Famous Deaths on April 10

  • 879 Louis II the Stammerer, King of the West Franks (877-79)
  • 947 Hugo van Arles, count of Arles/king of Italy, dies
  • 1008 Notger, bishop of Luik (972-1008), dies
  • 1362 Machteld, countess of Holland, dies
  • 1533 Frederik I, King of Denmark and Norway (1523-33), dies at 61
  • 1545 Costanzo Festa, Italian composer
  • 1585 Gregory XIII, [Ugo Buoncampagni], Italian Pope (1572-85), dies at 83
  • 1599 Gabrielle d'Estrée, mistress of King Henry IV of France (b. 1571)
  • 1601 Mark Alexander Boyd, Scottish poet (b. 1562)
  • 1619 Thomas Jones, Archbishop of Dublin (b. c1550)
  • 1640 Agostino Agazzari, Italian composer, dies at 61
  • 1640 Charlotte Flandrina van Nassau, daughter of Willem I, dies at 60
  • 1646 Santino Solari, Swiss architect and sculptor (b. 1576)
  • 1704 William Egon of Fürstenberg, Bishop of Strassburg (b. 1629)
  • 1706 Arthur Chichester, 3rd Earl of Donegall, Irish soldier (b. 1666)
  • 1712 Yusuf Nabi, Turkish poet (Hayriye), dies at about 77
  • 1731 Maximilian Dietrich Freisslich, composer, dies at 58
  • 1756 Giacomo Antonio Perti, Italian composer, dies at 94
  • 1760 Gerard George Clifford, head of East-Indian Company, dies at 75
  • 1760 Jean Lebeuf, French historian (b. 1687)
  • 1784 Simon Fokke, book illustrator, dies at 71
  • 1786 John Byron, British naval officer (b. 1723)

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1806 Horatio Gates, British-American soldier (general of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War), dies at 78

Military Leader Horatio Gates
Military Leader
Horatio Gates
  • 1810 Konrad Back, German monastic composer, dies at 60
  • 1813 Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Italian mathematician and astronomer (number theory, celestial mechanics), dies at 77
  • 1823 Karl Leonhard Reinhold, Austrian philosopher (b. 1757)
  • 1825 Paul-Louis Courier, (Mere), French writer/interpreter, dies at 53
  • 1848 Godert AGP baron van Capellen, gove-gen of Dutch-Indies, dies at 69
  • 1862 William Harvey Lamb Wallace, American lawyer and Brigadier General, dies at 40
  • 1863 Giovanni B Amia, Italian astronomer/physicist/botanist, dies at 77
  • 1885 John H Scholten, theologist (Free Want), dies at 73
  • 1909 Algernon Charles Swinburne, English poet, dies at 72
  • 1911 Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis, composer, dies at 35
  • 1919 Emiliano Zapata, Mexican leader, murdered at 39
  • 1920 Moritz B Cantor, German historian of mathematics, dies at 90
  • 1920 Tryggve Andersen, Norwegian writer (Mod Kvaeld), dies at 53
  • 1927 Ivo Bligh, cricketer (8th Earl of Darnley, 4 Tests 1882-83), dies
  • 1929 Edmond Thieffry, Belgian WW I pilot, dies at 36
  • 1931 Khalil Gibran, Lebanese poet and painter (b. 1883)
  • 1932 Andre Baillon, Belgian/French author (& sabots), dies at 56
  • 1937 Algernon Ashton, composer, dies at 77
  • 1938 Nana Annor Adjaye, Pan-Africanist, dies in W Nzima Ghana
  • 1938 Joe "King" Oliver, American musician (b. 1885)
  • 1939 Alfredo Panzini, Italian author (Il Bacio de Lesba), dies at 75
  • 1945 Hendrik N Werkman, resistance/painter (Blue Boat), executed at 63
  • 1945 Charles Nordhoff, English-born writer (b. 1887)
  • 1954 Auguste Lumière, French photograph/movie pioneer, dies at 81
  • 1954 Ludwig Curtius, German archaeologist (Die antike Kunst), dies at 79
  • 1954 Oscar Mathisen, Norwegian speed skater (b. 1888)
  • 1955 Oskar Frederik Lindberg, composer, dies at 68
  • 1955 Teilhard de Chardin, French paleontologist and theologian (b. 1881)

