Famous Birthdays on 15th April

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1452 - Leonardo da Vinci, Italy, painter/sculptor/scientist/visionary
1469 - Nanak Dev, Nankana Sahib, Pakistan, founder of the religion of Sikhism and the 1st Sikh Guru
1489 - Sinan, Ottoman architect (d. 1588)
1552 - Pietro Cataldi, Italian mathematician (d. 1626)
1588 - Claudius Salmasius, [Claude Saumaise], French linguist
1637 - Valentin Molitor, composer
1641 - Robert Sibbald, Scottish physician (d. 1722)
1646 - King Christian V of Denmark (d. 1699)
1646 - Pierre Poiret, French mystic (d. 1719)
1651 - Domenico Gabrielli, composer
1682 - John van Huysum, Dutch painter (flowers/fruit)
1684 - Catherine I, empress of Russia (1725-27)
1688 - Johann Friedrich Fasch, composer
1689 - Ferdinand Zellbell, composer
1707 - Leonhard Euler, Bassle Sweden, mathematician (Euler's Constant)
Painter, Scientist & Visionary Leonardo da VinciPainter, Scientist & Visionary Leonardo da Vinci (1452) 1710 - William Cullen, Scottish physician (d. 1790)
1741 - Charles Willson Peale, US, port painter/inventor (George Washington)
1757 - George Knowil Jackson, composer
1766 - Friedrich Bouterwek, German philosopher/critic
1772 - Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, French naturalist (d. 1844)
1786 - Walter Channing, Newport, Rhode Island, USA, American physician who was the first to use anesthesia during childbirth
1793 - Friedrich Struve, Germany, founded dynasty of astronomers
1794 - Jean Pierre Flourens, French physiologist (d. 1867)
1800 - James Clark Ross, explorer (British Antarctic)
1809 - Hermann Gunther Grassmann, mathematician
1812 - Pierre-Etienne-Theodore Rousseau, painter
1814 - John Lothrop Motley, US, historian/author (Rise of Dutch Rep)
1820 - Evander McNair, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1902
1821 - Emerson Brown Joseph, (Confederacy), died in 1894
1822 - Napolean Jackson Tecumseh Dana, Major General (Union volunteers)
1827 - Julius Tausch, composer
1829 - Mary Harris Thompson, 1st American woman surgeon
1832 - Wilhelm Busch, German poet (d. 1908)
1837 - Horace Porter, Bvt Brigadier General (Union Army), died in 1921
1841 - Joseph E. Seagram, Canadian distillery founder (d. 1919)
1843 - Carl Eilhardt, composer
1843 - Henry James, American/British author (Turn of the Screw, Bostonians), (d. 1916)
1845 - Dave Gregory, cricketer (Australia's 1st Test captain)
1850 - John Munroe Longyear, US, capitalist/bank president
1858 - Anton G O Ridder Van Rappard, Dutch painter/lithographer/etcher
1858 - Emile Durkheim, French sociologist (Division du travail social)
1861 - Bliss Carman, Canadian poet (d. 1929)
1874 - Johannes Stark, Germany, physicist (Stark effect) (Nobel 1919)
1874 - George Harrison Shull, American plant geneticist (d. 1954)
1875 - Klaziena "Ina" Boudier-Bakker, Dutch playwright/novelist (Poverty)
1875 - James J. Jeffries, American heavyweight boxer (d. 1953)
1878 - Robert Walser, writer
1879 - Melville Henry Cane, American lawyer (d. 1980)
1882 - Giovanni Amendola, Italian antifascist/editor-in-chief (Il Mondo)
1883 - Stanley Bruce, eighth Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1967)
1885 - Tadeusz Kutrzeba, Polish general (d. 1947)
1886 - Nikolay Gumilyov, Russian poet (d. 1921)
1888 - Florence Bates, San Antonio Tx, actress (Kismet, I Remember Mama)
1888 - Maximilian Kronberger, German poet (d. 1904)
1889 - Asa Philip Randolph, labor leader (Railroad Porter's Union)
1889 - Thomas Hart Benton, Missouri, painter/muralist (Lonesome Road)
1891 - Vaino Raitio, composer
1891 - Wallace Reid, St Louis MO, actor/dir/screenwriter (Every Inch a Man)
1892 - Corrie ten Boom, Dutch author and Holocaust survivor (d. 1983)
1892 - Theo Osterkamp, World War I and World War II German fighter pilot (d. 1975)
1894 - Elizabeth Mae "Bessie" Smith, Empress of Blues (over 200 songs)
First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita KhrushchevFirst Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev (1894) 1894 - Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev, Kalinovka, Dmitriyevsky Uyezd, Kursk Governorate, First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1953-64)
1895 - Corrado Alvaro, Italian writer (Gente in Aspromonte)
1895 - Harry F V Edward, British Guiana, 100m/200m runner (Oly-bronze-1920)
