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Prince Charles Alexander

Prince Charles Alexander (April 2, 1958-)

Born Charles Alexander on April 2, 1958, in Boston, Massachusetts, Prince Charles Alexander is a Grammy Award–winning American producer, audio engineer, recording artist and educator. Wikipedia
Boston, Massachusetts, US
Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen (April 2, 1805-August 4, 1875)

Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales. Andersen's popularity is not limited to children; his stories, called in Danish or "fairy-tales" in English, express themes that transcend age and nationality. Wikipedia
Odense, Denmark
Copenhagen, Denmark
Clifford K. Berryman

Clifford K. Berryman (April 2, 1869-December 11, 1949)

Clifford Kennedy Berryman was a Pulitzer Prize–winning cartoonist with the 'Washington Star' newspaper from 1907 to 1949. He was also a cartoonist for 'The Washington Post' from 1891 to 1907. Wikipedia
Nicholas Murray Butler

Nicholas Murray Butler (April 2, 1862-December 7, 1947)

Nicholas Murray Butler was an American philosopher, diplomat, and educator. Butler was president of Columbia University, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. He became so well known and respected that 'The New York Times' printed his Christmas greeting to the nation every year. Wikipedia
Elizabeth, New Jersey
New York City
Linford Christie

Linford Christie (April 2, 1960-)

Linford Cicero Christie OBE is a former sprinter from the United Kingdom. He is the only British man to have won gold medals in the 100 metres at all four major competitions open to British athletes: the Olympic Games, the World Championships, the European Championships and the Commonwealth Games. He was the first European to break the 10-second... Wikipedia
Saint Andrew, Jamaica
Walter Chrysler

Walter Chrysler (April 2, 1875-August 18, 1940)

Walter Percy Chrysler was an American automotive industry executive and founder of Chrysler Corporation, now a part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Wikipedia
Wamego, Kansas, United States
Kings Point, New York, U.S.

Paul Cohen (mathematician) (April 2, 1934-March 23, 2007)

Paul Joseph Cohen was an American mathematician. He is best known for his proof of the independence of the continuum hypothesis and the axiom of choice from Zermelo–Fraenkel set theory, for which he was awarded a Fields Medal. Wikipedia
Long Branch, New Jersey
Stanford, California
Charles Coles

Charles Coles (April 2, 1911-November 12, 1992)

Charles “Honi” Coles was an American actor and tap dancer. He was best known for his role as Tito Suarez in "Dirty Dancing". Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
New York City, New York, U.S.

Gavin Crawford (April 2, 1971-)

Gavin Crawford is a Canadian comedian and actor, best known for 'The Gavin Crawford Show' and 'This Hour Has 22 Minutes'. Crawford is a graduate of the BFA Acting Program at the University of British Columbia. An alumnus of The Second City's Toronto company, he was the recipient of the Tim Sims Encouragement Fund Award in 1998. Wikipedia
Lethbridge, Alberta

Sadig Dadashov (April 2, 1905-December 24, 1946)

Sadiq Alakbar oglu Dadashov – was an architect and architecture historian of the Soviet Azerbaijan, Honored Art Worker of the Azerbaijan SSR, laureate of the USSR State Prize of the second Degree. Wikipedia
Baku, Azerbaijan
Moscow, Russia
Ajay Devgan

Ajay Devgan (April 2, 1969-)

Ajay Devgn also known as Ajay Devgan is an Indian film actor, director, and producer. Wikipedia
New Delhi, India
Lee DeWyze

Lee DeWyze (April 2, 1986-)

Leon James "Lee" DeWyze, Jr. is an American singer-songwriter from Mount Prospect, Illinois, and the winner of the ninth season of 'American Idol'. Prior to 'Idol', DeWyze had a solo career and formed the 'Lee DeWyze Band'. He had also released two independent albums called 'So I'm Told' in 2007 and 'Slumberland' in 2010, both on WuLi Records. His... Wikipedia
Mount Prospect, Illinois

Shirley Douglas (April 2, 1934-)

Shirley Jean Douglas is a Canadian television, film and stage actress and activist. Her acting career combined with her family name has made her recognizable in Canadian film, television and national politics. Wikipedia
Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada
Howard Engel

Howard Engel (April 2, 1931-)

Howard Engel CM is a Canadian mystery writer and CBC producer who resides in Toronto, Ontario. He is well known to Canadian readers for his series of Benny Cooperman detective novels, set in the Niagara Region in and around the city of Grantham, Ontario. Engel is a founder of Crime Writers of Canada. Wikipedia
Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender (April 2, 1977-)

Michael Fassbender is a German-Irish actor and producer. His first screen role was in the 2000 TV miniseries 'Hearts and Bones', followed by the 2001 television miniseries 'Band of Brothers'. He then worked on a number of TV productions through the 2000s. His notable film roles include Lt Archie Hicox in Quentin Tarantino's war film 'Inglourious... Wikipedia
Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Tua Forsström

Tua Forsström (April 2, 1947-)

Tua Birgitta Forsström is a Finnish writer who writes in Swedish. She was awarded the Nordic Council's Literature Prize in 1998 for the poetry collection 'Efter att ha tillbringat en natt bland hästar'. Forsström's work is known for its engagement with the Finnish landscape, travel and conflicts within relationships. She often uses quotations in... Wikipedia
Porvoo, Finland
David Frankel

David Frankel (April 2, 1959-)

David Frankel is an American film director, screenwriter and producer. He is best known for directing 'The Devil Wears Prada'. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, USA
Serge Gainsbourg

Serge Gainsbourg (April 2, 1928-March 2, 1991)

