Famous People Born in April 1911

  • 1st Evert H "Bep" Bakhuys, Dutch soccer star/writer
  • 1st Ferdinand J Kranenburg, Dutch Secretary of Defense (soc dem)
  • 1st Gunther Rennert, Essen Germany, opera director/producer
  • 2nd Charles "Honi" Coles, American actor and tap dancer (Tito Suarez-Dirty Dancing), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • 3rd Harold Watkins Shaw, musicologist
  • 3rd Michael Woodruff, FRS, surgeon
  • 3rd W R Lee, language teacher
  • 3rd Stanislawa Walasiewicz [Stella Walsh], Polish-born American sprinter (Olympic gold 1932), born in Wierzchownia
  • 4th Max Dupain, Australian photographer (d. 1992)
  • 5th Goddard Lieberson, Hanley Staffordshire England, recording exec
  • 5th Gordon Jones, Alden Iowa, actor (Mike the Cop-Abbott & Costello)
  • 6th Phyllis Margaret Duncan Tate, composer
  • 7th Kenneth Oakley, Amersham Buckinghamshire, English Anthropologist, Palaeontologist, and Geologist whose method for the relative dating of fossils using fluorine content was instrumental in exposing the Piltdown Man hoax
  • 8th Douglas Hyde, socialist/Christian
  • 8th Emil Mihai Cioran, writer/aphorist
  • 8th Melvin Calvin, US chemist (photosynthesis, Nobel 1961)
  • 9th Albert Remy, Sevres France, actor (Grand Prix, Gigot, Train)
  • 9th Lord Deramore, architect
  • 10th Maurice Schumann, French statesman/writer (La Voix du couvre-feu)
  • 10th Martin Denny, musician (Exotica), born in New York City (d. 2005)
  • 12th Darrell A Amyx, US archaeologist (Greek Ceramics)
  • 12th Geoff Chubb, cricketer (South African pace bowler v England 1951-52 aged 40)
  • 12th Mahmoud Younis, Suez Canal nationalization Engineer (d. 1976)
  • 13th Nino Sanzogno, composer
  • 13th Ico Hitrec, Croatian footballer (d. 1946)
  • 13th Jean-Louis Lévesque, Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist (d. 1994)
  • 15th Jacob Fresco, Dutch architect (Antilles Brewery/Autonomy Monument)
  • 16th Christine McIntyre, actress (3 Stooges movies)
  • 16th William Stearn, botanist
  • 17th Jean-Pierre Herve Bazin, writer
  • 17th Mikhail Botvinnik, of USSR, world chess champion (1948-63)
  • 18th Francis Frederick Johnson, architect
  • 18th George Huntington Hartford II, heir (A&P), born in NYC, New York
  • 19th Francesco Maria Saraceni, composer
  • 20th Kukrit Pramoj, politician
  • 21st Leonard Warren, American baritone (Met-1939-60) who died on stage, born in NYC, New York (d. 1960)
  • 21st Ivan Combe, American inventor (d. 2000)
  • 23rd Ronald Neame, director (1st Monday in Oct, Poseidon Adventure)
  • 23rd Simone Simon, France, actress (All Money Can Buy, Ladies in Love)
  • 24th Jack E Leonard, comedian (Disorderly Orderly), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 24th Karl O Schiller, German economist (Minister of Economics)
  • 24th Robert Joseph Kane, President of US Olympic Committee (1977-80), born in Ithaca, New York (d. 1992)
  • 24th Sigursveinn David Kristinsson, composer
  • 26th Marianne Hoppe, Rostock Germany (Bei Thea, Liebrauen)
  • 27th Colin Gordon, Ceylon, actor (John-Baron)
  • 27th Georges Dargaud, French publisher (Asterix, Tintin)
  • 28th Frans Vroons, actor/tenor/director (Neth Opera)
  • 28th Lee Falk, American comic strip writer (d. 1999)
  • 30th Hans Studer, composer
  • 30th John-Baptist J Walgrave, [Henricus/Humanus], Flemish, theologist
  • 30th Luise Rinser, German writer (Prison Journal), born in Pitzling, Bavaria (d. 2002)