Famous Birthdays on 15th August

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1171 - King Alfonso IX of Leon (d. 1230)
1195 - Anthony of Padua, Portuguese saint (d. 1231)
1432 - Luigi Pulci, Italy, poet (Morgante)
1575 - Bartol Kašić, Croatian writer and linguist (d. 1650)
1613 - Gilles Ménage, French scholar (d. 1692)
1619 - Hubertus Quellinus, [Quellien], Flemish cartoonist/copper plate
1688 - Frederick-William I, king of Prussia (1713-1740)
1702 - Francesco Zuccarelli, Italian rococo painter/etcher
1717 - Blind Jack, English roadbuilder (d. 1810)
1725 - Ferdinando Bertoni, composer
1727 - Johann Georg Holzbogen, composer
1736 - Johann Christoph Kellner, composer
1740 - Matthias Claudius, German poet (d. 1815)
1741 - Thomas Norris, composer
1769 - Napoleon Bonaparte, Corsica, resident of Elba (emperor of France 1804-13, 1814-15), (d. 1821)
French Emperor Napoléon BonaparteFrench Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte (1769) 1771 - Walter Scott, Scotland, novelist/poet (Lady of Lake)
1776 - Gottlieb Schick, German painter (Apollo under the Hirten)
1776 - Ignaz Xaver von Seyfried, composer
1782 - Henri MG earl the Merode, Belgian revolutionary (Souvenirs)
1785 - Thomas De Quincey, England, writer (Confessions of English Opium Eater)
1787 - Alexander Aliabiev, composer
1788 - Carel SW van Hogendorp, Dutch colonial director
1794 - Elias M Fries, Swedish botanist (System mycologicum)
1803 - James Douglas, father of British Columbia
1813 - Jules Grévy, 2nd President of the French Third Republic (d. 1891)
1822 - Wilhelm Rust, composer
1823 - Orris Sanford Ferry, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1829 - Eduard de Hartog, composer
1839 - Hugh Archibald Clarke, composer
1845 - Walter Crane, England, painter/illustrator (Beauty & Beast)
1851 - [Georgette A] Helena Amelung, Dutch actress (Scapegoat)
1856 - J Keir Hardie, 1st Labour representative in British Parliament
1857 - Albert Ballin, German shipping tycoon (d. 1918)
1860 - Florence Kling DeWolfe Harding, 1st lady (1921-23)
1860 - Roosje Vos, Dutch union organizer
1860 - Henrietta Vinton Davis, American elocutionist (d. 1941)
1863 - Alexei Krylov, Russian engineer and mathematician (d. 1945)
1865 - Johan[nes] B Schepers, Frisian writer (Braga)
1865 - Usui Mikao, Japanese founder of Reiki (d. 1926)
1872 - Harold Fraser-Simson, composer
1872 - Rubin Goldmark, composer
1874 - Joseph Klausner, Polish/Israeli new testament expert
1875 - Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, London, composer (Hiawatha's Wedding Feast)
1876 - Aleksandar Belic, Serb linguist
1878 - Pjotr N Wrangel, Russian baron/general (White Armies, WW II)
1879 - Ethel Barrymore, Phila, actress (Constant Wife, Corn is Green)
1881 - Alfred Wagenknecht, German-born American activist (d. 1956)
1883 - Ivan Meštrović, Croatian sculptor (d. 1962)
1885 - Andrey Filippovich Pashchenko, composer
1885 - Edna Ferber, American author & playwright (American Beauty, Cimarron) (d. 1968)
1885 - Mary Nash, Troy NY, actress (Phila Story, Till the Clouds Roll By)
1886 - Bill Whitty, cricketer (Australian left-arm bowler 1909-12)
1888 - Albert Spalding, composer
1890 - Jacques Ibert, Paris France, composer (Escales)
1890 - Elizabeth Bolden, American Supercentenarian (d. 2006)
1890 - Elvin M. Jellinek, New York City, American Physiologist and pioneer in the study of alcoholism
1892 - Knud Christian Jeppesen, composer
1892 - Louis-Victor prince of Broglie, France, physicist (Nobel 1929)
1893 - Alexander Vasil'yevich Gauk, composer
1893 - Harlow H Curtice, pres of General Motors (1953-8)
1893 - Leslie Comrie, New Zealand astronomer and computing pioneer (d. 1950)
1896 - Catherine Doherty, Russian-born Canadian activist (d. 1985)
1897 - Marion Eugene Bauer, composer
1898 - Lillian Carter, Pres Carter's (1977-1981) mom
1898 - Jan Brzechwa, Polish poet (d. 1966)
1900 - Estelle Brody, NYC, actress (Safari, Kitty, Plaything)
1901 - Arias Arnulfo, 3 time president of Panama (1940-41, 49-51, 68)
1901 - Byron Arnold, composer
