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Famous People Born in April 1959

  • Apr 2 Brian Goodell, American swimmer (Olympic gold 400m WR 3:51.93, 1500m WR 15:02.40 1976), born in Stockton, California
  • Apr 2 Dean Townson, American singer (Pirates of Miss-Fred Jake), born in St Petersburg, Florida
  • Apr 2 Gelindo Bordin, Italian athlete (Olympic gold marathon 1988), born in Vicenza, Italy
  • Apr 2 Ken Macleay, Australian cricket fast bowler (16 ODIs, 15 wickets; Western Australia), born in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England
  • Apr 2 Ezzaki Badou, Moroccan soccer goalkeeper (76 caps; Mallorca) and manager (Morocco), born in Sidi Kacem, Morocco
  • Apr 2 Juha Kankkunen, Finnish rally driver (World rally champion 1986, 87, 91, 93; Dakar Rally [cars] 1988; Race of Champions 1988, 91), born in Laukaa, Finland
  • Apr 2 Yves Lavandier, French film writer and director, born in France
  • Apr 3 David Hyde Pierce, American actor (Niles Crane-Fraiser), born in Saratoga Springs, New York
  • Apr 6 Dianne Brill, Tampa, fashion designer/party girl (Queen of the Night)
  • Apr 8 Franklyn Stephenson, cricketer (great all-rounder)
  • Apr 8 Martin Weston, English cricketer
  • Apr 9 Dave Innis, American country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels), born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma
  • Apr 10 Brian Setzer, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Stray Cats), born in Massapequa Park, New York
  • Apr 10 Yvan Loubier, Canadian politician and one of founders of the Bloc Québécois, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Apr 10 Babyface [Kenneth Edmonds], American Grammy Award winning R&B singer, songwriter and record producer, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Apr 12 Elissa Leeds, American actress (Cissy-Dorothy), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestEmma Thompson

Apr 15 Emma Thompson, British actress (Henry V, Howards End, Oscar 1992), born in London, England

Actress Emma Thompson
Actress
Emma Thompson
  • Apr 15 Kevin Lowe, Canadian NHL defenceman, coach and executive (Edmonton Oilers; Stanley Cup x 6), born in Lachute, Quebec
  • Apr 15 Fruit Chan, Hong Kong film director, born in Guangdong, China
  • Apr 15 Thomas F. Wilson, American actor, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 16 Anne Kursinski, American equestrian show jumper (Olympic silver 1996), born in Pasadena, California
  • Apr 16 Scott McKinsey, American television director, born in California
  • Apr 17 Elizabeth Lindsey, Polynesian actress (China Beach), born in Oahu, Hawaii
  • Apr 17 Stephen Singleton, English rocker (ABC), born in Sheffield, England
  • Apr 17 Teri Austin, Canadian actress (Terminal Choice, Knots Landing), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 17 Sean Bean, English actor (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, A Game of Thrones)
  • Apr 18 Jim Eisenreich, American MLB outfielder (Tourette syndrome, Florida Marlins WS 1997), born in St. Cloud, Minnesota
  • Apr 20 Clint Howard, American actor (Gentle Ben), born in Burbank, California

Person of interestRobert Smith

Apr 21 Robert Smith, English rock guitarist and vocalist (Cure-Hell's Kitchen), born in Blackpool, England

Musician Robert Smith
Musician
Robert Smith
  • Apr 21 Jerry Only [Gerald Caiafa Jr], American musician (Misfits), born in Lodi, New Jersey
  • Apr 21 Michael Timmins, Canadian musician (Cowboy Junkies), born in Montreal
  • Apr 21 Tim Jacobus, American artist (Goosebumps)
  • Apr 22 Ranjan Madugalle, cricketer (pioneer of Sri Lanka's Test teams)
  • Apr 22 Ryan Stiles, American actor (Lewis-Drew Carey Show), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Apr 23 George Kalovelonis, Greek tennis player, born in Athens, Greece
  • Apr 24 Yvonne Cagle, American astronaut and physician, born in West Point, New York
  • Apr 24 Malcolm Oastler, Australian engineer (Jaguar Racing), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Apr 25 Billy Rankin, Scottish rocker, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Apr 25 Tony Phillips, MLB player (Oakland Athletics), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2016)
  • Apr 25 Dominique Blanc, French actress (Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train), born in Lyon, France
  • Apr 26 John Corabi, American musician (Mötley Crüe), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 26 Pedro Pierluisi, Puerto Rico politician, Governor of Puerto Rico (2019-), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Apr 27 Marco Pirroni, rock guitarist (Adam & The Ants), born in London, England
  • Apr 27 Sheena Easton, [Shirley Orr], singer (Sugar Walls), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Apr 27 Louis Lortie, French-Canadian concert pianist, born in Montreal
  • Apr 30 Kamaran Abdalla, Iraq/Engl/Neth actor (Goede Tijden Selechte Tijden)

Person of interestPaul Gross

Apr 30 Paul Gross, Canadian actor (Constable Benton Fraser - Due South), director, and writer (Passchendaele), born in Calgary, Alberta

Actor and Director Paul Gross
Actor and Director
Paul Gross

Person of interestStephen Harper

Apr 30 Stephen Harper, 22nd Prime Minister of Canada (2006-15), born in Toronto, Ontario

22nd Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper
22nd Prime Minister of Canada
Stephen Harper
  • Apr 30 W. Thomas Smith, Jr, American author and columnist

About April 1959

How Old? 61 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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