Birthdays of Personalities on April 2

1602 :Maria de Jesus de Agreda, [Maria Coronel], Spanish franciscan
1618 :Francesco M Grimaldi, mathematician/physicist (light defraction)
1713 :Onno Zwier van Haren, Frisian poet (Fatherland)
1725 :Casanova, writer
1740 :Armand-Gaston Camus, French CEO (Council of 500)
1798 :H v Fallersleben, writer
1805 :Hans Christian Andersen, Denmark, author of 150 fairy tales
1806 :Giacomo Antonelli, Italian cardinal/asst sec of state for Pius IX
1814 :Henry Lewis "Old Rock" Benning, Brig General (Confederate Army
1826 :Philip Dale Roddey, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1897
1827 :William Holdman Hunt, English painter (Light of the World)
1833 :Thomas Howard Ruger, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1834 :Frdric-Auguste Bertholdi, France, sculptor (Statue of Liberty)
1840 :mile Zola, France, novelist (Nana, J'Accuse)
1841 :Clment Ader, French engineer
1862 :Nicholas Murray Butler, US, Columbia U pres/pacifist (Nobel 1931)
1863 :Henry C Van de Velde, Flemish painter/architect (Art Nouveau)
1875 :Walter Chrysler, founded car company (Chrysler)
1877 :Arnold Schering, German musicologist (Humor, Heldentum, Tragik)
1891 :Max Ernst, Germany, painter/sculptor (founded surrealism)
1894 :Rudolph P Cleveringa, Dutch anti-nazi lawyer
1894 :Walter Mittelholzer, Swiss aviation pioneer (Swiss Air)
1900 :Heinrich Besseler, German musicologist
1905 :Edmond Jouhaud, general
1905 :Kurt Adler, therapist/writer
1905 :Serge Lifar, Kiev, dancer, choreographer (Paris Opra Ballet)
1910 :Joeri German, Russian writer
1911 :Charles "Honi" Coles, tap dancer (Tap)
1915 :Antony Dornhorst, professor of medicine
1915 :Arthur Ballard, artist
1919 :Antoon J Hubben, Dutch mayor (Maasbree)/trade union leader
1919 :Ian Hunter, impresario
1920 :Lambertus MJU van Straaten, geologist (Waddenzee, Rhne-delta)
1922 :Nikolaj G Bassov, Russia, atomic physicist (laser, Nobel 1964)
1923 :Hugh Overton, British diplomat
1923 :Jacob "Jaap" Firet, Dutch theologist (Agogisch Moment)
1924 :Denis Rooke, CEO (British Gas)
1925 :George MacDonald Fraser, poet/author (Flashman at the Charge)
1926 :Michael Rizzello, sculpter/coin designer
1928 :Joseph "Cardinal" Bernardin, of Chicago
1929 :Catherine Gaskin, romantic novelist (Fiona, Coporation Wife)
1929 :Frans H J J Andriessen, Dutch MP (KVP/CDA)
1930 :W Hambleden Smith, English newspaper magnate
1934 :Christopher France, British permanent secretary (Dept of Health)
1934 :Peter Middleton, British permanent secretary (Treasury)
1936 :Jack Brabham, Australian race car driver (world champ 1966)
1937 :Paul E Kanjorski, (Rep-D-PA, 1985- )
1940 :Peter Haining, writer/editor (Anatomy of Witchcraft)
1942 :Graham Bright, private sec to British PM
1943 :Glen Dale, [Richard Garforth], rock vocalist (Fortunes Deal)
1943 :Larry Coryell, Galveston Tx, jazz guitarist (11th House)
1945 :Lord Skelmersdale, British minister (C)
1946 :Kurt Winter, rocker (Guess Who)
1946 :Lynda Carr, educationist
1948 :Eleanor Margaret Burbridge, astronomer/educator
1948 :Joan [Carol] D[ennison] Vinge, US, sci-fi author (2 Hugos, Dune)
1948 :Kerry Minnear, rocker (Gentle Giant)
1949 :Paul Gambaccini, British disc jockey
1952 :Dana Carvey, comedian (SNL, Wayne's World)
1952 :Leon Wilkerson, rocker (Lynard Skynard)
1953 :David Robinson, drummer (Cars)
1959 :Carmen Ayala-Troncoso, NYC, 5K runner
1959 :Victoria Jackson, Miami Florida, comedian (SNL, Casual Sex)
1960 :Linford Christie, St Andrews Jamaica, 4x100m runner (Oly-gold 1992
1961 :Gijs Steinmann, Dutch soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
1961 :Keren Jane Woodward, Bristol England, rock vocalist (Bananarama-Venus)
1962 :Alex Tripolski, Israel, Men's Shooting 50M air pistol (Oly-16th-1996)
1965 :Rodney King, Sacramento Calif, black motorist beaten by LA cops
1970 :Marcus Christensen, Toronto Ontario, figure skater (1995 Canadian-2nd)
1975 :Deedee Magno, rocker (Party-Rodeo, That's Why)



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