Sunday, April 1, 2012

April 1 Birthdays

* 1220 – Emperor Go-Saga of Japan (d. 1272)
* 1543 – François de Bonne, duc de Lesdiguières, Constable of France (d. 1626)
* 1578 – William Harvey, English physician (d. 1657)
* 1610 – Charles de Saint-Évremond, French soldier (d. 1703)
* 1629 – Jean-Henri d'Anglebert, French composer, harpsichordist and organist (d. 1691)
* 1640 – Georg Mohr, Danish mathematician (d. 1697)
* 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 organist and violinist, and composer (d. 1799)
* 1753 – Joseph de Maistre, French diplomat and writer (d. 1821)
* 1765 – Luigi Schiavonetti, Italian engraver (d. 1810)
* 1776 – Sophie Germain, French mathematician (d. 1831)
* 1815 – Otto von Bismarck, German statesman (d. 1898)
* 1815 – Edward Clark, American politician (d. 1880)
* 1834 – James "Big Jim" Fisk, American entrepreneur (d. 1872)
* 1854 – Bill Traylor, American artist (d. 1949)
* 1856 – Acacio Gabriel Viegas, Indian physician (d. 1933)
* 1865 – Richard Adolf Zsigmondy, Austrian-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1929)
* 1866 – Ferruccio Busoni, Italian pianist and composer (d. 1924)
* 1868 – Edmond Rostand, French dramatist (d. 1918)
* 1871 – F. Melius Christiansen, Norwegian-born violinist and choral conductor (d. 1955)
* 1873 – Sergei Rachmaninoff, Russian composer, pianist, and conductor (d. 1943)
* 1874 – Ernest William Barnes, English mathematician and theologian (d. 1953)
* 1875 – Edgar Wallace, English writer (d. 1932)
* 1880 – Agha Petros, Assyrian general (d. 1932)
* 1882 – Paul Anspach, Belgian fencer (d. 1991)
* 1883 – Lon Chaney, Sr., American actor (d. 1930)
* 1884 – Laurette Taylor, American stage actress (d. 1946)
* 1885 – Wallace Beery, American actor (d. 1949)
* 1887 – H. S. Lloyd, British dog breeder (d. 1963)
* 1889 – K. B. Hedgewar, Indian physician and Hindu nationalism advocate (d. 1940)
* 1893 – Cicely Courtneidge, English actress and comedian (d. 1980)
* 1895 – Alberta Hunter, American singer (d. 1984)
* 1897 – Nita Naldi, American actress (d. 1961)
* 1898 – William James Sidis, American mathematician and child prodigy (d. 1944)
* 1899 – Gustavs Celmins, Latvian politician (d. 1968)
* 1901 – Whittaker Chambers, American writer, editor, and defector (d. 1961)
* 1902 – Maria Polydouri, Greek poet (d. 1930)
* 1905 – Gaston Eyskens, Belgian economist and politician (d. 1988)
* 1906 – Aleksandr Yakovlev, Russian engineer and aeroplane designer (d. 1989)
* 1908 – Abraham Maslow, American psychologist (d. 1970)
* 1909 – Eddy Duchin, American pianist and bandleader (d. 1951)
* 1911 – Fauja Singh, Indian athlete
* 1912 – Donald Nyrop, American airline executive (d. 2010)
* 1913 – Memos Makris, Greek sculptor (d. 1993)
* 1914 – Lor Tok, Thai comedian and actor (d. 2002)
* 1915 – Otto Wilhelm Fischer, Austrian actor (d. 2004)
* 1917 – Dinu Lipatti, Romanian pianist (d. 1950)
* 1917 – Melville Shavelson, American film director, producer and screenwriter (d. 2007)
* 1919 – Joseph Murray, American surgeon, Nobel laureate
* 1920 – Toshirō Mifune, Japanese actor (d. 1997)
* 1921 – William Bergsma, American composer (d. 1994)
* 1921 – Ken Reardon, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2008)
* 1922 – William Manchester, American historian (d. 2004)
* 1924 – Brendan Byrne, American politician
* 1924 – Miodrag Petrović, Serbian actor (d. 2003)
* 1926 – Charles Bressler, American tenor
* 1926 – Gérard La Forest, Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
* 1926 – John Scott Martin, English actor (d. 2009)
* 1926 – Anne McCaffrey, American author (d. 2011)
* 1927 – Walter Bahr, American footballer
* 1927 – Peter Cundall, Australian horticulturist
