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Josiane Balasko

Josiane Balasko (April 15, 1950-)

Josiane Balasko is a French actress, writer and director. She has won two César Award on seven nominations. Wikipedia
Paris, France
Luca Barbarossa

Luca Barbarossa (April 15, 1961-)

Luca Barbarossa is an Italian singer-songwriter who has released 12 albums since 1981, and is known for his participation in the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest. Wikipedia

Guy Boyd (actor) (April 15, 1943-)

Guy Boyd is an American character actor. He has starred in over fifty films from the late 1970s to the present. He is probably best known for his role as Detective Jim McLean in Brian De Palma's thriller 'Body Double'. The same year, Boyd was honored at the Venice Film Festival with the Golden Lion Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois

Howard Browne (April 15, 1908-October 28, 1999)

Howard Browne April 15, 1908, Omaha - October 28, 1999, Santiago was a science fiction editor and mystery writer. He also wrote for several television series and films. Some of his work appeared over the pseudonyms John Evans, Alexander Blade, Lawrence Chandler, Ivar Jorgensen, and Lee Francis. Wikipedia
Omaha, Nebraska
Santiago, California

Wesley Burrowes (April 15, 1930-)

Wesley Burrowes is an Irish playwright and screenwriter. Originally from Northern Ireland, he is now a resident of the Republic of Ireland. He is best known as the chief scriptwriter on 'The Riordans' and 'Glenroe', two of the most successful drama series produced by RTÉ Television. Wikipedia
Bangor, County Down, Ireland
Claudia Cardinale

Claudia Cardinale (April 15, 1938-)

Claudia Cardinale is a Tunisian-born Italian film actress of Sicilian parentage. She appeared in some of the most prominent European films of the 1960s and 1970s, mainly Italian or French, but also in several English films. Wikipedia
Tunis. Tunisia
Luis Fonsi

Luis Fonsi (April 15, 1978-)

Luis Alfonso Rodríguez López-Cepero, more commonly known by his stage name Luis Fonsi is a Latin Grammy winning Puerto Rican singer,composer and dancer. Wikipedia
Carol W. Greider

Carol W. Greider (April 15, 1961-)

Carolyn Widney "Carol" Greider is an American molecular biologist. She is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Daniel Nathans Professor and Director of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Johns Hopkins University. She discovered the enzyme telomerase in 1984, when she was a graduate student of Elizabeth Blackburn at the University of California,... Wikipedia
San Diego, California, United States
Ragnar Hovland

Ragnar Hovland (April 15, 1952-)

Ragnar Hovland is a Norwegian novelist, essayist, lyricist, and writer of children's books. Wikipedia
Henry James

Henry James (April 15, 1843-February 28, 1916)

Henry James, OM was an American writer who spent most of his writing career in Britain. He is regarded as one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism. He was the son of Henry James, Sr. and the brother of philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James. Wikipedia
New York City, United States
London, England
Michael Kamen

Michael Kamen (April 15, 1948-November 18, 2003)

Michael Arnold Kamen was an American composer, orchestral arranger, orchestral conductor, song writer, and session musician. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, United States
London, England, United Kingdom
Lee Kernaghan

Lee Kernaghan (April 15, 1964-)

Lee Kernaghan OAM is an Australian country music singer and songwriter. He was the 2008 Australian of the Year. Wikipedia
Corryong, Victoria
Nikita Khrushchev

Nikita Khrushchev (April 15, 1894-September 11, 1971)

Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev was a Russian politician who led the Soviet Union during part of the Cold War. He served as First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1953 to 1964, and as Chairman of the Council of Ministers, or Premier, from 1958 to 1964. Khrushchev was responsible for the de-Stalinization of the Soviet Union,... Wikipedia
Kalinovka, Russian Empire
Moscow
Ilya Kovalchuk

Ilya Kovalchuk (April 15, 1983-)

