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Births for April 04


  • 188 Caracalla, (Marcus Aureiius Antoniius), Roman emperor (211-17)
  • 1527 Abraham Ortelius, (Ortels/Hortels), South Neth geographer
  • 1648 Grinling Gibbons, sculptor/woodcarver
  • 1696 Giovanni Battista Tiepoldo, painter
  • 1752 Nicolo Antonio Zingarelli, composer (Andromeda)
  • 1758 John Hoppner, portrait painter
  • 1785 Bettina von Arnim, German writer (This Book Belongs to the King)
  • 1786 John Franklin, British explorer (Arctic)
  • 1792 Thaddeus Stevens, US Radical Republican congressional leader (Rep-R)
  • 1802 Dorothea Dix, US, aroused interest in treatment of mental inmates
  • 1809 Benjamin Pierce, US mathematician/astronomer
  • 1814 John Blair Smith Todd, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1872
  • 1817 John Wilson Sprague, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1893
  • 1820 Charles Devens Jr, Major General, Bvt (Union volunteers), died in 189
  • 1821 Linus Yale, US, portrait painter/inventor (Yale cylinder lock)
  • 1823 Karl Wilhelm Siemens, inventor (laid undersea cables)
  • 1823 Robert Byington Mitchell, Brig General (Union volunteers)
  • 1826 Z‚nobe Th‚ophile Gramme, inventor (electric motor)
  • 1828 Margaret Oliphant, Scotland, novelist/biographer (Beleaguered City)
  • 1831 Edward Cary Walthall, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1898
  • 1832 Jose Echegaray y Elizaguirre, playwright/scientist (Teatro Escogido)
  • 1843 Hans Richter, conductor
  • 1858 R‚my de Gourmont, French critic/writer (Physique de L'amour)
  • 1870 George A Smith, Salt Lake City Utah, 8th pres of Mormon church
  • 1872 Pauline the Cock-Manifarges, singer
  • 1875 Pierre Monteux, Paris France, conductor (Boston Symph Orch 1919-24)
  • 1876 Maurice de Vlaminck, Paris, Fauvist painter (Village in the Snow)
  • 1881 Charles Funk, Ohio, Encylopediest (Funk & Wagnalls)
  • 1888 Tris Speaker, baseball great, hit more doubles than Pete Rose
  • 1892 Cyril Smith, Peterhead Scotland, actor (Adv of Sir Lancelot)
  • 1895 Arthur Murray, NYC, dancer (Arthur Murray Dance Party)
  • 1896 Robert Sherwood, dramatist (Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Idiot's Delight)
  • 1896 Tristan Tzara, (Samuel Rosenfeld) French poet (Approximate Man)
  • 1897 Pierre Fresnay, French actor (Grand Illusion)
  • 1901 Carmel Myers, SF Calif, actress (Carmel Myers Show)
  • 1902 Louise L the Vilmorin, French poetess/author (Lutin Sauvage)
  • 1906 Bea Benaderet, NYC, actress (Kate-Petticoat Junction)
  • 1906 John Cameron Swayze, Wichita Ks, newscaster (Timex, Hindenberg)
  • 1907 Nathan M Pusey, educator (1963 Natl Assoc for Social Sciences Medal)
  • 1913 Frances Langford, Lakeland Fla, singer (Armed Forces Hour, Star Time)
  • 1913 Jerome Weidman, US writer (Tenderloin)
  • 1914 John Beith, British diplomat
  • 1914 Marguerite Duras, France, novelist/playwright (Sea Wall)
  • 1915 Jan Drda, Czech writer (Nema Barikada, Mestecko Na Dlani)
  • 1915 Lars G Ahlin, Swedish writer (Death of Me)
  • 1915 Muddy Waters, (McKinley Morganfield), guitarist (Hoochie Coochie Man)
  • 1918 Earl Jellicoe, chancellor (U of Southhampton)
  • 1918 Margaret Dupont, tennis champion
  • 1919 Antony Tudor, England, choreographer (Metropolitan Opera 1957)
