Famous Birthdays on 8th April

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1320 - King Peter I of Portugal (d. 1367)
1460 - Ponce de Leon, Spain, searched for fountain of youth, found Florida
1533 - Claudio Merulo, organist/composer
1541 - Michele Mercati, Italian physician (d. 1593)
1582 - Phienas Fletcher, poet
1605 - Louis de Vadder, Flemish painter
1605 - Philip IV, King of Spain & Portugal (1621-65)
1631 - Cornelis de Heem, painter
1641 - Henry Sydney, 1st Earl of Romney, English statesman (d. 1704)
1642 - Gerard Callenbach, Dutch admiral
1655 - Louis Willem I, Margrave (Baden-Baden)
1692 - Giuseppe Tartini, Italy, violinist/composer (Trillo del Diavolo)
1695 - Johann C Gunther, writer
1697 - Pierre Prowo, composer
1708 - Georg Zarth, composer
1726 - Lewis Morris, US farmer (signed Decl of Independence)
1731 - William Williams, US merchant (signed Decl of Independence)
1732 - David Rittenhouse, American astronomer, inventor, and mathematician (d. 1796)
1741 - Jose B da Gama, Portuguese poet (O Uraguai)
1756 - Joseph Gehot, composer
1775 - Adam A earl von Neipperg, Austrian general/Napoleon's wife Marie lover
1776 - Thaddaus Weigl, composer
1783 - John Claudius, London England, horticulturist
1798 - Dionysios Solomos, poet
1816 - Frederick William Burton, painter
1818 - Christaan IX, king of Denmark (1863-1906)
1826 - Pancha Carrasco, Costa Rican war heroine (d. 1890)
1827 - Ramón Emeterio Betances, Puerto Rican politician, medical doctor and diplomat (d. 1898)
1828 - George Baird Hodge, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
1831 - Allard Pierson, Dutch theologiost/philosopher/art historian/poet
1832 - Alfred von Waldersee, Prussian fieldmarshal
1842 - Elizabeth Bacon Custer, wife of George Armstrong Custer (d. 1933)
1843 - Asger Hamerik, [Hammerich], composer
1850 - William Henry Welch, US, pathologist (founded John Hopkins)
1859 - Edmund Husserl, Germany, philosopher (founded Phenomenology)
1865 - Charles W. Woodworth, American entomologist (d. 1940)
1869 - Harvey Cushing, US, neurosurgeon (blood pressure studies)
1871 - Clarence Hudson White American photographer (d. 1925)
1874 - Stanisław Taczak, Polish general (d. 1960)
1875 - Albert I LCMM von Saksen-Coburg, king of Belgium (1909-34)
1878 - Rudolf Nelson, composer
1880 - Victor Schertzinger, composer/director (Uptown NY)
1881 - Fernand Lamy, composer
1883 - R. P. Keigwin, English academic (d. 1972)
1885 - Dimitrios Levidis, composer
1886 - Margaret A Barnes, writer
Pioneering Golfer Jim BarnesPioneering Golfer Jim Barnes (1886) 1886 - Jim Barnes, Lelant Cornwall, English golfing pioneer (4 major wins)
1887 - Walter Connolly, Cincinnati OH, actor (Good Earth, 5th Avenue Girl)
1888 - Dennis Chavez, American politician (d. 1964)
1889 - Adrian Boult, Chester England, conductor/composer (BBC Sym Orch)
1892 - Mary Pickford, [Gladys Smith], actress (Poor Little Rich Girl)
1892 - Richard Neutra, American architect (d. 1970)
1893 - Grace Cunard, Columbus OH, silent screen actress (Resurrection)
1893 - Henri Puvrez, Belgian sculptor (Sereniteit)
1895 - Bert I Gordon, NY
Actress Mary PickfordActress Mary Pickford (1892) 1895 - Sigurdur Thordarson, composer
1896 - Karl Hermann Pillney, composer
1896 - Yip Harburg, American lyricist (d. 1981)
1897 - Herbert Eimert, German composer/musicologist (Glockenspiel)
1898 - Achiel H Acker, Belgian premier (1945-46, 1954-58)
1898 - Cecil [Maurice] Bowra, British classics expert (Greek experience)
1902 - Arthur Wellard, cricketer (big hitting Somerset & England batsman)
1902 - Josef Krips, Vienna Austria, conductor (London Symph 1954-63)
1903 - Ilka Chase, NYC, actress (Masquerade Party, Trials of O'Brien)
1904 - John Antill, composer
1904 - John R Hicks, British economist (Nobel 1972)
1905 - George Baxter, Paris France, actor (Flying Saucer, Lili, Caged)
1905 - Hans Scherfig, Danish marxist/writer (Idealister, Frydenholm)
1905 - Helen B M Fennell Joseph, anti-apartheid writer (Side by Side)
1905 - Pierre Wigny, Belgian minister of Foreign affairs (1958-61) [or 4/18]
