Famous People Born in April 1937

  • Apr 1 Yilmaz Güney, Kurdish film director (Yol; Arkadaş; Baba; Ağit), born in Yenice, Karataş, Turkey
  • Apr 2 Dick Radatz, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1963, 64; AL saves leader 1962, 64; Boston Red Sox), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2005)
  • Apr 2 Paul Kanjorski, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania, born in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 2 Theo Foley, Irish soccer defender (9 caps, Republic of Ireland; Burnley, Charlton Athletic) and manager (Northampton Town), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2020)
  • Apr 3 David Maves, American composer and educator, born in Salem, Oregon 
  • Apr 3 Louis Satterfield [also known as Lui-Lui, Ealee, and Sat], American trombone player (The Pharaohs, Earth, Wind & Fire, Phenix Horns), born in Shaw, Mississippi (d. 2004)
  • Apr 3 Petunia Pig, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Frank Tashlin (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Porky's Romance"
  • Apr 3 Sandra Spuzich, American golfer (US Open 1966), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2015)
  • Apr 3 William Gaunt, English actor (Champions), born in Pudsey, Yorkshire
  • Apr 4 Hans van den Doel, Dutch politician and economist (PvdA), born in Zierikzee, Netherlands (d. 2012)
  • Apr 4 Ian St James, novelist (Balfour Conspiracy, Vengeance, Money Stones)
  • Apr 5 Allan R. Thieme, American inventor (first Power operated vehicle/scooter), born in Bridgeport, Michigan

Colin PowellColin Powell (1937-2021)

Apr 5 American General and 1st Black US Secretary of State (2001-05), born in Harlem, New York City [1]

  • Apr 5 Stuart May, senior partner (Theodore Goddard)

Billy Dee WilliamsBilly Dee Williams (85 years old)

Apr 6 Harlem actor (Chiefs, Empire Strikes Back), born in NYC, New York

Merle HaggardMerle Haggard (1937-2016)

Apr 6 American country singer-songwriter ("Mama Tried"; "If We Make It Through December"; "Okie from Muskogee"), born in Oildale, California

  • Apr 6 Tom Veivers, cricketer (Australian off-spinner in the 60's)
  • Apr 7 Charlie Thomas, American pop singer (The Drifters, 1958-67 - "Sweets For My Sweet"; "Save The Last Dance For Me"), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Apr 8 Seymour Hersh, award-winning investigative reporter (NY Times), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 8 Tony Clegg, English property trader (Montleigh), born in Littleborough, England (d. 1995)
  • Apr 9 Barrington J. Bayley, English sci-fi author (Collision Course), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2008)
  • Apr 9 Simon Brown, Baron Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, Justice of the Supreme Court of the U.K.
  • Apr 9 Valerie Singleton, British broadcaster (Blue Peter), born in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England
  • Apr 10 Bella Akhmadulina, Russian poet (The String, Fever), born in Moscow (d. 2010)
  • Apr 10 Stan Mellor MBE, British National Hunt jockey and trainer (first jumps jockey to ride 1,000 winners; Champion Jockey 1960-62), born in Manchester, England (d. 2020)
  • Apr 11 Jill Gascoine, British stage and pioneering TV actress (The Gentle Touch - "Maggie Forbes"), and novelist, born in Lambeth, London, England (d. 2020)
  • Apr 12 Igor Volk, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz T-12) and test pilot, born in Zmiiv, Ukraine (d. 2017)
  • Apr 12 Raymond Ceulemans, Belgian world champ billiards player, born in Lier, Belgium
  • Apr 13 Edward Fox, English actor (The Day of the Jackal, Gandhi), born in Chelsea, London
  • Apr 13 John Contiguglia, American concert pianist (as duo with his identical twin, Robert), born in Auburn, New York
  • Apr 13 Lanford Wilson, American playwright (Hot L Baltimore), born in Lebanon, Missouri
  • Apr 13 Richard Contiguglia, American concert pianist (as duo with his identical twin, John), born in Auburn, New York
  • Apr 15 Conrad Russell, 5th Earl Russell, British historian, born in Harting, West Sussex (d. 2004)
  • Apr 17 Brian Sedgemore, British MP (Labour Party 1974-79 and 1983-2005), born in Exmouth, Devon (d. 2015)
  • Apr 17 Daffy Duck, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Tex Avery and Bob Clampett (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Porky's Duck Hunt"
  • Apr 17 Eduard Stepanov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Werkhopeniye, Russia (d. 2015)
  • Apr 17 Ferdinand Piëch, Austrian-German automotive engineer and executive (Volkswagen Group), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Apr 18 (Bobby) "Robert" Hooks, African-American stage and screen actor (Fast Walking; Aaron Loves Angela), and theater director (The D.C. Black Repertory Company), born in Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 18 Jan Kaplický, British architect of Czech origin, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2009)
  • Apr 18 Joaquim Carvalho, Portuguese soccer goalkeeper (6 caps; Sporting CP), born in Barreiro, Portugal (d. 2022)
  • Apr 18 Tatyana Shchelkanova, Soviet long jumper (Olympic bronze 1964), born in Rostov, Russia (d. 2011)
  • Apr 19 Elinor Donahue, American actress (Father Knows Best, Get a Life), born in Tacoma, Washington

