Famous Birthdays on 2nd April

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742 - Charlemagne, 1st Holy Roman emperor (800-14)
1348 - Andronikos IV Palaiologos, Byzantine Emperor (d. 1385)
1565 - Cornelis de Houtman, Dutch explorer (d. 1599)
1602 - Maria de Jesus de Agreda, [Maria Coronel], Spanish franciscan
1618 - Francesco M Grimaldi, mathematician/physicist (light defraction)
1628 - Constantin Christian Dedekind, composer
1632 - Georg Caspar Weckler, composer
1653 - Prince George of Denmark, prince consort of Anne of England (d. 1708)
1711 - Jan Punt, Dutch engraver/illustrator/actor (Gideonschool)
1713 - Onno Zwier van Haren, Frisian poet (Fatherland)
1725 - Giacomo Casanova, Venice, Italian writer, adventurer and famous lover
1728 - Franz Asplmayr, composer
1733 - Giacomo Tritto, composer
1735 - Christian Gotthilf Tag, composer
1735 - Franz Volrath Buttstett, composer
1740 - Armand-Gaston Camus, French CEO (Council of 500)
1763 - Giacomo Gotifredo Ferrari, composer
1781 - Bhagwan Swaminarayan, religious leader (d. 1830)
1788 - Francisco Balagtas, Filipino poet (d. 1862)
Adventurer, Writer and famous Lover Giacomo CasanovaAdventurer, Writer and famous Lover Giacomo Casanova (1725) 1798 - H v Fallersleben, writer
1803 - Franz Paul Lachner, composer
1805 - Hans Christian Andersen, Denmark, author of 150 fairy tales
1806 - Giacomo Antonelli, Italian cardinal/asst sec of state for Pius IX
1812 - Louise-Marie of France, queen of Belgium (d. 1850)
1814 - Henry Lewis "Old Rock" Benning, Brigadier General (Confederate Army
1814 - Erastus Brigham Bigelow, American inventor (d. 1879)
1817 - Teodulo Mabellini, composer
1826 - Philip Dale Roddey, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1897
1827 - William Holman Hunt, Cheapside London, English painter (Light of the World), (d. 1910)
1833 - Thomas Howard Ruger, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1840 - Émile Zola, French novelist and critic (d. 1902)
1862 - Nicholas Murray Butler, US, Columbia U pres/pacifist (Nobel 1931)
1863 - Henry C Van de Velde, Flemish painter/architect (Art Nouveau)
1867 - Eugen Sandow, German bodybuilder and circus performer (d. 1925)
Author Hans Christian AndersenAuthor Hans Christian Andersen (1805) 1868 - Eduard Jacobs, singer/pianist (Dutch cabaret)
1875 - Walter Chrysler, Wamego, Kansas, founder of car company Chrysler
1877 - Arnold Schering, German musicologist (Humor, Heldentum, Tragik)
1878 - Émilie Charmy, Saint-Etienne France, avant-garde artist
1884 - Sir John Squire, British poet, writer, and historian (d. 1958))
1891 - Max Ernst, Germany, painter/sculptor (founded surrealism)
1894 - Rudolph P Cleveringa, Dutch anti-nazi lawyer
1894 - Walter Mittelholzer, Swiss aviation pioneer (Swiss Air)
1900 - Heinrich Besseler, German musicologist
1900 - Roberto Arlt, Argentine writer (d. 1942)
1901 - Anis Fuleihan, composer
1902 - Danilo Svara, composer
1902 - Jan Tschichold, German typographer (d. 1974)
1903 - Lionel Chevrier, Canadian politician (d. 1987)
1905 - Edmond Jouhaud, general
1905 - Kurt Adler, therapist/writer
1905 - Serge Lifar, Kiev, dancer, choreographer (Paris Opera Ballet)
1907 - Luke Appling, American baseball player (d. 1991)
1908 - Buddy Ebsen, Belleville Il, actor (Beverly Hillbillies, Barnaby Jones)
1909 - Jean Kurt Forest, composer
1910 - Arnie Herber, NFL QB (Green Bay Packers, NY Giants)
1910 - Irene Mayer Selznick, producer (Street Car Named Desire)
1910 - Joeri German, Russian writer
1910 - Paul Triquet, Canadian military officer (d. 1980)
1911 - Charles "Honi" Coles, tap dancer (Tap)
Actor Alec GuinnessActor Alec Guinness (1914) 1914 - Alec Guinness, London England, British actor (Bridge on River Kwai)
1915 - Antony Dornhorst, professor of medicine
1915 - Arthur Ballard, artist
1917 - Dabbs Greer, Fairview Mo, actor (Gunsmoke, Little House on Prairie)
1917 - Lou Monte, NJ, singer (Peppino the Italian Mouse)
1919 - Antoon J Hubben, Dutch mayor (Maasbree)/trade union leader
