Wednesday, April 15, 2015

April 15 Birthdays

1367 – Henry IV of England (d. 1413)
1452 – Leonardo da Vinci, Italian painter, sculptor, and architect (d. 1519)
1552 – Pietro Cataldi, Italian mathematician and astronomer (d. 1626)
1588 – Claudius Salmasius, French scholar (d. 1653)
1641 – Robert Sibbald, Scottish physician (d. 1722)
1642 – Suleiman II, Ottoman sultan (d. 1691)
1646 – Christian V of Denmark (d. 1699)
1646 – Pierre Poiret, French mystic and philosopher (d. 1719)
1684 – Catherine I of Russia (d. 1727)
1688 – Johann Friedrich Fasch, German violinist and composer (d. 1758)
1707 – Leonhard Euler, Swiss mathematician and physicist (d. 1783)
1710 – William Cullen, Scottish physician and chemist (d. 1790)
1721 – Prince William, Duke of Cumberland (d. 1765)
1741 – Charles Willson Peale, British-American painter and soldier (d. 1827)
1771 – Nicolas Chopin, French educator (d. 1844)
1772 – Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, French biologist (d. 1844)
1783 – Maria Branwell, mother of the Brontë siblings (d. 1821)
1793 – Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve, German astronomer and academic (d. 1864)
1800 – James Clark Ross, English captain and explorer (d. 1862)
1809 – Hermann Grassmann, German linguist and mathematician (d. 1877)
1828 – Jean Danjou, French captain (d. 1863)
1832 – Wilhelm Busch, German poet, painter, and illustrator (d. 1908)
1841 – Joseph E. Seagram, Canadian businessman and politician, founded the Seagram Company Ltd (d. 1919)
1843 – Henry James, American-English author (d. 1916)
1851 – Ponnambalam Ramanathan, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 3rd Solicitor General of Sri Lanka (d. 1930)
1856 – Jean Moréas, Greek poet and critic (d. 1910)
1858 – Émile Durkheim, French sociologist (d. 1917)
1861 – Bliss Carman, Canadian-American poet (d. 1929)
1874 – George Harrison Shull, American botanist and geneticist (d. 1954)
1874 – Johannes Stark, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1957)
1875 – James J. Jeffries, American boxer (d. 1953)
1878 – Robert Walser, Swiss author (d. 1956)
1879 – Melville Henry Cane, American lawyer and poet (d. 1980)
1883 – Stanley Bruce, Australian politician, 8th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1967)
1885 – Tadeusz Kutrzeba, Polish general (d. 1947)
1886 – Nikolay Gumilev, Russian poet and critic (d. 1921)
1888 – Maximilian Kronberger, German poet (d. 1904)
1889 – Thomas Hart Benton, American painter (d. 1975)
1889 – A. Philip Randolph, American activist (d. 1979)
1890 – Percy Shaw, English businessman, invented the cat's eye (d. 1976)
1892 – Theo Osterkamp, German pilot (d. 1975)
1892 – Corrie ten Boom, Dutch-American author and Holocaust survivor (d. 1983)
1894 – Nikita Khrushchev, Russian general and politician, 7th Premier of the Soviet Union (d. 1971)
1894 – Bessie Smith, American singer and actress (d. 1937)
1895 – Clark McConachy, New Zealand snooker player (d. 1980)
1896 – Nikolay Semyonov, Russian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)
1901 – Joe Davis, English snooker player (d. 1978)
1901 – Ajoy Mukherjee, Indian politician, Chief Minister of West Bengal (d. 1986)
1901 – René Pleven, French politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 1993)
1902 – Fernando Pessa, Portuguese journalist (d. 2002)
1903 – John Williams (actor), English stage, film and television actor (d. 1983)
1904 – Arshile Gorky, Armenian-American painter (d. 1948)
1907 – Nikolaas Tinbergen, Dutch ethologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1988)
1908 – Eden Ahbez, American singer-songwriter (d. 1995)
1908 – Lita Grey, American actress (d. 1995)
1910 – Miguel Najdorf, Polish-Argentinian chess player (d. 1997)
1912 – William Congdon, American painter (d. 1998)
1912 – Kim Il-sung, North Korean politician, Eternal President of North Korea (d. 1994)
