Famous Birthdays on 2nd April

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 205

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742 Charlemagne, 1st Holy Roman emperor (800-14), born in Liège, Frankish Kingdom (d. 814)

Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne
Holy Roman Emperor
Charlemagne
  • 1348 Andronikos IV Palaiologos, Byzantine Emperor (d. 1385)
  • 1565 Cornelis de Houtman, Dutch explorer (d. 1599)
  • 1602 Maria de Jesus de Agreda, [Maria Coronel], Spanish franciscan
  • 1618 Francesco M Grimaldi, mathematician/physicist (light defraction)
  • 1628 Constantin Christian Dedekind, composer
  • 1632 Georg Caspar Weckler, composer
  • 1653 Prince George of Denmark, prince consort of Anne of England (d. 1708)
  • 1711 Jan Punt, Dutch engraver/illustrator/actor (Gideonschool)
  • 1713 Onno Zwier van Haren, Frisian poet (Fatherland)

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1725 Giacomo Casanova, Italian writer, adventurer and famous lover, born in Venice, Italy (d. 1798)

Adventurer, Writer and famous Lover Giacomo Casanova
Adventurer, Writer and famous Lover
Giacomo Casanova
  • 1728 Franz Asplmayr, composer
  • 1733 Giacomo Tritto, composer
  • 1735 Christian Gotthilf Tag, composer
  • 1735 Franz Volrath Buttstett, composer
  • 1740 Armand-Gaston Camus, French CEO (Council of 500)
  • 1763 Giacomo Gotifredo Ferrari, composer
  • 1781 Bhagwan Swaminarayan, religious leader (d. 1830)
  • 1788 Francisco Balagtas, Filipino poet (d. 1862)
  • 1798 H v Fallersleben, writer
  • 1803 Franz Paul Lachner, composer

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1805 Hans Christian Andersen, Danish author of 150 fairy tales (The Ugly Duckling, The Snow Queen), born in Odense, Denmark (d. 1875)

  • 1806 Giacomo Antonelli, Italian cardinal/asst sec of state for Pius IX
  • 1812 Louise-Marie of France, queen of Belgium (d. 1850)
  • 1814 Henry Lewis "Old Rock" Benning, Brigadier General (Confederate Army
  • 1814 Erastus Brigham Bigelow, American inventor (d. 1879)
  • 1817 Teodulo Mabellini, composer
  • 1826 Philip Dale Roddey, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1897)
  • 1827 William Holman Hunt, Cheapside London, English painter (Light of the World), (d. 1910)
  • 1833 Thomas Howard Ruger, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1840 Émile Zola, French novelist and critic (d. 1902)
  • 1862 Nicholas Murray Butler, US, Columbia University pres/pacifist (Nobel 1931)
  • 1863 Henry C Van de Velde, Flemish painter/architect (Art Nouveau)
  • 1867 Eugen Sandow, German bodybuilder and circus performer (d. 1925)
  • 1868 Eduard Jacobs, singer/pianist (Dutch cabaret)
  • 1875 Walter Chrysler, Wamego, Kansas, founder of car company Chrysler
  • 1877 Arnold Schering, German musicologist (Humor, Heldentum, Tragik)
  • 1878 Émilie Charmy, Saint-Etienne France, avant-garde artist
  • 1884 Sir John Squire, British poet, writer, and historian (d. 1958))
  • 1891 Max Ernst, Germany, painter/sculptor (founded surrealism)
  • 1894 Rudolph P Cleveringa, Dutch anti-nazi lawyer
  • 1894 Walter Mittelholzer, Swiss aviation pioneer (Swiss Air)
  • 1900 Heinrich Besseler, German musicologist
  • 1900 Roberto Arlt, Argentine writer (d. 1942)
  • 1901 Anis Fuleihan, composer
  • 1902 Danilo Svara, composer
  • 1902 Jan Tschichold, German typographer (d. 1974)
  • 1903 Lionel Chevrier, Canadian politician (d. 1987)
  • 1905 Edmond Jouhaud, general
  • 1905 Kurt Adler, therapist/writer
  • 1905 Serge Lifar, Kiev, dancer, choreographer (Paris Opera Ballet)
  • 1907 Luke Appling, American baseball player (d. 1991)
  • 1908 Buddy Ebsen, Belleville Il, actor (Beverly Hillbillies, Barnaby Jones)
  • 1909 Jean Kurt Forest, composer
  • 1910 Arnie Herber, NFL QB (Green Bay Packers, NY Giants)
  • 1910 Irene Mayer Selznick, producer (Street Car Named Desire)
  • 1910 Joeri German, Russian writer
  • 1910 Paul Triquet, Canadian military officer (d. 1980)
  • 1911 Charles "Honi" Coles, American actor and tap dancer (Tito Suarez-Dirty Dancing), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)

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1914 Alec Guinness, British actor (Bridge on River Kwai), born in London, England

