April 5 Birthdays in History - April 5 Deaths - April 5 Events
1977 JoAnn Sevin, born in Dubois, Pennsylvania, air pistol 1996 Olympics
1977 Sevilay Ozturk, Miss Universe-Turkey 1996
1976 Ike Hilliard, NFL wide receiver for the New York Giants
1976 Ryan Drese, born in San Francisco, California, baseball pitcher 1996 Olympics bronze
1975 Nikki Dryden, born in Calgary, Alberta, 800m swimmer, Olympics 6th 1992, 1996
1974 Mike DuHaney, born in New Haven, Connecticut, soccer defender, 1996 Olympics gold
1974 Rick Terry, NFL defensive tackle for the New York Jets
1973 Ed Hobbs, WLAF RB for the London Monarchs
1973 Emile Palmer, WLAF DT for the London Monarchs
1973 Estefania Knuth, born in Barcelona, Spain, LPGA golfer, 1992 French International
1973 Spencer Folau, NFL/WLAF offensive tackle, Baltimore Ravens, Rhein Fire
1973 Tony Banks, quarterback for the St. Louis Rams
1973 Yutaka Kawaguchi, hockey defenseman, Team Japan 1998
1973 Pharrell Williams, American Musician
1972 Shigemasa Ito, WLAF offensive linebacker for the Rhein Fire
1971 Bob Kuberski, NFL defensive tackle, Green Bay Packers Superbowl 31
1971 Stuart Peele, Australian rower 1996 Olympics
1971 Krista Allen, born in Ventura, California, known for playing Billie Reed on 'Days of Our Lives' and Jenna Avid on 'Baywatch Hawaii', films include, 'Liar Liar'
1970 Erlan Sagymbayev, hockey forward, Team Kazakhstan 1998 Olympics
1970 Tim Jacobs, NFL running back, Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins
1968 Gianna Amore, born in Warwick, Rhode Island, playmate, August, 1989
1968 Tasia Valenza, born in New York City, actress, All My Children
1968 Paula Cole, born in Rockport, Massachusetts, singer, songwriter, Grammy-Award winning single, 'Where Have All the Cowboys Gone'
1966 Brent Hughes, born in New Westminster, California, NHL left wing for the Buffalo Sabres
1966 Larry Norman, born in Toronto, Ontario, canoeist, Olympics 1992, 1996
1966 Scott Dill, NFL tackle and guard, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Minnesota Vikings
1965 Mike McCready, American Musician
1964 Martha Faulconer, born in Indianapolis, Indiana, golfer, 1993 ShopRite LPGA-5th
1964 Robert "Bob" Kaehler, born in Burlingame, California, rower, Olympics 1992, 1996
1958 Cammie Lusko, born in Los Angeles, California, Guinness' World Strongest Woman
1958 Johan Kriek, born in South Africa, tennis player, U.S. Indoor 1982
1957 Vince Gill, born in Norman, Oklahoma, country singer, When I Call Your Name
1957 Katherine Harris, American Politician
1955 Janice Long, British radio host, Crash FM
1955 Renate Bruemmer, astronaut and cosmonaut
1954 Christopher S. Nelson, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, actor, Sons and Daughters
1954 Michael W. Butler, computer programmer, created TODAY program
1954 Stan Ridgeway, rocker, Mosquito-Garage Sale
1953 John Buchanan, cricketer, Qld batsman 78-79, Shield coach 1995
1953 Frank Gaffney, American Writer
1951 Everett Morton, rocker, English Beat
1951 Roosevel Ferguson, born in Arkansas, murderer, FBI Most Wanted List
1951 Dean Kamen, born in Rockville Centre, New York, inventor, entrepreneur, created the Segway, the AutoSyringe - a mobile dialysis system, and the insulin pump
1950 Agnetha Faltskog, born in Stockholm, Sweden, rocker, ABBA-Waterloo
1950 Anna Ulvaeus, rocker, Aha-Take on Me
1950 Franklin R. Chang-Diaz, born in Costa Rica, astronaut, STS-61C, 34,46,60,75, sk:91
1950 Mildred Douglas, Surinames/Dutch singer, Mai Tai
1949 Judith Arlene Resnik, born in Akron, Ohio, ast, STS-41D, 51L-Chal disaster
1947 Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Filipino Statesman
1946 Jane Asher, Paul McCartney's girlfriend and actress, Deep End
1946 Jennifer Penney, ballerina
1946 Larry Frederick Wendt, composer
1946 Robert E. McKee, CEO and managing director, Conoco-UK
1944 Ann [Elizabeth] Maxwell, U.S., 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 Nicholas Caldwell, rocker, Whispers
1944 Peter T. King, born in New York City, New York, Representative-R-New York 1993 -
