Famous People Born in April 1928

  • Apr 1 Dimitri Frenkel Frank, Dutch writer/director (Hadimassa)
  • Apr 1 George Grizzard, NC, actor (Wrong is Right, Bachelor Party, Attica)
  • Apr 1 Herbert Klein, newscaster/press secretary
  • Apr 1 Jane Powell, Portland Oregon, singer/actress (7 Brides for 7 Brothers)
  • Apr 2 Joseph "Cardinal" Bernardin, of Chicago
  • Apr 2 Rita Gam, actress (Distortions, Hannibal), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • Apr 2 Serge Gainsbourg, [Ginsburg], Russian/French singer (Ford Mustang)
  • Apr 3 Don Gibson, American country musician (d. 2003)
  • Apr 3 Kevin Hagen, American actor (d. 2005)
  • Apr 3 Jennifer Paterson, English chef and TV personality (d. 1999)

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Apr 3 Earl Lloyd, 1st African American basketball player in the NBA, born in Alexandria, Virginia (d. 2015)

Basketball Player Earl Lloyd
Basketball Player
Earl Lloyd
  • Apr 4 Bill Ryan, American newscaster (Smithsonian), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 4 Jimmy Logan, British comedian (Mad Death)

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Apr 4 Maya Angelou [Marguerite Johnson], American author ("I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"), poet and actress (Nyo-Roots), born in St Louis, Missouri

Author, Poet and Actress Maya Angelou
Author, Poet and Actress
Maya Angelou
  • Apr 4 Monty Norman, composer/writer
  • Apr 5 David Farquhar Andress, composer
  • Apr 5 Michael Bryant, actor (Sakharov, Girly), born in London, England
  • Apr 5 Peter Moore, Principal (London Business School)
  • Apr 5 Tony Williams, Elizabeth NJ, singer (Platters-Only You, Harbor Lights)
  • Apr 6 Will Gaines, American-British tap dancer, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2014)

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Apr 6 James Watson, American chemist (co-discovered structure of DNA), born in Chicago, Illinois

Molecular biologist James Watson
Molecular biologist
James Watson
  • Apr 6 Joi Lansing, Salt Lake City Utah, actress (Bob Cummings Show)
  • Apr 7 Alan J Pakula, director (All the President's Men, Klute)
  • Apr 7 James Garner, American actor (Rockford Files, Bret Maverick), born in Norman Oklahoma, (d. 2014)
  • Apr 7 James White, UK, sci-fi author (Star Surgeon, Star Healer)
  • Apr 8 Eric Porter, actor (Antony & Cleopatra, 39 Steps), born in London, England
  • Apr 8 John Gavin, actor (Back Street, Psycho, Murder for Sale), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 8 Mary Zeldenrust-Noordanus, CEO (NVSH)
  • Apr 8 Monty Sunshine, jazz bandleader (Gotta Travel On)
  • Apr 8 Leah Rabin, wife of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin (d. 2000)
  • Apr 8 Fred Ebb, American composer, born in Manhattan, NYC (d. 2004)
  • Apr 9 Brian Cubbon, British senior civil servant
  • Apr 9 Floyd D Spence, (Rep-R-SC, 1971- )
  • Apr 9 Tom Lehrer, parody/folk singer (That Was The Week That Was)
  • Apr 12 Brooklyn Supreme, Belgium, stallion, heaviest known horse (1450 kg)
  • Apr 12 Hardy Kr├╝ger, German actor
  • Apr 13 Alan Clark, English politician (d. 1999)
  • Apr 15 Norma Merrick Sklarek, 1st African American woman architect in NY & Calif
  • Apr 15 Richard Evans, British diplomat
  • Apr 16 Dick "Night Train" Lane, NFL defensive back (Rams, Cards, Lions)
  • Apr 17 Cynthia Ozick, US, author (Pagan Rabbi & Other Stories)
  • Apr 18 Jean-Francois Pailliard, Vitry-le-Francois France, conductor
  • Apr 19 Alexis Korner, musician (Blues Inc-Bootleg Him), born in Paris, France
  • Apr 19 John Horlock, British vice-chancellor (Open College)
  • Apr 20 Johnny Gavin, Irish footballer (d. 2007)
  • Apr 20 Gerald S. Hawkins, English astronomer (d. 2003)
  • Apr 23 Bill Cotton, CEO (Noel Gay TV)
  • Apr 23 Okke Jager, Dutch theologist/writer/poet

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Apr 23 Shirley Temple, American actress, famous as a child star in the 1930s (Bright Eyes, Heidi) and diplomat, born in Santa Monica, California

Actress and Diplomat Shirley Temple
Actress and Diplomat
Shirley Temple
  • Apr 24 Gustav Krivinka, composer
  • Apr 26 Gordon Downey, British Comptroller General/Reader Rep (Independent)
  • Apr 28 Yves Klein, French sculptor/painter
  • Apr 28 Eugene M. Shoemaker, American planetary scientist (d. 1997)
  • Apr 29 Big Jay McNeely, R&B saxophonist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 29 Carl Gardner, Tyler Tx, rock vocalist (Coasters-Searchin)
  • Apr 30 Hugh Hood, Canadian author (d. 2000)