Friday, April 6, 2012

April 6 Birthdays

* 1483 – Raphael, Italian painter and architect (d. 1520)
* 1613 – Stjepan Gradić, Croatian philosopher and scientist (d. 1683)
* 1632 – Maria Leopoldine of Austria, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1649)
* 1651 – André Dacier, French classical scholar (d. 1722)
* 1660 – Johann Kuhnau, German composer, organist and harpsichordist (d. 1722)
* 1664 – Arvid Horn, Swedish statesman (d. 1742)
* 1671 – Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, French poet (d. 1741)
* 1672 – André Cardinal Destouches, French composer (d. 1749)
* 1706 – Louis de Cahusac, French playwright and librettist, and Freemason (d. 1759)
* 1708 – Georg Reutter II, Austrian composer (d. 1772)
* 1725 – Pasquale Paoli, Corsican patriot and military leader (d. 1807)
* 1741 – Nicolas Chamfort, French writer (d. 1794)
* 1766 – Wilhelm von Kobell, German painter and printmaker (d. 1853)
* 1773 – James Mill, Scottish philosopher and historian (d. 1836)
* 1810 – Philip Henry Gosse, English naturalist (d. 1888)
* 1812 – Alexander Herzen, Russian writer (d. 1870)
* 1815 – Robert Volkmann, German composer (d. 1883)
* 1818 – Aasmund Olavsson Vinje, Norwegian poet (d. 1870)
* 1820 – Nadar, French photography pioneer (d. 1910)
* 1823 – Joseph Medill, journalist and mayor of Chicago (d. 1899)
* 1826 – Gustave Moreau, French painter (d. 1898)
* 1841 – Karl Binding, German jurist (d. 1920)
* 1849 – John William Waterhouse, British painter (d. 1917)
* 1851 – Guillaume Bigourdan, French astronomer (d. 1932)
* 1861 – Stanislas de Guaita, French occultist (d. 1897)
* 1864 – William Bate Hardy, British biochemist (d. 1934)
* 1869 – Levon Shant, Armenian playwright, novelist and poet (d. 1951)
* 1871 – Prince Alexander John of Wales (d. 1871)
* 1878 – Erich Mühsam, German author (d. 1934)
* 1884 – Walter Huston, Canadian-born actor (d. 1950)
* 1886 – Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII, The Last Nizam of Hyderabad state (d. 1967)
* 1886 – Walter Edward Dandy, American neurosurgery pioneer (d. 1946)
* 1888 – Hans Richter, Swiss painter, film maker, graphic artist and avant-gardist (d. 1976)
* 1888 – Gerhard Ritter, German historian (d. 1967)
* 1890 – Anthony Fokker, Dutch aviation engineering pioneer (d. 1939)
* 1892 – Donald Wills Douglas, Sr., American aviation industrialist (d. 1981)
* 1892 – Lowell Thomas, American travel writer (d. 1981)
* 1894 – Gertrude Baines, American supercentenarian (d. 2009)
* 1895 – Dudley Nichols, American screenwriter (d. 1960)
* 1898 – Jeanne Hébuterne, French artist, the wife of Amedeo Modigliani (d. 1920)
* 1900 – Leo Robin, American songwriter (d. 1984)
* 1901 – Pier Giorgio Frassati, Italian Catholic (d. 1925)
* 1902 – Veniamin Kaverin, Russian writer (d. 1989)
* 1902 – Julien Torma, French writer, playwright and poet (d. 1933)
* 1903 – Mickey Cochrane, American baseball player (d. 1962)
* 1903 – Harold Edgerton, American electrical engineer (d. 1990)
* 1909 – William M. Branham, American evangelist (d. 1965)
* 1909 – Hermann Lang, German race car driver (d. 1987)
* 1911 – Feodor Felix Konrad Lynen, German biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1979)
* 1913 – Shannon Boyd-Bailey McCune, American geographer (d. 1993)
* 1915 – Tadeusz Kantor, Polish painter, set designer and theater director (d. 1990)
* 1916 – Phil Leeds, American actor d.1998
* 1916 – Vincent Ellis McKelvey, American geologist (d. 1987)
