Birthdays in History in April 1955

  • Apr 1 Gregg Jarrett, American television anchor
  • Apr 2 Michael Stone, British terrorist
  • Apr 3 Aleksandr Nikolayevich Yablontsev, Russian lt-colonel/cosmonaut
  • Apr 5 Janice Long, British radio host (Crash FM)
  • Apr 5 Renate Bruemmer, astronaut/cosmonaut
  • Apr 5 Akira Toriyama, Japanese manga artist
  • Apr 6 Keith Hunter Jesperson, Canadian-born serial killer
  • Apr 7 Andrea Fisher, American artist, born in New York (d. 1997)
  • Apr 8 John Campbell, harness racer (3-time winner of Hambletonian)
  • Apr 8 Barbara Kingsolver, American novelist
  • Apr 8 David Wu, Taiwanese-born American politician
  • Apr 9 Joolz Denby, English poet and novelist
  • Apr 9 Kate Heyhoe, American food writer
  • Apr 11 Piers J Sellers, English astronaut and climate scientist, born in Sussex (d. 2016)
  • Apr 11 Kevin Brady, American politician
  • Apr 13 Buganda Agreement between Andrew Cohen, the governor of the Uganda Protectorate, and Mutesa II, Buganda Agreement between Andrew Cohen, Governor of Uganda Protectorate, and Mutesa II, Kabaka of Buganda
  • Apr 13 Ole von Beust, Mayor of Hamburg
  • Apr 15 Dodi Al-Fayed, Egyptian businessman (d. 1997)
  • Apr 16 Charlotte Morrison, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • Apr 16 Henri, Heir Apparent Prince of Luxembourg
  • Apr 17 Pete Shelley, vocal/guitar (Buzzcocks-Going Steady, Love Bites)
  • Apr 17 Peter Michalke, journalist
  • Apr 18 Amschel Rothschild, banker
  • Apr 20 Donald R Pettit, Silverton Oregon, PhD/astronaut
  • Apr 23 Mike Smith, British DJ
  • Apr 23 Tony Miles, chess player
  • Apr 24 Jack Kingston, (Rep-R-Georgia)
  • Apr 24 John de Mol, Dutch media businessman
  • Apr 25 John Nunn, British chess player
  • Apr 27 Cora Ann Mahalick, NJ, news anchor (WNYW-TV)
  • Apr 28 Nicky Gumbel, British author and priest
  • Apr 30 Dimitra Papandreau, Greece, wife of Greek PM Andreas Papandreau
  • Apr 30 Nicolas Hulot, French journalist