Monday, April 13, 2015

April 13 Birthdays

1506 – Peter Faber, French theologian, co-founded the Society of Jesus (d. 1546)
1519 – Catherine de' Medici, Italian-French wife of Henry II of France (d. 1589)
1570 – Guy Fawkes, English soldier, planned the Gunpowder Plot (d. 1606)
1573 – Christina of Holstein-Gottorp (d. 1625)
1593 – Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1641)
1618 – Roger de Rabutin, Comte de Bussy, French author (d. 1693)
1713 – Pierre Jélyotte, French tenor (d. 1797)
1729 – Thomas Percy, Irish bishop (d. 1811)
1732 – Frederick North, Lord North, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1792)
1735 – Isaac Low, British-born American merchant and politician, founded the New York Chamber of Commerce (d. 1791)
1743 – Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States (d. 1826)
1747 – Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans (d. 1793)
1764 – Laurent de Gouvion Saint-Cyr, French marshal (d. 1830)
1769 – Thomas Lawrence, English painter (d. 1830)
1771 – Richard Trevithick, English engineer (d. 1833)
1780 – Alexander Mitchell, Irish engineer, invented the Screw-pile lighthouse (d. 1868)
1784 – Friedrich Graf von Wrangel, Prussian field marshal (d. 1877)
1787 – John Robertson, American lawyer and politician (d. 1873)
1794 – Jean Pierre Flourens, French physiologist (d. 1867)
1802 – Leopold Fitzinger, Austrian zoologist (d. 1884)
1808 – Antonio Meucci, Italian-American inventor (d. 1889)
1824 – William Alexander, Irish bishop (d. 1911)
1825 – Thomas D'Arcy McGee, Irish-Canadian journalist and politician (d. 1868)
1828 – Joseph Lightfoot, English bishop and theologian (d. 1889)
1832 – Juan Montalvo, Ecuadorian author (d. 1889)
1841 – Louis-Ernest Barrias, French sculptor (d. 1905)
1850 – Arthur Matthew Weld Downing, Irish astronomer (d. 1917)
1851 – Robert Abbe, American surgeon (d. 1928)
1851 – William Quan Judge, Irish occultist and theosophist (d. 1896)
1852 – Frank Winfield Woolworth, American businessman, founded the F.W. Woolworth Company (d. 1919)
1860 – James Ensor, Belgian painter (d. 1949)
1866 – Butch Cassidy, American criminal (d. 1908)
1872 – John Cameron, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 1935)
1872 – Alexander Roda Roda, Austrian-Croatian journalist and author (d. 1945)
1873 – John W. Davis, American lawyer and politician, 14th United States Solicitor General (d. 1955)
1875 – Ray Lyman Wilbur, American physician, academic, and politician, 31st United States Secretary of the Interior (d. 1949)
1879 – Edward Bruce, American lawyer and painter (d. 1943)
1880 – Charles Christie, Canadian-American businessman, co-founded the Christie Film Company (d. 1955)
1885 – Vean Gregg, American baseball player (d. 1964)
1885 – Juhan Kukk, Estonian politician, Head of State of Estonia (d. 1942)
1885 – Georg Lukács, Hungarian philosopher and critic (d. 1971)
1887 – Gordon S. Fahrni, Canadian physician (d. 1995)
1887 – Peter Ratican, American soccer player (d. 1922)
1889 – Herbert Yardley, American cryptologist (d. 1958)
1890 – Frank Murphy, American jurist and politician, 56th United States Attorney General (d. 1949)
1890 – Dadasaheb Torne, Indian director and producer (d. 1960)
1891 – Maurice Buckley, Australian sergeant, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1921)
1891 – Nella Larsen, American author (d. 1964)
1891 – Robert Scholl, German accountant and politician (d. 1973)
1892 – Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet, English marshal (d. 1984)
1892 – Robert Watson-Watt, Scottish engineer, invented the Radar (d. 1973)
1894 – Arthur Fadden, Australian politician, 13th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1973)
1897 – Werner Voss, German pilot (d. 1917)
1899 – Alfred Mosher Butts, American architect and game designer, created Scrabble (d. 1993)
1900 – Pierre Molinier, French painter and photographer (d. 1976)
1901 – Jacques Lacan, French psychoanalyst (d. 1981)
1901 – Alan Watt, Australian public servant and diplomat (d. 1988)
1902 – Philippe de Rothschild, French race car driver (d. 1988)
