Famous People Born in April 1937

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 2 Paul Kanjorski, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania, born in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
  • 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 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 4 Ian St James, novelist (Balfour Conspiracy, Vengeance, Money Stones)
  • Apr 4 Hans van den Doel, Dutch politician and economist (PvdA), born in Zierikzee, Netherlands (d. 2012)

Person of interestColin Powell

Apr 5 Colin Powell, American General and Assistant to the President (Nat Sec Affairs), born in The Bronx, New York

General and US Secretary of State Colin Powell
General and US Secretary of State
Colin Powell
  • Apr 5 Stuart May, senior partner (Theodore Goddard)
  • Apr 5 Allan R. Thieme, American inventor (first Power operated vehicle/scooter), born in Bridgeport, Michigan

Person of interestBilly Dee Williams

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

Person of interestMerle Haggard

Apr 6 Merle Haggard, country singer (Death Valley Days), born in Bakersfield, California (d. 2016)

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
  • Apr 6 Tom Veivers, cricketer (Australian off-spinner in the 60's)
  • Apr 7 Charlie Thomas, singer (Drifters), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Apr 8 Ronald Anthony "Tony" Clegg, property trader
  • Apr 8 Seymour Hersh, award winning investigative reporter (NY Times)

  • Apr 9 Simon Brown, Baron Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, Justice of the Supreme Court of the U.K.
  • Apr 9 Barrington J. Bayley, English sci-fi author (Collision Course), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2008)
  • Apr 9 Valerie Singleton, British broadcaster (Blue Peter), born in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England
  • Apr 10 Stan Mellor, British racehorse trainer and jockey
  • Apr 10 Bella Akhmadulina, Russian poet (The String, Fever), born in Moscow (d. 2010)
  • 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 Lanford Wilson, American playwright (Hot L Baltimore), born in Lebanon, Missouri
  • 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 Robert Hooks,African-American actor (Fast Walking, Aaron Loves Angela), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 18 Tatyana Shchelkanova, Soviet long jumper (Olympic bronze 1964), born in Rostov, Russia (d. 2011)
  • Apr 18 Jan Kaplický, British architect of Czech origin, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2009)
  • Apr 19 Elinor Donahue, American actress (Father Knows Best, Get a Life), born in Tacoma, Washington

Person of interestJoseph Estrada

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

President of the Philippines Joseph Estrada
President of the Philippines
Joseph Estrada

Person of interestGeorge Takei

Apr 20 George Takei, 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 22 Bobbi Fiedler, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2019)

Person of interestJack Nicholson

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

  • Apr 22 Jack Nitzsche, American composer and songwriter (An Officer & a Gentleman), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2000)
  • Apr 22 Ken Palmer, English umpire and cricketer (1-190 in only Test for England), born in Winchester, Hampshire, England
  • Apr 23 Barry Shepherd, Australian cricketer (Australian lefty bat early 60's), born in Donnybrook, Australia
  • 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 actress (Rhinemann Exchange), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Apr 26 Bob Boozer, College/Basketball Hall of Fame forward (Olympic gold 1960), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2012)
  • Apr 27 Sandy Dennis, American actress (Up the Down Staircase), born in Hastings, Nebraska (d. 1992)

Person of interestSaddam Hussein

Apr 28 Saddam Hussein, President of Iraq (1979-2003), born in Al-Awja, Iraq (d. 2006)

Iraqi President and Dictator Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President and Dictator
Saddam Hussein
  • Apr 29 Jill Paton Walsh, English writer

About April 1937

How Old? 82 years old
Generation: Traditionalist or Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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