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April 8 - Births

Calendar Date April 8th:
April 8th - Births:
1320 – King Peter I of Portugal (d. 1367)
1336 – Tamerlane (Timur) - Central Asian, Turkic conqueror (d. 1405)
1533 – Claudio Merulo - Italian composer (d. 1604)
1541 – Michele Mercati - Italian physician (d. 1593)
1605 – King Philip IV of Spain - (d. 1665)
1641 – Henry Sydney - 1st Earl of Romney, English statesman (d. 1704)
1692 – Giuseppe Tartini - Italian composer (d. 1770)
1732 – David Rittenhouse - American astronomer, inventor, & mathematician (d. 1796)
818 – August Wilhelm von Hofmann - German chemist (d. 1892)
1818 – King Christian IX of Denmark (d. 1906)
1826 – Pancha Carrasco - Costa Rican war heroine (d. 1890)
1827 – Ramón Emeterio Betances - Puerto Rican politician, medical doctor & diplomat (d. 1898)
1842 – Elizabeth Bacon Custer - wife of George Armstrong Custer (d. 1933)
1859 – Edmund Husserl - Austrian philosopher (d. 1938)
1865 – Charles W. Woodworth - American entomologist (d. 1940)
1869 – Harvey Cushing - American neurosurgeon (d. 1939)
1871 – Clarence Hudson White American photographer (d. 1925)
1874 – Stanisław Taczak - Polish general (d. 1960)
1875 – King Albert I of Belgium (d. 1934)
1883 – R. P. Keigwin - English academic (d. 1972)
1885 – Dimitrios Levidis - Greek composer (d. 1951)
1888 – Dennis Chavez - American politician (d. 1964)
1889 – Sir Adrian Boult - British conductor (d. 1983)
1892 – Richard Neutra - American architect (d. 1970)
1892 – Mary Pickford - Canadian actress (d. 1979)
1896 – Yip Harburg - American lyricist (d. 1981)
1902 – Andrew Irvine - British mountaineer (d. 1924)
1904 – John Hicks - British economist, Bank of Sweden Prize winner (d. 1989)
1904 – Hirsch Jacobs - American thoroughbred horse trainer & owner (d. 1970)
1905 – Helen Joseph - South African anti-apartheid activist (d. 1992)
1905 – Erwin Keller - German field hockey player (d. 1971)
1906 – Raoul Jobin - French Canadian tenor (d. 1974)
1908 – Hugo Fregonese - Argentine film director (d. 1987)
1909 – John Fante - American novelist (d. 1983)
1910 – George Musso - American football player (d. 2000)
1911 – Melvin Calvin - American chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1997)
1911 – Emil Cioran - Romanian philosopher & essayist (d. 1995)
1912 – Alois Brunner - Austrian Nazi
1912 – Sonja Henie - Norwegian figure skater & actress (d. 1969)
1914 – María Félix - Mexican actress (d. 2002)
1918 – Betty Ford - First Lady of the United States
1918 – Glendon Swarthout - American author (d. 1992)
1919 – Ian Smith - Prime Minister of Rhodesia (d. 2007)
1920 – Carmen McRae - American jazz singer (d. 1994)
1921 – Alfie Bass - English actor (d. 1987)
1921 – Franco Corelli - Italian tenor (d. 2003)
1921 – Jan Novák - Czech composer (d. 1984)
1923 – George Fisher - American cartoonist (d. 2003)
1923 – Edward Mulhare - Irish actor (d. 1997)
1924 – Frédéric Back - German-born Canadian short film director & screenwriter
1924 – Sir Anthony Farrar-Hockley - English soldier & historian (d. 2006)
1926 – Henry N. Cobb - American architect
1926 – Shecky Greene - American comedian
1926 – Shirley Mills - American actress (d. 2010)
1926 – Jürgen Moltmann - German theologian
1928 – Leah Rabin - widow of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin (d. 2000)
1928 – Monty Sunshine - English jazz clarinetist
1929 – Walter Berry - Austrian bass-baritone (d. 2000)
1929 – Jacques Brel - Belgian singer/composer (d. 1978)
1929 – Renzo De Felice - Italian historian (d. 1996)
1930 – Carlos Hugo of Bourbon-Parma - Duke of Parma
1931 – John Gavin - American actor & politician
1932 – Sultan Iskandar of Johor - also the 8th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia (d. 2010)
1933 – Fred Ebb - American composer (d. 2004)
1934 – Kisho Kurokawa - Japanese architect (d. 2007)
1935 – Albert Bustamante - American politician
1935 – Oscar Zeta Acosta - American attorney, politician, & Chicano Movement activist (d. 1974?)
