Wednesday, April 29, 2015

April 29 Birthdays

1636 – Esaias Reusner, German lute player and composer (d. 1679)
1665 – James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde, Irish general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1745)
1667 – John Arbuthnot, Scottish-English physician and polymath (d. 1735)
1686 – Peregrine Bertie, 2nd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, English politician (d. 1742)
1727 – Jean-Georges Noverre, French ballet dancer (d. 1810)
1745 – Oliver Ellsworth, American lawyer and politician, 3rd Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1807)
1758 – Georg Carl von Döbeln, Swedish general (d. 1820)
1762 – Jean-Baptiste Jourdan, French general (d. 1833)
1780 – Charles Nodier, French author (d. 1844)
1784 – Samuel Turell Armstrong, American politician, 14th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1850)
1810 – Thomas Adolphus Trollope, English journalist and author (d. 1892)
1818 – Alexander II of Russia (d. 1881)
1837 – Georges Ernest Boulanger, French general and politician (d. 1891)
1842 – Carl Millöcker, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1899)
1848 – Raja Ravi Varma, Indian painter (d. 1906)
1854 – Henri Poincaré, French mathematician, physicist, and engineer (d. 1912)
1863 – Constantine P. Cavafy, Egyptian-Greek poet (d. 1933)
1863 – William Randolph Hearst, American publisher and politician, founded the Hearst Corporation (d. 1951)
1863 – Maria Teresia Ledóchowska, Austrian nun and missionary (d. 1922)
1868 – Alice Keppel, English mistress of King Edward VII (d. 1947)
1872 – Harry Payne Whitney, American businessman and lawyer (d. 1930)
1872 – Forest Ray Moulton, American astronomer (d. 1952)
1875 – Rafael Sabatini, Italian-English author (d. 1950)
1876 – Zewditu I of Ethiopia (d. 1930)
1879 – Thomas Beecham, English conductor (d. 1961)
1882 – Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman, Dutch printer (d. 1945)
1891 – Bharathidasan, 20th-century Tamil poet and rationalist (d. 1964)
1894 – Marietta Blau, Austrian physicist (d. 1970)
1885 – Egon Erwin Kisch, Czech journalist and author (d. 1948)
1887 – Raymond Thorne, American swimmer (d. 1921)
1893 – Harold Urey, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1981)
1895 – Vladimir Propp, Russian scholar and critic (d. 1970)
1895 – Malcolm Sargent, English organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1967)
1899 – Douglas Abbott, Canadian politician, 10th Canadian Minister of National Defence (d. 1987)
1899 – Duke Ellington, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1974)
1899 – Mary Petty, American illustrator (d. 1976)
1901 – Hirohito, Japanese emperor (d. 1989)
1907 – Tino Rossi, French singer and actor (d. 1983)
1907 – Fred Zinnemann, Austrian-American director and producer (d. 1997)
1908 – Jack Williamson, American author (d. 2006)
1909 – Tom Ewell, American actor (d. 1994)
1912 – Richard Carlson, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1977)
1915 – Henry H. Barschall, German-American physicist (d. 1997)
1917 – Maya Deren, Ukrainian-American director, poet, and photographer (d. 1961)
1917 – Celeste Holm, American actress (d. 2012)
1917 – Marcel Trudel, Canadian historian and author (d. 2011)
1918 – George Allen, American football player and coach (d. 1990)
1919 – Gérard Oury, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2006)
1919 – Alla Rakha, Indian tabla player (d. 2000)
1920 – Edward Blishen, English author (d. 1996)
1920 – Harold Shapero, American composer (d. 2013)
1922 – Helmut Krackowizer, Austrian motorcycle racer and journalist (d. 2001)
