Birthdays of Personalities on April 3

xxxx :Kuan Yin, buddhist/taoist deity
xxxx :Pat Proft, Minneapolis Mn, comedy writer (Naked Gun, Airplane)
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
1593 :George Herbert, English metaphysical poet (5 Mystical Songs)
1720 :Elia van Vilnius, [Elijahu ben Salomo Zalman], Latvian rabbi
1727 :Philippe-Lambert-Joseph Spruyt, Flemish painter/engraver
1764 :John Abernethy, London, surgeon
1783 :Washington Irving, US writer (Legend of Sleepy Hollow)
1798 :Charles D Wilkes, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1877
1812 :Louisa Maria, Queen of the Belgians (1832-50/wife of Leopold I)
1822 :Edward Everett Hale, US, clergyman/author (Man without a Country)
1823 :William Macy "Boss" Tweed, corrupt political boss (NYC)
1837 :John Burroughs, writer/nature enthusiast (Burroughs Medal namesake)
1838 :Lon Michel Gambetta, French attorney/premier (1881-82)
1842 :Ulric Dahlgren, Col (Union volunteers), died in 1864
1858 :Matthew Ricketts, 1st Black man elected to Neb State Legislature
1860 :Frederik W van Eeden, Dutch utopian writer (Walden)
1866 :James B Hertzog, South African general/premier (1914-39)
1871 :Jos 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
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, writer
1904 :Peter Van Steeden, Amsterdam Neth, orch leader (Break the Bank)
1906 :Kathleen Tillotson, Emeritus Professor of English (Bedford College)
1907 :Isaac Deutscher, Polish/English historian (Stalin/Trotsky biography)
1911 :Harold Watkins Shaw, musicologist
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)
1915 :Paul Touvier, war criminal
1916 :Herb Caen, Sacramento Calif, columnist (SF Chronicle)
1916 :Robert Jesse Charleston, museum Curator
1917 :Bill Finegan, Newark NJ, (Sauter-Finegan Band, Sat Night Revue)
1918 :Sixten Ehrling, Malm Sweden, conductor (Royal Opera of Stockholm)
1919 :Duke of Grafton, KG
1920 :Stan Freeman, Waterbury Conn, pianist (Melody Tour)
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)
1929 :Miyoshi Umeki, Jap, actr (Mrs Livingston-Courtship of Eddie's Father)
1930 :Helmut Kohl, chancellor (Germany, 1982- )
1930 :Lawton Chiles, (sen/gov-D-Florida, 1971-89/91- )
1930 :Max Frankel, journalist (Tables of Id of Organic Compounds)
1931 :Johnny Nicholss, soccer star
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, London England, ethologist (studied African chimps)
1935 :Jeffery Bowman, CEO (Price Waterhouse Europe)
1937 :Simon Brown, British high court judge
1938 :Jeff Barry, Bkln NY, rock writer (Tell Laura I Love Her)
1939 :Malcolm Thornton, MP
1940 :R S Burman, CEO (Assn of British Chambers of Commerce)
1941 :Jan Berry, LA Calif, rock vocalist (Jan & Dean-Deadman's Curve)
1942 :Rick Sylvester, parachute ski jumper (world record 3,300')
1944 :Barry Pritchard, rock guitarist (Fortunes)
1945 :Richard Manuel, rock pianist/vocalist (Band-Up on Cripple Creek)
1945 :Wim J Deetman, Dutch minister of education/MP (CDA)
1946 :Carlos Salinas de Gortari, president (Mexico, 1988-94)
1946 :Dee Murray, rocker (Elton John Band)
1948 :Garrick Ohlsson, Bronxville NY, pianist (Intl Busoni winner 1969)
1948 :H C Tomlinson, Headmaster (Hereford Cathedral School)
1948 :Jaap G de Hoop Scheffer, Dutch MP (CDA)
1948 :Mary Gordon-Watson, England, equestrian 3 day event (Oly-gold-1972)
1949 :Richard Thompson, vocalist/guitarist (Shoot Out the Lights)
1951 :Mel Schacher, MI, bassist (Grand Funk Railroad-Some Kind of Wonderful)
1954 :Mick Mars, [Bob Allen Dale], IN, guitarist (Mtley Cre-Girls Girls)
1955 :Aleksandr Nikolayevich Yablontsev, Russian lt-colonel/cosmonaut
1955 :Mick Mars, guitarst (Motley Crue)
1962 :John Gruffith, rocker (Red Rockers)
1962 :Mike Ness, rocker (Social Distortion)
1968 :Sebastian Philip Clerk Bach, Bahamas, rock (Skid Row-Psycho Love)
1970 :Keith Franklin, WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)
1970 :Matt Gay, WLAF safety (Rhein Fire)
1971 :Anthony McClanahan, CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
1971 :Jonathan Star
1971 :Kevin Farkas, WLAF tackle (Amsterdam Admirals)
1972 :Jennie Garth, Champagn Ill, actr (Kelly Taylor-Beverly Hills 90210)
1973 :Kelly Lochbaum, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)



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