1895 - Clark McConachy, New Zealand billiards player (d. 1980)
1896 - Nikolay Nikolayevich Semyonov, Russian chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1986)
1898 - Marian Jordan, actress, radio comedienne (Molly-Fibber McGee & Molly)
1898 - Nini de Boel, Flemish operette singer (White Horse)
1901 - Joe Davis, English snooker/billiards-world champ (1927-46)
1902 - Fernando Pessa, Portuguese journalist (d. 2002)
1903 - Erich Arendt, writer [or Apr 16]
1903 - John Williams, England, actor (Niles-Family Affair, Dial M for Murder)
1904 - Arshile Gorky, Armenian Artist (d. 1948)
1906 - A J "Sandy" Bell, South African cricket fast bowler (16 Tests 1929-35)
1906 - Susan Walker, vice CEO (WRVS)
1907 - Gerald Abrahams, Liverpool, author (Teach Yourself Chess)
1907 - Nicholas Tinbergen, Neth/British biologist/zoologist (Nobel 1973)
1908 - Eden Ahbez, songwriter
1908 - Lita Grey, Hollywood California, American actress
1910 - Lord Grey of Naunton, chancellor (Ulster University)
1911 - Jacob Fresco, Dutch architect (Antilles Brewery/Autonomy Monument)
1912 - Kim II Sung, Eternal President ("The Great Leader") of North Korea (1945-94)
1912 - Peter Menzies, CEO (British Electricity Council)
1914 - John Gregory, dancer
1915 - Ernest Borneman, sexual researcher psychotherapist writer/musicologist
1915 - Elizabeth Catlett, Washington D.C., sculptor and print maker (Mother and Child), (d. 2012)
1916 - Alfred S. Bloomingdale, American businessman (d. 1982)
1917 - Hans Conried, Balt Md, actor (Bullwinkle Show, Make Room for Daddy)
1917 - Pietro Grossi, composer
1918 - John Baragrey, Haleyville AL, actor (Creeper, Colossus of NY)
1919 - Clive Beadon, airman
1919 - Elizabeth Catelett, sculptor/lithographer
1919 - Meriol Trevor, novelist/biographer (Civil Prisoners)
1920 - Richard von Weizsacker, baron/president (Germany, 1984-94)
1920 - Thomas Szasz, Budapest, Hungary, psychiatrist (The Myth of Mental Illness, The Manufacture of Madness), (d. 2012)
1921 - Georgi Timofeyevich Beregovoi, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 3)
1921 - Norman Ewart Thurston, musician
1922 - Harold Washington, 1st black mayor of Chicago (D, 1983-87)
1922 - Michael Ansara, Lowell Mass, actor (Cochise-Broken Arrow, Centennial), (d. 2013)
1923 - Douglas Wass, CEO (Equity & Law Life Assurance Company)
1924 - John Grigg, British historian
1924 - Neville Marriner, Lincoln England, conductor (Minn Orch 1978)
1927 - Abha Gandhi, servant to Gandhi
1927 - Robert Mills, American physicist (d. 1999)
1928 - Norma Merrick Sklarek, 1st black woman architect in NY & Calif
1928 - Richard Evans, British diplomat
1929 - Adrian Cadbury, candy manufacturer (Cadbury, Schweppes)
1929 - Jocelyn Barrow, deputy chair person (British Broadcast Standards)
1930 - Elijah Barayi, head of South Africa union centre (COSATU)
1930 - Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, President of Iceland
1931 - Kenneth Bloomfield, BBC governor (Ireland)
1932 - David Bolton, director (British Royal United Service for Defense)
1932 - Nikolai Stepanovich Porvatkin, Russian cosmonaut
1933 - Boris Strugatski, USSR, sci-fi author (Tale of Troika)
Actress Elizabeth MontgomeryActress Elizabeth Montgomery (1933) 1933 - Elizabeth Montgomery, Los Angeles California, actress (Samantha/Serena-Bewitched)
1933 - Roy Clark, Meherrin, Virginia, American country singer (Hee Haw, The Tonight Show)
1935 - Gene Cherico, bassist
1936 - Hector Quintanar, composer
1936 - Jack Noreiga, cricketer (9-95 WI v India 1971)
1936 - Maurice Shock, rector (Lincoln College in Oxford)
1936 - Raymond Poulidor, French cyclist
1937 - Earl Russell, historian
1938 - Carles Marsden, professor (neurology)
1938 - Hso Khan Pha, Burmese politician
1938 - Claudia Cardinale, Tunisian-born actress (The Pink Panther)
1939 - Marty Wilder, Blackheath, South London, English singer-songwriter and father of rocker Kim Wilde
1940 - Edy Hubacher, Switzerland, 4-man bobsled (Olympic-gold-1972)
1940 - Jeffrey Archer, England, (Tory-Commons)/author (Matter of Honor)
1940 - Robert Walker Jr, NYC, actor (Ceremony, Ms Don Juan, Ensign Pulver)
1940 - Woodie Fryman, American baseball player
1940 - Robert Lacroix, French Canadian professor of economics
1941 - Howard L Berman, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )
1942 - Walter Raphael Hazzard, Wilmington Del, basketball (Olympic-gold-1964)
1942 - Francis X. DiLorenzo, American Catholic prelate
1942 - Kenneth Lay, American businessman (d. 2006)
1943 - Riem de Wolff, Indonesian/Dutch singer/guitarist (Blue Diamonds)
Physician-scientist Robert LefkowitzPhysician-scientist Robert Lefkowitz (1943) 1943 - Robert Lefkowitz, NYC, New York, American physician (Nobel Prize for Chemistry)
1944 - Dave Edmunds, Wales, singer/guitarist (Rockpile-Baby I Love You)
1944 - Dzhokhar Dudayev, separatist leader and President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria (1991), (d. 1996)
1944 - Gerard Schoenaker, Dutch singer (Les Baroques)
1945 - Jos F B van Rey, Dutch MP (VVD)
1946 - Wayne Gilchrest, (Rep-R-Maryland)
1947 - Bojoura, [Raina GB van Melzen], Dutch singer/wife of Hans Cleuver
1947 - DeDe Lind, Los Angeles California, playmate (Aug, 1967)
1947 - Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, TV producer (Designing Women, Murphy Brown)
1947 - Michael DeBello, singer (Maniac)
1947 - Mike Chapman, Australian songwriter/producer (Chinn & Chapman)
1947 - Wooly Wolstenholme, keyboardist/vocalist (Barclay James Harvest)
1947 - Cristina Husmark Pehrsson, Swedish politician
1948 - Michael Kamen, American composer (d. 2003)
1949 - Alla Pugacheva, Russian singer
1949 - Craig Zadan, American film producer
1950 - Amy Wright, Chicago Illinois, actress (Inside Moves, Accidental Tourist)
1951 - Hansel, Cuba, spanish personality
1951 - Heloise II, columnist (Heloise's Helpful Hints)
1951 - John L Phillips, Ft Belvoir Va, PhD/astronaut
1951 - Marsha S Ivins, Baltimore Maryland, astronaut (STS 32, 46, 62, 81)
1952 - Sam McMurray, actor (Tracey Ullman)
1952 - Bengt Gingsjö, Swedish swimmer
1952 - Kym Gyngell, Australian comedian
1954 - Emmanuel, Mexico City Mexico, spanish singer
1955 - Barbara Barrow, LPGA golfer
1955 - Enith Salle Brigitha, Neth, 100m/200m swimmer (Olympic-bronze-1976)
1955 - Dodi Al-Fayed, Egyptian businessman (d. 1997)
1956 - Gregory J Harbaugh, Cleveland Ohio, astronaut (STS 39, 54, 71, 82)
1956 - Michael Cooper, NBA star (LA Lakers)
1957 - Evelyn Ashford, Shreveport LA, 100m runner (Oly-4 gold-1976, 84)
1958 - John Bracewell, NZ cricketer (premiere spinner of 80's)
1958 - Matt Reid, rock keyboardist (Berlin-Takes Your Breathe Away)
1958 - Dolores Gordon-Smith, British Writer
1958 - Noni Ιoannidou, Greek fashion model and actress
1958 - Benjamin Zephaniah, British writer
1959 - Emma Thompson, England, actress (Henry V, Howards End, Oscar-1992)
1959 - Kevin Lowe, Lachute, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers)
1959 - Fruit Chan, Hong Kong film director
1959 - Thomas F. Wilson, American actor
1960 - Marvin Clyde Goodwin, New Orleans La, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
1960 - Philippe of Belgium, Brussels, King of the Belgians (2013-)
1960 - Pedro Delgado, Spanish cyclist
1961 - Lynne Austin, Plant City Fla, playmate (Jul, 1986)
1961 - Tiina Lillak, Finland, javelin thrower (Olympic-silver-1984)
1962 - Surjit Bindrakhia, Punjabi Bhangra singer
1962 - Nawal El Moutawakel, Morrocan hurdler
1962 - Tom Kane, American voice actor
1963 - Manoj Prabhakar, cricketer (Indian opening batsman & opening bowler)
1963 - Teresa Wentzel DeWitt, Ft Bragg NC, double trap (Olympics-1996)
1963 - Bobby Pepper, American journalist
1964 - Lydie Denier, St Nazaire France, actress (General Hospital)
1964 - Nadeem Abbasi, cricketer (three Tests for Pakistan v India 1989)
1965 - Anthony Miller, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos, Dallas Cowboys)
1965 - Kevin Stevens, Brockton, NHL left wing (LA Kings)
1965 - Mark Dennis, NFL tackle (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers)
1965 - Michele Redman, Zanesville OH, LPGA golfer (1995 Star Bank-3rd)
1965 - Soichi Noguchi, Yokohama Japan, astronaut
1965 - Linda Perry, American musician
1966 - Andrei Olhovskiy, Moscow Russia, tennis pro
1966 - Graeme Clark, bassist (Wet Wet Wet-Angel Eyes, Love is All Around)
1966 - Samantha Karen Fox, East End London England, singer (Touch Me)
1967 - Dara Torres, Beverly Hills CA, US Olympic swimmer (Olympic-gold-84)
1967 - Lance Zeno, NFL/WLAF corner (Rams, Scottish Claymores)

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