1922 – Toots Thielemans, Belgian guitarist and harmonica player
1923 – Irvin Kershner, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2010)
1924 – Al Balding, Canadian golfer (d. 2006)
1924 – Zizi Jeanmaire, French ballerina and actress
1925 – Ned Austin, American actor (d. 2007)
1925 – John Compton, Saint Lucian politician, 1st Prime Minister of Saint Lucia (d. 2007)
1925 – Iwao Takamoto, American animator, director, and producer (d. 2007)
1926 – Elmer Kelton, American journalist and author (d. 2009)
1927 – Dorothy Manley, English sprinter
1928 – Carl Gardner, American singer (The Coasters) (d. 2011)
1928 – Heinz Wolff, German-English scientist and academic
1929 – Ray Barretto, American conga player (d. 2006)
1929 – Walter Kempowski, German author (d. 2007)
1929 – Mickey McDermott, American baseball player and coach (d. 2003)
1929 – Peter Sculthorpe, Australian composer and conductor (d. 2014)
1929 – Jeremy Thorpe, English lawyer and politician (d. 2014)
1930 – Jean Rochefort, French actor
1931 – Frank Auerbach, German-English painter
1931 – Lonnie Donegan, Scottish-English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2002)
1931 – Chris Pearson, Canadian politician, 1st Premier of Yukon (d. 2014)
1932 – Joy Clements, American soprano (d. 2005)
1932 – David Tindle, English painter and educator
1933 – Ed Charles, American baseball player and coach
1933 – Mark Eyskens, Belgian economist and politician, 61st Prime Minister of Belgium
1933 – Rod McKuen, American singer-songwriter and poet (d. 2015)
1933 – Willie Nelson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor (The Highwaymen)
1934 – Luis Aparicio, Venezuelan-American baseball player
1934 – Peter de la Billière, English general
1934 – Erika Fisch, German sprinter and hurdler
1934 – Pedro Pires, Cape Verdean politician, 3rd President of Cape Verde
1935 – April Ashley, English model
1935 – Otis Rush, American singer and guitarist
1936 – Zubin Mehta, Indian conductor
1936 – Adolfo Nicolás, Spanish priest, 13th Superior General of the Society of Jesus
1936 – Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild, English banker and philanthropist
1936 – Lane Smith, American actor (d. 2005)
1936 – April Stevens, American singer (Nino Tempo & April Stevens)
1937 – Hasil Adkins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2005)
1937 – Arvo Mets, Estonian-Russian poet (d. 1997)
1937 – Jill Paton Walsh, English author
1938 – Fred Dibnah, English steeplejack and engineer (d. 2004)
1938 – Bernard Madoff, American businessman and financier
1938 – Klaus Voormann, German bass player and producer (Manfred Mann and Plastic Ono Band)
1940 – Stephanos of Tallinn, Estonian metropolitan
1941 – Jonah Barrington, English-Irish squash player
1941 – Hanne Dabroven, German artist (d. 2009)
1942 – Lynda Chalker, Baroness Chalker of Wallasey, English politician, Minister of State for Europe
1942 – Rennie Fritchie, Baroness Fritchie, English civil servant and academic
1942 – Galina Kulakova, Russian skier
1943 – Brenda Dean, Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, English union leader and politician
1943 – Ruth Deech, Baroness Deech, English lawyer and academic
1944 – Princess Benedikte of Denmark
1944 – Richard Kline, American actor and director
1944 – Francis Lee, English footballer
1945 – Brian Charlesworth, Evolutionary biologist
1945 – Catherine Lara, French singer-songwriter and violinist
1945 – Tammi Terrell, American singer-songwriter (d. 1970)
1947 – Serge Bernier, Canadian ice hockey player
1947 – Tommy James, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Tommy James and the Shondells)
