On This Day

Famous People Born in April 1869

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 1 Peter A Egge, Norwegian writer (De Droom)
  • Apr 2 Hughie Jennings, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder, manager (Detroit Tigers manager 1907-20), born in Pittston, Pennsylvania (d. 1928)
  • Apr 4 Mary Colter, American architect and designer (Fred Harvey Company, Santa Fe Railroad), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1958)
  • Apr 5 Albert Roussel, French composer (Rapsodie Flamende), born in Tourcoing, France (d. 1937)
  • Apr 5 Sergei Chaplygin, Russian physicist and engineer, born in Chaplygin, Lipetsk Oblast, Russia (d. 1942)
  • Apr 6 Louis Raemakers, Dutch draftsman/painter
  • Apr 7 David Grandison Fairchild, American botanist/explorer, brought plants to US
  • Apr 8 Harvey Cushing, American neurosurgeon (blood pressure studies), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1939)
  • Apr 11 Kasturba Gandhi, Wife of Mohandas Gandhi, born in Gujarat, India (d. 1944)
  • Apr 11 Gustav Vigeland, Norwegian sculptor, born in Mandal, Norway (d. 1943)
  • Apr 12 Henri Désiré Landru, French sex murderer, born in Paris (d. 1922)
  • Apr 17 Johannes Marinus Meulenhoff, Dutch publisher, born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1939)
  • Apr 25 Karl Prohaska, Austrian composer, born in Mödling, Austria (d. 1927)
  • Apr 27 William Victor Harris, American composer, born in New York (d. 1943)
  • Apr 30 Hans Poelzig, German architect (Grosses Schauspielhaus), born in Berlin (d. 1936)