Wednesday, April 8, 2015

April 8 Birthdays

1320 – Peter I of Portugal (d. 1367)
1533 – Claudio Merulo, Italian organist and composer (d. 1604)
1536 – Barbara of Hesse (d. 1597)
1541 – Michele Mercati, Italian physician (d. 1593)
1605 – Philip IV of Spain (d. 1665)
1641 – Henry Sydney, 1st Earl of Romney, English general and politician, Secretary of State for the Northern Department (d. 1704)
1692 – Giuseppe Tartini, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1770)
1726 – Lewis Morris, American judge and politician (d. 1798)
1732 – David Rittenhouse, American astronomer and mathematician (d. 1796)
1761 – William Joseph Chaminade, French priest, founded the Society of Mary (d. 1850)
1770 – John Thomas Campbell, Irish-Australian politician (d. 1830)
1798 – Dionysios Solomos, Greek poet (d. 1857)
1818 – Christian IX of Denmark (d. 1906)
1818 – August Wilhelm von Hofmann, German chemist (d. 1892)
1826 – Pancha Carrasco, Costa Rican soldier (d. 1890)
1827 – Ramón Emeterio Betances, Puerto Rican ophthalmologist and politician (d. 1898)
1842 – Elizabeth Bacon Custer, American author (d. 1933)
1859 – Edmund Husserl, Austrian mathematician and philosopher (d. 1938)
1864 – Carlos Deltour, French rower (d. 1920)
1867 – Allen Butler Talcott, American painter (d. 1908)
1869 – Harvey Williams Cushing, American surgeon (d. 1939)
1870 – John Paine, American target shooter (d. 1951)
1871 – Clarence Hudson White American photographer (d. 1925)
1874 – Manuel Díaz, Cuban fencer (d. 1929)
1874 – Stanisław Taczak, Polish general (d. 1960)
1875 – Albert I of Belgium (d. 1934)
1883 – R. P. Keigwin, English cricketer and academic (d. 1972)
1883 – Julius Seljamaa, Estonian journalist and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia (d. 1936)
1885 – Dimitrios Levidis, Greek-French composer (d. 1951)
1886 – Margaret Ayer Barnes, American author and playwright (d. 1967)
1888 – Dennis Chavez, American politician (d. 1964)
1889 – Adrian Boult, English conductor (d. 1983)
1892 – Richard Neutra, Austrian-American architect, designed the Los Angeles County Hall of Records (d. 1970)
1892 – Mary Pickford, Canadian-American actress, co-founded United Artists (d. 1979)
1896 – Yip Harburg, American composer (d. 1981)
1902 – Andrew Irvine, English mountaineer (d. 1924)
1902 – Maria Maksakova, Sr., Russian soprano (d. 1974)
1904 – John Hicks, English economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1989)
1904 – Hirsch Jacobs, American horse trainer (d. 1970)
1905 – Helen Joseph, English-South African activist (d. 1992)
1905 – Erwin Keller, German field hockey player (d. 1971)
1906 – Raoul Jobin, Canadian tenor (d. 1974)
1908 – Hugo Fregonese, Argentinian director and screenwriter (d. 1987)
1909 – John Fante, American author (d. 1983)
1910 – George Musso, American football player (d. 2000)
1911 – Melvin Calvin, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)
1911 – Emil Cioran, Romanian philosopher (d. 1995)
1912 – Alois Brunner, Austrian-German SS officer
1912 – Sonja Henie, Norwegian figure skater and actress (d. 1969)
1914 – María Félix, Mexican actress (d. 2002)
1917 – Winifred Asprey, American mathematician and computer scientist (d. 2007)
1917 – Lloyd Bott, Australian public servant (d. 2004)
1917 – Hubertus Ernst, Dutch bishop
1917 – Grigori Kuzmin, Russian-Estonian astronomer (d. 1988)
1918 – Betty Ford, American wife of Gerald R. Ford, 40th First Lady of the United States (d. 2011)
1918 – Glendon Swarthout, American author (d. 1992)
1919 – Ian Smith, Zimbabwean politician, 1st Prime Minister of Rhodesia (d. 2007)
1920 – Carmen McRae, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress (d. 1994)
1921 – Franco Corelli, Italian tenor (d. 2003)
1921 – Jan Novák, Czech composer (d. 1984)
1921 – Herman van Raalte, Dutch footballer (d. 2013)
1923 – George Fisher, American cartoonist (d. 2003)
1923 – Edward Mulhare, Irish-American actor (d. 1997)
1924 – Frédéric Back, German-Canadian animator, director, and screenwriter (d. 2013)
1924 – Anthony Farrar-Hockley, English general and historian (d. 2006)
1926 – Henry N. Cobb, American architect, co-founded Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
1926 – Shecky Greene, American actor
1926 – Shirley Mills, American actress (d. 2010)
1926 – Jürgen Moltmann, German theologian and academic
