Famous Birthdays on 3rd April

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  • 1151 Igor Svyatoslavich, Ukrainian prince (d. 1202)
  • 1245 Philips III, the Stout, King of France (1270-85)
  • 1367 Henry IV, Bolingbroke Lincolnshire, King of England (1399-1413)
  • 1438 John III van Egmont, [Manke John], viceroy of Holland
  • 1485 Lieven van der Maude [Ammonius], South Netherland poet
  • 1529 Michael Neander, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1581)
  • 1569 Giovanni Battista Massarengo, composer
  • 1593 George Herbert, English metaphysical poet (5 Mystical Songs)
  • 1603 William Smith, composer
  • 1617 Antimo Liberati, composer
  • 1627 Johann Caspar Kerll, composer
  • 1649 Joseph-Francois Salomon, composer
  • 1682 Johann Valentin Rathgeber, German benedictine/composer
  • 1683 Mark Catesby, English naturalist (d. 1749)
  • 1693 George Edwards, English naturalist (d. 1773)
  • 1715 John Hanson, Continental Congressman, 1st US President under Articles of Confederation, born in Maryland (d.1783)
  • 1715 William Watson, English physician and scientist (d. 1787)
  • 1720 Elia van Vilnius, [Elijahu ben Salomo Zalman], Latvian rabbi
  • 1727 Philippe-Lambert-Joseph Spruyt, Flemish painter/engraver
  • 1751 Jean-Baptiste Lamoyne, composer
  • 1757 Ferenc Verseghy, composer
  • 1764 John Abernethy, surgeon, born in London, England
  • 1769 Christian Günther von Bernstorff, Danish and Prussian statesman and diplomat (d. 1835)
  • 1770 Theodoros Kolokotronis, Greek general (d. 1843)

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1783 Washington Irving, American writer (Legend of Sleepy Hollow), born in NYC, New York

  • 1798 Charles D Wilkes, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1877)
  • 1806 Ivan Kireevsky, Russian literary critic and philosopher (d. 1856)
  • 1812 Louisa Maria, Queen of the Belgians (1832-50/wife of Leopold I)
  • 1814 Lorenzo Snow, 5th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the LDS or Mormon Church) (d. 1901)
  • 1821 T. Pelham Dale, Anglican clergyman prosecuted for Ritualist practices in the 1870s (d. 1892)
  • 1822 Edward Everett Hale, US, clergyman/author (Man without a Country)

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1823 William M. "Boss" Tweed, American politician and corrupt New York political boss, born in New York City (d. 1878)

Politician Boss Tweed
Politician
Boss Tweed
  • 1825 Adolf Rzepko, composer
  • 1837 John Burroughs, writer/nature enthusiast (Burroughs Medal namesake)
  • 1838 Leon Michel Gambetta, French attorney/premier (1881-82)
  • 1842 Ulric Dahlgren, Col (Union volunteers), (d. 1864)
  • 1858 Matthew Ricketts, 1st African American man elected to Neb State Legislature
  • 1859 Reginald De Koven, composer
  • 1860 Frederik W van Eeden, Dutch utopian writer (Walden)

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1866 J. B. M. Hertzog [Barry Hertzog], South African General/Premier (1914-39), born in Wellington, South Africa (d. 1942)

