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History Births on April 04

Joyce Giraud
Joyce Giraud, Puerto Rican-American model, television actress and producer, Miss Puerto Rico 1994


Marguerite Duras
Marguerite Duras, French novelist, screenwriter, and director (d. 1996)


Branco (footballer)
Branco, Brazilian footballer and coach


Scott Rolen
Scott Rolen, American baseball player


Kelly Price
Kelly Price, American singer-songwriter


Yanic Perreault
Yanic Perreault, Canadian ice hockey player and coach


Wiranto, Indonesian general and politician


Dale Hawerchuk
Dale Hawerchuk, Canadian ice hockey player and coach


Amanda Righetti
Amanda Righetti, American actress


Roberto Luongo
Roberto Luongo, Canadian ice hockey player


Evgeny Artyukhin
Evgeny Artyukhin, Russian ice hockey player


Magnus Sveningsson
Magnus Sveningsson, Swedish bass player


Justin Cook
Justin Cook, American voice actor and producer


Mildred Fay Jefferson
Mildred Fay Jefferson, American physician and activist (d. 2010)


Jason Stoltenberg
Jason Stoltenberg, Australian tennis player


Agnes Ayres
Agnes Ayres, American actress (d. 1940)


Phil Morris (actor)
Phil Morris, American actor and screenwriter


Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou, American memoirist and poet (d. 2014)


Gary Moore
Gary Moore, Northern Irish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2011)


Jack Del Rio
Jack Del Rio, American football player and coach


Thaddeus Stevens
Thaddeus Stevens, American lawyer and politician (d. 1868)


Nelson Prudêncio
Nelson Prudêncio, Brazilian triple jumper and educator (d. 2012)


Natasha Lyonne
Natasha Lyonne, American actress


Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli
Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli, Italian composer (d. 1837)


Benjamin Kennicott
Benjamin Kennicott, English theologian and scholar (d. 1783)


David Cross
David Cross, American actor, producer, and screenwriter


Pierre Fresnay
Pierre Fresnay, French actor and screenwriter (d. 1975)


Catherine Tizard
Catherine Tizard, New Zealand politician, 16th Governor-General of New Zealand


Hugh Masekela
Hugh Masekela, South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer, and singer (d. 2018)


Loris Capirossi
Loris Capirossi, Italian motorcycle racer


Colin Coates
Colin Coates, Australian speed skater


Vojt?ch I of Pernstein
Vojt?ch I of Pernstein, Bohemian nobleman (d. 1534)


Aiden McGeady
Aiden McGeady, Scottish-born Irish footballer


Robert E. Sherwood
Robert E. Sherwood, American playwright and screenwriter (d. 1955)


Villy Søvndal
Villy Søvndal, Danish educator and politician, Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs


Josh Todd
Josh Todd, American singer-songwriter and actor


Maria II of Portugal
Maria II of Portugal (d. 1853)


Bobby Ray Inman
Bobby Ray Inman, American admiral and intelligence officer


Frank Kaminsky
Frank Kaminsky, American basketball player


Rosemarie Ackermann
Rosemarie Ackermann, German high jumper


David Blaine
David Blaine, American magician and producer


Ben Gordon
Ben Gordon, American basketball player


Currensy, American rapper


James Alberione
James Alberione, Italian priest, founded the Society of St. Paul (d. 1971)


Caracalla, Roman emperor (d. 217)


Georgios Amanatidis
Georgios Amanatidis, Greek footballer and manager


Hugo Weaving
Hugo Weaving, Nigerian-Australian actor and producer


Ronnie Masterson
Ronnie Masterson, Irish actress (d. 2014)


Piotr Anderszewski
Piotr Anderszewski, Polish pianist and composer


Mary Colter
Mary Colter, American architect, designed the Desert View Watchtower (d. 1958)


Pick Withers
Pick Withers, English drummer


Abdullah Öcalan
Abdullah Öcalan, Turkish activist


Eric Andre
Eric Andre, American comedian


Mickey Owen
Mickey Owen, American baseball player and coach (d. 2005)