1902 – Marguerite Henry, American author (d. 1997)
1904 – David Robinson, English businessman and philanthropist (d. 1987)
1906 – Samuel Beckett, Irish-French author, playwright, and director, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1989)
1906 – Bud Freeman, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1991)
1906 – Klaudia Taev, Estonian vocal pedagogue (d. 1985)
1907 – Harold Stassen, American academic and politician, 25th Governor of Minnesota (d. 2001)
1909 – Stanislaw Ulam, Ukrainian-American mathematician (d. 1984)
1909 – Eudora Welty, American author (d. 2001)
1911 – Ico Hitrec, Croatian footballer and manager (d. 1946)
1911 – Jean-Louis Lévesque, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1994)
1911 – Nino Sanzogno, Italian conductor and composer (d. 1983)
1913 – Kermit Tyler, American pilot and lieutenant (d. 2010)
1916 – Phyllis Fraser, American actress, journalist, and publisher, co-founded Beginner Books (d. 2006)
1917 – Robert Orville Anderson, American businessman, founded Atlantic Richfield Oil Co. (d. 2007)
1917 – Bill Clements, American politician, 42nd Governor of Texas (d. 2011)
1919 – Roland Gaucher, French journalist (d. 2007)
1919 – Howard Keel, American actor and singer (d. 2004)
1919 – Madalyn Murray O'Hair, American activist, founded American Atheists (d. 1995)
1919 – Phil Tonken, American voice actor (d. 2000)
1920 – Roberto Calvi, Italian banker (d. 1982)
1920 – Claude Cheysson, French politician, Foreign Minister of France (d. 2012)
1920 – Liam Cosgrave, Irish lawyer and politician, 6th Taoiseach of Ireland
1920 – John LaPorta, American clarinet player and saxophonist (d. 2004)
1921 – Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza, Dutch-Swiss businessman (d. 2002)
1922 – Heinz Baas, German footballer and manager (d. 1994)
1922 – John Braine, English author (d. 1986)
1922 – Julius Nyerere, Tanzanian politician, 1st President of Tanzania (d. 1999)
1922 – Valve Pormeister, Estonian architect (d. 2002)
1923 – Don Adams, American actor and director (d. 2005)
1923 – A. H. Halsey, English sociologist and academic (d. 2014)
1923 – Stanley Tanger, American businessman and philanthropist, founded the Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (d. 2010)
1924 – John T. Biggers, American painter and muralist (d. 2001)
1924 – Jack T. Chick, American author, illustrator, and publisher
1924 – Stanley Donen, American director and choreographer
1926 – Ellie Lambeti, Greek actress (d. 1983)
1926 – John Spencer-Churchill, 11th Duke of Marlborough, English businessman (d. 2014)
1927 – Rosemary Haughton, British theologian, philosopher, and author
1927 – Maurice Ronet, French actor and director (d. 1983)
1928 – Alan Clark, English politician (d. 1999)
1928 – Gianni Marzotto, Italian racing driver and entrepreneur (d. 2012)
1931 – Anita Cerquetti, Italian operatic soprano (d. 2014)
1931 – Robert Enrico, French director and screenwriter (d. 2001)
1931 – Dan Gurney, American race car driver
1931 – Arturo Rodenak, Argentinian-Chilean footballer (d. 2012)
1931 – Jon Stone, American screenwriter and producer, co-created Sesame Street (d. 1997)
1932 – Orlando Letelier, Chilean-American economist and politician, Chilean Minister of National Defense (d. 1976)
1933 – Ben Nighthorse Campbell, American soldier and politician
1934 – John Muckler, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager
1935 – Lyle Waggoner, American actor
1936 – Pierre Rosenberg, French historian
1937 – Edward Fox, English actor
1937 – Lanford Wilson, American playwright (d. 2011)
1938 – John Weston, English diplomat
1939 – Seamus Heaney, Irish poet and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
1939 – Paul Sorvino, American actor
1940 – Mike Beuttler, Egyptian-English race car driver (d. 1988)
1940 – Lester Chambers, American singer-songwriter (The Chambers Brothers)
1940 – Vladimir Cosma, Romanian composer and conductor
1940 – J. M. G. Le Clézio, French author and educator, Nobel Prize laureate
1940 – Jim McNab, Scottish footballer (d. 2006)