* 1927 – Amos Milburn, American pianist (d. 1980)
* 1928 – George Grizzard, American actor (d. 2007)
* 1929 – Milan Kundera, Czech writer
* 1929 – Payut Ngaokrachang, Thai animator (d. 2010)
* 1929 – Jane Powell, American dancer, actress, and singer
* 1929 – Bo Schembechler, American football coach (d. 2006)
* 1930 – Grace Lee Whitney, American actress
* 1931 – Ita Ever, Estonian actress
* 1931 – Rolf Hochhuth, German writer
* 1932 – Gordon Jump, American actor (d. 2003)
* 1932 – Debbie Reynolds, American actress
* 1933 – Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, French physicist, Nobel laureate
* 1933 – Dan Flavin, American artist (d. 1996)
* 1934 – Jim Ed Brown, American singer (The Browns)
* 1934 – Don Hastings, American actor
* 1934 – Rod Kanehl, American baseball player (d. 2004)
* 1934 – Vladimir Posner, Russian journalist
* 1935 – Larry McDonald, American politician (d. 1983)
* 1936 – Jean-Pascal Delamuraz, Swiss politician (d. 1998)
* 1936 – Abdul Qadeer Khan, Pakistani nuclear scientist
* 1937 – Jordan Charney, American actor
* 1937 – Yılmaz Güney, Turkish actor, film director (d. 1984)
* 1938 – John Quade, American actor (d. 2009)
* 1939 – Ali MacGraw, American actress
* 1939 – Phil Niekro, American baseball player
* 1939 – Rudolph Isley, American singer
* 1940 – Wangari Maathai, Kenyan environmentalist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 2011)
* 1941 – Ajit Wadekar, Indian cricketer
* 1942 – Samuel R. Delany, American author
* 1942 – Phil Margo, American musician (The Tokens)
* 1942 – Annie Nightingale, British disc jockey
* 1943 – Carol White, British actress (d. 1991)
* 1944 – Rusty Staub, American baseball player
* 1945 – John Barbata, American drummer
* 1946 – Nikitas Kaklamanis, Greek politician
* 1946 – Ronnie Lane, English musician (d. 1997)
* 1946 – Arrigo Sacchi, Italian football coach
* 1946 – Eva Polttila, Finnish news broadcaster
* 1947 – Alain Connes, French mathematician
* 1947 – Philippe Kirsch, Canadian diplomat and judge
* 1947 – Robin Scott, English singer
* 1947 – Norm Van Lier, American basketball player (d. 2009)
* 1948 – Jimmy Cliff, Jamaican musician
* 1949 – Gérard Mestrallet, French businessman
* 1949 – Sammy Nelson, Northern Irish footballer
* 1949 – Gil Scott-Heron, American musician and composer (d. 2011)
* 1950 – Samuel Alito, American lawyer and jurist
* 1950 – Loris Kessel, Swiss racing driver (d. 2010)
* 1950 – Daniel Paillé, Canadian politician
* 1951 – John Philip Abizaid, American army general
* 1952 – Annette O'Toole, American actress
* 1952 – Bernard Stiegler, French philosopher
* 1953 – Barry Sonnenfeld, producer and director
* 1954 – Jeff Porcaro, American drummer (d. 1992)
* 1955 – Humayun Akhtar Khan, Pakistani statesman
* 1955 – Terry Nichols, American mass murderer
* 1957 – David Gower, English cricketer
* 1957 – Denise Nickerson, American actress
* 1958 – D. Boon, American musician (d. 1985)
* 1959 – Margita Stefanović, Yugoslav architect and musician (d. 2002)
* 1960 – Michael Praed, British actor
* 1961 – Susan Boyle, Scottish singer and Britain's Got Talent contestant
* 1961 – Mark White, British guitarist (ABC)
* 1962 – Samboy Lim, Filipino basketball player
* 1962 – Phillip Schofield, British television presenter
* 1963 – Teddy Diaz, Filipino rock guitarist (The Dawn) (d.1988)
* 1964 – Erik Breukink, Dutch cyclist and manager
* 1964 – Kevin Duckworth, American basketball player (d. 2008)
* 1964 – Scott Stevens, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1965 – Tomas Alfredson, Swedish film director
* 1965 – Mark Jackson, American basketball player
* 1965 – Robert Steadman, English composer
