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Louis Applebaum

Louis Applebaum (April 3, 1918-April 19, 2000)

Louis Applebaum was a Canadian composer, administrator, and conductor. Wikipedia
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Luke Appling

Luke Appling (April 3, 1907-January 3, 1991)

Lucius Benjamin Appling was an American shortstop in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Chicago White Sox. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1964. Wikipedia
High Point, North Carolina
Cumming, Georgia
Angelo d'Arrigo

Angelo d'Arrigo (April 3, 1961-March 26, 2006)

Angelo d'Arrigo was an Italian aviator who held a number of world records in the field of flight, principally with microlights and hang gliders, with or without motors. He has been referred to as the "Human Condor". Wikipedia
Catania, Sicily, Italy
Comiso, Sicily.
Sebastian Bach

Sebastian Bach (April 3, 1968-)

Sebastian Philip Bierk, known professionally as Sebastian Bach, is a Canadian heavy metal singer who achieved mainstream success as frontman of Skid Row from 1987-96. Since his departure from Skid Row, he has had many television roles, acted in Broadway plays, and leads a solo career. Wikipedia
Freeport, Bahamas

Ralph Alger Bagnold (April 3, 1896-May 28, 1990)

Brigadier Ralph Alger Bagnold, FRS OBE was the founder and first commander of the British Army's Long Range Desert Group during World War II. He is also generally considered to have been a pioneer of desert exploration, an acclaim earned for his activities during the 1930s. These included the first recorded east-west crossing of the Libyan Desert.... Wikipedia
Plymouth (Stoke-Devonport), England
Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin (April 3, 1958-)

Alexander Rae "Alec" Baldwin III is an American actor, producer, and comedian. As a member of the Baldwin family, he is the oldest of the four Baldwin brothers, all well-known actors. Wikipedia
Amityville, New York, U.S.
Rakhshan Bani-E'temad

Rakhshan Bani-E'temad (April 3, 1954-)

Rakhshān Bani-E'temād is an internationally and critically acclaimed Iranian film director and screenwriter. She is widely considered Iran's premier female director, and her films have been praised at international festivals as well as being remarkably popular with Iranian critics and audiences. Her title as “First Lady of Iranian Cinema” is not... Wikipedia
Tehran, Iran
William Bast

William Bast (April 3, 1931-May 4, 2015)

William Bast was an American screenwriter and author. In addition to writing scripts for motion pictures and television, he was the author of two biographies of the screen actor James Dean. He was partnered in work and life to Paul Huson. Wikipedia
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Los Angeles, California
Miguel Bosé

Miguel Bosé (April 3, 1956-)

Luis Miguel González, usually known as Miguel Bosé, is a Latin Grammy-winning Spanish musician and actor. Bosé became an honorary Colombian citizen in 2010. Wikipedia
Aries, Panama
Eric Braeden

Eric Braeden (April 3, 1941-)

Eric Braeden is a German-American film and television actor, best known for his roles as Victor Newman on the soap opera 'The Young and the Restless', as Hans Dietrich in the 1960s TV series 'The Rat Patrol', Dr. Charles Forbin in 'Colossus: The Forbin Project', and as John Jacob Astor IV in the 1997 film 'Titanic'. Braeden won a Daytime Emmy Award... Wikipedia
Bredenbek, Germany
Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando (April 3, 1924-July 1, 2004)

Marlon Brando, Jr. was an American actor, film director, and activist. He is hailed for bringing a gripping realism to film acting, and is frequently cited as the greatest and most influential actor of all time. A cultural icon, Brando is most famous for his Academy Award-winning performances as Terry Malloy in 'On the Waterfront' and Vito Corleone... Wikipedia
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Herb Caen

Herb Caen (April 3, 1916-February 2, 1997)

Herbert Eugene "Herb" Caen was a San Francisco journalist whose daily column of local goings-on and insider gossip, social and political happenings, painful puns and offbeat anecdotes—"a continuous love letter to San Francisco"—appeared in the 'San Francisco Chronicle' for almost sixty years, and made him a household name throughout the San... Wikipedia
Sacramento, California
San Francisco, California

Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay (April 3, 1903-October 29, 1988)

Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay was an Indian social reformer and freedom fighter. She is most remembered for her contribution to the Indian independence movement; for being the driving force behind the renaissance of Indian handicrafts, handlooms, and theatre in independent India; and for upliftment of the socio-economic standard of Indian women by... Wikipedia
Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Ray Combs

Ray Combs (April 3, 1956-June 2, 1996)

Raymond Neil "Ray" Combs, Jr. was an American comedian, actor, and game show host. Wikipedia
Hamilton, Ohio, United States
Glendale, California, United States
Doris Day

Doris Day (April 3, 1924-)

Doris Day is an American actress, singer, and animal rights activist. Wikipedia
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Katherine Esau

Katherine Esau (April 3, 1898-June 4, 1997)

Katherine Esau was a German-American botanist who received the National Medal of Science for her work on plant anatomy. Wikipedia
Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
Santa Barbara, California
James Gelfand

James Gelfand (April 3, 1959-)

