Friday, October 15, 2010

October 15 Birthdays

* 70 BC – Virgil, Roman poet (d. 19 BC)
* 1471 – Konrad Mutian, German humanist (d. 1526)
* 1542 – Akbar, Jellaladin Mahommed, Mughal Emperor (d. 1605)
* 1608 – Evangelista Torricelli, Italian physicist (d. 1647)
* 1686 – Allan Ramsay, Scottish poet (d. 1758)
* 1701 – Marie-Marguerite d'Youville, first native Canadian canonized (d. 1771)
* 1711 – Elisabeth Teresa of Lorraine, queen of Sardinia (d. 1741)
* 1784 – Thomas Robert Bugeaud, Marshal of France and duke of Isly (d. 1849)
* 1785 – José Miguel Carrera, Chilean general and founding father (d. 1821)
* 1814 – Mikhail Lermontov, Russian author (d. 1841)
* 1825 – Queen Marie of Prussia, (d. 1889)
* 1829 – Asaph Hall, American astronomer (d. 1907)
* 1836 – James Tissot, French artist (d. 1902)
* 1840 – Honoré Mercier, politician and premier of Quebec (d. 1894)
* 1844 – Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher (d. 1900)
* 1858 – John L. Sullivan, American boxer (d. 1918)
* 1872 – Wilhelm Miklas, Austrian president (d. 1956)
* 1874 – Prince Alfred of Edinburgh, (d. 1899)
* 1878 – Paul Reynaud, French politician (d. 1966)
* 1879 – Jane Darwell, Academy Award-winning American actress (d. 1967)
* 1881 – P. G. Wodehouse, British novelist (d. 1975)
* 1882 – Charley O'Leary, American baseball player (d. 1941)
* 1884 – Arch Hoxsey, pioneer aviator (d. 1910)
* 1893 – King Carol II of Romania, (d. 1953)
* 1894 – Moshe Sharett, second Prime Minister of Israel (d. 1965)
* 1898 – Boughera El Ouafi, Algerian athlete (d. 1951)
* 1900 – Mervyn LeRoy, American film director (d. 1987)
* 1905 – C. P. Snow, British writer (d. 1980)
* 1906 – Hiram Leong Fong, American politician (d. 2004)
* 1907 – Varian Fry, American journalist (d. 1967)
* 1908 – John Kenneth Galbraith, Canadian-born US economist (d. 2006)
* 1909 – Robert Trout, American reporter (d. 2000)
* 1909 – Jesse Leonard Greenstein, American astronomer (d. 2002)
* 1915 – Yitzhak Shamir, Israeli politician
* 1917 – Jan Miner, American actress (d. 2004)
* 1917 – Arthur Schlesinger Jr., American historian and political commentator (d. 2007)
* 1919 – Malcolm Ross, American balloonist and atmospheric physicist (d. 1985)
* 1920 – Mario Puzo, American novelist (d. 1999)
* 1920 – Henri Verneuil, French film director (d. 2002)
* 1922 – Agustina Bessa-Luís, Portuguese writer
* 1923 – Italo Calvino. Italian writer (d. 1985)
* 1924 – Lee Iacocca, American industrialist
* 1924 – Mark Lenard, American actor (d. 1996)
* 1924 – Marguerite Andersen, German writer
* 1924 – Warren Miller, American director
* 1925 – Mickey Baker, American guitarist (Mickey & Sylvia)
* 1926 – Michel Foucault, French philosopher (d. 1984)
* 1926 – Evan Hunter, American author (d. 2005)
* 1926 – Jean Peters, American actress (d. 2000)
* 1926 – Karl Richter, German conductor (d. 1981)
* 1926 – James E. Akins, American diplomat and advisor to Richard Nixon (d. 2010)
* 1930 – Fereydun M. Esfandiary, Iranian philosopher (d. 2000)
* 1931 – Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, Eleventh President of India
* 1934 – N. Ramani, Indian flutist
* 1935 – Bobby Joe Morrow, American sprinter
* 1935 – Barry McGuire, American singer
* 1935 – Willie O'Ree, Canadian Hockey Player
* 1937 – Linda Lavin, American actress
* 1938 – Fela Kuti, Nigerian musician (d. 1997)
* 1938 – Marv Johnson, American singer (d. 1993)
* 1940 – Tommy Bishop, English rugby league player
* 1940 – Peter Doherty, Australian immunologist, Nobel laureate
* 1942 – Penny Marshall, American actress and movie director
* 1944 – Sali Berisha, President of Albania
* 1944 – David Trimble, Irish politician, Nobel laureate
* 1944 – Haim Saban, Egyptian-born American media proprietor