1947 – Joey Levine, American singer-songwriter and producer (The Third Rail and Ohio Express)
1947 – Johnny Miller, American golfer
1947 – Jim Ryun, American runner and politician
1948 – Bruce Cutler, American lawyer
1948 – Michael Karoli, German guitarist and songwriter (Can) (d. 2001)
1949 – Anita Dobson, English actress and singer
1950 – Paul Holmes, New Zealand journalist (d. 2013)
1950 – Phillip Noyce, Australian director and producer
1950 – Debbie Stabenow, American politician
1951 – Dale Earnhardt, American race car driver (d. 2001)
1951 – John Holmes, English diplomat, British Ambassador to France
1952 – Nora Dunn, American actress
1952 – David Icke, English footballer and author
1952 – Bob McClure, American baseball player and coach
1952 – Rob Nicholson, Canadian politician, 49th Minister of Justice for Canada
1952 – Brian D. Ripley, English statistician
1952 – Ron Washington, American baseball player and manager
1954 – Jake Burton Carpenter, American snowboarder and businessman, founded Burton Snowboards
1954 – Jerry Seinfeld, American comedian, actor, and producer
1955 – Richard Epcar, American actor
1955 – Kate Mulgrew, American actress
1955 – Leslie Jordan, American actor and playwright
1955 – Gino Quilico, Canadian singer
1956 – Karen Barad, American physicist and philosopher
1956 – Ketil Stokkan, Norwegian singer-songwriter (Zoo)
1957 – Daniel Day-Lewis, English-Irish actor and singer
1957 – Geoffrey Gould, American actor
1957 – Mark Kendall, American guitarist and songwriter (Great White)
1957 – Sofia Sakorafa, Greek javelin thrower and politician
1957 – Timothy Treadwell, American ecologist (d. 2003)
1958 – Gary Cohen, American sportscaster
1958 – Kevin Moore, English footballer (d. 2013)
1958 – Michelle Pfeiffer, American actress and singer
1958 – Eve Plumb, American actress and singer
1958 – Rosanna Scotto, American journalist
1958 – Mike Stenhouse, American baseball player and sportscaster
1958 – Martin Whitmarsh, English businessman
1960 – Robert J. Sawyer, Canadian author
1960 – Caveh Zahedi, American actor and director
1961 – Fumihiko Tachiki, Japanese voice actor
1962 – Bruce Driver, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1962 – Rob Druppers, Dutch runner
1963 – Mike Babcock, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1963 – Claude Loiselle, Canadian ice hockey player and manager
1963 – Rajneesh Narula, British economist
1964 – Melody Barnes, American lawyer
1964 – Federico Castelluccio, Italian-American actor
1964 – Radek Jaroš, Czech mountaineer and author
1965 – Michel Bussi, French author
1965 – Peter Rauhofer, Austrian DJ and producer (d. 2013)
1965 – Larisa Turchinskaya, Russian heptathlete
1966 – Marie Plourde, Canadian journalist
1966 – Phil Tufnell, English cricketer and radio host
1967 – Marcel Albers, Dutch race car driver (d. 1992)
1967 – Curtis Joseph, Canadian ice hockey player
1967 – Master P, American rapper, producer, and actor (TRU and 504 Boyz)
1968 – Carnie Wilson, American singer-songwriter and actress (Wilson Phillips)
1969 – Paul Adelstein, American actor
1969 – İzel Çeliköz, Turkish singer
1969 – Jack Mackenroth, American swimmer, model, and fashion designer
1970 – Andre Agassi, American tennis player
1970 – China Forbes, American singer-songwriter (Pink Martini)
1970 – Uma Thurman, American actress
1971 – Tamara Johnson-George, American singer (SWV)
1971 – Sam Michael, Australian engineer
1971 – Siniša Vuco, Croatian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Živo blato)
1972 – Dustin McDaniel, American politician, 55th Arkansas Attorney General
1973 – David Belle, French actor, stuntman, and choreographer
