Famous Birthdays on April 20

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 207

  • 702 Jafar Sadiq, Muslim scholar (d. 765)
  • 1494 John Agricola, [Schneider], German theologist/prime minister
  • 1586 Saint Rose of Lima, Peruvian saint (d. 1617)
  • 1592 John Eliot, St Germans Cornwall, English MP/author
  • 1594 Matthaus Apelles von Lowenstern, composer
  • 1633 Emperor Go-Komyo of Japan (d. 1654)
  • 1646 Charles Plumier, French botanist (d. 1704)
  • 1650 William Bedloe, English informer (d. 1680)
  • 1668 Yuri Troubetzkoy, Governor of Belgorod (d. 1739)
  • 1705 Balthasar Schmid, composer
  • 1718 David Brainerd, American missionary (d. 1747)
  • 1723 Cornelius Harnett, American delegate to the Continental Congress (d. 1781)
  • 1725 Johann Friedrich Kloffler, composer
  • 1726 Jozef de Ferraris, French/Austrian earl/general/cartographer
  • 1745 Philippe Pinel, physician, founder of psychiatry
  • 1748 Georg Michael Telemann, composer
  • 1748 Guillaume Albert Teniers, composer
  • 1761 Johann Gottlieb Karl Spazier, composer
  • 1808 Louis-Napoleon (Napoleon III), emperor of France (1852-71)
  • 1809 John Smith Preston, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1881)
  • 1818 Heinrich Göbel, German-born inventor (d. 1893)
  • 1824 Alfred Holt Colquitt, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1894)
  • 1826 Dinah Craik, English writer (John Halifax, Gentleman), born in Stoke-on-Trent (d. 1887)
  • 1827 John Gibbon, American Major General (Union Army), born in Holmesburg, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1896)
  • 1839 Carol I, King of Romania (1881-1914)
  • 1840 Odilon Redon [Bertrand-Jean Redon], French symbolist painter, born in Bordeaux (d. 1916)
  • 1850 Daniel Chester, French/American sculptor (Minute Man)
  • 1851 Young Tom Morris, Scottish golfer (d. 1875)
  • 1857 Charles LP "Philip" Zilcken, painter/author (HW Knife Day)
  • 1857 Hermann Bang, Danish writer, born in Asserballe (d. 1912)
  • 1858 Auguste Chapuis, composer
  • 1860 Charles Gordon Curtis, US attorney/inventor (Curtis Turbine)
  • 1860 Pieter Jelles Troelstra, Dutch politician (SDAP)
  • 1866 Victor Hollaender, composer
  • 1870 Simeon Roncal, composer
  • 1870 Maulvi Abdul Haq, Father of Urdu, Pakistani scholar (d. 1961)
  • 1871 William Henry Davies, Wales, poet (Autobiography of a Super Tramp)
  • 1879 Robert Lynd, Irish writer/critic (Pleasures of Ignorance)
  • 1879 Paul Poiret, French couturier (d. 1944)
  • 1881 Nikolai Miaskovsky, Novogeorievsk Poland, composer (Kirov is With Us)
  • 1881 Sem Dresden, composer/conductor
  • 1881 Nikolay Yakovlevich Myaskovsky, composer
  • 1882 Holland Smith, U.S. General (d. 1967)
  • 1884 Princess Beatrice of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1966)

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1889 Adolf Hitler, Austrian-born German dictator and Führer of Nazi Germany (1936-45), born in Gasthof zum Pommer, Braunau am Inn, Austria-Hungary (d. 1945)

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1889 Albert Jean Amateau, Turkish-born businessman and social activist (d. 1996)
  • 1890 Maurice Duplessis, premier of Québec, known as "Le Chef" (d. 1959)
  • 1893 Harold Lloyd, Burchard Neb, silent comic (Why Worry, Safety Last)
  • 1893 Hermann Ungar, Moravian writer, born in Boskovice (d. 1929)
  • 1893 Edna Parker, American supercentenarian
  • 1893 Joan Miró, Spanish painter and sculptor (d. 1983)

