Birthdays of Personalities on August 18

xxxx :: Flavius Ricimer, general of the Western Roman Empire, kingmaker
xxxx :Flavius Ricimer, general of the Western Roman Empire, kingmaker
xxxx :Jamie O'Hara, Toledo Ohio, singer (O'Kanes-Daddies Need to Grow Up)
1398 :I¤igo L˘pez, Spain, marques de Santillana, poet (Comedieta de Ponza)
1450 :Marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pechinich, Croatian poet
1521 :Lodovico Guicciardini, Italian historian (Descrittione di Tutti)
1558 :Paulus Merula, Dutch lawyer/historian
1579 :Charlotte Flandrina van Nassau, daughter of Willem I of Orange
1587 :1st English child born in New World (Virginia Dare)
1587 :Virginia Dare, 1st American born of English parents
1596 :Elisabeth Stuart, English daughter of James I
1631 :John Dryden, 1st poet laureate of England (All for Love)
1646 :John Flamsteed, 1st astronomer royal of England
1685 :Brook Taylor, England, mathematician, discoverer of Taylor's Theorem
1689 :Samuel Richardson, English novelist (Pamela) (baptized)
1743 :Marie Jeanne Becu comtesse du Barry, last mistress of Louis XV
1756 :Anthony FRE Haersolte, member of Executing Regime
1774 :Meriwether Lewis, Charlottsville VA, capt (Lewis & Clark Expedition)
1778 :Fabian Gottlieb von Bellinghausen, 1st to circumnavigate Antarctica
1780 :B‚ranger, writer
1785 :Seth Thomas, pioneer in mass production of clocks
1792 :John, 1st Earl Russell, British Whig PM (1846-52, 1865-66)
1805 :Josef Danhauser, Austrian painter (Mutterliebe)
1807 :Charles Francis Adams, (Union), died in 1886
1813 :Benjamin Alvord, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1884
1815 :John Porter McCown, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1879
1816 :Julius PJA van Zuylen van Nyevelt, Dutch minister of Foreign affairs
1818 :William Farquhar Barry, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1879
1823 :Willem J F Nuyens, Dutch physician/RC historian
1831 :Stephen Gano Burbridge, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1834 :Marshall Field, Conway Massachusetts, owner (Field Dept Store)
1839 :Oskar Brefeld, German botanist
1844 :Minna Canth, Finland, novelist/playwright (social evils)
1848 :Gustave Caillebotte, French shipbuilding design/painter (Rue de Paris)
1851 :Frans Schollaert, Belgian premier (1908-11)
1858 :Edith Nesbit, England, children books author (Railway Children)
1859 :Charles Comiskey, 1st basemen/manager (Chicago White Sox)
1859 :Hippolyte Delehaye, Flemish historian/hagiographer
1860 :John Kane, Scottish-born US primitivist painter (Self-Portrait)
1870 :Bernard Baruch, financier/presidential adviser (Cold War)
1871 :Johan J Arch, graphic artist (wood cutter)
1871 :Orville Wright, Dayton OH, aviator (Wright Brothers)
1873 :Otto Harbach, songwriter (Smoke Gets in Your Eyes)
1875 :Johan E Elias, historian (Amsterdam)
1878 :Manuel Luis Quez˘n y Molina, 1st president of Philippines (1935-42)
1882 :Eugeen Calleen, Flemish sculptor
1883 :Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, French fashion designer (Chanel)
1883 :Gabrielle Coco Chanel, French fashion designer (Chanel)
1885 :Werner Elert, German luthers theologist
1887 :Nico J Polak, Dutch economist
1889 :Arthur Waley, sinologist, translator from Chinese & Japanese
1890 :Yves Alix, French painter/graphic artist
1895 :Andrzejewski, writer
