Tuesday, April 7, 2015

April 7 Birthdays

1506 – Francis Xavier, Spanish missionary and saint, co-founded the Society of Jesus (d. 1552)
1539 – Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter and illustrator (d. 1584)
1613 – Gerrit Dou, Dutch painter (d. 1675)
1644 – François de Neufville, duc de Villeroi, French general (d. 1730)
1648 – John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, English politician, Lord President of the Council (d. 1721)
1652 – Pope Clement XII (d. 1740)
1713 – Nicola Sala, Italian composer and theorist (d. 1801)
1718 – Hugh Blair, Scottish minister and author (d. 1800)
1727 – Michel Adanson, French botanist (d. 1806)
1763 – Domenico Dragonetti, Italian bassist and composer (d. 1846)
1770 – William Wordsworth, English poet (d. 1850)
1772 – Charles Fourier, French philosopher (d. 1837)
1780 – William Ellery Channing, American preacher and theologian (d. 1842)
1803 – James Curtiss, American politician, 11th Mayor of Chicago (d. 1859)
1803 – Flora Tristan, French author (d. 1844)
1811 – Hasan Tahsini, Albanian astronomer, mathematician and philosopher (d. 1881)
1848 – Randall Davidson, Scottish archbishop (d. 1930)
1853 – Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, (d. 1884)
1859 – Walter Camp, American football player and coach (d. 1925)
1860 – Will Keith Kellogg, American businessman, founded the Kellogg Company (d. 1951)
1867 – Holger Pedersen, Danish linguist (d. 1953)
1870 – Gustav Landauer, German activist (d. 1919)
1871 – Epifanio de los Santos, Filipino jurist, historian, and scholar (d. 1927)
1873 – John McGraw, American baseball player and manager (d. 1934)
1874 – Frederick Carl Frieseke, German-American painter (d. 1939)
1876 – Fay Moulton, American sprinter, football player, coach, and lawyer (d. 1945)
1882 – Kurt von Schleicher, German general and politician, 23rd Chancellor of Germany (d. 1934)
1883 – Gino Severini, Italian painter (d. 1966)
1884 – Clement Smoot, American golfer (d. 1963)
1886 – Ed Lafitte, American baseball player (d. 1971)
1887 – Joseph Stadler, American jumper (d. 1950)
1889 – Gabriela Mistral, Chilean poet and educator, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1957)
1890 – Paul Berth, Danish footballer (d. 1969)
1890 – Marjory Stoneman Douglas, American journalist and activist (d. 1998)
1891 – Ole Kirk Christiansen, Danish businessman, founded the Lego Group (d. 1958)
1893 – Allen Dulles, American lawyer and diplomat, 5th Director of Central Intelligence (d. 1969)
1895 – John Flannagan, American sculptor (d. 1942)
1895 – Margarete Schön, German actress (d. 1985)
1896 – Frits Peutz, Dutch architect, designed the Glaspaleis (d. 1974)
1897 – Erich Löwenhardt, Polish-German pilot (d. 1918)
1897 – Walter Winchell, American journalist and broadcaster (d. 1972)
1899 – Robert Casadesus, French pianist and composer (d. 1972)
1900 – Tebbs Lloyd Johnson, English race walker (d. 1984)
1902 – Eduard Eelma, Estonian footballer (d. 1941)
1903 – M. Balasundaram, Ceylon Tamil politician (d. 1965)
1903 – Edwin T. Layton, American admiral (d. 1984)
1904 – Roland Wilson, Australian public servant (d. 1996)
1908 – Percy Faith, Canadian composer, conductor, and bandleader (d. 1976)
1909 – Robert Charroux, French author (d. 1978)
1909 – Pete Zaremba, American hammer thrower (d. 1994)
1911 – Hervé Bazin, French author (d. 1996)
1913 – Louise Currie, American actress (d. 2013)
1913 – Charles Vanik, American politician (d. 2007)
1914 – Ralph Flanagan, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1995)
1915 – Stanley Adams, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1977)
