Famous Birthdays on April 7

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 214

  • 1506 Francis Xavier, saint/Jesuit missionary to India, Malaya, & Japan
  • 1534 Jose de Anchieta, Spanish jesuit/missionary (Brazilian Tupi-Indians)
  • 1613 Gerard Dou, Dutch painter (Night School) (d. 1675)
  • 1622 Louise Hollandine, daughter of King Frederik V & Elizabeth Stuart
  • 1629 Juan Jose, of Austria, Spanish general/governor of Netherlands
  • 1644 François de Neufville, duc de Villeroi, French soldier (d. 1730)
  • 1648 Ferdinand van Kessel, Flemish painter
  • 1648 John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, English statesman and poet (d. 1721)
  • 1652 Pope Clement XII (d. 1740)
  • 1694 Coelestin Praelisauer, composer
  • 1699 Andreas Benedikt Praelisauer, composer
  • 1718 Hugh Blair, Scottish preacher and man of letters (d. 1800)
  • 1727 Henri Hardouin, composer
  • 1727 Michel Adanson, French botanist (d. 1806)
  • 1745 Georg Druschetzky, composer
  • 1748 Georg Wenzel Ritter, composer
  • 1756 Charles Felix, King of Sardina (1821-31)
  • 1763 Domenico Dragonetti, composer
  • 1768 Karl Theodor Toeschi, composer

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1770 William Wordsworth, English poet laureate (The Prelude), born in Cockermouth, Cumberland (d. 1850)

  • 1772 F M Charles Fourier, French socialist
  • 1775 Francis C Lowell, founded 1st raw cotton-to-cloth textile mill
  • 1780 William Ellery Channing, US, Unitarian clergyman
  • 1786 William Rufus DeVane King, (D) 13th VP (1853)
  • 1801 Henry Eagle, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1882)
  • 1803 Flora Tristan, French writer and social activist, born in Paris (d. 1844)
  • 1803 James Curtiss, Mayor of Chicago (d. 1859)
  • 1805 Francis Wilkinson Pickens, (Gov-SC, Confederacy), (d. 1869)
  • 1819 Hubert Leonard, composer
  • 1822 Gershom Mott, Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1826 Johann Hermann Berens, composer
  • 1841 Alfred Cogniaux, Belgian botanicus
  • 1841 Joseph H "Jozef" Neuhuys, painter
  • 1847 J. P. [Jens Peter] Jacobsen, Danish writer (Niels Lyhne), born in Thisted, Jutland (d. 1885)
  • 1848 Randall Thomas Davidson, Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1930)
  • 1851 Otto Adolf Klauwell, composer
  • 1858 Adrien H Gerhard, Dutch socialist politician (SDAP)
  • 1859 Walter Camp, Ct, father of American football (Yale)
  • 1860 Will Keith Kellogg, American cereal manufacturer (d. 1951)
  • 1869 David Grandison Fairchild, US, botanist/explorer, brought plants to US
  • 1870 Gustav Landauer, German socialist
  • 1870 Joseph Ryeland, Belgian composer/Baron
  • 1872 William Monroe Trotter, Hyde Park, Massachusetts, newspaper editor and African-American rights activist
  • 1873 John McGraw, American baseball player and manager (d. 1934)
  • 1878 C M M Hathorn, cricketer (South African Test centurion in 1905-06)
  • 1878 Jozef C Bittremieux, Flemish theologist (Virgin & Mother of God)
  • 1882 Bert "Dainty" Ironmonger, cricketer (belated Australian rep 1928-33)
  • 1882 Kurt von Schleiger, German chancellor (12/2/32-1/28/33)
  • 1883 Gino Severini, Italian painter (d. 1966)
  • 1884 Charles Dodd, English new testament authority
  • 1884 Louis H N Bosch van Rosenthal, Dutch politician/resistance fighter
  • 1886 Ed Lafitte, American baseball player (d. 1971)
  • 1890 Marjory Stoneman Douglas, environmentalist (1st Lady of Everglades)
  • 1891 Ole Kirk Christiansen, Danish inventor (d. 1958)
  • 1893 Irene Castle, dancer (leader in anti-vivisection movement)
  • 1893 Allen Dulles, American Central Intelligence Agency director (d. 1969)
  • 1894 Gerald Brenan, English writer
  • 1895 Eduardo Toldra, composer
  • 1895 Lewis B Combs, naval commander/civil engineer
  • 1896 Benny Leonard, lightweight boxing champ (1917-25)
  • 1897 Harald Sigurd Johan Saeverud, composer [OS]
  • 1897 Walter Winchell, Harlem newscaster/columnist (Untouchables), born in NYC, New York
  • 1897 Erich Loewenhardt, German flying ace of World War I (d. 1918)
  • 1899 Robert Casadesus, French pianist (d. 1972)
  • 1900 Tebbs Lloyd Johnson, England, 50K walker (Olympic-bronze-1952)
  • 1905 Queenie Leonard, American actress (d. 2002)
  • 1908 Le Duan, Vietnamese politician
  • 1908 Percy Faith, conductor (Summer Place)
  • 1909 Robert Charroux, French writer (d. 1978)
  • 1911 Kenneth Oakley, Amersham Buckinghamshire, English Anthropologist, Palaeontologist, and Geologist whose method for the relative dating of fossils using fluorine content was instrumental in exposing the Piltdown Man hoax
  • 1912 John Adrian Hope, politician/businessman
  • 1913 Charles Vanik, American politician (d. 2007)
  • 1914 Sydney Thompson, rock climber

