Famous People Born in April 1940

About April 1940

How Old? 78 years old
Generation: Traditionalist or Silent Generation

Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestWangari Maathai

Apr 1 Wangari Maathai, Kenyan environmentalist and political activist, founder of the Green Belt Movement, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (2004) and Indira Gandhi Peace Prize (2006), born in Ihithe village, Kenya (d. 2011)

Environmentalist Wangari Maathai
Environmentalist
Wangari Maathai
  • Apr 1 Annie Nightingale, English broadcaster, 1st BBC Radio 1 female presenter, born in London
  • Apr 2 Penelope Keith, British actress (Norman Conquests, Priest of Love), born in Sutton, Surrey, England
  • Apr 2 Peter Haining, British writer and editor (Anatomy of Witchcraft), born in Enfield, Middlesex (d. 2007)
  • Apr 3 R S Burman, CEO (Association of British Chambers of Commerce)
  • Apr 4 Bijan, Iranian mens apparel designer (Bijan), born in Tehran, Iran (d. 2011)
  • Apr 4 Robby Müller, Dutch cinematographer (Breaking the Waves, Dead Man, Korczak), born in Willemstad, Curaçao, Kingdom of the Netherlands (d. 2018)
  • Apr 4 Vladimir Timofeyevich Isakov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Zilair, Russia
  • Apr 4 Richard Attwood, British racing driver, born in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire
  • Apr 4 Sharon Sheeley, American songwriter (Somethin' Else), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2002)
  • Apr 5 Aliza Kashi, Israeli actress and singer (Merv Griffin regular), born in Israel
  • Apr 6 Homero Aridjis, Mexican poet (La Tumba de Filidor)
  • Apr 6 Donald Myrick, American saxophonist ("If Leaving Me Is Easy, One More Night), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1993)
  • Apr 7 Jan Wilhelm Morthenson, composer
  • Apr 7 Patricia Paay, Dutch singer (You are not hip)
  • Apr 8 John Havlicek, Martin's Ferry Ohio, NBA hall-of-famer (Boston Celtics)

  • Apr 9 Vasily Dmiotriyevich Shcheglov, Russian cosmonaut
  • Apr 9 Jimmy [James] Roberts, NHL defenceman (1st Blues draft pick), born in Toronto (d. 2015)
  • Apr 10 Gloria Hunniford [Mary Winifred Gloria Hunniford], British broadcaster and actress (Old Curiosity Shop), born in Portadown, Northern Ireland

Person of interestHerbie Hancock

Apr 12 Herbie Hancock, American pianist (I Thought it Was You), born in Chicago, Illinois

Musician and Composer Herbie Hancock
Musician and Composer
Herbie Hancock
  • Apr 12 John Hagee, American pastor and televangelist, born in Goose Creek, Texas
  • Apr 13 Lester Chambers, Ms, vocalist (Chamber Brothers-Time Has Come Today)
  • Apr 13 Mike Beuttler, British racing driver (d. 1988)
  • Apr 13 Jim McNab, Scottish footballer (d. 2006)
  • Apr 14 Patricia Bruder, American actress (Ellen-As the World Turns), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 15 Edy Hubacher, Swiss 4-man bobsled (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Apr 15 Jeffrey Archer, England, (Tory-Commons)/author (Matter of Honor)
  • Apr 15 Robert Walker Jr, American actor (Ceremony, Ms Don Juan, Ensign Pulver), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 15 Woodie Fryman, American baseball player
  • Apr 15 Robert Lacroix, French Canadian professor of economics
  • Apr 16 David Holford, West Indian cricket all-rounder (24 Tests), born in Upper Collymore Rock, Saint Michael, Barbados
  • Apr 16 Thomas Stonor, 7th Baron Camoys, British banker and deputy CEO (Barclays de Zoete Wedd), born in England

Person of interestMargrethe II

Apr 16 Margrethe II, Queen of Denmark (1972 - present), born in Copenhagen, Denmark

Queen of Denmark Margrethe II
Queen of Denmark
Margrethe II
  • Apr 16 Paul Cox, Dutch-born Australian director (Lonely Hearts), born in Venlo, the Netherlands (d. 2016)
  • Apr 16 Benoît Bouchard, French-Canadian public official and former politician, born in Roberval, Quebec
  • Apr 17 Billy Fury [Ronald Wycherley], English singer (When Will You Say I Love You), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1983)
  • Apr 17 Anja Silja, German soprano
  • Apr 18 Ed Garvey, American labor leader (NFL Players Association), born in Burlington, Wisconsin (d. 2017)
  • Apr 18 Ira von Furstenberg, [Virginia Caroline] Princess (Monaco), born in Rome, Italy
  • Apr 18 Joseph L Goldstein, Sumter SC, physician (Nobel-1985)
  • Apr 18 Skip Stephenson, comedian (Real People), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1992)

  • Apr 19 Algy Cluff, CEO (Spectator, Cluff Resources)
  • Apr 19 Genya Ravan, American vocalist (Goldie & the Gingerbreads, Ten Wheel Drive)
  • Apr 20 James Gammon, American actor (Cool Hand Luke, Nick-Nash Bridges), born in Newman, Illinois (d. 2010)
  • Apr 20 Jan Cremer, Dutch writer (I, John Cremer), born in Enschede, Netherlands
  • Apr 20 Pilar Miró, Spanish screenwriter and director (Wether, Beltenebros), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1997)
  • Apr 20 Timothy Lee Drummond, American musician, born in Canton, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • Apr 20 George Andrie, American NFL defensive end (5-time Pro Bowl), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 2018)
  • Apr 21 Souleymane Cisse, director (Waati, Yeelen, Finye, Baara)
  • Apr 22 Peter Goldstein, joint founder (Superdrug)
  • Apr 23 Richard Monaco, American sci-fi author (Grail War, Final Quest), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 23 Michael Copps, Commissioner of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Apr 24 Michael Parks, American actor (Tusk, Then Came Bronson), born in Corona California (d. 2017)
  • Apr 24 David Larter, Scottish cricketer (two-metre tall England pace bowler), born in Inverness, Scotland
  • Apr 24 Sue Grafton, American author of detective novels ("A" Is for Alibi), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2017)

Person of interestAl Pacino

Apr 25 Al Pacino, American actor (And Justice For All, The Godfather, Scorpio), born in NYC, New York

Actor Al Pacino
Actor
Al Pacino
  • Apr 25 O. B. McClinton, American country singer (Keep your arms around me), born in Senatobia, Mississippi (d. 1987)
  • Apr 26 Giorgio Moroder, producer/singer/songwriter (Cat People, Top Gun), born in Ortisei, Italy
  • Apr 26 Cliff Watson, English rugby league front rower (St Helens, Cronulla-Sutherland, GB 30 Tests), born in London, England (d. 2018)
  • Apr 29 Brian Taber, cricket wicket-keeper (Australian between Grout & Marsh)
  • Apr 30 Burt Young, American actor (Convoy, Rocky), born in NYC, New York