#125 Max von Sydow / Mike Hawthorn – 10 April 1929

Max von Sydow

Photo by Mario Antonio Pena Zapatería

Max von Sydow (born 10 April 1929) is a Swedish actor. He has also held French citizenship since 2002. He has starred in many movies and had supporting roles in dozens more. Some of his most memorable film roles include knight Antonius Block in Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal, Jesus in The Greatest Story Ever Told, Father Merrin in The Exorcist, Joubert in Three Days of the Condor, and Ming the Merciless in the 1980 version of Flash Gordon.

Mike Hawthorn

John Michael Hawthorn (10 April 1929 – 22 January 1959) was a racing driver, born in Mexborough, Yorkshire, England. In 1955, Hawthorn was the winner of the 24 hours of Le Mans race, despite being involved in the terrible crash that killed 84 spectators and fellow racer Pierre Levegh. He was the winner of the 1958 Formula One Championship. On 22 January 1959, Hawthorn died in a road accident on the A3 bypass near Guildford.

Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_von_Sydow
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Hawthorn

Also born on this day :
Yozo Aoki is a former Japanese footballer.
Joe “Pegleg” Morgan is most notable for being “the Godfather ” of the Mexican Mafia.
Hanns Lothar was a German film actor.
Elizabeth “Liz” Sheridan is an American actress.
Barbara Lea (born Barbara LeCoq) is an American actress and singer.
Jack Nash was a German-American businessman.
Federico Plummer is a former lightweight professional boxer from Panama.
Duje Bonačić is a retired Croatian rower.
Raymond Yong CQ , FRSC  is a retired Canadian environmental engineer.
Donald E. Graves was a State Department analyst who specialized in studying the government of the USSR.

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