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Notable Birthdays on April 15

Leonardo da Vinci - 1452 Italy, painter/sculptor/scientist/visionary
Nanak - 1469 1st guru of Sikhs
Sinan - 1489 Ottoman architect
Pietro Cataldi - 1552 Italian mathematician
Claudius Salmasius - 1588 [Claude Saumaise], French linguist
Valentin Molitor - 1637 composer
Robert Sibbald - 1641 Scottish physician
King Christian V of Denmark - 1646
Pierre Poiret - 1646 French mystic
Domenico Gabrielli - 1651 composer
John van Huysum - 1682 Dutch painter (flowers/fruit)
Johann Friedrich Fasch - 1688 composer
Ferdinand Zellbell - 1689 composer
Leonhard Euler - 1707 Bassle Sweden, mathematician (Euler's Constant)
William Cullen - 1710 Scottish physician
Charles Willson Peale - 1741 US, port painter/inventor (George Washington)
George Knowil Jackson - 1757 composer
Friedrich Bouterwek - 1766 German philosopher/critic
Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire - 1772 French naturalist
Friedrich Struve - 1793 Germany, founded dynasty of astronomers
Jean Pierre Flourens - 1794 French physiologist
James Clark Ross - 1800 explorer (British Antarctic)
Hermann Gunther Grassmann - 1809 mathematician
Pierre-Etienne-Theodore Rousseau - 1812 painter
John Lothrop Motley - 1814 US, historian/author (Rise of Dutch Rep)
Evander McNair - 1820 Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1902
Emerson Brown Joseph - 1821 (Confederacy), died in 1894
Napolean Jackson Tecumseh Dana - 1822 Major General (Union volunteers)
Julius Tausch - 1827 composer
Mary Harris Thompson - 1829 1st American woman surgeon
Wilhelm Busch - 1832 German poet
Horace Porter - 1837 Bvt Brig General (Union Army), died in 1921
Joseph E. Seagram - 1841 Canadian distillery founder
Carl Eilhardt - 1843 composer
Henry James - 1843 American/British author (Turn of the Screw, Bostonians),
Dave Gregory - 1845 cricketer (Australia's 1st Test captain)
John Munroe Longyear - 1850 US, capitalist/bank president
Anton G O Ridder Van Rappard - 1858 Dutch painter/lithographer/etcher
Emile Durkheim - 1858 French sociologist (Division du travail social)
Bliss Carman - 1861 Canadian poet
George Harrison Shull - 1874 American plant geneticist
Johannes Stark - 1874 Germany, physicist (Stark effect) (Nobel 1919)
James J. Jeffries - 1875 American heavyweight boxer
Klaziena "Ina" Boudier-Bakker - 1875 Dutch playwright/novelist (Poverty)
Robert Walser - 1878 writer
Melville Henry Cane - 1879 American lawyer
Giovanni Amendola - 1882 Italian antifascist/editor-in-chief (Il Mondo)
Stanley Bruce - 1883 eighth Prime Minister of Australia
Tadeusz Kutrzeba - 1885 Polish general
Nikolay Gumilyov - 1886 Russian poet
Maximilian Kronberger - 1888 German poet
Asa Philip Randolph - 1889 labor leader (Railroad Porter's Union)
Alvin Carter - 1891 Virginia, vocalist (Carter Family)
Vaino Raitio - 1891 composer
Wallace Reid - 1891 St Louis MO, actor/dir/screenwriter (Every Inch a Man)
Corrie ten Boom - 1892 Dutch author and Holocaust survivor
Theo Osterkamp - 1892 World War I and World War II German fighter pilot
Elizabeth Mae "Bessie" Smith - 1894 Empress of Blues (over 200 songs)
Clark McConachy - 1895 New Zealand billiards player
Corrado Alvaro - 1895 Italian writer (Gente in Aspromonte)
Harry F V Edward - 1895 British Guiana, 100m/200m runner (Oly-bronze-1920)
Nikolay Nikolayevich Semyonov - 1896 Russian chemist, Nobel laureate
Marian Jordan - 1898 actress, radio comedienne (Molly-Fibber McGee " Molly)
Nini de Boel - 1898 Flemish operette singer (White Horse)
Joe Davis - 1901 English snooker/billiards-world champ (1927-46)
