Friday, January 18, 2008

Happy Birthday Today to..

399 - Pulcheria, Byzantine empress (d. 453)
1544 - King Francis II of France (d. 1560)
1736 - James Watt, Scottish inventor (d. 1819)
1739 - Joseph Bonomi the Elder, Italian architect (d. 1808)
1757 - Augusta Reuss-Ebersdorf, German Princess (d. 1831)
1807 - Robert E. Lee, American Confederate general (d. 1870)
1808 - Lysander Spooner, American philosopher (d. 1887)
1809 - Edgar Allan Poe, American writer and poet (d. 1849)
1813 - Sir Henry Bessemer, English inventor (d. 1898)
1832 - Ferdinand Laub, Czech violinist (d. 1875)
1833 - Alfred Clebsch, German mathematician (d. 1872)
1839 - Paul Cézanne, French painter (d. 1906)
1848 - John F. Stairs, Canadian businessman (d. 1904)
1851 - Jacobus Kapteyn, Dutch astronomer (d. 1922)
1863 - Werner Sombart, German sociologist (d. 1941)
1878 - Herbert Chapman, English football player and manager (d. 1934
1879 - Boris Savinkov, Russian writer (d. 1925)
1887 - Alexander Woollcott, American intellectual (d. 1943)
1892 - Ólafur Thors, Icelandic politician (d. 1964)
1905 - Stanley Hawes, British-born Australian film producer, director and administrator (d. 1991)
1908 - Aleksandr Gennadievich Kurosh, Russian mathematician (d. 1971)
1909 - Hans Hotter, German bass-baritone (d. 2003)
1912 - Leonid Kantorovich, Russian economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)
1913 - "Minnesota Fats", American billiards player (d. 1996)
1913 - Rex Ingamells, Australian poet (d. 1955)
1914 - Bob Gerard, British racing driver (d. 1990)
1917 - John Raitt, American singer and actor (d. 2005)
1918 - John H. Johnson, American publisher (d. 2005)
1920 - Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Peruvian United Nations Secretary General
1921 - Patricia Highsmith, American author (d. 1995)
1921 - "Billy Batts" Devino, American gangster (d. 1970)
1922 - Guy Madison, American actor (d. 1996)
1923 - Jean Stapleton, American actress
1923 - Markus Wolf, German spy (d. 2006)
1924 - Nicholas Colasanto, American actor (d. 1985)
1924 - Jean-François Revel, French author (d. 2006)
1926 - Fritz Weaver, American actor
1930 - Tippi Hedren, American actress
1931 - Robert MacNeil, Canadian journalist
1932 - Richard Lester, British director
1936 - Ziaur Rahman, President of Bangladesh (d. 1981)
1939 - Phil Everly, American musician
1940 - Paolo Borsellino, Italian magistrate (d. 1992)
1940 - Mike Reid, English comedian (d. 2007)
1941 - Colin Gunton, British theologian (d. 2003)
1941 - Tony Anholt, British actor (d. 2002)
1942 - Michael Crawford, British singer and actor
1943 - Janis Joplin, American singer (d. 1970)
1943 - Petchara Chaowarat, Thai film actress
1943 - Princess Margriet of the Netherlands
1944 - Shelley Fabares, American actress
1944 - Peter Lynch, American investor
1944 - Dan Reeves, American football coach
1944 - Laurie London, English singer
1946 - Julian Barnes, English author
1946 - Dolly Parton, American singer and actress
1947 - Paula Deen, American chef and restaurateur
1947 - Rod Evans, British musician (Deep Purple)
1947 - Ann Compton, American news reporter
1948 - Frank McKenna, Canadian politician
1949 - Robert Palmer, English singer and guitarist (d. 2003)
1949 - Dennis Taylor, Northern Irish snooker player
1950 - Sébastien Dhavernas, Quebec actor
1950 - Grant Nordman, Canadian politician
1951 - Dewey Bunnell, American singer and songwriter (America)
1953 - Desi Arnaz, Jr., American actor
1953 - Richard Legendre, Canadian politician
1954 - Katey Sagal, American actress
1954 - Ted DiBiase, American professional wrestler
1954 - Cindy Sherman, American artist
1954 - Katharina Thalbach, German actress and film director
1955 - Simon Rattle, English conductor
1955 - Paul Rodriguez, Mexican-born actor and comedian
1956 - Carman Licciardello, American Christian singer
1957 - Kenneth McClintock, Puerto Rican politician
1962 - Hans Daams, Dutch cyclist
1963 - Michael Adams, American basketball player
1963 - Caron Wheeler, British singer (Soul II Soul)
1963 - Martin Bashir, Pakistani-born reporter
1964 - Janine Antoni, Bahamian artist
1964 - Ricardo Arjona, Guatemalan singer
1966 - Floris Jan Bovelander, Dutch field hockey player
1966 - Stefan Edberg, Swedish tennis player
1966 - Lena Philipsson, Swedish singer
1966 - Sylvain Côté, Canadian ice hockey player
1967 - Javier Cámara, Spanish actor
1969 - Junior Seau, American football player
1969 - Steve Staunton, Irish footballer
1970 - Udo Suzuki, Japanese comedian
1971 - Shawn Wayans, American actor and producer
1971 - John Wozniak, American singer and songwriter (Marcy Playground)
1972 - Joana Benedek, Mexican actress
1972 - Drea de Matteo, American actress
1972 - Ron Killings, American professional wrestler
1972 - Princess Kalina of Bulgaria, titular Bulgarian royal family
1972 - Elena Kaliská, Slovak slalom canoer
1972 - Troy Wilson, Australian racing driver and AFL player
1973 - Antero Manninen, Finnish Cellist
1973 - Karen Lancaume, French actress (d. 2005)
1974 - Jaime Moreno, Bolivian footballer
1974 - Ian Laperrière, Canadian ice hockey player
1974 - Frank Caliendo, American comedian
1976 - Tarso Marques, Brazilian racing driver
1977 - Lauren Etame Mayer, Cameroonian footballer
1977 - Nicole, Chilean singer
1979 - Svetlana Khorkina, Russian gymnast
1979 - Wiley (rapper), English Rapper (Grime)
1980 - Jenson Button, English Formula One driver
1981 - Asier Del Horno, Spanish footballer
1981 - Lucho González, Argentine footballer
1982 - Jodie Sweetin, American child actress
1982 - Mike Komisarek, American ice hockey player
1982 - Angela Chang, Taiwanese singer and actress
1983 - Utada Hikaru, American-born Japanese singer and songwriter
1984 - Thomas Vanek, Austrian ice hockey player
1984 - Euan Blair, Eldest son of Tony Blair
1984 - Karun Chandhok, Indian racing driver
1985 - Rika Ishikawa, Japanese singer (Morning Musume)
1985 - Esteban Guerrieri, Argentine racing driver
1991 - Erin Sanders, American child actress

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