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1915 Billie Holiday, [Eleanora Fagan], jazz singer (Lady Sings the Blues), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday
  • 1915 Henry Kuttner, US, sci-fi author (Dark World, As You Were)
  • 1915 Stanley Adams, American actor (d. 1977)
  • 1916 Anthony Caruso, American actor (d. 2003)
  • 1917 R G Armstrong, actor (T.H.E. Cat), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2012)
  • 1918 C B Bertie Clarke, cricketer (Barbados & West Indian leg-spinner)
  • 1918 Peanuts Hucko, dixieland clarinetist (Lawrence Welk Show), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1918 Peter Aryans, [PCJ Vander], Dutch radio actor (Shoot Out)
  • 1918 Ronald Howard, Norwood England, actor (Naked Edge, Africa-Texas Style)
  • 1918 Bobby Doerr, American baseball player
  • 1919 Ralph Flanagan, Loraine Ohio, orchestra leader (Let's Dance)
  • 1919 Edoardo Mangiarotti, Italian fencer (6x Olympic gold, 1936-1960), (d. 2012)

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1920 Ravi Shankar, British musician (the Pandit), born in Varanasi, India (d. 2012)

Musician Ravi Shankar
Musician
Ravi Shankar
  • 1920 Terence Armstrong, British polar geographer (d. 1996)
  • 1922 Kenneth Howard Peacock, composer
  • 1922 Mongo Santamaria, Cuban musician (d. 2003)
  • 1924 Ikuma Dan, Japanese composer (Yūzuru), born in Toyko (d. 2001)
  • 1924 Nick Perito, orchestra leader (Don Knotts Show, Big Show), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1924 Johannes Mario Simmel, Austrian writer
  • 1926 Johannes Rood, Dutch immunologist (Eurotransplant)
  • 1927 Babatunde Olatunji, Nigerian drummer (d. 2003)
  • 1928 Alan J Pakula, director (All the President's Men, Klute)
  • 1928 James Garner, American actor (Rockford Files, Bret Maverick), born in Norman Oklahoma, (d. 2014)
  • 1928 James White, UK, sci-fi author (Star Surgeon, Star Healer)

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1929 "Crazy" Joe Gallo, American mobster, born in Brooklyn, New York

