Many biographical references to Doris Day (nee von Kappelhoff) list her birth date as April 3, 1924, but a look at the 1930 Federal Census shows she was actually born in 1922. The official enumeration date was April 1, 1930, meaning no matter when a household was counted, the information listed would reflect the family's status as of April 1. The Kappelhoff household in Cincinnati, Ohio was actually enumerated on April 10, a week after Doris' birthday but she was listed as age 7 (the age she was on April 1).
Regardless, she was born to William and Alma von Kappelhoff on April 3. One of the most popular singing and motion picture stars of the 20th century, Day made her film debut in Romance on the High Seas for Warner Brothers in 1948, replacing a pregnant Betty Hutton. Her winning personality, along with her wholesome good looks and beautiful singing made her an instant star.
Happy Birthday Doris!