Famous Birthdays on this Day, April 13:

1506 - Peter Faber, French Jesuit theologian (d. 1546)
1519 - Catherine de' Médici, Queen of Spain/daughter of Henry II
1519 - De Medicis, queen consort (Henry II of France)
1545 - Elisabeth van Valois, French queen of Spain/daughter of Henri II
1547 - Elisabeth of Valois, third wife of Philip II of Spain (d. 1568)
1570 - Guy Fawkes, English Catholic conspirator (d. 1606)
1573 - Christina of Holstein-Gottorp, queen consort of Sweden (d. 1625)
1584 - Albert VI of Bavaria (d. 1666)
1593 - Thomas Wentworth, London, earl of Strafford/Viceroy of Ireland
1618 - Roger de Rabutin, Comte de Bussy, French writer (d. 1693)
1626 - Aert Jansz van Nes, Lt-admiral, baptised
1648 - Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Motte Guyon, French mystic (d. 1717)
1713 - Pierre de Jelyotte, composer
1715 - John Hanson, President of the United States in Congress Assembled (d. 1783)
1721 - John Hanson, Maryland, 1st US Pres under Articles of Confederation
1729 - Thomas Percy, English literary/bishop of Dromore
1732 - Frederick North, (C) British PM (1770-82)
1733 - Johann Heinrich Zang, composer
1735 - Isaac Low, delegate to the Continental Congress (d. 1791)
1743 - Thomas Jefferson, Virginia, (D-R) 3rd President of the United States (1801-09) (d. 1826)
1747 - Louis Philip II, Duke of Orléans (d. 1793)
1749 - Frederik Sigismund van Bylandt, Dutch count/vice-admiral
1756 - Louis H J Condé, French prince
1762 - Johanna C Wattier-Ziesenis, Dutch actress (Phaedra, Lady Macbeth)
1762 - Karl Friedrich Horn, composer
1764 - Laurent, Marquis de Gouvion Saint-Cyr, French marshal (d. 1830)
1769 - Thomas Lawrence, English painter (d. 1830)
1771 - Adam FJA van der Duyn, Dutch governor (South Holland)
1771 - Richard Trevithick, Cornwall, inventor (steam locomotive)
1780 - Alexander Mitchell, Irish engineer (d. 1868)
1784 - Cornelis Smit, Dutch ship builder
1784 - Friedrich Graf von Wrangel, Prussian field marshal (d. 1877)
1787 - John Robertson, U.S. politician (d. 1873)
1791 - Félix PBOG earl de Merode, Belgian minister of War/Finance
1799 - Heinrich F L Rellstab, German music theorist
1799 - Joseph Rastrelli, composer
1802 - Leopold Fitzinger, Austrian zoologist (d. 1884)
1808 - Antonio Meucci, Italian inventor (d. 1896)
1816 - William Sterndale Bennett, composer
1817 - Alphonse Wauters, Belgian historian/archivist (Brussels)
1822 - Leroy Augustus Stafford, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
1822 - William Stephen Walker, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1899
1825 - Thomas D'Arcy McGee, Canadian journalist and politician (d. 1868)
1828 - Joseph B Lightfoot, English theologist/bishop of Durham
1830 - Eduard Lassen, composer
1832 - James Wimshurst, British designer/inventor (electricstatic generator)
1832 - Juan Montalvo, Ecuadoran author (d. 1889)
1841 - Louis-Ernest Barrias, French sculptor (d. 1905)
1847 - Cornelis Pijnacker Hordijk, gov-gen (Neth East-Indies)
1849 - Enrique Jose Varona, Cuban sociologist/psychologist
1850 - Arthur Matthew Weld Downing, British astronomer (d. 1917)
1851 - Robert Abbe, American surgeon (d. 1928)
1852 - F.W. Woolworth, American businessman (d. 1919)
1854 - Richard T Ely, US economist (Hard Times)