1906 - Charles J B Jonckheere, Flemish poet/writer (Mirror of the Sea)
1906 - Raoul Jobin, French Canadian tenor (d. 1974)
1907 - Maurice Stacey, chemist
1908 - Neil Lawson, British high court judge
1909 - George Dixon, trumpet/sax
1909 - Olavi Pesonen, composer
1909 - William James Millar Mackenzie, political scientist
1910 - George Musso, NFL guard (Chicago Bears)
1910 - Wendell Bill, cricketer (NSW bat 1929-36 Century on debut 1930)
1911 - Douglas Hyde, socialist/Christian
1911 - Emil Mihai Cioran, writer/aphorist
1911 - Melvin Calvin, US chemist (photosynthesis, Nobel 1961)
1912 - Sonja Henie, Oslo Norway, ice skater/actress (Olympic-gold-1928,32,36)
1912 - Alois Brunner, Austrian Nazi
1913 - H Ernst, bishop (Breda Neth)
1914 - John Cameron, cricketer (brother of Jimmy WI v-capt 1939 England tour)
1914 - María Félix, Mexican actress (d. 2002)
US First Lady Betty FordUS First Lady Betty Ford (1918) 1918 - Betty [Bloomer] Ford, US 1st lady (1974-77) and founder of the Betty Ford Center clinic (d. 2011)
1918 - Glendon Swarthout, American author (d. 1992)
1919 - [Douglas] Ian Smith, premier of Rhodesia (1964-..)
1920 - Carmen McRae (Clark), US jazz singer/pianist (Dream of Life)
1920 - Erik Pausin, Austria, figure skating pairs (Olympics-silver-1936)
1921 - Alfie Bass, London England, actor (Moonraker, Are You Being Served)
1921 - Jan Novak, composer
1921 - Virginia O'Brien, Los Angeles California, actress/singer (Gus, Ziegfeld Follies)
1923 - Edward Mulhare, Cork Ireland, actor (Daniel Gregg-Ghost & Mrs Muir)
1923 - Franco Corelli, Italian tenor (Don Jose-Carmen)
1923 - George Fisher, American cartoonist (d. 2003)
1924 - Frédéric Back, German-born Canadian short film director and screenwriter
1924 - Sir Anthony Farrar-Hockley, English soldier and historian (d. 2006)
1925 - Shecky Greene, Chicago Ill, comedian/actor (Love Machine, Combat)
1926 - Henry N. Cobb, American architect
1926 - Jürgen Moltmann, German theologian
1928 - Eric Porter, London England, actor (Antony & Cleopatra, 39 Steps)
1928 - John Gavin, Los Angeles California, actor (Back Street, Psycho, Murder for Sale)
1928 - Mary Zeldenrust-Noordanus, CEO (NVSH)
1928 - Monty Sunshine, jazz bandleader (Gotta Travel On)
1928 - Leah Rabin, wife of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin (d. 2000)
1928 - Fred Ebb, Manhattan NY, American composer, (d. 2004)
1929 - Jacques Brel, Belgium, singer/actor (Pain in the A__)
1929 - Renzo de Felice, historian
1929 - WIlliam K Everson, film historian
1929 - Walter Berry, Austria singer/ex husband of Christa Ludwig
1930 - Dorothy Tutin, London, actress (Importance of Being Ernest, Cromwell)
1930 - John Bartholomew Tucker, Pa, TV host (Candid Camera, Treasure Island)
1930 - John Reardon, NYC, baritone (Falke-Die Fledermaus)
1930 - Julien Van Remoortere, [Piet Mortelman], Flemish writer (Fist)
1930 - Mary Moore, principal (St Hilda's College, Oxford)
1930 - Carlos Hugo of Bourbon-Parma, Duke of Parma
1932 - John Gavin, Los Angeles California, actor (Felony, Jennifer, House of Shadows)
1933 - Jaroslav Smolka, composer
1934 - Kisho Kurokawa, Japanese architect (d. 2007)
1935 - Albert G Bustamante, (Rep-D-TX, 1985- )
1935 - Donald Thompsett, cricket umpire
1935 - Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, epidemiologist (Living legacy award-1984)
1936 - Klaus Lowitsch, Berlin, actor (Despair, Marriage of Marla Braun)
1937 - Ronald Anthony "Tony" Clegg, property trader
1937 - Seymour Hersh, award winning investigative reporter (NY Times)
1938 - Barton Keith McLean, composer
1938 - Lory Patrick, Beckley WV, actress (Trina-Tales of Welles Fargo)
1938 - Mohammad Farooq, cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler in 7 Tests 1960-65)
1940 - John Havlicek, Martin's Ferry Ohio, NBA hall-of-famer (Boston Celtics)
1941 - Peggy Lennon, Los Angeles California, singer (Lennon Sisters)
1941 - Dame Vivienne Westwood, Tintwistle England, English fashion designer
1942 - Douglas Trumbull, director (Silent Running, Brainstorm)