  • 1922 Elmer Bernstein, NYC, movie music composer (Robot Monster)
  • 1923 Eric Rohmer, Nancy Francy, director (Claire's Knee)
  • 1924 Gil Hodges, baseball player/manager (Bkln Dodgers, NY Mets)
  • 1924 Peter Vaughan, actor (Haunted Honeymoon, Die Die My Darling)
  • 1925 Elizabeth Wilson, Grand Rapids Mich, actor (Doc, East Side/West Side)
  • 1925 Erna Spoorenberg, singer
  • 1926 Cloris Leachman, Des Moines Iowa, actress (Phyllis, High Anxiety)
  • 1927 Bob Stump, (Rep-R-AZ, 1977- )
  • 1928 Bill Ryan, Bkln NY, newscaster (Smithsonian)
  • 1928 Jimmy Logan, British comedian
  • 1928 Maya Angelou, St Louis Mo, poet/actress (Nyo-Roots)
  • 1928 Monty Norman, composer/writer
  • 1929 William F Clinger Jr, (Rep-R-PA, 1979- )
  • 1930 David Sexton, soccer manager
  • 1931 Harold L Volkmer, (Rep-D-MO, 1977- )
  • 1932 Anthony Perkins, NYC, actor (Psycho, Fear Strikes Out, Pretty Poison)
  • 1932 Richard G Lugar, (Sen-R-IN, 1977- )
  • 1933 Fritz Bolkestein, director (Shell)/Minister of Defense (VVD)
  • 1935 Lord Ichayra, secretary-general (British Banking Assn)
  • 1935 Trevor Griffiths, playwright (Absolute Beginners)
  • 1937 Ian St James, novelist (Balfour Conspiracy, Vengeance, Money Stones)
  • 1937 J Hans van den Doel, economist/Dutch 2nd chamber member (PvdA)
  • 1938 A Bartlett Giamatti, Boston, pres of Yale/baseball commish (1989)
  • 1938 Michael Parks, Corona Calif, actor (Then Came Bronson)
  • 1938 Peter Attenborough, British headmaster (Charterhouse)
  • 1939 Hugh Masekela, South Africa, trumpeter (I Am Not Afraid)
  • 1939 JoAnne Gunderson Carter, Kirkland Wash, golfer (US Women's Open 1971)
  • 1939 Joanne Carner, Kirkland Wash, LPGA golfer (US Open 1970, 76)
  • 1940 Bijan, Iran, mens apparel designer (Beverly Hills, NYC, London)
  • 1942 Kitty Kelley, author (Unauthorized Biography of Frank Sinatra)
  • 1943 Ian Robertson, British museum director (National Army Museum)
  • 1944 David Melville, professor/director (Middlesex Polytechnic)
  • 1944 Lawrence A Hough, US, rower (Pairs w/o cox-1968 olympic silver)
  • 1945 Caroline McWilliams, Seattle Wash, actress (Sally-Soap, Marcy-Benson)
  • 1946 Craig T Nelson, Spokane Wash, actor (Poltergeist, Hayden Fox-Coach)
  • 1948 Berry Oakley, rocker (Allman Brothers-Ramblin' Man)
  • 195- Luke Halpin, Astoria NY, actor (Sandy-Flipper)
  • 1950 Christine Lahti, Detroit, actress (Harvey Korman Show, Swing Shift)
  • 1952 Dave Hill, rock guitarist (Slade-Coz I Love You)
  • 1954 Julie Carmen, Mount Vernon NY, actress (Gloria, Last Plane Out)
  • 1956 Evelyn Hart, prima ballerina (Royal Winnipeg Ballet)
  • 1957 Paul Downton, British cricketeer
  • 1958 John Wesley Jones, Lawton Ok, 4X100m relayer (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1958 Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, painter
  • 1960 Jonathan Agnew, British broadcaster/test bowler
  • 1962 Ava Fabian, Brewster NY, playmate (Aug, 1986)
  • 1964 Paul Parker, soccer player
  • 1964 Robbie Rist, Calif, actor (Oliver-Brady Bunch)
  • 1965 Robert Downey Jr, NYC, comedian (SNL, Less than Zero, Back to School)
  • 1965 Zwart Francis, (Charles Thompson), US singer/songwriter (Pixies)
  • 1966 Nancy McKeon, Westbury NY, actress (Jo Polniazek-Facts of Life)


