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Today's Birthdays – May 31, 2011




1701 Alexander Cruden compiler of a concordance to King James Bible 1857 Pius XI [Ambrogio DA Ratti] Italy, 259th Roman Catholic Pope (1922-39) 1861 Emily Perkins Bissell welfare worker (1st christmas seal drive, 1907) 1872 William Heath Robinson England, illustrator/cartoonist (Don Quixote) 1908 Don Ameche Kenosha WI, actor (Cocoon, Trading Places) 1910 Elizabeth Blackwell Hastings, 1st woman doctor of medicine 1916 John Vivyan actor (Mr Lucky, Wrong Man, Imitation of Life) 1916 Judy Campbell actress (Convoy, Bonnie Prince Charlie) 1922 Denholm Elliott London England, actor (Alfie, Cuba, Doll’s House, King Rat) 1929 ? 1st reindeer born in the US 1930 Clint Eastwood San Fransisco CA, actor (Dirty Harry)/mayor (Carmel CA) 1938 Peter Yarrow New York NY, (Peter, Paul & Mary-Puff the Magic Dragon) 1941 Johnny Paycheck Greenfield OH, singer (Take This Job & Shove It) 1943 Joe Namath Beaver Falls PA, NFL QB (New York Jets), the $400,000 man (1969 Superbowl) 1943 Sharon Gless Los Angeles CA, actress (Chris Cagney-Cagney & Lacey) 1944 Mick Ralphs guitarist (Mott the Hoople, Bad Company) 1948 John “Bonzo” Bonham Birmingham England, drummer (Led Zeppelin-Stairway to Heaven) 1948 Lynda Bellingham actress (Sweeney, Scarlet Tunic) 1948 Rhea Perlman Brooklyn NY, actress (Carla-Cheers, Zena-Taxi) 1949 Steven Kampmann Philadelphia PA, actor (Kirk-Newhart) 1950 Gregory Harrison Catalina CA, actor (Trapper John, Logan’s Run) 1956 Yoshiko Sakakibara Chiba Japan, actress (Sailor Moon, Vampire Hunter) 1961 Lea Thompson Rochester Minnesota, actress (Back to the Future, Caroline In The City, Casual Sex, Space Camp) 1962 Corey Hart Montréal Canada, vocalist (I Wear My Sunglasses at Night) 1964 DMC rocker 1964 Scotti Hill Manhasset NY, rock guitarist (Skid Row-Psycho Love) 1965 Brooke Shields New York NY, model/actress (Blue Lagoon, Suddenly Susan)]]]]> ]]>

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