Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Today's Birthdays!

1584 - Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange (d. 1647)
1632 - Johann Georg Graevius, German classical scholar and critic (d. 1703)
1688 - Emanuel Swedenborg, Swedish scientist and philosopher (d. 1772)
1711 - Giuseppe Bonno, Austrian composer (d. 1788)
1715 - Georg Christoph Wagenseil, Austrian composer (d. 1777)
1717 - Jeffrey Amherst, British military leader (d. 1797)
1718 - Paul Rabaut, French Huguenot pastor (d. 1794)
1737 - Thomas Paine, English-born American patriot (d. 1809)
1749 - King Christian VII of Denmark (d. 1808)
1754 - Moses Cleaveland, founder of the city of Cleveland (d. 1806)
1782 - Daniel Auber, French composer (d. 1871)
1801 - Horatia Nelson, the illegitimate daughter of Emma Hamilton and Horatio Nelson (d. 1881)
1810 - Ernst Kummer, German mathematician (d. 1893)
1843 - William McKinley, 25th President of the United States (d. 1901)
1846 - Karol Olszewski, Polish scientist (d. 1915)
1860 - Anton Chekhov, Russian writer (d. 1904)
1862 - Frederick Delius, English composer (d. 1934)
1866 - Romain Rolland, French writer, Nobel Laureate (d. 1944)
1867 - Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, Spanish writer (d. 1928)
1874 - John D. Rockefeller Jr., American entrepreneur (d. 1960)
1876 - Havergal Brian, British composer (d. 1972)
1877 - Georges Catroux, French general (d. 1969)
1880 - W.C. Fields, American actor (d. 1946)
1891 - Elizaveta Gerdt, Russian ballerina (d. 1975)
1891 - R. Norris Williams, American tennis player, also a survivor of the RMS Titanic Disaster d. 1968)
1895 - Muna Lee, American poet (d. 1965)
1901 - Allen B. DuMont, American scientist and inventor (d. 1965)
1905 - Barnett Newman, American painter (d. 1970)
1910 - Colin Middleton, Irish artist (d. 1983)
1911 - Peter von Siemens, German industrialist (d. 1986)
1913 - Victor Mature, American actor (d. 1999)
1913 - Daniel Taradash, American screenwriter (d. 2003)
1913 - Peter von Zahn, German journalist and writer (d. 2001)
1915 - John Serry, Sr., American musician, composer, arranger (d. 2003)
1918 - John Forsythe, American actor
1920 - José Luis de Villalonga, Spanish aristocrat, author, and actor (d. 2007)
1921 - Anthony George, American actor (d. 2005)
1922 - Gerda Steinhoff, Nazi concetration camp supervisor (d. 1946)
1923 - Paddy Chayefsky, American writer (d. 1981)
1923 - Ivo Robic, Croatian singer and songwriter (d. 2000)
1924 - Luigi Nono, Italian composer (d. 1990)
1924 - Marcelle Ferron, Quebec painter and stained glass artist (d. 2001)
1924 - Peter Voulkos, American artist (d. 2002)
1926 - Franco Cerri, Italian musician
1926 - Abdus Salam, Pakistani physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1996)
1927 - Edward Abbey, American author and environmentalist (d. 1989)
1928 - Lee Shau Kee, Hong Kong property developer
1929 - Gordon Solie, American professional wrestling announcer (d. 2000)
1930 - Derek Bailey, English guitar virtuoso (d. 2005)
1930 - John Junkin, English radio, television and film performer and scriptwriter (d. 2006)
1932 - Tommy Taylor, English footballer (d. 1958)
1932 - George Allen, English footballer
1933 - Sacha Distel, French singer and guitarist (d. 2004)
1933 - Ron Townson, American singer (The 5th Dimension) (d. 2001)
1936 - James Jamerson, American bass guitarist for Motown Records (d. 1983)
1939 - Germaine Greer, Australian writer
1940 - Katharine Ross, American actress
1940 - Kunimitsu Takahashi, Japanese motorcycle racer and racing driver
1942 - Claudine Longet, French singer, dancer and convicted murderer
1944 - Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda
1945 - Jim Nicholson, Irish politician
1945 - Tom Selleck, American actor
1947 - Linda B. Buck, American scientist, Nobel laureate
