Famous People Born in April 1942

  • Apr 1 Alan Blakley, rocker (Brian Poole & The Tremeloes)
  • Apr 1 Danny Brooks, rocker (Dovells)
  • Apr 1 Phil Margo, rock vocalist (Tokens-Lion Sleeps Tonight), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 1 Samuel R[ay] Delany Jr, American sci-fi author (Towers of Toron, Neveryona)
  • Apr 2 Leon Russell [Claude Russell Bridges], American musician and singer-songwriter (Tight Rope, Delta Lady, Carney), born in Lawton, Oklahoma (d. 2016)
  • Apr 2 Graham Bright, British politician private secretary to British PM John Major, born in Horndon-on-the-Hill, Essex, England
  • Apr 2 Hiroyuki Sakai, Japanese chef who specializes in French cuisine (Iron Chef), born in Izumi, Kagoshima, Japan
  • Apr 2 Roshan Seth, Indian-born British actor (Mississippi Masala), born in Patna, Bihar, India
  • Apr 3 Billy Joe Royal, country and pop singer (Down in the Boondocks), born in Valdosta, Georgia (d. 2015)
  • Apr 3 Marsha Mason, American actress (Blume in Love, Cinderella Liberty), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Apr 3 Michael Elliott, American skier (Olympics 1968), born in Durango, Colorado
  • Apr 3 Rick Sylvester, Hollywood stuntman, parachute ski jumper (world record 3,300')
  • Apr 3 Wayne Newton, American singer and entertainer (Daddy, Don't You Walk So Fast), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • Apr 3 Marek Perepeczko, Polish actor (Janosik), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2005)
  • Apr 3 Herb “Herbie” Greene, American photographer best known for his portraits for rock and roll luminaries (The Grateful Dead), born in Indio, California
  • Apr 4 Kitty Kelley, American journalist and author (Unauthorized Biography of Frank Sinatra), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Apr 4 Kris Jensen, American musician (Torture), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Apr 5 Allan Clarke, English rock vocalist (Hollies-Air That I Breathe), born in Salford, Lancashire, England
  • Apr 5 Arthur Barrett, West Indian cricketer (WI leggie early 70's), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Apr 5 Peter Greenaway, Welsh film director, born in Newport, Wales
  • Apr 6 Barry Levinson, director (Rainman), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Apr 6 Phil Austin, comedian (Firesign Theater)
  • Apr 6 Anita Pallenberg, Italian model and actress credited as the muse of the Rolling Stones, born in Rome, Italy (d. 2017)
  • Apr 7 Edda Barends, actress (Arthur & Eva)
  • Apr 7 Jeetendra, Indian actor
  • Apr 8 Douglas Trumbull, director (Silent Running, Brainstorm)
  • Apr 8 Eduard Visser, Dutch writer (Fyffes are now called Chiquita)
  • Apr 8 Roger Chapman, Leicester, rock vocalist (Family-Family Entertainment)
  • Apr 9 Brandon De Wilde, American actor (Jamie, Wild in the Sky), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 9 Earl F Hillard, (Rep-D-Alabama)
  • Apr 10 Ian Callaghan, English footballer, born in Toxteth, Liverpool, England
  • Apr 10 Nick Auf der Maur, Canadian journalist and politician, born in Montreal, Canada (d. 1998)
  • Apr 11 Anatoly Nikolayevich Berezovoi, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz T-5), born in Enem, Russia (d. 2014)
  • Apr 12 Jacob Zuma, South African politician, President of South Africa (2009-), born in Nkandla
  • Apr 12 Bill Bryden, British stage and film director, born in Greenock, Scotland
  • Apr 12 Daniel Schmidt, American composer and builder of American gamelan
  • Apr 12 Frank Bank, American actor (Lumpy-Leave it to Beaver), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2013)
  • Apr 12 Carlos Reutemann, Argentine racing driver (Formula One) and politician, born in Santa Fe, Argentina
  • Apr 13 Bill Conti, composer (For Your Eyes Only, Rocky IV), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Apr 13 Ataol Behramoglu Turkish poet and writer.
  • Apr 14 Valentin Vitaliyevich Lebedev, cosmonaut (Soyuz 13, 35, T-5)
  • Apr 14 Björn Rosengren, Swedish politician
  • Apr 15 Walter Raphael Hazzard, basketball (Olympic gold 1964), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Apr 15 Francis X. DiLorenzo, American Catholic prelate
  • Apr 15 Kenneth Lay, American businessman (d. 2006)
  • Apr 16 Jim Lonborg, American baseball player
  • Apr 17 Mario Brenta, writer/director (Maicol, Barnabo of the Mountains)
  • Apr 17 David Bradley, British actor
  • Apr 18 Dick K J Tommel, chemist/(D66) Dutch Asst Sec of State (1994- )
  • Apr 18 Jochen Rindt, German race car driver
  • Apr 18 Steve Blass, American professional baseball player
  • Apr 19 Alan Price, England, rock keyboardist (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
  • Apr 19 Bas Jan Ader, Dutch artist (disappeared 1975).
  • Apr 19 Jack Roush, American racing entrepreneur
  • Apr 19 Edwin "Eddie" Kramer, Suth African recording producer and engineer (the Beatles, David Bowie, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones), born in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Apr 21 Bobby McClure, US gospel singer (Don't Mess Up a Good Thing)
  • Apr 22 Denis Lill, New Zealand-born British actor (Only Fools and Horses), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Apr 23 Sandra Dee, [Zuck], actress (Gidget, Imitation of Life), born in Bayonne, New Jersey

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Apr 24 Barbra Streisand, American singer, actress and award winner (People), born in Brooklyn, New York

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  • Apr 24 Richard M. Daley, American politician, 43rd Mayor of Chicago (1989-2011), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 24 Valeri Abramovich Voloshin, Russian pilot cosmonaut, born in Yangiyul, Tashkent
  • Apr 25 John Martin Dalby, Scottish composer, born in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Apr 25 Jon Kyl, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona (1987-95), born in Oakland, Nebraska
  • Apr 26 Bobby Rydell, rock singer (Wild One, Bye Bye Birdie), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 26 Claudine Auger, Miss France (1958)/actress (Thunderball), born in Paris, France
  • Apr 26 Vitali Andreyevich Grishchenko, Russian cosmonaut
  • Apr 26 Michael Kergin, Canadian diplomat
  • Apr 27 Gordon Roddick, English cosmetic manufacturer (Body Shop)
  • Apr 27 Valeri Vladimirovich Polyakov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-6, TM-18), born in Tula, Russia
  • Apr 27 John Shrapnel, English actor, born in Birmingham, Warwickshire
  • Apr 27 James Lee "Jim" Keltner, American drummer, described as "the leading session drummer in America", born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Apr 28 Ghislaine Hermanez, architect
  • Apr 28 Mike Brearley, cricketer (outstanding England captain 1977-81)
  • Apr 29 Galina A Kulakova, USSR, nordic skier (Olympic-3 golds-1972)