1937 – Seymour Hersh - American journalist
1938 – Kofi Annan - Ghanaian United Nations Secretary General
1940 – John Havlicek - American basketball player
1941 – Darlene Gillespie - Canadian-born American actress
1941 – Peggy Lennon - American singer (The Lennon Sisters)
1941 – Vivienne Westwood - English fashion designer
1942 – Roger Chapman - British rock singer (Family, Streetwalkers)
1942 – Douglas Trumbull - American film director
1943 – Tony Banks - British politician (d. 2006)
1943 – Michael Bennett - American dancer/choreographer (d. 1987)
1943 – Miller Farr - American football player
1944 – Hywel Bennett - Welsh actor
1944 – Odd Nerdrum - Norwegian painter
1945 – Derrick Walker - British racing team owner
1946 – Catfish Hunter - American baseball player (d. 1999)
1946 – Stuart Pankin - American actor
1946 – Tim Thomerson - American actor
1947 – Tom DeLay - American politician
1947 – Steve Howe - English guitarist (Yes, Asia, GTR)
1947 – Robert Kiyosaki - American investor
1947 – Larry Norman - American singer/songwriter (d. 2008)
1947 – Pascal Lamy - Director-General of WTO
1948 – Michael Leshner - Canadian lawyer & gay rights advocate
1949 – John Madden - English film director
1949 – Brenda Russell - American singer/songwriter
1950 – Grzegorz Lato - Polish footballer
1951 – Geir Haarde - former Icelandic prime minister
1954 – G.V. Loganathan - American professor (d. 2007)
1954 – Gary Carter - American baseball player
1955 – Ricky Bell - American football player (d. 1984)
1955 – Kane Hodder - American actor & stuntman
1955 – Barbara Kingsolver - American novelist
1955 – David Wu - Taiwanese-born American politician
1956 – Christine Boisson - French actress
1956 – Jim Piddock - English actor, writer & producer
1957 – Fred Smerlas - American football player
1960 – John Schneider - American actor
1961 – Richard Hatch - American reality television personality
1962 – Izzy Stradlin - American musician (Guns N' Roses)
1963 – Julian Lennon - English musician & singer
1963 – Terry Porter - American basketball player & coach
1963 – Alec Stewart - English cricketer
1963 – Seth Tobias - American financial commentator (d. 2007)
1964 – Lisa Guerrero - American sports broadcaster
1964 – Biz Markie - American rapper/disc jockey
1964 – John McGinlay - Scottish footballer
1965 – Michael Jones - New Zealand rugby player & coach
1966 – Mark Blundell - British racing driver
1966 – Mazinho - Brazilian footballer
1966 – Bobby Ologun - Nigerian television personality
1966 – Evripidis Stylianidis - Greek politician
1966 – Robin Wright Penn - American actress
1966 – Dalton Grant - British high jumper
1967 – Arwyn Davies - Welsh actor
1968 – Patricia Arquette - American actress
1968 – Patricia Girard-Léno - French athlete (100 m hurdles)
1968 – Tracy Grammer - American folk singer
1972 – Paul Gray - American bassist (Slipknot)
1973 – Khaled Badra - Tunisian footballer
1973 – Emma Caulfield - American actress
1973 – Alex S. Gonzalez - American baseball player
1974 – Chino XL - American rapper
1974 – Holger Hott Johansen - Norwegian orienteerist
1974 – Nnedi Okorafor - Nigerian American writer
1974 – Nayden Todorov - Bulgarian conductor
1975 – Anouk - Dutch singer
1975 – Timo Pérez - Dominican baseball player
1977 – Mehran Ghassemi - Iranian journalist (d. 2008)
1977 – Mark Spencer - American computer programmer
1978 – Ana de la Reguera - Mexican actress
1978 – Bernt Haas - Swiss footballer
1978 – Rachel Roberts - Canadian model & actress
1979 – Jeremy Guthrie - American baseball player
1979 – Alexi Laiho - Finnish guitarist & singer (Children of Bodom, Sinergy, Kylähullut)
1980 – Manuel Ortega - Austrian singer
1980 – Katee Sackhoff - American actress
1981 – Brian Burres - American baseball player
1981 – Lito Sheppard - American football cornerback
1981 – Taylor Kitsch - Canadian actor & model
1982 – Judy Star - Canadian porn star
1983 – Allu Arjun - Indian film actor
1983 – Adrian Bellani - American actor
1984 – Júlia Liptáková - Slovakian model
1984 – Taran Noah Smith - American actor
1984 – Kirsten Storms - American actress
1986 – Igor Akinfeev - Russian footballer
1986 – Félix Hernández - Venezuelan baseball player
1986 – Erika Sawajiri - Japanese actress, model & singer
1987 – Royston Drenthe - Dutch footballer
1989 – Hitomi Takahashi - Japanese singer
1989 – Alex DeLeon - lead singer of The Cab
1990 – Kim Jonghyun - South Korean singer, lead vocalist of boy band SHINee
1992 – Shelby Young - American actress


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