Christina Augusta "Life becomes useless and insipid when we have no longer either friends or enemies."

Queen Christina
(12/18/1626 – 04/19/1689)
Swedish royalty
Benjamin Rush "A pioneer is generally a man who has outlived his credit or fortune in the cultivated parts."

Benjamin Rush
(01/04/1746 – 04/19/1813)
US physician, statesman ("Medical Inquiries and Observations upon Diseases of the Mind")
George Gordon Byron "The Cardinal is at his wit's end—it is true—that he had not far to go."

Lord Byron
(01/22/1788 – 04/19/1824)
English writer ("Childe Harold's Pilgrimage")
(father of Ada Lovelace; a bit of a fling with Lady Caroline Lamb)
Benjamin Disraeli "If Gladstone fell into the Thames, that would be a misfortune, and if anybody pulled him out, that, I suppose, would be a calamity."

Benjamin Disraeli
(12/21/1804 – 04/19/1881)
British PM (29) ("Vivian Grey") , on the difference between misfortune and calamity
Charles Darwin "The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference."

Charles Darwin
(02/12/1809 – 04/19/1882)
English scientist ("The Voyage of the Beagle")
Constance Talmadge "Every time I open my mouth, something silly comes out."

Constance Talmadge
(04/19/1898 – 11/23/1973)
US actor ("Intolerance")
(daughter of Margaret)
"Middle age snuffs out more talent than ever wars or sudden deaths do."

Richard Hughes
(04/19/1900 – 04/28/1976)
English writer ("A High Wind in Jamaica")
"Today, literate people of the space age, in well-populated countries, are not prepared to accept taboos without question."

Edith Clara Summerskill
(04/19/1901 – 02/04/1980)
English politician, physician, writer
Vera Jane Palmer "Men are creatures with two legs and eight hands."

Jayne Mansfield
(04/19/1933 – 06/29/1967)
US actor ("The Girl Can't Help It")
Dudley Moore "The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in it."

Dudley Moore
(04/19/1935 – 03/27/2002)
English comic, actor (Beyond the Fringe) ("Arthur")
"He was tough on himself, but when Jimi made a mistake, he'd turn it into something cool."

Eddie Kramer
(04/19/1942 – )
S. African music producer (Engineering credits)
Tim Curry "It's so comforting to know that there are so many people in this world sicker than I am."

Tim Curry
(04/19/1946 – )
English actor ("The Rocky Horror Picture Show")
Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson "A short memory, A long purse, Infinite credulity, No sense of humour, A combative nature, The man should be a Man and the Woman a Woman or vice versa."

Lord Berners
(09/18/1883 – 04/19/1950)
English composer ("The Girls of Radcliff Hall") , on requirements for a happy marriage
Al Unser, Jr. "Dad taught me everything I know. Unfortunately, he didn't teach me everything he knows."

Al Unser, Jr.
(04/19/1962 – )
US race driver
"The divine spark leaps from the finger of God to the finger of Adam, whether it takes ultimate shape in a law of physics or a law of the land, a poem or a policy, a sonata or a mechanical computer."

Alfred Whitney Griswold
(10/27/1906 – 04/19/1963)
US educator ("Liberal Education and the Democratic Ideal")
Marion Knight "Compton's like the ocean. It's real pretty, but, anytime, something can happen. Somebody getting eaten. Somebody fighting. Something's always going on."

"Suge" Knight
(04/19/1965 – )
US record producer (Death Row Records)
Konrad Adenauer "A thick skin is a gift from God."

Konrad Adenauer
(01/05/1876 – 04/19/1967)
Chancellor, German Republic
Ashley Tyler Ciminella "Tough girls come from New York. Sweet girls, they're from Georgia. But us Virginia girls, we have fire and ice in our blood. We can ride horses, be a debutante, throw left hooks, and drink with the boys, all the while making sweet tea, darlin'. And if we have an opinion, you know you're gonna hear it."

Ashley Judd
(04/19/1968 – )
US actor ("Kiss the Girls")
(daughter of Naomi Judd, half-sister of Wynonna Judd)
Kate Hudson "I have zero problems when people say, 'God, you look like your mother.' I go, 'Well, great! Thanks!'"

Kate Hudson
(04/19/1979 – )
US actor ("Almost Famous")
(daughter of Goldie Hawn; was married to Chris Robinson)
Daphne du Maurier "People who travel are always fugitives."

Daphne du Maurier
(05/13/1907 – 04/19/1989)
English writer ("Rebecca")
Octavio Paz "'Art' is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is an invention of philosophers. What we call art is a game."

Octavio Paz
(03/31/1914 – 04/19/1998)
Mexican writer ("The Labyrinth of Solitude (El laberinto de la soledad)")
"Chin up, Lipstick on." *

Mary McConnell Morris
(03/17/1913 – 04/19/2001)
My US friend Molly's grandmother , giving advice to her granddaughter
James Graham Ballard "A widespread taste for pornography means that nature is alerting us to some threat of extinction."

J. G. Ballard
(11/15/1930 – 04/19/2009)
China-born English writer ("Crash")
Elaine Lobl Konigsburg "Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place, but there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around."

E. L. Konigsburg
(02/10/1930 – 04/19/2013)
US children's writer ("The View from Saturday")
"Never hesitate to steal a good idea."

Al Neuharth
(03/22/1924 – 04/19/2013)
US businessman, author, columnist (USA Today)
Walter Frederick Mondale "I said I didn't want to spend most of my life in Holiday Inns, but I've checked and they've all been redecorated. They're marvelous places to stay and I've thought it over and that's where I'd like to be."

Walter F. Mondale
(01/05/1928 – 04/19/2021)
US VP (40) , accepting 1976 nomination for VP