Historical Birthday

14 Apr 1527
Abraham Ortelius Flemish cartographer and dealer in maps books and antiquities (Theatrum orbis terrarum) born in Antwerp Belgium (d. 1598)
14 Apr 1572
Adam Tanner Austrian mathematician and philosopher born in Innsbruck Austria (d. 1632)
14 Apr 1578
Philip III King of Spain & Portugal (1598-1621) born in Madrid Spain (d. 1621)
14 Apr 1592
Abraham Elsevier Dutch book publisher born in Leiden Netherlands (d. 1652)
14 Apr 1629
Christiaan Huygens Dutch mathematician astronomer (discovered Saturns rings) and scientist (dynamics) born in The Hague Netherlands (d. 1695)
14 Apr 1668
Magnus Julius De la Gardie Swedish General and statesman born in Stockholm Sweden (d. 1741)
14 Apr 1676
Ernst Christian Hesse German composer born in Groengottern Germany (d. 1762)
14 Apr 1714
Adam Gib Scottish religious leader born in Muckhart Perthshire (d. 1788)
14 Apr 1718
Emanuele Barbella Neapolitan composer born in Naples Italy (d. 1777)
14 Apr 1721
William Augustus Duke of Cumberland English army leader born in London (d. 1765)
14 Apr 1723
John Wainwright English composer and organist (d. 1768)
14 Apr 1741
Emperor Momozono 116th Emperor of Japan born in Kyoto Japan (d. 1762)
14 Apr 1762
Giuseppe Valadier Italian architect and archaeologist born in Rome Italy (d. 1839)
14 Apr 1782
Carlo Coccia Italian composer born in Naples Italy (d. 1873)
14 Apr 1788
David G. Burnet interim president of the Republic of Texas born in Newark New Jersey (d. 1870)
14 Apr 1797
Adolphe Thiers 1st president of 3rd French Republic (1871-77) born in Bouc-Bel-Air France (d. 1877)
14 Apr 1803
Friedrich von Amerling Austrian painter born in Vienna Austria (d. 1887)
14 Apr 1809
George Willem Vreede Dutch lawyer and politician born in Tilburg Netherlands (d. 1880)
14 Apr 1813
Junius Spencer Morgan American merchant and philanthropist (Metro Museum of Art) born in Holyoke Massachusetts (d. 1890)
14 Apr 1818
Marie of Saxe-Altenburg Queen of Hanover born in Hildburghausen Saxe-Hildburghausen (d. 1909)
14 Apr 1819
Charles Hall Anglo-German pianist conductor and founder (Halle Orchestra) born in Hagen Westphalia (d. 1895)
14 Apr 1820
Harry T. Hays American Brigadier General (Confederate Army) born in Wilson County Tennessee (d. 1876)
14 Apr 1827
Augustus Pitt Rivers English archaeologist born in Bramham cum Oglethorpe Wetherby Yorkshire (d. 1900)
14 Apr 1831
Gerhard Rohlfs German explorer and ambassador in Abyssinia born in Vegesack Bremen Germany (d. 1896)
14 Apr 1832
James Hewett Ledlie American civil engineer and Brigadier General (Union Army) born in Utica New York (d. 1882)
14 Apr 1842
Sven August Krling Swedish composer born in Misterhult Sweden (d. 1919)
14 Apr 1843
Gustave Leon Huberti Belgian composer born in Brussels Belgium (d. 1910)
14 Apr 1852
Henrique Oswald Brazilian composer born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 1931)
14 Apr 1857
Edgar Stillman Kelley American composer (Gulliver) born in Sparta Wisconsin (d. 1944)
14 Apr 1857
Victor Horsley English physician and neuroscientist born in London (d. 1916)
14 Apr 1862
Pyotr Stolypin 3rd Prime Minister of Russia (1906-11) born in Dresden Kingdom of Saxony German Confederation (d. 1911)
14 Apr 1866
Anne Sullivan [Johanna Macy] American teacher who educated Helen Keller born in Feeding Hills Massachusetts (d. 1936)
14 Apr 1868
Peter Behrens German architect born in Hamburg North German Confederation (d. 1940)
14 Apr 1870
Syd Gregory Australian cricketer (Australian batsman in 58 Tests 1890-1912) born in Randwick New South Wales Australia (d. 1929)
14 Apr 1870
Victor Borisov-Musatov Russian painter born in Saratov Russia (d. 1905)
14 Apr 1872
Abdullah Yusuf Ali British-Indian Islamic scholar and translator (translated Quran into English) born in Bombay British India (d. 1953)