* 1966 – Chris Evans, English disc jockey
* 1967 – Phil Demmel, American musician
* 1968 – Julia Boutros, Lebanese singer
* 1968 – Traci Lind, American actress
* 1968 – Andreas Schnaas, German horror film director
* 1969 – Fadl Shaker, Lebanese singer
* 1969 – Dean Windass, English football player
* 1970 – Sung Hi Lee, Korean-born model
* 1971 – Sonia Bisset, Cuban javelin thrower
* 1971 – Jessica Collins, American actress
* 1971 – Lachy Hulme, Australian actor and screenwriter
* 1971 – Method Man, American rapper
* 1971 – Shinji Nakano, Japanese race car driver
* 1972 – Albert Hughes, American film director
* 1972 – Allen Hughes, American film director
* 1972 – Darren McCarty, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1972 – Jesse Tobias, American musician
* 1973 – Christian Finnegan, American comedian
* 1973 – Stephen Fleming, New Zealand cricketer
* 1973 – Joe Francis, American adult video producer
* 1973 – Rachel Maddow, American radio personality and political analyst
* 1973 – Kris Marshall, British actor
* 1974 – Beatriz Batarda, Portuguese actress
* 1974 – China Chow, British actress
* 1974 – Richard Christy, American drummer
* 1974 – Hugo Benjamín Ibarra, Argentine footballer
* 1974 – Sandra Völker, German swimmer
* 1975 – George Bastl, Swiss tennis player
* 1975 – John Butler, Australian singer and musician
* 1976 – David Oyelowo, English-Nigerian actor
* 1976 – Clarence Seedorf, Dutch footballer
* 1977 – Jon Gosselin, American TV personality
* 1977 – Haimar Zubeldia, Spanish cyclist
* 1978 – Antonio de Nigris, Mexican footballer (d. 2009)
* 1978 – Jean-Pierre Dumont, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1978 – Anamaria Marinca, Romanian actress
* 1978 – Etan Thomas, American basketball player
* 1978 – Miroslava Vavrinec, Swiss tennis player
* 1979 – Ivano Balić, Croatian handballer
* 1980 – Dennis Kruppke, German footballer
* 1980 – Randy Orton, American professional wrestler
* 1980 – Bijou Phillips, American actress
* 1980 – Yūko Takeuchi, Japanese actress
* 1981 – Asli Bayram, Turkish-born German model and actress
* 1981 – Aimee Chan, Miss Hong Kong 2006
* 1981 – Antonis Fotsis, Greek basketball player
* 1981 – Hannah Spearritt, British singer and actor
* 1981 – Bjoern Einar Romoeren, Norwegian skijumper
* 1982 – Sam Huntington, American actor
* 1982 – Taran Killam, American comedian and actor
* 1983 – John Axford, Canadian baseball pitcher
* 1983 – Tamati Ellison, New Zealand rugby player
* 1983 – Lance Hohaia, New Zealand rugby player
* 1983 – Jussi Jokinen, Finnish ice hockey player
* 1983 – Matt Lanter, American actor and model
* 1983 – Sergey Lazarev, Russian singer
* 1983 – Ólafur Ingi Skúlason, Icelandic footballer
* 1983 – Sean Taylor, American football player (d. 2007)
* 1984 – Gilberto Macena, Brazilian footballer
* 1985 – Daniel Murphy, American baseball player
* 1985 – Josh Zuckerman, American actor
* 1986 – Shunichi Miyamoto, Japanese musician
* 1986 – Hillary Scott, American singer (Lady Antebellum)
* 1986 – Ireen Wüst, Dutch speed skater
* 1987 – Ding Junhui, Chinese snooker player
* 1987 – Li Ting, Chinese diver
* 1987 – Gianluca Musacci, Italian footballer
* 1987 – Oliver Turvey, British racing driver
* 1988 – Brook Lopez, American basketball player
* 1988 – Robin Lopez, American basketball player
* 1988 – Courtney McCool, American gymnast
* 1989 – Jan Blokhuijsen, Dutch speed skater
* 1989 – David N'Gog, French footballer
* 1989 – Vietoris Krisztián, German racing driver
* 1993 – Keito Okamoto, Japanese singer
* 1993 – Nico Schulz, German footballer
* 1997 – Asa Butterfield, English actor

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