12 April


1923

 Ann Miller
Johnnie Lucille Collier (April 12, 1923 – January 22, 2004), known professionally as Ann Miller, was an American dancer, singer and actress. She is remembered for her work in Hollywood musical films of the 1940s and ’50s such as Easter Parade (1948), On the Town (1949) and Kiss Me Kate (1953). Born in Chireno, Texas.
(d. 2004)

1928

 Hardy Krüger
Hardy Krüger (born Franz Eberhard August Krüger; 12 April 1928) is a German actor. He is thought of as one of the greatest German actors of the 1960s. Born in Wedding, Berlin.

1932

 Tiny Tim
Tiny Tim (born Herbert Khaury; April 12, 1932 – November 30, 1996) was an American singer, ukulele player, and musical archivist. He was most famous for his rendition of “Tiptoe Through the Tulips” sung in a distinctive high falsetto/vibrato voice. Born in Manhattan, New York City.
(d. 1996)

1933

 Montserrat Caballé
Montserrat Caballé (born 12 April 1933) is a Spanish operatic soprano. She has sung a wide variety of roles, but is best known as an exponent of the bel canto repertoire. Born in Barcelona.

1936

 Charles Napier
Charles L. Napier (April 12, 1936 – October 5, 2011) was an American actor, known for his portrayals of square-jawed tough guys and military types. Born in Mt. Union, Kentucky.
(d. 2011)

1939

 Alan Ayckbourn
Sir Alan Ayckbourn, CBE (born 12 April 1939) is a prolific English playwright. He has written and produced more than seventy full-length plays. Major successes include Absurd Person Singular (1975), The Norman Conquests trilogy (1973), Bedroom Farce (1975), Just Between Ourselves (1976), and A Chorus of Disapproval (1984). Born in Hampstead, London.

1940

 Herbie Hancock
Herbert Jeffrey “Herbie” Hancock (born April 12, 1940) is an American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer.He has won many awards including the Academy Award for Original Soundtrack for Round Midnight(1986). Born in Chicago, Illinois.

1941

 Bobby Moore
Robert Frederick Chelsea “Bobby” Moore, OBE (12 April 1941 – 24 February 1993) was an English footballer. He captained West Ham United for more than ten years and was captain of the England team that won the 1966 World Cup. Born in Barking, Essex.
(d. 1993)

1942

 Jacob Zuma
Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma (born 12 April 1942) is the President of South Africa, elected by parliament following his party’s victory in the 2009 general election. Born in Nkandla, Zululand.

1946

 Ed O’Neill
Edward Phillip “Ed” O’Neill, Jr. (born April 12, 1946) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as the main character, Al Bundy, on the sitcom Married… with Children, for which he was nominated for two Golden Globes. Since 2009, O’Neill has been playing patriarch Jay Pritchett on the award-winning sitcom Modern Family, a role for which he was nominated for two Emmy Awards and won two Screen Actors Guild Awards. Born in Youngstown, Ohio.

1947

 Tom Clancy
Thomas Leo “Tom” Clancy, Jr. (April 12, 1947 – October 2, 2013) was an American author who is best known for his technically detailed espionage and military science storylines that are set during and in the aftermath of the Cold War. Born in Baltimore, Maryland.

 Dan Lauria
Daniel Joseph “Dan” Lauria (born April 12, 1947) is an American television and film actor. Lauria is best known for his portrayal of Jack Arnold, the money-conscious father on the TV series The Wonder Years. Born in Brooklyn, New York.

 David Letterman
David Letterman (born April 12, 1947) is an American television host and comedian. He hosts the late night television talk show, Late Show with David Letterman, broadcast on CBS. Letterman has been a fixture on late night television since 1982. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana.

1948

 Jeremy Beadle
Jeremy James Anthony Gibson-Beadle MBE (12 April 1948 – 30 January 2008) was an English television presenter, writer and producer. During the 1980s he was a regular face on British television. He was the first mainstream television presenter to have a physical disability. Born in Hackney, East London.
(d. 2008)

1949

 Scott Turow
Scott Frederick Turow (born April 12, 1949) is an American author and a practicing lawyer. Turow has written eight fiction and two non-fiction books, which have been translated into over 20 languages and have sold over 25 million copies. Born in Chicago.

1950

 Flavio Briatore
Flavio Briatore (born 12 April 1950) is an Italian businessman. He started his career as a restaurant manager and insurance salesman in Italy. Briatore set up a number of successful Benetton franchises and in 1990, he was promoted by Luciano Benetton to manager of the Benetton Formula One racing team. Born in Verzuolo near Cuneo, Italy.

 David Cassidy
David Bruce Cassidy (born April 12, 1950) is an American actor, singer, songwriter and guitarist. He is best known for his role as the character of Keith Partridge in the 1970s musical/sitcom The Partridge Family. He was one of pop culture’s most celebrated teen idols, enjoying a successful pop career in the 1970s. Born in New York City.

1956

 Andy García
Andrés Arturo García Menéndez (born April 12, 1956), professionally known as Andy Garcia, is a Cuban American actor. He became known in the late 1980s and 1990s, having appeared in several successful Hollywood films, including The Godfather Part III and The Untouchables. More recently, he has starred in Ocean’s Eleven and its sequels. Born in Havana, Cuba.

1971

 Shannen Doherty
Shannen Maria Doherty (born April 12, 1971) is an American actress, producer, author and television director, known for her work in Little House on the Prairie, Heathers, Our House, Beverly Hills, 90210, and Charmed. Born in Memphis, Tennessee.

1979

 Claire Danes
Claire Catherine Danes (born April 12, 1979) is an American actress of television, stage, and film. She has appeared in roles such as Angela Chase in My So-Called Life, as Juliet in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet and as Cosette in Les Misérables. She stars as Carrie Mathison in the TV series Homeland. For her work, she has been awarded two Emmy Awards and four Golden Globe Awards, among others. Born in Manhattan, New York City.

 Jennifer Morrison
Jennifer Marie Morrison (born April 12, 1979) is an American actress, model and film producer. She is best known for her role as Dr. Allison Cameron in House, and Emma Swan in the adventure fantasy television series Once Upon a Time. Born in Chicago, Illinois.

1980

 Brian McFadden
Brian Nicholas McFadden (born 12 April 1980) is an Irish singer-songwriter who rose to fame in the late 1990s as a member of the Irish boyband Westlife. Born in Dublin, Ireland.

1983

 Jelena Dokic
Jelena Dokic (born 12 April 1983) is an Australian female professional tennis player. During the height of her career, she played for Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Born in Osijek.

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