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Born on This Day

1646 – Godfrey Kneller, German painter (d. 1723)

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1694 – Francis Hutcheson, Irish philosopher (d. 1746)

1736 - Lorenzo Baldissera Tiepolo, Italian genre painter (d. 1776)

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1797- Joseph-Nicolas Robert-Fleury, French painter (d. 1890)

1814 – Esther Hobart Morris, American jurist (d. 1902)

1863 - Jean Léon Gérome Ferris, U.S, artist (d. 1930)

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1869 - Louis Valtat, French painter (d. 1952)

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1879 – Bob Smith, American physician and surgeon, founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (d. 1950)

1879 – Emiliano Zapata, Mexican general (d. 1919)

1896 – Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, American author (d. 1953)

1907 – Benny Carter, American musician, composer, and bandleader (d. 2003)

1910 – Sylvia Sidney, American actress (d. 1999)

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1911 – Rosetta LeNoire, American actress (d. 2002)

1920 – Jimmy Witherspoon, American singer (d. 1997)

1921 – Esther Williams, American actress and swimmer (d. 2013)

1922 – Rory Calhoun, American actor (d. 1999)

1932 – Mel Tillis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Old Dogs)

1933 – Joe Tex, American singer-songwriter (d. 1982)

1937 – Dustin Hoffman, American actor

1938 – Connie Stevens, American actress, singer, and director

1943 – Denis Payton, English saxophonist (The Dave Clark Five)

1944 – John Renbourn, English guitarist and songwriter (Pentangle)

1949 – Keith Carradine, American actor

1950 – Willie Hall, American drummer (The Bar-Kays)

1951 – Randy Shilts, American journalist and author (d. 1994)

1956 – Chris Foreman, English guitarist and songwriter (Madness)

1957 – Dennis Drew, American keyboard player (10,000 Maniacs)

1958 – Deborah Norville, American TV journalist

1961 – The Edge, Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist (U2)

1962 – Kool Moe Dee, American rapper (Treacherous Three)

1965 – El Hefe, American guitarist (NOFX)

1981 – Roger Federer, Swiss tennis player

Died on This Day

1588 – Alonso Sánchez Coello, Spanish painter (b. 1532)

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1616 - Cornelis Ketel, Dutch painter (b. 1548)

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1685 - Giovanni-Battista Salvi, Italian painter (b. 1609)

1719 – Christoph Ludwig Agricola, German painter (b. 1667)

1898 – Eugène Boudin, French painter (b. 1824)

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1902 – James Tissot, French painter (b. 1836)

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1910 - Rudolf Epp, German painter (b. 1834)

1926 -  Frank Myers Boggs, U.S. painter (b. 1855)

1940 – Johnny Dodds, American clarinetist and saxophonist (b. 1892)

1943 - Plinio Nomellini, Italian painter (b. 1866)

1965 – Shirley Jackson, American author (b. 1916)

1975 – Cannonball Adderley, American saxophonist (b. 1928)

1985 – Louise Brooks, American actress (b. 1906) (previously used pic, new caption)

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2003 - Bhupen Khakhar, Indian painter (b. 1934)

2004 – Fay Wray, American actress (b. 1907)

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2005 – Barbara Bel Geddes, American actress and author (b. 1922)

2010 – Patricia Neal, American actress (b. 1926)

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