Today's Famous Birthdays

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  • 865 Rhazes, [Abu Bakr Mohammed ibn Zakarijja al-Razi], Persian physician
  • 1025 Emperor Go-Reizei of Japan (d. 1068)
  • 1476 Motonoboe, Japanese painter (Kano-school)
  • 1582 Taichang Emperor, of the Ming dynasty of China (d. 1620)
  • 1592 George Villiers, 1st duke of Buckingham/PM (1625-28)
  • 1612 Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn, Dutch scholar (d. 1653)
  • 1667 Louise of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1721)
  • 1673 Conrad Michael Schneider, composer
  • 1691 Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1750)
  • 1700 Carolomannus Pachschmidt, composer
  • 1713 Louis A A Count d'Affry, French general/ambassador to Netherland
  • 1714 Anthony Ulrich II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1774)

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1749 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German social philosopher (Faust), born in Frankfurt (d. 1832)

Social Philosopher Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Social Philosopher
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • 1754 Peter Winter, composer

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1774 Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, 1st American Catholic saint (1975), born in New York City (d. 1821)

1st American-born Saint Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton
1st American-born Saint
Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton
  • 1775 Sophie Gail, French singer and composer, born in Paris (d. 1819)
  • 1789 Stéphanie de Beauharnais, Grand Duchess of Baden (d. 1860)
  • 1794 Johannes Zwijsen, archbishop (Utrecht Netherlands)
  • 1795 Joannes A Paredis, Belgian Bishop of Roermond
  • 1798 Gershom Jaques Van Brunt, Comm (Union Navy), (d. 1863)
  • 1801 Antoine A Cournot, French philosopher/mathematician (rule of Cournot)
  • 1814 Sheridan le Fanu, Irish writer (d. 1873)
  • 1824 Carel JCH van Nispen of Sevenaer, Dutch Catholic politician
  • 1826 Walter Cecil Macfarren, composer
  • 1827 Teresa Milanollo, composer
  • 1827 Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhailovna of Russia (d. 1894)
  • 1828 William Alexander Hammond, Brigadier General (Union Army), (d. 1900)
  • 1829 Albert Dietrich, composer
  • 1831 Fredrick Vilhelm Ludvig Norman, composer
  • 1831 Lucy Ware Webb Hayes, 1st lady (1877-81)
  • 1833 Edward Burne-Jones, England, Pre-Raphaelite painter/designer
  • 1840 Ira D Sankey, US evangelist/composer/singer (Gospel hymns)
  • 1840 Alexander Cameron Sim, Scottish merchant (d. 1900)
  • 1842 Willem Linnig jr, Flemish painter/graphic artist
  • 1853 Vladimir Shukhov, Russian engineer and inventor (d. 1939)
  • 1860 Marianne V von Werefkin, Russian/German/Swiss painter [OS]
  • 1872 Alfred Baldwin Sloan, composer
  • 1878 George Hoyt Whipple, Ashland New Hampshire, American physician and biomedical researcher (Nobel-1934)
  • 1881 Arne Eggen, Norwegian composer, born in Trondheim (d. 1955)
  • 1882 Carl W de Vries, Dutch jurist (Unknown Thorbecke)
  • 1883 E E Clive, Monmouthshire Wales, actor (Night Must Fall, Dark Hour)
  • 1885 Armas Toivo Valdemar Maasalo, composer
  • 1885 Vance Palmer, Australian author (d. 1959)
  • 1887 Daniel Zamudio, composer
  • 1890 Ivor Gurney, English composer and poet, born in Gloucester (d. 1937)
  • 1891 Stanley Andrews, actor (Shine on Harvest Moon), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1894 Charles Aubroeck, Belgian painter/sculptor (Iron Tower)
  • 1894 Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor (d. 1981)
  • 1897 Morris Ankrum, IL, actor (Kronos, Half Human, Earth vs Flying Saucers)
  • 1898 Ludwig Turek, German writer, born in Stendal (d. 1975)
  • 1899 Charles Boyer, France, actor (Algiers, Fanny, Barefoot in the Park)
  • 1901 Cornelis J Kelk, Dutch writer (Dance of Young Feet)
  • 1901 Paul Henry Lang, Budapest, critic/musicologist (NY Herald Tribune)
  • 1903 Rudolph Wagner-Regeny, composer
  • 1904 Secondo Campini, Italian jet engine pioneer (d. 1980)
  • 1905 Cyril Walters, cricketer (solid England batsman of 30's)
  • 1905 Sam Levene, Russia, actor (Demon, Gung Ho, Boomerang)
  • 1906 John Betjeman, poet (Mount Zion) and English Poet Laureate (1972-1984), born in London (d. 1984)
  • 1907 Philip A Edwards, British Guiana, runner (Olympic-bronze-1928, 32, 36)
  • 1908 Roger Tory Peterson, NY, ornithologist/writer (How to Know Birds)
  • 1910 Tjalling Koopmans, Dutch-born economist Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985)
  • 1911 Jose Antonio Giron de Velasco, politician
  • 1911 Joseph MAH Luns, foreign minister/secr-general (NATO)
  • 1912 Ruurd Faber, mayor of Aalten (1971-75)
  • 1913 John Terence Reese, bridge master
  • 1913 Lindsay Hassett, cricketer (great Australian bat & capt after Bradman)
  • 1913 Richard Tucker, [Reuben Ticker], Tenor (NY Met Opera), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1914 Glenn Osser, Munising Mich, orchestra leader (Paul Whiteman Goodyear Revue)
  • 1915 Max Robertson, British sports commentator
  • 1915 Tasha Tudor, American illustrator (d. 2008)
  • 1916 C Wright Mills, sociologist, writer (The Power Elite) [or May 28]
  • 1916 Jack [Holbrook] Vance, US, sci-fi author (2 Hugo, Dirdir, Pnume), (d. 2013)
  • 1916 Hélène Baillargeon, Quebec singer and folklorist (d. 1997)

