Friday, January 18, 2013

January 18 Birthdays


885 – Daigo, Emperor of Japan (d. 930)
1519 – Isabella Jagiellon, queen of Hungary (d. 1559)
1543 – (baptised) Alfonso Ferrabosco the elder, Italian composer (d. 1588)
1641 – François-Michel le Tellier, Marquis de Louvois, French war minister (d. 1691)
1659 – Damaris Cudworth Masham, English philosopher (d. 1708)
1672 – Antoine Houdar de la Motte, French writer (d. 1731)
1688 – Lionel Sackville, 1st Duke of Dorset, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1765)
1689 – Montesquieu, French satirist and philosopher (d. 1755)
1743 – Louis Claude de Saint-Martin, French philosopher, known as le philosophe inconnu (d. 1803)
1751 – Ferdinand Kauer, Austrian composer and pianist (d. 1831)
1779 – Peter Mark Roget, British lexicographer (d. 1869)
1782 – Daniel Webster, American statesman (d. 1852)
1795 – Anna Pavlovna of Russia, queen of The Netherlands (d. 1865)
1813 – Joseph Glidden, American farmer who patented barbed wire (d. 1906)
1815 – Constantin von Tischendorf, German biblical scholar (d. 1874)
1840 – Henry Austin Dobson, English poet (d. 1921)
1841 – Emmanuel Chabrier, French composer (d. 1894)
1842 – A. A. Ames, Mayor of Minneapolis (d. 1911)
1848 – Ioan Slavici, Transylvanian writer (d. 1925)
1849 – Sir Edmund Barton, 1st Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1920)
1850 – Seth Low, American politician (d. 1916)
1853 – Marthinus Nikolaas Ras, South African Gunmaker (d. 1900)
1854 – Thomas Watson, American telephone pioneer (d. 1934)
1856 – Daniel Hale Williams, African-American surgeon (d. 1931)
1867 – Rubén Darío, Nicaraguan Journalist, Diplomat, Poet (d. 1916)
1868 – Suzuki Kantarō, 42nd Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1948)
1873 – Archie Brash, Scottish Footballer.
1877 – Samuel Zemurray, U.S. businessman (d. 1961)
1879 – Henri Giraud, French general (d. 1949)
1879 – Tane Ikai, Japanese supercentenarian. (d. 1995)
1880 – Paul Ehrenfest, Austrian physicist (d. 1933)
1881 – Gaston Gallimard, French publisher (d. 1975)
1882 – A. A. Milne, English author (d. 1956)
1883 – George Oliver, American golfer (d. 1965)
1886 – Clara Nordström, German writer and translator (d. 1962)
1888 – Thomas Sopwith, British aviation pioneer (d. 1989)
1892 – Oliver Hardy, American comedian and actor (d. 1957)
1892 – Paul Rostock, German surgeon (d. 1956)
1896 – C. M. Eddy, Jr., American writer (d. 1967)
1901 – Ivan Petrovsky, Russian mathematician (d. 1973)
1904 – Anthony Galla-Rini, American accordionist (d. 2006)
1904 – Cary Grant, English actor (d. 1986)
1905 – Joseph Bonanno, Italian-born gangster (d. 2002)
1908 – Jacob Bronowski, Polish-born mathematician, poet, and physicist (d. 1974)
1908 – Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1972)
1910 – Kenneth E. Boulding, English economist (d. 1993)
1911 – José María Arguedas, Peruvian novelist, poet, and anthropologist (d. 1969).
