This Week's Birthdays - Week of April 14

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Wednesday, Apr 16 2014 by

April 14, 1975 – Anderson da Silva is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and current UFC Middleweight Champion.

Anderson 'Spider' da Silva (StreetView)
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 (StreetView)
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 (StreetView)
Merce Cunningham

April 17, 1816 – Emil Jens Baumann Adolf Jerichau was a Danish sculptor.

Jens Adolf Jerichau (StreetView)
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 (StreetView)
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 (StreetView)
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 (StreetView)
'Deux personnages fantastiques' by Joan Miró