Famous Birthdays on 5th April

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  • 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)

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1588 Thomas Hobbes, English philosopher (Leviathan), born in Westport, England (d. 1679)

Philosopher Thomas Hobbes
Philosopher
Thomas Hobbes
  • 1595 John Wilson, composer
  • 1598 Laurentius Erhard, composer
  • 1604 Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1675)
  • 1622 Vincenzo Viviani, Italian mathematician (d. 1703)
  • 1626 Jan van Kessel, Flemish painter
  • 1643 Charles V Leopold, Duke of Lorraine/fieldmarshal in Austria
  • 1649 Elihu Yale, England, philanthropist founded Yale
  • 1692 Adrienne Lecouvreur, French actress (d. 1730)
  • 1698 Georg Gottfried Wagner, composer
  • 1727 Pasquale Ankossi, composer
  • 1732 Jean-Honoré Fragonard, French artist (d. 1806)
  • 1752 Sébastien Érard, French musical instruments maker (d. 1831)
  • 1784 Louis [Ludwig] Spohr, Germany, violin virtuoso/composer (Faust)
  • 1788 Franz Pforr, German painter/cartoonist (Lukasbund)
  • 1795 Henry Havelock, British soldier (War in Afghanistan 1838-39)
  • 1799 Vincenzo Fioravanti, composer
  • 1816 Samuel Freeman Miller, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1890)
  • 1818 Lewis Baldwin Parsons, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1820 Nadar, [Félix Tournachon], French painter/cartoonist/author/ballonist
  • 1822 James Nagle, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1866)
  • 1824 Sydney Thompson Dobell, poet (Roman)
  • 1825 David Rumph "Neighbor" Jones, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • 1827 Joseph Lister, England, physician (founded aseptic surgery)
  • 1828 Pietro Plantania, composer
  • 1830 Alexander Muir, Lesmahagow Scotland, poet (Maple Leaf Forever)
  • 1832 Jules-Francois Camille Ferry, French statesman
  • 1837 Algernon Charles Swinburne, England, poet (Atalanta in Calydon)
  • 1838 Alpheus Hyatt, US, invertebrate paleontologist
  • 1839 Robert Smalls, Beaufort SC, African American congressman 1875-87 (Rep-SC)
  • 1839 Stanislaw Pilinski, composer
  • 1845 Jules M Cambon, French gov-gen of Algeria/ambassador
  • 1853 Alfonso Randano, composer
  • 1854 Vicente Goicoechea Errasti, composer

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1856 Booker T. Washington, American education pioneer and 1st African American on a US stamp, born in Hale's Ford, Virginia (d. 1915)

Education Pioneer Booker T. Washington
Education Pioneer
Booker T. Washington
  • 1857 Alexander-Jozef von Battenberg, ruler of Bulgaria (1879-86)
  • 1859 Wilhelm Harteveld, composer
  • 1862 Louis Ganne, composer
  • 1868 J F "Flooi" Du Toit, cricketer (one Test South Africa 1892)
  • 1869 Albert Roussel, Tourcoing France, composer (Rapsodie Flamende)
  • 1869 Sergei Chaplygin, Russian physicist and engineer (d. 1942)
  • 1871 Jeanne Bougeois, [La Mistinguette], artist (French revue)
  • 1871 Mirko Seljan, Croatian explorer (d. 1913?)
  • 1872 Samuel Cate Prescott, American food scientist and microbiologist (d. 1962)
  • 1875 Mistinguett, French vaudeville performer (d. 1956)
  • 1876 Viktor Patrick Vretblad, composer
  • 1882 Don Blackie, cricketer (Australian off-spinner 1928-29) (d. 1955)
  • 1885 Dimitrie Cuclin, composer
  • 1886 Jacques Handschin, Swiss musicologist (Der Toncharakter)
  • 1890 Fie Carelsen, Dutch actress (Malle Gervallen)
  • 1893 Clas Thunberg, Finland, speed skater (Olympic-gold-1924, 28)
  • 1899 William Hornby Steer, barrister/judge

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1900 Spencer Tracy, American actor (Woman of the Year, Adam's Rib), born in Milwaukee (d. 1967)

  • 1901 Alexander Alexeieff, Russian/French painter/graphic artist
  • 1901 Chester Bowles, Mass, ambassador/writer (Conscience of a Liberal)
  • 1901 Melvyn Douglas, [Hesselberg], Macon Ga, actor (Hud, Ghost Story)
  • 1903 Thomas Baron Pitfield, composer
  • 1905 Bill Raisch, one armed actor (Fred Johnson-Fugitive)
  • 1905 Jef Maes, Belgian composer and violinist (d. 1996)
  • 1906 Arthur Guy Clutton-Brock, English agronomist
  • 1906 Lord Buckley, American monologist (d. 1960)
  • 1907 J Zeldenrust, Dutch pathologist/anatomist

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1908 Bette Davis, American actress (Of Human Bondage, Jezebel), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 1989)

