Born on this day in 1949, in Hetton Le Hole, Houghton le Spring, County Durham, United Kingdom, bassist and record producer, Trevor Horn. Horn was instrumental in producing many influential bands in the 80’s, including; Frankie Goes To Hollywood, The Buggles, Paul McCartney, Yes, Art of Noise and Seal.
Born on this day in 1939, in Chicago, Illinois, R&B and gospel singer, Mavis Staples. With The Staple Singers, Miss Mavis was inducted into both The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and The Blues Hall of Fame.
Born on this day in 1959, in Glasgow, Scotland, singer-songwriter, Jim Kerr. Kerr has fronted the pop band Simple Minds since 1977, who charted in the 80’s for multiple successful singles and Lp’s.
Born on this day in 1966, in Evanston, Illinois, actor and producer, John Cusack. Cusack was a successful teen actor, appearing in Better Off Dead, Sixteen Candles and Say Anything. As an adult, his memorable films include Gross Pointe Blank, Hi Fidelity and Hot Tub Time Machine.
Born on this day in 1961, musician and actor, Curt Smith. Curt plays bass in Tears For Fears, who had several hits in the era of MTV, including; Mad World, Pale Shelter, Shout and Head Over Heels.
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 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.