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Births for April 05


  • 1588 Thomas Hobbes, England, philosopher (Leviathan)
  • 1643 Charles V Leopold, Austrian field marshal
  • 1649 Elihu Yale, England, philanthropist founded Yale
  • 1725 Giacomo Casanova, Italian writer/philanderer/adventurer (uncertain)
  • 1732 Jean-Honor‚ Fragonard, France, painter
  • 1752 S‚bastien Erard, piano/harp manufacturer
  • 1784 Ludwig Spohr, Germany, violin virtuoso/composer (Faust)
  • 1788 Franz Pforr, German painter/cartoonist (Lukasbund)
  • 1795 Henry Havelock, British soldier (War in Afghanistan 1838-39)
  • 1811 Jules Dupr‚, landscape painter
  • 1818 Lewis Baldwin Parsons, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1822 James Nagle, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1866
  • 1824 Sydney Thompson Dobell, poet (Roman)
  • 1825 David Rumph "Neighbor" Jones, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • 1827 Joseph Lister, England, physician (founded aseptic surgery)
  • 1830 Alexander Muir, Lesmahagow Scotland, poet (Maple Leaf Forever)
  • 1832 Jules-Fran‡ois Camille Ferry, French statesman
  • 1837 Algernon Charles Swinburne, England, poet (Atalanta in Calydon)
  • 1838 Alpheus Hyatt, US, invertebrate paleontologist
  • 1839 Robert Smalls, Beaufort SC, black congressman 1875-87 (Rep-SC)
  • 1845 Jules M Cambon, French gov-gen of Algeria/ambassador
  • 1856 Booker Taliaferro Washington, pioneer educator (1st black on US stamp
  • 1857 Alexander-Jozef von Battenberg, ruler of Bulgaria (1879-86)
  • 1869 Albert Roussel, Tourcoing France, composer (Rapsodie Flamende)
  • 1869 Karl Wagenfeld, Defeated German writer (Daud un Dwel)
  • 1871 Jeanne Bougeois, (La Mistinguette), artist (French revue)
  • 1893 Clas Thunberg, Finland, speed skater (Olympic-gold-1924, 28)
  • 1893 P l Szab¢, Hungarian farmer/author (Talpalatnyi F”ld)
  • 1899 Willianm Hornby Steer, barrister/judge
  • 1900 Spencer Tracy, actor (Father's Little Dividend, Adam's Rib)
  • 1901 Chester Bowles, Mass, ambassador/writer (Conscience of a Liberal)
  • 1901 Melvyn Douglas, (Hesselberg), Macon Ga, actor (Hud, Ghost Story)
  • 1905 Bill Raisch, one armed actor (Fred Johnson-Fugitive)
  • 1907 J Zeldenrust, pathologist/anatomist
  • 1908 Bette Davis, Lowell Mass, famous eyes (Of Human Bondage, Jezebel)
  • 1908 George Schick, Prague Czech, conductor (Chicago Symphony)
  • 1908 Grady Sutton, Chattanooga Tn, actor (Pruitts of South Hampton)
  • 1908 Herbert von Karajan, Austria, Berlin Philharmonic conductor/Nazi
  • 1908 Mary Hemingway, writer (Ernest Hemmingway Biography)
  • 1909 Alberto Romero "Cubby" Broccoli, NYC, film producer (James Bond)
  • 1911 Goddard Lieberson, Hanley Staffordshire England, recording exec
  • 1911 Gordon Jones, Alden Iowa, actor (Mike the Cop-Abbott & Costello)
  • 1916 Gregory Peck, La Jolla Calif, actor (To Kill a Mockingbird, MacArthur
  • 1917 Richard Yardumian, Philadelphia, composer (Come Creator Spirit)
  • 1917 Robert (Albert) Bloch, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Psycho)
  • 1919 Douglas Henley, British auditor-general
  • 1920 Arthur Halley, England, Canadian author (Hotel, Airport)
  • 1920 Barend Biesheuvel, Dutch premier (1971-73)
  • 1921 Lady Fisher, founder (British Women Caring Trust)