1915 – Elizabeth Catlett, American sculptor and printmaker (d. 2012)
1916 – Alfred S. Bloomingdale, American businessman (d. 1982)
1916 – Helene Hanff, American author and screenwriter (d. 1997)
1917 – Hans Conried, American actor (d. 1982)
1917 – James Kee, American politician (d. 1989)
1919 – Alberto Breccia, Uruguayan-Argentinian author and illustrator (d. 1993)
1920 – Godfrey Stafford, English-South African physicist (d. 2013)
1920 – Thomas Szasz, Hungarian-American psychiatrist and academic (d. 2012)
1920 – Richard von Weizsäcker, German politician, 6th President of Germany (d. 2015)
1921 – Georgy Beregovoy, Ukrainian-Russian general, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1995)
1921 – Angelo DiGeorge, American physician (d. 2009)
1922 – Michael Ansara, Syrian-American actor (d. 2013)
1922 – Joyce Jacobs, English-Australian actress (d. 2013)
1922 – Hasrat Jaipuri, Indian poet and songwriter (d. 1999)
1922 – Harold Washington, American lawyer and politician, 51st Mayor of Chicago (d. 1987)
1923 – Artur Alliksaar, Estonian poet (d. 1966)
1923 – Robert DePugh, American activist, founded the Minutemen Organization (d. 2009)
1923 – Douglas Wass, English civil servant
1924 – M. Canagaratnam, Sri Lankan politician (d. 1980)
1924 – Neville Marriner, English violinist and conductor
1925 – George Shuffler, American guitarist (The Bailey Brothers and the Happy Valley Boys) (d. 2014)
1926 – Maurice Shock, English academic
1927 – Robert Mills, American physicist (d. 1999)
1929 – Gérald Beaudoin, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 2008)
1929 – Adrian Cadbury, English rower and businessman
1930 – Georges Descrières, French actor (d. 2013)
1930 – Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, Icelandic educator and politician, 4th President of Iceland
1931 – Kenneth Bloomfield, British civil servant (Northern Ireland Civil Service, Independent Commission for the Location of Victims' Remains)
1931 – Tomas Tranströmer, Swedish psychologist, poet, and translator, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2015)
1932 – Suresh Bhat, Indian poet (d. 2003)
1933 – Roy Clark, American singer and actor
1933 – David Hamilton, English-French photographer and director
1933 – Elizabeth Montgomery, American actress (d. 1995)
1933 – Jim Towers, English footballer (d. 2010)
1933 – Kōji Yada, Japanese voice actor (d. 2014)
1935 – Stavros Paravas, Greek actor (d. 2008)
1936 – Raymond Poulidor, French cyclist
1937 – Bob Luman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1978)
1937 – Uldis Pūcītis, Latvian actor and film director (d. 2000)
1938 – Claudia Cardinale, Tunisian-Italian actress
1938 – Hso Khan Pha, Burmese-Canadian geologist and politician
1939 – Marty Wilde, English singer-songwriter and actor
1940 – Jeffrey Archer, English author, playwright, and politician
1940 – Sean Caffrey, Irish actor (d. 2013)
1940 – Willie Davis, American baseball player and actor (d. 2010)
1940 – Woodie Fryman, American baseball player (d. 2011)
1940 – Robert Lacroix, Canadian economist and academic
1940 – Yossef Romano, Libyan-Israeli weightlifter (d. 1972)
1940 – Robert Walker, Jr., American actor
1941 – Howard Berman, American lawyer and politician
1942 – Francis X. DiLorenzo, American bishop
1942 – Walt Hazzard, American basketball player and coach (d. 2011)
1942 – Kenneth Lay, American businessman (d. 2006)
1942 – Tim Lankester, English economist and academic
1943 – Robert Lefkowitz, American physician, Nobel Prize laureate
1943 – Hugh Thompson, Jr., American soldier and pilot (d. 2006)
1943 – Veronica Linklater, Baroness Linklater, English politician
1944 – Dzhokhar Dudayev, Russian-Chechen general and politician, 1st President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria (d. 1996)
1944 – Dave Edmunds, Welsh singer, guitarist, and producer (Love Sculpture and Rockpile)