Gangster Joe Gallo
Gangster
Joe Gallo
  • 1929 Bob Denard, French mercenary (d. 2007)
  • 1930 Andrew Sachs, German-born British actor (Manuel In Fawlty Towers), born in Berlin (d. 2016)
  • 1931 Daniel Ellsberg, whistleblower (Pentagon Papers)/patriot
  • 1931 Donald Barthelme, American writer (Snow White, Sadness), born in Philadelphia, Pa (d. 1989)
  • 1932 Louis "Mr Bo" Collins, blues SInger
  • 1933 Wayne Rogers, actor (M*A*S*H, House Calls), born in Birmingham Alabama (d. 2015)
  • 1934 Ian Richards, actor (Montgomery-Ike), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1934 Swami Shantananda, Hindu Saint, Philosopher, Disciple of Swami Sivananda, Founder of Temple of Fine Arts
  • 1934 Ian Richardson, Scottish actor (d. 2007)
  • 1934 Victor Feldman, jazz musician (drums and piano), born in London UK (d. 1987)
  • 1935 Bobby Bare, Irontown Oh, country singer (Detroit City)
  • 1935 Hodding Carter III, press secretary (Jimmy Carter)
  • 1935 Yvonne Fedderson, co-founder (Childhelp USA)
  • 1936 Jean-Pierre Changeux, French neuroscientist
  • 1936 Tariq Aziz, Iraqi politician and close adviser to Saddam Hussein, born in Tel Keppe, Iraq (d. 2015)
  • 1937 Charlie Thomas, singer (Drifters), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • 1938 Freddie Hubbard, jazz trumpeter (Art Blakey), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1938 Yvonne Lime, actress (Father Knows Best, Dobie Gillis), born in Glendale, California

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1938 Jerry Brown, Governor of California (D-1975-83, 2011-), born in San Francisco, California

Governor of California Jerry Brown
Governor of California
Jerry Brown
  • 1939 David Frost, Tenterdon England, TV host (That Was the Week That Was), (d. 2013)
  • 1939 Donald L Holmquest, astronaut, born in Dallas, Texas

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1939 Francis Ford Coppola, director (The Godfather, Apocalypse Now), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • 1940 Jan Wilhelm Morthenson, composer
  • 1940 Patricia Paay, Dutch singer (You are not hip)
  • 1941 Gorden Kaye, British actor
  • 1942 Edda Barends, actress (Arthur & Eva)
  • 1942 Jeetendra, Indian actor
  • 1943 Dennis Amiss, cricketer (prolific English batsman)
  • 1943 Mick Abrahams, Luton, rock guitarist (Jethro Tull, Blodwyn Pig)
  • 1943 Roberta Shore, Monterrey Park, California, actress/singer (Virginian)
  • 1943 Spencer Dryden, rock drummer (Jefferson Airplane-Go Ask Alice), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944 Gerhard Schröder, Chancellor of Germany
  • 1944 Bill Stoneman, American baseball player and manager
  • 1945 Martin Lewis, British newsreader
  • 1945 Megas, Icelandic singer, songwriter and writer
  • 1945 Joël Robuchon, French chef
  • 1946 Barbara Benary, composer
  • 1946 Colette Besson, French runner (d. 2005)
  • 1947 Patricia Bennett, US singer (He's So Fine)
  • 1947 Eliseo Soriano, Philippine evangelist
  • 1947 Florian Schneider, German musician (Kraftwerk)
  • 1947 Charles 'skip' Pitts, soul and blues guitarist (Shaft), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2012)
  • 1948 Carol Douglas, American singer
  • 1949 John Oates, rock guitarist/vocalist (Hall & Oates-Rich Girl), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951 Janis Ian [Janis Eddy Fink], American singer-songwriter and folk musician (At Seventeen, Society's Child), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951 John Dittrich, Union NJ, country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels)
  • 1952 Bruce Gary, rock drummer (Knack-My Sharona), born in Burbank, California
  • 1952 Jane Frederick, US pentathlete (Olympics-7th-1976)
  • 1953 Everard Endt, US, yachting (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1954 Donna White, LPGA golfer