James Gelfand is a Canadian jazz pianist, arranger, and composer. He is best known for his film and television scores. Wikipedia
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall (April 3, 1934-)

Dame Jane Morris Goodall is a British primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist, and UN Messenger of Peace. Considered to be the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees, Goodall is best known for her 45-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania. She is the founder of the Jane Goodall... Wikipedia
London, England, UK
Elizabeth Gracen

Elizabeth Gracen (April 3, 1961-)

Elizabeth Ward Gracen is an American actress who won the title of Miss America in 1982. Wikipedia
Ozark, Arkansas
Gus Grissom

Gus Grissom (April 3, 1926-January 27, 1967)

Virgil Ivan Grissom, better known as Gus Grissom, was one of the original NASA Project Mercury astronauts and a United States Air Force pilot. He was the second American to fly in space, and the first member of the NASA Astronaut Corps to fly in space twice. Wikipedia
Mitchell, Indiana
Cape Canaveral, Florida

Robert Harlan Henry (April 3, 1953-)

Robert Harlan Henry is a former U.S. judge and politician from Oklahoma who is the 17th and current President of Oklahoma City University. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Henry formerly served as the Attorney General of Oklahoma from 1986 to 1991, before resigning early in his second term to become the dean of the Oklahoma City University... Wikipedia
George Herbert

George Herbert (April 3, 1593-March 1, 1633)

George Herbert was a Welsh-born English poet, orator and Anglican priest. Herbert's poetry is associated with the writings of the metaphysical poets, and he is recognized as "a pivotal figure: enormously popular, deeply and broadly influential, and arguably the most skilful and important British devotional lyricist." Wikipedia
Montgomery, Wales
Bemerton, Wiltshire, England
Jamie Hewlett

Jamie Hewlett (April 3, 1968-)

Jamie Christopher Hewlett is an English comic book artist and designer. He is best known for being the co-creator of the comic 'Tank Girl' and co-creator of the virtual band Gorillaz. Wikipedia
Horsham, Sussex, England, UK

Reginald Hill (April 3, 1936-January 12, 2012)

Reginald Charles Hill FRSL was an English crime writer, and the winner in 1995 of the Crime Writers' Association Cartier Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement. Wikipedia
West Hartlepool, County Durham
Cumbria, England

Daniel Hoffman (April 3, 1923-March 30, 2013)

Daniel Gerard Hoffman was an American poet, essayist, and academic. He was appointed the twenty-second Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1973. Wikipedia
New York City, USA
Haverford, Pennsylvania
Oles Honchar

Oles Honchar (April 3, 1918-December 12, 1995)

Oleksandr Terentiyovych Honchar, was a Ukrainian and Soviet writer and public figure fighting for the reinstatement of the Ukrainian culture in the Soviet society after its abolition by the establishment. Wikipedia
Sukha village, Poltava Oblast
Leslie Howard (actor)

Leslie Howard (actor) (April 3, 1893-June 1, 1943)

Leslie Howard was an English stage and film actor, director, and producer. Probably best remembered for playing Ashley Wilkes in 'Gone with the Wind', his other films include 'Berkeley Square', 'Of Human Bondage', 'The Scarlet Pimpernel', 'The Petrified Forest', 'Pygmalion', 'Intermezzo', '"Pimpernel" Smith' and 'The First of the Few'. Wikipedia
Forest Hill, London, England, United Kingdom
Bay of Biscay

Heydar Huseynov (April 3, 1908-August 15, 1950)

Dr. Heydar Najaf oglu Huseynov was an Azerbaijani philosopher and academician. Wikipedia
Washington Irving

Washington Irving (April 3, 1783-November 28, 1859)

Washington Irving was an American author, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. He is best known for his short stories "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", both of which appear in his book 'The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.'. His historical works include biographies of George Washington,... Wikipedia
Manhattan, New York, United States
Sunnyside, New York
Ilya Itin

Ilya Itin (April 3, 1967-)

Ilya Itin is a Russian concert pianist of international acclaim currently residing in New York City. Wikipedia
Yekaterinburg, Russia
Leona Lewis

Leona Lewis (April 3, 1985-)

Leona Louise Lewis is a British singer, songwriter and animal welfare campaigner. She was born and raised in the London Borough of Islington, where she attended the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology. Lewis achieved national recognition when she won the third series of 'The X Factor' in 2006, winning a £1 million recording contract with... Wikipedia
Islington, London, England
Carlo Lizzani

Carlo Lizzani (April 3, 1922-October 5, 2013)

Carlo Lizzani was an Italian film director, screenwriter and critic. Wikipedia
Rome, Italy
Henry Luce

Henry Luce (April 3, 1898-February 28, 1967)

Henry Robinson Luce, an American magazine magnate, was called "the most influential private citizen in the America of his day". He launched and closely supervised a stable of magazines that transformed journalism and the reading habits of upscale Americans. 'Time' summarized and interpreted the week's news; 'Life' was a picture magazine of... Wikipedia
Tengchow, China
Phoenix, Arizona
Marsha Mason

