Thursday, April 30, 2015

April 30 Birthdays

1245 – Philip III of France (d. 1285)
1331 – Gaston III, Count of Foix (d. 1391)
1425 – William III, Landgrave of Thuringia (d. 1482)
1553 – Louise of Lorraine (d. 1601)
1623 – François de Laval, French-Canadian bishop and saint (d. 1708)
1651 – Jean-Baptiste de La Salle, French priest and saint (d. 1719)
1662 – Mary II of England (d. 1694)
1664 – François Louis, Prince of Conti (d. 1709)
1710 – Johann Kaspar Basselet von La Rosée, Bavarian general (d. 1795)
1723 – Mathurin Jacques Brisson, French zoologist and philosopher (d. 1806)
1758 – Emmanuel Vitale, Maltese commander and politician (d. 1802)
1770 – David Thompson, English-Canadian cartographer and explorer (d. 1857)
1777 – Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician and physicist (d. 1855)
1803 – Albrecht von Roon, Prussian soldier and politician, 10th Minister President of Prussia (d. 1879)
1812 – Kaspar Hauser, German feral child (d. 1833)
1829 – Ferdinand von Hochstetter, Austrian geologist (d. 1884)
1850 – George Gibb, Scottish businessman (d. 1925)
1857 – Eugen Bleuler, Swiss psychiatrist (d. 1940)
1857 – Walter Simon, German banker and philanthropist (d. 1920)
1864 – Jean, duc Decazes, French sailor (d. 1912)
1864 – Juhan Liiv, Estonian poet and author (d. 1913)
1865 – Max Nettlau, German historian (d. 1944)
1869 – Hans Poelzig, German architect, designed the IG Farben Building and Großes Schauspielhaus (d. 1936)
1870 – Franz Lehár, Slovak-Austrian composer (d. 1948)
1870 – Dadasaheb Phalke, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1944)
1874 – Cyriel Verschaeve, Flemish priest (d. 1949)
1876 – Orso Mario Corbino, Italian physicist and politician (d. 1937)
1877 – Léon Flameng, French cyclist (d. 1917)
1877 – Alice B. Toklas, American-French writer and author (d. 1967)
1880 – Charles Exeter Devereux Crombie, Scottish cartoonist (d. 1967)
1883 – Jaroslav Hašek, Czech soldier and author (d. 1923)
1883 – Luigi Russolo, Italian painter and composer (d. 1947)
1884 – Olof Sandborg, Swedish actor (d. 1965)
1888 – John Crowe Ransom, American poet (d. 1974)
1893 – Harold Breen, Australian public servant (d. 1966)
1893 – Joachim von Ribbentrop, German politician, 14th German Reich Minister for Foreign Affairs (d. 1946)
1895 – Philippe Panneton, Canadian physician, academic, and diplomat (d. 1960)
1896 – Reverend Gary Davis, American singer and guitarist (d. 1972)
1896 – Hans List, Austrian scientist and businessman, founded the AVL Engineering Company (d. 1996)
1897 – Humberto Mauro, Brazilian director and screenwriter (d. 1983)
1900 – Erni Krusten, Estonian author (d. 1984)
1900 – David Manners, Canadian-American actor (d. 1998)
1901 – Simon Kuznets, Ukrainian-American economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985)
1902 – Theodore Schultz, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)
1905 – Sergey Nikolsky, Russian mathematician and academic (d. 2012)
1908 – Eve Arden, American actress (d. 1990)
1908 – Bjarni Benediktsson, Icelandic politician, 13th Prime Minister of Iceland (d. 1970)
1908 – Frank Robert Miller, Canadian air marshal and politician (d. 1997)
1909 – F. E. McWilliam, Irish sculptor (d. 1992)
1909 – Juliana of the Netherlands (d. 2004)
1910 – Levi Celerio, Filipino composer and songwriter (d. 2002)
1910 – Sri Sri, Indian poet and songwriter (d. 1983)
1913 – Ilmar Raud, Estonian chess player (d. 1941)
1914 – Dorival Caymmi, Brazilian singer-songwriter, actor, and painter (d. 2008)
1916 – Claude Shannon, American mathematician and engineer (d. 2001)
1916 – Paul Kuusberg, Estonian author (d. 2003)
1916 – Robert Shaw, American conductor (d. 1999)
1917 – Bea Wain, American singer, big band vocalist
1920 – Duncan Hamilton, Irish-English race car driver (d. 1994)
1921 – Roger L. Easton, American scientist, co-invented the GPS (d. 2014)
1921 – Tove Maës, Danish actress (d. 2010)
1923 – Percy Heath, American bassist (Heath Brothers and Modern Jazz Quartet) (d. 2005)
1923 – Kagamisato Kiyoji, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 42nd Yokozuna (d. 2004)
1923 – Al Lewis, American actor (d. 2006)
1923 – Francis Tucker, South African race car driver (d. 2008)
1924 – Uno Laht, Estonian KGB officer and author (d. 2008)
1925 – Corinne Calvet, French-American actress (d. 2001)
1925 – Johnny Horton, American singer and guitarist (d. 1960)
1926 – Shrinivas Khale, Indian composer (d. 2011)
1926 – Cloris Leachman, American actress and singer
1928 – Hugh Hood, Canadian author (d. 2000)
1930 – Félix Guattari, French psychotherapist and philosopher (d. 1992)
1933 – Dickie Davies, English television host
1933 – Charles Sanderson, Baron Sanderson of Bowden, English politician
1934 – Jerry Lordan, English singer-songwriter (d. 1995)
1934 – Don McKenney, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1937 – Tony Harrison, English poet and playwright
1938 – Gary Collins, American actor and talk show host (d. 2012)
1938 – Juraj Jakubisko, Slovak director and screenwriter
1938 – Larry Niven, American author
1940 – Burt Young, American actor
1941 – Stavros Dimas, Greek politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Greece
1941 – Johnny Farina, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Santo & Johnny)
1942 – Maurizio Arcieri, Italian singer (The New Dada and Krisma) (d. 2015)
1943 – Frederick Chiluba, Zambian politician, 2nd President of Zambia (d. 2011)
1943 – Bobby Vee, American singer
1944 – Jon Bing, Norwegian author, scholar, and academic (d. 2014)
1944 – Jill Clayburgh, American actress (d. 2010)
1944 – Graham Upton, English academic
1945 – Annie Dillard, American author and poet
1945 – Mimi Fariña, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist (d. 2001)
1945 – Michael J. Smith, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1986)
1946 – Lee Bollinger, American lawyer and academic
1946 – Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
1946 – Bill Plympton, American animator, producer, and screenwriter
1946 – Don Schollander, American swimmer
1947 – Paul Fiddes, English theologian and academic
1947 – Leslie Grantham, English actor
1947 – Finn Kalvik, Norwegian singer-songwriter
1947 – Tom Køhlert, Danish footballer and manager
1947 – Mats Odell, Swedish economist and politician
1948 – Perry King, American actor
1948 – Alexander Onassis, American-Greek son of Aristotle Onassis (d. 1973)
1948 – Pierre Pagé, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1949 – Phil Garner, American baseball player and manager
1949 – António Guterres, Portuguese politician, 114th Prime Minister of Portugal
1949 – Karl Meiler, German tennis player (d. 2014)
1952 – Jacques Audiard, French director and screenwriter
1953 – Merrill Osmond, American singer, bass player, and actor (The Osmonds)
1954 – Thom Bray, American actor
1954 – Jane Campion, New Zealand director, producer, and screenwriter
1954 – Kim Darroch, English diplomat
1954 – Frank-Michael Marczewski, German footballer
1955 – Nicolas Hulot, French journalist
1955 – David Kitchin, English judge
1955 – Dimitra Liani, Greek wife of Andreas Papandreou
1956 – Jorge Chaminé, Portuguese opera singer
1956 – Lars von Trier, Danish director and screenwriter
1957 – Aviva Chomsky, American historian and author
1958 – Charles Berling, French actor, director, and screenwriter
1959 – Paul Gross, Canadian actor, singer, producer, and screenwriter
1959 – Stephen Harper, Canadian politician, 22nd Prime Minister of Canada
1959 – W. Thomas Smith, Jr., American journalist and author
1960 – Geoffrey Cox, English lawyer and politician
1960 – Kerry Healey, American politician, 70th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
1960 – David Miscavige, American religious leader
1961 – Isiah Thomas, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster
1963 – Andrew Carwood, English tenor and conductor
1963 – Michael Waltrip, American race car driver
1964 – Tony Fernandes, Malaysian-Indian businessman, co-founded Tune Group
1964 – Ian Healy, Australian cricketer, coach, and sportscaster
1964 – Barrington Levy, Jamaican rapper
1964 – Lorenzo Staelens, Belgian footballer and manager
1965 – Daniela Costian, Romanian-Australian discus thrower
1965 – Steven Klein, American photographer
1965 – Adrian Pasdar, American actor and director
1966 – Jeff Brown, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1966 – Dave Meggett, American football player
1967 – Steven Mackintosh, English actor
1967 – Filipp Kirkorov, Soviet and Russian pop singer, actor, producer
1967 – Christine Jacob, Filipino-American actress, swimmer, host, and journalist
1968 – Dave Halili, American illustrator and graphic designer
1969 – Warren Defever, American bass player and producer (His Name Is Alive and Elvis Hitler)
1969 – Justine Greening, English politician, Secretary of State for International Development
1969 – Paulo Jr., Brazilian bass player and songwriter (Sepultura)
1971 – John Boyne, Irish author
1971 – Darren Emerson, English DJ and producer (Underworld)
1972 – J. R. Richards, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Dishwalla)
1973 – Leigh Francis, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter
1973 – Kinna McInroe, American actress
1973 – Naomi Novik, American author
1973 – Jamie Staff, English cyclist and coach
1973 – Jeff Timmons, American singer-songwriter and producer (98 Degrees)
1975 – Michael Chaturantabut, Thai-American actor and stuntman
1975 – Johnny Galecki, Belgian-American actor
1975 – Tomi Joutsen, Finnish singer-songwriter (Amorphis)
1975 – Elliott Sadler, American race car driver
1976 – Davian Clarke, Jamaican sprinter
1976 – Amanda Palmer, American singer-songwriter and pianist (The Dresden Dolls and Evelyn Evelyn)
1977 – Jeannie Haddaway, American politician
1977 – Alexandra Holden, American actress
1977 – Pell James, American actress
1977 – Meredith L. Patterson, American technologist
1978 – Tom Fulp, American businessman, co-founded The Behemoth
1979 – Gerardo Torrado, Mexican footballer
1979 – Sean Mackin, American singer and violinist (Yellowcard)
1980 – Luis Scola, Argentinian basketball player
1980 – Jeroen Verhoeven, Dutch footballer
1981 – Tom Goss, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1981 – Nicole Kaczmarski, American basketball player
1981 – Kunal Nayyar, English-American actor
1981 – John O'Shea, Irish footballer
1981 – Emma Pierson, English actress
1981 – Megan Reinking, American actress
1981 – Ali Williams, New Zealand rugby player
1982 – Lloyd Banks, American rapper and actor (G-Unit)
1982 – Kirsten Dunst, American actress and singer
1982 – Cleo Higgins, English singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress (Cleopatra)
1982 – Drew Seeley, Canadian-American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor
1983 – Chris Carr, American football player
1983 – Tatjana Hüfner, German luger
1983 – Marina Tomić, Slovenian hurdler
1983 – Troy Williamson, American football player
1984 – Shawn Daivari, American wrestler and manager
1984 – Risto Mätas, Estonian javelin thrower
1984 – Lee Roache, English footballer
1984 – Sophie Turner, Australian model, reality television personality and lawyer
1985 – Brandon Bass, American basketball player
1985 – Ashley Alexandra Dupré, American prostitute and singer
1985 – Gal Gadot, Israeli model and actress, Miss Israel 2004
1986 – Dianna Agron, American actress, singer, and dancer
1986 – Martten Kaldvee, Estonian biathlete
1987 – Alipate Carlile, Australian footballer
1987 – Chris Morris, South African cricketer
1987 – Rohit Sharma, Indian cricketer
1987 – Kaspar Taimsoo, Estonian rower
1987 – Nikki Webster, Australian singer and actress
1988 – Andy Allen, Australian chef
1989 – Baauer, American DJ and producer
1989 – Jang Wooyoung, South Korean singer, dancer, and actor (2PM)
1990 – Mac DeMarco, Canadian singer
1990 – Kaarel Kiidron, Estonian footballer
1991 – Chris Kreider, American hockey player
1991 – Kaarel Nurmsalu, Estonian ski jumper
1992 – Marc-André ter Stegen, German footballer
1994 – Wang Yafan, Chinese tennis player
1994 – James McVey, lead guitarist of The Vamps
2002 – Miguel Urdangarín y de Borbón, Spanish son of Infanta Cristina, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca

