Historical Birthdays for Yesterday


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1583 Axel Gustafson Oxenstierna, Swedish earl/chancellor/regent

1633 Nathaniel Schnittelbach, composer

1637 Giovanni Paulo Colonna, composer

1752 Meingosus Gaelle, composer

1834 Wesley Merritt, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1910

1837 Eli Long, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1903

1843 David Popper, composer

1843 Jan Malat, composer

1853 Johan Gustaf Emil Sjogren, composer

1858 Eugene Ysaye, composer

1858 Gustav V, king of Sweden (1907-50)

1861 Scato Gocko de Vries, Dutch paleographer/librarian

1863 Paul Antonin Vidal, composer

1874 Arthur Meighen, (C) 9th PM of Canada (1920-21, 1926)

1879 Fritz Schulz, German law historian (Classical Novel Law)

1879 Theo[dorus J] Thijssen, Dutch writer (Kees the boy)

1888 Bobby Clark, vaudevillan (World's funniest circus clown)

1890 Stan Laurel, [Arthur S Jefferson], England, comedian (Laurel & Hardy)

1892 Lupino Lane, London England, actress (Love Parade)

1894 Norman Kerry, Rochester NY, actor (Phantom of the Opera)

1895 Stan Laurel, [Arthur S Jefferson], comedian (Laurel & Hardy)

1896 Jean Peugeot, Frans auto manufacturer (Peugeot)

1896 William Fitzgerald Jenkins, author (Time Tunnel, Land of Giants)

1899 Helen Traubel, St Louis MO, soprano (Sieglinde in WalkЃre, Nightclubs)

1899 Nelson Doubleday, US, publisher (Doubleday)

1900 Jan van Tilburg, governor Suriname (PVDA, 1955-62)

1901 Arthur Pierson, Oslo Norway, actor/director (Hat Check Girl)

1901 Conrad Beck, composer

1902 Barbara McClintock, US, cytogeneticist (Jumping Genes, Nobel 1983)

1902 Kornelis Posthumus, Dutch chemist

1903 Huldreich Georg Fruh, composer

1904 Gerard Holt, Dutch architect

1906 Alan Fairfax, cricketer (Australian all-rounder late 20's early 30's)

1907 Jack Albertson, Malden Mass, actor (Thin Man, Chico & the Man)

1907 John Hadfield, author/publisher (Love on a Branch Line)

1909 Willi Boskovsky, Austria, conductor (new years concert)

1910 E G Marshall, Owatonna Minn, actor (Lawrence-Defenders, Caine Mutiny)

1910 Ilona Massey, Budapest Hungary, actress/singer (Ilona Massey Show)

1910 Lord Richardson, president (General Medical Council)

1910 Richard Maling Barrer, chemist

1911 Georg Meistermann, German (glass)painter (Raumpl„nen)

1912 Enoch Powell, England, MP (C)/racist/Greek professor

1912 John Peel, MP

1914 Stewart Cathie "Billy" Griffith, cricketer (140 for England, 1948)

1914 Stewart Griffith, secretary (MCC)

1915 Joseph Kagan, businessman

1915 Mariano Rumor, premier Italy

1916 Francis Lopez, composer

1916 Hank Luisetti, NBA forward (1st to use a one-handed shot)

1917 Katharine Graham, NYC, newspaper publisher (Wash Post)

1919 Lord Aberdare, committee chairman (House of Lords)

1920 John Howard Griffin, US, photographer/author (Black Like Me)

1921 Lord Perry of Walton, SDP/vice chancellor (Open University England)

1923 Ake Hermanson, composer

1923 Henryk Czyz, composer

1924 Sayed Idries Shah, thinker

1925 Faith Domergue, New Orleans, actress (House of 7 Corpses)

1925 Richard Jacobs, philanthropist/sports owner (Cleveland Indians)

1927 Robert Matthews, master (Clare College Cambridge England)

1927 Thomas W "Tom" Graveney, English cricket batsman (50's & 60's)

1928 Harold Hanham, vice chancellor (Lancaster University)

1928 Sergiu Comissiona, Buch Romania, conductor (Haifa Symph 1959-64)

1929 James Kirtland Randall, composer

1930 Brian Statham, cricketer (masterful England quick for two decades)

1930 David Konstant, bishop (Leeds)

1931 Courtney Alexandre Henriques Laws, community leader

1931 Ivo Petric, composer

1931 Robert F [Bob] Smith, (Rep-R-OR, 1983- )

1932 David Keylsey, actor/director

1932 Ralph Robins, CEO (Rolls-Royce)

1933 Joachim Nowotny, writer

1934 Eileen Atkins, London England, actress (Equus, Devil Within Her)

1934 Janet Pilgrim, playmate (July 1955, Dec 1955, Oct 1956)

