Saturday, April 18, 2015

April 18 Birthdays

1480 – Lucrezia Borgia, Italian daughter of Pope Alexander VI (d. 1519)
1590 – Ahmed I, Ottoman sultan (d. 1617)
1605 – Giacomo Carissimi, Italian priest and composer (d. 1674)
1648 – Jeanne Guyon, French mystic (d. 1717)
1666 – Jean-Féry Rebel, French violinist and composer (d. 1747)
1740 – Sir Francis Baring, 1st Baronet, English banker (d. 1810)
1759 – Jacques Widerkehr, French cellist and composer (d. 1823)
1771 – Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg (d. 1820)
1772 – David Ricardo, English economist (d. 1823)
1797 – Adolphe Thiers, French historian and politician, 2nd President of France (d. 1877)
1813 – James McCune Smith, American physician and author (d. 1865)
1819 – Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, Cuban lawyer and activist (d. 1874)
1819 – Franz von Suppé, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1895)
1838 – Paul Emile Lecoq de Boisbaudran, French chemist (d. 1912)
1857 – Clarence Darrow, American lawyer (d. 1938)
1857 – Alexander Shirvanzade, Armenian playwright and author (d. 1935)
1858 – Dhondo Keshav Karve, Indian educator and activist (d. 1962)
1863 – Count Leopold Berchtold, Austrian-Hungarian politician and diplomat (d. 1942)
1863 – Linton Hope, English sailor and architect (d. 1920)
1864 – Richard Harding Davis, American journalist and author (d. 1916)
1874 – Abd-ru-shin, German author (d. 1941)
1874 – Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić, Croatian author (d. 1938)
1877 – Vicente Sotto, Filipino politician (d. 1950)
1879 – Korneli Kekelidze, Georgian philologist and scholar (d. 1962)
1880 – Sam Crawford, American baseball player, coach, and umpire (d. 1968)
1882 – Isaac Babalola Akinyele, Nigerian ruler (d. 1964)
1882 – Leopold Stokowski, Polish-English conductor (d. 1977)
1884 – Jaan Anvelt, Estonian politician (d. 1937)
1888 – Duffy Lewis, American baseball player (d. 1979)
1889 – Jessie Street, Australian activist (d. 1970)
1893 – Violette Morris, French shot putter and discus thrower (d. 1944)
1896 – Na Hye-sok, South Korean journalist, poet, and painter (d. 1948)
1897 – Ardito Desio, Italian geologist and cartographer (d. 2001)
1897 – Per-Erik Hedlund, Swedish cross-country skier (d. 1975)
1898 – Patrick Hennessy, Irish businessman (d. 1981)
1901 – Al Lewis, American songwriter (d. 1967)
1901 – László Németh, Hungarian dentist, author, and playwright (d. 1975)
1902 – Giuseppe Pella, Italian politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1981)
1902 – Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Russian-French rabbi (d. 1994)
1904 – Pigmeat Markham, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1981)
1905 – Sydney Halter, Canadian lawyer and businessman (d. 1990)
1905 – George H. Hitchings, American physician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)
1907 – Miklós Rózsa, Hungarian-American composer and conductor (d. 1995)
1911 – Ilario Bandini, Italian businessman, racing driver, and racing car (d. 1992)
1911 – Maurice Goldhaber, Ukrainian-American physicist (d. 2011)
1914 – Claire Martin, Canadian author (d. 2014)
1915 – Joy Davidman, American poet and author (d. 1960)
1916 – Carl Burgos, American illustrator (d. 1984)
1916 – Doug Peden, Canadian basketball player (d. 2005)
1917 – Ty LaForest, Canadian-American baseball player (d. 1947)
1917 – Frederica of Hanover (d. 1981)
1918 – Gabriel Axel, Danish-French actor, director, and producer (d. 2014)
1918 – André Bazin, French critic and theorist (d. 1958)
1918 – Shinobu Hashimoto, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter
1918 – Clifton Hillegass, American publisher, founded CliffsNotes (d. 2001)
1918 – Tony Mottola, American guitarist and composer (d. 2004)
1919 – Vondell Darr, American actress (d. 2012)
1919 – Virginia O'Brien, American actress and singer (d. 2001)
