On This Day

Famous People Born in April 1951

  • Apr 1 John Philip Abizaid, U.S. Army General, former CENTCOM commander
  • Apr 1 Henry Gross, American guitarist (Sha Na Na, 1969-70), and singer-songwriter ("Shannon"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 2 Ayako Okamoto, Japanese golfer (US Open 1987 runner-up, 17 LPGA Tour titles), born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • Apr 2 Moriteru Ueshiba, Japanese martial artist, born in Tokyo
  • Apr 4 Steve Gatlin, American country singer (Gatlin Bros-Broken Lady), born in Olney, Texas
  • Apr 4 Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia, born in Kampong Cham, Cambodia
  • Apr 5 Everett Morton, Nevisian-born English drummer and percussionist (English Beat), born in Saint Kitts, West Indies
  • Apr 5 Roosevel Ferguson, Arkansas, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • Apr 5 Dean Kamen, American engineer and inventor (Segway), born in Long Island, New York
  • Apr 6 Ralph Cooper, Australian drummer (Air Supply - "All Out of Love")
  • Apr 6 Bert Blyleven, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (2-time WS champion Twins 1979, 87), born in Zeist, Netherlands
  • Apr 7 Janis Ian [Janis Eddy Fink], American singer-songwriter and folk musician ("At Seventeen"; "Society's Child"), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 7 John Dittrich, American country music drummer (Restless Heart - "Wheels"; "The Bluest Eyes In Texas"), born in Union, New Jersey
  • Apr 8 Mel Schacher, American bassist (Grand Funk Railroad - "Some Kind of Wonderful"'; "We're An American Band"), born in Owosso, Michigan
  • Apr 9 John Teerlinck, American NFL defensive end (SD Chargers) and coach (annual award for NFL best defensive line coach named after him), born in Rochester, New York (d. 2020)
  • Apr 9 Andrzej Krzanowski, Polish classical composer and accordionist (The Wind Carries the Echo Across a Wood Clearing), born in Bielsko-Biała, Poland (d. 1990)

  • Apr 10 Mark Roth, American pro bowler (4-time PBA Player of Year), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestSteven Seagal

Apr 10 Steven Seagal, American actor (Above the Law, Hard to Kill), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • Apr 10 David Helvarg, American journalist and environmental activist, born in Long Island, New York
  • Apr 11 Robbie House, American country-rockabilly guitarist (Snuff - "Bad, Bad, Billy")
  • Apr 11 Doris Angleton, American socialite and murder victim (d. 1997)
  • Apr 11 Paul Fox, English musician and singer (The Ruts), born in United Kingdom (d. 2007)
  • Apr 11 James Patrick Kelly, American sci-fi author (Think Like a Dinosaur), born in Mineola, New York
  • Apr 11 Jim Holton, Scottish soccer defender (15 caps; Manchester United, Coventry City), born in Lesmahagow, Scotland (d. 1993)
  • Apr 12 Jakson Spires, American rock drummer (Blackfoot), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Apr 13 Beatrix "Trixie" Schuba, Austrian figure skater considered to be one of the best compulsory figure skaters ever (Olympic gold 1972), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Apr 13 Jack Quinn, American politician (US House of Representatives from New York (R), 1993-2005), and college president (Erie Community, 2008-17), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Apr 13 Max Weinberg, American rock drummer (E Street Band; Conan O'Brien Show), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Apr 13 Peabo Bryson, American R&B, soul, and pop vocalist ("Show and Tell"; "Tonight, I Celebrate My Love"; "A Whole New World"), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • Apr 13 Peter Davison, English actor (fifth Doctor in Doctor Who; All Creatures Great and Small), born in London
  • Apr 13 Joachim Streich, East German footballer, born in Wismar, East Germany
  • Apr 14 Matima Kinuani Mpiosso, Zairean musician (d. 1996)
  • Apr 14 Julian Lloyd Webber, English cellist (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire), born in London
  • Apr 14 Gregory "Greg" Winter, British biochemist (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018) known for the therapeutic use of antibodies, born in Leicester, England
  • Apr 15 Heloise [Ponce Kiah Marchelle Heloise Cruse Evans], American writer and columnist (Heloise's Helpful Hints), born in Waco, Texas
  • Apr 15 John L. Phillips, NASA astronaut, born in Fort Belvoir, Virginia

  • Apr 15 Marsha S. Ivins, American astronaut (STS 32, 46, 62, 81), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Apr 16 John Bentley, English bass guitarist (Fabulous Poodles), born in Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England
  • Apr 16 Pierre Toutain-Dorbec, French photographer, born in Orbec, Normandy, France
  • Apr 16 Ioan Mihai Cochinescu, Romanian writer and photographer, born in Timişoara, Romania
  • Apr 16 Björgvin Halldórsson, Icelandic singer, born in Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
  • Apr 16 Mordechai Ben David, American Jewish singer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 17 Olivia Hussey, Argentine-British actress (Romeo & Juliet, Death on Nile), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Apr 18 Ricardo Fortaleza, Australian-Filipino boxer, born in Malate, Manila, Philippines
  • Apr 18 Pierre Pettigrew, Canadian politician (Minister for International Trade), born in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
  • Apr 19 Barry Brown, American actor (Frederick Winterbourne-Daisy Miller), born in San Jose, California (d. 1978)
  • Apr 19 Jóannes Eidesgaard, Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (2004-08), born in Tvøroyri, Suðuroy
  • Apr 20 Luther Vandross, American soul singer, songwriter ("Endless Love"; "Dance With My Father"), and vocal arranger (David Bowie - Young Americans), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • Apr 20 Steve Nathan, American rock and country session pianist, Hammond organ, and keyboard player (Muscle Shoals' FAME studio; Nashville's A-Team), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Apr 21 Aleksandr Ivanovich Laveykin, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-2)
  • Apr 21 Nicoel Barclay, rocker
  • Apr 21 Tony Danza, (Tony Banta-Taxi, Tony Micelli-Who's the Boss), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 21 Michael Hartley Freedman, American mathematician
  • Apr 21 Robert Gotobed, English drummer (Wire)
  • Apr 22 Paul Carrack, English musician and singer-songwriter (Ace, Mike + the Mechanics, Squeeze), born in Sheffield, England
  • Apr 22 Ana María Shua, Argentine poet
  • Apr 24 Andrew John Fairclough, trade union educator
  • Apr 25 Ian McCartney, British MP for Makerfield (1987-10), born in Lennoxtown, Scotland
  • Apr 27 Paul "Ace" Frehley, American heavy metal guitarist (Kiss; Frehley's Comet), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Apr 27 Jim Justice, American businessman and politician, Governor of West Virginia (2017-), born in Charleston, West Virginia

Person of interestDale Earnhardt

Apr 29 Dale Earnhardt, American auto racer (7 NASCAR Winston Cup Series championships), born in Kannapolis, North Carolina (d. 2001)

Auto Racer Dale Earnhardt
Auto Racer
Dale Earnhardt
  • Apr 30 Danuta Rosani, Polish discus thrower (Olympic 1976) disqualified for drugs

About April 1951

How Old? 69 or 70 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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