April 8

Today's:

Birthdays


Guatama Buddha 563 BC - 'The Enlightened One' in the Buddhist faith


Philip IV (Spain and Portugal) 1605


Ray (O. Raymond) Knight 1872 - 'Father of Canadian Rodeo'


Mary Pickford 1893 - Actress ("Coquette", "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm")


Edgar Yipsel "Yip" Harburg 1896 - Song lyricist ("Over the Rainbow," all of the songs in The Wizard of Oz)


Sonja Henie 1912 - Ice skater


Elizabeth "Betty" Ford (Bloomer) 1918 - Wife of 38th U.S. President Gerald R. Ford, founder of the Betty Ford Clinic


Carmen McRae 1922 - Jazz singer


Franco Corelli 1923 - Tenor


Edward Mulhare 1923 - Actor ("Megaforce", "Knight Rider")


Ruth Gaines 1872 - Playwright


Shecky Greene (Sheldon Greenfield) 1926 - Comedian, actor ("Laverne and Shirley", "Northern Exposure")


Charlie (Charles Richard) ‘Smokey’ Maxwell 1927 - Baseball player


John Gavin (Anthony Golenour) 1928 - Actor ("Psycho")


Monty Sunshine 1928 - Jazz musician


Jacques Brel 1929 - Singer, songwriter


Dorothy Tutin 1930 - Actress


Fred Ebb 1936 - Lyricist


Klaus Löwitsch 1936 - Actor


Symore Hersh 1937 - Investigative reporter


Kofi Annan 1938 - United Nations secretary-general


John Havlicek 1940 - Basketball player


J.J. Jackson 1941 - Singer


Vivienne Westwood 1941 - Fashion designer


Peggy Lennon 1941 - Singer (Lennon Sisters)


Darlene Gillespie 1941 - TV personality ("The Mickey Mouse Club")


Roger Chapman 1942 - Singer (Family)


John (Frederick) Hiller 1943 - Baseball player


Hywel Bennett 1944 - Actor


Stuart Pankin 1946 - Actor ("Irreconcilable Differences", "Arachnophobia")


Jim (James Augustus) "Catfish" Hunter 1946 - Baseball player


Steve Howe 1947 - Musician (Yes, Asia)


Mel Schacher 1951 - Musician (Grand Funk Railroad)


John Schneider 1954 - Singer, actor ("Dukes of Hazzard", "Smallville")


Gary Carter 1954 - Baseball player


Barbara Kingsolver 1955 - Writer


Izzy Stradlin 1962 - Musician (Gun's 'N Roses)


Julian Lennon 1963 - Musician, son of John Lennon (Beatles), Today in Beatles History


Dave Rowntree 1963 - Musician (Blur)


Donita Sparks 1963 - Musician (L7)


Biz Markie 1964 - Rapper


Robin Wright (Robin Wright Penn) 1966 - Actress


Patricia Arquette 1968 - Actress ("True Romance", "A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors"), sister of Rosanna Arquette


Craig Honeycutt 1970 - Singer (Everything)


Darren Jessee 1971 - Musician (Ben Fold Five)


Emma Caulfield 1973 - Actress ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer", "Beverly Hills 90210")


Taylor Kitsch 1981 - Actor ("Friday Night Lights")


Taran Noah Smith 1984 - Actor ("Home Improvement")


Kirsten Storms 1984 - Actress ("Days of Our Lives")
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