Famous Birthdays on 18th April

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  • 1480 Lucretia Borgia, murderess (poison)/daughter (Pope Alexander VI)
  • 1521 Francois de Coligny, ruler of van Andelot, French general (Jarnac)
  • 1580 Thomas Middleton, English playwright (Game of Chess)
  • 1590 Ahmed I, 14th Sultan of the Ottoman Emperor (1603-17); constructed the Blue Mosque
  • 1605 Giacomo Carissimi, composer
  • 1729 Gaetano B Vestris, Italian/French ballet dancer
  • 1732 George Colman, "the Elder
  • 1740 Francis Baring, banker/merchant
  • 1744 Pieter 't Hoen, Dutch journalist/patriot
  • 1759 Jacques-Christian-Michel Widerkehr, composer
  • 1764 Bernhard Anselm Weber, pianist/conductor/composer
  • 1771 Karl Philipp Fürst zu Schwarzenberg, Austrian field marshal (d. 1820)
  • 1777 Ignac Ruzitska, composer
  • 1786 Franz Xaver Schnyder von Wartensee, composer
  • 1797 Louis-Adolphe Thiers, president of France
  • 1803 Charles F Pahud de Montagnes, gov-gen of Neth East Indies (1856-61)
  • 1806 Ludwig Schuberth, composer
  • 1813 James McCune Smith, African-American doctor and abolitionist (d. 1865)
  • 1817 George Henry Lewes, English philosophical writer (Life of Goethe)
  • 1819 Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, Cuban Revolutionary (d. 1874)
  • 1819 Franz von Suppé, Austrian composer (d. 1895)
  • 1838 Paul Emile Lecoq de Boisbaudran, French scientist (d. 1912)
  • 1839 Frantz Jehin-Prume, composer
  • 1839 Henry Clarence Kendall, New South Wales Australia, poet (Bell Birds)
  • 1842 Antero Tarquinio de Quental, Portugal, poet (Beatrice)
  • 1845 Wilhelm Gericke, composer
  • 1852 George Clausen, painter
  • 1855 Abraham Bredius, Dutch art historian (Jan Steen)
  • 1855 Josef Gruber, composer
  • 1857 Clarence S Darrow, defense attorney at Scopes monkey trial
  • 1859 Eduard G H H Cuypers, architect (Sanatorium High-Laren)
  • 1864 Richard Harding Davis, American journalist and author (Soldiers of Fortune, The King's Jackal), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1916)
  • 1868 Didericus G van Epen, genealogist (Dutch Patriciate)
  • 1871 Henry Stephenson, Brit WI, actor (Conquest, Little Old NY, Mr Lucky)
  • 1872 Bernard Ogilvie Dodge, Mauston, Wisconsin, USA, American botanist and pioneer researcher on heredity in fungi
  • 1873 Jean Roger-Ducasse, composer
  • 1874 Oskar Ernst Bernhardt, German author (d. 1941)
  • 1875 Ivana Brlic-Mazuranic, Croatian writer (d. 1938)
  • 1877 Vicente Sotto, Filipino patriot, author (d. 1950)
  • 1880 Sam Crawford, baseball player (d. 1968)
  • 1881 Hermann KJ Zilcher, German pianist/composer (Dr Eisenbart)
  • 1881 Max Weber, Polish/Russian/US painter
  • 1882 Leopold Stokowski, conductor (Cincinnati Symphony), born in London, England
  • 1884 Magda Janssens, Flemish/Neth actress/acting teacher (Maria Stuart)
  • 1888 Arnold Henry Moore Lunn, skier
  • 1888 Duffy Lewis, American baseball player (d. 1979)
  • 1889 Jessie Street, Austrialian pro womans/aborigine rights fighter
  • 1889 John Kilbane, US, featherweight boxing champ (1912-23)
  • 1890 James Rennie, actor (Lash, Little Damozel), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1893 Violette Morris, French athlete (d. 1944)
  • 1896 C Eugene Wegmann, Swiss geologist (Le Jura plisse)
