Famous People Born in 1921

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 617

  • Jan 1 Alain Mimoun, Algerian/French distance runner (Olympic marathon gold 1956; 3 x silver 1948, 52), born in Telagh, Algeria (d. 2013)
  • Jan 1 César Baldaccini, French sculptor, born in Marseille, France (d. 1998)
  • Jan 1 Ismail al-Faruqi, Palestinian philosopher, born in Jaffa, British-mandate Palestine (d. 1986)
  • Jan 2 Glen Harmon, Canadian ice hockey defenceman (Stanley Cup 1944, 46: NHL All Star 1949, 50; Montreal Canadiens), born in Holland, Manitoba (d. 2007)
  • Jan 3 John Russell, American actor (Pale Rider, Rio Bravo), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1991)
  • Jan 3 Musa Kaleem [Orlando Wright], American jazz saxophonist, born in Wheeling, West Virginia (d. 1988)
  • Jan 5 Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Swiss playwright and novelist (The Physicists, The Visit), born in Konolfingen, Switzerland (d. 1990)
  • Jan 5 Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, born in Berg Castle, Luxembourg

Cary MiddlecoffCary Middlecoff (1921-1998)

Jan 6 American golfer (US Open 1949, 56; US Masters 1955), born in Halls, Tennessee

  • Jan 6 Lou Harris, American pollster (Lou Harris Poll), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2016)
  • Jan 7 John Lanigan, Australian operatic tenor (Covent Garden), born in Seddon, Victoria (d. 1996)
  • Jan 8 Herta Bothe, Nazi concentration camp guard, born in Teterow, Germany
  • Jan 9 Lister Sinclair, Canadian broadcaster and playwright, born in Mumbai, India (d. 2006)
  • Jan 9 Seymour Barab, American cellist (Philip Glass Ensemble), and composer of fairy tale operas (Little Red Riding Hood), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2014)
  • Jan 10 Rodger Ward, American aviator & race car driver, born in Beloit, Kansas (d. 2004)
  • Jan 11 Gory Guerrero, professional wrestler (d. 1990)
  • Jan 11 Kathleen Byron, British actress (Abdication, Profile, Saving Private Ryan), born in London, England (d. 2009)
  • Jan 12 John Henry Davis Jr, American weightlifter (Olym-gold-1948, 52), born in Smithtown, New York
  • Jan 12 Leo Smit, American classical pianist, composer (The Alchemy of Love), teacher and photographer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • Jan 13 Dachine Rainer, British writer (d. 2000)
  • Jan 14 Charles Gaupp, German-Dutch painter, born in Germany (d. 1943)
  • Jan 14 Ken Sailors, American professional basketball player (popularized and may have invented the jump shot), born in Bushnell, Nebraska (d. 2016)
  • Jan 14 Lucy Reed [Dollinger], American jazz vocalist (Woody Herman; Charlie Ventura), born in Marshfield, Wisconsin (d. 1998)
  • Jan 14 Mark Lawrence, American pianist (Alice Pearce), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 14 Murray Bookchin, American libertarian socialist, born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
  • Jan 15 Frank Thornton, British actor (Are You Being Served?, Last of the Summer Wine), born in Dulwich, London (d. 2013)
  • Jan 16 Francesco Scavullo, American celebrity photographer, born in Staten Island, New York (d. 2004)
  • Jan 17 Antonio Prohias, Cuban cartoonist (d. 1998)
  • Jan 17 Dehl Berti, Chiricahua Apache actor (Bonanza, Gunsmoke, Guns of Paradise), born in Pueblo, Colorado (d. 1991)
  • Jan 18 Bruce Woodcock, English boxer (European Heavyweight Champion), born in Doncaster (d. 1997)
  • Jan 18 Ray Sims, American jazz trombonist (Benny Goodman; Les Brown; Harry James; Red Norvo; Zoot Sims), born in Wichita, Kansas (d. 2000)
  • Jan 18 Robert Glaser, American educational psychologist (National Assessment of Educational Progress), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2012)
  • Jan 18 Yoichiro Nambu, Japanese-born American Physicist (Nobel Prize 2008), born in Tokyo (d. 2015)
