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Famous People Born in April 1935

  • Apr 1 Hans H Boswinkel, actor and director (Surprise Attack, Tutorials in Love)
  • Apr 1 John Murray, England cricket wicketkeeper (21 Tests; 55 dismissals), born in London, England (d. 2018)
  • Apr 1 Larry McDonald, American politician (d. 1983)
  • Apr 1 Billy Whelan, Irish soccer forward (4 caps, Rep Ireland; Manchester United 79 games; died Munich air disaster), born in Dublin, Republic of Ireland (d. 1958)
  • Apr 2 Sharon Acker, Canadian actress (Della Street-Perry Mason 1973), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 2 Ivo Trumbić, Croatian water polo player (Olympic gold 1968 Yugoslavia) and coach (Olympic bronze Netherlands 1976), born in Split, Croatia (d. 2021)
  • Apr 3 Jeffery Bowman, CEO (Price Waterhouse Europe)
  • Apr 4 Easton McMorris, West Indian cricketer (WI batsman of 60's), born in St Andrew, Kingston, Jamaica
  • Apr 4 François-Bernard Mâche, French composer, born in Clermont-Ferrand, France
  • Apr 4 Lord Ichayra, secretary-general (British Banking Association)
  • Apr 4 Trevor Griffiths, English playwright (Absolute Beginners), born in Manchester
  • Apr 5 Donald Lynden-Bell, British theoretical astrophysicist, born in Dover, Kent (d. 2018)
  • Apr 5 Peter Grant, English rock band manager (Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin), born in South Norwood, England (d. 1995)
  • Apr 6 James Graham, 8th Duke of Montrose, Southern Rhodesia-born hereditary peer of the Peerage of Scotland
  • Apr 6 John Pepper Clark, Nigeria, writer (Horn, Song of a Goat)
  • Apr 6 Luis del Sol, Spanish soccer midfielder (16 caps; Betis, Real Madrid, Juventus, Roma) and manager (Betis), born in Arcos de Jalón, Spain (d. 2021)

  • Apr 7 Bobby Bare, American country singer ("500 Miles Away From Home"; "Come Sundown"; "Marie Laveau"), born in Ironton, Ohio
  • Apr 7 Hodding Carter III, American White House press secretary (Jimmy Carter)
  • Apr 7 Yvonne Fedderson, co-founder (Childhelp USA)
  • Apr 8 Albert G. Bustamante, American politician (Rep-D-TX, 1985-93), born in Asherton, Texas
  • Apr 8 Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, epidemiologist (Living legacy award-1984)
  • Apr 9 Aulis Sallinen, Finnish composer, born in Salmi, Russia
  • Apr 9 Avery Schreiber, American comedian and actor (My Mother the Car), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2002)
  • Apr 9 Reuben Wilson, American jazz organist ("Got to Get Your Own"), born in Mounds, Oklahoma
  • Apr 10 Jorge Mester, Mexican conductor (Louisville Orchestra, 1967-79), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Apr 10 Patrick Garland, British director (Doll House), born in England (d. 2013)
  • Apr 11 Father Abraham [Pierre Kartner], Dutch singer (Smurf Song), born in Elst, Netherlands
  • Apr 11 Richard Berry, American doo-wop bass vocalist and songwriter ("Louie, Louie"), born in Extension, Louisiana (d. 1997)

Person of interestRichard Kuklinski

Apr 11 Richard Kuklinski, American mafia hit-man, born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2006)

Contract Killer Richard Kuklinski
Contract Killer
Richard Kuklinski
  • Apr 12 Wendy Savage, British obstetrician and gynaecologist, born in Surrey, England
  • Apr 13 Kenneth Hayr, Air Marshal, born in Whangarei, New Zealand (d. 2001)
  • Apr 13 Lyle Waggoner, American actor (The Carol Burnett Show; Wonder Woman), born in Kansas City, Kansas (d. 2020)
  • Apr 14 Joan Darling, American actress (Frieda-Owen Marshall), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Apr 14 Erich von Däniken, Swiss writer (Chariots of the Gods), born in Zofingen, Aargau
  • Apr 15 Gene Cherico, American jazz bassist, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1994)
  • Apr 16 Bobby Vinton, American pop singer, known as "The Polish Prince" ("Roses Are Red (My Love)"; "Blue Velvet"; "My Melody Of Love"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Apr 16 Haskell Sadler, American blues singer and guitarist, born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1994)
  • Apr 16 Sarah Kirsch, German poet, born in Limlingerode, Prussian Saxony (d. 2013)
  • Apr 17 Theo Angelopoulos, Greek film director (Eternity and a Day, The Travelling Players), born in Athens, Greece (d. 2012)
  • Apr 18 Joel Hefley, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Colorado), born in Ardmore, Oklahoma
  • Apr 18 Paul A. Rothchild, American record producer (produced Janis Joplin's final album Pearl), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1995)

Person of interestDudley Moore

Apr 19 Dudley Moore, English comedian, actor (10; Arthur; Bedazzled), jazz pianist, and composer, born in London (d. 2002)

Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician Dudley Moore
Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician
Dudley Moore
  • Apr 20 Jon Arnett, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (USC; 5 × Pro Bowl; LA Rams, Chicago Bears), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2021)
  • Apr 21 Charles Grodin, American stage and screen actor (Heartbreak Kid; Midnight Run; Ishtar: Beethoven series), writer, and talk show host, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2021) [1]
  • Apr 21 Robin Dixon, England, 2 man bobsled (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Apr 21 Thomas Kean, American politician
  • Apr 22 Christopher Ball, British linguist and Warden of Keble College, Oxford (1980-88)
  • Apr 22 Paul Chambers, American jazz bassist (Miles Davis Quintet, 1955-63; Wynton Kelly Trio, 1963-68), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1969)
  • Apr 22 W. S. "Fluke" Holland, American rockabilly drummer (Sun Records), born in Saltillo, Tennessee (d. 2020)
  • Apr 23 Vernice "Bunky" Green, American jazz saxophonist (Healing The Pain), and educator, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Apr 23 Milton Banana [Antônio de Souza], Brazilian bossa nova jazz drummer (João Gilberto and Stan Getz), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1998)
  • Apr 24 Louis Keith, physician (expert on multiple-births), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 25 April Ashley, English model and one of the earliest British people known to have had sex reassignment surgery, born in Liverpool
  • Apr 25 James Peebles, Canadian American astrophysicist (Ostriker–Peebles criterion), 2019 Nobel Prize for Physics, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Apr 26 James Cecil "Humpy" Parker, American disgraced ex-Sheriff convicted of violating inmates civil rights and of torture, born in San Jacinto County, Texas (d. 1994)
  • Apr 29 Lennie "Len" Weinrib, American comedian and actor (H.R. Pufnstuf, Bedknobs and Broomsticks), born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
  • Apr 29 Otto Zykan, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2006)
  • Apr 29 Otis Rush, American blues musician (Right Place, Wrong Time), born in Philadelphia. Mississippi (d. 2018)

About April 1935

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

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