April 4 Birthdays in History - April 4 Deaths - April 4 Events
1979 Charles Butler, born in Salt Lake City Utah, dance skater
1979 Rebecca Stoyel, born in South Australia, gymnast 1996 Olympics
1979 Heath Ledger, born in Perth, Western Australia, Australian television and film actor
1979 Natasha Lyonne, American Actress
1978 Irene Skliva, born in Athens, Greece, Miss World 1996
1976 Alicia Silverstone, actress, Clueless
1975 Kisha Ford, WNBA guard and forward, New York Liberty
1974 O. J. Santiago, tight end for the Atlanta Falcons
1973 Damon Allen, born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, figure skater, 1997 Midwestern champ
1973 Peter Hoekstra, Dutch soccer player, PSV, Ajax
1973 Ryan Coughlin, CFL offensive linebacker, Montreal Alouettes
1973 Tiffany Woosley, WNBA guard for the Houston Comets
1973 David Blaine, born in Brooklyn, New York, illusionist, endurance artist, considered a modern-day Houdini, first television special titled, 'David Blaine; Street Magic'
1972 Chad Eaton, defensive tackle for the New England Patriots
1972 Jim Werland, born in Ventura, California, canoe, alternate 1996 Olympics
1972 Matt Wagner, born in Cedar falls, Iowa, pitcher for the Seattle Mariners
1971 Allan Houston, NBA guard for the New York Knicks, Detroit Pistons
1971 Felipe Lira, born in Miranda, Venezeula, pitcher for the Detroit Tigers
1971 Jaime Fernandez, Australian rower 1996 Olympics
1971 Yanic Perreault, born in Sherbrooke, NHL center for the Los Angeles Kings
1970 Barry van Galen, Dutch soccer player, Roda JC
1970 Jason Stoltenberg, born in Australia, tennis star
1970 Barry Pepper, Canadian Actor
1969 Anthony Tucker, NBA forward for the New York Knicks
1969 Carlos Reyes, born in Miami, Florida, pitcher for the Oakland A's
1969 Dennis de Nooijer, Dutch soccer player, Sparta
1969 Gerard de Nooijer, Dutch soccer player, Sparta
1968 Andre Bowden, WLAF LB for the Frankfurt Galaxy
1967 Juliana "Juli" Furtado, born in New York City, cyclist, 1996 Olympics 10th
1966 Michal Clingman, born in Indio, California, WPVA volleyballer, Nationals-9th-1994
1966 Myriam Schropp, West Germany, tennis star
1966 Nancy McKeon, born in Westbury, New York, actress, Jo Polniazek-Facts of Life
1966 Stanislav Medrik, born in Nitra, Czechoslovakia, hockey defenseman, Team Slovakia
1965 Black Francis, Charles Thompson, U.S. singer and songwriter, Pixies
1965 Robert Downey, Jr., born in New York City, comedian, SNL, Less than Zero, Back to School
1965 Tony Burse, CFL fullback for the Edmonton Eskimos
1964 Gregory Thomas Kraft, born in Detroit, Michigan, PGA golfer, 1993 Walt Disney-2nd
1964 Paul Parker, born in West Ham, London, athlete, soccer player, commentator, critical player at 1990 World Cup with England, manager, Blue Square Premier League
1964 Robbie Rist, born in California, actor, Oliver-Brady Bunch
1964 David Cross, American Actor
1963 Anthony Clark, comedian, Boyd Pritchett-Boston Common
1963 David Gavurin, English pop guitarist/composer, Sundays, Blind
1963 Jack Del Rio, NFL linebacker for the Minnesota Vikings
1963 Graham Norton, Irish Celebrity
1962 Ava Fabian, born in Brewster, New York, playmate, Aug, 1986, actress, Cafe Nostra
1962 Sherrin Smyers, born in Newcastle, Australia, LPGA golfer, 1995 Youngstown-11th
1962 Tina Tombs, born in Montreal, Quebec, LPGA golfer, 1990 Jamie Farr Toledo
1961 Matt Cole, born in Stratford, Ontario, Canadian Tour golfer, 1990 Space Coast
