Saturday, April 14, 2012

April 14 Birthdays

* 1126 – Averroes Arab Spanish physician, philosopher and polymath (d. 1198)
* 1336 – Emperor Go-Kōgon of Japan (d. 1374)
* 1572 – Adam Tanner, Austrian mathematician (d. 1632)
* 1578 – King Philip III of Spain (d. 1621)
* 1629 – Christiaan Huygens, Dutch mathematician (d. 1695)
* 1668 – Magnus Julius De la Gardie, Swedish General (d. 1741)
* 1709 – Charles Collé, French dramatist and songwriter (d. 1783)
* 1714 – Adam Gib, Scottish religious leader (d. 1788)
* 1738 – William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1809)
* 1741 – Emperor Momozono of Japan (d. 1762)
* 1773 – Jean-Baptiste de Villèle, French statesman (d. 1854)
* 1788 – David G. Burnet, interim president of the Republic of Texas (d. 1870)
* 1800 – John George Appold, fur dyer and engineer (d. 1865)
* 1814 – Dimitri Kipiani, Georgian politician and writer (d. 1887)
* 1818 – Marie of Saxe-Altenburg, queen of Hanover (d. 1909)
* 1827 – Augustus Pitt Rivers, English archaeologist (d. 1900)
* 1857 – Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, Youngest daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, Prince Consort (d. 1944)
* 1866 – Anne Sullivan, Helen Keller's teacher and companion (d. 1936)
* 1868 – Peter Behrens, German architect (d. 1940)
* 1870 – Victor Borisov-Musatov, Russian painter (d. 1905)
* 1870 – Syd Gregory, Australian cricketer (d. 1929)
* 1872 – Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Indian-born Islamic scholar and translator (d. 1953)
* 1881 – Husain Salaahuddin, Maldivian writer (d. 1948)
* 1882 – Moritz Schlick, Austrian philosopher, (d. 1936)
* 1886 – Ernst Robert Curtius, Alsatian philologist (d. 1956)
* 1886 – Árpád Tóth, Hungarian poet (d. 1928)
* 1889 – Arnold Joseph Toynbee, English historian (d. 1975)
* 1891 – B. R. Ambedkar, Maker of Indian Constitution, Indian Jurist (d. 1956)
* 1892 – Vere Gordon Childe, Australian philologist (d. 1957)
* 1897 – Claire Windsor, American actress (d. 1972)
* 1902 – Sylvio Mantha, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1974)
* 1903 – Henry Corbin, French philosopher and iranologist (d. 1978)
* 1904 – Sir John Gielgud, English actor (d. 2000)
* 1905 – Elizabeth Huckaby, American educator (d. 1999)
* 1907 – François "Papa Doc" Duvalier, Haitian dictator (d. 1971)
* 1916 – Don Willesee, Australian politician (d. 2003)
* 1917 – Marvin Miller, American labor activist
* 1917 – Valerie Hobson, British actress (d. 1998)
* 1918 – Mary Healy, American actress
* 1921 – Thomas Schelling, American economist, Nobel laureate
* 1923 – Roberto DeVicenzo, Argentine golfer
* 1924 – Shorty Rogers, American jazz musician (d. 1994)
* 1925 – Gene Ammons, American jazz saxophonist (d. 1974)
* 1925 – Abel Muzorewa, Prime Minister of Zimbabwe (d. 2010)
* 1925 – Rod Steiger, American actor (d. 2002)
* 1926 – Frank Daniel, Czech-born writer, director and teacher (d. 1996)
* 1926 – Liz Renay, American actress (d. 2007)
* 1927 – Alan MacDiarmid, New Zealand chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2007)
* 1927 – Dany Robin, French actress (d. 1995)
* 1928 – Ezra Fleischer, Romanian dissident, later Israeli writer (d. 2006)
* 1929 – Gerry Anderson, English television producer
* 1930 – René Desmaison, French mountaineer (d. 2007)
* 1930 – Bradford Dillman, American actor
* 1931 – Paul Masnick, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1932 – Bob Grant, English actor (d. 2003)
* 1932 – Loretta Lynn, American country musician/singer
* 1933 – Boris Kolar, Croatian animator
* 1933 – Boris Strugatsky, Russian author
* 1934 – Fredric Jameson, American philosopher, cultural theorist
* 1935 – Erich von Däniken, Swiss writer
* 1936 – Kenneth Mars, American actor (d. 2011)
* 1936 – Bobby Nichols, American professional golfer
* 1936 – Frank Serpico, American policeman
* 1941 – Julie Christie, British actress
* 1941 – Pete Rose, American baseball player
* 1942 – Valentin Lebedev, Russian cosmonaut
* 1942 – Björn Rosengren, Swedish politician
* 1944 – John Sergeant, British journalist
* 1945 – Ritchie Blackmore, English guitarist (Deep Purple)
* 1945 – Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, 8th Prime Minister of Samoa
* 1946 – Mireille Guiliano, French-American author
* 1948 – Anastasios Papaligouras, Greek lawyer and politician
* 1949 – DeAnne Julius, American/English economist
* 1949 – Chris Langham, British actor, writer, producer, director
