Monday, April 20, 2015

April 20 Birthdays

1492 – Pietro Aretino, Italian author, playwright, and poet (d. 1556)
1494 – Johannes Agricola, German theologian and reformer (d. 1566)
1586 – Rose of Lima, Peruvian saint (d. 1617)
1633 – Emperor Go-Kōmyō of Japan (d. 1654)
1646 – Charles Plumier, French botanist (d. 1704)
1650 – William Bedloe, English fraudster (d. 1680)
1718 – David Brainerd, American missionary (d. 1747)
1723 – Cornelius Harnett, American merchant, farmer, and politician (d. 1781)
1727 – Florimond Claude, Comte de Mercy-Argenteau, Belgian-Austrian diplomat (d. 1794)
1745 – Philippe Pinel, French physician (d. 1826)
1748 – Georg Michael Telemann, German composer and theologian (d. 1831)
1808 – Napoleon III, French politician, 1st President of France (d. 1873)
1816 – Bogoslav Šulek, Croatian philologist, historian, and lexicographer (d. 1895)
1818 – Heinrich Göbel, German-American mechanic and inventor (d. 1893)
1826 – Dinah Craik, English author (d. 1887)
1836 – Eli Whitney Blake, Jr., American scientist and academic (d. 1895)
1840 – Odilon Redon, French painter (d. 1916)
1850 – Daniel Chester French, American sculptor, designed the Lincoln statue (d. 1931)
1851 – Siegmund Lubin, Polish-American businessman, founded the Lubin Manufacturing Company (d. 1923)
1851 – Young Tom Morris, Scottish golfer (d. 1875)
1860 – Justinien de Clary, French target shooter (d. 1933)
1871 – Sydney Chapman, English economist and civil servant (d. 1951)
1875 – Vladimir Vidrić, Croatian poet (d. 1909)
1879 – Paul Poiret, French fashion designer (d. 1944)
1882 – Holland Smith, American general (d. 1967)
1884 – Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1966)
1884 – Oliver Kirk, American boxer (d. 1960)
1884 – Daniel Varoujan, Armenian poet (d. 1915)
1889 – Albert Jean Amateau, Turkish rabbi, lawyer, and activist (d. 1996)
1889 – Harold Bache, English cricketer (d. 1916)
1889 – A. J. Balaban, American businessman (d. 1962)
1889 – Robert Butler, Australian politician (d. 1950)
1889 – Walter Costello, American gangster (d. 1917)
1889 – Prince Erik, Duke of Västmanland (d. 1918)
1889 – Marie-Antoinette de Geuser, French mystic (d. 1918)
1889 – S. W. Harrington, American football player, coach, and physician (d. 1975)
1889 – Adolf Hitler, Austrian-German soldier and politician, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1945)
1889 – Tonny Kessler, Dutch footballer (d. 1960)
1890 – Maurice Duplessis, Canadian lawyer and politician, 16th Premier of Quebec (d. 1959)
1893 – Harold Lloyd, American actor and producer (d. 1971)
1893 – Joan Miró, Spanish painter (d. 1983)
1893 – Edna Parker, American super-centenarian (d. 2008)
1895 – Emile Christian, American trombonist and composer (d. 1973)
1895 – Henry de Montherlant, French author and playwright (d. 1972)
1896 – Wop May, Canadian captain and pilot (d. 1952)
1899 – Alan Arnett McLeod Canadian lieutenant, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1918)
1904 – Bruce Cabot, American actor (d. 1972)
1904 – George Stibitz, American computer scientist (d. 1995)
1907 – Augoustinos Kantiotes, Greek bishop (d. 2010)
1908 – Lionel Hampton, American vibraphonist, pianist, bandleader, and actor (d. 2002)
1913 – Mimis Fotopoulos, Greek actor and poet (d. 1986)
1913 – Willi Hennig, German biologist (d. 1976)
1914 – Betty Lou Gerson, American actress (d. 1999)
1915 – Joseph Wolpe, South African-American psychotherapist (d. 1997)
1916 – Phil Walters, American racing driver (d. 2000)
1916 – Nasiba Zeynalova, Azerbaijani actress (d. 2004)
