Famous Birthdays on 18th August

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  • 472 Flavius Ricimer, general of the Western Roman Empire, kingmaker
  • 1414 Jami, Persian poet (d. 1492)
  • 1450 Marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pechinich, Croatian poet
  • 1579 Charlotte Flandrina van Nassau, daughter of Willem I of Orange
  • 1587 1st English child born in New World (Virginia Dare)
  • 1596 Jean Bolland, Flemish Jesuit writer (d. 1665)
  • 1605 Henry Hammond, English churchman (d. 1660)
  • 1606 Maria Anna of Spain, Holy Roman Empire Empress and Queen of Hungary (d. 1646)
  • 1611 Ludwika Maria Gonzaga, queen of Poland (d. 1650)
  • 1657 Ferdinando Galli Bibiena, Italian architect/designer (d. 1743)
  • 1685 Brook Taylor, England, mathematician, discoverer of Taylor's Theorem
  • 1692 Louis Henri, Duc de Bourbon, Prime Minister of France (d. 1740)
  • 1720 Laurence Shirley, 4th Earl Ferrers, English murderer (d. 1760)
  • 1745 Vaclav Josef Bartolomej Praupner, composer

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1750 Antonio Salieri, Italy, composer (Tatare)

Composer Antonio Salieri
Composer
Antonio Salieri
  • 1754 François, marquis de Chasseloup-Laubat, French general (d. 1833)
  • 1769 Alexandre Stievenard, composer

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1774 Meriwether Lewis, Charlottsville VA, solider and public administrator (Lewis & Clark Expedition), (d. 1809)

Soldier/Public Administrator Meriwether Lewis
Soldier/Public Administrator
Meriwether Lewis
  • 1792 John, 1st Earl Russell, British Whig PM (1846-52, 1865-66)
  • 1803 Nathan Clifford, American statesman, diplomat, and Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1881)
  • 1805 Josef Danhauser, Austrian painter (Mutterliebe)
  • 1807 Charles Francis Adams, (Union), (d. 1886)
  • 1813 Benjamin Alvord, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1884)
  • 1818 William Farquhar Barry, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1879)
  • 1819 Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaievna, Duchess of Leuchtenberg (d. 1876)
  • 1823 Willem J F Nuyens, Dutch physician/RC historian
  • 1830 Emperor Franz Josef I of Austria (d. 1916)
  • 1834 Marshall Field, Conway Massachusetts, owner (Field Dept Store)
  • 1849 Benjamin Louis Paul Godard, composer
  • 1855 Alfred Wallis, English artist and mariner (d. 1942)
  • 1856 Charles Hutchison Gabriel, composer
  • 1856 Jan Karol Gali, composer
  • 1857 Libert H. Boeynaems, Belgian Catholic prelate (d. 1926)
  • 1870 Hugh Bromley-Davenport, England cricketer (d. 1954)
  • 1871 Johan J Arch, graphic artist (wood cutter)
  • 1873 Leo Slezak, Austria tenor/actor (Othello)
  • 1873 Otto Harbach, songwriter (Smoke Gets in Your Eyes)
  • 1875 Johan E Elias, historian (Amsterdam)
  • 1878 Fritz Brun, composer
  • 1879 Aleksandr Rodzyanko, Russian general (d. 1970)
  • 1881 Hermann Karl Josef Zilcher, composer
  • 1882 Eugeen Calleen, Flemish sculptor
  • 1882 Marcel Louis Auguste Samuel-Rousseau, composer
  • 1885 Nettie Palmer, Australian poet and essayist (d. 1964)
  • 1887 Nico J Polak, Dutch economist
  • 1890 Walther Funk, German Nazi politician (d. 1960)
  • 1893 Ernest MacMillan, composer
  • 1893 Burleigh Grimes, American baseball player (d. 1985)
  • 1896 Alan Mowbray, actor (Dante, Colonel Flack), born in London, England
  • 1896 Jack Pickford, Canadian-born actor (d. 1933)
  • 1900 Walter O'Keefe, Hartford Ct, songwriter/TV host (Mayor of Hollywood)
  • 1900 Glenn Albert Black, American archaeologist (d. 1964)

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1900 Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, Allahabad Oudh, Indian diplomat and politician

