On This Day

Famous People Born in April 1948

  • Apr 1 Jimmy Cliff [James Chambers], Jamaican Reggae singer, born in St James, Jamaica
  • Apr 1 Simon Crowe, rock drummer (Boomtown Rats-Maxinguaye)
  • Apr 1 J. J. Williams, Welsh rugby winger (30 caps Wales, 7 British & Irish Lions), born in Nantyffyllon, Wales
  • Apr 1 Willie Montañez, Puerto Rican baseball first baseman (MLB All Star 1977; Philadelphia Phillies, Atlanta Braves), born in Cataño, Puerto Rico
  • Apr 1 Javier Irureta, Spanish soccer midfielder (6 caps; Atlético Madrid, Athletic Bilbao) and manager (Deportivo La Coruña 1998-2005), born in Irun, Spain
  • Apr 2 Roy Gerela American NFL placekicker (Super Bowl 1974, 75, 78; Pro Bowl 1972, 74; Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Sarrail, Alberta
  • Apr 2 Joan D. Vinge, American sci-fi author (2 Hugos, Dune), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Apr 2 Dimitris Mitropanos, Greek singer, born in Trikala, Greece (d. 2012)
  • Apr 2 Jim McDaniels, American basketball forward (All American 1971; Western Kentucky Uni; No. 1 overall pick ABA Draft 1971; ABA All-Star 1972; Carolina Cougars), born in Scottsville, Kentucky (d. 2017)
  • Apr 2 Danny Ford, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (National C'ship, Clemson University 1981; University of Arkansas; career record 122–59–5), born in Gadsden, Alabama
  • Apr 3 Garrick Ohlsson, American pianist (Intl Busoni winner 1969), born in Bronxville, New York
  • Apr 3 Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, Dutch politician (CDA), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Apr 3 Mary Gordon-Watson, British equestrian 3 day event (Olympic gold 1972), born in Blandford, Dorset
  • Apr 3 Arlette Cousture, French-Canadian writer (Les filles de Caleb), born in Saint-Lambert, Quebec, Canada
  • Apr 4 Berry Oakley, American rocker and bass player (The Allman Brothers Band), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1972)
  • Apr 4 David "Pick" Withers, English jazz drummer (Dire Straits), born in Leicester, England

  • Apr 4 Dan Simmons, American sci-fi and horror writer (Song of Kali), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • Apr 4 Derek Thompson, Northern Irish actor (Charlie Fairhead - Casualty), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Apr 5 Dave Holland, English heavy metal rocker (Judas Priest-Breakin' the Law), born in Northampton, England (d. 2018)
  • Apr 6 Patrika Darbo, American actress
  • Apr 7 Carol Douglas, American singer
  • Apr 7 Dallas Taylor, American session drummer (Crosby, Stills & Nash, Clear Light), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2015)
  • Apr 7 Pietro Anastasi, Italian soccer striker (25 caps; Juventus, Ascoli, Inter), born in Catania, Italy (d. 2020)

Person of interestRobert Allen Litchfield

Apr 8 Robert A. Litchfield, American bank robber who was on the FBI most wanted list in the 1980s

  • Apr 8 Michael Leshner, Canadian lawyer and gay rights advocate
  • Apr 9 Jaya Bachchan, Indian actress and politician, born in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
  • Apr 10 Tom Spencer, British politician (Conservative)
  • Apr 11 Marcello Lippi, Italian football coach, born in Viareggio, Italy
  • Apr 12 Raphick Jumadeen, West Indian cricketer (WI slow left-armer of the 70's), born in Gasparillo, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Apr 12 Jeremy Beadle, English television presenter (Beadle's About), born in London, England (d. 2008)
  • Apr 12 Joschka Fischer, German politician, Foreign Minister of Germany (1998-2005), born in Gerabronn, Germany
  • Apr 12 Lois Reeves, American singer (Martha and the Vandellas), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Apr 13 Amy Robinson, American writer and actress (Mean Streets), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • Apr 13 Peter Sweval, American rocker (Looking Glass, Starz), born in Toms River, New Jersey (d. 1990)
  • Apr 13 Sue Doughty, British politician (MP for Guildford), born in York, England
  • Apr 13 Nam Hae-il, 25th Chief of Naval Operations of Republic of Korea Navy