1920 – John F. Wiley, American football player and coach (d. 2013)
1921 – Jean Richard, French actor (d. 2001)
1922 – Barbara Hale, American actress
1923 – Alfred Bieler, Swiss ice hockey player (d. 2013)
1923 – Beryl Platt, Baroness Platt of Writtle, English engineer and politician (d. 2015)
1924 – Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2005)
1924 – Henry Hyde, American politician (d. 2007)
1924 – Roy Mason, Lord Mason of Barnsley, English politician, Secretary of State for Defence
1925 – Bob Hastings, American actor (d. 2014)
1925 – Marcus Schmuck, Austrian mountaineer (d. 2005)
1926 – Günter Meisner, German actor (d. 1994)
1927 – Samuel P. Huntington, American political scientist, author, and academic (d. 2008)
1927 – Tadeusz Mazowiecki, Polish journalist and politician, Prime Minister of Poland (d. 2013)
1928 – Karl Josef Becker, German cardinal and theologian (d. 2015)
1928 – Otto Piene, German sculptor and academic (d. 2014)
1929 – Peter Hordern, English politician
1930 – Clive Revill, New Zealand-English actor and singer
1931 – Bill Miles, American director and producer (d. 2013)
1934 – James Drury, American actor
1934 – George Shirley, American tenor
1935 – Jerry Dexter, American voice actor (d. 2013)
1935 – Costas Ferris, Egyptian-Greek actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1936 – Roger Graef, American-English criminologist, director, and producer
1936 – Vladimir Hütt, Estonian physicist and philosopher (d. 1997)
1936 – Tommy Ivo, American actor and race car driver
1937 – Jan Kaplický, Czech architect, designed the Selfridges Building (d. 2009)
1937 – Teddy Taylor, Scottish politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland
1939 – William McKay, English academic
1939 – Thomas J. Moyer, American jurist
1940 – Joseph L. Goldstein, American biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate
1940 – Jaak Lipso, Estonian basketball player and coach
1940 – Mike Vickers, English guitarist, saxophonist, and songwriter (Manfred Mann)
1941 – Michael D. Higgins, Irish politician, 9th President of Ireland
1942 – Michael Beloff, English lawyer
1942 – Steve Blass, American baseball player and sportscaster
1942 – Robert Christgau, American journalist and critic
1942 – Jochen Rindt, German-Austrian race car driver (d. 1970)
1944 – Frances D'Souza, Baroness D'Souza, English academic and politician
1944 – Robert Hanssen, American FBI agent and spy
1944 – Philip Jackson, Scottish sculptor
1945 – Bernard Arcand, Canadian anthropologist and author (d. 2009)
1945 – Richard Bausch, American novelist, poet, and short story writer
1945 – Robert Bausch, American novelist, and short story writer
1945 – Margaret Hassan, Irish-Iraqi aid worker (d. 2004)
1946 – Jean-François Balmer, Swiss actor
1946 – Irene Fernandez, Malaysian activist (d. 2014)
1946 – Hayley Mills, English actress and singer
1946 – Skip Spence, Canadian-American singer-songwriter, drummer and guitarist (Jefferson Airplane and Moby Grape) (d. 1999)
1947 – Kathy Acker, American author and poet (d. 1997)
1947 – Moses Blah, Liberian politician, 23rd President of Liberia (d. 2013)
1947 – Dorothy Lyman, American actress, director, and producer
1947 – Herbert Mullin, American serial killer
1947 – Cindy Pickett, American actress
1947 – Greg Quill, Australian-Canadian singer-songwriter and journalist (d. 2013)
1947 – Jerzy Stuhr, Polish actor, director, and screenwriter
1947 – James Woods, American actor and producer
1948 – Régis Wargnier, French director, producer, and screenwriter
1949 – Geoff Bodine, American race car driver
1950 – Paul Callery, Australian footballer
1950 – Kenny Ortega, American director, producer, and choreographer
1951 – Ricardo Fortaleza, Australian-Filipino boxer and coach
1951 – Pierre Pettigrew, Canadian politician
1953 – Rick Moranis, Canadian-American actor, singer, and screenwriter
