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Births for April 07

  • 1506 St Francis Xavier, Jesuit missionary to India, Malaya, & Japan
  • 1534 Jos‚ de Anchieta, Spanish jesuit/missionary (Brazilian Tupi-Indians)
  • 1613 Gerard Dou, painter (Night School)
  • 1629 Juan Jos‚, of Austria, Spanish general/governor of Netherlands
  • 1756 Charles Felix, King of Sardina (1821-31)
  • 1770 William Wordsworth, England, poet laureate (Prelude)
  • 1772 F M Charles Fourier, French socialist
  • 1775 Francis C Lowell, founded 1st raw cotton-to-cloth textile mill
  • 1780 William Ellery Channing, US, Unitarian clergyman
  • 1786 William Rufus DeVane King, (D) 13th VP (1853)
  • 1801 Henry Eagle, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1882
  • 1805 Francis Wilkinson Pickens, Gov (Confederacy), died in 1869
  • 1822 Gershom Mott, Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1859 Walter Camp, Ct, father of American football (Yale)
  • 1860 W K Kellogg, a real corn flake
  • 1869 David Grandison Fairchild, US, botanist/explorer, brought plants to U
  • 1870 Gustav Landauer, German socialist
  • 1870 Joseph Ryeland, Belgian composer/Baron
  • 1872 William Monroe Trotter, famous African
  • 1878 Jozef C Bittremieux, Flemish theologist (Virgin & Mother of God)
  • 1882 Kurt von Schleiger, German chancellor (12/2/32-1/28/33)
  • 1884 Charles Dodd, English new testament authority
  • 1889 Gabriela Mistral, Chilean poet (Desolaci¢n, Tenderness) (Nobel 1945)
  • 1893 Allan W Dulles, US politician
  • 1896 Benny Leonard, lightweight boxing champ (1917-25)
  • 1897 Walter Winchell, Harlem NYC, newscaster/columnist (Untouchables)
  • 1900 Tebbs Lloyd Johnson, England, 50K walker (Olympic-bronze-1952)
  • 1903 Willi Forst, Austrian actor/director (Im weissen R”ssl)
  • 1908 Percy Faith, conductor (Summer Place)
  • 1912 Valre Depauw, Flemish writer
  • 1915 Billie Holiday, (Eleanora Fagan), Balt, singer (Aint Nobodys Business
  • 1915 Henry Kuttner, US, sci-fi author (Dark World, As You Were)
  • 1917 R G Armstrong, Birmingham Ala, actor (T.H.E. Cat)
  • 1918 Peanuts Hucko, Syracuse NY, dixieland clarinetist (Lawrence Welk Show
  • 1918 Ronald Howard, Norwood England, actor (Naked Edge, Africa-Texas Style
  • 1919 Edoardo Mangiarotti, Italy, ‚p‚e (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1919 Ralph Flanagan, Loraine Ohio, orch leader (Let's Dance)
  • 1920 Ravi Shankar, Benares India, sitar player (Sounds of India)
  • 1924 Nick Perito, Denver Colo, orch leader (Don Knotts Show, Big Show)
  • 1926 Johannes Rood, immunologist (Eurotransplant)
  • 1928 Alan J Pakula, director (All the President's Men, Klute)
  • 1928 James Garner, Norman Okla, actor (Rockford Files, Bret Maverick)
  • 1928 James White, UK, sci-fi author (Star Surgeon, Star Healer)
  • 1930 Andrew Sachs, actor (Manuel-Fawlty Towers)
  • 1931 Daniel Ellsberg, Pentagon whistleblower, patriot
  • 1931 Donald Barthelme, Phila Pa, writer (Snow White, Sadness)
  • 1933 Wayne Rogers, Birmingham Ala, actor (M*A*S*H, House Calls, Chiefs)
  • 1934 Ian Richards, Edinburgh Scotland, actor (Montgomery-Ike)
  • 1935 Hodding Carter III, press secretary (Jimmy Carter)
  • 1938 Freddie Hubbard, Indianapolis, jazz trumpeter (Art Blakey)
  • 1938 Yvonne Lime, Glendale Calif, actress (Father Knows Best, Dobie Gillis
  • 1938 (Edmund) Jerry Brown Jr, (Gov-D-Cal), Linda Ronstadt's boyfriend
  • 1939 David Frost, Tenderdon England, TV host (That Was the Week That Was)
  • 1939 Donald L Holmquest, Dallas Texas, astronaut
  • 1939 Francis Ford Coppola, Detroit, director (Godfather, Apocalypse Now)
  • 1940 Patricia Paay, singer (You are not hip)
  • 1943 Mick Abrahams, rock guitarist (Jethro Tull-Thick as a Brick)
  • 1943 Roberta Shore, Monterrey Park, Calif, actress/singer (Virginian)
  • 1943 Spencer Dryden, rocker (Jefferson Airplane-Go Ask Alice)
  • 1946 Bill Kreutzmann, drummer (Grateful Dead-Touch of Grey)
  • 1950 Janis Ian, (Janis Fink), NYC, folk singer (Society's Child, At 17)
  • 1952 Bruce Gary, drummer (Knack-My Sharona)
  • 1953 Everard Endt, US, yachting (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1954 Tony Dorsett, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1958 Alexandra Neil, Boston, actress (Rose-Guiding Light)
  • 1958 Tony Aire, rocker (Adventures-Sea of Love)
  • 1960 Simon Climie, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Climie Fisher-Love Changes)
  • 1962 Bonny Warner, Mount Baldy Calif, lugist
  • 1966 Teri Ann Linn, Honolulu Hawaii, actress (Kristen-Bold & Beautiful)
  • 1975 Beverly Peele, model


