Famous Birthdays on 13th April

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  • 1506 Peter Faber, French Jesuit theologian (d. 1546)
  • 1519 Catherine de' Medici, Italian born Queen consort to Henry II of France and later regent to her sons
  • 1547 Elisabeth of Valois, daughter of King Henry II of France and 3rd wife of Philip II of Spain (d. 1568)

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1570 Guy Fawkes, English Catholic conspirator (d. 1606)

English Catholic Conspirator Guy Fawkes
English Catholic Conspirator
Guy Fawkes
  • 1573 Christina of Holstein-Gottorp, queen consort of Sweden (d. 1625)
  • 1584 Albert VI of Bavaria (d. 1666)
  • 1593 Thomas Wentworth, earl of Strafford/Viceroy of Ireland, born in London, England
  • 1618 Roger de Rabutin, Comte de Bussy, French writer (d. 1693)
  • 1626 Aert Jansz van Nes, Lt-admiral, baptised
  • 1648 Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Motte Guyon, French mystic (d. 1717)
  • 1713 Pierre de Jelyotte, composer
  • 1721 John Hanson, Maryland, 1st US Pres under Articles of Confederation
  • 1729 Thomas Percy, English literary/bishop of Dromore
  • 1732 Frederick North, (C) British PM (1770-82)
  • 1733 Johann Heinrich Zang, composer
  • 1735 Isaac Low, delegate to the Continental Congress (d. 1791)

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1743 Thomas Jefferson, Virginia, (D-R) 3rd President of the United States (1801-09) (d. 1826)

3rd US President Thomas Jefferson
3rd US President
Thomas Jefferson
  • 1747 Louis Philip II, Duke of Orléans (d. 1793)
  • 1749 Frederik Sigismund van Bylandt, Dutch count/vice-admiral
  • 1756 Louis H J Condé, French prince
  • 1762 Johanna C Wattier-Ziesenis, Dutch actress (Phaedra, Lady Macbeth)
  • 1762 Karl Friedrich Horn, composer
  • 1764 Laurent, Marquis de Gouvion Saint-Cyr, French marshal (d. 1830)
  • 1769 Thomas Lawrence, English painter (d. 1830)
  • 1771 Adam FJA van der Duyn, Dutch governor (South Holland)
  • 1771 Richard Trevithick, Cornwall, inventor (steam locomotive)
  • 1780 Alexander Mitchell, Irish engineer (d. 1868)
  • 1784 Cornelis Smit, Dutch ship builder
  • 1784 Friedrich Graf von Wrangel, Prussian field marshal (d. 1877)
  • 1787 John Robertson, U.S. politician (d. 1873)
  • 1791 Félix PBOG earl de Merode, Belgian minister of War/Finance
  • 1799 Heinrich F L Rellstab, German music theorist
  • 1799 Joseph Rastrelli, composer
  • 1802 Leopold Fitzinger, Austrian zoologist (d. 1884)
  • 1808 Antonio Meucci, Italian inventor (d. 1896)
  • 1816 William Sterndale Bennett, composer
  • 1817 Alphonse Wauters, Belgian historian/archivist (Brussels)
  • 1822 Leroy Augustus Stafford, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • 1822 William Stephen Walker, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1899)
  • 1825 Thomas D'Arcy McGee, Canadian journalist and politician (d. 1868)
  • 1828 Joseph B Lightfoot, English theologist/bishop of Durham
  • 1830 Eduard Lassen, composer
  • 1832 James Wimshurst, British designer/inventor (electricstatic generator)
  • 1832 Juan Montalvo, Ecuadoran author (d. 1889)
  • 1841 Louis-Ernest Barrias, French sculptor (d. 1905)
  • 1847 Cornelis Pijnacker Hordijk, gov-gen (Neth East-Indies)
  • 1849 Enrique Jose Varona, Cuban sociologist/psychologist
  • 1850 Arthur Matthew Weld Downing, British astronomer (d. 1917)
  • 1851 Robert Abbe, American surgeon (d. 1928)
  • 1852 F.W. Woolworth, American businessman (d. 1919)
  • 1854 Richard T Ely, US economist (Hard Times)
  • 1860 James Ensor, Flemish painter/etcher (De lampenjongen)
  • 1865 Heinrich Reinhardt, composer

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1866 Butch Cassidy [Robert LeRoy Parker], American desperado (Wild Bunch Passage)