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1917 Jack Kirby, American cartoonist (X-Men, Spider-Man, Hulk, Capt America), born in New York City (d. 1994)

Comic Book Artist and Writer Jack Kirby
Comic Book Artist and Writer
Jack Kirby
  • 1918 Alejandro Lanusse, army officer/politician
  • 1919 Ernest H Martin, [Markowitz], producer (Feuer & Martin-Chorus Line)
  • 1920 Frits Bernard, pedophile activist (d. 2006)
  • 1921 Joop Doderer, Velsen Netherlands, actor (Swiebertje)
  • 1921 Nancy Kulp, Harrisburg PA, actress (Miss Hathaway-Beverly Hillbillies)
  • 1921 Fernando Fernán Gómez, Spanish actor, director, academic and playwright (d. 2007)
  • 1924 Janet Frame, NZ, novelist (Intensive Care, Owls Do Cry)
  • 1924 Peggy Ryan, actress (Jenny-Hawaii Five-0), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1924 Tony MacGibbon, NZ cricket fast bowler (took 70 wickets in 1950's)
  • 1924 Vilayat Khan, composer
  • 1925 Arkadi N Strugazki, USSR, sci-fi author (Tale of the Troika)
  • 1925 John Gillett, film researcher
  • 1925 Marvin Davis, CEO (Davis Oil Company), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1925 Donald O'Connor, dancer/actor (Singing in the Rain), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1925 Billy Grammer, American country music singer and guitarist
  • 1928 James Wild, music teacher
  • 1928 F. William Free, American advertising executive (d. 2003)
  • 1929 Rokie Roker, actress (Helen-Jeffersons), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1929 Istvan Kertesz, Budapest, Hungarian orchestral and operatic conductor
  • 1930 Ben Gazzara, actor (Run for Your Life, QB VII), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1930 Windsor Davies, British actor
  • 1931 John Perkins, singer (Crew Cuts), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1931 John Shirley-Quirk, baritone (Death in Venice), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1931 Tito Capobianco, Argentinian stage impresario
  • 1932 Andy Bathgate, professional ice hockey player (New York Rangers, 1958 NHL MVP), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2016)
  • 1932 Carlene Polite, US dancer/activist/author (Sister X)
  • 1935 Gilles Rocheleau, French Canadian politician (d. 1998)
  • 1936 Harry McLevy, trade Unionist
  • 1936 Don Denkinger, American baseball umpire
  • 1937 12th duke of Argyll, Scottish Campbell-captain/large landowner