April 30 Events


311 – The Diocletianic Persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire ends.
313 – Battle of Tzirallum: Emperor Licinius defeats Maximinus II and unifies the Eastern Roman Empire.
642 – Chindasuinth is proclaimed king by the Visigothic nobility and bishops.
1315 – Enguerrand de Marigny is hanged on the public gallows at Montfaucon.
1492 – Spain gives Christopher Columbus his commission of exploration.
1513 – Edmund de la Pole, Yorkist pretender to the English throne, is executed on the orders of Henry VIII.
1557 – Mapuche leader Lautaro is killed by Spanish forces at the Battle of Mataquito in Chile.
1598 – Juan de Oñate makes a formal declaration of his Conquest of New Mexico.
1636 – Eighty Years' War: Dutch Republic forces recapture a strategically important fort from Spain after a nine-month siege.
1671 – Petar Zrinski, the Croatian Ban from the Zrinski family, is executed.
1789 – On the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York City, George Washington takes the oath of office to become the first elected President of the United States.
1803 – Louisiana Purchase: The United States purchases the Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million, more than doubling the size of the young nation.
1812 – The Territory of Orleans becomes the 18th U.S. state under the name Louisiana.
1838 – Nicaragua declares independence from the Central American Federation.
1863 – A 65-man French Foreign Legion infantry patrol fights a force of nearly 2,000 Mexican soldiers to nearly the last man in Hacienda Camarón, Mexico.
1871 – The Camp Grant massacre takes place in Arizona Territory.
1885 – Governor of New York David B. Hill signs legislation creating the Niagara Reservation, New York's first state park, ensuring that Niagara Falls will not be devoted solely to industrial and commercial use.
1894 – Coxey's Army reaches Washington, D.C. to protest the unemployment caused by the Panic of 1893.
1900 – Hawaii becomes a territory of the United States, with Sanford B. Dole as governor.
1900 – Casey Jones dies in a train wreck in Vaughan, Mississippi, while trying to make up time on the Cannonball Express.
1904 – The Louisiana Purchase Exposition World's Fair opens in St. Louis, Missouri.
1907 – Honolulu, Hawaii becomes an independent city.
1920 – Peru becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
1925 – Automaker Dodge Brothers, Inc is sold to Dillon, Read & Co. for US$146 million plus $50 million for charity.
1927 – The Federal Industrial Institute for Women opens in Alderson, West Virginia, as the first women's federal prison in the United States.
1927 – Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford become the first celebrities to leave their footprints in concrete at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
1937 – The Philippines holds a plebiscite for Filipino women on whether they should be extended the right to suffrage; over 90% would vote in the affirmative.
1938 – The animated cartoon short Porky's Hare Hunt debuts in movie theaters, introducing Happy Rabbit (a prototype of Bugs Bunny).
1938 – The first televised FA Cup Final takes place between Huddersfield Town and Preston North End.
1939 – The 1939-40 New York World's Fair opens.
1939 – NBC inaugurates its regularly scheduled television service in New York City, broadcasting President Franklin D. Roosevelt's N.Y. World's Fair opening day ceremonial address.
1943 – World War II: Operation Mincemeat: The submarine HMS Seraph surfaces in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Spain to deposit a dead man planted with false invasion plans and dressed as a British military intelligence officer.
1945 – World War II: Führerbunker: Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun commit suicide after being married for one day. Soviet soldiers raise the Victory Banner over the Reichstag building.
1947 – In Nevada, the Boulder Dam is renamed the Hoover Dam a second time.
1948 – In Bogotá, Colombia, the Organization of American States is established.
1953 – In Warner Robins, Georgia, an F4 tornado kills 18 people.
1956 – Former Vice President and Senator Alben Barkley dies during a speech in Virginia. He collapses after proclaiming "I would rather be a servant in the house of the lord than sit in the seats of the mighty."
1961 – K-19, the first Soviet nuclear submarine equipped with nuclear missiles, is commissioned.
1963 – The Bristol Bus Boycott is held in Bristol to protest the Bristol Omnibus Company's refusal to employ Black or Asian bus crews, drawing national attention to racial discrimination in the United Kingdom.
1966 – The Church of Satan is established at the Black House in San Francisco.
1967 – The Aldene Connection opened in Roselle Park, NJ, shutting down the CNJ's Jersey City waterfront terminal and transferring commuters to Newark Penn Station.
1973 – Watergate scandal: U.S. President Richard Nixon announces that top White House aides H. R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman and others have resigned.
1975 – Fall of Saigon: Communist forces gain control of Saigon. The Vietnam War formally ends with the unconditional surrender of South Vietnamese president Dương Văn Minh.
1980 – Beatrix becomes Queen of the Netherlands.
1980 – The Iranian Embassy siege begins in London.
1982 – The Bijon Setu massacre occurs in Calcutta.
1993 – CERN announces World Wide Web protocols will be free.
1993 – Monica Seles is stabbed by Günter Parche, an obsessed fan, during a quarterfinal match of the 1993 Citizen Cup in Hamburg, Germany
1994 – Formula One racing driver Roland Ratzenberger is killed in a crash during the qualifying session of the San Marino Grand Prix run at Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari outside Imola, Italy.
1995 – U.S. President Bill Clinton becomes the first President to visit Northern Ireland.
2004 – U.S. media release graphic photos of American soldiers abusing and sexually humiliating Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison.
2008 – Two skeletal remains found near Yekaterinburg, Russia, are confirmed by Russian scientists to be the remains of Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia and Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna, one of his sisters.
2009 – Chrysler files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
2009 – Seven people are killed and another ten injured at a Queen's Day parade in Apeldoorn, Netherlands in an attempted assassination on Queen Beatrix.
2009 – Azerbaijan State Oil Academy shooting: Twelve people were killed (students and staff members) by an armed attacker.
2012 – An overloaded ferry capsizes on the Brahmaputra River in India killing at least 103 people.
2013 – Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicates and Willem-Alexander becomes King of the Netherlands.
2014 – A bomb blast in Ürümqi kills 3 people and injures 79 others.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

