🎭🎵Jane Powell -- is 92 in the year 2020 and 93 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1928
Actress, Dancer, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Portland, Or.; RN:Suzanne Burce
Misc: 1940s and 50s movie musicals
Movie Titles: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
✍Milan Kundera -- is 91 in the year 2020 and 92 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1929 N.S.
Book Titles: The Joke (1967), The Book of Laughter and Forgetting (1979), The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1984)
🎭🏆Joanne Arnold -- is 89 in the year 2020 and 90 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1931 N.S.
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: May 1954
🎭Don Hastings -- is 86 in the year 2020 and 87 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1934
Names/Places: Bob's brother
TV Shows: As the World Turns (as Dr. Bob Hughes), Captain Video & His Video Rangers (as the Ranger)
📰🎭Vladimir Pozner -- is 86 in the year 2020 and 87 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1934
Journalist, TV Talk Show Host, Russian
TV Shows: Pozner & Donahue
🏆⚾Ron Perranoski -- is 84 in the year 2020 and 85 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1936 N.S.
MLB Coach, MLB Pitcher
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Dodgers
⛪🎭🏆Ali MacGraw -- is 81 in the year 2020 and 82 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1939
Roman Catholic, Movie Actress, Model
Names/Places: b. in Pound Ridge, N.Y.; RFN:Alice; Steve McQueen's ex-wife
Misc: some say b. in 1938; retired from acting in 1997
TV Shows: The Winds of War (as Natalie Jastrow), Dynasty (as Lady Ashley Montague)
Movie Titles: Love Story, The Getaway, Convoy, Goodbye Columbus
🏆⚾Phil Niekro -- is 81 in the year 2020 and 82 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1939
Hall of Famer, MLB Coach, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: b. in Lansing, Ohio
Misc: Knuckleball specialist; 275 hits; 5x All-Star, 5x Gold Glove; Braves #35 retired
Sports Teams: Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves (1964-1983), New York Yankees (1984-1985), Cleveland Indians (1986-1987), Toronto Blue Jays (1987), Atlanta Braves (1987)
⚖🎵Rudolph Isley -- is 81 in the year 2020 and 82 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1939
Hall of Famer, Minister, Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Cincinnatti, Oh.
Misc: retired from music in 1989 for ministry
Group Names: The Isley Brothers
Song Titles: Shout, Twist and Shout, This Old Heart of Mine, It's Your Thing, Fight the Power, Livin' in the Life, It's a Disco Night, Between the Sheets
🎵Tom Shipley -- is 79 in the year 2020 and 80 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1941
Folk Singer, Folk Guitarist
Group Names: Brewer & Shipley, soloist
Song Titles: One Toke Over The Line
🎭🎵Frank Gari -- is 78 in the year 2020 and 79 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1942
Actor, Composer, Songwriter, Singer
✍🎵Phil Margo -- is 78 in the year 2020 and 79 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1942
Author, Bass Singer/Basso, Drummer, Doo Wop Performer, Rhythm and Blues Guitarist
Group Names: The Tokens
Song Titles: The Lion Sleeps Tonight
🎭Heather Young -- is 75 in the year 2020 and 76 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1945 N.S.
Misc: retired from acting in 1980
TV Shows: Land of the Giants (as Betty Hamilton)
Movie Titles: A Guide for the Married Man
🎵🎸John Barbata -- is 74 in the year 2020 and 75 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1946
Rock & Roll Drummer
Misc: some say b. in 1945
Group Names: The Turtles, Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship
🎵🎸Robin Scott -- is 73 in the year 2020 and 74 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1947
Songwriter, New Wave Singer, New Wave Keybordist, English
Names/Places: aka M
Song Titles: Pop Muzik
🏆🏈Doug Sutherland -- is 72 in the year 2020 and 73 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1948
Misc: Super Bowl VIII, IX, XI
Sports Teams: Minnesota Vikings
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🎭🎵🎸Jimmy Cliff -- is 72 in the year 2020 and 73 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1948
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, Composer/Songwriter, Guitarist, Keyboardist, Bandleader, Soul Singer, Reggae Singer, Jamaican
Names/Places: RN:James Chambers
Song Titles: Wild World, I Can See Clearly Now, Reggae Night, Hakuna Matata
Movie Titles: The Harder They Come, Club Paradise
🏆⚾Willie Montañez -- is 72 in the year 2020 and 73 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1948
MLB Player, Puerto Rican
🎭🎵Heywood Banks -- is 70 in the year 2020 and 71 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1950 N.S.
Comedian, Novelty Singer
Song Titles: 18 Wheels, Toast, The Cat Got Dead
⚖Samuel Alito -- is 70 in the year 2020 and 71 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1950
Supreme Court Justice
🎵Billy Currie -- is 70 in the year 2020 and 71 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1950
Songwriter, Pianist, Synthesizer, Violinist, English
Misc: some say b. 1952
Group Names: Ultravox
🏆Cynthia Hall -- is 69 in the year 2020 and 70 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1951 N.S.
Misc: March 1971
🎭Annette O'Toole -- is 68 in the year 2020 and 69 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1952
Names/Places: b. in Houston, TX
Misc: some sources say b. 1953
TV Shows: The Huntress (as Dottie), Nash Bridges (as Lisa Bridges), Smallville (as Martha Kent)
Movie Titles: 48 Hrs., Cat People, Superman III
🎭Barry Sonnenfield -- is 67 in the year 2020 and 68 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1953
Movie Producer/Director, Cinematographer
Movie Titles: Men in Black (series), Wild Wild West, Get Shorty
🎨Andreas Deja -- is 63 in the year 2020 and 64 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1957 N.S.