1913 – Danny Kaye, American actor (d. 1987)
1913 – Giannis Papaioannou, Greek composer and musician (d. 1972)
1914 – Arno Schmidt, German author (d. 1979)
1914 – Vitomil Zupan, Slovenian writer (d. 1987)
1915 – Santiago Carrillo, Spanish soldier and politician (d. 2012)
1915 – Vassilis Tsitsanis, Greek singer and songwriter (d. 1984)
1917 – Wang Yung-ching, Taiwanese businessman (d. 2008)
1918 – Gustave Gingras, French Canadian physician (d. 1996)
1921 – Yoichiro Nambu, Japanese-born American Nobel Prize-winning physicist
1922 – Bob Bell, American clown (d. 1997)
1923 – John Graham, Welsh general (d. 2012)
1925 – Gilles Deleuze, French philosopher (d. 1995)
1927 – Sundaram Balachander, Indian veena player (d. 1990)
1931 – Chun Doo-hwan, President of South Korea
1932 – Robert Anton Wilson, American author (d. 2007)
1933 – John Boorman, Irish film director
1933 – Ray Dolby, American inventor (Dolby noise reduction system)
1934 – Raymond Briggs, English writer and illustrator
1935 – Albert Millaire, Quebec actor and theatre director
1935 – Jon Stallworthy, English poet
1935 – Gad Yaacobi, Israeli minister (d. 2007)
1937 – Dick Durock, American actor d.2009
1937 – John Hume, Northern Irish politician, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
1938 – Curt Flood, American baseball player (d. 1997)
1938 – Anthony Giddens, British sociologist
1940 – Pedro Rodriguez, Mexican Formula One racing driver (d. 1971)
1941 – Denise Bombardier, Quebec journalist, television host and novelist
1941 – Bobby Goldsboro, American country/pop singer
1941 – David Ruffin, American singer (The Temptations) (d. 1991)
1943 – Paul Freeman, British actor
1943 – Kay Granger, American politician
1944 – Paul Keating, twenty-fourth Prime Minister of Australia (1991-1996)
1944 – Carl Morton, American baseball player (d. 1983)
1945 – José Luis Perales, Spanish singer
1946 – Joseph Deiss, Swiss Federal Councilor
1947 – Sachio Kinugasa, Japanese baseball player
1947 – Takeshi Kitano, Japanese actor and director
1949 – Bill Keller, American newspaper editor
1949 – Philippe Starck, French designer
1950 – Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian race car driver (d. 1982)
1951 – Bram Behr, Surinamese journalist (d. 1982)
1951 – Bob Latchford, English footballer
1952 – Michael Angelis, British actor
1952 – Michael Behe, American advocate of Intelligent Design
1952 – R. Stevie Moore, American singer, songwriter, and home recording pioneer
1953 – Patrick G. Halpin, American politician
1953 – Brett Hudson, American musician (Hudson Brothers)
1954 – Ted DiBiase, American Professional Wrestler
1955 – Kevin Costner, American actor
1955 – Fergus Martin, Irish artist
1956 – Sharon Mitchell, American porn actress
1961 – Peter Beardsley, English footballer
1961 – Bobby Hansen, American basketball player
1961 – Mark Messier, Canadian ice hockey player
1961 – Jeff Yagher, American actor
1962 – Alison Arngrim, American actress
1962 – Mike Lynch, American cartoonist
1962 – David O'Connor, American equestrian rider
1963 – Maxime Bernier, French Canadian politician
1963 – Martin O'Malley, Governor of Maryland
1963 – Yury Zakharevich, Soviet weightlifter
1964 – Brady Anderson, American baseball player
1964 – Jane Horrocks, British actress
1964 – Andrea Leand, American tennis player
1964 – Enrico Lo Verso, Italian actor
1965 – Dave Attell, American writer and comedian
1966 – Alexander Khalifman, Russian chess player
1966 – André Ribeiro, Brazilian racing driver
1967 – Kim Perrot, American basketball player (d. 1999)
1967 – Iván Zamorano, Chilean footballer