South African Premier J. B. M. Hertzog
South African Premier
J. B. M. Hertzog
  • 1871 Jose Juan Tablada, Mexican poet (El Florilegio)
  • 1874 Eduardo Sanchez de Fuentes, composer
  • 1881 Alcide de Gasperi, Italian premier (1945..53)
  • 1881 Margaret MJ "Daisy" Ashford, English author (Young Sisters)
  • 1882 Simon Elzinga, Dutch educator
  • 1884 Jackie Matthews, cricketer (Aust leg-spinner, two hat-tricks 1912)
  • 1885 Harry St John Philby, [sheik Abdullah], British explorer
  • 1885 Bud Fisher, American cartoonist (d. 1954)
  • 1888 Neville Cardus, cricketer (doyen of cricket writers)
  • 1889 Grigoras Dinicu, composer
  • 1893 Leslie Howard, [Stainer], actor (Gone With the Wind), born in London, England
  • 1893 Princess Maud of Fife (d. 1945)
  • 1894 Dooley Wilson, Tyler Tx, actor (Bill-Beulah, Casablanca)
  • 1895 Bjarne Brustad, composer
  • 1895 Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Firenze (Florence) Italy, composer
  • 1896 Douwe Kalma, Dutch literary/leader (Young Frisian Movement)
  • 1898 George Jessel, toastmaster general/entertainer (Diary of Young Comic)
  • 1898 Henry R Luce, Tengchow China, publisher (Time, Fortune, Life)
  • 1899 Cees Lasseur, Dutch actor/owner (Hague Comedy)
  • 1899 David Jack, English footballer (d. 1958)
  • 1900 Camille Chamoun, president of Lebanon
  • 1902 Henri Garat, actor (Congress Dances), born in Paris, France
  • 1902 Siguringi Eirikur Hjorleifsson, composer
  • 1903 Peter Huchel, German poet, born near Berlin (d. 1981)
  • 1904 Iron Eyes Cody, actor (Black Gold, Ernest Goes to Camp), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1904 Peter Van Steeden, Amsterdam Neth, orchestra leader (Break the Bank)
  • 1904 Russel Wright, American industrial designer (d. 1976)
  • 1905 Robert Frederick Sink, United States Army Officer (d. 1965)
  • 1906 Kathleen Tillotson, Emeritus Professor of English (Bedford College)
  • 1907 Isaac Deutscher, Polish/English historian (Stalin/Trotsky biography)
  • 1911 Harold Watkins Shaw, musicologist
  • 1911 Michael Woodruff, FRS, surgeon
  • 1911 W R Lee, language teacher
  • 1911 Stanislawa Walasiewicz [Stella Walsh], Polish-born American sprinter (Olympic gold 1932), born in Wierzchownia
  • 1912 Addeke H Boerma, Dutch dir-gen (FAO)
  • 1912 Bert Bakker, Dutch publisher (Free Netherlands)
  • 1913 F H Tate, vice-CEO (Tate & Lyle)
  • 1913 George Barati, composer
  • 1913 Per Borten, Premier of Norway (d. 2005)
  • 1914 Katherine Stammers Menzies, England, doubles tennis player (Wimb 1935)
  • 1915 Paul Touvier, war criminal
  • 1916 Herb Caen, columnist (SF Chronicle), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1916 Robert Jesse Charleston, museum Curator
  • 1917 Bill Finegan, (Sauter-Finegan Band, Sat Night Revue), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1917 Tibor Andrasovan, composer
  • 1918 Enrique Iturriaga, composer
  • 1918 Louis Applebaum, composer
  • 1918 Sixten Ehrling, Swedish conductor (Royal Opera of Stockholm), born in Malmö, Sweden (d. 2005)
  • 1919 Duke of Grafton, 11th Duke of Grafton, Born in Cape Town (d. 2011)
  • 1920 Stan Freeman, Waterbury Conn, pianist (Melody Tour)
  • 1920 John Demjanjuk, Ukrainian-born American auto worker, alleged Nazi and convicted war criminal (under appeal at death), (d. 2012)
  • 1921 Harry Landers, actor (Ted Hoffman-Ben Casey), born in NYC, New York
  • 1921 Robert Karvelas, American actor (d. 1991)
  • 1923 Jan Sterling, American actress (Ace in the Hole, The High and the Mighty), born in NYC, New York
  • 1923 John Smith, English large landowner/financier/MP (C)
  • 1924 Canon A D Caesar, Sub Dean (HM Chapels Royal)

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1924 Doris Day, "girl next door" actress (Pillow Talk), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Singer and Actress Doris Day
Singer and Actress
Doris Day

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1924 Marlon Brando, actor (On the Waterfront, The Godfather), born in Omaha, Nebraska

