Famous Birthdays on this Day in History

Birthdays in History for Sunday 20th April 2014

Birthdays 1 - 205 of 205

702 - Jafar Sadiq, Muslim scholar (d. 765)
1442 - Edward IV, King (England, 1461-83)
1494 - John Agricola, [Schneider], German theologist/prime minister
1586 - Saint Rose of Lima, Peruvian saint (d. 1617)
1592 - John Eliot, St Germans Cornwall, English MP/author
1594 - Matthaus Apelles von Lowenstern, composer
1633 - Emperor Go-Komyo of Japan (d. 1654)
1646 - Charles Plumier, French botanist (d. 1704)
1650 - William Bedloe, English informer (d. 1680)
1668 - Yuri Troubetzkoy, Governor of Belgorod (d. 1739)
1705 - Balthasar Schmid, composer
1718 - David Brainerd, American missionary (d. 1747)
1723 - Cornelius Harnett, American delegate to the Continental Congress (d. 1781)
1725 - Johann Friedrich Kloffler, composer
1726 - Jozef de Ferraris, French/Austrian earl/general/cartographer
1745 - Philippe Pinel, physician, founder of psychiatry
1748 - Georg Michael Telemann, composer
1748 - Guillaume Albert Teniers, composer
1761 - Johann Gottlieb Karl Spazier, composer
1808 - Louis-Napoleon (Napoleon III), emperor of France (1852-71)
1809 - John Smith Preston, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1881
1818 - Heinrich Göbel, German-born inventor (d. 1893)
1824 - Alfred Holt Colquitt, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1894
1826 - Dina M Craik, writer
1827 - John Gibbon, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1896
1839 - Carol I, King of Romania (1881-1914)
1850 - Daniel Chester, French/American sculptor (Minute Man)
1851 - Young Tom Morris, Scottish golfer (d. 1875)
1857 - Charles LP "Philip" Zilcken, painter/author (HW Knife Day)
1857 - Hermann Bang, writer
1858 - Auguste Chapuis, composer
1860 - Charles Gordon Curtis, US attorney/inventor (Curtis Turbine)
1860 - Pieter Jelles Troelstra, Dutch MP (SDAP)
1866 - Victor Hollaender, composer
1870 - Simeon Roncal, composer
1870 - Maulvi Abdul Haq, Father of Urdu, Pakistani scholar (d.1961)
1871 - William Henry Davies, Wales, poet (Autobiography of a Super Tramp)
1876 - Gerard J Arbous, actor/publicist (Prince William of Orange)
1879 - Robert Lynd, Irish writer/critic (Pleasures of Ignorance)
1879 - Paul Poiret, French couturier (d. 1944)
1881 - Nikolai Miaskovsky, Novogeorievsk Poland, composer (Kirov is With Us)
1881 - Sem Dresden, composer/conductor
1882 - Holland Smith, U.S. General (d. 1967)
1884 - Princess Beatrice of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1966)
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler (1889) 1889 - Adolf Hitler, Braunau, Austria, Austrian-born German dictator and Führer of Nazi Germany (1936-45)
1889 - Albert Jean Amateau, Turkish-born businessman and social activist (d. 1996)
1890 - Maurice Duplessis, premier of Québec, known as "Le Chef" (d. 1959)
1893 - Harold Lloyd, Burchard Neb, silent comic (Why Worry, Safety Last)
1893 - Hermann Ungar, writer
1893 - Edna Parker, American supercentenarian
1893 - Joan Miró, Spanish painter and sculptor (d. 1983)
1894 - Martinus Nijhoff, poet/interpreter/linguistic (spelling)
1895 - Emile Christian, American musician (d. 1973)
1896 - Senor Wences, ventriloquist (Close the Door)
1896 - Wop May, Canadian aviator (d. 1952)
1897 - Bernard Verhoeven, poet/literature (About the Laugh)
1897 - Gregory Ratoff, Petrograd Russia, actor/director (Corsican Brothers)
1900 - Fred Raymond, composer
1900 - Kees Verwey, painter/water colors painter/cartoonist
1901 - Michel Leiris, French cultural anthropologist
1902 - Donald Wolfit, England, actor (Lawrence of Arabia, Becket, Accursed)
1902 - Vesselin Stoyanov, composer
1903 - Dagmar Edqvist, Swedish author (Kamrathustru-Wife & Comrade)
1904 - Bruce Cabot, Carlsbad NM, actor (Diamonds are Forever, King Kong)
1904 - George Stibitz, American scientist (d. 1995)
1907 - Miran Bux, cricketer (his one season of Test & 1st-class play 1954-55)
1907 - William Dollar, St Louis, ballet dancer/choreographer
1908 - Wilhelmus M Bekkers, bishop of Hertogenbosch
