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Day History: April-22

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Famous Birthdays


1451- Isabella I of Castile -(d. 1504)

1592- Wilhelm Schickard -German astronomer and mathematician (d. 1635)

1610- Pope Alexander VIII -(d. 1691)

1658- Giuseppe Torelli -Italian violinist and composer (d. 1709)

1690- John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville -English politician, Lord President of the Council (d. 1763)

1707- Henry Fielding -English author and playwright (d. 1754)

1711- Paul II Anton, Prince Esterházy -Austrian soldier (d. 1762)

1724- Immanuel Kant -German philosopher (d. 1804)

1744- James Sullivan (governor)|James Sullivan -American lawyer and politician, 7th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1808)

1757- Alessandro Rolla -Italian violinist and composer (d. 1841)

1766- Germaine de Staël -French author (d. 1817)

1812- Solomon Caesar Malan -Swiss-English orientalist (d. 1894)

1816- Charles-Denis Bourbaki -French general (d. 1897)

1832- Julius Sterling Morton -American journalist and politician, founded Arbor Day (d. 1902)

1844- Lewis Powell (conspirator)|Lewis Powell -American attempted assassin of William H. Seward (d. 1865)

1852- William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg -(d. 1912)

1854- Henri La Fontaine -Belgian lawyer, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1943)

1860- Ada Rehan -American actress (d. 1916)

1868- Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria -(d. 1924)

1870- Vladimir Lenin -Russian politician (d. 1924)

1872- Princess Margaret of Prussia -(d. 1954)

1873- Ellen Glasgow -American author (d. 1945)

1876- Róbert Bárány -Austrian physician, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1936)

1876- Georg Lurich -Estonian wrestler and strongman (d. 1920)

1879- Bernhard Gregory -Estonian-German chess player (d. 1939)

1881- Alexander Kerensky -Russian politician, 10th Prime Minister of Russia (d. 1970)

1884- Otto Rank -Austrian psychologist (d. 1939)

1886- Izidor Cankar -Slovenian historian, author, and diplomat (d. 1958)

1889- Richard Glücks -German SS officer (d. 1945)

1891- Laura Gilpin -American photographer (d. 1979)

1891- Vittorio Jano -Italian engineer (d. 1965)

1891- Harold Jeffreys -English mathematician, geophysicist, and astronomer (d. 1989)

1891- Sacco and Vanzetti|Nicola Sacco -Italian-American criminal (d. 1927)

1892- Vernon Johns -American minister and activist (d. 1965)

1899- Vladimir Nabokov -Russian-American author (d. 1977)

1904- J. Robert Oppenheimer -American physicist (d. 1967)

1905- Robert Choquette -American-Canadian author, poet, and diplomat (d. 1991)

1906- Eddie Albert -American actor (d. 2005)

1906- Eric Fenby -English composer and educator (d. 1997)

1906- Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten -(d. 1947)

1907- Ivan Yefremov -Russian paleontologist and author (d. 1972)

1909- Rita Levi-Montalcini -Italian neurologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2012)

1909- Indro Montanelli -Italian journalist and historian (d. 2001)

1910- Norman Steenrod -American mathematician (d. 1971)

1912- Kathleen Ferrier -English singer (d. 1953)

1912- Kaneto Shindo -Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)

1914- Baldev Raj Chopra -Indian director and producer (d. 2008)

1914- Jan de Hartog -Dutch-American author and playwright (d. 2002)

1914- José Quiñones Gonzales -Peruvian soldier and pilot (d. 1941)

1914- Michael Wittmann -German SS officer (d. 1944)

1916- Kanan Devi -Indian actress and singer (d. 1992)

1916- Hanfried Lenz -German mathematician and educator (d. 2013)

1916- Yehudi Menuhin -American-Swiss violinist and conductor (d. 1999)

1917- Yvette Chauviré -French ballerina

1918- William Jay Smith -American poet and academic

1918- Mickey Vernon -American baseball player and coach (d. 2008)

1919- Donald J. Cram -American chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2001)

1919- Carl Lindner, Jr. -American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2011)