14 Apr 1873
Viktor Josef Keldorfer Austrian composer born in Salzburg Austria (d. 1959)
14 Apr 1874
Alexander Cambridge 1st Earl of Athlone Governor-General of the Union of South Africa and Canada born in Kensington Palace London (d. 1957)
14 Apr 1876
Murray Bisset South African cricketer (South African wicket-keeper 1899 & 1910) born in Port Elizabeth Cape Colony (d. 1931)
14 Apr 1876
Cecil Chubb English barrister gifted Stonehenge to the British nation born in Shrewton (d. 1934)
14 Apr 1877
Daniel Plooy Dutch new testament scholar born in Schiedam Netherlands (d. 1935)
14 Apr 1879
James Branch Cabell American novelist and essayist (Restless Heads) born in Richmond Virginia (d. 1958)
14 Apr 1882
Moritz Schlick Austrian philosopher born in Berlin Germany (d. 1936)
14 Apr 1886
Edward C. Tolman American psychologist (behaviorism) born in West Newton Massachusetts (d. 1959)
14 Apr 1886
Ernst Robert Curtius German literature historian born in Thann Haut-Rhin (d. 1956)
14 Apr 1889
Efim Bogoljubov Russian-German chess player born in Stanislavchyk Tarashcha Uyezd Kiev Governorate Russian Empire (d. 1952)
14 Apr 1889
James Stephenson British actor (Letter Espionage Agent Nancy Drew) born in Selby Yorkshire England (d. 1941)
14 Apr 1892
Giorgio Cesana Italian coxswain (Olympic gold 1906) born in Venice (d. 1967)
14 Apr 1892
V. Gordon Childe British archaeologist and prehistorian born in Sydney Australia (d. 1957)
14 Apr 1895
Mary Marquet Russian actress (Matter of Resistance) born in St Petersburg Russia (d. 1979)
14 Apr 1895
Wiktor Labunski Polish-American composer born in Saint Petersburg Russia (d. 1974)
14 Apr 1897
Barbara Wootton Baroness Wootton of Abinger British sociologist and criminologist born in Cambridge England (d. 1988)
14 Apr 1897
Olga Chekhova Russian-German actress (Italian Strawhat Cry of the Children) born in Aleksandropol Erivan Governorate Russian Empire (d. 1980)
14 Apr 1897
Claire Windsor American actress (The Blot) born in Cawker City Kansas (d. 1972)
14 Apr 1898
Lee Tracy American actor (Dinner at Eight Martin Kane Private Eye) born in Atlanta Georgia (d. 1968)
14 Apr 1900
Salvatore BaccaloniItalian opera singer and actor (Merry Andrew Rock-a-Bye Baby) born in Rome Italy (d. 1969)
14 Apr 1901
Martin Kessel German writer born in Plauen (d. 1990)
14 Apr 1902
Menachem Mendel Schneerson Russian-American rabbi (head of Lubavitcher Jews) born in Nikolaev Kherson Governorate Russian Empire (d. 1994)
14 Apr 1902
Sylvio Mantha Canadian ice hockey player born in Montreal Canada (d. 1974)
14 Apr 1904
Lionel Birkett West Indian cricketer (WI vice-capt on Australian tour 1930-31) born in Saint Michael Barbados (d. 1998)
14 Apr 1904
Reinout Willem van Bemmelen Dutch geologist born in Batavia Dutch East Indies (d. 1983)
14 Apr 1904
Sonia Gaskell Russian-Dutch choreographer (Diaghilev) born in Vilkavikis Lithuania (d. 1974)
14 Apr 1905
Slinger Nitschke Australian cricket batsman (S Aus & Test) born in Adelaide South Australia (d. 1982)
14 Apr 1905
Elizabeth Huckaby American educator born in Hamburg Arkansas (d. 1999)
14 Apr 1906
Hunter Johnson American composer born near Benson North Carolina (d. 1998)
14 Apr 1907
Franois Duvalier Papa Doc Dictator of Haiti (1957-71) born in Port-au-Prince Haiti (d. 1971)
14 Apr 1907
Otto Frans Antoine Hubert van Nispen Dutch mayor (Pannerden) born in Pannerden Netherlands (d. 1992)
14 Apr 1907
Phyllis Konstam British actress (Murder Skin Game) born in London England (d. 1976)
14 Apr 1910
Werner Wolf Glaser German-Swedish composer born in Cologne Germany (d. 2006)
14 Apr 1912
Belinda Quirey dance historian and teacher (d. 1996)
14 Apr 1912
Piet van Egmond Dutch organist and conductor (Neth Chamber Orchestra) born in Amsterdam (d. 1982)
14 Apr 1912
