Wednesday, April 4, 2012

April 4 Birthdays

* 188 – Caracalla, Roman emperor (d. 217)
* 1492 – Ambrosius Blarer, German reformer (d. 1564)
* 1572 – William Strachey, English writer (d. 1621)
* 1593 – Edward Nicholas, English statesman (d. 1669)
* 1640 – Gaspar Sanz, Aragonese composer, guitarist, organist and priest (d. 1710)
* 1646 – Antoine Galland, French archaeologist (d. 1715)
* 1648 – Grinling Gibbons, Dutch woodcarver (d. 1721)
* 1676 – Giuseppe Maria Orlandini, Italian baroque composer (d. 1760)
* 1688 – Joseph-Nicolas Delisle, French astronomer (d. 1768)
* 1718 – Benjamin Kennicott, English churchman and Hebrew scholar (d. 1783)
* 1752 – Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli, Italian composer, chiefly of opera (d. 1837)
* 1762 – Stephen Storace, English composer (d. 1796)
* 1772 – Nachman of Breslov, Ukrainian founder of Breslov Hasidut (d. 1810)
* 1785 – Bettina von Arnim, German writer (d. 1859)
* 1802 – Dorothea Dix, American social activist (d. 1887)
* 1818 – Thomas Mayne Reid, Irish-American novelist (d. 1883)
* 1819 – Queen Maria II of Portugal (d. 1853)
* 1821 – Linus Yale, Jr., American inventor and manufacturer (d. 1868)
* 1826 – Zénobe Gramme, Belgian engineer (d. 1901)
* 1835 – John Hughlings Jackson, English neurologist (d. 1911)
* 1842 – Édouard Lucas, French mathematician (d. 1891)
* 1843 – William Henry Jackson, American photographer (d. 1942)
* 1846 – Comte de Lautréamont, French writer (d. 1870)
* 1853 – Tad Lincoln, son of U.S. president Abraham Lincoln (d. 1871)
* 1858 – Remy de Gourmont, French poet (d. 1915)
* 1869 – Mary Jane Colter, American architect (d. 1958)
* 1875 – Pierre Monteux, French conductor (d. 1964)
* 1876 – Maurice de Vlaminck, French painter (d. 1958)
* 1882 – Kurt von Schleicher, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1934)
* 1884 – Giacomo Alberione, Italian priest and publisher (d. 1971)
* 1884 – Isoroku Yamamoto, Japanese naval commander (d. 1943)
* 1888 – Tris Speaker, American baseball player (d. 1958)
* 1888 – Zdzisław Żygulski, Sr., Polish literary historian (d. 1975)
* 1895 – Arthur Murray, American dance teacher (d. 1991)
* 1896 – Robert E. Sherwood, American playwright (d. 1955)
* 1897 – Dina Manfredini, Italian supercentenarian living in the United States currently. She is the 2nd oldest living person in the world.
* 1897 – Pierre Fresnay, French stage and film actor (d. 1975)
* 1898 – Agnes Ayres, American actress (d. 1940)
* 1899 – Hillel Oppenheimer, German-born Israeli botanist (d. 1971)
* 1902 – Louise Leveque de Vilmorin, French writer (d. 1969)
* 1902 – Stanley G. Weinbaum, American science-fiction author (d. 1935)
* 1905 – Eugene Bozza, French modern composer (d. 1991)
* 1906 – Bea Benaderet, American actress (d. 1968)
* 1906 – John Cameron Swayze, American journalist (d. 1995)
* 1907 – Robert Askin, Premier of New South Wales (d. 1981)
* 1908 – Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, American memoirist (Cheaper by the Dozen) (d. 2006)
* 1910 – Dang Van Ngu, Vietnamese doctor and intellectual (d. 1967)
* 1911 – Max Dupain, Australian photographer (d. 1992)
* 1913 – Frances Langford, American actress (d. 2005)
* 1913 – Jules Léger, Quebec diplomat and Governor general of Canada (d. 1980)
* 1913 – Muddy Waters, American musician (d. 1983)
* 1914 – Marguerite Duras, French writer (d. 1996)
* 1916 – Nikola Ljubicic, Yugoslav general, Serbian communist politician (d. 2005)
* 1916 – Mickey Owen, American baseball player (d. 2005)
* 1916 – David White, American actor (d. 1990)
* 1918 – George Jellicoe, 2nd Earl Jellicoe (d. 2007)
* 1920 – Éric Rohmer, French film director (d. 2010)
* 1922 – Elmer Bernstein, American composer (d. 2004)
* 1923 – Peter Vaughan, English actor
* 1924 – Gil Hodges, American baseball player and manager (d. 1972)
* 1925 – Gene Reynolds, American actor