  • Jan 19 "Billy Batts" Devino, American gangster (d. 1970)
  • Jan 19 Patricia Highsmith [Plangman], American novel writer (Strangers On A Train; The Talented Mr. Ripley; The Price of Salt), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1995)
  • Jan 20 Bernt Engelmann, German writer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1994)
  • Jan 20 Connie Haines [Yvonne Jasme], American pop and big-band singer (Harry James; Abbott and Costello Show; Tommy Dorsey), born in Savannah, Georgia (d. 2008)
  • Jan 20 Telmo Zarraonaindía, Spanish footballer, born in Erandio, Spain (d. 2006)
  • Jan 21 Barney Clark, 1st to receive a permanent artificial heart
  • Jan 21 Howard Unruh, American mass murderer
  • Jan 21 John Doucette, American actor (The Lone Ranger, Lock Up, Big Town), born in Brockton, Plymouth County Massachusetts (d. 1994)
  • Jan 21 Todor Popov, Bulgarian composer, born in Dryanovo, Bulgaria (d. 2000)
  • Jan 22 André Hodeir, French classical and jazz violinist, and composer, born in Paris (d. 2011)
  • Jan 22 Andy Ganteaume, cricketer (WI batsman, 112 in his sole Test innings 1948), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad (d. 2016)
  • Jan 24 Bernard J. Dwyer, American politician (Rep-D-NJ, 1981- 93), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey (d. 1998)
  • Jan 25 Alfred Reed, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • Jan 25 Russell Reading Braddon, Australian author, born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1995)
  • Jan 26 Akio Morita, Kasugaya Japan, CEO (Sony)
  • Jan 26 Eddie Barclay, French producer (Barclay Records) (d. 2005)
  • Jan 26 Frantisek Chaun, Czech composer, born in Kaplice, Bohemia, Austrian Empire (now Czechia) (d. 1981)
  • Jan 26 Johannes Driessler, German organist and composer, born in Friedrichsthal, Germany (d. 1988)
  • Jan 27 Donna Reed, American actress (From Here to Eternity; It's a Wonderful Life; The Donna Reed Show), born in Denison, Iowa (d. 1986)
  • Jan 28 Alfred Marks, British actor and comedian (Desert Mice, Scream & Scream Again), born in Holborn, London (d. 1996)
  • Jan 29 Anthony George, American actor (Untouchables, Checkmate), born in Endicott, New York (d. 2005)
  • Jan 30 Bernie Leighton, American orchestra leader (Chance of a Lifetime), born in West Haven, Connecticut (d. 1994)
  • Jan 31 Carol Channing, American actress (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes; Hello Dolly), singer and comedian, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2019)
  • Jan 31 E. Fay Jones, American architect (d. 2004)
  • Jan 31 John Agar, American actor (Sands of Iwo Jima, Fort Apache), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2002)
  • Jan 31 Mario Lanza [Alfredo Arnold Cocozza], Italian-American actor and singer (Great Caruso; Toast of New Orleans), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1959)
  • Feb 1 Peter Sallis, British actor (Wallace and Gromit, Last of the Summer Wine), born in Twickenham, England (d. 2017)

Betty FriedanBetty Friedan (1921-2006)

Feb 4 American feminist and writer (The Feminine Mystique), born in Peoria, Illinois

  • Feb 5 John M Pritchard, conductor, born in London, England
  • Feb 5 Ken Adam, British film production designer (James Bond sets), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2016)
  • Feb 6 Bob Scott, New Zealand rugby union fullback (17 Tests; Auckland RU), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2012)
  • Feb 7 Athol Rowan, cricketer (brother of Eric, South African off-spinner)
  • Feb 7 Bryan Woods, soldier/clerk

Lana TurnerLana Turner (1921-1995)

Feb 8 American pin-up model and actress (Peyton Place; The Postman Always Rings Twice; Imitation of Life), born in Wallace, Idaho

