Famous People Born in April 1949

  • Apr 1 Gill Scott-Heron, US, writer/poet/singer (Whities on the Moon)
  • Apr 1 Gérard Mestrallet, French businessman
  • Apr 1 Sammy Nelson, Northern Irish footballer
  • Apr 2 Pamela Reed, actress (Grand, Kindergarten Cop, Home Court), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Apr 2 Paul Gambaccini, British disc jockey
  • Apr 3 Jan Keizer, Dutch singer (BZN-Rhythm of My Heart)
  • Apr 3 Lyle Alzado, NFLer (LA Raiders)/actor (Oceans of Fire, Hangfire)
  • Apr 3 Richard Thompson, vocalist/guitarist (Shoot Out the Lights)
  • Apr 4 Larry Lingle, rocker (The Four Seasons)
  • Apr 4 Shing-Tung Yau, Chinese mathematician
  • Apr 5 Judith Arlene Resnik, ast (STS 41D, 51L-Chal disaster), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Apr 6 Jane Actman, American actress (Barbara-Paul Lynde Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 6 Mary Maples Dunn, college president (Smith College)
  • Apr 7 John Oates, American rock guitarist/vocalist (Hall & Oates-Rich Girl), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 8 Jim Lampley, Hendersonville NC, newscaster (Monday Night Baseball)
  • Apr 9 Chico Ryan, rock vocalist (Sha Na Na)
  • Apr 9 Steve Gadd, jazz drummer (Triplet Hop, Complex Jazz)
  • Apr 10 Frank de Leeuw, Dutch rock guitarist (Bob Color)
  • Apr 11 Bernd Eichinger, German film producer
  • Apr 11 Carl Franklin, American actor
  • Apr 12 Scott Turow, American writer
  • Apr 13 Jean-Jacques Favier, Kehl Germany, astronaut (STS 78)
  • Apr 13 Philippe Petit, Nemours France, juggler/aerialist
  • Apr 13 Ricardo Zuniño, Argentine racing driver
  • Apr 13 Christopher Hitchens, English author and columnist (Vanity Fair, New Statesman), born in Portsmouth, England
  • Apr 14 John Shea, North Conway NH, actor (Honeymoon, New Life, Lois & Clark)
  • Apr 14 Michael Shea, Glendale NY, actor (Lucas- New Dick Van Dyke Show)
  • Apr 14 DeAnne Julius, American/English economist
  • Apr 15 Alla Pugacheva, Russian singer
  • Apr 15 Craig Zadan, American film producer
  • Apr 16 Melody Patterson, American actress (F Troop), born in Inglewood, California (d. 2015)
  • Apr 17 Heini Hemmi, Switzerland, giant slalom (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • Apr 18 Geoff Bodine, American race car driver
  • Apr 19 Myra McCulloch, teacher academic/administrator
  • Apr 19 Paloma Picasso, [Gilot], actress (Immoral Tales), born in Paris, France
  • Apr 19 Larry Walters, American "lawn chair" pilot (d. 1993)
  • Apr 20 Jessica Lange, Cloquet Minnesota, actress (King Kong, Tootsie)
  • Apr 20 Veronica Cartwright, American actress
  • Apr 21 Patti LuPone, Northport NY, actress/singer (Evita, Life Goes On)
  • Apr 22 Spencer Haywood, Silver City Ms, NBAer (Oly-gold-1968, Knicks)
  • Apr 23 Blair Brown, actress (Altered States, Molly Dodd), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 23 John Miles, vocal/guitar/keyboards (John Miles Band-Rebel, Zaragon)
  • Apr 23 Joyce DeWitt, Wheeling WV, actress (Janet Wood-Three's Company)
  • Apr 24 Véronique Sanson, French singer and songwriter
  • Apr 25 Michael Brown, American keyboardist (Left Bank-Don't Walk Away Renee), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 25 Dominique Strauss-Kahn, French economist, lawyer, and politician
  • Apr 25 Vicente Pernía, Argentine footballer
  • Apr 25 James Fenton, British poet
  • Apr 26 Jimmy Hall, rocker (Wet Willie)
  • Apr 26 Carlos Bianchi, Argentinian footballer
  • Apr 26 Jerry Blackwell, American wrestler (d. 1995)
  • Apr 27 Doug Sheehan, American actor (Ben-Knots Landing, Joe Kelly-General Hospital), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Apr 27 Yoshiaki Fujiwara, wrestler (NJPW/PWF/UWF)
  • Apr 28 Jerome "Jay" Apt, astronaut (STS 37, 47, 59, 79), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Apr 28 Indian Larry, American stuntsman (d. 2004)
  • Apr 28 Bruno Kirby, American actor (d. 2006)
  • Apr 29 Anita Dobson, England, actress (Annie Watts-EastEnders)
  • Apr 29 Eddie Hart, US, 100m runner (Olympic-1972)
  • Apr 30 Phil Garner, baseball manager