Birthdays of Personalities on April 15

xxxx :Art Ford, NYC, DJ (Art Ford Show)
1452 :Leonardo da Vinci, Italy, painter/sculptor/scientist/visionary
1469 :Nanak, 1st guru of Sikhs
1588 :Claudius Salmasius, [Claude Saumaise], French linguist
1682 :John van Huysum, Dutch painter (flowers/fruit)
1684 :Catherine I, empress of Russia (1725-27)
1707 :Leonhard Euler, Bassle Sweden, mathematician (Euler's Constant)
1741 :Charles Willson Peale, US, port painter/inventor (George Washington)
1766 :Friedrich Bouterwek, German philosopher/critic
1793 :Friedrich Struve, Germany, founded dynasty of astronomers
1800 :James Clark Ross, explorer (British Antarctic)
1809 :Hermann Gnther Grassmann, mathematician
1812 :Pierre-Etienne-Theodore Rousseau, painter
1814 :John Lothrop Motley, US, historian/author (Rise of Dutch Rep)
1820 :Evander McNair, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1902
1821 :Emerson Brown Joseph, (Confederacy), died in 1894
1822 :Napolean Jackson Tecumseh Dana, Major General (Union volunteers)
1829 :Mary Harris Thompson, 1st American woman surgeon
1837 :Horace Porter, Bvt Brig General (Union Army), died in 1921
1843 :Henry James, US/British writer/critic (Turn of the Screw, Bostonians)
1850 :John Munroe Longyear, US, capitalist/bank president
1856 :Jean Mor‚as, [Yannis Papadiamantopoulos], Greek/French poet
1858 :Anton G O Ridder Van Rappard, Dutch painter/lithographer/etcher
1858 :Emile Durkheim, French sociologist (Division du travail social)
1874 :Johannes Stark, Germany, physicist (Stark effect) (Nobel 1919)
1875 :Klaziena "Ina" Boudier-Bakker, Dutch playwright/novelist (Poverty)
1878 :Robert Walser, writer
1882 :Giovanni Amendola, Italian antifascist/editor-in-chief (Il Mondo)
1883 :Viscount Stanley Melbourne Bruce, 8th Australian PM (1923-29)
1889 :Asa Philip Randolph, labor leader (Railroad Porter's Union)
1891 :Alvin Carter, Virginia, vocalist (Carter Family)
1894 :Elizabeth Mae "Bessie" Smith, Empress of Blues (over 200 songs)
1895 :Corrado Alvaro, Italian writer (Gente in Aspromonte)
1895 :Harry F V Edward, British Guiana, 100m/200m runner (Oly-bronze-1920)
1903 :Erich Arendt, writer [or Apr 16]
1906 :Susan Walker, vice CEO (WRVS)
1907 :Gerald Abrahams, Liverpool, author (Teach Yourself Chess)
1907 :Nicholas Tinbergen, Neth/British biologist/zoologist (Nobel 1973)
1908 :Eden Ahbez, songwriter
1910 :Lord Grey of Naunton, chancellor (Ulster University)
1911 :Jacob Fresco, Dutch architect (Antilles Brewery/Autonomy Monument)
1912 :Kim II Sung, pres of North Korea (1945-94)
1912 :Peter Menzies, CEO (British Electricity Council)
1914 :John Gregory, dancer
1915 :Ernest Borneman, sexual researcher psychotherapist writer/musicologist
1919 :Clive Beadon, airman
1919 :Elizabeth Catelett, sculptor/lithographer
1919 :Meriol Trevor, novelist/biographer (Civil Prisoners)
1920 :Richard von Weizs„cker, baron/president (Germany, 1984-94)
1921 :Georgi Timofeyevich Beregovoi, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 3)
1921 :Norman Ewart Thurston, musician
1922 :Harold Washington, 1st black mayor of Chicago (D, 1983-87)
1923 :Douglas Wass, CEO (Equity & Law Life Assurance Company)
1924 :John Grigg, British historian
1924 :Neville Marriner, Lincoln England, conductor (Minn Orch 1978)
1927 :Abha Gandhi, servant to Gandhi
1928 :Norma Merrick Sklarek, 1st black woman architect in NY & Calif
1928 :Richard Evans, British diplomat
1929 :Adrian Cadbury, candy manufacturer (Cadbury, Schweppes)
1929 :Jocelyn Barrow, deputy chair person (British Broadcast Standards)
1930 :Elijah Barayi, head of South Africa union centre (COSATU)
1930 :Vigdis Finnbogad¢ttir, president of Iceland (1980- )
1931 :Florian Zabach, Chicago Ill, violinist (Hot Canary, Club Embassy)
1931 :Kenneth Bloomfield, BBC governor (Ireland)
1931 :Tomas G Transtr”mer, Swedish psychologist/poet (M”rkerseende)
1932 :Nikolai Stepanovich Porvatkin, Russian cosmonaut
1933 :Boris Strugatski, USSR, sci-fi author (Tale of Troika)
1935 :Gene Cherico, bassist
1936 :Maurice Shock, rector (Lincoln College in Oxford)
1937 :Earl Russell, historian
1938 :Carles Marsden, professor (neurology)
1939 :Marti Wilder, father of rocker Kim Wilde
1940 :Jeffrey Archer, England, (Tory-Commons)/author (Matter of Honor)
1940 :Phll Lesh, rocker
1941 :Howard L Berman, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )
1942 :Kim Il Jong, son of North Korean pres Kim Il Sung (1972-94)
1944 :Dzhokhar Dudayev, separatist leader
1945 :Jos F B van Rey, Dutch MP (VVD)
1946 :Wayne Gilchrest, (Rep-R-Maryland)
1947 :DeDe Lind, LA Calif, playmate (Aug, 1967)
1947 :Wooly Wolstenholme, keyboardist/vocalist (Barclay James Harvest)
1951 :Hansel, Cuba, spanish personality
1951 :Heloise II, columnist (Heloise's Helpful Hints)
1951 :John L Phillips, Ft Belvoir Va, PhD/astronaut
1951 :Marsha S Ivins, Baltimore Maryland, astronaut (STS 32, 46, 62, 81)
1956 :Gregory J Harbaugh, Cleveland Ohio, astronaut (STS 39, 54, 71, 82)
1957 :Evelyn Ashford, Shreveport LA, 100m runner (Oly-4 gold-1976, 84)
1958 :Matt Reid, rock keyboardist (Berlin-Takes Your Breathe Away)
1960 :Marvin Clyde Goodwin, New Orleans La, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
1960 :Philip, Belgian prince/husband of princess Paola
1961 :Lynne Austin, Plant City Fla, playmate (Jul, 1986)
1965 :Soichi Noguchi, Yokohama Japan, astronaut
1966 :Graeme Clark, bassist (Wet Wet Wet-Angel Eyes, Love is All Around)
1968 :Stacey Williams, Phila Penn, model (SI Swimsuit 1996)
1974 :Mike Quinn, quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1977 :Lisa Bell, Rockford Ill, figure skater (1997 Midwestern Sr champ)
1982 :Mark Mizzark, [Marlis Pugh], Akron Ohio, rapper (Another Bad Creation)



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