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1902 – Michael Whalen, actor, d @ 71 (Missile to the Moon, The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues)
1905 – Nestor Paiva, actor (They Saved Hitler’s Brain, Jesse James Meet Frankenstein’s Daughter, My Living Doll, The Three Stooges in Orbit, Atlantis, the Lost Continent, World of Giants, The Mole People, Tarantula, Revenge of the Creature, Rocky Jones: Space Ranger, Creature from the Black Lagoon)

Nestor Paiva in Creature From the Black Lagoon

Nestor Paiva in Creature From the Black Lagoon

1919 – Lee Krieger, actor (The Reluctant Astronaut, My Favorite Martian)

1927 – Harvey Vernon, actor (Star Trek: DS9, The Twilight Zone)

1932 – Clifford David, actor (Signs)
1936 – Nancy Dussault, actress (Lois & Clark, The Munsters Today)
1938 – Jeri Taylor, producer / writer (Star Trek: TNG, Star Trek: DS9, Star Trek: Voyager)

1943 – Charlene Polite, actress (Star Trek)

1950 – Leonard Whiting, actor (Frankenstein: The True Story)

 

1955 – David Alan Grier, actor (The X-Files, ALF)
1957 – Invasion of the Saucer Men released

Invasion of the Saucer-Men released

Invasion of the Saucer-Men released

1958 – The Space Children released
1958 – Space Master X-7 released
1958 – War of the Colossal Beast released
1958 – Teanagers from Outer Space released

 

 

 

 

1959 – Vincent D’Onofrio, actor (Jurassic World, The Cell, Men in Black, Strange Days)

Vincent D'Onofrio in Men in Black

Vincent D’Onofrio in Men in Black

1960 – Rebecca Tilney, actress(Heroes, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines)
1962 – Predrag Bjelac, actor (Children of Dune)
1963 – Rupert Graves, actor (Doctor Who)
1966 – Marton Csokas, actor (AEon Flux, Cleopatra 2525, The Lost World, Farscape)

1971 – Megan Fahlenblock, actress (Warehouse 13, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Mutant X, The Fifth Quadrant)
1972 – Kate Luyben, actress (First Wave, Harsh Realm, Millennium, The X Files)
1979 – Rick Gonzalez, actor (War of the Worlds)

1980 – Thomas Browne Henry, actor, d @ 72 (How to Make a Monster, Space Master X-7, The Brain from Planet Arous, Beginning of the End, 20 Million Miles to Earth, Earth vs. the Flying Saucers, Rocky Jones Space Ranger, Space Patrol, The Next Voice You Hear…)
1981 – Desi Lydic, actor (Invasion Iowa)
1981 – Aaron Perilo, actor (In Time)

1982 – Lizzy Caplan, actress (Hot Tub Time Machine, Cloverfield, Smallville)
1983 – Angela Sarafyan, actress (Westworld (2015))
1987 – King Donovan, actor, d @ 69 (Invasion of the Body Snatchers [1956], The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, The Magnetic Monster)

1995 – Gale Gordon, actor, d @ 89 (Visit to a Small Planet, The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock)
1999 – Dean Fredericks, actor, d @ 75 (The Phantom Planet, Them!)

2009 – Harve Presnell, actor, d @ 75 (Lois & Clark, Star Trek: Voyager)

2014 – Paul Mazursky, actor, d @ 84 (Twilight Zone)
2014 – Bob Hastings, actor, d @ 89 (The Munsters’ Revenge, The Incredible Hulk, The Bamboo Saucer, The Munsters, Twilight Zone, Moon Pilot, Atom Squad, Captain Video and his Video Rangers)

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Anomalous phenomena, paranormal, supernatural and weird stuff.

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1901 – Frieda Inescort, actress (The Alligator People)
1903 – Paul Newlan, actor, (Twilight Zone)

Paul Newlan (left) in Twilight Zone

Paul Newlan (left) in Twilight Zone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1911 – Bernard Herrmann, composer/conductor (It’s Alive, Fahrenheit 451, Lost in Space, Twilight Zone, Mysterious Island, The Day the Earth Stood Still)
1919 – Slim Pickens, actor (The Black Hole)

1920 – Ray Harryhausen, no introductions needed

Ray Harryhausen

Ray Harryhausen

1928 – Ian Bannen, actor (The Ray Bradbury Theatre, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (TV))

1934 – Corey Allen, director (Star Trek: DS9, Star Trek: TNG, Otherworld, The Powers of Matthew Star)

1943 – Soon-Tek Oh, actpr (Seven Days, Stargate SG-1, Babylon 5, Time Trax, The Final Countdown, Logan’s Run (TV), The Invaders)

 

1944 – Gary Busey, actor (Piranha 3DD, Universal Soldier II: Brothers in Arms, Predator 2)

Gary Busey and some old friends.

