Wednesday, April 18, 2012

April 18 Birthdays

* 1480 – Lucrezia Borgia, Florentine ruler and daughter of Pope Alexander VI (d. 1519)
* 1580 – Thomas Middleton, English dramatist (d. 1627)
* 1590 – Ahmed I, Ottoman Emperor (d. 1617)
* 1605 – Giacomo Carissimi, Italian composer (d. 1674)
* 1666 – Jean-Féry Rebel, French Baroque composer and violinist (d. 1747)
* 1740 – Sir Francis Baring, 1st Baronet, English merchant banker (d. 1810)
* 1759 – Jacques Widerkehr, Alsatian composer and cellist (d. 1823)
* 1771 – Karl Philipp Fürst zu Schwarzenberg, Austrian field marshal (d. 1820)
* 1797 – Adolphe Thiers, French statesman (d. 1877)
* 1813 – James McCune Smith, African-American doctor and abolitionist (d. 1865)
* 1819 – Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, Cuban Revolutionary (d. 1874)
* 1819 – Franz von Suppé, Austrian composer (d. 1895)
* 1838 – Paul Emile Lecoq de Boisbaudran, French scientist (d. 1912)
* 1857 – Clarence Darrow, American attorney (d. 1938)
* 1857 – Alexander Shirvanzade, Armenian playwright and novelist (d. 1935)
* 1863 – Leopold Graf Berchtold, Austro-Hungarian foreign minister (d. 1942)
* 1864 – Richard Harding Davis, American author (d. 1916)
* 1874 – Oskar Ernst Bernhardt, German author (d. 1941)
* 1874 – Ivana Brlic-Mazuranic, Croatian writer (d. 1938)
* 1877 – Vicente Sotto, Filipino patriot, author (d. 1950)
* 1879 – Korneli Kekelidze, Georgian philologist (d. 1962)
* 1880 – Sam Crawford, baseball player (d. 1968)
* 1882 – Leopold Stokowski, Polish conductor (d. 1977)
* 1888 – Duffy Lewis, American baseball player (d. 1979)
* 1889 – Jessie Street, Australian suffragette, feminist, and human rights activist (d. 1970)
* 1893 – Violette Morris, French athlete (d. 1944)
* 1897 – Ardito Desio, Italian topographer (d. 2001)
* 1901 – Al Lewis, American lyricist (d. 1967)
* 1901 – László Németh, Hungarian writer (d. 1975)
* 1901 – Elene Akhvlediani, Georgian artist (d. 1975)
* 1902 – Giuseppe Pella, Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1981)
* 1902 – Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Hasidic Judaism leader (d. 1994)
* 1904 – Pigmeat Markham, American comedian (d. 1981)
* 1905 – George H. Hitchings, American scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)
* 1907 – Miklós Rózsa, Hungarian-born composer (d. 1995)
* 1911 – Maurice Goldhaber, Austrian-born American physicist
* 1915 – Joy Gresham Lewis, American writer, wife of C. S. Lewis (d. 1960)
* 1917 – Ty LaForest, Canadian baseball player (d. 1947)
* 1917 – Frederika of Hanover, Queen Consort of Greece (d. 1981)
* 1918 – Clifton Hillegass, American publisher (d. 2001)
* 1918 – Tony Mottola, American guitarist (d. 2004)
* 1918 – Gabriel Axel, Danish film director
* 1918 – Shinobu Hashimoto, Japanese screenwriter
* 1919 – Virginia O'Brien, American singer and actress (d. 2001)
* 1921 – Jean Richard, French actor (d. 2001)
* 1921 – Simin Daneshvar, Iranian writer and translator (d. 2012)
* 1922 – Barbara Hale, American actress
* 1924 – Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, American musician (d. 2005)
* 1924 – Henry Hyde, American politician (d. 2007)
* 1925 – Bob Hastings, American actor
* 1925 – Marcus Schmuck, Austrian mountaineer (d. 2005)
* 1927 – Samuel P. Huntington, American political scientist (d. 2008)
* 1930 – Clive Revill, New Zealand born actor
* 1934 – James Drury, American actor
* 1934 – George Shirley, American tenor
* 1935 – Costas Ferris, Greek director
* 1936 – Tommy Ivo, American race car driver
* 1937 – Jan Kaplický, British architect of Czech origin
* 1939 – Thomas J. Moyer, American judge
* 1940 – Joseph L. Goldstein, American scientist, Nobel laureate
* 1940 – Mike Vickers, British guitarist and saxophonist (Manfred Mann)
* 1942 – Jochen Rindt, German-Austrian racer and F1 (posthumous) world champion (d. 1970)
* 1942 – Steve Blass, American professional baseball player
* 1942 – Robert Christgau, American music critic
* 1944 – Robert Hanssen, American spy
* 1945 – Margaret Hassan, Irish-born aid worker (d. 2004)
* 1946 – Hayley Mills, English actress
* 1946 – Skip Spence, Canadian-born guitarist, singer and songwriter (Jefferson Airplane) (d. 1999)
* 1947 – Kathy Acker, American author (d. 1997)
* 1947 – Dorothy Lyman, American actress
* 1947 – Herbert Mullin, American serial killer
* 1947 – Cindy Pickett, American actress
* 1947 – James Woods, American actor
* 1947 – Jerzy Stuhr, Polish film director and actor
* 1949 – Geoff Bodine, American race car driver
