Famous Birthdays on 15th April

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1452 Leonardo da Vinci, Italy, painter/sculptor/scientist/visionary

Painter, Scientist & Visionary Leonardo da Vinci
Painter, Scientist & Visionary
Leonardo da Vinci

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1469 Guru Nanak, Nankana Sahib, Pakistan, founder of the religion of Sikhism and the 1st Sikh Guru

Founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak
Founder of Sikhism
Guru Nanak
  • 1489 Sinan, Ottoman architect (d. 1588)
  • 1552 Pietro Cataldi, Italian mathematician (d. 1626)
  • 1588 Claudius Salmasius, [Claude Saumaise], French linguist
  • 1637 Valentin Molitor, composer
  • 1641 Robert Sibbald, Scottish physician (d. 1722)
  • 1646 King Christian V of Denmark (d. 1699)
  • 1646 Pierre Poiret, French mystic (d. 1719)
  • 1651 Domenico Gabrielli, composer
  • 1682 John van Huysum, Dutch painter (flowers/fruit)
  • 1684 Catherine I, empress of Russia (1725-27)
  • 1688 Johann Friedrich Fasch, composer
  • 1689 Ferdinand Zellbell the elder, Swedish composer (d. 1765)
  • 1707 Leonhard Euler, Bassle Sweden, mathematician (Euler's Constant)
  • 1710 William Cullen, Scottish physician (d. 1790)
  • 1741 Charles Willson Peale, US, port painter/inventor (George Washington)
  • 1757 George Knowil Jackson, composer
  • 1766 Friedrich Bouterwek, German philosopher/critic
  • 1772 Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, French naturalist (d. 1844)
  • 1786 Walter Channing, Newport, Rhode Island, USA, American physician who was the first to use anesthesia during childbirth
  • 1793 Friedrich Struve, Germany, founded dynasty of astronomers
  • 1794 Jean Pierre Flourens, French physiologist (d. 1867)
  • 1800 James Clark Ross, explorer (British Antarctic)
  • 1809 Hermann Gunther Grassmann, mathematician
  • 1812 Pierre-Etienne-Theodore Rousseau, painter
  • 1814 John Lothrop Motley, US, historian/author (Rise of Dutch Rep)
  • 1820 Evander McNair, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1902)
  • 1821 Emerson Brown Joseph, (Confederacy), (d. 1894)
  • 1822 Napoleon Jackson Tecumseh Dana, Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1827 Julius Tausch, composer
  • 1829 Mary Harris Thompson, 1st American woman surgeon
  • 1832 Wilhelm Busch, German poet (d. 1908)
  • 1837 Horace Porter, Bvt Brigadier General (Union Army), (d. 1921)
  • 1841 Joseph E. Seagram, Canadian distillery founder (d. 1919)
  • 1843 Carl Eilhardt, composer
  • 1843 Henry James, American/British author (Turn of the Screw, Bostonians), (d. 1916)
  • 1845 Dave Gregory, cricketer (Australia's 1st Test captain)
  • 1850 John Munroe Longyear, US, capitalist/bank president
  • 1858 Anton G O Ridder Van Rappard, Dutch painter/lithographer/etcher
  • 1858 Emile Durkheim, French sociologist (Division du travail social)
  • 1861 Bliss Carman, Canadian poet (d. 1929)
  • 1874 Johannes Stark, Germany, physicist (Stark effect) (Nobel 1919)
  • 1874 George Harrison Shull, American plant geneticist (d. 1954)
  • 1875 Klaziena "Ina" Boudier-Bakker, Dutch playwright/novelist (Poverty)

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1875 James J. Jeffries, Carroll Ohio, American heavyweight boxer