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1938 Paul Martin, 21st Prime Minister of Canada (Liberal: 2003-06), born in Windsor, Ontario

21st Prime Minister of Canada Paul Martin
21st Prime Minister of Canada
Paul Martin
  • 1938 Maurizio Costanzo, Italian television journalist
  • 1939 Cassie Mackin, newswoman (NBC TV)
  • 1939 Clem Cattini, English rock drummer (the Tornados), born in London
  • 1939 Edward Patten, US soul singer (Gladys Knight & the Pips)
  • 1940 William S Cohen, (Sen-R Maine, 1979- )
  • 1940 Ken Jenkins, American actor
  • 1940 Roger Pingeon, French cylist
  • 1940 Nik Turner, English musician (Hawkwind)
  • 1941 Paul Peter Plishka, Old Forge Penn, bass (Bronx Botanical Gardens)
  • 1941 Sybille de Selys Longchamps, Belgian aristocrat
  • 1943 Anne "Honey" Lantree, rocker
  • 1943 David Soul, [Solberg] actor (Starsky & Hutch), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1943 Lou Pinella, Yankee manager (1969 AL rookie of the year)
  • 1943 Surayud Chulanont, Thai 24th Prime Minister (former)
  • 1944 Marianne Heemskerk, Dutch swimmer
  • 1944 Melvin Dummar, American claimant to the Howard Hughes estate
  • 1945 Bruno Nuytten, director (Camille Claudel)
  • 1945 Bob Segarini, Musician and radio personality
  • 1947 Alice Playton, actress (Who Killed Mary Whats 'er Name), born in NYC, New York
  • 1947 Shoto Tanemura, Japanese martial artist
  • 1948 Daniel Seraphine, rock drummer (Chicago-If You Leave Me Now), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1948 Murray Parker, cricketer (brother of John Three Tests for NZ 1976)
  • 1948 Vonda N[eel] McIntyre, US, sci-fi author (Star Trek II, III, IV)
  • 1949 Hugh Cornwell, rocker (The Stranglers-Dreamtime)
  • 1950 Ron "Louisiana Lightning" Guidry, Yankee pitcher (Cy Young 1978)
  • 1951 Dave Hlubek, rock guitarist (Molly Hatchet)
  • 1951 Wayne Osmond, Ogden Utah, singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie)
  • 1951 Keiichi Suzuki, Japanese composer
  • 1952 Rita Dove, American poet
  • 1952 Wendelin Wiedeking, German businessman
  • 1952 Guy Nadon, Canadian actor
  • 1952 Jacques Chagnon, Canadian politician
  • 1953 Gates McFadden, actress (Star Trek Next Generation), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1954 George Church, American geneticist
  • 1956 Beverley Goddard-Callender, Barbados, 4x100m (Olympic-bronze-1980, 84)
  • 1956 Luis Guzmán, Puerto Rican actor
  • 1957 Daniel Stern, Stamford Ct, actor (City Slickers, Wonder Years)
  • 1957 Rick Rossovich, Palo Alto CA, actor (Top Gun, Roxanne, ER)
  • 1958 Scott Scovell Hamilton, ice skater (Olympic-gold-1984), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1959 Mary Murphy, LPGA golfer (1990 US Women's Open-5th), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • 1960 Cunningham T Ngcukana, South African worker's union leader
  • 1960 Emma Samms, [Samuels], actress (Colby's, General Hospital), born in London, England
  • 1960 Leroy Chiao, astronaut (STS 65, 72, sk: 92), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1961 Kim Appleby, Stoke Newington, English singer (Mel & Kim-Coming to America), born in London, England
  • 1962 Richard Elliott Fehr, PGA golfer (1986 BC Open), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1962 Paul Allen, English footballer
  • 1962 David Fincher, American film director and producer (The Social Network, Gone Girl), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1963 Abe Button, soccer player (Vitesse)
  • 1963 Regina Marie Jacobs, 800m/1500m runner (Olympics-10th-1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963 Reyna Thompson, NFL cornerback (NY Giants)
  • 1964 Lee MacLeod Janzen, Austin MN, PGA golfer (1993 US Open)
  • 1965 James Jagger, son of Mick Jagger & Jerry Hall