* 1925 – Claude Wagner, French-Canadian politician and judge (d. 1979)
* 1925 – Emmett Williams, American poet (d. 2007)
* 1926 – Mildred Fay Jefferson, American physician and pro-life activist (d. 2010)
* 1928 – Maya Angelou, American writer
* 1931 – Bobby Ray Inman, American admiral and intelligence director
* 1932 – Clive Davis, American record producer
* 1932 – Estelle Harris, American actress
* 1932 – Richard Lugar, American politician
* 1932 – Anthony Perkins, American actor (d. 1992)
* 1932 – Andrei Tarkovsky, Soviet film director (d. 1986)
* 1933 – Bill France, Jr., NASCAR pioneer (d. 2007)
* 1934 – Kronid Lyubarsky, Russian dissident journalist (d. 1996)
* 1938 – A. Bartlett Giamatti, American university president and Commissioner of Baseball (d. 1989)
* 1939 – JoAnne Carner, American golfer
* 1939 – Major Lance, American singer (d. 1994)
* 1939 – Hugh Masekela, South African musician
* 1940 – Richard Attwood, British racing driver
* 1940 – Sharon Sheeley, American songwriter (d. 2002)
* 1942 – Jim Fregosi, American baseball player and manager
* 1942 – Kitty Kelley, American writer
* 1942 – Elizabeth Levy, American author
* 1944 – Magda Aelvoet, Belgian politician
* 1944 – Craig T. Nelson, American actor
* 1945 – Daniel Cohn-Bendit, French political activist
* 1945 – Caroline McWilliams, American actress (d. 2010)
* 1946 – Colin Coates, Australian speed skater
* 1946 – Dave Hill, English guitarist (Slade)
* 1946 – Katsuaki Sato, Japanese martial artist
* 1946 – György Spiró, Hungarian novelist and playwright
* 1947 – Ray Fosse, American baseball player and broadcaster
* 1947 – Luke Halpin, American actor
* 1947 – Wiranto, Indonesian general
* 1948 – Michael Blassie, American military officer (d. 1972)
* 1948 – Berry Oakley, American bassist (The Allman Brothers Band) (d. 1972)
* 1948 – Dan Simmons, American writer
* 1948 – Derek Thompson, Northern Irish actor
* 1949 – Junior Braithwaite, Jamaican singer (The Wailers) (d. 1999)
* 1949 – Shing-Tung Yau, Chinese mathematician
* 1950 – Christine Lahti, American actress
* 1951 – John Hannah, American football player
* 1951 – Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia
* 1952 – Rosemarie Ackermann, German athlete
* 1952 – Pat Burns, Canadian ice hockey coach (d. 2010)
* 1952 – Gregg Hansford, Australian motorcycle and car racer (d. 1995)
* 1952 – Gary Moore, Northern Irish guitarist (Thin Lizzy) (d. 2011)
* 1952 – Villy Søvndal, Danish politician
* 1953 – Robert Bertrand, Canadian politician
* 1953 – Henry Fotheringham, former South African cricketer
* 1953 – Sammy Wilson, Northern Irish politician
* 1953 – Chen Yi, Chinese composer and violinist
* 1954 – Julie Carmen, American Actress
* 1955 – Casey Biggs, American actor
* 1956 – Tom Herr, American baseball player
* 1956 – David E. Kelley, American writer and TV producer
* 1957 – Ali El Haggar, Egyptian singer and actor
* 1957 – Aki Kaurismäki, Finnish film director
* 1957 – Graeme Kelling, Scottish musician (Deacon Blue) (d. 2004)
* 1957 – Kelso, American racehorse (d. 1983)
* 1957 – Nobuyoshi Kuwano, Japanese musician (Rats & Star)
* 1958 – Cazuza, Brazilian poet, singer and composer (d. 1990)
* 1958 – Mary-Margaret Humes, American actress
* 1960 – Jane Eaglin, English soprano
* 1960 – Hugo Weaving, Nigerian-born English-Australian actor
* 1962 – Craig Adams, English musician (The Sisters of Mercy, Mission UK)
* 1962 – Marco Giovannetti, Italian cyclist
* 1963 – Dale Hawerchuk, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1963 – Jane McDonald, British singer, actress and media personality
* 1963 – Graham Norton, Irish talk show host
* 1964 – Branco, Brazilian footballer and coach
* 1964 – Dr. Chud, American musician (Misfits, Dr. Chud's X-Ward)
* 1964 – David Cross, American actor and comedian
* 1964 – Robbie Rist, American actor
* 1964 – Dang Than, Vietnamese poet and writer
