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Josette Banzet (April 6, 1938-)

Josette Banzet, Marquise de Bruyenne is a French-born American-based actress. She won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film for her performance in 'Rich Man, Poor Man'. Wikipedia
Bert Blyleven

Bert Blyleven (April 6, 1951-)

Bert Blyleven is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played from to, and was best known for his curveball. Blyleven was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2011. He is currently the color commentator for the Minnesota Twins on Fox Sports North. Wikipedia
Zeist, Netherlands

Fred Bongusto (April 6, 1935-)

Alfredo Bongusto, known by his stage name Fred Bongusto, is an Italian light music singer and songwriter who was very popular in the 1960s and 1970s. Wikipedia
Bret Boone

Bret Boone (April 6, 1969-)

Bret Robert Boone is a former Major League Baseball second baseman. During his career Boone was a three-time All-Star, four-time Gold Glove winner, and two-time Silver Slugger Award winner. He is a member of the Boone family, one of the most recognizable families in baseball. Wikipedia
El Cajon, California
Neal Boortz

Neal Boortz (April 6, 1945-)

Neal A. Boortz, Jr. is an American radio host, author, and self-described libertarian political commentator. His nationally syndicated talk show, 'The Neal Boortz Show', airs throughout the United States on Dial Global. It is ranked seventh in overall listeners, with more than 4.25 million per week. The content of the show centers on politics,... Wikipedia
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, United States
Zach Braff

Zach Braff (April 6, 1975-)

Zachary Israel "Zach" Braff is an American actor, director and screenwriter. Braff first became known in 2001 for his role as Dr. John Dorian on the television series 'Scrubs', for which he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 2005. Wikipedia
South Orange, New Jersey, United States
Julia Abigail Fletcher Carney

Julia Abigail Fletcher Carney (April 6, 1823-November 1, 1908)

Julia Abigail Fletcher Carney, born Julia Fletcher was an American educator and poet. She wrote the poem "Little things". Wikipedia
Lancaster, Massachusetts
Jean-Pierre Changeux

Jean-Pierre Changeux (April 6, 1936-)

Jean-Pierre Changeux is a French neuroscientist known for his research in several fields of biology, from the structure and function of proteins, to the early development of the nervous system up to cognitive functions. Although being famous in biological sciences for the MWC model, the identification and purification of the nicotinic acetylcholine... Wikipedia
Domont, France

Gordon Chater (April 6, 1922-December 12, 1999)

Gordon Maitland Chater AM was a Gold Logie-award winning English Australian comedian and actor. Wikipedia
London, England
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Mickey Cochrane

Mickey Cochrane (April 6, 1903-June 28, 1962)

Gordon Stanley "Mickey" Cochrane, nicknamed "Black Mike", was a professional baseball player and manager. He played in Major League Baseball as a catcher for the Philadelphia Athletics and Detroit Tigers. Cochrane was considered one of the best catchers in baseball history and is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Wikipedia
Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Lake Forest, Illinois

Normand Corbeil (April 6, 1956-January 25, 2013)

Normand Corbeil was a Canadian composer known for his work on films, video games and television. Wikipedia
Paul Daniels

Paul Daniels (April 6, 1938-)

Newton Edward Daniels, known by his stage name Paul Daniels, is a British magician and television performer. He achieved international fame through his television series 'The Paul Daniels Magic Show', which ran on the BBC from 1979 to 1994. Wikipedia
South Bank, Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

Donald Wills Douglas, Sr. (April 6, 1892-February 2, 1981)

Donald Wills Douglas, Sr. was an influential American aircraft industrialist and engineer. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York
Palm Springs, California
Patrick Doyle

Patrick Doyle (April 6, 1953-)

Patrick Doyle is a Scottish film composer. A longtime collaborator of actor-director Kenneth Branagh, Doyle is known for his work composing for films such as 'Henry V', 'Sense and Sensibility', 'Hamlet', and 'Gosford Park', as well as 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire', 'Eragon', 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' and 'Thor'. Doyle has been... Wikipedia
Harold Eugene Edgerton

Harold Eugene Edgerton (April 6, 1903-January 4, 1990)

Harold Eugene "Doc" Edgerton was a professor of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is largely credited with transforming the stroboscope from an obscure laboratory instrument into a common device. He also was deeply involved with the development of sonar and deep-sea photography, and his equipment was used by... Wikipedia
Fremont, Nebraska
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Doug Ellin (April 6, 1968-)

Douglas Reed "Doug" Ellin is an American screenwriter and director, known best for creating the HBO television series 'Entourage'. Ellin also served as executive producer and head writer for the series, and wrote and directed its 2015 film adaptation. He attended Tulane University. Wikipedia
Merrick, New York, United States

Rob Epstein (April 6, 1955-)

Rob Epstein, also credited as Robert P. Epstein, is an American director, producer, writer and editor. Epstein has won two Academy Awards for Best Documentary Feature, for the films 'The Times of Harvey Milk' and 'Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt'. Wikipedia
New Jersey, United States
Edmond H. Fischer