Serge Gainsbourg was a French singer, songwriter, pianist, film composer, poet, painter, screenwriter, writer, actor and director. Regarded as one of the most important figures in French popular music, he was renowned for his often provocative and scandalous releases, as well as his diverse artistic output, which embodied genres ranging from jazz,... Wikipedia
Paris, France
John Peter Gassiot

John Peter Gassiot (April 2, 1797-August 15, 1877)

John Peter Gassiot FRS was an English businessman and amateur scientist. He was particularly associated with public demonstrations of electrical phenomena and the development of the Royal Society. Wikipedia
Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye (April 2, 1939-April 1, 1984)

Marvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter, and musician. Gaye helped to shape the sound of Motown in the 1960s, first as an in-house session player and later as a solo artist with a string of hits, including 'How Sweet It Is' and 'I Heard It Through the Grapevine', and duet recordings with Mary Wells, Kim Weston, and Tammi Terrell, later... Wikipedia
Washington, D.C., United States
Los Angeles, United States
Alec Guinness

Alec Guinness (April 2, 1914-August 5, 2000)

Sir Alec Guinness, CH, CBE was an English actor. After an early career on the stage he was featured in several of the Ealing Comedies, including 'The Ladykillers' and 'Kind Hearts and Coronets' in which he played eight different characters. He is also known for his six collaborations with David Lean: Herbert Pocket in 'Great Expectations', Fagin in... Wikipedia
Paddington, London, England
Midhurst, West Sussex, England
Emmylou Harris

Emmylou Harris (April 2, 1947-)

Emmylou Harris is an American singer and songwriter. She has released many popular albums and singles over the course of her career, and as of 2015 she has won 13 Grammys as well as numerous other awards. Wikipedia
Birmingham, Alabama, US
Robin Hill (biochemist)

Robin Hill (biochemist) (April 2, 1899-March 15, 1991)

Robert Hill FRS, known as Robin Hill, was a British plant biochemist who, in 1939, demonstrated the 'Hill reaction' of photosynthesis, proving that oxygen is evolved during the light requiring steps of photosynthesis. He also made significant contributions to the development of the Z-scheme of oxygenic photosynthesis. Wikipedia
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, United Kingdom

Linda Hunt (April 2, 1945-)

Lydia Susanna Hunter, better known by her stage name Linda Hunt, is an American film, stage and television actress known for her role as Henrietta Lange in the CBS series 'NCIS: Los Angeles'. After making her film debut playing Mrs. Oxheart in 'Popeye', Hunt portrayed the male character Billy Kwan, her breakthrough performance, in 'The Year of... Wikipedia
Morristown, New Jersey, USA

Per Husby (April 2, 1949-)

Per Husby is a Norwegian jazz musician, composer, teacher, civil engineer, and orchestra leader known for a number of recordings. Wikipedia
Oslo, Norway

Penelope Keith (April 2, 1940-)

Dame Penelope Anne Constance Keith, DBE, DL is an English actress, best known for her roles in the British sitcoms 'The Good Life' and 'To the Manor Born'. Wikipedia
Sutton, Surrey, England, UK
Oleg Lundstrem

Oleg Lundstrem (April 2, 1916-October 14, 2005)

Oleg Leonidovich Lundstrem was a Soviet and Russian jazz composer and conductor of the Oleg Lundstrem Orchestra, one of the earliest officially recognized jazz bands in the Soviet Union. Wikipedia
Chita, Zabaykalsky Krai

Megan McTavish (April 2, 1949-)

Megan McTavish is an American television actress and soap opera writer. McTavish is best known for several head writing stints on 'All My Children'. Wikipedia
Pembroke, New Hampshire, U.S.

Camille Paglia (April 2, 1947-)

Camille Anna Paglia is an American academic and social critic. Paglia, a self-described dissident feminist, has been a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, since 1984. 'The New York Times' has described her as "first and foremost an educator". Wikipedia
Endicott, New York

Richard Portman (April 2, 1934-)

Richard Portman is an American sound engineer. He won an Academy Award for Best Sound and has been nominated for ten more in the same category. He has worked on over 160 films between 1963 and 2004. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, United States
Pamela Reed

Pamela Reed (April 2, 1949-)

Pamela Reed is an American actress. She is known for playing Arnold Schwarzenegger's hypoglycemic police partner in the 1990 movie 'Kindergarten Cop' and as the matriarch Gail Green in 'Jericho'. She appeared in a recurring role as Marlene Griggs-Knope on the NBC sitcom 'Parks and Recreation'. Wikipedia
Tacoma, Washington, United States
Leon Russell

Leon Russell (April 2, 1942-)

Leon Russell is an American musician and songwriter, who has recorded as a session musician, sideman, and maintained a solo career in music. Wikipedia
Lawton, Oklahoma

Sirindhorn (April 2, 1955-)

Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn is the second daughter of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Wikipedia
Bangkok, Thailand
Solveig Slettahjell

Solveig Slettahjell (April 2, 1971-)

Solveig Slettahjell is a Norwegian Jazz singer, known for her soulful, seductive voice. Wikipedia
Bærum, Norway

Reggie Smith (April 2, 1945-)

Carl Reginald Smith is a former Major League Baseball outfielder, coach and front office executive. During a 17-year big league career, Smith appeared in 1,987 games, hit 314 home runs and batted .287. He was a switch-hitter who threw right-handed. In his prime, he had one of the strongest throwing arms of any outfielder in the big leagues. Smith... Wikipedia
Shreveport, Louisiana
Don Sutton

Don Sutton (April 2, 1945-)

Donald Howard Sutton is a former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher and current radio sportscaster. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998. Wikipedia
Clio, Alabama