA test pilot (1st spaceplane flights to edge of outer space), born in Washington, Pennsylvania (d. 1966)
  • 1924 Gloria Vanderbilt, don't my jeans look great (poor little rich girl)
  • 1925 Robert Altman, director (The Player, M*A*S*H), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1927 Roy Cohn, lawyer, "grand inquisitor" (for Sen Joseph McCarthy)
  • 1927 Sidney Poitier , 1st African American actor to win an Oscar for Best Actor ('Lillies in the Field' - 1963), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1928 Elroy Face, baseball pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • 1929 Amanda Blake [Beverly Louise Neill], American actress (Kitty Russell-Gunsmoke), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1937 Nancy Wilson, Chillicothe Ohio, jazz vocalist (Feel Like Making Love)
  • 1941 Buffy Sainte-Marie, Maine, folksinger (Now That the Buffalo Are Gone)
  • 1942 Mitch McConnell, American politician, (Senator-R-KY, 1985-, and Senate Majority Leader 2015- ), born in Sheffield, Alabama
  • 1942 Peter Strauss, Croton-on-Hudson NY, actor (Rich Man Poor Man)
  • 1942 Phil Esposito, Canadian NHL center, GM (Bruins, Rangers), born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
  • 1946 Sandy Duncan, Henderson Tx, actress (Hogan Family)
  • 1947 Peter Strauss, American actor
  • 1948 Billy Zoom, American guitarist (X), born in Savanna, Illinois
  • 1949 Ivana Trump, Czech-American model and ex-wife of Donald Trump (1st Wives Club), born in Gottwaldov, Moravia, Czechoslovak Republic
  • 1950 John Voldstad, actor (Darryl-Newhart), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1951 Randy California, [Wolfe], Cal, guitarist (Spirit-I Got a Line on You)
  • 1953 Poison Ivy, American musician (The Cramps)
  • 1954 Patty Hearst Shaw, SF, famous kidnap hostage (Tanya)
  • 1955 Kelsey Grammer, Virgin Islands, actor (Fraiser Crane-Cheers/Fraiser)
  • 1959 Joel Rifkind, NY serial killer
  • 1960 Joel Hodgson, American comedian (Mystery Science Theater 3000)
  • 1963 Charles Barkley, American NBA forward (Phoenix, Rockets, Olympic gold 1996), born in Leeds, Alabama
  • 1966 Cindy Crawford, Dekalb Ill, supermodel (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit)
  • 1967 Kurt Cobain, American rock vocalist (Nirvana), born in Aberdeen, Washington (d. 1994)
  • 1969 Vaginal Creme Davis, American drag queen and performance artist
  • 1971 Shalanda Burt, US murderess
  • 1988 Rihanna, Barbadian singer and songwriter (Umbrella, We Found Love, Diamonds), born in Saint Michael, Barbados
  • It's a holiday, you bet I 'phoned it in. Crummy inaccurate source.

1 comment:

Feline Mama said...

You're a "good man" M. Bouffant for mentioning that "D**k" mcconnell & his "title". I would have sent a card had I known!!!
Thanks for this list!