Edmond H. Fischer (April 6, 1920-)

Edmond Henri Fischer is a Swiss American biochemist. He and his collaborator Edwin G. Krebs were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1992 for describing how reversible phosphorylation works as a switch to activate proteins and regulate various cellular processes. From 2007 until 2014, he was the Honorary President of the World... Wikipedia
Shanghai, China
Philippe Garrel

Philippe Garrel (April 6, 1948-)

Philippe Garrel is a French director, cinematographer, screenwriter, film editor and producer. His films have won him awards at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival and Venice Film Festival. Wikipedia
Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Jules Goux

Jules Goux (April 6, 1885-March 6, 1965)

Jules Goux, was a Grand Prix motor racing champion and the first Frenchman, and the first European, to win the Indianapolis 500. Wikipedia
Valentigney, France
Mirmande, France
Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard (April 6, 1937-)

Merle Ronald Haggard is an American country and Western songwriter, singer, guitarist, fiddler, and instrumentalist. Along with Buck Owens, Haggard and his band The Strangers helped create the Bakersfield sound, which is characterized by the unique twang of Fender Telecaster and the unique mix with the traditional country steel guitar sound, new... Wikipedia
Oildale, California, United States
William Bate Hardy

William Bate Hardy (April 6, 1864-January 23, 1934)

Sir William Bate Hardy FRS was a British biologist and food scientist. Wikipedia
Erdington, Birmingham
Cambridge, UK
Andy Hertzfeld

Andy Hertzfeld (April 6, 1953-)

Andy Hertzfeld is an American computer scientist and inventor who was a member of the original Apple Macintosh development team during the 1980s. After buying an Apple II in January 1978, he went to work for Apple Computer from August 1979 until March 1984, where he was a designer for the Macintosh system software. Since leaving Apple, he has... Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Alexander Herzen

Alexander Herzen (April 6, 1812-January 21, 1870)

Aleksandr Ivanovich Herzen was a Russian writer and thinker known as the "father of Russian socialism" and one of the main fathers of agrarian populism. He is held responsible for creating a political climate leading to the emancipation of the serfs in 1861. His autobiography 'My Past and Thoughts', written with grace, energy, and ease, is often... Wikipedia
Moscow, Russia
Paris, France
Walter Huston

Walter Huston (April 6, 1883-April 7, 1950)

Walter Thomas Huston was a Canadian-born American actor. He was the father of actor and director John Huston, the grandfather of Pablo Huston, Walter Anthony Huston, Anjelica Huston, Danny Huston, and Allegra Huston, and the great-grandfather of actor Jack Huston. Wikipedia
York County, Ontario, Canada
Hollywood, California, United States

Anders Thomas Jensen (April 6, 1972-)

Anders Thomas Jensen is a Danish screenwriter and film director. Wikipedia
Frederiksværk, Denmark

Cathy Jones (April 6, 1955-)

Catherine Theresa Mary Andrea "Cathy" Jones is a Canadian comedian and writer. Wikipedia
St. John's, Newfoundland
Barry Levinson

Barry Levinson (April 6, 1942-)

Barry Levinson is an American screenwriter, Academy Award winning film director, actor, and producer of film and television. His most notable works include acclaimed films such as the comedy-drama 'Diner', the sports drama 'The Natural', the war-comedy 'Good Morning, Vietnam', the crime drama 'Bugsy', and the political black comedy 'Wag the Dog'.... Wikipedia
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

Steven Levitan (April 6, 1962-)

Steven E. Levitan is an American director, screenwriter and producer of television comedies. He has created such TV series as 'Just Shoot Me!', 'Stark Raving Mad', 'Stacked', 'Back to You', and 'Modern Family'. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Ernie Lombardi

Ernie Lombardi (April 6, 1908-September 26, 1977)

Ernesto Natali "Ernie" Lombardi, was a Major League Baseball catcher for the Brooklyn Robins, the Cincinnati Reds, the Boston Braves and the New York Giants during a Hall of Fame career that spanned 17 years, from 1931 to 1947. He had several nicknames, including "Schnozz", "Lumbago", "Bocci", "The Cyrano of the Iron Mask" and "Lom". Bill James... Wikipedia
Oakland, California
Santa Cruz, California
Feodor Felix Konrad Lynen

Feodor Felix Konrad Lynen (April 6, 1911-August 6, 1979)

Feodor Felix Konrad Lynen was a German biochemist. In 1964 he won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine together with Konrad Bloch for their discoveries concerning the mechanism and regulation of cholesterol and fatty acid metabolism while he was director of the Max-Planck Institute for Cellular Chemistry in Munich. Wikipedia
Munich, Germany
Munich, Germany

William Hallowes Miller (April 6, 1801-May 20, 1880)

William Hallowes Miller FRS was a Welsh mineralogist and laid the foundations of modern crystallography. Wikipedia
Llandovery, Carmarthenshire
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Erin Moriarty (April 6, 1952-)

