On this day in 1920, Bones McCoy first walked the Earth. DeForest Kelley was born in Georgia in his parents' home. deForest had a successful career before Star Trek, but not much else after the original series. His character of Bones was an integral part of the series. Bones was often the straightman to Shatner's Kirk, while at the same time Bones relentlessly fired off zingers at Nimoy's Spock.