Famous Birthdays on April 22

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  • 570 Muhammad, Arabic prophet and founder of Islam (Quran), born in Mecca, Hejaz, Arabia (d. 632 AD) (approximate dates)
  • 1451 Isabella I, of Castile, Queen of Spain (1479-1504), patron of Christopher Columbus, who initiated the Spanish Inquisition with husband Ferdinand II of Aragon, born in Madrigal de las Altas Torres, Spain (d. 1504)
  • 1610 Alexander VIII [Pietro Ottoboni], Italian Pope (1689-91), born in Venice, Italy (d. 1691)
  • 1640 Mariana Alcoforado, Portuguese nun, born in Beja, Portugal (d. 1723)
  • 1658 Giuseppe Torelli, italian composer (Concerti Grossi), born in Verona, Italy (d. 1709)
  • 1682 Willem Ignatius Kerricx, Flemish architect, sculptor and painter, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1745)
  • 1690 John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville (C), English chief minister (1722-42), born in Westminster, Middlesex, England (d. 1763)
  • 1707 Henry Fielding, English novelist (Joseph Andrews, Tom Jones), born in Sharpham, Somerset, England (d. 1754)
  • 1711 Eleazar Wheelock, American founder of Dartmouth College, born in Windham, Connecticut (d. 1779)

Person of interestImmanuel Kant

1724 Immanuel Kant, German philosopher (Critique of Pure Reason), born in Königsberg, East Prussia (d. 1804)

Philosopher Immanuel Kant
Philosopher
Immanuel Kant
  • 1744 James Sullivan, 7th Governor of Massachusetts (1807-08), born in Berwick, Province of Massachusetts Bay (d. 1808)
  • 1766 Madame de Staël [Anne Louise Germaine de Staël-Holstein], French-Swiss author (De l’Allemagne), born in Paris (d. 1817)
  • 1773 Jean Victor de Constant Rebecque, Swiss-Dutch army leader, born in Genève, Republic of Geneva (d. 1850)
  • 1775 Georg Hermes, German philosopher and theologist (Hermenianen), born in Dreierwalde, Münster (d. 1831)
  • 1781 Friedrich Christian Hermann Uber, German composer, born in Breslau (d. 1822)
  • 1799 Jean Léonard Marie Poiseuille, French physician and physiologist (blood pressure), born in Paris (d. 1869)

  • 1812 Solomon Caesar Malan, British orientalist, born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1894)
  • 1816 Philip James Bailey, English poet (Festus), born in Nottingham, England (d. 1902)
  • 1816 Charles-Denis Bourbaki, French general, born in Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France (d. 1897)
  • 1818 Cadwallader Colden Washburn, American Major General (Union Army), born in Livermore, Maine (d. 1882)
  • 1823 Alfred Gibbs, American Major General (Union Army), born in Long Island, New York (d. 1868)
  • 1827 William Hopkins Morris, American author, editor, inventor, and Major General (Union Army), born in (d. 1900)
  • 1828 Guilherme Cossoul, Portuguese composer, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1880)
  • 1831 Alexander McDowell McCook, American Major General (Union Army), born in Columbiana County, Ohio (d. 1903)
  • 1832 Julius Sterling Morton, American politician (3rd U.S. Secretary of Agriculture) and founder of Arbor Day, born in Adams, New York (d. 1902)
  • 1839 August W. Eichler, German botanist (developed a new system of classification of plants to reflect the concept of evolution), born in Neukirchen, Hesse (d. 1997)
  • 1844 Lewis Thornton Powell, would-be assassin of Secretary of State William H. Seward, born in Randolph County, Alabama (d. 1865)
  • 1852 Guillaume IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1905-12), born in Biebrich Palace, Wiesbaden, Duchy of Nassau (d. 1912)
  • 1853 Alphonse Bertillon, French police officer and anthropologist (devised crime ID system), born in Paris (d. 1914)
  • 1854 Henri La Fontaine, Belgian international lawyer (Nobel 1913), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1943)
  • 1856 [Marie] Louise Hens, Flemish actress (Two Orphans) (d. 1939)
  • 1858 Ethel Smyth, English composer, born in Sidcup, Kent (d. 1944)
  • 1860 Ada Rehan, Irish-American stage actress and comedian (Daly's Fifth Avenue Theatre), born in County Limerick, Ireland (d. 1916)
  • 1863 C. A. J. van Dishoeck, Dutch publisher, born in Zierikzee, Netherlands (d. 1931)
  • 1864 Phil May, English cartoonist, born in Wortley, Leeds (d. 1903)
  • 1866 Hans von Seeckt, German general and advisor of Chiang Kai-shek, born in Schleswig, Duchy of Schleswig, German Confederation (d. 1936)
  • 1868 José Vianna da Motta, Portuguese composer, born in São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe (d. 1948)
  • 1868 Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria, 4th and last child of Franz Joseph I of Austria and Elisabeth of Bavaria, born in Ofen (Buda), Austria-Hungary (d. 1924)