Passings for April 04


  • 397 Ambrosius, gov of Ligurie/bishop of Milan (374-97)/saint, dies
  • 896 Formosus, Pope (891-96), dies
  • 1229 Hugo van Pierrepont, bishop of Luik, dies
  • 1284 Alfonso X, King of Castili‰/Le¢n (1252-84), dies at 63
  • 1292 Nicholas IV, (Girolamo Masci), Pope (1288-92), dies
  • 1393 Floris van Wevelinkhoven, bishop of Utrecht, dies
  • 1406 Robert III, King of Scotland (1390-1406), dies
  • 1588 Frederik II, King of Denmark/Norway (1559-88), dies at 53
  • 1604 Thomas Churchyard, poet/pamphleteer, dies
  • 1617 John Napier, inventor (logarithms), dies (birth date unknown)
  • 1643 Simon Episcopius, bishop/theologist, dies
  • 1664 Adam Willaerts, seascape painter, dies
  • 1774 Oliver Goldsmith, Irish poet/writer (She stoops to conquer), dies
  • 1807 Joseph J‚r“me Le Francais de Lalande, astronomer, dies
  • 1817 Andr‚ Mass‚na Duc de Rivoli, soldier, dies
  • 1817 Prince d'Essing, dies
  • 1841 William Henry Harrison, becomes 1st pres to die in office, at 68
  • 1844 Charles Bulfinch, 1st US pro architect (Mass State House), dies at 80
  • 1900 Edward VII, King, assassinated
  • 1905 Constantin Meunier, Belgian painter/sculptor, dies at 73
  • 1919 William Crookes, phsicist/chemist, dies
  • 1923 L Martov, (Joulij O Tsederbaum), Russ revolutionary, dies at 49
  • 1929 Karl Freidrich Benz, automobile engineer (Mercedes), dies
  • 1930 Vladimir Majakovski, Russian poet, dies
  • 1931 Andre Michelin, CEO (Michelin Tires), dies
  • 1932 Wilhelm Ostwald, physical chemist (Nobel 1909), dies
  • 1937 Frantisek X Salda, Czech writer/critic, dies
  • 1939 Ghazi, King of Iraq, dies
  • 1943 Oskar Schlemmer, German painter/sculptor, dies
  • 1950 Kurt Weill, German/US composer (Street Scenes), dies
  • 1953 Carol II, King of Romania (1930-40), dies
  • 1956 Fritz Knkel, German physician, dies
  • 1963 Endzion Barelli, dies 2 days after winning a boxing match at 18
  • 1963 Jason Robards Sr, actor (Acapulco), dies at 70
  • 1967 Mischa Elman, Ukraine/US violinist, dies
  • 1968 Martin Luther King Jr, assassinated in Memphis (Dream continues)
  • 1970 Byron Foulger, actor (Capt Nice, Petticoat Junction), dies at 70
  • 1972 Adam Clayton Powell Jr, (Rep-D-NY), dies at 63
  • 1972 John AHJS Bruins Slot, co-founder/editor in chief (illegal)
  • 1979 Edgar Buchanan, actor (Uncle Joe-Petticoat Junction), dies at 77
  • 1979 Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, former Pakistani president, hanged in Pakistan
  • 1981 Brad Johnson, actor (Annie Oakley), dies at 56
  • 1983 Gloria Swanson, actress (Airport 1975), dies at 84 of a heart ailment
  • 1983 Jacqueline Logan, silent film leading lady, dies at 78
  • 1987 C(atherine) L(ucille) Moore, author (Judgment Night), dies at 76
  • 1991 John Heinz, (Sen-R-Pa), dies in a plane crash
  • 1991 Luc de R˜ck, Belgian soccer player (Turnhout), dies
  • 1991 Max Frisch, Swiss architect/writer (Stiller, Biedermann), dies
  • 1992 Karl Tunberg, US scriptwriter (Ben Hur), dies
  • 1993 Alfred Butts, US architect/game maker (Scrabble), dies at 93
  • 1993 Bep (Alberta B) Ogterop, (Rita la Roche), singer, dies


