Thursday, January 24, 2008

Born Today

76 - Hadrian, Roman Emperor (d. 138)
1287 - Richard Aungerville, English bishop (d. 1345)
1444 - Galeazzo Maria Sforza, Duke of Milan (d. 1476)
1540 - Edmund Campion, English Jesuit (d. 1581)
1638 - Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset, English poet (d. 1706)
1670 - William Congreve, English playwright (d. 1729)
1674 - Thomas Tanner, English bishop (d. 1735)
1679 - Christian Wolff, German philosopher (d. 1754)
1705 - Farinelli, Italian castrato (d. 1782)
1712 - King Frederick II of Prussia (d. 1786)
1724 - Frances Brooke, English writer (d. 1789)
1732 - Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, French playwright (d. 1799)
1742 - Anne, Duchess of Cumberland and Strathearn (d. 1808)
1752 - Muzio Clementi, Italian composer (d. 1832)
1754 - Andrew Ellicott, American surveyor (d. 1820)
1763 - Louis Alexandre Andrault de Langeron, Russian general (d. 1831)
1776 - E.T.A. Hoffmann, German writer (d. 1822)
1779 - Elizabeth Alexeievna (Louise of Baden), Russian tsarina (d. 1826)
1848 - Vasily Surikov, Russian painter (d. 1916)
1862 - Edith Wharton, American writer (d. 1937)
1864 - Marguerite Durand, French feminist leader (d. 1936)
1872 - Konstantin Bogaevsky, Russian painter (d. 1943)
1873 - Leon Czolgosz, American anarchist, assassin of U.S. President William McKinley (d. 1901)
1886 - Henry King, American film director (d. 1982
1888 - Vicki Baum, Austrian writer (d. 1960)
1888 - Ernst Heinkel, German aircraft designer (d. 1958)
1891 - Walter Model, German field marshal (d. 1945)
1895 - Eugen Roth, German writer (d. 1976)
1898 - Cliff Heathcote, American baseball player (d. 1939)
1901 - Harry Calder, South African cricketer (d. 1995)
1902 - E. A. Speiser, American Bible scholar (d. 1965)
1905 - J. Howard Marshall, American billionaire (d. 1995)
1907 - Maurice Couve de Murville, French politician (d. 1999)
1909 - Martin Lings, English Islamic scholar (d. 2005)
1909 - Ann Todd, English actress (d. 1993)
1913 - Norman Dello Joio, American composer
1915 - Robert Motherwell, American painter (d. 1991)
1916 - Jack Brickhouse, American sports broadcaster (d. 1998)
1917 - Ernest Borgnine, American actor
1918 - Oral Roberts, American evangelist
1919 - Coleman Francis, American film director
1922 - Charles Socarides, American psychiatrist (d. 2005)
1925 - Maria Tallchief, American ballerina
1926 - Georges Lautner, French director and screenwriter
1927 - Sir Patrick Macnaghten, 11th Baronet, British aristocrat (d. 2007)
1928 - Desmond Morris, British anthropologist
1928 - Michel Serrault, French actor (d. 2007)
1934 - Stanisław Grochowiak, Polish poet (d. 1976)
1936 - Doug Kershaw, American musician
1939 - Ray Stevens, American musician
1941 - Neil Diamond, American singer
1941 - Aaron Neville, American singer
1943 - Subhash Ghai, Indian film director
1943 - Sharon Tate, American actress and Manson murder victim (d. 1969)
1944 - Klaus Nomi, German singer (d. 1983)
1945 - John Garamendi, American politician
1946 - Michael Ontkean, Canadian actor
1947 - Warren Zevon, American musician (d. 2003)
1947 - Masashi Ozaki, Japanese golfer
1949 - John Belushi, American actor (d. 1982)
1950 - Gerald Brisco, American professional wrestler
1950 - Benjamin Urrutia, Ecuadorian writer
1950 - Daniel Auteuil, French actor
1951 - Yakov Smirnoff, Ukrainian-born American comedian
1954 - Jo Gartner, Austrian racing driver (d. 1986)
1956 - Hanne Krogh, Norwegian singer (Bobbysocks)
1957 - Adrian Edmondson, British comedian
1958 - Neil Allen, American baseball player
1958 - Jools Holland, British musician
1959 - Vic Reeves, English comedian
1959 - David Mills, American author
1961 - Nastassja Kinski, German-born actress
1961 - Vince Russo, American writer
1963 - Martyn Grimley, English field hockey player
1963 - Arnold Vanderlyde, Dutch boxer
1965 - Carlos Saldanha, Brazilian director
1965 - Mike Awesome, American professional wrestler (d. 2007)
1966 - Jimeoin, Northern Irish comedian
1967 - Mark Kozelek, American singer/songwriter (Red House Painters, Sun Kil Moon)
1967 - Phil LaMarr, American voice actor
1967 - John Myung, American musician (Dream Theater)
1968 - Michael Kiske, German musician
1968 - Mary Lou Retton, American gymnast
1969 - Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Icelandic actor
1970 - Matthew Lillard, American actor
1971 - Cory Bailey, American baseball player
1971 - Andrea Mackris, American television producer
1972 - Naoshi Mizuta, Japanese composer
1974 - Shii Ann Huang, American game show contestant
1974 - Ed Helms, American actor
1975 - Rónald Gómez, Costa Rican footballer
1976 - Shae-Lynn Bourne, Canadian ice dancer with Victor Kraatz
1979 - Tatyana Ali, American actress
1979 - Tom Kostopoulos, Canadian ice hockey player
1980 - Nicole Marie Lenz, American actress
1981 - Travis Hanson, American baseball player
1983 - Shaun Maloney, Scottish footballer
1983 - Scott Speed, American race car driver
1984 - Benoît Huot, Quebec paralympic swimmer
1984 - Scott Kazmir, American baseball player
1984 - Witold Kiełtyka, Polish drummer (Decapitated) (d. 2007)
1986 - Mischa Barton, English-born American actress
1986 - Raviv Ullman, Israeli-born American actor
1989 - Calvin Goldspink, English singer
1989 - J.J. Alfano, American professional drifter

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