April 1 Birthdays in History - April 1 Deaths - April 1 Events
1982 Sam Huntington, actor, Jungle 2 Jungle
1980 Bryan Buffinton, born in Ridgewood, New Jersey, actor, Bill Lewis Jr-Guiding Light
1977 Kelli White, American Athlete
1976 Clarence Seedorf, Surinam/Dutch soccer player, Ajax, Real Madrid
1975 Kristine Quance, 100m breaststroke and 200m medley, 1996 Olympics
1975 Magdalena Maleeva, born in Sofia, Bulgaria, tennis star, 1995 Chicago Moscow
1973 Ferdy Vierklau, soccer player for the FC Utrecht
1973 Stephen Fleming, cricketer, New Zealand left-handed Test batsman 1994-
1972 Kenny Gales, NFL/WLAF cornerback, Chicago Bears, Barcelona Dragons
1972 Mike McCoy, WLAF quarterback, Amsterdam Admirals
1971 Daniel Vacek, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, tennis star
1971 Ernest Jones, NFL defensive end, Saints, Denver Broncos Superbowl 32
1971 Jessica Collins, Capogna, actress, Dinah Lee Mayberry-Loving
1971 Method Man, American Musician
1970 Mark Wheeler, NFL defensive tackle, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots
1970 Wes Barnett, born in St. Joseph, Missouri, 238lb, 108kg, weightlifter, 1992, 1996 Olympics
1970 Wyatt Jones, born in Honolulu, Hawaii, kayak, alternate 1996 Olympics
1970 Sung Hi Lee, Korean Model
1969 Andrew Vlahov, Australian basketball forward, 1988, 1992, 1996 Olympics
1969 Arnaud Boetsch, born in Meulam, France, tennis star, 1985 European Junior
1969 Frank Castillo, born in El Paso, Texas, pitcher for the Chicago Cubs
1969 John Forest, soccer player, Go Ahead Eagles
1969 Kevin Dean, born in Madison, NHL defenseman for the New Jersey Devils
1969 Traci Lin-Tavi, born in New York City, actress, Ryan's Hope, F/X, Fright Night 2
1968 Joel Smeenge, NFL defensive end for the Jacksonville Jaguars
1966 Dave Vankoughnett, CFL corner for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1966 Odie Harris, NFL safety and defensive back for the Houston Oilers
1966 Craig Kelly, American Athlete
1965 John "Jumbo" Elliot, NFL tackle, New York Giants, New York Jets
1965 Mark Jackson, NBA guard for the Indiana Pacers
1964 John Morris, cricketer, England right-hand batsman vs. India 1990
1964 Kevin Duckworth, NBA center for the Milwaukee Bucks
1964 Scott Stevens, Kitchener, NHL defenseman, New Jersey Devils, Team Canada
1962 Phillip Schofield, TV personality and designer, Nightfire
1962 Rich Amaral, born in Visalia, California, outfielder for the Seattle Mariners
1961 Jennifer Runyon, actress, Cindy-A Very Brady Christmas
1961 Jim Jeffcoat, NFL defensive end for the Buffalo Bills
1961 Mark White, rock guitarist, ABC-All of My Heart
1958 Anton Innauer, born in Bezau, Austria, 70m ski jumper, Gold 1980 Olympics
1957 David Gower, cricketer, elegant England left-handed batsman 1978 - 1992
1957 Donald William Hammond, born in Frederick, Maryland, PGA golfer, 1986 Bob Hope
1957 Peter Deutsch, born in New York City, New York, Representative-D-Florida 1993 - 2005
1956 Peter O'Toole, Irish pop bassist, Hothouse Flowers-People
1955 Danny Joe Pohl, born in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, PGA golfer, 1986 Colonial
1955 Stan Ridway, rocker, Wall Of Voodoo
1954 Jeff Porcaro, born in Los Angeles, California, drummer and percussionist, Toto-Roxanne, Africa
1953 Aftab Baloch, cricketer, Pakistani in 2 Tests, scored 428 for Sind 74
1953 Barry Sonnenfeld, director, When Harry Met Sally, Big, Misery
1952 Abdel Basset Ali Al-Megrahi, born in Tripoli Libya, bomber, Pan Am 103
1952 Annette O'Toole, born in Houston, Texas, actress, Cat People, Superman III
1952 Billy Currie, rock keyboardist and violinist, Ultravox-We Came to Dance
1952 Reynaud Robinson, 100m sprinter, 1972 Olympics
1951 John Abizaid, American Soldier
1950 Ed[uardus] HTM Nijpels, Dutch minister of Environment, VVD
1950 Leonard van Spirit, Dutch/British fruit and food magnate
