On This Day

Famous People Born in April 1932

  • Apr 1 (Mary Frances) "Debbie" Reynolds, American actress and singer (Singin' In The Rain -"Kathy Selden"; The Unsinkable Molly Brown), born in El Paso, Texas (d. 2016)
  • Apr 1 Gordon Jump, American actor (WKFP -"Arthur Carlson"; Growing Pains; Maytag Repairman), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 2003)
  • Apr 1 Jiri Smutny, Czech composer, born in Prague
  • Apr 2 Mahmood Hussain, Pakistan cricket swing bowler (27 Tests, 68 wickets), born in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan (d. 1991)
  • Apr 3 Janet Bately, Prof of English Language (King's College London)
  • Apr 3 Martin Nourse, Lord Justice of Appeal of England and Wales (d. 2017)

Person of interestAnthony Perkins

Apr 4 Anthony Perkins, American actor (Psycho; Friendly Persuasion;, Fear Strikes Out; Pretty Poison), and singer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)

  • Apr 4 Bapu Nadkarni, Indian cricket all-rounder (41 Tests, top score 122; 88 wickets), born in Nashik, India (d. 2020)
  • Apr 4 Richard Lugar, American politician (U.S. Senator from Indiana, 1977-2013), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2019)
  • Apr 4 Clive Davis, American record producer and music industry executive (Columbia, Arista, Sony), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 4 Andrei Tarkovsky, Soviet filmmaker (Andrei Rublev: Mirror; Stalker), born in Zavrazhye, Russia, Soviet Union (d. 1986)
  • Apr 5 Billy Bland, American singer and songwriter, born in Wilmington, North Carolina (d. 2017)
  • Apr 7 Louis "Mr Bo" Collins, blues singer
  • Apr 9 Carl Perkins, American rockabilly singer and songwriter ("Blue Suede Shoes"; "Honey Don't"), born in Jackson, Tennessee (d. 1998)
  • Apr 9 Jim Fowler, American naturalist (Wild Kingdom), born in Albany, Georgia
  • Apr 9 Paul Krassner, American comic strip cartoonist (MAD Magazine) and founder (Yippies), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • Apr 9 Peter Moores, British businessman and director (Littlewoods), born in Lancashire, England (d. 2016)
  • Apr 9 Vladimir Aleksandrovich Degtyaryov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Voronezh, Russia
  • Apr 9 Armin Jordan, Swiss conductor, born in Luzern, Switzerland (d. 2006)
  • Apr 9 Cheetah [Cheeta, Cheta, Chita], chimpanzee actor (1930s Tarzan franchise), is born (d. 2011)
  • Apr 9 Abdul Mati [Matias Klarwein], French artist known for his works used on music album covers (Santana's Abraxus; Miles Davis' Bitches Brew; Osibisa's Heads; Jon Hassel's Dream Theory), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 2002)
  • Apr 10 Adrian Henri, British poet and founder of poetry-rock group (Liverpool Scene), born in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England (d. 2000)
  • Apr 10 Delphine Seyrig, French actress (Freak Orlando, Reperages), born in Beirut Lebanon (d. 1990)
  • Apr 10 Hari Rhodes, American actor (Mike-Daktari, Roots), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1992)
  • Apr 10 Mae Faggs Starr, American athlete, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1952), born in Mays Landing, New Jersey (d. 2000)
  • Apr 10 Nate Nelson, American singer (Flamingos - "I Only Have Eyes for You"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1984)
  • Apr 10 Omar Sharif [Michel Dimitri Shalhoub], Egyptian actor (Doctor Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia), born in Alexandria (d. 2015)
  • Apr 10 Kishori Amonkar, Indian classical Hindustani singer, born in Bombay (d. 2017)
  • Apr 11 Francis G. Neubeck, USAF pilot and astronaut, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 11 Joel Grey [Katz], American Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award-winning actor and singer (Cabaret; Remo Williams; 7% Solution), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Apr 11 Max Schubel, American composer (Opus One Records), born in New York (d. 2010)
  • Apr 12 Henri Lazarof, Bulgarian composer, born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 2013)
  • Apr 12 Jack Gelber, American playwright (The Connection, Apple), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • Apr 12 Dennis Banks, American activist (leader of the American Indian Movement), born in Leech Lake Indian Reservation, Minnesota (d. 2017)
  • Apr 12 Lakshman Kadirgamar, Sri Lankan politician (Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka), born in Colombo, British Ceylon (d. 2005)
  • Apr 12 Tiny Tim [Herbert Khaury], American singer and ukulele player ("Tiptoe Through The Tulips"), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1996)

  • Apr 13 Barney Simon, South African theatre director and writer, born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 1995)
  • Apr 13 Karl Kroeger, American composer, born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Apr 13 Orlando Letelier, Chilean economist and politician, born in Temuco, Chile (d. 1976)

