On This Day

Famous People Born in April 1871

  • Apr 1 F Melius Christiansen, composer
  • Apr 2 Marshall Newell, American College Football Hall of Fame tackle (Harvard; All-American 1890-93) and coach (Cornell, Tufts), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1897)
  • Apr 3 Jose Juan Tablada, Mexican poet (El Florilegio), born in Mexico City (d. 1941)
  • Apr 3 Mistinguett [Jeanne Florentine Bourgeois], French actress and singer (Moulin Rouge star), born in Enghien-les-Bains, Val-d'Oise, France (d. 1956)
  • Apr 5 Mirko Seljan, Croatian explorer, born in Karlovac, Croatia (d. 1913)
  • Apr 6 Alexander, grandson of England's Queen Victoria
  • Apr 8 Clarence Hudson White, American photographer, born in Newark, Ohio (d. 1925)
  • Apr 9 Arthur Fickenscher, American composer, born in Aurora, Illinois (d. 1954)
  • Apr 12 Ioannis Metaxas, Greek general and dictator (1936-41), born in Ithaca, Greece (d. 1941)
  • Apr 16 John Millington Synge, Irish dramatist and poet (Riders to the Sea), born in Rathfarnham, County Dublin, Ireland (d. 1909)
  • Apr 16 Martin Lunssens, Belgian composer, born in Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, Belgium (d. 1944)
  • Apr 18 Henry Stephenson, British actor (Conquest, Little Old NY, Mr Lucky), born in Grenada, British West Indies (d. 1956)
  • Apr 21 Leo Blech, German composer and conductor, born in Aachen, Rhenish Prussia (d. 1958)
  • Apr 21 Vojtěch Říhovský, Czech composer, born in Dub nad Moravou, Czechia (d. 1950)
  • Apr 27 Arthur Nevin, American composer, born in Edgeworth, Pennsylvania (d. 1943)
  • Apr 29 William Stern, German-American philosopher (Intelligence of Children), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1938)