Birthdays in History in April 1901

  • Apr 1 Whittaker Chambers, American writer, editor, and defector (d. 1961)
  • Apr 5 Alexander Alexeieff, Russian/French painter/graphic artist
  • Apr 5 Chester Bowles, Mass, ambassador/writer (Conscience of a Liberal)
  • Apr 6 Pier Giorgio Frassati, Italian Catholic (d. 1925)
  • Apr 11 Adriano Olivetti, Italian engineer/manufacturer (typewriter)
  • Apr 11 Glenway Wescott, American writer (Apartment in Athens)
  • Apr 12 Lowell Stockman, American representative (d. 1962)
  • Apr 13 RenĂ©-Jean Pleven, French premier (1950-52)
  • Apr 13 Jacques Lacan, French psychoanalyst and semanticist (d. 1981)
  • Apr 14 Martin Kessel, German writer, born in Plauen (d. 1990)
  • Apr 15 Joe Davis, English snooker/billiards-world champ (1927-46)
  • Apr 16 Leo Poos, nazi police officer (caught Dutch underground agents)
  • Apr 17 George Keyt, Sri Lankan painter, born in Ceylon (d. 1993)
  • Apr 20 Michel Leiris, French cultural anthropologist
  • Apr 23 E.B. Ford, British ecological geneticist (d. 1988)
  • Apr 29 George Osborne Sayles, historian
  • Apr 29 Hirohito, Emperor of Japan (1926-89)
  • Apr 30 Simon Kuznets, Ukrainian-born economist, Nobel laureate (d. 1985)