Birthdays in History in April 1918

  • Apr 4 George Jellicoe, Earl Jellicoe, British naval commander and member of the House of Lords (1939-2007), born in Hatfield (d. 2007)
  • Apr 6 Joan Bernard, Principal (Trevelyan College, Durham)
  • Apr 6 Alfredo Ovando Candía, Bolivian president (d. 1982)

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Apr 8 Betty [Bloomer] Ford, US 1st lady (1974-77) and founder of the Betty Ford Center clinic, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2011)

US First Lady Betty Ford
US First Lady
Betty Ford
  • Apr 8 Glendon Swarthout, American author (d. 1992)
  • Apr 11 Jean-Claude Servan-Schreiber, journalist
  • Apr 11 Richard Wainwright, English politician (d. 2003)
  • Apr 11 William Perrie, British prison governor
  • Apr 12 18th earl of Derby, English landowner/multi-millionaire
  • Apr 13 A. L. [Audrey] Barker, English writer, born in St Pauls Cray, Kent (2002)
  • Apr 18 Roger de Grey, president (Royal Academy)
  • Apr 18 Cliff Hillegass, American publisher (d. 2001)
  • Apr 23 Maurice Druon, [Kessel], French writer/journalist (Prix Goncourt)
  • Apr 23 Gordon Hirabayshi, American civil rights activist and WWII internment opponent (Hirabayshi v. United States), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2012)
  • Apr 25 Gerard Henri de Vaucouleurs, French astronomer (d. 1995)
  • Apr 26 Jack Morpurgo, American Literature scholar (Leeds University)
  • Apr 27 Sten Rudholm, Swedish jurist, member of the Swedish Academy