Famous Birthdays on 5th April

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1288 - Emperor Go-Fushimi of Japan (d. 1336)
1472 - Bianca Maria Sforza, wife of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1510)
1523 - Blaise de Vigenère, French cryptographer (d. 1596)
1588 - Thomas Hobbes, Westport England, philosopher (Leviathan)
1595 - John Wilson, composer
1598 - Laurentius Erhard, composer
1604 - Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1675)
1622 - Vincenzo Viviani, Italian mathematician (d. 1703)
1626 - Jan van Kessel, Flemish painter
1643 - Charles V Leopold, Duke of Lorraine/fieldmarshal in Austria
1649 - Elihu Yale, England, philanthropist founded Yale
1692 - Adrienne Lecouvreur, French actress (d. 1730)
1698 - Georg Gottfried Wagner, composer
1727 - Pasquale Ankossi, composer
1732 - Jean-Honoré Fragonard, French artist (d. 1806)
Philosopher Thomas HobbesPhilosopher Thomas Hobbes (1588) 1752 - Sébastien Érard, French musical instruments maker (d. 1831)
1784 - Louis [Ludwig] Spohr, Germany, violin virtuoso/composer (Faust)
1788 - Franz Pforr, German painter/cartoonist (Lukasbund)
1795 - Henry Havelock, British soldier (War in Afghanistan 1838-39)
1799 - Vincenzo Fioravanti, composer
1816 - Samuel Freeman Miller, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1890)
1818 - Lewis Baldwin Parsons, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1820 - Nadar, [Félix Tournachon], French painter/cartoonist/author/ballonist
1822 - James Nagle, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1866
1824 - Sydney Thompson Dobell, poet (Roman)
1825 - David Rumph "Neighbor" Jones, Major General (Confederate Army)
1827 - Joseph Lister, England, physician (founded aseptic surgery)
1828 - Pietro Plantania, composer
1830 - Alexander Muir, Lesmahagow Scotland, poet (Maple Leaf Forever)
1832 - Jules-Francois Camille Ferry, French statesman
1837 - Algernon Charles Swinburne, England, poet (Atalanta in Calydon)
1838 - Alpheus Hyatt, US, invertebrate paleontologist
1839 - Robert Smalls, Beaufort SC, black congressman 1875-87 (Rep-SC)
1839 - Stanislaw Pilinski, composer
1845 - Jules M Cambon, French gov-gen of Algeria/ambassador
1853 - Alfonso Randano, composer
1854 - Vicente Goicoechea Errasti, composer
Education Pioneer Booker T. WashingtonEducation Pioneer Booker T. Washington (1856) 1856 - Booker Taliaferro Washington, pioneer educator (1st black on US stamp)
1857 - Alexander-Jozef von Battenberg, ruler of Bulgaria (1879-86)
1859 - Wilhelm Harteveld, composer
1862 - Louis Ganne, composer
1868 - J F "Flooi" Du Toit, cricketer (one Test South Africa 1892)
1869 - Albert Roussel, Tourcoing France, composer (Rapsodie Flamende)
1869 - Sergei Chaplygin, Russian physicist and engineer (d. 1942)
1871 - Jeanne Bougeois, [La Mistinguette], artist (French revue)
1871 - Mirko Seljan, Croatian explorer (d. 1913?)
1872 - Samuel Cate Prescott, American food scientist and microbiologist (d. 1962)
1875 - Mistinguett, French vaudeville performer (d. 1956)
1876 - Viktor Patrick Vretblad, composer
1882 - Don Blackie, cricketer (Australian off-spinner in 1928-29 yes, age 46)
1885 - Dimitrie Cuclin, composer
1886 - Jacques Handschin, Swiss musicologist (Der Toncharakter)
1890 - Fie Carelsen, Dutch actress (Malle Gervallen)
1893 - Clas Thunberg, Finland, speed skater (Olympic-gold-1924, 28)
1899 - William Hornby Steer, barrister/judge
1900 - Spencer Tracy, Milwaukee, actor (Father's Little Dividend, Adam's Rib)
1901 - Alexander Alexeieff, Russian/French painter/graphic artist
1901 - Chester Bowles, Mass, ambassador/writer (Conscience of a Liberal)
1901 - Melvyn Douglas, [Hesselberg], Macon Ga, actor (Hud, Ghost Story)
1903 - Thomas Baron Pitfield, composer
1905 - Bill Raisch, one armed actor (Fred Johnson-Fugitive)
1905 - Jef Maes, composer
1906 - Arthur Guy Clutton-Brock, English agronomist
1906 - Lord Buckley, American monologist (d. 1960)
1907 - J Zeldenrust, Dutch pathologist/anatomist
Actress Bette DavisActress Bette Davis (1908) 1908 - (Ruth Elizabeth) Bette Davis, Lowell Mass, US actress (Of Human Bondage, Jezebel)
