Famous People Born in April 1940

  • Apr 1 Wangari Maathai, Kenyan environmentalist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
  • Apr 2 Penelope Keith, British actress (Norman Conquests, Priest of Love)
  • Apr 2 Peter Haining, writer/editor (Anatomy of Witchcraft)
  • Apr 3 Lino Brocka, San Jose Philippines, director (Macho Dancer, Jaguar)
  • Apr 3 R S Burman, CEO (Association of British Chambers of Commerce)
  • Apr 4 Bijan, Iran, mens apparel designer (Beverly Hills, London), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 4 Robby Mueller, cinematographer (Breaking the Waves, Dead Man, Korczak)
  • Apr 4 Vladimir Timofeyevich Isakov, Russia, cosmonaut
  • Apr 4 Richard Attwood, British racing driver
  • Apr 4 Sharon Sheeley, American songwriter
  • Apr 5 Aliza Kashi, Israel, actress/singer (Merv Griffin regular)
  • Apr 6 Homero Aridjis, Mexican poet (La Tumba de Filidor)
  • Apr 6 Pedro Armend├íriz Jr., Mexican actor
  • Apr 7 Jan Wilhelm Morthenson, composer
  • Apr 7 Patricia Paay, Dutch singer (You are not hip)
  • Apr 8 John Havlicek, Martin's Ferry Ohio, NBA hall-of-famer (Boston Celtics)
  • Apr 9 Vasily Dmiotriyevich Shcheglov, Russian cosmonaut
  • Apr 9 Jimmy [James] Roberts, NHL defenceman (1st Blues draft pick), born in Toronto (d. 2015)
  • Apr 10 Gloria Hunniford, British broadcaster/actress (Old Curiosity Shop)
  • Apr 12 Herbie Hancock, pianist (I Thought it Was You), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 12 John Hagee, American pastor and televangelist
  • Apr 13 Lester Chambers, Ms, vocalist (Chamber Brothers-Time Has Come Today)
  • Apr 13 Mike Beuttler, British racing driver (d. 1988)
  • Apr 13 Jim McNab, Scottish footballer (d. 2006)
  • Apr 14 Patricia Bruder, American actress (Ellen-As the World Turns), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 15 Edy Hubacher, Switzerland, 4-man bobsled (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • Apr 15 Jeffrey Archer, England, (Tory-Commons)/author (Matter of Honor)
  • Apr 15 Robert Walker Jr, actor (Ceremony, Ms Don Juan, Ensign Pulver), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 15 Woodie Fryman, American baseball player
  • Apr 15 Robert Lacroix, French Canadian professor of economics
  • Apr 16 David Holford, cricketer (cousin of G S Sobers WI leg-spin all-rounder)
  • Apr 16 Lord Camoys, deputy CEO (Barclays de Zoete Wedd)
  • Apr 16 Margrethe II, Queen of Denmark (1972- )
  • Apr 16 Paul Cox, Dutch-born Australian director (Lonely Hearts), born in Venlo, the Netherlands (d. 2016)
  • Apr 16 Stephen Lawrence Pruslin, composer
  • Apr 16 Beno├«t Bouchard, French-Canadian politician
  • Apr 17 Anja Silja, German soprano
  • Apr 18 Ed Garvey, American labor leader (NFL Players Association), born in Burlington, Wisconsin
  • Apr 18 Ira von Furstenberg, [Virginia Caroline] Princess (Monaco), born in Rome, Italy
  • Apr 18 Joseph L Goldstein, Sumter SC, physician (Nobel-1985)
  • Apr 18 Skip Stephenson, comedian (Real People), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1992)
  • Apr 19 Algy Cluff, CEO (Spectator, Cluff Resources)
  • Apr 19 Genya Ravan, American vocalist (Goldie & the Gingerbreads, Ten Wheel Drive)
  • Apr 20 James Gammon, Newman Ill, actor (Cool Hand Luke, Nick-Nash Bridges)
  • Apr 20 Jan Cremer, Dutch writer/sculptor (I, John Cremer)
  • Apr 20 Pilar Miro, director (Wether, Beltenebros)
  • Apr 21 Souleymane Cisse, director (Waati, Yeelen, Finye, Baara)
  • Apr 22 Peter Goldstein, joint founder (Superdrug)
  • Apr 23 Richard Monaco, US, sci-fi author (Grail War, Final Quest)
  • Apr 23 Michael Copps, American Federal Government official
  • Apr 24 David Larter, cricketer (two-metre tall England pace bowler)
  • Apr 24 Sue Grafton, American author

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Apr 25 Al Pacino, actor (And Justice For All, The Godfather, Scorpio), born in NYC, New York

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  • Apr 25 O B McClinton, [Burnett], country singer (Keep your arms around me)
  • Apr 26 Giorgio Moroder, producer/singer/songwriter (Cat People, Top Gun), born in Ortisei, Italy
  • Apr 29 Brian Taber, cricket wicket-keeper (Australian between Grout & Marsh)
  • Apr 30 Burt Young, actor (Convoy, Rocky), born in NYC, New York