Famous Birthdays on 21st April

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 209

  • 1488 Ulrich von Hutten, German poet/humanist/patriot
  • 1546 Arcangelo Crivelli, composer
  • 1555 Ludovico Carracci, Italian painter (d. 1619)
  • 1619 John A van Riebeeck, colonial director/founder (Cape Colony)
  • 1651 Blessed Joseph Vaz, Apostle of Ceylon (d. 1711)
  • 1652 Michel Rolle, French mathematician (d. 1719)
  • 1671 John Law, Scottish economist (d. 1729)
  • 1672 Johann Philipp Kafer, composer
  • 1673 Wilhelmina Amalia of Brunswick, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1742)
  • 1713 Louis Duke de Noailles, marshal of France
  • 1730 Antonin Kammel, composer
  • 1749 Johann Michael Malzat, composer
  • 1774 Jean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist/astronomer (balloonist)
  • 1775 Alexander Anderson, US, engraver/illustrator (Shakespeare)
  • 1779 William Knyvett, composer
  • 1795 Vincenzo Pallotti, Italian saint
  • 1803 Levin Minn Powell, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1885)
  • 1806 Peter van Schendel, Dutch painter
  • 1809 Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter, Secy State (Confederacy)
  • 1810 John Putnam Chapin, American politician (d. 1864)
  • 1811 Alson Sherman, American politician (d. 1903)
  • 1814 Beni Egressy, composer

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1816 Charlotte Brontë,English novelist (Jane Eyre), born in Thornton, West Yorkshire

  • 1816 Louis Trezevant Wigfall, Confederate Army, (d. 1874)
  • 1824 Anselmo Clave, composer
  • 1828 Hippolyte Taine, French philosopher/historian (Voyage in Italy)
  • 1834 William Rufus Terrill, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
  • 1837 Fredrik Bajer, Denmark, politican/feminist/pacifist (Nobel 1908)

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1838 John Muir, Scottish naturalist/discoverer (glaciers in High Seirras), born in Dunbar

Environmental Philosopher John Muir
Environmental Philosopher
John Muir
  • 1838 Nat Thompson, cricketer (1st batsman dismissed in a Test match)
  • 1840 Franz Xaver Haberl, German priest/musicologist (Magister choralis)
  • 1849 Oskar Hertwig, Germany, embryologist, discovered fertilization
  • 1851 Charles Barrois, French geologist (d. 1939)
  • 1853 Charles-Theodore Malherbe, composer
  • 1854 Eusapia Palladino, Italian spiritual medium, born in Minervino Murge, Apulia (d. 1918)
  • 1854 Wladyslaw Rzepko, composer
  • 1854 William Stang, Roman Catholic Bishop (d. 1907)
  • 1864 Max Weber, German sociologist/economist/historian (Ancient Judaism)
  • 1867 Benjamin A Jesurun, Antillian literary
  • 1868 Robert Herrick, American novelist (Common lot), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1938)
  • 1870 Edwin S. Porter, American film pioneer (d. 1941)
  • 1871 Leo Blech, German composer and conductor, born in Aachen, Rhenish Prussia (d. 1958)
  • 1871 Vojtech Rihovsky, composer
  • 1872 GW Bitzer, [Johann Gottlob Wilhelm Bitzer], Roxbury MA
  • 1878 Albert Weisgerber, German painter/graphic artist
  • 1879 Kartini, Indonesian national figure (d. 1904)
  • 1881 Jules-Marie Canneel, Flemish painter/caricaturist (Rocks of Oran)
  • 1882 Percy Williams Bridgman, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1961)
  • 1886 Charlie Naughton, actor (Frozen Limits), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1887 Lillian Walker, entertainer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1887 Joe McCarthy, American baseball manager (d. 1978)
  • 1889 Paul Karrer, Swiss chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1971)
  • 1892 Jaroslav Kvapil, composer
  • 1896 Henry M de Montherlant, French novelist and stage author (La Reine Morte)
  • 1898 Steve Owen, NFL tackle, coach (NY Giants)
  • 1899 Clement D'Hooghe, composer
  • 1899 Randall Thompson, composer (Trip to Nahant), born in NYC, New York
  • 1901 Julian Bautista, composer
  • 1902 Bernard J H "Ben" Stroman, recensent/writer (Jomtof & Blue Beard)
  • 1903 Hans Hedtoft, premier Denmark (1947..55)
  • 1904 Gijsbert van Hall, banker/mayor of Amsterdam (1957-67)
  • 1905 Edmund G "Pat" Brown, (Gov-D-California)
  • 1905 Pat Brown, American politician (d. 1996)
  • 1906 Tom Burns, British-Chilean publisher and editor, born in Chile (d. 1995)
  • 1907 Antoni Szalowski, composer
  • 1907 Beatrice Kay, singer/actress, Sister Sue-Calvin & Col), born in NYC, New York
  • 1908 Louis Hostin, France, Light Heavyweight, Olympic-gold-1932, 36)
  • 1909 Rollo May, US, psychologist, Love & Will)
  • 1911 Leonard Warren, American baritone (Met-1939-60) who died on stage, born in NYC, New York (d. 1960)
  • 1911 Ivan Combe, American inventor (d. 2000)
  • 1912 Feike P Asma, Dutch organist
  • 1912 Marcel Camus, French director, Orfeu negro)
  • 1912 Nell [Petronella GS] Koppen, actress, Kniertje-Op Hoop van Zegen)
  • 1912 Eve Arnold, photojournalist (Marilyn Monroe) (d. 2012), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1913 Choh Hao Li, bio-chemist professor, isolated growth hormones)
  • 1913 Kai-Uwe von Hassel, German politician
  • 1913 Norman Parkinson, English fashion photographer (Harper's Bazaar), born in London (d. 1990)
  • 1914 Norman Panama, American screenwriter (d. 2003)
  • 1915 Andor Kovach, composer
  • 1915 Anthony Quinn, Mexico, actor, Zorba the Greek, Lawrence of Arabia)
  • 1915 Frick, [W Groebli], Swiss clown, Frick & Frack)
  • 1916 Sidney Clute, actor, Lou Grant, Cagney & Lacey), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1917 Emanuel Vardi, Jerusalem Israel, violist, SD Symph 1978-82)
  • 1919 Franc [Franklin E] Essed, Suriname agricultural eng, Oper Grasshopper)
  • 1919 John Goddard, cricketer, West Indian all-rounder 1948-57)
  • 1919 Don Cornell, American singer (d. 2004)
  • 1920 Bruno Maderna, Venice Italy, conductor/composer, Hyperion) [or Mar 21]
  • 1920 Christopher Dark, NY, actor, Suddenly, Tenderfoot)
  • 1920 Edmund Adamkiewicz, German footballer (d. 1991)
  • 1921 Jack Fletcher, Forest Hills NY, actor, Grady, Bob Crane Show)
  • 1922 Allan Watkins, cricketer, England batsman late 40s early 50s)
  • 1923 Andrea Domburg, Dutch actress, (Theo d'Or Prize, Keetje Tippel)
  • 1923 John Mortimer, English barrister and writer
  • 1924 Daniel Melnick, producer, Get Smart), born in NYC, New York
  • 1924 Ira Louvin, Rainsville Ala, country singer, Louvin Brothers)

