Famous Birthdays on this Day, April 15:

1452 - Leonardo da Vinci, Italy, painter/sculptor/scientist/visionary
1469 - Nanak, 1st guru of Sikhs
1489 - Sinan, Ottoman architect (d. 1588)
1552 - Pietro Cataldi, Italian mathematician (d. 1626)
1588 - Claudius Salmasius, [Claude Saumaise], French linguist
1637 - Valentin Molitor, composer
1641 - Robert Sibbald, Scottish physician (d. 1722)
1646 - King Christian V of Denmark (d. 1699)
1646 - Pierre Poiret, French mystic (d. 1719)
1651 - Domenico Gabrielli, composer
1682 - John van Huysum, Dutch painter (flowers/fruit)
1684 - Catherine I, empress of Russia (1725-27)
1688 - Johann Friedrich Fasch, composer
1689 - Ferdinand Zellbell, composer
1707 - Leonhard Euler, Bassle Sweden, mathematician (Euler's Constant)
1710 - William Cullen, Scottish physician (d. 1790)
1741 - Charles Willson Peale, US, port painter/inventor (George Washington)
1757 - George Knowil Jackson, composer
1766 - Friedrich Bouterwek, German philosopher/critic
1772 - Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, French naturalist (d. 1844)
1793 - Friedrich Struve, Germany, founded dynasty of astronomers
1794 - Jean Pierre Flourens, French physiologist (d. 1867)
1800 - James Clark Ross, explorer (British Antarctic)
1809 - Hermann Gunther Grassmann, mathematician
1812 - Pierre-Etienne-Theodore Rousseau, painter
1814 - John Lothrop Motley, US, historian/author (Rise of Dutch Rep)
1820 - Evander McNair, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1902
1821 - Emerson Brown Joseph, (Confederacy), died in 1894
1822 - Napolean Jackson Tecumseh Dana, Major General (Union volunteers)
1827 - Julius Tausch, composer
1829 - Mary Harris Thompson, 1st American woman surgeon
1832 - Wilhelm Busch, German poet (d. 1908)
1837 - Horace Porter, Bvt Brig General (Union Army), died in 1921
1841 - Joseph E. Seagram, Canadian distillery founder (d. 1919)
1843 - Carl Eilhardt, composer
1843 - Henry James, American/British author (Turn of the Screw, Bostonians), (d. 1916)
1845 - Dave Gregory, cricketer (Australia's 1st Test captain)
1850 - John Munroe Longyear, US, capitalist/bank president
1858 - Anton G O Ridder Van Rappard, Dutch painter/lithographer/etcher
1858 - Emile Durkheim, French sociologist (Division du travail social)
1861 - Bliss Carman, Canadian poet (d. 1929)
1874 - Johannes Stark, Germany, physicist (Stark effect) (Nobel 1919)
1874 - George Harrison Shull, American plant geneticist (d. 1954)
1875 - Klaziena "Ina" Boudier-Bakker, Dutch playwright/novelist (Poverty)
1875 - James J. Jeffries, American heavyweight boxer (d. 1953)
1878 - Robert Walser, writer
1879 - Melville Henry Cane, American lawyer (d. 1980)
1882 - Giovanni Amendola, Italian antifascist/editor-in-chief (Il Mondo)
1883 - Stanley Bruce, eighth Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1967)
1885 - Tadeusz Kutrzeba, Polish general (d. 1947)
1886 - Nikolay Gumilyov, Russian poet (d. 1921)
1888 - Florence Bates, San Antonio Tx, actress (Kismet, I Remember Mama)
1888 - Maximilian Kronberger, German poet (d. 1904)
1889 - Asa Philip Randolph, labor leader (Railroad Porter's Union)
1889 - Thomas Hart Benton, Missouri, painter/muralist (Lonesome Road)
1891 - Alvin Carter, Virginia, vocalist (Carter Family)
1891 - Vaino Raitio, composer
1891 - Wallace Reid, St Louis MO, actor/dir/screenwriter (Every Inch a Man)
1892 - Corrie ten Boom, Dutch author and Holocaust survivor (d. 1983)
1892 - Theo Osterkamp, World War I and World War II German fighter pilot (d. 1975)
1894 - Elizabeth Mae "Bessie" Smith, Empress of Blues (over 200 songs)
1895 - Corrado Alvaro, Italian writer (Gente in Aspromonte)
1895 - Harry F V Edward, British Guiana, 100m/200m runner (Oly-bronze-1920)
1895 - Clark McConachy, New Zealand billiards player (d. 1980)