Robert Doisneau French photographer (The Kiss) born in Gentilly Val-de-Marne France (d. 1994)
14 Apr 1913
Jean Fournet French conductor born in Rouen France (d. 2008)
14 Apr 1913
John Howard American actor (The Philadelphia Story My Three Sons) born in Cleveland Ohio (d. 1995)
14 Apr 1916
C. R. Rangachari Indian cricketer (India 1947-48) born in Mammandur British India (d. 1993)
14 Apr 1916
Denis ApIvor British composer born in Collinstown County Westmeath Ireland (d. 2004)
14 Apr 1916
Emerson Buckley American composer born in NYC New York (d. 1989)
14 Apr 1917
Valerie Hobson British actress (Great Expectations) born in Larne County Antrim Ireland (d. 1998)
14 Apr 1917
Marvin Miller American baseball executive (Major League Baseball Players Association 1966-1982) born in NYC New York (d. 2012)
14 Apr 1918
Mary Healy American actress ( The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T He Married his Wife) born in New Orleans Louisiana (d. 2016)
14 Apr 1921
Thomas Schelling American economist (Nobel Prize 2005 - game-theory analysis) born in Oakland California (d. 2016)
14 Apr 1921
Rosanell Eaton American voting rights advocate born near Louisburg North Carolina (d. 2018)
14 Apr 1922
David Alexandrovich Toradze Soviet composer born in Tbilisi Georgia (d. 1983)
14 Apr 1922
Maria Luisa Bemberg Argentine filmmaker born in Buenos Aires Argentina (d. 1995)
14 Apr 1922
Ali Akbar Khan Indian classical musician born in Comilla East Bangladesh (d. 2009)
14 Apr 1923
Roberto DeVicenzo Argentine golfer born in Villa Ballester Argentina (d. 2017)
14 Apr 1924
Shorty Rogers [Milton Rajonsky] American jazz trumpeter and composer born in Great Barrington Massachusetts (d. 1994)
14 Apr 1925
Abel Muzorewa Prime Minister of Zimbabwe Rhodesia (1979-80) born in Umtali Manicaland Southern Rhodesia (d. 1979)
14 Apr 1925
Bill Harris American guitarist (Clovers-Good Lovin) born in Nashville North Carolina (d. 1988)
14 Apr 1920
Eduardo Maturana Chilean composer born in Valparaso Chile (d. 2003)
14 Apr 1925
H G Kischenchand cricketer (5 Tests for India 1947-52)
14 Apr 1926
Gloria Jean American actress and singer (Never Give a Sucker an Even Break) born in Buffalo New York
14 Apr 1926
Frank Daniel Czech-born writer director and teacher (d. 1996)
14 Apr 1926
Liz Renay [Pearl Elizabeth Dobbins] American actress (Desperate Living) born in Chandler Arizona (d. 2007)
14 Apr 1927
Dany Robin French actress (Follow the Boys Topaz Jupiter Julietta) born in Clamart France (d. 1995)
14 Apr 1929
William Edgar Thornton Faison NC MDastronaut (STS-8 51-B sk49)
14 Apr 1929
Gerry Anderson English television producer (d. 2012)
14 Apr 1929
Paavo Berglund Finnish conductor (works of Sibelius)
14 Apr 1930
Bradford Dillman American actor (Compulsion Piranha Sudden Impact Enforcer) born in San Francisco California (d. 2018)
14 Apr 1930
Jay Robinson American actor (Born Again Malibu Bikini Shop) born in NYC New York (d. 2013)
14 Apr 1932
Bob Grant [Robert St Clair Grant] British actor comedian and writer (on the Buses) born in Hammersmith London (d. 2003)
14 Apr 1932
William R. Bennett Premier of British Columbia
14 Apr 1933
Morton Subotnick US composer (Wild Bull) born in Los Angeles California
14 Apr 1934
Bruce Pairaudeau cricketer (WI opening bat in 13 Tests 115 on debut)
14 Apr 1934
Fredric Jameson American philosopher cultural theorist
14 Apr 1935
Joan Darling actress (Frieda-Owen Marshall) born in Boston Massachusetts
14 Apr 1935
Erich von Dniken Zofingen Aargau Swiss writer (Chariots of the Gods)
14 Apr 1936
Bobby Nichols American golfer (PGA Cship 1964) born in Louisville Kentucky
14 Apr 1938
Gloria [Dean] Randle Scott American educatorpres (Beaumont College)
14 Apr 1940
Patricia Bruder American actress (Ellen-As the World Turns) born in Brooklyn New York