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1926 Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, 1952- ), born in London, England

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • 1926 Arthur Rowley, English Footballer (d. 2002)
  • 1927 Robert Brustein, dean, Yale School of Drama), born in NYC, New York
  • 1927 Gerald Flood, British actor (d. 1989)
  • 1930 Don Tyson, founder, Tyson Foods)
  • 1930 Silvana Mangano, actress (Death in Venice, Barabbas), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1932 Angela Mortimer, English tennis player, Wimbledon)
  • 1932 Elaine May, American comedienne/writer/actress (New Leaf, Primary Colors), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1934 Martin Horton, cricketer, England off-spin all rounder, 2 Tests 1959)
  • 1935 Charles Grodin, Pitt, actor, Woman in Red, Lonely Guy, Heartbreak Kid)
  • 1935 Robin Dixon, England, 2 man bobsled (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1935 Thomas Kean, American politician
  • 1936 Anthony Joseph Gnazzo, composer

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1936 Bob Cleary, American ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1960), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Ice Hockey Player Bob Cleary
Ice Hockey Player
Bob Cleary
  • 1936 James Dobson, American evangelist
  • 1937 Charles Lee Herron, Ky, FBI most wanted fugitive (Jan 1 1986)
  • 1939 John McCabe, British composer and pianist, born in Liverpool, Merseyside
  • 1939 Helen Prejean, American writer
  • 1940 Souleymane Cisse, director (Waati, Yeelen, Finye, Baara)
  • 1942 Bobby McClure, US gospel singer (Don't Mess Up a Good Thing)
  • 1944 Adrian Hurley, Australian basketball coach
  • 1945 Diana Darvey, British actress, singer and dancer (d. 2000)
  • 1946 S Venkataraghavan, cricket (Indian off-spinner, Test ump, ICC referee)
  • 1947 Alan Warner, rocker (Foundations)

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1947 Iggy Pop [James Osterberg], American rocker (Zombie Birdhouse), born in Muskegon, Michigan