1896 - Nikolay Nikolayevich Semyonov, Russian chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1986)
1898 - Marian Jordan, actress, radio comedienne (Molly-Fibber McGee & Molly)
1898 - Nini de Boel, Flemish operette singer (White Horse)
1901 - Joe Davis, English snooker/billiards-world champ (1927-46)
1902 - Fernando Pessa, Portuguese journalist (d. 2002)
1903 - Erich Arendt, writer [or Apr 16]
1903 - John Williams, England, actor (Niles-Family Affair, Dial M for Murder)
1904 - Arshile Gorky, Armenian Artist (d. 1948)
1906 - A J "Sandy" Bell, S Afr cricket fast bowler (16 Tests 1929-35)
1906 - Susan Walker, vice CEO (WRVS)
1907 - Gerald Abrahams, Liverpool, author (Teach Yourself Chess)
1907 - Nicholas Tinbergen, Neth/British biologist/zoologist (Nobel 1973)
1908 - Eden Ahbez, songwriter
1908 - Louise Chaplin, actress
1908 - Lita Grey, American actress (d. 1995)
1910 - Lord Grey of Naunton, chancellor (Ulster University)
1911 - Jacob Fresco, Dutch architect (Antilles Brewery/Autonomy Monument)
1912 - Kim II Sung, pres of North Korea (1945-94)
1912 - Peter Menzies, CEO (British Electricity Council)
1914 - John Gregory, dancer
1915 - Ernest Borneman, sexual researcher psychotherapist writer/musicologist
1916 - Alfred S. Bloomingdale, American businessman (d. 1982)
1917 - Hans Conried, Balt Md, actor (Bullwinkle Show, Make Room for Daddy)
1917 - Pietro Grossi, composer
1918 - John Baragrey, Haleyville AL, actor (Creeper, Colossus of NY)
1919 - Clive Beadon, airman
1919 - Elizabeth Catelett, sculptor/lithographer
1919 - Meriol Trevor, novelist/biographer (Civil Prisoners)
1920 - Richard von Weizsacker, baron/president (Germany, 1984-94)
1921 - Georgi Timofeyevich Beregovoi, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 3)
1921 - Norman Ewart Thurston, musician
1922 - Harold Washington, 1st black mayor of Chicago (D, 1983-87)
1922 - Michael Ansara, Lowell Mass, actor (Cochise-Broken Arrow, Centennial)
1923 - Douglas Wass, CEO (Equity & Law Life Assurance Company)
1924 - John Grigg, British historian
1924 - Neville Marriner, Lincoln England, conductor (Minn Orch 1978)
1927 - Abha Gandhi, servant to Gandhi
1927 - Robert Mills, American physicist (d. 1999)
1928 - Norma Merrick Sklarek, 1st black woman architect in NY & Calif
1928 - Richard Evans, British diplomat
1929 - Adrian Cadbury, candy manufacturer (Cadbury, Schweppes)
1929 - Jocelyn Barrow, deputy chair person (British Broadcast Standards)
1930 - Elijah Barayi, head of South Africa union centre (COSATU)
1930 - Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, President of Iceland
1931 - Kenneth Bloomfield, BBC governor (Ireland)
1932 - David Bolton, director (British Royal United Service for Defense)
1932 - Nikolai Stepanovich Porvatkin, Russian cosmonaut
1933 - Boris Strugatski, USSR, sci-fi author (Tale of Troika)
1933 - Elizabeth Montgomery, LA Calif, actress (Samantha/Serena-Bewitched)
1933 - Roy Clark, Meherrin Va, country singer (Hee Haw)
1933 - Roy Clark, American musician
1935 - Gene Cherico, bassist
1936 - Hector Quintanar, composer
1936 - Jack Noreiga, cricketer (9-95 WI v India 1971)
1936 - Maurice Shock, rector (Lincoln College in Oxford)
1936 - Raymond Poulidor, French cyclist
1937 - Earl Russell, historian
1938 - Carles Marsden, professor (neurology)
1938 - Hso Khan Pha, Burmese politician
1939 - Marti Wilder, father of rocker Kim Wilde
1939 - Claudia Cardinale, Tunisian-born actress
1939 - Marty Wilde, British singer
1940 - Edy Hubacher, Switzerland, 4-man bobsled (Olympic-gold-1972)
1940 - Jeffrey Archer, England, (Tory-Commons)/author (Matter of Honor)
1940 - Phll Lesh, rocker
1940 - Robert Walker Jr, NYC, actor (Ceremony, Ms Don Juan, Ensign Pulver)
1940 - Woodie Fryman, American baseball player
1940 - Robert Lacroix, French Canadian professor of economics
1941 - Howard L Berman, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )
1942 - Kim Il Jong, son of North Korean pres Kim Il Sung (1972-94)
1942 - Walter Raphael Hazzard, Wilmington Del, basketball (Olympic-gold-1964)
1942 - Francis X. DiLorenzo, American Catholic prelate
1942 - Kenneth Lay, American businessman (d. 2006)
1943 - Riem de Wolff, Indonesian/Dutch singer/guitarist (Blue Diamonds)
1944 - Dave Edmunds, Wales, singer/guitarist (Rockpile-Baby I Love You)
1944 - Dzhokhar Dudayev, separatist leader
1944 - Gerard Schoenaker, Dutch singer (Les Baroques)
1945 - Jos F B van Rey, Dutch MP (VVD)
1946 - Wayne Gilchrest, (Rep-R-Maryland)
1947 - Bojoura, [Raina GB van Melzen], Dutch singer/wife of Hans Cleuver
1947 - DeDe Lind, LA Calif, playmate (Aug, 1967)
1947 - Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, TV producer (Designing Women, Murphy Brown)
1947 - Michael DeBello, singer (Maniac)
1947 - Mike Chapman, Australian songwriter/producer (Chinn & Chapman)
1947 - Wooly Wolstenholme, keyboardist/vocalist (Barclay James Harvest)
1947 - Cristina Husmark Pehrsson, Swedish politician
1948 - Michael Kamen, American composer (d. 2003)
1949 - Tonio K, American singer
1949 - Alla Pugacheva, Russian singer
1949 - Craig Zadan, American film producer
1950 - Amy Wright, Chicago Il, actress (Inside Moves, Accidental Tourist)
1950 - Amy Wright, American actress
1951 - Hansel, Cuba, spanish personality
1951 - Heloise II, columnist (Heloise's Helpful Hints)
1951 - John L Phillips, Ft Belvoir Va, PhD/astronaut
1951 - Marsha S Ivins, Baltimore Maryland, astronaut (STS 32, 46, 62, 81)
1952 - Sam McMurray, actor (Tracey Ullman)
1952 - Bengt Gingsjö, Swedish swimmer
1952 - Kym Gyngell, Australian comedian
1954 - Emmanuel, Mexico City Mexico, spanish singer
1954 - Seka, American pornographic actress
1955 - Barbara Barrow, LPGA golfer
1955 - Enith Salle Brigitha, Neth, 100m/200m swimmer (Olympic-bronze-1976)
1955 - Dodi Al-Fayed, Egyptian businessman (d. 1997)
1956 - Gregory J Harbaugh, Cleveland Ohio, astronaut (STS 39, 54, 71, 82)
1956 - Michael Cooper, NBA star (LA Lakers)
1957 - Evelyn Ashford, Shreveport LA, 100m runner (Oly-4 gold-1976, 84)
1958 - John Bracewell, NZ cricketer (premiere spinner of 80's)
1958 - Matt Reid, rock keyboardist (Berlin-Takes Your Breathe Away)
1958 - Dolores Gordon-Smith, British Writer
1958 - Noni ?oannidou, Greek fashion model and actress
1958 - Benjamin Zephaniah, British writer
1959 - Emma Thompson, England, actress (Henry V, Howards End, Oscar-1992)
1959 - Kevin Lowe, Lachute, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers)
1959 - Fruit Chan, Hong Kong film director
1959 - Thomas F. Wilson, American actor
1960 - Marvin Clyde Goodwin, New Orleans La, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
1960 - Philip, Belgian prince/husband of princess Paola
1960 - Pedro Delgado, Spanish cyclist
1961 - Lynne Austin, Plant City Fla, playmate (Jul, 1986)
1961 - Tiina Lillak, Finland, javelin thrower (Olympic-silver-1984)
1962 - Surjit Bindrakhia, Punjabi Bhangra singer
1962 - Nawal El Moutawakel, Morrocan hurdler
1962 - Tom Kane, American voice actor
1963 - Manoj Prabhakar, cricketer (Indian opening batsman & opening bowler)
1963 - Teresa Wentzel DeWitt, Ft Bragg NC, double trap (Olympics-1996)
1963 - Bobby Pepper, American journalist
1964 - Lydie Denier, St Nazaire France, actress (General Hospital)
1964 - Nadeem Abbasi, cricketer (three Tests for Pakistan v India 1989)
1965 - Anthony Miller, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos, Dallas Cowboys)
1965 - Kevin Stevens, Brockton, NHL left wing (LA Kings)
1965 - Mark Dennis, NFL tackle (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers)
1965 - Michele Redman, Zanesville OH, LPGA golfer (1995 Star Bank-3rd)
1965 - Soichi Noguchi, Yokohama Japan, astronaut
1965 - Linda Perry, American musician