  • 1921 Robert Q Lewis, NYC, TV host (Masquerade Party, Robert Q Lewis Show)
  • 1922 Charles Savage, Belgian Minister of Justice
  • 1922 Gale Storm, Bloomington Tx, actr (My Little Margie, Gale Storm Show)
  • 1922 Tom Finney, British soccer star
  • 1923 Ernest Mandel, Belgian philosopher/economist
  • 1923 Nguyen Van Thieu, South Vietnam president (1965-75)
  • 1923 Stanley Orme, chairman (British Labour Party)
  • 1926 Roger Corman, Detroit, producer/director (Little Shop of Horrors)
  • 1928 Michael Bryant, actor (Sakharov, Girly)
  • 1928 Tony Williams, US, singer (Platters-Only You, Harbor Lights)
  • 1928 Will Gaines, jazz dancer
  • 1929 Hugo Claus, Flemish writer/director (Koele Lover, Sugar)
  • 1929 Nigel Hawthorne, actor (Tartuffe, Pope John Paul II)
  • 1933 Frank Gorshin, Pittsburgh Pa, comedian/impersonator (Riddler-Batman)
  • 1934 Stanley Turrentine, jazz saxophonist
  • 1934 Tina Maria Stone, runner (1 year distance record of 15,472 miles)
  • 1935 Donald Lynden-Bell, British astronomer
  • 1936 John Albert, professor (Master of University College Oxford)
  • 1937 Colin Powell, Bronx NY, general/asst to president (Nat Sec Affairs)
  • 1939 David Winters, London England, choreographer (Steve Allen Comedy Hour
  • 1939 Lonnie White, vocalist (Smokey Robinson & Miracles-Shop Around)
  • 1940 Aliza Kashi, Israel, actress/singer (Merv Griffin regular)
  • 1941 David LaFlamme, electric violinist (It's a Beautiful Day)
  • 1941 Eric Burdon, rocker (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
  • 1941 Michael Moriarity, Detroit, actor (Bang the Drum Slowly, Q, Stuff)
  • 1942 Allan Clarke, rock vocalist (Hollies-Air That I Breathe)
  • 1943 Jonathan Lynn, Bath England, actor (Danny-Doctor in the House)
  • 1943 Max Gail, Mich, (Barney Miller, Whiz Kids, DC Cab, Normal People)
  • 1944 Ann (Elizabeth) Maxwell, US, sci-fi author (Jaws of Menx)
  • 1944 Dave Holland, heavy metal rocker (Judas Priest-Breakin' the Law)
  • 1944 Peter T King, (Rep-R-New York)
  • 1946 Jane Asher, Paul McCartney's former girlfriend/actress (Deep End)
  • 1946 Jennifer Penney, ballerina
  • 1949 Judith Arlene Resnik, Akron Ohio, ast (STS 41D, 51L-Chal disaster)
  • 1950 Agnetha F„ltskog, Stockholm Sweden, rocker (ABBA-Waterloo)
  • 1950 Anna Ulvaeus, rocker (Aha-Take on Me)
  • 1950 Franklin R Chang-Diaz, Costa Rica, PhD/astronaut (STS 61C, 34, 46)
  • 1950 Mildred Douglas, Surinames/Dutch singer (Mai Tai)
  • 1951 Everett Morton, rocker (English Beat)
  • 1951 Roosevel Ferguson, Arkansas, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • 1954 Christopher S Nelson, New Orleans LA, actor (Sons & Daughters)
  • 1954 Michael W Butler, created TODAY program
  • 1954 Stan Ridgeway, rocker (Mosquito-Garage Sale)
  • 1955 Janice Long, British radio host
  • 1958 Cammie Lusko, LA Calif, Guinness' World Strongest Woman
  • 1958 Johan Kriek, South Africa, tennis player (US Indoor 1982)
  • 1968 Gianna Amore, Warwick RI, playmate (August, 1989)
  • 2173 Harcourt Fenton "Harry" Mudd, New Amsterdam, Arcturus (Star Trek)


Passings for April 05


  • 828 Nicephorus, patriarch of Constantinopel (806-15), dies
  • 1258 Julian van Cornillon/Luik, Flemish saint, dies