1901 - Hans Lorbeer, writer
1901 - Sulho Ranta, composer
1901 - Pyotr Sergeyevich Novikov, Russian mathematician (d. 1975)
1902 - Jan RT Campert, writer (Song the 18 dead)
1904 - Bill Baird, Grand Is Nebr, puppeteer (Kukla Fran & Ollie, Muppet Show)
1906 - Finn Videro, composer
1907 - Paul Vincze, medallist
1909 - Raymond O'Malley, teacher
1910 - Hugo Winterhalter, composer
1910 - Josef Klaus, Chancellor of Austria (1966-70)
1910 - Signe Hasso, actress (QB VII, Taxi 13, Black Bird, Crisis)
1912 - Julia Child, Pasadena California, chef (French Chef)
1912 - Wendy Hiller, England, actress (Major Barbara, David Copperfield)
1912 - Wijnanda M C "Nan" Aberson, friend of Gerard Reve Sr
1914 - Peter Nicholson Gunn, writer
1915 - Alma Gardeslan, Surinamese/Dutch folklorist
1915 - Kamiel van Baelen, Flemish author/resistance fighter (Mensch op Weg)
1915 - Signe Hasso, Stockholm Sweden, actress (Johnny Angel, Double Life)
1916 - Aleks Çaçi, Albanian writer
1917 - Jack Lynch, Irish politician, fourth Taoiseach (d. 1999)
1917 - Oscar Romero, El Salvador Roman catholic priest (d. 1980)
1918 - Florian Zabach, Chicago, American musician and TV personality (Hot Canary, Club Embassy)
1918 - Fay Honey Knopp, activist
1918 - Raymond Gallois-Montbrun, composer
1919 - Huntz Hall, NYC, actor (Cyclone, Gas Pump Girls, The Rating Game)
1919 - Benedict Kiely, Irish author
1922 - Lukas Foss, [Fuchs], Berlin Germany, composer (Prairie)
1923 - Rose Marie, NYC, actress (Sally Rogers-Dick Van Dyke Show)
Eagle Forum President Phyllis SchlaflyEagle Forum President Phyllis Schlafly (1924) 1924 - Phyllis Schlafly, St Louis, right-winger/Eagle Forum president
1924 - Robert Oxton Bolt, playwright (Man for All Seasons, Dr Zhivago)
1925 - Billy Pinkney, Sumter NC, rock bassist/vocalist (Drifters)
1925 - Gertrude Shope, South African head (ANC female section)
1925 - Mike Connors, [Krekor Ohanian], Fresno, California, actor (Mannix)
1925 - Oscar Peterson, Montreal Quebec, Canadian jazz pianist and composer
1925 - Gertrude Shope, Johannesburg, South Africa, leader of the ANC Women’s League
1926 - Georgiann Johnson, Decorah Iowa, actress (Marge-Mr Peepers)
Jazz Musician Oscar PetersonJazz Musician Oscar Peterson (1925) 1926 - Lewis T Preston, banker
1926 - Lyutsian Abramovich Prigozhn, composer
1926 - Costis Stephanopoulos, Greek politician
1927 - Eddie Leadbeater, cricketer (England leg-spinner with an avg of 109)
1928 - Nicolas Roeg, London England, cinematographer/director (Aria, Eureka)
1930 - Ageeda Paavel, Estonian freedom fighter
1931 - Janice Rule, Norwood Ohio, actress (Alvarez Kelly, Doctor's Wife)
1931 - Mario Kuri-Aldana, composer
1932 - Robert L[ull] Forward, US, sci-fi author (Dragon's Egg, Starquake)
1933 - Bobby Helms, rock vocalist (Jingle Bell Rock)
1933 - Floyd Ashton, US singer (Tams-What Child of Fool)
1933 - Lori Nelson, Santa Fe NM, actress (Greta-How to Marry a Millionaire)
1934 - Reg Scarlett, WI cricket off-spinner (3 Tests 1960)
1934 - Valentin Stepanovich Varlamov, Russian cosmonaut
1934 - Nino Ferrer, French-Italian singer (d. 1998)
1935 - Abby Dalton, Las Vegas NV, actress (Joey Bishop Show)
1935 - Jim Dale, Rothwell England, Broadway actor (Barnum, My One & Only)
1935 - Vernon Eulion Jordan Jr, civil rights activist (National Urban League)
1937 - Ronnie G Flippo, (Rep-D-NY, 1977- )
1938 - Maxine Waters, (Rep-D-California)
1938 - Stephen Breyer, Supreme Court justice
1938 - Janusz A. Zajdel, Polish writer
1939 - H Onno C R Ruding, director (Amrobank)/Dutch Financial minister (CDA)
1939 - Herman van Keeken, Dutch singer (Daddy don't run so fast)
1940 - Gudrun Ensslin, German terrorist
1940 - Rita Shane, American soprano
1941 - Don Rich, Olympia Wash, guitarist/country singer (Hee Haw)
1941 - Viktor Mikhailovich Pisarev, Russian cosmonaut
1942 - Peter York, Cleve, rock drummer (Spencer Davis Group)
1942 - Larry Hartsell, American martial arts instructor (d. 2007)
1943 - Barbara Bouchet, Reichenberg Czech, actress (Casino Royale)
1943 - Eni F H Faleomavaega, (Rep-D-American Samoa)