1966 - Andrei Olhovskiy, Moscow Russia, tennis pro
1966 - Graeme Clark, bassist (Wet Wet Wet-Angel Eyes, Love is All Around)
1966 - Samantha Karen Fox, East End London England, singer (Touch Me)
1967 - Dara Torres, Beverly Hills CA, US Olympic swimmer (Olympic-gold-84)
1967 - Lance Zeno, NFL/WLAF corner (Rams, Scottish Claymores)
1967 - Mark Mortimer, actor (Nick Hudson-Another World)
1967 - Suzy Green, Detroit MI, LPGA golfer (1995 Fieldcrest Cannon-26th)
1967 - Frankie Poullain, British musician (The Darkness)
1967 - Alt, Brazilian comic creator
1968 - Billy Brewer, Fort Worth Texas, pitcher (NY Yankees)
1968 - Stacey Williams, Phila Penn, model (SI Swimsuit 1996)
1969 - Chris Smith, Indianapolis IN, Nike golfer (1993 BC Open-8th)
1969 - Jeromy Burnitz, Westminster CA, outfielder (Cleveland Indians)
1969 - Michael Jones, NFL linebacker (Oakland Raiders, St Louis Rams)
1969 - Phillippi Sparks, NFL cornerback (NY Giants)
1970 - Darrin Smith, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys, Phila Eagles)
1970 - Flex Alexander, American actor
1971 - Craig Whelihan, NFL quarterback (SD Chargers)
1971 - Derek Brown, NFL running back (NO Saints)
1971 - Guivi Sissaouri, Tbilisi Georgia, Canada freestyle wrestler (Oly-s-96)
1971 - Jason Sehorn, NFL cornerback/safety (NY Giants)
1971 - Rich McKenzie, NFL linebacker (Cleve Browns)
1971 - Tim Tindale, NFL running back (Buffalo Bills)
1971 - Katy Hill, British television presenter
1971 - Sarah Jane Hamilton, British pornographic actress
1972 - Melvin Johnson, NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs)
1972 - Peter Billingsley, NYC, actor (Real People)
1972 - Ricky Otero, Vega Baja Puerto Rico, outfielder (Phila Phillies)
1972 - Ronald Cherry, NFL tackle (Detroit Lions)
1972 - Vickie Johnson, WNBA guard/forward (NY Liberty)
1972 - Lou Romano, American voice actor
1973 - Jeremy Burkett, NFL/WLAF tight end (NY Giants, Barcelona Dragons)
1974 - Marena Bencomo, Miss Universe-2nd place (Venezuela, 1997)
1974 - Mike Quinn, quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1974 - Sergei Krivokrasov, Angarsk Rus, NHL right wing (Blackhawks, Oly-S-98)
1974 - Danny Pino, American actor
1974 - Douglas Spain, American actor
1974 - Josh Todd, American musician (Buckcherry)
1975 - Paul Dana, American race car driver (d. 2006)
1976 - Jason Bonsignore, Canadian ice hockey player
1976 - Susan Ward, American actress
1977 - Lisa Bell, Rockford Ill, figure skater (1997 Midwestern Sr champ)
1978 - Austin Aries, American wrestler
1978 - Milton Bradley, American baseball player
1978 - Tim Corcoran, American baseball player
1980 - Victor Núñez, Costa Rican footballer
1980 - Natalie Casey, British actress
1980 - James Foster, English cricketer
1980 - Raúl López, Spanish basketball player
1980 - Willie Mason, Australian Rugby League Player
1980 - Fränk Schleck, Luxembourgish cyclist
1981 - Andrés D'Alessandro, Argentine football player
1981 - Seth Wulsin, American artist
1982 - Mark Mizzark, [Marlis Pugh], Akron Ohio, rapper (Another Bad Creation)
1982 - Albert Riera, Spanish footballer
1982 - Anthony Green, American musician
1982 - Seth Rogen, Canadian actor and writer
1982 - Michael Aubrey, American baseball player
1983 - Ilya Kovalchuk, Russian ice hockey player
1983 - Alice Braga, Brazilian actress
1983 - Dudu Cearense, Brazilian footballer
1983 - Bronson La'Cassie, Australian professional golfer
1984 - Rodney Carney, NBA athlete
1984 - Ben Kasica, Guitarist of rock band Skillet
1984 - Cam Janssen, American ice hockey player
1985 - John Danks, American baseball player
1985 - Aaron Laffey, American baseball player
1986 - Quincy Owusu-Abeyie, Dutch footballer
1990 - Emma Watson, English actress
1992 - Amy Diamond, Swedish singer
1993 - Madeleine Martin, American television actress
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