Sunday, April 22, 2012

April 22 Birthdays

* 1451 – Isabella I of Castile (d. 1504)
* 1592 – Wilhelm Schickard, German mathematician who invented a calculating machine (d. 1635)
* 1610 – Pope Alexander VIII (d. 1691)
* 1658 – Giuseppe Torelli, Italian composer (d. 1709)
* 1690 – John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville, English statesman (d. 1763)
* 1692 – James Stirling, Scottish mathematician (d. 1770)
* 1707 – Henry Fielding, English author (d. 1754)
* 1711 – Paul II Anton Esterházy, Austrian soldier and music patron (d. 1762)
* 1724 – Immanuel Kant, German philosopher (d. 1804)
* 1744 – James Sullivan, 7th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1808)
* 1757 – Alessandro Rolla, Italian violin master and composer (d. 1841)
* 1766 – Madame de Staël, French author (d. 1817)
* 1812 – Solomon Caesar Malan, British orientalist (d. 1894)
* 1816 – Charles Denis Bourbaki, French general (d. 1897)
* 1832 – Julius Sterling Morton, Arbor Day founder (d. 1902)
* 1840 – Odilon Redon, French painter (d. 1916)
* 1844 – Lewis Thornton Powell, would-be assassin of United States Secretary of State William H. Seward (d. 1865)
* 1852 – Guillaume IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (d. 1912)
* 1854 – Henri La Fontaine, Belgian lawyer, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1943)
* 1860 – Ada Rehan, American stage actress (d. 1916)
* 1868 – Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria (d. 1924)
* 1870 – Vladimir Lenin, Russian revolutionary (d. 1924)
* 1872 – Princess Margaret of Prussia, queen of Finland (d. 1954)
* 1873 – Ellen Glasgow, American author (d. 1945)
* 1876 – Robert Bárány, Austrian physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1936)
* 1876 – Georg Lurich, Estonian wrestler (d. 1920)
* 1881 – Alexander Kerensky, Russian politician (d. 1970)
* 1884 – Otto Rank, Austrian psychologist (d. 1939)
* 1886 – Izidor Cankar, Slovenian art historian, essayist and diplomat (d. 1958)
* 1889 – Richard Glücks, German SS officer and concentration camp administrator (d. 1945)
* 1891 – Laura Gilpin, American photographer (d. 1979)
* 1891 – Vittorio Jano, Italian engineer (d. 1965)
* 1891 – Harold Jeffreys, English astronomer (d. 1989)
* 1891 – Nicola Sacco, American anarchist (d. 1927)
* 1892 – Vernon Johns, American civil rights activist (d. 1965)
* 1899 – Vladimir Nabokov, novelist, professor, lepidopterist [O.S. 10 April] (d. 1977)
* 1904 – J. Robert Oppenheimer, American physicist (d. 1967)
* 1905 – Robert Choquette, French Canadian novelist, poet and diplomat (d. 1991)
* 1906 – Eddie Albert, American actor (d. 2005)
* 1906 – Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten (d. 1947)
* 1907 – Ivan Efremov, Russian paleontologist and author (d. 1972)
* 1909 – Rita Levi-Montalcini, Italian neurologist, Nobel laureate
* 1909 – Indro Montanelli, Italian journalist and historian (d. 2001)
* 1910 – Norman Steenrod, American mathematician (d. 1971)
* 1912 – Kathleen Ferrier, British singer (d. 1953)
* 1914 – Jan de Hartog, Dutch writer (d. 2002)
* 1914 – Michael Wittmann, German soldier (d. 1944)
* 1916 – Yehudi Menuhin, American-born violinist (d. 1999)
* 1918 – William Jay Smith, American poet
* 1918 – Mickey Vernon, American baseball player (d. 2008)
* 1919 – Donald J. Cram, American chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2001)
* 1919 – Carl Lindner, Jr., American businessman and philanthropist
* 1922 – Richard Diebenkorn, American artist (d. 1993)
* 1922 – Charles Mingus, American musician (d. 1979)
* 1922 – Wolf V. Vishniac, American microbiologist (d. 1973)
* 1923 – Avis Bunnage, English actress (d. 1990)
* 1923 – Bettie Page, American model (d. 2008)
* 1923 – Aaron Spelling, American television producer (d. 2006)
* 1925 – George Cole, English actor
* 1926 – Charlotte Rae, American actress
* 1926 – James Stirling, British architect (d. 1992)
* 1927 – Laurel Aitken, Jamaican singer (d. 2005)
* 1927 – Giannis Mihalopoulos, Greek actor
* 1929 – Michael Atiyah, British-Lebanese mathematician
* 1930 – Enno Penno, Estonian politician
* 1935 – Paul Chambers, American jazz bassist (d. 1969)
* 1936 – Glen Campbell, American musician
* 1936 – Pierre Hétu, French Canadian conductor and pianist (d. 1998)
* 1937 – Jack Nicholson, American actor
* 1937 – Jack Nitzsche, American composer (d. 2000)
* 1938 – Adam Raphael, English journalist and author
* 1938 – Gani Fawehinmi, Nigerian lawyer and political activist (d. 2009)
* 1939 – Mel Carter, American singer
* 1939 – Jason Miller, American playwright (d. 2001)
* 1939 – Theodor Waigel, German politician and finance minister
* 1943 – Janet Evanovich, American writer
* 1943 – Louise Glück, American poet and 12th US Poet Laureate
* 1944 – Steve Fossett, American adventurer (d. 2007)
* 1945 – Demetrio Stratos, Italian musician (d. 1979)