1947 - David Byron, English singer (Uriah Heep) (d. 1985)
1947 - Marián Varga, Slovak musician
1948 - Cristina Saralegui, American talk-show host
1948 - Marc Singer, Canadian-born actor
1948 - Pat Kenny, Irish TV presenter & radio host
1950 - Ann Jillian, American actress
1950 - Jody Scheckter, South African race car driver and one-time F1 world champion
1951 - Andy Roberts, West Indian cricketer
1952 - Tommy Ramone, Hungarian-born musician and record producer (The Ramones)
1953 - Paulin Bordeleau, Quebec ice hockey player
1953 - Hwang Woo-Suk, South Korean biomedical scientist
1953 - Teresa Teng, Taiwanese singer (d. 1995)
1953 - Lynne McGranger, Australian actress
1954 - Richard "Handsome Dick" Manitoba, American singer (The Dictators and MC5)
1954 - Terry Kinney, American actor
1954 - Oprah Winfrey, American producer, actress, talk show host, and publisher
1954 - Doug Risebrough, Canadian ice hockey player, coach and executive
1955 - Lynne McGranger, Australian actress
1957 - Grazyna Miller, Italian poet, translator, and journalist
1960 - Matthew Ashford, American actor
1960 - Gia Carangi, American model (d. 1986)
1960 - Sean Kerly, English field hockey player
1960 - Greg Louganis, American diver
1960 - Steve Sax, American baseball player
1960 - J. G. Thirlwell, Australian-born musician
1962 - Nicholas Turturro, American actor
1963 - Bob Holly, American professional wrestler
1964 - Andre Reed, American football player
1964 - John Habyan, American baseball player
1964 - Roddy Frame, lead singer of Scottish New Wave band Aztec Camera
1964 - Anna Ryder Richardson, British interior designer and television presenter.
1965 - Dominik Hašek, Czech ice hockey player
1965 - Peter Lundgren, Swedish tennis coach
1966 - Romário, Brazilian footballer
1967 - Cyril Suk, Czech tennis player
1968 - Edward Burns, American actor
1968 - Susi Erdmann, German bobsledder and luger
1968 - Sora Jung, Korean actress
1969 - Thomas Jane, American actor
1969 - Hyde, Japanese singer
1970 - Heather Graham, American actress
1970 - Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Indian shooter
1970 - Jörg Hoffmann, German swimmer
1973 - Jason Schmidt, American baseball player
1975 - Sara Gilbert, American actress
1976 - Charles Divins, American model-turned-actor
1977 - Justin Hartley, American actor
1978 - Martin Schmitt, German ski jumper
1978 - Ryan Clinton, Greatest living Irishman
1978 - Rob Bironas, American football player
1979 - April Scott, American actress and model
1979 - Sui Feifei, Chinese basketball player
1980 - Yael Bar-Zohar, Israeli actress and model
1980 - Ivan Klasnić, Croatian football player
1981 - Jonny Lang, American musician
1981 - Álex Ubago, Spanish musician
1982 - Heidi Mueller, American actress
1983 - Nedžad Sinanović, Bosnian basketball player
1983 - Serena Marcus, porn star
1985 - Athina Onassis, French heiress
1985 - Adel Miller, porn star
1985 - Tiffany Rouso, Porn Star
1985 - Marc Gasol, Spanish basketball player
1986 - Marquetta Jewel adult film star
1986 - Drew Tyler Bell, American actor
1986 - Mark Howard, English football player
1986 - Simon Vukčević, Montenegrin football player
1987 - Spencer Clark, American race car driver (d. 2006)
1987 - Matthew Wilson, English world rally driver
1988 - Stephanie Gilmore, Australian professional surfer
1991 - Hugh Grosvenor, Earl Grosvenor, Son of the British Duke of Westminster and heir-apparent to his father's estate
1993 - Michelle Larcher De Brito, Portuguese tennis player.
1996 - Megan Jossa, English actress

I should also note that in wikipedia's list of today's birthdays, someone had listed today as the birthday, in 1985, of Daniel John Jageman, and listed his profession only as "Ass"

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