Friday, 29 April 2011

Famous Birthdays on this Day in History

Birthdays in History for 29th April 

1 - 249


534 - Taliesin, Welsh poet, according to legend in Mabinogion
1584 - Melchior Teschner, composer
1636 - Esaias Reusner, composer
1660 - Matthias Henriksen Schacht, composer
1665 - James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde, Irish statesman and soldier (d. 1745)
1667 - John Arbuthnot, Scottish writer (Alexander Pope)
1686 - Peregrine Bertie, 2nd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, English statesman (d. 1742)
1727 - Jean-Georges Noverre, French dancer/choreographer (ballet d'action)
1745 - Oliver Ellsworth, 3rd Chief Justice Supreme Court (1796-1800)
1758 - Georg Carl von Döbeln, Swedish Lieutenant General and war hero (d. 1820).
1762 - Jean-Baptiste Jourdan, French marshal (d. 1833)
1771 - Matthaus Stegmayer, composer
1780 - Charles Nodier, French writer (d. 1844)
1783 - David Cox, English painter (Treatise on landscape painting)
1784 - Samuel Turell Armstrong, American politician and acting Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1850)
1806 - Earnest Freiherr von Feuchtersleben, Austria, physician/philosopher
1808 - Hermann Schulze-Delitzsch, German politician/reformer [or 1883]
1815 - Abram Duryee, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1890
1818 - Alexander II N Romanov, Tsar of Russia (1855-81)
1830 - Adolph Sutro, SF mayor, built Cliff House, railways, tunnels
1837 - Georges Boulanger, French general and politician (d. 1891)
1842 - Karl Millöcker, Dutch composer (d. 1899)
1854 - Henri Poincaré, France, mathematician/astronomer/philosopher
1855 - Anatol K Liadov, Russian composer (Bewitched Lake) [OS]
1855 - Edmund van der Straeten, composer
1857 - Edouard Rod, France/Swiss writer (Mishel' Tes'e)
1857 - Frantisek Ondricek, composer
1860 - Lorado Taft, US, sculptor (Black Hawk)
1862 - Vittorio Mario Vanzo, composer
1863 - William Randolph Hearst, publisher (SF Examiner, Seattle P-I)
1863 - Constantine P. Cavafy, Greek poet (d. 1933)
1863 - Maria Theresa Ledochowska, Polish-Austrian Catholic nun (d. 1922)
1871 - Louis William Stern, German/US philosopher (Intelligence of Children)
1872 - Eyvind Alnaes, composer
1872 - Harry Payne Whitney, American businessman (d. 1930)
1873 - Alida J M Tartaud-Klein, actress/stage star (Rotterdam Stage)
1875 - Rafael Sabatini, Italian/British writer (d. 1950)
1876 - Zauditu of Ethiopia (d. 1930)
1879 - Thomas Beecham, England, composer (found London Philharmonic)
1882 - Hendrik N Werkman, painter/printer/resistance fighter (Hot printing)
1885 - Egon E Kisch, Czech writer/journalist (Rasende Reporter)
1885 - Wallingford Riegger, Albany Georgia, composer (Bacchangle)
1893 - Elisaveta Bagrjana, [Beltsheva], Bulgaria, poet
1893 - Harold C Urey, Ind, physicist (Deuterium, Nobel 1934)
1895 - Malcolm Sargent, English conductor (Promenade Concerts)
1896 - Jacques Leon Wolfe, composer
1896 - Walter Mehring, writer
1899 - Duke Ellington, Wash DC, [Edward Kennedy], bandleader (Take "A" Train)
1899 - Karl Yngve Skold, composer
1899 - Natalie Talmadge, actress (Our Hospitality)
1901 - George Osborne Sayles, historian
1901 - Hirohito, Emperor of Japan (1926-89)
1902 - Theodore Chanler, composer
1903 - Frank Parker, NYC, singer (Arthur Godfrey Show, Masquerade Party)
1904 - Enrico Mattei, Italian oil magnate
1904 - Russ Morgan, Scranton Pa, orch leader (Welcome Aboard)
1907 - Fred Zinneman, Austria, director (From Here to Eternity, Julia)
1907 - Tino Rossi, Ajaccio France, singer (Deux Amours, Marlene)
