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)
  • 1357 Johan I, King of Portugal (1383-1433)
  • 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 lawyer/Pope (1689-91)
  • 1640 Mariana Alcoforado, Portuguese nun
  • 1658 Giuseppe Torelli, Verona, Italian composer (Concerti Grossi)
  • 1682 Willem I Kerricx the Young, Flemish architect/sculptor/painter
  • 1690 John Carteret, Earl Granville (C), English chief minister (1722-42)
  • 1707 Henry Fielding, English novelist (Joseph Andrews, Tom Jones)
  • 1711 Eleazar Wheelock, American founder of Dartmouth College (d. 1779)
  • 1724 Immanuel Kant, Konigsberg Germ, philosopher (Critique of Pure Reason)
  • 1744 James Sullivan, 7th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1808)
  • 1766 Madame de Staël, French author (d. 1817)
  • 1773 Jean V baron de Rebecque, Swiss/Dutch army leader
  • 1775 Georg Hermes, German philosopher/theologist (Hermenianen)
  • 1781 Friedrich Christian Hermann Uber, German composer, born in Breslau
  • 1799 Jean Léonard Marie Poiseuille, French physician and physiologist (blood pressure), born in Paris (d. 1869)
  • 1812 Solomon Caesar Malan, British orientalist (d. 1894)
  • 1816 Philip James Bailey, English poet (Festus)
  • 1816 Charles Denis Bourbaki, French general
  • 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 Antonio Cossoul, composer
  • 1831 Alexander McDowell McCook, American Major General (Union Army), born in Columbiana County, Ohio (d. 1903)
  • 1832 Julius Sterling Morton, Nebraska, (Gov-Neb), started Arbor Day
  • 1839 August W Eichler, German botanist
  • 1844 Lewis Thornton Powell, would-be assassin of Secretary of State William H. Seward (d. 1865)
  • 1852 Guillaume IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (d. 1912)
  • 1853 Alphonse Bertillon, French anthropologist, devised crime ID system
  • 1854 Henri-Marie Lafontaine, Belgian international lawyer (Nobel 1913)
  • 1856 [Marie] Louise Hens, Flemish actress (Two Orphans), born (d. 1939)
  • 1858 Ethel Mary Smyth, composer
  • 1860 Ada Rehan, Irish-American stage actress and comedian (Daly's Fifth Avenue Theatre), born in County Limerick, Ireland (d. 1916)
  • 1863 Cornelis A J van Dishoeck, Dutch publisher
  • 1864 Phil May, Wortley Yorkshire, cartoonist
  • 1866 Hans von Seeckt, German general (Future of the Reich)
  • 1868 Jose Vianna da Motta, composer
  • 1868 Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria (d. 1924)

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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 of Finland (d. 1954)
  • 1873 Ellen Anderson Glasgow, American novelist (Ancient Law, Pulitzer-1942)
  • 1876 Georg Lurich, Estonian wrestler (d. 1920)
  • 1878 Kitty Gordon, Folkestone England, entertainer
  • 1881 Alexander Kerensky, Simbirsk, Russian PM (1917)
  • 1884 Armas Emmanuel Launis, composer
  • 1884 John van Capel, oldest man in Netherlands (Died Sept 3, 1992)
  • 1889 Ludwig Renn, German writer, born in Dresden (d. 1979)
  • 1889 Richard Glücks, German SS officer and concentration camp administrator (d. 1945, by suicide)
  • 1891 Belle Bennett, American actress (Stella Dallas, Iron Mask), born in Milaca, Minnesota (d. 1932)
  • 1891 Harold Jeffreys, English astronomer (d. 1989)

  • 1891 Nicola Sacco, American anarchist (d. 1927)
  • 1891 Vittorio Jano, Italian engineer (d. 1965)
  • 1892 Nikolai Obouhov, composer
  • 1892 Vernon Johns, American civil rights activist (d. 1965)
  • 1899 Martyn Green, British actor (Gilbert & Sullivan, Iceman Cometh), born in London, England (d. 1975)
  • 1902 Megan Lloyd George, English politician

