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History Births on April 01

Ferruccio Busoni
Ferruccio Busoni, Italian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1924)


Edwin Austin Abbey
Edwin Austin Abbey, American painter and illustrator (d. 1911)


Anamaria Marinca
Anamaria Marinca, Romanian-English actress


Whittaker Chambers
Whittaker Chambers, American journalist and spy (d. 1961)


Taran Killam
Taran Killam, American actor, voice artist, comedian, and writer


O. W. Fischer
O. W. Fischer, Austrian-Swiss actor and director (d. 2004)


C. Ganesha Iyer
C. Ganesha Iyer, Ceylon Tamil philologist (d. 1958)


Brad Meltzer
Brad Meltzer, American author, screenwriter, and producer


Nicola Roxon
Nicola Roxon, Australian lawyer and politician, 34th Attorney-General for Australia


Dennis Kruppke
Dennis Kruppke, German footballer


Vitor Belfort
Vitor Belfort, Brazilian-American boxer and mixed martial artist


Grace Lee Whitney
Grace Lee Whitney, American actress and singer (d. 2015)


John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester
John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, English poet and courtier (d. 1680)


Robin Lopez
Robin Lopez, American basketball player


Gérard Mestrallet
Gérard Mestrallet, French businessman


Debbie Reynolds
Debbie Reynolds, Scottish-Irish American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2016)


Edvard Drabløs
Edvard Drabløs, Norwegian actor and director (d. 1976)


Logan Paul
Logan Paul, American Youtuber and actor


Aprille Ericsson-Jackson
Aprille Ericsson-Jackson, American aerospace engineer


Eddy Duchin
Eddy Duchin, American pianist and bandleader (d. 1951)


Chris Evans (presenter)
Chris Evans, English radio and television host


Brendan Byrne
Brendan Byrne, American lieutenant, judge, and politician, 47th Governor of New Jersey (d. 2018)


Jeff Porcaro
Jeff Porcaro, American drummer, songwriter, and producer (d. 1992)


Helmuth Duckadam
Helmuth Duckadam, Romanian footballer


Wallace Beery
Wallace Beery, American actor (d. 1949)


Emperor Go-Saga
Emperor Go-Saga of Japan (d. 1272)


Claude Cohen-Tannoudji
Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, Algerian-French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate


Gaston Eyskens
Gaston Eyskens, Belgian economist and politician, 47th Prime Minister of Belgium (d. 1988)


Norm Van Lier
Norm Van Lier, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster (d. 2009)


Jimmy Cliff
Jimmy Cliff, Jamaican singer and musician


Walter Mead (cricketer)
Walter Mead, English cricketer (d. 1954)


Hazem El Masri
Hazem El Masri, Lebanese-Australian rugby league player and educator


Cicely Courtneidge
Cicely Courtneidge, Australian-English actress (d. 1980)


Javier Irureta
Javier Irureta, Spanish footballer and manager


John Butler (musician)
John Butler, American-Australian singer-songwriter and producer


Barry Sonnenfeld
Barry Sonnenfeld, American cinematographer, director, and producer


Larry McDonald
Larry McDonald, American physician and politician (d. 1983)


Christian Finnegan
Christian Finnegan, American comedian and actor


Francine Prose
Francine Prose, American novelist, short story writer, and critic


Hillary Scott
Hillary Scott, American country singer-songwriter


Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera, Czech-born novelist, poet, and playwright


Chris Grayling
Chris Grayling, English journalist and politician, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain


Ding Junhui
Ding Junhui, Chinese professional snooker player


Loris Kessel
Loris Kessel, Swiss racing driver (d. 2010)


Blanche of France, Duchess of Orléans
Blanche of France, Duchess of Orléans (d. 1382)


Edmond Rostand
Edmond Rostand, French poet and playwright (d. 1918)