1946 – John Lloyd, Scottish journalist
1946 – Pete Rouse, American politician, White House Chief of Staff
1946 – Michael Tucci, American actor
1947 – Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, American screenwriter and producer
1947 – Martin Broughton, English businessman
1947 – Lois Chiles, American model and actress
1947 – David Omand, English civil servant and academic
1947 – Cristina Husmark Pehrsson, Swedish nurse and politician
1947 – Woolly Wolstenholme, English singer and keyboard player (Barclay James Harvest) (d. 2010)
1948 – Christopher Brown, English curator
1948 – Michael Kamen, American composer and conductor (d. 2003)
1949 – Alla Pugacheva, Russian singer-songwriter and actress
1949 – Craig Zadan, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1950 – Josiane Balasko, French actress, director, and screenwriter
1950 – Amy Wright, American actress
1951 – Heloise, American journalist and author
1951 – John L. Phillips, American captain and astronaut
1951 – Stuart Prebble, English broadcaster
1952 – Bengt Gingsjö, Swedish swimmer
1952 – Kym Gyngell, Australian actor
1952 – Sam McMurray, American actor
1952 – Brian Muir, English sculptor and set designer
1952 – Avital Ronell, American philosopher
1952 – Glenn Shadix, American actor (d. 2010)
1954 – Seka, American porn actress
1955 – Mark Damazer, English broadcaster and academic
1955 – Dodi Fayed, Egyptian film producer (d. 1997)
1955 – Jeff Golub, American guitarist (d. 2015)
1956 – Michael Cooper, American basketball player and coach
1957 – Evelyn Ashford, American runner
1958 – Keith Acton, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1958 – Abu Hamza al-Masri, Egyptian-English criminal
1958 – Noni Ioannidou, Greek model and actress
1958 – Memos Ioannou, Greek basketball player and coach
1958 – Sir Robert Smith, 3rd Baronet, Scottish politician
1958 – Benjamin Zephaniah, English actor, author, poet, and playwright
1959 – Fruit Chan, Chinese director, producer, and screenwriter
1959 – Kevin Lowe, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager
1959 – Emma Thompson, English actress and screenwriter
1959 – Thomas F. Wilson, American actor
1960 – Pierre Aubry, Canadian ice hockey player
1960 – Susanne Bier, Danish director and screenwriter
1960 – Pedro Delgado, Spanish cyclist
1960 – Tony Jones, English snooker player
1960 – Philippe of Belgium
1961 – Neil Carmichael, English academic and politician
1962 – Surjit Bindrakhia, Indian singer (d. 2003)
1962 – Nawal El Moutawakel, Moroccan hurdler
1962 – Tom Kane, American voice actor
1963 – Alex Crawford, Nigerian-South African journalist
1963 – Bobby Pepper, American journalist
1963 – Manzoor Elahi, Pakistani cricketer
1965 – Linda Perry, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (4 Non Blondes)
1966 – Samantha Fox, English singer and actress
1966 – Mott Green, American businessman, founded the Grenada Chocolate Company (d. 2013)
1967 – Frankie Poullain, Scottish bass player and songwriter (The Darkness)
1967 – Dara Torres, American swimmer
1968 – Ben Clarke, English rugby player
1968 – Ed O'Brien, English guitarist and songwriter (Radiohead)
1968 – Stacey Williams, American model and actress
1969 – Jeromy Burnitz, American baseball player
1969 – Kaisa Roose, Estonian conductor
1969 – Jimmy Waite, Canadian-German ice hockey player
1970 – Flex Alexander, American actor
1970 – Chris Huffins, American decathlete
1971 – Kate Harbour, English voice actress
1971 – Katy Hill, English television host
1971 – Meelis Loit, Estonian fencer
1971 – Jason Sehorn, American football player
1971 – Karl Turner, English politician
1972 – Arturo Gatti, Italian-Canadian boxer (d. 2009)
1972 – Lou Romano, American animator and voice actor
1974 – Keith Malley, American comedian and actor
1974 – Kim Min-kyo, South Korean actor and director
1974 – Danny Pino, American actor
