On This Day

Birthdays in History in April 1922

  • Apr 1 William Manchester, Attleboro Mass, historian (Death of a President)
  • Apr 2 Nicolay G. Basov, Soviet physicist who specialized in quantum electronics (laser, maser) and 1964 Nobel laureate, born in Usman, Russia (d. 2001)
  • Apr 9 Carl Amery [Christian Anton Mayer], German writer, born in Munich (d. 2005)
  • Apr 9 Gerald Moverley, first Bishop of the Diocese of Hallam in Yorkshire, born in Bradford, England (d. 1996)
  • Apr 9 Michael Palliser, head of British diplomatic service, born in Reigate, Surrey (d. 2012)
  • Apr 11 Antoine Blondin, French writer (L'Europe buissonnière), born in Paris (d. 1991)
  • Apr 13 John Braine, English novelist (Life at the Top), born in Bradford, Yorkshire (d. 1986)
  • Apr 13 Julius Nyerere, Tanzanian politician and 1st President of Tanzania (1964-1985), born in Butiama, Tanganyika (d. 1999)
  • Apr 15 Harold Washington, 1st African American mayor of Chicago (D, 1983-87), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1987)
  • Apr 16 Christopher Samuel Youd, British sci-fi author (Tripods Trilogy), born in Huyton, Lancashire, England (d. 2012)
  • Apr 16 Kingsley Amis, English novelist (Lucky Jim, James Bond Dossier), born in London, England (d. 1995)
  • Apr 16 Leo Tindemans, Belgian statesman, Prime Minister of Belgium (1974-78), born in Zwijndrecht, Belgium (d. 2014)
  • Apr 19 Erich Hartmann, German WW II pilot (downed 352 Russian aircraft), born in Weissach, Württemberg, Weimar Republic (d. 1993)
  • Apr 19 Luigi Barbarito, Italian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, born in Atripalda, Italy (d. 2017)
  • Apr 22 Richard Diebenkorn, American painter (Ocean Park Paintings), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1993)
  • Apr 23 Boy Ecury [Segundo Jorge Adelberto Ecury], member of the Dutch Resistance in World War II, born in Oranjestad, Aruba (d. 1944)
  • Apr 23 Diarmuid Downs, British automotive engineer, born in London (d. 2014)
  • Apr 26 J. C. Holt, English medieval historian, born in Yorkshire, England (d. 2014)
  • Apr 26 Jeanne Sauvé, 23rd Governor-General of Canada (1984-90), born in Prud'homme, Saskatchewan, Canada (d. 1993)
  • Apr 27 Martin Gray, Polish-born American writer, holocaust survivor, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2016)
  • Apr 28 William Broomfield, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan), born in Royal Oak, Michigan (d. 2019)
  • Apr 28 Alistair MacLean, Scottish novelist (The Guns of Navarone), born in Shettleston, Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1987)
  • Apr 29 Parren Mitchell, American politician (Rep-D-MD, 1971-87), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2007)

About April 1922

How Old? 99 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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