Saturday, April 7, 2012

April 7 Birthdays

* 1506 – Saint Francis Xavier, Spanish co-founder of the Society of Jesus (d. 1552)
* 1539 – Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter (d. 1584)
* 1613 – Gerhard Douw, Dutch painter (d. 1675)
* 1644 – François de Neufville, duc de Villeroi, French soldier (d. 1730)
* 1648 – John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, English statesman and poet (d. 1721)
* 1652 – Pope Clement XII (d. 1740)
* 1713 – Nicola Sala, Italian composer and music theorist (d. 1801)
* 1718 – Hugh Blair, Scottish preacher and man of letters (d. 1800)
* 1727 – Michel Adanson, French botanist (d. 1806)
* 1763 – Domenico Dragonetti, Italian double bass virtuoso and composer (d. 1846)
* 1770 – William Wordsworth, English poet (d. 1850)
* 1772 – Charles Fourier, French philosopher (d. 1837)
* 1780 – William Ellery Channing, Unitarian theologian (d. 1842)
* 1803 – James Curtiss, Mayor of Chicago (d. 1859)
* 1803 – Flora Tristan, French feminist and socialist philosopher (d. 1844)
* 1848 – Randall Thomas Davidson, Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1930)
* 1853 – Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, son of Queen Victoria (d. 1884)
* 1859 – Walter Camp, sports authority known as the "Father of American Football" (d. 1925)
* 1860 – Will Keith Kellogg, American cereal manufacturer (d. 1951)
* 1867 – Holger Pedersen, Danish linguist (d. 1953)
* 1870 – Gustav Landauer, German anarchist and revolutionary (d. 1919)
* 1871 – Epifanio de los Santos, Filipino historian, scholar and lawyer (d. 1927)
* 1873 – John McGraw, American baseball player and manager (d. 1934)
* 1883 – Gino Severini, Italian painter (d. 1966)
* 1886 – Ed Lafitte, American baseball player (d. 1971)
* 1889 – Gabriela Mistral, Chilean writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1957)
* 1890 – Marjory Stoneman Douglas, American conservationist and writer (d. 1998)
* 1890 – Paul Berth, Danish amateur football player (d. 1969)
* 1891 – Ole Kirk Christiansen, Danish inventor (d. 1958)
* 1893 – Allen Dulles, American Central Intelligence Agency director (d. 1969)
* 1895 – Margarete Schön, German actress (d. 1985)
* 1897 – Erich Loewenhardt, German flying ace of World War I (d. 1918)
* 1897 – Walter Winchell, American broadcaster and journalist (d. 1972)
* 1899 – Robert Casadesus, French pianist (d. 1972)
* 1903 – Edwin T. Layton, American Naval officer (d. 1984)
* 1908 – Percy Faith, Canadian composer and musician (d. 1976)
* 1909 – Robert Charroux, French writer (d. 1978)
* 1911 – Hervé Bazin, French writer (d. 1996)
* 1913 – Charles Vanik, American politician (d. 2007)
* 1914 – Ralph Flanagan, American big band leader (d. 1995)
* 1915 – Stanley Adams, American actor (d. 1977)
* 1915 – Billie Holiday, American singer (d. 1959)
* 1915 – Henry Kuttner, American writer (d. 1958)
* 1916 – Anthony Caruso, American actor (d. 2003)
* 1917 – R. G. Armstrong, American actor
* 1918 – Bobby Doerr, American baseball player
* 1919 – Roger Lemelin, Quebec novelist and television writer (d. 1992)
* 1919 – Edoardo Mangiarotti, Italian fencer
* 1920 – Ravi Shankar, Indian sitar player
* 1922 – Mongo Santamaria, Cuban musician (d. 2003)
* 1924 – Johannes Mario Simmel, Austrian writer (d. 2009)
* 1927 – Babatunde Olatunji, Nigerian drummer (d. 2003)
* 1928 – James Garner, American actor
* 1928 – Alan J. Pakula, American film producer and director (d. 1998)
* 1928 – James White, Northern Irish science fiction writer (d. 1999)
* 1929 – Bob Denard, French mercenary (d. 2007)
* 1929 – Joe Gallo, American gangster (d. 1972)
* 1930 – Andrew Sachs, English actor
* 1931 – Donald Barthelme, American author (d. 1989)
* 1931 – Daniel Ellsberg, American military analyst
* 1933 – Wayne Rogers, American actor
* 1934 – Ian Richardson, Scottish actor (d. 2007)
* 1935 – Bobby Bare, American musician
* 1935 – Hodding Carter III, American journalist and politician
* 1936 – Jean-Pierre Changeux, French neuroscientist
* 1938 – Jerry Brown, American politician
* 1938 – Spencer Dryden, American drummer (Jefferson Airplane) (d. 2005)
* 1938 – Freddie Hubbard, American jazz trumpeter (d. 2008)
* 1939 – Francis Ford Coppola, American film director