Erin F. Moriarty is an American television news reporter and correspondent. She works as a correspondent for '48 Hours Mystery'. She has won national Emmy Awards several times. Wikipedia
Cincinnati, Ohio
Gerry Mulligan

Gerry Mulligan (April 6, 1927-January 20, 1996)

Gerald Joseph "Gerry" Mulligan was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and arranger. Though Mulligan is primarily known as one of the leading baritone saxophonists in jazz history – playing the instrument with a light and airy tone in the era of cool jazz – he was also a notable arranger, working with Claude Thornhill, Miles Davis,... Wikipedia
Queens Village, Queens, New York City, United States
Darien, Connecticut, United States

Sheila Nevins (April 6, 1939-)

Sheila Nevins is an American television producer and the President of HBO Documentary Films. She has produced hundreds of documentary films for HBO and is one of the most influential people in documentary filmmaking. She has worked on productions that have been recognized with 59 Emmy Awards, 31 Peabody Awards, and 21 Academy Awards. She has won 27... Wikipedia
Manhattan, New York

Dudley Nichols (April 6, 1895-January 4, 1960)

Dudley Nichols was an American screenwriter who first came to prominence after winning and refusing the screenwriting Oscar for 'The Informer' in 1936. Wikipedia
Wapakoneta, Ohio

Tara Osseck (April 6, 1986-)

Tara Lynn Osseck was Miss Missouri 2009. Before being named Miss Missouri 2009 she was Miss Lake of the Ozarks 2009. She is a talented tap dancer and her platform is "Education and Awareness of Eating Disorders". Wikipedia
St. Charles, Missouri, U.S.
Ian Paisley

Ian Paisley (April 6, 1926-September 12, 2014)

Ian Richard Kyle Paisley, Baron Bannside, PC was a Northern Irish loyalist politician and Protestant religious leader from Northern Ireland. Wikipedia
Armagh, Northern Ireland
Belfast, Northern Ireland
André Previn

André Previn (April 6, 1929-)

André George Previn, KBE is a German-American pianist, conductor, and composer. He is considered one of the most versatile musicians in the world and is the winner of four Academy Awards for his film work and ten Grammy Awards for his recordings. Wikipedia

Aharon Razin (April 6, 1935-)

Aharon Razin is an Israeli biochemist. Wikipedia
Tel Aviv, Israel
Paul Rudd

Paul Rudd (April 6, 1969-)

Paul Stephen Rudd is an American actor, comedian, and screenwriter. He has primarily appeared in comedies, and is known for his roles in the films 'Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy', 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin', 'Knocked Up', 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall', 'I Love You, Man', 'Dinner for Schmucks', 'Our Idiot Brother', 'The Perks of Being a... Wikipedia
Passaic, New Jersey, U.S.
Konstantin Simun

Konstantin Simun (April 6, 1934-)

Konstantin Simun is a Russian sculptor living and working in Boston, United States. He was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia in 1934. He is most well known for his large-scale monuments, including Broken Ring, a monument to the "Road of Life" on Lake Ladoga, near Saint Petersburg, and "Totem America," exhibited for a decade at DeCordova Museum and... Wikipedia
Leningrad, USSR
Mike Spegal

Mike Spegal (April 6, 1968-)

Mike Spegal is a former Marine and currently owns a UPS store. In 2006, he won his entry into the World Series of Poker Main event in an Online Satellite. In 2007, he defeated Gavin Smith to win a WSOP bracelet in the $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em event. Wikipedia
Newton, Iowa, United States
Horst Ludwig Störmer

Horst Ludwig Störmer (April 6, 1949-)

Horst Ludwig Störmer is a German physicist, Nobel laureate and emeritus professor at Columbia University. He was awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physics jointly with Daniel Tsui and Robert Laughlin "for their discovery of a new form of quantum fluid with fractionally charged excitations". He and Tsui were working at Bell Labs at the time of the... Wikipedia
Frankfurt, Germany
Bob Stupak

Bob Stupak (April 6, 1942-September 25, 2009)

Robert Edward "Bob" Stupak was a Las Vegas casino owner and entrepreneur. Wikipedia
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Lowell Thomas

Lowell Thomas (April 6, 1892-August 29, 1981)

Lowell Jackson Thomas was an American writer, broadcaster, and traveler, best known as the man who made Lawrence of Arabia famous. Wikipedia
Darke County, Ohio, U.S.
Pawling, New York, U.S.

Alan Walker (musicologist) (April 6, 1930-)

Alan Walker, FRSC is an English-Canadian musicologist and university professor best known as a biographer and scholar of composer Franz Liszt. Wikipedia
James Watson

James Watson (April 6, 1928-)

James Dewey Watson is an American molecular biologist, geneticist and zoologist, best known as one of the co-discoverers of the structure of DNA in 1953 with Francis Crick. Watson, Crick, and Maurice Wilkins were awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, United States