14 Apr 1942
Valentin Vitaliyevich Lebedev cosmonaut (Soyuz 13 35 T-5)
14 Apr 1943
Clarice Elaine Gaylord director of research grants (EPA)
14 Apr 1943
Yvonne Vriens-Auerbach Dutch politician (CDA)
14 Apr 1945
Derek Leckenby rockeractor (Mrs Brown Youve Got a Lovely Daughter)
14 Apr 1945
Uwe Beyer German DR shot-putter (Olympic gold 1976)
14 Apr 1945
Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi 8th Prime Minister of Samoa
14 Apr 1946
Patrick Fairley guitarist (Marmalade - Ob La Di Ob La Da)
14 Apr 1946
Tom Monteleone American writer (Dark Star & Illumination)
14 Apr 1947
Bob Massie cricketer (Aust swing bowler 16 wkts on debut v Eng 1972)
14 Apr 1948
Larry Ferguson Nassau keyboardist (Hot Chocolate-You Sexy Thing)
14 Apr 1948
Anastasios Papaligouras Greek lawyer and politician
14 Apr 1949
Sonja Kristina [Shaw] English songwriter and actress (Hair Curved Air) born in Brentwood England
14 Apr 1949
John Shea actor (Honeymoon New Life Lois & Clark) born in North Conway New Hampshire
14 Apr 1950
Anna M Ansje Beentjes actress (Blindgangers)
14 Apr 1950
Randolph Powell actor (Alan-Dallas Logans Run) born in Iowa City Iowa
14 Apr 1951
Gregory [Greg] Winter British Chemist (Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2018) born in Leicester England
14 Apr 1951
Gregory Greg Winter British biochemist (Nobel Prize Chemistry 2018 antibodies for therapeutic use) born in Leicester England
14 Apr 1953
Eric Tsang Hong Kong actor director and TV host (Super Trio series) born in Hong Kong
14 Apr 1954
Bruce Sterling American sci-fi author (Involution Ocean Schismatrix)
14 Apr 1955
Simone Griffeth Savannah Georgia actress (Death Race 2000 Amandas)
14 Apr 1957
Mikhail Pletnev Russian pianist conductor and composer
14 Apr 1958
Michael Patrick Hulbert Elmira NY PGA golfer (1989 BC Open)
14 Apr 1958
Peter Capaldi Scottish actor (12th Doctor in Doctor Who The Thick of It) born in Glasgow
14 Apr 1960
Brian Forster rocker (Partridge Family Drums)
14 Apr 1960
Pat Symcox cricketer (South African off-spinner 1993- )
14 Apr 1962
James Carpenter fencer-epee (Olympics 1996) born in Canton Connecticut
14 Apr 1963
Cynthia Cooper WNBA guard (Houston CometsOlympic gold 1988)
14 Apr 1964
Allen James 50K walker (Olympics 24th-92 96) born in Sacramento California
14 Apr 1964
Greg Battle CFL linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
14 Apr 1964
Jim Grabb tennis star born in Tucson Arizona
14 Apr 1965
Craig McDermott cricket pace bowler (tireless Austr since 1984)
14 Apr 1965
Stan Humphries NFL quarterback (San Diego Chargers)
14 Apr 1966
Greg Myers Riverside CA catcher (Minnesota Twins)
14 Apr 1966
Andr Boisclair Quebec politician (Parti Qubcois)
14 Apr 1967
Jeff Finley Edmonton NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets)
14 Apr 1967
Steve Chiasson Barrie NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames)
14 Apr 1967
Nicola Berti Italian International footballer
14 Apr 1967
Alain Ct French Canadian ice hockey player
14 Apr 1968
Andrew Trim Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996) born in Sydney New South Wales
14 Apr 1968
Anthony Michael Hall American actor (SNL Breakfast Club) born in Boston Massachusetts
14 Apr 1968
Jesse Levis catcher (Milwaukee Brewers) born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania
14 Apr 1969
Brad Ausmus catcher (Detroit Tigers) born in New Haven Connecticut
14 Apr 1969
Brad Pennington Salem IN pitcher (California Angels)
14 Apr 1969
David Archibald Chilliwack NHL center (Ottawa Senators)
14 Apr 1969
Martyn LeNoble Dutch musician born in Vlaardingen Netherlands
14 Apr 1970
Brian Stablein American NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts) born in Erie Pennsylvania
14 Apr 1970
Jan Siemerink Dutch tennis star born in Rijnsburg Netherlands
