On This Day

Famous Birthdays on April 2 (Part 2)

  • 1977 Aiden Turner, Irish actor (The Hobbit-Kili), born in Clondalkin, Dublin
  • 1977 Per Elofsson, Swedish cross-country skier (World C'ship gold x 2 2001; 2003; Olympic bronze 10k + 10k classical 2002), born in Röbäck, Sweden
  • 1979 Jesse Carmichael, American musician and songwriter (Maroon 5), born in Boulder, Colorado
  • 1980 Carlos Salcido, Mexican soccer defender (124 caps; Olympic gold 2012; PSV, Guadalajara), born in Ocotlán, Jalisco, Mexico
  • 1980 Adam Fleming, English news reporter (Daily Politics), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1980 Ricky Hendrick, American auto racer and team owner (NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series 1 win, 23 top 10s), born in Charlotte, North Carolina (d. 2004)
  • 1981 Michael Clarke, Australian cricket batsman and captain (115 Tests, 8,643 runs @ 49.10, 28 x 100s; 245 ODIs) and broadcaster (9 Network, FoxSports), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1981 Bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti, American actress (One Tree Hill), born in Hollywood, Florida
  • 1982 Bianca Chatfield, Australian netball defender (42 caps; World C'ship gold 2007; C'wealth Games gold 2014) and TV personality (The Block 2018), born in Somerville, Mornington Peninsula, Australia
  • 1982 Marco Amelia, Italian soccer goalkeeper (9 caps; 2006 FIFA World Cup; Livorno), born in Frascati, Italy
  • 1982 Jeremy Bloom, American alpine skier (FIS Freestyle World Ski C'ships gold dual moguls 2003) and football wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Loveland, Colorado
  • 1982 Leyla Milani, Iranian-Canadian actress and model, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1982 David Ferrer, Spanish tennis player (World #3 2013; Davis Cup champion Spain 2008, 09, 11; French Open 2013 runner-up; 23 ATP titles), born in Xàbia, Alicante, Spain
  • 1983 Felix Borja, Ecuadorian soccer forward (22 caps; El Nacional), born in San Lorenzo, Ecuador
  • 1983 Yung Joc, American rapper (It's Goin' Down), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1984 Meryl Cassie, New Zealand actress and singer (The Tribe), born in George, Cape Province, South Africa
  • 1985 Thom Evans, Scottish rugby union winger (10 caps; London Wasps, Glasgow Warriors), born in Harare, Zimbabwe
  • 1985 Stéphane Lambiel, Swiss figure skater (World C'ship gold men's singles 2005, 06; Olympic silver 2006; Grand Prix Final champion 2005, 07), born in Martigny, Switzerland
  • 1986 Ibrahim Afellay, Dutch soccer midfielder (53 caps; PSV Eindhoven), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1986 Andris Biedriņš, Latvian basketball center (Golden State Warriors 2004-13; 510 games), born in Riga, Latvia
  • 1987 Shane Lowry, Irish golfer (US Open 2016 runner-up), born in Clara, County Offaly
  • 1987 Pablo César Aguilar, Paraguayan soccer defender (28 caps; Sportivo Luqueño, América, Cruz Azul), born in Luque, Paraguay
  • 1990 Yevgeniya Kanayeva OMF, Russian rhythmic gymnast (Olympic gold all-round 2008, 12; World C'ship gold x 17 2007-11), born in Omsk, Russia
  • 1990 Miralem Pjanić, Bosnian soccer midfielder (92 caps; Roma, Juventus), born in Tuzia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 1991 Quavo [Quavious Marshall], American rapper (Migos), born in Athens, Georgia
  • 1993 Keshorn Walcott ORTT, Trinidadian athlete (Olympic gold javelin 2012, bronze 2016), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
  • 1998 Pleasantly Perfect, American thoroughbred racehorse (Breeders' Cup Classic 2003; Dubai World Cup 2004), born in Clovelly Farms, Louisiana (d. 2020)