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Famous People Born in April 1953

  • Apr 1 Aftab Baloch, Pakistan cricket batsman (2 Tests; 7th player to pass the 400 first class run milestone, 428 for Sind 1974), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • Apr 1 Barry Sonnenfeld, director (Get Shorty, Men in Black), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 1 Alberto Zaccheroni, Italian soccer manager (AC Milan, Lazio, Internazionale, Torino, Juventus, UAE, Japan), born in Meldola, Italy
  • Apr 1 Pavol Biroš, Slovak soccer defender (9 caps, Czechoslovakia; Slavia Prague), born in Prešov, Slovakia (d. 2020)
  • Apr 2 David Robinson, American rock drummer (Cars; The Modern Lovers), born in Malden, Massachusetts
  • Apr 2 Debralee Scott, American actress (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - "Cathy"; Angie), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • Apr 2 Jim Allister, Northern Irish politician, born in Listooder, Crossgar, Northern Ireland
  • Apr 3 Huub van der Lubbe, Dutch rock singer (Stampei - The Dike), born in Amsterdam
  • Apr 3 Craig Taubman, Jewish-American singer (Friday Night Live), born in Millington, Tennessee
  • Apr 3 Pattie D'Arcy, American musical theater, session and touring vocalist (Cher), born in Orange, New Jersey (d. 2007)
  • Apr 4 Robert Bertrand, Canadian politician (Liberal Party of Canada), born in Fort-Coulonge, Quebec, Canada
  • Apr 4 Chen Yi, Chinese-American violinist, composer (From the Path of Beauty), and educator (UMKC Conservatory, 2006-present), born in Guangzhou, China
  • Apr 5 John Buchanan, Australian cricketer (Qld batsman 78-79, Shield coach 1995), born in Ipswich, Queensland
  • Apr 6 Janet Lynn, ice skater (Olympic bronze 1972)
  • Apr 6 Christopher Franke, German musician and composer (Tangerine Dream), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Apr 6 Patrick Doyle, Scottish film composer (Artemis Fowl; Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire; Thor), born in Uddingston, Scotland
  • Apr 7 Everard Endt, American sailor (Olympic gold 1952)
  • Apr 9 Hal Ketchum, American country singer ("Small Town Saturday Night"), born in Greenwich Village, New York (d. 2020)
  • Apr 10 David Moorcroft, British athlete (5,000m world record holder 1982-85), born in Coventry, England
  • Apr 10 Terre Roche, American folk-rock singer (The Roches - "Hammond Song" ), born in New York
  • Apr 11 Andrew Wiles, British mathematician (number theory), born in Cambridge, England
  • Apr 11 Guy Verhofstadt, 47th Prime Minister of Belgium (1999-2008), born in Dendermonde, Belgium
  • Apr 11 Branimir "Johnny" Štulić, Croatian rock singer (Azra), born in Skopje, Yugoslavia
  • Apr 12 Tony James, English rock bassist (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111), born in Shepherds Bush, London
  • Apr 13 Stephen Byers, British politician (L), (MG Rover Group controversy), born in Wolverhampton
  • Apr 13 Brigitte Macron, French teacher and wife of politician Emmanuel Macron, born in Amiens, France
  • Apr 14 Eric Tsang, Hong Kong actor, director and TV host (Super Trio series), born in Hong Kong
  • Apr 14 David Buss, American Evolutionary psychologist
  • Apr 16 Jay O. Sanders, American actor (Meeting Venus, V I Warshawski), born in Austin, Texas
  • Apr 16 Peter Garrett, Australian environmentalist, activist, former politician (Labour Party), and musician (Midnight Oil), born in Wahroonga, Sydney
  • Apr 16 J. Neil Schulman, American writer (Alongside Night), born in Forest Hills, New York
  • Apr 18 Rick Moranis, Canadian actor (SCTV; Spaceballs; Ghostbusters; Honey I Shrunk the Kids), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 19 Sara Simeoni, Italian high jumper (Olympic gold 1980), born in Rivoli Veronese, Italy
  • Apr 19 Rod Morgenstein, American musician (Winger), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 19 Ruby Wax, British actress (Girls on Top), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Apr 20 Sebastian Faulks, British novelist (The Girl at the Lion d'Or), born in Donnington, Berkshire
  • Apr 20 Ollie Brown, American session and touring drummer and percussionist (Billy Preston; Ray Parker, Jr.), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Apr 20 James Chance [Siegfried], American punk-jazz saxophonist, keyboard player,(The Contortions), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Apr 21 Ed Fiori, American golfer (4 PGA Tour titles), born in Lynwood, California
  • Apr 22 Steve Bond, Haifa Israel, actor (General Hospital, To Die For)
  • Apr 22 Juhani Komulainen, Finnish composer, mostly of choral music, born in Jämsänkoski, Finland
  • Apr 23 Fred Upton, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan), born in St. Joseph, Michigan
  • Apr 23 James Russo, American actor (My Own Private Idaho, China Girl), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 24 Eric Bogosian, American actor (Talk Radio), born in Woburn, Massachusetts
  • Apr 24 John P. Hiler, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana (1981-91), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 25 Gary Cosier, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman 1975-78, 109 on debut v WI), born in Richmond, Victoria, Australia
  • Apr 25 Ron Clements, American animation director (Moana), born in Sioux City, Iowa
  • Apr 25 Zeriiya Zekkariyas [Linda Womack (née Cooke)], American soul songwriter and singer (Womack & Womack -"Teardrops"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 27 Ellen S. Baker, American physician and NASA astronaut (STS 34, 50, 71), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • Apr 27 Arielle Dombasle, American-French singer and actress, born in Norwich, Connecticut
  • Apr 28 Kim Gordon, American rock bassist (Sonic Youth - "100%"), born in Rochester, New York
  • Apr 28 Roberto Bolano, Latin American author and poet
  • Apr 29 Nikolai Nikolayevich Budarin, Russian cosmonaut (STS 71, TM-27), born in Kirya, Russia
  • Apr 30 Merrill Osmond, American pop singer, and songwriter (Osmond Brothers - "One Bad Apple"; "Down by the Lazy River"), born in Ogden, Utah

About April 1953

How Old? 68 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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