1922- Richard Diebenkorn -American painter (d. 1993)

1922- Charles Mingus -American bassist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1979)

1922- Wolf V. Vishniac -American microbiologist (d. 1973)

1923- Avis Bunnage -English actress (d. 1990)

1923- Peter Kane Dufault -American poet (d. 2013)

1923- Bettie Page -American model and actress (d. 2008)

1923- Aaron Spelling -American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2006)

1924- Nam Duck-woo -South Korean politician, 12th Prime Minister of South Korea (d. 2013)

1925- George Cole (actor)|George Cole -English actor

1926- Charlotte Rae -American actress and singer

1926- James Stirling (architect)|James Stirling -Scottish architect, designed the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart and Seeley Historical Library (d. 1992)

1927- Laurel Aitken -Cuban-Jamaican singer (d. 2005)

1929- Michael Atiyah -English-Lebanese mathematician and academic

1929- Robert Wade-Gery -English diplomat

1930- Enno Penno -Estonian politician, Estonian government-in-exile|Prime Minister of Estonia in exile

1931- John Buchanan -Canadian lawyer and politician, 20th Premier of Nova Scotia

1931- Ronald Hynd -English dancer and choreographer

1933- Mark Damon -American film actor and producer

1933- Anthony Llewellyn -Welsh-American astronaut (d. 2013)

1934- Nico Ladenis -Tanzanian-English chef

1935- Christopher Ball (linguist)|Christopher Ball -English linguist and academic

1935- Paul Chambers -American bassist and composer (Miles Davis Quintet) (d. 1969)

1935- Mario Machado -Chinese-American journalist and actor (d. 2013)

1936- Glen Campbell -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

1936- Pierre Hétu -Canadian pianist and conductor (d. 1998)

1937- Jack Nicholson -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1937- Jack Nitzsche -American singer-songwriter, pianist, and conductor (Crazy Horse (band)|Crazy Horse) (d. 2000)

1938- Gani Fawehinmi -Nigerian lawyer and activist (d. 2009)

1938- Issey Miyake -Japanese fashion designer

1938- Adam Raphael -English journalist and author

1939- Mel Carter -American singer and actor

1939- John Chilcot -English civil servant

1939- John Foley (British Army general)|John Foley -English general and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey

1939- Ray Guy (humorist)|Ray Guy -Canadian journalist (d. 2013)

1939- Jason Miller (playwright)|Jason Miller -American actor and playwright (d. 2001)

1939- Ann Mitchell -English actress

1939- Theodor Waigel -German lawyer and politician, Federal Ministry of Finance (Germany)|German Federal Minister of Finance

1941- Greville Howard, Baron Howard of Rising -English politician

1940- Marie-José Nat -French actress

1942- Giorgio Agamben -Italian philosopher and academic

1942- Denis Lill -New Zealand-English actor

1942- Mary Prior -English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Bristol

1943- Keith Crisco -American businessman and politician (d. 2014)

1943- Janet Evanovich -American author

1943- Louise Glück -American poet

1943- John Maples, Baron Maples -English lawyer and politician (d. 2012)

1944- Steve Fossett -American businessman, pilot, and sailor (d. 2007)

1944- Doug Jarrett -Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2014)

1944- Joshua Rifkin -American conductor and musicologist

1945- William Arthur Brown -English academic

1945- Demetrio Stratos -Egyptian-Italian singer-songwriter (Area (band)|Area) (d. 1979)

1946- Steven L. Bennett -American captain and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1972)

1946- Paul Davies -English physicist and author

1946- Nicole Garcia -French actress and director

1946- Louise Harel -Canadian politician

1946- Archy Kirkwood, Baron Kirkwood of Kirkhope -Scottish politician

1946- Nicholas Stern, Baron Stern of Brentford -English economist and academic

1946- John Waters (director born 1946)|John Waters -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1948- Larry Groce -American singer-songwriter and radio host

1948- John Pritchard (bishop)|John Pritchard -English bishop

1950- Peter Frampton -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (The Herd (UK band)|The Herd and Humble Pie (band)|Humble Pie)