1949 Gill Scott-Heron, U.S., writer, poet and singer, Whities on the Moon
1948 Jimmy Cliff, Reggae singer
1948 Simon Crowe, rock drummer, Boomtown Rats-Maxinguaye
1948 Y. Y. Williams, Welsh rugby player
1947 David Eisenhower, grandson of President Dwight, married Julie Nixon
1946 Arthur Conley, U.S. soul singer, Sweet Soul Music
1946 John Barbata, drummer, Turtles-Happy Together, Eleanor
1946 Ronnie "Plonk" Lane, born in London, rock bassist, Small Faces-Hey Girl
1946 William Frederick Fisher, Dallas Texas, MD/astronaut, STS-51-I
1945 Heather Young, born in Bremerton, Washington, actress, Betty-Land of Giants
1944 Carol White, born in England, actress, Daddy's Gone a Hunting
1942 Alan Blakley, rocker, Brian Poole and The Tremeloes
1942 Danny Brooks, rocker, Dovells
1942 Phil Margo, born in Brooklyn, rock vocalist, Tokens-Lion Sleeps Tonight
1942 Samuel Ray Delany, Jr., U.S., sci-fi author, Towers of Toron, Neveryona
1941 Ajit Wadekar, cricketer, stalwart Indian batsman and captain
1940 Wangari Maathai, Kenyan Activist
1939 Ali MacGraw, born in Pound Ridge, New York, actress, Love Story, Goodbye Columbus
1939 Phil Niekro, knuckleball pitcher, New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves
1939 Rudolph Isley, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, rocker, Isley Brothers-Shout
1935 Hans H. Boswinkel, actor and director, Surprise Attack, Tutorials in Love
1935 John Murray, cricketer, England 1961 - 1967, 1st wk called Murray to play Tests
1934 Don Hastings, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Captain Video, Bob-As the World Turns
1933 Dan Flavin, U.S. minimalist sculptor
1933 Montserrat Caballe, Musician
1932 Alexander Colleridge Vanderpuiye Baka Tetteh-Lartey, actor
1932 Debbie Reynolds, born in El Paso, Texas, actress, Singin' in the Rain
1932 Gordon Jump, born in Dayton, Ohio, actor, Arthur Carlson-WKRP, Growing Pains
1931 George Baker, born in Bulgaria, actor, Goodbye Mr. Chips, Curse of the Fly
1931 Rolf Hochhuth, German playwright, Deputy
1930 Grace Lee Whitney, born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, actress, Yeoman Rand-Star Trek
1930 Joan Franks-Williams, composer
1929 Milan Kundera, Czechoslovakian poet and writer, Joke, Unbearable Lightness of Being
1928 Dimitri Frenkel Frank, Dutch writer and director, Hadimassa
1928 George Grizzard, born in North Carolina, actor, Wrong is Right, Bachelor Party, Attica
1928 Herbert Klein, newscaster and press secretary
1928 Jane Powell, born in Portland Oregon, singer and actress, 7 Brides for 7 Brothers
1927 Amos Milburn, born in Houston, Texas, rocker, blues singer, pianist, played rhythm and blues, boogie-woogie, important figure in the history of blues musicianship
1926 Anne McCaffrey, U.S., sci-fi author, Dragonflight, Dragondrums
1926 Lyndon Brook, actor, Invasion, Reach for the Sky
1925 Sala Burton, born in Bialystok, Poland, Representative-D-California 1983 - 1987
1924 Gunther Becker, composer
1923 Bobby Jordan, born in New York, actor, Bowery Champs, Kid Dynamite, Flying Wild
1922 William Manchester, born in Attleboro, Massachusetts, historian, Death of a President
1922 Alan Perlis, American Scientist
1921 Douglas Allenbrook, composer
1921 William L. Bergsma, born in Oakland, California, composer, Fortunate Island
1920 Joan Frances Will, actress
1920 Toshiro Mifune, born in Tsing-tao, China, writer and actor, Shogun
1917 Johnny Andrews, born in Boston, singer and host, Songs at Twilight
1917 Leon Janney, born in Ogden, Utah, actor, Hawk
1915 Art Lund, born in Salt Lake City, Utah, singer, Ken Murray Show
1915 Willy Dixon, blues artist, Mellow Down Easy
1914 Carla van Neste, Belgian violinist
1911 Evert H. "Bep" Bakhuys, Dutch soccer star and writer
1911 Ferdinand J. Kranenburg, Dutch Secretary of Defense, soc dem
1911 Gunther Rennert, born in Essen, Germany, opera director and producer