* 1949 – John Shea, American actor
* 1950 – Francis Collins, American scientist, director of National Health Institutes
* 1950 – Péter Esterházy, Hungarian writer
* 1951 – Julian Lloyd Webber, English cellist
* 1951 – José Eduardo González Navas, Spanish politician
* 1952 – Mickey O'Sullivan, Irish sportsman
* 1953 – David Buss, Evolutionary psychologist
* 1954 – Bruce Sterling, American science fiction author
* 1957 – Lothaire Bluteau, Canadian actor
* 1957 – Richard Jeni, American comedian (d. 2007)
* 1957 – Mikhail Pletnev, Russian pianist, conductor and composer
* 1958 – Peter Capaldi, Scottish actor and director
* 1958 – John D'Aquino, American actor
* 1960 – Brad Garrett, American actor
* 1961 – Robert Carlyle, British actor
* 1961 – Daniel Clowes, American cartoonist and screenwriter
* 1962 – Scott Boman, American politician
* 1964 – Greg Battle, Canadian football player
* 1964 – Gina McKee, British actress
* 1965 – Tom Dey, American film director
* 1965 – Kirk Windstein, American guitarist (Crowbar, Down)
* 1966 – David Justice, American baseball player
* 1966 – André Boisclair, Quebec politician (Parti Québécois)
* 1966 – Greg Maddux, American baseball player
* 1967 – Barrett Martin, American drummer and composer
* 1967 – Nicola Berti, Italian footballer
* 1967 – Alain Côté, French Canadian ice hockey player
* 1968 – Anthony Michael Hall, American actor
* 1969 – Brad Ausmus, American baseball player
* 1969 – Martyn LeNoble, Dutch musician
* 1969 – Mark Macon, American basketball player
* 1969 – Vebjørn Selbekk, Norwegian journalist
* 1970 – Emre Altuğ, Turkish singer
* 1970 – Shizuka Kudō, Japanese singer
* 1970 – Steve Avery, American baseball player
* 1971 – Miguel Calero, Colombian footballer
* 1971 – Gregg Zaun, American baseball player
* 1972 – Paul Devlin, England-born Scottish footballer
* 1972 – Roberto Mejia, Dominican baseball player
* 1973 – Roberto Ayala, Argentine footballer
* 1973 – Adrien Brody, American actor
* 1973 – David Miller, American tenor (Il Divo)
* 1974 – Da Brat (Shawntae Harris), American rapper
* 1975 – Luciano Almeida, Brazilian footballer
* 1975 – Amy Birnbaum, American voice actress
* 1975 – Amy Dumas, American professional wrestler
* 1975 – Avner Dorman, Israeli composer
* 1975 – Konstantinos Nebegleras, Greek footballer
* 1975 – Rajeshwari Sachdev, Indian actress
* 1975 – Anderson Silva, Brazilian mixed martial artist
* 1976 – Christian Älvestam, Swedish musician (Scar Symmetry)
* 1976 – Anna DeForge, American basketball player
* 1976 – Kyle Farnsworth, American baseball player
* 1976 – Jason Wiemer, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1977 – Sarah Michelle Gellar, American actress
* 1977 – Chandra Levy, American intern (d. 2001)
* 1977 – Rob McElhenney, American actor
* 1978 – Paul O'Brien, Australian actor
* 1979 – Rebecca DiPietro, American model
* 1979 – Marios Elia, Greek-Cypriot footballer
* 1979 – Ross Filipo, New Zealand rugby player
* 1979 – Noé Pamarot, French footballer
* 1980 – Win Butler, American/Canadian musician (Arcade Fire)
* 1980 – Claire Coffee, American actress
* 1980 – Kieran Mahon, British musician (The Cooper Temple Clause)
* 1981 – Mustafa Güngör, German rugby player
* 1981 – Amy Leach, British theatre director
* 1982 – Mahii Vij, Indian actress
* 1983 – James McFadden, Scottish footballer
* 1983 – William Obeng, Ghanaian/American football player
* 1983 – Nikoloz Tskitishvili, Georgian basketball player
* 1984 – Blake Costanzo, American football player
* 1984 – Charles Hamelin, Canadian short track speed skater
* 1984 – Adán Sánchez, American singer (d. 2004)
* 1984 – Tyler Thigpen, American football player
* 1985 – Grant Clitsome, Canadian ice hockey Player
* 1986 – Matt Derbyshire, English footballer
* 1986 – Anne Watanabe, Japanese model
* 1986 – Todd Gilles, American ice dancer
* 1987 – Michael Baze, American horse racing jockey (d. 2011)
* 1987 – Erwin Hoffer, Austrian footballer
* 1987 – Korina Perkovic, German tennis player
* 1988 – Vasileios Pliatsikas, Greek footballer
* 1989 – Joe Haden, American football player
* 1989 – Dafina Zeqiri, Kosovan-Swedish singer
* 1990 – Markus Smarzoch, German footballer
* 1992 – Frederik Sørensen, Danish footballer
* 1993 – Vivien Cardone, American actress
* 1993 – Graham Phillips, American actor
* 1996 – Abigail Breslin, American actress

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