Famous People Born in April 1949

  • Apr 1 Gérard Mestrallet, French businessman (Engie), born in Paris, France
  • Apr 1 Gill Scott-Heron, American poet, singer, and pianist ("Whitey On The Moon"; “Johannesburg"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2011)
  • Apr 1 Paul Manafort, American political consultant (Trump campaign chairman), born in New Britain, Connecticut
  • Apr 1 Sammy Nelson, Irish soccer left back (51 caps Northern Ireland; Arsenal), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Apr 2 Joseph "Joe" Vitale, American singer, songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist (Roller Coaster Weekend), born in Canton, Ohio
  • Apr 2 Pamela Reed, actress (Grand, Kindergarten Cop, Home Court), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Apr 2 Paul Gambaccini, American-British disc jockey, born in Bronx, New York
  • Apr 3 Daniel Catán, Mexican composer (Rappaccini's Daughter; Florencia en el Amazonas), born in Mexico City (d. 2011)
  • Apr 3 Eric Kloss, American jazz saxophonist, born in Greenville, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 3 Greg Calbi, American mastering engineer (Eric Carmen; John Lennon; David Bowie; Bruce Springsteen), born in Yonkers, New York
  • Apr 3 Jan Keizer, Dutch pop singer (BZN - "Rhythm of My Heart"), born in Volendam, Netherlands
  • Apr 3 Lyle Alzado, American NFL defensive linesman (LA Raiders) and actor (Oceans of Fire, Hangfire), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1992)
  • Apr 3 Richard Thompson, English singer-songwriter, and guitarist ("Tear-Stained Letter"; "1952 Vincent Black Lightning"), born in Notting Hill Gate, London
  • Apr 4 Larry Lingle, American rock guitarist (The Four Seasons, 1979-93), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Apr 4 Michael Fennelly, American musician (The Millennium, Crabby Appleton), born in New York, New York
  • Apr 4 Shing-Tung Yau, Hong Kong-born American mathematician, born in Shantou, Guangdong Province, China
  • Apr 5 John Berg, American actor (Star Trek: Nemesis), born in Wichita Falls, Texas (d. 2007)
  • Apr 5 Judith Arlene Resnik, ast (STS 41D, 51L-Chal disaster), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Apr 6 Jane Actman, American actress (Barbara-Paul Lynde Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 6 Mary Maples Dunn, American college president (Smith College), born in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin (d. 2017)
  • Apr 7 John Oates, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Hall & Oates - "Rich Girl"; "Maneater"), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 7 Patricia Paay [Anglaia Margareth Paaij], Dutch singer (You Are Not Hip), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Apr 8 Jim Lampley, American broadcaster (Monday Night Baseball), born in Hendersonville, North Carolina
  • Apr 8 Tom Owen [Rowbotham], British actor (Last of the Summer Wine, 2000-10 - "Tom"), born in Marleybone, London, England (d. 2022)
  • Apr 9 (David Allan) "Chico" Ryan, American rock bassist and singer (Sha Na Na, 1973-98), born in Arlington, Massachusetts (d. 1998)
  • Apr 9 Alex Sadkin, American audio engineer, and record producer (Grace Jones; Thompson Twins), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (d. 1987)
  • Apr 10 Eric Troyer, American musician (ELO Part II, The Orchestra), born in Elkhart, Indiana
  • Apr 11 Bernd Eichinger, German film producer and director, born in Neuburg an der Donau, Germany (d. 2011)
  • Apr 11 Carl Franklin, American actor (Devil in a Blue Dress), born in Richmond, California
  • Apr 11 Jean-Pierre Bastiat, French rugby union lock (32 Tests; US Dax), born in Pouillon, France (d. 2021)
  • Apr 12 Scott Turow, American lawyer and author (Presumed Innocent), born in Chicago, Illinois

Christopher HitchensChristopher Hitchens (1949-2011)

Apr 13 English author and columnist (Vanity Fair, New Statesman), born in Portsmouth, England

