Thursday, April 12, 2012

April 12 Birthdays

* 599 BC – Mahavira, the 24th Tirthankara of Jainism (d. 527 BC)
* 812 – Muhammad at-Taqi, Muslim Shia Imam (d. 835)
* 1484 – Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Italian architect (d. 1546)
* 1500 – Joachim Camerarius, German classical scholar (d. 1574)
* 1526 – Muretus, French humanist (d. 1585)
* 1550 – Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, English politician (d. 1604)
* 1577 – King Christian IV of Denmark and Norway (d. 1648)
* 1705 – William Cookworthy, English chemist (d. 1780)
* 1710 – Caffarelli, Italian castrato and opera singer (d. 1783)
* 1713 – Guillaume Thomas François Raynal, French writer (d. 1796)
* 1716 – Felice Giardini, Italian composer and violinist (d. 1796)
* 1722 – Pietro Nardini, Italian composer (d. 1793)
* 1724 – Lyman Hall, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (d. 1790)
* 1726 – Charles Burney, English music historian (d. 1814)
* 1748 – Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, French botanist (d. 1836)
* 1760 – Juan Manuel Olivares, Venezuelan composer (d. 1797)
* 1777 – Henry Clay, American statesman (d. 1852)
* 1792 – John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham, Governor General of British North America (d. 1840)
* 1794 – Germinal Pierre Dandelin, Belgian mathematician (d. 1847)
* 1796 – George N. Briggs, 19th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1861)
* 1799 – Henri Druey, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 1855)
* 1823 – Alexander Ostrovsky, Russian dramatist (d. 1886)
* 1839 – Nikolai Przhevalsky, Russian explorer (d. 1888)
* 1848 – José Gautier Benítez, Puerto Rican poet (d. 1880)
* 1851 – Edward Walter Maunder, English astronomer (d. 1928)
* 1852 – Ferdinand von Lindemann, German mathematician (d. 1939)
* 1856 – William Martin Conway, English art critic and mountaineer (d. 1937)
* 1866 – Princess Viktoria of Prussia (d. 1929)
* 1868 – Akiyama Saneyuki, Japanese naval commander (d. 1918)
* 1869 – Henri Désiré Landru, French serial killer (d. 1922)
* 1871 – Ioannis Metaxas, Greek general and dictator (d. 1941)
* 1874 – William B. Bankhead, American politician, Speaker of the House of Representatives (d. 1940)
* 1883 – Dally Messenger, Australian rugby league footballer (d. 1959)
* 1884 – Otto Meyerhof, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate (d. 1951)
* 1884 – Tenby Davies, Welsh runner (d. 1932)
* 1887 – Harold Lockwood, American actor (d. 1918)
* 1888 – Heinrich Neuhaus, Soviet musician (d. 1964)
* 1892 – Johnny Dodds, American musician (d. 1940)
* 1893 – Robert Harron, American actor (d. 1920)
* 1894 – Francisco Craveiro Lopes, 13th President of Portugal (d. 1964)
* 1898 – Lily Pons, American soprano (d. 1976)
* 1901 – Lowell Stockman, American representative (d. 1962)
* 1902 – Louis Beel, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 1977)
* 1903 – Jan Tinbergen, Dutch economist, Nobel laureate (d. 1994)
* 1907 – Felix de Weldon, Austrian-born sculptor (d. 2003)
* 1907 – Hardie Gramatky, American author and animator (d. 1979)
* 1908 – Robert Lee Scott, Jr., American pilot (d. 2006)
* 1908 – Ida Crowe Pollock, English writer
* 1911 – Mahmoud Younis, Suez Canal engineer (d. 1976)
* 1912 – Walt Gorney, American actor (d. 2004)
* 1912 – Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono IX, Second Vice President of Indonesia (d. 1988)
* 1913 – Keiko Fukuda, Japanese-born American martial artist
* 1914 – Armen Alchian, American economist
* 1916 – Beverly Cleary, American writer
* 1916 – Russell Garcia, American composer for screen, stage and broadcast (d. 2011)
* 1916 – Benjamin Libet, American scientist (d. 2007)
* 1917 – Helen Forrest, American singer (d. 1999)
* 1919 – Billy Vaughn, American musician and bandleader (d. 1991)
* 1921 – Robert Cliche, Quebec politician and magistrate (d. 1978)
* 1923 – Ann Miller, American actor and dancer (d. 2004)
* 1924 – Raymond Barre, French politician and Prime Minister (d. 2007)
* 1924 – Peter Safar, Austrian physician (d. 2003)
* 1925 – Joe Bowman, American sharpshooter, Hollywood consultant, bootmaker & master showman (d. 2009)
* 1928 – Hardy Krüger, German actor
* 1928 – Jean-François Paillard, French conductor
* 1929 – Mukhran Machavariani, Georgian poet (d. 2010)
* 1930 – Manuel Neri, American artist
* 1930 – Michał Życzkowski, Polish technician (d. 2006)
* 1931 – Leonid Derbenyov, Russian poet-songwriter (d. 1995)
* 1932 – Dennis Banks, American Indian activist
* 1932 – Lakshman Kadirgamar, Sri Lankan politician (d. 2005)
* 1932 – Tiny Tim, American musician (d. 1996)
* 1933 – Montserrat Caballé, Spanish soprano
* 1934 – Heinz Schneiter, Swiss footballer
* 1935 – Jimmy Makulis, Greek singer (d. 2007)
* 1936 – Charles Napier, American actor (d. 2011)
* 1937 – Igor Volk, Soviet astronaut
* 1939 – Alan Ayckbourn, English writer
