Famous Birthdays on 4th April

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 284

188 - Caracalla, Lugdunum Gaul, Roman emperor (198-217)
1492 - Ambrosius Blarer, German reformer (d. 1564)
1527 - Abraham Ortelius, [Ortels/Hortels], South Neth geographer
1572 - William Strachey, English writer (d. 1621)
1593 - Edward Nicholas, English statesman (d. 1669)
1646 - Antoine Galland, French archaeologist (d. 1715)
1648 - Grinling Gibbons, sculptor/woodcarver
1688 - Joseph-Nicolas Delisle, French astronomer (d. 1768)
1716 - John Evangelist Schreiber, composer
1718 - Benjamin Kennicott, English churchman and Hebrew scholar (d. 1783)
1731 - Francisco Morera, composer
1740 - Wolfgang Nicolaus Haueisen, composer
1752 - Niccolo Antonio Zingarelli, composer (Andromeda)
1755 - Vincenc Masek, composer
1758 - John Hoppner, portrait painter
1758 - Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, French Romantic painter and draughtsman best known for his allegorical paintings and portraits
1762 - Stephen Storace, composer
1772 - Nachman of Breslov, Ukrainian founder of Breslov Hasidut (d. 1810)
1785 - Bettina von Arnim, German writer and composer of the Romantic era (This Book Belongs to the King)
1786 - John Franklin, British explorer (Arctic)
1792 - Thaddeus Stevens, US Radical Republican congressional leader (Rep-R)
1802 - Dorothea Dix, American social activist (d. 1887)
1804 - Joseph Fischhof, composer
1809 - Benjamin Pierce, US mathematician/astronomer
1814 - John Blair Smith Todd, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1872
1817 - John Wilson Sprague, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1893
1818 - Thomas Mayne Reid, Irish-American novelist (d. 1883)
1819 - Queen Maria II of Portugal (d. 1853)
1820 - Charles Devens Jr, Major General, Bvt (Union volunteers), died in 1891
1821 - Linus Yale, US, portrait painter/inventor (Yale cylinder lock)
1823 - Karl Wilhelm Siemens, inventor (laid undersea cables)
1823 - Robert Byington Mitchell, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
1826 - Zénobe Gramme, Belgian engineer (d. 1901)
1828 - Margaret Oliphant, Scotland, novelist/biographer (Beleaguered City)
1831 - Edward Cary Walthall, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1898
1832 - Jose Echegaray y Elizaguirre, playwright/scientist (Teatro Escogido)
1836 - Jerome Hopkins, composer
1842 - Edouard Lucas, French mathematician (d. 1891)
1843 - Hans Richter, composer
1846 - Comte de Lautréamont, French writer (d. 1870)
1846 - Raoul Pictet, Geneva, Switzerland, Swiss physicist who invented liquid nitrogen and was a pioneer of cryogenics
1853 - Tad Lincoln, son of U.S. president Abraham Lincoln
1858 - Remy de Gourmont, French poet (d. 1915)
1866 - George P Baker, US playwright (47 Workshop)
1870 - George A Smith, Salt Lake City Utah, 8th pres of Mormon church
1872 - Nikolai Amani, composer
1872 - Pauline de Haan-Manifarges, Dutch singer
1875 - Jozef Szulc, composer
1875 - Pierre Monteux, Paris France, conductor (Boston Symph Orch 1919-24)
1875 - Samuel S Hinds, Brooklyn NY
1876 - Maurice de Vlaminck, Paris, Fauvist painter (Village in the Snow)
1879 - Gabriel Groulez, composer
1881 - Charles Funk, Ohio, Encylopediest (Funk & Wagnalls)
1882 - Mary Howe, composer
1884 - Isoroku Yamamoto, admiral/supreme commander of Japanese fleet
1888 - Tris Speaker, baseball great, hit more doubles than Pete Rose
1888 - Zdzisław Żygulski, Sr., Polish literary historian (d. 1975)
1892 - Cyril Smith, Peterhead Scotland, actor (Adv of Sir Lancelot)
1892 - Esther Howard, MT
1895 - Arthur Murray, NYC, dancer (Arthur Murray Dance Party)
1895 - Charlie Hallows, cricket batsman (Lancs played for England 1921-28)
1896 - Robert Sherwood, dramatist (Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Idiot's Delight)
1896 - Tristan Tzara, [Samuel Rosenfeld] French poet (Approximate Man)
1897 - Pierre Fresnay, Paris France, actor (Grand Illusion)
1898 - Agnes Ayres, American actress (d. 1940)
1899 - William Brann, cricketer (South African batsman v England 1922-23)
1901 - Carmel Myers, SF California, actress (Carmel Myers Show)
