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History Births on April 02

Gregory Abbott
Gregory Abbott, American singer-songwriter and producer


Prince George of Denmark
Prince George of Denmark (d. 1708)


Per Elofsson
Per Elofsson, Swedish skier


Clark Gregg
Clark Gregg, American actor


Joseph Bernardin
Joseph Bernardin, American cardinal (d. 1996)


Will Hoy
Will Hoy, English race car driver (d. 2002)


Clément Ader
Clément Ader, French engineer, designed the Ader Avion III (d. 1926)


J. C. Squire
J. C. Squire, English poet, author, and historian (d. 1958)


Lee DeWyze
Lee DeWyze, American singer-songwriter and guitarist


Tayfun Korkut
Tayfun Korkut, Turkish football manager and former player


Rodney King
Rodney King, American victim of police brutality (d. 2012)


Elisabeth of Valois
Elisabeth of Valois (d. 1568)


Gloria Henry
Gloria Henry, American actress


David Ferrer
David Ferrer, Spanish tennis player


Joan D. Vinge
Joan D. Vinge, American author


Yves Lavandier
Yves Lavandier, French director and producer


Reggie Smith
Reggie Smith, American baseball player and coach


Brad Jones (racing driver)
Brad Jones, Australian race car driver


Max Ernst
Max Ernst, German painter, sculptor, and poet (d. 1976)


David Heyes
David Heyes, English politician


Dr. Demento
Dr. Demento, American radio host


Anne Waldman
Anne Waldman, American poet


John Larsson
John Larsson, Swedish 17th General of The Salvation Army


Wairangi Koopu
Wairangi Koopu, New Zealand rugby league player


Leon Russell
Leon Russell, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2016)


David Robinson (horticulturist)
David Robinson, Northern Irish horticulturist and academic (d. 2004)


György Konrád
György Konrád, Hungarian sociologist and author


John C. Whitehead
John C. Whitehead, American banker and politician, 9th United States Deputy Secretary of State (d. 2015)


William Holman Hunt
William Holman Hunt, English soldier and painter (d. 1910)


Miralem Pjani?
Miralem Pjani?, Bosnian footballer


Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness, English actor (d. 2000)


Lise Thibault
Lise Thibault, Canadian journalist and politician, 27th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec


Camille Paglia
Camille Paglia, American author and critic


Chico Xavier
Chico Xavier, Brazilian spiritual medium (d. 2002)


Chiungtze C. Tsen
Chiungtze C. Tsen, Chinese mathematician (d. 1940)


Francesco Maria Grimaldi
Francesco Maria Grimaldi, Italian mathematician and physicist (d. 1663)


Yung Joc
Yung Joc, American rapper


Engin Atsür
Engin Atsür, Turkish basketball player


Erastus Brigham Bigelow
Erastus Brigham Bigelow, American inventor (d. 1879)


Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim
Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim, German poet (d. 1803)


Jack Evans (wrestler)
Jack Evans, American wrestler


Pierre Carles
Pierre Carles, French director and producer


Remo D'Souza
Remo D'Souza, Indian choreographer and dancer


Larry Drew
Larry Drew, American basketball player and coach


Christopher Meloni
Christopher Meloni, American actor


Bill Romanowski
Bill Romanowski, American football player and actor


Karl Beattie
Karl Beattie, English director and producer


Charlemagne, Frankish king (d. 814)


Francisco de Paula Santander
Francisco de Paula Santander, Colombian general and politician, 4th President of the Republic of the New Granada (d. 1840)


Billy Pierce
Billy Pierce, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2015)


Jack Webb
Jack Webb, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1982)


Mary of Jesus of Ágreda
Mary of Jesus of Ágreda, Franciscan abbess (d. 1665)


August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben
August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben, German poet and academic (d. 1874)


Billy Dean
Billy Dean, American singer-songwriter and guitarist


Phil Demmel
Phil Demmel, American guitarist and songwriter


Stéphane Lambiel
Stéphane Lambiel, Swiss figure skater


Bobby Ávila
Bobby Ávila, Mexican baseball player (d. 2004)


Carl Kasell
Carl Kasell, American journalist and game show host (d. 2018)


Jan Tschichold
Jan Tschichold, German-Swiss graphic designer and typographer (d. 1974)


David Frankel
David Frankel, American director, producer, and screenwriter


Roselyn Sánchez
Roselyn Sánchez, Puerto Rican-American actress


Kapil Sharma (comedian)
Kapil Sharma, Indian stand-up comedian, television presenter and actor


Mike Hailwood
Mike Hailwood, English motorcycle racer (d. 1981)


Mike Gascoyne
Mike Gascoyne, English engineer


Pete Incaviglia
Pete Incaviglia, American baseball player and coach


Shaul Ladany
Shaul Ladany, Serbian-Israeli race walker and engineer


Malika Oufkir
Malika Oufkir, Moroccan Berber writer


Paul Triquet
Paul Triquet, Canadian general, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1980)