Philippe Kirsch
Philippe Kirsch, Canadian lawyer and judge


Jean-Henri d'Anglebert
Jean-Henri d'Anglebert, French organist and composer (d. 1691)


Daniel Paillé
Daniel Paillé, Canadian academic and politician


Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor
Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1347)


Bjørn Einar Romøren
Bjørn Einar Romøren, Norwegian ski jumper


Phillip Schofield
Phillip Schofield, English television host


Walter Bahr
Walter Bahr, American soccer player, coach, and manager (d. 2018)


Clementine Churchill
Clementine Churchill, English wife of Winston Churchill (d. 1977)


Edgar Wallace
Edgar Wallace, English journalist, author, and playwright (d. 1932)


Denise Nickerson
Denise Nickerson, American actress (d. 2019)


Luigi Schiavonetti
Luigi Schiavonetti, Italian engraver and etcher (d. 1810)


Richard Adolf Zsigmondy
Richard Adolf Zsigmondy, Austrian-German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1929)


Nikitas Kaklamanis
Nikitas Kaklamanis, Greek academic and politician, Greek Minister of Health and Social Security


Lon Chaney
Lon Chaney, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1930)


Otto von Bismarck
Otto von Bismarck, German lawyer and politician, 1st Chancellor of the German Empire (d. 1898)


Ruth Beitia
Ruth Beitia, Spanish high jumper


José Rodrigues dos Santos
José Rodrigues dos Santos, Portuguese journalist, author, and educator


Ferenc Puskás
Ferenc Puskás, Hungarian footballer and manager (d. 2006)


Brook Lopez
Brook Lopez, American basketball player


Oliver Turvey
Oliver Turvey, English racing driver


Jonathan Haze
Jonathan Haze, American actor, producer, screenwriter, and production manager


Toshiro Mifune
Toshiro Mifune, Japanese actor (d. 1997)


Arrigo Sacchi
Arrigo Sacchi, Italian footballer, coach, and manager


Simon Bolivar Buckner
Simon Bolivar Buckner, American general and politician, 30th Governor of Kentucky (d. 1891)


Rolf Hochhuth
Rolf Hochhuth, German author and playwright


Memos Makris
Memos Makris, Greek sculptor (d. 1993)


Beth Tweddle
Beth Tweddle, English gymnast


Clarence Seedorf
Clarence Seedorf, Dutch-Brazilian footballer and manager


Paul Hasluck
Paul Hasluck, Australian historian, poet, and politician, 17th Governor-General of Australia (d. 1993)


Paul Manafort
Paul Manafort, American lobbyist, political consultant, and convicted felon


Ronnie Lane
Ronnie Lane, English bass player, songwriter, and producer (d. 1997)


Charles de Saint-Évremond
Charles de Saint-Évremond, French soldier and critic (d. 1703)


Tarun Gogoi
Tarun Gogoi, Indian politician, 14th Chief Minister of Assam


Haimar Zubeldia
Haimar Zubeldia, Spanish cyclist


Daniel Murphy (baseball)
Daniel Murphy, American baseball player


Phil Niekro
Phil Niekro, American baseball player and manager


Bijou Phillips
Bijou Phillips, American actress and model


Joseph de Maistre
Joseph de Maistre, French philosopher, lawyer, and diplomat (d. 1821)


Anne McCaffrey
Anne McCaffrey, American-Irish author (d. 2011)


Álex Palou
Álex Palou, Spanish racing driver


Stanislaus Zbyszko
Stanislaus Zbyszko, Polish wrestler and strongman (d. 1967)


George Dance the Younger
George Dance the Younger, English architect and surveyor (d. 1825)


D. Boon
D. Boon, American singer and musician (d. 1985)


Stephen Fleming
Stephen Fleming, New Zealand cricketer and coach


Frederic Schwartz
Frederic Schwartz, American architect, co-designed Empty Sky (d. 2014)


