Famous Birthdays on April 22

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  • 1357 Johan I, King of Portugal (1383-1433)
  • 1451 Isabella I, of Castile, Queen of Spain (1479-1504), patron of Columbus
  • 1610 Alexander VIII, [Pietro Ottoboni], Italy, lawyer/Pope (1689-91)
  • 1640 Mariana Alcoforado, Portugal, nun
  • 1658 Giuseppe Torelli, Verona, Italy, composer (Concerti Grossi)
  • 1682 Willem I Kerricx the Young, Flemish architect/sculptor/painter
  • 1690 John Carteret, Earl Granville (C), English chief minister (1722-42)
  • 1707 Henry Fielding, English novelist (Joseph Andrews, Tom Jones)
  • 1711 Eleazar Wheelock, American founder of Dartmouth College (d. 1779)
  • 1724 Immanuel Kant, Konigsberg Germ, philosopher (Critique of Pure Reason)
  • 1744 James Sullivan, 7th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1808)
  • 1766 Madame de Staël, French author (d. 1817)
  • 1773 Jean V baron de Rebecque, Swiss/Dutch army leader
  • 1775 Georg Hermes, German philosopher/theologist (Hermenianen)
  • 1781 Friedrich Christian Hermann Uber, German composer, born in Breslau
  • 1799 Jean Poiseuille, physician/physiologist (blood pressure)
  • 1812 Solomon Caesar Malan, British orientalist (d. 1894)
  • 1816 Philip James Bailey, English poet (Festus)
  • 1816 Charles Denis Bourbaki, French general
  • 1818 Cadwallader Colden Washburn, Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1823 Alfred Gibbs, Major General (Union Army), (d. 1868)
  • 1827 William Hopkins Morris, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1900)
  • 1828 Guilherme Antonio Cossoul, composer
  • 1831 Alexander McDowell McCook, Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1832 Julius Sterling Morton, Nebraska, (Gov-Neb), started Arbor Day
  • 1839 August W Eichler, German botanist
  • 1840 Odilon Redon, French painter (d. 1916)
  • 1844 Lewis Thornton Powell, would-be assassin of Secretary of State William H. Seward (d. 1865)
  • 1852 Guillaume IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (d. 1912)
  • 1853 Alphonse Bertillon, France, anthropologist, devised crime ID system
  • 1854 Henri-Marie Lafontaine, Belgium, international lawyer (Nobel 1913)
  • 1856 [Marie] Louise Hens, Flemish actress (Two Orphans)
  • 1858 Ethel Mary Smyth, composer
  • 1860 Ada Rehan, American stage actress (d. 1916)
  • 1863 Cornelis A J van Dishoeck, Dutch publisher
  • 1864 Phil May, Wortley Yorkshire, cartoonist
  • 1866 Hans von Seeckt, German general (Future of the Reich)
  • 1868 Jose Vianna da Motta, composer
  • 1868 Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria (d. 1924)

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1870 Vladimir Lenin [Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov], Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader, born in Simbirsk, Russia (d. 1924)

Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • 1872 Princess Margaret of Prussia, queen of Finland (d. 1954)
  • 1873 Ellen Anderson Glasgow, US, novelist (Ancient Law, Pulitzer-1942)
  • 1876 Georg Lurich, Estonian wrestler (d. 1920)
  • 1878 Kitty Gordon, Folkestone England, entertainer
  • 1881 Alexander Kerensky, Simbirsk, Russian PM (1917)
  • 1884 Armas Emmanuel Launis, composer
  • 1884 John van Capel, oldest man in Netherlands (Died Sept 3, 1992)
  • 1889 Ludwig Renn, German writer, born in Dresden (d. 1979)
  • 1889 Richard Glücks, German SS officer and concentration camp administrator (d. 1945, by suicide)
  • 1891 Belle Bennett, Milcoon Rapids IA, actress (Stella Dallas, Iron Mask)
  • 1891 Harold Jeffreys, English astronomer (d. 1989)
  • 1891 Nicola Sacco, American anarchist (d. 1927)
  • 1891 Vittorio Jano, Italian engineer (d. 1965)
  • 1892 Nikolai Obouhov, composer
  • 1892 Vernon Johns, American civil rights activist (d. 1965)
  • 1899 Martyn Green, actor (Gilbert & Sullivan, Iceman Cometh), born in London, England
  • 1902 Megan Lloyd George, English politician