Actress Bette Davis
Actress
Bette Davis
  • 1908 George Schick, Prague Czech, conductor (Chicago Symphony)
  • 1908 Grady Sutton, Chattanooga Tn, actor (Pruitts of South Hampton)
  • 1908 Herbert von Karajan, Austria, Nazi/conductor (Berlin Philharmonic)
  • 1908 Jagjivan Ram, Indian politician (d. 1986)
  • 1909 Alberto Romero "Cubby" Broccoli, film producer (James Bond), born in NYC, New York
  • 1909 Cubby Alberto Romolo Broccoli, movie producer
  • 1909 Gerald Bond, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1938, 0 & 0-16)
  • 1911 Goddard Lieberson, Hanley Staffordshire England, recording exec
  • 1911 Gordon Jones, Alden Iowa, actor (Mike the Cop-Abbott & Costello)
  • 1912 John Le Mesurier, Bedford England, actor (Jabberwocky, Dad's Army)
  • 1913 Alan Cheales, dominican priest
  • 1914 Frederick Angus Armstrong, journalist
  • 1916 Baroness Delacourt-Smith of Alteryn [Margaret Rosalind Delacourt-Smith], British Labour politician
  • 1916 Bernard Baily, comic artist

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1916 Gregory Peck, American actor (To Kill a Mockingbird, MacArthur), born in San Diego, California (d. 2003)

  • 1917 Richard Yardumian, composer (Come Creator Spirit), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1917 Robert [Albert] Bloch, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Psycho)
  • 1919 Douglas Henley, British auditor-general
  • 1919 Les Munro, New Zealand WWII pilot (Dambusters), born in Gisbourne (d. 2015)
  • 1920 Arthur Hailey, Luton England, novelist (Hotel, Airport)
  • 1920 Barend Biesheuvel, Dutch premier (1971-73)
  • 1920 Rafique Zakaria, Indian author (d. 2005)
  • 1921 Lady Fisher, founder (British Women Caring Trust)
  • 1921 Les Jackson, cricket bowler (England twice, 1949 & 1961)
  • 1921 Robert Q Lewis, TV host (Masquerade Party, Robert Q Lewis Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1922 Gale Storm, Bloomington Tx, actress (My Little Margie, Gale Storm Show)
  • 1922 Harry Freedman, composer
  • 1922 Tom Finney, Preston, Lancashire, English football player (Preston North End)
  • 1923 Ernest Mandel, Belgian philosopher/economist
  • 1923 Michael V Gazzo, Hillside NJ, actor (Cookie, Fear City)

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1923 Nguyen Van Thieu, South Vietnamese President (1965-75), born in Phan Rang, Vietnam (d. 2001)

Vietnamese Politican Nguyen Van Thieu
Vietnamese Politican
Nguyen Van Thieu
  • 1923 Stanley Orme, Chairman (British Labour Party)
  • 1924 Mart Kempers, Dutch graphic artist/sculptor
  • 1925 Oldrich Flosman, composer
  • 1926 Milton O Thompson, astronaut (Dynasoar, X-15)
  • 1926 Roger Corman, producer/director (Little Shop of Horrors), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1927 John Gilbert, MP
  • 1928 David Farquhar Andress, composer
  • 1928 Michael Bryant, actor (Sakharov, Girly), born in London, England
  • 1928 Peter Moore, Principal (London Business School)
  • 1928 Tony Williams, Elizabeth NJ, singer (Platters-Only You, Harbor Lights)
  • 1928 Will Gaines, jazz dancer
  • 1929 Hugo Claus, Flemish writer/director (Cool Lover, Sugar)
  • 1929 Nigel Hawthorne, actor (Tartuffe, Pope John Paul II)
  • 1929 Joe Meek, English record producer
  • 1931 Denis Lawton, director (London University Institute of Educ)
  • 1932 Billy Bland, American singer and songwriter
  • 1933 Frank Gorshin, comedian/impersonator (Riddler-Batman), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1933 Larry Felser, American sports columnist
  • 1934 Stanley Turrentine, jazz saxophonist (Wonderland)
  • 1934 Tina Maria Stone, runner (1 year distance record of 15,472 miles)
  • 1934 Roman Herzog, German politician
  • 1935 Donald Lynden-Bell, British astronomer
  • 1935 Peter Grant, rock band manager
  • 1936 John Albert, professor (Master of University College Oxford)
  • 1936 John White, English composer and musical performer (systems music), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1936 Michael Livesay, British admiral/pres (RN College Greenwich)
  • 1936 John Kelly, Irish republican politician (d. 2007)

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1937 Colin Powell, general/asst to president (Nat Sec Affairs), born in The Bronx, New York

