Famous Birthdays on 12th April

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 254

  • 599 BC Mahavira, the 24th Tirthankara of Jainism (d. 527 BC)
  • 812 Muhammad at-Taqi, Muslim Shia Imam (d. 835)
  • 1484 Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Italian architect (d. 1546)
  • 1500 Joachim Camerarius, [Liebhard Kammerer], German humanist
  • 1526 Marc-Antoine de Muret, French humanist, born in Muret
  • 1526 Muretus, French humanist (d. 1585)
  • 1550 Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, English politician (d. 1604)
  • 1577 Christian IV of Denmark (d. 1648)
  • 1579 Francois de Bassompierre, marshal of France
  • 1626 Paul Hainlein, composer
  • 1692 Giuseppe Tartini, composer, Istria
  • 1695 Caspar Burman, historian/mayor (Utrecht Neth)
  • 1705 William Cookworthy, English chemist (d. 1780)
  • 1713 Guillaume Thomas François Raynal, French writer (d. 1796)
  • 1716 Felice de' Giardini, composer
  • 1722 Pietro Nardini, composer
  • 1724 Lyman Hall, US physician (signed Declaration of Independence)
  • 1726 Charles Burney, English music historian (d. 1814)
  • 1727 Gaspare Gabellone, composer
  • 1748 Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, French botanist (d. 1836)
  • 1760 Juan Manuel Olivares, composer
  • 1764 Dirk van den Boetzelaer, regent of Holland
  • 1769 Giovanni Agostino Perotti, composer

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1777 Henry Clay, American politician known as "the Great Compromiser", born in Hanover County, Virginia (d. 1852)