  • 1270 Ramban Nachmanides, Talmudic scholar (Hiddushei Ha-Ramden), dies
  • 1531 Richard Roose, boiled to death for trying to poison an archbishop
  • 1649 John Winthrop, 1st governor Mass Bay Colony, dies
  • 1684 William Brouncker, 2nd viscout/1st pres of Royal Society, dies
  • 1693 Anne ML of Orl‚ans, duchess of Montpensier (Grande Mademoiselle), die
  • 1697 Charles XI, King of Sweden (1660-97), dies
  • 1765 Edward Young, English poet (Love of Fame), dies
  • 1794 Georges-Jaques Danton, French revolutionary leader, guillotined
  • 1811 Robert Raikes, founder of Sunday Schools, dies
  • 1907 Anton G van Hamel, founder (Roman philosphy in Neth), dies at 65
  • 1918 Paul Vidal de la Blanche, French geocount, dies
  • 1921 Alphonsus J M Diepenbrock, classic composer, dies at 44
  • 1922 Charles Woeste, Belgian count/min of Justice, dies at 85
  • 1923 George Edward Stanhope Molyne£x Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, dies
  • 1928 Jane Ellen Harrison, scholar/archelogist, dies
  • 1944 Isolde Kurz, German writer/poetess (Meine Mutter), dies at 90
  • 1946 Vincent Millie Youmans, composer, dies
  • 1964 Douglas MacArthur, US general (Pacific theater-WW II), dies at 84
  • 1972 Brian Donlevy, actor (Steve-Dangerous Assignment), dies at 73
  • 1974 William Hudson, actor (I Led 3 Lives), dies at 49
  • 1976 Howard Hughes, reclusive billionaire, dies at 72
  • 1982 Abe Fortas, Supreme court justice, dies at 71
  • 1984 Arthur Travors Harris, marshal of British RAF, dies
  • 1986 Manly Wade Wellman, sci-fi author (Devil's Planet), dies at 82
  • 1990 Nico Scheepmaker, columnist/poet, dies
  • 1991 John Tower, (Sen-R-Tx), dies in a plane crash
  • 1991 Manley L "Sonny" Carter Jr, US astronaut, dies in an accident
  • 1992 Anthony "Tony" Papa, big band leader, dies at 65
  • 1992 Sam Walton, Billionaire CEO (Walmart), dies of cancer at 74
  • 1992 Samuel H Reshevsky, Polish/US chess grandmaster, dies


Special events for April 05


  • 1058 Bishop John "Minchio", (domkop) elected as Pope Benedictus X
  • 1242 Alexander Nevsky of Novgorod defeats Teutonic Knights
  • 1614 2nd parliment of King James I begin session (no enactments)
  • 1614 Indian princess Pocahontas marries English colonist John Rolfe
  • 1621 Mayflower sails from Plymouth on a return trip to England
  • 1762 British take Grenada, West Indies, from French
  • 1792 George Washington casts 1st presidential veto
  • 1812 Brits storm Badajoz fortress, held by French & Spanish
  • 1815 Eruption of Tambora volcano (Sumbawa Java)
  • 1847 Opera "Die Fledermaus" is produced (Vienna)
  • 1853 A De Gasparis discovers asteroid #24 Themis
  • 1853 Asteroid 24, Themis discovered
  • 1853 DeGasparis discovers his 7th asteroid, Themis (24)
  • 1861 Federals abandon Ft Quitman, Tx
  • 1862 Seige of Yorktown VA
  • 1874 "Die Fledermaus" 1st performed (Vienna)
  • 1881 Transvaal regains independence under British suzerainty
  • 1886 J Palisa discovers asteroid #257 Silesia
  • 1887 Anne Sullivan teaches "water" to Helen Keller
  • 1889 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Copper Beeches" (BG)
  • 1894 11 strikers killed in riot at Connellsville, Penn
  • 1894 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Empty House" (BG)
