On This Day

Famous People Born in April 1886

  • Apr 1 Casimir von Pászthory, Austrian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1966)

Person of interestWallace Beery

Apr 1 Wallace Beery, American circus performer (Ringling Brothers Circus) & actor (Alias a Gentleman, Dinner at 8), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1949)

  • Apr 3 Dooley Wilson [Arthur Wilson], American musician and actor (Beulah, Casablanca), born in Tyler, Texas (d. 1953)
  • Apr 5 Jacques Handschin, Swiss musicologist (Der Toncharakter), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1955)
  • Apr 6 Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII, The Last Nizam of Hyderabad state (d. 1967)
  • Apr 7 Ed Lafitte, American baseball player (d. 1971)
  • Apr 8 Margaret Ayer Barnes, American playwright and writer (Years of Grace), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1967)

Person of interestJim Barnes

Apr 8 Jim Barnes, English golfer (PGA C'ship 1916, 19; US Open 1921, British Open 1925), born in Lelant, Cornwall (d. 1966)

Pioneering Golfer Jim Barnes
Pioneering Golfer
Jim Barnes
  • Apr 10 Val Paul, American actor and director (Suspense, The Phantom Thief), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1962)
  • Apr 13 Ethel Leginska, British pianist and composer, born in Hull, Yorkshire, England (d. 1970)
  • Apr 14 Edward C. Tolman, American psychologist (behaviorism), born in West Newton, Massachusetts (d. 1959)
  • Apr 14 Ernst Robert Curtius, German literature historian, born in Thann, Haut-Rhin (d. 1956)
  • Apr 15 Nikolay Gumilyov, Russian poet, born in Kronshtadt, Russia (d. 1921)
  • Apr 16 Ernst Thälmann, German communist presidential candidate, born in Hamburg, German Empire (d. 1944)
  • Apr 16 Jēkabs Graubiņš, Latvian composer, born in Preiļi Palace, Latvia (d. 1961)
  • Apr 16 Konstantin G. Mostras, Russian composer, born in Tambovsky District, Tambov Oblast, Russia (d. 1965)
  • Apr 17 Otto Lederer, Austrian actor (The Jazz Singer), born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 1965)
  • Apr 21 Charles "Charlie" Naughton, Scottish actor (Frozen Limits), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1976)
  • Apr 24 Kurt Pinthus, German-American writer, born in Erfurt (d. 1975)
  • Apr 26 Ma Rainey [Gertrude Pridgett], American singer "Mother of the Blues", born in Columbus, Georgia (d. 1939)
  • Apr 26 Ğabdulla Tuqay, Tatar poet (Oh My Mother Tongue!), born in Quşlawıç, Kazan Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1913)
  • Apr 28 Erich Salomon, German photographer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1944)
  • Apr 30 Frank Merrick, English composer, born in Clifton, Bristol, England (d. 1981)