1960 Bev Smith, born in Armstrong BC, basketball forward 1996 Olympics
1960 Jon Agnew, cricketer, England pace bowler late 80's
1960 Jonathan Agnew, British broadcaster and test bowler
1960 Hugo Weaving, Nigerian Actor
1958 Derek Kallicharran, cricket all-rounder, Guyana, USA 1994 ICC Trophy
1958 John Wesley Jones, born in Lawton, Oklahoma, 4X100m relayer, 1976 Olympics gold
1957 Graeme Kelling, British pop guitarist, Deacon Blue-Real Gone Kid
1957 Paul Downton, cricketer, England wicket-keeper in 80's
1956 Evelyn Hart, prima ballerina, Royal Winnipeg Ballet
1956 David E. Kelley, American Producer
1954 Julie Carmen, born in Mount Vernon, New York, actress, Gloria, Last Plane Out
1952 Dave Hill, born in 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
1952 Rosemarie Ackermann, born in East Germany, high jumper 1976 Olympics gold
1951 Steve Gatlin, born in Olney, Texas, country singer, Gatlin Bros-Broken Lady
1951 Mick Mars, born in Terre Haute, Indiana, rocker, heavy metal guitarist, played for glam metal band Motley Crue
1951 John Hannah, American Athlete
1950 Christine Lahti, born in Detroit, actress, Harvey Korman Show, Swing Shift
1949 Greg Knight, British Politician
1948 Berry Oakley, born in Chicago, Illinois, rocker, Allman Brothers-Ramblin' Man
1948 Pick Withers, rocker, Dire Straits
1948 Dan Simmons, American Author
1947 Salvatore Sciarrino, composer
1946 Craig T. Nelson, born in Spokane, Washington actor, Poltergeist, Hayden Fox-Coach
1945 Bryan Andrews, cricketer, New Zealand medium-pacer, toured Australia 1973-74
1945 Caroline McWilliams, born in Seattle, Washington actress, Sally-Soap, Marcy-Benson
1945 Walter Charles, born in East Strousberg, Pennsylvania, actor, Fletch Lives, Weeds
1944 David Melville, professor and director, Middlesex Polytechnic
1944 Lawrence A. Hough, U.S., rower, Pairs w/o cox-1968 olympic silver
1943 Ian Robertson, British museum director, National Army Museum
1942 Kitty Kelley, author, Unauthorized Biography of Frank Sinatra
1942 Kris Jensen, born in New Haven, Connecticut, musician, singer, guitarist, recorded with Kapp Records, Leader Records, Hickory Records, recorded chart topping hit 'Torture'
1941 Major Lance, U.S. boxer, dancer and singer, Hey Little Girl
1940 Bijan, born in Iran, mens apparel designer, Beverly Hills, New York City, London
1940 Robby Mueller, cinematographer, Breaking the Waves, Dead Man, Korczak
1940 Vladimir Timofeyevich Isakov, Russia, cosmonaut
1939 Hugh Masekela, born in Wilbank, South Africa, trumpeter, I Am Not Afraid
1939 JoAnne Carner, born in Kirkland, Washington, LPGA golfer, 1976 U.S. Women's Open
1938 A Bartlett Giamatti, born in Boston, President of Yale and baseball commissioner, 1989
1938 Michael Parks, born in Corona, California, actor, Then Came Bronson
1938 Peter Attenborough, British headmaster, Charterhouse
1938 A. Bartlett Giamatti, American Educator
1937 Ian St. James, novelist, Balfour Conspiracy, Vengeance, Money Stones
1937 J Hans van den Doel, economist and Dutch MP, PvdA
1936 Margo J. Sylvia, rocker, Tune Weavers
1935 Easton Dudley Ashton St. John McMorris, cricketer, WI batsman of 60's
1935 Francois-Bernard Mache, composer
1935 Lord Ichayra, Secretary-General, British Banking Association
1935 Trevor Griffiths, playwright, Absolute Beginners
1934 Dorothy Lousie Grenfell Williams, broadcaster
1933 Fritz Bolkestein, Dutch CEO, Shell, and Minister of Defense, VVD