Passings for April 07

  • 30 Christ, crucified, according to astronomer Schaefer
  • 924 Berengarius I, Emperor of Italy, murdered
  • 1498 Charles VIII, King of France (1483-98), dies
  • 1614 El Greco, Spanish painter (View of Toledo), dies (birth date unknown)
  • 1719 Jean-Baptiste de la Salle, French priest/theory/saint, dies at 67
  • 1803 (Fran‡ois D) Toussaint L'Ouverture, dies
  • 1850 William Lisle Bowles, English poet (14 Sonnets), dies
  • 1871 Wilhelm Freiherr von Tegetthoff, Aus admiral (Helgoland/Lissa), dies
  • 1881 Pierre Napoleon Bonaparte, Corsican rep of people, dies at 65
  • 1891 Phineas T Barnum, US circus promoter (B & Bailey, dies at 88
  • 1934 William Monroe Trotter, African, dies on 62nd birthday in Boston
  • 1943 Jovan Ducic, Serbian poet (Blauwe legends), dies
  • 1961 Marian Jordan, radio comedienne (Fibber McGee & Molly), dies at 62
  • 1968 Jim Clark, of Scotland, former world driving champ, dies in race car
  • 1970 Josina Machel, wife of Mozambique's 1st pres Samora Machel, dies
  • 1972 "Crazy" Joe Gallo, mobster, killed at his 43rd birthday party
  • 1972 Abeid Karume, Tanzanian sheik/president, murdered
  • 1976 Mary Margaret McBride, TV hostess (Mary Margaret McBride), dies at 76
  • 1982 Brenda Benet, actress, commits suicide by gun at 36
  • 1983 Gavin Gordon, television actor, dies at 82
  • 1984 Frank Church, (Sen-D-Ohio, 1957-81), dies at 59
  • 1984 Samuel C Engel, poet, dies of heart failure at 79
  • 1992 Clovis Ruffin, designer, dies at 46 of AIDs
  • 1993 Max Croiset, actor/dramatist/director (Zeekant), dies at 80