1927 – Tilly Armstrong, English author (d. 2010)
1927 – Ollie Mitchell, American trumpet player (The Wrecking Crew) (d. 2013)
1928 – Leah Rabin, German-Israeli wife of Yitzhak Rabin (d. 2000)
1928 – Monty Sunshine, English clarinet player (d. 2010)
1929 – Walter Berry, Austrian opera singer (d. 2000)
1929 – Jacques Brel, Belgian singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1978)
1929 – Renzo De Felice, Italian historian (d. 1996)
1930 – Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma (d. 2010)
1931 – John Gavin, American actor and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Mexico
1932 – Iskandar of Johor (d. 2010)
1933 – Fred Ebb, American composer (d. 2004)
1934 – Kisho Kurokawa, Japanese architect, designed the Nakagin Capsule Tower and Singapore Flyer (d. 2007)
1935 – Oscar Zeta Acosta, American lawyer and politician (d. 1974)
1935 – Albert Bustamante, American politician
1937 – Seymour Hersh, American journalist and author
1938 – Kofi Annan, Ghanaian diplomat, 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations
1938 – John Hamm, Canadian physician and politician, 25th Premier of Nova Scotia
1939 – Manolis Angelopoulos, Greek singer (d. 1989)
1939 – John Arbuthnott, Scottish microbiologist and academic
1939 – Mary Leona Gage, American model and actress, Miss USA 1957 (d. 2010)
1939 – Trina Schart Hyman, American author and illustrator (d. 2004)
1940 – John Havlicek, American basketball player
1941 – Darlene Gillespie, Canadian-American actress, singer, and dancer
1941 – Vivienne Westwood, English fashion designer
1942 – Roger Chapman, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Family and Streetwalkers)
1942 – Douglas Trumbull, American director, producer, and special effects artist
1943 – Tony Banks, Baron Stratford, British politician (d. 2006)
1943 – Michael Bennett, American dancer, choreographer, and director (d. 1987)
1943 – Miller Farr, American football player
1943 – James Herbert, English author and illustrator (d. 2013)
1943 – Jack O'Halloran, American boxer and actor
1943 – Chris Orr, English painter and illustrator
1944 – Hywel Bennett, Welsh actor
1944 – Odd Nerdrum, Norwegian painter
1944 – Deke Richards, American songwriter and producer (d. 2013)
1944 – Joey D. Vieira, American actor
1945 – Derrick Walker, Scottish businessman
1946 – Catfish Hunter, American baseball player (d. 1999)
1946 – Stuart Pankin, American actor
1946 – Tim Thomerson, American actor
1947 – Tom DeLay, American politician
1947 – Steve Howe, English guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Yes, Asia, Tomorrow, GTR, and Bodast)
1947 – Robert Kiyosaki, American businessman, co-founded Cashflow Technologies
1947 – Pascal Lamy, French businessman and politician
1947 – Larry Norman, American singer-songwriter, and producer (People!) (d. 2008)
1948 – Barbara Young, Baroness Young of Old Scone, Scottish academic and politician
1949 – K. C. Kamalasabayson, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 39th Attorney General of Sri Lanka (d. 2007)
1949 – John Madden, English director and producer
1949 – Joe Royle, English footballer and manager
1949 – Brenda Russell, American-Canadian singer-songwriter and keyboard player
1949 – John Scott, British sociologist
1950 – Grzegorz Lato, Polish footballer and coach
1951 – Gerd Andres, German politician
1951 – Geir Haarde, Icelandic politician, 23rd Prime Minister of Iceland
1951 – Mel Schacher, American bass player (Question Mark & the Mysterians and Grand Funk Railroad)
1954 – Lalla Amina of Morocco (d. 2012)
1954 – Gary Carter, American baseball player and coach (d. 2012)
1954 – G. V. Loganathan, Indian-American engineer and educator (d. 2007)
1955 – Ricky Bell, American football player (d. 1984)
1955 – Gerrie Coetzee, South African boxer
1955 – Kane Hodder, American actor and stuntman
1955 – Ron Johnson, American politician
1955 – Barbara Kingsolver, American author and poet
1955 – David Wu, Taiwanese-American lawyer and politician
1956 – Christine Boisson, French actress
1956 – Roman Dragoun, Czech singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Progres 2)
1956 – Jim Piddock, English actor, screenwriter, and producer
1956 – Justin Sullivan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (New Model Army)
