On This Day

Birthdays in History in April 1946

  • Apr 1 William Frederick Fisher, American MD & astronaut (STS 51-I), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Apr 2 Lynda Carr, educationist
  • Apr 3 Carlos Salinas de Gortari, President of Mexico (1988-94), born in Mexico City
  • Apr 4 Katsuaki Sato, Japanese martial artist, founder and director of Satojuku Karate, born in Sakhalin, Japan
  • Apr 5 Robert E McKee, CEO/managing director (Conoco-UK)
  • Apr 7 Robert Metcalfe, American electrical engineer (invented Ethernet, 3Com), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 9 Philip Wright, English rocker (Paper Lace), born in St. Ann's, Nottingham
  • Apr 11 Bob Harris, English radio presenter (The Old Grey Whistle Test, Time Out), born in Northampton, England
  • Apr 13 Roy Loney, American rocker (Flamin' Groovies)
  • Apr 14 Tom Monteleone, American writer (Dark Star & Illumination)
  • Apr 15 Wayne Gilchrest, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland), born in Rahway, New Jersey
  • Apr 16 Margot Adler, American journalist, born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 2014)
  • Apr 18 Harvey Kagan, American muscian (Sir Douglas Quintet)
  • Apr 19 Leon Wessels, South African lawyer and Minister of Local Government, born in Kroonstad, South Africa
  • Apr 22 Archy Kirkwood, British politician (MP for Roxburgh and Berwickshire)
  • Apr 22 Dectuplets, Bacacay Brazil, 8 males & 2 females
  • Apr 22 John Waters, American director (Hairspray), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Apr 22 Louise Harel, Quebec politician and City Councillor for Maisonneuve–Longue-Pointe, born in Sainte-Thérèse-de-Blainville, Quebec
  • Apr 25 Peter Sutherland, Irish businessman (Allied Irish Banks) and politician (Fine Gael), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2018)
  • Apr 25 Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Russian nationalist and leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, born in Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • Apr 29 Franc Roddam, director (K2, Bride, Aria, Quadrophenia)
  • Apr 30 Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden (1973- ), born in Haga Palace, Solna, Sweden

About April 1946

How Old? 74 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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