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Births for April 03


  • 1245 Philips III, the Stout, King of France (1270-85)
  • 1367 Henry IV, Bolingbroke, King of England (1399-1413)
  • 1593 George Herbert, English metaphysical poet (5 Mystical Songs)
  • 1682 Johann V Rathgeber, German benedictine/composer
  • 1783 Washington Irving, US writer (Legend of Sleepy Hollow)
  • 1798 Charles D Wilkes, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1877
  • 1822 Edward Everett Hale, US, clergyman/author (Man without a Country)
  • 1823 William Macy "Boss" Tweed, corrupt NYC political boss
  • 1837 John Burroughs, writer/nature enthusiast (Burroughs Medal namesake)
  • 1842 Ulric Dahlgren, Col (Union volunteers), died in 1864
  • 1858 Matthew Ricketts, 1st Black man elected to Neb State Legislature
  • 1860 Frederik W van Eeden, psychiatrist
  • 1866 James Herzog, South African general/politician
  • 1881 Alcide the Gasperi, Italian premier (1945..53)
  • 1882 Simon Elzinga, educator
  • 1885 Harry St John Philby, (sheik Abdullah), British explorer
  • 1893 Leslie Howard, (Stainer), London, actor (Gone With the Wind)
  • 1894 Dooley Wilson, Tyler Tx, actor (Bill-Beulah, Casablanca)
  • 1895 Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Firenze (Florence) Italy, composer
  • 1896 Douwe Kalma, Fries literature/leader Jongfriese Motion
  • 1898 George Jessel, toastmaster general/entertainer (Diary of Young Comic)
  • 1898 Henry R Luce, publisher (1965 Fisher Award)
  • 1899 Cees Lasseur, actor/director (Haagsche Comedy in Casablanca)
  • 1904 Iron Eyes Cody, indian/actor (Cries in litter commercial)
  • 1904 Peter Van Steeden, Amsterdam Neth, orch leader (Break the Bank)
  • 1904 Sally Rand, US, actress/ecdysiast/fan dancer (1933 Chic World Fair)
  • 1912 Addeke H Boerma, dir-gen (FAO)
  • 1912 Bert Bakker, Dutch publisher (Free Netherlands)
  • 1914 Katherine Stammers Menzies, England, doubles tennis player (Wimb 1935
  • 1916 Herb Caen, Sacramento Calif, columnist (SF Chronicle)
  • 1917 Bill Finegan, Newark NJ, (Sauter-Finegan Band, Sat Night Revue)
  • 1918 Sixten Ehrling, Malm” Sweden, conductor (Royal Opera of Stockholm)
  • 1920 Stan Freeman, Waterbury Conn, pianist (Melody Tour)
  • 1921 Harry Landers, NYC, actor (Ted Hoffman-Ben Casey)
  • 1921 Marilyn Maxwell, Clarinda Iowa, actress (Grace-Bus Stop)
  • 1923 Jan Sterling, NYC, actress (1st Monday in October, HS Confidential)
  • 1924 Doris Day, Cincinnati Oh, "girl next door" actress (Pillow Talk)
  • 1924 Marlon Brando, Omaha Neb, actor (Superman, Godfather)
  • 1925 Tony Benn, British minister of technology (1968)
  • 1926 Virgil Grissom, Mitchell Ind, Lt Col USAF/astronaut (Merc 4, Gemini 3
  • 1927 Eva Sz‚kely, Hungary, 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1929 Miyoshi Umeki, Jap, actr (Mrs Livingston-Courtship of Eddie's Father)
  • 1930 Helmut Kohl, chancellor (Germany)
  • 1930 Lawton Chiles, (Sen-D-Fl, 1971-89)
  • 1930 Max Frankel, journalist (Tables of Id of Organic Compounds)
  • 1931 Alex Cord, Floral Park NY, actor (Jack-WEB, Michael-Airwolf)
  • 1933 Robert K Dornan, (Rep-R-CA, 1977-83, 85- )
  • 1934 Jane Goodall, London England, ethologist (studied African chimps)
  • 1934 Jim Parker, NFL guard, tackle (Baltimore Colts)
  • 1937 Simon Brown, British high court judge
  • 1937 William Gaunt, Leeds England, actor (Champions)
  • 1938 Jeff Barry, Bkln NY, rock writer (Tell Laura I Love Her)
  • 1938 Phillppe Wynn, rocker (Spinners)
  • 1939 Vitaliy Davidov, USSR, ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1964, 68, 72)
  • 1941 Eric Braeden, actor (Victor Newman-Young & Restless)
  • 1941 Jan Berry, singer (Jan & Dean-Deadman's Curve)
  • 1942 Marsha Mason, St Louis Mo, (Blume in Love, Cinderella Liberty)
  • 1942 Michael Elliott, US, skier (Olympics-1968)
  • 1942 Rick Sylvester, parachute ski jumper (world record 3,300')
  • 1942 Wayne Newton, Roanoke Virginia, singer (Danke Sch”n)
  • 1944 Richard Manuel, rock pianist/vocalist (Band-Up on Cripple Creek)
  • 1944 Tony Orlando, NYC, singer (& Dawn-Tie a Yellow Ribbon)
  • 1945 Catherine Spaak, France, actress (Hotel, Circle of Love)
  • 1945 Wim J Deetman, minister of education/2nd Chamber member (CDA)
  • 1946 Carlos Salinas de Gortari, president (M‚xico, 1988- )
  • 1948 Garrick Ohlsson, Bronxville NY, pianist (Intl Busoni winner 1969)
  • 1948 Jap G de Hoop Scheffer, Dutch 2nd chamber member (CDA)
  • 1948 Mary Gordon-Watson, England, equestrian 3 day event (Oly-gold-1972)
  • 1949 Jan Emperor, singer (BZN-Rhythm of My Heart)
  • 1949 Lyle Alzado, NFLer (LA Raiders)/actor
  • 1949 Richard Thompson, vocalist/guitarist (Shoot Out the Lights)
  • 1951 Mel Schacher, bassist (Grand Funk Railroad-Some Kind of Wonderful)
  • 1954 Mick Mars, (Bob Allen Dale), IN, guitarist (M”tley Cre-Girls Girls)
  • 1955 Aleksandr Nikolayevich Yablontsev, Russia, lt-colonel/cosmonaut
  • 1956 Miguel Bose, Panama, spanish singer
  • 1958 Alec Baldwin, Amityville NY, actor (Joshua-Knots Landing, Beetlejuice
  • 1961 Eddie Murphy, Bkln NY, actor (SNL, 48 Hours, Beverly Hills Cop, Raw)
  • 1962 John Gruffith, rocker (Red Rockers)
  • 1968 Sebastian Philip Clerk Bach, Bahamas, rock (Skid Row-Psycho Love)
  • 1972 Jennie Garth, Champagn Ill, actr (Kelly Taylor-Beverly Hills 90210)


