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ⓘ April 1. 2012 – Aung San Suu Kyi wins a seat in the Burmese parliament. 2001 – Same-sex marriage is legalised in the Netherlands, the first country to do so. 20 ..




                                               

April Stewart

                                     

ⓘ April 1

  • 2012 – Aung San Suu Kyi wins a seat in the Burmese parliament.
  • 2001 – Same-sex marriage is legalised in the Netherlands, the first country to do so.
  • 2017 - A landslide in Mocoa, Colombia, kills at least 254 people.
  • 2009 – Albania and Croatia join NATO.
  • 2018 - Carlos Alvarado Quesada is elected President of Costa Rica, defeating Fabricio Alvarado Muñoz.
  • 2018 - Mokgweetsi Masisi becomes President of Botswana.
  • 2019 - It is revealed that "Reiwa" will be the name of Japans new imperial era when Emperor Akihito abdicates at the end of the month in favour of his son Naruhito.
  • 2006 - The Serious Organised Crime Agency is created in the United Kingdom.
  • 2018 - The Peoples Republic of Chinas Tiangong-1 space station breaks up on re-entry to Earths atmosphere and lands in the Southern Pacific Ocean near Tahiti.
  • 2002 – New euthanasia laws come into force in the Netherlands.
  • 2004 - Google announces the creation of Gmail to the public.
  • 2001 – Slobodan Milosevic is arrested, to be placed on trial for war crimes.
  • 2009 – Protests occur at the G-20 summit in London.
  • 2009 - A Super Puma helicopter crashes in the North Sea off the east coast of Scotland, killing all 18 people on board.
                                     

1.1. Births Up to 1800

  • 1776 – Sophie Germain, French mathematician d. 1831
  • 1697 - Antoine François Prevost, French writer and novelist d. 1763
  • 1647 - John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, English poet d. 1680
  • 1220 – Emperor Go-Saga of Japan d. 1272
  • 1640 - Georg Mohr, Danish mathematician d. 1697
  • 1629 - Jean-Henri dAnglebert, French harpsichordist and organist d. 1691
  • 1282 - Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor d. 1347
  • 1755 – Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, French writer, philosopher and gastronome d. 1826
  • 1730 - Salomon Gessner, Swiss poet and artist d. 1788
  • 1757 - Gustaf Mauritz Armfelt, Swedish-Finnish statesman, military and diplomat d. 1814
  • 1578 – William Harvey, English physician d. 1657
  • 1753 - Joseph de Maistre, French philosopher, writer, lawyer and diplomat d. 1821
  • 1732 – Joseph Haydn, Austrian composer d. 1809
  • 1624 – Maria Miloslavskaya, Empress of Russia d. 1669
                                     

1.2. Births 1801 – 1900

  • 1851 - Bernhard III, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen d. 1928
  • 1809 - Nikolai Gogol, Russian writer d. 1852
  • 1834 – James Fisk, entrepreneur d. 1872
  • 1837 - Jorge Isaacs, Colombian writer d. 1895
  • 1815 – Edward Clark, 8th Governor of Texas d. 1880
  • 1883 – Lon Chaney, Sr., American actor d. 1930
  • 1815 - Henry B. Anthony, 21st Governor of Rhode Island d. 1884
  • 1848 - Commodore Nutt, American entertainer d. 1881
  • 1865 – Richard Adolf Zsigmondy, Austrian-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate d. 1929
  • 1895 - Alexander Aitken, New Zealand mathematician d. 1967
  • 1874 - Prince Karl of Bavaria d. 1927
  • 1889 - K. B. Hedgewar, Indian physician and advocate of Hindu nationalism d. 1940
  • 1823 - Simon Bolivar Buckner, 30th Governor of Kentucky d. 1891
  • 1873 - Bibb Graves, Governor of Alabama d. 1942
  • 1895 – Alberta Hunter, American singer d. 1984
  • 1899 – Gustavs Celmins, politician d. 1968
  • 1875 – Edgar Wallace, English writer d. 1932
  • 1873 – Sergei Rachmaninoff, Russian composer, pianist, and conductor d. 1943
  • 1815 – Otto von Bismarck, German politician, Chancellor of Germany d. 1898
  • 1888 - Jean Alavoine, French cyclist d. 1943
  • 1885 – Clementine Churchill, Baroness Spencer-Churchill, wife of Winston Churchill d. 1977
  • 1825 - Archduchess Auguste Ferdinande of Austria d. 1864
  • 1885 – Wallace Beery, American actor d. 1949
  • 1866 – Ferruccio Busoni, Italian pianist and composer d. 1924
                                     

