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Sakio Bika (April 18, 1979-)

Sakio "The Scorpion" Bika, is a Cameroonian professional boxer in the super middleweight division. He is the former WBC & former IBO super middleweight champion. He is also the champion of the third season of The Contender. Wikipedia
Douala, Cameroon

Gretha Boston (April 18, 1959-)

Gretha Boston is an American actress. Boston made her Broadway debut as "Queenie" in the 1994 revival of 'Show Boat', directed by Hal Prince. She won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance and was also nominated in the same category in 1999 for her performance in the original musical revue 'It Ain't Nothin' But... Wikipedia
Crossett, Arkansas
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown (April 18, 1924-September 10, 2005)

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown was an American musician from Louisiana and Texas. He is best known for his work as a blues musician, but embraced other styles of music, having "spent his career fighting purism by synthesizing old blues, country, jazz, Cajun music and R&B styles". His work also encompasses rock and roll, rock music, folk, electric... Wikipedia
Vinton, Louisiana, United States
Orange, Texas, United States
Miguel Cabrera

Miguel Cabrera (April 18, 1983-)

José Miguel Cabrera Torres, commonly known as Miguel Cabrera is a Venezuelan professional baseball third baseman with the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball. He bats and throws right-handed. He can also play first base, left field and right field. Cabrera is an eight-time All-Star, having been selected to both the National League and American... Wikipedia
Maracay, Venezuela
Clarence Darrow

Clarence Darrow (April 18, 1857-March 13, 1938)

Clarence Seward Darrow was an American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union. He was best known for defending teenage thrill killers Leopold and Loeb in their trial for murdering 14-year-old Robert "Bobby" Franks. Some of his other notable cases included defending Ossian Sweet, and John T. Scopes in the Scopes "Monkey"... Wikipedia
Kinsman Township, Trumbull County, Ohio
Chicago, Illinois
Jeff Dunham

Jeff Dunham (April 18, 1962-)

Jeff Dunham is an American ventriloquist and stand-up comedian who has also appeared on numerous television shows, including 'Late Show with David Letterman', 'Comedy Central Presents', 'The Tonight Show' and 'Sonny With a Chance'. He has five specials that run on Comedy Central: 'Jeff Dunham: Arguing with Myself', 'Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity',... Wikipedia
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Susan Faludi

Susan Faludi (April 18, 1959-)

Susan Charlotte Faludi is an American humanist, journalist and author. She won a Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism in 1991, for a report on the leveraged buyout of Safeway Stores, Inc., a report that the Pulitzer Prize committee commended for depicting the "human costs of high finance". Wikipedia
Queens, New York, U.S.
America Ferrera

America Ferrera (April 18, 1984-)

America Georgine Ferrera is an American actress. She is known for her leading role as Betty Suarez on the ABC comedy-drama series 'Ugly Betty'. Her portrayal garnered critical acclaim, and she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy, the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female... Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Maurice Goldhaber

Maurice Goldhaber (April 18, 1911-May 11, 2011)

Maurice Goldhaber was an Austrian-born American physicist, who in 1957 established that neutrinos have negative helicity. Wikipedia
Lemberg, Austria
East Setauket, New York
Joseph L. Goldstein

Joseph L. Goldstein (April 18, 1940-)

Joseph Leonard Goldstein received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1985, along with fellow University of Texas researcher, Michael Brown, for their studies regarding cholesterol. They discovered that "human cells have low-density lipoprotein receptors that remove cholesterol from the blood" and that when "LDL receptors are not present... Wikipedia
Kingstree, South Carolina
Haile Gebrselassie

Haile Gebrselassie (April 18, 1973-)

Haile Gebrselassie is an Ethiopian long-distance track and road running athlete. He won two Olympic gold medals over 10,000 metres and four World Championship titles in the event. He won the Berlin Marathon four times consecutively and also had three straight wins at the Dubai Marathon. Further to this, he won four world titles indoors and was the... Wikipedia
Asella, Arsi Province, Ethiopia