Legislator and Orator Henry Clay
Legislator and Orator
Henry Clay
  • 1788 Johann Erik Nordblom, composer
  • 1791 Francis Preston Blair, newspaper editor (Washington Globe)
  • 1792 John George Lambton, statesman (1st Earl of Durham), born in London, England
  • 1793 Ferdinand I KLJM, the Good Natured, Emperor of Austria/king of Hungary
  • 1794 Germinal P Dandelin, Belgian mathematician (geometry)
  • 1796 George N. Briggs, 19th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1861)
  • 1799 Henri Druey, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 1855)
  • 1801 Henry de Cock, Dutch reformed vicar/secession leader
  • 1801 Josef Franz Karl Lanner, Austria, composer/violist
  • 1802 Francois MP Liberman, French relig leader (Congregation of Heart)
  • 1815 Henry Hugo Pierson, composer
  • 1823 Aleksandr Ostrovsky, Russian playwright (Artists & Admirers)
  • 1827 Edward Mollenhauer, composer
  • 1831 Constantin Meunier, Belgian painter/sculptor
  • 1831 George Burgwyn Anderson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 1831 Grenville Mellen Dodge, Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1838 John Shaw Billings, US, librarian/army physician
  • 1839 Victorin de Joncieres, composer
  • 1840 Edmond Audran, composer
  • 1848 José Gautier Benítez, Puerto Rican poet (d. 1880)
  • 1851 Emil Liebling, composer
  • 1852 [Carl L] Ferdinand von Lindemann, German mathematician
  • 1856 William M Conway, English historian/explorer (Spitzbergen)
  • 1863 Raul d'Avila Pompeia, Brazilian writer (Boarding School)
  • 1868 Akiyama Saneyuki, Japanese naval commander (d. 1918)
  • 1869 Henri-Desire Landru, French sex murderer
  • 1871 Ioannis Metaxas, Greek general/dictator (1936-41)
  • 1878 Richard B Goldschmidt, German/US zoologist
  • 1879 Frederick G Melcher, US, publisher/editor/founded children's book week
  • 1883 Imogen Cunningham, photographer (1965 ASMP award)
  • 1883 Dally Messenger, Australian rugby league footballer (d. 1959)
  • 1884 Otto Meyerhof, Germany, psychologist/biochemist (Nobel-1922)
  • 1884 Tenby Davies, Welsh world champion runner (d. 1932)
  • 1887 Harold Lockwood, American actor (d. 1918)
  • 1888 Heinrich Neuhaus, Soviet musician (d. 1964)
  • 1892 Johnny Dodds, early jazz clarinettist
  • 1894 Francisco H Craveiro Lopes, Portuguese general/president (1951-58)
  • 1898 Grantley H Adams, Premier of Barbados (1953-58) and Prime Minister of the West Indies Federation (1958-62), born in St. Michael, British Windward Islands
  • 1898 Lily Pons, Draguignan France, opera singer/actress (That Girl From Paris) (d. 1976)
  • 1901 Lowell Stockman, American representative (d. 1962)
  • 1902 Louis J M Beel, premier of Netherland (1946-48, 58-59)
  • 1903 Jan Tinbergen, Dutch economist/UN advisor (Nobel 1969)
  • 1904 Harald James Penrose, pilot
  • 1907 Felix de Weldon, Austrian-born sculptor (d. 2003)
  • 1907 Hardie Gramatky, American author and animator (d. 1979)
  • 1908 Carlos Lleras Restrepo, president of Colombia
  • 1908 John T Hughes, Bishop to Forces
  • 1908 Virginia Cherrill, actress (Lake Extra, Brat, City Lights, Delicious)
  • 1908 Robert Lee Scott, Jr., American Air Force pilot (d. 2006)
  • 1910 Jorgen Rausch, German philosopher/author (End of the Playboys)
  • 1911 Darrell A Amyx, US archaeologist (Greek Ceramics)
  • 1911 Geoff Chubb, cricketer (S Afr pace bowler v England 1951-52 aged 40)
  • 1911 Mahmoud Younis, Suez Canal nationalization Engineer (d. 1976)
  • 1912 Eric Feldary, Budapest Hungary, actor (16 Fathoms Deep)
  • 1912 Georges Franju, France, director (Judex, L'homme sans visage)
  • 1912 Harold Maguire, British air marshal
  • 1912 Herbert Mills, singer, (Mills Brothers)
  • 1912 Walt Gorney, American actor (d. 2004)
  • 1913 Gabor Jodal, composer
  • 1913 Keiko Fukuda, martial artist, born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 2013)
  • 1914 Armen Alchian, American economist
  • 1915 Emil [Theodore] Petaja, US, sci-fi author (Star Mill, Tramontane)
  • 1915 [Theodore Roosevelt] Hound Dog Taylor, Natchez Mississippi, American Chicago blues guitarist and singer
  • 1916 Brian Connell, writer/broadcaster
  • 1916 Beverly Cleary, American writer
  • 1916 Benjamin Libet, American scientist (d. 2007)
  • 1917 M Marie Widlow, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1957), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1917 Vinoo Mankad, cricketer (India's greatest all-rounder to his time)
  • 1917 Helen Forrest, American singer (d. 1999)
  • 1918 18th earl of Derby, English landowner/multi-millionaire
  • 1919 Istvan Anhalt, composer, (d. 2012)
  • 1919 Lady Ricketts, CEO (Natl Association of Citizens' Advice Bureaux)
  • 1919 Maurice Girodias, French publisher
  • 1919 Wilson Charles Geoffery Baldwin, hero
  • 1919 Billy Vaughn, singer and bandleader (Sail Along Sil'vry Moon), born in Glasgow, Kentucky (d. 1991)
  • 1920 H R Hewitt, CEO (Johnson Matthey)
  • 1920 Robert Fizdale, pianist (Misia), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1921 A W Mabbs, archivist
  • 1923 Ann Miller, [Lucille Ann Collier], Cherino, Tex, dancer (On the Town)
  • 1923 E C Meade, British chartered accountant
  • 1924 Julius Moormann, student/resistance fighter (WW II)
  • 1924 Sergiu Natra, composer
  • 1924 Peter Safar, Austrian physician (d. 2003)
  • 1925 Johnny Jordan, England, cameraman (You Only Live Twice) [or Feb 7]
  • 1927 Jane Withers, Ga, actress (All Together Now, Josephine the plumber)
  • 1927 Patrick Meehan, petty criminal
  • 1928 Brooklyn Supreme, Belgium, stallion, heaviest known horse (1450 kg)
  • 1928 Hardy Krüger, German actor
  • 1929 Elspet Gray, (Lady Rix), actress (4 Weddings & a Funeral, Solo, Tenko), (d. 2013)
  • 1930 Betty Clooney, Maysville Ky, singer (Jack Paar Show)
  • 1930 Bryan Magee, writer
  • 1930 Patrick Edmund Pery, 6th Earl of Limerick, Irish peer and public servant
  • 1930 Lou A de Graaf, Dutch asst secretary of Social Affairs (VDA)
  • 1930 Uwe Kitzinger, President (Templeton College, Oxford)
  • 1930 Manuel Neri, American artist
  • 1931 Martin Boykan, composer
  • 1931 Leonid Derbenyov, Russian poet-songwriter (d. 1995)
  • 1932 Henri Lazarof, composer
  • 1932 Jack Gelber, US, playwright (Connection, Apple)
  • 1932 Dennis Banks, American activist
  • 1932 Lakshman Kadirgamar, Sri Lankan politician (d. 2005)
  • 1932 Tiny Tim [ Herbert Khaury], New York, musician, (d. 1996)
  • 1933 Montserrat Caballé, Spanish soprano
  • 1934 Heinz Schneiter, Swiss footballer
  • 1935 Wendy Savage, obstetrician/gynaecologist
  • 1936 Charles Napier, actor (Night Stalker, Rambo)
  • 1936 Kennedy A Simmonds, premier (St Kitts & Nevis, 1983-95)
  • 1937 Igor Petrovich Volk, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-12)
  • 1937 Raymond Ceulemans, Belgian world champ billiards player
  • 1939 Alan Ayckbourn, playwright, born in London, England
  • 1939 Johnny Raper, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1940 Herbie Hancock, pianist (I Thought it Was You), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1940 John Hagee, American pastor and televangelist
  • 1941 Julio B Euson, Aruban singer (I Use the Soap)
  • 1941 Bobby Moore, English footballer (d. 1993)
  • 1942 Bill Bryden, theatre director
  • 1942 Daniel Winslow Schmidt, composer
  • 1942 Frank Bank, actor (Lumpy-Leave it to Beaver), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1942 Carlos Reutemann, Argentine racing driver and politician
  • 1943 Charles Ludlam, playwright/actor (Big Easy), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944 John Kay [Joachim Krauledat], Tilsit, East Prussia, rock vocalist (Steppenwolf)
  • 1944 Karel Kryl, folk singer
  • 1944 Lisa Jardine, British historian and writer, born in Oxford, England (d. 2015)
  • 1945 Hilary Nicolle, educationist
  • 1945 Lee Jong-wook, Korean Director-General of the WHO (d. 2006)
  • 1946 Ed O'Neill, actor (Al Bundy-Married with Children)
  • 1946 Peter L de Baan, Dutch actor/director/playwright (Leonce & Lena)
  • 1946 René Krijnen, Dutch keyboardist (Les Baroques)
  • 1947 Dan Lauria, actor (Jack Arnold-Wonder Years) (1947 approx)