1860 - James Ensor, Flemish painter/etcher (De lampenjongen)
1865 - Heinrich Reinhardt, composer
1867 - Sammy Woods, cricket bowler (Aust & Engld Rugby wing-forward)
1868 - John Blackwood McEwen, composer
1872 - A Roda Roda, writer
1873 - Theodore Morse, composer
1873 - John W. Davis, American politician (d. 1955)
1875 - Ray Lyman Wilbur, U.S. university president and politician (d. 1949)
1879 - Edward Bruce, Director art projects (d. 1943)
1880 - Charles Christie, Canadian film studio owner (d. 1955)
1883 - Alexander Alexandrov, composer
1883 - Demjan Bednyi, writer
1885 - Pieter S Gerbrandy, Dutch lawyer/premier in London (1940-45)
1885 - Georg Lukács, Hungarian-born philosopher and literary critic (d. 1971)
1885 - Vean Gregg, American baseball player (d. 1964)
1886 - Ethel Leginska, composer
1887 - Gordon S. Fahrni, Canadian physician and President of the Canadian Medical Association (d. 1995)
1889 - Herbert Osborne Yardley, American cryptographer (d. 1958)
1890 - Frank Murphy, American public servant (d. 1949)
1891 - Maurice Vincent Buckley, Australian winner of the Victoria Cross (d. 1921)
1891 - Nella Larsen, African-American novelist (d. 1964)
1892 - Arthur Harris, Cheltenham, Marshal of the RAF
1892 - Robert A Watson-Watt, England, physicist (radar)
1894 - Ludvig Irgens Jensen, composer
1895 - Olga Rudge, violinist
1895 - Arthur Fadden, thirteenth Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1973)
1897 - Werner Voss, German World War I pilot (d. 1917)
1899 - Alexander Alexandrovich Davidenko, composer
1899 - Alfred Moser Butts, game inventor (Scrabble)
1899 - Alfred Schutz, Austrian/US architect/philosopher
1900 - Pierre Molinier, French painter and photographer (d. 1976)
1901 - René-Jean Pleven, French premier (1950-52)
1901 - Jacques Lacan, French psychoanalyst and semanticist (d. 1981)
1902 - Duke of Marlborough
1902 - Godfrey Kenton, actor (Well's Theater)
1902 - Philippe de Rothschild, Paris, manager (Bordeaux Vineyard)
1903 - Rex Evans, actor (Frankenstein meets the Wolfman, Zara, Matchmaker)
1904 - Georges Yves Marie Congar, dominican Theologian cardinal
1904 - Sir David Robinson, British philanthropist and entrepreneur (d. 1987)
1906 - Budd [Lawrence] Freeman, US jazz saxophonist (Eel)
1906 - Samuel Beckett, French playwright (Waiting for Godot, Nobel 1969)
1906 - Bud Freeman, American musician (d. 1991)
1907 - Harold Stassen, W St Paul Minn, (Gov-R-Minn) perennial pres candidate
1909 - Eudora Welty, Jackson Ms, novelist (Optimist's Daughter-Pulitzer 1973)
1909 - Jan Veldkamp, Dutch geophysicist/director (KNMI)
1909 - Mervyn Hugh Cowie, willife conservationist
1909 - Stanislaw Marcin Ulam, Polish mathematician (d. 1984)
1911 - Nino Sanzogno, composer
1911 - Ico Hitrec, Croatian footballer (d. 1946)
1911 - Jean-Louis Lévesque, Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist (d. 1994)
1912 - Roy Winsor, Chicago, producer (Search for Tomorrow, Love of Life)
1913 - Bernard Chacksfield, Air Vice-Marshal
1913 - David Donald Albritton, Danville Al, high jumper (Olympic-silver-1936)
1915 - Bert [Albert L F] Peleman, [Dirk Dyckmans], Flemish writer
1915 - R N Coote, Bishop (Colchester)
1915 - Stephan Hermlin, writer
1915 - Stephen Roberts, CEO (British Milk Marketing Board)
1915 - Tom Greenshields, sculptor