Person of interestVladimir Lenin

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 consort-elect of Finland, born in New Palace, Potsdam, Prussia, German Empire (d. 1954)
  • 1873 Ellen Anderson Glasgow, American novelist (Ancient Law, Pulitzer-1942), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1945)

  • 1876 Georg Lurich, Estonian wrestler and strongman of the early 20th century, born in Väike-Maarja, Governorate of Estonia, Russian Empire (d. 1920)
  • 1878 Kitty Gordon, English entertainer, born in Folkestone, Kent (d. 1974)
  • 1881 Alexander Kerensky, Minister-Chairman of the Russian Provisional Government (1917), born in Simbirsk, Russian Empire (d. 1970)
  • 1884 Armas Launis, Finnish composer, born in Hämeenlinna, Finland (d. 1959)
  • 1889 Ludwig Renn, German writer, born in Dresden (d. 1979)
  • 1889 Richard Glücks, German SS officer and concentration camp administrator, born in Odenkirchen, German Empire (d. 1945)
  • 1891 Belle Bennett, American actress (Stella Dallas, Iron Mask), born in Milaca, Minnesota (d. 1932)
  • 1891 Harold Jeffreys, English mathematician (Theory of Probability) and geophysicist, born in County Durham, England (d. 1989)
  • 1891 Vittorio Jano, Italian automobile designer, born in San Giorgio Canavese, Piedmont, Italy (d. 1965)
  • 1891 Ferdinando Nicola Sacco, Italian anarchist (Sacco and Vanzetti Trial), born in Torremaggiore, Italy (d. 1927)
  • 1892 Nikolai Obukhov, Russian composer, born in Ol'shanka village, Kursk Province, Russian Empire (d. 1954)
  • 1892 Vernon Johns, American civil rights activist, born in Darlington Heights, Virginia (d. 1965)
  • 1899 Martyn Green, British actor (Gilbert & Sullivan, Iceman Cometh), born in London, England (d. 1975)
  • 1902 Megan Lloyd George, English politician (1st female MP for Welsh - Carmarthen), born in Criccieth, Caernarfonshire, Wales (d. 1966)
  • 1903 Daphne Akhurst Cozens, Australian tennis player (5-time Australasian C'ship winner), born in Sydney, NSW (d. 1933)

Person of interestRobert Oppenheimer

1904 Robert Oppenheimer, American theoretical physicist known as the father of the atomic bomb (Manhattan Project), born in NYC, New York (d. 1967)

Physicist and Father of the Atomic Bomb Robert Oppenheimer
Physicist and Father of the Atomic Bomb
Robert Oppenheimer
  • 1905 Robert Choquette, French Canadian novelist, poet and diplomat, born in Manchester, New Hampshire (d. 1991)
  • 1906 Eric Fenby, English composer and president (Delius Society), born in Scarborough, North Yorkshire (d. 1997)

Person of interestEddie Albert

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

  • 1906 Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, Swedish prince second in line to the Swedish throne, born in Stockholm Palace, Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1946)
  • 1907 Ivan Yefremov, Russian paleontologist (originator of the concept of taphonomy) and author (Andromeda Nebula), born in Vyritsa, Saint Petersburg Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1972)
  • 1909 Ralph Byrd, American actor (Dick Tracy TV Show, SOS Coast Guard), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1952)
  • 1909 Rita Levi-Montalcini, Italian neurologist (Nobel 1986), born in Turin, Italy (d. 2012)
  • 1909 Indro Montanelli, Italian journalist and historian (History of the Greeks), born in Fucecchio, Italy (d. 2001)
  • 1910 Eric Scowen, English physician and Professor of Medicine (University of London, 1961-75), born in West Ham, London (d. 2001)
  • 1910 Norman Steenrod, American mathematician (algebraic topology), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1971)
  • 1912 Miguel Querol Gavalda, Spanish musicologist and composer, born in Ulldecona, Spain (d. 2002)
  • 1912 Kathleen Ferrier, English contralto singer (Orfeo Ed Evridice), born in Higher Walton, Lancashire (d. 1953)
  • 1914 C. H. Sisson, British author (Christopher Homm), born in Bristol, England (d. 2003)
  • 1914 Hans Baumann, German nationalist writer, born in Amberg, Bavaria (d. 1988)
  • 1914 Jan de Hartog, Dutch-English writer (Holland's Glory), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 2002)
  • 1914 Michael Wittman, German soldier and tank ace, born in Vogelthal, Kingdom of Bavaria, German Empire (d. 1944)
  • 1915 Dick Dudley, American TV host (Village Barn), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2000)
  • 1916 Yehudi Menuhin, American-British 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, Australian painter and illustrator (Ned Kelly), born in Carlton, Victoria, Australia (d. 1992)
  • 1917 Yvette Chauviré, French ballerina, born in Paris (d. 2016)
  • 1918 Mickey Vernon, American MLB baseball player, born in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • 1919 Donald J. Cram, American biochemist (development and use of molecules with structure-specific interactions of high selectivity - Nobel 1987), born in Chester, Vermont (d. 2001)
  • 1920 Hal March [Harold Mendelson], American comedian, actor and TV host ($64,000 Question, Outrage), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1970)
  • 1920 Jos de Haes, Flemish philological and poet (Misery of the Word), born in Leuven, Belgium (d. 1974)
  • 1922 Charles Mingus, American jazz bassist (Pithecanthropus Erectus), born in Nogales, Arizona (d. 1979)
  • 1922 Lou Stein, American pianist (Tonight! America After Dark), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2002)
  • 1922 Richard Diebenkorn, American painter (Ocean Park Paintings), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1993)
  • 1923 Hugh Lloyd, British actor (Hugh and I, Punch & Judy Man), born in Chester, England (d. 2008)
  • 1923 Paula Fox, American writer for children (The Slave Dancer) and adults, born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1923 Avis Bunnage, British actress (Rising Damp, Coronation Street), born in Ardwick, Manchester, England (d. 1990)
  • 1923 Aaron Spelling, American television producer (Charlie's Angels), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2006)

