Famous People Born in April 1919

  • Apr 1 Joseph Murray, American surgeon, Nobel laureate, (d. 2012)
  • Apr 2 Antoon J Hubben, Dutch mayor (Maasbree)/trade union leader
  • Apr 2 Ian Hunter, impresario
  • Apr 3 Duke of Grafton, 11th Duke of Grafton, Born in Cape Town (d. 2011)
  • Apr 4 Antony Tudor, England, choreographer (Metropolitan Opera 1957)
  • Apr 5 Douglas Henley, British auditor-general
  • Apr 5 Les Munro, New Zealand WWII pilot (Dambusters), born in Gisbourne (d. 2015)
  • Apr 6 Paula Kelly, Grove City, Pennsylvania, American big band singer
  • Apr 7 Ralph Flanagan, Loraine Ohio, orchestra leader (Let's Dance)
  • Apr 7 Edoardo Mangiarotti, Italian fencer (6x Olympic gold, 1936-1960), (d. 2012)
  • Apr 8 [Douglas] Ian Smith, premier of Rhodesia (1964-..)
  • Apr 9 John Presper Eckert, co-inventor (1st electronic computer-ENIAC)
  • Apr 11 Hugh Carey, (Gov-D-NY)
  • Apr 11 Sir Raymond Carr, English historian and warden (St Antony's College Oxford), born in Bath, Somerset
  • Apr 12 Istvan Anhalt, composer, (d. 2012)
  • Apr 12 Lady Ricketts, CEO (National Association of Citizens' Advice Bureaux)
  • Apr 12 Maurice Girodias, French publisher
  • Apr 12 Wilson Charles Geoffery Baldwin, hero
  • Apr 12 Billy Vaughn, singer and bandleader (Sail Along Sil'vry Moon), born in Glasgow, Kentucky (d. 1991)
  • Apr 13 Madalyn Murray O'Hair, American atheist (opppsed prayer in school)
  • Apr 13 Roland Gaucher, French journalist
  • Apr 13 Phil Tonken, American radio and television announcer (d. 2000)
  • Apr 15 Clive Beadon, British RAF Wing Commander and pilot (WWII), born in Conoor near Poona, India (d. 1996)
  • Apr 15 Elizabeth Catelett, sculptor/lithographer
  • Apr 15 Meriol Trevor, novelist/biographer (Civil Prisoners)
  • Apr 16 Merce Cunningham, choreographer (Acrobat in Every Soul is a Circus)
  • Apr 16 Tom Willmore, English geometer (d. 2005)
  • Apr 17 Gilles Lamontagne, French Canadian politician
  • Apr 17 Chavela Vargas, Costa Rican-Mexican singer
  • Apr 18 Virginia O'Brien, American singer and actress (d. 2001)
  • Apr 19 Gil Langley, cricketer (Australian wicket-keeper 1951-56)
  • Apr 20 Richard Hillary, Australian Spitfire pilot and author (d. 1943)
  • Apr 21 Franc [Franklin E] Essed, Suriname agricultural eng, Oper Grasshopper)
  • Apr 21 John Goddard, cricketer, West Indian all-rounder 1948-57)
  • Apr 21 Don Cornell, American singer (d. 2004)
  • Apr 22 Donald Cram, US, biochemist (Nobel 1987)
  • Apr 23 Dorian Leigh, model, sister of Suzy Parker, born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Apr 23 Talivaldis Kenins, composer
  • Apr 23 Bulent Arel, Turkish-born electronic composer, born in Istanbul (d. 1990)
  • Apr 23 Oleg Penkovsky, Soviet double-agent
  • Apr 25 Heinz Wunderlich, composer
  • Apr 27 Walter Ritchie, sculptor
  • Apr 30 Valeer [Valerius V] van Kerkhove, Flemish writer/producer