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Old 11-07-2013, 12:06 PM   #106
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Myles Kennedy, rock vocalist who has sung with the band Alter Bridge as well as with Slash

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Anders Celsius, Swedish astronomer who developed the temperature scale used in the metric system

William Fichtner, who has played on 'Armageddon', 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith', and te show 'Entourage'

Curtis Armstrong, who played "Booger" in the 'Revenge Of the Nerds' movies.

And there are still more!!!!
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Okay, my go now:

1657 – Francesco Solimena, Italian painter (d. 1747)
1720 – Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian illustrator (d. 1778)
1814 – Jean-Franηois Millet, French painter (d. 1875)
1836 – Juliette Adam, French author (d. 1936)
1861 – Frederic Remington, American painter (d. 1909)
1862 – Edward Stratemeyer, American author (d. 1930)
1875 – Bob McKinney, American baseball player (d. 1946)
1876 – Hugh McCrae, Australian author (d. 1958)
1877 – Razor Smith, English cricketer (d. 1946)
1880 – Damon Runyon, American author (d. 1946)
1881 – Henry Potter, American golfer (d. 1955)
1883 – Charles Healy, American water polo player
1884 – Ramchandra Shukla, Indian Hindi writer (d. 1941)
1886 – Luis Alberni, Spanish actor (d. 1962)
1888 – Oscar Mathisen, Norwegian speed skater (d. 1954)
1890 – Alan L. Hart, American physician and author (d. 1962)
1892 – Robert Lawson, American children's author (d. 1957
1895 – Buster Keaton, American actor, director, and producer (d. 1966)
1895 – Richard Sorge, German journalist and spy (d. 1944)
1900 – August Mδlk, Estonian writer and politician (d. 1987)
1903 – John Vincent Atanasoff, American physicist, invented the Atanasoff–Berry Computer (d. 1995)
1910 – Viktor Ader, Estonian football player (d. 1966)
1910 – Frankie Crosetti, American baseball player (d. 2002)
1914 – Brendan Gill, American journalist and author (d. 1997)
1916 – Jan Murray, American comedian, actor, and game show host (d. 2006)
1916 – George Sidney, American director (d. 2002)
1917 – Violeta Parra, Chilean singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1967)
1924 – Donald J. Sobol, American author (d. 2012)
1925 – Roger Wood, Belgian-American journalist (d. 2012)
1926 – Raymond Watson, American businessman (d. 2012)
1928 – Alvin Toffler, American journalist and author
1928 – Torben Ulrich, Danish-American tennis player
1929 – Scotty Beckett, American actor (d. 1968)
1929 – John Edward Mack, American psychiatrist and author (d. 2004)
1929 – Leroy Van Dyke, American singer
1931 – Terence Conran, English designer and businessman
1931 – Basil D'Oliveira, South African-English cricketer (d. 2011)
1932 – Milan Chvostek, Canadian director and producer
1934 – Sam Huff, American football player
1934 – Dimosthenis Sofianos, Greek journalist
1936 – Charlie Hurley, Irish footballer
1937 – Jackie Collins, English author and actress
1940 – Vic Hadfield, Canadian ice hockey player
1940 – Silvio Marzolini, Argentine footballer
1940 – Steve Swallow, American bass player and composer
1941 – Roy Blount, Jr., American author
1941 – Karen Cushman, American author
1941 – Karl Oppitzhauser, Austrian race car driver
1941 – Anne Rice, American author
1941 – Robert Wilson, American director and playwright
1942 – Ave Alavainu, Estonian poet
1942 – Bernice Johnson Reagon, American singer-songwriter (Sweet Honey in the Rock)
1942 – Christopher Stone, American actor (d. 1995)
1943 – Karl-Gustav Kaisla, Finnish ice hockey referee (d. 2012)
1943 – Dietmar Mόrdter, German footballer
1943 – Florian Pittiș, Romanian actor, singer, director, and producer (d. 2007)
1943 – Jimy Williams, American baseball player and manager
1944 – Rocνo Dϊrcal, Spanish singer and actress (d. 2006)
1944 – Tony La Russa, American baseball player and manager
1945 – Clifton Davis, American singer-songwriter and actor
1946 – Susan Sarandon, American actress