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • 1878 Robert Walser, writer
  • 1879 Melville Henry Cane, American lawyer (d. 1980)
  • 1882 Giovanni Amendola, Italian antifascist/editor-in-chief (Il Mondo)
  • 1883 Stanley Bruce, eighth Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1967)
  • 1885 Tadeusz Kutrzeba, Polish general (d. 1947)
  • 1886 Nikolay Gumilyov, Russian poet (d. 1921)
  • 1888 Florence Bates, actress (Kismet, I Remember Mama), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1888 Maximilian Kronberger, German poet (d. 1904)
  • 1889 Asa Philip Randolph, labor leader (Railroad Porter's Union)
  • 1889 Thomas Hart Benton, Missouri, painter/muralist (Lonesome Road)
  • 1891 Vaino Raitio, composer
  • 1891 Wallace Reid, St Louis MO, actor/dir/screenwriter (Every Inch a Man)
  • 1892 Corrie ten Boom, Dutch author and Holocaust survivor (d. 1983)
  • 1892 Theo Osterkamp, World War I and World War II German fighter pilot (d. 1975)
  • 1894 Elizabeth Mae "Bessie" Smith, Empress of Blues (over 200 songs)

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1894 Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev, Kalinovka, Dmitriyevsky Uyezd, Kursk Governorate, First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1953-64)

First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev
First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Nikita Khrushchev
  • 1895 Corrado Alvaro, Italian writer (Gente in Aspromonte)
  • 1895 Harry F V Edward, British Guiana, 100m/200m runner (Oly-bronze-1920)
  • 1895 Clark McConachy, New Zealand billiards player (d. 1980)
  • 1896 Nikolay Nikolayevich Semyonov, Russian chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1986)
  • 1898 Marian Jordan, actress, radio comedienne (Molly-Fibber McGee & Molly)
  • 1898 Nini de Boel, Flemish operette singer (White Horse)
  • 1901 Joe Davis, English snooker/billiards-world champ (1927-46)
  • 1902 Fernando Pessa, Portuguese journalist (d. 2002)
  • 1903 Erich Arendt, writer [or Apr 16]
  • 1903 John Williams, England, actor (Niles-Family Affair, Dial M for Murder)
  • 1904 Arshile Gorky, Armenian Artist (d. 1948)
  • 1906 A J "Sandy" Bell, South African cricket fast bowler (16 Tests 1929-35)
  • 1906 Susan Walker, vice CEO (WRVS)
  • 1907 Gerald Abrahams, author (Teach Yourself Chess), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1907 Nicholas Tinbergen, Neth/British biologist/zoologist (Nobel 1973)
  • 1908 Eden Ahbez, songwriter

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1908 Lita Grey, Hollywood California, American actress

Actress Lita Grey
Actress
Lita Grey
  • 1910 Lord Grey of Naunton, chancellor (Ulster University)
  • 1911 Jacob Fresco, Dutch architect (Antilles Brewery/Autonomy Monument)
  • 1912 Kim II Sung, Eternal President ("The Great Leader") of North Korea (1945-94)
  • 1912 Peter Menzies, CEO (British Electricity Council)
  • 1914 John Gregory, dancer
  • 1915 Ernest Borneman, sexual researcher psychotherapist writer/musicologist
  • 1915 Elizabeth Catlett, sculptor and print maker (Mother and Child), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2012)
  • 1916 Alfred S. Bloomingdale, American businessman (d. 1982)
  • 1917 Hans Conried, Balt Md, actor (Bullwinkle Show, Make Room for Daddy)
  • 1917 Pietro Grossi, composer
  • 1918 John Baragrey, Haleyville AL, actor (Creeper, Colossus of NY)
  • 1919 Clive Beadon, airman
  • 1919 Elizabeth Catelett, sculptor/lithographer
  • 1919 Meriol Trevor, novelist/biographer (Civil Prisoners)
  • 1920 Richard von Weizsacker, German politician and 1st president of reunited Germany (1990-94), born in Stuttgart
  • 1920 Thomas Szasz, Budapest, Hungary, psychiatrist (The Myth of Mental Illness, The Manufacture of Madness), (d. 2012)
  • 1921 Georgi Timofeyevich Beregovoi, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 3)
  • 1921 Norman Ewart Thurston, musician
  • 1922 Harold Washington, 1st African American mayor of Chicago (D, 1983-87)
  • 1922 Michael Ansara, Lowell Mass, actor (Cochise-Broken Arrow, Centennial), (d. 2013)
  • 1923 Douglas Wass, CEO (Equity & Law Life Assurance Company)
  • 1924 John Grigg, British historian
  • 1924 Neville Marriner, Lincoln England, conductor (Minn Orch 1978)
  • 1927 Abha Gandhi, servant to Gandhi
  • 1927 Robert Mills, American physicist (d. 1999)
  • 1928 Norma Merrick Sklarek, 1st African American woman architect in NY & Calif
  • 1928 Richard Evans, British diplomat
  • 1929 Adrian Cadbury, confectionery manufacturer (Cadbury) and author of report on Corporate Governance, (d. 2015)
  • 1929 Jocelyn Barrow, deputy chair person (British Broadcast Standards)
  • 1930 Elijah Barayi, head of South Africa union centre (COSATU)
  • 1930 Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, President of Iceland
  • 1931 Kenneth Bloomfield, BBC governor (Ireland)
  • 1931 Tomas Tranströmer, Swedish poet (Nobel Prize for Literature - 2011), born in Stockholm (d. 2015)
  • 1932 David Bolton, director (British Royal United Service for Defense)
  • 1932 Nikolai Stepanovich Porvatkin, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1933 Boris Strugatski, USSR, sci-fi author (Tale of Troika)

