Famous People Born in April 1896

  • Apr 3 Douwe Kalma, Dutch literary/leader (Young Frisian Movement)
  • Apr 4 Robert Sherwood, dramatist (Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Idiot's Delight)
  • Apr 4 Tristan Tzara, [Samuel Rosenfeld] French poet (Approximate Man)
  • Apr 6 Juan Tomas Perez, composer
  • Apr 7 Benny Leonard, lightweight boxing champ (1917-25)
  • Apr 8 Karl Hermann Pillney, composer
  • Apr 8 Yip Harburg, American lyricist (d. 1981)
  • Apr 10 Edith Day, American actress (A Romance of the Air), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1971)
  • Apr 11 Léo-Paul Desrosiers, Quebec novelist (d. 1967)
  • Apr 15 Nikolay Nikolayevich Semyonov, Russian chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1986)
  • Apr 17 Senor Wences, ventriloquist (his hand acts as a puppet)
  • Apr 18 C Eugene Wegmann, Swiss geologist (Le Jura plisse)
  • Apr 20 Senor Wences, ventriloquist (Close the Door)
  • Apr 20 Wop May, Canadian aviator (d. 1952)
  • Apr 21 Henry M de Montherlant, French novelist and stage author (La Reine Morte)
  • Apr 23 Margaret Kennedy, novelist
  • Apr 26 Ernst Udet, WWI pilot and film actor, Luftwaffe officer (d. 1941)
  • Apr 27 Rogers Hornsby, 2nd baseman (St Louis Cards)
  • Apr 27 Wallace Hume Carothers, inventor (nylon)
  • Apr 29 Jacques Leon Wolfe, composer
  • Apr 29 Walter Mehring, writer
  • Apr 30 Gary Davis, Laurens SC, blues/folk guitarist (A Little More Faith)
  • Apr 30 Hans List, Austrian inventor (d. 1996)