Famous Birthdays on 28th April

  • 32 Marcus Salvius Otho, Roman Emperor (d. 69)
  • 1442 Edward IV, King of England (1461-70, 71-83)
  • 1545 Yi Sun-sin, Korean admiral (d. 1598)
  • 1592 George Villiers, 1st duke of Buckingham/English admiral
  • 1630 Charles Cotton, English poet (d. 1687)
  • 1686 Michael Brokoff, Czech sculptor (d. 1721)
  • 1715 Franz Sparry, composer
  • 1748 Lorenz Justinian Ott, composer
  • 1750 Paul Ignaz Kurzinger, composer
  • 1753 Franz K Achard, German physicist
  • 1757 Claus Nielsen Schali, composer

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1758 James Monroe, 5th US President (1817-25), born in Monroe Hall, Virginia (d. 1831)

5th US President James Monroe
5th US President
James Monroe
  • 1765 Sylvestre François Lacroix, French mathematician (b. 1834)
  • 1770 Nikita P Panin, Russian diplomat/minister of Foreign affairs
  • 1774 Francis Baily, English Astronomer and describer of "Baily's Beads" during solar eclipse
  • 1795 Charles Sturt, England, explorer (Australia)
  • 1809 Conradus Leemans, Dutch archaeologist
  • 1810 Daniel Ullmann, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1892)
  • 1812 Daniel Henry Rucker, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1910)
  • 1815 Andrew Jackson Smith, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1897)
  • 1819 Ezra Abbot, American Bible scholar (d. 1884)
  • 1825 James Winning McMillan, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1826 Alexander Stadtfeld, composer
  • 1838 Tobias M Carel Asser, Holland, advocate of world law (Nobel 1911)
  • 1842 Louis PMFG of Orleans, earl of Brazil (1870-89)
  • 1846 Johann E Backlund, Swedish astronomer (planets/asteroids)
  • 1848 Ludvig Schytte, composer
  • 1864 William F A Ellison, Irish clergyman/director (Armagh Observatory)
  • 1868 Georgy Voronoy, Russian mathematician (d. 1908)
  • 1870 Hermann Suter, composer
  • 1873 Harold Bauer, English/US pianist (Beethoven-Association)
  • 1874 Karl Kraus, satirical writer, born in Jičín, Austrian-Hungarian Empire (d. 1936)
  • 1874 Sidney Toler, Warrensburg MO, actor (Madame X, Meeting at Midnight)
  • 1876 Frank Cavanagh, one of football's coaching greats
  • 1878 Lionel Barrymore, [Blythe], Phila, actor (Free Soul, Dr Kildare)
  • 1879 Edgar Tytgat, Flemish painter/etcher
  • 1879 Franz Arnold, writer
  • 1882 Alberto Pirelli, Italian industrialist
  • 1886 Erich Salomon, German photographer
  • 1888 Henry DG Crerar, Canadian general (WW I/Italy/Netherland)
  • 1889 Antonio de Oliveira Salazar, premier/dictator Portugal (1932-68)
  • 1889 Bryant Washburn, actor (Exposure, Millionaire Kid, Nabonga), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1889 Karel WFM Doorman, Dutch rear admiral
  • 1892 Georges Antoine, composer
  • 1892 John Jacob Niles, composer
  • 1892 Joseph Dunninger, mentalist (Amazing Dunninger), born in NYC, New York
  • 1897 Ye Jianying, Chinese general and politician (d. 1986)
  • 1900 Bruno Apitz, German writer (Nackt unter Wölfen, born in Leipzig (d. 1979)
  • 1900 Jan Hendrik Oort, Dutch astronomer (hypothesized "Oort Cloud")
  • 1900 Maurice Thorez, secretary-general (French Communist Party)
  • 1901 Corry Vonk, [Cornelia D], wife of Wim Kan (ABC-cabaret)
  • 1902 Johan Borgen, Norwegian author (d. 1979)
  • 1906 Bartholomeus J "Bart" Bok, Dutch/US astronomer (Milky Way)
  • 1906 Pierre [Louis] Boileau, novelist (Vertigo), born in Paris, France
  • 1906 Kurt Gödel, Austrian mathematician (d. 1978)
  • 1906 Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor (d. 1999)
  • 1908 Arnoud Breeveld, Suriname bishop
  • 1908 Jack Fingleton, cricketer (Australian opener of 30's)
  • 1908 Michael T Fitzmaurice, actor (Reported Missing, 14 Hours), born in Chicago, Illinois

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1908 Oskar Schindler, Austrian businessman and subject of the novel "Schindler's Ark" and the film "Schindler's List", born in Zwittau, Austria-Hungary (d. 1974)

