This Week's Birthdays - Week of April 14

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This Week's Birthdays - Week of April 14

Tuesday, Apr 15 2014 by kjfitz
April 14, 1975 - Anderson da Silva is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and current UFC Middleweight Champion.

Anderson 'Spider' da Silva
April 15, 1452 - Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was an Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer.

Vitruvian Man
April 16, 1919 - Mercier "Merce" Philip Cunningham was an American dancer and choreographer who was at the forefront of the American avant-garde for more than 50 years.

Merce Cunningham
April 17, 1816 - Emil Jens Baumann Adolf Jerichau was a Danish sculptor.

Jens Adolf Jerichau
April 18, 1882 - José Bento Renato Monteiro Lobato was one of Brazil's most influential writers, mostly for his children's books set in the fictional Sítio do Picapau Amarelo (Yellow Woodpecker Farm) but he had been previously a prolific writer of fiction, a translator and an art critic.

Monteiro Lobato
April 19, 1933 - Jayne Mansfield was an American actress in film, theatre, and television, a nightclub entertainer, a singer, and one of the early Playboy Playmates.

Jayne Mansfield roadside memorial


April 20, 1893 - Joan Miró i Ferrà was a Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist born in Barcelona. A museum dedicated to his work, the Fundació Joan Miró, was established in his birth city in 1975.

'Deux personnages fantastiques' by Joan Miró