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Famous People Born in April 1965

  • Apr 1 Peter O'Toole, Irish pop bassist (Hothouse Flowers - "People"; "Thing Of Beauty"), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Apr 1 John "Jumbo" Elliott, American NFL offensive tackle (Super Bowl, Pro Bowl 1990, NY Giants; NY Jets), born in Lake Ronkonkoma, New York
  • Apr 1 Mark Jackson, American basketball guard (NBA All Star 1989; Rookie of the Year 1988; NY Knicks), coach (Golden State Warriors) and broadcaster (ESPN), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 1 Robert Steadman, English composer, born in Chiswick, London

Person of interestRodney King

Apr 2 Rodney King, African American motorist beaten by LA cops, born in Sacramento, California (d. 2012)

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • Apr 3 Nazia Hassan, Pakistani pop singer-songwriter, lawyer and social activist known as "Queen of Pop" in South Asia, born in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan (d. 2000)

Person of interestRobert Downey Jr

Apr 4 Robert Downey Jr, American actor (Charlie Chaplin, Iron Man, Avengers), born in NYC, New York

  • Apr 4 Tony Burse, American football running back (Edmonton Eskimos), born in LaFayette, Georgia
  • Apr 5 Cris Carpenter, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers), born in St. Augustine, Florida
  • Apr 6 Black Francis [Charles Thompson IV], American singer and songwriter (Pixies; Frank Black), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Apr 6 Gerald Diduck, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers)
  • Apr 6 Rica Reinisch, German DR, 100m/200m backstroke (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Apr 6 Virginia Lee, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Apr 6 Lieve Slegers, Belgian athlete
  • Apr 7 Kaushik Amalean, cricketer (two Tests for Sri Lanka 1986-88)
  • Apr 7 Bill Bellamy, American actor (Fled, How to be a Player, Joey Breaker), born in Newark, New Jersey

  • Apr 7 Alison Lapper, British artist
  • Apr 9 Hal Morris, American baseball infielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in Fort Rucker, Alabama
  • Apr 9 Helen Alfredsson, Swedish golfer (Nabisco Dinah Shore 1993), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Apr 9 Paulina Porizkova, Czech-born Swedish American supermodel (Sports Illustrated), born in Prostejov, Czechoslovakia
  • Apr 9 Jeff Zucker, American television executive (CEO of NBC Universal), born in Homestead, Florida
  • Apr 9 Jay Wesley Neill, American convicted mass murderer (d. 2002)
  • Apr 9 Mark Pellegrino, American actor (Lucifer-Supernatural), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 10 Tim Alexander, American funk metal drummer (Primus-Pork soda), born in Cherry Point, North Carolina
  • Apr 12 Elaine Zayak, American figure skater (Olympic 6th 1984), born in Paramus, New Jersey
  • Apr 12 Tom O'Brien, American actor and director, born in Burbank, California
  • Apr 13 Patricio Pouchulu, Argentine architect, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Apr 14 Craig McDermott, cricket pace bowler (tireless Austr since 1984)
  • Apr 14 Stan Humphries, NFL quarterback (San Diego Chargers)
  • Apr 14 Tom Dey, American film director
  • Apr 15 Anthony Miller, American NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos, Dallas Cowboys), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 15 Kevin Stevens, American NHL left wing (Pittsburgh Penguins, Stanley Cup 1991, 92), born in Brockton, Massachusetts
  • Apr 15 Mark Dennis, American NFL tackle (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers), born in Junction City, Kansas
  • Apr 15 Michele Redman, American golfer (2 LPGA Tour titles), born in Zanesville, Ohio
  • Apr 15 Soichi Noguchi, japanese astronaut, born in Yokohama, Japan
  • Apr 15 Linda Perry, American singer-songwriter and producer (4 Non Blondes - "What's Up"; Christina Aguilera - "Beautiful"), born in Springfield, Massachusetts

  • Apr 16 Caren Kemner, American volleyball outside hitter (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Quincy, Illinois
  • Apr 16 Gerardo [Mejía], Ecuadorian-American rapper, born in Guayaquil
  • Apr 16 Jon Cryer, American actor (Pretty in Pink, Superman IV), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestMartin Lawrence

Apr 16 Martin Lawrence, American comedian (Martin), born in Frankfurt, Germany

Comedian Martin Lawrence
Comedian
Martin Lawrence
  • Apr 16 Michael Wong Man Tak, Hong Kong-American actor and director, born in Troy, New York
  • Apr 17 William Mapother, American actor (In the Bedroom), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Apr 17 Yoshiki Kuroda, Japanese urban planner and Sayako Kuroda's husband, born in Tokyo
  • Apr 18 Diana Villegas, American-Mexican rocker (The Triplets), born in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
  • Apr 18 Sylvia Villegas, American-Mexican rocker (The Triplets), born in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
  • Apr 18 Vicky Villegas, American-Mexican rocker (The Triplets), born in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
  • Apr 18 Rob Stenders, Dutch radio discjockey (Stenders Latevermaak & RobRadio), born in Oisterwijk, Netherlands
  • Apr 18 Jim Boylen, American basketball head coach (Chicago Bulls 2018-19; University of Utah 2007-11), born in East Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Apr 19 Natalie Dessay, French soprano and actress, born in Lyon, France
  • Apr 19 Marion "Suge" Knight, American record producer, and label executive (Death Row Records), born in Compton, California
  • Apr 19 Lilya Zilberstein, Russian concert pianist (Busoni Prize, 1987), born in Moscow, USSR
  • Apr 20 Jim Terrell, American sprint canoer (Olympics 1996), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Apr 20 Kostas Hatzidakis, Greek politician (New Democracy Party), born in Rethymno, Greece
  • Apr 20 Adrian Fernández, Mexican racing driver and co-owner of the Fernandez Racing team, born in Mexico City
  • Apr 21 Ed Belfour, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender (Olympic gold 2001, Vezina Trophy 1991, 93), born in Carman, Manitoba
  • Apr 21 Gary Grant, NBA guard (NY Knicks)

  • Apr 21 Fiona Kelleghan, American academic and critic
  • Apr 22 Lauri Hendler, actress (Julie - Gimme a Break), born in Ft Belvoir, Virgina
  • Apr 22 Peter Zezel, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Apr 23 Donna Weinbrecht, American skier (Olympic gold 1992), born in Hoboken, New Jersey
  • Apr 23 Leni Robredo (née Gerona), Filipina lawyer, social activist, and politician (Vice President of the Philippines, 2016-present), born in Naga, Camarines Sur, Philippines
  • Apr 24 Mike Blowers, MLB infielder (NY Yankees, LA Dodgers), born in Würzburg, Germany
  • Apr 24 Son Chang-Min, South Korean actor, born in Busan, South Korea
  • Apr 25 Mark Bryant, American NBA forward and center (Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets), born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey
  • Apr 25 Eric Avery, American musician (Jane's Addiction, Deconstruction, Polar Bear), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 26 Kevin James, American actor and comedian (The King of Queens), born in Mineola, Long Island, New York
  • Apr 27 Courtenay Becker-Dey, American Europe class sailor (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Apr 27 Rob Squires, American rock bassist (Big Head Todd and the Monsters) born in Denver, Colorado
  • Apr 28 Steven Blum, American deep-voiced voice actor, born in Santa Monica, California
  • Apr 30 Adrian Pasdar, American actor (Top Gun; Judging Amy), born in Pittsfield Massachusetts
  • Apr 30 Daniela Costian, Australian discus/shot putter (Olympics 1996)

About April 1965

How Old? 56 years old
Generation: Generation X
Leap Year: No

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