14 Apr 1902
Sylvio Mantha Canadian ice hockey player born in Montreal Quebec (d. 1974)
14 Apr 1902
Ken Loeffler American College and Basketball Hall of Fame coach (National Invitation Tournament 1952 NCAA Basketball Tournament 1954 La Salle Explorers) born in Rumson New Jersey (d. 1975)
14 Apr 1923
Roberto De Vicenzo Argentine golfer (British Open 1967 US Masters 1968 runner-up) born in Villa Ballester Argentina (d. 2017)
14 Apr 1928
Gene Corrigan American lacrosse player coach and college athletics administrator (President of the NCAA 1995-97) born in Baltimore Maryland (d. 2020)
14 Apr 1929
Paavo Berglund Finnish conductor and violinist (works of Sibelius) born in Helsinki Finland (d. 2012)
14 Apr 1930
George Gekas American politician (Rep-R-PA 1983-2003) born in Harrisburg Pennsylvania
14 Apr 1931
John Clarke American actor (Mickey-Days of Our Life) born in South Bend Indiana (d. 2019)
14 Apr 1932
Bill Bennett Canadian politician Premier of British Columbia (1975-86) born in Kelowna British Columbia (d. 2015)
14 Apr 1933
Morton Subotnick American composer (Wild Bull) born in Los Angeles California
14 Apr 1934
Bruce Pairaudeau West Indian cricketer (WI opening bat in 13 Tests 115 on debut) born in Georgetown British Guiana
14 Apr 1935
Joan Darling American actress (Frieda-Owen Marshall) born in Boston Massachusetts
14 Apr 1935
Erich von Dniken Swiss writer (Chariots of the Gods) born in Zofingen Aargau
14 Apr 1936
Kenneth Mars American actor (The Producers) born in Chicago Illinois (d. 2011)
14 Apr 1936
Frank Serpico American policeman who blew whistle on NYPD corruption born in Brooklyn New York
14 Apr 1938
Gloria Randle Scott American educatorPresident of Beaumont College born in Houston Texas
14 Apr 1939
Jennifer Fowler British composer born in Bunbury Austrtalia
14 Apr 1946
Patrick Fairley Scottish guitarist (Marmalade - Ob La Di Ob La Da)
14 Apr 1948
Chester G. Atkins American politician (Rep-D-Mass 1985-93)
14 Apr 1948
Larry Ferguson keyboardist (Hot Chocolate-You Sexy Thing) born in Nassau Bahamas
14 Apr 1949
Chris Langham English comedian and actor (The Thick of It Help) born in London England
14 Apr 1950
Francis Collins American scientist who led the Human Genome Project born in Staunton Virgibia
14 Apr 1951
Matima Kinuani Mpiosso Zairean musician (d. 1996)
14 Apr 1951
Julian Lloyd Webber English cellist (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire)
14 Apr 1951
Gregory Greg Winter British biochemist (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018) known for the therapeutic use of antibodies born in Leicester England
14 Apr 1952
Kenny Aaronson american bass guitarist born in Brooklyn New York
14 Apr 1952
Mickey OSullivan Irish Gaelic football manager and player born in Kenmare Ireland
14 Apr 1953
David Buss American Evolutionary psychologist
14 Apr 1955
Simone Griffeth American actress (Death Race 2000 Amandas) born in Savannah Georgia
14 Apr 1957
Lothaire Bluteau Canadian actor (Jsus de Montral) born in Montreal Quebec
14 Apr 1958
Mike Hulbert American golfer broadcaster (3 PGA Tour titles) born in Elmira New York
14 Apr 1958
John DAquino American actor (seaQuest DSV) born in Brooklyn New York
14 Apr 1958
Peter Capaldi Scottish actor (12th Doctor in Doctor Who The Thick of It) born in Glasgow Scotland
14 Apr 1963
Thomas W. Libous American politician (Senate-R-New York 1989-2015) brought down by scandal born in Johnson City New York (d. 2016)
14 Apr 1969
Brad Ausmus American catcher (Detroit Tigers) born in New Haven Connecticut
14 Apr 1969
Brad Pennington Amercian pitcher (California Angels) born in Salem Indiana
14 Apr 1969
Mark Macon American NBA guard (Detroit Pistons) born in Saginaw Michigan
14 Apr 1969
Tim Roberts American NFL defensive end (NE Patriots) born in Atlanta Georgia
