20 April: today's birthdays

  • Miguel Díaz-Canel - Cuban politician and engineer, born Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez. He is currently serving as the 19th President of Cuba
  • Steve Erickson - American writer and critic
  • Lionel Hampton - American musician
  • Dario Knežević - Croatian former football player
  • Jessica Lange - American actress, born Jessica Phyllis Lange. She won an Oscar for Best Actress for her perfomance in the film Blue Sky and an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in the film Tootsie
  • Joey Lawrence - American actor and singer, born Joseph Lawrence
  • Michel Leiris - French writer and ethnographer
  • Harold Lloyd - American actor and producer
  • Charles Maurras - French writer, poet and critic
  • Joan Miró - Catalan painter, sculptor, and ceramist, born Joan Miró i Ferrà. The Fundació Joan Miró is a museum devoted to his works, in Barcelona
  • ​Gianni Moscon - Italian road racing cyclist
  • Alyssa Naeher - American soccer player, born Alyssa Michele Naeher 
  • Ryan O'Neil - American actor
  • Svante Pääbo - Swedish biologist and geneticist is considered one of the founders of paleogenetics (the study of the past through the genetic material preserved from the ancient organisms remains). Svante Pääbo was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2022.
    Svante Pääbo is pronounced s-VAHN-teh PEH-boh. The stress is on the capitalized letters.
  • Arto Paasilinna - Finnish writer, poet, and former journalist, born Arto Tapio Paasilinna. He wrote The Year of the Hare
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