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April 2 - Births

Calendar Date April 2nd:
April 2nd - Births:
742 – Charlemagne (d. 814)
1527 – Abraham Ortelius - Flemish cartographer & geographer (d. 1598)
1545 – Elisabeth of Valois - third wife of Philip II of Spain (d. 1568)
1565 – Cornelis de Houtman - Dutch explorer (d. 1599)
1614 – Jahanara Begum Sahib Daughter of Shah Jahan & Mumtaz Mahal (d. 1681)
1618 – Francesco Maria Grimaldi - Italian mathematician & physicist (d. 1663)
1653 – Prince George of Denmark - prince consort of Anne of England (d. 1708)
1719 – Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim - German poet (d. 1803)
1725 – Giacomo Casanova - Italian adventurer & writer (d. 1798)
1743 – Thomas Jefferson - 3rd President of the United States (Old style date) (d. 1826)
1781 – Bhagwan Swaminarayan - religious leader (d. 1830)
1788 – Francisco Balagtas - Filipino poet (d. 1862)
1798 – August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben - German poet (d. 1874)
1805 – Hans Christian Andersen - Danish writer (d. 1875)
1814 – Erastus Brigham Bigelow - American inventor (d. 1879)
1827 – William Holman Hunt - English painter (d. 1910)
1838 – Léon Gambetta - French statesman (d. 1882)
1840 – Émile Zola - French novelist & critic (d. 1902)
1841 – Clément Ader - French aviation pioneer (d. 1926)
1862 – Nicholas Murray Butler - president of Columbia University, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1947)
1867 – Eugen Sandow - German bodybuilder & circus performer (d. 1925)
1869 – Hughie Jennings - American baseball player & manager (d. 1928)
1875 – Walter Chrysler - American automobile pioneer (d. 1940)
1884 – Sir John Squire - British poet, writer, & historian (d. 1958)
1891 – Max Ernst - German painter (d. 1976)
1900 – Roberto Arlt - Argentine writer (d. 1942)
1902 – Jan Tschichold - German typographer (d. 1974)
1903 – Lionel Chevrier - Canadian politician (d. 1987)
1907 – Luke Appling - American baseball player (d. 1991)
1908 – Buddy Ebsen - American actor & dancer (d. 2003)
1910 – Paul Triquet - Canadian military officer (d. 1980)
1912 – Herbert Mills - American singer (The Mills Brothers) (d. 1989)
1914 – Sir Alec Guinness - English actor (d. 2000)
1917 – Dabbs Greer - American actor (d. 2007)
1917 – Lou Monte - American singer (d. 1989)
1920 – Jack Webb - American actor, director, & producer (d. 1982)
1923 – G. Spencer-Brown - English mathematician
1923 – Clifford Scott Green - American Federal Judge (d. 2007)
1923 – Gloria Henry - American actress
1925 – George MacDonald Fraser - English author (d. 2008)
1926 – Sir Jack Brabham - Australian race car driver
1927 – Carmen Basilio - American boxer
1927 – Ferenc Puskás - Hungarian footballer (d. 2006)
1927 – Kenneth Tynan - English critic & writer (d. 1980)
1928 – Joseph Cardinal Bernardin - American cardinal (d. 1996)
1928 – Serge Gainsbourg - French singer (d. 1991)
1928 – Prof David Robinson - Irish horticulturist (d. 2004)
1932 – Edward Cardinal Egan - Cardinal-Archbishop Emeritus of New York
1934 – Paul Joseph Cohen - American mathematician (d. 2007)
1934 – Brian Glover - British actor & wrestler (d. 1997)
1937 – Dick Radatz - American baseball player (d. 2005)
1938 – John Larsson - 17th General of The Salvation Army
1938 – Whirlaway - American thoroughbred racehorse, 1941 Triple Crown winner (d. 1953)
1938 – Booker Little - American jazz trumpeter (d. 1961)
1939 – Marvin Gaye - American singer (d. 1984)
1939 – Lise Thibault - Lieutenant-governor of Quebec
1940 – Penelope Keith - English actress
1941 – Dr. Demento - American radio personality
1942 – Leon Russell - American blues-rock pianist/guitarist
1942 – Hiroyuki Sakai - Japanese chef
1942 – Roshan Seth - Indian actor