Person of interestLoretta Lynn

Apr 14 Loretta Lynn, American country singer-songwriter ("Coal Miner's Daughter"; "Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man"), born in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky

Singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn
Singer-songwriter
Loretta Lynn
  • Apr 14 Bob Grant [Robert St Clair Grant], British actor, comedian and writer (on the Buses), born in Hammersmith, London (d. 2003)
  • Apr 14 Bill Bennett, Canadian politician, Premier of British Columbia (1975-86), born in Kelowna, British Columbia (d. 2015)
  • Apr 15 Nikolai Porvatkin, Russian cosmonaut, born in Vozdvizhenka, Saratov Oblast (d. 2009)
  • Apr 16 Imre Polyák, Hungarian featherweight (Olympic gold 1964), born in Kecskemét, Hungary (d. 2010)
  • Apr 16 Vince Hill, English pop singer ("Roses of Picardy"; "La Vie en Rose"), born in Holbrooks, Coventry, England
  • Apr 16 Goopy Geer, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Rudolf Ising (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Goopy Geer"
  • Apr 17 Graziella Sciutti, Italian opera singer, born in Turin, Italy
  • Apr 17 Han J. A. Hansen [Jansen], Dutch journalist (King Comes!)
  • Apr 17 Arthur "Art" Ellefson, Canadian jazz saxophonist, born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
  • Apr 19 Andrea Mead-Lawrence, American alpine skier (2 Olympic gold 1952), born in Rutland, Vermont (d. 2009)
  • Apr 19 Fernando Botero, Colombian figurative artist & sculptor, born in Medellín, Colombia
  • Apr 20 Gerry Granahan, American rocker (Dickey Doo & The Dont's), born in Pittston, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 21 Angela Mortimer, British tennis player (French C'ships 1955, Australian C'ships 1958, Wimbledon 1961), born in Plymouth, England
  • Apr 21 Elaine May, American comedienne, writer and actress (New Leaf, Primary Colors), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 21 Locksley Wellington "Slide" Hampton, American jazz trombonist, composer and arranger, born in Jeanette, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 22 Michael Colgrass, American-Canadian composer ("Déjà vu" - Pulitzer Prize for Music, 1978), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2019)

  • Apr 23 Halston [Roy Halston Frowick], American fashion designer (1972 Hall of Fame), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 1990)
  • Apr 23 Jim Fixx, American jogger and writer (Jim Fixx on Running), born in NYC, New York (d. 1984)
  • Apr 24 Coen Flink, Dutch actor (Pastorale 1943, Havinck, Honneponnetje), born in Amsterdam (d. 2000)
  • Apr 24 Vladimir Yengibaryan, Armenian boxer (Olympic gold light welterweight 1956), born in Yerevan, Armenia (d. 2013)
  • Apr 25 Lia Manoliu, Romanian discus thrower (Olympic gold 1968), born in Chişinău, Romania (d. 1998)
  • Apr 25 Meadowlark Lemon, American basketball star (Harlem Globetrotters), born in Wilmington, North Carolina (d. 2015)
  • Apr 25 William Roache, British actor (Ken Barlow-Coronation Street), born in Basford, Nottinghamshire, England
  • Apr 26 Francis Lai, French film music composer (Love Story), born in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France (d. 2018)
  • Apr 26 Michael Smith, English-Canadian biochemist (Nobel 1993- Site-directed mutagenesis), born in Blackpool, England (d. 2000)
  • Apr 27 Roelof "Pik" Botha, South African minister of Foreign affairs, born in Rustenburg, Transvaal, South Africa

Person of interestCasey Kasem

Apr 27 Casey Kasem, American radio personality (creator of American Top 40), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2014)

Disc Jockey and Actor Casey Kasem
Disc Jockey and Actor
Casey Kasem
  • Apr 27 Charles Adkins, American light welterweight boxer (Olympic gold 1952), born in Gary, Indiana (d. 1993)
  • Apr 27 Chuck Knox, American NFL coach (Rams, Bills, Seahawks), born in Sewickley, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
  • Apr 27 François Bayle, French electronic music composer, born in Toamasina, Madagascar
  • Apr 27 Petar Ozgijan, Yugoslav composer, born in Dubrovnik, Croatia (d. 1979)
  • Apr 27 Anouk Aimée, French actress (A Man and A Woman), born in Paris
  • Apr 27 Gian-Carlo Rota, Italian-born American mathematician and philosopher, born in Vigevano, Italy (d. 1999)
  • Apr 28 Marek Kopelent, Czech composer, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Apr 29 King Hu, Chinese film director and actor (wuxia films), born in Beijing, Republic of China (d. 1997)
  • Apr 29 Yevgeni Alekseyevich Zaikin, Russian cosmonaut (Voshkod 2 backup)
  • Apr 30 Antón Larrauri, Spanish composer, born in Bilbao, Spain

About April 1932

How Old? 89 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Signs: Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19), Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20)