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Riccardo Bacchelli

Riccardo Bacchelli (April 19, 1891-October 8, 1985)

Riccardo Bacchelli was an Italian writer. In 1927 he was one of the founders of the Bagutta Prize for literature. Wikipedia
Bologna
Monza
Fred Brooks

Fred Brooks (April 19, 1931-)

Frederick Phillips Brooks, Jr. is an American computer architect, software engineer, and computer scientist, best known for managing the development of IBM's System/360 family of computers and the OS/360 software support package, then later writing candidly about the process in his seminal book 'The Mythical Man-Month'. Brooks has received many... Wikipedia
Durham, North Carolina
Roberto Carlos (singer)

Roberto Carlos (singer) (April 19, 1941-)

Roberto Carlos Braga is a Grammy Award-winning Brazilian singer and composer, who has achieved a great deal of success and recognition in his 50-year career, also known as 'King of Latin Music' or simply 'The King'. Wikipedia
Wyatt Cenac

Wyatt Cenac (April 19, 1976-)

Wyatt Cenac is an American stand-up comedian, actor and writer. He is a former correspondent and writer on 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart', airing his last segment on December 13, 2012. Wikipedia
New York City, New York
José Cruz, Jr.

José Cruz, Jr. (April 19, 1974-)

José Luis Cruz, Jr. is a retired Major League Baseball outfielder. Over his nine-year playing career, Cruz played for nine different teams. Standing 6'0" tall and weighing 210 pounds, Cruz was a right-handed switch hitter. He is the son of former major league outfielder and Houston Astros first base coach José Cruz, and the nephew of former big... Wikipedia
Arroyo, Puerto Rico
Tim Curry

Tim Curry (April 19, 1946-)

Timothy James "Tim" Curry is an English actor, singer, and composer, known for his work in a diverse range of theatre, film, and television productions, often portraying villainous roles or character parts. Wikipedia
Grappenhall, Warrington, England
José Echegaray

José Echegaray (April 19, 1832-September 14, 1916)

José Echegaray y Eizaguirre was a Spanish civil engineer, mathematician, statesman, and one of the leading Spanish dramatists of the last quarter of the 19th century. He was awarded the 1904 Nobel Prize for Literature "in recognition of the numerous and brilliant compositions which, in an individual and original manner, have revived the great... Wikipedia
Madrid, Spain
Madrid, Spain
James Franco

James Franco (April 19, 1978-)

James Edward Franco is an American actor, filmmaker, and teacher. Wikipedia
Palo Alto, California
Richard Garwin

Richard Garwin (April 19, 1928-)

Richard Lawrence Garwin, is an American physicist. He received his bachelor's degree from the Case Institute of Technology in 1947 and obtained his Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Chicago in 1949, where he worked in the lab of Enrico Fermi. Fermi said that Garwin was the only true genius he had ever met. Wikipedia
Frances C. Griscom

Frances C. Griscom (April 19, 1879-March 30, 1973)

Frances Canby Griscom was an American amateur golfer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States and part-time resident of Tallahassee, Florida. Wikipedia
James Heckman

James Heckman (April 19, 1944-)

James Joseph Heckman is an American economist and Nobel laureate. He is the Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics and director at the Center for the Economics of Human Development at the University of Chicago, and a senior research fellow at the American Bar Foundation. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Kelly Holmes

Kelly Holmes (April 19, 1970-)

Dame Kelly Holmes, MBE, DBE is a retired British middle distance athlete. Wikipedia
Pembury, Kent, United Kingdom
Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson (April 19, 1979-)

Kate Garry Hudson is an American actress. She rose to prominence in 2000 for playing Penny Lane in 'Almost Famous', for which she won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She played Cassandra July in the musical comedy-drama TV series 'Glee'. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, United States

Mikayil Huseynov (April 19, 1905-October 7, 1992)

Mikayil Alesger oglu Huseynov was a Soviet Azerbaijani architect and historian of architecture, People’s Architect of the USSR, Professor; Academician of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, real member of the Academy of Architecture of the USSR, Hero of Socialist Labour, laureate of the Second Class State Stalin Prize, member of England’s and... Wikipedia
Baku, Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan

Jing Boran (April 19, 1989-)

Jing Boran is a Chinese singer and actor who became famous after winning first place in the 2007 'My Hero' contest. Along with third place winner, Fu Xinbo, he then formed a group called BoBo. The two has since released their first album. He is of 1/8 Russian ancestry. Wikipedia
Shenyang, Liaoning, China
Ashley Judd

Ashley Judd (April 19, 1968-)

Ashley Judd is an American actress and political activist. She grew up in a family of successful performing artists as the daughter of country music singer Naomi Judd and the sister of Wynonna Judd. While she is best known for an ongoing acting career spanning more than two decades, she has increasingly become involved in global humanitarian... Wikipedia
Granada Hills, California, U.S.
Jürgen Kocka

Jürgen Kocka (April 19, 1941-)

Jürgen Kocka is a German historian. Wikipedia
Hejnice (Liberec District), Czech Republic

Jean Lee Latham (April 19, 1902-June 13, 1995)

Jean Lee Latham was an American writer who specialized in biographies for children or young adults. She was born in Buckhannon, West Virginia. Her father was a cabinetmaker and her mother was a teacher. She attended West Virginia Wesleyan College and received an A.B. in 1925. She also attended Ithaca Conservatory. While in Wesleyan College, she... Wikipedia
Buckhannon, West Virginia, USA

Rolf Løvland (April 19, 1955-)

