Famous Birthdays on this Day, April 01:

1220 - Emperor Go-Saga of Japan (d. 1272)
1283 - Ludwig IV of Baveria, Roman Catholic Bavarian emperor (1314-47)
1543 - François de Bonne, duc de Lesdiguières, Constable of France (d. 1626)
1578 - William Harvey, England, physician (discovered blood circulation)
1582 - Gaspar de Crayer, Flemish painter
1582 - Thomas Simpson, composer
1610 - Charles de Saint-Évremond, French soldier (d. 1703)
1640 - Georg Mohr, Danish mathematician (d. 1697)
1643 - Christian Demelius, composer
1647 - John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, English poet (d. 1680)
1697 - Antoine François Prévost, French author and novelist (d. 1763)
1721 - Pieter Hellendaal, Dutch violinist/organist/composer (Glees)
1725 - Francois Bainville, composer
1753 - Joseph de Maistre, French diplomat and writer (d. 1821)
1755 - Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, French lawyer (Fisiologia del Gusto)
1765 - Luigi Schiavonetti, Italian engraver (d. 1810)
1772 - Ignaz Franz von Mosel, composer
1776 - Sophie Germain, French mathematician (d. 1831)
1785 - J H Ferdinand Olivier, German painter
1802 - Hubert Reis, composer
1807 - Fredrik Cygnaeus, Finnish poet/literature critic
1809 - Nikolai Gogol, Ukrainian-born Russian novelist, humorist, and dramatist (Dead Souls, The Inspector-General)
1809 - Willem Ruys J Dz, Dutch ship owner
1815 - Otto Von Bismarck, Germany, chancellor (1866-90)
1817 - Johannes J van Oosterzee, Dutch theologist
1823 - Simon Bolivar Buckner, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1914
1834 - Isidore Edouard Legouix, composer
1834 - Big Jim Fisk, American entrepreneur (d. 1872)
1843 - Ludwig Enneccerus, German jurist
1847 - Gavriil Musicescu, composer
1847 - Jules-Nicolas Crevaux, French explorer (South America)
1852 - Edward Austin Abbey, US, painter (Quest of the Holy Grail)
1854 - Bill Traylor, American artist (d. 1949)
1856 - Acacio Gabriel Viegas, Indian physician (d. 1933)
1858 - Arnold Aletrino, Dutch physician-criminologist/author (From Life)
1858 - Gaetano Mosca, Italian sociologist (Circulation of Elite)
1864 - Marie Jungius, Dutch fairy tale writer
1865 - Richard Zsigmondy, Germany, chemist (Nobel-1925)
1866 - Ferruccio D M B Busoni, Italy, pianist/composer/conductor (Arlecchino)
1866 - Sophonisba Breckenridge, scholar/teacher/social activist
1868 - Edmond Rostand, France, poet/playwright (Cyrano de Bergerac)
1869 - Peter A Egge, Norwegian writer (De Droom)
1871 - F Melius Christiansen, composer
1872 - Tadeusz Joteyko, composer
1873 - Sergei Rachmaninoff, Novgorod Russia, composer (Prelude in C# Minor)
1875 - Edgar Wallace, England, novelist/playwright/journalist (Terror)
1878 - Carl Sternheim, German playwright (Hyperion/Tabula Rasa)
1880 - Agha Petros, Assyrian general (d. 1932)
1882 - Paul Anspach, Belgian Olympic champion fencer (d. 1991)
1883 - Aleksander V Aleksandrov, Russian composer/conductor
1883 - Lon Chaney, CO, man of 1000 faces, actor (High Noon, Phantom of Opera)
1884 - Laurette Taylor, [Helen LM Cooney], US actress (Broadway)
1885 - Clementine Ogilvy Spencer-Churchill (Hozier), British barones
1886 - Casimir von Paszthory, composer
1886 - Wallace Beery, KC MO, actor (Alias a Gentleman, Dinner at 8)
1887 - Leonard Bloomfield, US linguist
1893 - Cicely Courtneidge, Sydney Australia, actress (Double Exposure)
1895 - Alberta Hunter, blues singer/composer (Downhearted Blues)
1897 - Willem H van de Pol, Dutch theologist (Christian Dilemma)
1898 - Nita Naldi [Anita Donna Dooley], NYC, actress (Blood & Sand)
1898 - Pola Gojawiczynska, Polish writer (Stolica)
1898 - Roger Bastide, French sociologist
1898 - William James Sidis, American genius (d. 1944)
1899 - Gustavs Celmins, Latvian politician (d. 1968)
1900 - Robert McDowell, Mayor of Maryborough, Queensland (d. 1988)