1946 – Bridget St John, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1947 – Julien Clerc, French singer-songwriter and pianist
1947 – Jim Fielder, American bass player (Blood, Sweat & Tears and The Mothers of Invention)
1948 – Duke Robillard, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1949 – Armand Assante, American actor
1950 – Meg Bennett, American actress and scriptwriter
1951 – Gil Moore, Canadian singer-songwriter and drummer (Triumph)
1952 – Jody Stephens, American drummer (Big Star)
1953 – Andreas Vollenweider, Swiss harp player
1955 – Jorge Valdano, Argentine footballer
1956 – Christoph Waltz, Austrian actor
1957 – Bill Fagerbakke, American actor
1957 – Yngve Moe, Norwegian bass player and songwriter (Dance with a Stranger) (d. 2013)
1957 – Kyra Schon, American actress
1958 – Anneka Rice, Welsh television host
1959 – Chris Lowe, English singer and keyboard player (Pet Shop Boys)
1959 – Tony Meo, English snooker player
1960 – Joe Boever, American baseball player
1961 – Philippe Russo, French singer-songwriter
1961 – Kazuki Takahashi, Japanese author
1962 – Jon Secada, Cuban-American singer-songwriter
1963 – A. C. Green, American basketball player
1963 – Koji Ishikawa, Japanese author and illustrator
1964 – Francis Magalona, Filipino rapper, songwriter, producer, actor, director, entrepreneur, host and photographer (d. 2009)
1965 – Olaf Backasch, German footballer
1965 – Skip Heller, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1965 – Micky Ward, American boxer
1967 – Marcus Bentley, English voice actor
1967 – Ekin Cheng, Hong Kong actor and singer
1967 – Liev Schreiber, American actor
1968 – Richard Hancox, English footballer
1968 – Tim Wise, American activist and author
1969 – Abraham Benrubi, American actor
1971 – Friderika Bayer, Hungarian singer
1971 – Darren Middleton, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Powderfinger and Drag)
1972 – Kurt Thomas, American basketball player
1973 – Abyss, American wrestler
1974 – Paco Leσn, Spanish actor
1975 – Daniella Deutscher, American actress
1975 – Cristiano Lucarelli, Italian footballer
1975 – Mohamed Jameel, Maldivian footballer
1976 – Mauro Camoranesi, Argentine-Italian footballer
1976 – Elisandro Naressi Roos, Brazilian footballer
1976 – Alicia Silverstone, American actress, producer, and author
1976 – Ueli Steck, Swiss mountaineer
1977 – Cabral Ibacka, Romanian actor
1977 – Richard Parry, Canadian musician and songwriter (Arcade Fire and Bell Orchestre)
1978 – Phillip Glasser, American actor and producer
1978 – Kyle Lohse, American baseball player
1978 – Go Soo, South Korean actor
1979 – Brandon Barash, American actor
1979 – Stefan Booth, English actor and singer
1979 – Rachael Leigh Cook, American actress and producer
1979 – Bjorn Phau, German tennis player
1979 – Adam Voges, Australian cricketer
1980 – Me'Lisa Barber, American sprinter
1980 – Sarah Fisher, American race car driver
1980 – Mellisa Hollingsworth, Canadian skeleton racer
1980 – James Jones, American basketball player
1980 – Tim Peper, American actor
1980 – TomᚠRosickύ, Czech footballer
1981 – Shaura, Japanese singer (Moi dix Mois)
1981 – Justin Williams, Canadian ice hockey player
1982 – Tony Gwynn Jr., American baseball player
1982 – Jered Weaver, American baseball player
1983 – Dan Clarke, English race car driver
1983 – Risa Kudō, Japanese model and actress
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1987 – Rawez Lawan, Swedish footballer
1987 – Will Puddy, English footballer
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1988 – Melissa Benoist, American singer-actress
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1989 – Stacey Solomon, English singer
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Bess Truman died on my birthday and I think she was in her late 80's
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George C Scott, played Patton
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Bess Truman died on my birthday and I think she was in her late 80's