  • Feb 8 Nexhmije Hoxha, Albanian wife of dictator Enver Hoxha 'Lady Macbeth of Albania', born in Manastir, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (d. 2020)
  • Feb 8 Walter "Hoot" Evers, American MLB player, 1941, 1946-56, 2X All-Star (Detroit Tigers, and 5 other teams), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1991)
  • Feb 9 B M Ducat-Amos, Air Commandant/director (RAF Nursing Service)
  • Feb 9 Charles Montgomery Monteith, publisher
  • Feb 10 Adrian Cruft, British composer, born in London (d. 1987)
  • Feb 11 Edward Seidensticker, American scholar (d. 2007)
  • Feb 11 Lloyd Bentsen, (Sen-D-TX, 1971- )/1989 Dem VP nominee)
  • Feb 13 Henk van Galen Last, Dutch journalist
  • Feb 13 Wardell Gray, American swing and bebop jazz tenor saxophonist, born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1955)
  • Feb 13 Zao-Wou-Ki, Chinese/French painter and graphic artist
  • Feb 14 Albert Sloman, Vice-Chancellor (Essex U)
  • Feb 14 Hugh Downs, American TV journalist (20/20, Concentration), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2020)
  • Feb 14 Jeanne Demessieux, French organist and composer (Te Deum), born in Montpellier, France (d. 1968)
  • Feb 14 Skeezix, of "Gasoline Alley" discovered on Wallets' doorstep
  • Feb 15 Radha Krishna Choudhary, Indian historian and writer (d. 1985)
  • Feb 16 Araucaria [John Galbraith Graham], British crossword compiler (The Guardian) and priest, born in Oxford, England (d. 2013)
  • Feb 16 Esther Bubley, American photographer, born in Phillips, Wisconsin (d. 1998)

Hua GuofengHua Guofeng (1921-2008)

Feb 16 Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (1976-81) and Premier of the People's Republic of China (1976-80), born in Jiaocheng County, Shanxi

  • Feb 16 Jean Behra, French Formula One driver, born in Nice, France (d. 1959)

Vera-EllenVera-Ellen (1921-1981)

Feb 16 American actress and dancer (White Christmas; Big Leaguer; On the Town), born in Norwood, Ohio

  • Feb 19 Andries Treurnicht [Dr No], South African politician (founder of the South African Conservative Party), born in Piketberg, South Africa (d. 1993)
  • Feb 19 Claude Rene Georges Pascal, French composer, born in Paris, France (d. 2017)

Joseph A. WalkerJoseph A. Walker (1921-1966)

Feb 20 American experimental physicist, World War II and NASA test pilot (1st spaceplane flights to edge of outer space), born in Washington, Pennsylvania

  • Feb 20 Mervin Shiner, American honky-tonk country and hillbilly singer, born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 20 Ruth Gipps, British prolific conductor and composer, born in Bexhill-on-Sea, England (d. 1999)
  • Feb 22 David Greene, British television director, born in Manchester, England (d. 2003)
  • Feb 22 Giulietta Masina, Italian actress (La Strada, Swindle, White Sheik) and wife of director Federico Fellini, born in San Giorgio di Piano, Italy (d. 1994)

Jean-Bédel BokassaJean-Bédel Bokassa (1921-1996)

Feb 22 President (1966-1976) & later Emperor (1976-1979) of the Central African Republic, born in Bobangui, then French Equatorial Guinea

