On This Day

Famous People Born in April 1952

  • Apr 1 Abdel Basset Ali Al-Megrahi, Tripoli Libya, bomber (Pan Am 103), (d. 2012)
  • Apr 1 Annette O'Toole, American actress (Cat People, Superman III), born in Houston, Texas
  • Apr 1 Tirso Cruz III, Filipino actor and singer, born in Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines
  • Apr 1 Bernard Stiegler, French philosopher
  • Apr 1 Rob Wasserman, American jazz and rock double bassist, and composer (RatDog; Duets), born in San Mateo, California (d. 2016)
  • Apr 2 Leon Wilkeson, American rock bassist (Lynyrd Skynyrd - "Sweet Home Alabama"), born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 2001)
  • Apr 2 Thierry Le Luron, French humorist, born in Paris (d. 1986)
  • Apr 2 Will Hoy, English auto racer (British Touring Car C'ship 1991), born in Melbourn, England (d. 2002)
  • Apr 3 Mike Moore, American politician and Attorney General of Mississippi, born in Pascagoula, Mississippi
  • Apr 3 Dave Bronze, British session and touring bass player (Eric Clapton; Tom Jones; Robin Trower), born in Billercay, Essex, England
  • Apr 4 Gary Moore, Irish rock guitarist (Skid Row-Oh Pretty Woman), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2011)
  • Apr 4 Rosemarie Ackermann, German high jumper (Olympic gold 1976), born in Lohsa, Sachsen, Germany
  • Apr 4 Gregg Hansford, Australian motorcycle and touring car racer, born in Australia (d. 1995)
  • Apr 4 Pat Burns, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame coach (Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins; Stanley Cup 2002-03 New Jersey Devils), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2010)
  • Apr 5 Mitch Pileggi, American actor (The X-Files), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Apr 5 Sandy Mayer, American tennis player (Wimbledon doubles 1975; French Open doubles 1979), born in Portola Valley, California
  • Apr 6 Judith McConnell, actress (Sophia Capwell-Santa Barbara)
  • Apr 6 Marilu Henner, actress (Taxi, Man Who Loved Women, Eve Shade), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 6 Udo Dirkshneider, heavy metal rocker (Accept - "Balls to the Wall"; Udo)
  • Apr 6 Stephen Barber, American musician, arranger, and composer, born in Abilene, Texas
  • Apr 7 Bruce Gary, American rock drummer (The Knack - "My Sharona"), born in Burbank, California (d. 2006)
  • Apr 7 Jane Frederick, US pentathlete (Olympic 7th 1976)
  • Apr 8 Adam Woods, British rock drummer (The Fixx - "One Thing Leads To Another"; "Saved By Zero")
  • Apr 9 Magnar Åm, Norwegian composer, born in Trondheim, Norway
  • Apr 10 Mark Goldenberg, American session and touring guitarist (Jackson Browne; Cher), songwriter (Pointer Sisters; Peter Frampton), and producer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 11 Michael Shea, American director and actor (The Fugitive, The Wild Wild West, Mission: Impossible), born in Queens, New York
  • Apr 11 Peter Windsor, English motor racing journalist and reporter, born in Reigate, Surrey, England
  • Apr 12 Alexis Argüello, Nicaraguan boxer (3-weight world champion), born in Managua, Nicaragua (d. 2009)
  • Apr 12 J. D. Nicholas, British guitarist (Heatwave, Commodores), born in Watford, England
  • Apr 12 Ralph Wiley, American sports journalist and writer (Sports Illustrated and ESPN's Page 2), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2004)
  • Apr 12 Reuben Gant, American professional football player (Buffalo Bills), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Apr 13 Jonjo O'Neill, Irish racehorse trainer, born in Cork, Ireland
  • Apr 13 Ron Dittemore, American space administrator, born in Cooperstown, New York
  • Apr 13 David Drew, British politician (MP for Stroud), born in Gloucestershire, England
  • Apr 13 Erick Avari, American-Indian actor, born in Darjeeling, West Bengal, India
  • Apr 14 Kenny Aaronson, American session and touring bass guitarist (Joan Jett; Bob Dylan; Rick Derringer), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 14 Mickey O'Sullivan, Irish Gaelic football manager and player, born in Kenmare, Ireland
  • Apr 15 Sam McMurray, American actor (Tracey Ullman), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 15 Bengt Gingsjö, Swedish swimmer, born in Gothenburg, Västra Götaland
  • Apr 15 Kym Gyngell, Australian comedian, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Apr 15 Donald Harvey, American serial killer, healthcare worker who killed at least 37 patients, born in Hamilton, Ohio (d. 2017)
  • Apr 16 Peter Westbrook, American fencer (Olympic bronze 1988, 92, 96), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Apr 16 Michel Blanc, French actor and director, born in Courbevoie, Hauts-de-Seine, France
  • Apr 16 William Richard "Billy" West, American voice actor (Futurama), born in Detroit, Michigan

