On This Day

Birthdays in History in April 1911

  • Apr 1 Ferdinand J Kranenburg, Dutch Secretary of Defense (soc dem)
  • Apr 3 Michael Woodruff, English surgeon and scientist (organ transplantation), born in Mill Hill, London (d. 2001)
  • Apr 3 W. R. Lee, English language teacher and internationalist, born in Hillingdon, Middlesex (d. 1996)
  • Apr 7 Kenneth Oakley, Amersham Buckinghamshire, English Anthropologist, Palaeontologist, and Geologist whose method for the relative dating of fossils using fluorine content was instrumental in exposing the Piltdown Man hoax
  • Apr 8 Douglas Hyde, England political journalist, born in Worthing, England (d. 1996)
  • Apr 8 Emil Mihai Cioran, Romanian born writer and aphorist, born in Resinár, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1995)
  • Apr 8 Melvin Calvin, US chemist (photosynthesis, Nobel 1961)
  • Apr 9 Richard Arthur de Yarburgh-Bateson, 6th Lord Deramore, British architect, born in London (d. 2006)
  • Apr 10 Maurice Schumann, French Minister of Foreign Affairs (1969-73), born in Paris (d. 1998)
  • Apr 12 Darrell A. Amyx, American classical archaeologist (Greek Ceramics), born in Exeter, California (d. 1997)
  • Apr 12 Mahmoud Younis, Suez Canal nationalization engineer, born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 1976)
  • Apr 13 Jean-Louis Lévesque, Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist, born in Nouvelle, Quebec, Canada (d. 1994)
  • Apr 15 Jacob Fresco, Dutch architect (Antilles Brewery/Autonomy Monument), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1990)
  • Apr 16 William T. Stearn, British botanist, born in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (d. 2001)
  • Apr 16 Guy Burgess, English-born Soviet spy, born in Devonport, England (d. 1963)
  • Apr 17 Hervé Bazin, French writer (Head Against the Wall), born in Angers, Maine-et-Loire, France (d. 1996)
  • Apr 18 Francis Johnson, English architect, born in Bridlington (d. 1995)
  • Apr 18 George Huntington Hartford II, American heir (A&P), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 20 Kukrit Pramoj, Thai politician (13th Prime Minister of Thailand) and scholar, born in In Buri, Singburi, Siam (d. 1995)
  • Apr 21 Ivan Combe, American inventor of personal care products (Clearasil), born in Fremont, Iowa (d. 2000)
  • Apr 22 Max Dupain, Australian photographer ("Sunbaker"), born in Ashfield, Australia (d. 1992)
  • Apr 23 Ronald Neame, British director (1st Monday in Oct, Poseidon Adventure), born in London, England (d. 2010)
  • Apr 24 Karl Schiller, German economist and politician (Minister of Economics), born in Breslau, Silesia (d. 1994)
  • Apr 27 Georges Dargaud, French publisher (Astérix, Tintin), born in Paris (d. 1990)
  • Apr 28 Lee Falk, American comic strip writer (The Phantom), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1999)
  • Apr 30 Luise Rinser, German writer (Prison Journal), born in Pitzling, Bavaria (d. 2002)

About April 1911

How Old? 110 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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