Famous Birthdays for 18th August 2021

1587 – 1st English child born in New World (Virginia Dare)
1745 – Vaclav Josef Bartolomej Praupner, Bohemian composer, born in Litoměřice (d. 1807)
1871 – Johan J Arch, graphic artist (wood cutter)
1893 – Ernest MacMillan, Canadian organist, conductor and composer, born in Etobicoke, Ontario (d. 1973)
1908 – Bill Merritt, cricketer (early NZ Test leg-spinner, also Northants)
1922 – Eric William Hunter Christie, barrister
1931 – Grant Williams, American actor (Hawaiian Eye, Incredible Shrinking Man), born in NYC, New York (d. 1985)
1962 – Sandra Farmer-Patrick, Jamaican-born American 400m hurdler, born in Kingston, Jamaica
1967 – John Jurkovic, American football defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Friedrichshafen, Germany
1972 – Nate Jones, American heavyweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois

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