19 April


1903

 Eliot Ness
Eliot Ness (April 19, 1903 – May 16, 1957) was an American Prohibition agent, famous for his efforts to bring down Al Capone and enforce Prohibition in Chicago, Illinois, and the leader of a famous team of law enforcement agents from Chicago, nicknamed The Untouchables. Born in Chicago, Illinois. (d. 1957)

1907

 Alan Wheatley
Alan Wheatley (19 April 1907 – 30 August 1991) was an English actor and former radio announcer. He is perhaps best known for playing the Sheriff of Nottingham in the 1950s TV series The Adventures of Robin Hood, with Richard Greene playing Robin Hood. In 1951, Wheatley had played Sherlock Holmes in the first TV series about the fictional detective. Born in Tolworth, Surrey, England. (d. 1991)

1928

 Alexis Korner
Alexis Korner (19 April 1928 – 1 January 1984) was a British blues musician and radio broadcaster, who has sometimes been referred to as “a founding father of British blues”. A major influence on the sound of the British music scene in the 1960s, Korner was instrumental in the formation of several notable British bands including The Rolling Stones and Free. Born Alexis Andrew Nicholas Koerner in Paris, France. (d. 1984)

1930

 Dick Sargent
Dick Sargent (April 19, 1930 – July 8, 1994) was an American actor, notable as the second actor to portray Darrin Stephens on ABC’s fantasy situation comedy Bewitched. Born Richard Stanford Cox in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. (d. 1994)

1931

 Garfield Morgan
Garfield Morgan (19 April 1931 – 5 December 2009) was an English actor who appeared mostly on television and occasionally in films. His best remembered role was as Detective Chief Inspector Frank Haskins in the Euston Films/Thames Television’s British crime series of the 1970s, The Sweeney. Born Thomas Timothy Garfield Morgan in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. (d. 2009)

1933

 Dickie Bird
Dickie Bird, OBE (born 19 April 1933) is a retired English international cricket umpire. Bird umpired in 66 Test matches (at the time a world record) and 69 One Day Internationals including 3 World Cup Finals. Born Harold Dennis Bird in Staincross, West Riding of Yorkshire, England.
 Jayne Mansfield
Jayne Mansfield (April 19, 1933 – June 29, 1967) was an American film, theater, and television actress. She was a major Hollywood sex symbol during the 1950s and early 1960s. She had several box-office successes and won a Theatre World Award and a Golden Globe. She enjoyed success in both the 1955-1956 Broadway version and the 1957 Hollywood film version of Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? Her other major movie performances were in The Girl Can’t Help It (1956) and Too Hot to Handle (1960). Born Vera Jayne Palmer in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. (d. 1967)

1935

 Dudley Moore
Dudley Moore, CBE (19 April 1935 – 27 March 2002) was an English actor, comedian, musician and composer. Moore first came to prominence in the comedy revue Beyond the Fringe from 1960, and with one member of that team, Peter Cook, collaborated on the television series Not Only… But Also. The double act worked on other projects until the mid-1970s. He had success as an actor in the Hollywood films 10 (1979) and Arthur (1981). For Arthur, Moore was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor and won a Golden Globe Award. Born Dudley Stuart John Moore in Charing Cross, London, England. (d. 2002)

1940

 Dougal Haston
Dougal Haston, (19 April 1940 – 17 January 1977), was a Scottish mountaineer famed for his exploits in the British Isles, Alps, and Himalayas. He died in an avalanche while skiing above Leysin, Switzerland. Born in Currie, Edinburgh. (d. 1977)

1942

 Alan Price
Alan Price (born 19 April 1942) is an English musician, best known as the original keyboardist for the British band the Animals and for his subsequent solo work. His organ-playing on songs by the Animals, such as “The House of the Rising Sun”, “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” and “Bring It On Home to Me” was a key element in the group’s success. After leaving the Animals, Price went on to have success on his own with his own band the Alan Price Set and later with Georgie Fame. Born in Fatfield, Washington, County Durham, England.