Darlene Hooley
Darlene Hooley, American educator and politician


Jamie Lynn Spears
Jamie Lynn Spears, American actress and singer


Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr., American actor, producer, and screenwriter


Ray Fosse
Ray Fosse, American baseball player and sportscaster


Gaspar Sanz
Gaspar Sanz, Spanish guitarist, composer, and priest (d. 1710)


Owen Suffolk
Owen Suffolk, Australian bushranger, poet, confidence-man and author


George Jellicoe, 2nd Earl Jellicoe
George Jellicoe, 2nd Earl Jellicoe, English soldier and politician, Leader of the House of Lords (d. 2007)


Thobias Fredriksson
Thobias Fredriksson, Swedish skier


Johnny Borrell
Johnny Borrell, English singer-songwriter and guitarist


Pierre Monteux
Pierre Monteux, Sephardic Jewish French-American viola player and conductor (d. 1964)


Craig T. Nelson
Craig T. Nelson, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter


Adam Dutkiewicz
Adam Dutkiewicz, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer


Sarah Gadon
Sarah Gadon, Canadian actress


Marlon Stöckinger
Marlon Stöckinger, Filipino race car driver


Shing-Tung Yau
Shing-Tung Yau, Chinese-American mathematician and academic


Makhanlal Chaturvedi
Makhanlal Chaturvedi, Indian journalist, poet, and playwright (d. 1968)


Alexander Tettey
Alexander Tettey, Norwegian footballer


Eunhyuk, South Korean singer-songwriter and dancer


Dettmar Cramer
Dettmar Cramer, German footballer and manager (d. 2015)


Stephen Mulhern
Stephen Mulhern, English magician and television host


Kronid Lyubarsky
Kronid Lyubarsky, Russian journalist and activist (d. 1996)


Pamela Ribon
Pamela Ribon, American actress, screenwriter, and author


Trevor Moore (comedian)
Trevor Moore, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter


Netty Herawaty
Netty Herawaty, Indonesian actress (d. 1989)


McDonald Mariga
McDonald Mariga, Kenyan footballer


Rudy Fernández (basketball)
Rudy Fernández, Spanish basketball player


Dorothea Dix
Dorothea Dix, American nurse and activist (d. 1887)


Aki Kaurismäki
Aki Kaurismäki, Finnish director, producer, and screenwriter


Bea Benaderet
Bea Benaderet, Turkish-Jewish Irish-American television, radio, and voice actress (d. 1968)


Graham Norton
Graham Norton, Irish actor and talk show host


Cazuza, Brazilian singer-songwriter (d. 1990)


Tris Speaker
Tris Speaker, American baseball player and manager (d. 1958)


William Henry Jackson
William Henry Jackson, American painter and photographer (d. 1942)


György Spiró
György Spiró, Hungarian author and playwright


Kenneth Mars
Kenneth Mars, American actor and comedian (d. 2011)


Ignatius IV of Antioch
Ignatius IV of Antioch, Greek patriarch (d. 2012)


Karren Brady
Karren Brady, English journalist and businesswoman


Edward Nicholas
Edward Nicholas, English soldier and politician, Secretary of State for the Southern Department (d. 1669)


John Cameron Swayze
John Cameron Swayze, American journalist (d. 1995)


Nikola Ljubi?i?
Nikola Ljubi?i?, Serbian general and politician, 10th President of Serbia (d. 2005)


Sami Khedira
Sami Khedira, German footballer


Jim Dymock
Jim Dymock, Australian rugby league player and coach


Dave Hill
Dave Hill, English guitarist


Robert Askin
Robert Askin, Australian sergeant and politician, 32nd Premier of New South Wales (d. 1981)


Remy de Gourmont
Remy de Gourmont, French poet, novelist, and critic (d. 1915)


