Birthdays of Personalities on April 4

1527 :Abraham Ortelius, [Ortels/Hortels], South Neth geographer
1646 :Antoine Galland, French ori‰ntalist/interpreter
1648 :Grinling Gibbons, sculptor/woodcarver
1696 :Giovanni Battista Tiepoldo, painter
1758 :John Hoppner, portrait painter
1785 :Bettina von Arnim, German writer (This Book Belongs to the King)
1786 :John Franklin, British explorer (Arctic)
1792 :Thaddeus Stevens, US Radical Republican congressional leader (Rep-R)
1802 :Dorothea Dix, US, aroused interest in treatment of mental inmates
1809 :Benjamin Pierce, US mathematician/astronomer
1814 :John Blair Smith Todd, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1872
1817 :John Wilson Sprague, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1893
1820 :Charles Devens Jr, Major General, Bvt (Union volunteers), died in 1891
1821 :Linus Yale, US, portrait painter/inventor (Yale cylinder lock)
1823 :Karl Wilhelm Siemens, inventor (laid undersea cables)
1823 :Robert Byington Mitchell, Brig General (Union volunteers)
1826 :Z‚nobe Th‚ophile Gramme, inventor (electric motor)
1828 :Margaret Oliphant, Scotland, novelist/biographer (Beleaguered City)
1831 :Edward Cary Walthall, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1898
1832 :Jose Echegaray y Elizaguirre, playwright/scientist (Teatro Escogido)
1858 :R‚my de Gourmont, French critic/writer (Physique de L'amour)
1866 :George P Baker, US playwright (47 Workshop)
1870 :George A Smith, Salt Lake City Utah, 8th pres of Mormon church
1875 :Pierre Monteux, Paris France, conductor (Boston Symph Orch 1919-24)
1875 :Samuel S Hinds, Brooklyn NY
1876 :Maurice de Vlaminck, Paris, Fauvist painter (Village in the Snow)
1881 :Charles Funk, Ohio, Encylopediest (Funk & Wagnalls)
1884 :Isoroku Yamamoto, admiral/supreme commander of Japanese fleet
1888 :Tris Speaker, baseball great, hit more doubles than Pete Rose
1892 :Esther Howard, MT
1895 :Arthur Murray, NYC, dancer (Arthur Murray Dance Party)
1896 :Robert Sherwood, dramatist (Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Idiot's Delight)
1896 :Tristan Tzara, [Samuel Rosenfeld] French poet (Approximate Man)
1902 :Louise L de Vilmorin, French poetess/author (Lutin Sauvage)
1906 :John Cameron Swayze, Wichita Ks, newscaster (Timex, Hindenberg) [NS]
1907 :Nathan M Pusey, Iowa, educator (Natl Ass for Social Sciences-1963)
1908 :Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, author (Cheaper by the Dozen)
1910 :Agnes Patrick, campaigner
1913 :Jerome Weidman, US writer (Tenderloin)
1914 :Gustave Camus, Belgian painter
1914 :John Beith, British diplomat
1914 :Marguerite Duras, France, novelist/playwright (Sea Wall)
1915 :Jan Drda, Czech writer (Nema Barikada, Mestecko Na Dlani)
1915 :Lars G Ahlin, Swedish writer (Death of Me)
1915 :Muddy Waters, [McKinley Morganfield], guitarist (Hoochie Coochie Man)
1916 :Herbert Eugene Caen, columnist
1917 :Joseph Ortiz, French-Algerian extremist (barricade uprising)
1918 :Earl Jellicoe, chancellor (U of Southhampton)
1919 :Antony Tudor, England, choreographer (Metropolitan Opera 1957)
1921 :Willem J "Wim" the Villiers, S Afr minister of Administration
1924 :Christopher Prater, screen printer