April 29 Birthdays

1636 – Esaias Reusner, German lute player and composer (d. 1679)
1665 – James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde, Irish general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1745)
1667 – John Arbuthnot, Scottish-English physician and polymath (d. 1735)
1686 – Peregrine Bertie, 2nd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, English politician (d. 1742)
1727 – Jean-Georges Noverre, French ballet dancer (d. 1810)
1745 – Oliver Ellsworth, American lawyer and politician, 3rd Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1807)
1758 – Georg Carl von Döbeln, Swedish general (d. 1820)
1762 – Jean-Baptiste Jourdan, French general (d. 1833)
1780 – Charles Nodier, French author (d. 1844)
1784 – Samuel Turell Armstrong, American politician, 14th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1850)
1810 – Thomas Adolphus Trollope, English journalist and author (d. 1892)
1818 – Alexander II of Russia (d. 1881)
1837 – Georges Ernest Boulanger, French general and politician (d. 1891)
1842 – Carl Millöcker, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1899)
1848 – Raja Ravi Varma, Indian painter (d. 1906)
1854 – Henri Poincaré, French mathematician, physicist, and engineer (d. 1912)
1863 – Constantine P. Cavafy, Egyptian-Greek poet (d. 1933)
1863 – William Randolph Hearst, American publisher and politician, founded the Hearst Corporation (d. 1951)
1863 – Maria Teresia Ledóchowska, Austrian nun and missionary (d. 1922)
1868 – Alice Keppel, English mistress of King Edward VII (d. 1947)
1872 – Harry Payne Whitney, American businessman and lawyer (d. 1930)
1872 – Forest Ray Moulton, American astronomer (d. 1952)
1875 – Rafael Sabatini, Italian-English author (d. 1950)
1876 – Zewditu I of Ethiopia (d. 1930)
1879 – Thomas Beecham, English conductor (d. 1961)
1882 – Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman, Dutch printer (d. 1945)
1891 – Bharathidasan, 20th-century Tamil poet and rationalist (d. 1964)
1894 – Marietta Blau, Austrian physicist (d. 1970)
1885 – Egon Erwin Kisch, Czech journalist and author (d. 1948)
1887 – Raymond Thorne, American swimmer (d. 1921)
1893 – Harold Urey, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1981)
1895 – Vladimir Propp, Russian scholar and critic (d. 1970)
1895 – Malcolm Sargent, English organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1967)
1899 – Douglas Abbott, Canadian politician, 10th Canadian Minister of National Defence (d. 1987)
1899 – Duke Ellington, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1974)
1899 – Mary Petty, American illustrator (d. 1976)
1901 – Hirohito, Japanese emperor (d. 1989)
1907 – Tino Rossi, French singer and actor (d. 1983)
1907 – Fred Zinnemann, Austrian-American director and producer (d. 1997)
1908 – Jack Williamson, American author (d. 2006)
1909 – Tom Ewell, American actor (d. 1994)
1912 – Richard Carlson, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1977)
1915 – Henry H. Barschall, German-American physicist (d. 1997)
1917 – Maya Deren, Ukrainian-American director, poet, and photographer (d. 1961)
1917 – Celeste Holm, American actress (d. 2012)
1917 – Marcel Trudel, Canadian historian and author (d. 2011)
1918 – George Allen, American football player and coach (d. 1990)
1919 – Gérard Oury, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2006)
1919 – Alla Rakha, Indian tabla player (d. 2000)
1920 – Edward Blishen, English author (d. 1996)
1920 – Harold Shapero, American composer (d. 2013)
1922 – Helmut Krackowizer, Austrian motorcycle racer and journalist (d. 2001)
1922 – Toots Thielemans, Belgian guitarist and harmonica player
1923 – Irvin Kershner, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2010)
1924 – Al Balding, Canadian golfer (d. 2006)
1924 – Zizi Jeanmaire, French ballerina and actress
1925 – Ned Austin, American actor (d. 2007)
1925 – John Compton, Saint Lucian politician, 1st Prime Minister of Saint Lucia (d. 2007)
1925 – Iwao Takamoto, American animator, director, and producer (d. 2007)
1926 – Elmer Kelton, American journalist and author (d. 2009)
1927 – Dorothy Manley, English sprinter
1928 – Carl Gardner, American singer (The Coasters) (d. 2011)
1928 – Heinz Wolff, German-English scientist and academic
1929 – Ray Barretto, American conga player (d. 2006)
1929 – Walter Kempowski, German author (d. 2007)
1929 – Mickey McDermott, American baseball player and coach (d. 2003)
1929 – Peter Sculthorpe, Australian composer and conductor (d. 2014)
1929 – Jeremy Thorpe, English lawyer and politician (d. 2014)
1930 – Jean Rochefort, French actor
1931 – Frank Auerbach, German-English painter
1931 – Lonnie Donegan, Scottish-English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2002)
1931 – Chris Pearson, Canadian politician, 1st Premier of Yukon (d. 2014)
1932 – Joy Clements, American soprano (d. 2005)
1932 – David Tindle, English painter and educator
1933 – Ed Charles, American baseball player and coach
1933 – Mark Eyskens, Belgian economist and politician, 61st Prime Minister of Belgium
1933 – Rod McKuen, American singer-songwriter and poet (d. 2015)
1933 – Willie Nelson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor (The Highwaymen)
1934 – Luis Aparicio, Venezuelan-American baseball player
1934 – Peter de la Billière, English general
1934 – Erika Fisch, German sprinter and hurdler
1934 – Pedro Pires, Cape Verdean politician, 3rd President of Cape Verde
1935 – April Ashley, English model
1935 – Otis Rush, American singer and guitarist
1936 – Zubin Mehta, Indian conductor
1936 – Adolfo Nicolás, Spanish priest, 13th Superior General of the Society of Jesus
1936 – Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild, English banker and philanthropist
1936 – Lane Smith, American actor (d. 2005)
1936 – April Stevens, American singer (Nino Tempo & April Stevens)
1937 – Hasil Adkins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2005)
1937 – Arvo Mets, Estonian-Russian poet (d. 1997)
1937 – Jill Paton Walsh, English author
1938 – Fred Dibnah, English steeplejack and engineer (d. 2004)
1938 – Bernard Madoff, American businessman and financier
1938 – Klaus Voormann, German bass player and producer (Manfred Mann and Plastic Ono Band)
1940 – Stephanos of Tallinn, Estonian metropolitan
1941 – Jonah Barrington, English-Irish squash player
1941 – Hanne Dabroven, German artist (d. 2009)
1942 – Lynda Chalker, Baroness Chalker of Wallasey, English politician, Minister of State for Europe
1942 – Rennie Fritchie, Baroness Fritchie, English civil servant and academic
1942 – Galina Kulakova, Russian skier
1943 – Brenda Dean, Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, English union leader and politician
1943 – Ruth Deech, Baroness Deech, English lawyer and academic
1944 – Princess Benedikte of Denmark
1944 – Richard Kline, American actor and director
1944 – Francis Lee, English footballer
1945 – Brian Charlesworth, Evolutionary biologist
1945 – Catherine Lara, French singer-songwriter and violinist
1945 – Tammi Terrell, American singer-songwriter (d. 1970)
1947 – Serge Bernier, Canadian ice hockey player
1947 – Tommy James, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Tommy James and the Shondells)
1947 – Joey Levine, American singer-songwriter and producer (The Third Rail and Ohio Express)
1947 – Johnny Miller, American golfer
1947 – Jim Ryun, American runner and politician
1948 – Bruce Cutler, American lawyer
1948 – Michael Karoli, German guitarist and songwriter (Can) (d. 2001)
1949 – Anita Dobson, English actress and singer
1950 – Paul Holmes, New Zealand journalist (d. 2013)
1950 – Phillip Noyce, Australian director and producer
1950 – Debbie Stabenow, American politician
1951 – Dale Earnhardt, American race car driver (d. 2001)
1951 – John Holmes, English diplomat, British Ambassador to France
1952 – Nora Dunn, American actress
1952 – David Icke, English footballer and author
1952 – Bob McClure, American baseball player and coach
1952 – Rob Nicholson, Canadian politician, 49th Minister of Justice for Canada
1952 – Brian D. Ripley, English statistician
1952 – Ron Washington, American baseball player and manager
1954 – Jake Burton Carpenter, American snowboarder and businessman, founded Burton Snowboards
1954 – Jerry Seinfeld, American comedian, actor, and producer
1955 – Richard Epcar, American actor
1955 – Kate Mulgrew, American actress
1955 – Leslie Jordan, American actor and playwright
1955 – Gino Quilico, Canadian singer
1956 – Karen Barad, American physicist and philosopher
1956 – Ketil Stokkan, Norwegian singer-songwriter (Zoo)
1957 – Daniel Day-Lewis, English-Irish actor and singer
1957 – Geoffrey Gould, American actor
1957 – Mark Kendall, American guitarist and songwriter (Great White)
1957 – Sofia Sakorafa, Greek javelin thrower and politician
1957 – Timothy Treadwell, American ecologist (d. 2003)
1958 – Gary Cohen, American sportscaster
1958 – Kevin Moore, English footballer (d. 2013)
1958 – Michelle Pfeiffer, American actress and singer
1958 – Eve Plumb, American actress and singer
1958 – Rosanna Scotto, American journalist
1958 – Mike Stenhouse, American baseball player and sportscaster
1958 – Martin Whitmarsh, English businessman
1960 – Robert J. Sawyer, Canadian author
1960 – Caveh Zahedi, American actor and director
1961 – Fumihiko Tachiki, Japanese voice actor
1962 – Bruce Driver, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1962 – Rob Druppers, Dutch runner
1963 – Mike Babcock, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1963 – Claude Loiselle, Canadian ice hockey player and manager
1963 – Rajneesh Narula, British economist
1964 – Melody Barnes, American lawyer
1964 – Federico Castelluccio, Italian-American actor
1964 – Radek Jaroš, Czech mountaineer and author
1965 – Michel Bussi, French author
1965 – Peter Rauhofer, Austrian DJ and producer (d. 2013)
1965 – Larisa Turchinskaya, Russian heptathlete
1966 – Marie Plourde, Canadian journalist
1966 – Phil Tufnell, English cricketer and radio host
1967 – Marcel Albers, Dutch race car driver (d. 1992)
1967 – Curtis Joseph, Canadian ice hockey player
1967 – Master P, American rapper, producer, and actor (TRU and 504 Boyz)
1968 – Carnie Wilson, American singer-songwriter and actress (Wilson Phillips)
1969 – Paul Adelstein, American actor
1969 – İzel Çeliköz, Turkish singer
1969 – Jack Mackenroth, American swimmer, model, and fashion designer
1970 – Andre Agassi, American tennis player
1970 – China Forbes, American singer-songwriter (Pink Martini)
1970 – Uma Thurman, American actress
1971 – Tamara Johnson-George, American singer (SWV)
1971 – Sam Michael, Australian engineer
1971 – Siniša Vuco, Croatian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Živo blato)
1972 – Dustin McDaniel, American politician, 55th Arkansas Attorney General
1973 – David Belle, French actor, stuntman, and choreographer
1973 – Martin Kesici, German singer-songwriter and guitarist
1974 – Anggun, Indonesian-French singer-songwriter and producer
1974 – Barbora Bobuľová, Slovak actress
1974 – Pascal Cygan, French footballer
1974 – Julian Knowle, Austrian tennis player
1974 – Jasper Wood, Canadian violinist
1975 – Rafael Betancourt, Venezuelan baseball player
1975 – Eric Koston, Thai-American skateboarder
1975 – Artem Yashkin, Ukrainian footballer
1975 – Béres Zoo, Hungarian-Australian radio host
1976 – Jay Orpin, Swedish-Finnish songwriter and producer
1977 – Rocío Carrasco, Spanish television host
1977 – Zuzana Hejdová, Czech tennis player
1977 – Claus Jensen, Danish footballer
1977 – Titus O'Neil, American football player and wrestler
1977 – David Sullivan, American actor
1977 – Attila Zsivoczky, Hungarian decathlete
1978 – Tony Armas, Jr., Venezuelan baseball player
1978 – Bob Bryan, American tennis player
1978 – Mike Bryan, American tennis player
1978 – Craig Gower, Australian rugby player
1979 – Nihan Anaz, Turkish basketball player
1979 – Lee Dong-Gook, South Korean footballer
1979 – Sam Jones III, American actor
1979 – Ashish Nehra, Indian cricketer
1979 – Jo O'Meara, English singer-songwriter and actress (S Club and 2-4 Family)
1979 – Ryan Sharp, Scottish race car driver and manager
1980 – Mathieu Biron, Canadian ice hockey player
1980 – Kian Egan, Irish singer-songwriter (Westlife)
1980 – Luciano Milo, Italian ice dancer
1980 – Kelly Shoppach, American baseball player
1980 – Magdalena Tul, Polish singer-songwriter
1981 – Lisa Allen, English chef
1981 – George McCartney, Irish footballer
1981 – Émilie Mondor, Canadian runner (d. 2006)
1981 – Alex Vincent, American actor
1981 – Tom Smith, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Editors)
1982 – Aksana, Lithuanian-American wrestler and model
1982 – Kate Nauta, American model, actress, and singer
1982 – Mersad Selimbegović, Bosnian footballer
1982 – Travis Smith, American drummer (Trivium)
1983 – Jay Cutler, American football player
1983 – Tommie Harris, American football player
1983 – David Lee, American basketball player
1983 – Semih Şentürk, Turkish footballer
1983 – Yuriko Shiratori, Japanese model and actress
1984 – Taylor Cole, American model and actress
1984 – Kirby Cote, Canadian swimmer
1984 – Firass Dirani, Australian actor
1984 – Paulius Jankūnas, Lihuanian basketball player
1984 – Lina Krasnoroutskaya, Russian tennis player
1984 – Pham Van Quyen, Vietnamese footballer
1984 – Vassilis Xanthopoulos, Greek basketball player
1985 – Jean-François Jacques, Canadian ice hockey player
1985 – Jay Lethal, American wrestler
1986 – Renee Alway, American model
1986 – Crystal Harris, American model
1986 – Viljar Veski, Estonian basketball player
1987 – Knut Børsheim, Norwegian golfer
1987 – Sara Errani, Italian tennis player
1987 – Alicia Morton, American actress
1988 – Younha, South Korean singer
1988 – Elías Hernández, Mexican footballer
1988 – Jovan Leacock, American footballer
1988 – Taoufik Makhloufi, Algerian runner
1988 – Steve Mason, Canadian ice hockey player
1988 – Julian Reus, German sprinter
1988 – Jonathan Toews, Canadian ice hockey player
1989 – Foxes, English singer-songwriter
1989 – Domagoj Vida, Croatian footballer
1991 – Oviya, Indian model and actress
1991 – Adam Smith, English footballer
1991 – Cole Vosbury, American singer-songwriter
1992 – Emilio Orozco, American soccer player
1994 – Christina Shakovets, German tennis player
1995 – Victoria Sinitsina, Russian ice dancer
1998 – Kimberly Birrell, Australian tennis player
2007 – Infanta Sofía of Spain