Animator, Cartoonist, Polish
Movie Titles: Aladdin (creator of Jafar), Beauty and the Beast (creator of Gaston)
🏆🏌Donnie Hammond -- is 63 in the year 2020 and 64 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1957
🎭Merritt Yohnka -- is 62 in the year 2020 and 63 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1958
Movie Titles: American History X, Captain America: The First Avenger, Transformers, Minority Report
🎭Ivan G'Vera -- is 61 in the year 2020 and 62 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1959
TV Shows: Legends (as Prague Official)
Movie Titles: Terminator Salvation, Casino Royale, The Hunt for Red October, A Royal Affair
🎭Jennifer Runyon -- is 60 in the year 2020 and 61 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1960
TV Shows: Charles in Charge (as Gwendolyn Pierce)
Movie Titles: Ghostbusters
🏆🏈Jim Jeffcoat -- is 59 in the year 2020 and 60 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1961
NFL Coach, NFL Defensive
🎵Mark White -- is 59 in the year 2020 and 60 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1961
Songwriter, Hip-Pop Guitarist, British
Group Names: ABC
🎵Susan Boyle -- is 59 in the year 2020 and 60 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1961
🎭José Zúñiga -- is 58 in the year 2020 and 59 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1962
Movie Titles: Mission: Impossible 3, Twilight, Constantine, Smoke, Next
🎭🏆Phillip Schofield -- is 58 in the year 2020 and 59 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1962
Personality, Sportscaster, English
TV Shows: Dancing on Ice, This Morning (ITV)
🏆⚾Rich Amaral -- is 58 in the year 2020 and 59 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1962
🏆🏒Scott Stevens -- is 56 in the year 2020 and 57 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1964
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1982-2004
Sports Teams: Washington Capitals, St. Louis Blues, New Jersey Devils
🏆🏈John "Jumbo" Elliott -- is 55 in the year 2020 and 56 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1965 N.S.
Sports Teams: New York Giants
🏆🏀Mark Jackson -- is 55 in the year 2020 and 56 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1965
NBA Coach, NBA Guard
🎵🎸Peter O'Toole -- is 55 in the year 2020 and 56 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1965
Rock & Roll Bassist, Irish
Group Names: Hothouse Flowers
🎭Chris (TV Host) Evans -- is 54 in the year 2020 and 55 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1966 N.S.
Radio Host, TV Host, English
🏆🏈Odie Harris -- is 54 in the year 2020 and 55 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1966
🎭Traci Lin-Tavi -- is 52 in the year 2020 and 53 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1968
Names/Places: aka Traci Lind
Movie Titles: The End of Violence, Class of 1999, Fright Night Part 2, My Boyfriend's Back
🏆🏈Joel Smeenge -- is 52 in the year 2020 and 53 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1968
NFL Defensive End
🎵Woody Lee -- is 52 in the year 2020 and 53 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1968
Songwriter, Country Singer
🏆🏒Kevin Dean -- is 51 in the year 2020 and 52 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1969
NHL Coach, NHL Player, American
✍🎭Brad Meltzer -- is 50 in the year 2020 and 51 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1970
Novelist, Screenwriter, Producer
Book Titles: The Tenth Justice, Jack and Bobby, Identity Crisis
TV Shows: Decoded, Jack and Bobby
🎭🏆Sung Hi Lee -- is 50 in the year 2020 and 51 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1970
Actress, Model, Korean
🏆🏈Mark Wheeler -- is 50 in the year 2020 and 51 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1970 N.S.
🏆⚾Matt Herges -- is 50 in the year 2020 and 51 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1970
🎭Jessica Collins -- is 49 in the year 2020 and 50 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1971
Names/Places: not to be confused with Jessica Collins of Zero Dark Thirty fame
TV Shows: Beverly Hills 90210 (as Jodi), Tru Calling (as Meredith Davies)
🏆🏈Ernest Jones -- is 49 in the year 2020 and 50 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1971
NFL Player, Football Defensive Lineman
Misc: Superbowl XXXII
Sports Teams: Denver Broncos
🎭🎵Method Man -- is 49 in the year 2020 and 50 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1971
Actor, Rap Music Performer
Group Names: My Baby's Daddy
🎭Albert Hughes -- is 48 in the year 2020 and 49 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1972
Names/Places: Allen's twin
Movie Titles: From Hell, The Book of Eli, Menace II Society, Dead Presidents
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🎭Allen Hughes -- is 48 in the year 2020 and 49 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1972
Names/Places: Albert's twin
Movie Titles: From Hell, The Book of Eli, Menace II Society, Broken City
🏆🏒Darren McCarty -- is 48 in the year 2020 and 49 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1972
NHL Player, Canadian
📰⚖Rachel Maddow -- is 47 in the year 2020 and 48 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1973
Newsperson, Political Commentator
🎭Colby Donaldson -- is 46 in the year 2020 and 47 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1974
🏆🎾Magdalena Maleeva -- is 45 in the year 2020 and 46 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1975
🎭David Oyelowo -- is 44 in the year 2020 and 45 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1976 N.S.
Actor, Producer/Director, English
TV Shows: Spooks (as Officer Danny Hunter)
Movie Titles: Interstellar, Selma, Jack Reacher, Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), The Butler
🎭🎮Troy Baker -- is 44 in the year 2020 and 45 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1976 N.S.
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
Misc: prolific video game actor
TV Shows: Bleach, Naruto: Shippuden, Marvel's Avengers Assemble
Video Games: Lego (series), Batman (series), Mortal Kombat (series), Final Fantasy (series), BioShock Infinite
🎭Jon Gosselin -- is 43 in the year 2020 and 44 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1977
🎭🎮JJ Feild -- is 42 in the year 2020 and 43 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1978 N.S.
Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
TV Shows: TURN: Washington's Spies (as Major John Andre)
Movie Titles: Goal! III, Captain America: The First Avenger, Centurion, Austenland
Video Games: Captain America (series)
🎭🎵Bijou Phillips -- is 40 in the year 2020 and 41 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1980
TV Shows: Raising Hope (as Lucy)
Movie Titles: Almost Famous, Bully, Hostel: Part II, Havoc
🎵Kip Moore -- is 40 in the year 2020 and 41 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1980 N.S.