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1965 Shania Twain, Canadian singer (You're Still the One), born in Windsor Ontario

Singer Shania Twain
Singer
Shania Twain
  • 1966 Jerry Fehily, rocker (Hothouse Flowers-Don't Go)
  • 1966 Teresa Zarzeczny Bell, Washington Crossing NJ, rower (Oly-silver-1996)
  • 1966 Priya Dutt, Indian social worker and politician
  • 1967 Chris Armstrong, CFL slot back (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1967 Darren Lewis, outfielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1967 Frederick Kesner, Philippine-born Australian poet
  • 1968 Scarlet Annette Morgan, Pfafftown NC, Miss NC-America-1991
  • 1968 Tom Fitzgerald, Melrose, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers)
  • 1968 Billy Boyd, Scottish actor
  • 1969 Jason Priestley, actor (Brandon-Beverly Hills 90210), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1969 Mary McCartney, daughter of Beatle Paul and Linda McCartney

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1969 Pierre Turgeon, Canadian NHL center (NY Islanders, Montreal Canadiens), born in Rouyn, Quebec

NHL Star Pierre Turgeon
NHL Star
Pierre Turgeon
  • 1969 Jack Black, American actor
  • 1969 Sheryl Sandberg, American technology executive (COO Facebook) and author (Lean In), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1970 Gavin Maxwell, Canadian canoeist (Olympics-96), born in Mississauga, Ontario
  • 1970 Jaime Fields, NFL/WLAF linebacker (KC Chiefs, Scotland Claymores)
  • 1970 Rick Recht, Jewish singer
  • 1971 Janet Evans, Fullerton CA, 400m/800m swimmer (Oly-4 gold-88, 92, 96)
  • 1971 Olaf Sheep, soccer player (Dordrecht '90, NAC)
  • 1971 Raul Marquez, Mexico, US boxer (Olympic-92)
  • 1971 Scott Eldredge, Chatham Mass, 1996 World Mens' Champion
  • 1971 Shane Andrews, infielder (Montreal Expos), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1971 Todd Eldredge, Chatham Mass, figure skater (1997 National Sr champ)
  • 1972 Darby Hendrickson, Richfield Minn, US hockey forward (Olympics-1994)
  • 1972 Mike Cawley, CFL quarterback (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1972 Jay Witasick, American baseball player
  • 1973 Matthew John Armstrong, American actor
  • 1973 DJ Assault, American musician
  • 1974 Mark Smith, defensive end (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1974 Takahito Eguchi, Japanese composer
  • 1974 Johan Andersson, Swedish game programmer
  • 1974 Carsten Jancker, German footballer
  • 1975 Jamie Cureton, English footballer
  • 1975 Gareth Farrelly, Irish footballer
  • 1975 Vera Jordanova, Finnish actress and model
  • 1976 Federico Magallanes, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1978 Jess Margera, American drummer (CKY)
  • 1978 Shaniqua, American wrestling valet
  • 1979 Markus Pröll, German footballer
  • 1979 Robert Hoyzer, German football referee
  • 1979 Shaila Durcal, Spanish singer
  • 1979 Kristen Hughes, Australian netballer
  • 1979 Ruth Riley, American basketball player
  • 1980 T.J. Beam, American baseball player
  • 1981 Daniel Gygax, Swiss footballer
  • 1981 Vaggelis Moras, Greek footballer
  • 1981 Agata Wróbel, Polish weightlifter
  • 1981 Raphael Matos, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1981 Martin Erat, Czech hockey player
  • 1982 Le Ann Rimes, country singer (Blue, Holiday in Your Heart)
  • 1982 Anderson Silva de França, Brazilian footballer
  • 1982 Thiago Motta, Brazilian footballer
  • 1982 Kevin McNaughton, Scottish footballer
  • 1983 Lasith Malinga, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • 1983 Alfonso Herrera, Actor, and singer in the Latin pop group RBD
  • 1985 Ralph Woolfolk IV, American actor
  • 1986 Gilad Shalit, Israeli corporal
  • 1988 Ray Jones, English footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1990 Bojan Krkić, Serbian-Spanish footballer
  • 1991 Kyle Massey, American actor
  • 1991 Sarah Jane Santos, Filipino singer
  • 1999 Prince Nikolai of Denmark