1950- Jancis Robinson -English journalist and critic

1950- Zygi Wilf -German-American businessman

1951- Paul Carrack -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Ace (band)|Ace, Squeeze (band)|Squeeze, Mike + The Mechanics, and Roxy Music)

1951- Ana María Shua -Argentinian author and poet

1952- François Berléand -French actor

1952- Marilyn Chambers -American porn actress (d. 2009)

1952- Phil Smith (basketball)|Phil Smith -American basketball player (d. 2002)

1953- Valeri Bondarenko -Estonian footballer and coach

1953- Richard Broadbent -English businessman

1953- Tom Griswold -American radio host

1953- Juhani Komulainen -Finnish composer

1954- Jōji Nakata -Japanese voice actor

1955- David Collier (sports administrator)|David Collier -English businessman

1955- Johnnie To -Hong Kong director and producer

1957- Donald Tusk -Polish politician, 14th Prime Minister of Poland

1958- Ken Olandt -American actor and producer

1959- Keith Boanas -English footballer and manager

1959- Terry Francona -American baseball player, coach, and manager

1959- Catherine Mary Stewart -Canadian actress

1959- Ryan Stiles -American-Canadian actor and producer

1960- Lloyd Honeyghan -Jamaican-English boxer

1960- Mart Laar -Estonian politician, 9th Prime Minister of Estonia

1960- Gary Rhodes -English chef and author

1960- Randall L. Stephenson -American businessman

1960- Tatiana Thumbtzen -American actress, model, and dancer

1961- Alo Mattiisen -Estonian composer (d. 1996)

1961- Ann McKechin -Scottish politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland

1961- Dewey Nicks -American photographer and director

1962- Jeff Minter -English video game designer

1962- Danièle Sauvageau -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1963- Sean Lock -English comedian and actor

1963- Magnús Ver Magnússon -Icelandic weightlifter and strongman

1964- Estelle Asmodelle -Australian model and actress

1964- Chris Makepeace -Canadian actor and director

1965- Lauri Hendler -American actress

1965- Peter Zezel -Canadian ice hockey and soccer player (d. 2009)

1966- Dana Barron -American actress

1966- Kimberley Dahme -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Boston (band)|Boston)

1966- Fletcher Dragge -American guitarist and producer (Pennywise (band)|Pennywise)

1966- Mariana Levy -Mexican actress and singer (d. 2005)

1966- Mickey Morandini -American baseball player and manager

1966- Jeffrey Dean Morgan -American actor

1967- Sheryl Lee -American actress

1967- Sherri Shepherd -American comedian, actress, and talk show host

1967- Harvey Williams (American football)|Harvey Williams -American football player

1968- Bimbo Coles -American basketball player

1968- Zarley Zalapski -Canadian-Swiss ice hockey player

1969- Dion Dublin -English footballer and sportscaster

1970- Erkki Bahovski -Estonian journalist

1970- Andrea Giani -Italian volleyball player and coach

1970- Regine Velasquez -Filipino singer, actress, and producer

1971- Daisuke Enomoto -Japanese businessman

1971- Ingo Rademacher -German-Australian actor

1972- Sabine Appelmans -Belgian tennis player

1972- Owen Finegan -Australian rugby player

1972- Milka Duno -Venezuelan race car driver

1972- Sergei Hohlov-Simson -Estonian footballer

1972- Willie Robertson -American hunter and businessman

1973- Adem Poric -English-Australian footballer

1973- Christopher Sabat -American voice actor, director, and producer

1973- Ofer Talker -Israeli footballer

1974- Opio -American rapper (Souls of Mischief and Hieroglyphics (group)|Hieroglyphics)

1974- Shavo Odadjian -Armenian-American bass player, songwriter, and producer (System of a Down and Achozen)

1975- Greg Moore (racing driver)|Greg Moore -Canadian race car driver (d. 1999)

1975- Carlos Sastre -Spanish cyclist

1975- Anders Nyström -Swedish guitarist (Katatonia, Bewitched (Swedish band) |Bewitched, Bloodbath, Diabolical Masquerade)