* 1939 – Johnny Raper, Australian rugby league footballer
* 1940 – John Hagee, American pastor and televangelist
* 1940 – Herbie Hancock, American musician and composer
* 1941 – Bobby Moore, English footballer (d. 1993)
* 1942 – Carlos Reutemann, Argentine racing driver and politician
* 1942 – Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa
* 1944 – Georgios Balanos, Greek translator, author and publisher
* 1944 – John Kay, German-born musician
* 1945 – Lee Jong-wook, Korean Director-General of the WHO (d. 2006)
* 1946 – Ed O'Neill, American actor
* 1947 – Tom Clancy, American author
* 1947 – Woody Johnson, sports team owner
* 1947 – Antonin Kratochvil, Czech-born American photographer
* 1947 – Dan Lauria, American actor
* 1947 – David Letterman, American talk show host
* 1947 – Wayne Northrop, American actor
* 1948 – Marcello Lippi, Italian football coach
* 1948 – Jeremy Beadle, English television presenter (d. 2008)
* 1948 – Joschka Fischer, Foreign Minister of Germany 1998-2005
* 1948 – Sandra "Lois" Reeves, American singer
* 1949 – Scott Turow, American writer
* 1950 – Flavio Briatore, Italian businessman and F1 team principal (Renault F1)
* 1950 – David Cassidy, American singer and actor
* 1951 – Tom Noonan, American actor
* 1952 – Ralph Wiley, American sports journalist (d. 2004)
* 1952 – Reuben Gant, American professional football player
* 1954 – Jon Krakauer, American author
* 1954 – Pat Travers, Canadian musician
* 1956 – Andy García, Cuban-born actor
* 1956 – Herbert Grönemeyer, German singer
* 1957 – Greg Child, Australian mountaineer
* 1957 – Vince Gill, American musician
* 1958 – Will Sergeant, English musician
* 1958 – Howard Stableford, English actor and host
* 1960 – Ron MacLean, Canadian sportscaster
* 1961 – Lisa Gerrard, Australian musician
* 1961 – Charles Mann, American football player
* 1961 – Magda Szubanski, Australian actress
* 1962 – Art Alexakis, American musician
* 1962 – Takada Nobuhiko, Japanese wrestler
* 1963 – Lydia Cacho Ribeiro, Mexican journalist
* 1964 – Amy Ray, American musician
* 1965 – Kim Bodnia, Danish actor
* 1965 – Tom O'Brien, American actor-producer
* 1967 – Sarah Cracknell, English singer
* 1967 – Mellow Man Ace, Afro-Cuban rapper
* 1968 – Alicia Coppola, American actress
* 1968 – Adam Graves, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1969 – Jörn Lenz, German footballer
* 1969 – Lucas Radebe, South African footballer
* 1971 – Nick Hexum, American musician
* 1971 – Nicholas Brendon, American actor
* 1971 – Shannen Doherty, American actor
* 1972 – Sebnem Ferah, Turkish singer
* 1972 – Dimitrios Kokotis, Greek high jumper
* 1972 – Paul Lo Duca, American baseball player
* 1973 – J. Scott Campbell, American comic book artist
* 1973 – Claudia Jordan, American model
* 1973 – Antonio Osuna, Mexican baseball player
* 1974 – Belinda Emmett, Australian actor (d. 2006)
* 1974 – Roman Hamrlík, Czech ice hockey player
* 1974 – Marley Shelton, American actor
* 1974 – Sylvinho, Brazilian footballer
* 1976 – Brad Miller, American basketball player
* 1977 – Giovanny Espinoza, Ecuadorian footballer
* 1977 – Sarah Jane Morris, American actor
* 1977 – Jason Price, Welsh footballer
* 1977 – Glenn Rogers, Scottish cricketer
* 1977 – Jordana Spiro, American actor
* 1978 – Guy Berryman, Scottish musician (Coldplay)
* 1978 – Riley Smith, American actor
* 1979 – Claire Danes, American actress
* 1979 – Jordan De Jong, American baseball player
* 1979 – Elena Grosheva, Russian gymnast
* 1979 – Mateja Kežman, Serbian footballer
* 1979 – Jennifer Morrison, American actress and model
* 1979 – Paul Nicholls, English actor
* 1979 – Cristian Ranalli, Italian footballer
* 1980 – Brian McFadden, Irish singer
* 1980 – Erik Mongrain, Canadian musician
* 1981 – Nicolás Burdisso, Argentine footballer
* 1981 – Grant Holt, English footballer
* 1981 – Brian Vandborg, Danish cyclist
* 1982 – Deen, Bosnian singer
* 1983 – Jelena Dokić, Serbian/Australian tennis player
* 1983 – Dwayne Smith, West Indian cricketer
* 1985 – Jeísa Chiminazzo, Brazilian model
* 1985 – Ted Ginn, Jr., American football player
* 1985 – Anna-Katharina Samsel, German actress
* 1985 – Olga Seryabkina, Russian singer
* 1985 – Hitomi Yoshizawa, Japanese singer
* 1986 – Blerim Džemaili, Swiss footballer
* 1986 – Marcel Granollers, Spanish tennis player
* 1987 – Brooklyn Decker, American model and actress
* 1987 – Shawn Gore, Canadian football player
* 1987 – Brendon Urie, American musician (Panic at the Disco)
* 1988 – Amedeo Calliari, Italian footballer
* 1993 – Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1993 – Dorial Green-Beckham, American football player
* 1994 – Saoirse Ronan, Irish actress
* 1994 – Airi Suzuki, Japanese actress and singer (C-ute)
* 2000 – Suzanna von Nathusius, Polish actress

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