  • 1915 Antony Dornhorst, professor of medicine
  • 1915 Arthur Ballard, artist
  • 1917 Dabbs Greer, Fairview Mo, actor (Gunsmoke, Little House on Prairie)
  • 1917 Lou Monte, NJ, singer (Peppino the Italian Mouse)
  • 1919 Antoon J Hubben, Dutch mayor (Maasbree)/trade union leader
  • 1919 Ian Hunter, impresario
  • 1920 Jack Webb, actor (Joe Friday-Dragnet), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1922 Nikolaj G Bassov, Russia, atomic physicist (laser, Nobel 1964)
  • 1923 Hugh Overton, British diplomat
  • 1923 Jacob "Jaap" Firet, Dutch theologist (Agogisch Moment)
  • 1923 Clifford Scott Green, American Federal Judge (d. 2007)
  • 1923 Gloria Henry, American actress
  • 1924 Denis Rooke, CEO (British Gas)
  • 1925 George MacDonald Fraser, poet/author (Flashman at the Charge)
  • 1926 Elena Verdugo, actress (Consuelo-Marcus Welby MD), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1926 Michael Rizzello, sculpter/coin designer
  • 1927 Billy Pierce, pitcher (Chicago White Sox) seven time all star
  • 1927 Carmen Basilio, American boxer, (d. 2012)
  • 1927 Ferenc Puskás, Hungarian footballer (d. 2006)
  • 1928 Joseph "Cardinal" Bernardin, of Chicago
  • 1928 Rita Gam, actress (Distortions, Hannibal), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1928 Serge Gainsbourg, [Ginsburg], Russian/French singer (Ford Mustang)
  • 1929 Catherine Gaskin, romantic novelist (Fiona, Coporation Wife)
  • 1929 Frans H J J Andriessen, Dutch MP (KVP/CDA)
  • 1930 Girolamo Arriego, composer
  • 1930 W Hambleden Smith, English newspaper magnate
  • 1931 Imre Olsvai, composer
  • 1932 Mahmood Hussain, Pakistani cricket swing bowler (68 wkts in 27 Tests)
  • 1934 Brian Glover, actor (McGuffin)
  • 1934 Christopher France, British permanent secretary (Dept of Health)
  • 1934 Diane Cilento, Rabaul
  • 1934 Peter Middleton, British permanent secretary (Treasury)
  • 1934 Paul Joseph Cohen, American mathematician (d. 2007)
  • 1935 Sharon Acker, actress (Della Street-Perry Mason 1973), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1936 Jack Brabham, Australian race car driver (F1 champ 1959, 1960, 1966), born in Hurstville, NSW (d. 2014)
  • 1937 Paul E Kanjorski, (Rep-D-PA, 1985- )
  • 1938 John Larsson, 17th General of The Salvation Army
  • 1938 Whirlaway, American thoroughbred racehorse, 1941 Triple Crown Winner (d. 1953)

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1939 Marvin Gaye (Jr), singer (Sexual Healing), born in Washington, D.C.

Singer Marvin Gaye
Singer
Marvin Gaye
  • 1939 Lise Thibault, Lieutenant-governor of Quebec
  • 1940 Penelope Keith, British actress (Norman Conquests, Priest of Love)
  • 1940 Peter Haining, writer/editor (Anatomy of Witchcraft)
  • 1941 Leon Russell, Lawton KS, pianist/singer (Carny)
  • 1942 Graham Bright, British politician private secretary to British PM John Major
  • 1942 Hiroyuki Sakai, Japanese chef
  • 1942 Roshan Seth, Indian actor
  • 1943 Glen Dale, [Richard Garforth], rock vocalist (Fortunes Deal)
  • 1943 Larry Coryell, Galveston Tx, jazz guitarist (11th House)
  • 1945 Don Sutton, baseball pitcher (LA Dodgers)
  • 1945 Linda Hunt, actress (Bostonians, Eleni, Silverado), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • 1945 Lord Skelmersdale, British minister (C)
  • 1945 Anne Waldman, American poet
  • 1946 Kurt Winter, rocker (Guess Who)
  • 1946 Lynda Carr, educationist
  • 1946 Richard Collinge, cricketer (NZ rec wicket-taker (116) before Hadlee)
  • 1947 Camille Paglia, Endicott NY, author and social critic
  • 1947 Emmylou Harris, country singer (Together Again), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1948 Eleanor Margaret Burbridge, astronomer/educator
  • 1948 Joan [Carol] D[ennison] Vinge, US, sci-fi author (2 Hugos, Dune)
  • 1948 Marlene Floyd, LPGA golfer
  • 1948 Dimitris Mitropanos, Greek singer
  • 1949 Pamela Reed, actress (Grand, Kindergarten Cop, Home Court), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1949 Paul Gambaccini, British disc jockey
  • 1951 Ayako Okamoto, LPGA golfer (1990 Sara Lee), born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • 1951 Moriteru Ueshiba, Japanese martial artist
  • 1952 Dan Halldorson, Winnipeg, Canadian Tour golfer (1985 World Cup)
  • 1952 Joseph Kent Massey, soling sailor (Oly-bronze-1996), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1952 Leon Wilkerson, rock musician (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  • 1952 Thierry Le Luron, French humorist (d. 1986)
  • 1953 David Robinson, drummer (Cars)
  • 1953 Debralee Scott, Elizabeth NJ, actress (Cathy-Mary Hartman, Angie)
  • 1953 Jim Allister, Northern Irish politician
  • 1954 Ron Palillo, Ct, actor (Arnold Horshack-Welcome Back Kotter), (d. 2012)
  • 1954 Susumu Hirasawa, Japanese electropop musician
  • 1955 Michael Stone, British terrorist
  • 1956 Farrukh Zaman, lefty cricket spinner (bowled 10 overs Pak v NZ 1976)
  • 1959 Adrian Meagher, Australian baseball pitching coach (Olympics-1996)
  • 1959 Brian Goodell, US, 400m/1500m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-2 gold-1976)
  • 1959 Carmen Ayala-Troncoso, 5K runner, born in NYC, New York
  • 1959 Dean Townson, St Petersburg Fla, singer (Pirates of Miss-Fred Jake)
  • 1959 Gelindo Bordin, Italian marathon runner (Olympic-gold-1988)
  • 1959 Ken Macleay, cricketer (at Bedford-on-Avon Aussie ODI medium pacer)
  • 1959 Badou Zaki, Morrocan footballer and manager
  • 1959 Juha Kankkunen, Finnish race car driver
  • 1959 Yves Lavandier, French film director
  • 1960 Linford Christie, St Andrews Jamaica, 4x100m runner (Oly-gold 1992
  • 1961 Cindy Mackey, Athens GA, LPGA golfer (1986 MasterCard Intl Pro-Am)
  • 1961 Gijs Steinmann, Dutch soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
  • 1961 Keren Jane Woodward, Bristol England, rock vocalist (Bananarama-Venus)
  • 1961 Christopher Meloni, American actor
  • 1962 Alex Tripolski, Israel, Men's Shooting 50M air pistol (Oly-16th-1996)
  • 1962 Billy Dean, Quincy Fla, country singer (Billy the Kid)
  • 1962 Bruce Kozerski, NFL tackle/guard (Cin Bengals)
  • 1962 Pierre Carles, French documentarist
  • 1962 Clark Gregg, American actor
  • 1962 Mark Shulman, American children's author
  • 1963 Dermot Reeve, cricketer (in Hong Kong England all-rounder 1992)
  • 1963 Mike Gascoyne, British engineer
  • 1963 Karl Beattie, English television director and producer
  • 1964 Pete Incaviglia, Pebble Beach CA, outfielder (Philadelphia Phillies)