Passings for April 03


  • 33 Christ, crucified, according to astronomer Humphreys & Waddington
  • 1287 Honorius IV, (Giacomo Savelli), Italian Pope (1285-87), dies
  • 1525 Giovanni Rucellai, Italian poet (Le api), dies at 49
  • 1769 Gerhard Tersteegen, German evangelist/poet (in blood), dies at 71
  • 1811 Pieter-Jozef Verhaghen, Flemish (court)painter, dies
  • 1849 Juliusz Slowacki, Polish poet (Father of Bacteria), dies at 39
  • 1882 Jesse James, shot dead at 34, in St Joseph Mo by Robert Ford
  • 1897 John Brahms, German composer/conductor (Hungarian Dancing), dies
  • 1936 Bruno Hauptmann, convicted Lindbergh baby killer, executed
  • 1941 Pal Teleki-von Szek, premier Hungary (1920-21, 39-41), commits suicid
  • 1943 Conrad Veidt, German/US actor (Cabinet of Dr Calgary), dies
  • 1945 Joseph Weinheber, Austria poet/writer (Vienna W”rtlich), dies
  • 1946 Masaharu Homma, Lt Gen (responsible for Bataan Death March), executed
  • 1950 Carter G Woodson, "father of black history," dies in Wash DC at 74
  • 1950 Kurt Weill, German composer (Dreigroschenoper), dies
  • 1956 T Kostov, Bulgarian vice-premier, executed
  • 1960 Anton Pancake, astronomer/marxist theorist, dies at 77
  • 1962 Benny "Kid" Paret, US welterweight boxer, dies after fight, at 24
  • 1966 Russel Crouse, US stagewriter (Life with Father), dies at 73
  • 1971 Joseph Valachi, US gangster, dies at 66
  • 1972 Ferde Grof‚, US composer (Grand Canyon Suite), dies at 80
  • 1980 Luella Gear, actress (Joe & Mabel), dies at 82
  • 1982 Herman W Filarski, bridge journalist, dies at 69
  • 1982 Warren Oates, actor (East of Eden, Stoney Burke), dies at 53
  • 1988 Milton A Caniff, US cartoonist (Terry & the Pirates), dies at 81
  • 1990 Sarah Vaughn, jazz singer, dies of lung cancer at 66
  • 1991 Graham Greene, Brit writer (3rd Man, Our man in Havana), dies at 86
  • 1993 Alexander Mnouchkine, French movie producer (Professional), dies at 8
  • 1993 Eduardo Cabellero Calderon, Colombian writer/diplomat