  • 1867 Sammy Woods, cricket bowler (Aust & England Rugby wing-forward)
  • 1868 John Blackwood McEwen, composer
  • 1872 A Roda Roda, writer
  • 1873 Theodore Morse, composer
  • 1873 John W. Davis, American politician (d. 1955)
  • 1875 Ray Lyman Wilbur, U.S. university president and politician (d. 1949)
  • 1879 Edward Bruce, Director art projects (d. 1943)
  • 1880 Charles Christie, Canadian film studio owner (d. 1955)
  • 1883 Alexander Alexandrov, composer
  • 1883 Demjan Bednyi, writer
  • 1885 Pieter S Gerbrandy, Dutch lawyer/premier in London (1940-45)
  • 1885 Georg Lukács, Hungarian-born philosopher and literary critic (d. 1971)
  • 1885 Vean Gregg, American baseball player (d. 1964)
  • 1886 Ethel Leginska, composer
  • 1887 Gordon S. Fahrni, Canadian physician and President of the Canadian Medical Association (d. 1995)
  • 1889 Herbert Osborne Yardley, American cryptographer (d. 1958)
  • 1890 Frank Murphy, American public servant (d. 1949)
  • 1891 Maurice Vincent Buckley, Australian winner of the Victoria Cross (d. 1921)
  • 1891 Nella Larsen, African-American novelist (d. 1964)
  • 1892 Arthur Harris, Cheltenham, Marshal of the RAF
  • 1892 Robert A Watson-Watt, Brechin Forfarshire, Scottish developer of the radar in WWII
  • 1894 Ludvig Irgens Jensen, composer
  • 1895 Olga Rudge, violinist
  • 1895 Arthur Fadden, thirteenth Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1973)
  • 1897 Werner Voss, German World War I pilot (d. 1917)
  • 1899 Alexander Alexandrovich Davidenko, composer
  • 1899 Alfred Moser Butts, game inventor (Scrabble)
  • 1899 Alfred Schutz, Austrian/US architect/philosopher
  • 1900 Pierre Molinier, French painter and photographer (d. 1976)
  • 1901 René-Jean Pleven, French premier (1950-52)
  • 1901 Jacques Lacan, French psychoanalyst and semanticist (d. 1981)
  • 1902 Godfrey Kenton, actor (Well's Theater)
  • 1902 Philippe de Rothschild, Paris, manager (Bordeaux Vineyard)
  • 1903 Rex Evans, actor (Frankenstein meets the Wolfman, Zara, Matchmaker)
  • 1904 Georges Yves Marie Congar, dominican Theologian cardinal
  • 1904 Sir David Robinson, British philanthropist and entrepreneur (d. 1987)
  • 1906 Budd [Lawrence] Freeman, US jazz saxophonist (Eel)

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1906 Samuel Beckett, French playwright (Waiting for Godot, Nobel 1969)

Playwright, novelist, and poet Samuel Beckett
Playwright, novelist, and poet
Samuel Beckett
  • 1906 Bud Freeman, American musician (d. 1991)
  • 1907 Harold Stassen, W St Paul Minn, (Gov-R-Minn) perennial pres candidate
  • 1909 Eudora Welty, Jackson Ms, novelist (Optimist's Daughter-Pulitzer 1973)
  • 1909 Jan Veldkamp, Dutch geophysicist/director (KNMI)
  • 1909 Mervyn Hugh Cowie, willife conservationist
  • 1909 Stanislaw Marcin Ulam, Polish mathematician (d. 1984)
  • 1911 Nino Sanzogno, composer
  • 1911 Ico Hitrec, Croatian footballer (d. 1946)
  • 1911 Jean-Louis Lévesque, Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist (d. 1994)
  • 1912 Roy Winsor, producer (Search for Tomorrow, Love of Life), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1913 Bernard Chacksfield, Air Vice-Marshal
  • 1913 David Donald Albritton, Danville Al, high jumper (Olympic-silver-1936)
  • 1915 Bert [Albert L F] Peleman, [Dirk Dyckmans], Flemish writer
  • 1915 R N Coote, Bishop (Colchester)
  • 1915 Stephan Hermlin, writer
  • 1915 Stephen Roberts, CEO (British Milk Marketing Board)
  • 1915 Tom Greenshields, sculptor
  • 1916 Phyllis Fraser Cerf Wagner, American actress, journalist, and publisher (d. 2006)
  • 1917 Howard Keel, Ill, actor/singer and president of the Screen Actors Guild (7 Brides for 7 Brothers, Kiss Me Kate)
  • 1918 Audrey Barker, writer
  • 1919 Madalyn Murray O'Hair, American atheist (opppsed prayer in school)
  • 1919 Roland Gaucher, French journalist
  • 1919 Phil Tonken, American radio and television announcer (d. 2000)
  • 1920 Liam Cosgrave, leader (Fine Gael Party)
  • 1920 Roberto Calvi, Italian banker (d. 1982)
  • 1920 Claude Cheysson, French politician
  • 1920 John LaPorta, American musician (d. 2004)
  • 1920 Ken Nordine, Cherokee Iowa, American voice-over and recording artist (World Jazz)
  • 1921 Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza, industrialist
  • 1921 Carlo Prosperi, composer
  • 1921 James Wilson, British Lt-General
  • 1921 Maxwell Henley Harris, Australian poet/publisher (Gift of Blood)
  • 1922 John Braine, English novelist (Life at the Top)
  • 1922 Jean Topart, Paris, actor (Fantastic Planet), (d. 2012)
  • 1922 Julius Nyerere, Tanzanian politician (d. 1999)
  • 1923 Don Adams, American actor and comedian (d. 2005)
  • 1924 Stanley Donen, SC, film director/producer (Bedazzled, Damn Yankees)
  • 1924 Jack Chick, American evangelist
  • 1925 Frank Chamberlain, CEO (Test & County Cricket Board)
  • 1925 Frank Neville Hosband Robinson, physicist
  • 1925 Hilda Dianda, composer
  • 1926 John Spencer-Churchill, 11th duke of Marlborough, English large landowner
  • 1926 Don Adams, comedian (Maxwell Smart-Get Smart, Check it Out), born in NYC, New York
  • 1926 Godfrey Kenton, actor
  • 1927 Lord Wedderburn of Charlton, QC, (d. 2012)
  • 1927 Mari Blanchard, actress (Kathy-Klondike), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1927 Maurice Ronet, Nice France, actor (Frantic, Sphinz, Circle of Love)
  • 1927 Rosa Joyce Plesters Brommelie, conservation scientist
  • 1928 Alan Clark, English politician (d. 1999)
  • 1929 Marilynn Smith, Topeka KS, LPGA golfer (1972 Pabst Open)
  • 1930 Justice Harman
  • 1931 Beverley Cross, playwright
  • 1931 Michael Burchill, actor
  • 1931 Jon Stone, co-creator of Sesame Street (d. 1997)
  • 1932 Barney Simon, theatre director/writer
  • 1932 Karl Kroeger, composer
  • 1932 Orlando Letelier, Chilean politician (d. 1976)
  • 1933 Ben Nighthorse Campbell, (Sen-D Colorado)
  • 1933 Shani Wallis, Ireland, singer/actress (Oliver)
  • 1934 Horace Kay, US singer (Tams-You Lied to Your Daddy)
  • 1934 Siegfried Matthus, composer
  • 1935 Kenneth Hayr, air marshal
  • 1935 Lyle Waggoner, KC Kansas, actor (Carol Burnette Show, Wonder Woman)
  • 1935 Peter Heap, diplomat
  • 1937 Edward Fox, Chelsea, London, English actor (Never Say Never Again, Gandhi)
  • 1937 Lanford Wilson, US playwright (Hot L Baltimore)
  • 1937 Peter M Harris, Official Solicitor (Supreme Court)
  • 1938 Frederic Rzewski, Westfield Mass, composer (Spacecraft)
  • 1938 John Weston, diplomat
  • 1939 Barbara-Rose Collins, (Rep-D-Michigan)
  • 1939 Paul Sorvino, actor (Chiefs, Dick Tracy)

