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April 8

April 8 – Famous Birthdays

Taylor Kitsch (MOVIE ACTOR) 1981


Skai Jackson (TV ACTRESS) 2002


Robin Wright (MOVIE ACTRESS) 1966

April 8 – Famous Birthdays

0563 -BC- Gautama Buddha (as celebrated in Japan-Kambutsue)
1460 Ponce de León San Tervas de Campos Spain, Spanish conqueror/explorer, searched for fountain of youth, found Florida
1533 Claudio Merulo organist/composer
1582 Phienas Fletcher poet
1605 Philip IV king of Spain & Portugal (1621-65)
1605 Louis de Vadder Flemish painter
1614 El Greco [Domenikos Theotokopoulos] Iráklion Crete Greece, painter (View of Toledo)
1631 Cornelis de Heem painter
1642 Gerard Callenbach Dutch Admiral
1655 Louis Willem I Margrave (Baden-Baden)
1692 Giuseppe Tartini Italy, violinist/composer (Trillo del Diavolo)
1695 Johann C Günther writer
1697 Pierre Prowo composer
1708 Georg Zarth composer
1726 Lewis Morris Bronx NY, US farmer (signed Declaration of Independence)
1731 William Williams Lebanon CT, US merchant (signed Declaration of Independence)
1741 José 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)
1828 George Baird Hodge Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
1831 Allard Pierson Dutch theologiost/philosopher/art historian/poet
1832 Alfred von Waldersee Prussian fieldmarshal
1843 Asger Hamerik [Hammerich], composer
1850 William Henry Welch US, pathologist, founded John Hopkins
1859 Edmund Husserl Germany, philosopher (founded Phenomenology)
1869 Harvey Cushing US, neurosurgeon (blood pressure studies)
1875 Albert I von Saksen-Coburg king of Belgium (1909-34)
1878 Rudolf Nelson composer
1880 Victor Schertzinger composer/director (Uptown NY)
1881 Fernand Lamy composer
1885 Dimitrios Levidis composer
1886 Margaret A Barnes writer
1887 Walter Connolly Cincinnati OH, actor (Good Earth, 5th Avenue Girl)
1889 Sir Adrian Boult Chester England, conductor (BBC Symphony Orchestra)
1892 Richard J Neutra Austrian/US architect (Who Built America?)
1893 Mary Pickford [Gladys Louise Smith] Toronto Ontario Canada, actress (Poor Little Rich Girl, Daddy Long Legs)
1893 Grace Cunard Columbus OH, silent screen actress (Resurrection)
1893 Henri Puvrez Belgian sculptor (Sereniteit)
1895 Bert I[ra] Gordon Kenosha WI, diector/producer (Empire of the Ants, Magic Sword, Amazing Colossal Man)
1895 Sigurdur Thordarson composer
1896 Karl Hermann Pillney composer
1897 Herbert Eimert German composer/musicologist (Glockenspiel)
1898 E Y “Yip” Harburg [Isidore Hochberg], lyricist/librettist
1898 Achiel H Acker Belgian premier (1945-46, 1954-58)
1898 Cecil [Maurice] Bowra British classics expert (Greek experience)
1902 Josef Krips Vienna Austria, conductor (London Symphony 1954-63)
1902 Arthur Wellard cricketer (big hitting Somerset & England batsman)
1903 Ilka Chase New York NY, 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)
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 (New South Wales bat 1929-36 Century on debut 1930)
1911 Douglas Hyde socialist/Christian
1911 Émile Michel Cioran Romania, writer (The Trouble With Being Born, Anathemas and Admirations)
1911 Melvin Calvin US chemist (photosynthesis, Nobel 1961)
1912 Sonja Henie Oslo Norway, ice skater/actress (Olympics-gold-1928,32,36)
1912 Josef Gabcík Czechoslovakia, resistance fighter (attacked Heydrich)
1913 H Ernst bishop (Breda Netherlands)
1914 John Cameron cricketer (brother of Jimmy, West Indies vice-captain 1939 England tour)
1919 [Douglas] Ian Smith premier of Rhodesia (1964-..)
1920 Carmen [Mercedes] McRae New York NY, US jazz singer/pianist (Downbeat’s New Star of 1954)
1920 Erik Pausin Austria, figure skating pairs (Olympics-silver-1936)
1921 Alfie Bass London England, actor (Moonraker, Are You Being Served)
1921 Betty [Bloomer] Ford 1st lady (1975-76)/namesake for Betty Ford Clinic
1921 Jan Novak composer
1921 Virginia O’Brien Los Angeles CA, actress/singer (Gus, Ziegfeld Follies, Thousands Cheer)
1923 Edward Mulhare Cork Ireland, actor (Daniel Gregg-Ghost & Mrs Muir)
1923 Franco Corelli Ancona Italy, tenor (Don José-Carmen)
1925 Shecky Greene Chicago IL, comedian/actor (Love Machine, Combat)
1928 Eric Porter London England, actor (Antony & Cleopatra, 39 Steps)
1928 John Gavin Los Angeles CA, actor (Back Street, Psycho, Murder for Sale)
1928 Mary Zeldenrust-Noordanus CEO (NVSH)
1928 Monty Sunshine jazz bandleader (Gotta Travel On)
1929 Jacques Brel Brussels Belgium, songwriter/singer/actor (Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, Pain in the A__)
1929 Renzo de Felice historian
1929 Walter Berry Austria singer/ex husband of Christa Ludwig
1929 William K Everson film historian
1930 Dorothy Tutin London England, actress (Importance of Being Earnest, Cromwell)
1930 John Bartholomew Tucker Pennsylvania, TV host (Candid Camera, Treasure Island)
1930 John Reardon New York NY, baritone (Falke-Die Fledermaus)
1930 Mary Moore principal (St Hilda’s College, Oxford)
