Born on this day in 1897, in Brooklyn, New York, comedian, Moses Harry Horwitz. Better known as Moe Howard, who, with his brothers Shemp Howard, Curly Howard and Larry Fine, were The Three Stooges. They would become Columbia Pictures‘ most successful performers, starring in some 200+ shorts.
Born on this day in 1931, in Berlin, Germany, actress, Dana Wynter. Wynter had a nearly forty-year career, starring in Invasion of The Body Snatchers, Night Without Stars, Lady Godiva Rides Again and Airport.
Born on this day in 1912, in Barahona, Dominican Republic, actress Maria Montez. She starred in several Universal Pictures films, including The Invisible Woman. She went on to star in many Technicolor adventure epics like Arabian Nights and Tangier.
Born on this day in 1911, in Boyle, Ireland, actress Maureen O’Sullivan. O’Sullivan had an almost sixty-year career, starring in a number of Tarzan movies, The Thin Man, David Copperfield, Anna Karenina, A Day At The Races, and dozens more.
Born on this day in 1941, in Pacoima, California, singer, guitarist and songwriter, Ritchie Valens. Valens had several hits in his brief career; La Bamba, Donna, Framed, Come On Let’s Go and We Belong Together. He’s often cited as being the very first Chicano rock star.
Born on this day in 1899, in Omaha, Nebraska, singer, dancer & actor, Fred Astaire.
Born on this day in 1959, in Liverpool, England, singer and songwriter, Ian McCulloch. McCulloch is known for fronting the band Echo & The Bunnymen.
Born on this day in 1889, in Chicago, Illinois, character actor, Beulah Bondi. Bondi made a nearly forty-year career out of playing mothers, matronly aunts, grandmothers, spinsters and rooming house owners. Her most famous of the lot, was her role as George Bailey’s mother, in the holiday classic, It’s A Wonderful Life.
Born on this day in 1938, artist and musician, Klaus Voorman. Those familiar with the legend of The Beatles, will know that Voorman design the cover of The Beatles‘ Revolver Lp.
Born on this day in 1899, animator and producer, Walter Lantz. Lantz is best known as the creator of Woody Woodpecker, Chilly Willy and Oswald The Lucky Rabbit.