  • 1895 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of 3 Students" (BG)
  • 1895 Writer Oscar Wylde is arrested
  • 1896 1st modern Olympic Games officially opens in Athens
  • 1900 Attempted assassination of Prince of Wales in Brussels, fails
  • 1902 Soccer match riot between Scotland & England kills 25
  • 1906 St Pius X encyclical "On the Mariavites or Mystic Priests of Poland"
  • 1907 A Kopff discovers asteroid #632 Pyrrha
  • 1911 W W Aster acquires Daily Observer
  • 1913 S Belyavskij & G Neujmin discovers asteroid #749 Malzovia
  • 1915 French begin Wo‰vre-offensive
  • 1915 Jess Willard defeats Jack Johnson for heavyweight boxing crown (23r)
  • 1919 Eamon de Valera becomes president of Dail Eireann
  • 1919 Heavyweight Jess Willard KOs Jack Johnson in Havana
  • 1919 Polish Army executes 35 young Jews
  • 1922 KOB-AM in Albuquerque NM begins radio transmissions
  • 1922 WDZ-AM in Decatur IL begins radio transmissions
  • 1924 K Reinmuth discovers asteroid #2235 Vittore
  • 1925 Belgian Working people Party wins parliamentary election
  • 1927 Johnny Weissmuller set records in 100 & 200 m freestyle
  • 1929 C Jackson discovers asteroid #1116 Catriona
  • 1929 Lithuania signs Litvinov-pact
  • 1932 Twentse textile strike begins
  • 1933 US airship USS Akron struck by lightning in NJ, kills 73
  • 1935 Croatian Boeren Party wins Yugoslavian election
  • 1936 Tupelo Mississippi virtually annihilated by a tornado, 216 die
  • 1938 Anti-Jewish riots break out in Dabrowa Poland
  • 1938 H Alikoski discovers asteroid #2714 Matti
  • 1939 Membership in Hitlerjugend becomes obligatory
  • 1941 In SF, Castro & Fillmore streetcars replaced by buses
  • 1943 Allies bombs Mortsel
  • 1943 Japanese troops conquer Indin
  • 1943 Poon Lim found after being adrift 133 days
  • 1945 Almelo freed
  • 1945 Kuniaki Koiso resigns as PM of Japan; replaced by Kantaro Suzuki
  • 1948 WGN TV channel 9 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1949 60 year old St Anthony's Hospital burns, kills 77 (Effingham Ill)
  • 1950 Prague espionage trial against bishops & priests begins
  • 1951 Julius & Ethel Rosenberg, atomic spies, sentenced to death
  • 1952 Henry Wittenberg wins his 8th AAU wrestling title
  • 1953 WEYI TV channel 25 in Saginaw, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 Elvis Presley records his debut single, "That's All Right"
  • 1955 Winston Churchill resigns as British PM, Anthony Eden succeeds him
  • 1959 Art Wall wins golf's Masters
  • 1961 Barbra Striesand appears on "Jack Paar Show"
  • 1962 Mgr J Daems appointed bishop of Antwerp
  • 1962 NASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 54,600 m
  • 1962 St Bernard Tunnel finished-Swiss/Italians workers shake hands
  • 1963 Beatles recieve their 1st silver disc (Please Please Me)
  • 1963 Susuga Malietoa Tanumafili II becomes chief of Western Samoa
  • 1964 1st driverless trains run on London Underground
  • 1966 WTVX TV channel 34 in Ft Pierce-Vero Beach, FL (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 1967 '76er Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record of 41 rebounds
  • 1967 ATS II launched but fails to reach orbit
  • 1968 Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego opens
  • 1968 US marine base Khe San Vietnam, appalled
