April 3rd Birthdays

American singer, Billy Joe Royal, was born on this day in 1952 in Valdosta, Georgia. He had several hit songs in the 1960s. His biggest was 1965’s “Down in the Boondocks.” Billy Joe passed away at his home on October 6, 2015.

Also born on April 3

  • 1922
    Doris Day, American actress, singer
  • 1926
    Alex Grammas, American Major League baseball coach
  • 1930
    Wally Moon, American baseball player
  • 1934
    Jane Goodall, English zoologist
  • 1938
    Jeff Barry, American songwriter, record producer
  • 1941
    Eric Braeden, German-born actor
  • 1942
    Marsha Mason, American actress
    Wayne Newton, American singer
  • 1943
    Jonathan Lynn, British actor and comedy writer
  • 1944
    Tony Orlando, American musician
  • 1949
    Richard Thompson, English musician and songwriter
  • 1950
    Sally Thomsett, English actress
  • 1951
    Mel Schacher, American musician
  • 1958
    Alec Baldwin, American actor
  • 1959
    David Hyde Pierce, American actor
  • 1961
    Eddie Murphy, American actor and comedian
  • 1962
    Mike Ness, American musician
    Jennifer Rubin, American actress
  • 1963
    Jack Del Rio, American football coach
  • 1967
    Pervis Ellison, American basketball player
  • 1968
    Sebastian Bach, Canadian musician
  • 1972
    Leigh-Allyn Baker, American actress
    Jennie Garth, American actress
  • 1973
    Jamie Bamber, English actor
    Matthew Ferguson, Canadian actor
  • 1974
    Drew Shirley, American musician
  • 1975
    Aries Spears, American comedian
  • 1976
    Will Mellor, English actor
  • 1978
    Matthew Goode, English actor
  • 1979
    Grégoire, French singer-songwriter
  • 1981
    Aaron Bertram, American musician
    DeShawn Stevenson, American basketball player
  • 1982
    Jared Allen, American football player
    Cobie Smulders, Canadian actress
  • 1983
    Errol Barnett, English reporter
  • 1985
    Leona Lewis, English singer
  • 1986
    Amanda Bynes, American actress
  • 1987
    Jay Bruce, American baseball player
    Julie Sokolow, American musician

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