1902 - Louise L de Vilmorin, French poetess/author (Lutin Sauvage)
1902 - Stanley G. Weinbaum, American science-fiction author (d. 1935)
1905 - Eugene Bozza, composer
1906 - Bea Benaderet, NYC, actress (Kate-Petticoat Junction)
1906 - John Cameron Swayze, Wichita Ks, newscaster (Timex, Hindenberg) [NS]
1907 - Nathan M Pusey, Iowa, educator (Natl Ass for Social Sciences-1963)
1908 - Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, author (Cheaper by the Dozen)
1910 - Agnes Patrick, campaigner
1911 - Max Dupain, Australian photographer (d. 1992)
1913 - Frances Langford, Lakeland Fla, singer (Armed Forces Hour, Star Time)
1913 - Jerome Weidman, US writer (Tenderloin)
1913 - Rosemary Lane, Indianola IA, actress (4 Mothers, Harvest Melody)
Blues Musician Muddy WatersBlues Musician Muddy Waters (1913) 1913 - Muddy Waters, [McKinley Morganfield], American blues guitarist (Hoochie Coochie Man)
1913 - Jules Léger, Quebec diplomat and Governor general of Canada (d. 1980)
1914 - Gustave Camus, Belgian painter
1914 - John Beith, British diplomat
1914 - Marguerite Duras, France, novelist/playwright (Sea Wall)
1915 - Jan Drda, Czech writer (Nema Barikada, Mestecko Na Dlani)
1915 - Lars G Ahlin, Swedish writer (Death of Me)
1916 - David White, actor (Larry Tate-Bewitched)
1916 - Herbert Eugene Caen, columnist
1916 - Nikola Ljubicic, Yugoslav general, Serbian communist politician (d. 2005)
1916 - Mickey Owen, American baseball player (d. 2005)
1917 - Joseph Ortiz, French-Algerian extremist (barricade uprising)
1918 - Earl Jellicoe, chancellor (U of Southhampton)
1919 - Antony Tudor, England, choreographer (Metropolitan Opera 1957)
1920 - Eric Rohmer, Nancy France, actor (6 in Paris, Collector, Perceval)
1921 - Willem J "Wim" the Villiers, S Afr minister of Administration
1922 - Elmer Bernstein, NYC, movie music composer (Robot Monster)
1923 - Manon H E Alving, Dutch actress (Short American)
1923 - Nancy Francy, director (Claire's Knee)
1924 - Christopher Prater, screen printer
MLB First Baseman Gil HodgesMLB First Baseman Gil Hodges (1924) 1924 - Gil Hodges, Princeton Indiana, baseball player/manager (Brooklyn Dodgers, NY Mets)
1924 - Peter Vaughan, actor (Haunted Honeymoon, Die Die My Darling)
1925 - Elizabeth Wilson, Grand Rapids Mich, actor (Doc, East Side/West Side)
1925 - Erna Spoorenberg, Dutch singer
1925 - Claude Wagner, French-Canadian politician and judge (d. 1979)
1925 - Emmett Williams, American poet (d. 2007)
1926 - Cloris Leachman, Des Moines Iowa, actress (Phyllis, High Anxiety)
1927 - Bob Stump, (Rep-R-AZ, 1977- )
1928 - Bill Ryan, Brooklyn New York, American newscaster (Smithsonian)
1928 - Jimmy Logan, British comedian (Mad Death)
1928 - Maya Angelou, [Marguerite Johnson], St Louis, poet/actress (Nyo-Roots)
1928 - Monty Norman, composer/writer
1929 - William F Clinger Jr, (Rep-R-PA, 1979- )
1930 - David Sexton, soccer manager
1931 - Denis Frank Owen, Natural historian
1931 - Harold L Volkmer, (Rep-D-MO, 1977- )
1931 - Bobby Ray Inman, American admiral and intelligence director
1932 - Andrei Tarkovski, Russian director (Solaris, Stalker)
Actor Anthony PerkinsActor Anthony Perkins (1932) 1932 - Anthony Perkins, NYC, actor (Psycho, Fear Strikes Out, Pretty Poison)
1932 - Bapu Nadkarni, cricketer (economical Indian slow left-armer 1956-68)
1932 - Richard G Lugar, (Sen-R-IN, 1977- )
1932 - Clive Davis, American record producer
1932 - Estelle Harris, American actress
1933 - Fritz Bolkestein, Dutch CEO (Shell)/Minister of Defense (VVD)
1933 - Robin Phillips, English multi-millionaire manufacturer (hand-dryer)
1933 - Seoirse Bodley, composer
1933 - Bill France, Jr., NASCAR pioneer (d. 2007)
1934 - Dorothy Lousie Grenfell Williams, broadcaster
1935 - Easton Dudley Ashton St John McMorris, cricketer (WI batsman of 60's)
1935 - Francois-Bernard Mache, composer
1935 - Lord Ichayra, secretary-general (British Banking Association)
1935 - Trevor Griffiths, playwright (Absolute Beginners)
1936 - Margo J Sylvia, rocker (Tune Weavers)
1937 - Ian St James, novelist (Balfour Conspiracy, Vengeance, Money Stones)