1954 – Robert Greenberg, American composer and pianist
1956 – Anna Kathryn Holbrook, American actress
1956 – Eric Roberts, American actor
1956 – Melody Thomas Scott, American actress
1958 – Malcolm Marshall, Barbadian cricketer (d. 1999)
1958 – Thomas Simaku, Albanian-English composer
1958 – Tarmo Teder, Estonian poet and critic
1959 – Susan Faludi, American journalist and author
1959 – Frank Mulholland, Scottish lawyer and politician, Solicitor General for Scotland
1961 – Kelly Hansen, American singer-songwriter (Foreigner and Hurricane)
1961 – Jane Leeves, English actress and dancer
1961 – Steve Lombardi, American wrestler and agent
1961 – John Podhoretz, American journalist and author
1962 – Poonam Dhillon, Indian actress
1962 – Jeff Dunham, American comedian and ventriloquist
1962 – Nick Farr-Jones, Australian rugby player
1963 – Mike Mangini, American drummer (Dream Theater, Annihilator, Extreme, and Tribe of Judah)
1963 – Eric McCormack, Canadian-American actor and producer
1963 – Conan O'Brien, American actor, producer, screenwriter, and talk show host
1963 – Peter Van Loan, Canadian politician
1964 – Bez, English drummer and dancer (Happy Mondays and Black Grape)
1964 – Jim Ellison, American singer-songwriter (Material Issue) (d. 1996)
1964 – Niall Ferguson, Scottish historian and academic
1964 – Rithy Panh, Cambodian director and screenwriter
1965 – Steven Stayner, American kidnap victim (d. 1989)
1965 – Rob Stenders, Dutch radio host
1966 – Camille Coduri, English actress
1966 – Trine Hattestad, Norwegian javelin thrower
1966 – Valeri Kamensky, Russian ice hockey player
1967 – Maria Bello, American actress and singer
1968 – Mary Birdsong, American actress and singer
1968 – David Hewlett, English-Canadian actor, writer and director
1969 – Keith R. A. DeCandido, American author
1969 – Sayako Kuroda, Japanese daughter of Akihito
1969 – Stefan Schwarz, Swedish footballer and manager
1970 – Rico Brogna, American baseball player and coach
1970 – Greg Eklund, American drummer and guitarist (Everclear and The Oohlas)
1970 – Saad Hariri, Saudi Arabian-Lebanese politician, 66th Prime Minister of Lebanon
1970 – François Leroux, Canadian ice hockey player and radio host
1970 – Lisa LoCicero, American actress
1970 – Esther Schweins, German actress
1970 – Tatiana Stefanidou, Greek journalist and television host
1971 – Tamara Braun, American actress
1971 – Samantha Cameron, English businesswoman, Spouse of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
1971 – Oleg Petrov, Russian ice hockey player
1971 – Fredro Starr, American rapper and actor (Onyx)
1971 – David Tennant, Scottish actor
1972 – Rosa Clemente, American journalist and activist
1972 – Eli Roth, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1973 – Jad Abumrad, American radio host and producer
1973 – Derrick Brooks, American football player
1973 – Brady Clark, American baseball player
1973 – Haile Gebrselassie, Ethiopian runner
1974 – Millie Corretjer, Puerto Rican singer and actress
1974 – Mark Tremonti, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Creed and Alter Bridge)
1974 – Edgar Wright, English director and screenwriter
1975 – GoonRock, American songwriter and producer
1975 – Jeong Jae-heon, South Korean voice actor
1975 – Sergei Terehhov, Estonian footballer
1976 – Fayray, Japanese singer-songwriter and actress
1976 – Gavin Creel, American actor and singer
1976 – Jo Gibb, Scottish actress and dancer
1976 – Melissa Joan Hart, American actress, director, and producer
1976 – Sean Maguire, English actor and singer
1976 – Kevin Rankin, American actor
1976 – Justin Ross, American politician
1977 – Dan LaCouture, American ice hockey player
1977 – Cindy Taylor, Paraguayan model and actress
1977 – Anna Fegi, Filipino singer
1979 – Michael Bradley, American basketball player and coach