1895 :Arnoldt Bronnen, writer
1900 :Walter O'Keefe, Hartford Ct, songwriter/TV host (Mayor of Hollywood)
1902 :Ogden Nash, Rye NY, humorous poet (I'm a Stranger Here Myself)
1903 :James Gould Cozzens, US, novelist (1949 Pulitzer-Guard of Honor)
1904 :Sterling W Cole, (Rep-R-NY)
1904 :Ted Nightingale, former colonial governor
1905 :Fitzhugh Lee, US pilot/vice-admiral (WW II, Navy Cross)
1906 :Philo T Farnsworth, Beaver Utah, inventor (electronic TV)
1907 :Cecilia Grace Hunt Reeves Gillie, Executive (BBC)
1907 :Enoch Light, Canton Ohio, orch leader (Gulf Road Show with Bob Smith)
1907 :Thurston Morton, (Sen-Ky, 1957-1969)
1908 :Armijn Pane, Indonesian writer (Belenggu)
1908 :Edgar Faure, thriller writer/PM of France (1952, 52-56)
1909 :Jerzy Andrzejewski, Warsaw Poland, writer (Ashes & Diamonds)
1910 :Charles Wegg-Prosser, solicitor
1910 :Quentin Bell, artist author/teacher
1913 :Walter B Jones, (Rep-D-NC, 1966-92)
1915 :Lardner Ring Jr, Chicago, screenwriter (Woman of the Year)
1915 :Ring Lardner, jr, writer
1916 :Elsa Morante, Italy, writer (L'isola di Arturo)
1916 :Moura Lympany, Saltash England, pianist (OBE-1979)
1917 :Casper Weinberger, US Secretary of Defense (1981-87)
1918 :Elsa Morante, writer
1918 :James George Jimmy Rowles, jazz pianist
1919 :Malcolm Forbes, publisher (Forbes Magazine)
1919 :Walter J Hickel, (Gov-R-Alaska)/US Secretary of Interior (1969-71)
1920 :Bob Kennedy, baseball player
1920 :Lucila Engels-Boskaljon, Cura‡ao painter
1922 :Alain Robbe-Grillet, France, novelist (Voyeur)
1922 :Eric William Hunter Christie, barrister
1924 :Mohammad Zia Ul-Haq, pres of Pakistan (1977-88)[or Aug 12]
1925 :Brian W[ilson] Aldiss, UK, sci-fi author (Helliconia Trilogy)
1925 :Tonny Til, rocker
1927 :Rosalynn Smith Carter, Georgia, 1st lady (1977-1981), Jimmy's lust
1928 :Marge Schott, CEO (Cincinnati Reds)
1930 :Johnny Preston, Port Arthur, Tx, rocker (Feel So Fine)
1931 :Henricus AFMO "Hans" van Mierlo, Dutch minister of Defense (D66)
1931 :Henricus AFMO Hans van Mierlo, Dutch minister of Defense (D66)
1934 :Roberto Clemente, US baseball outfielder (Pittsburgh Pirates)
1934 :Vincent Bugliosi, attorney/author (Helter-Skelter)
1939 :Joe Azcue, baseball player
1939 :Johnny Preston singer (Running Bear, Cradle of Love)
1940 :Frankie Avalon, rocker (Venus, Beach Blanket Bingo)
1943 :Sarah Dash, Trenton NJ, rock vocalist (Patti LaBelle & Bluebirds)
1944 :Carl Wayne, rocker (Move)
1945 :Barbara Harris, US singer (Toys-A Lover's Concerto)
1945 :Nona Hendryx, Trenton NJ, rocker (LaBelle-Lady Marmalade)
1949 :Nigel Griggs, rocker (Split Enz)
1950 :Dennis Elliot, London, rock drummer (Foreigner)
1952 :Elayne Boosler, Brooklyn NY, comedienne (Broadway Baby, Party of One)
1952 :Nicholas John, dramaturge
1954 :Umberto Guidoni, Rome Italy, PhD/astronaut (STS 75)
1955 :Albert Einstein - Germany - Theory of Relativity - Nobel Prize Awardee
1957 :Ron Strykert, Australia, rock guitarist (Men At Work-Who Can it Be)
1967 :Blas Elias Gomez, Kennedy TX, rock drummer (Slaughter-Stick it Live)
1967 :John Jurkovic, defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1967 :Julie Kristen Smith, Nuhremburg Germany, choreographer (Showgirls)
1967 :Tracy Tracy, rocker (Primitives-Lovely, Lump of Coal)
1973 :Luke Fickell, defensive tackle (New Orleans Saints)



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