1945 – Linda Hunt - American actress
1945 – Reggie Smith - American baseball player
1945 – Don Sutton - American baseball player
1945 – Anne Waldman - American poet
1946 – Kurt Winter - Canadian guitarist (The Guess Who) (d. 1997)
1947 – Emmylou Harris - American singer
1947 – Camille Paglia - American feminist writer
1948 – Dimitris Mitropanos - Greek singer
1948 – Joan D. Vinge - American author
1949 – Paul Gambaccini - British television presenter
1949 – Pamela Reed - American actress
1949 – Ron Palillo - American actor
1949 – David Robinson - American musician
1951 – Ayako Okamoto - Japanese golfer
1951 – Moriteru Ueshiba - Japanese martial artist
1952 – Pat Drummond - Australian singer-songwriter
1952 – Thierry Le Luron - French humorist (d. 1986)
1952 – Leon Wilkeson - American rock bassist (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (d. 2001)
1953 – Jim Allister - Northern Irish politician
1953 – Debralee Scott - American actress (d. 2005)
1954 – Allan Davis - Australian diplomat
1954 – Susumu Hirasawa - Japanese electropop musician
1955 – Michael Stone - British terrorist
1957 – Giuliana De Sio - Italian actress
1958 – Larry Drew - American basketball player
1959 – Juha Kankkunen - Finnish race car driver
1959 – Yves Lavandier - French film director
1959 – Badou Zaki - Morrocan footballer & manager
1960 – Linford Christie - English athlete
1960 – Brad Jones - Australian racing driver
1961 – Christopher Meloni - American actor
1961 – Keren Woodward - English singer (Bananarama)
1962 – Pierre Carles - French documentarist
1962 – Clark Gregg - American actor
1962 – Mark Shulman - American children's author
1963 – Mike Gascoyne - British engineer
1963 – Karl Beattie - English television director & producer
1964 – Pete Incaviglia - American baseball player
1965 – Rodney King - American victim of police brutality
1966 – Bill Romanowski - American football player
1966 – Teddy Sheringham - English footballer
1966 – Garnet Silk - Jamaican singer (d. 1994)
1967 – Greg Camp - American musician (Smash Mouth)
1967 – Helen Chamberlain - British television presenter
1969 – Ajay Devgan - Indian actor
1971 – Todd Woodbridge - Australian tennis player
1971 – ZEEBRA - Japanese hip hop artist
1972 – Chico Slimani - Moroccoan-British singer
1973 – Roselyn Sánchez - Puerto Rican singer, model & actress
1974 – Håkan Hellström - Swedish musician
1975 – Randy Livingston - American basketball player
1975 – Adam Rodriguez - American actor
1976 – Andreas Anastasopoulos - Greek shot putter
1976 – Rory Sabbatini - South African golfer
1977 – Jelena Abbou - Serbian fitness model
1977 – Michael Fassbender - actor
1977 – Aiden Turner - British actor
1978 – John Gall - American baseball player
1979 – Jesse Carmichael - American musician (Maroon 5)
1980 – Carlos Salcido - Mexican footballer
1980 – Adam Fleming - English reporter
1980 – Ricky Hendrick - NASCAR driver & owner (d. 2004)
1981 – Michael Clarke - Australian cricketer
1981 – Bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti - American actress
1982 – Marco Amelia - Italian footballer
1982 – Jeremy Bloom - American skier & football player
1982 – Bianca Chatfield - Australian netballer
1982 – Jack Evans - American professional wrestler
1982 – Leyla Milani - Canadian actress & model
1983 – Felix Borja - Ecuadorian footballer
1983 – Yung Joc - American rapper
1983 – Paul Capdeville - Chilean tennis player
1984 – Meryl Cassie - New Zealand actress
1984 – Ashley Peldon - American actress
1985 – Stephane Lambiel - Swiss figure skater
1986 – Ibrahim Afellay - Dutch footballer
1990 – Amy Castle - American actress
1990 – Miralem Pjanić - Bosnian footballer


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