April 6th

by Milos Itic on April 6, 2011

10 people born on this day (April 6th):

  1. James Mill (1773) – Scottish historian, economist, political theorist, and philosopher. He was a founder of classical economics, together with David Ricardo
  2. Walter Thomas Huston (1883) – Canadian-born American actor. He was the father of actor and director John Huston and the grandfather of actress Anjelica Huston and actor Danny Huston
  3. Leonora Carrington (1917) – British-born Mexican artist, a surrealist painter and a novelist. She currently lives in Mexico City
  4. James Dewey Watson (1928) – American molecular biologist, geneticist, and zoologist, best known as one of the co-discoverers of the structure of DNA with Francis Crick, in 1953. Watson, Francis Crick, and Maurice Wilkins were awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine “for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material”
  5. John Paul Pizzarelli, Jr. (1960) – American jazz guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and bandleader. He has had a lengthy career as a recording artist, performing for a variety of labels that include Telarc Records, RCA Records and Chesky Records, among others. He has recorded twenty-three albums of his own, as well as other joint recordings with his father, Bucky Pizzarelli. Additionally, he has appeared on more than forty albums of other recording artists, including those of James Taylor, Rosemary Clooney and his wife, Jessica Molaskey
  6. Black Francis (1965) – American singer, songwriter and guitarist
  7. Young Man Kang (1966) – Korean filmmaker based in Los Angeles, California, United States. He has directed and produced The Last Eve (2005), Soap Girl (2002), Cupid’s Mistake (2001) and Kimchi Warrior (2009). Young Man Kang owns his production company YMK Films in Los Angeles, California
  8. Paul Stephen Rudd (1969) – American actor and screenwriter. He primarily appears in comedies, and is most well-known for his roles in the films Clueless, Wet Hot American Summer, Anchorman, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Dinner For Schmucks, Role Models, I Love You, Man and How Do You Know. On television, he is also well known for his role on the NBC sitcom Friends, playing Mike Hannigan, Phoebe Buffay’s boyfriend and later husband
  9. Martín Méndez (1978) – Bass guitar player of progressive death metal band Opeth and second most constant member of the band
  10. André George Previn (1929) – German-born naturalised American pianist, conductor, and composer. He is considered one of the most versatile musicians in the world, and is the winner of four Academy Awards for his film work and ten Grammy Awards for his recordings

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