Birthdays in History on April 3

  • 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)
  • 1593 George Herbert, English metaphysical poet (5 Mystical Songs)
  • 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
  • 1764 John Abernethy, surgeon, born in London, England
  • 1769 Christian G√ľnther 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 Magear Tweed "Boss Tweed", American politician and corrupt New York fraudster, born in New York City (d. 1878)

Politician Boss Tweed
Politician
Boss Tweed
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 1881 Alcide de Gasperi, Italian premier (1945..53)
  • 1881 Margaret MJ "Daisy" Ashford, English author (Young Sisters)
  • 1882 Simon Elzinga, Dutch educator
  • 1885 Harry St John Philby, [sheik Abdullah], British explorer
  • 1885 Bud Fisher, American cartoonist (d. 1954)
  • 1893 Princess Maud of Fife (d. 1945)
  • 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)
  • 1900 Camille Chamoun, president of Lebanon
  • 1903 Peter Huchel, German poet, born near Berlin (d. 1981)
  • 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 Michael Woodruff, FRS, surgeon
  • 1911 W R Lee, language teacher
  • 1912 Addeke H Boerma, Dutch dir-gen (FAO)
  • 1912 Bert Bakker, Dutch publisher (Free Netherlands)
  • 1913 F H Tate, vice-CEO (Tate & Lyle)
  • 1913 Per Borten, Premier of Norway (d. 2005)
  • 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
  • 1919 Duke of Grafton, 11th Duke of Grafton, Born in Cape Town (d. 2011)
  • 1920 John Demjanjuk, Ukrainian-born American auto worker, alleged Nazi and convicted war criminal (under appeal at death), (d. 2012)
  • 1923 John Smith, English large landowner/financier/MP (C)
  • 1924 Canon A D Caesar, Sub Dean (HM Chapels Royal)
  • 1925 Tony Benn, British minister of technology (1968)
  • 1926 Virgil Grissom, Mitchell Ind, Lt Col USAF/astronaut (Merc 4, Gemini 3)
  • 1927 Wesley Brown, 1st African American US Naval Academy graduate, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2012)
  • 1929 Dennis Farr, director (Courtauld Institute Galleries)
  • 1929 Miyoshi Umeki, Jap, actress (Mrs Livingston-Courtship of Eddie's Father)
  • 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)
  • 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 John Lelliott, English contractor/multi-millionaire
  • 1935 Jeffery Bowman, CEO (Price Waterhouse Europe)
  • 1936 Reginald Hill, British crime author (Andrew Dalziel and Peter Pascoe novels)
  • 1937 Simon Brown, British high court judge
  • 1940 R S Burman, CEO (Association of British Chambers of Commerce)
  • 1943 Doreen Tracey, English-born Mouseketeer
  • 1945 Wim J Deetman, Dutch minister of education/MP (CDA)
  • 1946 Carlos Salinas de Gortari, president (Mexico, 1988-94)
  • 1948 H C Tomlinson, Headmaster (Hereford Cathedral School)
  • 1948 Jaap G de Hoop Scheffer, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • 1948 Arlette Cousture, French-Canadian writer
  • 1952 Mike Moore, American politician and attorney
  • 1955 Aleksandr Nikolayevich Yablontsev, Russian lt-colonel/cosmonaut
  • 1956 Boris Miljkovic, Serbian director
  • 1962 John Gruffith, rocker (Red Rockers)
  • 1964 Nigel Farange, British politician and head of UKIP party
  • 1968 Mike Lansing, Rawlins Wyoming, infielder (Montreal Expos)
  • 1968 Jamie Hewlett, English illustrator

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1969 Mellody Hobson, American businesswoman (Chairman of Dreamworks Animation), born in Chicago, Illinois

Chairman of Dreamworks Animation Mellody Hobson
Chairman of Dreamworks Animation
Mellody Hobson
  • 1975 Mickey Beyer Clausen, Danish entrepreneur and philanthropist
  • 1982 Kasumi Nakane, Japanese gravure idol
  • 1983 Errol Barnett, English reporter