April 29 Events

711 – Islamic conquest of Hispania: Moorish troops led by Tariq ibn-Ziyad land at Gibraltar to begin their invasion of the Iberian Peninsula (Al-Andalus).
1091 – Battle of Levounion: The Pechenegs are defeated by Byzantine Emperor Alexius I.
1386 – Battle of the Vikhra River: The Principality of Smolensk is defeated by the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and becomes its vassal.
1429 – Joan of Arc arrives to relieve the Siege of Orleans.
1483 – Gran Canaria, the main island of the Canary Islands is conquered by the Kingdom of Castile.
1521 – Swedish War of Liberation: Swedish troops under Gustav Vasa defeat a Danish force under Didrik Slagheck in the Battle of Västerås and soon capture the city of Västerås. The Danish-held castle, however, does not surrender to the Swedes until 31 January the following year, after a nine-month siege.
1770 – James Cook arrives at and names Botany Bay, Australia.
1781 – American Revolutionary War: British and French ships clash in the Battle of Fort Royal off the coast of Martinique.
1832 – Évariste Galois is released from prison.
1861 – American Civil War: Maryland's House of Delegates votes not to secede from the Union.
1862 – American Civil War: New Orleans, Louisiana falls to Union forces under Admiral David Farragut.
1864 – Theta Xi fraternity is founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the only fraternity to be founded during the American Civil War.
1882 – The "Elektromote" – forerunner of the trolleybus – is tested by Ernst Werner von Siemens in Berlin.
1903 – A 30 million cubic-metre landslide kills 70 in Frank, North-West Territories, Canada.
1910 – The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the People's Budget, the first budget in British history with the expressed intent of redistributing wealth among the British public.
1916 – World War I: The British 6th Indian Division surrenders to Ottoman Forces at the Siege of Kut in one of the largest surrenders of British forces up to that point.
1916 – Easter Rising: Martial law in Ireland is lifted and the rebellion is officially over with the surrender of Irish nationalists to British authorities in Dublin.
1944 – World War II: British agent Nancy Wake, a leading figure in the French Resistance and the Gestapo's most wanted person, parachutes back into France to become a liaison between London and the local maquis group.
1945 – World War II: The German army in Italy unconditionally surrenders to the Allies.
1945 – World War II: Start of Operation Manna.
1945 – World War II: The Captain class frigate HMS Goodall K479 is torpedoed by U-286 outside the Kola Inlet becoming the last ship of the Royal Navy sunk in the European theatre of World War II.
1945 – World War II – Fuehrerbunker: Adolf Hitler marries his longtime partner Eva Braun in a Berlin bunker and designates Admiral Karl Dönitz as his successor. Both Hitler and Braun commit suicide the following day.
1945 – The Dachau concentration camp is liberated by United States troops.
1945 – The Italian commune of Fornovo di Taro is liberated from German forces by Brazilian forces.
1946 – The International Military Tribunal for the Far East convenes and indicts former Prime Minister of Japan Hideki Tojo and 28 former Japanese leaders for war crimes.
1946 – Father Divine, a controversial religious leader who claims to be God, marries the much-younger Edna Rose Ritchings, a celebrated anniversary in the International Peace Mission movement.
1951 – Tibetan delegates to the Central People's Government arrive in Beijing and draft a Seventeen Point Agreement for Chinese sovereignty and Tibetan autonomy.
1953 – The first U.S. experimental 3D television broadcast showed an episode of Space Patrol on Los Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV.
1965 – Pakistan's Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) successfully launches its seventh rocket in its Rehber series.
1967 – After refusing induction into the United States Army the day before (citing religious reasons), Muhammad Ali is stripped of his boxing title.
1968 – The controversial musical Hair, a product of the hippie counter-culture and sexual revolution of the 1960s, opens at the Biltmore Theatre on Broadway, with its song becoming anthems of the anti-Vietnam War movement.
1970 – Vietnam War: United States and South Vietnamese forces invade Cambodia to hunt Viet Cong.
1974 – Watergate Scandal: President Richard Nixon announces the release of edited transcripts of White House tape recordings relating to the scandal.
1975 – Vietnam War: Operation Frequent Wind: The U.S. begins to evacuate U.S. citizens from Saigon prior to an expected North Vietnamese takeover. U.S. involvement in the war comes to an end.
1975 – Vietnam War: The North Vietnamese Army completes its capture of all parts of South Vietnamese-held Trường Sa Islands.
1986 – A fire at the Central library of the City of Los Angeles Public Library damages or destroys 400,000 books and other items.
1986 – The Chernobyl Disaster: American and European Spy Satellites capture the ruins of the 4th Reactor at the Chernobyl Power Plant
1991 – A cyclone strikes the Chittagong district of southeastern Bangladesh with winds of around 155 miles per hour (249 km/h), killing at least 138,000 people and leaving as many as 10 million homeless.
1992 – Los Angeles riots: Riots in Los Angeles, California, following the acquittal of police officers charged with excessive force in the beating of Rodney King. Over the next three days 53 people are killed and hundreds of buildings are destroyed.
1997 – The Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993 enters into force, outlawing the production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons by its signatories.
1999 – The Avala TV Tower near Belgrade is destroyed in the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia.
2004 – Dick Cheney and George W. Bush testify before the 9/11 Commission in a closed, unrecorded hearing in the Oval Office.
2004 – Oldsmobile builds its final car ending 107 years of production.
2005 – Syria completes withdrawal from Lebanon, ending 29 years of occupation.
2011 – The Wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Kate Middleton.
2013 – A powerful explosion occurs in an office building in Prague, Czech Republic, believed to have been caused by natural gas, injures 43 people.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

April 28 Birthdays

32 – Otho, Roman emperor (d. 69 AD)
1442 – Edward IV of England (d. 1483)
1545 – Yi Sun-sin, Korean commander (d. 1598)
1630 – Charles Cotton, English poet (d. 1687)
1652 – Magdalena Sibylla of Hesse-Darmstadt (d. 1712)
1686 – Michael Brokoff, Czech sculptor (d. 1721)
1715 – Franz Sparry, Austrian composer (d. 1767)
1758 – James Monroe, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 5th President of the United States (d. 1831)
1765 – Sylvestre François Lacroix, French mathematician (d. 1834)
1819 – Ezra Abbot, American scholar (d. 1884)
1827 – William Hall, Canadian soldier, awarded the Victoria Cross (d. 1904)
1838 – Tobias Asser, Dutch lawyer and scholar, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1913)
1848 – Ludvig Schytte, Danish composer, pianist, and teacher (d. 1909)
1855 – José Malhoa, Portuguese painter (d. 1933)
1863 – Josiah Thomas, English-Australian miner and politician (d. 1933)
1865 – Charles W. Woodworth, American entomologist (d. 1940)
1868 – Lucy Booth, English songwriter (d. 1953)
1868 – Hélène de Pourtalès, Swiss sailor (d. 1945)
1868 – Georgy Voronoy, Ukrainian-Russian mathematician (d. 1908)
1870 – August Schmierer, German rugby player
1874 – Karl Kraus, Austrian journalist and author (d. 1936)
1874 – Sidney Toler, American actor and director (d. 1947)
1876 – Nicola Romeo, Italian engineer and businessman (d. 1938)
1878 – Lionel Barrymore, American actor and director (d. 1954)
1886 – Art Shaw, American hurdler (d. 1955)
1888 – Walter Tull, English footballer (d. 1918)
1889 – António de Oliveira Salazar, Portuguese politician, 100th Prime Minister of Portugal (d. 1970)
1897 – Ye Jianying, Chinese general and politician (d. 1986)
1900 – Heinrich Müller, German SS officer (d. 1945)
1900 – Jan Oort, Dutch astronomer (d. 1992)
1901 – Henry Stallard, English runner (d. 1973)
1902 – Johan Borgen, Norwegian author and critic (d. 1979)
1906 – Pierre Boileau, French author (d. 1989)
1906 – Kurt Gödel, Czech-American mathematician (d. 1978)
1906 – Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor (d. 1999)
1908 – Ethel Catherwood, Canadian high jumper (d. 1987)
1908 – Oskar Schindler, Czech-German businessman (d. 1974)
1909 – Arthur Võõbus, Estonian-American theologist and orientalist (d. 1988)
1910 – Sam Merwin, Jr., American author (d. 1996)
1911 – Lee Falk, American director, producer, and playwright (d. 1999)
1912 – Odette Hallowes, French soldier (d. 1995)
1912 – Kaneto Shindō, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)
1912 – József Sir, Hungarian sprinter (d. 1996)
1914 – Philip E. High, English author (d. 2006)
1916 – Ferruccio Lamborghini, Italian businessman, created Lamborghini (d. 1993)
1921 – Rowland Evans, American journalist (d. 2001)
1921 – Simin Daneshvar, Iranian author and academic (d. 2012)
1923 – Carolyn Cassady, American author (d. 2013)
1923 – William Guarnere, American sergeant (d. 2014)
1924 – Dick Ayers, American author and illustrator (d. 2014)
1924 – Donatas Banionis, Lithuanian actor (d. 2014)
1924 – Blossom Dearie, American singer and pianist, (d. 2009)
1924 – Kenneth Kaunda, Zambian educator and politician, 1st President of Zambia
1925 – T. John Lesinski, American judge and politician, 51st Lieutenant Governor of Michigan (d. 1996)
1925 – John Leonard Thorn, English author and academic
1926 – Bill Blackbeard, American author (d. 2011)
1926 – Harper Lee, American author
1928 – Yves Klein, French painter (d. 1962)
1928 – Eugene Merle Shoemaker, American geologist (d. 1997)
1930 – James Baker, American lawyer and politician, 61st United States Secretary of State
1930 – Carolyn Jones, American actress (d. 1983)
1930 – Richard C. Sarafian, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2013)
1932 – Brownie Ledbetter, American activist (d. 2010)
1933 – Miodrag Radulovacki, Serbian-American neuropharmacologist and academic (d. 2014)
1934 – Lois Duncan, American author
1934 – Diane Johnson, American-French author
1935 – Jimmy Wray, Scottish politician (d. 2013)
1937 – Saddam Hussein, Iraqi politician, 5th President of Iraq (d. 2006)
1937 – Jean Redpath, Scottish-American singer-songwriter (d. 2014)
1937 – John White, Scottish footballer (d. 1964)
1938 – Madge Sinclair, Jamaican-American actress (d. 1995)
1941 – Ann-Margret, Swedish-American actress, singer, and dancer
1941 – Lucien Aimar, French cyclist
1941 – Indus Arthur, American actress (d. 1984)
1941 – John Madejski, English businessman
1941 – Nico Mastorakis, Greek director and producer
1941 – Flynn Robinson, American basketball player (d. 2013)
1941 – Karl Barry Sharpless, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
1941 – Iryna Zhylenko, Ukrainian poet (d. 2013)
1942 – Mike Brearley, English cricketer
1943 – Jacques Dutronc, French singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor
1943 – Yoav Talmi, Israeli composer and conductor
1943 – Jeffrey Tate, English conductor
1944 – Elizabeth LeCompte, American director and producer
1944 – Jean-Claude Van Cauwenberghe, Belgian politician, 10th Minister-President of the Walloon Region
1944 – Alice Waters, American chef and author
1946 – Ginette Reno, Canadian singer-songwriter and actress
1946 – Larissa Grunig, American theorist and activist
1947 – Christian Jacq, French historian and author
1947 – Nicola LeFanu, English composer and academic
1948 – Dorothée Berryman, Canadian actress and singer
1948 – Terry Pratchett, English journalist, author, and screenwriter (d. 2015)
1948 – Marcia Strassman, American actress and singer (d. 2014)
1949 – Jeremy Cooke, English judge
1949 – Paul Guilfoyle, American actor
1949 – Bruno Kirby, American actor (d. 2006)
1949 – Indian Larry, American motorcycle rider and builder (d. 2004)
1950 – Willie Colón, Puerto Rican trombonist and producer (Fania All-Stars)
1950 – Jay Leno, American comedian, talk show host, and producer
1950 – Steve Rider, English television host
1951 – Tim Congdon, English economist
1951 – Larry Smith, Canadian football player and politician
1951 – Silvi Vrait, Estonian singer (d. 2013)
1952 – Chuck Leavell, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player
1952 – Mary McDonnell, American actress
1953 – Roberto Bolaño, Chilean author and poet (d. 2003)
1953 – Kim Gordon, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Sonic Youth, Ciccone Youth, and Free Kitten)
1953 – Brian Greenhoff, English footballer (d. 2013)
1954 – Timothy Curley, American educator
1954 – Vic Sotto, Filipino actor and producer
1954 – Michael P. Jackson, 3rd Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security
1954 – Ron Zook, American football player and coach
1955 – Nicky Gumbel, English priest and author
1955 – Dieter Rubach, German bassist and producer (Accept and U.D.O.)
1956 – Jimmy Barnes, Scottish-Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Cold Chisel, Fraternity, and Living Loud)
1957 – Wilma Landkroon, Dutch singer
1958 – Nancy Lee Grahn, American actress
1958 – Hal Sutton, American golfer
1959 – Erhard Loretan, Swiss mountaineer (d. 2011)
1960 – Steven Blum, American voice actor
1960 – John Cerutti, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2004)
1960 – Elena Kagan, American academic, lawyer, and jurist
1960 – Phil King, English bass player (Lush and The Jesus and Mary Chain)
1960 – Ian Rankin, Scottish author
1960 – Jón Páll Sigmarsson, Icelandic strongman and weightlifter (d. 1993)
1960 – Walter Zenga, Italian footballer and manager
1961 – Futoshi Matsunaga, Japanese serial killer
1961 – Anna Oxa, Italian singer
1963 – Sandrine Dumas, French actress
1963 – Lloyd Eisler, Canadian figure skater
1963 – Marc Lacroix, Belgian biochemist
1964 – Noriyuki Iwadare, Japanese composer
1964 – Ajay Kakkar, Baron Kakkar, English surgeon
1964 – Barry Larkin, American baseball player
1964 – L'Wren Scott, American model and fashion designer (d. 2014)
1964 – Lady Helen Taylor, English daughter of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent
1965 – Jennifer Rardin, American author (d. 2010)
1966 – John Daly, American golfer
1966 – Too Short, American rapper, producer, and actor
1967 – Chris White, English politician
1967 – Kari Wuhrer, American actress and singer
1968 – Howard Donald, English singer-songwriter and producer (Take That)
1968 – Andy Flower, South African-English cricketer and coach
1968 – Scott Putesky, American guitarist (Marilyn Manson and Jack Off Jill)
1970 – Nicklas Lidström, Swedish ice hockey player
1970 – Diego Simeone, Argentinian footballer and manager
1971 – Brad McEwan, Australian journalist
1971 – Thomas Pendelton, American tattoo artist and television personality
1972 – Anita Anand, English journalist
1972 – Joseph Bruce, American rapper, producer, wrestler, and actor (Insane Clown Posse, Dark Lotus, and Psychopathic Rydas)
1972 – Helena Tulve, Estonian composer
1972 – Jean-Paul van Gastel, Dutch footballer and manager
1973 – Jorge Garcia, American actor
1973 – Earl Holmes, American football player and coach
1973 – Francisco Palencia, Mexican footballer
1973 – Elisabeth Röhm, German-American actress
1973 – Serge Zwikker, Dutch-American basketball player
1974 – Penélope Cruz, Spanish actress
1974 – Margo Dydek, Polish basketball player (d. 2011)
1974 – Richel Hersisia, Dutch boxer
1974 – Vernon Kay, English radio and television host
1974 – Dominic Matteo, Scottish footballer
1977 – Derrick Wayne Frazier, American murderer (d. 2006)
1978 – Lauren Laverne, English singer and television host
1979 – Scott Fujita, American football player
1979 – Sharman Joshi, Indian actor
1979 – Bahram Radan, Iranian actor
1979 – Roman Rasskazov, Russian race walker
1980 – Karolina Gočeva, Macedonian singer
1980 – Josh Howard, American basketball player
1980 – Bradley Wiggins, Belgian-English cyclist
1981 – Jessica Alba, American model and actress
1981 – Alex Riley, American wrestler and sportscaster
1981 – Pietro Travagli, Italian rugby player
1982 – Nikki Grahame, English model and journalist
1982 – Chris Kaman, American basketball player
1982 – Harry Shum, Jr., Costa Rican-American actor and dancer
1983 – Josh Brookes, Australian motorcycle racer
1983 – Roger Johnson, English footballer
1983 – Thomas Waldrom, New Zealand-English rugby player
1984 – Dmitri Torbinski, Russian footballer
1985 – Lucas Jakubczyk, German sprinter and long jumper
1985 – Deividas Stagniūnas, Lithuanian ice dancer
1986 – Abdullah Al-Qasabi, Omani footballer
1986 – David Krejci, Czech ice hockey player
1986 – Jennifer Palm Lundberg, Swedish model, Miss World Sweden 2008
1986 – Roman Polák, Czech ice hockey player
1986 – Jenna Ushkowitz, South Korean-American actress, singer, and dancer
1987 – Ryan Conroy, Scottish footballer
1987 – Bradley Johnson, English footballer
1987 – Zoran Tošić, Serbian footballer
1987 – Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Indian actress
1987 – Robin Schulz, German musician
1988 – Jonathan Biabiany, French footballer
1988 – Juan Manuel Mata, Spanish footballer
1988 – Katariina Tuohimaa, Finnish tennis player
1989 – Emil Salomonsson, Swedish footballer
1989 – Kim Sung-kyu, South Korean singer-songwriter and dancer (Infinite)
1989 – Peechaya Wattanamontree, Thai actress and model
1990 – Nadia Lalami, Moroccan tennis player
1990 – Mario Meraz, Mexican boxer
1990 – Niels-Peter Mørck, Danish footballer
1991 – Jordan Robinson, English footballer

