1819 – Abner Doubleday, the guy who DIDN’T invent baseball, but got the credit for it for years. 1892 – Pearl S. Buck, author of The Good Earth and other great novels. 1904 – Peter Lorre, Casablanca and all those great creepy parts! 1909, Elvis’ manager, Col. Tom Parker. Babe Zaharis, 1911 – a great American athlete. 1915 – Paul Castellano, Big Paulie, know as the Howard Hughes of the Mob. 1923 – Barbara Graham, or Bloody Babs as she was called, convicted murderess and gas-chamber assignee. 1940 – Billy Davis, Jr. of the Fifth Dimenison fame. 1952 – Paul Brads, UP of Redneck Latte Ravings. 1956 – Chris Isaak, American singer. Patty Smyth – 1957, another American singer. 1970, Sean Hayes, “Just Jack” of Will & Grace and the same year, Chris O’Donnell, one of the men who played Batman. 1973 – Gretchen Wilson of “Redneck Woman” fame. 1974 – Derek Jeter. And in 1980 Michael Vick!
I think it’s a pretty important day!