Sunday, April 12, 2015

April 12 Birthdays

1432 – Anne of Austria, Landgravine of Thuringia (d. 1546)
1484 – Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Italian architect, designed the Apostolic Palace and St. Peter's Basilica (d. 1546)
1500 – Joachim Camerarius, German scholar (d. 1574)
1526 – Muretus, French philosopher (d. 1585)
1550 – Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, English courtier and politician, Lord Great Chamberlain (d. 1604)
1577 – Christian IV of Denmark (d. 1648)
1705 – William Cookworthy, English minister and pharmacist (d. 1780)
1710 – Caffarelli, Italian opera singer (d. 1783)
1713 – Guillaume Thomas François Raynal, French author (d. 1796)
1716 – Felice Giardini, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1796)
1722 – Pietro Nardini, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1793)
1724 – Lyman Hall, British-American physician, clergyman, and politician, 16th Governor of Georgia (d. 1790)
1748 – Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, French botanist (d. 1836)
1777 – Henry Clay, American lawyer and politician, 9th United States Secretary of State (d. 1852)
1792 – John Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham, English politician, Lord Privy Seal (d. 1840)
1794 – Germinal Pierre Dandelin, Belgian mathematician and engineer (d. 1847)
1796 – George N. Briggs, American lawyer and politician, 19th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1861)
1799 – Henri Druey, Swiss politician (d. 1855)
1801 – Joseph Lanner, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1843)
1823 – Alexander Ostrovsky, Russian playwright (d. 1886)
1839 – Nikolay Przhevalsky, Russian geographer (d. 1888)
1848 – José Gautier Benítez, Puerto Rican poet (d. 1880)
1851 – Edward Walter Maunder, English astronomer (d. 1928)
1852 – Ferdinand von Lindemann, German mathematician (d. 1939)
1856 – Martin Conway, 1st Baron Conway of Allington, English mountaineer, cartographer, and politician (d. 1937)
1861 – Walter Bingle, Australian public servant (d. 1928)
1866 – Princess Viktoria of Prussia (d. 1929)
1868 – Akiyama Saneyuki, Japanese admiral (d. 1918)
1868 – Ella Gaunt Smith, American businesswoman (d. 1932)
1869 – Henri Désiré Landru, French serial killer (d. 1922)
1871 – Ioannis Metaxas, Greek general and politician, 130th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1941)
1874 – William B. Bankhead, American politician, 47th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1940)
1880 – Addie Joss, American baseball player (d. 1911)
1883 – Imogen Cunningham, American photographer (d. 1976)
1883 – Dally Messenger, Australian rugby player (d. 1959)
1884 – Tenby Davies, Welsh runner (d. 1932)
1884 – Otto Meyerhof, German physician and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1951)
1885 – Robert Delaunay, French painter (d. 1941)
1887 – Harold Lockwood, American actor (d. 1918)
1888 – Kaarlo Koskelo, Finnish wrestler (d. 1953)
1888 – Heinrich Neuhaus, Ukrainian-Russian pianist (d. 1964)
1892 – Johnny Dodds, American clarinet player and saxophonist (d. 1940)
1893 – Robert Harron, American actor (d. 1920)
1894 – Francisco Craveiro Lopes, Portuguese field marshal and politician, 13th President of Portugal (d. 1964)
1898 – Lily Pons, French-American soprano and actress (d. 1976)
1901 – Lowell Stockman, American politician (d. 1962)
1902 – Louis Beel, Dutch politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 1977)
1903 – Jan Tinbergen, Dutch economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1994)
1907 – Felix de Weldon, Austrian-American sculptor, designed the Marine Corps War Memorial (d. 2003)
1907 – Hardie Gramatky, American author and painter (d. 1979)
1908 – Ida Pollock, British writer (d. 2013)
1908 – Robert Lee Scott, Jr., American pilot and general (d. 2006)
1911 – Mahmoud Younis, Egyptian engineer (d. 1976)