* 1946 – Steven L. Bennett, USAF Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient (d. 1972)
* 1946 – Paul Davies, English physicist, writer and broadcaster
* 1946 – Nicole Garcia, French actress and director
* 1946 – Louise Harel, Canadian politician
* 1946 – John Waters, American filmmaker
* 1948 – Larry Groce, American singer and songwriter
* 1950 – Peter Frampton, English musician
* 1950 – Zygi Wilf, owner of the Minnesota Vikings
* 1951 – Paul Carrack, English musician
* 1951 – Ana María Shua, Argentine poet
* 1952 – François Berléand, French actor
* 1952 – Marilyn Chambers, American pornographic actress (d. 2009)
* 1953 – Tom Griswold, American radio personality
* 1953 – Juhani Komulainen, Finnish composer
* 1955 – Johnnie To, Hong Kong film director and producer
* 1957 – Donald Tusk, Polish Prime Minister
* 1958 – Ken Olandt, American actor
* 1959 – Terry Francona, American baseball manager
* 1959 – Catherine Mary Stewart, Canadian actress
* 1959 – Ryan Stiles, American actor
* 1960 – Mart Laar, Estonian statesman
* 1960 – Gary Rhodes, English chef
* 1960 – Randall L. Stephenson, American business executive
* 1960 – Tatiana Thumbtzen, American actress, model and dancer
* 1961 – Dewey Nicks, American photographer and film director
* 1962 – Jeff Minter, English video game programmer
* 1963 – Sean Lock, English comedian
* 1964 – Estelle Asmodelle, actress, model & writer
* 1965 – Lauri Hendler, actress
* 1965 – Peter Zezel, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1966 – Dana Barron, American actress
* 1966 – Fletcher Dragge, American guitarist (Pennywise)
* 1966 – Mariana Levy, Mexican actress (d. 2005)
* 1966 – Mickey Morandini, American baseball player and manager
* 1966 – Jeffrey Dean Morgan, American actor
* 1967 – Sheryl Lee, American actress
* 1967 – Sherri Shepherd, American comedian and actress
* 1967 – Harvey Williams, American football player
* 1968 – Bimbo Coles, American basketball player
* 1968 – Zarley Zalapski, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1969 – Dion Dublin, English footballer
* 1970 – Andrea Giani, Italian volleyball player
* 1970 – Regine Velasquez, Filipino singer and actress
* 1971 – Daisuke Enomoto, Japanese space tourist
* 1971 – Eric Mabius, American actor
* 1971 – Ingo Rademacher, German-Australian actor
* 1972 – Sabine Appelmans, Belgian tennis player
* 1972 – Owen Finegan, Australian rugby union footballer
* 1972 – Milka Duno, Venezuelan race car driver
* 1973 – Adem Poric, Australian footballer
* 1973 – Brian Marshall, American bassist (Creed)
* 1973 – Ofer Talker, Israeli footballer
* 1973 – Christopher Sabat, American voice actor
* 1974 – Shavo Odadjian, Armenian-American bassist (System of a Down)
* 1975 – Greg Moore, Canadian race car driver (d. 1999)
* 1975 – Carlos Sastre, Spanish cyclist
* 1976 – Dan Cloutier, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1976 – Paul Henderson, Australian footballer
* 1976 – Michał Żewłakow, Polish footballer
* 1977 – Mark van Bommel, Dutch footballer
* 1977 – Aaron Fink, American guitarist (Breaking Benjamin)
* 1977 – Ambra Angiolini, Italian actress
* 1978 – Ezekiel Jackson, Guyanese professional wrestler
* 1978 – Matt Orford, Australian rugby league player
* 1978 – Jason Stollsteimer, American singer (The Von Bondies)
* 1978 – Esteban Tuero, Argentinian race car driver
* 1979 – Zoltán Gera, Hungarian footballer
* 1979 – Daniel Johns, Australian musician (Silverchair)
* 1980 – Clarke Dermody, New Zealand rugby player
* 1980 – Nicolas Douchez, French footballer
* 1980 – Courtney Friel, American sports & entertainment reporter
* 1980 – Carlos Hernández, Venezuelan baseball player
* 1980 – Kora Karvouni, Greek actress
* 1980 – Aaron Michael Metchik, American actor
* 1981 – Ken Dorsey, American football player
* 1982 – Kaká, Brazilian footballer
* 1982 – Joel Monaghan, Australian Rugby League Player
* 1982 – David Purcey, American baseball player
* 1983 – Francis Capra, American actor
* 1983 – Sam Heads, British entomologist and palaeontologist
* 1983 – Jos Hooiveld, Dutch footballer
* 1983 – Matt Jones, American football player
* 1983 – Evangelos Mantzios, Greek footballer
* 1984 – Amelle Berrabah, English singer (Sugababes)
* 1984 – Michelle Ryan, English actress
* 1985 – Matt Ballinger, American singer (Dream Street)
* 1986 – Amber Heard, American actress
* 1986 – Marshawn Lynch, American football player
* 1986 – Dušan Šakota, Serbian-Greek basketball player
* 1987 – David Luiz, Brazilian footballer
* 1987 – Mikel John Obi, Nigerian footballer
* 1988 – Amadou Samb, Senegalese footballer
* 1989 – Jasper Cillessen, Dutch footballer
* 1989 – Dejuan Blair, American basketball player
* 1989 – Thomas James Longley, British actor
* 1990 – Eve Muirhead, Scottish curler

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