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Birthdays in History in April 1906

  • Apr 3 Kathleen Tillotson, Emeritus Professor of English (Bedford College), born in Berwick-upon-Tweed (d. 2001)
  • Apr 5 Guy Clutton-Brock, English social worker (declared as national hero in Zimbabwe), born in Northwood, Middlesex (d. 1995)
  • Apr 6 Virginia Hall [Goillot], American spy with British Special Operations during WWII (1940-1966), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1982)
  • Apr 8 Charles J B Jonckheere, Flemish poet/writer (Mirror of the Sea)
  • Apr 9 Hugh Gaitskell, British politician (Leader of the Labour Party), born in Kensington, London (d. 1963)
  • Apr 9 Victor Vasarely, Hungarian-French painter and author (Op Art), born in Pécs, Hungary, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1997)
  • Apr 10 Kathleen Major, British historian and principal (St Hilda's College, England), born in Lincolnshire (d. 2001)
  • Apr 11 Dale Messick [Dalia Messick], American cartoonist (Brenda Starr, Reporter), born in South Bend, Indiana (d. 2005)

Person of interestSamuel Beckett

Apr 13 Samuel Beckett, Irish novelist and playwright (Waiting for Godot, Nobel 1969), born in Foxrock, Ireland (d. 1989)

Playwright, novelist, and poet Samuel Beckett
Playwright, novelist, and poet
Samuel Beckett

Person of interestFaisal of Saudi Arabia

Apr 14 Faisal, King of Saudi Arabia (1964-75), born in Riyadh, Emirate of Nejd and Hasa (d. 1975)

  • Apr 16 Cobina W "Coby" Molenaar, Dutch peace activist (d. 1994)
  • Apr 16 Marion Lloyd Vince, American fencer (National champ 1928, 31), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 17 Sidney Garfield, American physician and pioneer of health maintenance organizations (Kaiser Permanente), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey (d. 1984)
  • Apr 18 Clara Eggink, Dutch poet (Life with J C Bloem), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1991)
  • Apr 21 Tom Burns, British-Chilean publisher and editor, born in Chile (d. 1995)
  • Apr 22 Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, Swedish prince second in line to the Swedish throne, born in Stockholm Palace, Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1947)

Person of interestWilliam Joyce

Apr 24 William Joyce, American-born Irish Fascist politician and NAZI propagandist, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1946)

Fascist Politician and Nazi Propagandist William Joyce
Fascist Politician and Nazi Propagandist
William Joyce
  • Apr 25 Sally Salminen, Finnish writer (Katrina), born in Vårdö, Finland (d. 1976)
  • Apr 25 William J. Brennan, Jr, American Supreme Court judge (1956-90), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1997)
  • Apr 27 Mark Alexander Abrams, English market researcher, born in Edmonton, London (d. 1994)
  • Apr 27 Yórgos Theotokás, Greek novelist (Leonís), born in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (d. 1966)
  • Apr 28 Bart [Bartholomeus Jan] Bok, Dutch-American astronomer (Milky Way), born in Hoorn, Netherlands (d. 1983)
  • Apr 28 Pierre Boileau, French novelist (Vertigo), born in Paris, France (d. 1989)
  • Apr 28 Kurt Gödel, Austrian-American mathematician (Gödel's incompleteness theorems), born in Brünn, Austria-Hungary (d. 1978)
  • Apr 28 Tony "Big Tuna" Accardo, American mobster (St Valentine's Day) and boss of the Chicago Outfit, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1992)

About April 1906

How Old? 114 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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