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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 (d. 1991)
  • 1906 Eric William Fenby, composer/president (Delius Society)

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

  • 1906 Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, second in line to the Swedish throne (d. 1946)
  • 1907 Ivan Efremov, Russian paleontologist and author (d. 1972)
  • 1909 Ralph Byrd, actor (Dick Tracy TV Show), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1909 Rita Levi-Montalcini, Italian neurologist, Nobel laureate, (d. 2012)
  • 1909 Indro Montanelli, Italian journalist and historian (d. 2001)
  • 1910 Eric Scowen, physician
  • 1910 R J Ritchie, tennis player
  • 1910 Norman Steenrod, American mathematician (d. 1971)
  • 1912 Gavalda Miguel Querol, composer
  • 1912 Kathleen Mary Ferrier, England, contralto (Orfeo Ed Evridice)
  • 1914 Charles Hubert Sisson, author/poet (Christopher Homm)
  • 1914 Hans Baumann, German nationalist writer, born in Amberg, Bavaria (d. 1988)
  • 1914 Jan de Hartog, Dutch/English writer (Holland's Glory)
  • 1914 Michael Wittman, German soldier and tank ace (d. 1944)
  • 1915 Dick Dudley, American TV host (Village Barn), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2000)
  • 1915 Lord Airedale, British Lord (social democrat)
  • 1916 Earl of Oxford & Asquith, governor (Seychelles)
  • 1916 Yehudi Menuhin, 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, Australia, painter/illustrator (Ned Kelly)
  • 1917 Yvette Chauviré, French ballerina, born in Paris (d. 2016)
  • 1918 Mickey Vernon, baseball player
  • 1919 Donald Cram, American biochemist (Nobel 1987)
  • 1920 Hal March, actor/TV host ($64,000 Question, Outrage), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1920 Jos de Haes, Flemish philological/poet (Misery of the Word)
  • 1922 Charles Mingus, Arizona, jazz bassist (Pithecanthropus Erectus)
  • 1922 Lou Stein, pianist (Tonight! America After Dark), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1922 Richard C Diebenkorn Jr, American painter (Ocean Park Paintings)
  • 1923 Betty Page, Kingsport Tn, playmate (Jan, 1955)/model (Dark Angel)
  • 1923 Hugh Lloyd, actor (Punch & Judy Man, Dunroamin' Rising)
  • 1923 Paula Fox, American writer for children (The Slave Dancer) and adults, born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1923 Peter Bowring, CEO (C T Bowring)
  • 1923 Avis Bunnage, English actress (d. 1990)
  • 1923 Aaron Spelling, American television producer (Charlie's Angels), (d. 2006)

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1923 Bettie Page, American Playboy pin-up model, born in Nashville, Tennessee

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, actress (Edna-Facts of Life), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1926 James Stirling, Scottish D-day-parachutist/architect/knight
  • 1927 Pascal Bentoiu, composer
  • 1927 Laurel Aitken, Jamaican singer (d. 2005)
  • 1929 Geoffrey Marshall, Provost (Queen's College, Oxford)
  • 1929 Margaret Pereira, English forensic scientist (Nicholls and Pereira method), born in Bexley (d. 2017)
  • 1929 Michael Atiyah, educator (Trinity College - Cambridge England)
  • 1929 Robert Wade-Gery, diplomat/exec director (Barclays de Zoete Wedd)
  • 1929 Victoria Opoku-Ware, Ghanaian queen
  • 1931 Henk Gortzak, Dutch carpenter, communist leader, and politician (CPN/PSP)
  • 1931 Robert Dickson, Canadian ice hockey player (1948)
  • 1931 Ronald Hynd, British choreographer (English National Ballet)
  • 1931 Siem Vroom, Dutch actor (The Lift, Bridge Too Far, Mysteries)
  • 1932 Michael Colgrass, composer (Best Wishes), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1933 John A Llewellyn, Cardiff Wales, astronaut
  • 1933 Robin Hutton, merchant banker
  • 1934 David Ratford, diplomat
  • 1934 John K Barlow, English rubberplanter/financier/multi-millionaire
  • 1934 Nico Ladenis, British restauranteur (Nico at 90)/=
  • 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 (d. 1969)