1908 - Jack [Stewart] Williamson, US, sci-fi author (Cometeers)
1908 - Philippe Brun, jazz trumpeter
1909 - Daniel Raphael Mayer, journalist/resistance leader
1909 - Tom Ewell, [S Yewell Tompkins], Ky, actor (Tom Ewell Show, 7 Yr Itch)
1910 - John Beavan, newspaper editor
1912 - Italo Valenti, Italian sculptor
1912 - Richard Carlson, MN, actor (All I Desire, Flat Top, Valley of Gwangi)
1912 - Terence de Vere White, novelist/critic
1913 - Jack Alexander Bently, trombonist
1913 - Thomas Chalmers, broadcaster
1914 - Ewan Roberts, Edinburgh Scotland, actress (Pvt Benjamin)
1915 - Donald Mills, singer (Mills Brothers)
1917 - Celeste Holm, American actress
1918 - Mervyn Roye Harvey, cricketer (brother of Neil, Test for Australia)
1919 - Celeste Holm, NYC, actress (Gentleman's Agreement, All About Eve)
1920 - Edward Blishen, writer teacher/broadcaster
1920 - Harold Samuel Shapero, Lynn Mass, composer (9 Minute Opera)
1921 - Cornelis de Jager, Dutch astronomer (Sun)
1922 - George Allen, football coach (LA Rams, Washington Redskins)
1922 - Parren J Mitchell, (Rep-D-MD, 1971- )
1922 - Tommy Noonan, WA, actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Promises Promises)
1922 - Toots [Jean] Thielemans, Belgian/US jazz musician/composer
1922 - Helmut Krackowizer, Austrian motorcyclist (d. 2001)
1923 - Irvin Kershner, Phila, director (Never Say Never Again)
1923 - Maxine Audley, London, actress (Peeping Tom, Ricochet, House of Cards)
1924 - Al Balding, Toronto Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (Quebec Open-1952)
1924 - Renée Jeanmaire, Paris France, dancer (Hans Christian Anderson)
1925 - Ab Abspoel, Dutch actor/director (Surprise Attack, Elevator)
1925 - Danny Davis, rocker (Nashville Brass
1925 - Ned Austin, American character actor (d. 2007)
1926 - Carie Meek, (Rep-D-Florida)
1927 - Betsy Ancker-Johnson, physicist/auto company exec
1927 - Dorothy Manley, England, 100m sprint (Olympic-silver-1948)
1928 - Big Jay McNeely, rocker
1928 - Carl Gardner, Tyler Tx, rock vocalist (Coasters-Searchin)
1929 - Peter Joshua Sculthorpe, composer
1929 - Vaclav Kucera, composer
1929 - W Kempowski, writer
1929 - [John] Jeremy Thorpe, British MP (Liberal)
1929 - Mickey McDermott, American baseball player (d. 2003)
1930 - Alf Valentine, cricketer (great West Indian lefty spinner)
1930 - Alfred Lewis Valentine, Jamaican cricket player
1930 - Jean Rochefort, French actor
1931 - Aleksei Aleksandrovich Gubarev, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 17, 28)
1931 - Anthony "Lonnie" Donegan, Scotish skiffle vocalist/guitarist
1931 - Lonnie Donegan, Glasgow Scotland, vocalist
1931 - William Ball, actor (Suburban Commando)
1931 - Frank Auerbach, German-born British painter
1932 - King Hu, film director
1932 - Yevgeni Alekseyevich Zaikin, Russian cosmonaut (Voshkod 2 backup)
1933 - Darijan Bozic, composer
1933 - Keith Baxter, South Wales, actor (Barretts at Wimpole Street)
1933 - Raymond Earl Hill, saxophonist
1933 - Rod Marvin McKuen, Oakland Calif, singer/composer (Alone, Beatsville)
1933 - Mark Eyskens, Prime Minister of Belgium
1934 - Pedro Pires, premier (Cape Verde, 1975-91)
1934 - Luis Aparicio, Venezuelan baseball player
1934 - Otis Rush, American musician
1935 - Len Weinrib, NYC, comedian (Spike Jones Show)
1935 - Otto M Zykan, composer
1936 - April Stevens, Niagara Falls NY, rock vocalist (Deep Purple)
1936 - Jacob Rothschild, English banker/multi-millionaire
1936 - Lane Smith, Memphis TN, actor (Perry White-Lois & Clark)
1936 - Richard Lynch, actor (Xavier-Battlestar Galactica)
1936 - Zubin Mehta, Bombay India, conductor (NY Philharmonic)
