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Famous People Born in April 1955

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 1 Dan Pohl, American golfer (US Masters 1982 runner-up; 2 PGA Tour titles), born in Mt Pleasant, Michigan
  • Apr 1 Gregg Jarrett, American television anchor
  • Apr 2 Michael Stone, British terrorist (Ulster Defence Association), born in Harborne, Birmingham
  • Apr 3 Aleksandr Nikolayevich Yablontsev, Russian lt-colonel and cosmonaut, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2012)
  • Apr 5 Janice Long, British radio host (Crash FM), born in Liverpool, Merseyside, England
  • Apr 5 Akira Toriyama, Japanese manga artist, born in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • Apr 5 Charlotte de Turckheim, French actress (Jefferson in Paris), born in Montereau-Fault-Yonne, France
  • Apr 6 Keith Hunter Jesperson, Canadian-born serial killer
  • Apr 6 Michael Rooker, American actor (Guardians of the Galaxy), born in Jasper, Alabama
  • Apr 7 Andrea Fisher, American artist, born in New York (d. 1997)
  • Apr 7 Greg Reeves, American bass guitarist (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: Déjà Vu), born in Warren, Ohio
  • Apr 8 John Campbell, harness racer (3-time winner of Hambletonian)
  • Apr 8 Kane Hodder, American actor and stuntman
  • Apr 8 Barbara Kingsolver, American novelist
  • Apr 8 David Wu, Taiwanese-born American politician
  • Apr 9 Joolz Denby, English poet and novelist, born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England

  • Apr 9 Kate Heyhoe, American editor and food writer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 10 Lesley Garrett, English soprano singer, born in Thorne, Doncaster, England
  • Apr 11 Michele Scarabelli, Canadian actress (Jo Santini-Airwolf, Alienation, Dallas), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Apr 11 Piers J Sellers, English astronaut and climate scientist, born in Sussex (d. 2016)
  • Apr 11 Kevin Brady, American politician (Rep Texas (R) 1997-), born in Vermillion, South Dakota
  • Apr 13 Louis Johnson, American rock bassist and vocalist (Brothers Johnson), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • Apr 13 Ole von Beust, German politician and Mayor of Hamburg, born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Apr 13 Lupe Pintor, Mexican boxer, born in Cuajimalpa, Mexico City
  • Apr 14 Simone Griffeth, Savannah Georgia, actress (Death Race 2000, Amanda's)
  • Apr 15 Enith Salle Brigitha, Dutch 100m/200m swimmer (Olympic bronze 1976), born in Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles
  • Apr 15 Dodi Fayed, Egyptian businessman who died in a car crash in Paris with Princess Diana, born in Alexandria, Egypt (d. 1997)
  • Apr 15 Jeff Golub, American jazz guitarist (Avenue Blue, Rod Stewart), born in Copley Township, Ohio (d. 2015)
  • Apr 16 Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, born in Castle Betzdorf, Betzdorf, Luxembourg
  • Apr 16 Bruce Bochy, American baseball player and manager (San Francisco Giants), born in Landes de Boussac, Bussac-Forêt, France
  • Apr 17 Pete Shelley [Peter McNeish], English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Buzzcocks "Going Steady"), born in Leigh, England (d. 2018)
  • Apr 17 Rob Bolland, Dutch singer and guitarist (Bolland & Bolland), born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • Apr 18 Amschel Rothschild, British banker (executive chairman of Rothschild Asset Management of the Rothschild banking family of England), born in Paris (d. 1996)
  • Apr 20 Donald Pettit, American chemical engineer and NASA astronaut, born in Silverton, Oregon
  • Apr 22 Arthur Baker, rock producer (Afrika Banbaataa-Planet Rock)
  • Apr 23 Judy Davis, Australian actress (Barton Fink, Husbands & Wives), born in Perth, Australia
  • Apr 23 Mike Smith, English TV and radio presenter, born in Romford, Essex (d. 2014)
  • Apr 23 Su Ingle, British actress (Around the World in Seven Minutes and Four Times on Saturday), born in London
  • Apr 23 Tony Miles, English chess grandmaster, born in Birmingham, England (d. 2001)
  • Apr 24 Jack Kingston, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia (1993-2015), born in Bryan, Texas
  • Apr 24 Michael O'Keefe, American actor (Caddyshack, Ironweed, Slugger's Wife), born in Mount Vernon, New York
  • Apr 24 John de Mol Jr., Dutch media businessman, born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Apr 24 John Epperson [Lypsinka], American drag artist and actor, born in Hazlehurst, Mississippi
  • Apr 25 Buster Mottram, English tennis player, born in Kingston upon Thames
  • Apr 25 Joanne Abbott, Canadian sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • Apr 25 John Nunn, English chess grandmaster, born in London
  • Apr 25 Américo Gallego, Argentine footballer (Argentina national team), born in Morteros, Argentina
  • Apr 25 Parviz Parastui, Iranian actor (The Glass Agency), born in Kabudrahang, Hamadan Province, Iran
  • Apr 26 Mike Scott, American baseball player (3× All-Star), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Apr 28 Edwin "Eddie" Jobson, British rock violinist (Zappa, UK, Roxy Music-For Your Pleasure), born in Bilingham, England
  • Apr 28 Nicky Gumbel, British author and priest
  • Apr 29 Kate Mulgrew, Dubuque Iowa, actress (Capt Janeway-Star Trek Voyager)
  • Apr 29 Wendee Lee, American voice actress
  • Apr 29 Gino Quilico, Canadian baritone
  • Apr 30 Dimitra Papandreau, Greece, wife of Greek PM Andreas Papandreau
  • Apr 30 Nicolas Hulot, French journalist

About April 1955

How Old? 64 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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