Song Titles: Something 'Bout a Truck
Album Titles: Up All Night
✍🎭Dan Mintz -- is 39 in the year 2020 and 40 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1981
Writer, Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Important Things with Demetri Martin, The Awesomes (as Vasquez), Nathan For You, Crank Yankers, Bob's Burgers (as Tina Belcher)
🎭🎵Hannah Spearritt -- is 39 in the year 2020 and 40 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1981
Actress, Pop Singer, English
Group Names: S Club 7
TV Shows: Primeval (as Abby)
Movie Titles: Seed of Chucky, Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London
🎭Sam Huntington -- is 38 in the year 2020 and 39 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1982
Movie Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Being Human (as Josh Levinson)
Movie Titles: Superman Returns, Fanboys, Being Human, Detroit Rock City, Jungle 2 Jungle, Not Another Teen Movie
🎭Taran Killam -- is 38 in the year 2020 and 39 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1982 N.S.
TV Shows: The Amanda Show, MAD TV, Saturday Night Live
Movie Titles: The Heat, 12 Years as a Slave, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
🎭🎮🏆Matt Lanter -- is 37 in the year 2020 and 38 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1983
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor, Model
TV Shows: 90210 (as Liam Court), Star-Crossed, Ultimate Spider-Man, Star Wars The Clone Wars
Movie Titles: Star Wars the Clone Wars (as Anakin), Disaster Movie, Soroity Row, Vampires Suck, The Roommate
Video Games: Star Wars The Clone Wars (series), Lego Star Wars III, Disney Infinity 3.0
🎵Hillary Scott -- is 36 in the year 2020 and 37 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1984
Songwriter, Country Singer
Misc: some say b. in 1985 or 1986
Group Names: Lady Antebellum
Album Titles: Lady Antebellum, Need You Now, Own the Night, Golden, 747
🎭Josh Zuckerman -- is 35 in the year 2020 and 36 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1985
TV Shows: 90210 (as Max Miller 2011-2013)
Movie Titles: Sex Drive, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Feast, Surviving Christmas
🏆⚾Daniel Murphy -- is 35 in the year 2020 and 36 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1985 N.S.
Misc: NLCS MVP (2015)
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🏆🏈Brad Jones -- is 34 in the year 2020 and 35 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1986 N.S.
🎭Mackenzie Davis -- is 33 in the year 2020 and 34 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1987 N.S.
🏆Kayla Collins -- is 33 in the year 2020 and 34 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1987
Misc: August 2008
Movie Titles: Casting Couch
🏆Ting Ti -- is 33 in the year 2020 and 34 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1987 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, Chinese
🎵🎸Arejay Hale -- is 33 in the year 2020 and 34 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1987 N.S.
Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: Halestorm
🏆🏀Brook Lopez -- is 32 in the year 2020 and 33 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1988 N.S.
🏆🏀Robin Lopez -- is 32 in the year 2020 and 33 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1988 N.S.
🏆🏒Reilly Smith -- is 29 in the year 2020 and 30 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1991 N.S.
NHL Right Wing, Canadian
Sarah Delaney Buffett -- is 28 in the year 2020 and 29 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1992
Names/Places: Jane Slagsvol and Jimmy's daughter
Marvin Gaye IV -- is 25 in the year 2020 and 26 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1995
Names/Places: Jenny-Joi Fennimore and Marvin III's son
Kama Hagar -- is 24 in the year 2020 and 25 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1996
Names/Places: Kari and Sammy's daughter
🎭Asa Butterfield -- is 23 in the year 2020 and 24 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1997
Movie Titles: Nanny McPhee Returns, Ender's Game, Hugo
Christopher Casey Combs -- is 22 in the year 2020 and 23 in the year 2021; b.4/1/1998
Names/Places: Kim Porter and Sean "Puffy" Combs' son
Dylan Marshall -- is 12 in the year 2020 and 13 in the year 2021; b.4/1/2008
Names/Places: Tracey Gold and Roby's son
🎭Tyler Wladis -- is 10 in the year 2020 and 11 in the year 2021; b.4/1/2010 N.S.
Mabel Ray Willis -- is 8 in the year 2020 and 9 in the year 2021; b.4/1/2012
Names/Places: Emma Heming and Bruce's daughter
Dashiel Eden Anderson -- is 5 in the year 2020 and 6 in the year 2021; b.4/1/2015 N.S.
Names/Places: Milla Jojovich and Paul W.S. Anderson's daughter
Amanda Carrington -- b.4/1/????
Misc: Heather Locklear's character on Melrose Place
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⚛William Harvey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1578 J-LD d.6/3/1657 J-LD (79)
Misc: discovered blood circulation & heart function
🏆🏁🏇Eclipse -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1764 d.2/27/1789 (24)
Misc: an outstanding, undefeated 18th-century British Thoroughbred racehorse who was later a phenomenal success as a sire.
⚖Otto von Bismarck -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1815 d.7/30/1898 (83)
Head of State, German
Names/Places: aka Otto Eduard Leopold, Prince of Bismarck, Duke of Lauenburg; NN:Iron Chancellor
Misc: Prussia premier, the first Chancellor of Germany
🎭Edward A. Sothern -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1826 d.1/20/1881 (54)
Stage Actor, English
Misc: comic role actor in Britan and America
💰Jim Fisk -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1835 N.S. d.1/7/1872 N.S. (36)
Misc: known variously as "Big Jim," "Diamond Jim," and "Jubilee Jim" was an American stockbroker and corporate executive who has been referred to as one of the "robber barons" of the Gilded Age.
🏆🥊Tom Allen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1840 d.4/5/1904 (64)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English
Sophonisba Breckinridge -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1866 d.7/30/1948 (82)
🎵Ferruccio Busoni -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1866 d.7/27/1924 (58)
Composer, Pianist, Italian
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✍Edmond Rostand -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1868 d.12/2/1918 (50)
Dramatist/Playwright, Poet, French
🎵Sergei "Serge" Rachmaninov -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/20/1873 Ju-1 or 4/1/1873 N.S. d.3/28/1943 N.S. (69)
Conductor/Composer, Pianist, Russian
Names/Places: b. in Novgorod Province; MN:Wassilievitch; d. in Beverly Hills
Song Titles: Prelude In C# Minor
✍📰Edgar Wallace -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1875 d.2/10/1932 (56)
Writer, Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Journalist, English
Misc: he was a human book factory who wrote 10,000 words a day, authoring 173 books, 23 plays, hundreds of articles, and the screen play for "King Kong"
⚖🎵🏆🥊Stanislaus Zbyszko -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1879 d.9/23/1967 (88)
Hall of Famer, Attorney/Lawyer, Pianist, Wrestler, Polish
🎭Laurette Taylor -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1883 d.12/7/1946 (63)
🎭Lon Chaney Sr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1883 d.8/26/1930 (47)
Names/Places: b. in Colorado Springs, Co.
