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Born on This Day

1527 - Luca Cambiasi, Italian painter/sculptor (d. 1585)

1573 - Ambrosius Bosschaert the elder, Flemish Baroque flower and still-life painter (d. 1621)

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1584 - Gaspar de Crayer, Flemish painter (d. 1669)

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1725 - Martin Knoller, Austrian painter (d. 1804)

1732 - Pehr Hilleström, Swedish painter (d. 1816)

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1736 - Anton Graff, German portrait painter (d. 1813)

1785 – Sir David Wilkie, Scottish painter (d. 1841)

1787 – Louis-Jacques Daguerre, French inventor and photographer (d. 1851)

1787 - François-Joseph Navez, Belgian painter (d. 1869)

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1836 – Sir W. S. Gilbert, British dramatist (d. 1911) (Gilbert and Sullivan)

1840 - Antonio Muñoz Degrain, Spanish painter (d. 1924)

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1852 - Mikoláš Aleš, Czech painter (d. 1913)

1858 - Luigi Pastega, Italian painter (d. 1927)

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1882 - Wyndham Lewis, English author/painter (d. 1957) (See Tipple Jar)

1888 - Frances Marion, American screenwriter and actress  (d. 1973)

1901 – George Gallup, American statistician and pollster, who did not live to see the reputation of his polling firm brought low by partisan management. (d. 1984)

1903 - Bernard Newman, Hollywood costume designer (d. 1966) (See: Most Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers musicals)

1904 – Jean Paul Lemieux, Quebec painter (d. 1990)

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1907 - Yves Brayer, French painter (d. 1990)

1907 – Compay Segundo, Cuban guitarist, singer and composer (Buena Vista Social Club) (d. 2003)

1908 – Imogene Coca, American actress and comedian (d. 2001)

1909 – Johnny Mercer, American lyricist (d. 1976)

1919 – Jocelyn Brando, American actress (d. 2005)

1919 – Georgia Carroll, American singer, fashion model, and actress (d. 2011)

1923 – Alan Shepard, American astronaut (d. 1998)

1923 – Ted Stevens, American politician and internet guru. (d. 2010)

1927 – Hank Ballard, American rhythm 'n blues singer and songwriter (d. 2003)

1936 – Don Cherry, American jazz trumpeter (d. 1995)

1939 – Margaret Atwood, Canadian poet, novelist, critic and essayist

1939 – Amanda Lear, Hong Kong-French singer-songwriter and actress

1941 – David Hemmings, English actor, singer, director, and producer (d. 2003)

1950 – Graham Parker, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Rumour) who I mistakenly had listed on the 15th (you'll just have to suffer):

1953 – Alan Moore, British comic book writer and novelist (V for Vendetta)

1959 – Karla Faye Tucker, first woman to be executed in the United States since 1984 (d. 1998)

1962 – Kirk Hammett, American guitarist (Metallica)

1964 – Rita Cosby, American “journalist” whose career was dedicated to reporting about missing white women.

1965 – Tim DeLaughter, American singer-songwriter (Tripping Daisy and The Polyphonic Spree)

1968 – Owen Wilson, American actor and film-writer

1970 – Megyn Kelly, American Fox News spokesmodel

Died on This Day

1543 - Hans Holbein the Younger, German painter (b. 1497)

1630 - Esaias van de Velde, Dutch painter (b. 1587)

1689 - Jacob van der Ulft, Dutch painter of landscapes and cityscapes (b. 1627)

1876 - Narcisse Virgilio Diaz, French painter of the Barbizon school (b. 1807)

1886 – Chester A. Arthur, American politician, 21st President of the United States (b. 1829)

1922 – Marcel Proust, French novelist (b. 1871)

1969 – Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., American businessman (b. 1888)

1969 – Ted Heath, British trombonist, and bandleader (b. 1902)

1972 – Danny Whitten, American musician (Crazy Horse) (b. 1943)

1976 – Man Ray, American-born French photographer and painter (b. 1890)

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1978 – Leo Ryan, American politician (b. 1925)

1986 – Gia Carangi, American model (b. 1960)

1994 – Cab Calloway, American bandleader (b. 1907)

1999 – Doug Sahm, American singer and guitarist (Sir Douglas Quintet and Flaco Jiménez) (b. 1941)

1999 - Horst P. Horst, photographer (b. 1906)

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2002 – James Coburn, American actor (b. 1928)

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