1.3. Births 1901 – 1925

  • 1906 – Alexander Sergeyevich Yakovlev, Russian engineer and airplane designer d. 1989
  • 1915 – Otto Wilhelm Fischer, Austrian actor d. 2004
  • 1905 – Gaston Eyskens, Prime Minister of Belgium d. 1988
  • 1917 - Sydney Newman, Canadian television producer d. 1997
  • 1901 – Whittaker Chambers, American writer and Alger Hiss case witness d. 1961
  • 1923 - Don Butterfield, American tuba player d. 2006
  • 1901 - William Anderson, English ice hockey player d. 1983
  • 1920 - Harry Lewis, American actor d. 2013
  • 1922 - Alan Perlis, American computer scientist d. 1990
  • 1907 - Kyozan Joshu Sasaki, Japanese-American Rinzai Zen teacher and centenarian d. 2014
  • 1923 - Leora Dana, American actress d. 1983
  • 1911 – Fauja Singh, Indian-British marathon runner
  • 1908 – Abraham Maslow, American psychologist d. 1970
  • 1921 - Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith, American composer and producer d. 2014
  • 1920 – Toshiro Mifune, Japanese actor d. 1997
  • 1902 - Maria Polydouri, Greek poet d. 1930
  • 1922 – William Manchester, writer d. 2004
  • 1905 - Paul Hasluck, 17th Governor-General of Australia d. 1993
  • 1919 – Joseph Murray, American surgeon and Nobel Prize winner d. 2012
  • 1924 – Brendan Byrne, former Governor of New Jersey d. 2018
  • 1917 - Dinu Lipatti, Romanian pianist d. 1950


                                     

1.4. Births 1926 – 1950

  • 1943 – Mario Botta, Swiss architect
  • 1927 - Walter Bahr, American soccer player and coach d. 2018
  • 1946 - Nikitas Kaklamanis, 77th Mayor of Athens
  • 1929 – Jane Powell, American dancer, actress and singer
  • 1939 – Ali MacGraw, American actress
  • 1942 – Annie Nightingale, British disc jockey
  • 1950 - Paolo Conti, Italian footballer
  • 1938 - Akihito Kondo, Japanese baseball player d. 2019
  • 1929 - Jonathan Haze, American actor
  • 1942 – Samuel R. Delany, science fiction writer
  • 1943 - Dafydd Wigley, Welsh academic and politician, former leader of Plaid Cymru
  • 1940 – Wangari Maathai, Kenyan political and environmental activist, Nobel Peace Prize winner d. 2011
  • 1932 – Gordon Jump, American television actor d. 2003
  • 1936 - Dhiraj Choudhury, Indian painter d. 2018
  • 1926 – Charles Bressler, American tenor
  • 1936 - Tarun Gogoi, Indian politician
  • 1949 - Paul Manafort, American lobbyist, lawyer and political consultant
  • 1947 - Ingrid Steeger, German actress
  • 1947 - Norm Van Lier, American basketball player d. 2009
  • 1933 – Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, French physicist
  • 1936 - Jean-Pascal Delamuraz, Swiss politician d. 1998
  • 1931 – Rolf Hochhuth, German writer
  • 1948 – Jimmy Cliff, Jamaican musician
  • 1939 – Phil Niekro, American baseball pitcher
  • 1942 - Max Keeping, Canadian broadcaster d. 2015
  • 1927 - Ferenc Puskas, Hungarian footballer d. 2006
  • 1929 – Milan Kundera, Czech writer
  • 1930 – Grace Lee Whitney, American actress d. 2015
  • 1947 – Alain Connes, French mathematician
  • 1941 - David Childs, American architect
  • 1946 – Arrigo Sacchi, Italian football manager
  • 1946 – Ronnie Lane, British musician The Small Faces, The Faces d. 1997
  • 1944 - Rusty Staub, American baseball player d. 2018
  • 1932 – Debbie Reynolds, American actress and singer d. 2016
  • 1934 – Rod Kanehl, Major League Baseball player d. 2004
  • 1926 – Anne McCaffrey, American writer d. 2011
  • 1942 - Philip Margo, American singer The Tokens
  • 1929 – Bo Schembechler, American football coach d. 2006
  • 1949 – Gil Scott-Heron, American musician and composer d. 2011
  • 1928 - Kiyonori Kikutake, Japanese architect d. 2011
  • 1950 – Samuel Alito, American jurist
  • 1939 - Vitali Davydov, Soviet-Russian ice hockey player
  • 1934 – Don Hastings, American actor
  • 1935 – Larry McDonald, American politician d. 1983
  • 1939 - Rudolph Isley, American singer The Isley Brothers
  • 1948 – J. J. Williams, Welsh rugby player
  • 1934 – Jim Ed Brown, American country music singer d. 2015
                                     