Person of interestBill Belichick

Apr 16 Bill Belichick, American NFL coach (Super Bowl 2002, 04, 05, 14, 17, 18; most SB wins; NFL Coach of the Year 2003, 07, 10; New England Patriots), born in Nashville, Tennessee

NFL Coach Bill Belichick
NFL Coach
Bill Belichick
  • Apr 17 Arkan [Željko Ražnatović], Serbian paramilitary leader, born in Brežice, Slovenia (d. 2000)
  • Apr 17 Joseph Francis "Joe" Alaskey, American stand-up comedian, actor, voice artist, and impressionist (Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck), born in Troy, New York (d. 2016)
  • Apr 18 Jim Scholten, American country singer ("Betty's Bein' Bad"), born in Midland, Michigan
  • Apr 19 Andy Shernoff, American musician (The Dictators), born in Queens, New York
  • Apr 20 Tamara Sergeyevna Zakharova, Russian cosmonaut, born in Moscow, Russia
  • Apr 20 Božidar Maljković, Serbian basketball coach and president of the Olympic Committee of Serbia, born in Otočac, Croatia
  • Apr 22 François Berléand, French actor
  • Apr 23 Lionel Johnston, American actor (Sons & Daughters), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • Apr 23 Narada Michael Walden, American rock, R&B, and jazz fusion musician and producer ("I Don't Want Nobody Else (To Dance with You)"; Divine Emotions"), born in Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Apr 23 Terry Moor, American tennis star, born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Apr 24 Jean Paul Gaultier, French fashion designer (Hermès), born in Arcueil, Val-de-Marne, France
  • Apr 25 Cory Daye, American dance music vocalist, born in The Bronx, New York
  • Apr 25 Vladislav Tretiak, Russian hockey player (Olympic gold 1972, 76), born in Dmitrovsky District, Russia
  • Apr 25 Ketil Bjørnstad, Norwegian pianist, born in Oslo, Norway

Person of interestHaider al-Abadi

Apr 25 Haider al-Abadi, Iraqi politician, Prime Minister of Iraq (2014-present), born in Baghdad, Iraq

Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al-Abadi
Prime Minister of Iraq
Haider al-Abadi
  • Apr 26 Popo Molefe, South African politician and secretary-general (South Africa UDF), born in Sophiatown, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Apr 27 Ari Vatanen, Finnish rally driver, born in Tuupovaara, Finland

Person of interestGeorge Gervin

Apr 27 George Gervin, American basketball player, born in Detroit, Michigan

NBA Guard George Gervin
NBA Guard
George Gervin
  • Apr 27 Larry Elder, American political commentator, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 28 Mary McDonnell, Wilkes-Barre PA, actress (Sneakers, Independence Day)
  • Apr 28 Chuck Leavell, American session and touring keyboardist (The Allman Brothers Band; Rolling Stones; Sea Level), and forest conservationist (The Tree Man), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Apr 28 Gerald Barry, Irish classical composer (The Eternal Recurrence), born in Clarecastle, County Clare, Ireland
  • Apr 29 Deborah Van Valkenburgh, American actress (Too Close for Comfort), born in Schnectady, New York
  • Apr 29 David Icke, English writer and conspiracy theorist, born in Leicester, England
  • Apr 29 Bob McClure, American baseball player and coach (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Oakland, California
  • Apr 29 Nora Dunn, American comedienne and actress (SNL; Miami Blues; Working Girl), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 30 Tom Pesek, PC programmer (creator of HAL 9000 program)
  • Apr 30 Jacques Audiard, French film director (Dheepan - 2015 Palme d'Or), born in Paris France

About April 1952

How Old? 69 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: Yes

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