On This Day

Birthdays in History in April 1918

  • Apr 2 Charles White, American artist (The Contribution of the Negro to American Democracy), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1979)
  • 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)

Person of interestBetty Ford

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, French journalist, born in Paris
  • Apr 11 Richard Wainwright, English politician, Liberal MP for Colne Valley (1966–70), born in Leeds (d. 2003)
  • Apr 13 A. L. [Audrey] Barker, English writer, born in St Pauls Cray, Kent (2002)
  • Apr 18 Roger de Grey, British landscape painter and President of Royal Academy (1984-93) (d. 1995)
  • Apr 18 Cliff Hillegass, American publisher (Cliffsnotes), born in Rising City, Nebraska (d. 2001)
  • Apr 23 Maurice Druon, French writer and journalist (Prix Goncourt), born in Paris (d. 2009)
  • Apr 23 Gordon Hirabayshi, American civil rights activist and WWII internment opponent (Hirabayshi v. United States), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2012)
  • Apr 25 Gérard de Vaucouleurs, French astronomer, born in Paris (d. 1995)
  • Apr 27 John Alfred Scali, American journalist and diplomat, born in Canton, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • Apr 27 Sten Rudholm, Swedish jurist, member of the Swedish Academy, born in Karlstad, Sweden (d. 2008)

About April 1918

How Old? 102 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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