1901 - Boris Koutzen, composer
1901 - Whittaker Chambers, American writer, editor, and defector (d. 1961)
1902 - L P Jai, cricketer (one Test India v England 1934, scored 19 & 0)
1902 - Maria Polydouri, Greek poet (d. 1930)
1904 - Juan Gil-Albert, poet
1905 - Clara "Mother" Hale, US social worker (Hale House)
1905 - Gaston Eyskens, PM of Belgium (1949, 1958-61, 1968-72)
1905 - Winfried P I Zillig, German opera composer/conductor (Fantasia Irica)
1906 - Ned Glass, Poland, actor (Sol-Julia, Uncle Moe-Bridget Loves Bernie)
1906 - Sigve Lie, Norway, yachtsmans (Olympic-gold-1948, 52)
1907 - Walter Kaufmann, composer
1908 - Abraham H Maslow, US psychologist (humanistic psychology)
1909 - Abner Biberman, Milwaukee Wisc, director/actor (Imhook-Kodiak)
1909 - Eddie Duchin, Mass, society pianist/bandleader (Eddie Duchin Orch)
1911 - Evert H "Bep" Bakhuys, Dutch soccer star/writer
1911 - Ferdinand J Kranenburg, Dutch Secretary of Defense (soc dem)
1911 - Gunther Rennert, Essen Germany, opera director/producer
1914 - Carla van Neste, Belgian violinist
1914 - Lor Tok, Thai comedian and actor (d. 2002)
1915 - Art Lund, Salt Lake City Utah, singer (Ken Murray Show)
1915 - Willy Dixon, blues artist (Mellow Down Easy)
1915 - Otto Wilhelm Fischer, Austrian actor (d. 2004)
1917 - Johnny Andrews, Boston, singer/host (Songs at Twilight)
1917 - Leon Janney, Ogden Ut, actor (Hawk)
1919 - Joseph Murray, American surgeon, Nobel laureate
1920 - Joan Frances Will, actress
1920 - Toshiro Mifune, Tsing-tao China, writer/actor (Shogun)
1921 - Douglas Allenbrook, composer
1921 - William L Bergsma, Oakland California, composer (Fortunate Island)
1921 - Ken Reardon, Canadian ice hockey player
1922 - William Manchester, Attleboro Mass, historian (Death of a President)
1923 - Bobby Jordan, NY, actor (Bowery Champs, Kid Dynamite, Flying Wild)
1924 - Gunther Becker, composer
1924 - Brendan Byrne, Governor of New Jersey
1924 - Miodrag Petrovic, Serbian actor (d. 2003)
1925 - Sala Burton, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )
1926 - Anne [Inez] McCaffrey, US, sci-fi author (Dragonflight, Dragondrums)
1926 - Lyndon Brook, actor (Invasion, Reach for the Sky)
1926 - Charles Bressler, American tenor
1927 - Amos Milburn, rocker
1928 - Dimitri Frenkel Frank, Dutch writer/director (Hadimassa)
1928 - George Grizzard, NC, actor (Wrong is Right, Bachelor Party, Attica)
1928 - Herbert Klein, newscaster/press secretary
1928 - Jane Powell, Portland Oregon, singer/actress (7 Brides for 7 Brothers)
1929 - Milan Kundera, Czech poet/writer (Joke, Unbearable Lightness of Being)
1929 - Payut Ngaokrachang, Thai animator
1929 - Bo Schembechler, American football coach (d. 2006)
1930 - Grace Lee Whitney, Ann Arbor Mich, actress (Yeoman Rand-Star Trek)
1930 - Joan Franks-Williams, composer
1931 - George Baker, Bulgaria, actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Curse of the Fly)
1931 - Rolf Hochhuth, German playwright (Deputy)
1931 - Ita Ever, Estonian actress
1932 - Alexander Colleridge Vanderpuiye Baka Tetteh-Lartey, actor
1932 - Debbie Reynolds, El Paso Texas, actress (Singin' in the Rain)
1932 - Gordon Jump, Dayton Ohio, actor (Arthur Carlson-WKRP, Growing Pains)
1932 - Jiri Smutny, composer
1933 - Dan Flavin, US minimalist sculptor
1934 - Don Hastings, Bkln NY, actor (Capt Video, Bob-As the World Turns)
1934 - Rod Kanehl, American baseball player (d. 2004)
1934 - Vladimir Posner, Russian journalist
1935 - Hans H Boswinkel, actor/director (Surprise Attack, Tutorials in Love)
1935 - John Murray, cricketer (Eng 1961-67, 1st wk called Murray to play Tests)
1935 - Larry McDonald, American politician (d. 1983)
1936 - Jean-Pascal Delamuraz, Swiss politician, president of the Confederation in 1989 and 1996 (d. 1998)