Industrialist Oskar Schindler
Industrialist
Oskar Schindler
  • 1910 Sam Merwin, Jr., American mystery fiction writer (d. 1996)
  • 1911 Frans Vroons, actor/tenor/director (Neth Opera)
  • 1911 Lee Falk, American comic strip writer (d. 1999)
  • 1912 Odette Hallowes, British classified agent in France (WW II)
  • 1914 Skuli Halldorsson, composer
  • 1916 Ferruccio Lamborghini, Italian automobile manufacturer (d. 1993)
  • 1917 Joop Waasdorp, Dutch writer (Naked Life)
  • 1917 Robert Woodruff Anderson, New York, writer (Tea & Sympathy, Never Sang for My Father)
  • 1917 Robert Cornthwaite, St Helen Oregon, actor (Thing, War of the Worlds)
  • 1920 Nan Merriman, US/Neth singer (Arturo Toscanini NBC Orch)
  • 1921 Rowland Evans, White Marsh Pa, news reporter (CNN-Evans & Novak)
  • 1922 Guillaume Jorissen, Flemish politician (Volksunie)
  • 1922 Iser J Koepermann, Russian/US world checkers champ (1958-68, 75-76)
  • 1922 William S Broomfield, (Rep-R-MI, 1956- )
  • 1922 Alistair MacLean, Scottish novelist (d. 1987)
  • 1923 Adele Mara, Dearborn Mich, actress/singer (Cool Million, Wheels)
  • 1923 Wolfgang Steffen, composer
  • 1923 William Guarnere, South American WWII Veteran portrayed in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • 1924 Kenneth David Kaunda, founder/president (Zambia, 1964-91)
  • 1924 Donatas Banionis, Lithuanian actor

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1926 [Nelle] Harper Lee, American author (To Kill a Mockingbird), born in Monroeville Alabama (d. 2016)

Author Harper Lee
Author
Harper Lee
  • 1926 Blossom Dearie, American jazz singer
  • 1927 Garfield Weston, English industrial/billionaire (Twinings Tea)
  • 1928 Yves Klein, French sculptor/painter
  • 1928 Eugene M. Shoemaker, American planetary scientist (d. 1997)
  • 1929 Carolyn Jones, Amarillo Texas, actress (Morticia-Addams Family)
  • 1930 Richard C Sarafian, director/actor (Foley Square), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1930 Christopher John Magenis Headington, composer
  • 1930 James Baker, American Secretary of the Treasury (1985-88), Secretary of State (1989-92), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1932 Marek Kopelent, composer
  • 1933 Karl Heinz Wahren, composer
  • 1933 Oliver "Bops Junior" Jackson, drummer
  • 1934 Lois Duncan, American novelist
  • 1936 John Martin Tchicai, composer, (d. 2012)

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1937 Saddam Hussein, President of Iraq (1979-2003), born in Al-Awja, Iraq (d. 2006)

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • 1938 Beverly F Albert, architect
  • 1938 Madge Sinclair, actress (Bell-Roots, Trapper John), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1938 Fred Dibnah, English television personality (d. 2004)
  • 1941 Ann-Margret, Valsjobya Sweden, actress (Bye Bye Birdie, Tommy)
  • 1941 K. Barry Sharpless, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1941 Lucien Aimar, French cyclist
  • 1941 Iryna Zhylenko, Ukrainian poet
  • 1942 Ghislaine Hermanez, architect
  • 1942 Mike Brearley, cricketer (outstanding England captain 1977-81)
  • 1943 Fantastic Johnny C[orley], US singer (Boogaloo down Broadway)
  • 1943 John Oliver Creighton, Orange Tx, Capt USN/astronaut (STS 51G, 36, 48)
  • 1943 Jacques Dutronc, French singer and actor
  • 1944 Elizabeth LeCompte, American theater director
  • 1944 Jean-Claude Van Cauwenberghe, Belgian politician
  • 1944 Alice Waters, American chef
  • 1945 Ajit Manohar Pai, cricketer (one Test India v NZ 1969)
  • 1946 Ginette Reno, French Canadian singer, songwriter and actress
  • 1947 Steve Khan, jazz musician (Christmas Waltz), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1948 Marcia Strassman, American actress (Julle Kotter-Welcome Back Kotter), born in New York, (d. 2014)

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1948 Terry Pratchett, English author of fantasy novels (Discworld), born in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire (d. 2015)

