Birthdays in History in April 1939

  • Apr 2 Lise Thibault, Lieutenant-governor of Quebec
  • Apr 5 Andrew Buxton, CEO (Barclays Bank)
  • Apr 6 AndrĂ© Ouellet, French Canadian politician
  • Apr 7 Donald L Holmquest, astronaut, born in Dallas, Texas
  • Apr 10 Daniel Oliver, American CEO (Federal Trade Commission), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 12 Alan Ayckbourn, playwright, born in London, England
  • Apr 13 Barbara-Rose Collins, (Rep-D-Michigan)

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Apr 13 Seamus Heaney, Irish poet (Nobel 1995) and playwright, born in Castledawson, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland (d. 2013)

  • Apr 13 Wijnie Jabaaij, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • Apr 16 Margaretha de Boer, Dutch minister (PvdA)
  • Apr 16 Reinier Lucassen, Dutch painter (Kuifje contra James Union)
  • Apr 18 Thomas J. Moyer, American judge
  • Apr 19 E Clay Shaw Jr, (Rep-R-FL, 1981-2007 ), (d. 2013)
  • Apr 20 Gro Harlem Brundtland, Norwegian premier (1981-82, 86-89, 90- )
  • Apr 20 Peter S. Beagle, American author
  • Apr 21 Helen Prejean, American writer
  • Apr 22 John Chilcot, civil servant
  • Apr 22 John Foley, Bristish Lieutenant General
  • Apr 23 William Hagerty, editor (People)
  • Apr 25 Richard earl of Lichfield, English photographer
  • Apr 25 Veronica Sutherland, British diplomat
  • Apr 25 Ted Kooser, American poet and US Poet Laureate
  • Apr 26 Roger Buckley, British High Court Judge
  • Apr 27 Judy Carne, English comedienne (Laugh-In, Love on a Rooftop), born in Northampton, (d. 2015)
  • Apr 27 Stanislaw Dziwisz, Polish Cardinal
  • Apr 30 Pieter van Vollenhoven, husband of Dutch Princess Margriet