Sunday, January 27, 2008

Today's Birthdays

1443 - Albert, Duke of Saxony (d. 1500)
1546 - Joachim Friedrich, Elector of Brandenburg (d. 1608)
1585 - Hendrick Avercamp, Dutch painter (d. 1634)
1603 - Harbottle Grimston, English politician (d. 1685)
1621 - Thomas Willis, English physician (d. 1675)
1662 - Richard Bentley, English classical scholar (d. 1742)
1687 - Balthasar Neumann, German architect (d. 1753)
1701 - Johann Nikolaus von Hontheim, German historian (d. 1790)
1708 - Anna Petrovna of Russia (d. 1728)
1720 - Samuel Foote, English dramatist (d. 1777)
1741 - Hester Thrale, Welsh diarist (d. 1821)
1756 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrian composer (d. 1791)
1805 - Samuel Palmer, English artist (d. 1881)
1805 - Sophie of Bavaria, archduchess of Austria (d. 1872)
1805 - Maria Anna of Bavaria, queen consort of Saxony (d. 1877)
1806 - Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga, Spanish composer (d. 1826)
1814 - Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, French architect (d. 1879)
1823 - Edouard Lalo, French composer (d. 1892)
1826 - Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin, Russian writer (d. 1889)
1826 - Richard Taylor, American Confederate general (d. 1879)
1832 - Lewis Carroll, English author (d. 1898)
1836 - Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Austrian writer (d. 1895)
1841 - Arkhip Kuindzhi, Russian painter (d. 1910)
1848 - Togo Heihachiro, Japanese admiral (d. 1934)
1850 - Samuel Gompers, American labor leader (d. 1924)
1850 - Edward J. Smith, English captain of the Titanic (d. 1912)
1859 - Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany (d. 1941)
1885 - Jerome Kern, American composer (d. 1945)
1885 - Eduard Künneke, German composer (d. 1953)
1885 - Maeda Seison, Japanese painter (d. 1977)
1891 - Ilya Ehrenburg, Russian writer (d. 1967)
1893 - Soong Ching-ling, Chinese wife of Sun Yat-sen (d. 1981)
1895 - Harry Ruby, American composer (d. 1974)
1900 - Hyman Rickover, American admiral (d. 1986)
1901 - Art Rooney, American football team owner (d. 1988)
1901 - Willy Fritsch, German actor (d. 1973)
1903 - John Carew Eccles, Australian neuropsychologist, Nobel Laureate (d. 1997)
1905 - Howard McNear, American actor (d. 1969)
1908 - Oran Page, American musician (d. 1954)
1908 - William Randolph Hearst, Jr., American newspaper magnate (d. 1993)
1912 - Arne Næss, Norwegian philosopher
1918 - Skitch Henderson, English bandleader (d. 2005)
1918 - Elmore James, American blues musician (d. 1963)
1918 - William Seawell, United States Army Brigadier General (d. 2005)
1919 - Ross Bagdasarian, American musician (d. 1972)
1920 - Helmut Zacharias, German violinist (d. 2002)
1920 - John Box, British film production designer and art director (d. 2005)
1921 - Donna Reed, American actress (d. 1986)
1924 - Sabu Dastagir, Indian actor (d. 1963)
1924 - Rauf Denktaş, founder of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
1926 - Fritz Spiegl, Austrian journalist (d. 2003)
1926 - Ingrid Thulin, Swedish actress (d. 2004)
1928 - Michael Craig, British actor
1928 - Hans Modrow, a German politician, premier of East Germany
1929 - Gastón Suárez, Bolivian novelist (d. 1984)
1930 - Bobby Blue Bland, American singer
1931 - Mordecai Richler, Canadian author (d. 2001)
1932 - Boris Shakhlin, Soviet gymnast
1933 - Mohamed Al-Fayed, Egyptian billionaire businessman
1934 - George Follmer, American race car driver
1936 - Troy Donahue, American actor (d. 2001)
1936 - Samuel C. C. Ting, American physicist, Nobel Laureate
1937 - John Ogdon, English pianist (d. 1989)
1940 - James Cromwell, American actor
1940 - Terry Harper, Canadian ice hockey player