1912 – Frank Dilio, Canadian businessman (d. 1997)
1912 – Walt Gorney, American actor (d. 2004)
1912 – Hamengkubuwono IX, Indonesian politician, 2nd Vice President of Indonesia (d. 1988)
1912 – Hound Dog Taylor, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1975)
1913 – Keiko Fukuda, Japanese-American martial artist (d. 2013)
1914 – Armen Alchian, American economist (d. 2013)
1916 – Movita Castaneda, American actress and singer (d. 2015)
1916 – Beverly Cleary, American author
1916 – Russell Garcia, American-New Zealand composer (d. 2011)
1916 – Benjamin Libet, American neuropsychologist and academic (d. 2007)
1917 – Helen Forrest, American singer (d. 1999)
1919 – István Anhalt, Hungarian-Canadian composer (d. 2012)
1919 – Billy Vaughn, American singer and bandleader (d. 1991)
1921 – Robert Cliche, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 1978)
1922 – Simon Kapwepwe, Zambian politician, 2nd Vice President of Zambia (d. 1980)
1922 – Audrey Long, American actress (d. 2014)
1923 – Ann Miller, American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2004)
1924 – Raymond Barre, French economist and politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 2007)
1924 – Peter Safar, Austrian physician (d. 2003)
1925 – Evelyn Berezin, American computer engineer
1925 – Joe Bowman, American target shooter and boot maker (d. 2009)
1925 – Ned Miller, American singer-songwriter
1925 – Oliver Postgate, English animator, puppeteer, and screenwriter (d. 2008)
1927 – Thomas Hemsley, English opera singer (d. 2013)
1928 – Hardy Krüger, German actor
1928 – Jean-François Paillard, French conductor (d. 2013)
1929 – Elspet Gray, Scottish actress (d. 2013)
1929 – Mukhran Machavariani, Georgian poet (d. 2010)
1930 – Manuel Neri, American sculptor and painter
1930 – Michał Życzkowski, Polish technician and educator (d. 2006)
1930 – Bryan Magee, English philosopher and politician
1931 – Leonid Derbenyov, Russian poet and songwriter (d. 1995)
1932 – Lakshman Kadirgamar, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 5th Minister of Foreign Affairs for Sri Lanka (d. 2005)
1932 – Jean-Pierre Marielle, French actor
1932 – Julio Ojeda Pascual, Spanish-Peruvian bishop (d. 2013)
1932 – Tiny Tim, American singer and ukulele player (d. 1996)
1933 – Montserrat Caballé, Spanish soprano and actress
1934 – Heinz Schneiter, Swiss footballer and manager
1935 – Jimmy Makulis, Greek singer (d. 2007)
1935 – Wendy Savage, English gynaecologist and activist
1936 – Charles Napier, American actor (d. 2011)
1936 – Kennedy Simmonds, first Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis
1937 – Dennis Banks, American author and activist
1937 – Igor Volk, Ukrainian-Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut
1939 – Alan Ayckbourn, English director and playwright
1939 – Johnny Raper, Australian rugby player and coach
1940 – Bashir Ahmad, Indian-Bangladeshi singer (d. 2014)
1940 – John Hagee, American pastor
1940 – Herbie Hancock, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (Miles Davis Quintet)
1941 – Bobby Moore, English footballer and manager (d. 1993)
1942 – Frank Bank, American actor (d. 2013)
1942 – Bill Bryden, Scottish actor, director, and screenwriter
1942 – Carlos Reutemann, Argentinian race car driver and politician, Governor of Santa Fe
1942 – Jacob Zuma, South African politician, 4th President of South Africa
1944 – Georgios Balanos, Greek author
1944 – Lisa Jardine, English historian, author, and academic
1944 – John Kay, German-Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (The Sparrows and Steppenwolf)
1945 – Lee Jong-wook, South Korean physician (d. 2006)
1946 – Ed O'Neill, American actor
1946 – George Robertson, Baron Robertson of Port Ellen, Scottish politician and diplomat, 10th Secretary General of NATO
1947 – Roy M. Anderson, English epidemiologist, zoologist, and academic