She died at 97 in 1982.
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:17 PM   #112
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Bess had a long life. I wonder if she was the longest living first lady.
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Bess had a long life. I wonder if she was the longest living first lady.

She was, easily.

Bess Truman 97
Lady Bird Johnson 94
Betty Ford 93
Nancy Reagan 92 (still alive, born July 6, 1921)
Edith Wilson (Woodrow) 89
Anna Harrison (William Henry) 88
Barbara Bush 88 (still alive born June 8 1925)
Sarah Polk (James) 87
Edith Roosevelt (Teddy) 87
Rosalynn Carter 86 (still alive born August 18 1927)
Lucretia Garfield (James) 85
Sarah Jackson (Andrew) 84


Four Presidents lived to be 90 (Ford and Reagan both passed away at 93, while John Adams and Herbert Hoover passed away at 90).

George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter will both turn 90 next year (Bush on June 12, Carter on October 1)

The only other Presidents to reach 80 and live to tell about it are Truman (88) Madison (85) Jefferson (83) Nixon (81) and John Quincy Adams (son of John) 80.

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4, 1826, the 50th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Adams' last words were "Thomas Jefferson still survives", but he was unaware that Jefferson had passed away a couple of hours earlier.
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I was 25 when Bess died. Wow many of the ladies lived long lives. Specially the earlier in office first ladies.
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She was, easily.

Bess Truman 97
Lady Bird Johnson 94
Betty Ford 93
Nancy Reagan 92 (still alive, born July 6, 1921)
Edith Wilson (Woodrow) 89
Anna Harrison (William Henry) 88
Barbara Bush 88 (still alive born June 8 1925)
Sarah Polk (James) 87
Edith Roosevelt (Teddy) 87
Rosalynn Carter 86 (still alive born August 18 1927)
Lucretia Garfield (James) 85
Sarah Jackson (Andrew) 84




Four Presidents lived to be 90 (Ford and Reagan both passed away at 93, while John Adams and Herbert Hoover passed away at 90).

George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter will both turn 90 next year (Bush on June 12, Carter on October 1)

The only other Presidents to reach 80 and live to tell about it are Truman (88) Madison (85) Jefferson (83) Nixon (81) and John Quincy Adams (son of John) 80.

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4, 1826, the 50th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Adams' last words were "Thomas Jefferson still survives", but he was unaware that Jefferson had passed away a couple of hours earlier.

James K. Polk was the shortest-lived President who died of natural causes (53); Garfield and Kennedy were shot to death before their fiftieth birthdays (Garfield died two months to the day before his).
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I was 25 when Bess died. Wow many of the ladies lived long lives. Specially the earlier in office first ladies.

Yes. I was quite surprised by that as well. The early to mid 1800s were not known for people having long life spans.
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James K. Polk was the shortest-lived President who died of natural causes (53); Garfield and Kennedy were shot to death before their fiftieth birthdays (Garfield died two months to the day before his).

Yes, Polk had the shortest "retirement" period of any ex President, he passed away about 3 months after leaving office in 1849.

After he was elected in 1844, Polk vowed to serve only one term, and he stuck to it. He did not run for re-election, and passed away 3 months after leaving office.
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Yes, Polk had the shortest "retirement" period of any ex President, he passed away about 3 months after leaving office in 1849.

After he was elected in 1844, Polk vowed to serve only one term, and he stuck to it. He did not run for re-election, and passed away 3 months after leaving office.


Polk wanted to do four things when he was elected in 1844: annex Texas (that happened three days before he assumed office); restore the Independent Treasury; settle the border dispute with Great Britain over the Oregon Country, and: and acquire California and all the Mexican east of the Sierras. He said he could do it in one term, and he did. Unfortunately, his agenda was more of a two-term agenda, and he worked himself to death. Polk was the first President not to run for re-election, although William Henry Harrison was technically the first. Although Harrison, elected in 1840, died a month into his Presidency, he was on record as saying he would serve only one term and would not run again in 1844.

Oh yeah, Polk's Vice President, a lawyer from Philadelphia, was so supportive of annexing Texas that the state named a county and then the county's major city after him. His name? George Dallas.

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Polk wanted to do four things when he was elected in 1844: annex Texas (that happened three days before he assumed office); restore the Independent Treasury; settle the border dispute with Great Britain over the Oregon Country, and: and acquire California and all the Mexican east of the Sierras. He said he could do it in one term, and he did. Unfortunately, his agenda was more of a two-term agenda, and her worked himself to death. Polk was the first President not to run for re-election, although William Henry Harrison was technically the first. Although Harrison, elected in 1840, died a month into his Presidency, he was on record as saying he would serve only one term and would not run again in 1844.

Oh yeah, Polk's Vice President, a lawyer from Philadelphia, was so supportive of annexing Texas that the state named a county and then the county's major city after him. His name? George Dallas.

Thanks for the history lesson Steve! Very interesting!(I love history)
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