Birthdays in History in April 1940

  • Apr 1 Wangari Maathai, Kenyan environmentalist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
  • Apr 2 Peter Haining, writer/editor (Anatomy of Witchcraft)
  • Apr 3 R S Burman, CEO (Association of British Chambers of Commerce)
  • Apr 4 Bijan, Iran, mens apparel designer (Beverly Hills, American London), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 4 Robby Mueller, cinematographer (Breaking the Waves, Dead Man, Korczak)
  • Apr 4 Vladimir Timofeyevich Isakov, Russia, cosmonaut
  • Apr 6 Homero Aridjis, Mexican poet (La Tumba de Filidor)
  • Apr 9 Vasily Dmiotriyevich Shcheglov, Russian cosmonaut
  • Apr 12 John Hagee, American pastor and televangelist
  • Apr 15 Jeffrey Archer, England, (Tory-Commons)/author (Matter of Honor)
  • Apr 15 Robert Lacroix, French Canadian professor of economics
  • Apr 16 Lord Camoys, deputy CEO (Barclays de Zoete Wedd)
  • Apr 16 Margrethe II, Queen of Denmark (1972- )
  • Apr 16 BenoĆ®t Bouchard, French-Canadian politician
  • Apr 18 Ira von Furstenberg, [Virginia Caroline] Princess (Monaco), born in Rome, Italy
  • Apr 18 Joseph L Goldstein, Sumter SC, physician (Nobel-1985)
  • Apr 19 Algy Cluff, CEO (Spectator, Cluff Resources)
  • Apr 20 Jan Cremer, Dutch writer/sculptor (I, John Cremer)
  • Apr 20 Pilar Miro, director (Wether, Beltenebros)
  • Apr 21 Souleymane Cisse, director (Waati, Yeelen, Finye, Baara)
  • Apr 22 Peter Goldstein, joint founder (Superdrug)
  • Apr 23 Richard Monaco, US, sci-fi author (Grail War, Final Quest)
  • Apr 23 Michael Copps, American Federal Government official
  • Apr 24 Sue Grafton, American author