Ilya Valeryevich Kovalchuk is a Russian professional ice hockey left winger who is an alternate captain of the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League. Drafted first overall in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft by the Atlanta Thrashers, he began his NHL career in 2001–02 with Atlanta and was nominated for the Calder Memorial Trophy as league... Wikipedia
Tver, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Michelle L'amour

Michelle L'amour (April 15, 1980-)

Michelle L'amour is an American neo-burlesque performer who grew up in Orland Park, Illinois. In 2006, she performed stripteases on NBC's 'America's Got Talent', Showtime's 'Sexual Healing', and in small touring performances. Her tagline is "The Ass That Goes POW!" and she sells related promotional products. Wikipedia
Robert Lefkowitz

Robert Lefkowitz (April 15, 1943-)

Robert Joseph Lefkowitz is an American physician and biochemist. He is best known for his groundbreaking discoveries that reveal the inner workings of an important family G protein-coupled receptors, for which he was awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize for Chemistry with Brian Kobilka. He is currently an Investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical... Wikipedia
Bronx, New York, United States

Angharad Llwyd (April 15, 1780-October 16, 1866)

Angharad Llwyd was a Welsh antiquary and a prizewinner at the National Eisteddfod of Wales. Wikipedia

Richie Lucas (April 15, 1938-)

Richard John "Riverboat Richie" Lucas is an former American football quarterback. He played college football at Pennsylvania State University from 1957 to 1959 and professionally in the American Football League with the Buffalo Bills from 1960 to 1961 and the Denver Broncos in 1962. Wikipedia
Glassport, Pennsylvania

Sharan Newman (April 15, 1949-)

Sharan Newman is an American historian and writer of historical novels. She won the Macavity Award for Best First Mystery in 1994. Wikipedia
Ed O'Brien

Ed O'Brien (April 15, 1968-)

Edward John "Ed" O'Brien is an English musician, songwriter, and guitarist for the rock band Radiohead. He is also responsible for harmony vocals during live concerts and on many tracks from the band's albums. In addition, he has played guitar and provided backing vocals for the 7 Worlds Collide project. O'Brien uses a large collection of effects... Wikipedia
Oxford, England
Manoj Paramahamsa

Manoj Paramahamsa (April 15, 1981-)

Manoj Paramahamsa is an Indian cinematographer, primarily working in Telugu Cinema and Tamil cinema. Wikipedia
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Michael R. Perry (April 15, 1963-)

Michael R. Perry is an American television producer, television writer and screenwriter. Wikipedia
Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
Alla Pugacheva

Alla Pugacheva (April 15, 1949-)

Alla Borisovna Pugacheva, is а Soviet and Russian musical performer. Her career started in 1965 and continues to this day. For her "clear mezzosoprano and a full display of sincere emotions", she enjoys an iconic status across the former Soviet Union as the most successful Soviet performer in terms of record sales and popularity. She became a... Wikipedia
Moscow, Russia, USSR
A. Philip Randolph

A. Philip Randolph (April 15, 1889-May 16, 1979)

Asa Philip Randolph was a leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement, the American labor movement, and socialist political parties. Wikipedia
Crescent City, Florida
New York City
David Rheem

David Rheem (April 15, 1980-)

David Y. "Chino" Rheem is a poker player from Los Angeles, California. In November 2008, Rheem finished in seventh place at the 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event, cashing for $1,772,650. He went out of this event on to Peter Eastgate's with Eastgate flopping a pair of queens on a board of . He is also the winner of the World Poker Tour's Season... Wikipedia
Seth Rogen

Seth Rogen (April 15, 1982-)

Seth Rogen is a Canadian stand-up comedian, actor, producer, director, screenwriter, and voice artist. Rogen began his career performing stand-up comedy during his teenage years, winning the Vancouver Amateur Comedy Contest in 1998. While still living in his native Vancouver, he landed a small part in 'Freaks and Geeks'. Shortly after Rogen moved... Wikipedia
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Julie Sommars

Julie Sommars (April 15, 1942-)