Movie Titles: The Man of a Thousand Faces, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Phantom of the Opera, High Noon
Clementine Churchill -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1885 d.12/12/1977 (92)
Names/Places: Winston's wife
🎭Wallace Beery -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1885 d.4/15/1949 (64)
Names/Places: b. in Kansas City, MO; Gloria Swanson's ex-
Misc: some sources give b. in 1886 or 1889
🏆🏁🏊Jack Cody -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1885 N.S. d.4/11/1963 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, American
Misc: Swimming Coach
💰Eli Lilly -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1885 d.1/24/1977 (91)
Businessperson, Industrialist, Philanthropist
Misc: Pharmaceutical Co. head
🎨Clarence Daniel Batchelor -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1888 d.9/5/1977 (89)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
🏆🏒Frank Rankin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1891 d.7/23/1932 (41)
Hall of Famer, NHL Coach, NHL Player, Canadian
Misc: NHL Rover; played 1904-1915
Sports Teams: Toronto Eatons, Toronto St. Michael's Majors
📰Linton Wells -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1893 d.1/31/1976 (82)
Misc: of wars
🎵Alberta Hunter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1895 d.10/17/1984 (89)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Blues Singer, African
🎵Lucille Bogan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1897 d.8/10/1948 (51)
⚛Jean Macnamara -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1899 N.S. d.10/13/1968 N.S. (69)
Misc: best known for her contributions to children's health and welfare
🏆Stefanie Clausen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1900 N.S. d.8/2/1981 N.S. (81)
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, Danish (Denmark)
Names/Places: RN: Anna Stefanie Nanna Fryland Clausen
📰⚖William Benton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1900 d.3/18/1973 (72)
Book Titles: Encyclopedia Britannica (publisher)
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🏆🏌Johnny Farrell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1901 d.6/14/1988 (87)
📰Whittaker Chambers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1901 N.S. d.7/9/1961 N.S. (60)
Names/Places: RN:J. Vivian Chambers
⚛💰Clara McBride Hale -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1905 d.12/18/1992 (87)
Names/Places: NN:Mother Hale
Misc: founded the Hale House in Harlem
🎭Lester Cowan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1906 d.10/21/1990 (84)
🎭Ned Glass -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1906 d.6/15/1984 (78)
TV Shows: Julia (as Sol Cooper), Bridget Loves Bernie
🎭Phillip Space -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1907 N.S. d.??/??/???? N.S.
Misc: (Legendary?) Movie Extra, appeared as an extra in over 1000 theatrical releases; Leonard Maltin's Joke; APRIL FOOL!
🎭Abner Biberman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1909 d.6/20/1977 (68)
TV/Movie Actor, TV Director
Names/Places: Joanna Barnes' hubby
🎵Eddie "Eddy" Duchin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1909 d.2/9/1951 (41)
Names/Places: Peter's dad
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⚛Theodore Lidz -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1910 d.2/16/2001 (90)
Misc: best known for his articles and books on the causes of schizophrenia and on psychotherapy with schizophrenic patients.
🎵🎷Harry Carney -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1910 d.10/8/1974 (64)
Clarinetist, Baritone-sax, Jazz Saxophonist
Misc: Bass clarinet
🎭🎵Art Lund -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1915 d.5/31/1990 (75)
Group Names: Benny Goodman Orchestra
🎭Leon Janney -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1917 d.7/4/1980 (63)
TV/Radio Actor, Game Show Host
TV Shows: Stop Me If You've Heard This One, Think Fast, Hawk (as Asst. DA Ed Gorton)
🎭🎵Wee Bonnie Baker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1917 d.8/11/1990 (73)
Actress, Singer, Jazz-Pop Performer
Names/Places: aka Bonnie Baker; RN:Evelyn Nelson
Misc: Had the unusual distinction of singing a love duet with 'Porky Pig' when she recorded "That's All Folks!" with Mel Blanc, for Capitol Records.
🎭Toshiro Mifune -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1920 N.S. d.12/24/1997 N.S. (77)
TV/Movie Actor, Japanese
Misc: Japan's biggest international star (like John Wayne)
TV Shows: Shogun's Lord Toranaga
🎵Arthur Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1921 d.4/3/2014 (93)
Songwriter, Guitarist, Bandleader, Country Performer
Misc: some say b. April 10
Song Titles: Dueling Banjos (songwriter)
🏆🥊Beau Jack -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1921 d.2/9/2000 (78)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
🏆🏒Ken Reardon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1921 d.3/15/2008 (86)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens (possibly 1940-1950)
🎵William L. Bergsma -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1921 d.3/18/1994 (72)
✍📰William Manchester -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1922 N.S. d.6/1/2004 N.S. (82)
Author, Historian, Biographer
Book Titles: Death Of A President
🎵Duke Jordan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1922 d.8/8/2006 (84)
🎭Bobby Jordan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1923 d.9/10/1965 (42)
Movie Titles: Dead-End kid
🎭Leora Dana -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1923 d.12/13/1983 (60)
🏆🏒John Paul "Jack" Garrity -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1926 N.S. d.8/31/2015 N.S. (89)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Player, Olympic Athlete
Misc: played 1951-1955
Sports Teams: Worcester Warriors, Boston Olympics
✍Anne McCaffey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1926 d.11/21/2011 (85)
Author, American, Irish
🏆⚽Walter Bahr -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1927 N.S. d.6/18/2018 N.S. (91)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player
Misc: long time captain of the U.S. national team
🎵Amos Milburn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1927 d.1/3/1980 (52)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Pianist, Blues Singer
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🎭Dr. George Grizzard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1928 d.10/2/2007 (79)
Names/Places: b. in Roanoke Rapids, N.C.
