Birthdays in History in April 1934

  • Apr 1 Vladimir Posner, Russian/French/American journalist who represented and explained the views of the Soviet Union during the Cold War, born in Paris
  • Apr 2 Christopher France, British permanent secretary (Department of Health)
  • Apr 2 Peter Middleton, British permanent secretary (Treasury)
  • Apr 2 Paul Joseph Cohen, American mathematician (d. 2007)
  • Apr 3 David Jones, British reverend/headmaster (Bryanston School)
  • Apr 3 Jane Goodall, ethologist (studied African chimps), born in London, England
  • Apr 3 John Lelliott, English contractor/multi-millionaire
  • Apr 5 Tina Maria Stone, runner (1 year distance record of 15,472 miles)
  • Apr 5 Roman Herzog, German politician
  • Apr 7 Swami Shantananda, Hindu Saint, Philosopher, Disciple of Swami Sivananda, Founder of Temple of Fine Arts
  • Apr 8 Kisho Kurokawa, Japanese architect (d. 2007)
  • Apr 9 Bill Birch, New Zealand politician
  • Apr 10 David Halberstam, intl correspondent (NY Times/Pulitzer 1964)
  • Apr 11 Dame Anne Poole, chief nursing officer (Department of Health)
  • Apr 11 Mark Strand, American poet/editor/translator (Another Republic)
  • Apr 11 Richard A Garland, artist/photographer
  • Apr 14 Fredric Jameson, American philosopher, cultural theorist
  • Apr 16 Brian Peppiatt, joint CEO (SG Warburg Securities)
  • Apr 16 Geoffrey Owen, British editor (Financial Times)
  • Apr 16 Robert Stigwood, producer (Saturday Night Fever, Grease), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 2016)
  • Apr 18 Jaap Scherpenhuizen, Groningen, Netherlands, Dutch MP (VVD)
  • Apr 19 John Roch, high court judge
  • Apr 20 Lindsay Oliver John Boynton, furniture historian
  • Apr 22 David Ratford, diplomat
  • Apr 22 John K Barlow, English rubberplanter/financier/multi-millionaire
  • Apr 22 Nico Ladenis, British restauranteur (Nico at 90)/=
  • Apr 22 Edward Portman, 9th Viscount Portman, British landowner and multimillionaire (d. 1999)
  • Apr 25 David de Peyer, cancer research campaigner
  • Apr 26 J Micheal McCloskey, environmentalist/chairman (Sierra Club)
  • Apr 28 Lois Duncan, American young adult novelist (I Know What You Did Last Summer), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • Apr 29 Pedro Pires, premier (Cape Verde, 1975-91)