Julie Sommars is an American actress. She won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy for her role in 'The Governor & J.J.' in 1970, and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television for 'Matlock' in 1990. Wikipedia
Fremont, Nebraska, U.S.
Johannes Stark

Johannes Stark (April 15, 1874-June 21, 1957)

Johannes Stark was a German physicist and Physics Nobel Prize laureate, who was closely involved with the 'Deutsche Physik' movement under the Nazi regime. Wikipedia
Schickenhof, Kingdom of Bavaria, German Empire
Traunstein, West Germany
Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve

Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve (April 15, 1793-November 23, 1864)

Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve was a German astronomer from a famous dynasty. Wikipedia
Altona (today part of Hamburg), Holstein
St Petersburg
Thomas Szasz

Thomas Szasz (April 15, 1920-September 8, 2012)

Thomas Stephen Szasz was a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and academic. He served for most of his career as professor of psychiatry at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. A distinguished lifetime fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a life member of the American Psychoanalytic Association,... Wikipedia
Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary
Manlius, N.Y.
Tim Thomas (ice hockey)

Tim Thomas (ice hockey) (April 15, 1974-)

Timothy Thomas, Jr. is an American professional ice hockey goaltender who is currently an unrestricted free agent of the National Hockey League. Wikipedia
Davison, Michigan, United States
Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson (April 15, 1959-)

Emma Thompson is a British actress, comedienne, screenwriter and author. Cited as one of the greatest British actresses of her generation, she is known for her portrayals of reticent women in period dramas and literary adaptations, often playing haughty or matronly characters with a sense of irony. Wikipedia
London, England
Nikolaas Tinbergen

Nikolaas Tinbergen (April 15, 1907-December 21, 1988)

Nikolaas "Niko" Tinbergen FRS was a Dutch biologist and ornithologist who shared the 1973 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Karl von Frisch and Konrad Lorenz for their discoveries concerning organization and elicitation of individual and social behaviour patterns in animals. Wikipedia
The Hague, Netherlands
Oxford, England, UK
Tomas Tranströmer

Tomas Tranströmer (April 15, 1931-March 26, 2015)

Tomas Gösta Tranströmer was a Swedish poet, psychologist and translator. His poems captured the long Swedish winters, the rhythm of the seasons and the palpable, atmospheric beauty of nature. Tranströmer's work is also characterized by a sense of mystery and wonder underlying the routine of everyday life, a quality which often gives his poems a... Wikipedia
Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm, Sweden

Meriol Trevor (April 15, 1919-January 12, 2000)

Meriol Trevor was one of the most prolific Roman Catholic women writers of the twentieth century. She was educated at Perse Girls' School, Cambridge, and St Hugh's College, Oxford, taking her degree in 1942. During World War II she worked in a day nursery and later as the steerer of a cargo barge on the Grand Union Canal. In 1946 she went to Italy... Wikipedia
Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci (April 15, 1452-May 2, 1519)

:'This is a Renaissance Florentine name. The name "da Vinci" is an indicator of birthplace, not a family name; this person is properly referred to by the given name' Leonardo. Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, more commonly Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian polymath. He was a painter, sculptor, architect, scientist, musician, mathematician, engineer,... Wikipedia
Anchiano by Vinci, Italy
Clos Lucé, France
John Williams (actor)

John Williams (actor) (April 15, 1903-May 5, 1983)

John Williams was an English stage, film and television actor. He is remembered for his role as chief inspector Hubbard in Alfred Hitchcock's 'Dial M For Murder', as the chauffeur in 'Sabrina', and as portraying the second "Mr. French" on TV's 'Family Affair'. Wikipedia
The Chalfonts, Buckinghamshire, England
La Jolla, California, U.S.
Thomas F. Wilson

Thomas F. Wilson (April 15, 1959-)

Thomas Francis Wilson Jr. is an American actor, writer, musician, painter, voice-over artist, stand-up comedian, and podcaster. He is best known for playing Biff Tannen in the 'Back to the Future' trilogy and Coach Ben Fredricks on NBC's 'Freaks and Geeks'. Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.