1937 - J Hans van den Doel, economist/Dutch MP (PvdA)
1938 - A Bartlett Giamatti, Boston, pres of Yale/baseball commish (1989)
1938 - Michael Parks, Corona California, actor (Then Came Bronson)
1938 - Peter Attenborough, British headmaster (Charterhouse)
1939 - Hugh Masekela, Wilbank South Africa, trumpeter (I Am Not Afraid)
1939 - JoAnne Carner, Kirkland WA, LPGA golfer (1976 US Women's Open)
1939 - Major Lance, American singer (d. 1994)
1940 - Bijan, Iran, mens apparel designer (Beverly Hills, NYC, London)
1940 - Robby Mueller, cinematographer (Breaking the Waves, Dead Man, Korczak)
1940 - Vladimir Timofeyevich Isakov, Russia, cosmonaut
1940 - Richard Attwood, British racing driver
1940 - Sharon Sheeley, American songwriter
1941 - Bill Tarmey, Ardwick, Manchester, actor (Coronation Street), (d. 2012)
1942 - Kitty Kelley, author (Unauthorized Biography of Frank Sinatra)
1942 - Kris Jensen, rocker
1943 - Ian Robertson, British museum director (National Army Museum)
1944 - David Melville, professor/director (Middlesex Polytechnic)
1944 - Lawrence A Hough, US, rower (Pairs w/o cox-1968 olympic silver)
1944 - Magda Aelvoet, Belgian politician
1944 - Craig T. Nelson, Spokane, Wash, actor (Poltergeist, Hayden Fox-Coach)
1945 - Bryan Andrews, cricketer (NZ medium-pacer, toured Australia 1973-74)
1945 - Caroline McWilliams, Seattle Wash, actress (Sally-Soap, Marcy-Benson)
1945 - Walter Charles, East Strousberg PA, actor (Fletch Lives, Weeds)
1946 - Katsuaki Sato, Japanese martial artist
1947 - Salvatore Sciarrino, composer
1947 - Ray Fosse, American baseball player and broadcaster
1947 - Wiranto, Indonesian general
1948 - Berry Oakley, Chicago Ill, rocker (Allman Brothers-Ramblin' Man)
1948 - Pick Withers, rocker (Dire Straits)
1948 - Dan Simmons, American writer
1948 - Derek Thompson, Northern Irish actor
1949 - Larry Lingle, rocker
1949 - Shing-Tung Yau, Chinese mathematician
1950 - Christine Lahti, Detroit, actress (Harvey Korman Show, Swing Shift)
1951 - Steve Gatlin, Olney Tx, country singer (Gatlin Bros-Broken Lady)
1951 - Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia
1952 - Dave Hill, England, rock guitarist (Slade-Coz I Love You)
1952 - Gary Moore, Irish rock guitarist (Skid Row-Oh Pretty Woman)
1952 - Rosemarie Ackermann, German DR, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1976)
1952 - Gregg Hansford, Australian motorcycle and car racer (d. 1995)
1953 - Robert Bertrand, Canadian politician
1954 - Julie Carmen, Mount Vernon NY, actress (Gloria, Last Plane Out)
1955 - Mick Mars, rocker
1956 - Evelyn Hart, prima ballerina (Royal Winnipeg Ballet)
1956 - Lamen Khalifa Fhimah, Suk Giuma Libya, bomber (Pan Am Flight 103)
1956 - Tom Herr, American baseball player
1956 - David E. Kelley, American writer and TV producer
1957 - Graeme Kelling, British pop guitarist (Deacon Blue-Real Gone Kid)
1957 - Paul Downton, cricketer (England wicket-keeper in 80's)
1957 - Ali El Haggar, Egyptian singer and actor
1957 - Aki Kaurismäki, Finnish film director
1957 - Kelso, American racehorse (d. 1983)
1957 - Nobuyoshi Kuwano, Japanese musician (Rats & Star)
1958 - Derek Kallicharran, cricket all-rounder (Guyana, USA 1994 ICC Trophy)
1958 - Hrvoje Horvatic, video artist
1958 - John Wesley Jones, Lawton Ok, 4X100m relayer (Olympic-gold-1976)
1958 - Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, painter
1958 - Cazuza, Brazilian poet, singer and composer (d. 1990)
1960 - Bev Smith, Armstrong BC, basketball forward (Olympics-96)
1960 - Jonathan Agnew, Macclesfield, Cheshire, English cricket broadcaster
1960 - Jane Eaglin, English soprano
1960 - Hugo Weaving, Nigerian-born English-Australian actor
1961 - Matt Cole, Stratford Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1990 Space Coast)
1962 - Ava Fabian, Brewster NY, playmate (Aug, 1986)/actress (Cafe Nostra)
1962 - Sherrin Smyers, Newcastle Aust, LPGA golfer (1995 Youngstown-11th)
1962 - Tina Tombs, Montreal Quebec, LPGA golfer (1990 Jamie Farr Toledo)
1963 - Anthony Clark, comedian (Boyd Pritchett-Boston Common)

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