On This Day

Famous People Born in April 1891

  • Apr 1 Frank Rankin, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame rover (Toronto Eatons, Toronto St. Michael's Majors) and coach (Toronto Granites-Canada Olympic gold 1924), born in Stratford, Ontario (d. 1932)
  • Apr 2 Max Ernst, German-French surrealist painter and sculptor (founded surrealism), born in Brühl, German Empire (d. 1976)
  • Apr 7 Ole Kirk Christiansen, Danish inventor (founded LEGO), born in Filskov, Denmark (d. 1958)
  • Apr 9 John Gobau, Flemish actor (Electricity, Hostage Rights, The Cross-Patch), born in Antwerpen, Flanders, Belgium (d. 1958)
  • Apr 10 Tim McCoy, American actor (westerns) and soldier, born in Saginaw, Michigan (d. 1978)
  • Apr 13 Maurice Buckley, Australian soldier and winner of the Victoria Cross, born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 1921)
  • Apr 13 Nellallitea "Nella" Larsen [Nellie Walker], African-American Harlem Renaissance novelist (Quicksand, Passing), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1964)

Person of interestB.R. Ambedkar

Apr 14 B.R. Ambedkar [Baba Saheb], Indian politician, jurist (architect of the Constitution of India) and social reformer who inspired the Dalit Buddhist Movement, born in Mhow, India (d. 1956)

Jurist and Social Reformer B.R. Ambedkar
Jurist and Social Reformer
B.R. Ambedkar
  • Apr 15 Väinö Raitio, Finnish composer, born in Sortavala, Grand Duchy of Finland (d. 1945)
  • Apr 15 Wallace Reid, American actor, director and screenwriter referred to as "the screen's most perfect lover" (Every Inch a Man), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1923)
  • Apr 19 Francoise Rosay [Françoise Bandy de Nalèche], French actress (Interlude, Women in Prison, Saraband), born in Paris, France (d. 1974)
  • Apr 19 Ricardo Bacchelli, Italian playwright and poet (La Ronda), born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1985)
  • Apr 21 František Suchý, Czech composer and folk song collector, born in Březové Hory, Bohemia, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1973)
  • Apr 22 Belle Bennett, American actress (Stella Dallas, Iron Mask), born in Milaca, Minnesota (d. 1932)
  • Apr 22 Harold Jeffreys, English mathematician (Theory of Probability) and geophysicist, born in County Durham, England (d. 1989)
  • Apr 22 Vittorio Jano, Italian automobile designer, born in San Giorgio Canavese, Piedmont, Italy (d. 1965)
  • Apr 22 Ferdinando Nicola Sacco, Italian anarchist (Sacco and Vanzetti Trial), born in Torremaggiore, Italy (d. 1927)
  • Apr 27 Sergei Prokofiev, Russian composer (Peter and the Wolf), born in Sontsovka, Ukraine (d. 1953)
  • Apr 30 Watze Cuperus, Frisian author (Swart mar leaflik), born in Blije, Netherlands (d. 1966)
  • Apr 30 Pat O'Hara Wood, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ship 1920, 23), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1961)