Special events for April 04


  • 896 Formosus ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 896 Pope Formous ends reign
  • 1460 University of Basle in Swizerland forms
  • 1541 Ignatius of Loyola becomes 1st superior-general of Jesuits
  • 1581 Frances Drake completres circumnavigation of world
  • 1660 Declaration of Breda
  • 1687 King James II orders his declaration of indulgence read in church
  • 1818 Congress decided US flag is 13 red & white stripes & 20 stars
  • 1850 City of Los Angeles incorporated
  • 1858 Asteroid 54, Kalypso discovered (named for goddess of silence)
  • 1858 R Luther discovers asteroid #53 Kalypso
  • 1859 Opera "Dinorah" is produced (Paris)
  • 1862 Battle of Yorktown begins
  • 1862 US begins Peninsular Campaign aimed at capturing Richmond
  • 1865 Lee's army arrives at Amelia Courthouse
  • 1870 Golden Gate Park established by City Order #800
  • 1887 Susanna Medora Salter elected 1st US woman mayor (Argonia, KS)
  • 1896 Announcement of Gold in Yukon
  • 1900 Assassinaton attempt on prince of Wales/king Edward VII
  • 1902 Cecil Rhodes scholarship fund established with $10 million
  • 1905 Earthquake in Kangra India, kills 370,000
  • 1912 Army fires on striking mine workers in Siberia
  • 1912 Army fires on striking mine workers at Lena-gold fields Siberia
  • 1912 Chinese republic proclaimed in Tibet
  • 1912 Tibet declares independence from China
  • 1914 "Perils of Pauline" shown for 1st time in LA
  • 1916 US Senate agrees (82-6) to participate in WW I
  • 1918 Battle of Somme, ends
  • 1920 Arabs attack Jews in Jerusalem
  • 1922 WAAB (Baton Rouge La) becomes 1st US radio station with "W" calls
  • 1929 "New Moon" musical opens in London
  • 1929 1st AAU Greco-Roman wrestling championships held
  • 1932 Vitamin C 1st isolated, C.C. King, Univ of Pittsburgh
  • 1933 US Dirigible Akron crashes off coast of NJ, 73 die
  • 1933 US airship USS Akron crashes into Atlantic Ocean
  • 1934 K Reinmuth discovers asteroid #1716 Peter
  • 1939 Faisal II ascends to throne of Iraq
  • 1940 L Oterma discovers asteroid #2332 Kalm
  • 1941 German troops conquer Banghazi
  • 1944 British troops capture Addis Ababa Ethiopia
  • 1944 De Gaulle forms new regime in exile, with communist
  • 1945 Hungary liberated from Nazi occupation (National Day)
  • 1945 US tanks/infantry conquer Bielefeld
  • 1947 Largest group of sunspots on record
  • 1947 UN's International Civil Aviation Organization established
  • 1950 Dirk Suffocated becomes chairman of OES
  • 1951 Dutch Prince Bernhard visits Juan & Eva Per¢n in Buenos Aires
  • 1953 KFDA TV channel 10 in Amarillo, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 British govt signs military treaty with Iraq
  • 1958 1st march against nuclear weapons (Aldermaston England)
  • 1959 Fed of Mali, consisting of Senegal & French Sudan (dissolved 1960)
  • 1960 Project Ozma begins at Green Bank radio astronomy center
  • 1960 Senegal declares independence from France
  • 1964 Beatles' "Can't Buy Me Love," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks
  • 1966 Pirate Radio Scotland changes name to Radio Ireland
  • 1968 Apollo 6 launched atop Saturn V; unmanned
  • 1969 Dr Denton Cooley implants 1st temporary artificial heart
  • 1971 Marine clay under houses liquifies, 31 die (St-Jean-Vianney Quebec)
  • 1974 Hank Aaron ties Babe Ruth's home-run record by hitting his 714th
  • 1975 Steve Miller is arrested for burning his girlfriend's clothes
  • 1975 USAF transport carrying orphans from Saigon crashes killing 155
  • 1976 N Chernykh discovers asteroid #2369 Chekhov
  • 1979 Jane M Byrne (D), elected 1st woman mayor of Chicago Ill
  • 1983 6th space shuttle mission, Challenger 1 launched
  • 1983 North Carolina State wins NCAA women's basketball championship
  • 1984 Winston Smith in Orwell's "1984" begins his secret diary
  • 1985 Tulane University cancels its basketball season amidst scandal
  • 1986 Wayne Gretsky sets NHL record with 213th point of season
  • 1987 Dow Jones up 69.89 points, ending at record 2,390.34 pts
  • 1988 Eddie Hill becomes 1st to race a ¬ mile in under 5 seconds
  • 1988 Kansas upsets Oklahoma for NCAA basketball title
  • 1988 Largest crowd (55,438) at a season game at Riverfront (Reds Vs Cards)
  • 1989 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's last NBA game in Seattle
  • 1990 "Marshall Chronicles" premiers on ABC-TV
  • 1990 Gloria Estefan released from hospital after her accident
  • 1990 Security law violator Ivan Boesky is released from federal custody
  • 1992 Game 1 of Mayor Challenge - NY Yankees beat NY Mets 6-4 at Yank Stad
  • 1992 John Tesh (Entertainment Tonight) marries actress Connie Selleca
  • 1992 Jury deliberations begin in Noriega case
  • 1993 Wrestlemania IX-Hulk Hogan beats Okozuna for title


Songs for date April 04


  • 04/04/46 --- Sioux City Sue (Crosby, Bing)
  • 04/04/46 --- Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop (Hampton, Lionel)
  • 04/04/46 --- Shoo-Fly Pie And Apple Pan Dowdy (Shore, Dinah)
  • 04/04/47 --- My Adobe Hacienda (Howard, Eddy)
  • 04/04/53 --- Ruby (Hayman, Richard)
  • 04/04/53 --- Anna (Mangano, Silvana)
  • 04/04/60 --- Cradle Of Love (Preston, Johnny)
  • 04/04/64 --- White On White (Williams, Danny)
  • 04/04/70 --- Turn Back The Hands Of Time (Davis, Tyrone)
  • 04/04/70 --- Reflections Of My Life (Marmalade)
  • 04/04/70 --- Get Ready (Rare Earth)
  • 04/04/87 --- Lady In Red, The (De Burgh, Chris)
  • 04/04/87 --- With Or Without You (U2)
  • 04/04/92 --- My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It) (En Vogue)
  • 04/04/92 --- Bohemian Rhaspody (Queen)
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