Dominic Savio
Dominic Savio, Italian Catholic saint, adolescent student of Saint John Bosco (d. 1857)


Marvin Gaye
Marvin Gaye, American singer-songwriter (d. 1984)


Anthony Lake
Anthony Lake, American academic and diplomat, 18th United States National Security Advisor


Ricky Hendrick
Ricky Hendrick, American race car driver (d. 2004)


Jonathon Sharkey
Jonathon Sharkey, American wrestler


Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender, German-Irish actor and producer


Teddy Sheringham
Teddy Sheringham, English footballer and coach


John Corvinus
John Corvinus, Hungarian noble (d. 1504)


Maria Sibylla Merian
Maria Sibylla Merian, German-Dutch botanist and illustrator (d. 1717)


Rory Sabbatini
Rory Sabbatini, South African golfer


Hanno Pevkur
Hanno Pevkur, Estonian lawyer and politician, Estonian Minister of Justice


Léon Gambetta
Léon Gambetta, French lawyer and politician, 45th Prime Minister of France (d. 1882)


Scott Lynch
Scott Lynch, American author


Yevgeniya Kanayeva
Yevgeniya Kanayeva, Russian gymnast


Katrin Rutschow-Stomporowski
Katrin Rutschow-Stomporowski, German rower


Jürgen Drews
Jürgen Drews, German singer-songwriter


Linda Hunt
Linda Hunt, American actress


Lionel Chevrier
Lionel Chevrier, Canadian lawyer and politician, 27th Canadian Minister of Justice (d. 1987)


Jesse Carmichael
Jesse Carmichael, American keyboard player


Pietro Della Valle
Pietro Della Valle, Italian traveler (d. 1652)


Don Sutton
Don Sutton, American baseball player and sportscaster


Tristão de Bragança Cunha
Tristão de Bragança Cunha, Indian nationalist and anti-colonial activist from Goa (d. 1958)


Harald Andersson
Harald Andersson, American-Swedish discus thrower (d. 1985)


Henry L. Benning
Henry L. Benning, American general and judge (d. 1875)


Rita Gam
Rita Gam, American actress (d. 2016)


Juha Kankkunen
Juha Kankkunen, Finnish race car driver


Dick Radatz
Dick Radatz, American baseball player (d. 2005)


Roy Masters (commentator)
Roy Masters, English-American radio host


Rosemary Bryant Mariner
Rosemary Bryant Mariner, 20th and 21st-century U.S. Navy aviator


Paul Gambaccini
Paul Gambaccini, American-English radio and television host


Andris Biedri?š
Andris Biedri?š, Latvian basketball player


Jesse Plemons
Jesse Plemons, American actor


Michael Boyce, Baron Boyce
Michael Boyce, Baron Boyce, South African-English admiral and politician, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports


Jim Allister
Jim Allister, Northern Irish lawyer and politician


Greg Camp
Greg Camp, American singer-songwriter and guitarist


Emmylou Harris
Emmylou Harris, American singer-songwriter and guitarist


Hughie Jennings
Hughie Jennings, American baseball player and manager (d. 1928)


Paquita la del Barrio
Paquita la del Barrio, Mexican singer-songwriter


Ayako Okamoto
Ayako Okamoto, Japanese golfer


Linford Christie
Linford Christie, Jamaican-English sprinter


Cornelis de Houtman
Cornelis de Houtman, Dutch explorer (d. 1599)


Émile Zola
Émile Zola, French novelist, playwright, journalist (d. 1902)


Jeremy Bloom
Jeremy Bloom, American football player and skier


Roberto Arlt
Roberto Arlt, Argentinian journalist, author, and playwright (d. 1942)


Caroline Dean
Caroline Dean, English biologist and academic


Quavo, American rapper


Marc Pugh
Marc Pugh, English footballer


Buddy Ebsen
Buddy Ebsen, American actor and dancer (d. 2003)


Delfo Cabrera
Delfo Cabrera, Argentinian runner and soldier (d. 1981)


Nicholas Murray Butler
Nicholas Murray Butler, American philosopher and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1947)


Gelindo Bordin
Gelindo Bordin, Italian runner


Edward Egan
Edward Egan, American cardinal (d. 2015)


Lucio Norberto Mansilla
Lucio Norberto Mansilla, Argentinian general and politician (d. 1871)


Todd Woodbridge
Todd Woodbridge, Australian tennis player and sportscaster


Giacomo Casanova
Giacomo Casanova, Italian explorer and author (d. 1798)


Wilhelmine Reichard
Wilhelmine Reichard, German balloonist (d. 1848)


Jérémy Morel
Jérémy Morel, French footballer


Avi Benedi
Avi Benedi, Israeli singer and songwriter


Carlos Salcido
Carlos Salcido, Mexican footballer


Francesca Cuzzoni
Francesca Cuzzoni, Italian operatic soprano (d. 1778)