Special events for April 03


  • 419 (Etalius) ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1312 2nd council of Vienna
  • 1376 Battle of Navarrete (Najera), English beat France
  • 1559 Peace of Le Cateau-Cambr‚sis
  • 1679 Edmund Halley meets Johannes Hevelius in Danzig
  • 1776 Washington receives honorary Ll.D. degree from Harvard College
  • 1783 Sweden & US sign a treaty of Amity & Commerce
  • 1848 Thomas Douglas becomes 1st SF public teacher
  • 1856 Gunpowder in church explodes killing 4,000 in Rhodos
  • 1860 Pony Express began between St Joseph Mo & Sacramento Calif
  • 1865 Union forces occupy Confederate capital of Richmond Va & Petersberg
  • 1868 An Hawaiian surfs on highest wave ever, he rides a 50' tidal wave
  • 1872 J C Watson discovers asteroid #119 Althaea
  • 1886 J Palisa discovers asteroids #256 Walpurga & #274 Philagoria
  • 1889 Savings Bank of Order of True Reformers opens in Richmond, Va
  • 1905 M Wolf discovers asteroid #562 Salome
  • 1908 Frank Gotch wins world heavyweight wrestling championship in 2 hrs
  • 1910 Highest mountain in North America, Alaska's Mt McKinley climbed
  • 1916 S Belyavskij disc asteroid 854 Frostia, 855 Newcombia & 856 Backlunda
  • 1918 House of Reps accepts American Creed written by William Tyler
  • 1922 Stalin named secretary-general of Central Committee
  • 1925 Great Britain goes back to gold standard
  • 1925 Neth & Belgium sign accord of Westerschelde
  • 1926 2nd flight of a liquid-fueled rocket by Robert Goddard
  • 1926 Italy establishes corp of force in order to break powerful unions
  • 1927 Interstate Commerce Comm transfers Ohio to Eastern time zone
  • 1929 Persia agrees to Litvinov Pact
  • 1930 Mont Canadiens sweep Boston Bruins in 2 games for Stanley Cup
  • 1930 Ras Tafari becomes Emperor Haile Selassie of Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
  • 1933 1st airplane flight over Mt Everest
  • 1935 C Jackson discovers asteroids #1354 Botha & #1948 Kampala
  • 1936 Al Carr KOs Lew Massey on 1 punch, :07 of 1st round
  • 1936 Shortest boxing bout with gloves lasts only 10 seconds
  • 1937 K Inkeri discovers asteroid #1425 Tuorla
  • 1940 Y Vaisala discovers asteroids #2194 Arpola, #2512 Tavastia & #3099
  • 1941 Iraq (Rasjid al-Gailani forms pro-German regime
  • 1943 Jan Dieters (leader of illegal CPN) arrested
  • 1944 British dive bombers attacks battle cruiser Tirpitz
  • 1944 Supreme Court (Smith v Allwright) "white primaries" unconstitutional
  • 1945 Hengelo freed from nazi control
  • 1945 US 1st army conquers Hofgeismar
  • 1946 Neth-German postal relations resume
  • 1948 1st US figure skating championships held
  • 1948 Harry Truman signs Marshall Plan ($5B aid to 16 European countries)
  • 1949 KQW-AM in San Francisco CA changes call letters to KCBS
  • 1949 WLWS (now WCMH) TV channel 4 in Columbus, OH (NBC) begins broadcastin
  • 1952 Dutch Queen Juliana speaks to US Congress
  • 1954 Don Perry climbs a 20' rope in under 2.8 seconds (AAU record)
  • 1955 Balt Orioles pull their 1st triple play (3-6-2 vs KC Athletics)