1908 - George Schick, Prague Czech, conductor (Chicago Symphony)
1908 - Grady Sutton, Chattanooga Tn, actor (Pruitts of South Hampton)
1908 - Herbert von Karajan, Austria, Nazi/conductor (Berlin Philharmonic)
1908 - Jagjivan Ram, Indian politician (d. 1986)
1909 - Alberto Romero "Cubby" Broccoli, NYC, film producer (James Bond)
1909 - Cubby Alberto Romolo Broccoli, movie producer
1909 - Gerald Bond, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1938, 0 & 0-16)
1911 - Goddard Lieberson, Hanley Staffordshire England, recording exec
1911 - Gordon Jones, Alden Iowa, actor (Mike the Cop-Abbott & Costello)
1912 - John Le Mesurier, Bedford England, actor (Jabberwocky, Dad's Army)
1913 - Alan Cheales, dominican priest
1914 - Frederick Angus Armstrong, journalist
1916 - Baroness Delacourt-Smith of Alteryn [Margaret Rosalind Delacourt-Smith], British Labour politician
1916 - Bernard Baily, comic artist
Actor Gregory PeckActor Gregory Peck (1916) 1916 - Gregory Peck, La Jolla California, actor (To Kill a Mockingbird, MacArthur)
1917 - Richard Yardumian, Philadelphia, composer (Come Creator Spirit)
1917 - Robert [Albert] Bloch, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Psycho)
1919 - Douglas Henley, British auditor-general
1920 - Arthur Hailey, Luton England, novelist (Hotel, Airport)
1920 - Barend Biesheuvel, Dutch premier (1971-73)
1920 - Rafique Zakaria, Indian author (d. 2005)
1921 - Lady Fisher, founder (British Women Caring Trust)
1921 - Les Jackson, cricket bowler (England twice, 1949 & 1961)
1921 - Robert Q Lewis, NYC, TV host (Masquerade Party, Robert Q Lewis Show)
1922 - Gale Storm, Bloomington Tx, actr (My Little Margie, Gale Storm Show)
1922 - Harry Freedman, composer
1922 - Tom Finney, Preston, Lancashire, English football player (Preston North End)
1923 - Ernest Mandel, Belgian philosopher/economist
1923 - Michael V Gazzo, Hillside NJ, actor (Cookie, Fear City)
Vietnamese Politican Nguyen Van ThieuVietnamese Politican Nguyen Van Thieu (1923) 1923 - Nguyen Van Thieu, South Vietnam President (1965-75)
1923 - Stanley Orme, Chairman (British Labour Party)
1924 - Mart Kempers, Dutch graphic artist/sculptor
1925 - Oldrich Flosman, composer
1926 - Milton O Thompson, astronaut (Dynasoar, X-15)
1926 - Roger Corman, Detroit, producer/director (Little Shop of Horrors)
1927 - John Gilbert, MP
1928 - David Farquhar Andress, composer
1928 - Michael Bryant, London England, actor (Sakharov, Girly)
1928 - Peter Moore, Principal (London Business School)
1928 - Tony Williams, Elizabeth NJ, singer (Platters-Only You, Harbor Lights)
1928 - Will Gaines, jazz dancer
1929 - Hugo Claus, Flemish writer/director (Cool Lover, Sugar)
1929 - Nigel Hawthorne, actor (Tartuffe, Pope John Paul II)
1929 - Joe Meek, English record producer
1931 - Denis Lawton, director (London University Institute of Educ)
1932 - Billy Bland, American singer and songwriter
1933 - Frank Gorshin, Pittsburgh Pa, comedian/impersonator (Riddler-Batman)
1933 - Larry Felser, American sports columnist
1934 - Stanley Turrentine, jazz saxophonist (Wonderland)
1934 - Tina Maria Stone, runner (1 year distance record of 15,472 miles)
1934 - Roman Herzog, German politician
1935 - Donald Lynden-Bell, British astronomer
1935 - Peter Grant, rock band manager
1936 - John Albert, professor (Master of University College Oxford)
1936 - John White, Berlin, English composer and musical performer
1936 - Michael Livesay, British admiral/pres (RN College Greenwich)
1936 - John Kelly, Irish republican politician (d. 2007)
US General & Secretary of State Colin PowellUS General & Secretary of State Colin Powell (1937) 1937 - Colin Powell, Bronx NY, general/asst to president (Nat Sec Affairs)
1937 - Stuart May, senior partner (Theodore Goddard)
1937 - Allan R. Thieme, American inventor
1938 - Colin Bland, cricketer (South African bat Maybe the best cover field)
1938 - Ronald Anthony White Jr, singer
1938 - Nancy Holt, Worcester Massachusetts, American artist (land art)
1939 - Andrew Buxton, CEO (Barclays Bank)
1939 - David Winters, London England, choreographer (Steve Allen Comedy Hour)
1939 - Lonnie White, vocalist (Smokey Robinson & Miracles-Shop Around)