1943 - María Rojo, Mexican actress and politician
1944 - Frederick Knight, US singer (I've been lonely so long)
1944 - Linda Ellerbee, Bryan Texas, newscaster (Weekend, NBC Overnight)
1944 - Tom Murphy, American politician
1944 - Sylvie Vartan, Bulgarian pop singer
1945 - Charlemagne Palestine, composer
1945 - Gene Upshaw, NFL guard (Oakland Radiers), NFLPA leader
1945 - Thomas C Sawyer, (Rep-D-Ohio)
1945 - Begum Khaleda Zia, Bangladeshi politician
1946 - Jimmy Webb, Elk City Oklahoma, songwriter (MacArthur Park, Up Up & Away)
1946 - Kathryn Jean Whitmire, Houston Texas, (4 time Mayor-Houston)
1946 - Tony Robinson, English actor and television presenter
1947 - Brian Hulls, British TV news cameraman
1947 - Geraldo Velez, jazz congas (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
1947 - Manley Lanier "Sonny" Carter Jr, Macon Ga, USN/astro (STS 33)
1947 - Raakhee Gulzar, Indian actress
1948 - Patsy Gallant, Canadian pop singer
1948 - George Ryton, British engineer
1949 - Ann Ryerson, Wisc, actress (Pvt Carol Winter-Pvt Benjamin)
1949 - Carlien Brouwer, translator/missing since Jan 6, 1994
1949 - Kate Taylor, rocker
1949 - Beverly Lynn Burns, Americna pilot, first woman captain in the world on the Boeing 747
1949 - Richard Deacon, Welsh sculptor
1950 - Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise Windsor, England, Princess/olympic equestrian
1950 - Tess Harper, Mammoth Sp AR, actress (Amityville 3D, Tender Mercies)
1950 - Thomas Aldrich, country drummer (Black Oak Arkansas)
1950 - Billy Griffin [William], US singer (Miracles-Love Machine)
1950 - Tom Kelly, American baseball manager
1951 - Bobby Caldwell, NYC, rocker
1951 - John Childs, cricketer (England left-arm spinner, two Tests v WI 1988)
1951 - Daba Diawara, Malian politician
1951 - Ann Biderman, American film and television writer
1952 - Ger Hoeymakers, Dutch rock guitarist (Franc Boeijen Group)
1954 - Mary Jo Salter, American poet
Author Stieg LarssonAuthor Stieg Larsson (1954) 1954 - Stieg Larsson [Karl Stig-Erland Larsson], Skelleftehamn, Swedish author (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)
1955 - Kenneth Carr, Clearwater Fla, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1976)
1955 - Larry Mathews, Burbank California, actor (Ritchie-Dick Van Dyke Show)
1956 - Gordon Bruks, England, Dr/cosmonaut
1956 - Vinny Denunzio, rocker
1956 - Lorraine Desmarais, French-Canadian jazz pianist and composer
1957 - Zeljko Ivanek, Lujubljana Yugoslavia, actor (Mass Appeal)
1958 - Victor Shenderovich, Russian satirist
1958 - Rondell Sheridan, American actor and comedian
1959 - Scott D Altman, Lincoln Ill, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (sk: STS 90)
1960 - Maureen "Peanut" Louie Harper, SF, tennis player (Denver-1985)
1960 - Ron van de Berg, soccer player (Sparta)
1960 - Tommy Aldridge, heavy metal rocker (Ozzy-Diary of a Mad Man)
1961 - Joan Delk, Tampa FL, LPGA golfer (1995 First Bank Edina Realty-66th)
1961 - Matt Johnson, rocker (The The-Infected Soul Mining)
1961 - Ed Gillespie, American White House counsel to George W. Bush
1961 - Gary Kubiak, American football coach
1962 - Bubby Brister, NFL quarterback (NY Jets, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
1962 - Igor Dorokhin, hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
1962 - Tom Colicchio, American chef
1963 - Greg Adams, Nelson, NHL left wing (Dallas Stars)
1963 - Jack Russell, superb England cricket wicket-keeper (36 Tests 1988-94)
1963 - Lydia Czuckermann-Hatuel, Israel, Women's foil fencer (Oly-1996)
1963 - Alejandro González Iñárritu, Mexican film director
1964 - Debi Mazar, Queens NY, actress (Civil Wars, Little Man Tate, LA Law)
1964 - Melinda French Gates, American wife of Bill Gates
1965 - Jon Evans, Nottimgham England, Australasia golfer
1965 - Rob Thomas, American writer
1966 - Fred Strickland, linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
1966 - Leo Goeas, guard (Baltimore Ravens)

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