1944 Willeke van Ammelrooy, born in Amsterdam, actress, Cidke de Rat, Antonia
1944 Evan Parker, British Musician
1943 Jonathan Lynn, born in Bath, England, actor, Danny-Doctor in the House
1943 Max Gail, born in Detroit, Barney Miller, Whiz Kids, DC Cab, Normal People
1942 Allan Clarke, rock vocalist, Hollies-Air That I Breathe
1942 Arthur Barrett, cricketer, WI leggie early 70's
1942 Peter Greenaway, British Director
1941 Dave Swarbrick, rocker, Fairport Convention
1941 David LaFlamme, born in Utah, electric violinist, It's a Beautiful Day
1941 Eric Burdon, born in England, rocker, Animals-House of the Rising Sun
1941 Michael Moriarty, born in Detroit, actor, Bang the Drum Slowly, Q, Stuff
1941 Roman Balayan, born in Nerke, Azerbaijan, director, Filer, Biryuk
1940 Aliza Kashi, born in Israel, actress and singer, Merv Griffin regular
1939 Andrew Buxton, CEO, Barclays Bank
1939 David Winters, born in London, England, choreographer, Steve Allen Comedy Hour
1939 Lonnie White, vocalist, Smokey Robinson and Miracles-Shop Around
1938 Colin Bland, cricketer, South African bat Maybe the best cover field
1938 Ronald Anthony White, Jr., singer
1937 Colin Powell, born in Bronx, New York, general and Secretary of State
1937 Stuart May, senior partner, Theodore Goddard
1936 John Albert, professor, Master of University College Oxford
1936 John White, born in Berlin, Germany, composer, musician, tuba player, invented Systems music, a British form of minimalism, influences include Howard Skempton, Cornelius Cardew
1936 Michael Livesay, British admiral and president, RN College Greenwich
1935 Donald Lynden-Bell, British astronomer
1935 Peter Grant, rock band manager
1934 Stanley Turrentine, jazz saxophonist, Wonderland
1934 Tina Maria Stone, runner, 1 year distance record of 15,472 miles
1933 Frank Gorshin, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, comedian and impersonator, Riddler-Batman
1931 Denis Lawton, director, London University Institute of Educ
1929 Hugo Claus, Flemish writer and director, Cool Lover, Sugar
1929 Nigel Hawthorne, actor, Tartuffe, Pope John Paul II
1928 David Farquhar Andress, composer
1928 Michael Bryant, born in London, England, actor, Sakharov, Girly
1928 Peter Moore, Principal, London Business School
1928 Tony Williams, born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, singer, Platters-Only You, Harbor Lights
1928 Will Gaines, jazz dancer
1927 John Gilbert, born in England, Labor Party, Member of Parliament for Dudley East, life peer as Baron Gilbert, of Dudley in the County of West Midlands
1926 Ann B. Davis, actress, Alice-Brady Bunch
1926 Milton O. Thompson, astronaut, Dynasoar, X-15
1926 Roger Corman, born in Detroit, producer and director, Little Shop of Horrors
1925 Oldrich Flosman, composer
1924 Mart Kempers, Dutch graphic artist and sculptor
1923 Ernest Mandel, Belgian philosopher and economist
1923 Michael V. Gazzo, born in Hillside, New Jersey, actor, Cookie, Fear City
1923 Nguyen Van Thieu, South Vietnam president, 1965-75
1923 Stanley Orme, Chairman, British Labour Party
1922 Gale Storm, born in Bloomington, Texas, actress, My Little Margie, Gale Storm Show
1922 Harry Freedman, composer
1922 Tom Finney, British soccer star
1921 Lady Fisher, founder, British Women Caring Trust
1921 Les Jackson, cricket bowler, England twice, 1949 and 1961
1921 Robert Q. Lewis, born in New York City, TV host, Masquerade Party, Robert Q Lewis Show
1920 Arthur Hailey, Luton England, novelist, Hotel, Airport
1920 Barend Biesheuvel, Dutch premier, 1971-73
1919 Douglas Henley, British auditor-general
1917 Richard Yardumian, born in Philadelphia, composer, Come Creator Spirit
1917 Robert [Albert] Bloch, U.S., sci-fi author, Hugo, Psycho
1917 Robert Bloch, Writer
1916 Baroness Delacourt-Smith of Alteryn
1916 Bernard Baily, comic artist
1916 Gregory Peck, born in La Jolla, California, actor, To Kill a Mockingbird, MacArthur
1914 Frederick Angus Armstrong, journalist
1913 Alan Cheales, dominican priest
1912 John Le Mesurier, born in Bedford, England, actor, Jabberwocky, Dad's Army