Fernando Pessa - 1902 Portuguese journalist
Erich Arendt - 1903 writer [or Apr 16]
John Williams - 1903 England, actor (Niles-Family Affair, Dial M for Murder)
Arshile Gorky - 1904 Armenian Artist
A J "Sandy" Bell - 1906 S Afr cricket fast bowler (16 Tests 1929-35)
Susan Walker - 1906 vice CEO (WRVS)
Gerald Abrahams - 1907 Liverpool, author (Teach Yourself Chess)
Nicholas Tinbergen - 1907 Neth/British biologist/zoologist (Nobel 1973)
Eden Ahbez - 1908 songwriter
Lita Grey - 1908 American actress
Louise Chaplin - 1908 actress
Lord Grey of Naunton - 1910 chancellor (Ulster University)
Jacob Fresco - 1911 Dutch architect (Antilles Brewery/Autonomy Monument)
Kim II Sung - 1912 pres of North Korea (1945-94)
Peter Menzies - 1912 CEO (British Electricity Council)
John Gregory - 1914 dancer
Ernest Borneman - 1915 sexual researcher psychotherapist writer/musicologist
Alfred S. Bloomingdale - 1916 American businessman
Hans Conried - 1917 Balt Md, actor (Bullwinkle Show, Make Room for Daddy)
Pietro Grossi - 1917 composer
John Baragrey - 1918 Haleyville AL, actor (Creeper, Colossus of NY)
Clive Beadon - 1919 airman
Elizabeth Catelett - 1919 sculptor/lithographer
Meriol Trevor - 1919 novelist/biographer (Civil Prisoners)
Richard von Weizsacker - 1920 baron/president (Germany, 1984-94)
Georgi Timofeyevich Beregovoi - 1921 USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 3)
Norman Ewart Thurston - 1921 musician
Harold Washington - 1922 1st black mayor of Chicago (D, 1983-87)
Michael Ansara - 1922 Lowell Mass, actor (Cochise-Broken Arrow, Centennial)
Douglas Wass - 1923 CEO (Equity " Law Life Assurance Company)
John Grigg - 1924 British historian
Neville Marriner - 1924 Lincoln England, conductor (Minn Orch 1978)
Abha Gandhi - 1927 servant to Gandhi
Robert Mills - 1927 American physicist
Norma Merrick Sklarek - 1928 1st black woman architect in NY " Calif
Richard Evans - 1928 British diplomat
Adrian Cadbury - 1929 candy manufacturer (Cadbury, Schweppes)
Jocelyn Barrow - 1929 deputy chair person (British Broadcast Standards)
Elijah Barayi - 1930 head of South Africa union centre (COSATU)
Vigdís Finnbogadóttir - 1930 President of Iceland
Kenneth Bloomfield - 1931 BBC governor (Ireland)
David Bolton - 1932 director (British Royal United Service for Defense)
Nikolai Stepanovich Porvatkin - 1932 Russian cosmonaut
Boris Strugatski - 1933 USSR, sci-fi author (Tale of Troika)
Elizabeth Montgomery - 1933 LA Calif, actress (Samantha/Serena-Bewitched)
Roy Clark - 1933 Meherrin Va, country singer (Hee Haw)
Gene Cherico - 1935 bassist
Hector Quintanar - 1936 composer
Jack Noreiga - 1936 cricketer (9-95 WI v India 1971)
Maurice Shock - 1936 rector (Lincoln College in Oxford)
Raymond Poulidor - 1936 French cyclist
Earl Russell - 1937 historian
Carles Marsden - 1938 professor (neurology)
Hso Khan Pha - 1938 Burmese politician
Claudia Cardinale - 1939 Tunisian-born actress
Marti Wilder - 1939 father of rocker Kim Wilde
Marty Wilde - 1939 British singer
Edy Hubacher - 1940 Switzerland, 4-man bobsled (Olympic-gold-1972)
Jeffrey Archer - 1940 England, (Tory-Commons)/author (Matter of Honor)
Phll Lesh - 1940 rocker
Robert Lacroix - 1940 French Canadian professor of economics
Robert Walker Jr - 1940 NYC, actor (Ceremony, Ms Don Juan, Ensign Pulver)
Woodie Fryman - 1940 American baseball player
Howard L Berman - 1941 (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )
Francis X. DiLorenzo - 1942 American Catholic prelate
Kenneth Lay - 1942 American businessman
Kim Il Jong - 1942 son of North Korean pres Kim Il Sung (1972-94)