  • 1924 Murray Dickie, opera singer/director
  • 1925 Tony Benn, British minister of technology (1968)
  • 1926 Andrew Keir, actor (Rob Roy, Absolution, Blood Hunt, Catholics)
  • 1926 Virgil Grissom, Mitchell Ind, Lt Col USAF/astronaut (Merc 4, Gemini 3)
  • 1926 Alex Grammas, American baseball player
  • 1927 Wesley Brown, 1st African American US Naval Academy graduate, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2012)
  • 1928 Don Gibson, American country musician (d. 2003)
  • 1928 Kevin Hagen, American actor (d. 2005)
  • 1928 Jennifer Paterson, English chef and TV personality (d. 1999)

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1928 Earl Lloyd, 1st African American basketball player in the NBA, born in Alexandria, Virginia (d. 2015)

Basketball Player Earl Lloyd
Basketball Player
Earl Lloyd
  • 1929 Dennis Farr, director (Courtauld Institute Galleries)
  • 1929 Miyoshi Umeki, Jap, actress (Mrs Livingston-Courtship of Eddie's Father)
  • 1929 Lee Leonard, American television personality
  • 1930 Helmut Kohl, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Politician and Chancellor of West Germany 1982-90, Reunified Germany 1990-98
  • 1930 Lawton Chiles, (sen/gov-D-Florida, 1971-89/91- )
  • 1930 Max Frankel, journalist (Tables of Id of Organic Compounds)
  • 1930 Wally Moon, American baseball player
  • 1931 Johnny Nicholss, soccer star
  • 1932 Janet Bately, Prof of English Language (King's College London)
  • 1932 Nourse, British lord justice
  • 1933 Robert K Dornan, (Rep-R-CA, 1977-83, 85- )
  • 1934 David Jones, British reverend/headmaster (Bryanston School)
  • 1934 Jane Goodall, ethologist (studied African chimps), born in London, England
  • 1934 Jim Parker, NFL guard, tackle (Baltimore Colts)
  • 1934 John Lelliott, English contractor/multi-millionaire
  • 1935 Jeffery Bowman, CEO (Price Waterhouse Europe)
  • 1936 Scott LaFaro, American musician (d. 1961)
  • 1936 Jimmy McGriff, American jazz organist
  • 1936 Reginald Hill, British crime author (Andrew Dalziel and Peter Pascoe novels)
  • 1937 Sandra Spuzich, LPGA golfer, born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2015)
  • 1937 Simon Brown, British high court judge
  • 1937 William Gaunt, Leeds England, actor (Champions)
  • 1938 Jeff Barry, American rock writer (Tell Laura I Love Her), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1938 Philippe Wynne, US soul singer (Detroit Spinners)
  • 1939 Vitaliy Davidov, USSR, ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1964, 68, 72)
  • 1939 François de Roubaix, French film score composer (d. 1975)
  • 1940 Lino Brocka, San Jose Philippines, director (Macho Dancer, Jaguar)
  • 1940 R S Burman, CEO (Association of British Chambers of Commerce)
  • 1941 Eric Braeden, Aust, actor (Victor Newman-Young & Restless, Colossus)
  • 1941 Jan Berry, American rock and roll vocalist (Jan and Dean-Dead Man's Curve), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941 Carl Boenish, American father of BASE jumping (d. 1984)
  • 1941 Philippé Wynne, American musician (d. 1984)
  • 1942 Billy Joe Royal, country and pop singer (Down in the Boondocks), born in Valdosta, Georgia (d. 2015)
  • 1942 Marsha Mason, actress (Blume in Love, Cinderella Liberty), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1942 Michael Elliott, US, skier (Olympics-1968)
  • 1942 Rick Sylvester, parachute ski jumper (world record 3,300')
  • 1942 Wayne Newton, American singer
  • 1942 Marek Perepeczko, Polish actor (d. 2005)
  • 1943 Jonathan Lynn, Bath England, writer/actor (Greedy, Bar Mitzvah Boy)
  • 1943 Mario Lavista, Mexican composer
  • 1943 Doreen Tracey, English-born Mouseketeer
  • 1944 Barry Pritchard, rock guitarist (Fortunes)
  • 1944 Tony Orlando, singer (& Dawn-Tie a Yellow Ribbon), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 Catherine Spaak, France, actress (Libertine, Hotel, Circle of Love)
  • 1945 Richard Manuel, rock pianist/vocalist (Band-Up on Cripple Creek)
  • 1945 Wim J Deetman, Dutch minister of education/MP (CDA)
  • 1946 Carlos Salinas de Gortari, president (Mexico, 1988-94)
  • 1946 Dee Murray, rocker (Elton John Band)
  • 1948 Garrick Ohlsson, Bronxville NY, pianist (Intl Busoni winner 1969)
  • 1948 H C Tomlinson, Headmaster (Hereford Cathedral School)
  • 1948 Jaap G de Hoop Scheffer, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • 1948 Mary Gordon-Watson, England, equestrian 3 day event (Oly-gold-1972)
  • 1948 Arlette Cousture, French-Canadian writer
  • 1949 Jan Keizer, Dutch singer (BZN-Rhythm of My Heart)
  • 1949 Lyle Alzado, NFLer (LA Raiders)/actor (Oceans of Fire, Hangfire)
  • 1949 Richard Thompson, vocalist/guitarist (Shoot Out the Lights)
  • 1950 Curtis Stone, N singer (Highway 101-Cry Cry Cry), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1951 Gwen Welles, US actress (Desert Hearts, Nashville)
  • 1951 Mel Schacher, MI, bassist (Grand Funk Railroad-Some Kind of Wonderful)
  • 1952 Mike Moore, American politician and attorney
  • 1953 Huub van der Lubbe, Dutch rock singer (Stampei-The Dike)
  • 1953 Craig Taubman, Jewish singer
  • 1954 Elisabetta Brusa, Italian composer
  • 1955 Aleksandr Nikolayevich Yablontsev, Russian lt-colonel/cosmonaut
  • 1956 Miguel Bose, Panama, spanish singer/actor (El Avaro, Queen Margot)
  • 1956 Boris Miljkovic, Serbian director
  • 1957 Charles Jones, NBA forward (Houston Rockets)

