On This Day

Birthdays in History in April 1936

  • Apr 1 Jean-Pascal Delamuraz, Swiss politician, president of the Confederation in 1989 and 1996 (d. 1998)
  • Apr 3 Reginald Hill, British crime author (Andrew Dalziel and Peter Pascoe novels), born in West Hartlepool, County Durham (d. 2012)
  • Apr 5 John Albert, professor (Master of University College Oxford)
  • Apr 5 Michael Livesay, British admiral, Royal Navy officer, born in Middlesbrough, North Riding, Yorkshire (d. 2003)
  • Apr 5 John Kelly, Irish republican politician, born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 2007)
  • Apr 7 Jean-Pierre Changeux, French neuroscientist
  • Apr 7 Tariq Aziz, Iraqi politician and close adviser to Saddam Hussein, born in Tel Keppe, Iraq (d. 2015)
  • Apr 9 Valerie Solanas, American radical feminist and author of SCUM Manifesto who attempted to assassinate Andy Warhol in 1968, born in Ventnor City, New Jersey (d. 1988)
  • Apr 9 Michael Somare, British foreign affairs minister (Paupa & New Guinea), born in Rabaul, Territory of New Guinea
  • Apr 10 Michael Naylor, English insurance broker (Endsleigh Insurance), born in Croydon (d. 1995)
  • Apr 11 Janet Allen, Headmistress (Benenden School)
  • Apr 12 Kennedy Simmonds, Prime Minister of Saint Kitts & Nevis (1983-95), born in Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Apr 14 Frank Serpico, American policeman who blew whistle on NYPD corruption, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 15 Pen Sovann, 1st post-Khmer Rouge Cambodian Prime Minister (1981), born in Takéo (d. 2016)
  • Apr 19 Wilfried Martens, 44th Prime Minister of Belgium (1979-81, 1981-92), Sleidinge, Belgium (d. 2013)
  • Apr 20 Pat Roberts, US Senator (Rep-R-KS, 1981-1997), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • Apr 20 Pauli Ellefsen, Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (1981-85), born in Miðvágur, Vágar, Faroe Islands (d. 2012)
  • Apr 21 James Dobson, American evangelist
  • Apr 23 Elias [Etienne Michiels], Flemish painter, born in Ostend, Belgium
  • Apr 23 Joseph Willaert, Flemish painter, born in Diksmuide, Belgium (d. 2014)
  • Apr 26 Edward Cazalet, judge of the High Court of England and Wales, born in Marylebone, London
  • Apr 27 John Burningham, English author and illustrator of children's books (Mr Grumpy's Outing), born in Farnham, England (d. 2019)
  • Apr 29 Jacob Rothschild, English banker/multi-millionaire

About April 1936

How Old? 84 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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