Saturday, April 21, 2012

April 21 Birthdays

* 1555 – Ludovico Carracci, Italian painter (d. 1619)
* 1651 – Blessed Joseph Vaz, Apostle of Ceylon (d. 1711)
* 1652 – Michel Rolle, French mathematician (d. 1719)
* 1671 – John Law, Scottish economist (d. 1729)
* 1673 – Wilhelmina Amalia of Brunswick, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1742)
* 1713 – Louis, 4th duc de Noailles, Marshal of France (d. 1793)
* 1729 – Catherine II of Russia, known as 'Catherine the Great' (d. 1796)
* 1730 – Antonín Kammel,Czech composer and violinist (d. 1788)
* 1767 – Elisabeth of Württemberg, Archduchess of Austria (d. 1790)
* 1774 – Jean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist (d. 1862)
* 1775 – Alexander Anderson, American illustrator (d. 1870)
* 1810 – John Putnam Chapin, American politician (d. 1864)
* 1811 – Alson Sherman, American politician (d. 1903)
* 1814 – Angela Georgina Burdett-Coutts, English philanthropist (d. 1906)
* 1816 – Charlotte Brontë, English author (d. 1855)
* 1837 – Fredrik Bajer, Danish politician, Nobel laureate (d. 1922)
* 1838 – John Muir, Scottish-born American environmentalist (d. 1914)
* 1851 – Charles Barrois, French geologist (d. 1939)
* 1854 – William Stang, Roman Catholic Bishop (d. 1907)
* 1864 – Max Weber, German economist and sociologist (d. 1920)
* 1870 – Edwin S. Porter, American film pioneer (d. 1941)
* 1879 – Raden Ayu Kartini, Indonesian national figure (d. 1904)
* 1882 – Percy Williams Bridgman, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1961)
* 1887 – Joe McCarthy, American baseball manager (d. 1978)
* 1889 – Paul Karrer, Swiss chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1971)
* 1898 – Maurice Wilson, Everest climber, Yorkshire hero (d. 1934)
* 1904 – Odilo Globocnik, Austrian Nazi (d. 1945)
* 1905 – Edmund G. "Pat" Brown, Governor of California (d. 1996)
* 1906 – Stephen Tennant, English socialite (d. 1987)
* 1907 – Wade Mainer, American singer and banjoist
* 1911 – Ivan Combe, American inventor (d. 2000)
* 1911 – Leonard Warren, American opera baritone (d. 1960)
* 1912 – Marcel Camus, French film director (d. 1982)
* 1914 – Norman Panama, American screenwriter (d. 2003)
* 1914 – Angelo Savoldi, Italian-American wrestler
* 1915 – Garrett Hardin, American ecologist (d. 2003)
* 1915 – Anthony Quinn, Mexican-born American actor (d. 2001)
* 1918 – Eddy Christiani, Dutch singer and guitarist
* 1919 – Don Cornell, American singer (d. 2004)
* 1920 – Edmund Adamkiewicz, German footballer (d. 1991)
* 1920 – Ronald Magill, British actor (d. 2007)
* 1923 – John Mortimer, English barrister and writer (d. 2009)
* 1924 – Ira Louvin, Country music singer, songwriter, and musician (d. 1965)
* 1925 – Sir Anthony Mason, former Chief Justice of Australia
* 1926 – Elizabeth II, Queen of the Commonwealth realms
* 1926 – Arthur Rowley, English footballer (d. 2002)
* 1927 – Gerald Flood, British actor (d. 1989)
* 1930 – Silvana Mangano, Italian actress (d. 1989)
* 1932 – Elaine May, American comedian
* 1933 – Easley Blackwood, Jr., American professor of music, a concert pianist, a composer
* 1935 – Charles Grodin, American actor
* 1935 – Thomas Kean, American politician
* 1936 – James Dobson, American evangelist
* 1939 – Helen Prejean, American author and activist
* 1944 – Adrian Hurley, Australian basketball coach
* 1945 – Diana Darvey, British actress, singer and dancer (d. 2000)
* 1945 – Ronnie Tober, Dutch singer
* 1947 – Barbara Park, American author of children's books
* 1947 – Iggy Pop, American musician (The Stooges)
* 1947 – John Weider, British rock musician (Eric Burdon and the Animals, Family)
* 1948 – Gary Condit, American politician
* 1948 – Paul Davis, American singer (d. 2008)
* 1949 – Patti LuPone, American singer and actress
* 1951 – Tony Danza, American actor and comedian
