16 April

indexI have forgiven mistakes that were indeed almost unforgivable. I’ve tried to replace people who were irreplaceable and tried to forget those who were unforgettable. I’ve acted on impulse, have been disappointed by people when I thought that this could never be possible… But I have also disappointed those who I love. I have laughed at inappropriate occasions. I’ve made friends that are now friends for life. I’ve screamed and jumped for joy. I’ve loved and I’ve been loved. But I have also been rejected and I have been loved without loving the person back. I’ve lived for love alone and made vows of eternal love. I’ve had my heart broken many, many times! I’ve cried while listening to music and looking at old pictures. I’ve called someone just to hear their voice on the other side. I have fallen in love with a smile. At times, I thought I would die because I missed someone so much. At other times, I felt very afraid that I might lose someone very special (which ended up happening anyway). But I have lived! And I still continue living everyday. I’m not just passing through life and you shouldn’t either… Live! The best thing in life is to go ahead with all your plans and your dreams, to embrace life and to live everyday with passion, to lose and still keep the faith and to win while being grateful. All of this because the world belongs to those who dare to go after what they want. And because life is really too short to be insignificant.

Charlie Chaplin, born on 16 April 1889, with Sun in Aries, Moon and Ascendant in Scorpio, English actor and filmmaker (London, April 16, 1889 – 25 december 1977)


Other celebrities born today:

Anatole France (16 April 1844 – 12 October 1924), was a French poet, journalist, and novelist, Sun and Moon in Aries, Ascendant in Gemini. He was born in Paris, and died in Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire. He was a successful novelist, with several best-sellers. Ironic and skeptical, he was considered in his day the ideal French man of letters. He was a member of the Académie française, and won the Nobel Prize for Literature in recognition of his brilliant literary achievements, characterized as they are by a nobility of style, a profound human sympathy, grace, and a true Gallic temperament.

Petrus Apianus, German mathematician (Saxony, April 16, 1495 – 21 April 1552)

Ford Madox Brown, English painter (Calais, April  16, 1821 – 6 October 1893)

Tristan Tzara (1.3.9) Romanian poet and essayist (Romania, April 16, 1896 – Paris, December 25, 1963)

Peter Ustinov (1.5.4) English actor (London, April  16, 1921 – 28 March 2004)

Boris Dvornik (1.12)  Croatian actor (Split, April 16, 1939 – 24 March 2008)

1646 – Jules Hardouin Mansart, French architect (d. 1708)

1661 – Charles Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax, British poet and statesman (d. 1715)

1683 – Jean-Joseph Mouret, French composer (d. 1738)

1697 – Johann Gottlieb Görner, German composer and organist (d. 1778)

1755 – Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, French painter (d. 1842)

1827 – Octave Crémazie, Canadian poet (d. 1879)

1847 – Hans Auer, Swiss architect (d. 1906)

1871 – John Millington Synge, Irish writer (d. 1909)

1890 – Michalis Dorizas, Greek javelin thrower, Olympic medal winner (d. 1957)

1895 – Robert Dean Frisbie, American writer (d. 1948)

1912 – Catherine Scorsese, Italian-American actress (d. 1997)

1919 – Merce Cunningham, American dancer and choreographer (d. 2009)

1924 – Henry Mancini, American composer (d. 1994)

1924 – Rudy Pompilli, American musician (Bill Haley & His Comets) (d. 1976)

1929 – Roy Hamilton, American singer (d. 1969)

1929 – Ed Townsend, American singer and songwriter (d. 2003)

1930 – Herbie Mann, American jazz flute player (d. 2003)

1935 – Sarah Kirsch, German poet

1935 – Bobby Vinton, American singer

1939 – Dusty Springfield, English singer (d. 1999)

1943 – Ruth Madoc, Welsh actress

1943 – Dave Peverett, English musician (Foghat, Savoy Brown) (d. 2000)

1947 – Gerry Rafferty, Scottish musician and songwriter (d. 2011)

1951 – Mordechai Ben David, American Yiddish singer

1953 – Peter Garrett, Australian singer (Midnight Oil)

1961 – Doris Dragović, Croatian singer

1962 – Ian MacKaye, American musician, (Fugazi and Minor Threat)

1963 – Jimmy Osmond, American pop singer (The Osmonds)

1964 – Dave Pirner, American rock singer (Soul Asylum)

1970 – Dero Goi, German musician (Oomph!)

1971 – Selena, American Tejano singer (d. 1995)

1973 – Akon, American singer and song writer

1974 – Mat Devine, American singer (Kill Hannah)

1982 – Barry Jones, Scottish magician

1983 – Marié Digby, American singer

1984 – Noah Fleiss, American actor