Famous People Born in April 1948

  • Apr 1 J. J. Williams, Welsh rugby union winger (30 caps Wales, 7 British & Irish Lions; Grand Slam 1976, 78), born in Nantyffyllon, Wales (d. 2020)
  • 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 1 Simon Crowe, Irish rock drummer (Boomtown Rats - "I Don't Like Mondays"), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Apr 1 Willie Montañez, Puerto Rican baseball first baseman (MLB All Star 1977; Philadelphia Phillies, Atlanta Braves), born in Cataño, Puerto Rico
  • 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 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 Joan D. Vinge, American sci-fi author (2 Hugos, Dune), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Apr 2 Roy Gerela American NFL placekicker (Super Bowl 1974, 75, 78; Pro Bowl 1972, 74; Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Sarrail, Alberta
  • Apr 3 Arlette Cousture, French Canadian writer (Les filles de Caleb), born in Saint-Lambert, Quebec, Canada
  • Apr 3 Garrick Ohlsson, American concert pianist (International Busoni winner, 1966; Chopin Prize, 1970), 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 4 Berry Oakley, American rocker and bass player (The Allman Brothers Band), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1972)
  • Apr 4 Dan Simmons, American sci-fi and horror writer (Song of Kali), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • Apr 4 David "Pick" Withers, British rock and jazz drummer (Dire Straits, 1977-82), born in Leicester, England
  • 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 5 Hans Theessink, Dutch blues guitarist, mandolin player, singer-songwriter, born in Enschede, Netherlands
  • Apr 6 Patrika Darbo, American actress
  • Apr 7 Arnie Robinson Jr., American athlete (Olympic gold long jump 1976; bronze 1972), born in San Diego, California (d. 2020)
  • Apr 7 Carol Douglas, American disco singer ("Doctor's Orders"), born in Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City
  • 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)
  • Apr 7 Ronnie Wilson, American R&B keyboardist (Gap Band - "Burn Rubber On Me"), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 2021)
  • Apr 8 Michael Leshner, Canadian lawyer and gay rights advocate

Robert Allen LitchfieldRobert Allen Litchfield (74 years old)

Apr 8 American bank robber who was on the FBI most wanted list in the 1980s

  • Apr 9 Jaya Bachchan, Indian actress and politician, born in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
  • Apr 9 Philip Wright, British rock drummer, and singer (Paper Lace -"The Night Chicago Died"), born in St. Ann's, Nottingham, England
  • Apr 10 Fred Smith, American rock bassist (Television - "Marquee Moon"; Blondie, 1974-75), born in New York City
  • Apr 10 Tom Spencer, British politician (Conservative)
  • Apr 11 Georgi Yartsev, Russian soccer forward (5 caps USSR; FC Spartak Moscow) and manager (Russia; Spartak, Dynamo, Torpedo Moscow), born in Nikolskoye, Russia (d. 2022)
  • Apr 11 Marcello Lippi, Italian football coach, born in Viareggio, Italy
  • Apr 12 Bill Ashurst, English rugby league second rower (3 Tests GB; Wigan, Penrith RLFC, Wakefield Trinity), born in Ince-in-Makerfield, England (d. 2022)
  • Apr 12 Jeremy Beadle, English television presenter (Beadle's About), born in London, England (d. 2008)
  • Apr 12 Joschka Fischer, German politician and Foreign Minister of Germany (1998-2005), born in Gerabronn, Germany
  • Apr 12 Lois Reeves, American singer (Martha and the Vandellas, 1969-72), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Apr 12 Raphick Jumadeen, West Indian cricketer (WI slow left-armer of the 70's), born in Gasparillo, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Apr 13 Amy Robinson, American writer and actress (Mean Streets), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • Apr 13 Nam Hae-il, 25th Chief of Naval Operations of Republic of Korea Navy
  • Apr 13 Sue Doughty, British politician (MP for Guildford), born in York, England
  • Apr 13 [Piet] "Peter" Sweval, American rock bassist (Looking Glass - "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)" ; Starz - "Cherry Baby"), born in Toms River, New Jersey (d. 1990)
  • Apr 14 Anastasios Papaligouras, Greek lawyer and politician
  • Apr 14 Berinthia "Berry" Berenson, American photographer, actress & model, born in New York City (d. 2001)
  • 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 15 Jan Krzywicki, American classical music composer, conductor, and educator born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 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 rock keyboardist (Mahavishnu Orchestra; Jeff Beck), and composer ("Miami Vice Theme"), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia

Nate ArchibaldNate Archibald (74 years old)

Apr 18 NBA guard (Cincinnati), born in NYC, New York

  • 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"; Bob Seger), 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 20 Rob Stoner [Rothstein], American session and touring bassist (Bob Dylan), and singer-songwriter, born in New York City
  • Apr 21 Gary Condit, American politician (Rep-D-California 1989-2003, affair with Chandra Levy), born in Salina, Oklahoma
  • Apr 21 Max Wyndham, 2nd Baron Egremont, English peer and author
  • Apr 21 Paul Davis, American country-rock-pop singer-songwriter and piano player ("I Go Crazy"; "65 Love Affair"), born in Meridian, Mississippi (d. 2008)
  • Apr 22 Carol Drinkwater, Anglo-Irish actress (Father, All Creatures Great & Small) and author (The Haunted School, Provence), born in London
  • 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 23 Tessa Wyatt, English actress (Beast in the Cellar; Wedding Night), born in Woking, Surrey, England
  • 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 24 Steve York, British session and touring rock bassist (Vinegar Joe; Marianne Faithful), born in London, England
  • Apr 25 Mike Selvey, English cricket fast bowler (3 Tests, 6 wickets; Middlesex), born in Chiswick, 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 Amrit Kumar Bohara, Nepalese politician, leader of the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist)
  • Apr 27 Frank William Abagnale, Jr., American con artist turned security consultant, born in Bronxville, New York
  • Apr 27 Kate Pierson, American vocalist and guitarist (B-52's - "Rock Lobster"; "Love Shack"), born in Weehawken, New Jersey
  • Apr 28 Dorothée Berryman, Canadian stage and screen actress (The Decline of the American Empire), and jazz singer, born in Quebec City, Quebec
  • Apr 28 Marcia Strassman, American actress (M*A*S*H; Welcome Back, Kotter - "Julie Kotter"), born in New York City (d. 2014)
  • Apr 28 Martyn Ford, British classically trained horn player and rock orchestral arranger-conductor (Caravan; Bryan Ferry; Barclay James Harvest; Phil Colllins), born in Rugby, England

Terry PratchettTerry Pratchett (1948-2015)

Apr 28 English author of fantasy novels (Discworld), born in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire

  • Apr 29 Bruce Cutler, American attorney (defended John Gotti)
  • Apr 29 Reb Brown, American actor (Cage, Yor, Capt America, Fast Break), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 30 Perry King, American actor (Andy Warhol's "Bad"), born in Alliance, Ohio
  • Apr 30 Wayne Kramer, American guitarist (MC5 - "Kick Out The Jams"), born in Detroit, Michigan

About April 1948

How Old? 74 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: Yes

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