1968 – Frank Quitely, Scottish comic book artist
1969 – Dave Bautista, American professional wrestler
1969 – John Eder, American politician
1969 – Jesse L. Martin, American actor and singer
1969 – Jim O'Rourke, American musician and producer (Loose Fur and Sonic Youth)
1970 – DJ Quik, American rapper
1970 – Peter van Petegem, Belgian cyclist
1971 – Jonathan Davis, American singer (KoЯn)
1971 – Christian Fittipaldi, Brazilian race car driver
1971 – Josep Guardiola, Spanish footballer
1971 – Fabian Ribauw, Nauruan politician
1971 – Seamus O'Regan, Canadian broadcast journalist
1972 – Vinod Kambli, Indian cricket player
1972 – Mike Lieberthal, American baseball player
1973 – Burnie Burns, director, voice actor, producer, screenwriter, co-founder of Rooster Teeth Productions
1973 – Ben Jealous, African-American leader, president of the NAACP
1973 – Anthony Koutoufides, Australian rules footballer and Gladiator
1973 – Crispian Mills, British musician (The Jeevas and Kula Shaker)
1974 – Christian Burns, English musician (BBMak)
1974 – Princess Claire of Belgium
1974 – Devon Odessa, American actress
1974 – Maulik Pancholy, American actor
1974 – Michael Tunn, Australian television presenter and radio announcer
1976 – Laurence Courtois, Belgian tennis player
1976 – Damien Leith, Irish-born Australian singer, winner of Australian Idol 2006
1976 – Subhrajit Mitra, Indian filmmaker
1977 – Richard Archer, British singer (Hard-Fi)
1977 – Curtis Cregan, American actor
1977 – Alina Jidkova, Russian tennis player
1977 – Richard Wall, Irish actor
1978 – Brian Falkenborg, American baseball player
1978 – Thor Hushovd, Norwegian cyclist
1978 – Bogdan Lobonț, Romanian football player
1979 – Jay Chou, Taiwanese singer, producer, actor and director
1979 – Ruslan Fedotenko, Ukrainian ice hockey player
1979 – Paulo Ferreira, Portuguese footballer
1979 – Brian Gionta, American ice hockey player
1979 – Kenyatta Jones, American football player
1980 – Robert Green, English footballer
1980 – Julius Peppers, American football player
1980 – Jason Segel, American actor
1980 – Estelle Swaray, English singer
1981 – Kang Dong-won, South Korean model and actor
1981 – Olivier Rochus, Belgian tennis player
1981 – Khari Stephenson, Jamaican footballer
1982 – Quinn Allman, American Guitarist (The Used)
1982 – Joanna Newsom, American harpist
1983 – Samantha Mumba, Irish singer and actress
1984 – Seung-Hui Cho, American spree killer (d. 2007)
1984 – Kristy Lee Cook, American singer
1984 – Ioannis Drymonakos, Greek swimmer
1984 – Makoto Hasebe, Japanese footballer
1984 – Michael Kearney, American child prodigy
1984 – Benji Schwimmer, American dancer
1985 – Dale Begg-Smith, Australian freestyle skier
1985 – Minissha Lamba, Indian actress and model
1985 – Riccardo Montolivo, Italian footballer
1986 – Grigoris Makos, Greek footballer
1986 – Marya Roxx, Estonian singer (Vanilla Ninja)
1987 – Johan Djourou, Swiss footballer
1987 – Christopher Liebig, German rugby player
1988 – Ronnie Day, American singer-songwriter
1988 – Angelique Kerber, German tennis player
1988 – Anastasios Kissas, Greek footballer
1989 – Rubén Miño, Spanish footballer
1990 – Alex Pietrangelo, Canadian ice hockey player
1991 – Diego Simões, Brazilian footballer
1992 – Kieran Tscherniawsky, English discus thrower
1993 – Morgan York, American actress
1994 – Gong Min-ji, South Korean singer, rapper, and dancer (2NE1)
1994 – Kang Ji-young, South Korean singer (Kara)
1996 – Alexandra Scott, American cancer patient, founder of Alex's Lemonade Stand, (d. 2004)
1999 – Karan Brar, American actor

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