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Ambra Angiolini

Ambra Angiolini (April 22, 1977-)

Ambra Angiolini is a former Italian TV host and singer in the 1990s, who nowadays mainly works as an actress. On 9 October 1997, she was notably in Dario Fo's car recording an interview with him when a car drew up alongside with an enormous placard in the window exclaiming "Dario, you've won the Nobel prize!", meaning Fo's initial reaction was... Wikipedia
Rome, Italy

Neil Armfield (April 22, 1955-)

Neil Geoffrey Armfield is an Australian director of theatre, film and opera. His homosexuality has informed much of his work. Wikipedia
Sydney, New South Wales
Michael Atiyah

Michael Atiyah (April 22, 1929-)

Sir Michael Francis Atiyah is a British mathematician specialising in geometry. Wikipedia
Hampstead, London, England
Ashlee Baracy

Ashlee Baracy (April 22, 1985-)

Ashlee Nicole Baracy is an American beauty pageant winner. She was Miss Michigan 2008 and finished in the Top 10 at Miss America 2009 on January 24, 2009. Wikipedia
Westland, Michigan
Róbert Bárány

Róbert Bárány (April 22, 1876-April 8, 1936)

Róbert Bárány was an Austro-Hungarian otologist. He received the 1914 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on the physiology and pathology of the vestibular apparatus. Wikipedia
Vienna, Austria-Hungary
Uppsala, Sweden
François Berléand

François Berléand (April 22, 1952-)

François Berléand is a French actor. Wikipedia
Paris, France
Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell (April 22, 1936-)

Glen Travis Campbell is an American country music singer, guitarist, songwriter, television host, and occasional actor. He is best known for a series of hits in the 1960s and 1970s, and for hosting a variety show called 'The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour' on CBS television. Wikipedia
Delight, Arkansas, U.S.
Donald J. Cram

Donald J. Cram (April 22, 1919-June 17, 2001)

Donald James Cram was an American chemist who shared the 1987 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Jean-Marie Lehn and Charles J. Pedersen "for their development and use of molecules with structure-specific interactions of high selectivity." They were the founders of the field of host-guest chemistry. Wikipedia
Chester, Vermont
Palm Desert, California
Paul Davies

Paul Davies (April 22, 1946-)

Paul Charles William Davies, AM is an English physicist, writer and broadcaster, a professor at Arizona State University as well as the Director of BEYOND: Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science. He is affiliated with the Institute for Quantum Studies at Chapman University in California. He has held previous academic appointments at the... Wikipedia
London, UK

Robert Elswit (April 22, 1950-)

Robert Christopher Elswit is an American cinematographer. He has had multiple Oscar, BAFTA, and Independent Spirit nominations for several films, including 'There Will Be Blood'. Elswit frequently works with director Paul Thomas Anderson. Wikipedia
California, USA
Janet Evanovich

Janet Evanovich (April 22, 1943-)

Janet Evanovich is an American writer. She began her career writing short contemporary romance novels under the pen name Steffie Hall, but gained fame authoring a series of contemporary mysteries featuring Stephanie Plum, a former lingerie seller from Trenton, New Jersey, who becomes a bounty hunter to make ends meet after losing her job. The... Wikipedia
South River, New Jersey, United States
Henry Fielding

Henry Fielding (April 22, 1707-October 8, 1754)

Henry Fielding was an English novelist and dramatist known for his rich earthy humour and satirical prowess, and as the author of the novel 'Tom Jones'. Wikipedia
Sharpham, Glastonbury, England
Steve Fossett

Steve Fossett (April 22, 1944-September 3, 2007)

James Stephen "Steve" Fossett was an American businessman, and a record-setting aviator, sailor, and adventurer. He was the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in a balloon. He made his fortune in the financial services industry, and was best known for many world records, including five nonstop circumnavigations of the Earth: as a... Wikipedia
Jackson, Tennessee, USA
Sierra Nevada Mountains, California, USA

Paula Fox (April 22, 1923-)

Paula Fox is an American writer of novels for adults and children and of two memoirs. For her contributions as a children's writer she won the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1978, the highest international recognition for a creator of children's books. She has also won several awards for particular children's books... Wikipedia
New York City, New York, USA
Ellen Glasgow

Ellen Glasgow (April 22, 1873-November 21, 1945)

Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow was an American novelist who portrayed the changing world of the contemporary south. Wikipedia
Richmond, Virginia, United States
Richmond, Virginia, United States
Louise Glück

Louise Glück (April 22, 1943-)

Louise Elisabeth Glück is an American poet. She was appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 2003, after serving as a Special Bicentennial Consultant three years prior in 2000. Gluck has openly aligned herself to the school of Objectivist poets to which other poets like Louis Zukofsky, Charles Reznikoff, George... Wikipedia
New York City, New York, United States
Rudolf Jaenisch

Rudolf Jaenisch (April 22, 1942-)

Rudolf Jaenisch is a Professor of Biology at MIT and a founding member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. He is a pioneer of transgenic science, in which an animal’s genetic makeup is altered. Jaenisch has focused on creating genetically modified mice to study cancer and neurological diseases. Wikipedia
Wölfelsgrund, Lower Silesia
Harold Jeffreys

Harold Jeffreys (April 22, 1891-March 18, 1989)

Sir Harold Jeffreys, FRS was an English mathematician, statistician, geophysicist, and astronomer. His book 'Theory of Probability', which first appeared in 1939, played an important role in the revival of the Bayesian view of probability. Wikipedia
Cambridge, England
Daniel Johns