1943

 Eve Graham
Eve Graham (born 19 April 1943) is a Scottish singer who found fame in the early 1970s with the pop group, The New Seekers. Born Evelyn May Beatson in Auchterarder, Perth and Kinross, Scotland.

1946

 Tim Curry
Tim Curry (born 19 April 1946) is an English actor and singer. He is best known for working in a diverse range of theatre, film, and television, most often portraying in villain roles or character parts. Curry rose to prominence with his portrayal of Dr. Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). Born Timothy James Curry in Grappenhall, Cheshire, England.

1947

 Murray Perahia
Murray Perahia KBE (born April 19, 1947) is an American pianist and conductor. In 1973, he worked with Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears at the Aldeburgh Festival, and with fellow pianist Radu Lupu. He was co-artistic director of the Festival from 1981 to 1989. His first major recording project was Mozart’s 27 piano concertos, conducted from the keyboard with the English Chamber Orchestra. In the 1980s, he also recorded Beethoven’s five piano concertos. Born Murray David Perahia in New York City, New York.

1949

 Paloma Picasso
Paloma Picasso (born 19 April 1949), is a French and Spanish fashion designer and businesswoman, best known for her jewelry designs for Tiffany & Co. and her signature perfumes. She is the youngest daughter of 20th-century artist Pablo Picasso and painter Françoise Gilot. Born Anne Paloma Ruiz-Picasso y Gilot in Vallauris, France.

1950

 Susie Blake
Susie Blake (born 19 April 1950) is an English television, radio and stage actress. Blake has appeared in television programmes starring Victoria Wood and has extensive radio credits. She appeared as Bev Unwin in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street. Born in Highgate, London.

1953

 Ruby Wax
Ruby Wax, OBE (born 19 April 1953) is an American actress, mental health campaigner, lecturer, and author who holds both American and United Kingdom citizenship and who has resided in England since the 1970s. Wax starred in the sitcom Girls on Top (1985-86), and came to prominence as a comic interviewer in shows including The Full Wax (1991-94) and Ruby Wax Meets… (1994-98). Born Ruby Wachs in Evanston, Illinois.

1954

 Trevor Francis
Trevor Francis (born 19 April 1954) is a former footballer. He became England’s first £1 million player following his transfer from Birmingham City to Nottingham Forest in 1979, and later won two consecutive European Cups with the club in 1979 and 1980. At international level, he played for England 52 times between 1976 and 1986, scoring 12 goals, and played at the 1982 FIFA World Cup. Born Trevor John Francis in Plymouth, England.

1956

 Sue Barker
Sue Barker, OBE (born 19 April 1956 in Paignton, Devon) is an English television presenter and former professional tennis player. During her tennis career, she won fifteen WTA Tour singles titles, including one Grand Slam singles title at the 1976 French Open. She reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 3. She is now one of the main sports presenters at the BBC, most notably fronting the corporation’s coverage of Wimbledon and A Question of Sport. Born Susan Barker in Paignton, Devon, England.

1968

 Ashley Judd
Ashley Judd (born April 19, 1968) is an American actress and political activist. She starred as Rebecca Winstone in the 2012 television series Missing, for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award. Born Ashley Tyler Ciminella in Los Angeles, California.

1970

 Kelly Holmes
Dame Kelly Holmes, DBE (born 19 April 1970) is a retired British middle distance athlete. Holmes specialised in the 800 metres and 1500 metres events and won a gold medal for both distances at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. Born in Pembury, Kent.

1979

 Kate Hudson
Kate Hudson (born April 19, 1979) is an American actress, author and fashion designer. She rose to prominence for her performance in the film Almost Famous (2000), for which she won a Golden Globe and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Born Kate Garry Hudson in Los Angeles, California.

1981

 Hayden Christensen
Hayden Christensen (born April 19, 1981) is a Canadian actor and producer. Christensen gained international fame for his portrayal of Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Episodes 1-3. Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

1987

 Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova (born April 19, 1987) is a Russian professional tennis player of Belarusian descent. She is one of ten women, and the only Russian, to hold the career Grand Slam. She is also an Olympic medalist, having won silver in women’s singles at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Born Maria Yuryevna
Sharapova.

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