April 1901 in history

April 1901 events chronologically

Apr 25 New York becomes the first U.S. state to require automobile license plates. Anzac Beach – Australian and New Zealand forces invade Turkey

Top 7 most famous people born in April 1901

Apr 1 Whittaker Chambers an American writer and editor. After he was a Communist Party USA member and Soviet spy, he renounced communism, became an outspoken opponent, and testified at Alger Hiss's perjury and espionage trial. He described both events in his book Witness, published in 1952
Apr 5 Melvyn Douglas an American actor.
Apr 6 Jerry Voorhis a Democratic politician from California. He served five terms in the United States House of Representatives from 1937 to 1947, representing the 12th Congressional district in Los Angeles County. He was the first political opponent of Richard Nixon, who defeated Voorhis for re-election in 1946 in a campaign cited as an example of Nixon's use of red-baiting during his political rise
Apr 13 Jacques Lacan a French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist who has been called "the most controversial psycho-analyst since Freud". Giving yearly seminars in Paris from 1953 to 1981, Lacan influenced many leading French intellectuals in the 1960s and the 1970s, especially those associated with poststructuralism. His ideas had a significant impact on critical theory, literary theory, linguistics, 20th-century French philosophy, sociology, feminist theory, film theory and clinical psychoanalysis
Apr 15 René Pleven a notable French politician of the Fourth Republic. A member of the Free French, he helped found the Democratic and Socialist Union of the Resistance , a political party that was meant to be a successor to the wartime Resistance movement. He served as prime minister several times in the early 1950s, where his most notable contribution was the introduction of the Pleven Plan, which called for a European Defense Community between France, Italy, West Germany, and the Benelux countries
Apr 29 Hirohito the 124th Emperor of Japan according to the traditional order, reigning from December 25, 1926, until his death on January 7, 1989. Although better known outside of Japan by his personal name Hirohito , in Japan he is now referred to primarily by his posthumous name Emperor Shōwa. The word Shōwa is the name of the era that corresponded with the Emperor's reign, and was made the Emperor's own name upon his death. In Japanese, the reigning Emperor is referred to without a personal name as "his Majesty the Emperor" or "his current Majesty". The name Hirohito means "abundant benevolence"
Apr 30 Simon Kuznets a Belarusian-American economist, statistician, demographer, and economic historian who won the 1971 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences "for his empirically founded interpretation of economic growth which has led to new and deepened insight into the economic and social structure and process of development.".

Top 7 most famous people died in April 1901

Apr 1 François-Marie Raoult a French chemist who conducted research into the behavior of solutions, especially their physical properties.
Apr 3 Richard D'Oyly Carte an English talent agent, theatrical impresario, composer and hotelier during the latter half of the Victorian era. Rising from humble beginnings, Carte built two of London's theatres and a hotel empire, while also establishing an opera company that ran continuously for over a hundred years and a management agency representing some of the most important artists of the day
Apr 8 Giulio Bizzozero an Italian doctor and medical researcher.
Apr 15 Václav Brožík a Czech painter who worked in the academic style.
Apr 15 Juan Manuel Blanes a noted Uruguayan painter of the Realist school.
Apr 16 Henry Augustus Rowland a U.S. physicist. Between 1899 and 1901 he served as the first president of the American Physical Society. He is remembered today particularly for the high quality of the diffraction gratings he made and for the work he did with them on the solar spectrum
Apr 22 William Stubbs an English historian and Bishop of Oxford.