1940 – Max Mosley, English race car driver and engineer, co-founded March Engineering
1941 – Michael Stuart Brown, American geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate
1941 – Jean-Marc Reiser, French author and illustrator (d. 1983)
1941 – Marjorie Yates, English actress
1942 – Ataol Behramoğlu Turkish poet and author
1942 – Bill Conti, American composer and conductor
1943 – Billy Kidd, American skier
1943 – Tim Krabbé, Dutch journalist and author
1943 – Philip Norman, English journalist, author, and playwright
1944 – Charles Burnett, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1944 – Jack Casady, American bass player (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna, and Jefferson Starship)
1944 – Susan Davis, American politician
1945 – Tony Dow, American actor, director, and producer
1945 – Lowell George, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Little Feat and Mothers of Invention) (d. 1979)
1945 – Bob Kalsu, American football player and lieutenant (d. 1970)
1945 – Judy Nunn, Australian actress and screenwriter
1946 – Al Green, American singer-songwriter, producer, and pastor
1946 – Christopher Strauli, English actor
1947 – Rae Armantrout, American poet
1947 – Mike Chapman, Australian-English songwriter and producer
1947 – Jean-Jacques Laffont, French economist
1948 – Nam Hae-il, South Korean admiral
1948 – Drago Jančar, Slovenian author and playwright
1949 – Len Cook, New Zealand-English mathematician and statistician
1949 – Frank Doran, Scottish lawyer and politician
1949 – Christopher Hitchens, English-American journalist and author (d. 2011)
1949 – Ricardo Zunino, Argentinian race car driver
1950 – Joseph Paul Franklin, American serial killer (d. 2013)
1950 – Terry Lester, American actor (d. 2003)
1950 – Ron Perlman, American actor
1950 – William Sadler, American actor
1951 – Leszek Borysiewicz, Welsh immunologist and academic
1951 – Peabo Bryson, American singer-songwriter and producer
1951 – Peter Davison, English actor and singer
1951 – Joachim Streich, German footballer and manager
1951 – Max Weinberg, American drummer (E Street Band and Jimmy Vivino and the Basic Cable Band)
1952 – Erick Avari, Indian-American actor
1952 – Ron Dittemore, American businessman
1952 – David Drew, English lawyer and politician
1952 – Jonjo O'Neill, Irish jockey and trainer
1953 – Stephen Byers, English politician
1953 – Dany Laferrière, Canadian author
1954 – Jimmy Destri, American keyboard player and songwriter (Blondie)
1954 – Niels Olsen, Danish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Olsen Brothers)
1954 – Barbara Roche, English politician
1955 – Steve Camp, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1955 – Louis Johnson, American bass player and producer (The Brothers Johnson)
1955 – Lupe Pintor, Mexican boxer
1955 – Ole von Beust, German politician, 1st Mayor of Hamburg
1955 – Hideki Saijo, Japanese singer
1956 – Possum Bourne, New Zealand race car driver (d. 2003)
1956 – Alan Devonshire, English footballer and manager
1957 – Amy Goodman, American journalist and author
1957 – Gary Kroeger, American actor
1957 – Dallas Moir, Maltese-Scottish cricketer
1957 – Saundra Santiago, American actress
1960 – Lyn Brown, English politician
1960 – Bob Casey, Jr., American lawyer and politician
1960 – Olaf Ludwig, German cyclist
1960 – Rudi Völler, German footballer and manager
1961 – Hiro Yamamoto, American bass player and songwriter (Soundgarden and Truly)
1962 – Hillel Slovak, Israeli-American guitarist (Red Hot Chili Peppers and What Is This?) (d. 1988)
1963 – Garry Kasparov, Russian chess player
1964 – Davis Love III, American golfer
1964 – Caroline Rhea, Canadian-American actress
1964 – John Swinney, Scottish politician
1965 – Patricio Pouchulu, Argentinian architect and educator
1966 – Mando, Greek singer-songwriter
1966 – Ali Boumnijel, Tunisian footballer
1966 – Marc Ford, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (The Black Crowes and Burning Tree)
1967 – Dana Barros, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster
1967 – Michael Eisen, American biologist