* 1945 – Jere Burns, American actor
* 1945 – Jim Palmer, American baseball player
* 1946 – Richard Carpenter, American musician (The Carpenters)
* 1946 – Stewart Stevenson, Scottish politician
* 1948 – Chris de Burgh, Irish singer and songwriter
* 1949 – Laurie McBain, U.S.American novelist.
* 1949 – Prannoy Roy, Journalist, Psephologist, CEO – NDTV
* 1951 – Rafael Vaganian, Armenian chess grandmaster
* 1951 – Peter Richardson, English actor, comedian, and writer
* 1953 – Tito Jackson, American musician
* 1953 – Larry Miller, American actor and comedian
* 1953 – Betsy Clifford, Canadian alpine skier
* 1954 – Peter Bakowski, Australian poet
* 1954 – Princess Friederike of Hanover, Princess of Great Britain and Ireland, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg
* 1955 – Kulbir Bhaura, British field hockey player
* 1955 – Tanya Roberts, American actress
* 1957 – Mira Nair, Indian director
* 1957 – Stacy Peralta, American director
* 1958 – Stephen Clarke, British author
* 1958 – Renée Jones, American actress
* 1959 – Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York
* 1959 – Emeril Lagasse, American chef
* 1959 – Todd Solondz, American film director
* 1960 – Daniel Mazur, American mountaineer
* 1964 – Roberto Vittori, Italian astronaut
* 1966 – Jorge Campos, Mexican footballer
* 1968 – Jyrki 69, Finnish musician The 69 Eyes
* 1968 – Didier Deschamps, French footballer
* 1969 – Paige Davis, American television personality and actress
* 1969 – Vanessa Marcil, American actress
* 1969 – Dominic West, British actor
* 1969 – Vítor Baía, Portuguese footballer
* 1970 – Eric Benét, American singer
* 1971 – Andy Cole, British footballer
* 1971 – Jason Arhndt, American wrestler
* 1972 – Fred Hoiberg, American basketball player
* 1972 – Matt Keeslar, American actor
* 1972 – Sandra Kim, Belgian singer
* 1973 – Dax Riggs, American musician
* 1974 – Bianca Rinaldi, Brazilian actress
* 1975 – Alessandro Doga, Italian footballer
* 1975 – Ginuwine, American singer
* 1975 – Glen Little, English footballer
* 1976 – Manuel Dallan, Italian rugby player
* 1976 – Yoon Son-ha, South Korean actress and singer
* 1977 – Masato Kawabata, Japanese racing driver
* 1977 – Erin McKeown, American musician
* 1977 – David Trezeguet, French football player
* 1977 – Patricio Urrutia, Ecuadorian footballer
* 1978 – Devon Gummersall, American actor
* 1978 – Takeshi Morishima, Japanese professional wrestler
* 1979 – Paul Robinson, English footballer
* 1979 – Māris Verpakovskis, Latvian footballer
* 1979 – Blue Adams, American Football Player
* 1980 – Tom Boonen, Belgian cyclist
* 1980 – Siiri Nordin, Finnish singer (Killer)
* 1981 – Keyshia Cole, American R&B singer
* 1981 – Elena Dementieva, Russian tennis player
* 1981 – Abram Elam, American football player
* 1981 – Guo Jingjing, Chinese diver
* 1981 – Radoslav Židek, Slovak snowboarder
* 1982 – Paulini Curuenavuli, Fijian/Australian singer
* 1982 – Charline Labonté, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1982 – Sachiko Yamada, Japanese swimmer
* 1983 – Stephy Tang, Hong Kong singer and actress
* 1983 – Holly Montag, American reality tv personality
* 1985 – Walter López, Uruguayan footballer
* 1985 – Marcos Martínez, Spanish racing driver
* 1986 – Lee Donghae, South Korean singer (Super Junior)
* 1986 – Carlo Janka, Swiss alpine ski racer
* 1987 – Jesse Levine, Canadian/American tennis player
* 1988 – Mesut Özil, German professional footballer
* 1989 – Leandro Antonio Martínez, Italian footballer
* 1992 – Vincent Martella, American actor
* 1999 – Bailee Madison, child voice actress
* 2005 – Prince Christian of Denmark, Danish royal

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