Birthdays in History in April 1912

  • Apr 3 Addeke H Boerma, Dutch economist and general manager (FAO) (d. 1992)
  • Apr 3 Bert Bakker, Dutch publisher (Free Netherlands), born in Huizum, Netherlands (d. 1969)
  • Apr 7 John Adrian Hope, politician/businessman
  • Apr 9 Wilson Charles Geoffrey Baldwin, hero, born in Tendring, Essex (d. 1994)
  • Apr 9 Lew Kopelew, Russian author, born in Kiev, Russian Empire (d. 1997)
  • Apr 10 Roy Hofheinz, American judge and engineer (Houston Astrodome), born in Beaumont, Texas (d. 1982)
  • Apr 12 Georges Franju, French director (Judex, L'homme sans visage), born in Fougères, Ille-et-Vilaine, France (d. 1987)
  • Apr 12 Harold Maguire, British air marshal, born in Kilkishen, Ireland (d. 2001)
  • Apr 13 Roy Winsor, producer (Search for Tomorrow, Love of Life), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 14 Robert Doisneau, photographer

Person of interestKim Il-sung

Apr 15 Kim Il-sung, Founder, dictator and Supreme Leader of North-Korea (1948-94), born in Mangyongdae, Japanese Korea (d. 1994)

North Korean founder and dictator Kim Il-sung
North Korean founder and dictator
Kim Il-sung
  • Apr 15 Peter Menzies, CEO (British Electricity Council)
  • Apr 16 John Halas, Hungarian-American cartoonist and animator (Animal Farm), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1995)
  • Apr 16 Garth Williams, American illustrator (Charlotte's Web), born in New York City (d. 1996)
  • Apr 17 Isador Caplan, British lawyer and Aldeburgh Festival pioneer, born in Blackpool, England (d. 1995)
  • Apr 18 John Lapworth Holt, boat Designer
  • Apr 18 Wendy Barrie, hostess (Wendy Barrie Show), born in Hong Kong
  • Apr 19 Glenn T Seaborg, American chemist (AEC, Plutonium, Nobel 1951)
  • Apr 19 William Murray, teacher/educationalist
  • Apr 20 Ed Jones, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee, born in Yorkville, Tennessee (d. 1999)
  • Apr 20 Frederick Craig Riddle, British violist, born in Liverpool (d. 1995)
  • Apr 20 Soewarsih Djojopoespito, Indonesian writer (Toe the Line), born in Bogor, Indonesia (d. 1977)
  • Apr 21 Marcel Camus, French director, Orfeu negro)
  • Apr 21 Eve Arnold, photojournalist (Marilyn Monroe) (d. 2012), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 25 Gladys Presley, mother of Elvis, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1958)
  • Apr 26 A. E. van Vogt, Canadian sci-fi author (Wizard of Linn) (d. 2000)
  • Apr 27 Franz Weyergans, Belgian writer and translator (Les Gens Heureux), born in Seraing, Belgium (d. 1974)
  • Apr 27 Frederick R. Weisman, philanthropist, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1994)
  • Apr 28 Odette Hallowes, British classified agent in France (WWII)
  • Apr 29 Italo Valenti, Italian sculptor
  • Apr 29 Terence de Vere White, novelist/critic
  • Apr 30 Manuel Gutierrez Mellado, soldier/politician