1919 - Ian Hunter, impresario
1920 - Jack Webb, Santa Monica California, actor (Joe Friday-Dragnet)
1922 - Nikolaj G Bassov, Russia, atomic physicist (laser, Nobel 1964)
1923 - Hugh Overton, British diplomat
1923 - Jacob "Jaap" Firet, Dutch theologist (Agogisch Moment)
1923 - Clifford Scott Green, American Federal Judge (d. 2007)
1923 - Gloria Henry, American actress
1924 - Denis Rooke, CEO (British Gas)
1925 - George MacDonald Fraser, poet/author (Flashman at the Charge)
1926 - Elena Verdugo, Hollywood California, actress (Consuelo-Marcus Welby MD)
1926 - Michael Rizzello, sculpter/coin designer
1927 - Billy Pierce, pitcher (Chicago White Sox) seven time all star
1927 - Carmen Basilio, American boxer, (d. 2012)
1927 - Ferenc Puskás, Hungarian footballer (d. 2006)
1928 - Joseph "Cardinal" Bernardin, of Chicago
1928 - Rita Gam, Pittsburgh, actress (Distortions, Hannibal, Sierra Baron)
1928 - Serge Gainsbourg, [Ginsburg], Russian/French singer (Ford Mustang)
1929 - Catherine Gaskin, romantic novelist (Fiona, Coporation Wife)
1929 - Frans H J J Andriessen, Dutch MP (KVP/CDA)
1930 - Girolamo Arriego, composer
1930 - W Hambleden Smith, English newspaper magnate
1931 - Imre Olsvai, composer
1932 - Mahmood Hussain, Pakistani cricket swing bowler (68 wkts in 27 Tests)
1934 - Brian Glover, actor (McGuffin)
1934 - Christopher France, British permanent secretary (Dept of Health)
1934 - Diane Cilento, Rabaul
1934 - Peter Middleton, British permanent secretary (Treasury)
1934 - Paul Joseph Cohen, American mathematician (d. 2007)
1935 - Sharon Acker, Toronto Canada, actress (Della Street-Perry Mason 1973)
1936 - Jack Brabham, Australian race car driver (world champ 1966)
1937 - Paul E Kanjorski, (Rep-D-PA, 1985- )
1938 - John Larsson, 17th General of The Salvation Army
1938 - Whirlaway, American thoroughbred racehorse, 1941 Triple Crown Winner (d. 1953)
Singer Marvin GayeSinger Marvin Gaye (1939) 1939 - Marvin Gaye (Jr), Wash DC, singer (Sexual Healing)
1939 - Lise Thibault, Lieutenant-governor of Quebec
1940 - Penelope Keith, British actress (Norman Conquests, Priest of Love)
1940 - Peter Haining, writer/editor (Anatomy of Witchcraft)
1941 - Leon Russell, Lawton KS, pianist/singer (Carny)
1942 - Graham Bright, private sec to British PM
1942 - Hiroyuki Sakai, Japanese chef
1942 - Roshan Seth, Indian actor
1943 - Glen Dale, [Richard Garforth], rock vocalist (Fortunes Deal)
1943 - Larry Coryell, Galveston Tx, jazz guitarist (11th House)
1945 - Don Sutton, baseball pitcher (LA Dodgers)
1945 - Linda Hunt, Morristown NJ, actress (Bostonians, Eleni, Silverado)
1945 - Lord Skelmersdale, British minister (C)
1945 - Anne Waldman, American poet
1946 - Kurt Winter, rocker (Guess Who)
1946 - Lynda Carr, educationist
1946 - Richard Collinge, cricketer (NZ rec wicket-taker (116) before Hadlee)
1947 - Camille Paglia, Endicott NY, author and social critic
1947 - Emmylou Harris, Birmingham Alabama, country singer (Together Again)
1948 - Eleanor Margaret Burbridge, astronomer/educator
1948 - Joan [Carol] D[ennison] Vinge, US, sci-fi author (2 Hugos, Dune)
1948 - Marlene Floyd, LPGA golfer
1948 - Dimitris Mitropanos, Greek singer
1949 - Pamela Reed, Tacoma WA, actress (Grand, Kindergarten Cop, Home Court)
1949 - Paul Gambaccini, British disc jockey
1951 - Ayako Okamoto, Hiroshima Japan, LPGA golfer (1990 Sara Lee)
1951 - Moriteru Ueshiba, Japanese martial artist
1952 - Dan Halldorson, Winnipeg, Canadian Tour golfer (1985 World Cup)
1952 - Joseph Kent Massey, Oklahoma City OK, soling yachter (Oly-bronze-1996)
1952 - Leon Wilkerson, rock musician (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
1952 - Thierry Le Luron, French humorist (d. 1986)
1953 - David Robinson, drummer (Cars)
1953 - Debralee Scott, Elizabeth NJ, actress (Cathy-Mary Hartman, Angie)
1953 - Jim Allister, Northern Irish politician
1954 - Ron Palillo, Ct, actor (Arnold Horshack-Welcome Back Kotter), (d. 2012)
1954 - Susumu Hirasawa, Japanese electropop musician