Walter Raphael Hazzard - 1942 Wilmington Del, basketball (Olympic-gold-1964)
Riem de Wolff - 1943 Indonesian/Dutch singer/guitarist (Blue Diamonds)
Dave Edmunds - 1944 Wales, singer/guitarist (Rockpile-Baby I Love You)
Dzhokhar Dudayev - 1944 separatist leader
Gerard Schoenaker - 1944 Dutch singer (Les Baroques)
Jos F B van Rey - 1945 Dutch MP (VVD)
Wayne Gilchrest - 1946 (Rep-R-Maryland)
Bojoura - 1947 [Raina GB van Melzen], Dutch singer/wife of Hans Cleuver
Cristina Husmark Pehrsson - 1947 Swedish politician
DeDe Lind - 1947 LA Calif, playmate (Aug, 1967)
Linda Bloodworth-Thomason - 1947 TV producer (Designing Women, Murphy Brown)
Michael DeBello - 1947 singer (Maniac)
Mike Chapman - 1947 Australian songwriter/producer (Chinn " Chapman)
Wooly Wolstenholme - 1947 keyboardist/vocalist (Barclay James Harvest)
Michael Kamen - 1948 American composer
Alla Pugacheva - 1949 Russian singer
Craig Zadan - 1949 American film producer
Tonio K - 1949 American singer
Amy Wright - 1950 Chicago Il, actress (Inside Moves, Accidental Tourist)
Hansel - 1951 Cuba, spanish personality
Heloise II - 1951 columnist (Heloise's Helpful Hints)
John L Phillips - 1951 Ft Belvoir Va, PhD/astronaut
Marsha S Ivins - 1951 Baltimore Maryland, astronaut (STS 32, 46, 62, 81)
Bengt Gingsjö - 1952 Swedish swimmer
Kym Gyngell - 1952 Australian comedian
Sam McMurray - 1952 actor (Tracey Ullman)
Emmanuel - 1954 Mexico City Mexico, spanish singer
Seka - 1954 American pornographic actress
Barbara Barrow - 1955 LPGA golfer
Dodi Al-Fayed - 1955 Egyptian businessman
Enith Salle Brigitha - 1955 Neth, 100m/200m swimmer (Olympic-bronze-1976)
Gregory J Harbaugh - 1956 Cleveland Ohio, astronaut (STS 39, 54, 71, 82)
Michael Cooper - 1956 NBA star (LA Lakers)
Evelyn Ashford - 1957 Shreveport LA, 100m runner (Oly-4 gold-1976, 84)
Benjamin Zephaniah - 1958 British writer
Dolores Gordon-Smith - 1958 British Writer
John Bracewell - 1958 NZ cricketer (premiere spinner of 80's)
Matt Reid - 1958 rock keyboardist (Berlin-Takes Your Breathe Away)
Noni Ιoannidou - 1958 Greek fashion model and actress
Emma Thompson - 1959 England, actress (Henry V, Howards End, Oscar-1992)
Fruit Chan - 1959 Hong Kong film director
Kevin Lowe - 1959 Lachute, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers)
Thomas F. Wilson - 1959 American actor
Marvin Clyde Goodwin - 1960 New Orleans La, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
Pedro Delgado - 1960 Spanish cyclist
Lynne Austin - 1961 Plant City Fla, playmate (Jul, 1986)
Tiina Lillak - 1961 Finland, javelin thrower (Olympic-silver-1984)
Nawal El Moutawakel - 1962 Morrocan hurdler
Surjit Bindrakhia - 1962 Punjabi Bhangra singer
Tom Kane - 1962 American voice actor
Bobby Pepper - 1963 American journalist
Manoj Prabhakar - 1963 cricketer (Indian opening batsman " opening bowler)
Teresa Wentzel DeWitt - 1963 Ft Bragg NC, double trap (Olympics-1996)
Lydie Denier - 1964 St Nazaire France, actress (General Hospital)
Nadeem Abbasi - 1964 cricketer (three Tests for Pakistan v India 1989)
Anthony Miller - 1965 NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos, Dallas Cowboys)
Kevin Stevens - 1965 Brockton, NHL left wing (LA Kings)
Linda Perry - 1965 American musician
Mark Dennis - 1965 NFL tackle (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers)
Michele Redman - 1965 Zanesville OH, LPGA golfer (1995 Star Bank-3rd)
Soichi Noguchi - 1965 Yokohama Japan, astronaut
Andrei Olhovskiy - 1966 Moscow Russia, tennis pro
Graeme Clark - 1966 bassist (Wet Wet Wet-Angel Eyes, Love is All Around)