Person of interestBettie Page

1923 Bettie Page, American pinup model considered the 'Queen of Pinups' and the 'Dark Angel', born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2008)

Queen of Pinups Bettie Page
Queen of Pinups
Bettie Page
  • 1925 George Cole, English actor (Minder, Vampire Lovers), born in London, England (d.2015)
  • 1926 Charlotte Rae, American character actress, comedian, singer and dancer (Edna-Facts of Life), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2018)
  • 1926 James Stirling, Scottish architect, born in Glasgow (d. 1992)
  • 1927 Pascal Bentoiu, Romanian composer, born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 2016)
  • 1927 Laurel Aitken, Jamaican singer and one of the pioneers of Jamaican ska music , born in Cuba (d. 2005)
  • 1929 Margaret Pereira, English forensic scientist (Nicholls and Pereira method), born in Bexley (d. 2017)
  • 1929 Michael Atiyah, English mathematician (Atiyah-Singer Index, Fields Medal 1966), born in London, England (d. 2019)
  • 1929 Robert Wade-Gery, British diplomat (High Commissioner to India 1982–87), born in Oxford (d. 2015)
  • 1931 Henk Gortzak [Hendricus Gortzak], Dutch carpenter and politician (CPN/PSP), born in Amsterdam (d. 1989)
  • 1931 Bruce Dickson, Canadian ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1952), born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • 1931 Ronald Hynd, British choreographer (English National Ballet), born in London
  • 1931 Simon "Siem" Vroom, Dutch actor (The Lift, Bridge Too Far, Mysteries), born in Beemster, Noord-Holland (d. 1985)
  • 1932 Michael Colgrass, American-Canadian composer (Best Wishes), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1933 Anthony Llewellyn, Welsh-American scientist and NASA astronaut, born in Cardiff, Wales (d. 2013)
  • 1934 Nico Ladenis, Tanganyikan-British restauranteur (Nico at 90), born in Tanganyika, Tanzania
  • 1934 Edward Portman, 9th Viscount Portman, British landowner and multimillionaire (d. 1999)
  • 1935 Christopher Ball, British linguist and Warden of Keble College, Oxford (1980-88)
  • 1935 Paul Chambers, American jazz bassist, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1969)

Person of interestGlen Campbell

1936 Glen Campbell, American actor and singer (Time I Get to Phoenix), born in Delight, Arkansas (d. 2017)

Actor and Country Singer Glen Campbell
Actor and Country Singer
Glen Campbell
  • 1936 Pierre Hétu, French Canadian conductor and pianist, born in Montreal, Canada (d. 1998)
  • 1937 Bobbi Fiedler, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2019)