1938 - John Quade, American actor
1939 - Ali MacGraw, Pound Ridge NY, actress (Love Story, Goodbye Columbus)
1939 - Phil Niekro, knuckleball pitcher (NY Yankees, Atlanta Braves)
1939 - Rudolph Isley, Cincinnati Ohio, rocker (Isley Brothers-Shout)
1940 - Wangari Maathai, Kenyan environmentalist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
1941 - Ajit Wadekar, cricketer (stalwart Indian batsman & capt)
1942 - Alan Blakley, rocker (Brian Poole & The Tremeloes)
1942 - Danny Brooks, rocker (Dovells)
1942 - Phil Margo, Bkln, rock vocalist (Tokens-Lion Sleeps Tonight)
1942 - Samuel R[ay] Delany Jr, US, sci-fi author (Towers of Toron, Neveryona)
1944 - Carol White, England, actress (Daddy's Gone a Hunting)
1944 - Rusty Staub, American baseball player
1945 - Heather Young, Bremerton Wash, actress (Betty-Land of Giants)
1946 - Arthur Conley, US soul singer (Sweet Soul Music)
1946 - John Barbata, drummer (Turtles-Happy Together, Eleanor)
1946 - Ronnie "Plonk" Lane, London, rock bassist (Small Faces-Hey Girl)
1946 - William Frederick Fisher, Dallas Texas, MD/astronaut (STS 51-I)
1946 - Arrigo Sacchi, Italian football coach
1947 - David Eisenhower, grandson of Pres Dwight, married Julie Nixon
1947 - Alain Connes, French mathematician
1947 - M, English singer
1947 - Norm Van Lier, American basketball player
1948 - Jimmy Cliff, Reggae singer
1948 - Simon Crowe, rock drummer (Boomtown Rats-Maxinguaye)
1948 - Y Y Williams, Welsh rugby player
1949 - Gill Scott-Heron, US, writer/poet/singer (Whities on the Moon)
1949 - Gérard Mestrallet, French businessman
1949 - Sammy Nelson, Northern Irish footballer
1950 - Ed[uardus] HTM Nijpels, Dutch minister of Environment (VVD)
1950 - Leonard van Spirit, Dutch/British fruit/food magnate
1950 - Samuel Alito, U.S. Supreme Court Justice
1951 - John Philip Abizaid, U.S. Army General, former CENTCOM commander
1952 - Abdel Basset Ali Al-Megrahi, Tripoli Libya, bomber (Pan Am 103)
1952 - Annette O'Toole, Houston Texas, actress (Cat People, Superman III)
1952 - Billy Currie, rock keyboardist/violinist (Ultravox-We Came to Dance)
1952 - Rey Robinson, US, 100m sprinter (Olympic-1972)
1952 - Bernard Stiegler, French philosopher
1953 - Aftab Baloch, cricketer (Pakistani in 2 Tests, scored 428 for Sind 74)
1953 - Barry Sonnenfeld, director (When Harry Met Sally, Big, Misery)
1954 - Jeff Porcaro, LA Calif, drummer/percussionist (Toto-Roxanne, Africa)
1955 - Danny Joe Pohl, Mt Pleasant MI, PGA golfer (1986 Colonial)
1955 - Stan Ridway, rocker (Wall Of Voodoo)
1955 - Gregg Jarrett, American television anchor
1956 - Peter O'Toole, Irish pop bassist (Hothouse Flowers-People)
1957 - David Gower, cricketer (elegant England left-handed batsman 1978-92)
1957 - Donald William Hammond, Frederick MD, PGA golfer (1986 Bob Hope)
1957 - Peter Deutsch, (Rep-D-Florida)
1958 - Anton Innauer, Austria, 70m ski jumper (Olympic-gold-1980)
1958 - D. Boon, American musician d. (1985)
1960 - Michael Praed, British actor
1961 - Jennifer Runyon, actress (Cindy-A Very Brady Christmas)
1961 - Jim Jeffcoat, NFL defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
1961 - Mark White, rock guitarist (ABC-All of My Heart)
1962 - Phillip Schofield, TV personality/designer (Nightfire)
1962 - Rich Amaral, Visalia CA, outfielder (Seattle Mariners)
1962 - Dave Ulliott, English poker player
1964 - John Morris, cricketer (England right-hand batsman v India 1990)
1964 - Kevin Duckworth, NBA center (Milwaukee Bucks)
1964 - Scott Stevens, Kitchener, NHL defenseman (NJ Devils, Team Canada)
1964 - Erik Breukink, Dutch cyclist and manager
1965 - John "Jumbo" Elliot, NFL tackle (NY Giants, NY Jets)
1965 - Mark Jackson, NBA guard (Indiana Pacers)
1965 - Robert Steadman, English composer
