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Ann-Margret

Ann-Margret (April 28, 1941-)

Ann-Margret is a Swedish-American actress, singer and dancer. As an actress, she is best known for her roles in 'Bye Bye Birdie', 'Viva Las Vegas', 'The Cincinnati Kid', 'Carnal Knowledge', and 'Tommy'. She has won five Golden Globe Awards and been nominated for two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and six Emmy... Wikipedia
Stockholm, Sweden
Tobias Asser

Tobias Asser (April 28, 1838-July 29, 1913)

Tobias Michel Karel Asser was a Dutch lawyer and legal scholar of Jewish background. Wikipedia
Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Hague, Netherlands
Bhanu Athaiya

Bhanu Athaiya (April 28, 1929-)

Bhanu Athaiya née Rajopadhye is Indian cinema's most well-regarded costume designer, having worked in over 100 films, since the 1950s, with noted filmmakers like Guru Dutt, Yash Chopra, Raj Kapoor, Ashutosh Gowariker, and international directors like Conrad Rooks and Richard Attenborough. Wikipedia
Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India
Jimmy Barnes

Jimmy Barnes (April 28, 1956-)

James Dixon Swan, better known as Jimmy Barnes, is a Scottish-born Australian rock singer-songwriter. His father, Jim Swan, was a prizefighter and his older brother John Swan also works as a rock singer. It was actually John who had encouraged and taught Jim how to sing as he wasn't really interested at the time. His career both as a solo performer... Wikipedia
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Lionel Barrymore

Lionel Barrymore (April 28, 1878-November 15, 1954)

Lionel Barrymore was an American actor of stage, screen and radio as well as a film director. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in 'A Free Soul', and remains perhaps best known for the role of the villainous Mr. Potter character in Frank Capra's 1946 film 'It's a Wonderful Life'. He was a member of the theatrical Barrymore... Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Johan Borgen

Johan Borgen (April 28, 1902-October 16, 1979)

Johan Collett Müller Borgen was a Norwegian author, journalist and critic. Wikipedia
Penélope Cruz

Penélope Cruz (April 28, 1974-)

Penélope Cruz Sánchez is a Spanish actress and model. Signed by an agent at age 15, she made her acting debut at 16 on television and her feature film debut the following year in 'Jamón, jamón', to critical acclaim. Her subsequent roles in the 1990s and 2000s included 'Open Your Eyes', 'The Hi-Lo Country', 'The Girl of Your Dreams' and 'Woman on... Wikipedia
Alcobendas, Community of Madrid, Spain
Howard Donald

Howard Donald (April 28, 1968-)

Howard Paul Donald, is an English singer-songwriter, drummer, pianist, dancer, DJ and house producer. He is a member of English pop-group Take That and a judge on the German reality talent show Got to Dance. Wikipedia
Droylsden, Lancashire, England, UK
Kurt Gödel

Kurt Gödel (April 28, 1906-January 14, 1978)

Kurt Friedrich Gödel was an Austrian, and later American, logician, mathematician, and philosopher. Considered with Aristotle and Gottlob Frege to be one of the most significant logicians in history, Gödel made an immense impact upon scientific and philosophical thinking in the 20th century, a time when others such as Bertrand Russell, A. N.... Wikipedia
Brno
Princeton, New Jersey
Saddam Hussein

Saddam Hussein (April 28, 1937-December 30, 2006)

Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti was the fifth President of Iraq, serving in this capacity from 16 July 1979 until 9 April 2003. A leading member of the revolutionary Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party, and later, the Baghdad-based Ba'ath Party and its regional organisation Ba'ath Party – Iraq Region—which espoused ba'athism, a mix of Arab... Wikipedia
Al-Awja, Iraq
Kadhimiya, Iraq

Dong-Suk Kang (April 28, 1954-)

Dong-Suk Kang is a South Korean violinist. Wikipedia
Seoul, Korea
Barry Larkin

Barry Larkin (April 28, 1964-)