  • 1894 Martinus Nijhoff, poet/interpreter/linguistic (spelling)
  • 1895 Emile Christian, American musician (d. 1973)
  • 1896 Senor Wences, ventriloquist (Close the Door)
  • 1896 Wop May, Canadian aviator (d. 1952)
  • 1897 Bernard Verhoeven, poet/literature (About the Laugh)
  • 1897 Gregory Ratoff, Russian producer, director and actor (Exodus, Skyscraper Souls, Corsican Brothers), born in Samara, Russian Empire (d. 1960)
  • 1900 Fred Raymond, composer
  • 1900 Kees Verwey, painter/water colors painter/cartoonist
  • 1901 Michel Leiris, French cultural anthropologist
  • 1902 Donald Wolfit, British actor (Lawrence of Arabia, Becket, Accursed), born in New Balderton, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1968)
  • 1902 Vesselin Stoyanov, composer
  • 1903 Dagmar Edqvist, Swedish author (Kamrathustru-Wife & Comrade)
  • 1904 Bruce Cabot, American actor (Diamonds are Forever, King Kong), born in Carlsbad, New Mexico (d. 1972)
  • 1904 George Stibitz, American scientist (d. 1995)
  • 1907 Miran Bux, cricketer (his one season of Test & 1st-class play 1954-55)
  • 1907 William Dollar, ballet dancer/choreographer, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1908 Wilhelmus M Bekkers, bishop of Hertogenbosch
  • 1908 Lionel Hampton, orchestra leader/vibraphone improviser (Depths Below)
  • 1909 Guido Alberti, literary patron/businessman
  • 1909 Richard Stubbs, publicity adviser
  • 1910 Robert F. Wagner Jr., Mayor of New York City (Democrat: 1954-65), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1911 Kukrit Pramoj, politician
  • 1912 David Townsend, cricketer (3 Tests Eng v WI 1935)
  • 1912 Ed Jones, (Rep-D-TN, 1969- )
  • 1912 Frederick Craig Riddle, violist
  • 1912 Soewarsil Djojopoespito, Indonesia, writer (Toe the Line)
  • 1913 Dick Wessel, WI, actor (Dick Tracy vs Cueball, Beware of Blondie)
  • 1914 Betty Lou Gerson, American actress (d. 1999)
  • 1915 Joseph Wolpe, South African-born psychotherapist (d. 1997)
  • 1918 June Storey, Canadian-born American actress (South of the Border), born in Toronto (d. 1991)
  • 1919 Richard Hillary, Australian Spitfire pilot and author (d. 1943)
  • 1920 John Paul Stevens, Illinois, 103rd Supreme Court Justice (1975- )
  • 1920 Ronald Speirs, WWII Veteran (d. 2007)
  • 1921 Donald Gunn MacRae, sociologist
  • 1921 Janine Sutto, French Canadian actress
  • 1923 Tito Puente, Puerto Rico, bandleader (Dance Mania)
  • 1923 Mother Angelica, American nun and broadcaster
  • 1924 Gerhard Samuel, composer
  • 1924 Nina Foch, Leiden Netherlands, actress (An American in Paris)
  • 1924 Paul M Van Buren, US theologist (Theological Explorations)
  • 1925 Elena Verdugo, actress (Consuelo-Marcus Welby MD), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1925 Ernie Stautner, NFL tackle (Steelers)/WLAF head coach (Galaxy)
  • 1925 Richard Hoffmann, Austrian composer, born in Vienna
  • 1926 Harriett Elizabeth Byrd, politician (Wyoming house of Reps)
  • 1927 Karl Muller, Swiss superconductivity physicist (Nobel 1987)
  • 1928 Johnny Gavin, Irish footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1928 Gerald S. Hawkins, English astronomer (d. 2003)
  • 1929 Bob Braun, singer (Dotty Mack Show), born in Ludlow, Kentucky
  • 1930 Alan Oakman, cricketer (England batsman against Australia 1956)
  • 1931 Lee H Hamilton, Daytona Beach Fla, (Rep-D-Ind, 1965- )
  • 1934 Lindsay Oliver John Boynton, furniture historian
  • 1936 Pat Roberts, US Senator (Rep-R-KS, 1981-1997), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • 1936 Pauli Ellefsen, Miðvágur, Vágar, Faroe Islands, Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands

