Famous People Born in April 1945

  • Apr 1 Heather Young, Bremerton Wash, actress (Betty-Land of Giants)
  • Apr 1 Kenny Buttrey, American influential drummer, born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2004)
  • Apr 2 Don Sutton, baseball pitcher (LA Dodgers)
  • Apr 2 Linda Hunt, actress (Bostonians, Eleni, Silverado), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • Apr 2 Lord Skelmersdale, British minister (C)
  • Apr 2 Anne Waldman, American poet
  • Apr 3 Catherine Spaak, France, actress (Libertine, Hotel, Circle of Love)
  • Apr 3 Wim J Deetman, Dutch minister of education/MP (CDA)
  • Apr 4 Bryan Andrews, cricketer (NZ medium-pacer, toured Australia 1973-74)
  • Apr 4 Caroline McWilliams, actress (Sally-Soap, Marcy-Benson), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Apr 4 Walter Charles, East Strousberg PA, actor (Fletch Lives, Weeds)
  • Apr 5 Tommy Smith, English footballer
  • Apr 6 Rodney Bickerstaffe, trade unionist
  • Apr 6 Neal Boortz, American talk radio personality
  • Apr 7 Martin Lewis, British newsreader
  • Apr 7 Megas, Icelandic singer, songwriter and writer
  • Apr 7 Joël Robuchon, French chef
  • Apr 8 Derrick Walker, British racing team owner
  • Apr 9 Gus Hardin, [Carol Ann Blankenship], country singer, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Apr 10 Vera Misevich, USSR, equestrian dressage (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • Apr 12 Hilary Nicolle, educationist
  • Apr 12 Willie Parnell, American singer (Archie Bell & the Drells), born in Houston, Texas
  • Apr 12 Lee Jong-wook, Korean Director-General of the WHO (d. 2006)
  • Apr 13 Carlos Gimenez, Argentine/Venezuelan founder (Theater festival of Caracas)
  • Apr 13 Edward J Caruthers Jr, Troy Ala, high jumper (Olympic-silver-1968)
  • Apr 13 Lowell George, rock vocalist/guitarist (Little Feat-Time is a Hero)
  • Apr 13 Raymond van Geytenbeek, Dutch singer/drummer (Les Baroques)
  • Apr 13 Stacy Johnson, US singer (Sharpees-Tired of Being Alone)
  • Apr 13 Tony Dow, American actor and director (Wally-Leave it to Beaver), born in Hollywood, California
  • Apr 13 Bob Kalsu, American football player (d. 1970)
  • Apr 13 Charles Robinson, American actor
  • Apr 14 Derek Leckenby, rocker/actor (Mrs Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter)

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Apr 14 Ritchie Blackmore, English guitarist (Rainbow-Stone Cold, Deep Purple), born in Weston-super-Mare, England

  • Apr 14 Uwe Beyer, German DR, shot-putter (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • Apr 14 Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, 8th Prime Minister of Samoa
  • Apr 15 Jos F B van Rey, Dutch MP (VVD)
  • Apr 16 Goran Antunac, Yugoslavia, International Chess Master (1975)
  • Apr 16 Stefan Grossman, American country blues singer (Yazoo Basin Boogie), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 16 Tom Allen, American politician
  • Apr 17 Vincent A M van der Burg, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • Apr 18 Margaret Hassan, Irish-born aid worker (d. 2004)
  • Apr 19 Nuria Ortiz, Mexico, skeet shooter (Olympic-13th-1968)
  • Apr 20 Jimmy Winston, organist (Samll Facres-Itchycoo Park), born in London, England
  • Apr 20 Michael Brandon, American actor
  • Apr 21 Diana Darvey, British actress, singer and dancer (d. 2000)
  • Apr 22 Alan Dukes, Irish president (Fine Gael
  • Apr 22 Donald Graham, US businessman (Graham Holdings Company, Facebook)
  • Apr 22 Gielijn Escher, Dutch postage stamp artist
  • Apr 22 Robert Key, MP/British undersecretary for National Heritage
  • Apr 24 Doug Clifford, rock drummer (Creedence Clearwater Revival-Proud Mary)
  • Apr 24 Eugene O'Brien, composer
  • Apr 24 Robert Knight, American singer (Everlasting Love), born in Franklin, Tennessee
  • Apr 24 Doug Riley, Canadian musician (d. 2007)
  • Apr 25 Bjorn Ulvaeus, rock vocalist/guitarist (ABBA-Waterloo, Dancing Queen)
  • Apr 25 Michael Kogel, German musician, born in Berlin
  • Apr 25 Stu Cook, rock bassist (Creedence Clearwater Revival-Proud Mary)
  • Apr 25 Walt Wesley, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks, LA Lakers)
  • Apr 26 V K Ramaswamy, cricketer (Indian Test umpire stood in 1996 World Cup)
  • Apr 26 Sylvain Simard, Quebec politician
  • Apr 26 Chuck Blazer [Charles Gordon Blazer], American soccer administrator, born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • Apr 27 August Wilson, US, playwright (Fences, Pulitzer 1987)
  • Apr 28 Ajit Manohar Pai, cricketer (one Test India v NZ 1969)
  • Apr 29 Hugh Hopper, rocker (Soft Machine)
  • Apr 29 Richard Warwick, actor (Johnny Dangerously, Sebastine, If)
  • Apr 29 Tammi Terrell [Thomasina Montgomery], singer (Ain't No Mountain High Enough), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1970)
  • Apr 30 Annie Dillard, American writer (An American Childhood)
  • Apr 30 Claude van de Berge, [Rony MF Pauwels], Flemish writer (Graph Theory)
  • Apr 30 Michael J Smith, Beaufort NC, Cmdr USN, astr (51L-Challenger disaster)
  • Apr 30 Mike Beacon, rocker (Ox)
  • Apr 30 Mimi Farina, rocker (Reflections in a Crystal Wind)