Monday, April 2, 2012

April 2 Birthdays

April 2 Birthdays

* 742 – Charlemagne, King of France (d. 814)
* 1527 – Abraham Ortelius, Flemish cartographer and geographer (d. 1598)
* 1545 – Elisabeth of Valois, third wife of Philip II of Spain (d. 1568)
* 1565 – Cornelis de Houtman, Dutch explorer (d. 1599)
* 1614 – Jahanara Begum Sahib, daughter of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal (d. 1681)
* 1618 – Francesco Maria Grimaldi, Italian mathematician and physicist (d. 1663)
* 1647 – Maria Sibylla Merian, German botanist (d. 1717)
* 1653 – Prince George of Denmark, prince consort of Anne of England (d. 1708)
* 1719 – Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim, German poet (d. 1803)
* 1725 – Giacomo Casanova, Italian adventurer and writer (d. 1798)
* 1781 – Bhagwan Swaminarayan, religious leader (d. 1830)
* 1788 – Francisco Balagtas, Filipino poet (d. 1862)
* 1788 – Wilhelmine Reichard, first German women balloonist (d. 1848)
* 1798 – August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben, German poet (d. 1874)
* 1805 – Hans Christian Andersen, Danish writer (d. 1875)
* 1814 – Erastus Brigham Bigelow, American inventor (d. 1879)
* 1827 – William Holman Hunt, English painter (d. 1910)
* 1838 – Léon Gambetta, French statesman (d. 1882)
* 1840 – Émile Zola, French novelist and critic (d. 1902)
* 1841 – Clément Ader, French aviation pioneer (d. 1926)
* 1861 – Iván Persa, Hungarian Slovene writer and catholic priest (d. 1935)
* 1862 – Nicholas Murray Butler, president of Columbia University, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1947)
* 1867 – Eugen Sandow, German bodybuilder and circus performer (d. 1925)
* 1869 – Hughie Jennings, American baseball player and manager (d. 1928)
* 1875 – Walter Chrysler, American automobile pioneer (d. 1940)
* 1884 – Sir John Squire, British poet, writer, and historian (d. 1958)
* 1891 – Jack Buchanan, Scottish actor, singer, producer and director (d. 1957)
* 1891 – Max Ernst, German painter (d. 1976)
* 1900 – Roberto Arlt, Argentine writer (d. 1942)
* 1902 – Jan Tschichold, German typographer (d. 1974)
* 1903 – Lionel Chevrier, Canadian politician (d. 1987)
* 1906 – Alphonse-Marie Parent, Canadian priest, educator and academic administrator (d. 1970)
* 1907 – Luke Appling, American baseball player (d. 1991)
* 1908 – Buddy Ebsen, American actor and dancer (d. 2003)
* 1910 – Paul Triquet, Canadian military officer (d. 1980)
* 1910 – Francisco Cândido Xavier, Most popular Brazilian medium (d. 2002)
* 1912 – Herbert Mills, American singer (The Mills Brothers) (d. 1989)
* 1914 – Sir Alec Guinness, English actor (d. 2000)
* 1917 – Dabbs Greer, American actor (d. 2007)
* 1917 – Lou Monte, American singer (d. 1989)
* 1920 – Gerald Bouey, Canadian civil servant, Governor of the Bank of Canada (d. 2004)
* 1920 – Jack Webb, American actor, director, and producer (d. 1982)
* 1923 – Clifford Scott Green, American Federal Judge (d. 2007)
* 1923 – Gloria Henry, American actress
* 1923 – G. Spencer-Brown, English mathematician
* 1924 – Bobby Avila, Mexican baseball player (d. 2004)
* 1925 – George MacDonald Fraser, English author (d. 2008)
* 1926 – Sir Jack Brabham, Australian race car driver
* 1927 – Ferenc Puskás, Hungarian footballer (d. 2006)
* 1927 – Kenneth Tynan, English critic and writer (d. 1980)
* 1928 – Joseph Bernardin, American cardinal (d. 1996)
* 1928 – Serge Gainsbourg, French singer (d. 1991)
* 1928 – Prof David Robinson, Irish horticulturist (d. 2004)
* 1930 – Roddy Maude-Roxby, English actor
* 1932 – Edward Egan, Cardinal-Archbishop Emeritus of New York
* 1933 – György Konrád, Hungarian Jewish author, sociologist, essayist
* 1934 – Paul Joseph Cohen, American mathematician (d. 2007)
* 1934 – Brian Glover, British actor and wrestler (d. 1997)
* 1934 – Carl Kasell, American newscaster
* 1937 – Dick Radatz, American baseball player (d. 2005)
* 1938 – John Larsson, 17th General of The Salvation Army
* 1938 – Booker Little, American jazz trumpeter (d. 1961)
* 1939 – Marvin Gaye, American singer (d. 1984)
* 1939 – Anthony Lake, American political figure
* 1939 – Lise Thibault, Lieutenant-governor of Quebec
* 1940 – Penelope Keith, English actress
* 1941 – Dr. Demento, American radio personality
* 1942 – Leon Russell, American blues-rock pianist/guitarist
* 1942 – Hiroyuki Sakai, Japanese chef
* 1942 – Roshan Seth, Indian actor
* 1943 – Caterina Bueno, Italian singer (d. 2007)
* 1945 – Linda Hunt, American actress
* 1945 – Reggie Smith, American baseball player
* 1945 – Don Sutton, American baseball player
* 1945 – Anne Waldman, American poet
