On This Day

Musicians Born in April 1933

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 4 Seoirse Bodley, Irish composer and professor of music (University College Dublin), born in Dublin
  • Apr 8 Jaroslav Smolka, Czech composer
  • Apr 10 Philip Corner, American composer, born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 10 Rokusuke Ei, Japanese author and lyricist (Sukiyaki), born in Asakusa, Tokyo (d. 2016)
  • Apr 12 Montserrat Caballé, Spanish soprano, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2018)
  • Apr 13 Shani Wallis, Irish-American singer and actress (Oliver), born in Tottenham, Middlesex, England
  • Apr 14 Morton Subotnick, American composer (Wild Bull), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 15 Roy Clark, American country singer (Hee Haw, The Tonight Show), born in Meherrin, Virginia (d. 2018)
  • Apr 16 Perry Botkin Jr, American orchestra leader (Bert Convy Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 21 Ian Carr, Scottish jazz musician (Nucleus), born in Dumfries, Scotland (d. 2009)
  • Apr 24 Freddie Scott, American singer and songwriter (Cry to Me), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2007)
  • Apr 25 Jerry Leiber, American songwriter (Leiber & Stoller), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2011)
  • Apr 28 Karl Heinz Wahren, German pianist and composer, born in Bonn, Germany
  • Apr 28 Oliver "Bops Junior" Jackson, American jazz drummer, born in Detroit (d. 1994)
  • Apr 29 Darijan Božič, Slovenian composer and conductor, born in Slavonski Brod, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
  • Apr 29 Raymond Hill, American tenor saxophonist (Kings of Rhythm), born in Clarksdale, Mississippi (d. 1996)
  • Apr 29 Rodney "Rod" McKuen, American poet, singer-songwriter and actor (Jean, Alone, Beatsville), born in Oakland, California (d. 2015)

Person of interestWillie Nelson

Apr 29 Willie Nelson, American country singer (On the Road Again), born in Abbott, Texas

Country Singer Willie Nelson
Country Singer
Willie Nelson

About April 1933

How Old? 86 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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