Gary Busey and some old friends.

1947 – Brian Herbert, sci-fi author (Dune universe)
1947 – Michael Carter, actor (The Cloning of Joanna May, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Doctor Who)
1948 – Fred Grandy, actor (Death Race 2000)

1950 – Michael Whelan, Illustrator
1957 – Maria Conchita Alonzo, actress (Predator 2, The Running Man)

1960 – Missile to the Moon released in Mexico
1961 – Sharon Lawrence, actress (The After, Nuclear Family, Atomic Twister, Aftershock: Earthquake in New York, Star Trek: Voyager)
1962 – Amanda Donohoe, actress (Starship Trooper 3: Marauder, The Atlantis Conspiracy, Stardust)
1963 – Frank R. Paul, artist, d @ 79
1964 – Kathleen Wilhoite, actress (The 4400, Quantum Leap)
1967 – Melora Hardin, actress (Zombie Hamlet, Timecop, Lois & Clark, Quantum Leap, Mann & Machine, The Rocketeer)
1968 – Judith Hoag, actress (I am Number Four, The X-Files, Strange World, Armageddon, Quantum Leap)
1969 – Aleks Paunovic, actor (Chupacabra vs. the Alamo, Eve of Destruction, Smallville, Caprica, Stargate: Atlantis, Bionic Woman, Flash Gordon, Battlestar Galactica, Kraken: Tentacles of the Deep, Eureka, Mutant X, Andromeda, Stargate SG-1, Roswell: The Aliens Attack)
1969 – Ilan Mitchell-Smith, actor (Superboy, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Weird Science)

1971 – Sharon Conley, actress (The Hunger Games)
1974 – Christy Taylor, actress (Weird Science (TV), Mars: Base One)
1977 – Travis Richey, actor (Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, Robot, Dinocroc vs. Supergator)
1977 – Zuleikha Robinson, actress (The X-Files, The Lone Gunmen)
1978 – Bob Crane, actor, d @ 48 (Twilight Zone)
1979 – Sharon Lemelin, actress (Zombie Hamlet, Anonymous Rex)

1984 – Christopher Egan, actor (Gothica (TV), Resident Evil: Extinction)
1986 – Robert Drivas, actor, d @ 47 (Illustrated Man)

1991 – Addison Timlin, actor (Zero Hour)
1993 – Lorenzo James Henrie, actor (Fear the Walking Dead, Star Trek)
1995 – Lana Turner, actress, d @ 74 (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde)
1996 – Pamela Mason, actress, d @ 80 (Navy vs Night Monsters)
1999 – Declan Mulholland, actor, d @ 65 (Time Bandits, Quatermass, Doctor Who)

2000 – Vittorio Gassman, actor, d @ 77 (Quintet)
2005 – War of the Worlds released
2007 – Fred Saberhagen, sci-fi author, d @ 77 (Berserker series, Earth’s End)
2008 – Don S. Davis, actor, d @ 65 (Stargate, Flash Gordon, Andromeda, Atomic Train, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show, The X-Files, M.A.N.T.I.S

2011 – Transformers: Dark of the Moon released
2014 – Don Matheson, actor, d @ 84 (Land of the Giants, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Lost in Space)
2014 – Meshach Taylor, actor, d @ 67 (ALF, Ultra Warrior, The Incredible Hulk)

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1918 – Maxine Stuart, actress (The Outer Limits, Twilight Zone)

Maxine Stuart in The Outer Limits episode. The Man Who Was Never Born/

Maxine Stuart in The Outer Limits episode. The Man Who Was Never Born/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1926 – Mel Brooks (Spaceballs, Young Frankenstein)