Joseph EstradaJoseph Estrada (85 years old)

Apr 19 Filipino actor and 13th President of the Philippines (1998-01), born in Tondo, Philippines

George TakeiGeorge Takei (85 years old)

Apr 20 American actor (Sulu-Star Trek, Green Berets), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Apr 21 Charles Lee Herron, Ky, FBI most wanted fugitive (Jan 1 1986)
  • Apr 21 David Lucas, American rock and roll composer, music producer and singer, born in Buffalo, New York
  • Apr 21 Gary Peters, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1964, 67; AL Rookie of the Year 1963; AL wins leader 1964; Chicago WS, Boston Red Sox), born in Grove City, Pennsylvania (d. 2023)
  • Apr 22 (Bernard) "Jack" Nitzsche, American composer, arranger, music producer, keyboardist (Rolling Stones; Neil Young), and songwriter ("Up Where We Belong"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2000)
  • Apr 22 Bobbi Fiedler, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2019)

Jack NicholsonJack Nicholson (85 years old)

Apr 22 American actor (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Shining), born in Neptune City, New Jersey

  • Apr 22 Ken Palmer, English cricket umpire (22 Tests, 23 ODIs 1977-2001) and fast bowler (1 Test), born in Winchester, Hampshire, England
  • Apr 23 Barry Shepherd, Australian cricket batsman (9 Tests, 5 x 50s; West Australia CA), born in Donnybrook, Australia (d. 2001)
  • Apr 23 Don Massengale, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1967 runner-up), born in Jackson, Texas (d. 2007)
  • Apr 23 Victoria Glendinning, British author (Edith Sitwell A Unicorn Among Lions), born in Sheffield, England
  • Apr 24 Joe Henderson, American jazz saxophonist, born in Lima, Ohio (d. 2001)
  • Apr 25 Bo Brundin, Swedish actor (The Rhinemann Exchange; A Baltic Tragedy), born in Uppsala, Sweden (d. 2022)
  • Apr 26 Bob Boozer, College/Basketball Hall of Fame forward (Olympic gold 1960), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2012)
  • Apr 27 David Bolton, English rugby league five eighth (23 caps Great Britain; Wigan, Balmain) and coach (Parramatta), born in Wigan, England (d. 2021)
  • Apr 27 Sandy Dennis, American actress (Up the Down Staircase), born in Hastings, Nebraska (d. 1992)

Saddam HusseinSaddam Hussein (1937-2006)

Apr 28 President of Iraq (1979-2003), born in Al-Awja, Iraq

  • Apr 29 Jill Paton Walsh, English writer (Peter Wimsey series, Knowledge of Angels), born in London, England (d. 2020) [1]
  • Apr 29 Lefty Dizz [Walter Williams], American Chicago-style blues guitarist and singer, born in Osceola, Arkansas (d. 1993)

About April 1937

How Old? 85 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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