* 1917 – Leonora Carrington, British-born surrealist painter
* 1918 – Alfredo Ovando Candía, Bolivian president (d. 1982)
* 1919 – Georgios Mylonas, Greek politician (d. 1998)
* 1920 – Edmond H. Fischer, Swiss-American biochemist, Nobel laureate
* 1926 – Sergio Franchi, Italian-born singer and actor (d. 1990)
* 1926 – Gil Kane, Latvian-born cartoonist (d. 2000)
* 1926 – Ian Paisley, Northern Irish politician
* 1927 – Gerry Mulligan, American musician (d. 1996)
* 1928 – James D. Watson, American geneticist, Nobel laureate
* 1929 – Willis Hall, English playwright and radio and television writer (d. 2005)
* 1929 – Joi Lansing, American model and actress (d. 1972)
* 1929 – André Previn, German-born composer and conductor
* 1931 – Baba Ram Dass, American Hindu spiritual teacher
* 1931 – Ivan Dixon, American actor and director (d. 2008)
* 1932 – Helmut Griem, German actor (d. 2004)
* 1933 – Roy Goode, British lawyer
* 1933 – Eduardo Malapit, American politician (d. 2007)
* 1934 – Enrique Álvarez Félix, Mexican actor (d. 1996)
* 1934 – Anton Geesink, Dutch judoka (d. 2010)
* 1934 – Guy Peellaert, Belgian visual artist (d. 2008)
* 1935 – Douglas Hill, Canadian-born science fiction writer (d. 2007)
* 1936 – Helen Berman, Dutch-Israeli visual artist
* 1937 – Merle Haggard, American musician
* 1937 – Peter Maivia, Samoan professional wrestler (d. 1982)
* 1937 – Billy Dee Williams, American actor
* 1938 – Paul Daniels, English magician
* 1938 – Roy Thinnes, American actor
* 1939 – André Ouellet, French Canadian politician
* 1940 – Homero Aridjis, Mexican writer and diplomat
* 1940 – Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Mexican actor
* 1941 – Phil Austin, American comedian
* 1941 – Hans W. Geissendörfer, German filmmaker
* 1941 – Don "The Snake" Prudhomme, American drag racer
* 1941 – Gheorghe Zamfir, Romanian musician
* 1942 – Barry Levinson, American film producer/director
* 1944 – Felicity Palmer, English soprano
* 1945 – Neal Boortz, American radio personality
* 1947 – John Ratzenberger, American actor
* 1947 – Mike Worboys, British mathematician
* 1948 – Patrika Darbo, American actress
* 1949 – Horst Ludwig Störmer, German-born physicist, Nobel laureate
* 1950 – Cleo Odzer, American writer
* 1951 – Bert Blyleven, Dutch-born baseball player
* 1952 – Udo Dirkschneider, German singer
* 1952 – Marilu Henner, American actress
* 1952 – Michel Larocque, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1992)
* 1953 – Christopher Franke, German musician and composer
* 1955 – Rob Epstein, American filmmaker and journalist
* 1955 – Keith Hunter Jesperson, Canadian serial killer
* 1955 – Cathy Jones, Canadian comedian
* 1955 – Blind Mississippi Morris, American delta blues musician
* 1955 – Michael Rooker, American actor
* 1956 – Sebastian Spreng, Argentinean visual artist
* 1956 – Dilip Vengsarkar, Indian cricketer and administrator
* 1957 – Jaroslava Maxova, Czech opera singer
* 1957 – Paolo Nespoli, Italian astronaut
* 1960 – Batem, French comic book artist
* 1960 – Warren Haynes, American guitarist and song writer
* 1960 – John Pizzarelli, American jazz guitarist, song writer, singer and bandleader
* 1961 – Rory Bremner, Scottish comedian and impressionist
* 1962 – Iris Häussler, German installation artist
* 1963 – Rafael Correa, President of Ecuador
* 1964 – Phil Gayle, English news presenter
* 1965 – Frank Black, American singer/songwriter (Pixies and Frank Black and the Catholics)
* 1965 – Sterling Sharpe, American football player
