Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Today's Birthdays!

* 1245 - Edmund Crouchback, son of Henry III of England (d. 1296)
* 1409 - René I of Naples (d. 1480)
* 1477 - Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (d. 1547)
* 1501 - Anthony Denny, confidant of King Henry VIII of England (d. 1559)
* 1616 - François de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, French soldier (d. 1669)
* 1626 - Lucas Achtschellinck, Flemish painter (d. 1699)
* 1634 - Dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter, Norwegian poet (d. 1716)
* 1675 - Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, French writer (d. 1755)
* 1728 - Niccola Piccinni, Italian composer (d. 1800)
* 1807 - Charles Henry Davis, American Civil War Admiral (d 1877)
* 1815 - Henry W. Halleck, American Civil War general (d. 1872)
* 1821 - John C. Breckenridge, Confederate general (d. 1875)
* 1834 - Robert R. Hitt, American politician (d. 1906)
* 1838 - Franz Brentano, German philosopher and psychologist (d. 1917)
* 1853 - Andre Michelin, French industrialist (d. 1931)
* 1874 - Robert W. Service, Canadian poet (d. 1958)
* 1875 - Leonor Michaelis, German enzyme kinetic theorist (d. 1947)
* 1885 - Zhou Zuoren, Chinese writer (d. 1967)
* 1886 - John Hamilton, American actor (d. 1958)
* 1888 - Osip Brik, Russian writer (d. 1945)
* 1895 - Nat Schachner, American author (d. 1955)
* 1897 - Carlos Pellicer, Mexican poet (d. 1977)
* 1898 - Margaret Booth, American film editor (d. 2002)
* 1901 - Fulgencio Batista, Cuban leader (d. 1973)
* 1901 - Frank Zamboni, American inventor (d. 1988)
* 1902 - Eric Liddell, Scottish runner (d. 1945)
* 1903 - William Grover-Williams, English-French racing driver and WWII resistance fighter (d. 1945, by execution)
* 1906 - Diana Wynyard, British actress (d. 1964)
* 1907 - Paul Nitze, American government official (d. 2004)
* 1908 - Ethel Merman, American actress and singer (d. 1984)
* 1910 - Dizzy Dean, American baseball player (d. 1974)
* 1911 - Roger Lapébie, French cyclist (d. 1996)
* 1911 - Eduardo Frei Montalva, Chilean politician (d.1982)
* 1917 - Carl Karcher, founded the Carl's Jr. hamburger chain (d. 2008)
* 1918 - Nel Benschop, Dutch poet (d. 2005)
* 1918 - Stirling Silliphant, American writer (d. 1996)
* 1920 - Alberto Crespo, Argentine racing driver (d. 1991)
* 1921 - Francesco Scavullo, American photographer (d. 2004)
* 1922 - Ernesto Bonino, Italian singer
* 1923 - Anthony Hecht, American poet (d. 2004)
* 1924 - Katy Jurado, Mexican actress (d. 2002)
* 1928 - William Kennedy, American author
* 1930 - Clarence Ray Allen, American murderer (d. 2006)
* 1931 - Johannes Rau, German politician (d. 2006)
* 1932 - Dian Fossey, American zoologist (d. 1985)
* 1933 - Susan Sontag, American writer (d. 2004)
* 1934 - Marilyn Horne, American opera singer
* 1935 - A.J. Foyt, American race car driver and team owner
* 1937 - Luiz Bueno, Brazilian racing driver
* 1942 - René Angélil, Canadian music executive
* 1942 - Barbara Lynn, American singer
* 1943 - Brian Ferneyhough, British composer
* 1943 - Ronnie Milsap, American singer and songwriter
* 1944 - Jim Stafford, American singer and songwriter
* 1946 - Kabir Bedi, Indian actor
* 1946 - Katia Ricciarelli, Italian soprano
* 1947 - Laura Schlessinger, American radio talk show host
* 1947 - Magdalen Nabb, British author (d. 2007)
* 1947 - Harvey Proctor, British politician
* 1948 - John Carpenter, American film director
* 1948 - Dalvanius Prime, New Zealand entertainer (d. 2002)
* 1948 - Cliff Thorburn, Canadian snooker player
* 1948 - Ruth Reichl, American magazine editor
* 1950 - Debbie Allen, American dancer and choreographer
* 1950 - Damo Suzuki, Japanese singer (Can)
* 1951 - Glenn Ordway, American radio talk show host
* 1952 - King Fuad II of Egypt
* 1953 - Robert Jay Mathews, American neo-Nazi (d. 1984)
* 1956 - Jennifer Dale, Canadian actress
* 1956 - Martin Jol, Dutch football manager
* 1956 - Ivan Safronov, Russian journalist (d. 2007)
* 1958 - Anatoli Boukreev, Russian climber (d. 1997)
* 1958 - Lena Ek, Swedish politician
* 1959 - Juanita Bynum, American televangelist
* 1959 - Sade, Nigerian-born singer
* 1961 - Paul Raven, English musician (Killing Joke) (d. 2007)
* 1961 - Jill Sobule, American singer-songwriter
* 1962 - Paul Webb, British musician (Talk Talk, .O.rang)
* 1963 - James May, English television presenter
* 1965 - Maxine Jones, American singer (En Vogue)
* 1968 - David Chokachi, American actor
* 1969 - Roy Jones Jr., American boxer
* 1969 - Dead, Swedish black metal vocalist (Mayhem) (d. 1991)
* 1970 - Garth Ennis, Irish comic book author
* 1970 - Brendan O'Hare, Scottish drummer (Teenage Fanclub, Telstar Ponies)
* 1970 - Ron Villone, American baseball player
* 1972 - Richard T. Jones, American actor
* 1972 - Greg Page, Australian actor
* 1973 - Josie Davis, American actress
* 1974 - Marlon Anderson, American baseball player
* 1974 - Kate Moss, English model
* 1975 - Greg Strause, American visual effects creator
* 1975 - Gillian Iliana Waters, American actress
* 1976 - Viktor Maslov, Russian racing driver
* 1976 - Martina Moravcová, Slovak female swimmer
* 1977 - Jeff Foster, American basketball player
* 1979 - Aaliyah, American singer (d. 2001)
* 1979 - Brenden Morrow, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1979 - Jason Ward, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1980 - Albert Pujols, Dominican-born baseball player
* 1980 - Michelle Wild, Hungarian model
* 1981 - Bobby Zamora, English footballer
* 1981 - Nick Valensi, American guitarist (The Strokes)
* 1982 - Samuel Preston, British singer (The Ordinary Boys)
* 1982 - Tuncay Şanlı, Turkish footballer
* 1983 - Emanuel Pogatetz, Austrian footballer
* 1984 - Jared Slingerland, Canadian musician
* 1987 - Lauren McAvoy, British fashion model
* 1988 - Nicklas Bendtner, Danish footballer

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