April 5

Today's:


Birthdays


Thomas Hobbes 1588


Elihu Yale 1649


Joseph Lister 1827 - British surgeon, inventor (Listerine mouthwash)


Robert Smalls 1839


Booker T. Washington 1856 - Educator, author (Up From Slavery)


Walter Huston (Houghston) 1883 - Actor (Treasure of the Sierra Madre [1948])


Spencer (Bonaventure) Tracy 1900 - Actor ("Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde [1941]")


Melvyn Douglas (Melvyn Edouard Hesselberg) 1901 - Actor ("Ghost Story", "Being There")


Bette (Ruth Elizabeth) Davis 1908 - Actress ("Dangerous", "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?")


Jagjivan Ram 1908 - Political leader in India


Gregory Peck 1916 - Actor ("To Kill a Mockingbird [1962]", "The Guns of Navarone", "Captain Horatio Hornblower")


Arthur Hailey 1920 - Author (Airport, The Final Diagnosis)


Robert Q. Lewis 1921 - Comedian, TV quiz show panelist ("What's My Line", "To Tell the Truth")


Gale Storm (Josephine Cottle) 1922 - Singer ("Ivory Tower"), actress ("My Little Margie")


Stan Levey 1925 - Drummer (in band with Charlie Parker), composer


Roger Corman 1926 - Director


Tony Williams 1928 - Singer (Platters)


Nigel Hawthorne 1929 - Actor ("Richard III", "Demolition")


Cowboy Jack Clement 1931


Billy Bland 1932 - Singer


Frank Gorshin 1934 - Impressionist, actor ("Batman", "The Great Imposter")


Stanley Turrentine 1934 - Saxophone player


Colin Powell 1937 - U.S. Secretary of State, four-star general, Chairman of U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff


Ronnie White - Singer (The Miracles)


Tommy Cash 1940 - Songwriter, country singer, brother of Johnny Cash


David LaFlamme 1941


Michael Moriarty 1941 - Actor ("Windmills of the Gods")


Peter Greenaway 1942 - Director, writer


Allan Clarke 1942 - Singer (The Hollies)


Maxwell Gail 1943 - Actor ("Barney Miller")


Crispian St. Peters 1944


Dave Holland 1944 - Musician (Judas Priest)


Doug Favell 1945 - Hockey player


Jane Asher 1946 - Actress


Dr. Judith A. Resnik 1949 - Electric engineer, astronaut


Agnetha Faltskog 1950 - Singer (ABBA)


Marv Bateman 1950 - Football player


Rennie (Renaldo Antonio Porte) Stennett 1951 - Baseball player


Brad Van Pelt 1951 - Football player


Peter Greenaway 1952 - Director


Peter Case 1954 - Musician (Plimsouls)


Stan Ridgway 1954 - Musician (Wall of Voodoo)


Mike McCready 1966 - Musician (Pearl Jam)


Troy Gentry 1967 - Country singer


Paula Cole 1968 - Singer


Pharrell Williams 1973 - Rapper


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