  • Feb 22 Marshall Teague, American auto racer (Daytona Road Course Strictly Stock Car winner 1951, 52; AAA National Stock Car champion 1952, 54), born in Daytona Beach, Florida (d. 1959)
  • Feb 22 Wayne Booth, American literary critic, born in American Fork, Utah (d. 2005)
  • Feb 24 Abe Vigoda, American actor (Barney Miller, The Godfather), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • Feb 24 Douglass Watson, American actor (Satan Murders, Another World), born in Jackson, Georgia (d. 1989)
  • Feb 24 Gaston Reiff, Belgian athlete (Olympic gold 1948), born in Braine-l'Alleud, Belgium (d. 1992)
  • Feb 24 Ingvar Lidholm, Swedish composer (Toccata e Canto), born in Jönköping, Sweden (d. 2017)
  • Feb 24 Ludvik Aschkenazy, Czech writer (Brutus), (d. 1986)
  • Feb 25 Andy Pafko, Boyceville, Wisconsin, MLB player (Chicago Cubs), (d. 2013)
  • Feb 26 Betty Hutton [Elizabeth June Thornburg], American actress, dancer, singer and comedian (Greatest Show on Earth), born in Battle Creek, Michigan (d. 2007)
  • Feb 27 András Szőllősy, Hungarian composer, and musicologist (cataloged works of Béla Bartók), born in Orăştie, Hungary (d. 2007)
  • Feb 27 Michael Fox, American actor (Perry Mason, Quincy, Dallas, Bold & the Beautiful), born in Yonkers, New York (d. 1996)
  • Feb 28 Donald H. White, American composer (Lyric Suite for Euphonium and Winds; Tuba Sonata) and educator, born in Narberth, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • Feb 28 Pierre Clostermann, French World War II pilot (d. 2006)
  • Feb 28 Saul Zaentz, American record company executive (Fantasy), and film producer (One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest; Amadeus; The Unbearable Lightness Of Being; The English Patient), born in Passaic, New Jersey (d. 2014)
  • Feb 28 Vladimir Sommer, Czech composer, born in Dolní Jiřetín, Czech Republic (d. 1997)
  • Mar 1 Cameron Argetsinger, American auto racing executive (created Watkins Glen Grand Prix Race Course; F1 US Grand Prix 1961-80), born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 2008)
  • Mar 1 Jack Clayton, film director
  • Mar 1 Richard Wilbur, 2nd US Poet Laureate (Ceremony, Walking to Sleep)
  • Mar 1 Terrence "Cardinal" Cooke, (NY)
  • Mar 2 Norman T. Hatch, American oscar-winning marine cinematographer during WWII (With the Marines at Tarawa), born in Boston (d. 2017)
  • Mar 2 Robert Simpson, British classical composer, and broadcaster (BBC), born in Leamington, Warwickshire, England (d. 1997)
  • Mar 3 Diana Barrymore, American actress (Nightmare, Lady Courageous, Fired Wife), born in NYC, New York (d. 1960)
  • Mar 4 Dinny Pails, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ship 1947), born in Nottingham, England (d. 1986)
  • Mar 4 Halim El-Dabh, Egyptian-American pianist, darabukha drummer, and composer (Martha Graham ballet scores), born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 2017)
  • Mar 4 Joan Greenwood, British actress and director (Kind Hearts and Coronets, Amorous Mr Prawn), born in London, England (d. 1987)
  • Mar 5 Berkley Bedell, American politician (Rep-D-IA, 1975-87), born in Spirit Lake, Iowa (d. 2019)
  • Mar 5 Elmer Valo, American baseball player (d. 1998)
  • Mar 6 Julius Rudel, Austrian-American conductor (NYC Opera, 1944-79), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2014)
  • Mar 6 Oliver Wright, British Ambassador (To US)
  • Mar 6 Ross Hunter, American film producer (Airport, Madame X, Pillow Talk), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1996) date of birth disputed)
  • Mar 8 Alan Hale, Jr., American actor (Skipper-Gilligan's Island), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1990)
  • Mar 8 Egbert George "Pete" Pitterson, trumpeter
  • Mar 9 Carl Betz, American actor (The Donna Reed Show; Love of Life), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1978)
  • Mar 9 Dimitris Horn, Greek actor (A Girl in Black), born in Athens, Greece (d. 1998)
  • Mar 10 Cecil "Cec" Linder, Polish-Canadian actor (Goldfinger, Quatermass and the Pit), born in Galicia, Poland (d. 1992)