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1947 David Letterman, comedian (Late Night), born in Indianapolis, Indiana

Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman
  • 1947 Tom Clancy, Baltmore Maryland, American author
  • 1947 Antonin Kratochvil photographer
  • 1948 Raphick Jumadeen, cricketer (WI slow left-armer of the 70's)
  • 1948 Jeremy Beadle, English television presenter (d. 2008)
  • 1948 Joschka Fischer, Foreign Minister of Germany
  • 1948 Sandra "Lois" Reeves, American singer
  • 1949 Scott Turow, American writer
  • 1950 David Cassidy, singer/actor (Keith-Partridge Family), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950 Tom Werner, owner (SD Padres)/producer (Roseanne, Cosby Show)
  • 1950 Kari Palaste, Finnish architect
  • 1950 Flavio Briatore, Italian businessman and F1 team principal (Renault F1)
  • 1950 Joyce Banda, President of Malawi (2012-2014), born in Malemia, Nyasaland
  • 1951 Jackson Spires, rock drummer (Blackfoot)
  • 1952 Alexis Arguello, Managua Nicaragua, featherweight boxer (1974 champ)
  • 1952 J D Nicholas, English guitarist (Heatwave, Commodores)
  • 1952 Ralph Wiley, American sports journalist (d. 2004)
  • 1952 Reuben Gant, American professional football player
  • 1954 Marvin Johnson, US, middleweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1972)
  • 1954 Pat Travers, Canadian rock guitarist (Puttin' it Straight), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1956 Alexander Briley, vocalist (YMCA-Village People)
  • 1956 Andy Garcia, Cuba, actor (Stand & Deliver, 8 Million Ways to Die)
  • 1956 Doris EHP Baaten, Dutch actress (Sesame Street, Fien)
  • 1956 Herbert Grönemeyer, German singer
  • 1956 Walter Salles, Brazilian filmmaker (The Motorcycle Diaries), born in Rio de Janeiro
  • 1957 Vince Gill, country singer (When I Call Your Name), born in Norman, Oklahoma
  • 1958 Tony James, rock bassist (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111)
  • 1958 Will Sergeant, rock guitarist (Echo & Bunnymen-Killing Moon)
  • 1958 Howard Stableford, English actor and host
  • 1959 Elissa Leeds, actress (Cissy-Dorothy), born in NYC, New York

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1960 Ron MacLean, Canadian sportscaster (Hockey Night in Canada), born in Zweibrücken, Germany

CBC Sportscaster Ron MacLean
CBC Sportscaster
Ron MacLean
  • 1961 D D Verni, heavy metal rocker (Overkill-Hello From the Gutter)
  • 1961 Julius Kariuki, Kenya, 3K steeplechaser (Olympic-gold-1988)
  • 1961 Magda Szubanski, Australian actress
  • 1962 Art Alexakis, American musician
  • 1962 Takada Nobuhiko, Japanese wrestler
  • 1964 Mike Macfarlane, catcher (KC Royals), born in Stockton, California
  • 1964 Amy Ray, American musician
  • 1965 Elaine Zayak, NJ, figure skater (Olympics-6th-1984)
  • 1965 Tom O'Brien, American actor-producer
  • 1966 Jeffrey Hunter, WLAF DE (London Monarchs)
  • 1966 Lorenzo White, NFL running back (Cleveland Browns)
  • 1966 Theo Blanco, WLAF receiver (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1967 Bobby Abrams, NFL outside linebacker (NE Patriots)
  • 1967 Donna Andrews, LPGA golfer (1994 Nabisco Dinah Shore), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • 1967 Kirk Everist, water polo driver (Olympics-96), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1967 Mellow Man Ace, Cuba, spanish rapper/actor (Only the Strong)