1916 - Phyllis Fraser Cerf Wagner, American actress, journalist, and publisher (d. 2006)
1917 - Howard Keel, Ill, actor/singer (7 Brides for 7 Brothers, Kiss Me Kate)
1918 - Audrey Barker, writer
1919 - Madalyn Murray O'Hair, American atheist (opppsed prayer in school)
1919 - Roland Gaucher, French journalist
1919 - Howard Keel, American actor, singer, and president of the Screen Actors Guild (d. 2004)
1919 - Phil Tonken, American radio and television announcer (d. 2000)
1920 - Liam Cosgrave, leader (Fine Gael Party)
1920 - Roberto Calvi, Italian banker (d. 1982)
1920 - Claude Cheysson, French politician
1920 - John LaPorta, American musician (d. 2004)
1921 - Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza, industrialist
1921 - Carlo Prosperi, composer
1921 - James Wilson, British Lt-General
1921 - Maxwell Henley Harris, Australian poet/publisher (Gift of Blood)
1922 - John Braine, English novelist (Life at the Top)
1922 - Julius Nyerere, Tanzanian politician (d. 1999)
1923 - Don Adams, American actor and comedian (d. 2005)
1924 - Stanley Donen, SC, film director/producer (Bedazzled, Damn Yankees)
1924 - Jack Chick, American evangelist
1925 - Frank Chamberlain, CEO (Test & County Cricket Board)
1925 - Frank Neville Hosband Robinson, physicist
1925 - Hilda Dianda, composer
1926 - 11th duke of Marlborough, English large landowner
1926 - Don Adams, NYC, comedian (Maxwell Smart-Get Smart, Check it Out)
1926 - Godfrey Kenton, actor
1927 - Lord Wedderburn of Charlton, QC
1927 - Mari Blanchard, Long Beach Calif, actress (Kathy-Klondike)
1927 - Maurice Ronet, Nice France, actor (Frantic, Sphinz, Circle of Love)
1927 - Rosa Joyce Plesters Brommelie, conservation scientist
1928 - Alan Clark, English politician (d. 1999)
1929 - Marilynn Smith, Topeka KS, LPGA golfer (1972 Pabst Open)
1930 - Justice Harman
1931 - Beverley Cross, playwright
1931 - Michael Burchill, actor
1931 - Jon Stone, co-creator of Sesame Street (d. 1997)
1932 - Barney Simon, theatre director/writer
1932 - Karl Kroeger, composer
1932 - Orlando Letelier, Chilean politician (d. 1976)
1933 - Ben Nighthorse Campbell, (Sen-D Colorado)
1933 - Shani Wallis, Ireland, singer/actress (Oliver)
1934 - Horace Kay, US singer (Tams-You Lied to Your Daddy)
1934 - Siegfried Matthus, composer
1935 - Kenneth Hayr, air marshal
1935 - Lyle Waggoner, KC Kansas, actor (Carol Burnette Show, Wonder Woman)
1935 - Peter Heap, diplomat
1937 - Edward Fox, London England, actor (M-Never Say Never Again)
1937 - Lanford Wilson, US playwright (Hot L Baltimore)
1937 - Peter M Harris, Official Solicitor (Supreme Court)
1937 - Edward Fox, English actor
1938 - Frederic Rzewski, Westfield Mass, composer (Spacecraft)
1938 - John Weston, diplomat
1939 - Barbara-Rose Collins, (Rep-D-Michigan)
1939 - Paul Sorvino, actor (Chiefs, Dick Tracy)
1939 - Seamus Heaney, poet
1939 - Wijnie Jabaaij, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1940 - Lester Chambers, Ms, vocalist (Chamber Brothers-Time Has Come Today)
1940 - Mike Beuttler, British racing driver (d. 1988)
1940 - Jim McNab, Scottish footballer (d. 2006)
1941 - Michael Stuart Brown, American geneticist, Nobel laureate
1942 - Bill Conti, Providence RI, composer (For Your Eyes Only, Rocky IV)
1942 - Ataol Behramoglu Turkish poet and writer.