April 28 Events

357 – Emperor Constantius II enters Rome for the first time to celebrate his victory over Magnus Magnentius.
1192 – Assassination of Conrad of Montferrat (Conrad I), King of Jerusalem, in Tyre, two days after his title to the throne is confirmed by election. The killing is carried out by Hashshashin.
1253 – Nichiren, a Japanese Buddhist monk, propounds Nam Myoho Renge Kyo for the very first time and declares it to be the essence of Buddhism, in effect founding Nichiren Buddhism.
1503 – The Battle of Cerignola is fought. It is noted as the first battle in history won by small arms fire using gunpowder.
1611 – Establishment of the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines, the largest Catholic university in the world.
1788 – Maryland becomes the seventh state to ratify the Constitution of the United States.
1789 – Mutiny on the Bounty: Lieutenant William Bligh and 18 sailors are set adrift and the rebel crew returns to Tahiti briefly and then sets sail for Pitcairn Island.
1792 – France invades the Austrian Netherlands (present day Belgium), beginning the French Revolutionary War.
1796 – The Armistice of Cherasco is signed by Napoleon Bonaparte and Vittorio Amedeo III, the King of Sardinia, expanding French territory along the Mediterranean coast.
1869 – Chinese and Irish laborers for the Central Pacific Railroad working on the First Transcontinental Railroad lay 10 miles of track in one day, a feat which has never been matched.
1887 – A week after being arrested by the Prussian Secret Police, Alsatian police inspector Guillaume Schnaebelé is released on order of German Emperor William I, defusing a possible war.
1910 – Frenchman Louis Paulhan wins the 1910 London to Manchester air race, the first long-distance aeroplane race in England.
1920 – Azerbaijan is added to the Soviet Union.
1930 – The first night game in organized baseball history takes place in Independence, Kansas.
1932 – A vaccine for yellow fever is announced for use on humans.
1944 – World War II: Nine German E-boats attacked US and UK units during Exercise Tiger, the rehearsal for the Normandy landings, killing 946.
1945 – Benito Mussolini and his mistress Clara Petacci are executed by a firing squad consisting of members of the Italian resistance movement.
1947 – Thor Heyerdahl and five crew mates set out from Peru on the Kon-Tiki to prove that Peruvian natives could have settled Polynesia.
1948 – Igor Stravinsky conducted the premier of his American ballet, Orpheus, in New York City at New York City Center.
1949 – Former First Lady of the Philippines Aurora Quezon, 61, is assassinated while en route to dedicate a hospital in memory of her late husband; her daughter and ten others are also killed.
1950 – Bhumibol Adulyadej marries Queen Sirikit after their quiet engagement in Lausanne, Switzerland on July 19, 1949.
1952 – Dwight D. Eisenhower resigns as Supreme Allied Commander of NATO.
1952 – Occupied Japan: The United States occupation of Japan ends as the Treaty of San Francisco, ratified September 8, 1951, comes into force.
1952 – The Sino-Japanese Peace Treaty (Treaty of Taipei) is signed in Taipei, Taiwan between Japan and the Republic of China to officially end the Second Sino-Japanese War.
1965 – United States occupation of the Dominican Republic: American troops land in the Dominican Republic to "forestall establishment of a Communist dictatorship" and to evacuate U.S. Army troops.
1969 – Charles de Gaulle resigns as President of France.
1970 – Vietnam War: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon formally authorizes American combat troops to fight communist sanctuaries in Cambodia.
1975 – General Cao Văn Viên, chief of the South Vietnamese military, departs for the US as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on victory.
1977 – The Red Army Faction trial ends, with Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin and Jan-Carl Raspe found guilty of four counts of murder and more than 30 counts of attempted murder.
1977 – The Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure is signed.
1978 – President of Afghanistan, Mohammed Daoud Khan, is overthrown and assassinated in a coup led by pro-communist rebels.
1986 – The United States Navy aircraft carrier USS Enterprise becomes the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to transit the Suez Canal, navigating from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea to relieve the USS Coral Sea.
1986 – High levels of radiation resulting from the Chernobyl disaster are detected at a nuclear power plant in Sweden, leading Soviet authorities to publicly announce the accident.
1987 – American engineer Ben Linder is killed in an ambush by U.S.-funded Contras in northern Nicaragua.
1988 – Near Maui, Hawaii, flight attendant Clarabelle "C.B." Lansing is blown out of Aloha Airlines Flight 243, a Boeing 737, and falls to her death when part of the plane's fuselage rips open in mid-flight.
1994 – Former Central Intelligence Agency counter-intelligence officer and analyst Aldrich Ames pleads guilty to giving U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union and later Russia.
1996 – Whitewater controversy: President Bill Clinton gives a 4½ hour videotaped testimony for the defense.
1996 – Port Arthur Massacre (Australia): Gunman Martin Bryant opens fire at the Broad Arrow Cafe in Port Arthur, Tasmania, Killing 35 people and wounding 23 others.
2001 – Dennis Tito becomes the world's first space tourist.

Monday, April 27, 2015

April 27 Events

33 BC – Lucius Marcius Philippus, step-brother to the future emperor Augustus, celebrates a triumph for his victories while serving as governor in one of the provinces of Hispania.
395 – Emperor Arcadius marries Aelia Eudoxia, daughter of the Frankish general Flavius Bauto. She becomes one of the more powerful Roman empresses of Late Antiquity.
629 – Shahrbaraz is crowned as king of the Sasanian Empire.
1296 – First War of Scottish Independence: John Balliol's Scottish army is defeated by an English army commanded by John de Warenne, 6th Earl of Surrey at the Battle of Dunbar.
1509 – Pope Julius II places the Italian state of Venice under interdict.
1521 – Battle of Mactan: Explorer Ferdinand Magellan is killed by natives in the Philippines led by chief Lapu-Lapu.
1522 – Combined forces of Spain and the Papal States defeat a French and Venetian army at the Battle of Bicocca.
1539 – Re-founding of the city of Bogotá, New Granada (now Colombia), by Nikolaus Federmann and Sebastián de Belalcázar.
1565 – Cebu is established becoming the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines.
1578 – Duel of the Mignons claims the lives of two favourites of Henry III of France and two favorites of Henry I, Duke of Guise.
1595 – The relics of Saint Sava are incinerated in Belgrade by the Ottomans, where today the largest Orthodox church building in the world stands
1650 – The Battle of Carbisdale: A Royalist army from Orkney invades mainland Scotland but is defeated by a Covenanter army.
1667 – The blind and impoverished John Milton sells the copyright of Paradise Lost for £10.
1749 – First performance of George Frideric Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks in Green Park, London.
1777 – American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Ridgefield: A British invasion force engages and defeats Continental Army regulars and militia irregulars at Ridgefield, Connecticut.
1805 – First Barbary War: United States Marines and Berbers attack the Tripolitan city of Derna (The "shores of Tripoli" part of the Marines' hymn).
1810 – Beethoven composes Für Elise.
1813 – War of 1812: American troops capture the capital of Upper Canada in the Battle of York (present day Toronto, Canada).
1840 – Foundation stone for new Palace of Westminster, London, is laid by wife of Sir Charles Barry.
1861 – American President Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus.
1865 – The New York State Senate creates Cornell University as the state's land grant institution.
1865 – The steamboat SS Sultana, carrying 2,400 passengers, explodes and sinks in the Mississippi River, killing 1,700, most of whom are Union survivors of the Andersonville and Cahaba Prisons.
1904 – The Australian Labor Party becomes the first such party to gain national government, under Chris Watson.
1909 – Sultan of Ottoman Empire Abdul Hamid II is overthrown, and is succeeded by his brother, Mehmed V.
1911 – Following the resignation and death of William P. Frye, a compromise is reached to rotate the office of President pro tempore of the United States Senate.
1914 – Honduras becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
1927 – Carabineros de Chile (Chilean national police force and gendarmery) are created.
1936 – The United Auto Workers (UAW) gains autonomy from the American Federation of Labor.
1941 – World War II: German troops enter Athens.
1941 – World War II: The Communist Party of Slovenia, the Slovene Christian Socialists, the left-wing Slovene Sokols (also known as "National Democrats") and a group of progressive intellectuals establish the Liberation Front of the Slovenian People.
1945 – World War II: German troops are finally expelled from Finnish Lapland.
1945 – World War II: Benito Mussolini is arrested by Italian partisans in Dongo, while attempting escape disguised as a German soldier.
1950 – Apartheid: In South Africa, the Group Areas Act is passed formally segregating races.
1953 – Operation Moolah is initiated by U.S. General Mark W. Clark against Communist pilots in the Korean War.
1960 – Togo gains independence from French-administered UN trusteeship.
1961 – Sierra Leone is granted its independence from the United Kingdom, with Milton Margai as the first Prime Minister.
1967 – Expo 67 officially opens in Montreal, Canada with a large opening ceremony broadcast around the world. It opens to the public the next day.
1974 – Ten thousand march in Washington, D.C., calling for the impeachment of U.S. President Richard Nixon
1977 – Twenty-eight people are killed in the Guatemala City air disaster.
1978 – Former United States President Nixon aide John D. Ehrlichman is released from an Arizona prison after serving 18 months for Watergate-related crimes.
1981 – Xerox PARC introduces the computer mouse.
1986 – The City of Prypiat as well as the surrounding areas are evacuated due to Chernobyl Disaster
1987 – The U.S. Department of Justice bars Austrian President Kurt Waldheim from entering the United States, saying he had aided in the deportation and execution of thousands of Jews and others as a German Army officer during World War II.
1989 – The April 27 Demonstration,a student-led protest responding to the April 26 Editorial, during the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.
1992 – The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, comprising Serbia and Montenegro, is proclaimed.
1992 – Betty Boothroyd becomes the first woman to be elected Speaker of the British House of Commons in its 700-year history.
1992 – The Russian Federation and 12 other former Soviet republics become members of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
1993 – All members of the Zambia national football team lose their lives in a plane crash off Libreville, Gabon en route to Dakar, Senegal to play a 1994 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Senegal.
1994 – South African general election, 1994: The first democratic general election in South Africa, in which black citizens could vote. The Interim Constitution comes into force.
1996 – The 1996 Lebanon war ends.
2002 – The last successful telemetry from the NASA space probe Pioneer 10.
2005 – The superjumbo jet aircraft Airbus A380 makes its first flight from Toulouse, France.
2006 – Construction begins on the Freedom Tower for the new World Trade Center in New York City.
2007 – Estonian authorities remove the Bronze Soldier, a Soviet Red Army war memorial in Tallinn, amid political controversy with Russia.
2011 – The April 25–28, 2011 tornado outbreak devastates parts of the Southeastern United States, especially the states of Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and Tennessee. 205 tornadoes touched down on April 27 alone, killing more than 300 and injuring hundreds more.
2012 – At least four explosions hit the Ukrainian city of Dnipropetrovsk with at least 27 people injured.
2014 – Popes John XXIII and John Paul II are declared saints in the first papal canonization since 1954.
2014 – A tornado outbreak over much of the eastern United States kills more than 45 people.