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1904 [Julius] Robert Oppenheimer, head of Manhattan (A-bomb) Project, born in NYC, New York

Father of the Atomic Bomb Robert Oppenheimer
Father of the Atomic Bomb
Robert Oppenheimer
  • 1905 Robert Choquette, French Canadian novelist, poet and diplomat (d. 1991)
  • 1906 Eric William Fenby, composer/president (Delius Society)

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1906 Eddie Albert [Heimberger], American actor (Roman Holiday, Green Acres), born in Rock Island, Illinois (d. 2005)

  • 1906 Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, second in line to the Swedish throne (d. 1946)
  • 1907 Ivan Efremov, Russian paleontologist and author (d. 1972)
  • 1909 Ralph Byrd, actor (Dick Tracy TV Show), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1909 Rita Levi-Montalcini, Italian neurologist, Nobel laureate, (d. 2012)
  • 1909 Indro Montanelli, Italian journalist and historian (d. 2001)
  • 1910 Eric Scowen, physician
  • 1910 R J Ritchie, tennis player
  • 1910 Norman Steenrod, American mathematician (d. 1971)
  • 1912 Gavalda Miguel Querol, composer
  • 1912 Kathleen Mary Ferrier, England, contralto (Orfeo Ed Evridice)
  • 1914 Charles Hubert Sisson, author/poet (Christopher Homm)
  • 1914 Hans Baumann, German nationalist writer, born in Amberg, Bavaria (d. 1988)
  • 1914 Jan de Hartog, Dutch/English writer (Holland's Glory)
  • 1914 Michael Wittman, German soldier and tank ace (d. 1944)
  • 1915 Dick Dudley, American TV host (Village Barn), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2000)
  • 1915 Lord Airedale, British Lord (social democrat)
  • 1916 Earl of Oxford & Asquith, governor (Seychelles)
  • 1916 Yehudi Menuhin, violinist, conductor and teacher (Bartok's Sonata), born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1917 Leo Abse, Welsh politician and biographer, born in Cardiff (d. 2008)
  • 1917 Sidney Nolan, Australia, painter/illustrator (Ned Kelly)
  • 1917 Yvette Chauviré, French ballerina, born in Paris (d. 2016)
  • 1918 Mickey Vernon, baseball player
  • 1919 Donald Cram, US, biochemist (Nobel 1987)
  • 1920 Hal March, actor/TV host ($64,000 Question, Outrage), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1920 Jos de Haes, Flemish philological/poet (Misery of the Word)
  • 1922 Charles Mingus, Arizona, jazz bassist (Pithecanthropus Erectus)
  • 1922 Lou Stein, pianist (Tonight! America After Dark), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1922 Richard C Diebenkorn Jr, US, painter (Ocean Park Paintings)
  • 1923 Betty Page, Kingsport Tn, playmate (Jan, 1955)/model (Dark Angel)
  • 1923 Hugh Lloyd, actor (Punch & Judy Man, Dunroamin' Rising)
  • 1923 Paula Fox, US children's books author (Poor George)
  • 1923 Peter Bowring, CEO (C T Bowring)
  • 1923 Avis Bunnage, English actress (d. 1990)
  • 1923 Aaron Spelling, American television producer (Charlie's Angels), (d. 2006)

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1923 Bettie Page, American Playboy pin-up model, born in Nashville, Tennessee