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1933 Elizabeth Montgomery, actress (Samantha/Serena-Bewitched), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1933 Roy Clark, Meherrin, Virginia, American country singer (Hee Haw, The Tonight Show)
  • 1935 Gene Cherico, bassist
  • 1936 Hector Quintanar, composer
  • 1936 Jack Noreiga, cricketer (9-95 WI v India 1971)
  • 1936 Maurice Shock, rector (Lincoln College in Oxford)
  • 1936 Raymond Poulidor, French cyclist
  • 1937 Earl Russell, historian
  • 1938 Carles Marsden, professor (neurology)
  • 1938 Hso Khan Pha, Burmese politician
  • 1938 Claudia Cardinale, Tunisian-born actress (The Pink Panther)
  • 1939 Marty Wilder, Blackheath, English singer-songwriter and father of rocker Kim Wilde, born in London, England
  • 1940 Edy Hubacher, Switzerland, 4-man bobsled (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1940 Jeffrey Archer, England, (Tory-Commons)/author (Matter of Honor)
  • 1940 Robert Walker Jr, actor (Ceremony, Ms Don Juan, Ensign Pulver), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940 Woodie Fryman, American baseball player
  • 1940 Robert Lacroix, French Canadian professor of economics
  • 1941 Howard L Berman, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )
  • 1942 Walter Raphael Hazzard, Wilmington Del, basketball (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1942 Francis X. DiLorenzo, American Catholic prelate
  • 1942 Kenneth Lay, American businessman (d. 2006)
  • 1943 Riem de Wolff, Indonesian/Dutch singer/guitarist (Blue Diamonds)

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1943 Robert Lefkowitz, American physician (Nobel Prize for Chemistry), born in NYC, New York