Indian Politician and Diplomat Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
Indian Politician and Diplomat
Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
  • 1902 Julius Kalas, composer
  • 1902 Adamson-Eric, Estonian painter (d. 1968)
  • 1903 Ake Olof Sebastian Udden, composer
  • 1903 Lucienne Boyer, French singer (d. 1983)
  • 1904 Max Factor Jr, CEO (Max Factor Cosmetics)
  • 1904 Sterling W Cole, (Rep-R-NY)
  • 1904 [Francis] Max Factor, cosmetics manufacturer (Max Factor)
  • 1905 Peter Paul Kreuder, composer
  • 1906 Andre Van Gyseghem, England, actor (Search for the Nile)
  • 1907 Cecilia Grace Hunt Reeves Gillie, Executive (BBC)
  • 1907 Enoch Light, Canton Ohio, orchestra leader (Gulf Road Show with Bob Smith)
  • 1907 Howard Swanson, composer
  • 1907 Otto Mortensen, composer
  • 1908 Armijn Pane, Indonesian writer (Belenggu)
  • 1908 Bill Merritt, cricketer (early NZ Test leg-spinner, also Northants)
  • 1908 Edgar Faure, thriller writer/PM of France (1952, 52-56)
  • 1908 Milan Ristic, composer
  • 1909 Miliza Korjus, Warsaw Poland, actress (Great Waltz)
  • 1910 Charles Wegg-Prosser, solicitor
  • 1910 Herman Berlinski, composer
  • 1915 Max Lanier, baseball player
  • 1916 Elsa Morante, Italy, writer (L'isola di Arturo)
  • 1916 Moura Lympany, Saltash England, pianist (OBE-1979)
  • 1917 Casper Weinberger, US Secretary of Defense (1981-87)
  • 1918 Elsa Morante, writer
  • 1919 Walter J Hickel, (Gov-R-Alaska)/US Secretary of Interior (1969-71)
  • 1920 Bob Kennedy, baseball player
  • 1920 [Thomas] Godfrey Evans, English cricket keeper (1950's)

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1920 Shelley Winters, St Louis Missouri, actress (A Place in the Sun, A Patch of Blue & Poseidon Adventure), (d. 2006)

  • 1921 Zdzisław Żygulski, Jr., Polish art historian
  • 1922 Alain Robbe-Grillet, France, novelist (Voyeur)
  • 1922 Eric William Hunter Christie, barrister
  • 1923 Jahangir Khan Irani, cricket wicketkeeper for India (1947-8 Aust tour)
  • 1923 Sadu Shinde, cricketer (Indian leg-spinner late 1940's/early 1950's)
  • 1923 Jenni Irani, Indian cricketer (d. 1982)
  • 1924 Mohammad Zia Ul-Haq, pres of Pakistan (1977-88)[or Aug 12]
  • 1925 Brian W[ilson] Aldiss, UK, sci-fi author (Helliconia Trilogy)
  • 1925 Sonny Til, American rocker (The Orioles)
  • 1925 Pierre Grondin, French Canadian cardiac surgeon (d. 2006)
  • 1927 Rosalynn Smith Carter, Georgia, 1st lady (1977-1981), Jimmy's lust
  • 1928 Marge Schott, CEO (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1929 Hugues Aufray, French singer
  • 1930 Carl Barger, Lewistown Pa, baseball pres (Pittsburgh Pirates, Fla Marlins)
  • 1930 Grant Williams, actor (Hawaiian Eye, Incredible Shrinking Man), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930 Johnny Preston, Port Arthur, Tx, rocker (Feel So Fine)
  • 1930 Liviu Librescu, Israeli professor, killed in the Virginia Tech massacre
  • 1931 Henricus AFMO "Hans" van Mierlo, Dutch minister of Defense (D66)
  • 1931 Bramwell Tillsley, Canadian Salvation Army general
  • 1931 Dick White, English footballer
  • 1932 William R. Bennett, Premier of British Columbia
  • 1933 Roman Polanski, Poland, director (Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown, Pirates)
  • 1933 Just Fontaine, French footballer
  • 1934 Rafer Lewis Johnson, Hillsboro Tx, decathlete (Olympic-gold-1960)

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1934 Roberto Clemente, US baseball outfielder (Pittsburgh Pirates)

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente
  • 1934 Vincent Bugliosi, American attorney/author (Helter-Skelter), born in Hibbing, Minnesota (d. 2015)
  • 1934 Ronnie Carroll, British singer
  • 1935 Gail Fisher, Orange NJ, actress (Peggy-Mannix)
  • 1935 Lajos Papp, composer
  • 1935 Rafer Johnson, Hillsboro Texas, decathlete (Olympics-gold-60)
  • 1935 Howard Morrison, New Zealand entertainer

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1936 Robert Redford, American actor (Sting, Candidate, Natural, Great Gatsby), born in Santa Monica, California