1942 - Eduard Visser, Dutch writer (Fyffes are now called Chiquita)
1942 - Roger Chapman, Leicester, rock vocalist (Family-Family Entertainment)
1943 - Carol Lavell, Fairfax Vt, equestrian dressage (Oly-bronze-92, 96)
1943 - J P Kavanaugh, racehorse trainer
1943 - Michael Bennett, aids victim/choreographer (Chorus Line)
1943 - Robby Weaver, actor (Stone)
1943 - Tony Banks, English politician (Lab)
1943 - William Garth Morrison, Chief scout
1943 - James Herbert, London, horror writer (The Rats), (d. 2013)
1944 - Anthony Farrar Hockley, military historian
1944 - Christoph Hein, writer
1944 - Hywel Bennett, South Wales, actor (Family Way, Shelley)
1944 - Santiago Jimenez Jr, US accordionist (El Mero Mero, Viva Seguin)
1944 - Odd Nerdrum, Norwegian painter
1945 - Ian White, MEP
1945 - Derrick Walker, British racing team owner
1946 - Jim "Catfish" Hunter, major-league pitcher (A's, Yankees)
1946 - Stuart Pankin, Phila, comedian (Striptease, Congo, Earl-Dinosaurs)
1946 - Tim Thomerson, American actor
1947 - Cindy Pickett, Norman Oklahoma, actress (Guiding Light, St Elsewhere)
1947 - Hsiao-hsien Hou, dir (Cheerful Wind, City of Sadness, Puppetmaster)
1947 - Steve Howe, London, rock guitarist (Asia, Yes-Roundabout)
1947 - Tom DeLay, Laredo, Texas, American politician (Rep-R-Texas, 1985-2006)
1947 - Robert Kiyosaki, American investor
1948 - Gerald McRaney, Collins Miss, actor (Rick-Simon & Simon, Major Dad)
Bank Robber Robert Alan LitchfieldBank Robber Robert Alan Litchfield (1948) 1948 - Robert Alan Litchfield, Mass, bank robber (FBI most wanted in the 1980s)
1948 - Michael Leshner, Canadian lawyer and gay rights advocate
1949 - Jim Lampley, Hendersonville NC, newscaster (Monday Night Baseball)
1950 - Grzegorz Lato, Polish footballer
1952 - Adam Woods, rock drummer/pianist (Fixx)
1954 - Gary Carter, catcher (Mont Expos, NY Mets)
1954 - John Schneider, Mt Kisco NY, actor (Bo-Dukes of Hazzard)
1954 - G.V. Loganathan, American professor (d. 2007)
1955 - John Campbell, harness racer (3-time winner of Hambletonian)
1955 - Kane Hodder, American actor and stuntman
1955 - Barbara Kingsolver, American novelist
1955 - David Wu, Taiwanese-born American politician
1956 - Christine Boisson, French actress
1956 - Jim Piddock, English actor, writer and producer
1957 - Fred Smerlas, American football player
1959 - Franklyn Stephenson, cricketer (great all-rounder)
1959 - Martin Weston, cricketer
1960 - John Schneider, American actor
1961 - Richard Hatch, American reality television personality
1962 - Izzy Stradlin, [Jeff Isabelle], Lafayette IN, guitarist (Guns & Roses)
1963 - Alec Stewart, cricketer (son of Micky/opening bat Occasional WK)
1963 - Erica Terwillegar, Nelsonville NJ, lugist
1963 - Julian Lennon, Liverpool UK, singer (Too Late for Goodbyes) and son of John
1963 - Terry Porter, NBA guard (Minnesota Timberwolves)
1963 - Seth Tobias, American financial commentator (d. 2007)
1964 - Biz Markie, rocker (Meteor Man, Townsend Television)
1964 - Valinda Hilleary, Littleton Co, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-9th-1993)
1964 - Lisa Guerrero, American sports broadcaster
1964 - John McGinlay, Scottish footballer
Actress Robin Wright PennActress Robin Wright Penn (1966) 1966 - Robin Wright Penn, Dallas Tx, actress (Santa Barbara, Princess Bride)
1966 - Mazinho, Brazilian footballer
1966 - Bobby Ologun, Nigerian television personality
1967 - Kenneth Charlie Griffith Benjamin, cricketer (WI like his namesake)
1967 - Arwyn Davies, Welsh actor
1968 - Don Davey, NFL defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1968 - Patricia Arquette, NYC, actress (Ed Wood, Nightmare on Elm Street 3)
1968 - Patricia Girard-Léno, French athlete (100 m hurdles)
1969 - Steve Jackson, NFL cornerback (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
1970 - Derek D Brown, Wash DC, team handball right wing (Olympics-1996)
1970 - Gerald Vaughn, CFL defensive back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)

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