Famous People Born in April 1944

  • Apr 1 Carol White, England, actress (Daddy's Gone a Hunting)
  • Apr 1 Rusty Staub, American baseball utility (6 x MLB All Star; Houston Colt .45s / Astros; Montreal Expos; NY Mets; Detroit Tigers) and broadcaster (Mets games 1986-95), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2018)
  • Apr 2 František Pospíšil, Czech ice hockey defenseman (IIHF World C'ships gold 1972, 76, 77; best defenseman 1972, 76; Olympic bronze 1972, silver 1976), born in Unhošť, Bohemia and Moravia
  • Apr 2 Rodolfo Fischer, Argentine soccer striker (35 caps; San Lorenzo 271 games), born in Oberá, Argentina (d. 2020)
  • Apr 3 Barry Pritchard, British rock guitarist (Fortunes - "You've Got Your Troubles"; "Here It Comes Again"; "This Golden Ring"), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1999)
  • Apr 3 Ramazan Rragami, Albanian soccer midfielder (20 caps; KF Vllaznia) and manager (KF Vllaznia), born in Shkodër, Albania (d. 2022)
  • Apr 3 Tony Orlando [Cassavitis], American pop singer (& Dawn - "Tie A Yellow Ribbon"; "Knock Three Times"), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 4 Craig T. Nelson, American actor (Poltergeist, Hayden Fox-Coach), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Apr 4 David Melville, British physicist and academic (Middlesex Polytechnic), born in Gateshead, Durham, England
  • Apr 4 Lawrence A. Hough, American rower (Pairs w/o cox-1968 olympic silver), born in Janesville, Wisconsin
  • Apr 4 Magda Aelvoet, Belgian politician (Greens), born in Steenokkerzeel, Belgium
  • Apr 5 Ann Maxwell, American sci-fi author (Jaws of Menx), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Apr 5 James Buckley, CEO (Baltic Exchange)
  • Apr 5 Nicholas Caldwell, American R&B singer (Whispers - "And The Beat Goes On"), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • Apr 5 Pedro Rosselló, Puerto Rican politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Puerto Rico, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Apr 5 Peter T. King, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New York, born in Manhattan, New York
  • Apr 5 Willeke van Ammelrooy, Dutch actress (Cidke de Rat, Antonia), born in Amsterdam
  • Apr 6 Felicity Palmer, British mezzo-soprano
  • Apr 6 John Huarte, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1964, Notre Dame; Super Bowl 1970, KC Chiefs), born in Anaheim, California
  • Apr 6 John Stax [Fullagar], British rock bassist, and harmonica player (Pretty Things, 1963-67 - "Don't Bring Me Down"; "Cry To Me"), born in Crayford, Kent, England
  • Apr 7 Bill Stoneman, American baseball player and manager
  • Apr 7 Carol Grimes, British singer (Delivery), born in London, England
  • Apr 7 Gerhard Schröder, Chancellor of Germany
  • Apr 8 Christoph Hein, German writer and translator, born in Heinzendorf, Germany
  • Apr 8 Hywel Bennett, Welsh, actor (Family Way, Shelley), born in Garnant, Wales (d. 2017)
  • Apr 8 Odd Nerdrum, Norwegian painter
  • Apr 8 Santiago Jiménez Jr, American folk and Tejano accordionist (El Mero Mero, Viva Seguin), born in Texas
  • Apr 10 Danny Woods, American musician (CEO of the Board), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2018)
  • Apr 11 John Milius, American screenwriter (Red Dawn, 1941, Big Wednesday), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Apr 11 R. J. B Knight, British deputy director (National Maritime Museum)
  • Apr 12 John Kay [Joachim Krauledat], German-born Canadian rock singer (Steppenwolf), born in Tilsit, East Prussia, Germany
  • Apr 12 Karel Kryl, Czechoslovak folk singer, born in Kroměříž, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia (d. 1994)
  • Apr 12 Lisa Jardine, British historian and writer, born in Oxford, England (d. 2015)
  • Apr 12 Mike Garrett, American College Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1965, USC; AFL All-Star 1966-67, KC Chiefs) and executive (athletic director USC 1993-2010), born in Los Angeles, CA
  • Apr 12 Siegfried Stritzl, American soccer midfielder (11 caps; NY Cosmos; NASL Rookie of the Year 1969), born in Yugoslavia (d. 2022)
  • Apr 13 Brian Pendleton, English musician (The Pretty Things, 1963-66 - "Don't Bring Me Down"), born in Durham, England (d. 2001)
  • Apr 13 Charles Burnett, American film director (When It Rains; Glass Shield), born in Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • Apr 13 Jack Casady, American rock bassist (Hot Tuna - "Hesitation Blues"; Jefferson Airplane - "Volunteers"; "White Rabbit"), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 13 Susan Davis, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from California (D), 2001-21), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Apr 14 John Sergeant, British political journalist, radio and television broadcaster, born in Oxford, England
  • Apr 15 Dave Edmunds, Welsh rock singer and guitarist (Rockpile - "Girls Talk"; "I Knew The Bride"), born in Cardiff, Wales
  • Apr 15 Dzhokhar Dudayev, separatist leader and President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria (1991), born in Yalkhori, Chechen-Ingush (d. 1996)
  • Apr 15 John Wilbraham, British classical, baroque, and session trumpeter (Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields; English Chamber Orchestra; The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour), and educator, born in Bournemouth, England (d. 1998)
  • Apr 16 Bob Montgomery, last Major League Baseball player to bat without a helmet (1979), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Apr 16 Dennis Russell Davies, American conductor and composer, born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Apr 16 Mike Mitchell, American rock guitarist (The Kingsmen -"Louie, Louie"), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2021)
  • Apr 17 John Lill, British classical pianist, born in London
  • Apr 18 Irvine Shillingford, West Indian cricket batsman (4 Tests, 1 x 100, HS 120; Combined Islands, Windward Islands), born in Dublanc, Dominica (d. 2023)

