On This Day

Famous People Born in April 1887

  • Apr 1 Leonard Bloomfield, US linguist
  • Apr 4 William Cumming Rose, American biochemist who discovered threonine (an amino acid), born in Greenville, South Carolina (d. 1985)
  • Apr 5 Hedwig Kohn, Jewish physics pioneer, born in Breslau, Province of Silesia (Poland) (d. 1964)
  • Apr 8 Walter Connolly, American actor (Good Earth, 5th Avenue Girl), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1940)
  • Apr 10 Bernardo Houssay, Argentine physiologist (Nobel 1947), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1971)
  • Apr 10 Heinz Tiessen, German composer, born in K√∂nigsberg, Germany (d. 1971)
  • Apr 12 Harold Lockwood, American actor (Tess of the Storm Country), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1918)
  • Apr 13 Gordon S. Fahrni, Canadian physician and President of the Canadian Medical Association, born in Gladstone, Manitoba (d. 1995)
  • Apr 15 Mike Brady, American golfer (US Open 1911, 19 runner-up; 9 PGA Tour titles), born in Brighton, Massachusetts (d. 1972)
  • Apr 21 Lillian Walker, American silent era actress, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1975)
  • Apr 21 Joe McCarthy, American baseball manager (New York Yankees), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1978)
  • Apr 24 Denys Finch Hatton, English big-game hunter, born in Kensington, London (d. 1931)