Ambrosius Blarer
Ambrosius Blarer, German-Swiss theologian and reformer (d. 1564)


Austin Mahone
Austin Mahone, American singer-songwriter and actor


Clive Davis
Clive Davis, American record producer, founded Arista Records and J Records


Chris Herd
Chris Herd, Australian footballer


Muddy Waters
Muddy Waters, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1983)


Stylianos Lykoudis
Stylianos Lykoudis, Greek admiral and historian (d. 1958)


Christine Lahti
Christine Lahti, American actress and director


Jonathan Agnew
Jonathan Agnew, English cricketer and sportscaster


Max Dupain
Max Dupain, Australian photographer (d. 1992)


John Hughlings Jackson
John Hughlings Jackson, English physician and neurologist (d. 1911)


Cameron Maybin
Cameron Maybin, American baseball player


Lucy May Barker
Lucy May Barker, English actress and singer


Hillel Oppenheimer
Hillel Oppenheimer, German-Israeli botanist and academic (d. 1971)


Joseph-Nicolas Delisle
Joseph-Nicolas Delisle, French astronomer and cartographer (d. 1768)


Vurnon Anita
Vurnon Anita, Dutch footballer


Sammy Wilson (politician)
Sammy Wilson, Northern Irish politician, 31st Lord Mayor of Belfast


John Hannah (American football)
John Hannah, American football player and coach


Maurice de Vlaminck
Maurice de Vlaminck, French painter and poet (d. 1958)


Sean May
Sean May, American basketball player


Jill Scott
Jill Scott, American singer-songwriter and actress


Justin O'Neill
Justin O'Neill, Australian rugby league player


Ricky Dillon
Ricky Dillon, American youtuber and singer


Kitty Kelley
Kitty Kelley, American journalist and biographer


Maurice Manificat
Maurice Manificat, French skier


Antoine Galland
Antoine Galland, French orientalist and archaeologist (d. 1715)


Arkady Vyatchanin
Arkady Vyatchanin, Russian swimmer


Anthony Perkins
Anthony Perkins, American actor (d. 1992)


Frances Langford
Frances Langford, American actress and singer (d. 2005)


Orunamamu, American-Canadian author and educator (d. 2014)


Édouard Lucas
Édouard Lucas, French mathematician and theorist (d. 1891)


Brian Hewson
Brian Hewson, English runner


Christina Metaxa
Christina Metaxa, Cypriot singer-songwriter


Edward Hicks
Edward Hicks, American minister and painter (d. 1849)


Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger, Australian actor (d. 2008)


Richard Saltonstall
Richard Saltonstall, English diplomat (d. 1661)


Rodney Eade
Rodney Eade, Australian footballer and coach


Kevin Weekes
Kevin Weekes, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster


Amalia of Saxony, Duchess of Bavaria
Amalia of Saxony, Duchess of Bavaria-Landshut (d. 1501)


David E. Kelley
David E. Kelley, American screenwriter and producer


Anna Pyatykh
Anna Pyatykh, Russian triple jumper


Craig Adams (musician)
Craig Adams, English bass player and songwriter


Gene Reynolds
Gene Reynolds, American actor, director, producer and screenwriter


James Campbell, 1st Baron Glenavy
James Campbell, 1st Baron Glenavy, Irish lawyer and politician (d. 1931)


Stephan Bonnar
Stephan Bonnar, American mixed martial artist


Grumpy Cat
Grumpy Cat, American internet celebrity cat (d. 2019)


Thomas Mayne Reid
Thomas Mayne Reid, Irish-American author and poet (d. 1883)


Nancy McKeon
Nancy McKeon, American actress


Simcha Jacobovici
Simcha Jacobovici, Canadian director, producer, journalist, and author


Stanley G. Weinbaum
Stanley G. Weinbaum, American author and poet (d. 1935)


??ng Thân
??ng Thân, Vietnamese writer and poet


Richard Coogan
Richard Coogan, American actor (d. 2014)