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1958 Alec Baldwin, actor (Joshua-Knots Landing, Beetlejuice), born in Amityville, New York

  • 1958 Jaya Prada, Indian Actress
  • 1959 David Hyde Pierce, NY, actor (Niles Crane-Fraiser)
  • 1960 Arjen Anthony Lucassen, Dutch musician
  • 1960 Marie Denise Pelletier, Quebec singer

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1961 Eddie Murphy, American actor (SNL, 48 Hours, Beverly Hills Cop, Raw), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1962 John Gruffith, rocker (Red Rockers)
  • 1962 Mike Ness, rocker (Social Distortion)
  • 1962 Nancy Filteau, Swift Current Saskatchawan, 72k judoka (Olympics-96)
  • 1962 Jennifer Rubin, American actress
  • 1963 Chris Bosio, baseball pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
  • 1963 Zakir Khan, cricketer (two Tests for Pakistan 1986-89)
  • 1963 Criss Oliva, American musician (d. 1993)
  • 1963 Jack Del Rio, American football coach
  • 1963 Tsuyoshi Sekito, Japanese composer
  • 1964 Ajay Sharma, cricketer (Indian spin all-rounder played one Test 1988)
  • 1964 Bjarne Riis, Danish cyclist
  • 1964 Nigel Farange, British politician and head of UKIP party
  • 1965 Nazia Hassan, South Asian pop singer (d.2000)
  • 1966 Bo Orlando, NFL safety (San Diego Chargers, Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1966 Shelley Michelle, actress (Golden Eye), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1966 Mina Tominaga, Japanese seiyu (voice actress)
  • 1966 John de Vries, Australian racing driver
  • 1967 Brent Gilchrist, Moose Jaw, NHL center (Dallas Stars)
  • 1967 Pervis Ellison, NBA forward/center (Boston Celtics)