1943 - Bill Koch, US skier
1943 - Eve Graham, rocker (New Seekers)
1943 - Billy Kidd, American skier
1944 - Brian Pendleton, rocker (Pretty Things)
1944 - Charles Burnett, director (When it Rains, Glass Shield)
1944 - Jack Casady, Wash DC, rock bassist (Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane)
1944 - Michael Saunders, barrister
1944 - Susan Davis, American politician
1945 - Carlos Gimenez, Arg/Venez founder (Theater festival of Caracas)
1945 - Edward J Caruthers Jr, Troy Ala, high jumper (Olympic-silver-1968)
1945 - Lowell George, rock vocalist/guitarist (Little Feat-Time is a Hero)
1945 - Raymond van Geytenbeek, Dutch singer/drummer (Les Baroques)
1945 - Stacy Johnson, US singer (Sharpees-Tired of Being Alone)
1945 - Tony Dow, Hollywood Calif, actor (Wally-Leave it to Beaver)
1945 - Tony Dow, American actor
1945 - Bob Kalsu, American football player (d. 1970)
1945 - Charles Robinson, American actor
1946 - Al Green, Forest City Arkansas, singer (Lets Stay Together)
1946 - Jim Pons, rocker (Mothers Of Invention)
1946 - Roy Loney, rocker (Flaming Groovies)
1946 - Al Green, American singer and pastor
1947 - Thanos Mikroutsikos, Greek composer & former minister
1948 - Amy Robinson, Trenton NJ, writer/actress (Mean Streets)
1948 - Kathleen Battle, US soprano (Tannhäuser)
1948 - Peter Swevel, rocker
1948 - Sue Doughty, British politician
1948 - Nam Hae-il, Chief of Naval Operations of Republic of Korea Navy
1949 - Jean-Jacques Favier, Kehl Germany, astronaut (STS 78)
1949 - Philippe Petit, Nemours France, juggler/aerialist
1949 - Ricardo Zuniño, Argentine racing driver
1950 - Riff West, rock bassist (Molly Hatchet)
1950 - Ron Perlman, Bronx NY, actor (Quest for Fire, Beauty & the Beast)
1950 - Terry Lester, Indianapolis, actor (Young & Restless, As World Turns)
1951 - Beatrix "Trixie" Schuba, Austria, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1972)
1951 - Jack Quinn, (Rep-R-New York)
1951 - Max Weinberg, rock drummer (E Street Band, Conan O'Brien Show)
1951 - Peabo Bryson, Greenville SC, R&B vocalist (I'm So into You)
1951 - Peter Davison, actor (Dr Who, Sink or Swim, Fiddlers Three)
1951 - Joachim Streich, East German footballer
1952 - Jonjo O'Neill, racehorse trainer
1952 - Ron Dittemore, American space administrator
1952 - David Drew, British politician
1952 - Erick Avari, British-Indian actor
1953 - Stephen Byers, MP
1954 - Barbara Roche, MP
1954 - Jimmy Destri, rock keyboardist (Blondie-Heart of Glass, Rapture)
1954 - Niels Olsen, Danish singer
1955 - Kabaka of Buganda
1955 - Louis Johnson, LA Calif, rock bassist/vocalist (Brothers Johnson)
1955 - Ole von Beust, Mayor of Hamburg
1955 - Lupe Pintor, Mexican boxer
1956 - Michael Nikolay, German DR, gymnist (Olympics)
1956 - Peter 'Possum' Bourne, New Zealand rally driver (d. 2003)
1957 - Gary Kroeger, Cedar Falls Iowa, comedian (SNL, Return of Shaggy Dog)
1957 - Saundra Santiago, Bronx NY, actress (Gina-Miami Vice)
1957 - Wayne Lewis, keyboardist, (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
1957 - Dallas Moir, Scottish cricketer
1957 - Amy Goodman, American activist, host of Democracy Now
1958 - Randy Piper, heavy metal rocker (Wasp-Wildchild)
1959 - Vicki Witt Lansing MI, playmate (Aug, 1978)
1960 - Rudi Völler, German football coach
1960 - Bob Casey, Jr., Democratic U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania
1960 - Olaf Ludwig, German cyclist
1961 - Tammy Stephens, Arlington Tx, singer (Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel)
1962 - Dave Miley, former baseball player and manager
1962 - Hillel Slovak, Israeli-born guitarist (d. 1988)
1962 - Jennifer Rubin, American actress