* 1965 – Robert Downey, Jr., American actor
* 1966 – Riduan Isamuddin, Indonesian terrorist
* 1966 – Nancy McKeon, American actor
* 1966 – Mike Starr, American musician (Alice In Chains) (d. 2011)
* 1966 – Christos Tsekos Greek basketball player
* 1967 – George Mavrotas, Greek water polo player
* 1968 – Jesús Rollán, Spanish water polo player (d. 2006)
* 1968 – Xenia Seeberg, German actress
* 1969 – Karren Brady, British sports executive and broadcaster
* 1970 – Georgios Amanatidis, Greek footballer
* 1970 – Wendy Bell, American television news reporter
* 1970 – Barry Pepper, Canadian actor
* 1970 – Greg Garcia, American television director, producer and writer
* 1971 – Mark Chapman, English radio sports newsreader and DJ
* 1971 – Yanic Perreault, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1971 – Josh Todd, American singer (Buckcherry)
* 1971 – John Zandig, American professional wrestler
* 1972 – Lisa Ray, Canadian actress
* 1972 – Jill Scott, American soul singer
* 1972 – Magnus Sveningsson, Swedish musician (The Cardigans)
* 1973 – David Blaine, American illusionist
* 1973 – Loris Capirossi, Italian motorcycle racer
* 1973 – Peter Hoekstra, Dutch footballer
* 1973 – Chris McCormack, Australian triathlete
* 1973 – Kelly Price, American R&B singer
* 1974 – Dave Mirra, American athlete
* 1975 – Delphine Arnault, French businesswoman
* 1975 – Thobias Fredriksson, Swedish cross-country skier
* 1975 – Roy Padrick, American journalist
* 1975 – Pamela Ribon, American author and actress
* 1975 – Scott Rolen, American baseball player
* 1975 – Kevin Weekes, Canadian ice-hockey player
* 1976 – Emerson, Brazilian footballer
* 1976 – Sébastien Enjolras, French racing driver (d. 1997)
* 1976 – James Roday, American actor
* 1977 – Adam Dutkiewicz, American guitarist and producer (Killswitch Engage)
* 1977 – Stephen Mulhern, British magician and TV presenter
* 1977 – Omarr Smith, American football player
* 1977 – Stephan Bonnar, American mixed martial artist
* 1978 – Jason Ellison, American baseball player
* 1978 – Lemar, English singer
* 1978 – Alan Mahon, Irish footballer
* 1978 – Sam Moran, Australian entertainer
* 1978 – Irene Skliva, Greek pageant contestant
* 1978 – Aska Yang, Taiwanese singer
* 1979 – Heath Ledger, Australian actor (d. 2008)
* 1979 – Roberto Luongo, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1979 – Natasha Lyonne, American actress
* 1979 – Andy McKee, American musician
* 1979 – Jessica Napier, New Zealand actress
* 1980 – Johnny Borrell, English singer (Razorlight)
* 1980 – Trevor Moore, American comedian
* 1980 – Eric Steinbach, American football player
* 1980 – Björn Wirdheim, Swedish race car driver
* 1981 – Eduardo Luís Carloto, Brazilian footballer
* 1981 – Ned Vizzini, American author
* 1981 – Curren$y, New Orleans rapper
* 1983 – Fabian Geiser, Swiss footballer
* 1983 – Ben Gordon, American basketball player
* 1983 – Doug Lynch, Canadian ice-hockey player
* 1983 – Amanda Righetti, American actress and producer
* 1983 – Angelle Tymon, American journalist and TV game-show host
* 1984 – Arkady Vyatchanin, Russian swimmer
* 1985 – Rudy Fernández, Spanish basketball player
* 1985 – Ricardo Vilar, Brazilian footballer
* 1986 – Cameron Barker, Canadian ice-hockey player
* 1986 – Eunhyuk, Korean singer (Super Junior)
* 1986 – Aiden McGeady, Irish footballer
* 1987 – Devon Anderson, English actor
* 1987 – Sarah Gadon, Canadian actress
* 1987 – Sami Khedira, German footballer
* 1987 – McDonald Mariga, Kenyan footballer
* 1987 – Cameron Maybin, American baseball player
* 1988 – Frank Fielding, English footballer
* 1989 – Vurnon Anita, Dutch footballer
* 1991 – Jamie Lynn Spears, American actress and singer
* 1992 – Christina Metaxa, Cypriot singer
* 1994 – Risako Sugaya, Japanese singer (Berryz Kobo)

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