Birthdays of Personalities on April 1

1283 :Ludwig IV of Baveria, Roman Catholic Bavarian emperor (1314-47)
1578 :William Harvey, England, physician (discovered blood circulation)
1582 :Gaspar de Crayer, Flemish painter
1697 :Abb‚ Pr‚vost, French novelist/journalist (Manon Lescaut)
1755 :Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, French lawyer (Fisiologia del Gusto)
1785 :J H Ferdinand Olivier, German painter
1793 :Edouard CorbiŠre, French captain/writer (Le negrier)
1807 :Fredrik Cygnaeus, Finnish poet/literature critic
1809 :Nikolai Gogol, writer
1809 :Willem Ruys J Dz, Dutch ship owner
1815 :Otto Von Bismarck, Germany, chancellor (1866-90)
1817 :Johannes J van Oosterzee, Dutch theologist
1823 :Simon Bolivar Buckner, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1914
1843 :Ludwig Enneccerus, German jurist
1847 :Jules-Nicolas Crevaux, French explorer (South America)
1852 :Edward Austin Abbey, US, painter (Quest of the Holy Grail)
1858 :Arnold Aletrino, Dutch physician-criminologist/author (From Life)
1858 :Gaetano Mosca, Italian sociologist (Circulation of Elite)
1864 :Marie Jungius, Dutch fairy tale writer
1865 :Richard Zsigmondy, Germany, chemist (Nobel-1925)
1866 :Johannes C H de Me˜ere, Dutch zoologist
1866 :Sophonisba Breckenridge, scholar/teacher/social activist
1868 :Edmond Rostand, France, poet/playwright (Cyrano de Bergerac)
1869 :Peter A Egge, Norwegian writer (De Droom)
1875 :Edgar Wallace, England, novelist/playwright/journalist (Terror)
1878 :Carl Sternheim, German playwright (Hyperion/Tabula Rasa)
1885 :Clementine Ogilvy Spencer-Churchill (Hozier), British barones
1887 :Leonard Bloomfield, US linguist
1897 :Willem H van de Pol, Dutch theologist (Christian Dilemma)
1898 :Pola Gojawiczynska, Polish writer (Stolica)
1898 :Roger Bastide, French sociologist
1904 :Juan Gil-Albert, poet
1905 :Clara "Mother" Hale, US social worker (Hale House)
1905 :Gaston Eyskens, PM of Belgium (1949, 1958-61, 1968-72)
1908 :Abraham H Maslow, US psychologist (humanistic psychology)
1909 :Eddie Duchin, Mass, society pianist/bandleader (Eddie Duchin Orch)
1911 :Evert H "Bep" Bakhuys, Dutch soccer star/writer
1911 :Ferdinand J Kranenburg, Dutch Secretary of Defense (soc dem)
1914 :Carla van Neste, Belgian violinist
1915 :Willy Dixon, blues artist (Mellow Down Easy)
1922 :William Manchester, Attleboro Mass, historian (Death of a President)
1925 :Sala Burton, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )
1926 :Anne [Inez] McCaffrey, US, sci-fi author (Dragonflight, Dragondrums)
1927 :Amos Milburn, rocker
1928 :Herbert Klein, newscaster/press secretary
1929 :Milan Kundera, Czech poet/writer (Joke, Unbearable Lightness of Being)
1931 :Rolf Hochhuth, German playwright (Deputy)
1933 :Dan Flavin, US minimalist sculptor
1939 :Rudolph Isley, Cincinnati Ohio, rocker (Isley Brothers-Shout)
1942 :Alan Blakley, rocker (Brian Poole & The Tremeloes)
1942 :Danny Brooks, rocker (Dovells)
1942 :Phil Margo, Bkln, rock vocalist (Tokens-Lion Sleeps Tonight)
1942 :Samuel R[ay] Delany Jr, US, sci-fi author (Towers of Toron, Neveryona)
1946 :John Barbata, drummer (Turtles-Happy Together, Eleanor)
1946 :Ronnie "Plonk" Lane, London, rock bassist (Small Faces-Hey Girl)
1946 :William Frederick Fisher, Dallas Texas, MD/astronaut (STS 51-I)
1947 :David Eisenhower, grandson of Pres Dwight, married Julie Nixon
1948 :Simon Crowe, rock drummer (Boomtown Rats-Maxinguaye)
1948 :Y Y Williams, Welsh rugby player
1950 :Ed[uardus] HTM Nijpels, Dutch minister of Environment (VVD)
1950 :Leonard van Spirit, Dutch/British fruit/food magnate
1952 :Abdel Basset Ali Al-Megrahi, Tripoli Libya, bomber (Pan Am 103)
1952 :Billy Currie, rock keyboardist/violinist (Ultravox-We Came to Dance)
1954 :Jeff Porcaro, LA Calif, drummer/percussionist (Toto-Roxanne, Africa)
1955 :Stan Ridway, rocker (Wall Of Voodoo)
1956 :Peter O'Toole, Irish pop bassist (Hothouse Flowers-People)
1957 :Peter Deutsch, (Rep-D-Florida)
1961 :Mark White, rock guitarist (ABC-All of My Heart)
1962 :Phillip Schofield, TV personality/designer (Nightfire)
1966 :Dave Vankoughnett, CFL corner (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1969 :John Forest, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
1970 :Wes Barnett, St Joseph MO, 238lb (108kg) weightlifter (Oly-6th-92, 96)
1972 :Mike McCoy, WLAF quarterback (Amsterdam Admirals)
1973 :Ferdy Vierklau, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
1976 :Clarence Seedorf, Surinam/Dutch soccer player (Ajax, Real Madrid)



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