Rocker Iggy Pop
Rocker
Iggy Pop
  • 1947 John Weider, bassist (Family-Family Entertainment)
  • 1948 Claire Denis, actress (Boom Boom, Chocolat), born in Paris, France
  • 1948 Gary A Condit, (Rep-D-California)
  • 1948 Lord Egremont, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • 1948 Paul Davis, Meridian Mi, country/rock vocalist (I Go Crazy)
  • 1949 Patti LuPone, Northport NY, actress/singer (Evita, Life Goes On)
  • 1951 Aleksandr Ivanovich Laveykin, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-2)
  • 1951 Nicoel Barclay, rocker
  • 1951 Tony Danza, (Tony Banta-Taxi, Tony Micelli-Who's the Boss), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1951 Michael Hartley Freedman, American mathematician
  • 1951 Robert Gotobed, English drummer (Wire)
  • 1953 Edward Ray Fiori, PGA golfer (1979 Southern Open), born in Lynwood, California
  • 1954 Dale Eggeling, Statesboro GA, LPGA golfer (1995 Oldsmobile Classic)
  • 1954 James Morrison, American actor
  • 1954 Ebiet G. Ade, Indonesian singer
  • 1956 Rick DeMont, US, 400m swimmer, drug disqualification (1972 Olympics)
  • 1956 Phillip Longman, American demographer
  • 1957 Jesse Orosco, pitcher (NY Mets, Orioles, Dodgers), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1957 Edward Leslie, American professional wrestler
  • 1958 Andie MacDowell, [Rosali Anderson], SC, actress (Green Card) [or 2/12]
  • 1958 Kyle Stevens, LPGA golfer
  • 1958 Mike Barson, rock keyboardist (Madness)
  • 1958 Michael Zarnock, American author and columnist
  • 1958 Yoshito Usui, Japanese manga artist

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1959 Robert Smith, Sussex, English rock guitarist and vocalist (Cure-Hell's Kitchen), born in Blackpool, England

Musician Robert Smith
Musician
Robert Smith
  • 1959 Jerry Only, American musician (The Misfits)
  • 1959 Michael Timmins, Canadian musician (Cowboy Junkies)
  • 1959 Tim Jacobus, American artist (Goosebumps)
  • 1960 Julius Korir, Kenya, 3K steeplechaser (Olympic-gold-1984)
  • 1962 Sergei Viktorovich Zalyotin, Russia, major/cosmonaut
  • 1962 Les Lancaster, American baseball player
  • 1963 John Cameron Mitchell, actor (Misplaced, Band of the Hand), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1963 Ken Caminiti, Hanford CA, infielder (San Diego Padres)
  • 1963 Roy Dupuis, Canadian actor
  • 1964 Louise Mullard, Kurri Kurri NSW, golfer (1990 T3 Coca Cola Classic)
  • 1964 Ludmila Engquist, Russian-born Swedish athlete
  • 1965 Ed Belfour, Carman, NHL goalie (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • 1965 Gary Grant, NBA guard (NY Knicks)
  • 1965 Karen Foster, Lufkin Tx, playmate (Oct, 1989)
  • 1965 Fiona Kelleghan, American academic and critic
  • 1966 Judy Diduck, ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Oly-98)
  • 1966 Michael Franti, American musician
  • 1968 Peter van Foxes, soccer player (Ajax)
  • 1969 Conrad Clarks, NFL center (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1969 Dwight Hollier, NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1969 Robin Meade, American reporter
  • 1970 Israel Stanley, NFL/WLAF defensive end (NO Saints, Rhein Fire)
  • 1970 Stewart Malgunas, Prince George, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
  • 1970 Glen Hansard, Irish songwriter and actor
  • 1970 Rob Riggle, American comedian
  • 1970 Nicole Sullivan, American actress
  • 1971 Jennifer Reed, Miss USA-Michigan (1997)
  • 1971 Samantha Druce, British swimmer, youngest woman to swim English Channel
  • 1971 Tom Cavallo, NFL/WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy, SF 49ers)
  • 1971 Tony Mcgee, NFL tight end (Cin Bengals)
  • 1971 Alexander Kravchenko, Russian professional poker player
  • 1971 Hasan Akbar, American convicted murderer
  • 1972 David Williams, Bedford PA, outfielder (SF Giants)
  • 1972 Lori Flick, Miss America-Massachusetts (1997), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1972 Tia Jackson, WNBA forward (Phoenix Mercury)
  • 1972 Gwendal Peizerat, French ice dancer
  • 1972 Severina Vučković, Croatian singer
  • 1973 Jonathan Nsenga, Belgian athlete
  • 1974 Brice Hunter, wide receiver (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 1975 Angela Michelle Hughes, Anderson SC, Miss America-SC (1997)
  • 1975 Danyon Joseph Loader, Dunedin NZ, 200m/400m swimmer (Olymp-2 gold-96)
  • 1976 Rommel Adducul, Filipino basketball player
  • 1977 Karen Ann Peterson, Miss Aruba Universe (1997)
  • 1977 Doseone, American rapper
  • 1978 Aimee Delatte, Miss Arkansas Teen USA (1996)
  • 1978 Avi Phillips, Ontario, actor (Maniac Mansion)
  • 1978 Melissa Coish, Miss New Hampshire Teen USA (1996)
  • 1978 Jukka Nevalainen, Finnish drummer (Nightwish)
  • 1978 Branden Steineckert, American drummer (Rancid), (The Used)
  • 1978 Jacob Burns, Australian footballer
  • 1979 James McAvoy, Scottish actor
  • 1980 Vincent Lecavalier, Canadian hockey player
  • 1980 Tony Romo, American football player
  • 1980 Jeff Keppinger, American baseball player
  • 1981 Stephanie Larimore, American model