Queen of Pinups Bettie Page
Queen of Pinups
Bettie Page
  • 1925 Christopher Ball, Oxford, warden (Keble College)
  • 1925 George Cole, English actor (Minder, Vampire Lovers), born in London, England (d.2015)
  • 1926 Charlotte Rae, actress (Edna-Facts of Life), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1926 James Stirling, Scottish D-day-parachutist/architect/knight
  • 1927 Pascal Bentoiu, composer
  • 1927 Laurel Aitken, Jamaican singer (d. 2005)
  • 1929 Geoffrey Marshall, Provost (Queen's College, Oxford)
  • 1929 Margaret Pereira, forensic scientist
  • 1929 Michael Atiyah, educator (Trinity College - Cambridge England)
  • 1929 Robert Wade-Gery, diplomat/exec director (Barclays de Zoete Wedd)
  • 1929 Victoria Opoku-Ware, Ghanaian queen
  • 1931 Henk Gortzak, Dutch MP (CPN/PSP)
  • 1931 Robert Dickson, Canada, ice hockey player (1948)
  • 1931 Ronald Hynd, British choreographer (English National Ballet)
  • 1931 Siem Vroom, Dutch actor (The Lift, Bridge Too Far, Mysteries)
  • 1932 Michael Colgrass, composer (Best Wishes), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1933 John A Llewellyn, Cardiff Wales, astronaut
  • 1933 Robin Hutton, merchant banker
  • 1934 David Ratford, diplomat
  • 1934 John K Barlow, English rubberplanter/financier/multi-millionaire
  • 1934 Nico Ladenis, British restauranteur (Nico at 90)/=
  • 1934 Edward Portman, 9th Viscount Portman, British landowner and multimillionaire (d. 1999)
  • 1935 Christopher Ball, linguist/warden (Keble College-Oxford)
  • 1935 Paul Chambers, American jazz bassist (d. 1969)
  • 1936 Glen Campbell, Delight Ark, actor/singer (Time I Get to Phoenix)
  • 1936 Pierre Hétu, French Canadian conductor and pianist (d. 1998)
  • 1937 Bobbi Fiedler, (Rep-R-CA, 1981- )
  • 1937 David Summerscale, head master (Westminster School England)

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1937 Jack Nicholson, American actor (One Flew Over Cuckoo's Nest, Shining), born in Neptune City, New Jersey