1930 Julien Van Remoortere [Piet Mortelman], Flemish writer (Fist)
1932 John Gavin Los Angeles CA, actor (Felony, Jennifer, House of Shadows)
1933 Fred Ebb lyricist (Cabaret)
1933 Jaroslav Smolka composer
1935 Donald Thompsett cricket umpire
1935 Albert G Bustamante (Representative-Democrat-TX, 1985- )
1935 Elizabeth Barrett-Connor epidemiologist (Living legacy award-1984)
1936 Klaus Lowitsch Berlin, actor (Despair, Marriage of Marla Braun)
1937 Seymour Hersh award winning investigative reporter (New York Times)
1937 Ronald Anthony “Tony” Clegg property trader
1938 Lory Patrick Beckley WV, actress (Trina-Tales of Wells Fargo)
1938 Barton Keith McLean composer
1938 Mohammad Farooq cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler in 7 Tests 1960-65)
1940 John Havlicek Martin’s Ferry OH, NBA hall-of-famer (Boston Celtics)
1941 Peggy Lennon Los Angeles CA, singer (Lennon Sisters)
1942 Douglas Trumbull director (Silent Running, Brainstorm)
1942 Eduard Visser Dutch writer (Fyffes are now called Chiquita)
1943 J P Kavanaugh racehorse trainer
1943 Michael Bennett aids victim/choreographer (A Chorus Line)
1943 Robby Weaver actor (Stone)
1943 Tony Banks English politician (Labour Party)
1943 William Garth Morrison Chief scout
1943 Carol Lavell Fairfax VT, equestrian dressage (Olympics-bronze-92, 96)
1944 Anthony Farrar Hockley military historian
1944 Roger Chapman Leicester Leicestershire England, rock vocalist (Family-Family Entertainment)
1944 Christoph Hein Heinzendorf Silesia (now in Poland), writer
1944 Hywel Bennett South Wales, actor (Family Way, Shelley)
1944 Santiago Jimenez Jr US accordionist (El Mero Mero, Viva Seguin)
1945 Ian White Member of European Parliament for Bristol
1946 Jim “Catfish” Hunter major-league pitcher (A’s, Yankees)
1946 Stuart Pankin Philadelphia PA, comedian (Striptease, Congo, Earl-Dinosaurs)
1947 Cindy Pickett Norman OK, actress (Guiding Light, St Elsewhere)
1947 Peter Banks England, guitarist (Yes)
1947 Steve Howe London England, rock guitarist (Asia, Yes-Roundabout)
1947 Gerald McRaney Collins MS, actor (Rick-Simon & Simon, Major Dad)
1947 Hsiao-hsien Hou director (Cheerful Wind, City of Sadness, Puppetmaster)
1947 Thomas D Delay (Representative-Republican-TX, 1985- )
1948 Richard Alan Litchfield Massachusetts, bank robber (FBI most wanted)
1949 Jim Lampley Hendersonville NC, newscaster (Monday Night Baseball)
1951 Mel Schachter rocker (Grand Funk Railroad)
1952 Adam Woods rock drummer/pianist (Fixx)
1954 Gary Carter catcher (Montréal Expos, New York Mets)
1954 John Schneider Mount Kisco NY, actor (Bo-Dukes of Hazzard)
1955 John Campbell harness racer (3-time winner of Hambletonian)
1957 Michael Spound Santa Monica CA, actor (Dave-Hotel)
1959 Martin John Weston Worcester England, cricketer
1959 Franklyn Stephenson cricketer (great all-rounder)
1962 Izzy Stradlin [Jeff Isabelle] Lafayette IN, guitarist (Guns N’ Roses-Welcome to the Jungle)
1963 Julian Lennon Liverpool England, John’s son/singer (Too Late for Goodbyes)/subject of Beatles’ “Hey Jude”
1963 Alec James Stewart Merton England, cricketer (son of Mickey/opening bat/occasional wicket keeper)
1963 Erica Terwillegar Nelsonville NJ, lugist
1963 Terry Porter NBA guard (Minnesota Timberwolves)
1964 Biz Markie rocker (Meteor Man, Townsend Television)
1964 Valinda Hilleary Littleton CO, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-9th-1993)
1966 Robin [Virginia] Wright Penn Dallas TX, actress (Jenny-Forrest Gump, Kelly-Santa Barbara, Princess Bride)
1967 Kenneth [Kenny] Charlie Griffith Benjamin St John’s Antigua, cricketer (West Indies like his namesake)
1968 Don Davey NFL defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1968 Patricia Arquette New York NY, actress (Ed Wood, Nightmare on Elm Street 3)
1969 Steve Jackson NFL cornerback (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
1970 Derek D Brown Washington DC, team handball right wing (Olympics-1996)
1970 Gerald Vaughn CFL defensive back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1970 Harold Bishop NFL tight end (Cleveland Browns)
1971 Edward Fryatt Rochdale England, Nike golfer (1994 NCAA West Regional)
1971 Marc Peers Edmonton Alberta, tornado yachter (Olympics-96)
1972 Damon Watts NFL center (Indianapolis Colts)
1972 Isaac Davis NFL guard (San Diego Chargers)
1972 Katrina Powell Canberra Australia, field hockey striker (Olympics-96)
1973 Alex Gonzalez Miami FL, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
1973 Joel Davis guard (Cincinnati Bengals)
1973 Walter Nicholas Henry Tongue Auckland New Zealand, 50 meter/100 meter swimmer (Olympics-96)
1976 Jim Farnum Honolulu HI, kayak (alternate-Olympics-96)
1981 Rebecca Wilson Queensland Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)
1984 Taran Noah Smith San Francisco CA, actor (Mark Taylor-Home Improvement)

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