Birthdays of Personalities on April 5

1588 :Thomas Hobbes, England, philosopher (Leviathan)
1626 :Jan van Kessel, Flemish painter
1643 :Charles V Leopold, Duke of Lorraine/fieldmarshal in Austria
1649 :Elihu Yale, England, philanthropist founded Yale
1725 :Giacomo Casanova, Italian writer/philanderer/adventurer (uncertain)
1732 :Jean-Honor‚ Fragonard, France, painter
1752 :S‚bastien Erard, piano/harp manufacturer
1788 :Franz Pforr, German painter/cartoonist (Lukasbund)
1795 :Henry Havelock, British soldier (War in Afghanistan 1838-39)
1811 :Jules Dupr‚, landscape painter
1818 :Lewis Baldwin Parsons, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1820 :Nadar, [F‚lix Tournachon], French painter/cartoonist/author/ballonist
1822 :James Nagle, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1866
1824 :Sydney Thompson Dobell, poet (Roman)
1825 :David Rumph "Neighbor" Jones, Major General (Confederate Army)
1827 :Joseph Lister, England, physician (founded aseptic surgery)
1830 :Alexander Muir, Lesmahagow Scotland, poet (Maple Leaf Forever)
1832 :Jules-Fran‡ois Camille Ferry, French statesman
1837 :Algernon Charles Swinburne, England, poet (Atalanta in Calydon)
1838 :Alpheus Hyatt, US, invertebrate paleontologist
1839 :Robert Smalls, Beaufort SC, black congressman 1875-87 (Rep-SC)
1845 :Jules M Cambon, French gov-gen of Algeria/ambassador
1856 :Booker Taliaferro Washington, pioneer educator (1st black on US stamp)
1857 :Alexander-Jozef von Battenberg, ruler of Bulgaria (1879-86)
1869 :Karl Wagenfeld, Low German writer (Daud un Dwel)
1871 :Jeanne Bougeois, [La Mistinguette], artist (French revue)
1886 :Jacques Handschin, Swiss musicologist (Der Toncharakter)
1893 :P l Szab¢, Hungarian farmer/author (Talpalatnyi F”ld)
1899 :William Hornby Steer, barrister/judge
1901 :Alexander Alexeieff, Russian/French painter/graphic artist
1901 :Chester Bowles, Mass, ambassador/writer (Conscience of a Liberal)
1906 :Arthur Guy Clutton-Brock, English agronomist
1907 :J Zeldenrust, Dutch pathologist/anatomist
1908 :Bette Davis, Lowell Mass, famous eyes (Of Human Bondage, Jezebel)
1908 :George Schick, Prague Czech, conductor (Chicago Symphony)
1908 :Herbert von Karajan, Austria, Nazi/conductor (Berlin Philharmonic)
1908 :Mary Hemingway, writer (Ernest Hemmingway Biography)
1911 :Goddard Lieberson, Hanley Staffordshire England, recording exec
1913 :Alan Cheales, dominican priest
1914 :Frederick Angus Armstrong, journalist
1916 :Baroness Delacourt-Smith of Alteryn
1916 :Bernard Baily, comic artist
1917 :Robert [Albert] Bloch, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Psycho)
1919 :Douglas Henley, British auditor-general
1920 :Arthur Hailey, Luton England, novelist (Hotel, Airport)
1920 :Barend Biesheuvel, Dutch premier (1971-73)
1921 :Lady Fisher, founder (British Women Caring Trust)
1921 :Robert Q Lewis, NYC, TV host (Masquerade Party, Robert Q Lewis Show)
1922 :Gale Storm, Bloomington Tx, actr (My Little Margie, Gale Storm Show)
1922 :Tom Finney, British soccer star
1923 :Ernest Mandel, Belgian philosopher/economist
1923 :Nguyen Van Thieu, South Vietnam president (1965-75)
1923 :Stanley Orme, Chairman (British Labour Party)
1924 :Mart Kempers, Dutch graphic artist/sculptor
1926 :Milton O Thompson, astronaut (Dynasoar, X-15)
1927 :John Gilbert, MP
1928 :Peter Moore, Principal (London Business School)
1928 :Will Gaines, jazz dancer
1933 :Frank Gorshin, Pittsburgh Pa, comedian/impersonator (Riddler-Batman)
1934 :Stanley Turrentine, jazz saxophonist (Wonderland)
1934 :Tina Maria Stone, runner (1 year distance record of 15,472 miles)
1935 :Donald Lynden-Bell, British astronomer
1935 :Peter Grant, rock band manager
1936 :John Albert, professor (Master of University College Oxford)
1936 :Michael Livesay, British admiral/pres (RN College Greenwich)
1937 :Colin Powell, Bronx NY, general/asst to president (Nat Sec Affairs)
1937 :Stuart May, senior partner (Theodore Goddard)
1939 :Andrew Buxton, CEO (Barclays Bank)
1939 :Lonnie White, vocalist (Smokey Robinson & Miracles-Shop Around)
1941 :Dave Swarbrick, rocker (Fairport Convention)
1941 :David LaFlamme, Utah, electric violinist (It's a Beautiful Day)
1941 :Eric Burdon, England, rocker (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
1942 :Allan Clarke, rock vocalist (Hollies-Air That I Breathe)
1943 :Max Gail, Detroit, (Barney Miller, Whiz Kids, DC Cab, Normal People)
1944 :Ann [Elizabeth] Maxwell, US, sci-fi author (Jaws of Menx)
1944 :Crispian St Peters, rocker
1944 :Dave Holland, heavy metal rocker (Judas Priest-Breakin' the Law)
1944 :James Buckley, CEO (Baltic Exchange)
1944 :Lord Rockley
1944 :Nicholas Caldwell, rocker (Whispers)
1944 :Peter T King, (Rep-R-New York)
1946 :Jennifer Penney, ballerina
1949 :Judith Arlene Resnik, Akron Ohio, ast (STS 41D, 51L-Chal disaster)
1950 :Agnetha F„ltskog, Stockholm Sweden, rocker (ABBA-Waterloo)
1950 :Anna Ulvaeus, rocker (Aha-Take on Me)
1950 :Franklin R Chang-Diaz, Costa Rica, astro (STS 61C, 34,46,60,75, sk:91)
1951 :Everett Morton, rocker (English Beat)
1951 :Roosevel Ferguson, Arkansas, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
1954 :Michael W Butler, computer programmer (created TODAY program)
1954 :Stan Ridgeway, rocker (Mosquito-Garage Sale)
1955 :Janice Long, British radio host (Crash FM)
1955 :Renate Bruemmer, astronaut/cosmonaut
1958 :Cammie Lusko, LA Calif, Guinness' World Strongest Woman
1968 :Gianna Amore, Warwick RI, playmate (August, 1989)
1971 :Finidi George, soccer player (Ajax)
1972 :Shigemasa Ito, WLAF offensive linebacker (Rhein Fire)
1973 :Ed Hobbs, WLAF RB (London Monarchs)
1973 :Emile Palmer, WLAF DT (London Monarchs)
1973 :Tony Banks, quarterback (St Louis Rams)
2173 :Harcourt Fenton "Harry" Mudd, New Amsterdam, Arcturus (Star Trek)



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