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Rebecca Alpert (April 12, 1950-)

Rabbi Rebecca Trachtenberg Alpert is an American professor in the Departments of Religion and Women's Studies at Temple University. She is currently Senior Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. Wikipedia

István Anhalt (April 12, 1919-February 24, 2012)

István Anhalt was a Hungarian-Canadian composer. Wikipedia
Budapest, Hungary
Kingston, Ontario
Alan Ayckbourn

Alan Ayckbourn (April 12, 1939-)

Sir Alan Ayckbourn, CBE is a prolific English playwright. He has written and produced more than seventy full-length plays in Scarborough and London and was, between 1972 and 2009, the artistic director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, where all but four of his plays have received their first performance. More than 40 have subsequently... Wikipedia
London
Montserrat Caballé

Montserrat Caballé (April 12, 1933-)

Montserrat Caballé is a Spanish operatic soprano. She has sung a wide variety of roles, but is best known as an exponent of the bel canto repertoire, notably the works of Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti and Verdi. She came to the attention of a much wider audience in 1987 when she sang "Barcelona", a duet with Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of the... Wikipedia
Barcelona, Spain
Tom Clancy

Tom Clancy (April 12, 1947-October 1, 2013)

Thomas Leo "Tom" Clancy, Jr. was an American novelist and historian best known for his technically detailed espionage and military science storylines set during and after the Cold War. Seventeen of his novels were bestsellers, and more than 100 million copies of his books are in print. His name was also used on movie scripts written by ghost... Wikipedia
Rosedale, Maryland, United States
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Henry Clay

Henry Clay (April 12, 1777-June 29, 1852)

Henry Clay, Sr. was an American lawyer, politician, and skilled orator who represented Kentucky in both the United States Senate and House of Representatives. He served three different terms as Speaker of the House of Representatives and was also Secretary of State from 1825 to 1829. He lost his campaigns for president in 1824, 1832 and 1844. Wikipedia
Hanover County, Virginia
Washington, D.C.
Beverly Cleary

Beverly Cleary (April 12, 1916-)

Beverly Cleary is an American author of more than 30 books for young adults and children. One of America's most successful writers of children's literature, she has sold 91 million copies of her books worldwide. Some of her best-known characters are Henry Huggins, Ribsy, Beatrice Quimby, her sister Ramona Quimby, and Ralph S. Mouse. She won the... Wikipedia
McMinnville, Oregon, USA
Claire Danes

Claire Danes (April 12, 1979-)

Claire Catherine Danes is an American actress who first came to prominence with her role as Angela Chase in the 1994 series 'My So-Called Life'. The role won her the first of four Golden Globe Awards. She made her film debut the same year in 'Little Women'. Her other films include 'Romeo + Juliet', 'The Rainmaker', 'Les Misérables', 'Brokedown... Wikipedia
Manhattan, New York, USA
Thomas Dybdahl

Thomas Dybdahl (April 12, 1979-)

Thomas Dybdahl is a Norwegian Singer/Songwriter. Wikipedia
Sandnes, Norway
Carol Emshwiller

Carol Emshwiller (April 12, 1921-)

Carol Emshwiller is an American writer of avant garde short stories and science fiction who has won prizes ranging from the Nebula Award to the Philip K. Dick Award. Ursula K. Le Guin has called her "a major fabulist, a marvelous magical realist, one of the strongest, most complex, most consistently feminist voices in fiction." Among her novels are... Wikipedia
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Frankétienne

Frankétienne (April 12, 1936-)

Frankétienne is a writer, poet, playwright, painter, musician, activist and intellectual. is recognized as one of Haiti's leading writers and playwrights of both French and Haitian Creole. He has been recently called 'The father of Haitian letters' by The New York Times. As a painter, he is known for his colorful abstract works, often emphasizing... Wikipedia
Ravine-Sèche, Haiti
Vince Gill

Vince Gill (April 12, 1957-)

Vincent Grant "Vince" Gill is an American country singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He has achieved commercial success and fame both as frontman to the country rock band Pure Prairie League in the 1970s, and as a solo artist beginning in 1983, where his talents as a vocalist and musician have placed him in high demand as a guest... Wikipedia
Adam Graves

Adam Graves (April 12, 1968-)

Adam Charles Graves is a Canadian former professional hockey player. He is best known for his ten-year tenure with the New York Rangers. He also played for the Detroit Red Wings, Edmonton Oilers, and San Jose Sharks. He finished his career with 329 goals and 287 assists and is currently a New York Rangers special assistant with Prospect Development... Wikipedia
Toronto, ON, CAN
Herbert Grönemeyer

