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Births

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)

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)

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 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 - Harry Ruby, American musician (d. 1974)

1891 - Ilya Ehrenburg, Russian writer (d. 1967)

1893 - Soong Ching-ling, Chinese wife of Sun Yat-sen (d. 1981)

1900 - Hyman Rickover, American admiral (d. 1986)

1901 - Art Rooney, American football team owner (d. 1988)

1903 - John Carew Eccles, Australian neuropsychologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1997)

1905 - Howard McNear, American actor (d. 1969)

1908 - Oran "Hot Lips" Page, American musician (d. 1954)

1918 - Skitch Henderson, English bandleader (d. 2005)

1918 - Elmore James, American blues musician (d. 1963)

1919 - Ross Bagdasarian, American musician (d. 1972)

1920 - Helmut Zacharias, German violinist (d. 2002)

1921 - Donna Reed, American actress (d. 1986)

1924 - Sabu, Indian actor (d. 1963)

1926 - Fritz Spiegl, Austrian journalist (d. 2003)

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

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

1944 - Mairéad Corrigan, Irish activist, Nobel laureate

1944 - Nick Mason, English musician (Pink Floyd)

1945 - Harold Cardinal, Cree political leader (d. 2005)

1946 - Nedra Talley, American singer (Ronettes)

1950 - Amos Grunebaum, Israeli-born physician

1954 - Peter Laird, American comic-book artist

1954 - Joko Ninomiya, Japanese martial artist

1955 - John Glover Roberts, Jr., 17th Chief Justice of the United States

1955 - Alexander Stuart, British author

1956 - Mimi Rogers, American actress

1957 - Janick Gers, English musician (Iron Maiden)

1957 - Frank Miller, American author

1958 - Kadri Mälk, Estonian artist and jewelry designer

1959 - Keith Olbermann, American sportscaster

1959 - Cris Collinsworth, American football player

1961 - Margo Timmins, Canadian singer (Cowboy Junkies)

1961 - Gillian Gilbert, British musician (New Order)

1964 - Bridget Fonda, American actress

1965 - Alan Cumming, Scottish actor

1967 - Bobby Deol, Indian actor

1968 - Mike Patton, American singer (Faith No More)

1968 - Tricky, English rapper

1970 - Mark Trojanowski, American musician (Sister Hazel)

1971 - Fann Wong, Singapore entertainer (Shanghai Knights)

1972 - Keith Wood, Irish rugby player

1974 - Chaminda Vaas, Sri Lankan cricketer

1976 - Clint Ford, American voice actor

1976 - Ahn Jung-Hwan, Korean football player

1979 - Daniel Vettori, New Zealand cricketer

1979 - Rosamund Pike, British actress

1980 - Marat Safin, Russian tennis player

1981 - Alicia Molik, Australian tennis player

1987 - Lily Donaldson, British model

1988 - Kerlon Moura Souza, Brazilian footballer

 

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