Movie Titles: Small Time Crooks
🏆🏈Glen Edward "Bo" Schembechler -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1929 d.11/17/2006 (77)
College Football Coach
Misc: retired in 1989 as fifth winningest Div. I college coach ever; 234-65-8 record in 27 years; coached Michigan from 1969-89; 10 Rose Bowls but only 2 wins.
🏆🏁Ray Hendrick -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1929 d.9/28/1990 (61)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: Modified racing
🎭🎵Grace Lee Whitney -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1930 d.5/1/2015 (85)
Actress, Songwriter, Singer
Song Titles: Disco Trekkin' (composer), Star Child (composer), USS Enterprise (composer)
TV Shows: Star Trek (as Yeoman Janice Rand)
🎭George Baker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1931 d.10/7/2011 (80)
Movie Titles: Goodbye Mr Chips, Moonraker, Curse of the Fly
🎭Gordon Jump -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1932 d.9/22/2003 (71)
TV Actor, Commercial Actor
Names/Places: b. in Dayton, Ohio
Misc: Maytag repairman
TV Shows: WKRP in Cincinnatti (as Arthur Carlson the station manager), The New WKRP in Cincinnatti (as Arthur Carlson the station manager), The Partridge Family (frequent guest), Growing Pains (as grandad)
⛪🎭🎵🏆Debbie Reynolds -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1932 d.12/28/2016 N.S. (84)
Roman Catholic, TV/Movie Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Singer, Exerciser
Names/Places: b. in El Paso, Tx.; RFMN:Mary Frances; Eddie Fisher's ex-
TV Shows: The Debbie Reynolds Show (as Debbie Thompson), Aloha Paradise
Movie Titles: Mother, In & Out, Singin' in the Rain, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Charlotte's Web
🎭🎵Jim "Ed" Brown -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1934 N.S. d.6/11/2015 N.S. (81)
Hall of Famer, TV Host, Singer, Country-Pop Performer
Group Names: The Browns
TV Shows: Nashville on the Road
🎵Don "The Real Don" Steele -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1936 N.S. d.8/5/1997 N.S. (61)
Radio Disc Jock
Names/Places: RN:Donald S. Revert Steele
Misc: Famous Los Angeles personality on stations such as Boss Radio KHJ, and other stations through KRTH 101.1 (KHJ-AM's former sister station)
Wangari Maathai -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1940 d.9/25/2011 (71)
Political Activist, Environmental Activist, Kenyan
🏆🏒Guy Trottier -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1941 d.6/19/2014 N.S. (73)
NHL Player, Canadian
🎵Alan Blakely -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1942 N.S. d.6/10/1996 N.S. (54)
Drummer, Rhythm Guitarist
Group Names: Brian Poole & the Tremeloes
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🎵Danny Brooks -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1943 d.??/??/????
Bass Singer/Basso, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: RN:Jim Mealey
Group Names: The Dovells
🎵🎸Eddie Wilson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1943 d.??/??/????
Rock & Roll Singer
Group Names: Eddie and the Cruisers
🏆⚾Daniel "Rusty" Staub -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1944 N.S. d.3/29/2018 N.S. (73)
Sportscaster, MLB Player
Names/Places: b. in New Orleans
Misc: 6x All-Star; was the first player to DH in all 162 games in 1978; Expos #10 retired, in the Mets Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Houston Colt .45s / Astros (1963-1968), Montreal Expos (1969-1971), New York Mets (1972-1975), Detroit Tigers (1976-1979), Montreal Expos (1979), Texas Rangers (1980), New York Mets (1981-1985)
🎵🎸Ronnie "Plonk" Lane -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1946 N.S. d.6/4/1997 N.S. (51)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Bassist, Rock & Roll Singer, English
Misc: some say b. 1948
Group Names: The Faces (aka The Small Faces)
🏆🏀Norm Van Lier -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1947 d.2/26/2009 (61)
✍🎵Gil Scott-Heron -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1949 d.5/27/2011 (62)
Author, Novelist, Lyricist, Songwriter, Singer, Pianist
Misc: widely considered one of the godfathers of rap music
🎭🎵Brendan Grace -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1951 N.S. d.7/11/2019 N.S. (68)
Comedian, Singer, Irish
Song Titles: Combine Harvester
🎵🎸Rob Wasserman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1952 N.S. d.6/29/2016 N.S. (64)
Composer, Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: Bob Weir, RatDog, sessionist
🎵🎸Jeff Porcaro -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1954 d.8/5/1992 (38)
Percussionist, Rock & Roll Drummer
Names/Places: Joe's Son
Group Names: Toto
Dolores Jackson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1955 d.8/27/1994 (39)
Names/Places: Tito's ex-wife
🎭Denise Nickerson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1957 N.S. d.7/10/2019 N.S. (62)
Misc: retired from acting in 1978
TV Shows: Dark Shadows, The Short Circus (as Allison for The Electric Company group on the show)
Movie Titles: Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
🏆🏀Kevin Jerome Duckworth -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1964 d.8/25/2008 (44)
🏆⚾Frank Castillo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1969 d.7/28/2013 (44)
🏆🏈Sean Taylor -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1983 N.S. d.11/27/2007 N.S. (24)
⛪Roger Williams -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/21/1603 d.4/1/1683 (79)
Hall of Famer, Religionist, Theologian, British
Misc: American settler; died between January and March 1683
⚖John Morton -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1724 or ??/??/1725 d.4/1/1777
Misc: Declaration of Independence signer; I can't find the birthdate
🎵Giuditta Pasta -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/26/1797 N.S. d.4/1/1865 N.S. (67)
Opera Singer, Italian
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🎨Chester Harding -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/1/1792 d.4/1/1866 (73)
Misc: drummer in the War of 1812
📰William Brann -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/4/1855 d.4/1/1898 (43)
🎵John Yorke Atlee -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/28/1842 d.4/1/1910 (68)
Names/Places: NN:Artistic Whistler
Song Titles: Mocking Bord song (1891)
🏆⚾Rube Waddell -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/13/1876 d.4/1/1914 (37)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: RFMN:George Edward
Sports Teams: Louisville Colonels (1897, 1899), Detroit Tigers (1898), Pittsburgh Pirates (1900-1901), Chicago Orphans (1901), Philadelphia Athletics (1902-1907), St. Louis Browns (1908-1910)
🎵Scott Joplin -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/24/1868 d.4/1/1917 (48)
Names/Places: b. in Texarkana, TX; NN:King of Ragtime Music
Misc: Maple Leaf Ragtime music
⚛Herman Rorshcach -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/8/1884 N.S. d.4/1/1922 N.S. (37)
Misc: devised the inkblot test that bears his name and that is widely used clinically for diagnosing psychopathology.