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1939 Seamus Heaney, poet, (d. 2013)

  • 1939 Wijnie Jabaaij, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • 1940 Lester Chambers, Ms, vocalist (Chamber Brothers-Time Has Come Today)
  • 1940 Mike Beuttler, British racing driver (d. 1988)
  • 1940 Jim McNab, Scottish footballer (d. 2006)
  • 1941 Michael Stuart Brown, American geneticist, Nobel laureate
  • 1942 Bill Conti, Providence RI, composer (For Your Eyes Only, Rocky IV)
  • 1942 Ataol Behramoglu Turkish poet and writer.
  • 1943 Bill Koch, US skier
  • 1943 Eve Graham, Scottish singer (The New Seekers), born in Auchterarder, Perth and Kinross
  • 1943 Billy Kidd, American skier
  • 1944 Brian Pendleton, rocker (Pretty Things)
  • 1944 Charles Burnett, director (When it Rains, Glass Shield)
  • 1944 Jack Casady, rock bassist (Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1944 Michael Saunders, barrister
  • 1944 Susan Davis, American politician
  • 1945 Carlos Gimenez, Argentine/Venezuelan founder (Theater festival of Caracas)
  • 1945 Edward J Caruthers Jr, Troy Ala, high jumper (Olympic-silver-1968)
  • 1945 Lowell George, rock vocalist/guitarist (Little Feat-Time is a Hero)
  • 1945 Raymond van Geytenbeek, Dutch singer/drummer (Les Baroques)
  • 1945 Stacy Johnson, US singer (Sharpees-Tired of Being Alone)
  • 1945 Tony Dow, Hollywood, California, American actor and director (Wally-Leave it to Beaver)
  • 1945 Bob Kalsu, American football player (d. 1970)
  • 1945 Charles Robinson, American actor
  • 1946 Al Green, Forest City Arkansas, singer (Lets Stay Together)
  • 1946 Roy Loney, rocker (Flaming Groovies)
  • 1947 Thanos Mikroutsikos, Greek composer & former minister
  • 1948 Amy Robinson, Trenton NJ, writer/actress (Mean Streets)
  • 1948 Peter Swevel, rocker
  • 1948 Sue Doughty, British politician
  • 1948 Nam Hae-il, Chief of Naval Operations of Republic of Korea Navy
  • 1949 Jean-Jacques Favier, Kehl Germany, astronaut (STS 78)
  • 1949 Philippe Petit, Nemours France, juggler/aerialist
  • 1949 Ricardo Zuniño, Argentine racing driver
  • 1949 Christopher Hitchens, English author and columnist (Vanity Fair, New Statesman), born in Portsmouth, England
  • 1950 Riff West, rock bassist (Molly Hatchet)
  • 1950 Ron Perlman, actor (Quest for Fire, Beauty & the Beast), born in The Bronx, New York