Fumio Hayashi (April 18, 1952-)

Fumio Hayashi is a Japanese economist. As of October 2009, he is a professor at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo. Hayashi was awarded the inaugural Nakahara Prize in 1995. Wikipedia
Samuel P. Huntington

Samuel P. Huntington (April 18, 1927-December 24, 2008)

Samuel Phillips Huntington was an influential American conservative political scientist, adviser and academic. He spent more than half a century at Harvard University, where he was director of Harvard's Center for International Affairs and the Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor. During the Carter administration, Huntington was the White... Wikipedia
New York City, New York, United States
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts

Irene Kampen (April 18, 1922-February 1, 1998)

Irene Kampen was an American newspaperwoman and writer who wrote several books about events in her life. Wikipedia
Jan Kaplický

Jan Kaplický (April 18, 1937-January 14, 2009)

Jan Kaplický was a world-renowned Neofuturistic Czech architect who spent a significant part of his life in the United Kingdom. He was the leading architect behind the innovative design office, Future Systems. He was best known for the neofuturistic Selfridges Building in Birmingham, England, and the Media Centre at Lord's Cricket Ground in London.... Wikipedia
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Prague, Czech Republic

George Knapp (journalist) (April 18, 1952-)

George Knapp is an American journalist and talk radio host. Wikipedia
Woodbury, New Jersey, U.S.

Prem Kumar (actor) (April 18, 1976-)

Prem Kumar, known mononymously as Prem or 'Nenapirali' Prem, is an Indian film actor who works in Kannada films. He made his acting debut in 2004 through the film 'Praana'. However, he earned much recognition and won Filmfare Award for Best Actor for 'Nenapirali' in the year 2005. He is popularly known as 'Lovely Star' in Kannada films. Wikipedia
Karnataka, India
Trude Marstein

Trude Marstein (April 18, 1973-)

Trude Marstein is a Norwegian author. She attended Telemark University College and studied creative writing studies. At the University of Oslo she studied pedagogy, psychology, and the history of literature. She debuted in 1998 with a collection of prose titled 'Sterk sult, plutselig kvalme', for which she received Tarjei Vesaas' debutantpris. Wikipedia
Hayley Mills

Hayley Mills (April 18, 1946-)

Hayley Catherine Rose Vivien Mills is a British actress. The daughter of Sir John Mills and Mary Hayley Bell, and younger sister of actress Juliet Mills, Mills began her acting career as a child and was hailed as a promising newcomer, winning the BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer for 'Tiger Bay', the Academy Juvenile Award for 'Pollyanna' and... Wikipedia
London, England, UK
Rick Moranis

Rick Moranis (April 18, 1953-)

Frederick Allan "Rick" Moranis is a Canadian actor, comedian and a two-time Primetime Emmy Award nominated writer. Wikipedia
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Conan O'Brien

Conan O'Brien (April 18, 1963-)

Conan Christopher O'Brien is an American television host, comedian, writer, producer, musician, and voice actor. He is best known for hosting several late-night talk shows; since 2010 he has hosted 'Conan' on the cable channel TBS. O'Brien was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, and was raised in an Irish Catholic family. He served as president of... Wikipedia
Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Joel Plaskett

Joel Plaskett (April 18, 1975-)

Joel Plaskett is a Canadian rock musician originally from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. He first rose to prominence as a member of Halifax alternative rock band Thrush Hermit in the 1990s, transforming himself through the first decade of the 21st century from an admired regional musician to a "nationally adored" icon. Plaskett is comfortable playing in... Wikipedia
Berwick, Nova Scotia, Canada
Eli Roth

Eli Roth (April 18, 1972-)

Eli Raphael Roth is an American film director, producer, writer and actor. He is known for directing the horror film 'Hostel' and its sequel, 'Hostel: Part II'. He is also known for his role as Donny "The Bear Jew" Donowitz in Quentin Tarantino's war film 'Inglourious Basterds' for which he won both a SAG Award and a BFCA Critic's Choice Award.... Wikipedia
Newton, Massachusetts, U.S.