  • Mar 10 Paul Coates, American columnist (Tonight! America After Dark), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 11 Astor Piazzolla, Argentinian banodeonist, and composer (Tango Nuevo), born in Mar del Plata, Argentina (d. 1992)
  • Mar 11 F. M. Busby, American sci-fi author (Star Rebel)
  • Mar 11 Frank Harary, American mathematician (d. 2005)
  • Mar 12 (Giovanni) "Gianni"Agnelli, Italian industrialist, executive (President of Fiat Automobiles, 1966-96), and Italian Senator-for-life (1991-), born in Turin, Italy (d. 2003)
  • Mar 12 Gordon MacRae, American singer and actor (Oklahoma!; Carousel), born in East Orange, New Jersey (d. 1986)
  • Mar 12 Max de Metz, Dutch publisher/translator
  • Mar 12 Ralph Shapey, American composer (Fantasy; Rituals), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2002)
  • Mar 12 Ülo Jõgi, Estonian freedom fighter (d. 2007)
  • Mar 13 Al Jaffee, American comic strip cartoonist and illustrator (MAD Magazine), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • Mar 13 Carlo Prosperi, Italian composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1990)
  • Mar 13 Cyril Poole, English cricketer (Notts 1946-62, England 1951-52 in 3 Tests), born in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1996)
  • Mar 14 Frank Ottersen, Norwegian jazz violinist and saxophonist (Ding, Dong, Dang), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1971)
  • Mar 14 Lis Hartel, Danish equestrian dressage (Olympic silver 1952, 56)
  • Mar 14 S. Truett Cathy, American businessman (founder of Chick-fil-A), born in Eatonton, Georgia (d. 2014)
  • Mar 15 Madelyn Pugh, American television writer (I Love Lucy), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2011)
  • Mar 15 Stafford Smythe, Canadian NHL executive (President Toronto Maple Leafs 1961–69, 1970-71), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1971)
  • Mar 16 Anne Truitt [Anne Dean], American sculptor, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2004)
  • Mar 16 Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia (1982-2005), born in Riyadh, Sultanate of Nejd (d. 2005)
  • Mar 17 Donald Barron, Scottish accountant and CEO (Midland Bank), born in Gorebridge, Midlothian, Scotland (d. 2015)
  • Mar 17 Mick Harvey, Australian cricketer (in Newcastle Brother of Neil Test umpire), born in Newcastle, Australia (d. 2016)
  • Mar 19 Harry Babasin, American jazz bassist and cellist (Dodo Marmarosa Trio), and archivist (Los Angeles Theaseum), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1988)
  • Mar 19 Robert McFerrin, Sr., American operatic baritone (Metropolitan Opera, 1955-58; singing voice for Sidney Poitier in film "Porgy and Bess"), born in Marianna, Arkansas (d. 2006) [1]
  • Mar 19 Tommy Cooper, British comedian and magician (d. 1984)
  • Mar 20 Amadou-Mahtar M'Bow, Senegal, director general (UNESCO)
  • Mar 20 Primoz Ramovs, composer
  • Mar 21 Abdul Salam Arif, Iraqi politician and President of Iraq (1963-66), born in Baghdad, Mandatory Iraq (d. 1966)
  • Mar 21 Antony Hopkins, composer
  • Mar 21 Arthur Grumiaux, Belgian violinist
  • Mar 21 Joe Sutter, American engineer and head of the Boeing 747 program, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2016)
  • Mar 21 Logan Ramsey, American actor (Head, Joy Sticks, Say Yes), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2000)
  • Mar 22 Saturnino "Nino" Manfredi, Italian actor (Between Miracles), born in Castro dei Volsci, Italy (d. 2004)
  • Mar 22 Wilhelmus Norbert Schmelzer, Dutch foreign minister (KVP), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2008)
  • Mar 23 Donald Campbell, English boat and land racer (world land and water records 1964; only person to complete in same year), born in Kingston upon Thames, England (d. 1967)
  • Mar 23 Ian Todd, pres (Royal College of Surgeons)
  • Mar 23 Wolfgang Altendorfer, writer
  • Mar 24 Sir Wilson Harris, Guyanese author (Palace of the Peacock:; Jonestown; The Ghost of Memory), born in New Amsterdam, British Guiana (d. 2018)
  • Mar 25 Alexandra of Greece and Denmark, Queen of Yugoslavia (d. 1993)
  • Mar 25 Nancy Kelly, American child actress and model (The Bad Seed, Double Exposure, Jesse James), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 1995)