* 1951 – Michael Hartley Freedman, American mathematician
* 1951 – Bob Varsha, American motor sports TV commentator
* 1951 – Steve Vickers, Canadian hockey player
* 1954 – Ebiet G. Ade, Indonesian singer
* 1954 – James Morrison, American actor
* 1956 – Phillip Longman, American demographer
* 1957 – Edward Leslie, American professional wrestler
* 1958 – Andie MacDowell, American actress
* 1958 – Yoshito Usui, Japanese manga artist
* 1958 – Michael Zarnock, American author and columnist
* 1959 – Tim Jacobus, American artist (Goosebumps)
* 1959 – Jerry Only, American musician (The Misfits)
* 1959 – Arno Pijpers, Dutch football coach
* 1959 – Robert Smith, British musician (The Cure)
* 1959 – Michael Timmins, Canadian musician (Cowboy Junkies)
* 1960 – Michel Goulet, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1961 – Ronald Florijn, Dutch rower
* 1961 – Neale Marmon, English footballer
* 1962 – Les Lancaster, American baseball player
* 1963 – Ken Caminiti, American baseball player (d. 2004)
* 1963 – Roy Dupuis, Canadian actor
* 1963 – John Cameron Mitchell, American film director
* 1964 – Alex Baumann, Canadian swimmer
* 1964 – Ludmila Engquist, Russian-born Swedish athlete
* 1965 – Ed Belfour, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1965 – Karen Foster, American model (Playboy)
* 1965 – Gary Grant, American basketball player
* 1965 – Fiona Kelleghan, American academic and critic
* 1966 – Michael Franti, American musician
* 1968 – Peter van Vossen, Dutch footballer and football coach
* 1969 – Robin Meade, American news anchor
* 1969 – Toby Stephens, British actor
* 1970 – Jeff Anderson, American actor
* 1970 – Glen Hansard, Irish songwriter and actor
* 1970 – Rob Riggle, American comedian
* 1970 – Nicole Sullivan, American actress
* 1971 – Alexander Kravchenko, Russian poker player
* 1971 – Eric Mabius, American actor
* 1971 – Michael Turner, American comic book artist (d. 2008)
* 1972 – Gwendal Peizerat, French ice dancer
* 1972 – Severina Vučković, Croatian singer
* 1973 – Jonathan Nsenga, Belgian athlete
* 1975 – Charlie O'Connell, American actor
* 1975 – Tha Trademarc, American hip hop artist
* 1975 – Brian J. White, American actor
* 1976 – Rommel Adducul, Filipino basketball player
* 1976 – Ronald Vink, Dutch wheelchair tennis player
* 1977 – Doseone, American rapper
* 1977 – Jamie Salé, Canadian figure skater
* 1978 – Jacob Burns, Australian footballer
* 1978 – Jukka Nevalainen, Finnish drummer (Nightwish)
* 1978 – Branden Steineckert, American drummer (Rancid, The Used)
* 1979 – James McAvoy, Scottish actor
* 1979 – Tobias Linderoth, Swedish footballer
* 1980 – Jeff Keppinger, American baseball player
* 1980 – Vincent Lecavalier, Canadian hockey player
* 1980 – Tony Romo, American football player
* 1980 – Martin Rosete, Spanish film director and publicist
* 1981 – Mads Junker, Danish footballer
* 1981 – Kim Lammers, Dutch field hockey player
* 1981 – Stephanie Larimore, American model
* 1982 – Carnell Williams, American football player
* 1982 – Lynn Hilary, Irish singer
* 1983 – Paweł Brożek, Polish footballer
* 1983 – Marco Donadel, Italian footballer
* 1983 – Tarvaris Jackson, American football player
* 1984 – Shayna Fox, American voice actress
* 1986 – Audra Cohen, American tennis player
* 1986 – Alexander Edler, Swedish hockey player
* 1986 – Rodney Stuckey, American basketball player
* 1986 – Mirko Valdifiori, Italian footballer
* 1987 – Nadif Chowdhury, Bangladeshi cricketer
* 1987 – Eric Devendorf, American basketball player
* 1987 – Leroy George, Dutch footballer
* 1988 – Robbie Amell, Canadian actor
* 1988 – Pedro Mosquera Parada, Spanish footballer
* 1989 – Carlos Muñoz, Chilean footballer
* 2007 – Princess Isabella of Denmark

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