Marsha Mason (April 3, 1942-)

Marsha Mason is an American actress and director. She is a four-time Academy Award nominee and two-time Golden Globe Award winner. Wikipedia
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Will Mellor

Will Mellor (April 3, 1976-)

William "Will" Mellor is an English actor. He is known for playing Jambo Bolton in 'Hollyoaks', Jack Vincent in 'Casualty', Gaz Wilkinson in 'Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps', DC Spike Tanner in 'No Offence' and Ollie Curry in 'White Van Man'. Wikipedia
Bredbury, Greater Manchester
Wally Moon

Wally Moon (April 3, 1930-)

Wallace Wade Moon, known popularly as Wally Moon is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. Moon played his 12-year career in the major leagues for the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers. He batted left-handed and threw right-handed. Wikipedia
Bay, Arkansas
Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy (April 3, 1961-)

Edward Regan "Eddie" Murphy is an American comedian, actor, writer, singer, and director. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York City
Bernie Parent

Bernie Parent (April 3, 1945-)

Bernard Marcel Parent is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who played 13 National Hockey League seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers, Boston Bruins, and Toronto Maple Leafs, and also spent one season in the World Hockey Association with the Philadelphia Blazers. During the 1973–74 and 1974–75 seasons, in what many consider the... Wikipedia
Montreal, QC, CAN
Giuseppe Penone

Giuseppe Penone (April 3, 1947-)

Giuseppe Penone is an Italian artist. Penone started working professionally in 1968 in the Garessio forest, near where he was born. He is the younger member of the Italian movement named "Arte Povera", this term has been coined by Germano Celant. Penone's work is concerned with establishing a contact between man and nature. He still actively... Wikipedia
Garessio, Italy
Gary Pettis

Gary Pettis (April 3, 1958-)

Gary George Pettis is an American professional baseball center fielder and coach. He is presently the third base coach with the Houston Astros. Prior to coaching, he played in Major League Baseball for eleven seasons, winning the Gold Glove Award five times. Wikipedia
Oakland, California
David Hyde Pierce

David Hyde Pierce (April 3, 1959-)

David Hyde Pierce is an American actor and comedian. Pierce is known for playing the psychiatrist Dr. Niles Crane on the NBC sitcom 'Frasier', for which he won four Emmy Awards during the show's run. Wikipedia
Saratoga Springs, New York, U.S.
Prabhu Deva

Prabhu Deva (April 3, 1973-)

Prabhu Deva is an Indian film director, dance choreographer and actor, known for his works predominantly in Tamil, Telugu, Bollywood, Malayalam and Kannada films. In a career spanning twenty-five years, he has performed and designed a wide range of dancing styles. He has garnered two National Film Awards for Best Choreography; widely referred in... Wikipedia
Jaya Prada

Jaya Prada (April 3, 1958-)

Jaya Prada is an Indian film actress and politician. She has starred in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali and Marathi films. She was a Member of Parliament from Rampur from 2004-2014. Wikipedia
Jan Sterling

Jan Sterling (April 3, 1921-March 26, 2004)

Jan Sterling was an American actress of stage, film, and television. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Richard Thompson (musician)

Richard Thompson (musician) (April 3, 1949-)

Richard John Thompson OBE is a British songwriter, guitarist and recording and performing musician. Wikipedia
Notting Hill Gate, London England, United Kingdom

Vickery Turner (April 3, 1945-April 4, 2006)

Vickery Turner was a British actress, playwright, author and stage director. Wikipedia
Nato Vachnadze

Nato Vachnadze (April 3, 1904-June 14, 1953)

Natalia "Nato" Vachnadze, born Natalia Andronikashvili was a Georgian film actress. She started her career in the silent film era, usually playing the screen character of an Ingénue, an innocent and passionate young woman. She continued to work as an actress during the sound era until her death in a plane crash in 1953. One of the first film stars... Wikipedia
Warsaw, Poland, Russian Empire
Hermann Carl Vogel

Hermann Carl Vogel (April 3, 1841-August 13, 1907)

Hermann Carl Vogel was a German astrophysicist. He was born in Leipzig, Kingdom of Saxony. From 1882 to 1907 he was director of the Astrophysical Observatory, Potsdam. He made extensive discoveries using spectral analysis of the stars. Wikipedia
Leipzig, Kingdom of Saxony
Potsdam, German Empire
William Watson (scientist)

William Watson (scientist) (April 3, 1715-May 10, 1787)

William Watson, FRS was an English physician and scientist who was born and died in London. His early work was in botany, and he helped to introduce the work of Carolus Linnaeus into England. He became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1741 and vice president in 1772. Wikipedia
London, England
London, England
Walter Prescott Webb

Walter Prescott Webb (April 3, 1888-March 8, 1963)

Walter Prescott Webb was a 20th-century U.S. historian and author noted for his groundbreaking historical work on the American West. As president of the Texas State Historical Association, he launched the project that produced the 'Handbook of Texas'. He is also noted for his early criticism of the water usage patterns in the region. Wikipedia
Panola County, Texas
Near Austin, Texas