Famous Birthdays on this Day, April 04:

186 - Caracalla, Roman emperor (d. 217)
188 - Caracalla, [Marcus Aureiius Antoniius], Roman emperor (211-17)
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)
1696 - Giovanni Battista Tiepoldo, painter
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
1762 - Stephen Storace, composer
1772 - Nachman of Breslov, Ukrainian founder of Breslov Hasidut (d. 1810)
1785 - Bettina Brentano, composer
1785 - Bettina von Arnim, German writer (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, Brig 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, Brig General (Union volunteers)
1826 - Zénobe Gramme, Belgian engineer (d. 1901)
1828 - Margaret Oliphant, Scotland, novelist/biographer (Beleaguered City)
1831 - Edward Cary Walthall, Brig 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)
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 - Zdzislaw Zygulski, 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 Calif, 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)
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)
1915 - Muddy Waters, [McKinley Morganfield], guitarist (Hoochie Coochie Man)
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)
1918 - Margaret Dupont, tennis champion
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
1924 - Eva Marie Saint, Newark NJ, actress (Sandpiper, Loving, Exodus)
1924 - Gil Hodges, baseball player/manager (Bkln 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, Bkln NY, 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)
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 Assn)
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 Calif, 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 - Major Lance, US boxer/dancer/singer (Hey Little Girl)
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, American actor
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 - Craig T Nelson, Spokane Wash, actor (Poltergeist, Hayden Fox-Coach)
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 - Gail Davies, Broken Bow Ok, country singer (Blue Heartache)
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 - Peter Haycock, rock guitarist (All Along the Watchtower)
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 - Jon Agnew, cricketer (England pace bowler late 80's)
1960 - Jonathan Agnew, British broadcaster/test bowler
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)
1963 - Dale Hawerchuk, Toronto, NHL center (Phila Flyers)
1963 - David Gavurin, English pop guitarist/composer (Sundays, Blind)
1963 - Jack Del Rio, NFL linebacker (Minn Vikings)
1964 - Gregory Thomas Kraft, Detroit MI, PGA golfer (1993 Walt Disney-2nd)
1964 - Paul Parker, soccer player
1964 - Robbie Rist, Calif, actor (Oliver-Brady Bunch)
1964 - Branco, Brazilian footballer and coach
1965 - Black Francis, [Charles Thompson], US singer/songwriter (Pixies)
1965 - Robert Downey Jr, NYC, comedian (SNL, Less than Zero, Back to School)
1965 - Tony Burse, CFL fullback (Edmonton Eskimos)
1965 - Zwart Francis, [Charles Thompson], US singer/songwriter (Pixies)
1966 - Michal Clingman, Indio Calif, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-9th-1994)
1966 - Myriam Schropp, West Germany, tennis star
1966 - Nancy McKeon, Westbury NY, actress (Jo Polniazek-Facts of Life)
1966 - Stanislav Medrik, Nitra CZE, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia)
1967 - Juliana "Juli" Furtado, NYC, cyclist (Olympics-10th-96)
1968 - Andre Bowden, WLAF LB (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1968 - Jennifer Lynch, American director
1969 - Anthony Tucker, NBA forward (NY Knicks)
1969 - Carlos Reyes, Miami FL, pitcher (Oakland A's)
1969 - Dennis de Nooijer, Dutch soccer player (Sparta)
1969 - Gerard de Nooijer, Dutch soccer player (Sparta)
1970 - Barry van Galen, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC)
1970 - Jason Stoltenberg, Australia, tennis star
1970 - Barry Pepper, Canadian actor
1970 - Michael Schwartz, American turntablist, known as Mix Master Mike, DJ for the Beastie Boys
1971 - Allan Houston, NBA guard (NY Knicks, Detroit Pistons)
1971 - Felipe Lira, Miranda Venezeula, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
1971 - Jaime Fernandez, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1971 - Yanic Perreault, Sherbrooke, NHL center (LA Kings)
1971 - John Zandig, American professional wrestler
1972 - Chad Eaton, defensive tackle (New England Patriots)
1972 - Jim Werland, Ventura Calif, canoe (alt-Olympics-96)
1972 - Matt Wagner, Cedar falls IA, pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
1972 - Jill Scott, American soul singer
1972 - Magnus Sveningsson, Swedish musician (The Cardigans)
1973 - Damon Allen, Winston-Salem NC, figure skater (1997 Midwestern champ)
1973 - Peter Hoekstra, Dutch soccer player (PSV, Ajax)
1973 - Ryan Coughlin, CFL offensive linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
1973 - Tiffany Woosley, WNBA guard (Houston Comets)
1973 - Loris Capirossi, Italian motorcycle racer
1973 - David Blaine, American illusionist
1973 - Chris McCormack, Australian triathlete
1974 - O J Santiago, tight end (Atlanta Falcons)
1974 - Dave Mirra, American athlete
1975 - Kisha Ford, WNBA guard/forward (NY Liberty)
1975 - Delphine Arnault, French businesswoman
1975 - Thobias Fredriksson, Swedish cross-country skier
1975 - Pamela Ribon, American author, actress
1976 - Alicia Silverstone, SF, actress (Clueless)
1976 - Emerson, Brazilian footballer
1976 - Sébastien Enjolras, French racing driver (d. 1997)
1977 - Adam Dutkiewicz, American guitarist and producer(Killswitch Engage)
1977 - Stephen Mulhern, British magician, CITV Presenter
1977 - Omarr Ali Hasan Smith, American Arena Football League defensive back
1978 - Irene Skliva, Athens Greece, Miss World (1996)
1978 - Jason Ellison, American baseball player
1978 - Lemar, English R'n'B singer
1978 - Alan Mahon, Irish footballer
1978 - Sam Moran, Australian entertainer
1978 - Aska Yang, Taiwanese singer
1979 - Charles Butler, Salt Lake City Utah, dance skater (& Joseph-1997 Natl)
1979 - Rebecca Stoyel, South Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)
1979 - Andy McKee, American musician
1979 - Heath Ledger, Australian/American Actor. (d.2008)
1979 - Roberto Luongo, Canadian ice hockey goaltender
1980 - Björn Wirdheim, Swedish race car driver
1980 - Johnny Borrell, English singer (Razorlight)
1980 - Trevor Moore, American comedian
1983 - Fabian Geiser, Swiss footballer
1983 - Doug Lynch, Canadian ice hockey player
1983 - Angelle Tymon, American journalist and TV game show host
1983 - Ben Gordon, American professional basketball player
1984 - Arkady Vyatchanin, Russian swimmer
1985 - Rudy Fernández, Spanish basketball player
1986 - Aiden McGeady, Republic of Ireland and Celtic footballer,
1986 - Cameron Barker, Professional ice hockey player
1987 - Cameron Maybin, American baseball player
1987 - Devon Anderson, English actor
1987 - Sarah Gadon, Canadian actress
1988 - Frank Fielding, English footballer
1991 - Jamie Lynn Spears, American actress
1992 - Alexa Nikolas, American actress
1994 - Risako Sugaya, Japanese singer
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