Jan Blokhuijsen
Jan Blokhuijsen, Dutch speed skater


David Oyelowo
David Oyelowo, English actor


Dafydd Wigley
Dafydd Wigley, Welsh academic and politician


Sean Taylor
Sean Taylor, American football player (d. 2007)


Jean-Pascal Delamuraz
Jean-Pascal Delamuraz, Swiss politician, 80th President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 1998)


Payut Ngaokrachang
Payut Ngaokrachang, Thai animator and director (d. 2010)


William James Sidis
William James Sidis, Ukrainian-Russian Jewish American mathematician, anthropologist, and historian (d. 1944)


Samboy Lim
Samboy Lim, Filipino basketball player and manager


Samuel R. Delany
Samuel R. Delany, American author and critic


Dean Windass
Dean Windass, English footballer and manager


Darren McCarty
Darren McCarty, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster


Sergio Scariolo
Sergio Scariolo, Italian professional basketball head coach


Ève Lavallière
Ève Lavallière, French actress (d. 1929)


F. Melius Christiansen
F. Melius Christiansen, Norwegian-American violinist and conductor (d. 1955)


Richard D. Wolff
Richard D. Wolff, American economist and academic


Wangari Maathai
Wangari Maathai, Kenyan environmentalist and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)


Etan Thomas
Etan Thomas, American basketball player


Sophie Germain
Sophie Germain, French mathematician, physicist, and philosopher (d. 1831)


Rachel Maddow
Rachel Maddow, American journalist and author


Harry Carney
Harry Carney, American saxophonist and clarinet player (d. 1974)


William Harvey
William Harvey, English physician and academic (d. 1657)


Shivakumara Swami
Shivakumara Swami, Indian religious leader and philanthropist (d. 2019)


Shinji Nakano
Shinji Nakano, Japanese racing driver


David Gower
David Gower, English cricketer and sportscaster


Bernard Stiegler
Bernard Stiegler, French philosopher and academic


Alain Connes
Alain Connes, French mathematician and academic


David N'Gog
David N'Gog, French footballer


Erik Breukink
Erik Breukink, Dutch cyclist and manager


William Mulready
William Mulready, Irish genre painter (d. 1863)


Asa Butterfield
Asa Butterfield, English actor


Randy Orton
Randy Orton, American wrestler


Louis-Zéphirin Moreau
Louis-Zéphirin Moreau, Canadian bishop (d. 1901)


David Gilliland
David Gilliland, American race car driver


Antonis Fotsis
Antonis Fotsis, Greek basketball player


John Abizaid
John Abizaid, American general


Jane Powell
Jane Powell, American actress, singer, and dancer


K. B. Hedgewar
K. B. Hedgewar, Indian physician and activist (d. 1940)


Susan Boyle
Susan Boyle, Scottish singer


Samuel Alito
Samuel Alito, American lawyer and jurist


Mehmet Özdilek
Mehmet Özdilek, Turkish footballer and manager


Alexander Stubb
Alexander Stubb, Finnish academic and politician, 43rd Prime Minister of Finland


Magdalena Maleeva
Magdalena Maleeva, Bulgarian tennis player


Humayun Akhtar Khan
Humayun Akhtar Khan, Pakistani politician, 5th Commerce Minister of Pakistan


Sergei Rachmaninoff
Sergei Rachmaninoff, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1943)


Mike Baird
Mike Baird, Australian politician, 44th Premier of New South Wales


Edward Clark (governor)
Edward Clark, American lawyer and politician, 8th Governor of Texas (d. 1880)


Alexander Sergeyevich Yakovlev
Alexander Sergeyevich Yakovlev, Russian engineer, founded the Yakovlev Design Bureau (d. 1989)


Annette O'Toole
Annette O'Toole, American actress


Ali MacGraw
Ali MacGraw, American model and actress


Duke Jordan
Duke Jordan, American pianist and composer (d. 2006)