1918 – Edward L. Beach, Jr., American captain and author (d. 2002)
1918 – Kai Siegbahn, Swedish physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2007)
1919 – Richard Hillary, Australian lieutenant and pilot (d. 1943)
1920 – Clement Isong, Nigerian banker and politician (d. 2000)
1920 – Ronald Speirs, American colonel (d. 2007)
1920 – John Paul Stevens, American lieutenant and judge
1921 – Janine Sutto, French-Canadian actress
1923 – Mother Angelica, American nun and broadcaster, founded Eternal Word Television Network
1923 – Irene Lieblich, Polish-American painter (d. 2008)
1923 – Tito Puente, American drummer and producer (d. 2000)
1924 – Nina Foch, Dutch-American actress (d. 2008)
1924 – Leslie Phillips, English actor and producer
1924 – Guy Rocher, Canadian sociologist and academic
1925 – Ernie Stautner, German-American football player and coach (d. 2006)
1927 – Bud Cullen, Canadian judge and politician (d. 2005)
1927 – Phil Hill, American race car driver (d. 2008)
1927 – K. Alex Müller, Swiss physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1928 – Robert Byrne, American chess player and author (d. 2013)
1928 – Johnny Gavin, Irish footballer (d. 2007)
1928 – Arvo Kruusement, Estonian actor and director
1929 – Harry Agganis, American baseball and football player (d. 1955)
1930 – Dwight Gustafson, American composer and conductor (d. 2014)
1930 – Antony Jay, English director and screenwriter
1931 – Michael Allenby, 3rd Viscount Allenby, English politician (d. 2014)
1931 – John Eccles, 2nd Viscount Eccles, English businessman and politician
1933 – Aimée Beekman, Estonian writer
1936 – Pauli Ellefsen, Faroese politician, 6th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (d. 2012)
1936 – Pat Roberts, American politician
1936 – Christopher Robinson, English organist and conductor
1937 – George Takei, American actor
1937 – Antonios Kounadis, Greek discus thrower
1937 – Jiří Dienstbier, Czech journalist and politician (d. 2011)
1937 – Harvey Quaytman, American painter (d. 2002)
1938 – Peter Snow, British historian and journalist
1938 – Eszter Tamási, Hungarian actress (d. 1991)
1939 – Peter S. Beagle, American author and screenwriter
1939 – Ray Brooks, English actor
1939 – Gro Harlem Brundtland, Norwegian physician and politician, 22nd Prime Minister of Norway
1939 – José Alves da Costa, Brazilian bishop (d. 2012)
1939 – Johnny Tillotson, American singer-songwriter
1940 – James Gammon, American actor (d. 2010)
1941 – David L. Boren, American lawyer and politician, 21st Governor of Oklahoma
1941 – Ryan O'Neal, American actor
1942 – Giles Henderson, English lawyer and academic
1942 – Arto Paasilinna, Finnish journalist and author
1943 – Alan Beith, English politician
1943 – John Eliot Gardiner, English conductor
1943 – Jamie Gillis, American porn actor and director (d. 2010)
1943 – Edie Sedgwick, American model and actress (d. 1971)
1944 – Toivo Aare, Estonian journalist (d. 1999)
1945 – Michael Brandon, American actor
1945 – Alistair Cooke, Baron Lexden, English historian and author
1945 – Judith O'Dea, American actress
1945 – Thein Sein, Burmese politician, 8th President of Burma
1945 – Steve Spurrier, American football player and coach
1946 – Sandro Chia, Italian visual artist
1946 – Diane Elson, English sociologist and academic
1946 – Tommy Hutton, American baseball player and sportscaster
1946 – Julien Poulin, Canadian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1946 – Gordon Smiley, American race car driver (d. 1982)