Barry Louis Larkin is a retired Major League Baseball player. Larkin played shortstop for the Cincinnati Reds from 1986 to 2004 and was one of the pivotal players on the 1990 Reds' World Series championship team. Larkin was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in January 2012 and was inducted on July 22, 2012. Wikipedia
Cincinnati, Ohio
Harper Lee

Harper Lee (April 28, 1926-)

Nelle Harper Lee is an American novelist widely known for her 1960 Pulitzer Prize–winning 'To Kill a Mockingbird' which deals with the racism she observed as a child in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama. Though Lee only published this single book for half a century, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contribution to... Wikipedia
Monroeville, Alabama
Jay Leno

Jay Leno (April 28, 1950-)

James Douglas Muir "Jay" Leno is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, voice actor, and television host. He was the host of NBC's 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' from 1992 to 2009. Beginning in September 2009, Leno started a primetime talk show, titled 'The Jay Leno Show', which aired weeknights at 10:00 p.m. ET, also on NBC. Wikipedia
New Rochelle, New York, United States
Nicklas Lidström

Nicklas Lidström (April 28, 1970-)

Erik Nicklas Lidström is a Swedish former professional ice hockey defenceman who played 20 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Detroit Red Wings, which he captained for the final six seasons of his career. Lidström is often referred to as Mr. Perfect or The Perfect Human. Wikipedia
Avesta, Sweden
Sven Lindqvist

Sven Lindqvist (April 28, 1932-)

Sven Lindqvist is a Swedish author of mostly non-fiction, whose works include 'Exterminate All the Brutes' and 'A History of Bombing'. Wikipedia

Bill Long (writer) (April 28, 1932-May 21, 2010)

Bill Long was an Irish writer and broadcaster. He often featured on RTÉ Radio 1. He was also Ireland's longest surviving heart transplant patient. Wikipedia
Waterford, Republic of Ireland
Dan Mangan

Dan Mangan (April 28, 1983-)

Daniel Mangan is a Vancouver-based, two time JUNO Award winning Canadian musician. He has also been a contributing writer for The Guardian's Arts section and Huffington Post Canada. He is married to actor and theatre artist Kirsten Slenning; with whom he has one son, Jude. Wikipedia
Smithers, British Columbia, Canada
Michel Mohrt

Michel Mohrt (April 28, 1914-August 17, 2011)

Michel Mohrt was an editor, essayist, novelist and historian of French literature. Wikipedia
Morlaix, Finistère, Brittany, France
James Monroe

James Monroe (April 28, 1758-July 4, 1831)

James Monroe was the fifth President of the United States. Monroe was the last president who was a Founding Father of the United States and the last president from the Virginia dynasty and the Republican Generation. Born in Westmoreland County, Virginia, Monroe was of the planter class and fought in the American Revolutionary War. He was wounded in... Wikipedia
Westmoreland County, Virginia
New York City
Anna Oxa

Anna Oxa (April 28, 1961-)

Anna Oxa stage name of Anna Hoxha is an Italian singer, actress and television presenter of Albanian origin, well-known through her numerous appearances in the Italian National Sanremo Music Festival. Oxa, known as "la Voce e il Cuore", debuted with a song called "Fiorellin del Prato" at the age of 15. Two years later, the promising singer came in... Wikipedia

Richard Pilbrow (April 28, 1933-)

Richard Pilbrow is an internationally renowned stage lighting designer, author, theatre design consultant, and theatrical producer, film producer and television producer. He was the first British lighting designer to light a Broadway musical on the Broadway stage with the musical 'Zorba'. Wikipedia
Samantha Ruth Prabhu

Samantha Ruth Prabhu (April 28, 1987-)

Samantha Ruth Prabhu is an Indian actress and model, who acts in Telugu and Tamil films. Samantha was raised in Chennai and pursued a career in modelling during her late teens. Despite signing up to Ravi Varman's 'Moscowin Kavery' in 2007, her first release was the critically acclaimed 2010 Telugu romance film, 'Ye Maaya Chesave' directed by... Wikipedia
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett (April 28, 1948-March 12, 2015)