14 Apr 1969
Vebjrn Selbekk Norwegian journalist (Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy) born in Trondheim Norway
14 Apr 1970
Steve Avery American pitcher (Atlanta Braves) born in Trenton Michigan
14 Apr 1970
Shizuka Kud Japanese singer born in Tokyo Japan
14 Apr 1970
Emre Altu Turkish singer born in Istanbul Turkey
14 Apr 1971
Antonio London NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions) born in Tullahoma Tennessee
14 Apr 1971
Gregory Zaun American baseball analyst & catcher (Baltimore Orioles) born in Glendale California
14 Apr 1971
Miguel Calero Colombian soccer goalkeeper (50 caps Copa Amrica 2001 Pachuca) born in Ginebra Colombia (d. 2012)
14 Apr 1971
Peter Gibson American writer born in Greenwich Connecticut
14 Apr 1972
Paul Devlin England-born Scottish footballer born in Birmingham United Kingdom
14 Apr 1818
Marie of Saxe-Altenburg Queen of Hanover born in Hildburghausen Saxe-Hildburghausen (d. 1907)
14 Apr 1900
Salvatore Baccaloni Italian opera singer and actor (Merry Andrew Rock-a-Bye Baby) born in Rome Italy (d. 1969)
14 Apr 1918
Mary Healy American actress (The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T He Married his Wife) born in New Orleans Louisiana (d. 2016)
14 Apr 1924
Shorty Rogers [Milton Rajonsky] American jazz trumpeter and composer born in Great Barrington Massachusetts (d. 1994)
14 Apr 1925
Abel Muzorewa Prime Minister of Zimbabwe Rhodesia (1979-80) born in Umtali Manicaland Southern Rhodesia (d. 2010)
14 Apr 1926
Jan Maegaard Danish composer and musicologist (Triptykon) born in Copenhagen Denmark (d. 2012)
14 Apr 1926
Barbara Anderson New Zealand author born in Hastings New Zealand (d. 2013)
14 Apr 1929
Paavo Berglund Finnish violinist and conductor (Helsinki Chamber Orchestra Finnish RSO 1956-72) born in Helsinki Finland (d. 2012)
14 Apr 1931
John Clarke American actor (Days of Our Lives -Mickey) born in South Bend Indiana (d. 2019)
14 Apr 1947
Bob Massie Australian cricket swing bowler (6 Tests 16 wickets on debut v England 1972) born in Perth Australia
14 Apr 1948
Berinthia Berry Berenson American photographer actress & model born in New York City (d. 2001)
14 Apr 1960
Brian Forster American child actor and musician (Partridge Family - Chris Partridge) born in Los Angeles California
14 Apr 1967
Barrett Martin American rock and jazz drummer and composer born in Olympia Washington
14 Apr 1969
Brad Pennington American pitcher (California Angels) born in Salem Indiana
14 Apr 1856
Therese Zamara Austrian harpist and music teacher born in Vienna Austria (d. 1927)
14 Apr 1912
Belinda Quirey British dance historian and teacher (d. 1996)
14 Apr 1912
Piet van Egmond Dutch organist and conductor (Netherlands Chamber Orchestra) born in Amsterdam (d. 1982)
14 Apr 1919
Mendelis Bas Latvian composer conductor and pedagogue born in Riga Latvia (d. 2012)
14 Apr 1925
Bill Harris American R&B and jazz guitarist (Clovers - Ting-A-Ling Devil Or Angel) born in Nashville North Carolina (d. 1988)
14 Apr 1925
H. G. Kischenchand Indian cricketer (5 Tests for India 1947-52)
14 Apr 1928
Egil Monn-Iversen Norwegian pianist composer and conductor (Norwegian National Opera and Ballet 1981-96) born in Oslo Norway (d. 2017)
14 Apr 1929
William Edgar Thornton American medical doctor USAF officer and NASA astronaut (STS-8 STS-51-B) born in Faison North Carolina (d. 2021)
14 Apr 1934
Fredric Jameson American philosopher and cultural theorist
14 Apr 1941
Bob McCammon Canadian ice hockey coach (Philadelphia Fllyers 1978-84 Vancouver Canucks 1987-91) born in Kenora Ontario (d. 2021)
14 Apr 1942
Valentin Lebedev Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 13 35 T-5) born in Moscow Russia
14 Apr 1942