April 27 Birthdays

1650 – Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Kassel (d. 1714)
1701 – Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia (d. 1773)
1718 – Thomas Lewis, Irish-American surveyor and lawyer (d. 1790)
1737 – Edward Gibbon, English historian and politician (d. 1794)
1748 – Adamantios Korais, Greek scholar (d. 1833)
1755 – Marc-Antoine Parseval, French mathematician (d. 1836)
1759 – Mary Wollstonecraft, English author and philosopher (d. 1797)
1791 – Samuel Morse, American painter and inventor, co-invented the Morse code (d. 1872)
1806 – Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies (d. 1878)
1812 – William W. Snow, American politician (d. 1886)
1812 – Friedrich von Flotow, German composer (d. 1883)
1820 – Herbert Spencer, English biologist, anthropologist, sociologist, and philosopher (d. 1903)
1822 – Ulysses S. Grant, American general and politician, 18th President of the United States (d. 1885)
1840 – Edward Whymper, English mountaineer (d. 1911)
1848 – Otto of Bavaria (d. 1916)
1850 – Hans Hartwig von Beseler, German general (d. 1921)
1853 – Jules Lemaître, French playwright and critic (d. 1914)
1857 – Theodor Kittelsen, Norwegian painter (d. 1914)
1862 – Rudolph Schildkraut, Turkish-American actor (d. 1930)
1866 – Maurice Raoul-Duval, French polo player (d. 1916)
1876 – Con Leahy, Irish jumper (d. 1921)
1878 – Frank Gotch, American wrestler (d. 1917)
1878 – John Rimmer, English runner (d. 1962)
1880 – Mihkel Lüdig, Estonian organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1958)
1882 – Jessie Redmon Fauset, American author and poet (d. 1961)
1887 – Warren Wood, American golfer (d. 1926)
1888 – Florence La Badie, Canadian actress (d. 1917)
1893 – Draža Mihailović, Serbian general (d. 1946)
1893 – Allen Sothoron, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1939)
1894 – George Petty, American painter (d. 1975)
1894 – Nicolas Slonimsky, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1995)
1896 – Rogers Hornsby, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1963)
1896 – William Hudson, New Zealand-Australian engineer (d. 1978)
1898 – Ludwig Bemelmans, Italian-American author and illustrator (d. 1962)
1899 – Walter Lantz, American animator, producer, screenwriter, and actor (d. 1994)
1900 – August Koern, Estonian politician and diplomat, Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs in exile (d. 1989)
1902 – Tiemoko Garan Kouyaté, Malian educator and activist (d. 1942)
1903 – Horace Stoneham, American businessman (d. 1990)
1904 – Cecil Day-Lewis, Anglo-Irish poet and author (d. 1972)
1904 – Nikos Zachariadis, Greek politician (d. 1973)
1905 – John Kuck, American hammer thrower and shot putter (d. 1986)
1906 – Yórgos Theotokás, Greek author (d. 1966)
1910 – Chiang Ching-kuo, Chinese politician, 3rd President of the Republic of China (d. 1988)
1911 – Bruno Beger, German anthropologist (d. 2009)
1911 – Chris Berger, Dutch sprinter (d. 1965)
1912 – Jacques de Bourbon-Busset, French author and politician (d. 2001)
1912 – Zohra Sehgal, Indian actress, dancer, and choreographer (d. 2014)
1913 – Philip Abelson, American physicist (d. 2004)
1913 – Irving Adler, American mathematician and author (d. 2012)
1913 – Luz Long, German long jumper (d. 1943)
1916 – Robert Hugh McWilliams, Jr., American judge (d. 2013)
1916 – Enos Slaughter, American baseball player (d. 2002)
1917 – Roman Matsov, Estonian conductor (d. 2001)
1918 – Sten Rudholm, Swedish lawyer and jurist (d. 2008)
1920 – Guido Cantelli, Italian conductor (d. 1956)
1920 – Mark Krasnosel'skii, Ukrainian-Russian mathematician (d. 1997)
1920 – James Robert Mann, American colonel, lawyer, and politician (d. 2010)
1920 – Edwin Morgan, Scottish poet (d. 2010)
1921 – Robert Dhéry, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2004)
1921 – John Stott, English clergyman and theologian (d. 2011)
1922 – Martin Gray, Polish-French Holocaust survivor and author
1922 – Jack Klugman, American actor (d. 2012)
1924 – Vernon B. Romney, American lawyer and politician, 14th Attorney General of Utah (d. 2013)
1925 – Derek Chinnery, English broadcaster (d. 2015)
1926 – Tim LaHaye, American minister and author
1926 – Basil Paterson, American lawyer and politician (d. 2014)
1926 – Alan Reynolds, English painter
1927 – Tato Bores, Argentinian actor (d. 1996)
1927 – Charlie Fonville, American shot putter (d. 1994)
1927 – Connie Kay, American drummer (Modern Jazz Quartet) (d. 1994)
1927 – Coretta Scott King, American activist and author (d. 2006)
1927 – Joe Moakley, American politician (d. 2001)
1927 – Sheila Scott, English pilot (d. 1988)
1929 – Nina Ponomaryova, Russian discus thrower
1931 – Igor Oistrakh, Ukrainian violinist
1932 – Anouk Aimée, French actress
1932 – Pik Botha, South African politician
1932 – Maxine Brown, American singer (The Browns)
1932 – Casey Kasem, American radio host, producer, and actor, co-created American Top 40 (d. 2014)
1932 – Derek Minter, English motorcycle racer (d. 2015)
1932 – Gian-Carlo Rota, Italian-American mathematician and philosopher (d. 1999)
1933 – Peter Imbert, Baron Imbert, English police officer and politician, Lord Lieutenant for Greater London
1934 – Brennan Manning, American priest and author (d. 2013)
1934 – Jean Valentine, American poet
1935 – Theodoros Angelopoulos, Greek director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)
1935 – Ron Morris, American pole vaulter
1936 – Geoffrey Shovelton, English singer and illustrator
1937 – Sandy Dennis, American actress (d. 1992)
1937 – Robin Eames, Irish archbishop
1937 – Richard Perham, English biologist and academic
1938 – Earl Anthony, American bowler (d. 2001)
1938 – Alain Caron, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1986)
1939 – Judy Carne, English actress
1939 – Stanisław Dziwisz, Polish cardinal
1939 – Jerry Mercer, Canadian drummer (Mashmakhan and April Wine)
1941 – Jennings Michael Burch, American author (d. 2013)
1941 – Pat Choate, American economist
1941 – Lee Roy Jordan, American football player
1942 – Ruth Glick, American author
1942 – Jim Keltner, American drummer (Traveling Wilburys, Plastic Ono Band, and Delaney & Bonnie and Friends)
1943 – Helmut Marko, Austrian race car driver
1944 – Stoker Cavendish, 12th Duke of Devonshire, English academic and politician
1944 – Michael Fish, English meteorologist
1944 – Cuba Gooding, Sr., American singer and actor (The Main Ingredient)
1944 – Herb Pedersen, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Desert Rose Band)
1945 – Martin Chivers, English footballer
1945 – Jack Deverell, English general
1945 – Helen Hodgman, Australian author
1945 – August Wilson, American author and playwright (d. 2005)
1946 – Franz Roth, German footballer
1946 – Nicholas Serota, English curator
1947 – G. K. Butterfield, American soldier, lawyer, and politician
1947 – Pete Ham, Welsh singer-songwriter and guitarist (Badfinger) (d. 1975)
1947 – Keith Magnuson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2003)
1947 – Ann Peebles, American singer-songwriter
1948 – Frank Abagnale, American businessman
1948 – Amrit Kumar Bohara, Nepalese politician
1948 – Josef Hickersberger, Austrian footballer, coach, and manager
1948 – Kate Pierson, American singer-songwriter and bass player (The B-52's and NiNa)
1948 – Si Robertson, American soldier and hunter
1949 – Grant Chapman, Australian politician
1950 – Paul Lockyer, Australian journalist (d. 2011)
1951 – Ace Frehley, American guitarist and songwriter (Kiss, Wicked Lester, and Frehley's Comet)
1952 – Larry Elder, American talk show host
1952 – George Gervin, American basketball player
1952 – Ari Vatanen, Finnish race car driver and politician
1953 – Arielle Dombasle, French-American singer, actress, and director
1954 – Frank Bainimarama, Fijian politician, 8th Prime Minister of Fiji
1954 – Herman Edwards, American football player, coach, and sportscaster
1955 – Gudrun Berend, German hurdler (d. 2011)
1955 – Eric Schmidt, American engineer and businessman
1956 – Bryan Harvey, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (House of Freaks) (d. 2006)
1956 – Bridget Kendall, English journalist
1956 – Kevin McNally, English actor
1956 – Douglas P., English-Australian singer, producer, and actor (Death in June and Crisis)
1956 – Jeff Probyn, English rugby player
1957 – Willie Upshaw, American baseball player
1959 – Sheena Easton, Scottish-American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1959 – Louis Lortie, Canadian-German pianist
1959 – Marco Pirroni, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Adam and the Ants, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Wolfmen, Rema Rema and Spear of Destiny)
1959 – Neil Pearson, English actor
1960 – Mike Krushelnyski, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1961 – Moana Pozzi, Italian pornographic actress, actress, television personality, model, politician and writer (d. 1994)
1961 – Andrew Schlafly, American lawyer and activist, founded Conservapedia
1962 – Ángel Comizzo, Argentinian footballer and manager
1962 – James LeGros, American actor
1962 – Choi Min-sik, South Korean actor
1962 – Seppo Räty, Finnish javelin thrower
1962 – Im Sang-soo, South Korean director and screenwriter
1962 – Andrew Selous, English soldier and politician
