On This Day

Famous People Born in April 1957

  • Apr 1 David Gower, English cricket batsman and captain (117 Tests; 8,231 runs @ 44.25; 18 x 100; 114 ODIs), born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England
  • Apr 1 Donnie Hammond, American golfer (2 PGA Tour titles), born in Frederick, Maryland
  • Apr 1 Peter Deutsch, (Rep-D-Florida)
  • Apr 2 Hank Steinbrenner, American businessman and MLB team owner (New York Yankees 2010-20), born in Culver, Indiana (d. 2020)
  • Apr 4 Graeme Kelling, Scottish pop guitarist (Deacon Blue), born in Paisley, Scotland (d. 2004)
  • Apr 4 Paul Downton, English cricketer (England wicket-keeper in 80's), born in Farnborough, London
  • Apr 4 Ali El Haggar, Egyptian singer and actor, born in Imbabah, Giza
  • Apr 4 Aki Kaurismäki, Finnish film director (The Other Side of Hope), born in Orimattila, Finland
  • Apr 4 Kelso, American racehorse, born in Claiborne Farm near Paris, Kentucky (d. 1983)
  • Apr 4 Nobuyoshi Kuwano, Japanese musician (Rats & Star), born in Ōta, Tokyo
  • Apr 6 Maurizio Damilano, Italian race walker (Olympic gold 20k 1980; World C'ship gold 20k 1987, 91), born in Scarnafigi, Italy
  • Apr 6 Paolo Nespoli, Italian astronaut
  • Apr 7 Simon Climie, English singer-songwriter and producer (Climie Fisher - Love Changes), born in London
  • Apr 7 Kim Kap-su, South Korean actor
  • Apr 8 Fred Smerlas, American football player
  • Apr 9 Ednita Nazario, Puerto Rican singer, born in Ponce, Puerto Rico

Person of interestSeve Ballesteros

Apr 9 Seve Ballesteros, Spanish golfer (British Open 1979, 84, 88, US Masters 1980, 83), born in Pedreña, Spain (d. 2011)

Golfer and Five-Time Major Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Winner
Seve Ballesteros
  • Apr 9 Martin Margiela, Belgian fashion designer, born in Genk, Belgium
  • Apr 10 John M. Ford, American sci-fi author and poet, born in East Chicago, Indiana (d. 2006)
  • Apr 10 Steve Gustafson, American bass guitarist (10,000 Maniacs), born in Seville, Spain
  • Apr 10 Aliko Dangote, Nigerian Chairman and CEO of the Dangote Group, born in Kano, Kano State
  • Apr 11 Everton Mattis, West Indian cricketer (WI batsman early 80's), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Apr 11 John Castellanos, American actor (John Silva-Young & Restless), born in San Diego, California
  • Apr 12 Vince Gill, American country singer (When I Call Your Name), born in Norman, Oklahoma
  • Apr 13 Gary Kroeger, American comedian (SNL, Return of Shaggy Dog), born in Cedar Falls, Iowa
  • Apr 13 Saundra Santiago, American actress (Gina-Miami Vice), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Apr 13 Wayne Lewis, American keyboardist (Atlantic Starr), born in White Plains, New York
  • Apr 13 Dallas Moir, Maltese-Scottish cricketer, born in Imtarfa, Malta
  • Apr 13 Amy Goodman, American activist and host of Democracy Now, born in Bay Shore, New York
  • Apr 14 Lothaire Bluteau, Canadian actor (Jésus de Montréal), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Apr 14 Richard Jeni, American comedian (d. 2007)
  • Apr 14 Mikhail Pletnev, Russian pianist, conductor and composer
  • Apr 15 Evelyn Ashford, American athlete (4 x Olympic sprint gold 1984, 88, 92), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Apr 17 Byron Cherry, American actor (Coy-Dukes of Hazzard), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Apr 17 Nick Hornby, English writer (High Fidelity), born in Redhill, Surrey
  • Apr 17 Dwane Casey, American basketball head coach (Detroit Pistons 2018-19; Toronto, Minnesota; NBA All-Star Game 2018), born in Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Apr 19 Belinda Lipscomb, American vocalist (Midnight Star-No Parking)
  • Apr 19 Mukesh Ambani, Indian businessman and chairman of Reliance Industries, born in Aden, Yemen
  • Apr 19 Ge You, Chinese Actor (best actor Cannes 1994 "To Live"), born in Beijing, China
  • Apr 20 Geraint Wyn Davies, Welsh-Canadian actor (Nick Knight-Forever Knight, Bury Me in Niagara, High Hopes), born in Swansea, Wales
  • Apr 20 Graeme Fowler, English cricketer (England left-handed opener early 80s), born in Accrington, Lancashire, England
  • Apr 20 Richenel [Hubertus Richenel Baars], Dutch singer and performer (Turn My Page), born in Amsterdam
  • Apr 21 Jesse Orosco, pitcher (NY Mets, Orioles, Dodgers), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • Apr 21 Edward Leslie, American professional wrestler
  • Apr 22 Alan Campbell, Homestead Fla, actor (E Z-3's a Crowd)
  • Apr 22 Ethel White, WBL guard (NY Stars)
  • Apr 22 Donald Tusk, Polish politician, Prime Minister of Poland (2007-14), President of the European Council 2014-), born in Gdańsk, Poland
  • Apr 23 Jan Hooks, American comedienne and actress (SNL, Designing Women), born in Decatur, Georgia (d. 2014)
  • Apr 23 Kenji Kawai, Japanese film score composer, born in Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan
  • Apr 24 David J, British alternative rock musician, born in Northampton, England
  • Apr 24 Boris Williams, English drummer (The Cure), born in Versailles, France
  • Apr 25 Eric Bristow MBE ['The Crafty Cockney'], English darts player (BDO World Champion 1980-81, 84-86), born in Hackney, England (d. 2018)
  • Apr 27 Michel Barrette, Canadian actor and stand-up comedian, born in Chicoutimi, Quebec
  • Apr 28 Leopold Eyharts, French cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-26, TM-28/27)
  • Apr 28 Wilma Landkroon, Dutch singer
  • Apr 29 Richie C Robertson, rock bassist/vocalist (Fabulous Poodles)

Person of interestDaniel Day-Lewis

Apr 29 Daniel Day-Lewis, English actor (Last of the Mohicans, Gangs of New York), born in London

  • Apr 29 Mark Kendall, American guitarist
  • Apr 29 Timothy Treadwell, American bear enthusiast (d. 2003)
  • Apr 30 Duane G Carey, American major USAF/astronaut, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Apr 30 Aviva Chomsky, American historian, daughter of Noam Chomsky

About April 1957

How Old? 63 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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