1963 - Gary Kimovich Kasparov, USSR, world chess champion (1985- )
1963 - Jan Willem van Ede, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht, PSV)
1963 - Mark Leiter, Joliet IL, pitcher (SF Giants)
1964 - Bill D'Angelo, heavy metal rocker
1964 - Davis Milton Love III, Charlotte NC, PGA golfer (1987 MCI Heritage)
1964 - Doug Strange, Greenville SC, infielder (Seattle Mariners)
1964 - Jose Rijo, pitcher (NY Yankees, Cin Reds)
1964 - Page Hannah, Chicago Ill, actress (Kate Riley-Fame)
1964 - Caroline Rhea, Canadian actress
1965 - Quinn Early, NFL wide receiver (NO Saints, Buffalo Bills)
1965 - Patricio Pouchulu, Argentinean architect
1966 - Ali Boumnijel, Tunisian football player
1966 - Marc Ford, American musician
1967 - Dana Barros, NBA guard (Boston Celtics)
1967 - Olga Tañón, Puerto Rican singer
1968 - Tami Lyn Jameson, Minneapolis, team handball goalie (Olympics-92, 96)
1968 - Ted Washington, NFL nose tackle (Buffalo Bills)
1968 - Toni Lee Jameson, Minneapolis, team handball back court (Olympics-96)
1969 - Harold Pruett, rocker (Outsiders-Time Won't Let Me)
1970 - Eddie Robinson, NFL linebacker (Houston Oilers, Jacksonville Jaguars)
1970 - Monty Brown, NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
1970 - Ramona Reuter, Miss USA-NY (1997)
1970 - Rick Schroder, SI NY, actor (Ricky-Silver Spoons, Champ, Earthling)
1970 - Gerry Creaney, Scottish footballer
1971 - Charles Outlaw, NBA forward (LA Clippers, Orlando Magic)
1971 - Corey Yothers, LA Calif, actor (Off the Rock)
1971 - Dina Korzun, Russian actress
1971 - Bo Outlaw, American basketball player
1971 - Valensia, Dutch singer
1972 - Dave Wohlabaugh, NFL center/guard (NE Patriots)
1972 - Jeroen Thesseling, pop bassist (Pestilence, Spheres)
1972 - Mariusz Czerkawski, Radomsko Pol, NHL right wing (Edmonton Oilers)
1972 - Mike Kennedy, Vancouver, NHL left wing (Dallas Stars)
1972 - Aaron Lewis, American singer (Staind)
1973 - Aaron Hayden, NFL running back (SD Chargers, GB Packers-Superbowl 31)
1973 - Dave Wohlabaugh, corner (New England Patriots)
1974 - Sergei Gonchar, Chelyabinsk Rus, NHL defenseman (Capitals, Oly-S-1998)
1974 - Darren Turner , British Race Driver
1975 - Lou Bega, German-born musician and artist
1975 - Bruce Dyer, English footballer
1976 - Everton Matambanadzo, Zimbabwean cricket pace bowler (v Paki 1996)
1976 - Jonathan Brandis, Danbury Ct, actor (Lucas Wolenczak-seaQuest DSV)
1976 - Valentina Cervi, Italian actress
1976 - Yu Ji-tae, South Korean actor
1978 - Grace Murray Tubbs, Miss Montana Teen USA (1996)
1978 - Carles Puyol, Spanish footballer
1978 - Kyle Howard, American actor
1978 - Chris Sligh, American Idol finalist
1979 - Monica Ivey, Miss Hawaii Teen USA (1996)
1979 - Baron Davis, American basketball player
1979 - Meghann Shaughnessy, American tennis player
1980 - Jana Cova, Czech pornographic actress
1980 - Quentin Richardson, American basketball player
1980 - Colleen Clinkenbeard, American voice actress
1981 - Courtney Peldon, American actress
1981 - Nat Borchers, American soccer player
1982 - Nellie McKay, American singer
1982 - Janice Vidal, Hong Kong singer
1982 - Jill Vidal, Hong Kong singer
1983 - Schalk Burger, South African rugby player
1983 - Hunter Pence, American baseball player
1984 - Hiro Mizushima, Japanese actor
1987 - Brandon Hardesty, American internet entertainer
1988 - Anderson Luís de Abreu Oliveira, Brazilian footballer
1991 - Dylan Francis Penn, LA Calif, daughter of Sean Penn & Robin Wright
1992 - Jet Travolta, daughter of John Travolta & Kelly Preston
1992 - Emma Degerstedt, American actress
1997 - Sloane Momsen, American actress
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