Person of interestJack Nicholson

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

  • 1937 Jack Nitzsche, American composer and songwriter (An Officer & a Gentleman), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2000)
  • 1937 Ken Palmer, English umpire and cricketer (1-190 in only Test for England), born in Winchester, Hampshire, England
  • 1938 Alan Bond, Australian tycoon and yachtsman (America's Cup), born in London (d. 2015)
  • 1938 Adam Raphael, English journalist and author
  • 1938 Deane Beman, American golfer, administrator, writer, course designer (US Open 1969 runner-up; PGA Tour Commissioner 1974-94), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1939 Jason Miller, American actor and writer (Exorcist, Light of Day), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • 1939 John Foley, Bristish Lieutenant General
  • 1942 Denis Lill, New Zealand-born British actor (Only Fools and Horses), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • 1943 Mel Carter, American singer (Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1943 Steve Dunne, New Zealand cricket umpire (NZ Test umpire on international panel), born in Dunedin. Otago
  • 1943 Louise Glück, American poet and 12th US Poet Laureate, born in NYC, New York
  • 1944 Joshua Rifkin, American conductor and musicologist who played a key role in the ragtime revival of the 1970s, born in NYC, New York
  • 1944 Steve Fossett, American adventurer (1st person to fly solo nonstop around the world in a balloon), born in Jackson, Tennessee (disappeared 2007)
  • 1945 Alan Dukes, Irish Fine Gael politician, born in Drimnagh, Dublin, Ireland
  • 1945 Donald E. Graham, American businessman (Graham Holdings Company, Facebook), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1945 Gielijn Escher, Dutch postage stamp artist, born in Oegstgeest, Netherlands
  • 1945 Robert Key, British Conservative Party politician (MP for Salisbury), born in Plymouth, Devon, England
  • 1946 Archy Kirkwood, British politician (MP for Roxburgh and Berwickshire)
  • 1946 Dectuplets, Bacacay Brazil, 8 males & 2 females
  • 1946 John Waters, American director (Hairspray), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1946 Louise Harel, Quebec politician and City Councillor for Maisonneuve–Longue-Pointe, born in Sainte-Thérèse-de-Blainville, Quebec
  • 1946 Nicole Garcia, French actress and director (Going Away), born in Oran, Algeria
  • 1947 Barry Guy, English composer and double bass player, born in London
  • 1948 Carol Drinkwater, Anglo-Irish actress (Father, All Creatures Great & Small) and author (The Haunted School, Provence), born in London
  • 1949 Spencer Haywood, Silver City Ms, NBAer (Olympic gold 1968, Knicks)
  • 1950 Jancis Robinson, wine writer/broadcaster
  • 1950 Lewis Biggs, curator (Tate Gallery-North Liverpool)
  • 1950 Peter Frampton, guitarist/vocalist (Frampton Comes Alive), born in Kent, England
  • 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, American actor (Surfacing, Blind Date, Braker), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 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 politician, Prime Minister of Poland (2007-14), President of the European Council 2014-), born in Gdańsk, Poland

  • 1958 Ashraf Ali, cricket wicket-keeper (Pakistani mid-80s)
  • 1958 Ken Olandt, actor (April Fool's Day, Imposter, Leprechaun)
  • 1959 Ranjan Madugalle, cricketer (pioneer of Sri Lanka's Test teams)
  • 1959 Ryan Stiles, American 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
  • 1960 Gary Rhodes, British restaurateur and television chef, born in London, England
  • 1961 Byron Allen, comedian (Real People, Byron Allen Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961 Jeff Hostetler, NFL quarterback (NY Giants, Raiders, Redskins/1990 Superbowl)
  • 1961 Jimmy Key, Huntsville Alabama, pitcher (Blue Jays, NY Yanks, Orioles)
  • 1962 Jeff Minter, English video game programmer
  • 1963 Sean Lock, British comedian and actor (British Comedy Award, 2000), born in Chertsey, Surrey
  • 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 Mariana Levy, Mexican actress (d. 2005)
  • 1967 Harvey Williams, NFL running back (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1967 Mike Buck, NFL quarterback (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1967 Sheryl Lee, American actress (Twin Peaks, Love Lies & Murder), born in Boulder, Colorado
  • 1967 Sherri Shepherd, American comedian and actress
  • 1968 Bimbo Coles, NBA guard (Golden State Warriors)
  • 1968 Carlos Costa, Spanish 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)
  • 1969 Dion Dublin, English footballer
  • 1970 Coleman Bell, NFL tight end (Washington Redskins)
  • 1970 Regine Velasquez, Filipino singer and actress
  • 1971 Ingo Rademacher, German FR, actor (Jasper Jacks-General Hospital)
  • 1971 Milos Holan, Bilovec Cze, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1971 Nicklas Kulti, Swedish tennis star
  • 1971 Daisuke Enomoto, Japanese people space tourist
  • 1971 Eric Mabius, American actor
  • 1972 Anna Falchi, Tampera Finland, actress (La Dolce Vita '90)
  • 1972 Sabine Appelmans, Aalst Belg, tennis star (Strasbourg doubles final)
  • 1972 Owen Finegan, Australian rugby union footballer
  • 1973 Christopher Sanders, tight end (Washington Redskins)
  • 1973 Scott Fields, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1973 Ofer Talker, Israeli footballer
  • 1973 Adem Poric, Australian former footballer
  • 1974 Georgia Goettmann, model (Cosmo-May 1995)
  • 1974 Shavo Odadjian, Armenian-born bassist (System of a Down)