1947 – Martin Brasier, English palaeontologist, biologist, and academic (d. 2014)
1947 – Alex Briley, American singer (Village People)
1947 – Tom Clancy, American author (d. 2013)
1947 – Woody Johnson, American businessman and philanthropist
1947 – Dan Lauria, American actor
1947 – David Letterman, American comedian and talk show host
1947 – Wayne Northrop, American actor
1948 – Jeremy Beadle, English television host and producer (d. 2008)
1948 – Don Fernando, American porn actor and director
1948 – Joschka Fischer, German politician, Vice Chancellor of Germany
1948 – Marcello Lippi, Italian footballer, manager, and coach
1948 – Lois Reeves, American singer (Martha and the Vandellas)
1949 – Scott Turow, American lawyer and author
1950 – Flavio Briatore, Italian businessman
1950 – David Cassidy, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1950 – Nick Sackman, English composer
1951 – Tom Noonan, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1952 – Reuben Gant, American football player
1952 – Gary Soto, American author and poet
1952 – Ralph Wiley, American journalist (d. 2004)
1953 – Tanino Liberatore, Italian comics author and illustrator
1954 – John Faulkner, Australian politician, 52nd Minister of Defence for Australia
1954 – Jon Krakauer, American author
1954 – Steve Stevaert, Belgian businessman and politician, Governor of Limburg (d. 2015)
1954 – Pat Travers, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1955 – Fabian Hamilton, English politician
1956 – Andy García, Cuban-American actor
1956 – Herbert Grönemeyer, German singer-songwriter and actor
1957 – Greg Child, Australian mountaineer and author
1957 – Vince Gill, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Pure Prairie League and The Notorious Cherry Bombs)
1958 – J. Alexander, American-French model
1958 – Will Sergeant, English guitarist (Echo & the Bunnymen and Electrafixion)
1959 – Howard Stableford, English radio and television host
1959 – Tracy Tormé, American screenwriter and producer
1960 – Ron MacLean, Canadian sportscaster
1961 – Enedina Arellano Félix, Mexican drug lord
1961 – Corrado Fabi, Italian race car driver
1961 – Lisa Gerrard, Australian singer-songwriter (Dead Can Dance)
1961 – Charles Mann, American football player
1961 – Magda Szubanski, English-Australian actress
1962 – Art Alexakis, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (Everclear, Colorfinger, and The Easy Hoes)
1962 – Carlos Sainz, Spanish race car driver
1962 – Nobuhiko Takada, Japanese mixed martial artist and wrestler
1963 – Lydia Cacho, Mexican journalist
1964 – Amy Ray, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Indigo Girls)
1964 – Mark Simmonds, English politician
1965 – Kim Bodnia, Danish actor
1965 – Tom O'Brien, American actor and producer
1965 – Chi Onwurah, English politician
1965 – Mihai Stoica, Romanian footballer and manager
1967 – Sarah Cracknell, English singer-songwriter (Saint Etienne)
1967 – Mellow Man Ace, Cuban-American rapper (Cypress Hill)
1968 – Alicia Coppola, American actress
1968 – Toby Gad, German-American songwriter and producer
1968 – Adam Graves, Canadian ice hockey player
1969 – Jörn Lenz, German footballer and manager
1969 – Lucas Radebe, South African footballer
1969 – Michael Jackson, former NFL wide receiver
1970 – Sylvain Bouchard, Canadian speed skater
1971 – Nicholas Brendon, American actor
1971 – Shannen Doherty, American actress, director, and producer
1971 – Eyal Golan, Israeli singer
1971 – Nick Hexum, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (311)
1972 – Şebnem Ferah, Turkish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1972 – Dimitrios Kokotis, Greek high jumper
1972 – Paul Lo Duca, American baseball player
1973 – J. Scott Campbell, American author and illustrator
1973 – Claudia Jordan, American model and actress
