Famous People Born in April 1904

  • Apr 1 Juan Gil-Albert, Spanish poet and writer, born in Alcoy (d. 1994)
  • Apr 3 Sally Rand, American burlesque dancer, vedette and actress known for her ostrich feather fan and balloon bubble dances, born in Elkton, Missouri (d. 1979)
  • Apr 3 Peter Van Steeden, Amsterdam Neth, orchestra leader (Break the Bank)
  • Apr 3 Russel Wright, American industrial designer (d. 1976)
  • Apr 6 Kurt G Kiesinger, German chancellor (Wherever They May Be)
  • Apr 8 John Antill, Australian composer (Corroboree), born in Sydney (d. 1986)
  • Apr 8 John R Hicks, British economist (Nobel 1972)
  • Apr 9 Lyle Latell, American actor (Not of the Earth, Dick Tracy's Dilemma, Sky Dragon), born in Alma, Iowa (d. 1967)
  • Apr 9 Sharkey Bonano, American musician (d. 1972)
  • Apr 11 Arthur Ernest Mourant, haematologist
  • Apr 11 Paul McGrath, American actor (Witness, No Time for Love), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1978)
  • Apr 12 Harald James Penrose, pilot
  • Apr 13 Georges Yves Marie Congar, dominican Theologian cardinal
  • Apr 13 Sir David Robinson, British philanthropist and entrepreneur (d. 1987)

Person of interestJohn Gielgud

Apr 14 Sir John Gielgud, British stage and screen actor and director (Arthur, Hamlet, Ages of Man), born in London, England (d. 2000)

  • Apr 14 Lionel Birkett, cricketer (WI vice-capt on Australian tour 1930-31)
  • Apr 14 Reinout W van Bemmelen, Dutch geologist
  • Apr 14 Sonia Gaskell, Russian/Neth choreographer
  • Apr 15 Arshile Gorky, Armenian Artist (d. 1948)
  • Apr 16 Clifford Case, (Sen-R-NJ)
  • Apr 16 Fifi D'Orsay, Canadian actress (Life Jimmy Dolan, Girl from Calgary), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1983)
  • Apr 17 Edward Chodorov, playwright/director (Story of Louis Pasteur)
  • Apr 17 Naoomal Jeoomal, cricketer (pioneer Indian Test opening batsman)
  • Apr 18 Pigmeat Markham, comedian (Here Comes da Judge-Laugh In), born in Durham, North Carolina (d. 1981)
  • Apr 20 Bruce Cabot, American actor (Diamonds are Forever, King Kong), born in Carlsbad, New Mexico (d. 1972)
  • Apr 20 George Stibitz, American scientist (d. 1995)
  • Apr 21 Gijsbert van Hall, banker/mayor of Amsterdam (1957-67)

Person of interestRobert Oppenheimer

Apr 22 Robert Oppenheimer, American theoretical physicist known as the father of the atomic bomb (Manhattan Project), born in NYC, New York (d. 1967)

Physicist and Father of the Atomic Bomb Robert Oppenheimer
Physicist and Father of the Atomic Bomb
Robert Oppenheimer
  • Apr 23 Duncan Renaldo, Spanish actor (The Cisco Kid, The Gay Amigo), born in Oancea, Romania (d. 1980)
  • Apr 23 Leslie French, British actor and singer (Death in Venice, More than a Miracle), born in Bromley, Kent, England (d. 1999)
  • Apr 24 Willem De Kooning, Rotterdam Netherland, artist (North Atlantic Light)
  • Apr 26 Paul E "Cardinal" Leger, archbishop (Montreal)
  • Apr 27 Arthur F Burns, economist/chairman (Federal Reserve Board)
  • Apr 27 Cecil Day-Lewis, Irish poet (British Poet Laureate 1968-72) and detective writer (Nicholas Blake), born in Ballintubbert, Queen's County (d. 1972)
  • Apr 27 Ragnar Skrede, Norwegian poet (Lauvfall)
  • Apr 29 Enrico Mattei, Italian oil magnate
  • Apr 29 Russ Morgan, orchestra leader (Welcome Aboard), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania