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Don Adams

Don Adams (April 13, 1923-September 25, 2005)

Don Adams was an American actor, comedian and director. In his five decades on television, he was best known as Maxwell Smart in the television situation comedy 'Get Smart', which he also sometimes directed and wrote. Adams won three consecutive Emmy Awards for his portrayal of Smart. He provided the voices for the animated series 'Tennessee Tuxedo... Wikipedia
New York, New York, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States

Rae Armantrout (April 13, 1947-)

Rae Armantrout is an American poet generally associated with the Language poets. Armantrout was born in Vallejo, California, but grew up in San Diego. She has published ten books of poetry and has also been featured in a number of major anthologies. Armantrout currently teaches at the University of California, San Diego, where she is Professor of... Wikipedia
Vallejo, California
Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett (April 13, 1906-December 22, 1989)

Samuel Barclay Beckett was an Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet, who lived in Paris for most of his adult life and wrote in both English and French. His work offers a bleak, tragicomic outlook on human nature, often coupled with black comedy and gallows humour. Wikipedia
Foxrock, Dublin, Ireland
Paris, France
Michael Stuart Brown

Michael Stuart Brown (April 13, 1941-)

Michael Stuart Brown is an American geneticist and Nobel laureate. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Joseph L. Goldstein in 1985 for describing the regulation of cholesterol metabolism. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York

Peabo Bryson (April 13, 1951-)

Peabo Bryson is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, born in Greenville, South Carolina. He is well known for singing soft-rock ballads and his contribution to several Disney animated feature soundtracks. Wikipedia
Greenville, South Carolina
Charles Burnett (director)

Charles Burnett (director) (April 13, 1944-)

Charles Burnett is an African-American film director, film producer, writer, editor, actor, photographer, and cinematographer. His most popular films include 'Killer of Sheep', 'My Brother's Wedding', 'To Sleep with Anger', 'The Glass Shield', and 'Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation' He has been involved in other types of motion pictures... Wikipedia

Robert H. Burris (April 13, 1914-May 11, 2010)

Robert H. Burris was a professor in the Biochemistry Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1961. Research in Burris's lab focused on enzyme reaction mechanisms, and he made significant contributions to our knowledge of nitrogen fixation. Wikipedia
Brookings, South Dakota
Bill Conti

Bill Conti (April 13, 1942-)

William "Bill" Conti is an American composer and conductor best known for his film scores, including 'Rocky', 'For Your Eyes Only', 'Dynasty' and 'The Right Stuff', the latter of which earned him an Academy Award for Best Original Score. He also received nominations in the Best Original Song category for "Gonna Fly Now" from 'Rocky' and for the... Wikipedia
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
John W. Davis

John W. Davis (April 13, 1873-March 24, 1955)

John William Davis was an American politician, diplomat and lawyer. He served as a United States Representative from West Virginia from 1911 to 1913, then as Solicitor General of the United States and US Ambassador to the UK under President Woodrow Wilson. Over a 60-year legal career, he argued 140 cases before the US Supreme Court. Wikipedia
Clarksburg, West Virginia
Charleston, South Carolina

Michel Deville (April 13, 1931-)

Michel Deville is a French film director and screenwriter. Wikipedia
Boulogne-sur-Seine, France
Patrik Eliáš

Patrik Eliáš (April 13, 1976-)

Patrik Eliáš is a Czech professional hockey center and alternate captain for the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League. A long-time Devil and currently the team's longest-tenured skater, Eliáš is the franchise's all-time leader in points and goals, while holding the franchise record for the most points in a season and the most career... Wikipedia
Třebíč, Czechoslovakia

Robert Enrico (April 13, 1931-February 23, 2001)

Robert Georgio Enrico was a French film director and scriptwriter best known for making the Oscar winning short 'Incident at Owl Creek'. Wikipedia

Genevieve Foster (April 13, 1893-August 30, 1979)

Genevieve Stump Foster was an American children's writer who illustrated most of her own books. She was one runner-up for the annual Newbery Medal four times, one of four writers to do so. Wikipedia
Oswego, New York, USA
Westport, Connecticut, USA
Mikhail Gasparov

Mikhail Gasparov (April 13, 1935-November 7, 2005)

Mikhail Leonovich Gasparov was a Russian philologist and translator, renowned for his studies in classical philology and the history of versification, and a member of the informal Tartu-Moscow Semiotic School. He graduated from Moscow State University in 1957 and worked at the Institute of World Literature, the Russian State University for the... Wikipedia
Amy Goodman

Amy Goodman (April 13, 1957-)

Amy Goodman is an American broadcast journalist, syndicated columnist, investigative reporter and author. Goodman's investigative journalism career includes coverage of the East Timor independence movement and Chevron Corporation's role in Nigeria. Since 1996, Goodman has hosted 'Democracy Now!', an independent global news program broadcast daily... Wikipedia
Bay Shore, New York, United States
Al Green

Al Green (April 13, 1946-)

Albert "Al" Greene, often known as The Reverend Al Green, is an American singer best known for recording a series of soul hit singles in the early 1970s, including "Tired of Being Alone", "I'm Still In Love With You", "Love and Happiness" and his signature song, "Let's Stay Together". Inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, Green was... Wikipedia
Forrest City, Arkansas
Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney (April 13, 1939-August 30, 2013)

Seamus Justin Heaney, MRIA was an Irish poet, playwright, translator and lecturer, and the recipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature. In the early 1960s, he became a lecturer in Belfast after attending university there and began to publish poetry. He lived in Sandymount, Dublin, from 1976 until his death. Wikipedia
Castledawson, thirty miles north-west of Belfast
Dublin, Ireland

Sterling B. Hendricks (April 13, 1902-January 4, 1981)

Sterling Brown Hendricks was an American agriculturist notable for his research on the structural aspects of organic and inorganic chemistry, soil chemistry and plant physiology and nutrition. Hendricks was a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a recipient of the National Medal of Science from President Gerald Ford. The citation given... Wikipedia
Marguerite Henry

Marguerite Henry (April 13, 1902-November 26, 1997)

Marguerite Henry née Breithaupt was an American writer of children's books. Her fifty-nine books based on true stories of horses and other animals captivated entire generations. She won the annual Newbery Medal for one of her books about horses and she was a runner-up for two others. One of the latter, 'Misty of Chincoteague', was the basis for... Wikipedia
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Rancho Santa Fe, California, USA
Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens (April 13, 1949-December 15, 2011)

Christopher Eric Hitchens was an English author, literary critic and journalist who spent much of his career in the United States, and became an American citizen. Wikipedia
Portsmouth, England
Houston, Texas, United States

Roman Inderst (April 13, 1970-)

Roman Inderst is a German economist who holds the chair for finance and economics at the Goethe University Frankfurt. His research interests include corporate finance, banking, competition policy, and information economics. According to the 'Handelsblatt', Inderst is the most influential German-speaking economist. Wikipedia
Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743-July 4, 1826)

Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, and the third President of the United States. He was an ardent proponent of democracy and embraced the principles of republicanism and the rights of the individual with worldwide influence. At the beginning of the American Revolution, he... Wikipedia
Albemarle County, Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia
Garry Kasparov

Garry Kasparov (April 13, 1963-)

Garry Kimovich Kasparov is a Russian chess Grandmaster, former World Chess Champion, writer, and political activist, considered by many to be the greatest chess player of all time. From 1986 until his retirement in 2005, Kasparov was ranked world No. 1 for 225 out of 228 months. His peak rating of 2851, achieved in 1999, was the highest recorded... Wikipedia
Baku, Azerbaijan SSR, Soviet Union
Satish Kaushik

Satish Kaushik (April 13, 1956-)

Satish Kaushik is an Indian film director, producer and actor in primarily Hindi films and theatre. Wikipedia
Dany Laferrière

Dany Laferrière (April 13, 1953-)

Dany Laferrière is a Haitian Canadian novelist and journalist who writes in French. He was elected to the Académie française on 12 December 2013, and inducted in May 2015. Wikipedia
Port-au-Prince, Haïti
J. M. G. Le Clézio

J. M. G. Le Clézio (April 13, 1940-)

Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio, usually identified as J. M. G. Le Clézio, is a French-Mauritian writer and professor. The author of over forty works, he was awarded the 1963 Prix Renaudot for his novel 'Le Procès-Verbal', as well as the 2008 Nobel Prize in Literature for his life's work, as an "author of new departures, poetic adventure and sensual... Wikipedia
Nice, France
Cecil Leitch

Cecil Leitch (April 13, 1891-September 16, 1977)

Charlotte Cecilia Pitcairn Leitch was a British amateur golfer. She was born in Silloth, Cumberland, England, the daughter of a local physician and one of three sisters who excelled at the game of golf. Wikipedia
Silloth, England
London, England
Davis Love III

Davis Love III (April 13, 1964-)

Davis Milton Love III is an American professional golfer. Wikipedia
Charlotte, North Carolina

Verma Malik (April 13, 1925-March 15, 2009)

Verma Malik was a Bollywood lyricist. He was an active freedom fighter during the British Raj. He wrote many patriotic songs and lived in India after partition. He wrote Bhajan and recited them immediately prior to penning lyrics for films. Wikipedia
Firozpur, British India
Carlos Mortensen

