Famous People Born in April 1929

About April 1929

How Old? 89 years old
Generation: Traditionalist or Silent Generation

Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 1 Jane Powell, American singer and actress (7 Brides for 7 Brothers), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Apr 1 Milan Kundera, Czech poet and writer (Joke, Unbearable Lightness of Being), born in Brno, Czechoslovakia
  • Apr 1 Payut Ngaokrachang, Thai animator
  • Apr 1 Bo Schembechler, American football coach (d. 2006)
  • Apr 2 Catherine Gaskin, Irish-Australian romantic novelist (Fiona, Coporation Wife), born in Dundalk Bay, County Louth, Ireland (d. 2009)
  • Apr 2 Frans Andriessen, Dutch politician (KVP/CDA), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Apr 3 Dennis Farr, Museum director (Courtauld Institute Galleries) and art historian, born in Luton, Bedfordshire (d. 2006)
  • Apr 3 Lee Leonard, American television personality (ESPN, CNN), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 4 William F. Clinger Jr., American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania, born in Warren, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 5 Hugo Claus, Belgian writer (Cool Lover, Sugar), born in Bruges, Belgium (d. 2008)
  • Apr 5 Nigel Hawthorne, English actor (Tartuffe, Pope John Paul II), born in Coventry, Warwickshire, England (d. 2001)
  • Apr 5 Joe Meek, English record producer (Telstar), born in Newent, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1967)
  • Apr 6 Joi Lansing [Joyce Brown], American model, film and television actress, and nightclub singer (Touch of Evil, Bob Cummings Show), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 1972)
  • Apr 6 Andre Previn, conductor (London Symphony)/pianist, born in Berlin, Germany
  • Apr 6 Arthur S Taylor Jr, US drummer/band leader (Taylor's Wailers)
  • Apr 6 Edison Vasalievich Denisov, composer

  • Apr 6 Li Yuan-chia, Chinese artist (Ton Fan group), born in Guangxi, China (d. 1994)
  • Apr 6 Willis Hall, British writer

Person of interestJoe Gallo

Apr 7 "Crazy" Joe Gallo, American mobster, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1972)

Gangster Joe Gallo
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Joe Gallo
  • Apr 7 Bob Denard, French mercenary (d. 2007)
  • Apr 8 Jacques Brel, Belgian singer, songwriter, actor, director and composer (Le Far West, Pain in the A__), born in Schaerbeek, Brussels (d. 1978)
  • Apr 8 Renzo de Felice, historian
  • Apr 8 WIlliam K Everson, film historian
  • Apr 8 Walter Berry, Austria singer/ex husband of Christa Ludwig
  • Apr 9 Harvey Lichtenstein, American head of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)
  • Apr 10 Dusan Radic, Serbian composer, born in Sombor (d. 2010)

Person of interestMax Von Sydow

Apr 10 Max Von Sydow, Swedish actor (Hawaii, Exorcist, Dune, Dreamscape), born in Lund, Sweden

  • Apr 11 Lawrence Coughlin, American lawyer and politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania, born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • Apr 12 Elspet Gray, Lady Rix, Scottish actress (4 Weddings & a Funeral, Solo, Tenko), born in Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland (d. 2013)
  • Apr 13 Marilynn Smith, American golfer (Titleholders Championship 1963-64), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • Apr 14 William Edgar Thornton, Faison NC, MD/astronaut (STS-8, 51-B, sk:49)
  • Apr 14 Gerry Anderson, English television producer, (d. 2012)
  • Apr 14 Paavo Berglund, Finnish conductor (works of Sibelius)
  • Apr 15 Adrian Cadbury, confectionery manufacturer (Cadbury) and author of report on Corporate Governance, (d. 2015)
  • Apr 15 Jocelyn Barrow, deputy chair person (British Broadcast Standards)
  • Apr 16 Roy Hamilton, singer (You'll Never Walk Alone)
  • Apr 17 Eileen Stamers-Smith, headmistress (Malvern Girls' College)
  • Apr 17 James Last, German-born composer and big band leader, born in Bremen, Germany (d. 2015)
  • Apr 17 Lady (James) Mellon, CEO (Volunteer Development Scotland)
  • Apr 18 Peter Hordern, British CEO (Fina)
  • Apr 18 Peter Jeffrey, British character actor (Dr Phibes Rides Again, Twinsanity), born in Bristol, Gloucestershire, (d. 1999)

  • Apr 19 Edward Crook, American middleweight boxer (Olympic gold 1960), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Apr 20 Bob Braun, American TV and radio personality (Dotty Mack Show), born in Ludlow, Kentucky (d. 2001)
  • Apr 22 Geoffrey Marshall, Provost (Queen's College, Oxford)
  • Apr 22 Margaret Pereira, English forensic scientist (Nicholls and Pereira method), born in Bexley (d. 2017)
  • Apr 22 Michael Atiyah, educator (Trinity College - Cambridge England)
  • Apr 22 Robert Wade-Gery, diplomat/exec director (Barclays de Zoete Wedd)
  • Apr 22 Victoria Opoku-Ware, Ghanaian queen
  • Apr 23 George Steiner, French-American literary critic and educator, born in Paris
  • Apr 24 Ferit Tuzun, Turkish composer, born in Istanbul (d. 1977)
  • Apr 24 Rajkumar [Singanalluru Puttaswamayya Muthuraju], Indian actor and singer in Kannada cinema and cultural icon, born in Gajanur, Madras, India (d. 2006)
  • Apr 24 Shammi [Nargis Rabadi], Indian actress (Half Ticket, Dekh Bhai Dekh), born in Bombay, British India (d. 2018)
  • Apr 25 José Ángel Valente, Spanish poet (A modo the esperanza), born in Orense, Spain (d. 2000)
  • Apr 25 Yvette Williams, New Zealand long jumper (Olympic gold 1952), born in Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Apr 26 Richard Mitchell, American author and professor (d. 2002)
  • Apr 27 Nina Ponomareva Romaschkova, Soviet discus thrower (Olympic gold 1952, 60), involved shoplift scandal, born in Smychka (d. 2016)
  • Apr 29 Peter Joshua Sculthorpe, composer
  • Apr 29 Vaclav Kucera, composer
  • Apr 29 Walter Kempowski, German writer (German Chronicle), born in Rostock (d. 2007)
  • Apr 29 [John] Jeremy Thorpe, British MP (Liberal)
  • Apr 29 Mickey McDermott, American baseball player (d. 2003)