05 April: today's birthdays

  • Vlada Avramov - Serbian soccer player
  • Yassine Bounou - Canadian footballer born to Moroccan parents, better known as Bono. He is currently goalkeeper for La Liga club Sevilla and the Morocco national team.
    The correct pronunciation of Yassine Bounou is ee-AH-seen BOH-noo. The correct pronunciation of Bono is Boh-noh. The stress is on the capital letters. 
  • Sterling K. Brown - American actor, born Sterling Kelby Brown
  • Roger William Corman - American film director and producer
  • Peter Greenaway - English film director, writer and painter. He directed the film The Draughtsman's Contract
  • Nigel Hawthorne - English actor
  • Thomas Hobbes - English philosopher. He wrote the book Leviathan
  • Mike McCready - American guitarist
  • István Örkény - Hungarian author and playwright. He wrote the novel Ocean Dance and the short stories One Minute Stories
  • Rodrigo Sebastián Palacio - Argentine soccer player
  • Gregory Peck - American actor, born Eldred Gregory Peck. He won an Oscar for Best Actor in 1963 and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 1968
  • Colin Powell - American politician
  • Matthias Jacob Schleiden - German botanist
  • Spencer Tracy - American actor. He won two Oscar for Best Actor in 1938 and 1939
  • James Watson - American biologist
  • Pharrell Williams - American singer-songwriter, rapper, and fashion designer
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