1979 – Ethan Cohn, American actor
1979 – Anthony Davidson, English race car driver
1979 – Nuria Fergó, Spanish singer and actress
1979 – Kourtney Kardashian, American model, actress, and businesswoman
1979 – Matthew Upson, English footballer
1979 – Karl Wolf, Lebanese-Canadian singer-songwriter and producer (Sky)
1980 – Rabiu Afolabi, Nigerian footballer
1980 – Carolina Crescentini, Italian actress
1980 – Justin Levens, American mixed martial artist (d. 2008)
1980 – Laura Mennell, Canadian actress
1980 – Robyn Regehr, Canadian ice hockey player
1980 – Priit Võigemast, Estonian actor
1981 – Elastinen, Finnish rapper and producer (Fintelligens)
1981 – Brian Buscher, American baseball player
1981 – Jamie Davis, English actor
1981 – Mai Hoshimura, Japanese singer-songwriter
1981 – Milan Jovanović, Serbian footballer
1981 – Aldo Ramírez, Colombian footballer
1981 – Audrey Tang, Taiwanese computer scientist
1982 – Ibrahim al-Asiri, Saudi Arabian terrorist
1982 – Greg Camarillo, American football player
1982 – Ricardo Colclough, Canadian-American football player
1982 – Simone Farina, Italian footballer
1982 – Scott Hartnell, Canadian ice hockey player
1982 – Blair Late, American singer-songwriter (B3)
1982 – Kristina Sisco, American actress
1982 – Darren Sutherland, Irish boxer (d. 2009)
1982 – Franzen Fajardo, Filipino actor and host
1982 – Marie-Élaine Thibert, Canadian singer
1983 – Miguel Cabrera, Venezuelan baseball player
1983 – Reeve Carney, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1983 – Fodil Hadjadj, Algerian footballer
1983 – Cheryl Haworth, American weightlifter
1983 – Cristina Nardozzi, American model, Miss Massachusetts USA 2005
1984 – Sokoudjou, Cameroonian mixed martial artist
1984 – Red Bryant, American football player
1984 – America Ferrera, American actress and producer
1985 – Łukasz Fabiański, Polish footballer
1985 – Sasa Handa, Japanese model and actress
1985 – Sukollawat Kanarot, Thai actor and model
1985 – Jessica Lu, American actress
1985 – Karl Reindler, Australian race car driver
1985 – Rachel Smith, Panamanian-American model, Miss USA 2007
1985 – Elena Temnikova, Russian singer (Serebro)
1986 – Billy Butler, American baseball player
1986 – Maurice Edu, American soccer player
1986 – Taylor Griffin, American basketball player
1986 – Eleanor James, English actress and dancer
1986 – Denice Klarskov, Danish porn actress, producer, and radio host
1986 – Conrad Logan, Irish footballer
1986 – Efraín Velarde, Mexican footballer
1987 – Brett Deledio, Australian footballer
1987 – Danny Guthrie, English footballer
1987 – Sandra Lyng Haugen, Norwegian singer
1987 – Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, English model and actress
1987 – Samantha Jade, Australian singer-songwriter
1987 – Cara Mia Wayans, American actress
1988 – Anagabriela Espinoza, Mexican model, Miss International 2009
1988 – Andre Frolov, Estonian footballer
1988 – Alexander Hauck, South African-German rugby player
1989 – Simas Buterlevičius, Lithuanian basketball player
1989 – Jessica Jung, Korean-American singer, dancer, and actress (former member of Girls' Generation)
1989 – Alia Shawkat, American actress
1989 – Chaiwat Thongsaeng, Thai actor and model
1990 – Cigar, American race horse (d. 2014)
1990 – Henderson Alvarez, Venezuelan baseball player
1990 – Jake Howells, English footballer
1990 – Britt Robertson, American actress
1990 – Wojciech Szczęsny, Polish footballer
1990 – Junior Torunarigha, Nigerian footballer
1990 – Inna Zlidnis, Estonian footballer
1992 – Chloe Bennet, American actress and singer
1992 – Misa Eguchi, Japanese tennis player
1993 – Nathan Sykes, English singer-songwriter (The Wanted)
1994 – Moisés Arias, American actor
1995 – Divock Origi, Belgian footballer
1996 – Ioana Ducu, Romanian tennis player

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