1976- Dan Cloutier -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1976- Paul Henderson (footballer)|Paul Henderson -Australian footballer

1976- Michał Żewłakow -Polish footballer

1977- Ambra Angiolini -Italian actress and singer

1977- Anna Eriksson -Finnish singer

1977- Aaron Fincke -American guitarist (Breaking Benjamin, Lifer, and Stardog Champion (band)|Stardog Champion)

1977- Mark van Bommel -Dutch footballer

1978- Ezekiel Jackson -Guyanese-American wrestler

1978- Paul Malakwen Kosgei -Kenyan runner

1978- Matt Orford -Australian rugby player

1978- Jason Stollsteimer -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Von Bondies and Hounds Below)

1978- Esteban Tuero -Argentinian race car driver

1979- Zoltán Gera -Hungarian footballer

1979- Daniel Johns -Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Silverchair and The Dissociatives)

1980- Igor Budan -Croatian footballer

1980- Clarke Dermody -New Zealand rugby player

1980- Nicolas Douchez -French footballer

1980- Courtney Friel -American journalist

1980- Carlos Hernández (pitcher)|Carlos Hernández -Venezuelan baseball player

1980- Kora Karvouni -Greek actress

1980- Aaron Michael Metchik -American actor

1980- Quincy Timberlake -Kenyan-Australian activist and politician

1981- Ken Dorsey -American football player

1981- Daniel Ghiță -Romanian kick-boxer

1981- Madis Kallas -Estonian decathlete and activist

1981- Rafael Sperafico -Brazilian race car driver (d. 2007)

1981- Jonathan Trott -South African-English cricketer

1981- Eglantina Zingg -Venezuelan model and actress

1982- Kaká -Brazilian footballer

1982- Cassidy Freeman -American actress, singer, and pianist

1982- Joel Monaghan -Australian rugby player

1982- David Purcey -American baseball player

1982- Aidas Reklys -Lithuanian figure skater

1982- Aleksander Saharov -Estonian footballer

1982- Noriko Shitaya -Japanese voice actress

1983- Remi Ayodele -American football player

1983- Francis Capra -American actor

1983- Elliott Jordan -English actor

1983- Sam W. Heads -English-American entomologist and palaeontologist

1983- Jos Hooiveld -Dutch footballer

1983- Matt Jones (American football)|Matt Jones -American football player

1983- Vangelis Mantzios -Greek footballer

1984- Breanne Benson -Albanian-American porn actress

1984- Amelle Berrabah -English singer-songwriter (Sugababes)

1984- Michelle Ryan -English actress

1985- Matt Ballinger -American singer and actor (Dream Street)

1985- Blake Fitzpatrick -American director and screenwriter

1985- Pablo Cáceres Rodríguez -Uruguayan footballer

1985- Kseniya Simonova -Ukrainian painter and sculptor

1986- Amber Heard -American actress

1986- Marshawn Lynch -American football player

1986- David Rendall (actor)|David Rendall -Canadian actor

1986- Dušan Šakota -Serbian-Greek basketball player

1987- BC Jean -American singer-songwriter and actress

1987- David Luiz -Brazilian footballer

1987- David Mateos -Spanish footballer

1987- John Obi Mikel -Nigerian footballer

1988- Cherise Donovan -Australian actress

1988- James Ross (performer)|James Ross -American drag queen performer

1988- Amadou Samb -Senegalese footballer

1989- DeJuan Blair -American basketball player

1989- Jasper Cillessen -Dutch footballer

1989- Thomas James Longley -English actor and model

1990- Óscar González (boxer)|Óscar González -Mexican boxer (d. 2014)

1990- Machine Gun Kelly (rapper)|Machine Gun Kelly -American rapper

1990- Eve Muirhead -Scottish curler

1990- Jade Windley -English tennis player

1992- Joc Pederson -American baseball player

1992- Kenny Stills -American football player

1992- Joonas Vaino -Estonian basketball player

1992- Robin van Helsum -Dutch criminal

1993- Ryu Hwayoung -South Korean rapper, dancer, and actress (T-ara)

1995- Victoria Rodríguez -Mexican tennis player