Mel Brooks in Spaceballs

Mel Brooks in Spaceballs

1928 – Don Dubbins, actor (Starman, The Illustrated Man, Mork & Mindy, The Incredible Hulk, Project U.F.O., The Invaders, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Twilight Zone, Men Into Space, From the Earth to the Moon)

1932 – Pat Morita, actor (Earth Minus Zero, Timemaster, Space Rangers, The Munsters Today, Slapstick (Of Another Kind), The Incredible Hulk, Man from Atlantis)
1938 – John Byner, actor (Robodoc)

 

1946 – Bruce Davison (Star Trek: Enterprise, Star Trek: Voyager, V, The Astronauts, Return of the Killer Shrews, Earth’s Final Hours, The Sarah Jane Chronicles, Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek)
1946 – Robert Asprin, sci-fi author (Myth Adventures, Thieves’ World)
1948 – Kathy Bates, actress (The Day the Earth Stood Still, Dragonfly, 3rd Rock from the Sun, The Stand, The Morning After)

1951 – David Gautreaux, actor (The Event, Threshold, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Man from Atlantis)
1951 – Lalla Ward, actress (Doctor Who)

Lalla Ward as Romana in Doctor Who

Lalla Ward as Romana in Doctor Who

1952 – Ray Bradbury’s “A Sound of Thunder” is published in Collier’s, and over the next four decades will become probably the most frequently reprinted American science fiction story.
1954 – Raffaella De Laurentiis, producer (Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Kull the Conqueror, Dune)
1954 – Alice Krige, actress (Children of Dune, Dinotopia, Star Trek: Voyager, Welcome to Paradox, Star Trek: First Contact)
1959 – Christopher Doohan, actor (Star Trek Continues, Star Trek ID, Star Trek, Star Trek: the Motion Picture)

1966 – John Cusack (2012, Hot Tub Time Machine)
1966 – Mary Stuart Masterson, actress (The Stepford Wives)
1966 – Sara Stewart, actress (Wizards vs. Aliens, Doctor Who, Space Island One)
1967 – Gil Bellows, actor (Extraterrestrial, Sanctuary, FlashForward, Smallville, Infected, Final Days of Planet Earth)
1969 – Ayelet Zurer, actor (Man of Steel, Halo 4: Forward Into Dawn)

1970 – Steve Burton, actor (Taken, Manimal)
1972 – Alessandro Nivola, actor (The Eye, Jurassic Park III)
1973 – Carsten Bjornlund, actor (The Thing)
1974 – Frank Sutton, actor d @ 50 (Captain Video and His Video Rangers, Tom Corbett: Space Cadet, Twilight Zone)
1975 – Rod Serling, writer/producer d @ 50 (Twilight Zone)
1975 – Jeff Geddis, actor (Monster Island, Odyssey 5, Earth: Final Conflict)
1979 – Felicia Day, actress (Eureka, Dollhouse)

1985 – James Craig, actor, d @ 73 (Doomsday Machine, Venus Flytrap, Science Fiction Theatre)

1990 – Nicholas Purcell, actor (Surrogates)
1992 – Joan Marshall, actress d @ 61 (Star Trek, Twilight Zone, Men Into Space)
1993 – Lifepod released
1995 – Kare Hedebrant, actress (Let the Right One In)

2006 – Superman Returns released
2006 – Jim Baen, editor, publisher, founder of Baen Books, d @ 62

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1907 – John McIntire, actor (The Incredible Hulk, Twilight Zone)
1909 – Billy Curtis, actor (Space Patrol, The Incredible Shrinking Man, The Angry Red Planet, Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, The Twilight Zone)

1911 – Skelton Knaggs, actor (Captain Video: Master of the Stratosphere, The Invisible Man’s Revenge)

1927 – George McCowan, director (War of the Worlds (TV), The Shape of Things to Come, The Starlost, Frogs, The Invaders)

1938 – Shirley Anne Field, actress (U.F.O.)

1940 – Sandra Smith, actress (Star Trek)

Sandra Smith in Star Trek

Sandra Smith in Star Trek

1942 – Peter Madsen, Actor (The Outer Limits) Last Outer Limits lookup
1944 – Paul Koslo, actor (Stargate SG-1, Xtro II, Solar Crisis, Robot Jox, Misfits of Science, The Incredible Hulk, Galactica 1980, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, The Omega Man)

1950 – Ken Marshall, actor (Star Trek: DS9, Quantum Leap, Krull)
1950 – James Daughton, actor (Hologram Man, Weird Science (TV), V, The Incredible Hulk, Future Cop, Planet of the Apes (TV))

 

 

 

 

1950 – George Pal’s film Destination Moon, directed by Irving Pichel and with Robert A. Heinlein as a script consultant, opens in New York. It is the first American film to attempt to depict space travel in technologically realistic terms.