Samantha Karen Fox - 1966 East End London England, singer (Touch Me)
Alt - 1967 Brazilian comic creator
Dara Torres - 1967 Beverly Hills CA, US Olympic swimmer (Olympic-gold-84)
Frankie Poullain - 1967 British musician (The Darkness)
Lance Zeno - 1967 NFL/WLAF corner (Rams, Scottish Claymores)
Mark Mortimer - 1967 actor (Nick Hudson-Another World)
Suzy Green - 1967 Detroit MI, LPGA golfer (1995 Fieldcrest Cannon-26th)
Billy Brewer - 1968 Fort Worth Texas, pitcher (NY Yankees)
Stacey Williams - 1968 Phila Penn, model (SI Swimsuit 1996)
Chris Smith - 1969 Indianapolis IN, Nike golfer (1993 BC Open-8th)
Jeromy Burnitz - 1969 Westminster CA, outfielder (Cleveland Indians)
Michael Jones - 1969 NFL linebacker (Oakland Raiders, St Louis Rams)
Phillippi Sparks - 1969 NFL cornerback (NY Giants)
Darrin Smith - 1970 NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys, Phila Eagles)
Flex Alexander - 1970 American actor
Craig Whelihan - 1971 NFL quarterback (SD Chargers)
Guivi Sissaouri - 1971 Tbilisi Georgia, Canada freestyle wrestler (Oly-s-96)
Jason Sehorn - 1971 NFL cornerback/safety (NY Giants)
Katy Hill - 1971 British television presenter
Rich McKenzie - 1971 NFL linebacker (Cleve Browns)
Sarah Jane Hamilton - 1971 British pornographic actress
Tim Tindale - 1971 NFL running back (Buffalo Bills)
Lou Romano - 1972 American voice actor
Melvin Johnson - 1972 NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs)
Peter Billingsley - 1972 NYC, actor (Real People)
Ricky Otero - 1972 Vega Baja Puerto Rico, outfielder (Phila Phillies)
Ronald Cherry - 1972 NFL tackle (Detroit Lions)
Vickie Johnson - 1972 WNBA guard/forward (NY Liberty)
Jeremy Burkett - 1973 NFL/WLAF tight end (NY Giants, Barcelona Dragons)
Danny Pino - 1974 American actor
Douglas Spain - 1974 American actor
Josh Todd - 1974 American musician (Buckcherry)
Marena Bencomo - 1974 Miss Universe-2nd place (Venezuela, 1997)
Mike Quinn - 1974 quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
Sergei Krivokrasov - 1974 Angarsk Rus, NHL right wing (Blackhawks, Oly-S-98)
Paul Dana - 1975 American race car driver
Jason Bonsignore - 1976 Canadian ice hockey player
Susan Ward - 1976 American actress
Lisa Bell - 1977 Rockford Ill, figure skater (1997 Midwestern Sr champ)
Austin Aries - 1978 American wrestler
Milton Bradley - 1978 American baseball player
Tim Corcoran - 1978 American baseball player
Fränk Schleck - 1980 Luxembourgish cyclist
James Foster - 1980 English cricketer
Natalie Casey - 1980 British actress
Raúl López - 1980 Spanish basketball player
Victor Núñez - 1980 Costa Rican footballer
Willie Mason - 1980 Australian Rugby League Player
Andrés D'Alessandro - 1981 Argentine football player
Seth Wulsin - 1981 American artist
Albert Riera - 1982 Spanish footballer
Anthony Green - 1982 American musician
Mark Mizzark - 1982 [Marlis Pugh], Akron Ohio, rapper (Another Bad Creation)
Michael Aubrey - 1982 American baseball player
Seth Rogen - 1982 Canadian actor and writer
Alice Braga - 1983 Brazilian actress
Bronson La'Cassie - 1983 Australian professional golfer
Dudu Cearense - 1983 Brazilian footballer
Ilya Kovalchuk - 1983 Russian ice hockey player
Ben Kasica - 1984 Guitarist of rock band Skillet
Cam Janssen - 1984 American ice hockey player
Rodney Carney - 1984 NBA athlete
Aaron Laffey - 1985 American baseball player
John Danks - 1985 American baseball player
Quincy Owusu-Abeyie - 1986 Dutch footballer
Emma Watson - 1990 English actress
Amy Diamond - 1992 Swedish singer
Madeleine Martin - 1993 American television actress
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