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Birthdays in History in April 1928

  • Apr 1 Dimitri Frenkel Frank, Dutch writer/director (Hadimassa)
  • Apr 2 Joseph Bernardin, American Cardinal of the Catholic Church, born in Columbia, South Carolina (d. 1996)
  • Apr 5 Peter Moore, British academic (Professor of Statistics at London Business School) (d. 2010)

Person of interestJames Watson

Apr 6 James Watson, American molecular biologist, geneticist and zoologist (co-discovered structure of DNA), born in Chicago, Illinois

Molecular Biologist James Watson
Molecular Biologist
James Watson
  • Apr 7 Alan J Pakula, director (All the President's Men, Klute)
  • Apr 7 James White, UK, sci-fi author (Star Surgeon, Star Healer)
  • Apr 8 Mary Zeldenrust-Noordanus, Dutch CEO (NVSH - Dutch Association for Sexual Reform), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1984)
  • Apr 8 Leah Rabin (nee Schloßberg), wife of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, born in Königsberg, Germany (now Kaliningrad, Russia) (d. 2000)
  • Apr 9 Brian Cubbon, British senior civil servant, born in Lancashire, England (d. 2015)
  • Apr 9 Floyd Spence, American attorney and politician (Rep-R-SC, 1971-2001), born in Columbia, South Carolina (d. 2001)

Person of interestEthel Kennedy

Apr 11 Ethel Kennedy (née Skakel), American human-rights campaigner (wife of Bobby Kennedy), born in Chicago, Illinois

Bobby Kennedy's Wife Ethel Kennedy
Bobby Kennedy's Wife
Ethel Kennedy
  • Apr 12 Brooklyn Supreme, Belgian stallion, heaviest known horse (1450 kg)
  • Apr 12 Uwe Kitzinger, President (Templeton College, Oxford), born in Nuremberg, Germany
  • Apr 12 Russell L. Rogers, American electrical engineer and astronaut (X-20), born in Lawrence, Kansas (d. 1967)
  • Apr 13 Alan Clark, English politician (Minister for Defence Procurement), born in Paddington, London (d. 1999)
  • Apr 15 Norma Merrick Sklarek, 1st African-American woman architect in NY & California, born in Harlem, New York (d. 2012)
  • Apr 15 Richard Evans, British diplomat, ambassador to the People's Republic of China (1984-88), born in England (d. 2012)
  • Apr 17 Cynthia Ozick, American author (Pagan Rabbi & Other Stories), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 18 Howard S. Becker, American sociologist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 19 John Horlock, British vice-chancellor (Open College), born in Edmonton, Middlesex (d. 2015)
  • Apr 20 Gerald S. Hawkins, English-American astronomer (archaeoastronomy), born in Great Yarmouth, England (d. 2003)
  • Apr 23 Okke Jager, Dutch theologist, writer and poet, born in Delft, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • Apr 28 Yves Klein, French sculptor and painter, born in Nice, France (d. 1962)
  • Apr 28 Eugene M. Shoemaker, American planetary scientist and geologist (Shoemaker-Levy comet), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1997)
  • Apr 30 Hugh Hood, Canadian author (White Figure, White Ground), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2000)

About April 1928

How Old? 93 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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