1973 – Martin Kesici, German singer-songwriter and guitarist
1974 – Anggun, Indonesian-French singer-songwriter and producer
1974 – Barbora Bobuľová, Slovak actress
1974 – Pascal Cygan, French footballer
1974 – Julian Knowle, Austrian tennis player
1974 – Jasper Wood, Canadian violinist
1975 – Rafael Betancourt, Venezuelan baseball player
1975 – Eric Koston, Thai-American skateboarder
1975 – Artem Yashkin, Ukrainian footballer
1975 – Béres Zoo, Hungarian-Australian radio host
1976 – Jay Orpin, Swedish-Finnish songwriter and producer
1977 – Rocío Carrasco, Spanish television host
1977 – Zuzana Hejdová, Czech tennis player
1977 – Claus Jensen, Danish footballer
1977 – Titus O'Neil, American football player and wrestler
1977 – David Sullivan, American actor
1977 – Attila Zsivoczky, Hungarian decathlete
1978 – Tony Armas, Jr., Venezuelan baseball player
1978 – Bob Bryan, American tennis player
1978 – Mike Bryan, American tennis player
1978 – Craig Gower, Australian rugby player
1979 – Nihan Anaz, Turkish basketball player
1979 – Lee Dong-Gook, South Korean footballer
1979 – Sam Jones III, American actor
1979 – Ashish Nehra, Indian cricketer
1979 – Jo O'Meara, English singer-songwriter and actress (S Club and 2-4 Family)
1979 – Ryan Sharp, Scottish race car driver and manager
1980 – Mathieu Biron, Canadian ice hockey player
1980 – Kian Egan, Irish singer-songwriter (Westlife)
1980 – Luciano Milo, Italian ice dancer
1980 – Kelly Shoppach, American baseball player
1980 – Magdalena Tul, Polish singer-songwriter
1981 – Lisa Allen, English chef
1981 – George McCartney, Irish footballer
1981 – Émilie Mondor, Canadian runner (d. 2006)
1981 – Alex Vincent, American actor
1981 – Tom Smith, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Editors)
1982 – Aksana, Lithuanian-American wrestler and model
1982 – Kate Nauta, American model, actress, and singer
1982 – Mersad Selimbegović, Bosnian footballer
1982 – Travis Smith, American drummer (Trivium)
1983 – Jay Cutler, American football player
1983 – Tommie Harris, American football player
1983 – David Lee, American basketball player
1983 – Semih Şentürk, Turkish footballer
1983 – Yuriko Shiratori, Japanese model and actress
1984 – Taylor Cole, American model and actress
1984 – Kirby Cote, Canadian swimmer
1984 – Firass Dirani, Australian actor
1984 – Paulius Jankūnas, Lihuanian basketball player
1984 – Lina Krasnoroutskaya, Russian tennis player
1984 – Pham Van Quyen, Vietnamese footballer
1984 – Vassilis Xanthopoulos, Greek basketball player
1985 – Jean-François Jacques, Canadian ice hockey player
1985 – Jay Lethal, American wrestler
1986 – Renee Alway, American model
1986 – Crystal Harris, American model
1986 – Viljar Veski, Estonian basketball player
1987 – Knut Børsheim, Norwegian golfer
1987 – Sara Errani, Italian tennis player
1987 – Alicia Morton, American actress
1988 – Younha, South Korean singer
1988 – Elías Hernández, Mexican footballer
1988 – Jovan Leacock, American footballer
1988 – Taoufik Makhloufi, Algerian runner
1988 – Steve Mason, Canadian ice hockey player
1988 – Julian Reus, German sprinter
1988 – Jonathan Toews, Canadian ice hockey player
1989 – Foxes, English singer-songwriter
1989 – Domagoj Vida, Croatian footballer
1991 – Oviya, Indian model and actress
1991 – Adam Smith, English footballer
1991 – Cole Vosbury, American singer-songwriter
1992 – Emilio Orozco, American soccer player
1994 – Christina Shakovets, German tennis player
1995 – Victoria Sinitsina, Russian ice dancer
1998 – Kimberly Birrell, Australian tennis player
2007 – Infanta Sofía of Spain

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