* 1965 – Lieve Slegers, Belgian athlete
* 1966 – Young Man Kang, South Korean film director
* 1967 – Jonathan Firth, British actor
* 1967 – Mika Koivuniemi, Finnish ten-pin bowler
* 1968 – Affonso Giaffone, Brazilian racing driver
* 1968 – Vanessa Lann, American composer
* 1969 – Bret Boone, American baseball player
* 1969 – Jack Canfora, American playwright
* 1969 – Bison Dele, American basketball player (disappeared 2002)
* 1969 – Ari Meyers, Puerto Rican/American actress
* 1969 – Philipp Peter, Austrian racing driver
* 1969 – Paul Rudd, American actor
* 1969 – Louie Spence, English dancer/choreographer and TV personality
* 1969 – Spencer Wells, American geneticist
* 1970 – Huang Xiaomin, Chinese swimmer
* 1970 – Olaf Kölzig, South African/German ice hockey player
* 1971 – Lou Merloni, American baseball player
* 1972 – Jason Hervey, American actor
* 1972 – Ami James, Israeli/American tattoo artist
* 1972 – Jo Van Daele, Belgian discus thrower
* 1973 – Donnie Edwards, American football player
* 1973 – Joe Machine, English artist, poet and writer
* 1973 – Rie Miyazawa, Japanese actress/singer
* 1973 – Sun Wen, Chinese footballer
* 1973 – Gina Yashere, English comedian
* 1974 – Robert Kovač, Croatian footballer
* 1975 – Zach Braff, American actor
* 1975 – Hal Gill, American ice hockey player
* 1976 – Candace Cameron Bure, American actress
* 1976 – Georg Hólm, Icelandic musician (Sigur Rós)
* 1976 – Hirotada Ototake, Japanese sports writer
* 1977 – Ville Nieminen, Finnish ice hockey player
* 1977 – Andy Phillips, American baseball player
* 1978 – Tim Hasselbeck, American football player
* 1978 – Myleene Klass, British singer
* 1978 – Martin Mendez, Uruguayan bassist (Opeth)
* 1978 – Blaine Neal, American baseball player
* 1981 – Robert Earnshaw, Zambian/Welsh footballer
* 1981 – Kari Jobe, American singer-songwriter
* 1981 – Alex Suarez, American bassist (Cobra Starship)
* 1982 – Michael Guy Chislett, Australian guitarist (The Academy Is...)
* 1982 – Herculez Gomez, American soccer player
* 1982 – Ilan Hall, American chef
* 1982 – Bret Harrison, American actor
* 1982 – Travis Moen, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1983 – Diora Baird, American actress and model
* 1983 – Mehdi Ballouchy, Moroccan footballer
* 1983 – Jerome Kaino, New Zealand rugby player
* 1983 – Mitsuru Nagata, Japanese footballer
* 1983 – Jade Seah, Singaporean model, host and actress
* 1983 – Dash Shaw, American comic book writer and artist
* 1983 – Bobbi Starr, American pornographic actress
* 1983 – James Wade, English darts player
* 1984 – Max Bemis, American musician and songwriter
* 1984 – Siboniso Gaxa, South African footballer
* 1985 – Clarke MacArthur, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1985 – Frank Ongfiang, Italian footballer
* 1986 – Nikolas Asprogenis, Cypriot footballer
* 1986 – Aaron Curry, American football player
* 1986 – Ryota Moriwaki, Japanese footballer
* 1987 – Levi Porter, English footballer
* 1987 – Hilary Rhoda, American model
* 1988 – Leigh Adams, Australian footballer
* 1988 – Mike Bailey, English actor
* 1988 – Daniele Gasparetto, Italian footballer
* 1988 – Carlton Mitchell, American football player
* 1988 – Fabrice Muamba, Congolese/English footballer
* 1988 – Jucilei da Silva, Brazilian footballer
* 1995 – Ryutaro Morimoto, Japanese actor and singer
* 1998 – Peyton Roi List, American actress

1 comment:

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