Novelist Terry Pratchett
Novelist
Terry Pratchett
  • 1948 Dorothée Berryman, French Canadian actress and singer
  • 1949 Jerome "Jay" Apt, astronaut (STS 37, 47, 59, 79), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1949 Indian Larry, American stuntsman (d. 2004)
  • 1949 Bruno Kirby, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1950 Jay Leno, New Rochelle, comedian/talk show host (Tonight Show)
  • 1950 Willie Colon, actor (Last Flight), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1952 Mary McDonnell, Wilkes-Barre PA, actress (Sneakers, Independence Day)
  • 1953 Julie Cole, LPGA golfer
  • 1953 Kim Gordon, American musician (Sonic Youth)
  • 1953 Roberto Bolano, Latin American author and poet
  • 1954 Ron Zook, American Football Coach
  • 1955 Eddie Jobson, rock violinist (Zappa, UK, Roxy Music-For Your Pleasure)
  • 1955 Paul Guilfoyle, American actor
  • 1955 Nicky Gumbel, British author and priest
  • 1956 Jeremy John Beadle, writer/broadcaster
  • 1956 Paul S Lockhart, Amarillo Tx, Major USAF/astronaut
  • 1957 Leopold Eyharts, France, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-26, TM-28/27)
  • 1957 Wilma Landkroon, Dutch singer
  • 1958 Hal Evan Sutton, PGA golfer (1982 Walt Disney), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1958 Nancy Lee Grahn, actress (Santa Barbara)
  • 1960 Wally Langdon, bassist (Bob Color)
  • 1960 John Cerutti, American baseball player and announcer (d. 2004)
  • 1960 Ian Rankin, Scottish novelist
  • 1960 Joel H. Rosenthal American political scientist
  • 1960 Jón Páll Sigmarsson, Icelandic strength athlete (d. 1993)
  • 1960 Walter Zenga, Italian footballer
  • 1961 Cathy Gerring, Ft Wayne IN, LPGA golfer (1990 Lady Keystone Open)
  • 1961 Futoshi Matsunaga, Japanese serial killer
  • 1962 Evguenni Rochtchin, NHL forward (Team Belarus, Oly-98)
  • 1963 Obiageli Ezekwesili, Nigerian Accountant and World Bank official (#BringBackOurGirls campaign)
  • 1964 Barry Larkin, infielder (Cin Reds), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1964 Helen Marina Lucy Windsor, England, daughter of Prince Edward
  • 1964 Mark Hager, Australian field hockey forward/capt (Olympics-4th-88, 96)
  • 1964 Mark Steven Robinson, American director
  • 1964 Noriyuki Iwadare, Japanese composer
  • 1965 Steven Blum, American voice actor
  • 1966 Jim Poole, pitcher (Cleveland Indians), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1966 John Patrick Daly, PGA golfer (1995 British Open), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1966 Too Short, American rapper

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1966 John Daly, American golfer (1991 PGA Championship, 1995 Open Championship), born in Carmichael, California

Golfer and Two-Time Major Champion John Daly
Golfer and Two-Time Major Champion
John Daly
  • 1967 Monique Noel, Salem Oregon, playmate (May, 1989)
  • 1967 Pete Stoyanovich, NFL kicker (Miami Dolphins, KC Chiefs)
  • 1968 Andy Flower, cricketer (Zimbabwe keeper & victorious Test captain)
  • 1968 Damion Lyons, CFL cornerback (BC Lions)
  • 1968 Mark Carrier, NFL safety (Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions)
  • 1968 Howard Donald, British musician
  • 1969 Merlelynn Lange-Harris, basketball center (Oly-96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1970 Jason Belser, defensive back (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1970 Mark Harris, wide receiver (San Francisco 49ers)
  • 1970 Nicklas Lidstrom, Vasteras SWE, NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, Detroit)
  • 1970 Richard Fromberg, Australia, tennis star
  • 1970 Diego Simeone, Argentine footballer
  • 1971 Chris Young, Penn, actor (Bryce Lynch-Max Headroom, Great Outdoors)
  • 1971 Meredith McGrath, Midland Mich, tennis star (1996 Essen doubles)
  • 1971 Mihai Apostal, Bucharest Romania, Canadian kayaker (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 Simbi Khali, actress (Nina-Third Rock From the Sun)
  • 1971 Bridget Moynahan, American actress
  • 1972 Jan Benda, Reet Belgium, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)
  • 1972 Jean-Paul van Gastel, soccer player (Willem II)
  • 1972 Michelle Menzies, Barrie Ont, Canadian ice pairs (1995, 96 Can champs)
  • 1972 Joseph Bruce, American musician
  • 1973 Earl Holmes, linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1973 Marc[us] Blake Schneider, Lubbock TX, rower (Olympics-bronze-1996)
  • 1973 Melvin Hayes, NFL tackle (NY Jets, Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1973 Serge Zwikker, NBA center (Houston Rockets)
  • 1973 Elisabeth Röhm, American actress
  • 1973 Jorge Garcia, American actor
  • 1973 Francisco Palencia, Mexican footballer
  • 1973 Ian Murdock, German-born American computer programmer (Debian project, Progeny Linux Systems), born in Konstanz, West Germany (d. 2015)
  • 1974 Sergei Stas, NHL defenseman (Team Belarus, Oly-98)

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1974 Penélope Cruz, Alcobendas, Spanish actress (Vanilla Sky, Waking Up in Reno), born in Madrid, Spain

  • 1974 Richel Hersisia, Dutch boxer
  • 1974 Vernon Kay, British TV/radio presenter
  • 1975 James Thrash, wide receiver (Washington Redskins)
  • 1975 Martin Lewis, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
  • 1977 Derrick Wayne Frazier, American convicted murderer (d. 2006)
  • 1978 Nate Richert, St Paul Minn, actor (Harvey-Sabrina)
  • 1978 Lauren Laverne, Disc jockey, television presenter and former singer
  • 1979 Bahram Radan, Iranian actor
  • 1980 Josh Howard, American basketball player (Dallas Mavericks)
  • 1981 Jessica Alba, American actress ("Sin City"), born in Pomona, California
  • 1982 Nikki Grahame, Big Brother 7 Star
  • 1983 Roger Johnson, English footballer
  • 1986 George Nozuka, Canadian Singer/Songwriter