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Famous People Born in April 1905

  • Apr 1 Clara "Mother" Hale, US social worker (Hale House)

Person of interestGaston Eyskens

Apr 1 Gaston Eyskens, Prime Minister of Belgium (1949, 1958-61, 1968-72), born in Lier, Belgium (d. 1988)

Prime Minister of Belgium Gaston Eyskens
Prime Minister of Belgium
Gaston Eyskens
  • Apr 1 Winfried Zillig, German opera composer, and conductor (Fantasia Irica), born in Würzburg, Germany (d. 1963)
  • Apr 2 Edmond Jouhaud, French general, born in Aïn Boucefar, French Algeria (d. 1995)
  • Apr 2 Kurt Alfred Adler, therapist/writer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1997)
  • Apr 2 Serge Lifar, Russian-French dancer, choreographer (Paris Opera Ballet), born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1986)
  • Apr 3 Robert Frederick Sink, United States Army Officer (WWII, Korean War & Vietnam War), born in Lexington, North Carolina (d. 1965)
  • Apr 4 Eugene Bozza, French composer, born in Nice, France (d. 1991)
  • Apr 4 Tony Manero, American golfer (US Open 1936), born in NYC, NY (d. 1989)
  • Apr 5 Bill Raisch, American one armed actor (The Fugitive, Spartacus, Sweet Smell of Success), born in North Bergen, New Jersey (d. 1984)
  • Apr 5 Jef Maes, Belgian composer and violinist, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1996)
  • Apr 8 Ilka Chase, American actress (Masquerade Party, Trials of O'Brien), born in NYC, New York (d. 1978)
  • Apr 8 George Baxter, French actor (Flying Saucer, Lili, Caged), born in Paris, France (d. 1976)
  • Apr 8 Hans Scherfig, Danish marxist/writer (Idealister, Frydenholm)
  • Apr 8 Helen Joseph, South African anti-apartheid activist and writer (Side by Side), born in Easebourne, England (d. 1992)
  • Apr 8 Pierre Wigny, Belgian minister of Foreign affairs (1958-61) [or 4/18]

  • Apr 9 J. William Fulbright, American senator from Arkansas, known for opposition to the Vietnam War), born in Sumner, Missouri (d. 1995)
  • Apr 10 Jan H. van Roijen, Dutch ambassador to the U.S. and Netherlands Foreign Minister, born in Constantinople (d. 1991)
  • Apr 11 József Attila, Hungarian poet, born in Ferencváros, Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1937)
  • Apr 14 Slinger Nitschke, Australian cricket batsman (S Aus & Test), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 1982)
  • Apr 14 Elizabeth Huckaby, American educator, born in Hamburg, Arkansas (d. 1999)
  • Apr 16 Frits Philips, Dutch engineer and CEO (Philips), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands (d. 2005)
  • Apr 16 John Lee-Barber, British Royal Navy officer (d. 1995)
  • Apr 17 Arthur Lake [Arthur William Silverlake], American actor (Blondie, Topper), born in Corbin, Kentucky (d. 1987)
  • Apr 17 Herb Joesting, College Football Hall of Fame halfback/fullback (Uni of Minnesota; Chicago Bears), born in Little Falls, Minnesota (d. 1963)
  • Apr 18 George H. Hitchings, American scientist (Nobel laureate 1988), born in Hoquiam, Washington (d. 1998)
  • Apr 19 John Thach, American WWII Naval aviator (developed the Thach Weave) and USN admiral, born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas (d. 1981)
  • Apr 19 Tommy Benford, American jazz drummer, born in Charleston, West Virginia (d. 1994)
  • Apr 21 Edmund Gerald "Pat" Brown, American politician and Governor of California (D: 1959-67), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1996)
  • Apr 22 Robert Choquette, French Canadian novelist, poet and diplomat, born in Manchester, New Hampshire (d. 1991)
  • Apr 24 Robert Penn Warren, American poet and novelist (All the King's Men, Pulitzer 1946), born in Guthrie, Kentucky (d.1989)
  • Apr 25 Walter Hassan, British automotive engineer, born in London (d. 1996)
  • Apr 25 George Nepia, New Zealand rugby player, born in Wairoa, New Zealand (d. 1986)
  • Apr 26 Charles K. Feldman, American producer (Casino Royale), born in NYC, New York (d. 1968)
  • Apr 26 Denis O'Dea, Irish actor (Niagara, Esther & the King, Treasure Island), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1978)
  • Apr 26 Jean Vigo, French actor and director (Zero For Conduct, L'Atlante), born in Paris, France (d. 1934)
  • Apr 27 Julian Stryjkowski, Polish journalist and writer known for his radical leftist leanings, born in Stryi, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1996)
  • Apr 27 Philip Radcliffe, English composer, born in Godalming, Surrey (d. 1986)

Person of interestJohn Peters Humphrey

Apr 30 John Peters Humphrey, Canadian jurist and human rights advocate (Universal Declaration on Human Rights), born in Hampton, New Brunswick (d. 1995)


About April 1905

How Old? 116 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Signs: Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19), Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20)