Rolf Undsæt Løvland is a Norwegian composer and lyricist. Together with Fionnuala Sherry, he formed the Celtic group Secret Garden, in which he was the composer, producer, and keyboardist. He began composing at an early age and grew up studying at the Kristiansand Music Conservatory, later receiving his Masters degree from the Norwegian Institute... Wikipedia
Kristiansand, Norway
Jayne Mansfield

Jayne Mansfield (April 19, 1933-June 29, 1967)

Jayne Mansfield was an American actress in film, theatre, and television. She was also a nightclub entertainer, a singer, and one of the early 'Playboy' Playmates. She was a major Hollywood sex symbol of the 1950s and early 1960s and 20th Century Fox's alternative to Marilyn Monroe who came to be known as the "Working Man's Monroe". She was also... Wikipedia
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, United States
U.S. Route 90 near Slidell, Louisiana, United States
Luis Miguel

Luis Miguel (April 19, 1970-)

Luis Miguel Gallego Basteri, known professionally as Luis Miguel, is a Mexican singer. An icon in Latin America, he is often referred to as 'El Sol de México', and he's one of the most successful artists in Latin American history, having successfully performed in a wide range of musical styles, including pop, ballads, boleros and mariachi. To date,... Wikipedia
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Jim Mollison

Jim Mollison (April 19, 1905-October 30, 1959)

James Allan Mollison MBE was a Scottish pioneer aviator who set many records during the rapid development of aviation in the 1930s. Wikipedia
Glasgow, Scotland
London, England
Dudley Moore

Dudley Moore (April 19, 1935-March 27, 2002)

Dudley Stuart John Moore, CBE was an English actor, comedian, musician and composer. Wikipedia
Hammersmith, London, England
Plainfield, New Jersey, United States
Hugh O'Brian

Hugh O'Brian (April 19, 1925-)

Hugh O'Brian is an American actor, known for his starring role in the 1955-1961 ABC western television series, 'The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp'. Wikipedia
Rochester, New York, United States

Denis O'Brien (April 19, 1958-)

Denis O'Brien was listed among the World's Top 200 Billionaires in 2015 and is also Ireland's richest native-born citizen. Wikipedia
Ireland

Larry Peerce (April 19, 1930-)

Larry Peerce is an American film and TV director whose work includes the theatrical feature 'Goodbye, Columbus', the early rock and roll concert film 'The Big T.N.T. Show', 'One Potato, Two Potato', 'The Other Side of the Mountain', and Oscar nominee 'Two-Minute Warning'. Wikipedia
The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA

Sandro Petraglia (April 19, 1947-)

Sandro Petraglia is an author and screenwriter. He has over 40 writing credits to his name, most famously the 400-minute epic 'La Meglio Gioventù'. Wikipedia
Rome, Italy

Ted Ringwood (April 19, 1930-November 12, 1993)

Alfred Edward "Ted" Ringwood FRS was an Australian experimental geophysicist and geochemist, and the 1988 recipient of the Wollaston Medal. Wikipedia
Kew, Melbourne, Australia
Bob Rock

Bob Rock (April 19, 1954-)

Robert Jens "Bob" Rock, is a Canadian musician, sound engineer, and record producer best known for producing bands and artists such as Simple Plan, Aerosmith, The Cult, Bon Jovi, Mötley Crüe, 311, Metallica, Our Lady Peace, Bryan Adams, The Offspring, Michael Bublé, Black Veil Brides and Ron Sexsmith. Rock began his music career in Langford,... Wikipedia
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Bobby Russell (April 19, 1940-November 19, 1992)

Bobby Russell was an American singer and songwriter. Between 1966 and 1973, he charted five singles on the Hot Country Songs charts, including the crossover pop hit "Saturday Morning Confusion." Russell was also married to singer and actress Vicki Lawrence from 1972 to 1974. Wikipedia
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Nicholasville, Kentucky, United States
Catalina Sandino Moreno

Catalina Sandino Moreno (April 19, 1981-)

Catalina Sandino Moreno is a Colombian actress. She shared the Silver Bear with Charlize Theron and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in 'Maria Full of Grace'. Wikipedia
Bogotá, Colombia
Glenn T. Seaborg

Glenn T. Seaborg (April 19, 1912-February 25, 1999)

Glenn Theodore Seaborg was an American chemist whose involvement in the synthesis, discovery and investigation of ten transuranium elements earned him a share of the 1951 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. His work in this area also led to his development of the actinide concept and the arrangement of the actinide series in the periodic table of the... Wikipedia
Ishpeming, Michigan
Lafayette, California, California
Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova (April 19, 1987-)

Maria Yuryevna Sharapova is a Russian professional tennis player who as of August 12, 2013 is ranked World No. 3 by the Women's Tennis Association and is the top Russian player. A United States resident since 1994, Sharapova has won twenty-nine WTA singles titles, including four Grand Slam singles titles. She has also won the year-end WTA Tour... Wikipedia
Nyagan', Siberia, Russia
Lygia Fagundes Telles

Lygia Fagundes Telles (April 19, 1923-)

Lygia Fagundes Telles is a Brazilian novelist and short-story writer. She was born in São Paulo. Wikipedia
São Paulo, Brazil
Al Unser, Jr.

Al Unser, Jr. (April 19, 1962-)

Alfred Unser, Jr., nicknamed "Little Al", "Al Junior" or simply "Junior" is a retired American race car driver and two-time Indianapolis 500 winner. Wikipedia
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Arshad Warsi

Arshad Warsi (April 19, 1968-)

Arshad Warsi is an Indian film actor, choreographer and a dancer. He made his debut in 1996 with 'Tere Mere Sapne' which managed to succeed at the box office. He is best known for his portrayal of Circuit in the comedy series 'Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.' and 'Lage Raho Munna Bhai'. He won the Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role for the... Wikipedia
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India