Simone SignoretSimone Signoret (1921-1985)

Mar 25 French actress (Casque d'Or, Room at the Top), born in Wiesbaden, Germany

  • Mar 26 George Jefferson, British CEO (British Telecom)
  • Mar 26 Joe Loco [Jose Esteves, Jr], American Latin jazz musician (d. 1988)
  • Mar 27 Harold Nicholas, American dancer known as one of the world's greatest dancers (Nicholas Brothers), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina (d. 2000)
  • Mar 27 Tom Bevill, American Democratic fifteen-term U.S. congressman, born in Townley, Alabama (d. 2005)
  • Mar 28 Dirk Bogarde [Derek van den Bogaerde] British writer and actor (Death in Venice, Servant), born in London, England (d. 1999)
  • Mar 29 Hugh Neill, British businessman and Army officer, Lord-Lieutenant (South Yorkshire), born in Sheffield, Yorkshire
  • Mar 29 Sam Loxton, Australian cricket batsman (12 Tests, top score 101; National team selector 1970-81), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2011)
  • Mar 30 Countess of Sutherland, English great land owner/multi-millionaire
  • Mar 30 Kan Ishii, Japanese composer (Marimo), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 2009)
  • Mar 30 Oto Ferenczy, Slovak composer, born in Brezovica, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (now Kosovo) (d. 2000)
  • Mar 31 Lowell Fulson, Choctaw-Cherokee-American blues guitarist and songwriter (“3 O’Clock Blues”; “Reconsider Baby”), born in Atoka, Oklahoma (d. 1999)
  • Apr 1 Beau Jack, American boxer (NYSAC world lightweight champion 1942-44), born in Waynesboro, Georgia (d. 2000)
  • Apr 1 Douglas Allenbrook, American pianist, harpsichord player, and composer, born in Alton, Massachusetts (d. 2003)
  • Apr 1 Ken Reardon, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman and executive (Stanley Cup 1946; NHL All-Star 1946-50; Montreal Canadiens), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2008)
  • Apr 1 Steve Race, British composer, jazz pianist and radio and television presenter (BBC's "My Music", 1967-94), born in Lincoln, England (d. 2009)
  • Apr 1 William Bergsma, American composer (The Fortunate Islands; The Murder of Comrade Sharik), and educator (Juilliard, 1946-63; University of Washington, 1963-86), born in Oakland, California (d. 1994)
  • Apr 3 Robert Karvelas, American actor (Get Smart), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)
  • Apr 4 Willem J "Wim" the Villiers, South African minister of Administration
  • Apr 5 Christopher Hewett, British actor (Mr. Belvedere; The Producers) and theater director, born in Worthing, Sussex, England (d. 2001)
  • Apr 5 Les Jackson, English cricket fast bowler (2 Tests, 7 wickets; Derbyshire), born in Whitwell, England (d. 2007)
  • Apr 5 Patricia Ford, Lady Fisher, Irish politician and founder (British Women Caring Trust), born in Donaghadee, County Down, Ireland (d. 1995)
  • Apr 6 "Big" Walter [Horton], American blues harmonica player (Everybody's Fishin'), born in Horn Lake, Mississippi (d. 1981)
  • Apr 6 Andrew Imbrie, American contemporary classical composer, and pianist, born in New York City (d. 2007)
  • Apr 6 Franta Belsky, Czecg-British sculptor, born in Brno, Czechia (d. 2000)
  • Apr 6 Lord Moore of Wolvercote [Philip Brian Cecil Moore], Private Secretary to the Sovereign (UK)
  • Apr 8 Jan Novák, Czech classical composer, born in Nová Říše, Morovia (d. 1984)
  • Apr 9 Frankie Thomas, American actor and author (Tom Corbett Space Cadet), born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
  • Apr 9 Jean-Marie Balestre, French president of motor sport's FIA, born in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France (d. 2008)
  • Apr 9 Yitzhak Navon, President of Israel (1978-83), born in Jerusalem, British Mandate of Palestine (d. 2015)
  • Apr 10 Chuck Connors, American author, actor (The Rifleman, Branded, Cowboy in Africa), professional basketball and baseball player, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1992)

About 1921

Chinese Zodiac: Monkey (Feb 20, 1920 - Feb 7, 1921),
Rooster (Feb 8, 1921 - Jan 27, 1922)