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Leif Ove Andsnes

Leif Ove Andsnes (April 7, 1970-)

Leif Ove Andsnes is a Norwegian pianist and well-known chamber musician. Andsnes has made several recordings for Virgin and EMI. For his current "Beethoven Journey" project, Andsnes performed and recorded all five of the composer’s piano concertos with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra; they have been released on Sony Classical. He is represented by... Wikipedia
Bobby Bare

Bobby Bare (April 7, 1935-)

Robert Joseph "Bobby" Bare, Sr. is an American country music singer and songwriter, best known for 'Detroit City' and '500 Miles Away from Home'. He is the father of Bobby Bare, Jr., also a musician. Wikipedia
David Baulcombe

David Baulcombe (April 7, 1952-)

Sir David Charles Baulcombe, FRS FMedSci is a British plant scientist and geneticist. He is currently Royal Society Research Professor and Regius Professor of Botany at the University of Cambridge. Wikipedia
Solihull, West Midlands
Belly (rapper)

Belly (rapper) (April 7, 1984-)

Ahmad Balshe, better known by his stage name Belly, is a Palestinian Canadian Juno Award-winning rapper. Wikipedia
Jenin, Palestine
Adrián Beltré

Adrián Beltré (April 7, 1979-)

Adrián Beltré Pérez is a Dominican professional baseball third baseman for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball. He is known for his prodigious defensive and offensive capabilities, being selected four times each for the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, Silver Slugger Award, and MLB All-Star Game. He bats and throws right-handed. Wikipedia
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Peter Blok (April 7, 1960-)

Peter Stephanus Blok, known as Peter Blok, is a Dutch stage, television, film, and voice actor. Wikipedia
Sir Fowell Buxton, 1st Baronet

Sir Fowell Buxton, 1st Baronet (April 7, 1786-February 19, 1845)

Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, 1st Baronet was an English Member of Parliament, brewer, abolitionist and social reformer. Wikipedia
A.E. Clouston

A.E. Clouston (April 7, 1908-January 1, 1984)

Arthur Edmond Clouston CB DSO DFC AFC was a British test pilot, who also took part in 1930s air races and record-breaking flights, and in the 1950s rose to the rank of air commodore in the Royal Air Force. Wikipedia
Motueka, New Zealand
St Merryn, Padstow, Cornwall, England
Francis Ford Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola (April 7, 1939-)

Francis Ford Coppola is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. He was part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking. Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe (April 7, 1964-)

Russell Ira Crowe is an actor, film producer and musician. Although a New Zealand citizen, he has lived most of his life in Australia and identifies himself as an Australian. He came to international attention for his role as the Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius in the 2000 historical epic film 'Gladiator', directed by Ridley Scott, for which... Wikipedia
Wellington, New Zealand
Guillaume Depardieu

Guillaume Depardieu (April 7, 1971-October 13, 2008)

Guillaume Depardieu was a French actor, winner of a César Award, and the oldest child of Gérard Depardieu. Wikipedia
Paris, France
Garches, France
Tony Dorsett

Tony Dorsett (April 7, 1954-)

Anthony "Tony" Drew Dorsett is a former American football running back in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos. Wikipedia
Rochester, Pennsylvania
Daniel Ellsberg

Daniel Ellsberg (April 7, 1931-)

Daniel Ellsberg is an activist and former United States military analyst who, while employed by the RAND Corporation, precipitated a national political controversy in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret Pentagon study of U.S. government decision-making in relation to the Vietnam War, to 'The New York Times' and other newspapers. Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Vilma Espín

Vilma Espín (April 7, 1930-June 18, 2007)

Vilma Lucila Espín Guillois was a Cuban revolutionary, feminist, and chemical engineer. She was married to Raúl Castro, the current Cuban President, who is the brother to former Cuban President Fidel Castro. Espín had four children and seven grandchildren. Her daughter, Mariela Castro, currently heads the Cuban National Center for Sex Education,... Wikipedia
Santiago de Cuba
Havana, Cuba
David Fairchild

David Fairchild (April 7, 1869-August 6, 1954)

David Grandison Fairchild was an American botanist and plant explorer. Fairchild was responsible for the introduction of more than 200,000 exotic plants and varieties of established crops into the United States, including soybeans, pistachios, mangos, nectarines, dates, bamboos, and flowering cherries. Certain varieties of wheat, cotton, and rice... Wikipedia
Lansing, Michigan
Coconut Grove, Florida
Sherman Fairchild

Sherman Fairchild (April 7, 1896-March 28, 1971)

Sherman Mills Fairchild was an inventor and serial entrepreneur who founded over 70 companies, including Fairchild Aircraft, Fairchild Industries, Fairchild Aviation Corporation, and Fairchild Camera and Instrument. Fairchild made significant contributions to the aviation industry and was inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame in 1979.... Wikipedia
Oneonta, New York
New York, New York
David Frost

David Frost (April 7, 1939-August 31, 2013)

Sir David Paradine Frost was an English journalist, comedian, writer, media personality and television host. Wikipedia
Tenterden, Kent, England
Aboard Cunard Line cruise ship MS Queen Elizabeth
James Garner

James Garner (April 7, 1928-July 19, 2014)

James Garner was an American actor, voice artist, singer, producer, and comedian. He starred in several television series over more than five decades, including such popular roles as Bret Maverick in the 1950s western comedy series 'Maverick' and Jim Rockford in the 1970s detective comedic drama series 'The Rockford Files', and played leading roles... Wikipedia
Norman, Oklahoma, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Ezio Greggio

Ezio Greggio (April 7, 1954-)

Ezio Greggio is an Italian comedian, actor, writer and film director. Wikipedia
Cossato, Italy
Andy Harries

Andy Harries (April 7, 1954-)