1915 – Billie Holiday, American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 1959)
1915 – Henry Kuttner, American author (d. 1958)
1916 – Anthony Caruso, American actor (d. 2003)
1917 – R. G. Armstrong, American actor and playwright (d. 2012)
1918 – Bobby Doerr, American baseball player and coach
1919 – Roger Lemelin, Canadian author and screenwriter (d. 1992)
1919 – Edoardo Mangiarotti, Italian fencer (d. 2012)
1920 – Ravi Shankar, Indian-American sitar player and composer (d. 2012)
1921 – Feza Gürsey, Turkish mathematician and physicist (d. 1992)
1922 – Mongo Santamaría, Cuban-American drummer (d. 2003)
1924 – Johannes Mario Simmel, Austrian-English author and screenwriter (d. 2009)
1925 – Roy Amara, American scientific researcher (d. 2007)
1925 – Chaturanan Mishra, Indian politician (d. 2011)
1925 – Jan van Roessel, Dutch footballer (d. 2011)
1926 – Prem Nazir, Indian actor (d. 1989)
1927 – Babatunde Olatunji, Nigerian-American drummer, educator, and activist (d. 2003)
1927 – Leonid Shcherbakov, Russian triple jumper
1928 – James Garner, American actor, singer, and producer (d. 2014)
1928 – Alan J. Pakula, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1998)
1928 – James White, Northern Irish author (d. 1999)
1929 – Bob Denard, French soldier (d. 2007)
1929 – Joe Gallo, American gangster (d. 1972)
1930 – Jane Priestman, English interior designer
1930 – Yves Rocher, French businessman, founded the Yves Rocher Company (d. 2009)
1930 – Andrew Sachs, German-English actor
1931 – Donald Barthelme, American journalist and author (d. 1989)
1931 – Daniel Ellsberg, American theorist and author
1932 – Cal Smith, American singer and guitarist (d. 2013)
1933 – Wayne Rogers, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1933 – Sakıp Sabancı, Turkish business tycoon and philanthropist (d. 2004)
1934 – Ian Richardson, Scottish actor (d. 2007)
1935 – Bobby Bare, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1935 – Hodding Carter III, American journalist and politician
1937 – Cynthia Lynn, Latvian-American actress (d. 2014)
1938 – Jerry Brown, American politician, 34th and 39th Governor of California
1938 – Spencer Dryden, American drummer (Jefferson Airplane, New Riders of the Purple Sage, The Dinosaurs, and The Peanut Butter Conspiracy) (d. 2005)
1938 – Freddie Hubbard, American trumpet player and composer (d. 2008)
1938 – Iris Johansen, American author
1939 – Francis Ford Coppola, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1939 – David Frost, English journalist and game show host (d. 2013)
1939 – Gary Kellgren, American record producer, co-founded Record Plant (d. 1977)
1939 – Brett Whiteley, Australian avant-garde artist (d. 1992)
1939 – Vaçe Zela, Albanian-Swiss singer and guitarist (d. 2014)
1940 – Marju Lauristin, Estonian politician, 1st Estonian Minister of Social Affairs
1941 – James Di Pasquale, American composer
1941 – Peter Fluck, English puppet maker and illustrator
1941 – Cornelia Frances, English-Australian actress
1941 – Gorden Kaye, English actor
1941 – Tord Magnuson, Swedish businessman
1941 – Danny Wells, Canadian-American actor (d. 2013)
1942 – Jeetendra, Indian actor and producer
1942 – Nam Gi-nam, South Korean director and screenwriter
1943 – Mick Abrahams, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Jethro Tull and Blodwyn Pig)
1943 – Dennis Amiss, English cricketer
1944 – Julia Phillips, American film producer and author (d. 2002)
1944 – Gerhard Schröder, German politician, 7th Chancellor of Germany
1944 – Bill Stoneman, American baseball player and manager
1945 – Megas, Icelandic singer-songwriter
1945 – Gerry Cottle, English circus owner
1945 – Marilyn Friedman, American philosopher
