William Wordsworth "Strongest minds
Are often those of whom the noisy world
Hears least."

William Wordsworth
(04/07/1770 – 04/23/1850)
English writer ("The Prelude")
William Godwin "In cases where every thing is understood, and measured, and reduced to rule, love is out of the question."

William Godwin
(03/03/1756 – 04/07/1836)
English writer ("Things as They Are; or The Adventures of Caleb Williams")
(was married to Mary Wollstonecraft; father with her of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley)
Will Kellogg "How can you eat anything with eyes?"

Will Kellogg
(04/07/1860 – 10/06/1951)
US cereal giant
"I have never met anyone who wasn't against war. Even Hitler and Mussolini were, according to themselves."

Sir David Low
(04/07/1891 – 09/19/1963)
English cartoonist ("A Cartoon History of Our Times")
Phineas Taylor Barnum "How were the receipts today at Madison Square Garden?"

P. T. Barnum
(07/05/1810 – 04/07/1891)
US entrepreneur, showman , last words
Edward FitzGerald Brenan "Intellectuals are people who believe that ideas are of more importance than values. That is to say, their own ideas and other people's values."

Gerald Brenan
(04/07/1894 – 01/19/1987)
English writer ("The Spanish Labyrinth: An Account of the Social and Political Background of the Spanish Civil War")
(was married to Gamel Woolsey)
"He never let the sun go down on his wrath, though there were some colourful sunsets while it lasted."

A. A. Thomson
(04/07/1894 – 06/02/1968)
English writer
"His was not a true imagination. He made it all up."

Hugo Dyson
(04/07/1896 – 06/06/1975)
English writer ("Augustans and Romantics, 1689-1830") , on J.R.R. Tolkien
Walter Winchell "He (Alexander Woollcott) always praises the first production of each season, being reluctant to stone the first cast."

Walter Winchell
(04/07/1897 – 02/20/1972)
US journalist
Billie Holiday "Don't threaten me with love, baby. Let's just go walking in the rain."

Billie Holiday
(04/07/1915 – 07/17/1959)
US singer ("Strange Fruit")
Edmund G. Brown "The volume of paper expands to fill the available briefcases."

Jerry Brown
(04/07/1938 – )
US mayor (Oakland, CA), Governor (CA), 1976 presidential candidate
(dated Linda Ronstadt)
Francis Ford Coppola "My movie is not about Vietnam. My movie is Vietnam."

Francis Ford Coppola
(04/07/1939 – )
US film director ("The Godfather") , on "Apocalypse Now"
David Frost "Television enables you to be entertained in your home by people you wouldn't have in your home."

Sir David Frost
(04/07/1939 – 08/31/2013)
English TV personality
Elizabeth Charlotte Lucy Asquith "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

Princess Elizabeth Asquith Bibesco
(02/26/1897 – 04/07/1945)
English writer ("I Have Only Myself to Blame")
(daughter of Margot and Herbert Henry Asquith)
Henry Ford "Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason why so few engage in it."

Henry Ford
(07/30/1863 – 04/07/1947)
US inventor, industrialist
John Oates "The worst thing that happened to me was when platforms went out of style."

John Oates
(04/07/1948 – )
US singer (Hall and Oates)
Walter Houghston "Many years ago... many, MANY years ago... I brought up a boy, and I said to him, 'Son, if you ever become a writer, try to write a good part for your old man sometime.' Well, by cracky, that's what he did!"

Walter Huston
(04/05/1883 – 04/07/1950)
Canadian actor ("The Treasure of the Sierra Madre")
(father of John, grandfather of Anjelica; died near his birthday)
Chan Kong-sang "My skull, my eyes, my nose three times, my jaw, my shoulder, my chest, two fingers, a knee, everything from the top of my head to the bottom of my feet."

Jackie Chan
(04/07/1954 – )
Chinese actor, acrobat, martial artist ("Project A") , catalog of broken bones
Russell Crowe "I'm destined to be attracted to those I cannot defeat."

Russell Crowe
(04/07/1964 – )
New Zealand-born actor ("Gladiator")
"Who wants to shake the hand of the first man to put it to America's sweetheart?"

John Agar
(01/31/1921 – 04/07/2002)
US military, actor ("Sands of Iwo Jima")
(was married to Shirley Temple)
John Prine "If heartaches was commercials, we'd all be on TV."

John Prine
(10/10/1946 – 04/07/2020)
US singer songwriter ("I Remember Everything")
Anne Beatts "It was a combination of summer camp and concentration camp"

Anne Beatts
(02/25/1947 – 04/07/2021)
US writer (SNL) , on working at Saturday Night Live
(relationship with Michael O'Donoghue)