Herbert Grönemeyer (April 12, 1956-)

Herbert Arthur Wiglev Clamor Grönemeyer is a German musician and actor, popular in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He starred as war correspondent Lieutenant Werner in Wolfgang Petersen's movie 'Das Boot', but later concentrated on his musical career. His fifth album '4630 Bochum' and his 11th album 'Mensch' are the third and first best-selling... Wikipedia
Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany
Herbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock (April 12, 1940-)

Herbert Jeffrey "Herbie" Hancock is an American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer. Starting his career with Donald Byrd, he shortly thereafter joined the Miles Davis Quintet where Hancock helped to redefine the role of a jazz rhythm section and was one of the primary architects of the "post-bop" sound. He was one of the first jazz... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, United States

William M. Hoffman (April 12, 1939-)

William Moses Hoffman is an American playwright, editor and educator. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.A
David Letterman

David Letterman (April 12, 1947-)

David Michael Letterman is an American television host, comedian, writer, producer, and actor. He hosted a late night television talk show for 33 years, beginning with the February 1, 1982, debut of 'Late Night with David Letterman' on NBC, and ending with the May 20, 2015, broadcast of the 'Late Show with David Letterman' on CBS. In total,... Wikipedia
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Øystein Lønn (April 12, 1936-)

Øystein Lønn is a Norwegian writer. He made his literary debut in 1966 with the short stories 'Prosesjonen', and followed up with the novel 'Kontinentene' in 1967. Wikipedia
Ron MacLean

Ron MacLean (April 12, 1960-)

Ronald Joseph Corbett "Ron" MacLean is a Canadian sportscaster for the CBC who is best known as the host of 'Hockey Night in Canada' from 1987 to 2014, and is also a hockey referee. Wikipedia
Untermerzbach, Germany

Guy Mazeline (April 12, 1900-May 25, 1996)

Guy Mazeline was a French writer, who won the prix Goncourt in 1932. Wikipedia

Gulshan Kumar Mehta (April 12, 1937-August 7, 2009)

Gulshan Kumar Mehta, popularly known by his pen name Gulshan Bawra was an Indian songwriter and actor in Hindi cinema. In a career spanning 42 years, he has to his credit about 240 songs, he collaborated with noted music directors like Kalyanji Anandji, Shankar Jaikishan, and R D Burman composed almost half of songs in films like 'Khel Khel Mein',... Wikipedia
Sheikhupura, Punjab, British India
Mumbai, Maharashtra
Otto Fritz Meyerhof

Otto Fritz Meyerhof (April 12, 1884-October 6, 1951)

Otto Fritz Meyerhof was a German physician and biochemist. Wikipedia
Hanover
Philadelphia

Rutherford George Montgomery (April 12, 1894-July 3, 1985)

Rutherford George Montgomery was an American writer of children's books. In addition to his given name, he used the pseudonyms A.A. Avery, Al Avery, Art Elder, E.P. Marshall, and Everitt Proctor. Wikipedia
Straubville, Sargent County, North Dakota, USA
Bobby Moore

Bobby Moore (April 12, 1941-February 24, 1993)

Robert Frederick Chelsea "Bobby" Moore OBE was an English professional footballer. He captained West Ham United for more than ten years and was captain of the England team that won the 1966 World Cup. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest defenders of all time, and was cited by Pelé as the greatest defender that he had ever played against.... Wikipedia
Barking, Essex, England
Wandsworth, London, England
Ben Nicholson

Ben Nicholson (April 12, 1894-February 6, 1982)

Benjamin Lauder "Ben" Nicholson, OM was a British painter of abstract compositions, landscape and still-life. Wikipedia
Eight Bells, Denham, Buckinghamshire, England
London, England

Serge Schmemann (April 12, 1945-)

Serge Schmemann is a writer and editorial page editor of the 'International Herald Tribune', the global edition of the 'New York Times'. Earlier in his career, he worked for the Associated Press and was a bureau chief and editor for the 'New York Times'. Wikipedia
France
Jan Tinbergen

Jan Tinbergen (April 12, 1903-June 9, 1994)

Jan Tinbergen was a Dutch economist. He was awarded the first Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel in 1969, which he shared with Ragnar Frisch for having developed and applied dynamic models for the analysis of economic processes. Tinbergen was a founding trustee of Economists for Peace and Security. Wikipedia
The Hague
The Hague