On This Day

Famous People Born in April 1934

  • Apr 1 Jim Ed Brown, American country music singer (Nashville on the Road), born in Sparkman, Arkansas
  • Apr 1 Don Hastings, American actor (Capt Video, Bob-As the World Turns), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 1 Vladimir Posner, Russian-French-American journalist who represented and explained the views of the Soviet Union during the Cold War, born in Paris
  • Apr 2 Brian Glover, British actor and wrestler (Alien 3, Kes), born in Sheffield, England (d. 1997)
  • Apr 2 Christopher France, British permanent secretary (Department of Health) (d. 2014)
  • Apr 2 Peter Middleton, British permanent secretary (Treasury)
  • Apr 2 Paul Joseph Cohen, American mathematician (Cohen forcing, Continuum hypothesis), born in Long Branch, New Jersey (d. 2007)

Person of interestJane Goodall

Apr 3 Jane Goodall, British ethologist (studied African chimps), born in London, England

Primatologist and Anthropologist Jane Goodall
Primatologist and Anthropologist
Jane Goodall
  • Apr 3 Jim Parker, American football player, NFL guard and tackle (Baltimore Colts), born in Macon, Georgia (d. 2005)
  • Apr 3 John Lelliott, English contractor and multi-millionaire
  • Apr 4 Dorothy Grenfell Williams, radio producer and broadcaster, born in Johannesburg (d. 1994)
  • Apr 5 Stanley Turrentine, American jazz saxophonist (Wonderland), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2000)
  • Apr 5 Tina Maria Stone, runner (1 year distance record of 15,472 miles)
  • Apr 5 Roman Herzog, President of Germany (1994-99), born in Landshut, Bavaria, Germany (d. 2017)
  • Apr 6 Anton Geesink, Dutch judoka (first non-Japanese world champion, Olympic gold 1964), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 2010)
  • Apr 6 Reijo Jyrkiainen, Finnish composer, born in Suistamo, Finland

  • Apr 7 Ian Richards, actor (Montgomery-Ike), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Apr 7 Swami Shantananda, Hindu Saint, Philosopher, Disciple of Swami Sivananda, Founder of Temple of Fine Arts
  • Apr 7 Ian Richardson, Scottish actor (d. 2007)
  • Apr 7 Victor Feldman, British jazz pianist and drummer, born in London (d. 1987)
  • Apr 8 Kisho Kurokawa, Japanese architect (d. 2007)
  • Apr 9 Bill Birch, New Zealand politician (38th Minister of Finance), born in Hastings, New Zealand
  • Apr 10 David Halberstam, American journalist, historian and author (Pulitzer 1964), born in NYC, New York (d. 2007)
  • Apr 10 Zsolt Durko, Hungarian composer, born in Szeged (d. 1997)
  • Apr 11 Dame Anne Poole, British chief nursing officer (Department of Health)
  • Apr 11 Mark Strand, American poet, editor and translator (Another Republic), born in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada (d. 2014)
  • Apr 11 Richard A. Garland, artist and photographer (d. 1994)
  • Apr 12 Heinz Schneiter, Swiss football player and manager, born in Thun, Switzerland (d. 2017)
  • Apr 12 Charlie Robertson, American politician (mayor of York, Pennsylvania 1994-2002), born in York, Pennsylvania, (d. 2017)
  • Apr 13 Horace Kay, American singer (Tams-You Lied to Your Daddy)
  • Apr 13 Siegfried Matthus, German composer, born in Zadorozhye, Ozyorsky District, Kaliningrad Oblast
  • Apr 13 John Muckler, Canadian ice hockey coach (Stanley Cup Edmonton Oilers 1990; Buffalo Sabres, NY Rangers) and executive (GM Ottawa Senators), born in Midland, Ontario (d. 2021)
  • Apr 14 Bruce Pairaudeau, West Indian cricketer (WI opening bat in 13 Tests, 115 on debut), born in Georgetown, British Guiana
  • Apr 14 Fredric Jameson, American philosopher, cultural theorist
  • Apr 16 Geoffrey Owen, British editor (Financial Times)
  • Apr 16 Richard Kenshaw, British broadcaster, born in London (d. 2014)

  • Apr 16 Robert Stigwood, Australian-born British-resident music entrepreneur and film producer (Saturday Night Fever, Grease), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 2016)
  • Apr 17 Donald "Don" Kirshner, American rock & roll producer known as "The Man With the Golden Ear" (invented bubblegum music), born in Bronx, New York (d. 2011)
  • Apr 18 James Drury, American actor (The Virginian), born in NYC, New York (d. 2020)
  • Apr 18 Jan Klusak [Jan Porges], Czech composer, born in Prague
  • Apr 18 Mark Kingston, English actor (Intimate Contact), born in Deptford, London (d. 2011)
  • Apr 18 George Shirley, African-American tenor (first African-American tenor to perform a leading role at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Apr 19 Dickie Goodman, American parody singer (Flying Saucer), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1989)
  • Apr 19 Jan Helge Guttorm Bark, Swedish trombonist and composer, born in Härnösand, Sweden
  • Apr 20 Lindsay Oliver John Boynton, furniture historian (d. 1995)
  • Apr 20 Robert G Wilmers, American banker (M&T Bank), billionaire and philanthropist, born in New York (d. 2017)
  • Apr 21 Martin Horton, cricketer, England off-spin all rounder, 2 Tests 1959)
  • Apr 22 Nico Ladenis, Tanganyikan-British restaurateur (Nico at 90), born in Tanganyika, Tanzania
  • Apr 24 John Barbour, TV host (Real People), born in Toronto, Ontario

Person of interestShirley MacLaine

Apr 24 Shirley MacLaine, American actress and mystic (Irma la Douce), born in Richmond, Virginia

  • Apr 25 Denny "Scott" Miller, American actor (Wagon Train), born in Bloomington Ind, (d. 2014)
  • Apr 25 Peter McParland, Northern Irish footballer, born in Newry, Ireland
  • Apr 26 Michael McCloskey, American environmentalist and chairman (Sierra Club), born in Eugene, Oregon
  • Apr 28 Lois Duncan, American young adult novelist (I Know What You Did Last Summer), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • Apr 29 Pedro Pires, President of Cape Verde (2001-2011), Prime Minister of Cape Verde (1975-91), born in Fogo, Cape Verde
  • Apr 29 Luis Aparicio, Venezuelan baseball player (Chicago White Sox, MLB Hall of Fame), born in Maracaibo, Venezuela
  • Apr 30 Jerry Lordan, English singer and composer (Wonderful Land), born in Paddington, London (d. 1995)

About April 1934

How Old? 86 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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