April 8th – Giuseppe Tartini

by Milos Itic on April 8, 2011

10 people born on this day (April 8th):

  1. Giuseppe Tartini (1692) – Venetian composer and violinist
  2. Jeffrey Dean Isbell (1962) – More widely known by his stage name Izzy Stradlin, is an American musician, best known as one of the lead songwriters and rhythm guitarist of the hard rock band Guns N’ Roses from 1985 to 1991
  3. John Fante (1909) – American novelist, short story writer and screenwriter of Italian descent
  4. Shecky Greene (1926) – Comedian known for his nightclub performances in Las Vegas, where he has been a headliner for more than thirty years
  5. Elizabeth Ann Bloomer Warren Ford (1918) – Better known as Betty Ford is the widow of former United States President Gerald R. Ford and served as the First Lady of the United States from 1974 to 1977. As first lady, Ford was active in social policy and shattered precedents as a politically active presidential wife
  6. Mary Pickford (1892) – Canadian-born motion picture actress, co-founder of the film studio United Artists and one of the original 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  7. Alexi “WildChild” Laiho (1979) – Finnish singer, composer, and guitarist. He is best known for being the lead guitarist as well as lead vocalist for melodic death metal band Children of Bodom, and he is also the guitarist for Sinergy and Kylähullut. He has previously played with Thy Serpent and Impaled Nazarene on occasion, as well as Warmen and Hypocrisy
  8. Kofi Atta Annan (1938) – Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1 January 1997 to 31 December 2006. Annan and the United Nations were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize for his founding the Global AIDS and Health Fund to support developing countries in their struggle to care for their people
  9. Patricia T. Arquette (1968) – American actress and director. She played the lead character in the supernatural drama series Medium
  10. Paul Dedrick Gray (1972) – Also known as The Pig or by his number #2 was an American musician, best known as the bassist, primary songwriter and one of the founding members of the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Slipknot

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