1973 – Ryan Kisor, American trumpet player and composer
1973 – Christina Moore, American actress
1973 – Antonio Osuna, Mexican-American baseball player
1974 – Sylvinho, Brazilian footballer and manager
1974 – Belinda Emmett, Australian actress and singer (d. 2006)
1974 – Roman Hamrlík, Czech ice hockey player
1974 – Marley Shelton, American actress
1976 – Brad Miller, American basketball player
1977 – Giovanny Espinoza, Ecuadorian footballer
1977 – Sarah Jane Morris, American actress
1977 – Jason Price, Welsh footballer
1977 – Glenn Rogers, Australian-Scottish cricketer
1977 – Jordana Spiro, American actress
1978 – Guy Berryman, Scottish bass player and producer (Coldplay and Apparatjik)
1978 – Cheeming Boey, Singaporean-Malaysian illustrator
1978 – Scott Crary, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1978 – Riley Smith, American actor and singer
1978 – Robin Walker, English politician
1979 – Claire Danes, American actress
1979 – Jordan De Jong, American baseball player
1979 – Elena Grosheva, Russian gymnast
1979 – Mateja Kežman, Serbian footballer
1979 – Jennifer Morrison, American actress and producer
1979 – Paul Nicholls, English actor
1979 – Cristian Ranalli, Italian footballer
1980 – Argo Aadli, Estonian actor
1980 – Brian McFadden, Irish singer-songwriter (Westlife)
1980 – Erik Mongrain, Canadian guitarist and composer
1981 – Nicolás Burdisso, Argentinian footballer
1981 – Grant Holt, English footballer
1981 – Brian Vandborg, Danish cyclist
1982 – Deen, Bosnian singer
1982 – Easton Corbin, American singer-songwriter
1983 – Jelena Dokic, Serbian-Australian tennis player
1983 – Genta Ismajli, Kosovan-Albanian singer-songwriter and actress
1983 – Dwayne Smith, Barbadian cricketer
1985 – James Alexandrou, English actor
1985 – Brennan Boesch, American baseball player
1985 – Jeísa Chiminazzo, Brazilian model
1985 – Ted Ginn, Jr., American football player
1985 – Anna-Katharina Samsel, German actress
1985 – Olga Seryabkina, Russian singer-songwriter (Serebro)
1985 – Hitomi Yoshizawa, Japanese singer (Morning Musume, Dream Morning Musume, and Hangry & Angry)
1986 – Lorena, Spanish singer
1986 – Blerim Džemaili, Swiss footballer
1986 – Marcel Granollers, Spanish tennis player
1986 – Athena Lundberg, American model
1986 – Matt McGorry, American actor
1987 – Brooklyn Decker, American model and actress
1987 – Shawn Gore, Canadian football player
1987 – Brendon Urie, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Panic! at the Disco)
1988 – Ricardo Gabriel Álvarez, Argentinian footballer
1988 – Stephen Brogan, English footballer
1988 – Amedeo Calliari, Italian footballer
1988 – Jessie James, American singer-songwriter
1988 – April Rose Pengilly, Australian model and actress
1989 – T. Mills, American rapper
1989 – Miguel Ángel Ponce, American-Mexican footballer
1989 – Dominic Roco, Filipino actor
1989 – Felix Roco, Filipino actor
1989 – Kaitlyn Weaver, Canadian-American ice dancer
1990 – Francesca Halsall, English swimmer
1991 – Torey Krug, American ice hockey player
1991 – Oliver Norwood, English footballer
1991 – Magnus Pääjärvi, Swedish ice hockey player
1991 – Jazz Richards, Welsh footballer
1992 – Giorgio Cantarini, Italian actor
1992 – Chad le Clos, South African swimmer
1993 – Jordan Archer, English-born, Scottish footballer
1993 – Dorial Green-Beckham, American football player
1993 – Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Canadian ice hockey player
1993 – Katelyn Pippy, American actress
1994 – Isabelle Drummond, Brazilian actress
1994 – Saoirse Ronan, American-Irish actress
1994 – Airi Suzuki, Japanese actress and singer (Aa!, Cute, and Buono!)
1996 – Elizaveta Kulichkova, Russian tennis player
1997 – Katelyn Ohashi, American gymnast
1999 – Akai Osei, English dancer
2000 – Suzanna von Nathusius, Polish actress

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