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1937 George Takei, actor (Sulu-Star Trek, Green Berets), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1938 Bernard Malivoire, French cox pair (Olympic gold 1952)
  • 1938 Betty Cuthbert, Australia 100m/200m/400m dash (Olympic gold 1956, 64)
  • 1938 Johnny Tillotson, singer (Gidget, Poetry in Motion), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1939 Gro Harlem Brundtland, Norwegian Prime Minister (1981-82, 1986-89, 1990-96) and Director-General of the World Health Organisation, born in Bærum, Norway
  • 1939 Peter S. Beagle, American author
  • 1940 James Gammon, Newman Ill, actor (Cool Hand Luke, Nick-Nash Bridges)
  • 1940 Jan Cremer, Dutch writer/sculptor (I, John Cremer)
  • 1940 Pilar Miro, director (Wether, Beltenebros)
  • 1941 Ryan O'Neal, actor (Love Story, Paper Moon)
  • 1941 Joni Evans, American publisher (Simon & Schuster, Random House), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943 Edie Sedgwick, actress (Ciao Manhattan) and socialite, born in Santa Barbara, California (d. 1971)
  • 1943 Ian Watson, British sci-fi author (Book of Being, Whores of Babylon)
  • 1943 Michael Greer, Galesburg Ill, actor (Bobby Gentry Show)
  • 1943 John Eliot Gardiner, English conductor
  • 1945 Jimmy Winston, organist (Samll Facres-Itchycoo Park), born in London, England
  • 1945 Michael Brandon, American actor
  • 1946 Julien Poulin, French Canadian actor
  • 1946 Gordon Smiley, American racecar driver (d. 1982)
  • 1947 David Leland, actor and director (Nothing But Trouble), born in Cambridge, England
  • 1947 Björn Skifs, Swedish singer (Blue Swede)
  • 1947 Andrew Tobias, American journalist and author
  • 1948 Craig Frost, keyboardist (Grand Funk Railroad-Some Kind of Wonderful)
  • 1948 Gregory Itzin, American actor
  • 1948 Rémy Trudel, French Canadian politician

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1949 Jessica Lange, American actress (King Kong, Tootsie, American Horror Stories), born in Cloquet, Minnesota

