Who Was Born Today – April 5 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – April 5 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on April 5
1588 Thomas Hobbes, English philosopher (Leviathan).
1827 Joseph Lister, English physician, founded the idea of using antiseptics during surgery.
1839 Robert Smalls, black congressman from South Carolina, 1875-87.
1856 Booker T. Washington, former slave, educator, founded the Tuskegee Institute.
1858 Washington Atlee Burpee, founded the world’s largest mail-order seed company.
1900 Spencer Tracy, actor (Adam’s Rib, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner).
1908 Bette Davis, film actress (Jezebel, All About Eve).
1916 Gregory Peck, film actor (To Kill a Mockingbird).
1917 Robert Bloch, novelist (Psycho).
1920 Arthur Hailey, (Hotel, Airport).
1923 Nguyen Van Thieu, president of South Vietnam.
1937 Colin Powell, U.S. Army general, Secretary of State.

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