1937 - Jill Paton Walsh, English writer
1938 - Fred Dibnah, English television personality (d. 2004)
1938 - Klaus Voormann, German musician, artist, and record producer
1940 - Brian Taber, cricket wicket-keeper (Australian between Grout & Marsh)
1941 - Jonah Barrington, British World champion squash player (1966-73)
1942 - Klaus Voorman, rock bassist (Manfred Mann-Mighty Quinn)
1943 - Duane Allen, Taylortown Texas, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira)
1944 - Benedikte, Danish princess/daughter of Frederik IX
1944 - Jim Hart, Evanston, Ill, NFL quarterback (St Louis Cardinals)
1944 - Richard Kline, American actor and director
1945 - Tammi Terrell, soul singer (Ain't No Mountain High Enough)
1945 - Hugh Hopper, rocker (Soft Machine)
1945 - Richard Warwick, actor (Johnny Dangerously, Sebastine, If)
1945 - [Thomasina] Tammi Terrell, [Montgomery], singer (Ain't No Mt High)
1946 - Franc Roddam, director (K2, Bride, Aria, Quadrophenia)
1947 - Jim Ryun, US, 1500m runner/broke 4 minute mile (Olympic-silver-1968)
1947 - John Laurence Miller, SF CA, golfer (US Open 1973, British Open 1976)
1947 - Tommy James, singer (cri-im-son & clo-o-ver o-o-ver & o-o-ver)
1947 - Olavo de Carvalho, Brazilian philosopher
1948 - Reb Brown, Los Angeles CA, actor (Cage, Yor, Capt America, Fast Break)
1948 - Bruce Cutler, American attorney
1949 - Anita Dobson, England, actress (Annie Watts-EastEnders)
1949 - Eddie Hart, US, 100m runner (Olympic-1972)
1949 - Francis Rossi, England, guitarist/vocalist (Status Quo-Down Down)
1950 - Phillip Noyce, Australian film director
1950 - Debbie Stabenow, American politician
1951 - Dale Earnhardt, American race car driver (d. 2001)
1952 - Deborah Van Valkenburgh, Schnectady, actress (Too Close for Comfort)
1952 - Nora Dunn, Chic Ill, comedienne (SNL, Miami Blues, Working Girl)
1952 - David Icke, English writer
1952 - Bob McClure, American baseball player
1953 - Nikolai Nikolayevich Budarin, Kirya Russia, cosmonaut (STS 71, TM-27)
1954 - Bill Paxon, (Rep-R-New York)
1954 - Deborah Iyall, rocker (Romeo Void)
1954 - Jake Burton Carpenter, American snowboarder
1955 - Jerry Seinfeld, comedian/actor (Jerry-Seinfeld)
1955 - Kate Mulgrew, Dubuque Iowa, actress (Capt Janeway-Star Trek Voyager)
1955 - Wendee Lee, American voice actress
1955 - Gino Quilico, Canadian baritone
1956 - Ron Verlin, rocker (Shooting Star)
1956 - Ketil Stokkan, Norwegian singer
1957 - Richie C Robertson, rock bassist/vocalist (Fabulous Poodles)
1957 - Mark Kendall, American guitarist
1957 - Timothy Treadwell, American bear enthusiast (d. 2003)
1958 - Daniel Day-Lewis, England, actor (Last of the Mohicans, My Left Foot)
1958 - Eve Plumb, Burbank, actress (Jan-Brady Bunch, I'm Gonna Get You Sucka)
1958 - Michelle Pfeiffer, Midway City Calif, actress (Married to the Mob)
1958 - Simon Edwards, rocker (Fairground Attraction-Find My Love)
1958 - Gary Cohen, Baseball broadcaster
1960 - Gerard Joling, Dutch singer (Love is in Your Eyes)
1960 - Joseph Guzaldo, Chicago Ill, actor (Stir Crazy)
1960 - William Lee Glasson Jr, Fresno CA, PGA golfer (1985 Kemper Open)
1960 - Phil King, English bassist
1960 - Robert J. Sawyer, Canadian writer
1960 - Caveh Zahedi, American filmmaker
1961 - Fumihiko Tachiki, Japanese seiyū
1962 - Bruce Driver, Toronto, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers)
1962 - Dieter Hegen, Kaufbeuren GER, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)
1962 - Robert Druppers, runner (world record 1 km indoor)
1963 - Mike Babcock, NHL Coach
1964 - Federico Castelluccio, Italian-American actor