⛪🎭Jacob P. Adler -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/12/1855 d.4/1/1926 (71)
🎭Macklyn Arbuckle -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/9/1866 d.4/1/1931 (64)
🎭Noah Beery Sr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/17/1884 d.4/1/1946 (62)
🎵Freddie Webster -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/8/1916 d.4/1/1947 (30)
⚛Dr. Charles Richard Drew -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/3/1904 d.4/1/1950 (45)
Misc: pioneer of blood plasma search
⚛Lewis Chubb -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/22/1882 d.4/1/1952 (69)
Misc: established the first U.S. radio station
📰Robert Rutherford McCormick -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/30/1880 d.4/1/1955 (74)
Misc: Chicago Tribune
💰Helena Rubinstein -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/25/1870 d.4/1/1965 (94)
Cosmetic Executive, Polish
⚛Lev D. Landau -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/22/1908 d.4/1/1968 (60)
Misc: magnetism, liquid helium; predicted existence of neutron stars, 1962 Nobel
🎵Paul Cohen -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/10/1908 d.4/1/1971 (62)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Country Performer
🏆🥊Jim Crockett -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/2/1909 N.S. d.4/1/1973 N.S. (63)
Hall of Famer, Wrestling Figure
Names/Places: RN:James Allen Crockett Sr.; aka Big Jim
Misc: Wrestling promoter and professional sports franchise owner
🏆🎾Marie Wagner -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/2/1883 d.4/1/1975 (92)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Freddie Lennon -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/14/1912 d.4/1/1976 (63)
Names/Places: John's dad
🎨Max Ernst -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/2/1891 N.S. d.4/1/1976 N.S. (84)
Painter, Sculptor, German
Names/Places: NN: The Father of Surrealism
✍⛪Irving Fineman -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/9/1893 d.4/1/1976 (82)
Author, Novelist, Jewish
Misc: some sources say b. 1892
🎵🎷Ann Richards -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/1/1935 d.4/1/1982 N.S. (46)
Misc: not the Texas governor; some say b. in 1932
🎵Marvin Gaye -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/2/1939 N.S. d.4/1/1984 N.S. (44)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Drummer, Keyboardist, Pianist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Washington. D.C.; RN:Marvin Pentz Gay Jr.
Misc: was shot to death by his father, Marvin Gay Sr., in Los Angeles.
Song Titles: How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You, I'll Be Doggone, Ain't That Peculiar, It Takes Two, Ain't No Mountain High Enough, Your Precious Love, Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing, Let's Get It On, I Heard It Through the Grapevine, What's Going On, Mercy Mercy Me, Inner City Blues, Got To Give It Up, Sexual Healing
Album Titles: How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You, In The Groove, M.P.G., What's Going On, Trouble Man, Let's Get It On, I Want You, Here My Dear, In Our Lifetime, Midnight Love
Video Titles: Marvin Gaye: Live in Montreux 1980, The Real Thing in Performance 1964-1981, What's Going On
✍Elizabeth Goudge -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/24/1900 d.4/1/1984 (83)
🏆🎾Henri Cochet -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/14/1901 d.4/1/1987 (85)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, French
Misc: US Open-1928
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🎭Jim Jordan -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/16/1896 d.4/1/1988 (91)
Hall of Famer, Radio Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: b. in Peoria, IL; d. in Beverly Hills
TV Shows: Fibber McGee and Molly (as himself 1935-60, his wife Marian played Molly)
🎨Frank Gianninoto -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/5/1903 d.4/1/1988 (85)
Misc: designed Marlboro's flip-top box
🎭Martha Graham -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/11/1894 d.4/1/1991 (96)
Choreographer, Ballet Dancer
Names/Places: b. in Allegheny, Pa.; NN: the Michelangelo of modern dance
Misc: 75+ years!
🎭Richard Thorpe -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/24/1896 d.4/1/1991 (95)
Misc: of MGM
Juan De Borbon -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/20/1913 d.4/1/1993 (79)
Names/Places: King Carlos I of Spain's father
🏆🏁Alan Kulwicki -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/14/1954 N.S. d.4/1/1993 N.S. (38)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Names/Places: NN: Special K and The Polish Prince
Misc: stock car driver; NASCAR
🏆🏒John Chase -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/12/1906 N.S. d.4/1/1994 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Coach, Hockey Player, Olympic Athlete
🎨Robert Doisneau -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/14/1912 d.4/1/1994 (81)
Misc: his poignant pictures of Parisians became some of the world's best-known photographs.
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📰Raymond Geiger -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/18/1910 d.4/1/1994 (83)
Misc: of the Farmers' Almanac for six decades.
🎭Jack M. Warner -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/27/1916 d.4/1/1995 (79)
Film Executive, Canadian
Misc: co-founder Warner Bros.