  • 1937 William George Rushton, actor/author/cartoonist (TW3), born in London, England
  • 1938 Joe Frank, American radio personality
  • 1939 Joe Azcue, baseball player
  • 1939 Johnny Preston singer (Running Bear, Cradle of Love)
  • 1939 Molly Bee, actress (Pinky Lee Show), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1939 Harald Heide-Steen Jr., Norwegian actor and comedian (d. 2008)
  • 1939 Robert Horton, British businessman
  • 1940 Joan Joyce, Waterbury CT, LPGA golfer (1984 S&H Golf Classic-6th)
  • 1941 Christopher Jones, Jackson TN, actor (Wild in the Streets), (d. 2014)
  • 1941 Matt Snell, NFL running back (NY Jets, Super Bowl III)
  • 1943 Martin Mull, actor/comedian (Bad Manners, Flick, Serial), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1943 Gianni Rivera, Italian footballer and politician
  • 1944 Carl Wayne, rocker (Move)
  • 1945 Sarah Dash, Trenton NJ, rock vocalist (Patti LaBelle & Bluebirds)
  • 1945 Barbara Harris, US singer (Toys-A Lover's Concerto)
  • 1948 Carol O'Neal, playmate (July, 1972)
  • 1948 Rudy Hartono Kurniawan, Indonesia, All-England tennis champ
  • 1948 Joseph Marcell, British actor
  • 1949 Nigel Griggs, rocker (Split Enz)
  • 1950 Candice Earley, Ft Hood TX, actress (Donna Tyler-All My Children)
  • 1950 Dennis Elliott, rock drummer (Foreigner), born in London, England
  • 1950 Lynn Adams, Kingsville TX, LPGA golfer
  • 1951 Greg Pruitt, NFL running back (LA Raiders, Super Bowl XVIII)
  • 1952 Elayne Boosler, comedienne (Broadway Baby, Party of One), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1952 Nicholas John, dramaturge
  • 1952 Patrick Swayze, actor/dancer (Dirty Dancing, Ghost), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1952 Ricky Villa, Argentine former footballer
  • 1953 Louie Gohmert, American politician
  • 1954 Umberto Guidoni, Rome Italy, PhD/astronaut (STS 75)
  • 1955 Taher ElGamal, Egyptian scientist
  • 1956 Sandeep Patil, cricketer (Indian batsman Great 174 v Adelaide 1981)
  • 1956 John Debney, American composer
  • 1956 Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz, American musician
  • 1957 Carole Bouquest, Paris, actress (On Her Majesty's Secret Service)
  • 1957 Dennis Leary, actor/comic (MTV)
  • 1957 Ron Strykert, Australia, rock guitarist (Men At Work-Who Can it Be)
  • 1958 Madeleine Stowe, actress (Tropical Snow, Bad Girls), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1959 Tom Prichard, American wrestler
  • 1960 Sonny Skinner, Porstmouth VA, Nike golfer (1993 NIKE Shreveport Open)
  • 1961 John Viscardi, actor (Father Tony-One Life to Live), born in NYC, New York
  • 1961 Bob Woodruff, American journalist, anchor
  • 1962 Sandra Marie Miller Farmer-Patrick, Kingston Jamaica, 400m hurdler
  • 1962 Felipe Calderón, President of Mexico
  • 1963 Luiz Mattar, Brazil, tennis star
  • 1964 Edith Frost, American singer/songwriter
  • 1964 Craig Bierko, American actor
  • 1964 Kenny Walker, American basketball player
  • 1965 Koji Kikkawa, Japanese singer
  • 1965 Jim Florentine, American comedian
  • 1966 Cees Lock of hair, soccer player (NEC)
  • 1966 Steve Avery, NFL fullback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1966 Gustavo Charif, Argentine artist
  • 1966 Kang Soo-yeon, South Korean actress
  • 1967 Blas Elias Gomez, Kennedy TX, rock drummer (Slaughter-Stick it Live)
  • 1967 John Jurkovic, defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1967 Julie Kristen Smith, Nuhremburg Germany, choreographer (Showgirls)
  • 1967 Tracy Tracy, rocker (Primitives-Lovely, Lump of Coal)
  • 1967 Brian Michael Bendis, American comic book writer
  • 1967 Dan Peters, American musician
  • 1967 Daler Mehndi, Indian bhangra/pop singer
  • 1968 Brian Mitchell, NFL running back (Washington Redskins)
  • 1968 Carolyn Crudgington, Australian softball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1968 Greta Lind, Goshen NY, actress (Katie Kennicott-All My Children)
  • 1968 Griffin Drew, Hazelhurst Georgia, actress (Dinosaur Island)
  • 1968 John Coyle, West Bloomfield Mich, short track skater (Olympics-1994)
  • 1968 Justin Strzelczyk, NFL guard/offensive tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1968 Lee Seung-yeon, South Korean actress
  • 1969 Christian Slater, actor (Robin Hood, Untamed Heart, Heathers)
  • 1969 Isaac Austin, NBA center (Miami Heat)
  • 1969 Masta Killa, American rapper
  • 1969 Everlast, American musician
  • 1969 Edward Norton, American actor
  • 1970 Malcolm Jamal Warner, Jersey City NJ, actor (Theodore-Cosby Show)
  • 1970 Richie Cunningham, kicker (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1970 Robert Higginson, outfielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1970 Greg Dean Schmitz, American online film journalist
  • 1971 Jonathan David Winter, Wellington NZ, 100m backstroker (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 Kevin Bouie, NFL running back (Philadelphia Eagles, Ariz Cardinals)
  • 1971 Mindy Czuleger, Inglewood Ca, WPVA volleyballer (Myrtle Bch-17th-1994)
  • 1971 Trey Ames, Canton Oh, actor (David-A Year in the Life)
  • 1971 Richard D James, Irish-born musician (Aphex Twin)
  • 1971 Jacob Vargas, American actor
  • 1972 Derrick Harris, running back (St Louis Rams)
  • 1972 Loraine Lambert, Ipswich Queensland, golfer (NZ champ 1991, 92)
  • 1972 Nate Jones, heavyweight boxer (Olympics-bronze-96), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1972 Ray Jacobs, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos)