Famous People Born in April 1924

  • Apr 1 Gunther Becker, composer
  • Apr 1 Brendan Byrne, Governor of New Jersey
  • Apr 1 Miodrag Petrović, Serbian actor (d. 2003)
  • Apr 2 Denis Rooke, CEO (British Gas)
  • Apr 3 Canon A D Caesar, Sub Dean (HM Chapels Royal)

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Apr 3 Marlon Brando, Canadian actor (On the Waterfront, The Godfather), born in Omaha, Nebraska

  • Apr 3 Murray Dickie, opera singer/director
  • Apr 4 Christopher Prater, screen printer

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Apr 4 Gil Hodges, American baseball player and manager (Brooklyn Dodgers, NY Mets), born in Princeton, Indiana (d. 1972)

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • Apr 5 Mart Kempers, Dutch graphic artist/sculptor
  • Apr 7 Ikuma Dan, Japanese composer (Yūzuru), born in Toyko (d. 2001)
  • Apr 7 Nick Perito, orchestra leader (Don Knotts Show, Big Show), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Apr 7 Johannes Mario Simmel, Austrian writer
  • Apr 8 Frédéric Back, German-born Canadian short film director and screenwriter
  • Apr 8 Sir Anthony Farrar-Hockley, English soldier and historian (d. 2006)
  • Apr 9 Harald Heilmann, composer
  • Apr 10 Kenneth Noland, American painter
  • Apr 12 Julius Moormann, student/resistance fighter (WWII)
  • Apr 12 Sergiu Natra, composer
  • Apr 12 Peter Safar, Austrian physician (pioneered cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2003)
  • Apr 13 Stanley Donen, SC, film director and producer (Bedazzled, Damn Yankees)
  • Apr 13 Jack Chick, American religious cartoonist (Chick tracts), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • Apr 14 Shorty Rogers, [Milton M Rajonsky], composer
  • Apr 15 John Grigg, British historian
  • Apr 15 Neville Marriner, English conductor and violinist (Academy of St Martin in the Fields), born in Lincoln (d. 2016)
  • Apr 16 Geoffrey Johnson Smith, actor (Norman Loves Rose, Drinking Games)

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Apr 16 Henry Mancini, composer/conductor (Pink Panther), born in Cleveland, Ohio

Composer and Conductor Henry Mancini
Composer and Conductor
Henry Mancini
  • Apr 16 John Harvey-Jones, CEO (ICI)
  • Apr 17 Patrick Sergeant, founder (Euromoney Publications)
  • Apr 17 Althea T L Simmons, human rights activist/chief lobbyist (NAACP)
  • Apr 18 Buxton Daeblite Orr, composer
  • Apr 18 Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Vinton La, blues singer (Mary is Fine)
  • Apr 18 Henry J Hyde, (Rep-R-IL)
  • Apr 18 Roy Mason [Baron Mason of Barnsley], British defense secretary and Labour MP, born in Royston, England (d. 2015)
  • Apr 18 Raf de Linde, [Raphael van Hecke], author (Vaarwel on Gertrude)
  • Apr 20 Gerhard Samuel, composer
  • Apr 20 Nina Foch, Leiden Netherlands, actress (An American in Paris)
  • Apr 20 Paul M Van Buren, US theologist (Theological Explorations)
  • Apr 21 Daniel Melnick, American producer, Get Smart), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 21 Ira Louvin, Rainsville Ala, country singer, Louvin Brothers)
  • Apr 23 Arthur Frackenpohl, Irving NJ, composer (Natural Superiority of Music)
  • Apr 23 Colin Welch, columnist/critic
  • Apr 23 James Colin Ross Welch, journalist
  • Apr 23 Malcolm Anson, CEO (Wessex Water Authority)
  • Apr 23 Chuck Harmon, American baseball player
  • Apr 24 Marilyn Erskine, American actress (Tom Ewell Show, Westward the Women), born in Rochester, New York
  • Apr 24 Yehoshua Lakner, composer
  • Apr 24 Sir Clement Freud, British writer, radio personality, and politician
  • Apr 24 Ruth Kobart, American actor and singer (d. 2002)
  • Apr 25 Erzsebet Szonyi, composer
  • Apr 25 Franco Mannino, composer
  • Apr 26 Russell Nype, Zion Ill, singer/actor (Burton Farley-Dorothy)
  • Apr 28 Kenneth David Kaunda, founder/president (Zambia, 1964-91)
  • Apr 28 Donatas Banionis, Lithuanian actor
  • Apr 28 Blossom Dearie, American jazz singer and pianist, born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 29 Al Balding, Canadian Tour golfer (Quebec Open-1952), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 29 Renée Jeanmaire, dancer (Hans Christian Anderson), born in Paris, France
  • Apr 30 Sheldon Harnick, lyricist (Fiorello, Fiddler on the Roof), born in Chicago, Illinois