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1972 Diana Ross and her husband Robert Ellis Silberstein have their second child, Tracee Ellis Ross. She becomes an actress, starring in the TV series Girlfriends and Black-ish.More

1970 Toby Smith (keyboardist for Jamiroquai) is born in London, England.

1969 Douglas "SA" Vincent Martinez (vocalist, DJ for 311) is born in Omaha, Nebraska.

1965 Peter Timmins (drummer for Cowboy Junkies) is born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

1962 Einar Orn Benediktsson (trumpet player for The Sugarcubes) is born in Reykjavík, Iceland.

1961 Randy Jackson (of The Jackson 5) is born Steven Randall Jackson in Gary, Indiana. As the ninth child, he's both the youngest Jackson brother and youngest child in the family until baby sister Janet is born in 1966.

1955 Kevin DuBrow (lead singer of Quiet Riot) is born in Los Angeles, California.

1955 Roger O'Donnell (keyboardist for The Cure) is born in London, England.

1949 David Paton (bassist, guitarist for Pilot) is born in Edinburgh, Scotland.

1946 Rock guitarist Peter Green (of Fleetwood Mac, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers) is born in Bethnal Green, London, England.

1945 Beatrice Melba Hill, better known as Melba Moore, is born in New York City to saxophonist Teddy Hill and R&B singer Bonnie Davis.

1944 Rob Van Leeuwen (guitarist for Shocking Blue) is born in The Hague, Netherlands.

1944 Denny Laine is born Brian Hines on a boat off the Jersey coast. He becomes a founding member of both The Moody Blues and Wings.

1937 Sonny Osborne (of The Osborne Brothers) is born in Roark, Kentucky.

1925 Jazz saxophonist Zoot Sims, who came up under Woody Herman's big band, is born in Inglewood, California.

1925 Israeli songwriter Haim Hefer is born Haim Feiner in Sosnowiec, Poland.

1922 Neal Hefti is born in Toluca Lake, California. A jazz trumpeter and arranger for Woody Herman, he also composed classic TV themes of the '60s, notably for Batman and The Odd Couple.

1903 Composer Vivian Ellis is born in Hampstead, London, England. Known for "Spread A Little Happiness" (1929) and "Coronation Scot," the theme for BBC Radio's Paul Temple.

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