  • Apr 13 Jean-Jacques Favier, French engineer and astronaut (STS 78), born in Kehl, Germany
  • Apr 13 Philippe Petit, French high-wire artist, born in Nemours, Seine-et-Marne, France
  • Apr 13 Ricardo Zuniño, Argentine racing driver, born in San Juan, Argentina
  • Apr 14 Chris Langham, English comedian and actor (The Thick of It, Help), born in London, England
  • Apr 14 DeAnne Julius, American-English economist
  • Apr 14 John Shea, actor (Honeymoon, New Life, Lois & Clark), born in North Conway, New Hampshire
  • Apr 14 Sonja Kristina [Shaw], English songwriter and actress (Hair; Curved Air), born in Brentwood, England
  • Apr 15 Alla Pugacheva, Russian singer, born in Moscow
  • Apr 15 Craig Zadan, American film producer, born in Miami, Florida
  • Apr 16 Melody Patterson, American actress (F Troop), born in Inglewood, California (d. 2015)
  • Apr 18 Andrew Powell, British composer, performer, and music producer (Donovan; Kate Bush - "The Kick Inside"), born in Surrey, England
  • Apr 18 Geoff Bodine, American race car driver, born in Chemung, New York
  • Apr 19 Larry Walters, American "lawn chair" pilot, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1993)
  • Apr 19 Paloma Picasso, French-Spanish businesswoman and jewelry designer (Tiffany & Co.), born in Vallauris, France

Jessica LangeJessica Lange (73 years old)

Apr 20 American actress (King Kong, Tootsie, American Horror Stories), born in Cloquet, Minnesota

  • Apr 20 Toller Cranston, Canadian men's figure skater (Olympic bronze, 1976; Canadian champ, 1971-76), and painter, born in Hamilton, Ontario (d. 2015)
  • Apr 20 Veronica Cartwright, English-American actress (Invasion of the Body Snatchers), born in Bristol, England
  • Apr 21 Patti LuPone, American stage and screen Tony Award-winning actress and Grammy Award-winning singer (Evita; Life Goes On), born in Northport, Long Island, New York
  • Apr 22 Spencer Haywood, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward (Olympic gold 1968; NBA C'ship 1980 LA Lakers; NBA All-Star 1972–75; ABA All-Star Game MVP 1970), born in Silver City, Mississippi
  • Apr 23 Blair Brown, American actress (Altered States, Molly Dodd), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 23 David Cross, British progressive rock electric violinist (King Crimson, 1972-74; David Cross Band; Radius), born in Turnchapel, England
  • Apr 23 John Miles, British vocalist and musician (John Miles Band - "Rebel"; "Zaragon"; Alan Parsons Project), born in Jarrow, Durham, England (d. 2021)
  • Apr 23 Joyce DeWitt, American actress (Janet Wood-Three's Company), born in Wheeling, West Virginia
  • Apr 24 Véronique Sanson, French singer and songwriter ("Amoureuse"), born in Boulogne-Billancourt, Île-de-France, France
  • Apr 25 Dominique Strauss-Kahn, French economist, lawyer, and politician, born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
  • Apr 25 James Fenton, English poet and journalist, born in Lincoln, England
  • Apr 25 Michael Brown, American musician and songwriter (Don't Walk Away Renee), born in New York City (d. 2015)
  • Apr 25 Vicente Pernía, Argentine footballer, born in Tandil, Argentina
  • Apr 25 Watermelon Slim [William Homans], American blues musician (The Wheel Man), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Apr 26 Carlos Bianchi, Argentine soccer forward and coach (14 caps; Vélez Sarsfield, Boca Juniors), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Apr 26 Jerry Blackwell, American professional wrestler, born in Stone Mountain, Georgia (d. 1995)
  • Apr 26 Jimmy Hall, American rocker (Wet Willie), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Apr 27 Doug Sheehan, American actor (Ben-Knots Landing, Joe Kelly-General Hospital), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Apr 27 Yoshiaki Fujiwara, Japanese professional wrestler (NJPW/PWF/UWF), born in Iwate, Japan
  • Apr 28 Bruno Kirby, American actor (d. 2006)
  • Apr 28 Indian Larry, American stuntsman (d. 2004)
  • Apr 28 Jerome "Jay" Apt, American astronaut (STS 37, 47, 59, 79), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Apr 28 Paul Guilfoyle, American actor (CSI, Mrs. Doubtfire), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Apr 29 Anita Dobson, British stage and screen actress (EastEnders, 1985-88 - "Angie Watts"), and singer ("Anyone Can Fall in Love"), born in Stepney, London, England
  • Apr 29 Eddie Hart, American 100m runner (Olympics, 1972)

António GuterresAntónio Guterres (73 years old)

Apr 30 114th Prime Minister of Portugal (1995-2002) and 9th Secretary-General of the United Nations (2017-), born in Lisbon, Portugal

  • Apr 30 Phil Garner, American baseball player and manager (Astros), born in Jefferson City, Tennessee

About April 1949

How Old? 73 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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