1963 – Russell T Davies, Welsh screenwriter and producer
1963 – Cali Timmins, Canadian actress
1964 – Michael Mahonen, Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter
1964 – Lisa Wilcox, American actress
1965 – Anna Chancellor, English actress
1966 – Vyacheslav Oliynyk, Ukrainian wrestler
1966 – Matt Reeves, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1966 – Yoshihiro Togashi, Japanese illustrator
1967 – Aki Avni, Israeli actor
1967 – Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands
1967 – Tommy Smith, Scottish saxophonist, composer, and educator
1967 – Erik Thomson, Scottish-New Zealand actor
1967 – Jason Whitlock, American journalist
1968 – Dana Milbank, American journalist
1969 – Cory Booker, American lawyer and politician
1969 – Darcey Bussell, English ballerina
1969 – Grahame Cheney, Australian boxer
1969 – Tess Daly, English model and television host
1969 – Vladimir Kozlov, Ukrainian-American wrestler and actor
1969 – Mica Paris, English singer and actress
1970 – Kylie Travis, English-Australian actress
1971 – Olari Elts, Estonian conductor
1971 – Shaan Shahid, Pakistani actor
1972 – Nigel Barker, English photographer and author
1972 – Almedin Civa, Bosnian footballer and coach
1972 – Mehmet Kurtuluş, Turkish-German actor
1972 – David Lascher, American actor
1972 – Maura West, American actress
1973 – Duško Adamović, Serbian footballer
1973 – Sharlee D'Angelo, Swedish bass player (Arch Enemy, Spiritual Beggars, King Diamond, Witchery, Sinergy, and Mercyful Fate)
1973 – Andre Gower, American actor
1973 – Sébastien Lareau, Canadian tennis player
1974 – Frank Catalanotto, American baseball player
1974 – Johnny Devine, Canadian wrestler
1974 – Richard Johnson, Australian footballer
1975 – Rabih Abdullah, American football player
1975 – Chris Carpenter, American baseball player
1975 – Pedro Feliz, Dominican baseball player
1976 – Isobel Campbell, Scottish singer-songwriter and cellist (Belle & Sebastian)
1976 – Sally Hawkins, English actress
1976 – Walter Pandiani, Uruguayan footballer
1976 – Faisal Saif, Indian director, screenwriter, and critic
1976 – Olaf Tufte, Norwegian rower
1977 – Khalid Zoubaa, French runner
1979 – Will Boyd, American bass player (Evanescence, American Princes, and The Visitors)
1979 – Natasha Chokljat, Australian netball player
1980 – Sybille Bammer, Austrian tennis player
1980 – Talitha Cummins, Australian journalist
1980 – Christian Lara, Ecuadorian footballer
1980 – Ananda Mikola, Indonesian race car driver
1980 – Jason Gainza, Filipino actor
1981 – Fabrizio Faniello, Maltese singer-songwriter
1981 – Joey Gathright, American baseball player
1981 – Patrik Gerrbrand, Swedish footballer
1982 – Katrina Johnson, American actress
1982 – François Parisien, Canadian cyclist
1982 – Alexander Widiker, German rugby player
1983 – Ari Graynor, American actress
1983 – Martin Viiask, Estonian basketball player
1984 – Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Canadian ice hockey player
1984 – Daniel Holdsworth, Australian rugby player
1984 – Patrick Stump, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Fall Out Boy and Arma Angelus)
1985 – José António de Miranda da Silva Júnior, Brazilian footballer
1985 – Meselech Melkamu, Ethiopian runner
1986 – Jenna Coleman, English actress
1986 – Elena Risteska, Macedonian singer-songwriter
1986 – Dinara Safina, Russian tennis player
1987 – Taylor Chorney, American ice hockey player
1987 – William Moseley, English actor
1987 – Elliott Shriane, Australian speed skater
1987 – Emma Taylor-Isherwood, Canadian actress
1988 – Kris Thackray, English footballer
1988 – Semyon Varlamov, Russian ice hockey player
1989 – Lars Bender, German footballer
1989 – Sven Bender, German footballer
1989 – Maksym Bilyi, Ukrainian footballer (d. 2013)
1989 – Dmytro Kozban, Ukrainian footballer
1989 – Emily Rios, American actress
1989 – Milagros Schmoll, Argentinian model
1990 – Austin Dillon, American race car driver
1990 – Erik Keedus, Estonian basketball player
1990 – Martin Kelly, English footballer
1991 – Isaac Cuenca, Spanish footballer
1992 – Allison Iraheta, American singer-songwriter (Halo Circus)
1994 – Elmo Magalona, Filipino actor and singer
Deaths[edit]
630 – Ardashir III of Persia (b. 621)
1272 – Zita, Italian saint (b. 1212)
1404 – Philip the Bold, French son of John II of France (b. 1342)
1463 – Isidore of Kiev (b. 1385)
1521 – Ferdinand Magellan, Portuguese explorer (b. 1480)
1599 – Maeda Toshiie, Japanese general (b. 1538)
1605 – Pope Leo XI (b. 1535)
1613 – Robert Abercromby, Scottish priest and missionary (b. 1532)
1625 – Mōri Terumoto, Japanese warrior (b. 1553)
1656 – Jan van Goyen, Dutch painter (b. 1596)
1694 – John George IV, Elector of Saxony (b. 1668)
1695 – John Trenchard, English politician, Chief Justice of Chester (b. 1640)
1702 – Jean Bart, French admiral (b. 1651)
1782 – William Talbot, 1st Earl Talbot, English politician (b. 1710)
1813 – Zebulon Pike, American general and explorer (b. 1779)
1873 – William Macready, English actor (b. 1793)
1882 – Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet (b. 1803)
1896 – Henry Parkes, English-Australian politician, 7th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1815)
1915 – John Labatt, Canadian businessman (b. 1838)
1915 – Alexander Scriabin, Russian pianist and composer (b. 1872)
1919 – Anton Irv, Estonian military commander (b. 1886)
1932 – Hart Crane, American poet (b. 1899)
1936 – Karl Pearson, English mathematician and academic (b. 1857)
1937 – Antonio Gramsci, Italian sociologist, linguist, and politician (b. 1891)
1938 – Edmund Husserl, Czech mathematician and philosopher (b. 1859)
1952 – Guido Castelnuovo, Italian mathematician (b. 1865)
1961 – Roy Del Ruth, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1893)
1962 – A. K. Fazlul Huq, Bangladeshi-Pakistani politician, Interior Minister of Pakistan (b. 1873)
1965 – Edward R. Murrow, American journalist (b. 1908)
1967 – William Douglas Cook, New Zealand farmer, founded the Eastwoodhill Arboretum (b. 1884)
1969 – René Barrientos, Bolivian politician, 55th President of Bolivia (b. 1919)
1970 – Arthur Shields, Irish-American actor (b. 1896)
1972 – Kwame Nkrumah, Ghanaian politician, 1st President of Ghana (b. 1909)
1973 – Carlos Menditeguy, Argentinian race car driver (b. 1914)
1977 – Stanley Adams, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1915)
1977 – Scott Bradley, American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1891)
1981 – Münir Nurettin Selçuk, Turkish tenor and actor (b. 1900)
1988 – Fred Bear, American hunter (b. 1902)
1988 – David Scarboro, English actor (b. 1968)
1989 – Konosuke Matsushita, Japanese businessman, founded Panasonic (b. 1894)
1992 – Olivier Messiaen, French organist and composer (b. 1908)
1992 – Gerard K. O'Neill, American physicist (b. 1927)
1995 – Willem Frederik Hermans, Dutch author (b. 1921)
1996 – William Colby, American diplomat, 10th Director of Central Intelligence (b. 1920)
1996 – Gilles Grangier, French director and screenwriter (b. 1911)
1998 – John Bassett, Canadian journalist (b. 1915)
1998 – Carlos Castaneda, Peruvian-American author (b. 1925)
1998 – Anne Desclos, French journalist and author (b. 1907)
1998 – Browning Ross, American runner (b. 1924)
1999 – Al Hirt, American trumpet player and bandleader (b. 1922)
1999 – Dale C. Thomson, Canadian historian and educator (b. 1923)
2000 – Vicki Sue Robinson, American actress and singer (b. 1954)
2002 – George Alec Effinger, American author (b. 1947)
2002 – Ruth Handler, American inventor and businesswoman, created the Barbie doll (b. 1916)
2002 – Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza, Dutch-Swiss businessman (b. 1921)
2005 – Red Horner, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1909)
2006 – Julia Thorne, American author (b. 1944)
2007 – Al Hunter Ashton, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1957)
2007 – Mstislav Rostropovich, Russian cellist and conductor (b. 1927)
2008 – Marios Tokas, Cypriot singer-songwriter (b. 1954)
2009 – Frankie Manning, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1914)
2009 – Feroz Khan, Indian actor, director, and producer (b. 1939)
2009 – Woo Seung-yeon, South Korean model and actress (b. 1983)
2011 – Marian Mercer, American actress and singer (b. 1935)
2012 – Daniel E. Boatwright, American politician (b. 1930)
2012 – Anatoly Lebed, Estonian-Russian colonel (b. 1963)
2012 – Harold Pupkewitz, Lithuanian-Namibian businessman (b. 1915)
2012 – Bill Skowron, American baseball player (b. 1930)
2013 – Aída Bortnik, Argentinian screenwriter (b. 1938)
2013 – Tony Byrne, Irish boxer (b. 1930)
2013 – Antonio Díaz Jurado, Spanish footballer (b. 1969)
2013 – Jérôme Louis Heldring, Dutch journalist (b. 1917)
2013 – Aloysius Jin Luxian, Chinese bishop (b. 1916)
2013 – Mutula Kilonzo, Kenyan lawyer and politician (b. 1948)
2014 – Yigal Arnon, Israeli lawyer, founded Yigal Arnon & Co. (b. 1929)
2014 – Vujadin Boškov, Serbian footballer, coach, and manager (b. 1931)
2014 – Daniel Colchico, American football player and coach (b. 1935)
2014 – Harry Firth, Australian race car driver and manager (b. 1918)
2014 – Andréa Parisy, French actress (b. 1935)
2014 – Turhan Tezol, Turkish basketball player (b. 1932)