Miklós Rózsa (April 18, 1907-July 27, 1995)

Miklós Rózsa was a Hungarian composer trained in Germany, and active in France, England, and the United States, with extensive sojourns in Italy from 1953. Best known for his nearly one hundred film scores, he nevertheless maintained a steadfast allegiance to absolute concert music throughout what he called his "double life." Wikipedia
Budapest, Austria-Hungary (now Hungary)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Abdul Samad Ismail (April 18, 1924-September 4, 2008)

Abdul Samad Ismail, who often went by the moniker Pak Samad, was a Malaysian journalist, writer and editor. Wikipedia

E. P. Sanders (April 18, 1937-)

Ed Parish Sanders is a New Testament scholar and one of the principal proponents of the "New Perspective on Paul". He is a major scholar in contemporary scholarship on the historical Jesus, where his formulation that Jesus founded "a renewal movement within Judaism" is regarded as definitive. He has been Arts and Sciences Professor of Religion at... Wikipedia

Mikio Sato (April 18, 1928-)

Mikio Sato is a Japanese mathematician, who started the field of algebraic analysis. He studied at the University of Tokyo and then did graduate study in physics as a student of Shin'ichiro Tomonaga. Since 1970, Sato has been professor at the Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences, of Kyoto University. Wikipedia
George Shirley

George Shirley (April 18, 1934-)

George Irving Shirley is an American operatic tenor, and was the first African-American tenor to perform a leading role at the Metropolitan Opera. Wikipedia
Indianapolis, Indiana
Jerzy Stuhr

Jerzy Stuhr (April 18, 1947-)

Jerzy Oskar Stuhr is one of the most popular, influential and versatile Polish film and theatre actors. He also works as a screenwriter, film director and drama professor. He served as the Rector of the Ludwik Solski Academy for the Dramatic Arts in Kraków for two terms: from 1990 to 1996 and again from 2002 to 2008. Wikipedia
Kraków, Poland

Darren Sutherland (April 18, 1982-September 14, 2009)

Darren John Sutherland was an Irish professional boxer from Mulhuddart, County Dublin, Ireland. His amateur career was crowned by a bronze medal for Ireland in the middleweight division at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. Wikipedia
Rotunda Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
Bromley, London, England, UK
David Tennant

David Tennant (April 18, 1971-)

David Tennant is a Scottish actor known for his roles as the Tenth Doctor in the British television series 'Doctor Who', Alec Hardy in 'Broadchurch', Giacomo Casanova in the TV serial 'Casanova' and Barty Crouch, Jr. in the film 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire'. In addition to his appearances on screen, Tennant has worked as a voice actor and... Wikipedia
Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland

Thamarai (April 18, 1975-)

Thamarai is a Tamil poet,Born 1975, lyricist, writer and former journalist. She is best known for writing lyrics for Tamil films only in Tamil language, often even in chaste Tamil. Wikipedia
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
James Woods

James Woods (April 18, 1947-)

James Howard Woods is an American actor, producer and voice artist. After his first Golden Globe nomination for a breakthrough role in 'The Onion Field', Woods starred in 'Once Upon a Time in America', the Oliver Stone films 'Salvador' and 'Nixon', 'Ghosts of Mississippi', and in the legal series 'Shark'. He has won three Emmy Awards – for... Wikipedia
Vernal, Utah, U.S.
Edgar Wright

Edgar Wright (April 18, 1974-)

Edgar Howard Wright is an English director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. He is best known for his comedic Three Flavours Cornetto film trilogy consisting of 'Shaun of the Dead', 'Hot Fuzz', and 'The World's End', made with recurrent collaborators Simon Pegg, Nira Park and Nick Frost. He also collaborated with them as the director of the... Wikipedia
Poole, Dorset, England