Famous People Born in April 1940

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

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

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