Thursday, April 5, 2012

April 5 Birthdays

* 1288 – Emperor Go-Fushimi of Japan (d. 1336)
* 1472 – Bianca Maria Sforza, wife of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1510)
* 1523 – Blaise de Vigenère, French cryptographer (d. 1596)
* 1588 – Thomas Hobbes, English philosopher (d. 1679)
* 1595 – John Wilson, English composer, lutenist and teacher (d. 1674)
* 1604 – Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1675)
* 1622 – Vincenzo Viviani, Italian mathematician (d. 1703)
* 1649 – Elihu Yale, American benefactor of Yale University (d. 1721)
* 1692 – Adrienne Lecouvreur, French actress (d. 1730)
* 1719 – Axel von Fersen the Elder, Swedish statesman and soldier; father of Axel von Fersen the Younger (d. 1794)
* 1727 – Pasquale Anfossi, Italian opera composer (d. 1797)
* 1732 – Jean-Honoré Fragonard, French artist (d. 1806)
* 1752 – Sébastien Érard, French musical instruments maker (d. 1831)
* 1769 – Sir Thomas Hardy, 1st Baronet Royal Navy Vice-Admiral and First Lord of the Admiralty (d. 1839)
* 1784 – Louis Spohr, German composer and violinist (d. 1859)
* 1816 – Samuel Freeman Miller, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1890)
* 1827 – Joseph Lister, English surgeon and pioneer of antiseptic surgery (d. 1912)
* 1832 – Jules Ferry, French statesman (d. 1893)
* 1837 – Algernon Charles Swinburne, English poet (d. 1909)
* 1840 – Ghazaros Aghayan, Armenian writer, educator, folklorist, historian, linguist and public figure (d. 1911)
* 1856 – Booker T. Washington, American educator (d. 1915)
* 1857 – Alexander of Battenberg, Prince of Bulgaria (d. 1893)
* 1863 – Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine (d. 1950)
* 1869 – Sergei Chaplygin, Russian physicist and engineer (d. 1942)
* 1869 – Albert Roussel, French composer (d. 1937)
* 1871 – Mirko Seljan, Croatian explorer (d. 1912)
* 1872 – Samuel Cate Prescott, American food scientist and microbiologist (d. 1962)
* 1875 – Mistinguett, French vaudeville performer (d. 1956)
* 1893 – Clas Thunberg, Finnish speed skater (d. 1973)
* 1899 – Alfred Blalock, American surgeon (d. 1964)
* 1900 – Spencer Tracy, American actor (d. 1967)
* 1901 – Melvyn Douglas, American actor (d. 1981)
* 1906 – Lord Buckley, American monologist (d. 1960)
* 1908 – Bette Davis, American actress (d. 1989)
* 1908 – Herbert von Karajan, Austrian conductor (d. 1989)
* 1908 – Jagjivan Ram, Indian politician (d. 1986)
* 1909 – Albert R. Broccoli, American film producer (d. 1996)
* 1912 – John Le Mesurier, British actor (d. 1983)
* 1912 – István Örkény, Hungarian author (d. 1979)
* 1916 – Gregory Peck, American actor (d. 2003)
* 1916 – Albert Henry Ottenweller, American bishop
* 1917 – Robert Bloch, American author (d. 1994)
* 1920 – Barend Biesheuvel, Dutch politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 1971 until 1973 (d. 2001)
* 1920 – Arthur Hailey, Anglo-Canadian author (d. 2004)
* 1920 – Rafique Zakaria, Indian author (d. 2005)
* 1922 – Tom Finney, English footballer
* 1922 – Christopher Hewett, British actor (d. 2001)
* 1922 – Gale Storm, American singer and actress (My Little Margie) (d. 2009)
* 1923 – Michael V. Gazzo, American actor (d. 1995)
* 1923 – Nguyễn Văn Thiệu, President of South Vietnam (d. 2001)
* 1926 – Roger Corman, American film director
* 1928 – Tony Williams, American singer (The Platters) (d. 1992)
* 1929 – Hugo Claus, Belgian writer (d. 2008)
* 1929 – Ivar Giaever, Norwegian physicist, Nobel laureate
* 1929 – Nigel Hawthorne, English actor (d. 2001)
* 1929 – Joe Meek, English record producer (d. 1967)
* 1932 – Billy Bland, American singer and songwriter
* 1933 – Larry Felser, American sports columnist
* 1933 – Barbara Holland, American writer (d. 2010)
* 1933 – Frank Gorshin, American actor (d. 2005)
* 1934 – Roman Herzog, German politician
* 1934 – Stanley Turrentine, American jazz saxophonist (d. 2000)
* 1935 – Peter Grant, British music manager (d. 1995)
* 1936 – John Kelly, Irish republican politician (d. 2007)
* 1937 – Colin Powell, U.S. Army General, 12th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and 65th Secretary of State
* 1937 – Allan R. Thieme, American inventor
* 1938 – Colin Bland, South African cricketer