1955 - Michael Stone, British terrorist
1956 - Farrukh Zaman, lefty cricket spinner (bowled 10 overs Pak v NZ 1976)
1959 - Adrian Meagher, Australian baseball pitching coach (Olympics-1996)
1959 - Brian Goodell, US, 400m/1500m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-2 gold-1976)
1959 - Carmen Ayala-Troncoso, NYC, 5K runner
1959 - Dean Townson, St Petersburg Fla, singer (Pirates of Miss-Fred Jake)
1959 - Gelindo Bordin, Italian marathon runner (Olympic-gold-1988)
1959 - Ken Macleay, cricketer (at Bedford-on-Avon Aussie ODI medium pacer)
1959 - Victoria Jackson, Miami Florida, comedian (SNL, Casual Sex)
1959 - Badou Zaki, Morrocan footballer and manager
1959 - Juha Kankkunen, Finnish race car driver
1959 - Yves Lavandier, French film director
1960 - Linford Christie, St Andrews Jamaica, 4x100m runner (Oly-gold 1992
1961 - Cindy Mackey, Athens GA, LPGA golfer (1986 MasterCard Intl Pro-Am)
1961 - Gijs Steinmann, Dutch soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
1961 - Keren Jane Woodward, Bristol England, rock vocalist (Bananarama-Venus)
1961 - Christopher Meloni, American actor
1962 - Alex Tripolski, Israel, Men's Shooting 50M air pistol (Oly-16th-1996)
1962 - Billy Dean, Quincy Fla, country singer (Billy the Kid)
1962 - Bruce Kozerski, NFL tackle/guard (Cin Bengals)
1962 - Pierre Carles, French documentarist
1962 - Clark Gregg, American actor
1962 - Mark Shulman, American children's author
1963 - Dermot Reeve, cricketer (in Hong Kong England all-rounder 1992)
1963 - Mike Gascoyne, British engineer
1963 - Karl Beattie, English television director and producer
1964 - Pete Incaviglia, Pebble Beach CA, outfielder (Philadelphia Phillies)
Victim of Police Violence Rodney KingVictim of Police Violence Rodney King (1965) 1965 - Rodney King, Sacramento California, African American motorist beaten by LA cops, (d. 2012)
1966 - Andrei Kovalev, NHL forward (Belarus, Olympics-98)
1966 - Bill Romanowski, NFL linebacker (Eagles, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
1966 - Willie Green, NFL wide reciever (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
1966 - Teddy Sheringham, English footballer
1966 - Garnet Silk, Jamaican singer (d. 1994)
1967 - Greg Camp, American musician (Smash Mouth)
1967 - Helen Chamberlain, British television presenter
1969 - Yj Nagata, [Yuji], wrestler (NJPW)
1970 - Jerry Reynolds, NFL guard/tackle (NY Giants)
1970 - Jon Lieber, Council Bluffs IA, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
1970 - Marcus Christensen, Toronto Ontario, figure skater (1995 Canadian-2nd)
1970 - Tammi Reiss, WNBA guard (Utah Starzz)
1970 - Roselyn Sanchez, Puerto Rican actress
1971 - James Ransom, Toronto Ontario, Epee fencer (Olympics-96)
1971 - Jenny Craig, Miss Georgia USA (1996)
1971 - Todd Woodbridge, Sydney Australia, tennis star ('95 doubles Wimbledon)
1971 - ZEEBRA, Japanese hip hop artist
1972 - Graham Hood, Winnipeg Manitoba, 1.5k runner (Olympics-9-92, 96)
1972 - Chico Slimani, Moroccoan-British singer
1974 - Håkan Hellström, Swedish musician
1975 - Deedee Magno, rocker (Party-Rodeo, That's Why)
1975 - Adam Rodriguez, American actor
1976 - Rory Sabbatini, South African golfer
1977 - Jelena Abbou, Serbian fitness model
1977 - Michael Fassbender, Actor
1977 - Aiden Turner, British actor
1978 - John Gall, American baseball player
1979 - Jesse Carmichael, American musician (Maroon 5)
1980 - Carlos Salcido, Mexican footballer
1980 - Adam Fleming, English news reporter
1980 - Ricky Hendrick, NASCAR driver and owner (d. 2004)
1981 - Michael Clarke, Australian cricketer
1981 - Bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti, American actress
1982 - Bianca Chatfield, Australian netballer
1982 - Marco Amelia, Italian World Cup-winning footballer
1982 - Jeremy Bloom, American skier and football player
1982 - Jack Evans, American professional wrestler
1982 - Leyla Milani, Canadian actress and model

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