  • 1897 Pedro Regas, actor (Pat Paulsen's Half a Comedy Hour) [or Apr 12]
  • 1897 Ardito Desio, Italian topographer (d. 2001)
  • 1898 Lord Leatherland, British journalist/Labour peer
  • 1900 Louise Tazewell, [Louise Skiller Tazewell], entertainer
  • 1901 Al Lewis, American lyricist (d. 1967)
  • 1902 Giuseppe Pella, Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1981)
  • 1903 Leonid Kinskey, St Petersburg Russia, actor (Casablanca)
  • 1903 Yury Sergeyevich Milyutin, composer
  • 1904 Pigmeat Markham, American comedian (d. 1981)
  • 1905 George H. Hitchings, American scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)
  • 1906 Clara Eggink, [Ebbele], Dutch poetess (Life with JC Bloem)
  • 1906 Edgar Unsworth, Justice of Appeals (Gibralter)
  • 1907 Miklos Rozsa, Budapest Hungary, movie composer (Atomic Cafe, Fedora)
  • 1907 Stephen Longstreet, American writer (All or Nothing)
  • 1908 Edward Roberts, bishop (Ely)
  • 1908 Henry Guinness, missionary
  • 1908 Joseph Keilberth, German conductor (Bayreuther Festspiele)
  • 1908 Eric Spear, British film and TV composer (Coronation Street theme)
  • 1910 Jamie L Whitten, (Rep-D-MS, 1941- )
  • 1910 Sylvia Fisher, soprano (Albert Herring Opera)
  • 1911 Francis Frederick Johnson, architect
  • 1911 George Huntington Hartford II, heir (A&P), born in NYC, New York
  • 1912 John Lapworth Holt, boat Designer
  • 1912 Wendy Barrie, Hong Kong, hostess (Wendy Barrie Show)
  • 1913 Al Hodge, actor (Capt Video)
  • 1913 Kent Wheeler Kennan, composer
  • 1913 Milos Sokola, composer
  • 1913 Susan Bosence, textile designer
  • 1914 C S Nayudu, cricketer (brother of C K, 11 Tests as leggie)
  • 1914 Henk Lankhorst, pacifist/Dutch MP (PSP)
  • 1915 Joy Gresham Lewis, American writer, wife of C. S. Lewis (d. 1960)
  • 1917 Louise Frederika, Queen of Greece
  • 1917 Ty LaForest, Canadian baseball player (d. 1947)
  • 1918 Robert Zimonyi, Hungary, cox (Olympic-Hungary-bronze-1948/US-gold-64)
  • 1918 Roger de Grey, president (Royal Academy)
  • 1918 Tony Mottola, Kearney NJ, guitarist/host (Melody Street)
  • 1918 Cliff Hillegass, American publisher (d. 2001)
  • 1919 Virginia O'Brien, American singer and actress (d. 2001)
  • 1920 Walter Clegg, MP
  • 1921 Barbara Hale, Dekalb Ill, actress (Della Street-Perry Mason)
  • 1922 Avril Angers, actress (Brass Monkey)
  • 1923 Beryl Platt [Baroness Platt of Writtle], British Engineer, politician and CEO (Equal Opportunities Comm)
  • 1923 Leif Panduro, Danish writer ('k Have varnish on traditions)
  • 1924 Buxton Daeblite Orr, composer
  • 1924 Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Vinton La, blues singer (Mary is Fine)
  • 1924 Henry J Hyde, (Rep-R-IL)
  • 1924 Lord Mason of Barnsley, MP (Lab)/British defense secretary
  • 1924 Raf de Linde, [Raphael van Hecke], author (Vaarwel on Gertrude)
  • 1925 Bob Hastings, American actor (McHale's Navy, All in the Family), born in Brooklyn, New York, (d. 2014)
  • 1925 Lionel Edmund "Sonny" Taylor, musician
  • 1925 Robert Caldwell Crawford, composer
  • 1926 Doug Insole, cricketer (England batsman of the 50's, nine Tests)
  • 1926 Gunter Meisner, Germany, actor (Between Wars, Quiller Memorandum)
  • 1927 Tadeusz Mazowiecki, premier of Poland (1989-90)
  • 1927 Jim De Courcy, cricketer (in Newcastle Australian batsman 1953)

