The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies

April 12th famous birthdays

Saoirse Ronan

Saoirse Ronan (27)

Irish actress

Claire Danes

Claire Danes (42)

American actress

Brooklyn Decker

Brooklyn Decker (34)

American model and actress

True Thompson

True Thompson (3)

Daughter of Khloe Kardashian

Jennifer Morrison

Jennifer Morrison (42)

American actress and model

David Letterman

David Letterman (74)

American comedian and talk show host

Shannen Doherty

Shannen Doherty (50)

American actress, producer, director, and author

Ed O'Neill

Ed O'Neill (75)

American actor

Claudia Jordan

Claudia Jordan (48)

American actress and model

Travis Mills

Travis Mills (32)

American rapper and actor

Bobby Moore

Bobby Moore (1941 - 1993)

English footballer

David Cassidy

David Cassidy (1950 - 2017)

American actor, singer, songwriter and guitarist

Jacob Zuma

Jacob Zuma (79)

African politician

Henry Clay

Henry Clay (1777 - 1852)

American statesman

Herbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock (81)

American jazz musician, bandleader, and composer

Brendon Urie

Brendon Urie (34)

American singer-songwriter and musician

Manuel Turizo

Manuel Turizo (21)

Colombian singer

MadeinTYO

MadeinTYO (29)

American rapper

Marley Shelton

Marley Shelton (47)

American actor

Vince Gill

Vince Gill (64)

American singer-songwriter and musician

Yxng Bane

Yxng Bane (25)

English rapper

Flavio Briatore

Flavio Briatore (71)

Italian businessman

Jon Krakauer

Jon Krakauer (67)

American author

Yoshi Sudarso

Yoshi Sudarso (32)

Indonesian actor

Mahavira

Mahavira (599 BC - 527 BC)

the 24th Tirthankara of Jainism

Jessie James

Jessie James (33)

American singer-songwriter

Nicholas Brendon

Nicholas Brendon (50)

American actor

Christina Moore

Christina Moore (48)

American actress

Lisa Gerrard

Lisa Gerrard (60)

Australian singer, musician, and composer

Matt McGorry

Matt McGorry (35)

American actor and activist

Riley Smith

Riley Smith (43)

American actor

Grant Holt

Grant Holt (40)

English footballer

Ann Miller

Ann Miller (1923 - 2004)

American actor and dancer

Guy Berryman

Guy Berryman (43)

Scottish musician and businessman

Lachlan Watson

Lachlan Watson (20)

American actor

John Hagee

John Hagee (81)

American pastor and televangelist

Mateja Kežman

Mateja Kežman (42)

Serbian footballer

Easton Corbin

Easton Corbin (39)

Singer-Songwriter

Ricardo Gabriel Álvarez

Ricardo Gabriel Álvarez (33)

Argentine footballer

Jordana Spiro

Jordana Spiro (44)

American actor

Marcello Lippi

Marcello Lippi (73)

Italian football coach

Tom Noonan

Tom Noonan (70)

American actor

Jeremy Beadle

Jeremy Beadle (1948 - 2008)

English television host

Alicia Coppola

Alicia Coppola (53)

American actress

Jane Withers

Jane Withers (95)

American actor

Blerim Džemaili

Blerim Džemaili (35)

Swiss footballer

Chaunte Wayans

Chaunte Wayans (39)

American comedienne, screenwriter, editor and actress

Dan Lauria

Dan Lauria (74)

American actor

Olga Seryabkina

Olga Seryabkina (36)

Russian singer-songwriter

On this day

April 12 in History

  • 1826

    April 12, 1826:

    Romantic English opera titled "Oberon" is first played in London. The libretto is based on the poem titled “Oberon” which was written by German poet, Christoph Martin Wieland.

  • 1887

    April 12, 1887: The city of Oslo hosts the premiering of the play titled "Rosmersholm". It was written by Henrik Ibsen and features the likes of Johannes Rosmer and Ulrik Brendel
  • 1905

    April 12, 1905:

    The Hippodrome Theatre in New York City opens. The 5,300 capacity arena was designed by Jay Herbert Morgan and Frederic Thompson.

  • 1932

    April 12, 1932:

    "Grand Hotel", a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer production, shows for the first time. It features actors like Wallace Beery, John Barrymore and Greta Garbo.

  • 1944

    April 12, 1944:

    New York City hosts the first showing of Lillian Hellman's play titled "Searching Wind".

  • 1945

    April 12, 1945:

    Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States, dies. He was sworn into office in 1933 and became the country’s 32nd President.

  • 1955

    April 12, 1955:

    The United States Food and Drug Administration approves the new Polio vaccine after it was tested by Jonas Salk.

  • 1961

    April 12, 1961:

    American singer, Ray Charles, emerges the big winner at the Grammy Awards, taking home four awards including “Best Vocal Performance Single Record or Track, Male” for his work "Georgia on My Mind".

  • April 12, 1961:

    Russian Yuri Gagarin becomes first cosmonaut to complete an orbit of the Earth. He achieved this feat with a spaceflight known as Vostok 1.

  • 1989

    April 12, 1989:

    American country singer, Garth Brooks releases his eponymous maiden album through the major record label known as Capitol Nashville. The album includes songs like "Not Counting You" and "If Tomorrow Never Comes".