  • 1955 Night express train in Guadalajara derails, killing 300
  • 1958 Fidel Castro's rebels open attack on Havana
  • 1962 Jockey Eddie Arcaro retires after 31 years (24,092 races)
  • 1964 Beatles hold top 6 spots on Sydney Australia record charts
  • 1964 US & Panam  agree to resume diplomatic relations
  • 1965 1st atomic powered spacecraft (snap) launched
  • 1967 113 East Europeans attending World Amateur hockey championships
  • 1968 N Vietnam agrees to meet US reps to set up preliminary peace talks
  • 1970 Miriam Hargrave of England passes her drivers test on 40th try
  • 1972 L Chernykh discovers asteroid #2142 Landau
  • 1974 148 tornadoes are reported over an area covering a dozen states
  • 1974 Gold hits record $197 an ounce in Paris
  • 1975 Bobby Fischer stripped of world chess title for refusing to defend
  • 1975 James Rupers kills his family to inherit
  • 1976 N Chernykh discovers asteroid #3493
  • 1976 Phila Flyers win record tying 20th straight NHL home game
  • 1977 Boston Bruin Jean Ratelle scores his 1,000th NHL point
  • 1977 Egyptian Pres Anwar Sadat 1st meeting with President Jimmy Carter
  • 1978 Larry King moves his radio show from Miami to Washington DC
  • 1979 Jane Byrne elected 1st female mayor of Chicago
  • 1981 Arnie Boldt of Saskatchewan jumped 6' 8.25", with 1 leg
  • 1982 Buffalo Sabre Gil Perrault scores his 1,000th NHL point
  • 1982 UN Security Council demanded Argentina withdraw from Falkland Islands
  • 1984 E Bowell discovers asteroid #3676
  • 1984 Guinea suspends constitution after coup
  • 1984 Soyuz T-11 carries 3 cosmonauts (1 Indian-Rakesh Sharma) to Salyut 7
  • 1985 Vic Elliot pocketed 15,780 pool balls in 24 hours in London
  • 1986 Maureen O'Boyle (future host of Current Affair) is raped
  • 1986 US national debt hits $2,000,000,000,000
  • 1987 Bill Elliott sets NASCAR qualify record of 212.809 mph at Talladega
  • 1988 Mario Lemieux wins NHL scoring title, stopping Gretsky 7 year streak
  • 1988 NJ Devils beat Chicago to clinch their 1st ever playoff spot
  • 1989 "Sunrise" a Gannett newspaper begins publishing for Bronx
  • 1989 Michigan beats Seaton Hall for NCAA basketball title
  • 1992 1st exhibition game at Camden Field-Orioles beat NY Mets


Songs for date April 03


  • 04/03/41 --- Do I Worry? (Dorsey, Tommy)
  • 04/03/41 --- Music Makers (James, Harry)
  • 04/03/61 --- Mother-In-Law (K-Doe, Ernie)
  • 04/03/61 --- You Can Depend On Me (Lee, Brenda)
  • 04/03/61 --- Portrait Of My Love (Lawrence, Steve)
  • 04/03/61 --- Hundred Pounds Of Clay, A (McDaniels, Gene)
  • 04/03/61 --- I've Told Every Little Star (Scott, Linda)
  • 04/03/65 --- I Know A Place (Clark, Petula)
  • 04/03/65 --- Clapping Song (Clap Pat Clap Slap), The (Ellis, Shirley)
  • 04/03/71 --- If (Bread)
  • 04/03/71 --- I Am...I Said (Diamond, Neil)
  • 04/03/76 --- Fooled Around And Fell In Love (Bishop, Elvin)
  • 04/03/76 --- Sara Smile (Hall & Oates)
  • 04/03/76 --- Shannon (Gross, Henry)
  • 04/03/82 --- Did It In A Minute (Hall & Oates)
  • 04/03/82 --- Get Down On It (Kool & The Gang)
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