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1954 Jackie Chan, Hong Kong martial arts actor (Rumble in the Bronx), born in Hong Kong

  • 1954 Tony Dorsett, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys, Heisman Trophy)
  • 1955 Andrea Fisher, American artist, born in New York (d. 1997)
  • 1956 Gail Lee Hirata, LPGA golfer
  • 1956 Annika Billström, Swedish politician
  • 1956 Christopher Darden, American O.J. Simpson prosecutor
  • 1957 Kim Kap-su, South Korean actor
  • 1958 Alexandra Neil, actress (Rose-Guiding Light), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1958 Tony Aire, rocker (Adventures-Sea of Love)
  • 1960 Simon Climie, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Climie Fisher-Love Changes)
  • 1961 Pascal Olmeta, French footballer
  • 1962 Andy Hampsten, cyclist (Olympics-96), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1962 Bonny Warner, Mount Baldy California, lugist
  • 1962 Hugh Edward Ralph O'Connor, actor (In the Heat of the Night)
  • 1962 Alain Robert, French rock and urban climber
  • 1963 Jaime de Marichalar, duke of Lugo, Spanish royalty
  • 1964 Helen Wadsworth, S Wales, golfer (Curtis Cup 1990)
  • 1964 Joe Durant, Nike golfer (1992 Boise Open-7th), born in Pensacola, Florida

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1964 Russell Crowe, Australian/New Zealand actor (A Beautiful Mind, Gladiator), born in Wellington, New Zealand

  • 1965 Alexander Mronz, tennis star, born in Cologne, Germany
  • 1965 Kaushik Amalean, cricketer (two Tests for Sri Lanka 1986-88)
  • 1965 Alison Lapper, British artist
  • 1966 Teri Ann Linn, actress (Kristen-Bold & Beautiful), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1966 Gary Wilkinson, English snooker player
  • 1967 Steve Wisniewski, NFL guard (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1967 Artemis Gounaki, composer, writer and music producer
  • 1968 Bill Bellamy, actor (Fled, How to be a Player, Joey Breaker)
  • 1968 Don[ald] Smith, North Tonawanda NY, rower (Olympics-5th-1996)
  • 1968 Duncan Armstrong, Australian swimmer
  • 1969 Clark Sheehan, cyclist (Olympics-96), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1969 Jeremy Lincoln, NFL cornerback (Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1969 Peggy Clasen, speed skater (Olympics-1994), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1969 Ricky Bones, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers, NY Yanks), born in Salinas, Puerto Rico
  • 1969 Ricky Watters, NFL running back (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1970 Alexander Karpovtsev, Moscow Russia, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers)
  • 1970 Kevin Smith, NFL cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1970 Leif Ove Andsnes, Norwegian pianist
  • 1971 Cara Kendra Bernosky, Miss USA-Pennsylvania (1997)
  • 1971 Mark Thompson, Russellville KY, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)
  • 1971 Stephen Brimacombe, Australian 100m/200m (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 Victor Kraatz, Berlin Ger, Canadian ice dancer (1995 World Champs-4th)
  • 1971 Guillaume Depardieu, French actor
  • 1972 Greg Clark, tight end (San Francisco 49ers)
  • 1972 Joanne Brown, Australian softball catcher/1st baseman (Olym-bronze-96)
  • 1972 Lovett Purnell, wide receiver (New England Patriots)
  • 1972 Malcolm Huckaby, NBA guard (Miami Heat)
  • 1972 Shana Williams, Bridgeton NJ, long jumper/heptathlete
  • 1973 Carole Montillet, French skier
  • 1973 Ève Salvail, Canadian model
  • 1973 Brett Tomko, American baseball player
  • 1974 Anita Maxwell, WNBA forward (Cleveland Rockers)
  • 1975 Beverly Peele, supermodel (Elle)