Famous People Born in April 1924

  • Apr 1 Gunther Becker, composer
  • Apr 1 Brendan Byrne, Governor of New Jersey
  • Apr 1 Čkalja [Miodrag Petrović], Serbian actor and one of the most popular comedians of former Yugoslavia, born in Kruševac, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (d. 2003)
  • Apr 2 Denis Rooke, British engineer and CEO (British Gas), born in New Cross, London (d. 2008)
  • Apr 3 Canon A D Caesar, Sub Dean (HM Chapels Royal)

Person of interestMarlon Brando

Apr 3 Marlon Brando, American actor (The Godfather, A Street Cart Named Desire and On the Waterfront), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2004)

  • Apr 3 Murray Dickie, Scottish opera singer and director, born in Bishopton, Glasgow (d. 1995)
  • Apr 4 Chris Prater, English screenprinter, born in London (d. 1996)

Person of interestGil Hodges

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 and sculptor, born in Enschede, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • 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, German composer, born in Aue, Germany
  • Apr 10 Lee Bergere, American actor (Star Trek, Soap, Dynasty), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • Apr 10 Kenneth Noland, American Color Field painter, born in Asheville, North Carolina (d. 2010)
  • Apr 12 Julius Moormann, Dutch student and resistance fighter (WWII), born in Nijmegen, Netherlands (d. 1944)
  • Apr 12 Sergiu Natra, Romanian-born Israeli composer, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • 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, Scottish Conservative politician (1959-2001), born in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 2010)

Person of interestHenry Mancini

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 Simmons, American human rights activist and chief lobbyist (NAACP), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 1990)
  • 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, American conductor and composer, born in Bonn, Germany (d. 2008)
  • Apr 20 Nina Foch, Dutch-American actress (The Ten Commandments, Spartacus, An American in Paris), born in Leiden, Netherlands (d. 2008)
  • Apr 20 Paul Van Buren, American theologist (Theological Explorations), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 1998)
  • 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, American composer (Natural Superiority of Music), born in Irvington, New Jersey
  • Apr 23 Colin Welch, British political journalist and critic of Enid Blyton's Noddy series, born in Ickleton Abbey, Cambridgeshire (d. 1997)
  • Apr 23 Chuck Harmon, American baseball player, born in Washington, Indiana
  • Apr 24 Marilyn Erskine, American actress (Tom Ewell Show, Westward the Women), born in Rochester, New York
  • Apr 24 Yehoshua Lakner, composer, born in Bratislava, Slovakia (d. 2003)
  • Apr 24 Clement Freud, British writer, radio personality, and politician, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2009)
  • Apr 24 Ruth Kobart [Kahn], American actor and singer (King's Quest VII, Forum), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 2002)
  • Apr 25 Erzsébet Szőnyi, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Apr 25 Franco Mannino, Italian composer, born in Palermo, Italy (d. 2005)
  • Apr 28 Kenneth David Kaunda, founder/president (Zambia, 1964-91)
  • Apr 28 Donatas Banionis, Lithuanian actor (Solaris, Goya or the Hard Way to Enlightenment), born in Kaunas, Lithuania (d. 2014)
  • 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