1933 Robin Phillips, English multi-millionaire manufacturer, hand-dryer
1933 Seoirse Bodley, born in Ireland, contemporary composer
1932 Andrei Tarkovski, Russian director, Solaris, Stalker
1932 Anthony Perkins, born in New York City, actor, Psycho, Fear Strikes Out, Pretty Poison
1932 Bapu Nadkarni, cricketer, economical Indian slow left-armer 1956 - 1968
1932 Richard G. Lugar, born in Indianapolis, Indiana, Senator-R-Indiana 1977 -
1932 Andrei Tarkovsky, Russian Director
1932 Clive Davis, American Businessman
1931 Denis Frank Owen, Natural historian
1931 Harold Volkmer, born in Jefferson City, Missouri, Representative-D-Missouri 1977 - 1997
1930 David Sexton, soccer manager
1929 William F. Clinger, Jr., born in Warren, Pennsylvania, Representative-R-Pennsylvania 1979 - 1997
1928 Bill Ryan, born in Brooklyn, New York, newscaster, Smithsonian
1928 Jimmy Logan, British comedian, Mad Death
1928 Maya Angelou, born in St. Louis, poet and actress, Nyo-Roots
1928 Monty Norman, composer and writer
1927 Bob Stump, born in Phoenix, Arizona, Representative-R-Arizona 1977 - 2003
1926 Cloris Leachman, born in Des Moines, Iowa, actress, Phyllis, High Anxiety
1925 Elizabeth Wilson, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, actor, Doc, East Side/West Side
1925 Erna Spoorenberg, Dutch singer
1924 Christopher Prater, screen printer
1924 Eva Marie Saint, born in Newark, New Jersey, actress, Sandpiper, Loving, Exodus
1924 Gil Hodges, baseball player/manager, Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Mets
1924 Peter Vaughan, actor, Haunted Honeymoon, Die Die My Darling
1923 Manon H E Alving, Dutch actress, Short American
1923 Nancy Francy, director, Claire's Knee
1922 Elmer Bernstein, born in New York City, movie music composer, Robot Monster
1921 Willem J "Wim" the Villiers, South Africa minister of Administration
1920 Eric Rohmer, born in Nancy, France, actor, 6 in Paris, Collector, Perceval
1919 Antony Tudor, born in England, choreographer, Metropolitan Opera 1957
1918 Earl Jellicoe, chancellor, University of Southhampton
1918 Margaret Dupont, tennis champion
1917 Joseph Ortiz, French-Algerian extremist, barricade uprising
1916 David White, actor, Larry Tate-Bewitched
1916 Herbert Eugene Caen, columnist
1915 Jan Drda, Czechoslovakian writer, Nema Barikada, Mestecko Na Dlani
1915 Lars G Ahlin, Swedish writer, Death of Me
1915 Muddy Waters, guitarist, Hoochie Coochie Man
1914 Gustave Camus, Belgian painter
1914 John Beith, British diplomat
1914 Marguerite Duras, born in France, novelist and playwright, Sea Wall
1913 Frances Langford, born in Lakeland, Florida, singer, Armed Forces Hour, Star Time
1913 Jerome Weidman, U.S. writer, Tenderloin
1913 Rosemary Lane, born in Indianola, Iowa, actress, 4 Mothers, Harvest Melody
1910 Agnes Patrick, campaigner
1910 [Marcelle] Georgette Hagedoorn, actress and chansonniere
1908 Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, author, Cheaper by the Dozen
1907 Nathan M. Pusey, born in Iowa, educator, National Association for Social Sciences-1963
1906 Bea Benaderet, born in New York City, actress, Kate-Petticoat Junction
1906 John Cameron Swayze, born in Wichita, Kansas, newscaster, Timex, Hindenberg
1905 Eugene Bozza, composer
1902 Louise L de Vilmorin, French poet and author, Lutin Sauvage
1901 Carmel Myers, born in San Francisco, California, actress, Carmel Myers Show