1942 - Kate Wolf, American folk singer and songwriter (d. 1986)
1944 - Peter Akinola, Nigerian religious leader
1944 - Mairéad Corrigan, Irish activist, Nobel Prize Laureate
1944 - Nick Mason, English drummer (Pink Floyd)
1945 - Harold Cardinal, Cree political leader (d. 2005)
1946 - Nedra Talley, American singer (Ronettes)
1947 - Björn Afzelius, Swedish singer (d. 1999)
1947 - Vyron Polydoras, Greek politician
1948 - Jean-Philippe Collard, French pianist
1948 - Mikhail Baryshnikov, Russian dancer and choreographer
1949 - Ethan Mordden, American author
1950 - Amos Grunebaum, Israeli-born physician
1950 - Derek Acorah, English spirit medium
1951 - Brian Downey, Irish musician (Thin Lizzy)
1952 - Billy "White Shoes" Johnson, American football player
1954 - Peter Laird, American comic-book artist
1954 - Joko Ninomiya, Japanese martial artist
1955 - Brian Engblom, Canadian ice hockey player
1955 - John Roberts, 17th Chief Justice of the United States
1955 - Alexander Stuart, British author
1955 - Koji Ushikubo, Japanese racing driver
1956 - Mimi Rogers, American actress
1957 - Janick Gers, British guitarist (Iron Maiden)
1957 - Frank Miller, American comic book artist and writer and film director
1958 - James Grippando, American novelist
1958 - Kadri Mälk, Estonian artist and jewelry designer
1959 - Keith Olbermann, American news presenter
1959 - Göran Hägglund, Swedish politician
1959 - Cris Collinsworth, American football player
1961 - Margo Timmins, Canadian singer (Cowboy Junkies)
1961 - Dina Bonnevie, Filipino actress
1961 - Gillian Gilbert, British musician (New Order)
1961 - Narciso Rodriguez, American fashion designer
1964 - Bridget Fonda, American actress
1965 - Alan Cumming, Scottish actor
1965 - Mike Newell, English football manager
1967 - Bobby Deol, Indian actor
1967 - Byron Mann, Hong Kong actor
1967 - Dave Manson, Canadian ice hockey player
1968 - Mike Patton, American singer (Faith No More)
1968 - Tricky, English rapper
1969 - Cornelius, Japanese musician and producer (Flipper's Guitar)
1969 - Michael Kulas, Canadian singer (James)
1969 - Patton Oswalt, American actor and writer
1970 - Jon Douglas Rainey, American TV personality
1970 - Emmanuel Pahud, French-Swiss flautist
1971 - Fann Wong, Singapore entertainer (Shanghai Knights)
1971 - Lil Jon, American rapper and producer
1971 - Patrice Brisebois, Canadian ice hockey player
1972 - Guillermo, Mexican-born American TV personality
1972 - Keith Wood, Irish rugby player
1972 - Mark Owen, English pop singer
1972 - Janine Ilitch, Australian netballer
1973 - Lovette porn star of Naked Outdoors and big boob movies
1974 - Chaminda Vaas, Sri Lankan cricketer
1974 - Andrei Pavel, Romanian tennis player
1976 - Clint Ford, American voice actor
1976 - Ahn Jung-Hwan, Korean football player
1976 - Ruby Lin, Taiwanese actress and singer
1978 - Pete Laforest, Canadian baseball player
1979 - Daniel Vettori, New Zealand cricketer
1979 - Rosamund Pike, British actress
1979 - Mario Fatafehi, American-born Canadian Football League player
1980 - Marat Safin, Russian tennis player
1980 - Austin O'Riley adult film star
1980 - Chanda Gunn, Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Goalie
1981 - Alicia Molik, Australian tennis player
1983 - Carlo Colaiacovo, Canadian ice hockey player
1983 - Gavin Floyd, American baseball player
1983 - Mike Zagurski, American baseball player
1983 - Laura Stevens AKA Linda Leggins, Maria Kostovic, Maria Kovak, Maria Dallas, Maria Roberts
1986 - Bailey Brooks porn actress
1987 - Lily Donaldson, British model
1987 - Katy Rose, American pop singer
1988 - Kerlon Moura Souza, Brazilian footballer

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