✍🎭Mário Viegas -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/10/1948 d.4/1/1996 N.S. (47)
Screenwriter, Actor, Portuguese
Jolie Gabor -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/30/1896 d.4/1/1997 (100)
Names/Places: mother of Magda, Zsa Zsa, & Eva
Misc: b. 1896 or b. 1889 is incorrect according to Zsa Zsa
🎭Gene Evans -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/11/1922 d.4/1/1998 (75)
Misc: some say b. in 1924, more say 1922
TV Shows: Matt Helm (as Sgt. Hanrahan)
🎵Jesse Stone -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/16/1901 d.4/1/1999 (97)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Composer, Songwriter, Pianist, Soul Singer
Misc: a major influence on 20th century music who wrote ``Shake, Rattle and Roll'' and helped develop many of Atlantic Records' biggest hits; worked with artists such as Ray Charles, Big Joe Turner, the Drifters and the Clovers
Song Titles: "Shake, Rattle and Roll" (songwriter)
Wilson C. Riles -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/27/1917 d.4/1/1999 (81)
Misc: the first black state official elected in California
🎭🎵Leslie Cheung -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/12/1956 d.4/1/2003 (46)
Actor, Pop Singer
🎭Carrie Snodgress -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/27/1946 d.4/1/2004 (57)
Names/Places: b. in Park Ridge, IL; Neil Young's ex-
Misc: some say b. 1945
🎵🎸Paul Atkinson -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/19/1946 N.S. d.4/1/2004 N.S. (58)
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Guitarist, British
Group Names: The Zombies
🎭Philip J. Amelio II -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/3/1977 d.4/1/2005 (27)
TV Shows: Life with Lucy
🎵Jack Keller -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/11/1936 d.4/1/2005 (68)
Misc: wrote themes for Bewitched and other TV sitcoms, and produced the Monkees' first album
🏆⚾🏈Herb Carneal -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/10/1923 N.S. d.4/1/2007 N.S. (83)
Baseball Announcer, Football Announcer
Misc: Ford C. Frick Award winner in 1996
Sports Teams: Minnesota Twins, Baltimore Orioles, Philadephia Athletics, Philadelphia Phillies, Minnesota Vikings
⛪🎭John Forsythe -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/29/1918 d.4/1/2010 (92)
Protestant, TV Actor, TV Host
Names/Places: b. in Penn's Grove, N.J.; Paula McCormick, then Julie Warren's hubby; RN:Jay Lincoln Freund
TV Shows: Bachelor Father (as Bentley Gregg), John Forsythe Show (as Major John Foster), World of Survival (narrator), Charlie's Angels (as Charlie Townsend voice), Dynasty (as Blake Carrington), The Powers That Be (as Sen. William Powers), I Witness Video
🏆⚽Giorgio Chinaglia -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/24/1947 d.4/1/2012 (65)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Italian
Sports Teams: Lazio of Italy, New York Cosmos
⚖Miguel de la Madrid -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/12/1934 d.4/1/2012 (77)
Head of State, Mexican
Misc: President of Mexico 1982-88
🏆🏈John Perry "Jack" Pardee -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/19/1936 N.S. d.4/1/2013 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, College Football Coach, CFL Figure, USFL Figure, WFL Figure
Misc: the only head coach to helm a team in college football, the National Football League, the United States Football League, the World Football League, and the Canadian Football League; in the College Football Hall of Fame as a player
Sports Teams: Texas A&M (player 1954-1956), Los Angeles Rams (player 1957-1970), Washington Redskins (player 1971-1973), Florida Blazers (WFL coach 1974), Chicago Bears (coach 1975-1977), Washington Redskins (coach 1978-1980), San Diego Chargers (coach 1981), Houston Gamblers (USFL coach 1984-1985), University of Houston (coach 1987-1989), Houston Oilers (coach 1990-1994), Birmingham Barracudas (CFL coach 1995)
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🏆🏁🏊Karen Muir -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/16/1952 N.S. d.4/1/2013 N.S. (60)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, South African
💰Basia Johnson -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/25/1937 d.4/1/2013 (76)
Philanthropist, Zillionaire, Humanitarian
Misc: maid who inherited Johnson & Johnson fortune
🎵Joe "Speedo" Frazier -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/5/1943 N.S. d.4/1/2014 N.S. (70)
Group Names: Impalas
Cynthia Lennon -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/10/1939 d.4/1/2015 (75)
Names/Places: Maiden Last Name:Powell; Julian's mother, John's ex-wife
🏆🏈Eddie LeBaron -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/7/1930 d.4/1/2015 (85)
🏆Zdravko-Ćiro Kovačić -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/6/1925 N.S. d.4/1/2015 N.S. (89)
Hall of Famer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Yugoslav
🎵🎸Dave Ball -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/30/1950 d.4/1/2015 N.S. (65)
Rock & Roll Guitarist, English
Group Names: Procol Harum
🎵Lonnie Brooks -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/18/1933 d.4/1/2017 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, Blues Singer/Guitarist
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✍Yevgeny Alelesandrovich Yevtushenko -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/18/1933 d.4/1/2017 N.S. (83)
✍🎭Stephen Bochco -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/16/1943 N.S. d.4/1/2018 N.S. (74)
Hall of Famer, Screenwriter, TV Producer
Names/Places: b. in New York City; Barbara Bosson's hubby
TV Shows: L.A. Law, Doogie Howser MD, Hill Street Blues, St. Elsewhere, Cop Rock, Hooperman, NYPD Blue, Columbo (writer)
✍Vonda McIntyre -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/28/1948 N.S. d.4/1/2019 N.S. (70)
Book Titles: Starfarers (series), Star Trek -The Original Series (series), Star Trek -movies (series), Star Wars: The Crystal Star
Movie Titles: Star Trek (movies II, III, IV)
🏆⚾Edward Joseph "Ed" Farmer -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/18/1949 N.S. d.4/1/2020 N.S. (70)
Baseball Announcer, MLB Pitcher
Misc: he spent nearly 30 years and a White Sox radio broadcaster
🎵🎷Bucky Pizzarelli -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/9/1926 N.S. d.4/1/2020 N.S. (94)
Banjoist, Jazz Guitarist
Names/Places: father of guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli Jr.
🎵🎸Adam Schlesinger -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/31/1967 N.S. d.4/1/2020 N.S. (52)
Music Producer, Composer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Musician
Group Names: Fountains of Wayne
🎵🎷Ellis Marsalis Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/14/1934 N.S. d.4/1/2020 N.S. (85)
Educator, Jazz Pianist
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In 1930, Leo “Gabby” Harnett of the Chicago Cubs caught baseballs dropped from a Goodyear blimp hovering over Los Angeles.
In 1935, The first radio tube made of metal was announced in Schenectady, New York.
In 1938, The Silly Symphony film, “The Moth and the Flame” is released.