1947 – Rita Dionne-Marsolais, Canadian economist and politician
1947 – David Leland, English actor, director, and screenwriter
1947 – Ken Scott, English record producer
1947 – Björn Skifs, Swedish singer, songwriter, actor, and screenwriter (Blue Swede and Slam Creepers)
1947 – Viktor Suvorov, Soviet-born writer and historian, former Soviet military intelligence officer
1947 – Andrew Tobias, American journalist and author
1947 – Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysian Politician
1948 – Craig Frost, American pianist and songwriter (Grand Funk)
1948 – Merlin Hay, 24th Earl of Erroll, Scottish colonel and politician
1948 – Gregory Itzin, American actor
1948 – Hugh Roberts, English historian and curator
1948 – Rémy Trudel, Canadian educator and politician
1948 – Peter Williams, English educator
1949 – Veronica Cartwright, English-American actress
1949 – Toller Cranston, Canadian-Mexican figure skater and painter (d. 2015)
1949 – Massimo D'Alema, Italian journalist and politician, 76th Prime Minister of Italy
1949 – Paul Heiney, English journalist
1949 – Jessica Lange, American actress
1950 – Steve Erickson, American author
1950 – Alexander Lebed, Russian general and politician (d. 2002)
1950 – Robert Mair, English engineer and academic
1950 – N. Chandrababu Naidu, Indian politician, 13th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh
1950 – Milt Wilcox, American baseball player
1951 – Louise Jameson, English actress
1951 – Luther Vandross, American singer, songwriter and producer (Change) (d. 2005)
1952 – Andrew Jaspan, Australian journalist
1952 – Louka Katseli, Greek economist and politician
1952 – Božidar Maljković, Serbian basketball player and coach
1952 – Eric Pickles, English politician
1952 – J. Thiviyanathan, Sri Lankan politician
1953 – Robert Crais, American author
1953 – Sebastian Faulks, English journalist and author
1953 – Carrie Mae Weems, American photographer
1954 – Gilles Lupien, Canadian ice hockey player
1955 – Donald Pettit, American astronaut and engineer
1956 – Beatrice Ask, Swedish politician
1956 – Kakha Bendukidze, Georgian economist and politician, Georgian Minister of Economy (d. 2014)
1957 – Geraint Wyn Davies, Welsh-Canadian actor
1957 – Graeme Fowler, English cricketer, coach, and sportscaster
1957 – Bryan Illerbrun, Canadian football player (d. 2013)
1958 – Viacheslav Fetisov, Russian ice hockey player and coach
1959 – Clint Howard, American actor
1960 – Rodney Holman, American football player and coach
1961 – Frances Adamson, Australian public servant and diplomat
1961 – Konstantin Lavronenko, Russian actor
1961 – Nicholas Lyndhurst, English actor
1961 – Don Mattingly, American baseball player, coach, and manager
1961 – Corrado Micalef, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1961 – Barry Smolin, American radio host and composer
1962 – Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf, American comedian (d. 2001)
1963 – Aubrey de Grey, English gerontologist and author
1963 – Maurício Gugelmin, Brazilian race car driver
1963 – Rachel Whiteread, English sculptor
1964 – Crispin Glover, American actor, singer, director, and screenwriter
1964 – Andy Serkis, English actor and director
1964 – Rosalynn Sumners, American figure skater
1964 – John Carney American football player
1965 – Adrián Fernández, Mexican race car driver
1965 – Kostis Chatzidakis, Greek politician
1965 – April March, American singer-songwriter and animator
1966 – David Chalmers, Australian philosopher
1966 – David Filo, American businessman, co-founded Yahoo!