1966 - Dave Vankoughnett, CFL corner (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1966 - Odie Harris, NFL safety/defensive back (Houston Oilers)
1966 - Chris Evans, English disc jockey
1967 - Phil Demmel, American musician
1968 - Joel Smeenge, NFL defensive end (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1968 - Andreas Schnaas, German horror film director
1968 - Julia Boutros, Lebanese singer
1969 - Andrew Vlahov, Australian basketball forward (Olympics-1988, 92, 96)
1969 - Arnaud Boetsch, Meulam France, tennis star (1985 European Junior)
1969 - Frank Castillo, El Paso TX, pitcher (Chic Cubs)
1969 - John Forest, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
1969 - Kevin Dean, Madison, NHL defenseman (NJ Devils)
1969 - Traci Lin-Tavi, NYC, actress (Ryan's Hope, F/X, Fright Night 2)
1970 - Mark Wheeler, NFL defensive tackle (Tampa Bay Bucs, NE Patriots)
1970 - Wes Barnett, St Joseph MO, 238lb (108kg) weightlifter (Oly-6th-92, 96)
1970 - Wyatt Jones, Honolulu Hawaii, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
1970 - Sung Hi Lee, Korean-born model
1971 - Daniel Vacek, Prague Czech, tennis star
1971 - Ernest Jones, NFL defensive end (Saints, Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1971 - Jessica Collins, [Capogna], actress (Dinah Lee Mayberry-Loving)
1971 - Lachy Hulme, Australian actor and screenwriter
1971 - Shinji Nakano, Japanese race car driver
1972 - Kenny Gales, NFL/WLAF cornerback (Chicago Bears, Barcelona Dragons)
1972 - Mike McCoy, WLAF quarterback (Amsterdam Admirals)
1972 - Allen and Albert Hughes, American film directors
1972 - Jesse Tobias, American musician
1973 - Ferdy Vierklau, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
1973 - Stephen Fleming, cricketer (NZ left-handed Test batsman 1994-)
1973 - Christian Finnegan, American comedian
1973 - Rachel Maddow, American radio personality and political analyst
1973 - Joe Francis, American adult video producer
1974 - Richard Christy, American drummer
1974 - Hugo Benjamín Ibarra, Argentine footballer
1974 - Sandra Völker, German swimmer
1975 - Kristine Quance, 100m breaststroke/200m medley (Olympics-96)
1975 - Magdalena Maleeva, Sofia Bulgaria, tennis star (1995 Chicago Moscow)
1975 - George Bastl, Swiss tennis player
1975 - John Butler, Australian singer and musician
1976 - Clarence Seedorf, Surinam/Dutch soccer player (Ajax, Real Madrid)
1976 - David Oyelowo, English-Nigerian actor
1977 - Haimar Zubeldia, Spanish cyclist
1978 - Jean-Pierre Dumont, Canadian ice hockey player
1978 - Miroslava Vavrinec, Swiss tennis player
1979 - Ivano Balic, Croatian handballer
1980 - Bryan Buffinton, Ridgewood NJ, actor (Bill Lewis Jr-Guiding Light)
1980 - Randy Orton, American professional wrestler
1980 - Bijou Phillips, American actress
1980 - Yuko Takeuchi, Japanese actress
1981 - Antonis Fotsis, Greek basketball player
1981 - Pieter Weening, Dutch cyclist
1981 - Bjoern Einar Romoeren, Norwegian skijumper
1981 - Hannah Spearritt, British singer
1981 - Aimee Chan, Miss Hong Kong 2006
1982 - Sam Huntington, actor (Jungle 2 Jungle)
1982 - Gemma Hunt, British children's television presenter
1982 - Sam Huntington, American actor
1982 - Taran Killam, American comedian and actor
1983 - Ólafur Ingi Skúlason, Icelandic footballer
1983 - Sean Taylor, American football player (d. 2007)
1983 - Matt Lanter, American actor and model
1984 - Gilberto Macena, Brazilian footballer
1984 - Olga Rei, Russian television personality
1985 - Josh Zuckerman, American actor
1986 - Ireen Wüst, Dutch speed skater
1987 - Ding Junhui, Chinese snooker player
1987 - Li Ting, Chinese diver
1988 - Courtney McCool, American gymnast
1988 - Brook Lopez, American basketball player
1988 - Robin Lopez, American basketball player
1989 - Vietoris Krisztián, German racecar driver
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