Karl Pearson died on April 27, 1936.
In 1911 Pearson founded the world’s first university statistics department at University College London. His thinking underpins many of the ‘classical’ statistical methods which are in common use today.
David Blackwell was born on April 24, 1919.
one of the eponyms of the Rao–Blackwell theorem
William Kruskal died on April 21, 2005.
Kruskal is best known for having formulated the Kruskal–Wallis one-way analysis of variance, a widely-used nonparametric statistical method.
He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts-for support rather than illumination.
Jerzy Neyman was born on April 16, 1894.
He introduced the confidence interval in his paper in 1937. Another noted contribution is the Neyman-Pearson lemma, the basis of hypothesis testing.
Medical statistics are like a bikini. What they reveal is interesting but what they conceal is vital.