Birthdays of Personalities on April 12

xxxx :E, rapper (POV-Handin' out Breakdowns)
1500 :Joachim Camerarius, [Liebhard Kammerer], German humanist
1573 :Jacques BonfrŠre, Dutch bible expert
1579 :Fran‡ois de Bassompierre, marshal of France
1695 :Caspar Burman, historian/mayor (Utrecht Neth)
1724 :Lyman Hall, US physician (signed Declaration of Independence)
1764 :Dirk van den Boetzelaer, regent of Holland
1777 :Henry Clay, [the Great Compromiser], US politician
1791 :Francis Preston Blair, newspaper editor (Washington Globe)
1792 :John George Lambton, London, statesman (1st Earl of Durham)
1793 :Ferdinand I KLJM, the Good Natured, Emperor of Austria/king of Hungary
1794 :Germinal P Dandelin, Belgian mathematician (geometry)
1801 :Henry de Cock, Dutch reformed vicar/secession leader
1802 :Fran‡ois MP Liberman, French relig leader (Congregation of Heart)
1823 :Aleksandr Ostrovsky, Russian playwright (Artists & Admirers)
1831 :Constantin Meunier, Belgian painter/sculptor
1831 :George Burgwyn Anderson, Brig General (Confederate Army)
1831 :Grenville Mellen Dodge, Major General (Union volunteers)
1838 :John Shaw Billings, US, librarian/army physician
1852 :[Carl L] Ferdinand von Lindemann, German mathematician
1856 :William M Conway, English historian/explorer (Spitzbergen)
1863 :Raul d'Avila Pompeia, Brazilian writer (Boarding School)
1869 :Henri-D‚sir‚ Landru, French sex murderer
1871 :Ioannis Metaxas, Greek general/dictator (1936-41)
1878 :Richard B Goldschmidt, German/US zoologist
1879 :Frederick G Melcher, US, publisher/editor/founded children book week
1883 :Imogen Cunningham, photographer (1965 ASMP award)
1884 :Otto Meyerhof, Germany, psychologist/biochemist (Nobel-1922)
1885 :Robert D‚launay, French painter
1889 :Pierre-tienne Flandin, Fren premier (1934-35)/min of Foreign affairs
1892 :Johnny Dodds, early jazz clarinettist
1894 :Francisco H Craveiro Lopes, Portuguese general/president (1951-58)
1898 :Grantley H Adams, president of Barbados
1902 :Louis J M Beel, premier of Netherland (1946-48, 58-59)
1903 :Jan Tinbergen, Dutch economist/UN advisor (Nobel 1969)
1904 :Harald James Penrose, pilot
1905 :Inger J Hagerup-Halsír, Norwegian poet
1908 :Carlos Lleras Restrepo, president of Colombia
1908 :John T Hughes, Bishop to Forces
1910 :Jrgen Rausch, German philosopher/author (End of the Playboys)
1911 :Darrell A Amyx, US archaeologist (Greek Ceramics)
1912 :Harold Maguire, British air marshal
1915 :Emil [Theodore] Petaja, US, sci-fi author (Star Mill, Tramontane)
1916 :Brian Connell, writer/broadcaster
1918 :18th earl of Derby, English landowner/multi-millionaire
1919 :Lady Ricketts, CEO (Natl Assn of Citizens' Advice Bureaux)
1919 :Maurice Girodias, French publisher
1919 :Wilson Charles Geoffery Baldwin, hero
1920 :H R Hewitt, CEO (Johnson Matthey)
1920 :Robert Fizdale, Chicago Illinois, pianist (Misia)
1921 :A W Mabbs, archivist
1923 :Ann Miller, [Lucille Ann Collier], Cherino, Tex, dancer (On the Town)
1923 :E C Meade, British chartered accountant
1924 :Julius Moormann, student/resistance fighter (WW II)
1925 :Johnny Jordan, England, cameraman (You Only Live Twice) [or Feb 7]
1927 :Patrick Meehan, petty criminal
1928 :Brooklyn Supreme, Belgium, stallion, heaviest known horse (1450 kg)
1928 :Earl of Limerick
1928 :Uwe Kitzinger, Pres (Templeton College-Oxford)
1930 :Bryan Magee, writer
1930 :Lou A de Graaf, Dutch asst secretary of Social Affairs (VDA)
1930 :Uwe Kitzinger, Pres (Templeton College, Oxford)
1932 :Jack Gelber, US, playwright (Connection, Apple)
1933 :Montserrat Caball‚, Barcelona Spain, soprano (Mimi-La Boheme)
1935 :Wendy Savage, obstetrician/gynaecologist
1936 :Kennedy A Simmonds, premier (St Kitts & Nevis, 1983-95)
1937 :Igor Petrovich Volk, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-12)
1937 :Raymond Ceulemans, Belgian world champ billiards player
1939 :Alan Ayckbourn, London, playwright
1940 :Herbie Hancock, Chicago, pianist (I Thought it Was You)
1944 :John Kay, [Joachim F Krauledat], Germany, rock vocalist (Steppenwolf)
1945 :Hilary Nicolle, educationist
1946 :Ren‚ Krijnen, Dutch keyboardist (Les Baroques)
1947 :David Letterman, Indianapolis Ind, comedian (Late Night)
1951 :Jackson Spires, rock drummer (Blackfoot)
1952 :Alexis Arguello, Managua Nicaragua, featherweight boxer (1974 champ)
1952 :J D Nicholas, English guitarist (Heatwave, Commodores)
1954 :Marvin Johnson, US, middleweight boxer (Olymp-bronze-1972) [or Aug 12]
1954 :Pat Travers, rock guitarist (Puttin' it Straight)
1956 :Alexander Briley, vocalist (YMCA-Village People)
1958 :Will Sergeant, rock guitarist (Echo & Bunnymen-Killing Moon)
1961 :D D Verni, heavy metal rocker (Overkill-Hello From the Gutter)
1966 :Jeffrey Hunter, WLAF DE (London Monarchs)
1966 :Theo Blanco, WLAF receiver (Amsterdam Admirals)
1968 :Neal Fort, CFL tackle (Montreal Alouettes)
1971 :Tyrone Chatman, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)



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