1.5. Births 1951 – 1975

  • 1958 - Anton Innauer, Austrian ski jumper
  • 1951 - Brendan Grace, Irish actor, comedian and singer d. 2019
  • 1965 – Mark Jackson, American basketball player
  • 1961 – Susan Boyle, Scottish singer
  • 1953 - Alberto Zaccheroni, Italian footballer and coach
  • 1971 - Karen Dunbar, Scottish comedienne
  • 1969 - Dean Windass, English footballer and coach
  • 1973 - Kris Marshall, English actor
  • 1957 - David Gower, English cricketer
  • 1954 – Jeff Porcaro, American musician Toto d. 1992
  • 1952 - Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, Libyan intelligence officer d. 2012
  • 1968 - Mike Baird, Australian politician, 44th Premier of New South Wales
  • 1975 - Washington Stecanela Cerqueira, Brazilian footballer
  • 1952 – Annette OToole, American actress
  • 1952 - Bernard Stiegler, French philosopher
  • 1965 - Simona Ventura, Italian journalist and television presenter
  • 1971 – Method Man, American musician
  • 1972 - Jesse Tobias, American musician
  • 1966 - Chris Evans, English television presenter
  • 1953 – Barry Sonnenfeld, American producer and director
  • 1959 - Christian Thielemann, German conductor
  • 1970 – Sung Hi Lee, model
  • 1968 - Alexander Stubb, former Prime Minister of Finland
  • 1960 - Reijo Ruotsalainen, Finnish ice hockey player
  • 1955 – Ronnie Burk, artist and AIDS activist d. 2003
  • 1962 - Chris Grayling, English politician
  • 1968 - Ingrid Klimke, German equestrian
  • 1973 - Rachel Maddow, American broadcaster
  • 1965 - Jane Adams, American actress
  • 1972 - Darren McCarty, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1962 - Phillip Schofield, English television presenter
  • 1972 – Allen and Albert Hughes, American movie directors
  • 1956 – Libby Riddles, American dogsled racer
  • 1955 - Roberto Pruzzo, Italian footballer
  • 1954 – Giancarlo Antognoni, Italian footballer
  • 1958 – Tita, Brazilian footballer
  • 1957 - Denise Nickerson, American actress d. 2019
  • 1955 - Humayun Akhtar Khan, Pakistani statesman
                                     