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Apr 18 American FBI agent and Soviet spy, born in Chicago, Illinois

  • Apr 18 Rudy Shackelford, American organist, composer, and musicologist, born in Newport News, Virginia
  • Apr 19 Bernie Worrell, American keyboardist (Funkadelic - "Cosmic Slop"), born in Long Branch, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • Apr 19 James Heckman, American economist (Nobel Prize 2000), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 19 Margo MacDonald, Scottish national broadcaster and politician (MP for Glasgow Govan 1973-74), born in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 2014)
  • Apr 21 Adrian Hurley, Australian basketball coach
  • Apr 22 Howie Wyeth, American drummer and pianist (Bob Dylan; Robert Gordon; Christine Lavin), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1996)
  • Apr 22 Joshua Rifkin, American conductor and musicologist who played a key role in the ragtime revival of the 1970s, born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 22 Steve Fossett, American adventurer (1st person to fly solo nonstop around the world in a balloon), born in Jackson, Tennessee (disappeared 2007)
  • Apr 23 Niklaus Schilling, Swiss film director (Dormire, Atem, Rheingold), born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 2016)
  • Apr 24 (Bernard) St. Clair Lee, American pop singer (The Hues Corporation - "Rock The Boat"), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2011)
  • Apr 24 Tony Visconti, American music producer (David Bowie's Blackstar; Low; "Heroes"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 26 Amien Rais, Indonesian politician (leader of Muhammadiyah 1995-2000), born in Surakarta, Dutch East Indies
  • Apr 26 David O'Brien Martin, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), born in St. Lawrence Co., New York
  • Apr 26 Martha Rockwell, American cross-country skier (Mount Washington), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Apr 27 Cuba Gooding Sr., American pop and soul singer (The Main Ingredient - "Everybody Plays the Fool"), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • Apr 27 Herb Pedersen, American singer (Desert Rose Band - "Love Reunited"), born in Berkeley, California
  • Apr 27 Michael Fish, British TV weatherman, born in Eastbourne, Sussex, England
  • Apr 27 Thomas Koppel, Danish pianist and classical and avant-garde composer (Savage Rose), born in a refugee camp in Örebro, Sweden (d. 2006)
  • Apr 28 Alice Waters, American chef (Chez Panisse, farm-to-table movement), born in Chatham Borough, New Jersey
  • Apr 28 Elizabeth LeCompte, American theater director (founding member of The Wooster Group), born in New Jersey
  • Apr 28 Jean-Claude Van Cauwenberghe, Belgian politician
  • Apr 29 Benedikte, Danish princess and second daughter of Frederick IX, born in Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Apr 29 Jim Hart, American NFL quarterback (St Louis Cardinals), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Apr 29 Richard Kline, American actor and director, born in New York City
  • Apr 29 [Nicolas] Michael Angelis, English actor (Thomas & Friends, Boys from the Black Stuff), born in London, England (d. 2020)
  • Apr 30 Jill Clayburgh, American actress (Unmarried Woman, Semi-Tough), born in NYC, New York (d. 2010)
  • Apr 30 Richard Shoff, American rocker (Sandpipers), born in Seattle

About April 1944

How Old? 78 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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