Sunday, April 26, 2015

April 26 Birthdays

121 – Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor (d. 180)
757 – Hisham I, 2nd Emir of Córdoba (d. 796)
1538 – Gian Paolo Lomazzo, Italian painter (d. 1600)
1564 – William Shakespeare, English poet, playwright and actor (d. 1616)
1575 – Marie de' Medici, Italian wife of Henry IV of France (d. 1642)
1607 – Countess Palatine Magdalene Catherine of Zweibrücken (d. 1648)
1648 – Peter II of Portugal (d. 1706)
1697 – Adam Falckenhagen, German lute player and composer (d. 1754)
1710 – Thomas Reid, Scottish philosopher and academic (d. 1796)
1718 – Esek Hopkins, American commander (d. 1802)
1774 – Christian Leopold von Buch, German geologist and paleontologist (d. 1853)
1782 – Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily (d. 1866)
1785 – John James Audubon, French-American ornithologist and painter (d. 1851)
1787 – Ludwig Uhland, German poet, philologist, and historian (d. 1862)
1798 – Eugène Delacroix, French painter (d. 1863)
1801 – Ambrose Dudley Mann, American politician, 1st United States Assistant Secretary of State (d. 1889)
1804 – Charles Goodyear, American politician (d. 1876)
1822 – Frederick Law Olmsted, American journalist and designer, co-designed Central Park (d. 1903)
1826 – George Hull Ward, American general (d. 1863)
1826 – Ambrose R. Wright, American general and politician (d. 1872)
1834 – Charles Farrar Browne, American author (d. 1867)
1856 – Joseph Ward, New Zealand politician, 17th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1930)
1862 – Edmund C. Tarbell, American painter (d. 1938)
1876 – Ernst Felle, German rower (d. 1959)
1878 – Rafael Guízar Valencia, Mexican bishop and saint (d. 1938)
1879 – Owen Willans Richardson, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1959)
1886 – Ma Rainey, American singer (d. 1939)
1886 – Ğabdulla Tuqay, Russian poet (d. 1913)
1889 – Anita Loos, American author, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 1981)
1889 – Ludwig Wittgenstein, Austrian-English philosopher (d. 1951)
1894 – Rudolf Hess, Egyptian-German politician (d. 1987)
1896 – Ruut Tarmo, Estonian actor and director (d. 1967)
1896 – Ernst Udet, German colonel and pilot (d. 1941)
1897 – Eddie Eagan, American boxer and bobsledder (d. 1967)
1897 – Douglas Sirk, German-American director and screenwriter (d. 1987)
1898 – Vicente Aleixandre, Spanish poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)
1898 – John Grierson, Scottish director and producer (d. 1972)
1899 – Oscar Rabin, Latvian born English bandleader and musician (d. 1958)
1900 – Charles Francis Richter, American seismologist and physicist (d. 1985)
1900 – Hack Wilson, American baseball player (d. 1948)
1904 – Paul-Émile Léger, Canadian cardinal (d. 1991)
1910 – Tomoyuki Tanaka, Japanese screenwriter and producer (d. 1997)
1911 – Marianne Hoppe, German actress (d. 2002)
1911 – Paul Verner, German politician (d. 1986)
1912 – A. E. van Vogt, Canadian-American author (d. 2000)
1914 – Charlie Chester, English radio and television host (d. 1997)
1914 – Bernard Malamud, American author (d. 1986)
1914 – James Rouse, American real estate developer, founded The Rouse Company (d. 1996)
1916 – Morris West, Australian author and playwright (d. 1999)
1916 – Vic Perrin, American actor (d. 1989)
1916 – George Tuska, American illustrator (d. 2009)
1916 – Ken Wallis, English pilot and commander (d. 2013)
1917 – Sal Maglie, American baseball player (d. 1992)
1917 – I. M. Pei, Chinese-American architect, designed the National Gallery of Art and Bank of China Tower
1917 – Virgil Trucks, American baseball player and coach (d. 2013)
1918 – Fanny Blankers-Koen, Dutch runner (d. 2004)
1918 – Stafford Repp, American actor (d. 1974)
1921 – Jimmy Giuffre, American clarinet player, and saxophonist, and composer (d. 2008)
1922 – J. C. Holt, British historian and academic (d. 2014)
1922 – Jeanne Sauvé, Canadian journalist and politician, 23rd Governor General of Canada (d. 1993)
1922 – Margaret Scott, South African-Australian ballerina and choreographer
1924 – Browning Ross, American runner (d. 1998)
1925 – Gerard Cafesjian, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2013)
1925 – Jørgen Ingmann, Danish singer and guitarist (Grethe and Jørgen Ingmann) (d. 2015)
1926 – David Coleman, English sportscaster (d. 2013)
1926 – J. B. Hutto, American singer and guitarist (d. 1983)
1926 – Michael Mathias Prechtl, German illustrator (d. 2003)
1927 – Jack Douglas, English actor (d. 2008)
1929 – Richard Mitchell, American author and educator (d. 2002)
1930 – Roger Moens, Belgian runner
1931 – Bernie Brillstein, American talent agent and producer (d. 2008)
1932 – Israr Ahmed, Indian-Pakistani theologian, philosopher, and scholar (d. 2010)
1932 – Frank D'Rone, American singer and guitarist (d. 2013)
1932 – Francis Lai, French accordion player and composer
1932 – Michael Smith, English-Canadian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2000)
1933 – Carol Burnett, American actress, comedian, singer and producer
1933 – Aleksandr Chuchelov, Estonian sailor
1933 – Filiberto Ojeda Ríos, Puerto Rican general (d. 2005)
1933 – Arno Allan Penzias, German-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1935 – Patricia Reilly Giff, American author and educator
1937 – Jean-Pierre Beltoise, French race car driver and motorcycle racer (d. 2015)
1938 – Duane Eddy, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1938 – Willie Wood, Scottish bowler
1940 – Harry Fielder, English actor
1940 – Molvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari, Indian cleric and politician (d. 2014)
1940 – Giorgio Moroder, Italian singer-songwriter and producer
1940 – Cliff Watson, English rugby player
1941 – Claudine Auger, French model and actress
1941 – Claudine Clark, American singer-songwriter
1941 – Robin Jacob, English judge and academic
1941 – John Mitchell, American composer
1942 – Svyatoslav Belza, Russian journalist, author, and critic (d. 2014)
1942 – Sharon Carstairs, Canadian politician
1942 – Michael Kergin, Canadian diplomat
1942 – Bobby Rydell, American singer and actor
1942 – Jadwiga Staniszkis, Polish sociologist
1943 – Gary Wright, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer (Spooky Tooth)
1943 – Peter Zumthor, Swiss architect, designed the Therme Vals
1944 – Richard Bradshaw, English conductor (d. 2007)
1944 – Roger Coulam, English keyboard player (Blue Mink)
1944 – Amien Rais, Indonesian politician
1945 – Howard Davies, English director and producer
1945 – Dick Johnson, Australian race car driver
1945 – Sylvain Simard, Canadian academic and politician
1946 – Ralph Coates, English footballer (d. 2010)
1946 – Marilyn Nelson, American poet and author
1947 – Warren Clarke, English actor, director, and producer (d. 2014)
1949 – Carlos Bianchi, Argentinian footballer and manager
1949 – Jerry Blackwell, American wrestler (d. 1995)
1949 – Dominic Sena, American director and screenwriter
1951 – John Battle, English politician
1952 – Spice Williams-Crosby, American actress
1953 – Nancy Lenehan, American actress
1953 – David Reddaway, Canadian-English diplomat
1953 – Linda Thompson, American lawyer
1954 – Chito S. Roño, Filipino director
1954 – Tatyana Fomina, Estonian chess player
1954 – Alan Hinkes, English mountaineer and explorer
1955 – Kurt Bodewig, German politician
1955 – Mike Scott, American baseball player
1956 – Koo Stark, American actress
1957 – Michel Barrette, Canadian comedian and actor
1957 – Diane Hébert, Canadian medical patient (d. 2008)
1957 – Edwina Hart, Welsh politician
1958 – John Crichton-Stuart, 7th Marquess of Bute, Scottish race car driver
1958 – Giancarlo Esposito, American actor, director, and producer
1958 – Jeffrey Guterman, American psychotherapist, author, and educator
1958 – Georgios Kostikos, Greek footballer, coach, and manager
1959 – John Corabi, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Mötley Crüe, Angora, The Scream, Union, and Brides of Destruction)
1959 – Thanasis Papakonstantinou, Greek singer-songwriter and bouzouki player
1960 – Steve Lombardozzi, American baseball player and coach
1960 – Roger Taylor, English drummer (Duran Duran and Arcadia)
1961 – Joan Chen, Chinese-American actress, director, producer, and screenwriter
1961 – Chris Mars, American singer-songwriter, drummer, and producer (The Replacements and Golden Smog)
1962 – Colin Anderson, English footballer
1962 – Michael Damian, American actor, singer and producer
1962 – Debra Wilson, American actress
1963 – Jet Li, Chinese-Singaporean martial artist, actor, and producer
1963 – Colin Scotts, Australian-American football player
1963 – Mark Serwotka, British General Secretary of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS)
1964 – Rebecka Törnqvist, Swedish singer
1965 – Susannah Harker, English actress
1965 – Kevin James, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1967 – Kane, Spain-born American wrestler and actor
1967 – Marianne Jean-Baptiste, English actress
1967 – Tõnu Tõniste, Estonian sailor
1967 – Toomas Tõniste, Estonian sailor and politician
1969 – Teresa Lewis, American murderer (d. 2010)
1969 – Kate Hardie, English actress
1970 – Dean Austin, English footballer and manager
1970 – Melania Trump, Slovenian-American model and jewelry designer
1970 – Tionne Watkins, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress (TLC)
1971 – Jay DeMarcus, American bass player, songwriter, and producer (Rascal Flatts and East to West)
1972 – Kiko, Spanish footballer
1972 – Jason Bargwanna, Australian race car driver
1972 – Natrone Means, American football player and coach
1972 – Avi Nimni, Israeli footballer and manager
1973 – Geoff Blum, American baseball player and sportscaster
1973 – Jules Naudet, French-American director and producer
1973 – Chris Perry, English footballer
1973 – Óscar García Junyent, Spanish footballer and coach
1974 – Shondrella Avery, American actress
1974 – Ivana Miličević, Bosnia-born American actress
1974 – Adil Ray, English actor and radio host
1975 – Joey Jordison, American drummer, songwriter, and producer (Slipknot and Murderdolls)
1975 – Nerina Pallot, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1975 – India Summer, American porn actress and model
1976 – Luigi Panarelli, Italian footballer
1976 – Václav Varaďa, Czech ice hockey player
1977 – Jason Earles, American actor
1977 – Kosuke Fukudome, Japanese baseball player
1977 – Roxana Saberi, American journalist
1977 – Tom Welling, American actor, director, and producer
1978 – Avant, American singer-songwriter
1978 – Joe Crede, American baseball player
1978 – Stana Katic, Canadian actress
1978 – Tyler Labine, Canadian actor
1978 – Peter Madsen, Danish footballer
1979 – Ariane Moffatt, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1979 – Janne Wirman, Finnish keyboard player (Children of Bodom, Warmen, and Masterplan)
1980 – Jordana Brewster, Panamanian-American actress
1980 – Marlon King, English footballer
1980 – Anna Mucha, Polish actress
1980 – Channing Tatum, American actor and producer
1980 – Marnette Patterson, American actress
1981 – Matthieu Delpierre, French footballer
1981 – Ms. Dynamite, English rapper and producer
1981 – Caro Emerald, Dutch singer
1981 – Sandra Schmitt, German skier (d. 2000)
1982 – Brock Gillespie, American basketball player
1982 – Joanne Gobure, Nauruan poet
1982 – Jon Lee, English singer and actor (S Club)
1982 – Cooper Wallace, American football player
1982 – Novlene Williams-Mills, Jamaican sprinter
1983 – José María López, Argentine race car driver
1983 – Jessica Lynch, American soldier and educator
1985 – Nam Gyu-ri, South Korean singer and actress (SeeYa)
1985 – John Isner, American tennis player
1985 – Andrea Koch Benvenuto, Chilean tennis player
1986 – Lior Refaelov, Israeli footballer
1986 – Yuliya Zaripova, Russian runner
1987 – Jorge Andújar Moreno, Spanish footballer
1987 – Jessica Lee Rose, American-New Zealand actress
1988 – Hazel Ann Mendoza, Filipino actress
1988 – Manuel Viniegra, Mexican footballer
1988 – Eric Salamat, Filipino basketball player
1989 – Daesung, South Korean singer-songwriter and actor (Big Bang)
1990 – Jonathan dos Santos, Mexican footballer
1990 – Karty, Indian actor and dancer
1990 – See More Business, Irish race horse (d. 2014)
1990 – Nevin Spence, British-Irish Ulster Rugby union player (d. 2012)
1990 – Kim Yu-mi, South Korean model, Miss Korea 2012
1991 – Shahira Barry, Irish model
1991 – Ignacio Lores Varela, Uruguayan footballer
1992 – Danielle Hope, English actress and singer
1994 – Daniil Kvyat, Russian race car driver
1995 – Daniel Padilla, Filipino actor and singer