Interesting events for April 07


  • 30 Scholars' reckon Jesus crucified by Roman troops in Jerusalem
  • 1645 Michael Cardozo becomes 1st Jewish lawyer in Brazil
  • 1652 Dutch establish settlement at Cape Town, S Africa
  • 1655 Fabio Chigi replaces Pope Innocent X as Alexander VII
  • 1712 Slave revolt (NYC)
  • 1788 1st settlement in Ohio, at Marietta
  • 1798 Territory of Mississippi organized
  • 1818 Gen Andrew Jackson conquers St Marks Fla from Seminole indians
  • 1831 Dom Pedro abdicates to son, Dom Pedro II crowned emperor of Brazil
  • 1862 Grant defeats Confederates at Battle of Shiloh, Tenn
  • 1862 H P Tuttle discovers asteroid #73 Klytia
  • 1862 Island #10 falls after long siege, Battle of Shiloh
  • 1863 Battle of Charleston SC
  • 1865 Battle of Farmville VA
  • 1880 V Knorre discovers asteroid #215 Oenone
  • 1888 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Yellow Face" (BG)
  • 1891 Nebraska introduces 8 hour work day
  • 1901 SDAP demands general voting right/abolishing First Chamber
  • 1922 Naval Reserve #3, "Teapot Dome," leased to Harry F Sinclair
  • 1923 Workers Party of America (NYC) becomes official communist party
  • 1926 Forest fire burns 900 acres & kills 2 (San Luis Obispo Calif)
  • 1926 Mussolini's Irish wife breaks his nose
  • 1927 Using phone lines TV is sent from Wash DC to NYC
  • 1931 Seals Stadium opens in SF
  • 1933 1st 2 NAZI anti-Jewish laws, bars Jews from legal & public service
  • 1933 Prohibition ends, Utah becomes 38th state to ratify 21st Amendment
  • 1933 University Bridge, Seattle opens for traffic
  • 1939 Italy annexes Albania
  • 1940 Jimmy Demeret beats Lloyd Mangrum for the Masters
  • 1942 Heavy German assault on Malta
  • 1943 NFL adopts free substitution rule
  • 1945 1st & last assault of German Rammkommando on US bombers
  • 1945 Kamikaze attack on fleet at Okinawa
  • 1945 Task Force 58 sinks Jap large battleship Jamamoto (on suicide mission
  • 1946 Part of East Prussia incorporated into Russian SFSR
  • 1948 Rogers & Hammerstein's "South Pacific" opens on Broadway
  • 1948 World Health Organization established by UN
  • 1949 "South Pacific" opens at Majestic Theater (for 1925 performances)
  • 1951 American Bowling Congress begins 1st masters tournament
  • 1951 Ben Hogan wins Masters golf tournament
  • 1953 1st west-to-east jet transatlantic nonstop flight
  • 1953 Dag Hammarskj”ld of Sweden elected 2nd UN general-secretary
  • 1953 J A Bruwer discovers asteroid #1660 Wood
  • 1953 K Reinmuth discovers asteroids 2214 Carol, 2278, 2652 Yabuuti & 2806
  • 1954 German govt refuses to recognize DDR
  • 1954 Pres Eisenhower fears "domino-effect" in Indo-China
  • 1954 WALB TV channel 10 in Albany, GA (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 Philadelphia beats Fort Wayne, 4 games to 1, for NBA championship
  • 1956 Spain relinquishes her protectorate in Morocco
  • 1959 Oklahoma ends prohibition, after 51 years
  • 1959 Radar 1st bounced off Sun, Stanford Calif
  • 1962 Yugoslav ex-president Milovan Djilas returns to jail
  • 1963 Jack Nicklaus wins 1st Masters golf tournament
  • 1963 Yugoslavia proclaimed a Socialistic republic
  • 1966 US recovers lost H-bomb from Mediterranean floor (whoops!)
  • 1967 Progressive Rock radio begins-KMPX-FM, San Francisco
  • 1970 J A Bruwer discovers asteroid #1794 Finsen
  • 1971 WCJB TV channel 20 in Gainesville, FL (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1977 Consumer Product Safety Comn bans "TRIS" flame-retardant
  • 1978 Guttenberg bible sold for $2,000,000 in NYC
  • 1978 Pres Carter defers production of neutron bomb
  • 1979 Henri La Mothe dives 28' into 12 3/8" of water
  • 1979 Houston Astro Ken Forsch no-hits Atlanta Braves, 6-0
  • 1979 Islander's Mike Bossy scores 4 goals against Flyers
  • 1980 Jimmy Carter breaks relations with Iran during hostage crisis
  • 1981 Willem Klein mentally extracts 13th root of a 100-digit # in 29 sec
  • 1982 Penguins 1-Isles 8-Preliminary-Isles hold 1-0 lead
  • 1983 Caps 4-Isles 2-Patrick Div Semifinals-series tied 1-1
  • 1983 STS-6 specialist Story Musgrave & Don Peterson 1st STS spacewalk
  • 1984 Detroit Tiger Jack Morris no-hits Chicago White Sox, 4-0
  • 1988 Devils 3-2 over Isles, 1st round tied 1-1
  • 1989 NY Supreme Court takes America's Cup away from SD Yacht Club for
  • 1990 Farm Aid IV concert
  • 1990 John Poindexter (Natl Sec Advisor) found guilty on Iran-Contra scanda
  • 1991 Compton Gamma Ray Observatory orbits Earth
  • 1991 George Washington Bridge raises toll from $3.00 to $4.00
  • 1991 Wrestlemania VII scheduled in LA, actually performed 03/24


Songs for date April 07

  • 04/07/54 --- Little Things Mean A Lot (Kallen, Kitty)
  • 04/07/54 --- Man Upstairs (Starr, Kay)
  • 04/07/56 --- Ivory Tower (Carr, Cathy)
  • 04/07/56 --- Long Tall Sally (Little Richard)
  • 04/07/58 --- There's Only One Of You (Four Lads)
  • 04/07/58 --- Twilight Time (Platters)
  • 04/07/58 --- Return To Me (Martin, Dean)
  • 04/07/58 --- Believe What You Say (Nelson, Ricky)
  • 04/07/58 --- Book Of Love (Monotones)
  • 04/07/62 --- Stranger On The Shore (Bilk, Acker Mr.)
  • 04/07/62 --- Twist, Twist Senora (Bonds, Gary "U.S.")
  • 04/07/62 --- She Cried (Jay & The Americans)
  • 04/07/79 --- Love Is The Answer (England Dan & John Ford Coley)
  • 04/07/90 --- Hold On (Wilson Phillips)
  • 04/07/90 --- This Old Heart Of Mine (Stewart, Rod)
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