1966 – Vincent Riendeau, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1967 – Lara Jill Miller, American actress and lawyer
1967 – Mike Portnoy, American drummer (Dream Theater, Transatlantic, Liquid Tension Experiment, and Flying Colors)
1967 – Raymond van Barneveld, Dutch darts player
1968 – Evelin Ilves, Estonian businesswoman, 4th First Lady of Estonia
1968 – Julia Morris, Australian actress and producer
1968 – J.D. Roth, American television host and actor
1968 – Yelena Välbe, Russian skier
1969 – Felix Baumgartner, Austrian skydiver and BASE jumper
1970 – Francis Campbell, British diplomat; Vice-Chancellor of St Mary's University (Twickenham, London)
1970 – Avishai Cohen, Israeli singer, songwriter and bassist
1970 – Sarah Gavron, English director and producer
1970 – Shemar Moore, American actor
1970 – Adriano Moraes, Brazilian bull rider
1970 – Sarantuya, Mongolian soprano
1971 – Carla Geurts, Dutch swimmer
1971 – Allan Houston, American basketball player and manager
1971 – Nikos Kyzeridis, Greek footballer
1972 – Le Huynh Duc, Vietnamese footballer, coach, and manager
1972 – Carmen Electra, American model, actress, and singer
1972 – Željko Joksimović, Serbian singer-songwriter, and producer
1972 – Marko Kon, Serbian singer-songwriter
1972 – Stephen Marley, American singer, guitarist, and producer (Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers)
1973 – Todd Hollandsworth American baseball player and sportscaster
1973 – Geoff Lloyd, English radio host
1973 – Lamond Murray, American basketball player
1974 – Tina Cousins, English singer-songwriter and model
1974 – Urmas Paet, Estonian politician, 26th Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs
1975 – Benjamin Butler, American painter
1975 – Killer Mike, American rapper and actor (Run the Jewels)
1976 – Aldo Bobadilla, Paraguayan footballer
1976 – Shay Given, Irish footballer
1976 – Joey Lawrence, American actor
1976 – Chris Mason, Canadian ice hockey player
1976 – Lenka Němečková, Czech tennis player
1977 – Jon Hugger, American wrestler
1977 – Meelis Rooba, Estonian footballer
1978 – Clayne Crawford, American actor
1978 – Mirei Kuroda, Japanese model
1979 – Ludovic Magnin, Swiss footballer
1979 – Nate Marquardt, American mixed martial artist
1979 – Gregor Tait, Scottish swimmer
1979 – Quinn Weng, Taiwanese singer (Seraphim)
1980 – Gunta Baško, Latvian basketball player
1980 – Chris Duffy, American baseball player
1980 – Arin Paul, Indian director and screenwriter
1980 – Jasmin Wagner, German singer and actress
1981 – Saša Tabaković, Slovenian actor
1981 – Sefyu, French-Senegalese rapper
1982 – Jacqueline Govaert, Dutch singer-songwriter and pianist (Krezip)
1982 – Sayaka Kamiya, Japanese actress and model
1982 – Dario Knežević, Croatian footballer
1982 – Alar Varrak, Estonian basketball player and coach
1983 – Danny Granger, American basketball player
1983 – Miranda Kerr, Australian model
1983 – Joanne King, Irish actress
1983 – Patrice M'Bock, Cameroonian footballer
1983 – Erik Segerstedt, Swedish singer (E.M.D.)
1983 – Fabio Staibano, Italian rugby player
1983 – Yuri van Gelder, Dutch gymnast
1984 – Nelson Évora, Ivorian-Portuguese triple jumper
1984 – Anthony Fasano, American football player
1984 – Tyson Griffin, American mixed martial artist
1984 – Edixon Perea, Colombian footballer
1984 – Jenna Shoemaker, American triathlete
1984 – Harris Wittels, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2015)
1985 – Amanda Fahy, English actress
1985 – Curt Hawkins, American wrestler
1985 – Ehsan Jami, Dutch-Iranian activist and politician
1985 – Billy Magnussen, American actor
1985 – Jadyn Maria, Puerto Rican-American singer-songwriter
1985 – Brent Seabrook, Canadian ice hockey player
1986 – Cameron Duncan, New Zealand director and screenwriter (d. 2003)
1987 – John Patrick Amedori, American actor
1987 – Thorsten Kirschbaum, German footballer
1987 – Michael Klauß, German footballer
1987 – Anna Rossinelli, Swiss singer-songwriter
1988 – Brandon Belt, American baseball player
1989 – Alex Black, American actor
1989 – Heejun Han, South Korean-American singer
1989 – Sergei Zenjov, Estonian footballer
1990 – Luhan, Chinese singer, dancer, and actor (Exo)
1991 – Thomas Curtis, American actor
1991 – Marissa King, English gymnast
1991 – Ondřej Kraják, Czech footballer
1991 – Allie Will, American tennis player
1991 – Luke Kuechly, American football linebacker
1992 – Kristian Álvarez, Mexican footballer
1992 – Marko Meerits, Estonian footballer
1992 – Ashton Moio, American actor and martial artist
1994 – Anastasia Vdovenco, Moldovan tennis player
1995 – Jean Marie Dongou, Cameroonian footballer
1999 – Carly Rose Sonenclar, American actress and singer
2002 – Twist Magic, French race horse (d. 2010)
2007 – Zarkandar, Irish race horse

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