Andy McKee
Andy McKee, American guitarist


Erika Nõva
Erika Nõva, Estonian architect and engineer (d. 1987)


Dudi Sela
Dudi Sela, Israeli tennis player


Giuseppe Maria Orlandini
Giuseppe Maria Orlandini, Italian composer (d. 1760)


Karen Magnussen
Karen Magnussen, Canadian figure skater and coach


Jim Fregosi
Jim Fregosi, American baseball player and manager (d. 2014)


Zénobe Gramme
Zénobe Gramme, Belgian engineer, invented the Gramme machine (d. 1901)


Barry Pepper
Barry Pepper, Canadian actor and producer


Jason Ellison
Jason Ellison, American baseball player and scout


Mary Kenny
Mary Kenny, Irish journalist, author, and playwright


Comte de Lautréamont
Comte de Lautréamont, Uruguayan-French poet and educator (d. 1870)


Elizabeth Wilson
Elizabeth Wilson, American actress (d. 2015)


Nachman of Breslov
Nachman of Breslov, Ukrainian founder of the Breslov Hasidic movement (d. 1810)


Chris McCormack (triathlete)
Chris McCormack, Australian triathlete and coach


Peter Baltes
Peter Baltes, German bass player


Elmer Bernstein
Elmer Bernstein, American composer and conductor (d. 2004)


Gil Hodges
Gil Hodges, American baseball player and manager (d. 1972)


Richard Attwood
Richard Attwood, English race car driver


Grinling Gibbons
Grinling Gibbons, Dutch-English sculptor (d. 1721)


Ned Vizzini
Ned Vizzini, American author and screenwriter (d. 2013)


Tom Herr
Tom Herr, American baseball player and manager


George Mavrotas
George Mavrotas, Greek water polo player and politician


Björn Wirdheim
Björn Wirdheim, Swedish race car driver


Daniel Cohn-Bendit
Daniel Cohn-Bendit, French-German educator and politician


Isoroku Yamamoto
Isoroku Yamamoto, Japanese admiral (d. 1943)


Stephen Storace
Stephen Storace, English actor and composer (d. 1796)


Steven Finn (cricketer)
Steven Finn, English cricketer


Frank Truitt
Frank Truitt, American basketball player and coach (d. 2014)


Philippa Fawcett
Philippa Fawcett, English mathematician and educator (d. 1948)


Richard Lugar
Richard Lugar, American lieutenant and politician, 44th Mayor of Indianapolis (d. 2019)


Bettina von Arnim
Bettina von Arnim, German author, illustrator, and composer (d. 1859)


Andrei Tarkovsky
Andrei Tarkovsky, Russian director and producer (d. 1986)