Actress Jessica Lange
Actress
Jessica Lange
  • 1949 Veronica Cartwright, American actress
  • 1950 Itumeleng J Mosala, South African president (Azanian People's Org)
  • 1950 Steve Erickson, American novelist
  • 1950 Chandra Babu Naidu, Indian politician
  • 1951 Geraint Wyn Davies, Welsh-Canadian actor (Nick Knight-Forever Knight, Bury Me in Niagara, High Hopes), born in Swansea, Wales
  • 1951 Luther Vandross, American rock vocalist (Dance with my Father), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1952 Tamara Sergeyevna Zakharova, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1952 Toine van Benthem, dentist/playwright/cabaret performer (Purper)
  • 1952 Božidar Maljković, Serbian basketball coach
  • 1953 Sebastian Faulks, British novelist
  • 1954 Peter Toohey, cricketer (NSW & Australian batsman 1977-80)
  • 1954 Gilles Lupien, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1955 Donald R Pettit, Silverton Oregon, PhD/astronaut
  • 1956 Beatrice Ask, Swedish politician
  • 1957 Graeme Fowler, cricketer (England left-handed opener early 80s)
  • 1957 Richenel, [Hubertus R Baars], singer/performer (Turn My Page)
  • 1958 Viacheslav Fetisov, NHL defenseman (Team Russia, Detroit), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1959 Clint Howard, actor (Gentle Ben), born in Burbank, California
  • 1960 Rodney Holman, NFL tight end (Detroit Lions)
  • 1961 Don "Hitman" Mattingly, Evansville, Indiana, American MLB 1st baseman (NY Yankees/MVP 1985)
  • 1961 Marci Bozarth, Lampasas TX, LPGA golfer (1994 Lady Keystone Open-37th)
  • 1961 Konstantin Lavronenko, Russian actor
  • 1963 Brett Edward Garsed, Victoria Australia, heavy metal artist (Nelson)
  • 1963 Kal Swan, heavy metal rocker
  • 1963 Mauricio Gugelmin, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1963 Aubrey de Grey, British biomedical gerontologist
  • 1964 John Carney, NFL kicker (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1964 Paul Nobes, cricketer (prolific opening batsman for Victoria & SA)
  • 1964 Crispin Glover, American actor (Back to the Future, River's Edge), born in New York
  • 1964 Andy Serkis, English actor (Gollum in Lord of the Rings), born in London
  • 1965 Jim Terrell, sprint canoe (Olympics-96), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1965 Kostas Hatzidakis, Greek politician
  • 1965 Adrian Fernández, Mexican racing driver
  • 1966 David Chalmers, Australian philosopher
  • 1967 J D Roth, Beverly Hills California, TV host (Fun House)
  • 1967 Lara Jill Miller, actress (Samantha-Gimme a Break), born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • 1967 Miroslav Stefanovic, soccer player (FC Volendam)
  • 1967 Townsend Saunders, White Sands NM, freestyle wrestler (Oly-sil-92, 96)
  • 1967 Mike Portnoy, American drummer (Dream Theater)
  • 1968 LeShundra Nathan, heptathlete, born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1969 John van Halst, soccer player (FC Twente)
  • 1969 Takayuki Kobori, hockey defenseman (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1969 Chris Jarvis, children's TV personality
  • 1970 Ben Weir, Rock Island Ill, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Bogey Hills-2nd)
  • 1970 Shemar Moore, actor (Malcolm-Young & Restless), born in Oakland, California
  • 1970 Adriano Moraes, Brazilian rodeo performer
  • 1971 Chris Penn, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs, Chicago Bears)
  • 1971 Grant Smith, Australian field hockey forward (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 John Senden, Brisbane QLD, Australian golfer
  • 1971 Terry Smith, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1971 Yonel Jourdain, NFL running back/kick returner (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1971 Carla Geurts, Dutch swimmer
  • 1971 Tina Cousins, English singer
  • 1972 Le Huynh Đuc, Vietnamese footballer

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1972 Carmen Electra [Tara Leigh Patrick], American model and actress (Scary Movie, Meet the Spartans), born in Sharonville, Ohio

  • 1972 Stephen Marley, Jamaican musician
  • 1973 Itula Mili, tight end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1973 Lamond Murray, NBA forward (LA Clippers)
  • 1973 Todd Hollandsworth, outfielder (LA Dodgers), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1973 Geoff Lloyd, British radio presenter
  • 1973 Isabel Dos Santos, Angolan businesswoman, daughter of ex-President José Eduardo dos Santos, Africa's richest woman, born in Baku, Azerbaijan SSR
  • 1974 Ben[jamin] Lincoln Holbrook, Hartland Wis, rower (Olympics-1996)
  • 1974 Kevin Sullivan, Brantford Ontario, 1.5k runner (Olympics-96)
  • 1974 Paul Bradford, cornerback (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1976 Joey Lawrence, actor (Gimme a Break, Blossom, Summer Rental), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1976 Lenka Nemeckova, Brno Czech, tennis star (1993 Futures-Maribor-SLO)
  • 1976 Shay Given, Irish footballer
  • 1977 Lisa Ervin, figure skater (US Nationals-4th-1992)
  • 1977 Johnny "The Bull" Stamboli, professional wrestler
  • 1978 Mirei Kuroda, Japanese gravure idol