1924 :Gil Hodges, baseball player/manager (Bkln Dodgers, NY Mets)
1927 :Bob Stump, (Rep-R-AZ, 1977- )
1928 :Bill Ryan, Bkln NY, newscaster (Smithsonian)
1928 :Jimmy Logan, British comedian (Mad Death)
1929 :William F Clinger Jr, (Rep-R-PA, 1979- )
1930 :David Sexton, soccer manager
1931 :Denis Frank Owen, Natural historian
1931 :Harold L Volkmer, (Rep-D-MO, 1977- )
1932 :Richard G Lugar, (Sen-R-IN, 1977- )
1933 :Fritz Bolkestein, Dutch CEO (Shell)/Minister of Defense (VVD)
1933 :Robin Phillips, English multi-millionaire manufacturer (hand-dryer)
1934 :Dorothy Lousie Grenfell Williams, broadcaster
1935 :Lord Ichayra, secretary-general (British Banking Assn)
1935 :Trevor Griffiths, playwright (Absolute Beginners)
1936 :Margo J Sylvia, rocker (Tune Weavers)
1937 :Ian St James, novelist (Balfour Conspiracy, Vengeance, Money Stones)
1937 :J Hans van den Doel, economist/Dutch MP (PvdA)
1938 :A Bartlett Giamatti, Boston, pres of Yale/baseball commish (1989)
1938 :Peter Attenborough, British headmaster (Charterhouse)
1939 :Hugh Masekela, Wilbank South Africa, trumpeter (I Am Not Afraid)
1940 :Bijan, Iran, mens apparel designer (Beverly Hills, NYC, London)
1940 :Robby Mueller, cinematographer (Breaking the Waves, Dead Man, Korczak)
1940 :Vladimir Timofeyevich Isakov, Russia, cosmonaut
1942 :Kitty Kelley, author (Unauthorized Biography of Frank Sinatra)
1942 :Kris Jensen, rocker
1944 :Lawrence A Hough, US, rower (Pairs w/o cox-1968 olympic silver)
1948 :Berry Oakley, Chicago Ill, rocker (Allman Brothers-Ramblin' Man)
1948 :Pick Withers, rocker (Dire Straits)
1949 :Larry Lingle, rocker
1952 :Dave Hill, England, rock guitarist (Slade-Coz I Love You)
1952 :Gary Moore, Irish rock guitarist (Skid Row-Oh Pretty Woman)
1952 :Peter Haycock, rock guitarist (All Along the Watchtower)
1955 :Mick Mars, rocker
1956 :Evelyn Hart, prima ballerina (Royal Winnipeg Ballet)
1956 :Lamen Khalifa Fhimah, Suk Giuma Libya, bomber (Pan Am Flight 103)
1957 :Graeme Kelling, British pop guitarist (Deacon Blue-Real Gone Kid)
1958 :Hrvoje Horvatic, video artist
1958 :Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, painter
1960 :Jonathan Agnew, British broadcaster/test bowler
1963 :Anthony Clark, comedian (Boyd Pritchett-Boston Common)
1964 :Paul Parker, soccer player
1965 :Robert Downey Jr, NYC, comedian (SNL, Less than Zero, Back to School)
1965 :Tony Burse, CFL fullback (Edmonton Eskimos)
1966 :Michal Clingman, Indio Calif, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-9th-1994)
1968 :Andre Bowden, WLAF LB (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1969 :Dennis de Nooijer, Dutch soccer player (Sparta)
1969 :Gerard de Nooijer, Dutch soccer player (Sparta)
1970 :Barry van Galen, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC)
1972 :Chad Eaton, defensive tackle (New England Patriots)
1973 :Damon Allen, Winston-Salem NC, figure skater (1997 Midwestern champ)
1973 :Peter Hoekstra, Dutch soccer player (PSV, Ajax)
1973 :Ryan Coughlin, CFL offensive linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
1974 :O J Santiago, tight end (Atlanta Falcons)
1979 :Charles Butler, Salt Lake City Utah, dance skater (& Joseph-1997 Natl)



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