1899 William Brann, cricketer, South African batsman vs. England 1922-23
1897 Pierre Fresnay, born in Paris, France, actor, Grand Illusion
1896 Robert Sherwood, dramatist, Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Idiot's Delight
1896 Tristan Tzara, Samuel Rosenfeld, French poet, Approximate Man
1896 Robert E. Sherwood, American Playwright
1895 Arthur Murray, born in New York City, dancer, Arthur Murray Dance Party
1895 Charlie Hallows, cricket batsman, Lancs played for England 1921 - 1928
1892 Cyril Smith, born in Peterhead, Scotland, actor, Adv of Sir Lancelot
1892 Esther Howard, born in Helena, Montana
1888 Tris Speaker, baseball great, hit more doubles than Pete Rose
1884 Isoroku Yamamoto, admiral and supreme commander of Japanese fleet
1882 Mary Howe, born in Richmond, Virginia, composer, pianist, studied with Nadia Boulanger, famous works include 'Chain Gang Song', 'Sand, Stars, Rock'
1881 Charles Funk, born in Ohio, Encylopediest, Funk and Wagnalls
1879 Gabriel Groulez, composer
1876 Maurice de Vlaminck, born in Paris, Fauvist painter, Village in the Snow
1875 Jozef Szulc, composer
1875 Pierre Monteux, born in Paris, France, conductor, Boston Symphony Orchestra 1919 - 1924
1875 Samuel S. Hinds, born in Brooklyn, New York
1872 Nikolai Amani, composer
1872 Pauline de Haan-Manifarges, Dutch singer
1870 George A. Smith, born in Salt Lake City Utah, 8th President of Mormon church
1866 George P. Baker, U.S. playwright, 47 Workshop
1858 Remy de Gourmont, French critic and writer, Physique de L'amour
1843 Hans Richter, composer
1836 Jerome Hopkins, composer
1836 Lawrence Barrett, American Actor
1832 Jose Echegaray y Elizaguirre, playwright and scientist, Teatro Escogido
1831 Edward Cary Walthall, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1828 Margaret Oliphant, Scotland, novelist and biographer, Beleaguered City
1826 Zenobe Theophile Gramme, inventor, electric motor
1823 Karl Wilhelm Siemens, inventor, laid undersea cables
1823 Robert Byington Mitchell, Brigadier General Union volunteers
1821 Linus Yale, U.S., portrait painter and inventor, Yale cylinder lock
1820 Charles Devens, Jr., Major General, Union volunteers
1817 John Wilson Sprague, Major General Union volunteers
1814 John Blair Smith Todd, Brigadier General Union volunteers
1809 Benjamin Pierce, U.S. mathematician and astronomer
1804 Joseph Fischhof, composer
1802 Dorothea Dix, U.S., aroused interest in treatment of mental inmates
1792 Thaddeus Stevens, U.S. Radical Republican congressional leader, Rep-R
1786 John Franklin, British explorer, Arctic
1785 Bettina Brentano, composer
1785 Bettina von Arnim, German writer, This Book Belongs to the King
1762 Stephen Storace, composer
1758 John Hoppner, portrait painter
1758 Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, born in France, painter, studied in Italy and painted for wealthy Parisians in Paris, influenced by Romanticism and Neoclassicism
1755 Vincenc Masek, composer
1752 Niccolo Antonio Zingarelli, composer, Andromeda
1740 Wolfgang Nicolaus Haueisen, composer
1731 Francisco Morera, composer
1716 John Evangelist Schreiber, composer
1696 Giovanni Battista Tiepoldo, painter
1648 Grinling Gibbons, sculptor and woodcarver
1646 Antoine Galland, French orientalist and interpreter
1527 Abraham Ortelius, Ortels/Hortels, born in South Netherlands, geographer
188 Caracalla, Marcus Aureiius Antoniius, Roman emperor, 211-17