  • 1970 WSNS TV channel 44 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1971 Mount Etna erupts in Sicily Italy
  • 1971 WNJT TV channel 52 in Trenton, NJ (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1972 Baseball season is delayed due to a strike
  • 1973 NFL adopts jersey numbering system (ie QBs, 1-19)
  • 1973 Pioneer 11 launched to Jupiter
  • 1974 Then tallest building, World Trade Center opens in NYC (110 stories)
  • 1975 Soyuz 18A launch aborted short of orbit; cosmonauts return safely
  • 1976 Felix Aguilar Observatory discovers asteroid #2928
  • 1976 Harold Wilson resigns as PM of England
  • 1979 Pioneer 11 launched towards Jupiter
  • 1981 E Bowell discovers asteroids #2383 Bradley & #2433 Sootiyo
  • 1981 Phila Flyers amass a record 2,621 penalty minutes
  • 1982 Lord Carrington, British foreign sect resigns due to Falkland Is war
  • 1984 A Mrkos discovers asteroid #3364
  • 1986 2 US servicemen die in West Berlin discotheque bombing
  • 1986 Record for a throw-and-return boomerang toss is set (121m)
  • 1986 US soldier & Turkish woman killed in West Berlin disco bombing
  • 1987 Fox TV network premiers showing Married With Children & Tracey Ullman
  • 1987 Wayne Gretsky wins 7th straight NHL scoring title
  • 1988 Democratic convention picks Michael Dukakis as their pres candidate
  • 1989 David Letterman becomes 1st network TV series to use dolby stereo
  • 1989 Orel Hershiser ends his 59 consecutive scoreless pitched inning strea
  • 1989 Solidarity grants legal status in Poland
  • 1990 John Stockton reaches 1000-assist mark for NBA record 3 yrs in a row
  • 1990 NY Rangers beat NY Islanders 2-1 in 1st game of preliminary
  • 1991 Joe Dumaars (Detroit) ends NBA free throw streak of 62 games
  • 1991 Kitty Kelly publishes a book knocking Nancy Reagan
  • 1991 Space Shuttle STS 37 (Atlantis 8) launched
  • 1991 US begins air drops to Kurdish refugees in Northern Iraq
  • 1992 Comedian Sam Kenison marries live-in girlfriend Maleeka
  • 1992 Game 2 of Mayor Challenge - NY Yankees sweep NY Mets 6-5 at Shea
  • 1992 Wrestlemania VIII-Randy "Macho Man" Savage beats Ric Flair for title
  • 1993 73,293 see Yankees beat Indians 9-1
  • 1993 Colorado Rockies 1st game - lose to NY Mets 4-0
  • 1993 Florida Marlins 1st game - beat LA Dodgers 6-3
  • 1993 Republican Guard kills 64 in Chad


Songs for date April 05


  • 04/05/45 --- Just A Prayer Away (Crosby, Bing)
  • 04/05/45 --- Stuff Like That There (Hutton, Betty)
  • 04/05/45 --- Laura (Herman, Woody)
  • 04/05/45 --- Just A Prayer Away (Kaye, Sammy)
  • 04/05/45 --- My Dreams Are Getting Better All The Tim (Long, Johnny)
  • 04/05/45 --- There! I've Said It Again (Monroe, Vaughn)
  • 04/05/45 --- Candy (Shore, Dinah)
  • 04/05/69 --- Time Is Tight (Booker T. & The MG's)
  • 04/05/69 --- Sweet Cherry Wine (James, Tommy)
  • 04/05/75 --- I Don't Like To Sleep Alone (Anka, Paul)
  • 04/05/75 --- How Long (Ace)
  • 04/05/75 --- Thank God I'm A Country Boy (Denver, John)
  • 04/05/86 --- Greatest Love Of All (Houston, Whitney)
  • 04/05/86 --- Something About You (Level 42)
  • 04/05/86 --- If You Leave (Orchestral Manoeuvers In The Dark)
  • 04/05/86 --- I Can't Wait (Nu Shooz)
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