1934 Little Caesar, vocalist (Little Caesar & the Romans)

1934 Lord Patrick Beresforord, blood-stock agent

1934 Lucia Dlugoszewski, composer

1935 Jim Dine, Cincinnati Oh, pop artist (St John the Divine)

1936 August Willemsen, Dutch poet/translator

1936 Fred Oster, Dutch TV host

1937 August Busch III, CEO (Anheuser-Busch, St Louis Cards)

1937 Erich Segal, Brooklyn NY, author (Love Story, Oliver's Story)

1938 Helen Ryan, British?, actress (Hannah)

1938 James Bolam, actor (Crucible of Terror)

1938 Joyce Carol Oates, NY, novelist (Garden of Earthly Delights)

1938 Michael Culver, British? actor (Devil's Webs)

1938 Mickie Finn, Hugo Okla, TV hostess/banjo player (Mickie Finn's)

1940 Billy "Crash" Craddock, Greensboro NC, singer

1940 Hans Dorrestijn, Dutch cabaret performer

1941 Lamont Dozier, Detroit, songwriter (Dozier-Holland-Dozier)

1942 Eddie Levert, Canton Ohio, vocalist (O'Jays-For the Love of Money)

1942 Giacomo Agostini, Lovere, Italy, world motorcycle race champion

1942 John Rostill, rocker

1943 Joan Van Ark, NYC, actress (Valene-Dallas, Knots Landing)

1944 Joan Barbara Grigor, artist

1944 Takamiyama, [Jesse Kuhaulua], Hawaii, 1st non-Japanese sumo champion

1946 Lord Astor, of Hever

1946 Neil MacGregor, director (British National Gallery)

1946 Simon Williams, US, actor (Fiendish plot of dr Fu Manchu)

1949 Kale Browne, San Rafael Calif, actor (Michael Hudson-Another World)

1949 Peppy Castro, [Emil Thielhelm], NYC, rock vocalist (Balance)

1950 James Smith, US, singer (Stylistics-Can't Give you Anything)

1950 Jesse Dizon, Oceanside Calif, actor (Ramon-Operation Petticoat)

1951 John Salthouse, British(?) actor (American Werewolf in London)

1951 Michel Viso, France, cosmonaut

1951 Roberto Duran, boxer (fists of stone, no m…s)

1951 Sonia Braga, Maringa Brazil, actress (Dona Flor & Her 2 Husbands)

1952 Aleksandr Zaitsev, USSR, pairs figure skating (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)

1952 Gino Vanelli, Montreal Quebec, singer (Living Inside Myself)

1952 Rob Kloet, pop drummer/singer (Nits-In the Dutch Mountains)

1953 Ian Mosley, Paddington London, drummer (Marillion-Clutching at Straws)

1954 Gary Roberts, rocker (Boomtown Rats)

1954 Jeffrey S Ashby, Dallas Tx, astronaut (sk: STS 85)

1955 Laurie Metcalf, Carbonville Illinois, actress (Jackie-Roseanne)

1955 Simon Bailey, priest

1957 Adri van Tiggelen, Dutch soccer star (Sparta/PSV)

1957 Ian Buchanan, Scotland, actor (General Hospital, Gary Shandling Show)

1961 Robbie Kerr, cricketer (Queensland opener 2 Tests for Australia 1985)

1963 Mohsin Kamal, cricketer (Pakistani fast bowler 1984- )

1965 J J Birden, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)

1965 Johannes Harisch, WLAF defensive end (Frankfurt Galaxy)

1966 Jan Zelezny, Czech, javelin thrower (Olympics-2 gold-92, 96)

1966 [Eric] Randy Barnes, Charleston WV, shot putter (Oly-silv/gold-88, 96)

1968 Alton Montgomery, NFL safety (Atlanta Falcons)

1968 Matt Turk, NFL punter (Washington Redskins)

1968 Nehemiah Perry, cricketer (fine Jamaican off-spinner)

1968 Patrick Stuart, Hollywood Cal, actor (Will Cortlandt-All My Children)

1969 Kevin Young, Alpena MI, infielder (KC Royals)

1969 L B Stephens, NFLer (Jacksonville Jaguars)

1970 Michael Husted, NFL place kicker (Tampa Bay Bucs)

1970 Phil A Mickelson, San Diego CA, PGA golfer (1991 Northern Telecom)

1971 Andre President, tight end (Philadelphia Eagles)

1971 Christopher Gomez, LA Calif, infielder (San Diego Padres)

1971 Tupac Shakur, Bkln NY, rap star/actor (Juice, Bullet) (killed in 1996)

1972 Shawnelle Scott, NBA center (Cleveland Cavaliers)

1973 Shannon Myers, CFL receiver (Edmonton Eskimos)

1975 Asa Carlsson, Vasteras Sweden, tennis star (1995 Futures-Stockholm)

1975 Maria Sinigerova, Miss Universe-Bulgaria (1996)

1976 Frank van Twillert, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)

1993 Alice Ann Newman, daughter of Gretchen & Randy

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