April 21

Today's:

Birthdays


Friedrich Froebel 1782 - Teacher, author, toy maker, invented kindergarten in 1837


Charlotte Bronte 1816 - Author ("Jane Eyre," "The Professor")


John Muir 1838 - Conservationist, influential in the creation of the U.S. National Parks System and U.S. forest conservation, the Muir Woods National Monument in California is named after him


Oskar Hertwig 1849 - Zoologist, professor


Joe McCarthy 1887 - Baseball manager


Anthony Quinn 1915 - Actor ("Viva Zapata! [1952]," "The Guns of Navarone")


Don Cornell (Louis Varlaro) 1924 - Singer


Clara Ward 1924 - Singer (Clara Ward Gospel Troupe)


Elizabeth II (Elisabeth Mary) 1926 - Queen of the United Kingdom


Silvana Mangano 1930 - Actress


Carl Belew 1931 - Country singer


Elaine May 1932 - Actress, comedienne


Charles Grodin 1935 - Actor ("Clifford," "Beethoven I," "Beethoven II")


Reg Fleming 1935 - Hockey player


Iggy Pop (James Newell Osterburg) 1947 - Singer, songwriter (Psychedelic Stooges)


John Weider 1947 - Musician (Family)


Barbara Park 1947 - Author (Junie B. Jones series)


Al Bumbry (Alonza Benjamin Bumbrey) 1947 - Baseball player


Paul Davis 1948 - Singer, songwriter


Patti LuPone 1949 - Actress ("Evita", "Driving Miss Daisy")


Tony Danza 1951 - Actor ("Who’s the Boss," "Taxi," "Angels in the Outfield")


Paul Carrack 1951 - Musician (Mike and the Mechanics, Noise to Go, Ace)


Andie MacDowell (Rosalie Anderson) 1958 - Actress ("Groundhog Day", "St. Elmo’s Fire," "Four Weddings and a Funeral")


Robert Smith 1959 - Musician (The Cure)


Michael Timmins 1959 - Musician (Cowboy Junkies)


John Cameron Mitchell 1963 - Actor, director ("Hedwig and the Angry Inch")


Michael Franti 1968 - Musician (Spearhead)


Nicole Sullivan 1969 - Actress, comedian ("MadTV," "King of Queens")


James McAvoy 1979 - Actor


Tony Romo 1980 - Football player


Cadillac Williams 1982 - Football player


Zack Merrick 1988 - Musician (All Time Low)


Robbie Amell 1988 - Actor (True Jackson, The Tomorrow People)


Jencarlos Canela 1988 - Actor, singer (Boom Boom Pop)


Jacob Perez 1996 - Singer (Mindless Behavior), also known as Princeton


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