* 1950 – Kenny Ortega, American film and TV producer and choreographer
* 1950 – Paul Callery, football player
* 1951 – Ricardo Fortaleza, Australian-Filipino boxer
* 1951 – Pierre Pettigrew, Canadian politician
* 1953 – Rick Moranis, Canadian comedian
* 1956 – Anna Kathryn Holbrook, American actress
* 1956 – Eric Roberts, American actor
* 1956 – Melody Thomas Scott, American actress
* 1956 – Poonam Dhillon, Indian actress
* 1958 – Malcolm Marshall, Barbadian West Indies cricketer (d. 1999)
* 1961 – Jane Leeves, British actress
* 1961 – Steve Lombardi, American wrestler
* 1961 – John Podhoretz, American columnist and political pundit
* 1961 – Kelly Hansen, American drummer (Summer Lights)
* 1962 – Jeff Dunham, American comedian
* 1963 – Eric McCormack, Canadian actor
* 1963 – Conan O'Brien, American comedian
* 1964 – Niall Ferguson, British historian
* 1964 – Rithy Panh, Cambodian film director
* 1964 – Jim Ellison, musician (Material Issue) (d. 1996)
* 1964 – Mark Berry, aka Bez, dancer in Happy Mondays
* 1965 – Rob Stenders, Dutch radio discjockey
* 1966 – Trine Hattestad, Norwegian athlete
* 1966 – Valeri Kamensky, Russian ice hockey player
* 1967 – Maria Bello, American actress
* 1968 – Mary Birdsong, American actress
* 1968 – David Hewlett, English born Canadian actor
* 1969 – Princess Sayako of Japan
* 1969 – Keith R.A. DeCandido, American author
* 1969 – Stefan Schwarz, Swedish footballer
* 1970 – Rico Brogna, American baseball player
* 1970 – Saad Hariri, Prime Minister of Lebanon
* 1970 – Greg Eklund, American musician (Everclear and The Oohlas)
* 1970 – Esther Schweins, German actress and comedienne
* 1970 – Tatiana Stefanidou, Greek television host
* 1971 – Tamara Braun, American actress
* 1971 – Russell Payne, English writer
* 1971 – Samantha Cameron, business executive; wife of UK Prime Minister David Cameron
* 1971 – David Tennant, Scottish actor
* 1971 – Oleg Petrov, Russian ice hockey player
* 1972 – Rosa Clemente, American activist and hip-hop artist
* 1972 – Eli Roth, American film director
* 1973 – Derrick Brooks, American football player
* 1973 – Haile Gebrselassie, Ethiopian athlete
* 1973 – Brady Clark, American baseball player
* 1973 – Jad Abumrad, American radio host and producer
* 1974 – Mark Tremonti, American musician (Creed and Alter Bridge)
* 1974 – Millie Corretjer, Puerto Rican singer
* 1974 – Edgar Wright, British director
* 1976 – Fayray, Japanese singer
* 1976 – Jo Gibb, Scottish Actress
* 1976 – Melissa Joan Hart, American actress
* 1976 – Sean Maguire, British actor
* 1976 – Justin Ross, American politician
* 1977 – Dan Lacouture, NHL hockey player
* 1977 – Cindy Taylor, Paraguayan supermodel and actress
* 1979 – Michael Bradley, American basketball player
* 1979 – Anthony Davidson, British Formula One driver
* 1979 – Nuria Fergó, Spanish singer
* 1979 – Matthew Upson, English footballer
* 1979 – Kourtney Kardashian, American reality television star
* 1980 – Robyn Regehr, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1980 – Priit Võigemast, Estonian actor
* 1981 – Brian Buscher, American baseball player
* 1981 – Milan Jovanović, Serbian footballer
* 1982 – Simone Farina, Italian footballer
* 1982 – Scott Hartnell, NHL hockey player
* 1982 – Darren Sutherland, Irish boxer (d. 2009)
* 1982 – Marie-Élaine Thibert, Canadian singer
* 1983 – Miguel Cabrera, Venezuelan baseball player
* 1983 – Fodil Hadjadj, Algerian footballer
* 1984 – America Ferrera, American actress
* 1985 – Łukasz Fabiański, Polish footballer
* 1985 – Karl Reindler, Australian racing driver
* 1985 – Elena Temnikova, Russian singer (Serebro)
* 1986 – Maurice Edu, American soccer player
* 1986 – Billy Butler, American baseball player
* 1986 – Conrad Logan, Irish footballer
* 1987 – Brett Deledio, Australian Rules football player
* 1987 – Danny Guthrie, English footballer
* 1987 – Sandra Lyng Haugen, Norwegian singer
* 1987 – Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, British model
* 1988 – Alexander Hauck, South African-born German rugby player
* 1988 – Ryan R. Schirripa
* 1989 – Alia Shawkat, American actress
* 1989 – Jessica (Jessica Jung), American-born South Korean singer (Girls' Generation)
* 1989 – Simas Buterlevičius, Lithuanian basketball player
* 1990 – Wojciech Szczęsny, Polish footballer
* 1990 – Junior Torunarigha, Nigerian footballer
* 1993 – Nathan Sykes, British singer
* 1994 – Moises Arias, American actor
* 2007 – Hayah bint Hamzah, Princess of Jordan

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