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Birthdays in History in April 1947

  • Apr 1 Alain Connes, French mathematician
  • Apr 2 Camille Paglia, American author and social critic, born in Endicott, New York
  • Apr 4 Wiranto, Indonesian army general (Commander of the Indonesian National Armed Forces), born in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
14th President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
14th President of the Philippines
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
  • Apr 6 Jan-Kees Wiebenga, Dutch politician (VVD), born in Haarlem, Netherlands
  • Apr 7 Eliseo Soriano, Filipino televangelist, born in Pasay, Philippines
  • Apr 8 Hsiao-hsien Hou, Taiwanese director (Cheerful Wind, City of Sadness, The Puppetmaster), born in Mei County, China
  • Apr 8 Tom DeLay, American politician (Rep-R-Texas, 1985-2006), born in Laredo, Texas
  • Apr 8 Robert Kiyosaki, American investor (Rich Dad Company), born in Hilo, Hawaii
  • Apr 11 Michael Hindley, British politician, Member of the European Parliament, born in Blackburn, England
  • Apr 11 Michael Wright, British academic, Vice-Chancellor of Aston University
  • Apr 11 Lev Bulat, Russian physicist, born in Chernovtsy, Ukraine
  • Apr 12 Tom Clancy, American author (Rainbow Six, The Hunt for Red October), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2013)
  • Apr 12 Antonin Kratochvil, Czech-American photojournalist (VII Photo Agency), born in Litoměřice, Czechoslovakia
  • Apr 15 Cristina Husmark Pehrsson, Swedish politician, born in Uddevalla, Sweden
  • Apr 18 Kathy Acker, American experimental novelist (Blood and Guts in High School), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • Apr 18 Herbert Mullin, American serial killer (killed thirteen people in California in the early 1970s), born in Salinas, California
  • Apr 19 Frits Castricum, Dutch journalist and politician (PvdA), born in Boxtel, Netherlands (d. 2011)
  • Apr 20 Andrew Tobias, American journalist and author (The Best Little Boy in the World), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 21 Alan Warner, rocker (Foundations)
  • Apr 23 Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, Irish political activist, born in Cookstown, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
  • Apr 24 Josep Borrell, 22nd President of the European Parliament (2004-07), born in La Pobla de Segur, Lérida, Spain
  • Apr 24 Roger D. Kornberg, American biochemist (Nobel 2006), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Apr 26 Gervase Jackson-Stops, British architectural adviser to the National Trust (d. 1995)
  • Apr 27 George Kenneth Butterfield, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from North Carolina, born in Wilson, North Carolina
  • Apr 29 Olavo de Carvalho, Brazilian philosopher
  • Apr 30 Robert Scott, American politician, Rep-D-Virginia (1993-), born in Washington D.C.
  • Apr 30 Tom Køhlert, Danish former player and Brondby IF coach

About April 1947

How Old? 73 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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