Andrew D. M. Harries is a British television and film producer. After graduating from Hull University in the 1970s, Harries began his television career on the Granada Television current affairs series 'World in Action', before moving on to freelance work. He directed and produced programmes for Jonathan Ross's Channel X production company in the... Wikipedia
Inverness, Scotland
Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday (April 7, 1915-July 17, 1959)

Billie Holiday was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
New York City, New York
Will Keith Kellogg

Will Keith Kellogg (April 7, 1860-October 6, 1951)

Will Keith Kellogg, generally referred to as W.K. Kellogg was an American industrialist in food manufacturing, best known as the founder of the Kellogg Company, which to this day produces a wide variety of popular breakfast cereals. He was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and practiced vegetarianism as a dietary principle taught by his... Wikipedia
William R. King

William R. King (April 7, 1786-April 18, 1853)

William Rufus DeVane King was an American politician and diplomat. He was the 13th Vice President of the United States for six weeks in 1853 before his death. Earlier he had been elected as a U.S. Representative from North Carolina and a Senator from Alabama. He also served as Minister to France during the reign of King Louis Phillippe. Wikipedia
Sampson County, North Carolina
Selma, Dallas County, Alabama
Makoto Kobayashi (physicist)

Makoto Kobayashi (physicist) (April 7, 1944-)

Makoto Kobayashi is a Japanese physicist known for his work on CP-violation who was awarded one fourth of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physics "for the discovery of the origin of the broken symmetry which predicts the existence of at least three families of quarks in nature." Wikipedia
Nagoya, Japan
Robert Metcalfe

Robert Metcalfe (April 7, 1946-)

Robert Melancton "Bob" Metcalfe is an electrical engineer from the United States who co-invented Ethernet, founded 3Com and formulated Metcalfe's Law., he is a general partner of Polaris Venture Partners. Starting in January 2011, he holds the position of Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of Innovation at The University of Texas at... Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, United States.
Gabriela Mistral

Gabriela Mistral (April 7, 1889-January 10, 1957)

Gabriela Mistral was the pseudonym of Lucila Godoy Alcayaga, a Chilean poet-diplomat, educator and feminist. She was the first Latin American to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, which she did in 1945 "for her lyric poetry which, inspired by powerful emotions, has made her name a symbol of the idealistic aspirations of the entire Latin... Wikipedia
Vicuña, Chile
Hempstead (village), New York, United States

Phoebe Nicholls (April 7, 1957-)

Sarah Phoebe Nicholls is an English film, television and stage actress. She is known for her roles as Cordelia Flyte in 'Brideshead Revisited' and as the mother of John Merrick in 'The Elephant Man'. Wikipedia
London, England, United Kingdom
Suzann Pettersen

Suzann Pettersen (April 7, 1981-)

Suzann Pettersen is a Norwegian professional golfer. She plays mainly on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour, and is also a member of the Ladies European Tour. Her career best world ranking is second and she has held that position several times, most recently from August 2011 until February 2012. Wikipedia
Oslo, Norway
Sandy Powell (costume designer)

Sandy Powell (costume designer) (April 7, 1960-)

Sandy Powell OBE is a British costume designer. She has been nominated ten times for the Academy Award for Costume Design, winning three for 'Shakespeare in Love', 'The Aviator', and 'The Young Victoria'. She has also received nine BAFTA Award nominations, winning for 'Velvet Goldmine' and 'The Young Victoria'. She won numerous other awards in... Wikipedia
London, England
Ian Richardson

Ian Richardson (April 7, 1934-February 9, 2007)

Ian William Richardson, CBE was a Scottish actor of film, stage and television. Wikipedia
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
London, England, United Kingdom
Mongo Santamaría

Mongo Santamaría (April 7, 1917-February 1, 2003)

Ramón "Mongo" Santamaría Rodríguez was a rumba quinto master and an Afro-Cuban Latin jazz percussionist. He is most famous for being the composer of the jazz standard "Afro Blue", recorded by John Coltrane among others. In 1950 he moved to New York where he played with Perez Prado, Tito Puente, Cal Tjader, Fania All Stars, etc. He was an integral... Wikipedia
Havana, Cuba
Miami, Florida
Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar (April 7, 1920-December 11, 2012)

Ravi Shankar, born Robindro Shaunkor Chowdhury, his name often preceded by the title Pandit, was an Indian musician who was one of the best-known exponents of the sitar in the second half of the 20th century as well as a composer of Hindustani classical music. Wikipedia
San Diego
Ram Gopal Varma

Ram Gopal Varma (April 7, 1962-)

Ram Gopal Varma also known as RGV or Ramu is an Indian film director, screenwriter and producer, known for his maverick works in Telugu cinema and Bollywood. Varma has directed, written and produced films across multiple genres – psychological thrillers, crime films, road movies, slasher films, horror films, fictional films, experimental films,... Wikipedia
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Donna White (April 7, 1954-)

Donna Horton White, née Donna Horton, is an American former professional golfer who played on the LPGA Tour for 15 years from 1977 to 1992. Wikipedia
Kinston, North Carolina, United States
Stan Winston

Stan Winston (April 7, 1946-June 15, 2008)

Stanley "Stan" Winston was an American television and film special make-up effects creator. He was best known for his work in 'The Thing', the 'Terminator' series, the first three 'Jurassic Park' films, 'Aliens', the first two 'Predator' films, 'Iron Man', 'Edward Scissorhands', and 'Avatar'. He won four Academy Awards for his work. Wikipedia
Arlington, Virginia, USA
Malibu, California, USA
William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth (April 7, 1770-April 23, 1850)

William Wordsworth was a major English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature with their joint publication 'Lyrical Ballads'. Wikipedia
Cockermouth, England
Ambleside, England