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1927 Samuel P. Huntington, American political scientist (The Clash of Civilizations) and presidential adviser, born in NYC, New York (d. 2008)

Political Scientist and Presidential Adviser Samuel P. Huntington
Political Scientist and Presidential Adviser
Samuel P. Huntington
  • 1928 Jean-Francois Pailliard, Vitry-le-Francois France, conductor
  • 1929 Peter Hordern, British CEO (Fina)
  • 1929 Peter Jeffrey, actor (Dr Phibes Rides Again, Twinsanity)
  • 1930 Clive Revill, Wellington NZ, actor (Legend of Hell House)
  • 1931 Klas Lestander, Sweden, 20K biathlon (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • 1932 Dominic Milroy, OSB/headmaster (Ampleforth College England)
  • 1933 Alan Devereux, CEO (Scottish Tourist Board)
  • 1934 Jaap Scherpenhuizen, Groningen, Netherlands, Dutch MP (VVD)
  • 1934 James Drury, actor (Virginian), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934 Jan Klusak, composer
  • 1934 Mark Kingston, actor (Intimate Contact)
  • 1934 George Shirley, American tenor
  • 1935 Joel Hefley, (Rep-R-Colorado)
  • 1935 Paul A Rothchild, record producer
  • 1936 Brian Fuller, commandant (Fire Service College, England)
  • 1936 Harold Innocent, [HS Harrison], English actor (Tall Guy)
  • 1936 Madeleine Gillian Jinkinson, medical administrator
  • 1937 Robert Hooks, actor (Fast Walking, Aaron Loves Angela), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1937 Tatyana Shchelkanova, USSR, long jumper (Olympic-bronze-1964)
  • 1937 Jan Kaplický, British architect of Czech origin
  • 1938 Andreas J "Cat" Liebenberg, supreme commander (S Afr army)
  • 1939 Glen Hardin, rocker
  • 1939 Von McDaniel, baseball player
  • 1939 Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran
  • 1939 Thomas J. Moyer, American judge
  • 1940 Ed Garvey, American labor leader (NFL Players Association), born in Burlington, Wisconsin
  • 1940 Ira von Furstenberg, [Virginia Caroline] Rome Italy, Princess (Monaco)
  • 1940 Joseph L Goldstein, Sumter SC, physician (Nobel-1985)
  • 1940 Skip Stephenson, comedian (Real People), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1992)
  • 1941 Mike Vickers, rock guitarist (Manfred Mann-Mighty Quinn)
  • 1941 Walter Francis Sweeney, Cohasset, Massachusetts, NFL Guard (San Diego Chargers), (d. 2013)
  • 1942 Dick K J Tommel, chemist/(D66) Dutch Asst Sec of State (1994- )
  • 1942 Jochen Rindt, German race car driver
  • 1942 Steve Blass, American professional baseball player
  • 1944 Irvine Shillingford, cricketer (cousin of Grayson, 4 Tests for WI)
  • 1944 Rudy Shackelford, composer

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1944 Robert Hanssen, FBI agent and Soviet spy, born in Chicago Illinois

FBI Agent and Soviet Spy Robert Hanssen
FBI Agent and Soviet Spy
Robert Hanssen
  • 1945 Margaret Hassan, Irish-born aid worker (d. 2004)
  • 1946 Alexander "Skip" Spence, Canada, guitarist/vocalist (Moby Grape-Omaha)
  • 1946 Anne Boyd, composer
  • 1946 Harvey Kagan, rocker
  • 1946 Hayley Mills, actress (Parent Trap, Pollyanna), born in London, England
  • 1946 Lenny Baker, rocker (Sha Na Na)
  • 1947 David Gee, director (Friends of the Earth)
  • 1947 Dorothy Lyman, Minneapolis Mn, (All my Children, Naomi-Mama's Family)