1.6. Births From 1976

  • 1997 - Asa Butterfield, English actor
  • 1976 – Gabor Kiraly, Hungarian footballer
  • 1986 – Ireen Wust, Dutch speed skater
  • 1983 – Amr Zaki, Egyptian footballer
  • 1983 - Sergey Lazarev, Russian singer
  • 1988 - Robin Lopez, American basketball player
  • 1985 - Beth Tweddle, British gymnast
  • 1987 - Andrew Considine, Scottish footballer
  • 1981 – Hannah Spearritt, British actress and singer S Club 7
  • 1976 – David Oyelowo, British actor
  • 1993 - Keito Okamoto, Japanese singer
  • 1982 – Robert Vittek, Slovakian footballer
  • 1980 – Randy Orton, American professional wrestler
  • 1995 - Logan Paul, American social media entertainer and actor
  • 1976 – Clarence Seedorf, Dutch footballer
  • 1983 - Olafur Ingi Skulason, Icelandic footballer
  • 1987 - Vitorino Antunes, Portuguese footballer
  • 1988 – Fatmire Bajramaj, German footballer
  • 1990 - Justin Hamilton, American basketball player
  • 1984 - Craig Samson, Scottish footballer
  • 1988 - Brook Lopez, American basketball player
  • 1986 – Haminu Draman, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1979 - Ivano Balic, Croatian handball player
  • 1989 – David NGog, French footballer
  • 1978 – Mirka Federer, Swiss tennis player
  • 1987 – Ding Junhui, Chinese snooker player
  • 1987 - Jose Ortigoza, Paraguayan footballer
  • 1983 – Franck Ribery, French footballer
  • 1978 – Antonio de Nigris, Mexican footballer d. 2009
  • 1986 – Hillary Scott, American singer Lady Antebellum
  • 1983 - Sean Taylor, American football player d. 2007
  • 1987 - Li Ting, Chinese diver
  • 1994 - Ella Eyre, English singer-songwriter


                                     

2.1. Deaths Up to 1900

  • 1204 - Eleanor of Aquitaine b. 1122
  • 1872 - Frederick Denison Maurice, English theologian and academic b. 1805
  • 1839 – Benjamin Pierce, American politician b. 1757
  • 1621 - Cristofori Allori, Italian painter b. 1577
  • 1890 - David Wilber, American politician b. 1820
  • 1637 - Niwa Nagashige, Japanese warlord b. 1571
  • 1890 - Alexander F. Mozhayskiy, Russian aviation pioneer b. 1825
  • 1868 - Rasoherina, Queen of Madagascar b. 1814
  • 1205 – Amalric II of Jerusalem b. 1145
  • 1340 - Gerhard III of Holstein b. 1292
  • 1897 - Jandamarra, Indigenous-Australian resistance leader b. 1873
  • 1580 - Alonso Mudarra, Spanish guitarist and composer b. 1510
  • 1085 – Emperor Shenzhong of China b. 1048
  • 1865 - Giuditta Pasta, Italian soprano b. 1797
                                     

2.2. Deaths 1901 – 2000

  • 1984 – Marvin Gaye, American singer b. 1939
  • 1991 - Jaime Guzman, Chilean politician b. 1946
  • 1922 – Emperor Karl I of Austria b. 1887
  • 1991 – Martha Graham, American choreographer b. 1894
  • 1922 - Hermann Rorschach, Swiss psychologist b. 1884
  • 1962 - Jussi Kekkonen, Finnish major b. 1910
  • 1990 – Carlos Peucelle, Argentine footballer b. 1908
  • 1967 - Dang Van Ngu, Vietnamese doctor and intellectual b. 1910
  • 1993 - Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona, Spanish royal b. 1913
  • 1950 - Recep Peker, 6th Prime Minister of Turkey b. 1889
  • 1997 - Makar Honcharenko, Ukrainian footballer and manager b. 1912
  • 1992 - Michael Havers, Baron Havers, English lawyer and politician b. 1923
  • 1930 – Cosima Wagner, daughter of Franz Liszt and widow of Richard Wagner b. 1837
  • 1966 - Flann OBrien, Irish humorist b. 1911
  • 1976 – Max Ernst, German painter b. 1891
  • 1994 – Robert Doisneau, French photographer b. 1912
  • 1960 - Abdul Rahman of Negeri Sembilan, King of Malaysia b. 1895
  • 1914 - Rube Waddell, American baseball player b. 1826
  • 1998 – Gene Evans, American actor b. 1922
  • 1992 - Nigel Preston, English musician b. 1959
  • 1991 – Detlev Rohwedder, German manager and politician b. 1932
  • 1946 - Noah Beery, Sr., American actor b. 1882
  • 1968 – Lev Davidovich Landau, Russian physicist b. 1908
  • 1947 – King George II of Greece b. 1890
  • 1917 – Scott Joplin, American musician and composer b. 1868
                                     