In 1938, “Superman” comic strip debut in newspapers.
In 1944, The demented cartoon character “Screwball Squirrel” opened in movie theaters in the U.S.A. He retired after four cartoons.
In 1950, “Peter Cottontail” makes the pop chart by Gene Autry, will peak at number five, and hit the chart again 3-31-51 and peaked at #19.
In 1954, Bill Thompsonʹs character Wallace Snead first appearred on the KPHO-TV produced “The Golddust Charlie Show” in Phoenix, Arizona. In January 1955, Thompson starred in the KPHO-TV childrenʹs variety show “Itʹs Wallace?” playing his character Wallace. The following year, Ladimir (Ladmo) Kwiatkowski joined the show. On June 15, 1970, it became “The Wallace and Ladmo Show”. The show also went through other titles such as “Hereʹs Wallace!” and, in 1968, “Wallace and Company”. It ran daily until December 29, 1989. Though officially a childrenʹs show, it became a cult favorite for a lot of parents and even childless adults who loved the subversive sense of humor and wacky cast of supporting characters. On the 30th anniversary show, audience member Alice Cooper even won a Ladmo bag. Some of the songs from “The Ladmo Trio” got played nationally on Doctor Dementoʹs radio show.
In 1957, All of Great Britain was fooled this April Foolʹs Day by Englandʹs famous newscaster, Richard Dimbleby. The newscaster, wrapping up the dayʹs news on “Panorama”, the BBCʹs current affairs program, reported about the “spring spaghetti crop in Italy.” The filmed report showed the spaghetti (some ten pounds of the stuff) being picked from a tree. Many Brits believed him, by Jove! One member of our staff remembers doing something similar by asking radio listeners to “send us $100 and weʹll send you 25 words or less.” He was fired. No foolin'!
In 1960, “The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour”, TV Comedy, last aired on CBS. Guest star: Ernie Kovacs
In 1970, John and Yoko released a hoax that they are having dual sex change operations.
In 1973, John and Yoko formed a new country with no laws or boundaries, called Nutopia; its national anthem is silence, which Roseanne would be able to sing very well.
In 1976, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” in which Susan Sarandon is seduced by a sweet transvestite from outer space, began its second and much more successful life as the midnight show at the Waverly Theater in New York Cityʹs Greenwich Village.
In 1979, Bartholomew J. “Bart” Simpson, Cartoon Character, was born, heʹs perennially age 10; date acc to Groenigʹs book; some say b. December 17, 1979.
In 1979, “Nickelodeon Network” (originally called “Pinwheel”) cable TV network debut. They would later bring us Ren and Stimpy, You Canʹt Do That On Television, Clarissa Explains It All, Rugrats, and other childrenʹs shows presented in a way the other networks are not airing.
In 1983, “The Ewoks Join The Fight” single by Various was released
In 1984, “AL-TV” starring Weird Al Yankovic aired as a special on MTV.
In 1988, Doctor Demento first counted down his Demented Top 20 Videos Of All Time on MTVʹs video countdown show.
In 1988, The soap “General Hospital” celebrated a quarter of a century on the air. One notable novelty song Doctor Demento played during the Luke and Laura popularity was The Afternoon Delightsʹ “General Hospi-Tale”. Dementia rules the soaps, obviously.
In 1989, R.C., “Walk The Dinosaur” by Was (Not Was) peaked at number seven on the pop singles chart.
In 1990, “Ha!” the comedy Channel on cable TV was launched.
In 1991, Disco 106: Los Angelesʹs 105.9 FM signed on as a classic disco station…for 12 hours as an April Fool joke.
In 1991, Cable TVʹs Comedy Central was created through a merger of HBOʹs The Comedy Channel and Viacomʹs Ha!
In 1991, In an April Foolʹs Day prank, Elton John — dressed in drag — surprised Rod Stewart onstage in London.
In 1993, The producers of the country TV comedy series “Hee Haw” announced that the show would leave the air after a 25-year run.
In 1994, Kermit The Frog hosted Larry King Live On CNN.
In 1994, “Sister, Sister” TV Sitcom premiered on ABC.
In 1996, Doubleday publishes “Dennis Miller: The Rants,” the first collection of monologues from HBOʹs “Dennis Miller Live.” Of course, thatʹs just my research…I could be wrong.
In 1996, Howard Sternʹs morning radio show began airing on WZLX in Boston, Massachusetts.
In 1996, In a widely published April Fools joke, Taco Bell purchased the Liberty Bell from the federal government in Philadelphia in order to reduce the federal budget. Actually, the Liberty Bell is owned by the city of Philadelphia.
In 1997, “Viva Variety” began airing on Comedy Central
In 1998, On “South Park”, Eric Cartmanʹs father is revealed…APRIL FOOL! Itʹs the “Terrence and Phillip Show” with an appearance by “Celine Dion”.
In 2000, Turner Broadcasting System launched a second cable television channel featuring 24-hours of cartoons, “Boomerang.” Cartoon Network will then focus on airing original cartoons, while Boomerang will feature cartoons from the companyʹs Hanna-Barbera library. “Boomerang will serve baby boomers and kids ages two-to-seven.”
In 2001, “The Oblongs” cartoon premiered on WB
In 2004, 04 x 01 = 04
In 2009, After tallying a run in the top of the first, the Kentucky State baseball team finds themselves on the short end of a 22-1 score at the end of the inning. After the Colonels of Eastern Kentucky University score 27 more times in the next three frames, the teams decide to halt the contest in the middle of the fifth, giving EKU a 49-1 triumph over the Thorobreds.
In 2013, Rockies reliever Adam Ottavino, who will end the day with an 0-1 record when he gives up a walk-off sac fly in an Opening Day loss to Milwaukee, becomes the first big league pitcher to wear the number zero, joining position players Oddibe McDowell (1985-88), Junior Ortiz (1989-2004), and Al Oliver (1978-85). Several players, including hurlers including Bobo Newsome (1943), Curtis Leskanic (2000-01), Rick White (2005-06), and Brian Wilson (2003-14), have donned a double-zero.
In 2019, “The Twilight Zone” returned to be airing new episodes on CBS All Access