1974 – Mike Quinn, American football player
1974 – Douglas Spain, American actor, director, and producer
1974 – Tim Thomas, American ice hockey player
1975 – Paul Dana, American race car driver (d. 2006)
1975 – Philip Labonte, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (All That Remains and Shadows Fall)
1975 – Sarah Teichmann, German-American scientific researcher
1976 – Jason Bonsignore, Canadian ice hockey player
1976 – Darius Regelskis, Lithuanian footballer
1976 – Kęstutis Šeštokas, Lithuanian basketball player
1976 – Susan Ward, American actress
1976 – Steve Williams, English rower
1977 – Sudarsan Pattnaik, Indian sculptor
1977 – Brian Pothier, American ice hockey player
1978 – Austin Aries, American wrestler
1978 – Milton Bradley, American baseball player
1978 – Tim Corcoran, American baseball player
1978 – Luis Fonsi, Puerto Rican-American singer-songwriter
1979 – Luke Evans (actor), Welsh actor
1980 – Patrick Carney, American drummer (The Black Keys and Drummer)
1980 – James Foster, English cricketer
1980 – Michelle L'amour, American dancer
1980 – Raül López, Spanish basketball player
1980 – Willie Mason, Australian rugby player
1980 – Aida Mollenkamp, American chef and author
1980 – Víctor Núñez, Costa Rican footballer
1980 – Fränk Schleck, Luxembourger cyclist
1980 – Billy Yates, American football player
1981 – Andrés D'Alessandro, Argentinian footballer
1982 – Michael Aubrey, American baseball player
1982 – Anthony Green, American singer-songwriter (Circa Survive, The Sound of Animals Fighting, Saosin, High and Driving, and Zolof the Rock & Roll Destroyer)
1982 – Albert Riera, Spanish footballer
1982 – Seth Rogen, Canadian-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1983 – Blu, American rapper and producer (All City Chess Club)
1983 – Alice Braga, Brazilian actress
1983 – Matt Cardle, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Seven Summers and Darwyn)
1983 – Dudu Cearense, Brazilian footballer
1983 – Andreas Fransson, Swedish extreme skier (d. 2014)
1983 – Ilya Kovalchuk, Russian ice hockey player
1983 – Bronson La'Cassie, Australian golfer
1983 – Martin Pedersen, Danish cyclist
1983 – Anthony Sedlak, Canadian chef (d. 2012)
1984 – Cam Janssen, American ice hockey player
1984 – Ben Kasica, American guitarist and producer (Skillet)
1984 – Daniel Paille, Canadian hockey player
1985 – Chris Cates, American baseball player
1985 – John Danks, American baseball player
1985 – Ryan Hamilton, Canadian ice hockey player
1985 – Aaron Laffey, American baseball player
1985 – Amy Ried, American porn actress
1985 – Diana Zubiri, Filipino actress
1986 – Tom Heaton, English footballer
1986 – Sylvain Marveaux, French footballer
1986 – Quincy Owusu-Abeyie, Ghanaian footballer
1987 – Iyaz, Virgin Islander singer-songwriter
1987 – Sapphire Elia, English actress and singer
1987 – Samira Wiley, American actress
1988 – Thomas Albanese, Italian footballer
1988 – Steven Defour, Belgian footballer
1988 – Yann David, French rugby player
1988 – Eliza Doolittle, English singer-songwriter
1988 – Manami Numakura, Japanese voice actress
1988 – Beate Schrott, Austrian hurdler
1989 – Andre Kinney, American actor
1990 – Lily Carter, American porn actress
1990 – Emma Watson, English actress
1991 – Daiki Arioka, Japanese actor and singer
1992 – Amy Diamond, Swedish singer and actress
1992 – Kimberly Dos Ramos, Venezuelan actress and singer
1992 – John Guidetti, Swedish footballer
1992 – Richard Sandrak, Ukrainian-American bodybuilder, martial artist, and actor
1993 – Madeleine Martin, American actress
1994 – Bea Nicolas, Filipino actress
1995 – Cody Christian, American actor
1995 – Kim Nam-joo, South Korean singer, vocalist, dancer, actress and model
1996 – İpek Soylu, Turkish tennis player
1997 – Maisie Williams, English actress

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