2.3. Deaths From 2001

  • 2011 - Varkey Vithayathil, Indian cardinal b. 1927
  • 2012 – Giorgio Chinaglia, Italian footballer b. 1947
  • 2014 - Merimeri Penfold, New Zealand academic b. 1920
  • 2019 - Francisco Massiani, Venezuelan writer and painter b. 1944
  • 2015 - Cynthia Lennon, first wife of John Lennon and mother of Julian Lennon b. 1939
  • 2014 - Carlos Oneto, Peruvian actor and comic b. 1929
  • 2018 - Bob Beattie, American skiing coach and sports commentator b. 1933
  • 2016 - Pratyusha Banerjee, Indian actress b. 1991
  • 2012 – Leila Denmark, American pediatrician and supercentenarian b. 1898
  • 2016 - Emil Keres, Hungarian actor b. 1925
  • 2019 - Ruth-Margret Putz, German soprano b. 1930
  • 2013 - Moses Blah, President of Liberia b. 1947
  • 2014 - Bill Mitchell, Canadian ice hockey player b. 1930
  • 2004 – Carrie Snodgress, American actress b. 1946
  • 2015 - Misao Okawa, Japanese supercentenarian b. 1898
  • 2010 – Ed Roberts, American computer engineer b. 1941
  • 2002 – Simo Hayha, Finnish sniper b. 1905
  • 2014 - Jacques Le Goff, French historian b. 1924
  • 2007 - Hans Filbinger, German politician b. 1913
  • 2010 – Tzannis Tzannetakis, Greek Prime Minister b. 1927
  • 2014 - King Fleming, American jazz pianist b. 1922
  • 2015 - Eddie LeBaron, American football player b. 1930
  • 2012 – Miguel de la Madrid, 52nd President of Mexico b. 1934
  • 2019 - Vonda N. McIntyre, American science fiction author b. 1948
  • 2018 - Efrain Rios Montt, President of Guatemala b. 1926
  • 2017 - Gosta Ekman, Swedish actor b. 1939
  • 2015 - Nicolae Rainea, Romanian football referee b. 1933
  • 2017 - Burton Watson, American translator b. 1925
  • 2017 - Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Russian poet b. 1932
  • 2019 - Kit Napier, Scottish footballer b. 1943
  • 2017 - Lonnie Brooks, American blues guitarist and singer b. 1933
  • 2015 - John Paul Hammerschmidt, American politician b. 1922
  • 2018 - Evert Kroon, Dutch water polo player b. 1946
  • 2018 - Steven Bochco, American television producer b. 1943
  • 2010 – John Forsythe, American actor b. 1918
  • 2009 - Umberto Betti, Italian cardinal b. 1922
  • 2017 - Gary Austin, American theatre writer and director b. 1941
  • 2017 - Antonio Lamela, Spanish architect b. 1926
  • 2006 - In Tam, Prime Minister of Cambodia b. 1916
  • 2019 - Dimitar Dobrev, Bulgarian wrestler b. 1931
  • 2019 - Rafael Sanchez Ferlosio, Spanish writer b. 1927
  • 2005 – Harald Juhnke, German entertainer b. 1929
  • 2014 - Anker Buch, Danish violinist b. 1940
  • 2017 - Darcus Howe, Trinidadian-born British editor and civil rights activist b. 1943
  • 2009 – Arne Andersson, Swedish middle-distance runner b. 1917
  • 2018 - Michel Senechal, French tenor b. 1927
  • 2018 - Avichai Rontzki, Israeli general b. 1951
                                     
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