Birthdays of Personalities on April 18

1480 :Lucretia Borgia, murderess (poison)/daughter (Pope Alexander VI)
1521 :Fran‡ois de Coligny, ruler of van Andelot, French general (Jarnac)
1580 :Thomas Middleton, English playwright (Game of Chess)
1590 :Ahmed I, 14th sultan of Turkey (1603-17)
1729 :Gaetano B Vestris, Italian/French ballet dancer
1732 :George Colman, "the Elder", playwright (baptised)
1740 :Francis Baring, banker/merchant
1744 :Pieter 't Hoen, Dutch journalist/patriot
1797 :Louis-Adolphe Thiers, president of France
1803 :Charles F Pahud de Montagnes, gov-gen of Neth East Indies (1856-61)
1817 :George Henry Lewes, English philosophical writer (Life of Goethe)
1839 :Henry Clarence Kendall, New South Wales Australia, poet (Bell Birds)
1842 :Antero Tarquinio de Quental, Portugal, poet (Beatrice)
1852 :George Clausen, painter
1855 :Abraham Bredius, Dutch art historian (Jan Steen)
1857 :Clarence S Darrow, defense attorney at Scopes monkey trial
1859 :Eduard G H H Cuypers, architect (Sanatorium High-Laren)
1864 :Richard Harding Davis, US, journalist/author (In The Fig)
1868 :Didericus G van Epen, genealogist (Dutch Patriciate)
1881 :Max Weber, Polish/Russian/US painter
1882 :Leopold Stokowski, London England, conductor (Cincinnati Symphony)
1888 :Arnold Henry Moore Lunn, skier
1889 :Jessie Street, Austrialian pro womans/aborigine rights fighter
1889 :John Kilbane, US, featherweight boxing champ (1912-23)
1895 :Anton F Pieck, Dutch illustrator (Efteling, Kaatsheuvel) [or April 19]
1896 :C EugŠne Wegmann, Swiss geologist (Le Jura pliss‚)
1898 :Lord Leatherland, British journalist/Labour peer
1900 :Louise Tazewell, [Louise Skiller Tazewell], entertainer
1901 :L szl¢ N‚meth, Hungarian physician/author (Gy sz/Galilei)
1906 :Clara Eggink, [Ebbele], Dutch poetess (Life with JC Bloem)
1906 :Edgar Unsworth, Justice of Appeals (Gibralter)
1907 :Stephen Longstreet, American writer (All or Nothing)
1908 :Edward Roberts, bishop (Ely)
1908 :Henry Guinness, missionary
1908 :Joseph Keilberth, German conductor (Bayreuther Festspiele)
1910 :Jamie L Whitten, (Rep-D-MS, 1941- )
1910 :Sylvia Fisher, soprano (Albert Herring Opera)
1911 :Francis Frederick Johnson, architect
1911 :George Huntington Hartford II, NYC, heir (A&P)
1912 :John Lapworth Holt, boat Designer
1912 :Wendy Barrie, Hong Kong, hostess (Wendy Barrie Show)
1913 :Susan Bosence, textile designer
1914 :Henk Lankhorst, pacifist/Dutch MP (PSP)
1917 :Louise Frederika, Queen of Greece
1918 :Roger de Grey, president (Royal Academy)
1918 :Tony Mottola, Kearney NJ, guitarist/host (Melody Street)
1920 :Walter Clegg, MP
1923 :Baroness Platt of Writtle, British CEO (Equal Opportunities Comm)
1923 :Leif Panduro, Danish writer ('k Have varnish on traditions)
1924 :Henry J Hyde, (Rep-R-IL)
1924 :Lord Mason of Barnsley, MP (Lab)/British defense secretary
1924 :Raf de Linde, [Rapha‰l van Hecke], author (Vaarwel on Gertrude)
1925 :Lionel Edmund "Sonny" Taylor, musician
1928 :Jean-Fran‡ois Pailliard, Vitry-le-Fran‡ois France, conductor
1929 :Peter Hordern, British CEO (Fina)
1932 :Dominic Milroy, OSB/headmaster (Ampleforth College England)
1933 :Alan Devereux, CEO (Scottish Tourist Board)
1934 :Jaap F Scherpenhuizen, Dutch MP (VVD)
1934 :Jap F Scherpenhuizen, Dutch MP (VVD)
1935 :Joel Hefley, (Rep-R-Colorado)
1936 :Brian Fuller, commandant (Fire Service College, England)
1936 :Madeleine Gillian Jinkinson, medical administrator
1938 :Andreas J "Cat" Liebenberg, supreme commander (S Afr army)
1939 :Glen Hardin, rocker
1939 :Von McDaniel, baseball player
1940 :Ed Garvey, labor leader (Major League Baseball Players Assn)
1940 :Ira von Furstenberg, [Virginia Caroline] Rome Italy, Princess (Monaco)
1940 :Joseph L Goldstein, Sumter SC, physician (Nobel-1985)
1940 :Skip Stephenson, Omaha Neb, comedian (Real People)
1941 :Mike Vickers, rock guitarist (Manfred Mann-Mighty Quinn)
1942 :Dick K J Tommel, chemist/(D66) Dutch Asst Sec of State (1994- )
1942 :Jochen Rindt, German race car driver
1946 :Alexander "Skip" Spence, Canada, guitarist/vocalist (Moby Grape-Omaha)
1946 :Harvey Kagan, rocker
1946 :Lenny Baker, rocker (Sha Na Na)
1947 :Dorothy Lyman, Minneapolis Mn, (All my Children, Naomi-Mama's Family)
1948 :Catherine Malfitano, NYC, soprano (Metropolitan Opera)
1950 :Bill Sudderth III, trumpeteer (Atlantic Star-Touch 4 Leaf Clover)
1953 :Rick Moranis, Toronto, (SCTV, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Spaceballs)
1954 :Kim Stone, bassist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
1955 :Amschel Rothschild, banker
1958 :Lee Pattinson, rock bassist (Echo & Bunnymen-Heaven Up Here)
1960 :Ocl Sweda, rocker (Bulletboys)
1961 :Kelly Hansen, heavy metal rocker (Hurricane-I'm on to You)
1961 :Pamella Bordes, New Dehli India, Brit parliament prostitute
1962 :Mick Sweda, heavy metal (Bulletboys, King Kobra-Ready to Strike)
1962 :Shirlie Hollman, rocker (Pepsi & Shirley-All Right Now)
1963 :Conan Chris O'Brien, Brookline Mass, TV host (Late Night)
1965 :Diana Villegas, rocker (Triplets)
1965 :Sylvia Villegas, rocker (Triplets)
1965 :Vicky Villegas, rocker (Triplets)
1966 :Michelle Chryst, WPVA volleyballer (Santa Cruz-17th-1994)
1967 :Jayce Fincher Jr, heavy metal bassist (Southgang-Tainted Angel)
1967 :Marcel Valk, soccer player (RKC, Go Ahead Eagles)
1972 :Jeff Traversy, CFL defensive tackle (Calgary Stampeders)
1992 :Frances Bean Cobain, daughter of Kurt Cobain & Courtney Love



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