Ernest Barnes
Ernest Barnes, English mathematician and theologian (d. 1953)


Abdul Qadeer Khan
Abdul Qadeer Khan, Indian-Pakistani physicist, chemist, and engineer


Alberto Zaccheroni
Alberto Zaccheroni, Italian footballer and manager


Pieter Hellendaal
Pieter Hellendaal, Dutch-English organist, violinist, and composer (d. 1799)


Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, French lawyer and politician (d. 1826)


Laurette Taylor
Laurette Taylor, Irish-American actress (d. 1946)


Deng Linlin
Deng Linlin, Chinese gymnast


Andreas Thorkildsen
Andreas Thorkildsen, Norwegian javelin thrower


Octavian Goga
Octavian Goga, Romanian Prime Minister (d. 1938)


Mirka Federer
Mirka Federer, Slovak-Swiss tennis player


Andreas Schnaas
Andreas Schnaas, German actor and director


James Fisk (financier)
James Fisk, American businessman (d. 1872)


Christian Vietoris
Christian Vietoris, German racing driver


François de Bonne, Duke of Lesdiguières
François de Bonne, Duke of Lesdiguières (d. 1626)


Dan Flavin
Dan Flavin, American sculptor and educator (d. 1996)


Gil Scott-Heron
Gil Scott-Heron, American singer-songwriter and author (d. 2011)


Julia Fischer, German discus thrower
Gianluca Musacci, Italian footballer
Gilberto Macena, Brazilian footballer
Ólafur Ingi Skúlason, Icelandic footballer
Antonio de Nigris, Mexican footballer (d. 2009)
Yuka Yoshida, Japanese tennis player
Hugo Ibarra, Argentinian footballer and manager
Jesse Tobias, American guitarist and songwriter
Sonia Bisset, Cuban javelin thrower
Andrew Vlahov, Australian basketball player
Lev Lobodin, Ukrainian-Russian decathlete
Mark Jackson, American basketball player and coach
Jane Adams, American film, television, and stage actress
John Morris, English cricketer
Kevin Duckworth, American basketball player (d. 2008)
Teodoro de Villa Diaz, Filipino guitarist and songwriter (d. 1988)
Mark Shulman, American author
Mark White, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
Terry Nichols, American criminal
Don Hasselbeck, American football player and sportscaster
Sammy Nelson, Northern Irish footballer and coach
Ajit Wadekar, Indian cricketer, coach, and manager (d. 2018)
Gideon Gadot, Israeli journalist and politician (d. 2012)
Peter Collinson, English-American director and producer (d. 1980)
Vladimir Posner, French-American journalist and radio host
George Baker, Bulgarian-English actor and screenwriter (d. 2011)
Amos Milburn, American R&B singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1980)
William Manchester, American historian and author (d. 2004)
Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith, American guitarist, fiddler, and composer (d. 2014)
William Bergsma, American composer and educator (d. 1994)
Joseph Murray, American surgeon and soldier, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2012)
Melville Shavelson, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2007)
Sydney Newman, Canadian screenwriter and producer, co-created Doctor Who (d. 1997)
Sheila May Edmonds, British mathematician (d. 2002)
Augusta Braxton Baker, African American librarian (d. 1998)
Bob Van Osdel, American high jumper and soldier (d. 1987)
Abner Biberman, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1977)
Harlow Rothert, American shot putter, lawyer, and academic (d. 1997)
Abraham Maslow, American psychologist and academic (d. 1970)
Stefanie Clausen, Danish Olympic diver (d. 1981)
Gustavs Celmi?š, Latvian academic and politician (d. 1968)
Alberta Hunter, African-American singer-songwriter and nurse (d. 1984)
Prince Karl of Bavaria (d. 1927)
William Blomfield, New Zealand cartoonist and politician (d. 1938)
Antoine François Prévost, French novelist and translator (d. 1763)
Georg Mohr, Danish mathematician and academic (d. 1697)