1945 – Martyn Lewis, Welsh journalist
1945 – Joël Robuchon, French chef and author
1945 – Werner Schroeter, German director and screenwriter (d. 2010)
1945 – Hans van Hemert, Dutch songwriter and producer
1946 – Zaid Abdul-Aziz, American basketball player
1946 – Colette Besson, French runner (d. 2005)
1946 – Herménégilde Chiasson, Canadian politician, 29th Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick
1946 – Stan Winston, American special effects artist and makeup artist (d. 2008)
1946 – Danny Goldman, American actor and casting director
1947 – Patricia Bennett, American singer (The Chiffons)
1947 – Florian Schneider, German singer and drummer (Kraftwerk and Organisation)
1947 – Eliseo Soriano, Filipino minister
1947 – Michèle Torr, French singer and author
1948 – Carol Douglas, American singer
1948 – Arnie Robinson, American long jumper
1949 – Luca Cumani, Italian horse trainer
1949 – Mitch Daniels, American academic and politician, 49th Governor of Indiana
1949 – John Oates, American singer-songwriter guitarist, and producer (Hall & Oates)
1950 – Brian J. Doyle, American press secretary
1951 – Janis Ian, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1952 – David Baulcombe, English geneticist and academic
1952 – Jane Frederick, American heptathlete
1952 – Clarke Peters, American actor and singer
1952 – Gilles Valiquette, Canadian actor, singer, and producer
1953 – Douglas Kell English biochemist and academic
1953 – Fatih Erkoç, Turkish jazz and pop music singer and composer
1954 – Jackie Chan, Hong Kong actor, martial artist, director, producer, and screenwriter
1954 – Tony Dorsett, American football player
1955 – Tim Cochran, American mathematician and academic (d. 2014)
1955 – Gregg Jarrett, American lawyer and journalist
1955 – Werner Stocker, German actor (d. 1993)
1956 – Annika Billström, Swedish politician, 16th Mayor of Stockholm
1956 – Christopher Darden, American lawyer
1956 – Georg Werthner, Austrian decathlete
1957 – Kim Kap-soo, South Korean actor
1958 – Brian Haner, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1958 – Hindrek Kesler, Estonian architect
1960 – Buster Douglas, American boxer
1960 – Sandy Powell, English costume designer
1961 – Thurl Bailey, American basketball player and actor
1961 – Pascal Olmeta, French footballer
1961 – Brigitte van der Burg, Tanzanian-Dutch geographer and politician
1962 – Jon Cruddas, English politician
1962 – Andrew Hampsten, American cyclist
1962 – Hugh O'Connor, Italian-American actor (d. 1995)
1963 – Jaime de Marichalar, Spanish husband of Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo
1963 – Nick Herbert, English politician, Minister for Policing
1963 – Dave Johnson, American decathlete
1963 – Paul Michael Robinson, American model, actor, and photographer
1964 – Jace Alexander, American actor and director
1964 – Russell Crowe, New Zealand-Australian actor, singer, director and producer (30 Odd Foot of Grunts)
1964 – Steve Graves, Canadian ice hockey player
1965 – Bill Bellamy, American comedian and actor
1965 – Nenad Vučinić, Serbian-New Zealand basketball player and coach
1965 – Alison Lapper, English painter and photographer
1966 – Gary Wilkinson, English snooker player
1966 – Richard Gomez, Filipino actor, model, and volleyball player
1967 – Artemis Gounaki, Greek-German singer-songwriter
1967 – Simone Schilder, Dutch tennis player
1968 – Duncan Armstrong, Australian swimmer
1968 – Jennifer Lynch, American actress, director, producer, and screenwriter
1968 – Vasiliy Sokov, Russian triple jumper
1969 – Ricky Watters, American football player
1970 – Leif Ove Andsnes, Norwegian pianist
1971 – Guillaume Depardieu, French actor (d. 2008)