Daniel Johns (April 22, 1979-)

Daniel Paul Johns is an Australian musician, singer, and songwriter. Best known as the former front man of the rock band Silverchair, Johns is also one half of The Dissociatives with Paul Mac and, in 2007, was ranked at number 18 on 'Rolling Stone's list of The 25 Most Under-rated Guitarists. Wikipedia
Newcastle, Australia
Immanuel Kant

Immanuel Kant (April 22, 1724-February 12, 1804)

Immanuel Kant was a German philosopher widely considered to be a central figure of modern philosophy. He argued that fundamental concepts structure human experience, and that reason is the source of morality. His thought continues to have a major influence in contemporary thought, especially the fields of metaphysics, epistemology, ethics,... Wikipedia
Königsberg, Kingdom of Prussia
Königsberg, Kingdom of Prussia

Henri La Fontaine (April 22, 1854-May 14, 1943)

Henri La Fontaine, was a Belgian international lawyer and president of the International Peace Bureau. He received the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1913. Wikipedia
Charles LeMaire

Charles LeMaire (April 22, 1897-June 8, 1985)

Charles LeMaire was an American costume designer. Wikipedia
Palm Springs, California (aged 88)
Vladimir Lenin

Vladimir Lenin (April 22, 1870-January 21, 1924)

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician and political theorist. He served as the leader of the Russian SFSR from 1917, and then concurrently as Premier of the Soviet Union from 1922, until his death. Politically a Marxist, his theoretical contributions to Marxist thought are known as Leninism, which coupled with... Wikipedia
Simbirsk, Russia
Moscow, Russia
Rita Levi-Montalcini

Rita Levi-Montalcini (April 22, 1909-December 30, 2012)

Rita Levi-Montalcini was an Italian Nobel Laureate honored for her work in neurobiology. She was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly with colleague Stanley Cohen for the discovery of nerve growth factor. From 2001 until her death, she also served in the Italian Senate as a Senator for Life. Wikipedia
Turin, Italy
Rome, Italy
Yehudi Menuhin

Yehudi Menuhin (April 22, 1916-March 12, 1999)

Yehudi Menuhin, Baron Menuhin, OM, KBE was an American violinist and conductor who spent most of his performing career in the United Kingdom. He was born in the United States, but became a citizen of Switzerland in 1970, and a British subject in 1985. He is widely considered one of the greatest violinists of the 20th century.. According to Henry A.... Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U. S.
Berlin, Germany
Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus (April 22, 1922-January 5, 1979)

Charles Mingus Jr. was a highly influential American jazz double bassist, composer and bandleader. Mingus's compositions retained the hot and soulful feel of hard bop and drew heavily from black gospel music and blues while sometimes drawing on elements of Third Stream, free jazz, and classical music. Yet Mingus avoided categorization, forging his... Wikipedia
US Army Base in Nogales, Arizona
Cuernavaca, Mexico
Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson (April 22, 1937-)

John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson is an American actor and filmmaker. Throughout his career, Nicholson has portrayed unique and challenging roles, many of which include dark portrayals of excitable, neurotic and psychopathic characters. Nicholson's 12 Academy Award nominations make him the most nominated male actor in the Academy's history. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.

W. Wesley Peterson (April 22, 1924-May 6, 2009)

William Wesley Peterson was an American mathematician and computer scientist. He was best known for discovering the Cyclic Redundancy Check, for which research he was awarded the Japan Prize in 1999. Wikipedia
Muskegon, Michigan
Honolulu, Hawaii
Amir Pnueli

Amir Pnueli (April 22, 1941-November 2, 2009)

Amir Pnueli was an Israeli computer scientist and the 1996 Turing Award recipient. Wikipedia
Nahalal, Israel
New York, United States

Jean-Claude Renard (April 22, 1922-November 19, 2002)

Jean-Claude Renard was a French poet. He was born in Toulon and died in Paris. Wikipedia
Ryan Stiles

Ryan Stiles (April 22, 1959-)

Ryan Lee Stiles is an American-born Canadian actor, comedian, director, and voice actor whose work is often associated with improvisational comedy. He is best known for his improv and co-production work on the American and British versions of 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' and the role of Lewis Kiniski on 'The Drew Carey Show'. He plays Herb Melnick on... Wikipedia
Seattle, Washington, US
James Stirling (architect)

James Stirling (architect) (April 22, 1926-June 25, 1992)

Sir James Frazer Stirling was a British architect. Among critics and architects alike he is generally acknowledged to be one of the most important and influential architects of the second half of the 20th century. Wikipedia
John Waters (director born 1946)

John Waters (director born 1946) (April 22, 1946-)

John Samuel Waters, Jr. is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, stand-up comedian, journalist, visual artist, and art collector, who rose to fame in the early 1970s for his transgressive cult films. Waters' 1970s and early '80s trash films feature his regular troupe of actors known as the Dreamlanders—among them Divine, Mink Stole, David... Wikipedia
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Ivan Yefremov

Ivan Yefremov (April 22, 1908-October 5, 1972)

Ivan Antonovich Yefremov, last sometimes spelled Efremov, was a Soviet paleontologist, science fiction author and social thinker. He originated taphonomy, the study of fossilization patterns. Wikipedia
Vyritsa, Saint Petersburg Governorate, Russian Empire
Leningrad, Soviet Union