Carlos Mortensen (April 13, 1972-)

Juan Carlos Mortensen is a Spanish professional poker player of Danish descent and the only Hispanic Main Event winner of the World Series of Poker. Mortensen is known for his loose play, bluffing tactics, and interesting chip-stacking style. Wikipedia
Ambato, Ecuador
Julius Nyerere

Julius Nyerere (April 13, 1922-October 14, 1999)

Julius Kambarage Nyerere was a Tanzanian politician who served as the leader of Tanzania, and previously Tanganyika, from 1960 until his retirement in 1985. Wikipedia
London, England

Jonjo O'Neill (April 13, 1952-)

Jonjo O'Neill is an Irish National Hunt racehorse trainer and former jockey. He is a native of Castletownroche, County Cork in Ireland. Based at the Jackdaws Castle training establishment in England. O'Neill twice won the British Champion Jockey title and won the Cheltenham Gold Cup on the mare, Dawn Run who became the only horse to complete the... Wikipedia
Castletownroache, County Cork, Ireland
Ron Perlman

Ron Perlman (April 13, 1950-)

Ronald N. "Ron" Perlman is an American television, film, and voice actor. He is best known for his roles as Vincent in the television series 'Beauty and the Beast', as the comic book character Hellboy in both 2004's 'Hellboy' and its 2008 sequel 'Hellboy II: The Golden Army', and as Clarence "Clay" Morrow in television series 'Sons of Anarchy'. Wikipedia
New York City, New York
Rudolph Peters

Rudolph Peters (April 13, 1889-January 29, 1982)

Sir Rudolph Albert Peters Fellow of the Royal Society was a British biochemist. He was elected a FRS in 1935. He led the research team at Oxford who developed British Anti-Lewisite, an antidote for the chemical warfare agent lewisite. His efforts investigating the mechanism of arsenic war gases were deemed crucial in maintaining battlefield... Wikipedia
Kensington, British

Brinley Richards (April 13, 1904-September 18, 1981)

Brinley Richards was a Welsh language poet and author, who was Archdruid of the National Eisteddfod of Wales from 1972 to 1975. Wikipedia
Bruno Rossi

Bruno Rossi (April 13, 1905-November 21, 1993)

Bruno Benedetto Rossi was an Italian experimental physicist. He made major contributions to particle physics and the study of cosmic rays. A 1927 graduate of the University of Bologna, he became interested in cosmic rays. To study them, he invented an improved electronic coincidence circuit, and travelled to Eritrea to conduct experiments that... Wikipedia
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Manoochehr Sadeghi

Manoochehr Sadeghi (April 13, 1938-)

Manoochehr Sadeghi is Persian American naturalized citizen, born in Tehran, Iran. He is considered a Grandmaster or Ostad of the santur a Persian hammered dulcimer. Recipient of the 2003 National Heritage Fellowship Award by the Library of Congress and in 2002 Durfee Foundation: Recipient of the Master Musician Award. He has been lecturing,... Wikipedia
Tehran, Iran
Ricky Schroder

Ricky Schroder (April 13, 1970-)

Richard Bartlett "Ricky" Schroder, Jr. is an American actor and film director. Wikipedia
Staten Island, New York, U.S.A.

Marilynn Smith (April 13, 1929-)

Marilynn Smith is an American former professional golfer. She was one of the thirteen founders of the LPGA in 1950. She won two major championship and 21 LPGA Tour events in all. She is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame. Wikipedia
Topeka, Kansas
Olga Tañón

Olga Tañón (April 13, 1967-)

Olga Teresa Tañón Ortíz is a Puerto Rican recording artist. Over the course of her career, she has earned two Grammy Awards, three Latin Grammy Awards, and 29 Premio Lo Nuestro Awards. Wikipedia
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Eudora Welty

Eudora Welty (April 13, 1909-July 23, 2001)

Eudora Alice Welty was an American author of short stories and novels about the American South. Her novel 'The Optimist's Daughter' won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973. Welty was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among numerous awards including the Order of the South. She was the first living author to have her works published by the Library of... Wikipedia
Jackson, Mississippi, USA
Jackson, Mississippi, USA
Lanford Wilson

Lanford Wilson (April 13, 1937-March 24, 2011)

Lanford Wilson was a Pulitzer Prize winning, American playwright, whose work, as described by the New York Times, was "earthy, realist, greatly admired [and] widely performed". Wilson also helped to advance the Off-Off-Broadway theater movement with his earliest plays, which were first produced in New York at the Caffe Cino beginning in 1964. He... Wikipedia
Lebanon, Missouri, USA
Wayne, New Jersey