Birthdays of Personalities on April 8

xxxx :Buddha Shakyamuni, Lumbini Gardens Nepal
xxxx :Gautama Buddha, (as celebrated in Japan-Kambutsue)
1460 :Ponce de León, Spain, searched for fountain of youth, found Florida
1582 :Phienas Fletcher, poet
1605 :Louis de Vadder, Flemish painter
1605 :Philip IV, King of Spain & Portugal (1621-65)
1631 :Cornelis de Heem, painter
1642 :Gerard Callenbach, Dutch admiral
1655 :Louis Willem I, Margrave (Baden-Baden)
1695 :Johann C Günther, writer
1726 :Lewis Morris, US farmer (signed Decl of Independence)
1731 :William Williams, US merchant (signed Decl of Independence)
1741 :José B da Gama, Portuguese poet (O Uraguai)
1775 :Adam A earl von Neipperg, Austrian general/Napoleon's wife Marie lover
1783 :John Claudius, London England, horticulturist
1798 :Dionysios Solomos, poet
1816 :Frederick William Burton, painter
1818 :Christaan IX, king of Denmark (1863-1906)
1828 :George Baird Hodge, Brig General (Confederate Army)
1831 :Allard Pierson, Dutch theologiost/philosopher/art historian/poet
1832 :Alfred von Waldersee, Prussian fieldmarshal
1850 :William Henry Welch, US, pathologist (founded John Hopkins)
1859 :Edmund Husserl, Germany, philosopher (founded Phenomenology)
1869 :Harvey Cushing, US, neurosurgeon (blood pressure studies)
1875 :Albert I LCMM von Saksen-Coburg, king of Belgium (1909-34)
1886 :Margaret A Barnes, writer
1892 :Richard J Neutra, Austrian/US architect (Who Built America?)
1893 :Henri Puvrez, Belgian sculptor (Sereniteit)
1895 :Bert I Gordon, NY
1898 :Achiel H Acker, Belgian premier (1945-46, 1954-58)
1898 :Cecil [Maurice] Bowra, British classics expert (Greek experience)
1898 :E Y "Yip" Harburg, [Isidore Hochberg], lyricist/librettist
1902 :Josef Krips, Vienna Austria, conductor (London Symph 1954-63)
1904 :John R Hicks, British economist (Nobel 1972)
1905 :Hans Scherfig, Danish marxist/writer (Idealister, Frydenholm)
1905 :Helen B M Fennell Joseph, anti-apartheid writer (Side by Side)
1905 :Pierre Wigny, Belgian minister of Foreign affairs (1958-61) [or 4/18]
1906 :Charles J B Jonckheere, Flemish poet/writer (Mirror of the Sea)
1907 :Maurice Stacey, chemist
1908 :Neil Lawson, British high court judge
1909 :George Dixon, trumpet/sax
1909 :William James Millar Mackenzie, political scientist
1911 :Douglas Hyde, socialist/Christian
1911 :Emil Mihai Cioran, writer/aphorist
1911 :Melvin Calvin, US chemist (photosynthesis, Nobel 1961)
1911 :Émile M Cioran, writer
1912 :Josef Gabcík, Czech resistance fighter (attacked Heydrich)
1913 :H Ernst, bishop (Breda Neth)
1919 :[Douglas] Ian Smith, premier of Rhodesia (1964-..)
1921 :Betty Bloomer Ford, 1st lady (1975-76)/namesake for Betty Ford Clinic
1923 :Franco Corelli, Anconia Italy, tenor (Don José-Carmen)
1928 :Mary Zeldenrust-Noordanus, CEO (NVSH)
1928 :Monty Sunshine, jazz bandleader (Gotta Travel On)
1929 :Renzo de Felice, historian
1929 :WIlliam K Everson, film historian
1930 :John Bartholomew Tucker, Pa, TV host (Candid Camera, Treasure Island)
1930 :John Reardon, NYC, baritone (Falke-Die Fledermaus)
1930 :Julien Van Remoortere, [Piet Mortelman], Flemish writer (Fist)
1930 :Mary Moore, principal (St Hilda's College, Oxford)
1933 :Fred Ebb, lyricist (Cabaret)
1935 :Albert G Bustamante, (Rep-D-TX, 1985- )
1935 :Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, epidemiologist (Living legacy award-1984)
1937 :Ronald Anthony "Tony" Clegg, property trader
1937 :Seymour Hersh, award winning investigative reporter (NY Times)
1942 :Eduard Visser, Dutch writer (Fyffes are now called Chiquita)
1943 :Carol Lavell, Fairfax Vt, equestrian dressage (Oly-bronze-92, 96)
1943 :J P Kavanaugh, racehorse trainer
1943 :Michael Bennett, aids victim/choreographer (Chorus Line)
1943 :Tony Banks, English politician (Lab)
1943 :William Garth Morrison, Chief scout
1944 :Anthony Farrar Hockley, military historian
1944 :Christoph Hein, writer
1944 :Roger Chapman, rock vocalist (Family-Family Entertainment)
1944 :Santiago Jimenez Jr, US accordionist (El Mero Mero, Viva Seguin)
1945 :Ian White, MEP
1946 :Stuart Pankin, Phila, comedian (Striptease, Congo, Earl-Dinosaurs)
1947 :Hsiao-hsien Hou, dir (Cheerful Wind, City of Sadness, Puppetmaster)
1947 :Steve Howe, London, rock guitarist (Asia, Yes-Roundabout)
1947 :Thomas D Delay, (Rep-R-Texas, 1985- )
1948 :Richard Alan Litchfield, Mass, bank robber (FBI most wanted)
1949 :Jim Lampley, Hendersonville NC, newscaster (Monday Night Baseball)
1952 :Adam Woods, rock drummer/pianist (Fixx)
1955 :John Campbell, harness racer (3-time winner of Hambletonian)
1962 :Izzy Stradlin, [Jeff Isabelle], Lafayette IN, guitarist (Guns & Roses)
1963 :Erica Terwillegar, Nelsonville NJ, lugist
1964 :Biz Markie, rocker (Meteor Man, Townsend Television)
1964 :Valinda Hilleary, Littleton Co, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-9th-1993)
1970 :Gerald Vaughn, CFL defensive back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1973 :Joel Davis, guard (Cincinnati Bengals)



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