1967 – Olga Tañón, Puerto Rican singer-songwriter (Chantelle)
1969 – Dirk Muschiol, German footballer
1970 – Monty Brown, American football player and wrestler
1970 – Gerry Creaney, Scottish footballer and manager
1970 – Szilveszter Csollány, Hungarian gymnast
1970 – Ricardo Rincón, Mexican-American baseball player
1970 – Ricky Schroder, American actor and director
1971 – Valensia, Dutch singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1971 – Dina Korzun, Russian actress
1971 – Danie Mellor, Australian painter and sculptor
1971 – Bo Outlaw, American basketball player
1972 – Mariusz Czerkawski, Polish ice hockey player
1972 – Aaron Lewis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Staind)
1973 – Bokeem Woodbine, American actor
1974 – Sergei Gonchar, Russian ice hockey player
1974 – Darren Turner, English race car driver
1974 – David Zdrilic, Australian footballer
1975 – Jasey-Jay Anderson, Canadian snowboarder
1975 – Lou Bega, German singer-songwriter
1975 – Bruce Dyer, English footballer
1975 – Tatiana Navka, Russian ice dancer
1976 – Jonathan Brandis, American actor (d. 2003)
1976 – Valentina Cervi, Italian actress
1976 – Patrik Eliáš, Czech-American ice hockey player
1976 – Glenn Howerton, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1976 – Yoo Ji-tae, South Korean actor and director
1977 – Jeff Stearns, American actor
1977 – Margus Tsahkna, Estonian politician
1978 – Arron Asham, Canadian ice hockey player
1978 – Nick Garrett, English singer (The Swingle Singers and Amici Forever)
1978 – Kyle Howard, American actor
1978 – James Jordan, English dancer and choreographer
1978 – Sylvie Meis, Dutch model and actress
1978 – Carles Puyol, Spanish footballer
1978 – Raemon Sluiter, Dutch tennis player
1978 – Keydrick Vincent, American football player
1979 – Gréta Arn, Hungarian tennis player
1979 – Baron Davis, American basketball player
1979 – Tony Lundon, Irish singer-songwriter, producer, and dancer (Liberty X)
1979 – Síle Seoige, Irish television host
1979 – Meghann Shaughnessy, American tennis player
1979 – William Henry van Cutsem, British godfather of Prince George of Cambridge
1979 – Murat Yıldırım, Turkish actor
1980 – Colleen Clinkenbeard, American voice actress, director, producer, and screenwriter
1980 – Jana Cova, Czech porn actress and model
1980 – Kelli Giddish, American actress
1980 – Jason Maguire, Irish jockey
1980 – Alan Melikdjanian, Latvian-American actor, director, and producer
1980 – Quentin Richardson, American basketball player
1981 – Nat Borchers, American soccer player
1981 – Gemma Doyle, Scottish politician
1981 – Courtney Peldon, American actress
1981 – Bryan Scott, American football player
1982 – Tim Hamilton, Czech porn actor and model
1982 – Nellie McKay, English-American singer-songwriter and actress
1982 – Janice Vidal, Hong Kong singer and actress
1982 – Jill Vidal, Hong Kong singer and actress
1983 – Claudio Bravo, Chilean footballer
1983 – Schalk Burger, South African rugby player
1983 – Nicole Cooke, Welsh cyclist
1983 – Derek Lee Nixon, American actor and producer
1983 – Hunter Pence, American baseball player
1984 – Jarmo Ahjupera, Estonian footballer
1984 – Anders Lindegaard, Danish footballer
1984 – Hiro Mizushima, Japanese actor
1984 – Matthew Needham, English actor
1985 – Anna Jennings-Edquist, Australian actress, director, and playwright
1985 – Algo Kärp, Estonian skier
1987 – Brandon Hardesty, American actor
1987 – Massimiliano Pesenti, Italian footballer
1987 – Allison Weiss, American singer-songwriter
1988 – Anderson Luís de Abreu Oliveira, Brazilian footballer
1988 – Petteri Koponen, Finnish basketball player
1988 – Allison Williams, American actress and singer
1991 – Akeem Adams, Trinidadian footballer (d. 2013)
1991 – Ulises Dávila, Mexican footballer
1991 – Josh Gordon, American football player
1992 – Denis Kudryavtsev, Russian hurdler
1993 – Hannah Marks, American actress
1993 – Tony Wroten, American basketball player
1994 – Ángelo Henríquez, Chilean footballer
1994 – Elvis Merzļikins, Latvian ice hockey player

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