Physician-scientist Robert Lefkowitz
Physician-scientist
Robert Lefkowitz
  • 1944 Dave Edmunds, Wales, singer/guitarist (Rockpile-Baby I Love You)
  • 1944 Dzhokhar Dudayev, separatist leader and President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria (1991), (d. 1996)
  • 1944 Gerard Schoenaker, Dutch singer (Les Baroques)
  • 1945 Jos F B van Rey, Dutch MP (VVD)
  • 1946 Wayne Gilchrest, (Rep-R-Maryland)
  • 1947 Bojoura, [Raina GB van Melzen], Dutch singer/wife of Hans Cleuver
  • 1947 DeDe Lind, playmate (Aug, 1967), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947 Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, TV producer (Designing Women, Murphy Brown)
  • 1947 Michael DeBello, singer (Maniac)
  • 1947 Mike Chapman, Australian songwriter/producer (Chinn & Chapman)
  • 1947 Wooly Wolstenholme, keyboardist/vocalist (Barclay James Harvest)
  • 1947 Cristina Husmark Pehrsson, Swedish politician
  • 1948 Michael Kamen, American composer (d. 2003)
  • 1949 Alla Pugacheva, Russian singer
  • 1949 Craig Zadan, American film producer
  • 1950 Amy Wright, actress (Inside Moves, Accidental Tourist), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1951 Hansel, Cuba, spanish personality
  • 1951 Heloise II, columnist (Heloise's Helpful Hints)
  • 1951 John L Phillips, Ft Belvoir Va, PhD/astronaut
  • 1951 Marsha S Ivins, astronaut (STS 32, 46, 62, 81), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1952 Sam McMurray, actor (Tracey Ullman)
  • 1952 Bengt Gingsjö, Swedish swimmer
  • 1952 Kym Gyngell, Australian comedian
  • 1954 Emmanuel, Mexico City Mexico, spanish singer
  • 1955 Barbara Barrow, LPGA golfer
  • 1955 Enith Salle Brigitha, Neth, 100m/200m swimmer (Olympic-bronze-1976)
  • 1955 Dodi Al-Fayed, Egyptian businessman (d. 1997)
  • 1956 Gregory J Harbaugh, astronaut (STS 39, 54, 71, 82), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1956 Michael Cooper, NBA star (LA Lakers)
  • 1957 Evelyn Ashford, Shreveport LA, 100m runner (Oly-4 gold-1976, 84)
  • 1958 John Bracewell, NZ cricketer (premiere spinner of 80's)
  • 1958 Matt Reid, rock keyboardist (Berlin-Takes Your Breathe Away)
  • 1958 Dolores Gordon-Smith, British Writer
  • 1958 Noni Ιoannidou, Greek fashion model and actress
  • 1958 Benjamin Zephaniah, British writer
  • 1959 Emma Thompson, England, actress (Henry V, Howards End, Oscar-1992)
  • 1959 Kevin Lowe, Lachute, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers)
  • 1959 Fruit Chan, Hong Kong film director
  • 1959 Thomas F. Wilson, American actor
  • 1960 Marvin Clyde Goodwin, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1960 Philippe of Belgium, Brussels, King of the Belgians (2013-)
  • 1960 Pedro Delgado, Spanish cyclist
  • 1961 Lynne Austin, Plant City Fla, playmate (Jul, 1986)
  • 1961 Tiina Lillak, Finland, javelin thrower (Olympic-silver-1984)
  • 1962 Surjit Bindrakhia, Punjabi Bhangra singer
  • 1962 Nawal El Moutawakel, Morrocan hurdler
  • 1962 Tom Kane, American voice actor
  • 1963 Manoj Prabhakar, cricketer (Indian opening batsman & opening bowler)
  • 1963 Teresa Wentzel DeWitt, Ft Bragg NC, double trap (Olympics-1996)
  • 1963 Bobby Pepper, American journalist
  • 1964 Lydie Denier, St Nazaire France, actress (General Hospital)
  • 1964 Nadeem Abbasi, cricketer (three Tests for Pakistan v India 1989)
  • 1965 Anthony Miller, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos, Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1965 Kevin Stevens, Brockton, NHL left wing (LA Kings)
  • 1965 Mark Dennis, NFL tackle (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers)
  • 1965 Michele Redman, Zanesville OH, LPGA golfer (1995 Star Bank-3rd)
  • 1965 Soichi Noguchi, Yokohama Japan, astronaut
  • 1965 Linda Perry, American musician
  • 1966 Andrei Olhovskiy, Moscow Russia, tennis pro
  • 1966 Graeme Clark, bassist (Wet Wet Wet-Angel Eyes, Love is All Around)
  • 1966 Samantha Karen Fox, East End singer (Touch Me), born in London, England
  • 1967 Dara Torres, Beverly Hills CA, US Olympic swimmer (Olympic-gold-84)