Birthdays in History in April 1949

  • Apr 1 GĂ©rard Mestrallet, French businessman
  • Apr 2 Paul Gambaccini, British disc jockey
  • Apr 4 Shing-Tung Yau, Chinese mathematician
  • Apr 5 Judith Arlene Resnik, ast (STS 41D, 51L-Chal disaster), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Apr 6 Mary Maples Dunn, college president (Smith College)
  • 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 Christopher Hitchens, English author and columnist (Vanity Fair, New Statesman), born in Portsmouth, England
  • Apr 14 DeAnne Julius, American/English economist
  • Apr 19 Myra McCulloch, teacher academic/administrator
  • Apr 19 Larry Walters, American "lawn chair" pilot (d. 1993)
  • Apr 23 John Miles, vocal/guitar/keyboards (John Miles Band-Rebel, Zaragon)
  • Apr 25 Dominique Strauss-Kahn, French economist, lawyer, and politician
  • Apr 25 James Fenton, British poet
  • Apr 28 Jerome "Jay" Apt, astronaut (STS 37, 47, 59, 79), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Apr 28 Indian Larry, American stuntsman (d. 2004)