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Famous People Born in April 1933

  • Apr 1 Dan Flavin, American minimalist sculptor, born in New York City (d. 1996)
  • Apr 1 Stan Weston, US toy licensing agent, had concept for G.I. Joe, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)
  • Apr 1 Robert Shavlakadze, Georgian high jumper (Olympic gold high jump for Soviet Union 1960), born in Tbilisi, Georgia (d. 2020)
  • Apr 3 Bob Dornan, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from California, born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 3 Rod Funseth, American golfer (US Masters runner-up 1978), born in Spokane, Washington (d. 1985)
  • Apr 4 Frits Bolkestein, Dutch politician (People's Party for Freedom and Democracy), born in Amsterdam
  • Apr 4 Robin Phillips, English multi-millionaire manufacturer (hand-dryer)
  • Apr 4 Seoirse Bodley, Irish composer and professor of music (University College Dublin), born in Dublin
  • Apr 4 Bill France, Jr., NASCAR pioneer, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2007)
  • Apr 5 Frank Gorshin, American comedian and impersonator (Riddler-Batman), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2005)
  • Apr 5 Larry Felser, American sports columnist, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2013)
  • Apr 6 Dudley Sutton, British actor (Leather Boys, Brimstone & Treacle)
  • Apr 6 Roy Goode, British lawyer
  • Apr 6 Eduardo Malapit, American Democratic politician (d. 2007)
  • Apr 7 Wayne Rogers, American actor (M*A*S*H, House Calls), born in Birmingham Alabama (d. 2015)
  • Apr 8 Jaroslav Smolka, Czech composer

  • Apr 9 Jacques Molicard, translator and navigator (d. 1995)

Person of interestJean-Paul Belmondo

Apr 9 Jean-Paul Belmondo, French actor (Casino Royale, Magnifique), born in Paris, France

  • Apr 9 Richard Rose, American Professor of Public Policy (Strathclyde University), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Apr 9 Gian Maria Volontè, Italian actor (Fistful of Dollars), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1994)
  • Apr 10 Philip Corner, American composer, born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 10 Poncie Ponce, American actor (Kazuo Kim-Hawaiian Eye), born in Maui, Hawaii (d. 2013)
  • Apr 10 Robert Rhodes James, British politician historian (Gallipoli), born in India (d. 1999)
  • Apr 10 Rokusuke Ei, Japanese author and lyricist (Sukiyaki), born in Asakusa, Tokyo (d. 2016)
  • Apr 10 Ron Murphy, Canadian NHL player (New York Rangers), born in Ontario, Canada (d. 2014)
  • Apr 11 Tony Brown, American journalist (Tony Brown's Journal), born in Charleston, West Virginia
  • Apr 11 Denis Goldberg, South African anti-apartheid activist (convicted alongside Mandela), born in Cape Town (d. 2020)
  • Apr 12 Montserrat Caballé, Spanish soprano, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2018)
  • Apr 13 Ben Nighthorse Campbell, Cheyenne-American politician (Sen-D Colorado), born in Auburn, California
  • Apr 13 Shani Wallis, Irish-American singer and actress (Oliver), born in Tottenham, Middlesex, England
  • Apr 14 Morton Subotnick, American composer (Wild Bull), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 15 Boris Strugatsky, Soviet-Russian science fiction author (Tale of Troika), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 2012)

Person of interestElizabeth Montgomery

Apr 15 Elizabeth Montgomery, American actress (Samantha/Serena-Bewitched), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1995)

  • Apr 15 Roy Clark, American country singer (Hee Haw, The Tonight Show), born in Meherrin, Virginia (d. 2018)
  • Apr 16 Joan Bakewell, British broadcaster and actress (Cold Comfort Farm), born in Stockport, England
  • Apr 16 Perry Botkin Jr, American orchestra leader (Bert Convy Show), born in NYC, New York

  • Apr 18 Alan Devereux, British industrialist and CEO (Scottish Tourist Board), born in Frinton-on-Sea, England
  • Apr 19 Jayne Mansfield [Vera Jane Palmer], American actress (The Girl Can't Help It), born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)
  • Apr 19 Harold "Dickie" Bird, English cricket umpire (66 Tests, 69 ODI), born in Barnsley, England
  • Apr 21 Ian Carr, Scottish jazz musician (Nucleus), born in Dumfries, Scotland (d. 2009)
  • Apr 22 Anthony Llewellyn, Welsh-American scientist and NASA astronaut, born in Cardiff, Wales (d. 2013)
  • Apr 23 Roger Wittevrongel, Flemish painter, born in Blankenberge, Belgium
  • Apr 24 Freddie Scott, American singer and songwriter (Cry to Me), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2007)
  • Apr 24 Patricia Bosworth, American actor, journalist, writer, and biographer, born in Oakland, California (d. 2020)
  • Apr 24 Claire Davenport, English actress (The Elephant Man), born in Sale, Cheshire, England (d. 2002)
  • Apr 24 Alan Eagleson, Canadian ice hockey agent and promoter, born in St. Catharines, Canada
  • Apr 24 Helmuth Lohner, Austrian actor and director (Mrs. Warren's Profession), born in Vienna
  • Apr 25 Jerry Leiber, American songwriter (Leiber & Stoller), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2011)
  • Apr 26 Carol Burnett, American comedian and actress (Annie, 4 Seasons), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Apr 26 Filiberto Ojeda Ríos, Puerto Rican activist (Founder of FALN), born in Río Blanco, Naguabo, Puerto Rico (d. 2005)
  • Apr 28 Karl Heinz Wahren, German pianist and composer, born in Bonn, Germany
  • Apr 28 Oliver "Bops Junior" Jackson, American jazz drummer, born in Detroit (d. 1994)
  • Apr 29 Darijan Božič, Slovenian composer and conductor, born in Slavonski Brod, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
  • Apr 29 Keith Baxter, Welsh actor (Chimes at Midnight, Killing Time, Barretts at Wimpole Street), born in Newport, Monmouthshire
  • Apr 29 Raymond Hill, American tenor saxophonist (Kings of Rhythm), born in Clarksdale, Mississippi (d. 1996)
  • Apr 29 Rodney "Rod" McKuen, American poet, singer-songwriter and actor (Jean, Alone, Beatsville), born in Oakland, California (d. 2015)

Person of interestWillie Nelson

Apr 29 Willie Nelson, American country singer (On the Road Again), born in Abbott, Texas

Country Singer Willie Nelson
Country Singer
Willie Nelson
  • Apr 29 Mark Eyskens [Marc Maria Frans, Viscount Eyskens], Belgian economist and Prime Minister of Belgium (1981), born in Leuven, Belgium
  • Apr 29 Edwin "Ed" Charles, American MLB third baseman (Miracle Mets-1969), born in Daytona Beach, Florida (d. 2018)

About April 1933

How Old? 87 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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