Tony Burrows British pop singer (The Flower Pot Men - Lets Go To San Francisco Edison Lighthouse -Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)) born in Exeter Devon England
14 Apr 1943
Clarice Elaine Gaylord American director of research grants (EPA)
14 Apr 1944
John Sergeant British political journalist radio and television broadcaster born in Oxford England
14 Apr 1945
Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi 8th Prime Minister of Samoa born in Lepa Samoa
14 Apr 1948
Larry Ferguson keyboardist (Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing) born in Nassau Bahamas
14 Apr 1949
Sonja Kristina [Shaw] English songwriter and actress (Hair Curved Air) born in Brentwood England
14 Apr 1950
Ansje Beentjes Dutch actress (Blindgangers) born in Alkmaar Netherlands
14 Apr 1951
Matima Kinuani Mpiosso Zairen rock guitarist (Zaika Langa-Langa) (d. 1996)
14 Apr 1951
Julian Lloyd Webber English cellist (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire) born in London
14 Apr 1952
Kenny Aaronson American session and touring bass guitarist (Joan Jett Bob Dylan Rick Derringer) born in Brooklyn New York
14 Apr 1954
Jon Herington American session and touring jazz and rock guitarist (Steely Dan) born in Paterson New Jersey
14 Apr 1954
Shari Redstone American media executive (ViacomCBS) born in Washington D.C.
14 Apr 1957
Mikhail Pletnev Russian pianist conductor and composer born in Arkhangelsk USSR
14 Apr 1957
Bobbi Brown American make-up artist (Bobbi Brown Cosmetics) born in Chicago Illinois
14 Apr 1960
Brian Forster American child actor and fictional drummer (Partridge Family - Chris the second one) born in Los Angeles California
14 Apr 1960
Pat Symcox South African cricketer (South African off-spinner 1993- )
14 Apr 1962
John Bell American rock singer and guitarist (Widespread Panic - Hope in a Hopeless World) born in Cleveland Ohio
14 Apr 1963
Cynthia Cooper-Dyke American WNBA guard (Houston CometsOlympic gold 1988) and coach born in Chicago Illinois
14 Apr 1964
Allen James American 50K walker (Olympics 24th-92 96) born in Sacramento California
14 Apr 1964
Jim Grabb American professional tennis player 1986-97 (Grand Slam wins French Open Doubles 1989 US Open Doubles 1992) born in Tucson Arizona
14 Apr 1964
Gina McKee English actress (Our Friends in the North) born in Peterlee England
14 Apr 1965
Craig McDermott Australian cricket pace bowler (tireless Austr since 1984) born in Ipswich Australia
14 Apr 1965
Stan Humphries American NFL quarterback (San Diego Chargers) born in Shreveport Louisiana
14 Apr 1965
Tom Dey American film director (Shanghai Noon)
14 Apr 1966
Greg Myers American catcher (Minnesota Twins) born in Riverside California
14 Apr 1967
Jeff Finley Canadian NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets) born in Edmonton
14 Apr 1967
Steve Chiasson Canadian NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames) born in Barrie Ontario
14 Apr 1967
Mike Trombley American MLB baseball pitcher 1992-2002 (Minnesota Twins and 2 other teams) born in Springfield Massachusetts
14 Apr 1968
Jesse Levis American catcher (Milwaukee Brewers) born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania
14 Apr 1870
Syd Gregory Australian cricket batsman & captain (58 Tests 4 x 100 8 x 50 HS 201 NSW CA) born in Sydney Australia (d. 1929)
14 Apr 1904
Lionel Birkett West Indian cricket batsman (4 Tests 1 x 50 Barbados Guyana Trinidad & Tobago) born in Saint Michael Barbados (d. 1998)
14 Apr 1917
Marvin Miller American Baseball HOF executive (Executive Director MLB Players Association 1966-82) born in NYC New York (d. 2012)
14 Apr 1922
Ali Akbar Khan Indian classical sarod player composer and music educator born in Shibpur Bengal Presidency British India (now Bangladesh) (d. 2009)
14 Apr 1924