1908 - Lionel Hampton, orchestra leader/vibraphone improviser (Depths Below)
1909 - Guido Alberti, literary patron/businessman
1909 - Richard Stubbs, publicity adviser
1910 - Robert F Wagner, (Mayor-D-NYC, 1954-65) [or May 15]
1911 - Kukrit Pramoj, politician
1912 - David Townsend, cricketer (3 Tests Eng v WI 1935)
1912 - Ed Jones, (Rep-D-TN, 1969- )
1912 - Frederick Craig Riddle, violist
1912 - Soewarsil Djojopoespito, Indonesia, writer (Toe the Line)
1913 - Dick Wessel, WI, actor (Dick Tracy vs Cueball, Beware of Blondie)
1914 - Betty Lou Gerson, American actress (d. 1999)
1915 - Joseph Wolpe, South African-born psychotherapist (d. 1997)
1919 - Richard Hillary, Australian Spitfire pilot and author (d. 1943)
1920 - John Paul Stevens, Illinois, 103rd Supreme Court Justice (1975- )
1920 - Ronald Speirs, WWII Veteran (d. 2007)
1921 - Donald Gunn MacRae, sociologist
1921 - Janine Sutto, French Canadian actress
1923 - Tito Puente, Puerto Rico, bandleader (Dance Mania)
1923 - Mother Angelica, American nun and broadcaster
1924 - Gerhard Samuel, composer
1924 - Nina Foch, Leiden Netherlands, actress (American in Paris)
1924 - Paul M Van Buren, US theologist (Theological Explorations)
1925 - Ernie Stautner, NFL tackle (Steelers)/WLAF head coach (Galaxy)
1925 - Richard Hoffmann, composer
1926 - Harriett Elizabeth Byrd, politician (Wyoming house of Reps)
1927 - Karl Muller, Switzerland, superconductivity physicist (Nobel 1987)
1928 - Johnny Gavin, Irish footballer (d. 2007)
1928 - Gerald S. Hawkins, English astronomer (d. 2003)
1929 - Bob Braun, Ludlow Ky, singer (Dotty Mack Show)
1930 - Alan Oakman, cricketer (England batsman against Australia 1956)
1931 - Lee H Hamilton, Daytona Beach Fla, (Rep-D-Ind, 1965- )
1934 - Lindsay Oliver John Boynton, furniture historian
1936 - Pat Roberts, Topeka, Kansas, US Senator (Rep-R-KS, 1981-1997)
1936 - Pauli Ellefsen, Miðvágur, Vágar, Faroe Islands, Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands
1938 - Bernard Malivoire, France, cox pair (Olympic-gold-1952)
1938 - Betty Cuthbert, Australia 100m/200m/400m dash (Olympic-gold-1956, 64)
1938 - Johnny Tillotson, Jacksonville Fla, singer (Gidget, Poetry in Motion)
1939 - Gro Harlem Brundtland, Norwegian premier (1981-82, 86-89, 90- )
1939 - Peter S. Beagle, American author
Actor George TakeiActor George Takei (1940) 1940 - George Takei, Los Angeles California, actor (Sulu-Star Trek, Green Berets)
1940 - James Gammon, Newman Ill, actor (Cool Hand Luke, Nick-Nash Bridges)
1940 - Jan Cremer, Dutch writer/sculptor (I, John Cremer)
1940 - Pilar Miro, director (Wether, Beltenebros)
1941 - Ryan O'Neal, actor (Love Story, Paper Moon)
1941 - Joni Evans, NYC, publisher (Simon & Schuster, Random House)
1943 - Edie Sedgwick, Santa Barbara CA, actor (Ciao Manhattan)
1943 - Ian Watson, UK, sci-fi author (Book of Being, Whores of Babylon)
1943 - Michael Greer, Galesburg Ill, actor (Bobby Gentry Show)
1943 - John Eliot Gardiner, English conductor
1945 - Jimmy Winston, London, organist (Samll Facres-Itchycoo Park)
1945 - Michael Brandon, American actor
1946 - Julien Poulin, French Canadian actor
1946 - Gordon Smiley, American racecar driver (d. 1982)
1947 - David Leland, Cambridge England, actor/director (Nothing But Trouble)
1947 - Björn Skifs, Swedish singer (Blue Swede)
1947 - Andrew Tobias, American journalist and author
1948 - Craig Frost, keyboardist (Grand Funk Railroad-Some Kind of Wonderful)
1948 - Gregory Itzin, American actor
1948 - Rémy Trudel, French Canadian politician
1949 - Jessica Lange, Cloquet Minnesota, actress (King Kong, Tootsie)
1949 - Michal, rocker
1949 - Veronica Cartwright, American actress
1950 - Itumeleng J Mosala, S Afr president (Azanian People's Org)
1950 - Steve Erickson, American novelist
1950 - Chandra Babu Naidu, Indian politician
1951 - Geraint Wyn Davies, Wales, actor (Bury Me in Niagara, High Hopes)
1951 - Luther Vandross, NYC, rock vocalist (Dance with my Father), (d. 2005)
1952 - Tamara Sergeyevna Zakharova, Russian cosmonaut
1952 - Toine van Benthem, dentist/playwright/cabaret performer (Purper)
