Famous People Born in April 1928

  • Apr 1 Dimitri Frenkel Frank, Dutch writer/director (Hadimassa)
  • Apr 1 George Grizzard, American Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor (Wrong is Right, Bachelor Party, Attica), born in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina (d. 2007)
  • Apr 1 Herbert Klein, newscaster/press secretary
  • Apr 2 Joseph Bernardin, American Cardinal of the Catholic Church, born in Columbia, South Carolina (d. 1996)
  • Apr 2 Rita Gam, American actress (Distortions, Hannibal), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • Apr 2 Serge Gainsbourg, Russian-French singer (Ford Mustang), born in Paris (d. 1991)
  • Apr 3 Don Gibson, American country musician (Sweet Dreams), born in Shelby, North Carolina (d. 2003)
  • Apr 3 Kevin Hagen, American actor (Little House on the Prairie), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2005)
  • Apr 3 Jennifer Paterson, English chef and TV personality (Two Fat Ladies), born in Kensington, London (d. 1999)

Person of interestEarl Lloyd

Apr 3 Earl Lloyd, 1st African American basketball player in the NBA, born in Alexandria, Virginia (d. 2015)

Basketball Player Earl Lloyd
Basketball Player
Earl Lloyd
  • Apr 4 Bill Ryan, American newscaster (Smithsonian), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 4 Jimmy Logan, British comedian (Mad Death), born in Dennistoun, Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2001)

Person of interestMaya Angelou

Apr 4 Maya Angelou [Marguerite Johnson], American author ("I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"), poet and actress (Nyo-Roots), born in St Louis, Missouri

Author, Poet and Activist Maya Angelou
Author, Poet and Activist
Maya Angelou
  • Apr 4 Monty Norman, English singer and film composer (James Bond Theme), born in London
  • Apr 4 Estelle Harris, American actress (Estelle Costanza - Seinfeld, Toy Story), born in Manhattan, New York
  • Apr 5 David Farquhar Andress, New Zealand composer, born in Cambridge, New Zealand (d. 2007)
  • Apr 5 Michael Bryant, British actor (Sakharov, Girly), born in London, England (d. 2002)
  • Apr 5 Peter Moore, British academic (Professor of Statistics at London Business School) (d. 2010)
  • Apr 5 Tony Williams, American singer (Platters-Only You, Harbor Lights), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey (d. 1992)
  • Apr 6 Will Gaines, American-British tap dancer, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2014)

Person of interestJames Watson

Apr 6 James Watson, American molecular biologist, geneticist and zoologist (co-discovered structure of DNA), born in Chicago, Illinois

Molecular Biologist James Watson
Molecular Biologist
James Watson
  • Apr 7 Alan J Pakula, director (All the President's Men, Klute)
  • Apr 7 James Garner, American actor (Rockford Files, Bret Maverick), born in Norman Oklahoma (d. 2014)
  • Apr 7 James White, UK, sci-fi author (Star Surgeon, Star Healer)
  • Apr 8 Eric Porter, British actor (Antony & Cleopatra, 39 Steps), born in London, England (d. 1995)
  • Apr 8 Mary Zeldenrust-Noordanus, CEO (NVSH)
  • Apr 8 Monty Sunshine, jazz bandleader (Gotta Travel On)
  • Apr 8 Leah Rabin, wife of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin (d. 2000)
  • Apr 8 Fred Ebb, American composer, born in Manhattan, NYC (d. 2004)
  • Apr 9 Brian Cubbon, British senior civil servant
  • Apr 9 Floyd D Spence, (Rep-R-SC, 1971- )
  • Apr 9 Tom Lehrer, American musician, satirist and mathematician (That Was The Week That Was), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 12 Brooklyn Supreme, Belgian stallion, heaviest known horse (1450 kg)
  • Apr 12 Uwe Kitzinger, President (Templeton College, Oxford), born in Nuremberg, Germany
  • Apr 12 Hardy Kr├╝ger, German actor (The Flight of the Phoenix), born in Wedding, Berlin, Germany
  • Apr 13 Alan Clark, English politician (d. 1999)
  • Apr 15 Norma Merrick Sklarek, 1st African American woman architect in NY & Calif
  • Apr 15 Richard Evans, British diplomat
  • Apr 16 Dick "Night Train" Lane, NFL defensive back (Rams, Cards, Lions)
  • Apr 17 Cynthia Ozick, American author (Pagan Rabbi & Other Stories)
  • Apr 18 Jean-Francois Pailliard, Vitry-le-Francois France, conductor
  • Apr 19 Alexis Korner, musician (Blues Inc-Bootleg Him), born in Paris, France
  • Apr 19 John Horlock, British vice-chancellor (Open College)
  • Apr 20 Johnny Gavin, Irish footballer, born in Limerick, Ireland (d. 2007)
  • Apr 20 Gerald S. Hawkins, English-American astronomer (archaeoastronomy), born in Great Yarmouth, England (d. 2003)
  • Apr 23 Sir William "Bill" Cotton, British television producer and executive (Noel Gay TV), born in London, England (d. 2008)
  • Apr 23 Okke Jager, Dutch theologist, writer and poet, born in Delft, Netherlands (d. 1992)

Person of interestShirley Temple

Apr 23 Shirley Temple, American actress, famous as a child star in the 1930s (Bright Eyes, Heidi) and diplomat, born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2014)

Actress and Diplomat Shirley Temple
Actress and Diplomat
Shirley Temple
  • Apr 24 Gustav Krivinka, Czech composer, born in Doubravice nad Svitavou, Czech Republic (d. 1990)
  • Apr 26 Gordon Downey, British Comptroller General/Reader Rep (Independent)
  • Apr 28 Yves Klein, French sculptor/painter
  • Apr 28 Eugene M. Shoemaker, American planetary scientist and geologist (Shoemaker-Levy comet), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1997)
  • Apr 29 Big Jay McNeely, R&B saxophonist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 29 Carl Gardner, rock vocalist (Coasters-Searchin), born in Tyler, Texas
  • Apr 29 Heinz Wolff, German-born British scientist and presenter (BBC series "The Great Egg Race"), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2017)
  • Apr 30 Hugh Hood, Canadian author (d. 2000)