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1947 James Woods, Warwick RI, actor (Salvador, Against All Odds)

  • 1947 Lori Martin, Glendale California, actress (Velvet-National Velvet)
  • 1947 Kathy Acker, American author (d. 1997)
  • 1947 Herbert Mullin, American serial killer

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1948 "Tiny" Nate Archibald, NBA guard (Cincinnati), born in NYC, New York

NBA Point Guard Nate Archibald
NBA Point Guard
Nate Archibald
  • 1948 Catherine Malfitano, soprano (Metropolitan Opera), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949 Geoff Bodine, American race car driver
  • 1950 Bill Sudderth III, trumpeteer (Atlantic Star-Touch 4 Leaf Clover)
  • 1950 Kenny Ortega, American film and TV producer and choreographer
  • 1951 Ricardo Fortaleza, Australian-Filipino boxer
  • 1951 Pierre Pettigrew, Canadian politician
  • 1952 Jim Scholten, Midland Mich, country singer (Betty's Bein' Bad)

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1953 Rick Moranis, Canadian actor (SCTV, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Spaceballs), born in Toronto, Ontario

Actor and Musician Rick Moranis
Actor and Musician
Rick Moranis
  • 1954 Kim Stone, bassist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
  • 1955 Amschel Rothschild, banker
  • 1955 Anne-Marie Palli, Ciboure France, LPGA golfer (1992 ShopRite)
  • 1956 David Wayne Edwards, Neosho MO, PGA golfer (1980 Walt Disney)
  • 1956 Eric Roberts, Miss, actor (Pope of Greenwich Village, King of Gypsies)
  • 1956 John James, Minneapolis Mn, actor (Jeff Colby-Dynasty)
  • 1956 Melody Thomas Scott, actress (Nikki-Young & Restless)
  • 1956 Anna Kathryn Holbrook, American actress
  • 1956 Poonam Dhillon, Indian actress
  • 1958 Bernadette Robi, model/ex-wife of football player Lynn Swann
  • 1958 Lee Pattinson, rock bassist (Echo & Bunnymen-Heaven Up Here)
  • 1958 Malcolm Marshall, cricketer (WI quickie 1978-91, WI top wicket-taker)
  • 1959 Jim Eisenreich, St Cloud MN, outfielder (Philadelphia Phillies, Fla Marlins)
  • 1960 Ocl Sweda, rocker (Bulletboys)
  • 1961 Ian Doig, Seaforth Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1985 Florida Classic)
  • 1961 Jane Leeves, actress (Murphy Brown, Daphne Moon-Fraiser), born in London, England
  • 1961 Jeff Cook, Muncie IN, Nike golfer (1990 Greater Ozarks Open)
  • 1961 Kelly Hansen, heavy metal rocker (Hurricane-I'm on to You)
  • 1961 Pamella Bordes, New Dehli India, Brit parliament prostitute
  • 1961 Steve Lombardi, American wrestler
  • 1962 Mick Sweda, heavy metal (Bulletboys, King Kobra-Ready to Strike)
  • 1962 Shirlie Hollman, rocker (Pepsi & Shirley-All Right Now)
  • 1962 Wilber Marshall, NFL linebacker (NY Jets)

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1963 Conan Chris O'Brien, Brookline Mass, TV host (Late Night)

TV Host Conan O'Brien
TV Host
Conan O'Brien
  • 1963 Phil Simmons, cricketer (West Indian opening batsman)
  • 1963 Eric McCormack, Canadian-American actor (Will and Grace)
  • 1964 Niall Ferguson, British historian
  • 1964 Rithy Panh, Cambodian film director
  • 1964 Jim Ellison, musician
  • 1964 Mark Berry, aka Bez, Dancer in Happy Mondays
  • 1965 Diana Villegas, rocker (Triplets)
  • 1965 Sylvia Villegas, rocker (Triplets)
  • 1965 Vicky Villegas, rocker (Triplets)
  • 1965 Rob Stenders, Dutch radio discjockey
  • 1966 Chuck Wade, Menomonee Falls Wisc, diver (Olympics-96)