* 1939 – Sir David Frost, English broadcaster and TV host
* 1941 – Cornelia Frances, Australian actress
* 1941 – Gorden Kaye, British actor
* 1941 – James Di Pasquale, American composer
* 1942 – Jeetendra, Indian actor
* 1942 – Nam Gi-nam, South Korean director of movies
* 1944 – Julia Phillips, American film producer and writer (d. 2002)
* 1944 – Gerhard Schröder, German politician
* 1944 – Bill Stoneman, American baseball player and manager
* 1945 – Martyn Lewis, British newsreader
* 1945 – Megas, Icelandic singer, songwriter, and writer
* 1945 – Joël Robuchon, French chef
* 1945 – Werner Schroeter, German film director
* 1946 – Zaid Abdul-Aziz, American basketball player
* 1946 – Colette Besson, French runner (d. 2005)
* 1946 – Stan Winston, American special effects artist, makeup artist, and film director (d. 2008)
* 1947 – Patricia Bennett, American singer (The Chiffons)
* 1947 – Florian Schneider, German musician (Kraftwerk)
* 1947 – Eliseo Soriano, Philippine evangelist
* 1948 – Carol Douglas, American singer
* 1949 – Mitch Daniels, American politician, governor of Indiana
* 1949 – John Oates, American rock guitarist and lyricst (Hall & Oates)
* 1950 – Brian J. Doyle, former Deputy Press Secretary in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
* 1951 – Janis Ian, American singer and songwriter
* 1952 – Clarke Peters, American actor
* 1954 – Jackie Chan, Chinese actor, director, producer, and martial artist
* 1954 – Tony Dorsett, American football player
* 1955 – Gregg Jarrett, American lawyer and television news journalist
* 1955 – Werner Stocker, German actor (d. 1993)
* 1956 – Annika Billström, Swedish politician
* 1956 – Christopher Darden, prosecutor in O. J. Simpson murder case
* 1957 – Kim Kap-su, South Korean actor
* 1960 – Buster Douglas, American boxer
* 1961 – Thurl Bailey, American basketball player
* 1961 – Pascal Olmeta, French footballer
* 1962 – Andrew "Andy" Hampsten, American cyclist
* 1962 – Hugh O'Connor, American actor (d. 1995)
* 1962 – Ram Gopal Varma, Indian film director & producer
* 1963 – Jaime de Marichalar, Duke of Lugo, Spanish royalty
* 1963 – Paul Michael Robinson, American actor and erotic actor
* 1964 – Jace Alexander, American television director
* 1964 – Russell Crowe, Australian actor
* 1964 – Steve Graves, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1965 – Bill Bellamy, American actor and comedian
* 1965 – Alison Lapper, British artist
* 1966 – Gary Wilkinson, English snooker player
* 1967 – Artemis Gounaki, composer, writer and music producer
* 1968 – Duncan Armstrong, Australian swimmer
* 1968 – Jennifer Lynch, American director
* 1969 – Ricky Watters, American football player
* 1970 – Leif Ove Andsnes, Norwegian pianist
* 1971 – Guillaume Depardieu, French actor (d. 2008)
* 1971 – Victor Kraatz, Canadian figure skater
* 1971 – Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, American actress
* 1973 – Carole Montillet, French skier
* 1973 – Ève Salvail, Canadian model
* 1973 – Brett Tomko, American baseball player
* 1975 – Ronde Barber, American football player
* 1975 – Tiki Barber, American football player
* 1975 – Ronnie Belliard, American baseball player
* 1975 – Karin Dreijer Andersson, Swedish singer
* 1976 – Kevin Alejandro, American actor
* 1977 – Silvana Arias, Peruvian actress
* 1979 – Adrián Beltré, Dominican baseball player
* 1979 – Patrick Crayton, American football player
* 1979 – Pascal Dupuis, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1979 – Danny Sandoval, Venezuelan baseball player
* 1980 – Dragan Bogavac, Montenegrin footballer
* 1981 – Suzann Pettersen, Norwegian golfer
* 1982 – Sonjay Dutt, American professional wrestler
* 1983 – Franck Ribéry, French footballer
* 1983 – Jon Stead, British footballer
* 1986 – Brooke Brodack, American internet celebrity
* 1987 – Martín Cáceres, Uruguayan footballer
* 1988 – Antonio Piccolo, Italian footballer
* 1988 – Edward Speleers, British model and actor
* 1989 – Alexa Demara, American model
* 1989 – Franco Di Santo, Argentine footballer
* 1990 – Trent Cotchin, Australian footballer
* 1991 – Luka Milivojević, Serbian footballer
* 1992 – Alexis Jordan, American singer

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