* 1946 – Judith A. Lanzinger, American jurist, Justice of the Supreme Court of Ohio
* 1946 – Kurt Winter, Canadian guitarist (The Guess Who) (d. 1997)
* 1947 – Sam Anderson, American actor
* 1947 – Emmylou Harris, American singer
* 1947 – Camille Paglia, American feminist writer
* 1948 – Dimitris Mitropanos, Greek singer
* 1948 – Joan D. Vinge, American author
* 1949 – Paul Gambaccini, British television presenter
* 1949 – Bernd Müller, East German footballer
* 1949 – Ron Palillo, American actor
* 1949 – Pamela Reed, American actress
* 1949 – David Robinson, American musician
* 1951 – Ayako Okamoto, Japanese golfer
* 1951 – Moriteru Ueshiba, Japanese martial artist
* 1952 – Pat Drummond, Australian singer-songwriter
* 1952 – Thierry Le Luron, French humorist (d. 1986)
* 1952 – Leon Wilkeson, American rock bassist (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (d. 2001)
* 1953 – Jim Allister, Northern Irish politician
* 1953 – Debralee Scott, American actress (d. 2005)
* 1954 – Gregory Abbott, American singer, musician and composer
* 1954 – Susumu Hirasawa, Japanese electropop musician
* 1954 – Donald Petrie, American film director
* 1955 – Michael Stone, British terrorist
* 1957 – Giuliana De Sio, Italian actress
* 1958 – Stefano Bettarello, Italian rugby player
* 1958 – Larry Drew, American basketball player
* 1959 – Juha Kankkunen, Finnish race car driver
* 1959 – Yves Lavandier, French film director
* 1959 – Badou Zaki, Moroccan footballer and manager
* 1960 – Linford Christie, English athlete
* 1960 – Brad Jones, Australian racing driver
* 1960 – Pascale Nadeau, Canadian news presenter
* 1961 – Christopher Meloni, American actor
* 1961 – Keren Woodward, English singer (Bananarama)
* 1962 – Pierre Carles, French documentarist
* 1962 – Clark Gregg, American actor
* 1962 – Mark Shulman, American children's author
* 1963 – Karl Beattie, English television director and producer
* 1963 – Mike Gascoyne, British engineer
* 1964 – Pete Incaviglia, American baseball player
* 1965 – Rodney King, American victim of police brutality
* 1966 – Bill Romanowski, American football player
* 1966 – Teddy Sheringham, English footballer
* 1966 – Garnett Silk, Jamaican singer (d. 1994)
* 1967 – Greg Camp, American musician (Smash Mouth)
* 1967 – Helen Chamberlain, British television presenter
* 1969 – Ajay Devgan, Indian actor
* 1971 – Elton, German comedian
* 1971 – Todd Woodbridge, Australian tennis player
* 1971 – ZEEBRA, Japanese hip hop artist
* 1972 – Chico Slimani, Moroccan-British singer
* 1973 – Roselyn Sánchez, Puerto Rican singer, model and actress
* 1973 – Tine Wittler, German TV presenter and writer
* 1974 – Håkan Hellström, Swedish musician
* 1975 – Randy Livingston, American basketball player
* 1975 – Adam Rodriguez, American actor
* 1975 – Katrin Rutschow-Stomporowski, German rower
* 1976 – Andreas Anastasopoulos, Greek shot putter
* 1976 – Rory Sabbatini, South African golfer
* 1976 – Geneva Cruz, Filipino singer
* 1977 – Jelena Abbou, Serbian fitness model
* 1977 – Per Elofsson, Swedish cross-country skier
* 1977 – Michael Fassbender, Irish-German actor
* 1977 – Aiden Turner, British actor
* 1978 – John Gall, American baseball player
* 1979 – Lindy Booth, Canadian actress
* 1979 – Jesse Carmichael, American musician (Maroon 5)
* 1980 – Adam Fleming, English reporter
* 1980 – Ricky Hendrick, NASCAR driver and owner (d. 2004)
* 1980 – Cristian Lizzori, Italian footballer
* 1980 – Carlos Salcido, Mexican footballer
* 1981 – Michael Clarke, Australian cricketer
* 1981 – Bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti, American actress
* 1982 – Marco Amelia, Italian footballer
* 1982 – Jeremy Bloom, American skier and football player
* 1982 – Bianca Chatfield, Australian netballer
* 1982 – Jack Evans, American professional wrestler
* 1982 – Leyla Milani, Canadian actress and model
* 1983 – Felix Borja, Ecuadorian footballer
* 1983 – Owen Fussey, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1983 – Paul Capdeville, Chilean tennis player
* 1983 – Yung Joc, American rapper
* 1984 – Nóra Barta, Hungarian diver
* 1984 – Meryl Cassie, New Zealand actress
* 1984 – Jérémy Morel, French footballer
* 1984 – Ashley Peldon, American actress
* 1985 – Stéphane Lambiel, Swiss figure skater
* 1986 – Ibrahim Afellay, Dutch footballer
* 1986 – Lee DeWyze, American singer
* 1990 – Amy Castle, American actress
* 1990 – Felipe Chalegre, Brazilian footballer
* 1990 – Jeffery Johnson, Jr., American rapper
* 1990 – Miralem Pjanić, Bosnian footballer
* 1993 – Aaron Kelly, American singer

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