Saturday, July 15, 2006

Today LXXXVI

Birthdays:

  • Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, painter, printmaker, and draughtsman, July 15, 1606 – October 4, 1669

  • Thomas Bulfinch, writer and mythologist, author of The Age of Fable, aka Bulfinch's Mythology, July 15, 1796 - May 27, 1867

  • Ralph Hammond Innes, author, July 15, 1914 – June 10, 1998

  • Bertram Neville Brockhouse, CC, Ph.D, D.Sc, FRSC, physicist, shared the 1994 Nobel Prize in Physics with Clifford Shull for developing neutron scattering techniques for studying condensed matter, July 15, 1918 – October 13, 2003

  • Jean IRIS Murdoch DBE, writer and philosopher, best known for her novels, July 15, 1919 – February 8, 1999

  • Robert Bruce Merrifield, biochemist, winner of the 1984 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, July 15, 1921 – May 14, 2006

  • Leon Max Lederman, experimental physicist, awarded the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on neutrinos, 1922

  • Philip Carey, actor, 1925

  • Stephen Smale, Ph.D., mathematician, winner of the Fields Medal in 1966, politically active in various movements in the past, such as the Free Speech movement, 1930

  • Julian Bream, classical guitarist and lutenist, for whom numerous pieces have been composed, 1933

  • Guido Crepas, aka Guido Crepax, graphic artist, advertisement illustrator, and comics artist, July 15, 1933 - July 31, 2003

  • Sir Harrison Paul Birtwistle CH, contemporary composers, 1934

  • Millie Jackson, R&B singer, 1944

  • Jan-Michael Vincent, actor, 1944

  • Linda Marie Ronstadt, singer, 1946

  • Peter William Brockbanks, aka Peter Banks, musician, original guitarist for Yes, 1947

  • Alicia Bridges, singer, 1948

  • Trevor Charles Horn, pop music producer and musician, one-time vocalist for Yes, 1949

  • Terrance Quinn, aka Terry O'Quinn, actor, 1952

  • Marc Bell, aka Marky Ramone, musician, for drummer for The Ramones, 1956

  • Joe Satriani, rock guitarist and teacher, 1956

  • William Scott Ritter, Jr., former United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq, foreign policy critic, 1961

  • Forest Steven Whitaker, actor, producer, and director, 1961

  • Lolita Davidovich, actress, 1961


RIP:

  • Annibale Carracci, painter, etcher, and engraver, November 3, 1560 - July 15, 1609

  • Carlo Broschi, aka Farinelli, 18th century soprano castrato singer, January 24, 1705 – July 15, 1782

  • Jacques Duphly, harpsichordist, teacher, and composer, January 12, 1715 – July 15, 1789

  • Carl Czerny, pianist, composer, and teacher, remembered for his books of piano etudes; took piano lessons from Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Antonio Salieri, and Ludwig van Beethoven; taught Franz Liszt, among many others, February 21, 1791 – July 15, 1857

  • Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, physician, writer of short stories, of which he wrote several hundred, and playwright, January 29, 1860 – July 15, 1904

  • Hermann Emil Fischer, chemist, noted for his work on sugars, awarded the 1902 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, October 9, 1852 - July 15, 1919

  • Hugo von Hofmannsthal, novelist, librettist, poet, dramatist, narrator, and essayist, February 1, 1874 - July 15, 1929

  • Leopold Auer, violinist, teacher, conductor, and composer, June 7, 1845 – July 15, 1930

  • Irving Babbitt, academic and literary critic, noted for his founding role in a movement now known as the New Humanism, August 2, 1865 – July 15, 1933

  • Freddie Keppard, jazz cornetist, February 27, 1890 - July 15, 1933

  • Walter Donaldson, popular songwriter, published some 600 original songs, February 15, 1893 - July 15, 1947

  • Ernest Bloch, teacher and composer, the first Musical Director of the Cleveland Institute of Music, July 24, 1880 – July 15, 1959

  • Lawrence Mervil Tibbett, actor and singer, sang the title role in the original production of The Emperor Jones, November 16, 1896 - July 15, 1960

  • Bernard Whalen BERT Convy, game show host and panelist, actor, and singer, July 23, 1933 – July 15, 1991

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