Estelle Harris
Estelle Harris, American actress and comedian


Doug Lynch (ice hockey)
Doug Lynch, Canadian ice hockey player


Risako Sugaya, Japanese singer and actress
Shunsuke Nishikawa, Japanese actor
Samir Carruthers, English footballer
Yui Koike, Japanese singer and actress
Frank Fielding, English footballer
Marcos Vellidis, Greek footballer
Cameron Barker, Canadian ice hockey player
Ricardo Vilar, Brazilian footballer
Natalie Pike, Scottish-English model and actress
Magnus Lindgren, Swedish chef (d. 2012)
Casey Daigle, American baseball player
Eduardo Luís Carloto, Brazilian footballer
Eric Steinbach, American football player
Alan Mahon, Irish footballer
Omarr Smith, American football player and coach
Keith Bulluck, American football player and sportscaster
James Roday, American actor, director, and screenwriter
Emerson Ferreira da Rosa, Brazilian footballer
Sébastien Enjolras, French race car driver (d. 1997)
Nathan Blacklock, Australian rugby player
Miranda Lee Richards, American singer-songwriter
Delphine Arnault, French businesswoman
Peter Hoekstra, Dutch footballer and coach
Chris Banks, American football player (d. 2014)
John Zandig, American wrestler and promoter
Malik Yusef, American actor, producer, and poet
Yelena Yelesina, Russian high jumper
Greg Garcia, American director, producer, and screenwriter
Jesús Rollán, Spanish water polo player (d. 2006)
Edith Masai, Kenyan-German runner
Christos Tsekos, Greek basketball player
Mike Starr, American bass player (d. 2011)
Vinny Burns, English guitarist and producer
Anthony Clark, American actor
Dr. Chud, American drummer and singer
Jane McDonald, English singer and broadcaster
A. Michael Baldwin, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
Kailasho Devi, Indian social worker and politician
Hildi Santo-Tomas, American interior decorator
Godknows Igali, Nigerian diplomat, civil servant and technocrat
Jane Eaglen, English soprano
Nobuyoshi Kuwano, Japanese singer and trumpet player
Graeme Kelling, Scottish guitarist (d. 2004)
Paul Downton, English cricketer
Evelyn Hart, Canadian ballerina
Chen Yi, Chinese violinist and composer
Henry Fotheringham, South African cricketer
Robert Bertrand, Canadian politician
Cherie Lunghi, English actress and dancer
Gregg Hansford, Australian race car driver and motorcycle racer (d. 1995)
Pat Burns, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2010)
Junior Braithwaite, Jamaican-American singer (d. 1999)
Derek Thompson, Northern Irish actor
Dan Simmons, American author
Richard Parsons, American lawyer and businessman
Berry Oakley, American bass player (d. 1972)
Eliseo Soriano, Filipino minister and television host
Bubba Wyche, American football player and coach
Katsuaki Sat?, Japanese martial artist and coach
Caroline McWilliams, American actress (d. 2010)
Toktam?? Ate?, Turkish academician, political commentator, columnist and writer (d. 2013)
Bob McDill, American country music songwriter
Magda Aelvoet, Belgian politician
Elizabeth Levy, American author
Sharon Sheeley, American singer-songwriter (d. 2002)
JoAnne Carner, American golfer
A. Bartlett Giamatti, American businessman and academic (d. 1989)
Trevor Griffiths, English playwright and educator
Geoff Braybrooke, English-New Zealand soldier and politician (d. 2013)
Helen Hanft, American actress (d. 2013)
Bapu Nadkarni, Indian cricketer
Bill France, Jr., American businessman (d. 2007)
Johanna Reiss, Dutch-American author
James Dickens, English politician (d. 2013)
Humbert Allen Astredo, American actor (d. 2016)
Monty Norman, English singer-songwriter and producer
Jimmy Logan, Scottish actor, director, and producer (d. 2001)
Joe Orlando, Italian-American author and illustrator (d. 1998)
Emmett Williams, American poet and author (d. 2007)
Claude Wagner, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 1979)
Bob Christie, American race car driver (d. 2009)
Peter Vaughan, English actor (d. 2016)
David White, American actor (d. 1990)
Louis Archambault, Canadian sculptor (d. 2003)
David W. Goodall, Australian ecologist and botanist (d. 2018)
Jules Léger, Canadian lawyer and politician, 21st Governor General of Canada (d. 1980)
Rosemary Lane, American actress and singer (d. 1974)
Dave Brown, Australian rugby league player (d. 1974)
??ng V?n Ng?, Vietnamese physician and academic (d. 1967)
Eugène Bozza, French composer and conductor (d. 1991)
Louise Lévêque de Vilmorin, French journalist and author (d. 1969)
Arthur Murray, American dancer and educator (d. 1991)
Italo Mus, Italian painter (d. 1967)
Zdzis?aw ?ygulski, Sr., Polish historian and academic (d. 1975)
Frank Luther Mott, American historian and journalist (d. 1964)
Gustav Goßler, German rower (d. 1940)
Linus Yale, Jr., American engineer and businessman (d. 1868)
Juan Manuel Olivares, Venezuelan organist and composer (d. 1797)
William Strachey, English author (d. 1621)