1939 - Crispian St. Peters, British singer
1940 - Aliza Kashi, Israel, actress/singer (Merv Griffin regular)
1941 - Dave Swarbrick, rocker (Fairport Convention)
1941 - Michael Moriarty, Detroit, actor (Bang the Drum Slowly, Q, Stuff)
1941 - Roman Balayan, Nerke Azerbaijan, director (Filer, Biryuk)
1942 - Allan Clarke, rock vocalist (Hollies-Air That I Breathe)
1942 - Arthur Barrett, cricketer (WI leggie early 70's)
1942 - Peter Greenaway, Welsh film director
1943 - Jonathan Lynn, Bath England, actor (Danny-Doctor in the House)
1943 - Max Gail, Detroit, Michigan, American actor (Barney Miller, Whiz Kids, DC Cab)
1944 - Ann [Elizabeth] Maxwell, US, sci-fi author (Jaws of Menx)
1944 - Dave Holland, heavy metal rocker (Judas Priest-Breakin' the Law)
1944 - James Buckley, CEO (Baltic Exchange)
1944 - Lord Rockley
1944 - Nicholas Caldwell, rocker (Whispers)
1944 - Peter T King, (Rep-R-New York)
1944 - Willeke van Ammelrooy, Amsterdam, actress (Cidke de Rat, Antonia)
1944 - Pedro Rossello, Puerto Rican politician
1945 - Tommy Smith, English footballer
1946 - Jane Asher, actress (Deep End) and girlfriend of Paul McCartney
1946 - Jennifer Penney, ballerina
1946 - Larry Frederick Wendt, composer
1946 - Robert E McKee, CEO/managing director (Conoco-UK)
1947 - Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, President of the Philippines
1949 - Judith Arlene Resnik, Akron Ohio, ast (STS 41D, 51L-Chal disaster)
Singer Agnetha FältskogSinger Agnetha Fältskog (1950) 1950 - Agnetha Fältskog [Anna Ulvaeus], Swedish singer (ABBA)
1950 - Franklin R Chang-Diaz, Costa Rica, astro (STS 61C, 34,46,60,75, sk:91)
1950 - Mildred Douglas, Surinames/Dutch singer (Mai Tai)
1950 - Miki Manojlović, Serbian actor
1951 - Everett Morton, rocker (English Beat)
1951 - Roosevel Ferguson, Arkansas, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
1951 - Dean Kamen, American inventor
1952 - Mitch Pileggi, American actor
1953 - John Buchanan, cricketer (Qld batsman 78-79, Shield coach 1995)
1954 - Christopher S Nelson, New Orleans LA, actor (Sons & Daughters)
1954 - Michael W Butler, computer programmer (created TODAY program)
1954 - Stan Ridgeway, rocker (Mosquito-Garage Sale)
1955 - Janice Long, British radio host (Crash FM)
1955 - Renate Bruemmer, astronaut/cosmonaut
1955 - Akira Toriyama, Japanese manga artist
1955 - Charlotte de Turckheim, French actress
1956 - Diamond Dallas Page, American professional wrestler
1957 - Vince Gill, Norman Oklahoma, country singer (When I Call Your Name)
1958 - Cammie Lusko, Los Angeles California, Guinness' World Strongest Woman
1958 - Johan Kriek, South Africa, tennis player (US Indoor 1982)
1961 - Lisa Zane, American actress
1961 - Jim LeRoy, Airshow Pilot
1962 - Lana Clarkson, American actress (d. 2003)
1964 - Martha Faulconer, Indianapolis IN, golfer (1993 ShopRite LPGA-5th)
1964 - Robert "Bob" Kaehler, Burlingame California, rower (Olympics-5th-1992, 96)
1964 - Christopher "Kid" Reid, American rapper (Kid 'n Play)
1965 - Cris Carpenter, American baseball player
1966 - Brent Hughes, New Westminster Ca, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
1966 - Larry Norman, Toronto Ontario, canoeist (Olympics-19-92, 96)
1966 - Scott Dill, NFL tackle/guard (Tampa Bay Bucs, Minnesota Vikings)
1967 - Gary Gait, Canadian lacrosse player
1968 - Gianna Amore, Warwick RI, playmate (August, 1989)
1968 - Tasia Valenza, NYC, actress (All My Children)
1968 - Paula Cole, American musician
1970 - Erlan Sagymbayev, hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
1970 - Tim Jacobs, NFL running back (Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins)
1970 - Thea Gill, Canadian actress
1970 - Miho Hatori, Japanese singer and songwriter (Cibo Matto)
1971 - Bob Kuberski, NFL defensive tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
1971 - Finidi George, soccer player (Ajax)
1971 - Stuart Peele, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1972 - Shigemasa Ito, WLAF offensive linebacker (Rhein Fire)
1972 - Krista Allen, American actress

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