1965 - Reggie Miller, NBA player (Indiana Pacers)
1966 - John VanderWal, Grand Rapids MI, outfielder (Colorado Rockies)
1966 - Phil Tufnell, cricketer (England slow lefty & slower fieldsman)
1967 - Curtis Joseph, Keswick Ont, NHL goalie (Team Canada, Edmonton Oilers)
1967 - Elizabeth "Betsy" McCagg, Kirkland Wash, rower (Olympics-4th-92, 96)
1967 - Mary McCagg, Seattle Wash, rower (Olympics-4th-92, 96)
1967 - Rachel Williams, Greenwich Village NY, model (Absolut Vodka, Elle)
1967 - Master P, American rapper
1968 - Browning Nagle, NFL quarterback (NY Jets, Atlanta Falcons)
1968 - Carnie Wilson, LA Calif, rock vocalist (Wilson Phillips-Hold On)
1969 - Arthur Marshall, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)
1969 - Paul Adelstein, American actor
1970 - Andre Agassi, Las Vegas Nev, tennis star (Oly-gold-96, US Open 1994)
1970 - Arnaud Briand, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
1970 - Derrick Frazier, NFL cornerback (Phila Eagles)
1970 - J R Phillips, West Covina CA, infielder (Phila Phillies)
1970 - Leuea Tagoai, CFL defensive end (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1970 - Mark McMillian, NFL cornerback (Phila Eagles, KC Chiefs)
1970 - Uma Thurman, Boston Mass, actress (Baron Munchausen, Pulp Fiction)
1970 - William Martin III, Charleston SC, finn yachter (Olympics-23rd-1996)
1970 - China Forbes, American singer and songwriter (Pink Martini)
1971 - Sterling Hitchcock, Fayetteville NC, pitcher (NY Yanks, Sea Mariners)
1972 - Gwendolyn Wentland, Flint Michigan, high jumper
1972 - Dustin McDaniel, American politician
1973 - David Belle, French physical educator
1974 - Alana Blahoski, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
1974 - Anggun, Indonesian singer
1974 - Pascal Cygan, French footballer
1974 - Julian Knowle, Austrian tennis player
1974 - Jasper Wood, Canadian violinist
1975 - John Macready, LA Calif, gymnast (Olympics-5th-96)
1975 - Béres Zoo, Hungarian radio DJ
1975 - Rafael Betancourt, Venezuelan baseball player
1976 - God Shammgod, NBA guard (Wash Wizards)
1976 - Nayla Micherif, Miss Brazil Universe (1997)
1976 - Jay Orpin, Swedish composer and producer
1977 - Claus Jensen, Danish footballer
1977 - Rocío Carrasco, Spanish TV host and socialite
1978 - Mike Bryan, Oxnard Calif, tennis star (USTA National 18 doubles)
1978 - Tony Armas, Jr., Venezuelan baseball player
1979 - Ryan Sharp, Scottish racing driver
1979 - Lee Dong-Gook, Korean footballer
1979 - Jo O'Meara, British singer (S Club)
1979 - Matt Tong, English drummer (Bloc Party)
1980 - Mathieu Biron, Canadian ice hockey player
1980 - Kian Egan, Irish singer (Westlife)
1980 - Kelly Shoppach, American baseball player
1981 - Émilie Mondor, Canadian athlete (d. 2006)
1981 - George McCartney, Northern Irish footballer
1981 - Alex Vincent, American actor
1982 - Kamran Jawaid, Pakistani film critic
1983 - Jay Cutler, American football player
1983 - Yuriko Shiratori, Japanese gravure idol and actress
1983 - Sam Jones III, American Actor
1983 - David Lee, American basketball player
1984 - Phạm Văn Quyến, Vietnamese footballer
1984 - Taylor Cole, American actress
1984 - Firass Dirani, Lebanese-Australian actor
1986 - Renee Alway, American Model
1987 - Alicia Morton, American actress
1988 - Younha, Korean pop singer
1993 - Aurelia Clasina Lucia Wildeboer, daughter of Pieter & Mirtle
2003 - Barbaro, American thoroughbred racehorse (d. 2007)
2003 - Maud Behn, Princess of Norway
2007 - Infanta Sofía of Spain, Princess of Spain

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