Shorty Rogers [Milton Rajonsky] American jazz trumpeter flugelhorn player arranger and composer born in Great Barrington Massachusetts (d. 1994)
14 Apr 1933
Morton Subotnick American electronic music composer (Silver Apples of the Moon A Sky of Cloudless Sulphur) born in Los Angeles California
14 Apr 1933
Paddy Hopkirk Irish rally driver (Monte Carlo Rally 1964) born in Belfast Northern Ireland (d. 2022)
14 Apr 1935
Susan Cunliffe-Lister [Lady Marsham of Ilton] British disability campaigner and paralympic athlete (longest-serving female member of UK House of Lords) born in Caithness Scotland (d. 2023) [1]
14 Apr 1939
Jennifer Fowler British classical composer born in Bunbury Australia
14 Apr 1960
Gian Piero Ventrone Italian athletic trainer (Juventus FC Italy 2004-06 SSC Bari Atalanta BC Tottenham Hotspur FC) born in Naples Italy (d. 2022)
14 Apr 1718
Emanuele Barbella Neapolitan composer born in Naples Kingdom of Naples House of Habsburg (now Italy) (d. 1777)
14 Apr 1723
John Wainwright English composer (Christians Awake Salute the Happy Morn) and organist baptized in Stockport Cheshire England (d. 1768)
14 Apr 1782
Carlo Coccia Italian composer born in Naples Kingdom of Naples (d. 1873)
14 Apr 1862
Pyotr Stolypin 3rd Prime Minister of Russia (1906-11) born in Dresden Kingdom of Saxony (d. 1911)
14 Apr 1870
Syd Gregory Australian cricket batsman and captain (58 Tests 4 x 100 8 x 50 HS 201 NSW CA) born in Sydney Australia (d. 1929)
14 Apr 1876
Murray Bisset South African cricket wicket-keeper and captain (3 Tests 3 dismissals Western Province) born in Port Elizabeth South Africa (d. 1931)
14 Apr 1901
Martin Kessel German writer (Mr. Brechers Fiasco) born in Plauen Germany (d. 1990)
14 Apr 1912
Belinda Quirey British dance historian and teacher born in UK (d. 1996)
14 Apr 1914
Jiri Reinberger Czech organist and composer born in Brno Austria-Hungary (d. 1977)
14 Apr 1916
Emerson Buckley American composer born in New York City (d. 1989)
14 Apr 1917
Marvin Miller American Baseball HOF executive (Executive Director MLB Players Association 1966-82) born in New York City (d. 2012)
14 Apr 1923
Roberto De Vicenzo Argentine golfer (British Open 1967 US Masters 1968 runner-up) born in Villa Ballester Argentina (d. 2017)
14 Apr 1925
Gene Ammons American jazz saxophonist (The Happy Blues) born in Chicago Illinois (d. 1974)
14 Apr 1925
Gogumal Kischenchand Indian cricketer (5 Tests for India 1947-52) born in Karachi British India (d. 1997)
14 Apr 1926
Gloria Jean [Schoonover] American actress (Never Give a Sucker an Even Break) and singer born in Buffalo New York (d. 2018)
14 Apr 1930
Jay Robinson American actor (Born Again Malibu Bikini Shop) born in New York City (d. 2013)
14 Apr 1932
Joseph Pedott American advertising executive and entrepreneur (Chia Pet The Clapper) born in Chicago Illinois (d. 2023)
14 Apr 1935
Ioannis V. Yannas Greek-American chemist and engineer co-inventor of artificial skin [1]
14 Apr 1944
Arogyaswami Paulraj Indian engineer and inventor (MIMO Wireless Technology) born in Pollachi Tamil Nadu British India [1]
14 Apr 1946
Patrick Fairley Scottish pop rock guitarist (Marmalade 1961-72 - Ob La Di Ob La Da) and music publisher born in Glasgow Scotland (d. 2020)
14 Apr 1948
Berinthia Berry Berenson American photographer actress and model born in New York City (d. 2001)
14 Apr 1950
Ansje Beentjes Dutch actress (Blindgangers) born in Alkmaar Netherlands
14 Apr 1957
Henrik Stiesdal Danish inventor and engineer (1st off shore wind farm) born in Hrsholm Denmark
14 Apr 1960
Chris Cuffaro American portrait music industry and commercial photographer born in San Jose California
14 Apr 1964
Rebecca Richards-Kortum American bioengineer (MacArthur prize for medical technologies for poor communities) born in Grand Island Nebraska [1]