1971 – Victor Kraatz, German-Canadian figure skater
1971 – Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, American journalist and actress
1973 – Marco Delvecchio, Italian footballer
1973 – Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, Dutch politician, Dutch Minister of Defence
1973 – Carole Montillet, French skier
1973 – Ève Salvail, Canadian model and actress
1973 – Brett Tomko, American baseball player
1974 – Nathan Baesel, American actor
1974 – Tygo Gernandt, Dutch actor
1975 – Karin Dreijer Andersson, Swedish singer-songwriter and producer (The Knife and Honey Is Cool)
1975 – Ronde Barber, American football player
1975 – Tiki Barber, American football player and journalist
1975 – Ronnie Belliard, American baseball player
1975 – John Cooper, American singer-songwriter and bass player (Skillet)
1975 – Jeremy Taggart, Canadian drummer and songwriter (Our Lady Peace)
1976 – Kevin Alejandro, American actor
1976 – Martin Buß, German high jumper
1976 – Jessica Lee, English politician
1976 – Barbara Jane Reams, American actress
1978 – Jo Appleby, English soprano (Amici Forever)
1978 – Duncan James, English singer-songwriter and actor (Blue)
1978 – Lilia Osterloh, American tennis player
1979 – Adrián Beltré, Dominican-American baseball player
1979 – Patrick Crayton, American football player
1979 – Pascal Dupuis, Canadian ice hockey player
1979 – Robert Jozinović, Australian actor
1979 – Anika Knudsen, American model
1979 – Danny Sandoval, Venezuelan-American baseball player
1979 – Zbych Trofimiuk, Polish-Australian actor
1980 – Ourasi, French race horse (d. 2013)
1980 – Dragan Bogavac, Montenegrin footballer
1980 – David Otunga, American wrestler, actor, and lawyer
1981 – Sharka Blue, Czech actress
1981 – Alex Lanipekun, English actor
1981 – Vanessa Olivarez, American singer-songwriter, and actress
1981 – Suzann Pettersen, Norwegian golfer
1981 – Kelli Young, English singer (Liberty X)
1982 – Silvana Arias, Peruvian actress
1982 – Sonjay Dutt, American wrestler
1982 – Soledad Fandiño, Argentinian actress
1983 – Kyle Labine, Canadian actor
1983 – Franck Ribéry, French footballer
1983 – Jon Stead, English footballer
1983 – Jakub Smrž, Czech motorcycle rider
1983 – Janar Talts, Estonian basketball player
1984 – Norman D. Golden II, American actor
1985 – KC Concepcion, Filipino actress and singer
1985 – Ariela Massotti, Brazilian actress
1986 – Brooke Brodack, American comedian
1986 – Andi Fraggs, English musician
1986 – Christian Fuchs, Austrian footballer, FC Schalke 04
1987 – Martín Cáceres, Uruguayan footballer
1987 – Jack Duarte, Mexican actor, singer, and guitarist (Eme 15)
1987 – Jaimee Kaire-Gataulu, New Zealand actress
1987 – Jack Johnson, American actor
1987 – Alexis Love, American actress and model
1987 – April O'Neil, American actress
1987 – Eelco Sintnicolaas, Dutch decathlete
1988 – Antonio Piccolo, Italian footballer
1988 – Ed Speleers, English actor and producer
1988 – Sarah Walker, Australian actress
1989 – Alexa Demara, American model and actress
1989 – Franco Di Santo, Argentinian footballer
1990 – Anna Bogomazova, Russian-American kick-boxer and wrestler
1990 – Sorana Cîrstea, Romanian tennis player
1990 – Trent Cotchin, Australian footballer
1991 – Tom Hill, Australian footballer
1991 – Luka Milivojević, Serbian footballer
1992 – Andreea Acatrinei, Romanian gymnast
1992 – Alexis Jordan, American singer and actress
1992 – Guilherme Negueba, Brazilian footballer
1993 – Irina Shtork, Estonian ice dancer
1994 – Johanna Allik, Estonian figure skater
1997 – Rafaela Gómez, Ecuadorian tennis player

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