Destination Moon released

Destination Moon released

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1951 – Julia Duffy, actress (Voyagers!, Battle Beyond the Stars)

Julia Duffy in Battle Beyond the Stars

Julia Duffy in Battle Beyond the Stars

1966 – J.J. Abrams, director/writer (Star Wars: Episode VII, Fringe, Star Trek, Super 8, Armageddon)

1975 – Tobey Maguire, actor (Eerie, Indiana)
1978 – Courtney Ford, actress (Alien Raiders)

1981 – Sam Hoare, actor (An Adventure in Space and Time)
1986 – Sam Claflin, actor (The Hunger Games, The Lost Future)
1987 – Ed Westwick, actor (S. Darko, Children of Men)

1999 – Chandler Riggs, actor (The Walking Dead)

 

2000 – Logan Ramsey, actor, d @ 79 (Dr Hackenstein, ALF, Battlestar Galactica, Mork & Mindy, Star Trek)
2001 – Joan Sims, actress d @ 71 (Super Gran, Doctor Who, One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing)
2008 – WALL-E released

2014 – Norma McCarty, actress, d @ 93 (Plan 9 From Outer Space, Adventures of Superman)
2014 – Transformers: Age of Extinction released

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1904 – Peter Lorre, actor (Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, 20000 Leagues Under the Sea)

Peter Lorre in Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

Peter Lorre in Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

 

 

 

 

 

 

1922 – Dick Smith, make-up artist (Starman, Scanners, Altered States, Stepford Wives, ‘Way Out, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (TV), The Alligator People)
1924 – Richard Bull, actor (The Andromeda Strain, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Satan Bug, Men Into Space)

Richard Bull in Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

Richard Bull in Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

 

 

 

 

 

 

1925 – Richard X. Slattery, actor, d @ 71 27 January 1997 (Space, Monster Squad, The Invaders)

Richard X. Slattery as Riley in The Invaders episode, Moonshot.

Richard X. Slattery as Riley in The Invaders episode, Moonshot.

1934 – Josef Sommer, actor (Strange Days, Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman, D.A.R.Y.L., Iceman, The Henderson Monster, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Stepford Wives)
1935 – Edwin Hodgeman, actor (Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome)

1943 – John Beasley, actor (The Lost Room, Millennium (TV))
1946 – Clive Francis, actor (A Clockwork Orange, Journey to the Unknown)
1946 – Leo Rossi, actor (The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human, Mutant Species)

1950 – Michael Paul Chan, actor (The Invisible Man (TV), Lois & Clark, Babylon 5, Alien Nation, Max Headroom)

 

1951 – Robert Davi, actor (Lost Time, Asteroid vs. Earth, Swamp Shark, Stargate: Atlantis, VR.5, Predator 2, The Powers of Matthew Star, The Incredible Hulk)
1952 – David Brisbin, actor (Dark Skies)
1955 – Gedde Watanabe, actor (Armageddon)
1958 – Lela Ivey, actress (Quantum Leap, ALF)
1959 – Mark McKinney, actor (Space Riders: Division Earth, 3rd Rock from the Sun)

1961 – Terri Nunn, actress (Time Express)
1964 – Ian Tracy, actor(Continuum, Man of Steel, Sanctuary, Smallville, Elektra, Taken, Stargate SG-1, The X-Files, Timecop)
1969 – Steven Brand, actor (Hellraiser: Revelations, Jurassic Attack, Alien Express)

1970 – Matt Letscher, actor (Her, Radio Free Albemuth)
1978 – Tory Mussett, actor (The Matrix Reloaded)
1979 – Moonraker released

1980 – Jason Schwartzman, actor (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, S1m0ne)
1988 – Katie Cockrell, actress (Star Trek ID)
1988 – Kelly Cockrell, actress (Star Trek ID)

1992 – Phil Rubenstein, actor, d @ 51 (RoboCop 2, ALF, Mannequin, Star Trek IV)