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Today's Birthdays – May 7, 2011




1574 Innocent X [Giambattista Pamfili] 236th Roman Catholic pope (1644-55) 1774 Sir Francis Beaufort naval officer; devised wind force scale 1812 Robert Browning London England, poet (The Pied Piper) 1826 Varina Howell Davis 1st lady (Confederacy), died in 1905 1833 Johannes Brahms best know for Brahms’ Lullaby 1840 Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Votkinsk Russia, composer (The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, 1812 Overture) 1901 Gary Cooper Helena MT, actor (2 Academy Awards-Sergeant York, High Noon) 1909 Edwin H Land inventor (instant photography (Polaroid)) 1917 David Tomlinson Scotland, actor (Mary Poppins, Helter Skelter) 1922 Darren McGavin Spokane WA, actor (Night Stalker, Tribes, Turk 182) 1928 John Ingle actor (Edward Quartermaine-General Hospital) 1933 Johnny Unitas NFL QB (Baltimore Colts, San Diego); one of the greats 1934 Willard Scott weatherman (Today) 1939 Jimmy Ruffin soloist (What Becomes of the Broken Hearted) 1939 Johnny Maestro New York NY, rock vocalist (Crests-16 Candles, Brooklyn Bridge) 1944 John Heard actor (Pelican Brief, CHUD, Radio Flyer, Big) 1944 Sivi Aberg actress (Batman TV show) 1945 Robin Strasser New York NY, actress (Dorian-One Life to Live, Another World) 1951 Robert Hegyes Metuchen NJ, actor (Underground Aces, Welcome Back Kotter) 1952 Amy Heckerling Bronx NY, director (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Clueless) 1952 Derek Taylor rocker (Let it Be, Beatles Anthology) 1955 Peter Reckell Elkhart IN, actor (Days of our Lifes) 1959 Michael E Knight Princeton NJ, actor (Date with Angel, All My Children) 1961 Phil Campbell rocker (Motorhead-No Remorse) 1962 Robbie Knievel daredevil, son of Evel (Chips Something Special) 1965 Owen Hart Professional Wrestler who lost his life after a fall at an event. 1968 Traci Lords [Nora Louise Kuzma], Steubenville OH, porn actress (Cry Baby)]]]]> ]]>

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