* 1939 – Ronald White, American singer and songwriter (d. 1995)
* 1939 – Crispian St. Peters, English singer (d. 2010)
* 1941 – Michael Moriarty, American actor
* 1941 – Dave Swarbrick, English folk musician
* 1942 – Peter Greenaway, Welsh film director
* 1943 – Max Gail, American actor
* 1944 – Pedro Rossello, Puerto Rican politician
* 1945 – Tommy Smith, English footballer
* 1946 – Jane Asher, British actress
* 1946 – Björn Granath, Swedish actor
* 1947 – Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, 14th President of the Philippines
* 1948 – Les Binks, British musician, former drummer for Judas Priest
* 1948 – Dave Holland, British musician (Judas Priest)
* 1949 – John Berg, American actor (d. 2007)
* 1949 – Judith Resnik, American astronaut (d. 1986)
* 1950 – Agnetha Fältskog, Swedish singer (ABBA)
* 1950 – Miki Manojlović, Serbian actor
* 1951 – Dean Kamen, American inventor
* 1951 – Gloria Diaz, Filipina actress, Miss Universe 1969
* 1951 – Bernie Ward, former American radio personality and convicted sex offender
* 1952 – Mitch Pileggi, American actor
* 1954 – Stan Ridgway, American musician (Wall of Voodoo)
* 1954 – Peter Case, American musician (The Nerves)
* 1955 – Janice Long, English broadcaster
* 1955 – Akira Toriyama, Japanese manga artist
* 1955 – Charlotte de Turckheim, French actress
* 1956 – Diamond Dallas Page, American professional wrestler
* 1956 – Anthony Horowitz, English Author
* 1958 – Johan Kriek, South African/American tennis player
* 1958 – Lasantha Wickrematunge, Sri Lankan journalist (d. 2009)
* 1960 – Asteris Koutoulas, Greek/German event and music producer, filmmaker and author
* 1961 – Jim LeRoy, American airshow pilot (d. 2007)
* 1961 – Lisa Zane, American actress
* 1962 – Lana Clarkson, American actress (d. 2003)
* 1964 – Steve Beaton, English darts player
* 1964 – Marius Lăcătuş, Romanian footballer
* 1964 – Princess Erika, French singer
* 1964 – Christopher "Kid" Reid, American rapper (Kid 'n Play)
* 1965 – Cris Carpenter, American baseball player
* 1966 – Mike McCready, American musician (Pearl Jam)
* 1967 – Gary Gait, Canadian lacrosse player
* 1967 – Anu Garg, Indian/American author and speaker
* 1968 – Paula Cole, American musician
* 1970 – Thea Gill, Canadian actress
* 1970 – Miho Hatori, Japanese singer and songwriter (Cibo Matto)
* 1971 – Dong Abay, Filipino musician and singer-songwriter
* 1972 – Krista Allen, American actress
* 1972 – Tom Coronel, Dutch racing driver
* 1972 – Pat Green, American singer and songwriter
* 1972 – Paul Okon, Australian footballer
* 1972 – Yasuhiro Takemoto, Japanese animator and director
* 1973 – Tony Banks, American football player
* 1973 – Élodie Bouchez, French actress
* 1973 – Pharrell, American music producer (The Neptunes)
* 1974 – Sahaj Ticotin, American musician/producer (Ra)
* 1974 – Uhm Tae Woong, South Korean actor
* 1975 – John Hartson, Welsh footballer
* 1975 – Shammond Williams, American basketball player
* 1976 – Kim Collins, Nevisian sprinter
* 1976 – Ryan Drese, American baseball player
* 1976 – Ross Gload, American baseball player
* 1976 – Simone Inzaghi, Italian footballer
* 1976 – Fernando Morientes, Spanish footballer
* 1978 – Franziska van Almsick, German swimmer
* 1978 – Stephen Jackson, American basketball player
* 1979 – Timo Hildebrand, German footballer
* 1980 – Matt Bonner, American basketball player
* 1980 – Lee Jae Won, South Korean actor, singer, and rapper
* 1981 – Jorge de la Rosa, Mexican baseball player
* 1981 – Michael A. Monsoor, American soldier (d. 2006)
* 1982 – Hayley Atwell, English actress
* 1982 – Lacey Duvalle, American pornographic actress
* 1982 – Thomas Hitzlsperger, German footballer
* 1982 – Kelly Pavlik, American boxer
* 1982 – Matt Pickens, American footballer
* 1982 – Alexandre Prémat, French racing driver
* 1983 – Jorge Andrés Martínez, Uruguayan footballer
* 1984 – Shin Min-a, South Korean model and actress
* 1987 – Max Grün, German footballer
* 1988 – Christopher Papamichalopoulos, Cypriot skier
* 1988 – Alex Valentini, Italian footballer
* 1990 – Sophia Papamichalopoulou, Cypriot skier
* 1990 – Haruma Miura, Japanese actor

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