  • 1937 Jack Nitzsche, composer/songwriter (An Officer & a Gentleman)
  • 1937 Kenneth Palmer, umpire and cricketer (1-190 in only Test for England)
  • 1938 Alan Bond, Australian tycoon/yachtsman (America's Cup), born in London, UK
  • 1938 Adam Raphael, English journalist and author
  • 1939 Jason Miller, actor/writer (Exorcist, Light of Day), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • 1939 John Chilcot, civil servant
  • 1939 John Foley, Bristish Lieutenant General
  • 1940 Peter Goldstein, joint founder (Superdrug)
  • 1942 Denis Lill, New Zealand-born British actor (Only Fools and Horses), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • 1943 Mel Carter, singer (Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me)
  • 1943 Steve Dunne, cricketer (NZ Test umpire on international panel)
  • 1943 Louise Glück, American poet and 12th US Poet Laureate
  • 1944 Joshua Rifkin, composer
  • 1944 Steve Fossett, American adventurer (d. 2007)
  • 1945 Alan Dukes, Irish president (Fine Gael
  • 1945 Donald Graham, US businessman (Graham Holdings Company, Facebook)
  • 1945 Gielijn Escher, Dutch postage stamp artist
  • 1945 Robert Key, MP/British undersecretary for National Heritage
  • 1946 Archy Kirkwood, MP (L-D)
  • 1946 Dectuplets, Bacacay Brazil, 8 males & 2 females
  • 1946 John Waters, director (Hairspray)
  • 1946 Louise Harel, Quebec politician
  • 1946 Nicole Garcia, French actress and director
  • 1947 Barry Guy, English composer and double bass player, born in London
  • 1948 Carole Drinkwater, actress (Father, All Creatures Great & Small)
  • 1949 Spencer Haywood, Silver City Ms, NBAer (Oly-gold-1968, Knicks)
  • 1950 Jancis Robinson, wine writer/broadcaster
  • 1950 Lewis Biggs, curator (Tate Gallery-North Liverpool)
  • 1950 Peter Frampton, Kent England, guitarist/vocalist (Frampton Comes Alive)
  • 1951 Paul Carrack, rock vocalist (Squeeze/Ace-How Long), born in Sheffield, England
  • 1951 Ana María Shua, Argentine poet
  • 1952 François Berléand, French actor
  • 1953 Steve Bond, Haifa Israel, actor (General Hospital, To Die For)
  • 1953 Juhani Komulainen, Finnish composer
  • 1954 Joseph Bottoms, Santa Barbara Cal, actor (Surfacing, Blind Date)
  • 1955 Arthur Baker, rock producer (Afrika Banbaataa-Planet Rock)
  • 1956 Catherine Mary Stewart, Edmonton, actress (Passion & Paradise)
  • 1957 Alan Campbell, Homestead Fla, actor (E Z-3's a Crowd)
  • 1957 Ethel White, WBL guard (NY Stars)
  • 1957 Donald Tusk, Polish Prime Minister
  • 1958 Ashraf Ali, cricket wicket-keeper (Pakistani mid-80s)
  • 1958 Ken Olandt, actor (April Fool's Day, Imposter, Leprechaun)
  • 1959 Nicky Le Roux, South Africa, LPGA golfer (1994 Atlanta Champ-15th)
  • 1959 Ranjan Madugalle, cricketer (pioneer of Sri Lanka's Test teams)
  • 1959 Ryan Stiles, actor (Lewis-Drew Carey Show), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1960 Lloyd Honeyghan, English welterweight boxing champ (1986)
  • 1960 Mart Laar, Estonian statesman
  • 1960 Randall L. Stephenson, American business executive
  • 1961 Byron Allen, comedian (Real People, Byron Allen Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961 Jeff Hostetler, NFL QB (NY Giants, Raiders, Redskins/1990 Superbowl)
  • 1961 Jimmy Key, Huntsville Alabama, pitcher (Blue Jays, NY Yanks, Orioles)
  • 1962 David Wettlaufer, golfer (Ontario Beefeater-1986, 87), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • 1962 Denise Baldwin, LPGA golfer (1991 Futures Salisbury), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1962 Jeff Minter, English video game programmer
  • 1964 Bob McCann, NBA forward (Washington Bullets)
  • 1964 Chris Makepeace, actor (Vamp, My Bodyguard, Meatballs, Oasis), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1965 Lauri Hendler, actress (Julie - Gimme a Break), born in Ft Belvoir, Virgina
  • 1965 Peter Zezel, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1966 Glenn Parker, NFL offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills, KC Chiefs)
  • 1966 Serge Poudrier, hockey defenseman (Team France 1998)
  • 1966 Mariana Levy, Mexican actress (d. 2005)
  • 1967 Bart Bowen, cyclist (Olympics-96), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1967 Harvey Williams, NFL running back (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1967 Mike Buck, NFL quarterback (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1967 Sheryl Lee, Boulder Colo, actress (Twin Peaks, Love Lies & Murder)
  • 1967 Sherri Shepherd, American comedian and actress
  • 1968 Bimbo Coles, NBA guard (Golden State Warriors)
  • 1968 Carlos Costa, Spain, tennis star
  • 1968 Jo Angel, cricketer (big WA right-arm fast bowler, Australia 1993-)
  • 1968 Vernell Coles, basketball player (Olympic-bronze-1988)
  • 1968 Zarley Zalapski, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames)
  • 1969 Bobby Olive, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1969 Craig Logan, Scotland, rock bassist (Bros Front, Bon Jovi-New Jersey)
  • 1969 George Williams, Lacrosse WI, catcher (Oakland A's)
  • 1969 Roger Jones, NFL center (Cin Bengals)