On This Day

Birthdays in Film & Television in April 1931

  • Apr 1 George Baker, Bulgarian-born British actor (I, Claudius, Goodbye Mr Chips, Curse of the Fly), born in Varna, Bulgaria (d. 2011)
  • Apr 1 Illse "Ita" Ever, Estonian actress (Miss Marple- "Chyornykh drozdov"), born in Paide, Järva County
  • Apr 6 Ivan Dixon, American actor, director and civil rights activist (Car Wash, Hogan's Heroes, The Final War of Olly Winter), born in NYC, New York (d. 2008)
  • Apr 8 John Gavin [Juan Vincent Apablasa Jr], American actor (Imitation of Life, Psycho), and US Ambassador to Mexico (1981–86), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2018)
  • Apr 11 Johnny Sheffield, American actor (Boy-Tarzan Finds a Son), born in Pasadena, California (d. 2010)
  • Apr 13 Jon Stone, American director and co-creator of Sesame Street, born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1997)
  • Apr 14 John Clarke, American actor (Mickey-Days of Our Life), born in South Bend, Indiana (d. 2019)
  • Apr 15 Kenneth Bloomfield, BBC governor (Ireland), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Apr 19 Garfield Morgan, British actor (Odessa File, To Catch a Spy), born in Birmingham, Warwickshire (d. 2009)
  • Apr 22 Simon "Siem" Vroom, Dutch actor (The Lift, Bridge Too Far, Mysteries), born in Beemster, Noord-Holland (d. 1985)
  • Apr 27 Krzysztof Komeda, Polish jazz and film composer and pianist (Rosemary's Baby), born in Poznań, Poland (d. 1969)
  • Apr 29 William Ball, American actor, director and founder of the American Conservatory Theatre (ACT), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1991)

About April 1931

How Old? 89 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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