Sir Terence David John "Terry" Pratchett, OBE was an English author of fantasy novels, especially comical works. He is best known for his Discworld series of about 40 volumes. Pratchett's first novel, 'The Carpet People', was published in 1971, and since his first Discworld novel, 'The Colour of Magic', was published in 1983, he wrote two books a... Wikipedia
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England, Great Britain, UK
Broad Chalke, Wiltshire, England
Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin (April 28, 1960-)

Ian James Rankin, OBE, DL, FRSE is a Scottish crime writer, best known for his 'Inspector Rebus' novels. Wikipedia
Fife, Scotland

Nancy Redd (April 28, 1981-)

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Martinsville, Virginia
Ginette Reno

Ginette Reno (April 28, 1946-)

Ginette Reno is a French Canadian author, composer, singer, and actress. She has received nominations for the Genie and Gemini Awards and is a multi-recipient of the Juno Award. She is a gold and platinum selling Canadian musician. Wikipedia
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Steve Rider

Steve Rider (April 28, 1950-)

Stephen Rider is an English sports presenter, and was the anchorman of ITV's football coverage, which included the Champions League, England Internationals, the FA Cup and the 2006 World Cup. He anchored ITV's Formula One coverage from 2006 to 2008, and football coverage from 2006 to April 2010. He was the lead presenter for ITV's coverage of 2011... Wikipedia
Dartford, Kent, England, UK
Giacomo Rizzolatti

Giacomo Rizzolatti (April 28, 1937-)

Giacomo Rizzolatti is an Italian neurophysiologist who works at the University of Parma. He is the Senior Scientist of the research team that discovered mirror neurons in the frontal and parietal cortex of the macaque monkey, and has written many scientific articles on the topic. He is a past president of the European Brain and Behaviour Society.... Wikipedia
Kiev, Ukraine
Jiyai Shin

Jiyai Shin (April 28, 1988-)

Jiyai Shin is a South Korean professional golfer who primarily plays on the LPGA of Japan Tour as of the 2014 golf season. Shin previously played primarily on the LPGA Tour and the LPGA of Korea Tour. She has broken all existing KLPGA records, winning 10 events in 19 starts on the KLPGA Tour in 2007. In 2008, playing only 10 tournaments on the LPGA... Wikipedia
South Korea
Eugene Merle Shoemaker

Eugene Merle Shoemaker (April 28, 1928-July 18, 1997)

Eugene Merle Shoemaker, also known as Gene Shoemaker, was an American geologist and one of the founders of the field of planetary science. He is best known for co-discovering the Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 with his wife Carolyn S. Shoemaker and David H. Levy. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, United States
Alice Springs, Australia

John Strauss (April 28, 1920-February 14, 2011)

John Leonard Strauss was an American television and film composer and music editor. Strauss co-wrote the theme song for the NBC television series, 'Car 54, Where Are You?', with Nat Hiken. He also won a Grammy Award for his work as the producer of the soundtrack for the 1984 film, 'Amadeus'. He was also frequently collaborated with director Woody... Wikipedia
New York City
Los Angeles
Hal Sutton

Hal Sutton (April 28, 1958-)

Hal Evan Sutton is an American professional golfer who has had fourteen victories on the PGA Tour, including one major: the PGA Championship in 1983. Wikipedia
Shreveport, Louisiana
Peter Tait (physicist)

Peter Tait (physicist) (April 28, 1831-July 4, 1901)

Peter Guthrie Tait FRSE was a Scottish mathematical physicist, best known for the energy physics textbook 'Treatise on Natural Philosophy', which he co-wrote with Kelvin, and his early investigations into knot theory, which contributed to the eventual formation of topology as a mathematical discipline. His name is known in graph theory mainly for... Wikipedia
Dalkeith
Edinburgh
Bradley Wiggins

Bradley Wiggins (April 28, 1980-)

Sir Bradley Marc Wiggins, CBE, nicknamed "Wiggo", is a British professional road and track racing cyclist who rides for the UCI Continental team, after leaving . Wiggins began his career on the track, but has made the transition to road cycling and is one of the few cyclists to gain significant elite level success in both forms of professional... Wikipedia
Ghent, Belgium