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1965 Rodney King, African American motorist beaten by LA cops, born in Sacramento, California (d. 2012)

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • 1966 Andrei Kovalev, NHL forward (Belarus, Olympics-98)
  • 1966 Bill Romanowski, NFL linebacker (Eagles, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1966 Willie Green, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1966 Teddy Sheringham, English footballer
  • 1966 Garnet Silk, Jamaican singer (d. 1994)
  • 1967 Greg Camp, American musician (Smash Mouth)
  • 1967 Helen Chamberlain, British television presenter
  • 1969 Yj Nagata, [Yuji], wrestler (NJPW)

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1969 Ajay Devgan, Indian actor and bollywood star (Phool Aur Kaante, Zakhm), born in New Delhi, Delhi, India

Actor & Bollywood Star Ajay Devgan
Actor & Bollywood Star
Ajay Devgan
  • 1970 Jerry Reynolds, NFL guard/tackle (NY Giants)
  • 1970 Jon Lieber, Council Bluffs IA, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • 1970 Marcus Christensen, figure skater (1995 Canadian-2nd), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1970 Tammi Reiss, WNBA guard (Utah Starzz)
  • 1970 Roselyn Sanchez, Puerto Rican actress
  • 1971 James Ransom, Epee fencer (Olympics-96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1971 Jenny Craig, Miss Georgia USA (1996)
  • 1971 Todd Woodbridge, Australian tennis star ('95 doubles Wimbledon), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1971 ZEEBRA, Japanese hip hop artist
  • 1972 Graham Hood, Winnipeg Manitoba, 1.5k runner (Olympics-9-92, 96)
  • 1972 Chico Slimani, Moroccoan-British singer
  • 1974 Håkan Hellström, Swedish musician
  • 1975 Deedee Magno, rocker (Party-Rodeo, That's Why)
  • 1975 Adam Rodriguez, American actor
  • 1976 Rory Sabbatini, South African golfer
  • 1977 Jelena Abbou, Serbian fitness model
  • 1977 Michael Fassbender, Actor
  • 1977 Aiden Turner, British actor
  • 1978 John Gall, American baseball player
  • 1979 Jesse Carmichael, American musician (Maroon 5)
  • 1980 Carlos Salcido, Mexican footballer
  • 1980 Adam Fleming, English news reporter
  • 1980 Ricky Hendrick, NASCAR driver and owner (d. 2004)
  • 1981 Michael Clarke, Australian cricketer
  • 1981 Bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti, American actress
  • 1982 Bianca Chatfield, Australian netballer
  • 1982 Marco Amelia, Italian World Cup-winning footballer
  • 1982 Jeremy Bloom, American skier and football player
  • 1982 Jack Evans, American professional wrestler
  • 1982 Leyla Milani, Canadian actress and model