1909 Abner Biberman, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, director and actor, Imhook-Kodiak
1909 Eddie Duchin, born in Massachusetts, society pianist and bandleader, Eddie Duchin Orchestra
1908 Abraham Maslow, U.S. psychologist, humanistic psychology
1907 Walter Kaufmann, composer
1906 Ned Glass, born in Poland, actor, Sol-Julia, Uncle Moe-Bridget Loves Bernie
1906 Sigve Lie, born in Norway, yachtsmans, Gold 1948, 1952 Olympics
1905 Clara "Mother" Hale, U.S. social worker, Hale House
1905 Gaston Eyskens, Prime Minister of Belgium, 1949, 1958 - 1961, 1968 - 1972
1905 Winfried P I Zillig, German opera composer and conductor, Fantasia Irica
1902 L P Jai, cricketer, one Test India vs. England 1934, scored 19 and 0
1901 Boris Koutzen, composer
1901 Whittaker Chambers, American Writer
1898 Nita Naldi, born in New York City, actress, Blood and Sand
1898 Pola Gojawiczynska, Polish writer, Stolica
1898 Roger Bastide, French sociologist
1897 Willem H van de Pol, Dutch theologist, Christian Dilemma
1895 Alberta Hunter, blues singer and composer, Downhearted Blues
1893 Cicely Courtneidge, born in Sydney, Australia, actress, Double Exposure
1887 Leonard Bloomfield, U.S. linguist
1886 Casimir von Paszthory, composer
1886 Wallace Beery, born in Kansas City, Missouri, actor, Alias a Gentleman, Dinner at 8
1885 Clementine Ogilvy Spencer-Churchill, Hozier, British barones
1884 Laurette Taylor, Helen LM Cooney, U.S. actress, Broadway
1883 Aleksander V. Aleksandrov, Russian composer and conductor
1883 Lon Chaney, CO, man of 1000 faces, actor, High Noon, Phantom of Opera
1878 Carl Sternheim, German playwright, Hyperion/Tabula Rasa
1875 Edgar Wallace, born in England, novelist, playwright and journalist, Terror
1873 Sergei Rachmaninoff, born in Novgorod, Russia, composer, Prelude in C# Minor
1872 Tadeusz Joteyko, composer
1871 F Melius Christiansen, composer
1869 Peter A. Egge, Norwegian writer, De Droom
1868 Edmond Rostand, born in France, poet and playwright, Cyrano de Bergerac
1866 Ferruccio D M B Busoni, born in Italy, pianist, composer and conductor, Arlecchino
1866 Johannes C H de Meoere, Dutch zoologist
1866 Sophonisba Breckenridge, scholar, teacher and social activist
1865 Richard Zsigmondy, born in Germany, chemist, Nobel-1925
1864 Marie Jungius, Dutch fairy tale writer
1858 Arnold Aletrino, Dutch physician-criminologist and author, From Life
1858 Gaetano Mosca, Italian sociologist, Circulation of Elite
1855 Agnes Repplier, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, American essayist and writer, 'Books and Men' and 'In Pursuit of Laughter'
1852 Edward Austin Abbey, U.S., painter, Quest of the Holy Grail
1847 Gavriil Musicescu, composer
1847 Jules-Nicolas Crevaux, French explorer, South America
1843 Ludwig Enneccerus, German jurist
1834 Isidore Edouard Legouix, composer
1823 Simon Bolivar Buckner, Lieutenant General Confederate Army
1817 Johannes J van Oosterzee, Dutch theologist
1815 Otto Von Bismarck, Germany, chancellor, 1866 - 1890
1809 Nikolai Gogol, writer
1809 Willem Ruys J Dz, Dutch ship owner
1807 Fredrik Cygnaeus, Finnish poet and literature critic
1802 Hubert Reis, composer
1793 Edouard Corbiere, French captain and writer, Le negrier
1785 J. H. Ferdinand Olivier, German painter
1772 Ignaz Franz von Mosel, composer
1755 Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, French lawyer, Fisiologia del Gusto
1753 Joseph de Maistre, French Diplomat
1732 Franz Josef Haydn, born in Austria, composer, Die Schopfung
1725 Francois Bainville, composer
1721 Pieter Hellendaal, Dutch violinist, organist and composer, Glees
1697 Abbe Prevost, French novelist and journalist, Manon Lescaut
1643 Christian Demelius, composer
1582 Gaspar de Crayer, Flemish painter
1582 Thomas Simpson, composer
1578 William Harvey, born in England, physician, discovered blood circulation
1283 Ludwig IV of Baveria, Roman Catholic Bavarian emperor, 1314 - 1347