1952 - Božidar Maljković, Serbian basketball coach
1953 - Sebastian Faulks, British novelist
1954 - Peter Toohey, cricketer (NSW & Australian batsman 1977-80)
1954 - Gilles Lupien, French Canadian ice hockey player
1955 - Donald R Pettit, Silverton Oregon, PhD/astronaut
1956 - Beatrice Ask, Swedish politician
1957 - Graeme Fowler, cricketer (England left-handed opener early 80s)
1957 - Richenel, [Hubertus R Baars], singer/performer (Turn My Page)
1957 - Geraint Wyn Davies, Welsh-Canadian actor
1958 - Viacheslav Fetisov, Moscow, NHL defenseman (Team Russia, Detroit)
1959 - Clint Howard, Burbank California, actor (Gentle Ben)
1960 - Rodney Holman, NFL tight end (Detroit Lions)
1961 - Don "Hitman" Mattingly, Evansville, Indiana, American MLB 1st baseman (NY Yankees/MVP 1985)
1961 - Marci Bozarth, Lampasas TX, LPGA golfer (1994 Lady Keystone Open-37th)
1961 - Konstantin Lavronenko, Russian actor
1963 - Brett Edward Garsed, Victoria Australia, heavy metal artist (Nelson)
1963 - Kal Swan, heavy metal rocker
1963 - Mauricio Gugelmin, Brazilian racing driver
1963 - Aubrey de Grey, British biomedical gerontologist
1964 - John Carney, NFL kicker (San Diego Chargers)
1964 - Paul Nobes, cricketer (prolific opening batsman for Victoria & SA)
1964 - Andy Serkis, English actor
1965 - Jim Terrell, Cin Oh, sprint canoe (Olympics-96)
1965 - Kostas Hatzidakis, Greek politician
1965 - Adrian Fernández, Mexican racing driver
1966 - David Chalmers, Australian philosopher
1967 - J D Roth, Beverly Hills California, TV host (Fun House)
1967 - Lara Jill Miller, Allentown Pa, actress (Samantha-Gimme a Break)
1967 - Miroslav Stefanovic, soccer player (FC Volendam)
1967 - Townsend Saunders, White Sands NM, freestyle wrestler (Oly-sil-92, 96)
1967 - Mike Portnoy, American drummer (Dream Theater)
1968 - LeShundra Nathan, Birmingham Ala, heptathlete
1969 - John van Halst, soccer player (FC Twente)
1969 - Takayuki Kobori, hockey defenseman (Team Japan 1998)
1969 - Chris Jarvis, children's TV personality
1970 - Ben Weir, Rock Island Ill, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Bogey Hills-2nd)
1970 - Shemar Moore, Oakland Cal, actor (Malcolm-Young & Restless)
1970 - Adriano Moraes, Brazilian rodeo performer
1971 - Chris Penn, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs, Chicago Bears)
1971 - Grant Smith, Australian field hockey forward (Olympics-96)
1971 - John Senden, Brisbane QLD, Australasia golfer
1971 - Terry Smith, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
1971 - Yonel Jourdain, NFL running back/kick returner (Buffalo Bills)
1971 - Carla Geurts, Dutch swimmer
1971 - Tina Cousins, English singer
1972 - Le Huynh Đuc, Vietnamese footballer
Actress Carmen ElectraActress Carmen Electra (1972) 1972 - Carmen Electra [Tara Leigh Patrick], Sharonville, Ohio, American model and actress (Scary Movie, Meet the Spartans)
1972 - Stephen Marley, Jamaican musician
1973 - Itula Mili, tight end (Seattle Seahawks)
1973 - Lamond Murray, NBA forward (LA Clippers)
1973 - Todd Hollandsworth, Dayton OH, outfielder (LA Dodgers)
1973 - Geoff Lloyd, British radio presenter
1974 - Ben[jamin] Lincoln Holbrook, Hartland Wis, rower (Olympics-1996)
1974 - Kevin Sullivan, Brantford Ontario, 1.5k runner (Olympics-96)
1974 - Paul Bradford, cornerback (San Diego Chargers)
1976 - Joey Lawrence, Phila Pa, actor (Gimme a Break, Blossom, Summer Rental)
1976 - Lenka Nemeckova, Brno Czech, tennis star (1993 Futures-Maribor-SLO)
1976 - Shay Given, Irish footballer
1977 - Lisa Ervin, figure skater (US Nationals-4th-1992)
1977 - Johnny "The Bull" Stamboli, professional wrestler
1978 - Mirei Kuroda, Japanese gravure idol
1980 - Jasmin Wagner, German singer
1981 - Matus Valent, male fitness model
1983 - Terrence J, American television host
1983 - Miranda Kerr, Australian supermodel
1984 - Tyson Griffin, American mixed martial artist
1986 - Cameron Duncan, New Zealand director (d. 2003)
1987 - John Patrick Amedori, American actor

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