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1936 Glen Campbell, actor/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 (d. 1998)
  • 1937 Bobbi Fiedler, (Rep-R-CA, 1981- )
  • 1937 David Summerscale, head master (Westminster School England)

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

  • 1937 Jack Nitzsche, composer/songwriter (An Officer & a Gentleman)
  • 1937 Kenneth Palmer, umpire and cricketer (1-190 in only Test for England)
  • 1938 Alan Bond, Australian tycoon/yachtsman (America's Cup), born in London
  • 1938 Adam Raphael, English journalist and author
  • 1939 Jason Miller, actor and writer (Exorcist, Light of Day), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • 1939 John Chilcot, civil servant
  • 1939 John Foley, Bristish Lieutenant General
  • 1940 Peter Goldstein, joint founder (Superdrug)
  • 1942 Denis Lill, New Zealand-born British actor (Only Fools and Horses), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • 1943 Mel Carter, singer (Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me)
  • 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
  • 1944 Joshua Rifkin, American conductor and musicologist who played a key rold in the ragtime revival of the 1970s, born in NYC, New York
  • 1944 Steve Fossett, American adventurer (d. 2007)
  • 1945 Alan Dukes, Irish president (Fine Gael
  • 1945 Donald Graham, US businessman (Graham Holdings Company, Facebook)
  • 1945 Gielijn Escher, Dutch postage stamp artist
  • 1945 Robert Key, MP/British undersecretary for National Heritage
  • 1946 Archy Kirkwood, MP (L-D)
  • 1946 Dectuplets, Bacacay Brazil, 8 males & 2 females
  • 1946 John Waters, director (Hairspray)
  • 1946 Louise Harel, Quebec politician
  • 1946 Nicole Garcia, French actress and director
  • 1947 Barry Guy, English composer and double bass player, born in London
  • 1948 Carole Drinkwater, actress (Father, All Creatures Great & Small)
  • 1949 Spencer Haywood, Silver City Ms, NBAer (Oly-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, Santa Barbara Cal, actor (Surfacing, Blind Date)
  • 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 Prime Minister
  • 1958 Ashraf Ali, cricket wicket-keeper (Pakistani mid-80s)
  • 1958 Ken Olandt, actor (April Fool's Day, Imposter, Leprechaun)
  • 1959 Nicky Le Roux, South Africa, LPGA golfer (1994 Atlanta Champ-15th)
  • 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
  • 1961 Byron Allen, comedian (Real People, Byron Allen Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961 Jeff Hostetler, NFL QB (NY Giants, Raiders, Redskins/1990 Superbowl)
  • 1961 Jimmy Key, Huntsville Alabama, pitcher (Blue Jays, NY Yanks, Orioles)
  • 1962 David Wettlaufer, golfer (Ontario Beefeater-1986, 87), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • 1962 Denise Baldwin, LPGA golfer (1991 Futures Salisbury), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1962 Jeff Minter, English video game programmer
  • 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 Serge Poudrier, hockey defenseman (Team France 1998)
  • 1966 Mariana Levy, Mexican actress (d. 2005)
  • 1967 Bart Bowen, cyclist (Olympics-96), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1967 Harvey Williams, NFL running back (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1967 Mike Buck, NFL quarterback (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1967 Sheryl Lee, Boulder Colo, actress (Twin Peaks, Love Lies & Murder)
  • 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