1911 Goddard Lieberson, Hanley Staffordshire England, recording executive
1911 Gordon Jones, born in Alden, Iowa, actor, Mike the Cop-Abbott and Costello
1909 Alberto Romero "Cubby" Broccoli, born in New York City, film producer, James Bond
1909 Gerald Bond, cricketer, one Test South Africa vs. England 1938, 0 and 0-16
1908 Bette Davis, born in Lowell, Massachusetts, famous eyes, Of Human Bondage, Jezebel
1908 George Schick, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, conductor, Chicago Symphony
1908 Grady Sutton, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, actor, Pruitts of South Hampton
1908 Herbert von Karajan, born in Austria, Nazi and conductor, Berlin Philharmonic
1908 Mary Hemingway, writer, Ernest Hemmingway Biography
1907 J Zeldenrust, Dutch pathologist and anatomist
1906 Arthur Guy Clutton-Brock, English agronomist
1905 Bill Raisch, one armed actor, Fred Johnson-Fugitive
1905 Jef Maes, born in Antwerp, Belgium, composer, lecturer, worked for the Knokke orchestra, studied with Albert van de Vijver, Karel Candaeil, and Napoleon Distelmans
1903 Thomas Baron Pitfield, composer
1901 Alexander Alexeieff, Russian/French painter and graphic artist
1901 Chester Bowles, born in Massachusetts, ambassador and writer, Conscience of a Liberal
1901 Melvyn Douglas, born in Macon, Georgia, actor, Hud, Ghost Story
1900 Spencer Tracy, born in Milwaukee, actor, Father's Little Dividend, Adam's Rib
1899 William Hornby Steer, barrister and judge
1899 Alfred Blalock, American Inventor
1893 Clas Thunberg, born in Finland, speed skater, Gold Medals 1924, 1928, Olympics
1893 Pal Szabo, Hungarian farmer and author, Talpalatnyi Fold
1890 Fie Carelsen, Dutch actress, Malle Gervallen
1886 Jacques Handschin, Swiss musicologist, Der Toncharakter
1885 Dimitrie Cuclin, composer
1882 Don Blackie, cricketer, Australian off-spinner in 1928-29 yes, age 46
1876 Viktor Patrick Vretblad, composer
1871 Jeanne Bougeois, La Mistinguette, artist, French revue
1869 Albert Roussel, born in Tourcoing, France, composer, Rapsodie Flamende
1869 Karl Wagenfeld, Low German writer, Daud un Duwel
1868 J F "Flooi" Du Toit, cricketer, one Test South Africa 1892
1862 Louis Ganne, composer
1859 Wilhelm Harteveld, composer
1857 Alexander-Jozef von Battenberg, ruler of Bulgaria, 1879-86
1856 Booker Taliaferro Washington, pioneer educator, 1st black on U.S. stamp
1856 Booker T. Washington, American Educator
1854 Vicente Goicoechea Errasti, composer
1853 Alfonso Randano, composer
1845 Jules M Cambon, French Governor-General of Algeria/ambassador
1839 Robert Smalls, born in Beaufort, South Carolina, black congressman 1875-87, Rep-SC
1839 Stanislaw Pilinski, composer
1838 Alpheus Hyatt, U.S., invertebrate paleontologist
1837 Algernon Charles Swinburne, born in England, poet, Atalanta in Calydon
1834 Frank Richard Stockton, American Writer
1832 Jules-Francois Camille Ferry, French statesman
1830 Alexander Muir, born in Lesmahagow Scotland, poet, Maple Leaf Forever
1828 Pietro Plantania, composer
1825 David Rumph "Neighbor" Jones, Major General Confederate Army
1824 Sydney Thompson Dobell, poet, Roman
1822 James Nagle, Brigadier General Union volunteers
1820 Nadar, Felix Tournachon, French painter, cartoonist, author and ballonist
1818 Lewis Baldwin Parsons, Major General Union volunteers
1811 Jules Dupre, landscape painter
1799 Vincenzo Fioravanti, composer
1795 Henry Havelock, British soldier, War in Afghanistan 1838-39
1788 Franz Pforr, German painter and cartoonist, Lukasbund
1784 Louis [Ludwig] Spohr, born in Germany, violin virtuoso and composer, Faust
1752 Sebastien Erard, piano and harp manufacturer
1732 Jean-Honore Fragonard, born in France, painter
1727 Pasquale Ankossi, composer
1698 Georg Gottfried Wagner, composer
1649 Elihu Yale, England, philanthropist founded Yale
1643 Charles V Leopold, Duke of Lorraine and field marshal in Austria
1626 Jan van Kessel, Flemish painter
1598 Laurentius Erhard, composer
1595 John Wilson, composer
1588 Thomas Hobbes, born in England, philosopher, Leviathan