US General & Secretary of State Colin Powell
US General & Secretary of State
Colin Powell
  • 1937 Stuart May, senior partner (Theodore Goddard)
  • 1937 Allan R. Thieme, American inventor
  • 1938 Colin Bland, cricketer (South African bat Maybe the best cover field)
  • 1938 Ronald Anthony White Jr, singer
  • 1938 Nancy Holt, Worcester Massachusetts, American artist (land art)
  • 1939 Andrew Buxton, CEO (Barclays Bank)
  • 1939 David Winters, choreographer (Steve Allen Comedy Hour), born in London, England
  • 1939 Lonnie White, vocalist (Smokey Robinson & Miracles-Shop Around)
  • 1939 Crispian St. Peters, British singer
  • 1940 Aliza Kashi, Israel, actress/singer (Merv Griffin regular)
  • 1941 Dave Swarbrick, rocker (Fairport Convention)
  • 1941 Michael Moriarty, actor (Bang the Drum Slowly, Q, Stuff), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1941 Roman Balayan, Nerke Azerbaijan, director (Filer, Biryuk)
  • 1942 Allan Clarke, rock vocalist (Hollies-Air That I Breathe)
  • 1942 Arthur Barrett, cricketer (WI leggie early 70's)
  • 1942 Peter Greenaway, Welsh film director
  • 1943 Jonathan Lynn, Bath England, actor (Danny-Doctor in the House)
  • 1943 Max Gail, American actor (Barney Miller, Whiz Kids, DC Cab), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1944 Ann [Elizabeth] Maxwell, US, sci-fi author (Jaws of Menx)
  • 1944 Dave Holland, heavy metal rocker (Judas Priest-Breakin' the Law)
  • 1944 James Buckley, CEO (Baltic Exchange)
  • 1944 Lord Rockley
  • 1944 Nicholas Caldwell, Rhythm and Blues singer (Whispers), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1944 Peter T King, (Rep-R-New York)
  • 1944 Willeke van Ammelrooy, Amsterdam, actress (Cidke de Rat, Antonia)
  • 1944 Pedro Rossello, Puerto Rican politician
  • 1945 Tommy Smith, English footballer
  • 1946 Jane Asher, actress (Deep End) and girlfriend of Paul McCartney
  • 1946 Jennifer Penney, ballerina
  • 1946 Larry Frederick Wendt, composer
  • 1946 Robert E McKee, CEO/managing director (Conoco-UK)

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1947 Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, President of the Philippines (2001-2010), born in San Juan

14th President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
14th President of the Philippines
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
  • 1949 Judith Arlene Resnik, ast (STS 41D, 51L-Chal disaster), born in Akron, Ohio

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1950 Agnetha Fältskog [Anna Ulvaeus], Swedish singer (ABBA), born in Jönköping, Sweden

  • 1950 Franklin R Chang-Diaz, Costa Rica, astro (STS 61C, 34,46,60,75, sk:91)
  • 1950 Mildred Douglas, Surinames/Dutch singer (Mai Tai)
  • 1950 Miki Manojlović, Serbian actor
  • 1951 Everett Morton, rocker (English Beat)
  • 1951 Roosevel Ferguson, Arkansas, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • 1951 Dean Kamen, American inventor
  • 1952 Mitch Pileggi, American actor
  • 1953 John Buchanan, cricketer (Qld batsman 78-79, Shield coach 1995)
  • 1954 Christopher S Nelson, actor (Sons & Daughters), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1954 Michael W Butler, computer programmer (created TODAY program)
  • 1954 Stan Ridgeway, rocker (Mosquito-Garage Sale)
  • 1955 Janice Long, British radio host (Crash FM)
  • 1955 Renate Bruemmer, astronaut/cosmonaut
  • 1955 Akira Toriyama, Japanese manga artist
  • 1955 Charlotte de Turckheim, French actress
  • 1956 Diamond Dallas Page, American professional wrestler
  • 1958 Cammie Lusko, Guinness' World Strongest Woman, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1958 Johan Kriek, South Africa, tennis player (US Indoor 1982)
  • 1961 Lisa Zane, American actress
  • 1961 Jim LeRoy, Airshow Pilot
  • 1962 Lana Clarkson, American actress (d. 2003)
  • 1964 Martha Faulconer,golfer (1993 ShopRite LPGA-5th), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1964 Robert "Bob" Kaehler, Burlingame California, rower (Olympics-5th-1992, 96)
  • 1964 Christopher "Kid" Reid, American rapper (Kid 'n Play)
  • 1965 Cris Carpenter, American baseball player
  • 1966 Brent Hughes, New Westminster Ca, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
  • 1966 Larry Norman, canoeist (Olympics-19-92, 96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1966 Scott Dill, NFL tackle/guard (Tampa Bay Bucs, Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1967 Gary Gait, Canadian lacrosse player
  • 1968 Gianna Amore, Warwick RI, playmate (August, 1989)
  • 1968 Tasia Valenza, actress (All My Children), born in NYC, New York
  • 1968 Paula Cole, American musician
  • 1970 Erlan Sagymbayev, hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
  • 1970 Tim Jacobs, NFL running back (Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins)
  • 1970 Thea Gill, Canadian actress
  • 1970 Miho Hatori, Japanese singer and songwriter (Cibo Matto)
  • 1971 Bob Kuberski, NFL defensive tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1971 Finidi George, soccer player (Ajax)
  • 1971 Stuart Peele, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1972 Shigemasa Ito, WLAF offensive linebacker (Rhein Fire)
  • 1972 Krista Allen, American actress