Buddy Jewell
Buddy Jewell, American singer-songwriter


Tua Forsström
Tua Forsström, Finnish writer


Dovid Shmidel
Dovid Shmidel, Austrian-born Israeli rabbi


Jack Brabham
Jack Brabham, Australian race car driver (d. 2014)


Guy Fréquelin
Guy Fréquelin, French race car driver


Larry Coryell
Larry Coryell, American jazz guitarist (d. 2017)


Pamela Reed
Pamela Reed, American actress


Michael Clarke (cricketer)
Michael Clarke, Australian cricketer


Keren Woodward
Keren Woodward, English singer-songwriter


Lynn Westmoreland
Lynn Westmoreland, American politician


Ibrahim Afellay
Ibrahim Afellay, Dutch footballer


Gavin Heffernan
Gavin Heffernan, Canadian director and screenwriter


Thom Evans
Thom Evans, Zimbabwean-Scottish rugby player


Donald Petrie
Donald Petrie, American actor and director


Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen, Danish novelist, short story writer, and poet (d. 1875)


Walter Chrysler
Walter Chrysler, American businessman, founded Chrysler (d. 1940)


Zane Lamprey
Zane Lamprey, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter


Hans Rosenthal
Hans Rosenthal, German radio and television host (d. 1987)


Luke Appling
Luke Appling, American baseball player and manager (d. 1991)


Francisco Balagtas
Francisco Balagtas, Filipino poet and author (d. 1862)


Serge Gainsbourg
Serge Gainsbourg, French singer-songwriter, actor, and director (d. 1991)


Abdelhak Nouri, Dutch footballer
Pablo Aguilar, Paraguayan footballer
Nóra Barta, Hungarian diver
Maksym Mazuryk, Ukrainian pole vaulter
Marco Amelia, Italian footballer
Adam Fleming, Scottish journalist
Ethan Smith, American actor, director, and producer
Pattie Mallette, Canadian author and film producer
Andreas Anastasopoulos, Greek shot putter
Randy Livingston, American basketball player
Aleksejs Semjonovs, Latvian footballer
Dmitry Lipartov, Russian footballer
Calvin Davis, American sprinter and hurdler
Jason Lewry, English cricketer
Edmundo Alves de Souza Neto, Brazilian footballer
Ajay Devgan, Indian actor, director, and producer
Pascale Nadeau, Canadian journalist
Badou Ezzaki, Moroccan footballer and manager
Stefano Bettarello, Italian rugby player
Hank Steinbrenner, American businessman, co-owner of the New York Yankees
Michael Stone, Northern Irish loyalist paramilitary
James Vance, American author and playwright (d. 2017)
Leon Wilkeson, American bass player and songwriter (d. 2001)
Lennart Fagerlund, Swedish cyclist
David Robinson, American drummer
Bernd Müller, German footballer
Daniel Okrent, American journalist and author
Dimitris Mitropanos, Greek singer (d. 2012)
Roald Als, Danish author and illustrator
Kurt Winter, Canadian guitarist and songwriter (d. 1997)
Sue Townsend, English author and playwright (d. 2014)
Richard Collinge, New Zealand cricketer
Bill Malinchak, American football player
Antonio Sabàto, Sr., Italian actor
Caterina Bueno, Italian singer (d. 2007)
Roshan Seth, Indian-English actor
Sonny Throckmorton, American country singer-songwriter
Penelope Keith, English actress
Donald Jackson, Canadian figure skater and coach
Al Weis, American baseball player
Booker Little, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1961)
Richard Portman, American sound engineer (d. 2017)
Brian Glover, English wrestler and actor (d. 1997)
Paul Cohen, American mathematician and theorist (d. 2007)
Vladimir Kuznetsov, Russian javelin thrower (d. 1986)
Roddy Maude-Roxby, English actor
Ed Dorn, American poet and educator (d. 1999)
Kenneth Tynan, English author and critic (d. 1980)
Howard Callaway, American soldier and politician, 11th United States Secretary of the Army (d. 2014)
Carmen Basilio, American boxer and soldier (d. 2012)
Rudra Rajasingham, Sri Lankan police officer and diplomat (d. 2006)
George MacDonald Fraser, Scottish author and screenwriter (d. 2008)
G. Spencer-Brown, English mathematician, psychologist, and author (d. 2016)
Johnny Paton, Scottish footballer, coach, and manager (d. 2015)
Jack Stokes, English animator and director (d. 2013)
Gerald Bouey, Canadian lieutenant and civil servant (d. 2004)
Alphonse-Marie Parent, Canadian priest and educator (d. 1970)
Alfred Strange, English footballer (d. 1978)
Anis Fuleihan, Cypriot-American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1970)
Harindranath Chattopadhyay, Indian poet, actor and politician (d. 1990)
Johnny Golden, American golfer (d. 1936)
Jack Buchanan, Scottish entertainer (d. 1957)
William Donne, English cricketer and captain (d. 1942)
Iván Persa, Slovenian priest and author (d. 1935)
Jacob Nash Victor, American engineer (d. 1907)