1957 – Anthony Michaels-Moore, English opera singer
1957 – Fred Smerlas, American football player
1958 – Detlef Bruckhoff, German footballer
1958 – Maarten Ducrot, Dutch cyclist and journalist
1959 – Alain Bondue, French cyclist
1960 – Daniël Dekker, Dutch radio host
1960 – John Schneider, American actor, singer, director, and producer
1961 – Élise Guilbault, Canadian actress
1961 – Brian McDermott, English footballer and manager
1962 – Paddy Lowe, English motor racing engineer
1962 – Izzy Stradlin, American guitarist and songwriter (Guns N' Roses and Hollywood Rose)
1963 – Julian Lennon, English singer-songwriter, actor, and photographer
1963 – Terry Porter, American basketball player and coach
1963 – Donita Sparks, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (L7)
1963 – Seth Tobias, American businessman (d. 2007)
1964 – Biz Markie, American rapper, producer, and actor (Juice Crew)
1964 – John McGinlay, Scottish footballer and manager
1965 – Steven Blaney, Canadian politician
1965 – Michael Jones, New Zealand rugby player and coach
1966 – Mazinho, Brazilian footballer, coach, and manager
1966 – Iveta Bartošová, Czech singer and actress (d. 2014)
1966 – Mark Blundell, English motor racing driver
1966 – Charlotte Dawson, New Zealand-Australian television host (d. 2014)
1966 – Dalton Grant, English high jumper
1966 – Harri Rovanperä, Finnish race car driver
1966 – Evripidis Stylianidis, Greek politician
1966 – Robin Wright, American actress
1967 – Arwyn Davies, Welsh actor
1968 – Patricia Arquette, American actress and director
1968 – Patricia Girard, French runner and hurdler
1968 – Tracy Grammer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer)
1972 – Paul Gray, American bass player and songwriter (Slipknot and Unida) (d. 2010)
1972 – Sergei Magnitsky, Russian accountant (d. 2009)
1972 – Sung Kang American actor
1973 – Khaled Badra, Tunisian footballer
1973 – Emma Caulfield, American actress
1974 – Holger Hott, Norwegian orienteering competitor
1974 – Nnedi Okorafor, Nigerian-American author and educator
1974 – Chino XL, American rapper and actor
1975 – Anouk, Dutch singer
1975 – Francesco Flachi, Italian footballer
1975 – Timo Pérez, Dominican-American baseball player
1977 – Mehran Ghassemi, Iranian journalist (d. 2008)
1977 – Mark Spencer, American computer programmer
1978 – Ana de la Reguera, Mexican actress
1978 – Bernt Haas, Austrian-Swiss footballer
1978 – Rachel Roberts, Canadian model and actress
1978 – Jocelyn Robichaud, Canadian tennis player and coach
1979 – Raven, American drag queen performer
1979 – Alexi Laiho, Finnish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Children of Bodom, Sinergy, Impaled Nazarene, and Kylähullut)
1979 – Pablo Portillo, Mexican singer and actor (MDO)
1980 – Manuel Ortega, Austrian singer
1980 – Katee Sackhoff, American actress
1981 – Frédérick Bousquet, French swimmer
1981 – Taylor Kitsch, Canadian model and actor
1981 – Ofer Shechter, Israeli actor
1983 – Allu Arjun, Indian actor
1983 – Natalia, Greek singer
1984 – Ezra Koenig, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Vampire Weekend and Dirty Projectors)
1984 – Kirsten Storms, American actress
1985 – Patrick Schliwa, German rugby player
1986 – Igor Akinfeev, Russian footballer
1986 – Erika Sawajiri, Japanese actress, model, and singer
1986 – Félix Hernández, Venezuelan-American baseball player
1986 – Osvaldo Martínez, Paraguayan footballer
1987 – Royston Drenthe, Dutch footballer
1987 – Jeremy Hellickson, American baseball player
1988 – Jenni Asserholt, Swedish ice hockey player
1988 – Stephanie Cayo, Peruvian actress and singer
1988 – Rachael Finch, Australian beauty pageant titleholder and television reporter
1988 – Kim Myung-sung, South Korean baseball player
1989 – Hitomi Takahashi, Japanese singer
1989 – Gabriella Wilde, English actress
1989 – Matthew Healy, British singer (The 1975)
1990 – Kim Jonghyun, South Korean singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor (Shinee and SM the Ballad)
1991 – Minami Takahashi, Japanese singer and actress (AKB48 and no3b)
1992 – Shelby Young, American actress
1993 – Angeli Dione Gomez, Filipino model, Miss Tourism International 2013
1999 – Ty Panitz, American actor
2002 – Skai Jackson, American actress

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