Famous People Born in April 1947

  • Apr 1 Alain Connes, French mathematician
  • Apr 1 Robin Scott, English singer (M), born in London
  • Apr 1 Norm Van Lier, American basketball player
  • Apr 2 Camille Paglia, author and social critic, born in Endicott, New York
  • Apr 2 Emmylou Harris, country singer (Together Again), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Apr 4 Salvatore Sciarrino, composer
  • Apr 4 Ray Fosse, American baseball player and broadcaster
  • Apr 4 Wiranto, Indonesian general

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Apr 5 Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, President of the Philippines (2001-2010), born in San Juan

14th President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
14th President of the Philippines
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
  • Apr 6 Jan-Kees Wiebenga, Dutch politician (VVD), born in Haarlem, Netherlands
  • Apr 6 John Ratzenberger, American actor (Cliff Clavin in Cheers), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Apr 6 Tony Cooner, Essex, drummer (Hot Chocolate-You Sexy Thing)
  • Apr 7 Patricia Bennett, US singer (He's So Fine)
  • Apr 7 Eliseo Soriano, Philippine evangelist
  • Apr 7 Florian Schneider, German musician (Kraftwerk)
  • Apr 7 Charles 'skip' Pitts, soul and blues guitarist (Shaft), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2012)
  • Apr 8 Cindy Pickett, Norman Oklahoma, actress (Guiding Light, St Elsewhere)
  • Apr 8 Hsiao-hsien Hou, dir (Cheerful Wind, City of Sadness, Puppetmaster)
  • Apr 8 Steve Howe, rock guitarist (Asia, Yes-Roundabout), born in London, England
  • Apr 8 Tom DeLay, Laredo, Texas, American politician (Rep-R-Texas, 1985-2006)
  • Apr 8 Robert Kiyosaki, American investor
  • Apr 8 Larry Norman, American musician and pioneer of Christian rock music (Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music?), born in Corpus Christi, Texas (d. 2008)
  • Apr 10 Bunny Wailer, vocalist/percussionist (The Wailers with Bob Marley), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Apr 11 Michael Hindley, British MEP
  • Apr 11 Michael Wright, Vice-Chancello, (Aston University)
  • Apr 11 Peter Riegert, American actor (Animal House, Crossing Delancey), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 11 Uli Edel, Neuenburg am Rhein, South Baden, German film director
  • Apr 11 Meshach Taylor, American actor, born in Altadena, CA, (d. 2014)
  • Apr 11 Lev Bulat, Russian physicist
  • Apr 12 Dan Lauria, actor (Jack Arnold-Wonder Years) (1947 approx)

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Apr 12 David Letterman, comedian (Late Night), born in Indianapolis, Indiana

Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman
  • Apr 12 Tom Clancy, Baltmore Maryland, American author
  • Apr 12 Antonin Kratochvil photographer
  • Apr 13 Thanos Mikroutsikos, Greek composer & former minister
  • Apr 14 Bob Massie, cricketer (Aust swing bowler, 16 wkts on debut v Eng 1972)
  • Apr 15 Bojoura, [Raina GB van Melzen], Dutch singer/wife of Hans Cleuver
  • Apr 15 DeDe Lind, playmate (Aug, 1967), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 15 Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, TV producer (Designing Women, Murphy Brown)
  • Apr 15 Michael DeBello, singer (Maniac)
  • Apr 15 Mike Chapman, Australian songwriter/producer (Chinn & Chapman)
  • Apr 15 Wooly Wolstenholme, keyboardist/vocalist (Barclay James Harvest)
  • Apr 15 Cristina Husmark Pehrsson, Swedish politician
  • Apr 16 Gerry Rafferty, Paisley Scotland, guitarist/vocalist (Baker Street)

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Apr 16 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, [Lew Alcindor], NBA center (Mil Bucks, LA Lakers), born in NYC, New York

  • Apr 17 Linda Martin, Irish singer
  • Apr 17 Tsutomu Wakamatsu, Japanese baseball player
  • Apr 18 David Gee, director (Friends of the Earth)
  • Apr 18 Dorothy Lyman, (All my Children, Naomi-Mama's Family), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Apr 18 James Woods, American actor (Salvador, Against All Odds), born in Vernal, Utah

  • Apr 18 Lori Martin, actress (Velvet-National Velvet), born in Glendale, California
  • Apr 18 Kathy Acker, American author (d. 1997)

  • Apr 18 Herbert Mullin, American serial killer
  • Apr 19 Frits Castricum, Dutch journalist and politician (PvdA)
  • Apr 19 Murray Perahia, American pianist (Avery Fischer Prize-1975, Grammy 1988), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 19 Wilf Stevenson, director (British Film Institute)
  • Apr 20 David Leland, actor and director (Nothing But Trouble), born in Cambridge, England
  • Apr 20 Björn Skifs, Swedish singer (Blue Swede)
  • Apr 20 Andrew Tobias, American journalist and author
  • Apr 21 Alan Warner, rocker (Foundations)

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Apr 21 Iggy Pop [James Osterberg], American rocker (Zombie Birdhouse), born in Muskegon, Michigan

Rocker Iggy Pop
Iggy Pop
  • Apr 21 John Weider, bassist (Family-Family Entertainment)
  • Apr 22 Barry Guy, English composer and double bass player, born in London
  • Apr 23 Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, Irish political activist [or 1940]
  • Apr 23 Saskia, [Trudy van den Berg], singer (S & Serge, Spinning Wheel)
  • Apr 23 Glenn Cornick, English rock bassist (Jethro Tull-Thick as a Brick), born in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, (d. 2014)
  • Apr 24 Hubert Ann Kelly, US singer (Hues Corporation/Rock the boat)
  • Apr 24 Josep Borrell Fontelles, Former President of the European Parliament
  • Apr 24 Roger D. Kornberg, American chemist, Nobel-prized
  • Apr 25 Bill Fontana, composer
  • Apr 25 Jeffrey DeMunn, actor (Blaze, Frances, Windy City), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Apr 25 Johan Cruyff, Dutch soccer player/coach (Ajax/Barcelona), born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (d. 2016)
  • Apr 26 Donna Elizabeth De Varona, swimmer (Olympic-2 gold-64), born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Apr 26 Gervase Jackson-Stops, British architectural adviser to the National Trust (d. 1995)
  • Apr 26 Warren Clarke, English actor (Clockwork Orange), born in Oldham, Lancashire, (d. 2014)
  • Apr 27 Ann Peebles, Missouri, singer (I Can't Stand the Rain)
  • Apr 27 Herbie Murrell, US soul singer (Stylistics-You are My Everything)
  • Apr 27 Pete Ham, Welsh rock vocalist (Badfinger-Come & Get It), born in Swansea, Wales
  • Apr 27 Peter Gena, American composer
  • Apr 27 George Kenneth Butterfield, American politician
  • Apr 28 Steve Khan, jazz musician (Christmas Waltz), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 29 Jim Ryun, American 1500m runner/broke 4 minute mile (Olympic silver 1968)
  • Apr 29 John Laurence Miller, golfer (US Open 1973, British Open 1976), born in San Francisco, California
  • Apr 29 Tommy James, singer (cri-im-son & clo-o-ver o-o-ver & o-o-ver)
  • Apr 29 Olavo de Carvalho, Brazilian philosopher
  • Apr 30 Robert Scott, (Rep-D-Virginia)
  • Apr 30 Leslie Grantham, English actor
  • Apr 30 Mats Odell, Swedish politician
  • Apr 30 Tom Køhlert, Brondby IF coach