On This Day

Famous Birthdays on April 8 (Part 2)

  • 1972 Damon Watts, American NFL center (Indianapolis Colts), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1972 Isaac Davis, American NFL guard (San Diego Chargers), born in Malvern, Arkansas
  • 1972 Paul Gray, American heavy metal bassist (Slipknot), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2010)
  • 1973 Alex Gonzalez, American infielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1973 Khaled Badra, Tunisian footballer, born in Kairouan, Tunisia
  • 1973 Emma Caulfield, American actress (Anya in Buffy the Vampire Slayer), born in San Diego, California
  • 1974 Holger Hott Johansen, Norwegian orienteerist
  • 1974 Chino XL [Derek Keith Barbosa], American rapper and actor, born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1974 Nnedi Okorafor, Nigerian American writer (Binti books), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1974 Chris Kyle, American Navy SEAL sniper (160 kills), born in Odessa, Texas (d. 2013)
  • 1975 Anouk [Teeuwe], Dutch singer, born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1977 Mehran Ghassemi, Iranian journalist (d. 2008)
  • 1977 Mark Spencer, American computer programmer (Pidgin, Asterisk), born in Alabama
  • 1978 Bernt Haas, Swiss footballer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1978 Ana de la Reguera, Mexican actress (Goliath), born in Veracruz, Mexico
  • 1979 Jeremy Guthrie, American MLB baseball pitcher, 2004-17 (Baltimore Orioles, Kansas City Royals, and 3 other teams), born in Roseburg, Oregon
  • 1979 Alexi Laiho, Finnish guitarist and singer (Children of Bodom, Sinergy, Kylähullut), born in Espoo, Finland (d. 2021)
  • 1979 David Petruschin, American drag queen (Raven) and make-up artist, born in Victorville, California
  • 1980 Manuel Ortega, Austrian singer, born in Steyregg, Austria
  • 1980 Katee Sackhoff, American actress (Battlestar Galatica), born in Portland, Oregan
  • 1981 Brian Burres, American baseball player, born in Oregon City, Oregon
  • 1981 Taylor Kitsch, Canadian actor and model (Friday Night Lights), born in Kelowna, British Columbia
  • 1982 Gennady Golovkin, Kazakh boxer (undisputed world middleweight champion), born in Karaganda, Kazakhstan
  • 1983 Allu Arjun, Indian Telugu film actor (Parugu), born in Madras, India
  • 1983 Adrian Bellani [Gerardo Celasco], American actor (Passions), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1984 Taran Noah Smith, American actor (Mark Taylor-Home Improvement), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1984 Kirsten Storms, American actress, born in Orlando, Florida
  • 1984 Ezra Koenig, American rock singer-songwriter, musician (Vampire Weekend), and broadcaster (Time Crisis), born in New York City
  • 1986 Igor Akinfeev, Russian footballer ( CSKA Moscow.), born in Vidnoye, Russian SFSR
  • 1986 Félix Hernández, Venezuelan MLB baseball player (Seattle Mariners), born in Valencia
  • 1986 Erika Sawajiri, Japanese actress, model and singer, born in Nerima, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1987 Royston Drenthe, Dutch footballer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 1989 Hitomi Takahashi, Japanese singer, born in Shiogama, Japan
  • 1989 Matthew Healy, British singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer (The 1975 - "I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It"), born in London, England
  • 1990 Jonghyun [Kim Jong-hyun], South Korean singer-songwriter, radio host, and author (SHINee), born in Jung District, Seoul, South Korea (d. 2017)
  • 1999 Isaac Hempstead Wright, English actor (Bran in Game of Thrones), born in Surrey, England
  • 2002 Skai Jackson, American actress (Jessie) and author, born in New York City