20 April


1889

 Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler (20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was an Austrian-born German politician and the leader of the Nazi Party (National Socialist German Workers Party). He was chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and dictator of Nazi Germany (as Führer und Reichskanzler) from 1934 to 1945. Hitler was at the centre of Nazi Germany, World War II in Europe, and the Holocaust. Born at Braunau am Inn, Austria-Hungary. (d. 1945)

1893

 Harold Lloyd
Harold Clayton Lloyd, Sr. (April 20, 1893 – March 8, 1971) was an American film actor and producer, most famous for his silent comedies. Harold Lloyd ranks as one of the most popular and influential film comedians of the silent film era. Lloyd made nearly 200 comedy films, both silent and “talkies”, between 1914 and 1947. Born in Burchard, Nebraska. (d. 1971)
 Joan Miró
Joan Miró i Ferrà (20 April 1893 – 25 December 1983) was a Catalan Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist. Born in Barcelona. (d. 1983)

1904

 Bruce Cabot
Bruce Cabot (April 20, 1904 – May 3, 1972) was an American film actor, best remembered as Jack Driscoll in King Kong (1933) and for his roles in films such as the sixth version of Last of the Mohicans, Fritz Lang’s Fury and the western Dodge City. Born Etienne Pelissier Jacques de Bujac in Carlsbad, New Mexico. (d. 1972)

1908

 Lionel Hampton
Lionel Leo Hampton (April 20, 1908 – August 31, 2002) was an American jazz vibraphonist, pianist, percussionist, bandleader and actor. Hampton was one of the first jazz vibraphone players. Hampton ranks among the great names in jazz history. Born in Louisville, Kentucky. (d. 2002)

1924

 Leslie Phillips
Leslie Samuel Phillips, CBE (born 20 April 1924) is an English actor with a highly recognisable upper class accent. Originally known for his work as a comedy actor, Phillips subsequently made the transition to character roles. His seductive voice is his trademark as well as his catchphrase, “I say, Ding Dong”. He appeared in three of the early Carry On films . In the 1960s he took over from Dirk Bogarde in several of the ‘Doctor’ film comedies. Between 1959 and 1977 Phillips became familiar on radio with a leading role in The Navy Lark. Born in Tottenham, London, England.

1937

 George Takei
George Hosato Takei (April 20, 1937) is an American actor and author, best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the television series Star Trek. Born Hosato Takei in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California.

1938

 Johnny Tillotson
Johnny Tillotson (born April 20, 1939) is an American singer and songwriter. He enjoyed his greatest success in the early 1960s, when he scored 9 top-ten hits on the pop, country and adult contemporary billboard charts including “Poetry In Motion”. Born in Jacksonville, Florida.

1941

 Ryan O’Neal
Charles Patrick Ryan O’Neal (born April 20, 1941), better known as Ryan O’Neal, is an American television and film actor. He played Rodney Harrington on the ABC nighttime soap opera Peyton Place. He later found success in films, most notably Love Story (1970), for which he received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations as Best Actor, Paper Moon (1973), Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon (1975), and A Bridge Too Far (1977). Born in Los Angeles, California.

1949

 Veronica Cartwright
Veronica A. Cartwright (born 20 April 1949) is an English-born American actress who has worked mainly in American film and television in a career spanning six decades. She is perhaps best known for her roles in the science fiction films Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) and Alien (1979), for which she won a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress. Born in Bristol, Gloucestershire.
 Jessica Lange
Jessica Phyllis Lange (born April 20, 1949) is an American actress who has worked in film, theater and television. The recipient of several awards, including two Oscars, two Emmys, and five Golden Globes. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as a soap opera star in Tootsie and was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of the troubled actress, Frances Farmer, in Frances. Born in Cloquet, Minnesota.

1951

 Luther Vandross
Luther Ronzoni Vandross (April 20, 1951 – July 1, 2005) was an American singer-songwriter and record producer. During his career, Vandross sold over 25 million records worldwide and received eight Grammy Awards. Born in Manhattan, New York City, United States. (d. 2005)
 Louise Jameson
Louise Jameson (born 20 April 1951) is an English actress, with a wide variety of British TV and theatre credits. She is best known for her appearances in British TV series EastEnders, Doctor Who, Bergerac and Tenko. Born in Wanstead, London, England.

1953

 Sebastian Faulks
Sebastian Charles Faulks CBE (born 20 April 1953) is a British novelist, journalist, and broadcaster. He is best known for his historical novels set in France — The Girl at the Lion d’Or, Birdsong, and Charlotte Gray. He has also published novels with a contemporary setting, most recently A Week In December (2009), and a James Bond sequel, Devil May Care. Born in Donnington, Berkshire.

1961

 Nicholas Lyndhurst
Nicholas Simon Lyndhurst (born 20 April 1961)[1] is an English actor. He played Rodney Trotter in Only Fools and Horses, Gary Sparrow in Goodnight Sweetheart, and Adam Parkinson in Carla Lane’s series Butterflies. Lyndhurst also prominently starred as Ashley Philips in The Two of Us, as Fletch’s son Raymond in Going Straight, the sequel to the classic British sitcom Porridge. Born in Emsworth, Hampshire, England.

1964

 Andy Serkis
Andrew Clement “Andy” Serkis[1][2] (born 20 April 1964) is an English film actor, director and author. Serkis is known for his performance capture roles comprising motion capture acting, animation and voice work for such computer-generated characters as: Gollum in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001–2003) and The Hobbit, King Kong in the eponymous 2005 film, Caesar in Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) and Captain Haddock in Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin (2011). Born in Ruislip, Middlesex, UK.

1969

 Felix Baumgartner
Felix Baumgartner (born 20 April 1969) is an Austrian skydiver, daredevil and BASE jumper. He set the world record for skydiving an estimated 39 kilometres (24 mi), reaching an estimated speed of 1,357.64 km/h (843.6 mph), or Mach 1.25, on 14 October 2012, and became the first person to break the sound barrier without vehicular power on his descent. Born in Salzburg, Austria.

1972

 Carmen Electra
Carmen Electra, is an American glamour model, actress, television personality, singer, and dancer. She gained fame for her appearances in Playboy magazine, on the MTV game show Singled Out, on the TV series Baywatch. Born Tara Leigh Patrick in Sharonville, Ohio.

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