  • Apr 14 Chester G. Atkins, American politician (Rep-D-Mass 1985-93)
  • Apr 14 Larry Ferguson, keyboardist (Hot Chocolate-You Sexy Thing), born in Nassau, Bahamas
  • Apr 14 Anastasios Papaligouras, Greek lawyer and politician
  • Apr 15 Michael Kamen, American composer and arranger (film scores to Brazil and Mr. Holland's Opus; Pink Floyd), born in NYC, New York (d. 2003)
  • Apr 16 Lynne Franks, British public relations consultant, born in London
  • Apr 16 Robert Kirby, British music arranger (Nick Drake), born in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire (d. 2009)
  • Apr 17 Jan Hammer, Czech-American composer (Escape from TV, Miami Vice), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia

Person of interestNate Archibald

Apr 18 "Tiny" Nate Archibald, NBA guard (Cincinnati), born in NYC, New York

NBA Point Guard Nate Archibald
NBA Point Guard
Nate Archibald
  • Apr 18 Catherine Malfitano, American soprano (Metropolitan Opera), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 19 Rick Miller, American baseball player, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Apr 20 Craig Frost, American keyboardist (Grand Funk Railroad-Some Kind of Wonderful), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Apr 20 Gregory Itzin, American film and TV actor (The Kentucky Cycle), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 20 Rémy Trudel, French Canadian politician, born in Sainte-Thècle, Quebec, Canada
  • Apr 21 Gary A Condit, (Rep-D-California)
  • Apr 21 Max Wyndham, 2nd Baron Egremont, English peer and author
  • Apr 21 Paul Davis, Meridian Mi, country/rock vocalist (I Go Crazy)
  • Apr 22 Carol Drinkwater, Anglo-Irish actress (Father, All Creatures Great & Small) and author (The Haunted School, Provence), born in London
  • Apr 23 Tessa Wyatt, English actress (Beast in the Cellar, Wedding Night), born in Woking, Surrey, England
  • Apr 23 Pascal Quignard, French author (Les Ombres), born in Verneuil-sur-Avre, Eure, France
  • Apr 23 Serge Thériault, French-Canadian comedian and actor (Ding et Dong), born in Quebec City, Canada
  • Apr 24 Benzion Freshwater, English multi-millionaire property investor, born in Sassov, Galicia, Poland
  • Apr 24 Eddie James Hart, American 4x100m relay runner (Olympic gold 1972), born in Martinez, California
  • Apr 24 Paul Cellucci, American politician, 69th Governor of Massachusetts and former United States Ambassador to Canada, born in Hudson, Massachusetts (d. 2013)
  • Apr 25 Mike Selvey, English cricketer (England pace bowler of late 70's), born in Chiswick, Middlesex, England
  • Apr 25 Yu Shyi-kun, Premier of the Republic of China (2002-05), born in Dongshan, Yilan County, China
  • Apr 26 Boyd Matson, TV host/correspondent (National Geographic Explorer)
  • Apr 26 Gerry Sikorski, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Minnesota), born in Breckenridge, Minnesota
  • Apr 27 Kate Pierson, American vocalist and guitarist (B-52's-Rock Lobster, Love Shack), born in Weehawken, New Jersey
  • Apr 27 Frank William Abagnale, Jr., American con artist turned security consultant, born in Bronxville, New York
  • Apr 27 Amrit Kumar Bohara, Nepalese politician, leader of the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist)
  • Apr 28 Marcia Strassman, American actress (Julle Kotter-Welcome Back Kotter), born in New York, (d. 2014)

Person of interestTerry Pratchett

Apr 28 Terry Pratchett, English author of fantasy novels (Discworld), born in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire (d. 2015)

Novelist Terry Pratchett
Novelist
Terry Pratchett
  • Apr 28 Dorothée Berryman, French Canadian actress and singer
  • Apr 29 Reb Brown, actor (Cage, Yor, Capt America, Fast Break), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 29 Bruce Cutler, American attorney
  • Apr 30 Perry King, American actor (Andy Warhol's "Bad"), born in Alliance, Ohio
  • Apr 30 Wayne Kramer, American guitarist (MC5, Dangerous Madness), born in Detroit, Michigan

About April 1948

How Old? 72 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: Yes

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