Famous People Born in April 1911

  • Apr 1 Evert H "Bep" Bakhuys, Dutch soccer star/writer
  • Apr 1 Ferdinand J Kranenburg, Dutch Secretary of Defense (soc dem)
  • Apr 1 Gunther Rennert, Essen Germany, opera director/producer
  • Apr 2 Charles "Honi" Coles, American actor and tap dancer (Tito Suarez-Dirty Dancing), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • Apr 3 Harold Watkins Shaw, musicologist
  • Apr 3 Michael Woodruff, FRS, surgeon
  • Apr 3 W R Lee, language teacher
  • Apr 3 Stanislawa Walasiewicz [Stella Walsh], Polish-born American sprinter (Olympic gold 1932), born in Wierzchownia
  • Apr 4 Max Dupain, Australian photographer (d. 1992)
  • Apr 5 Goddard Lieberson, Hanley Staffordshire England, recording exec
  • Apr 5 Gordon Jones, Alden Iowa, actor (Mike the Cop-Abbott & Costello)
  • Apr 6 Phyllis Margaret Duncan Tate, composer
  • Apr 7 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
  • Apr 8 Douglas Hyde, socialist/Christian
  • Apr 8 Emil Mihai Cioran, writer/aphorist
  • Apr 8 Melvin Calvin, US chemist (photosynthesis, Nobel 1961)
  • Apr 9 Albert Remy, Sevres France, actor (Grand Prix, Gigot, Train)
  • Apr 9 Lord Deramore, architect
  • Apr 10 Maurice Schumann, French statesman/writer (La Voix du couvre-feu)
  • Apr 10 Martin Denny, musician (Exotica), born in New York City (d. 2005)
  • Apr 12 Darrell A Amyx, US archaeologist (Greek Ceramics)
  • Apr 12 Geoff Chubb, cricketer (South African pace bowler v England 1951-52 aged 40)
  • Apr 12 Mahmoud Younis, Suez Canal nationalization Engineer (d. 1976)
  • Apr 13 Nino Sanzogno, composer
  • Apr 13 Ico Hitrec, Croatian footballer (d. 1946)
  • Apr 13 Jean-Louis Lévesque, Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist (d. 1994)
  • Apr 15 Jacob Fresco, Dutch architect (Antilles Brewery/Autonomy Monument)
  • Apr 16 Christine McIntyre, actress (3 Stooges movies)
  • Apr 16 William Stearn, botanist
  • Apr 17 Jean-Pierre Herve Bazin, writer
  • Apr 17 Mikhail Botvinnik, of USSR, world chess champion (1948-63)
  • Apr 18 Francis Johnson, English architect, born in Bridlington (d. 1995)
  • Apr 18 George Huntington Hartford II, heir (A&P), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 19 Francesco Maria Saraceni, composer
  • Apr 20 Kukrit Pramoj, politician
  • Apr 21 Leonard Warren, American baritone (Met-1939-60) who died on stage, born in NYC, New York (d. 1960)
  • Apr 21 Ivan Combe, American inventor (d. 2000)
  • Apr 23 Ronald Neame, director (1st Monday in Oct, Poseidon Adventure)
  • Apr 23 Simone Simon, France, actress (All Money Can Buy, Ladies in Love)
  • Apr 24 Jack E Leonard, comedian (Disorderly Orderly), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 24 Karl O Schiller, German economist (Minister of Economics)
  • Apr 24 Robert Joseph Kane, President of US Olympic Committee (1977-80), born in Ithaca, New York (d. 1992)
  • Apr 24 Sigursveinn David Kristinsson, composer
  • Apr 26 Marianne Hoppe, Rostock Germany (Bei Thea, Liebrauen)
  • Apr 27 Colin Gordon, Ceylon, actor (John-Baron)
  • Apr 27 Georges Dargaud, French publisher (Asterix, Tintin)
  • Apr 28 Frans Vroons, actor/tenor/director (Neth Opera)
  • Apr 28 Lee Falk, American comic strip writer (d. 1999)
  • Apr 30 Hans Studer, Swiss composer, born in Murii (d. 1984)
  • Apr 30 John-Baptist J Walgrave, [Henricus/Humanus], Flemish, theologist
  • Apr 30 Luise Rinser, German writer (Prison Journal), born in Pitzling, Bavaria (d. 2002)