  • 1956 Bozidar Sirola, composer, dies at 66
  • 1956 Clarence Beaumont, 1st batter in 1st World Series, dies at 75
  • 1956 Jozef Szulc, Polish composer, dies at 81
  • 1958 Chuck Willis, rocker, dies at 30
  • 1960 Arthur Benjamin, Austral composer/pianist (Devil Take Her), dies at 66
  • 1961 Irene Warfield, silent screen actress (Satan Sanderson), dies at 65
  • 1962 Stuart Sutcliffe, bassist (Beatles), dies of brain hemorrhage at 21
  • 1962 Michael Curtiz, Hungarian-born director (b. 1886)
  • 1965 Linda Darnell, American actress (Unfaithfully Yours), dies from burns received in a house fire at 41
  • 1965 Lloyd Casner, American race car driver and owner (b. 1928)
  • 1966 Christian J Modeste, Dutch king of gypsies, dies at 71
  • 1966 Evelyn Waugh, British writer (Black Mischief), dies at 62
  • 1968 Gustavs Celmins, Latvian politician (b. 1899)
  • 1969 Harley J. Earl, American automobile designer (b. 1893)
  • 1970 Charles Paton, dies at 96
  • 1974 Patricia Collinge, dies at 81
  • 1974 Roger Bastide, French sociologist, dies at 76
  • 1975 Marjorie Main, actress (Ma & Pa Kettle), dies at 85
  • 1975 Sophia JW "Sophie" Hermse, actress (But a Dream), dies at 86
  • 1975 Walker Evans, US photographer (Fortune Magazine), dies at 71
  • 1979 Henriette P "Hetty" Beck, actress (Dodendans), dies at 91
  • 1979 Nino Rota, Italian composer (Torquemada), dies at 67
  • 1980 Kay Medford, actress (Dean Martin Show, To Rome With Love), dies at 65
  • 1983 Issam Sartawi, PLO ambassador to Portugal, murdered
  • 1984 Ray Middleton, American actor, dies at 75
  • 1986 Joseph P Addabbo, US defence specialist/(Sen-D), dies at 61
  • 1986 Linda Creed, American songwriter (b. 1948)
  • 1988 Cliff Gladwin, cricketer (8 Tests for England 1947-49), dies
  • 1989 Joan Barry, dies at 85
  • 1991 Kevin Peter Hall, actor (Harry & Hendersons), dies of AIDS at 35
  • 1991 Natalie Schafer, actress (Gilligan's Island), dies at 90 from cancer
  • 1992 Ken Ward, dies at 37

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1992 Sam Kinison, loud mouth comedian, dies in a car crash at 38

Comedian Sam Kinison
Comedian
Sam Kinison
  • 1993 Chris Hani, sec-gen South Africian Communist Party, assassinated at 50
  • 1994 James L Lyons, jazz promoter, dies at 77
  • 1994 Victor Afanasiev, Rus editor-in-chief of Pravda (1976-89), dies at 71
  • 1994 Sam B. Hall, American politician (b. 1924)
  • 1995 Chen Yun, VPM of China (1949-75, 79-80), dies
  • 1995 Glyn Jones, writer, dies at 90
  • 1995 Gunter Guillaume, German politician, dies
  • 1995 Joseph Anthony "Joe" Richards, singer/actor (Colo Ranger), dies at 44
  • 1995 Morarji Desai, PM of India (1977-79), dies
  • 1995 Betty Askwith, British writer and biographer, dies at 85
  • 1996 Jessica Dubroff, attempting to be youngest pilot, dies in crash at 7
  • 1999 Heinz Fraenkel-Conrat, German-born biochemist (b. 1910)
  • 1999 Jean Vander Pyl, American voice actress (b. 1919)
  • 2000 Peter Jones, English actor (b. 1920)
  • 2000 Larry Linville, American actor (b. 1939)
  • 2000 Kirsten Rolffes, Danish actress (b. 1928)

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2003 Little Eva [Eva Boyd], American pop singer (Locomotion), dies of cervical cancer at 59

Pop Singer Little Eva
Pop Singer
Little Eva
  • 2005 Norbert Brainin, Austrian violinist (b. 1923)
  • 2005 Iakovos, Archbishop of America (b. 1911)
  • 2005 Al Lucas, American football player (b. 1978)
  • 2007 Dakota Staton, American jazz singer, dies at 76
  • 2009 Deborah Digges, American poet (b. 1950)
  • 2010 Ryszard Kaczorowski, Polish statesman is killed in the crash of a Polish Air Force Tu-154 at 90
  • 2010 Dixie Carter, an American actress (b.1939)
  • 2010 Maria Kaczyńska, Polish economist and First Lady of Poland, is killed in the crash of a Polish Air Force Tu-154 at 67
  • 2010 Lech Kaczyński, Polish lawyer and politician, then President of Poland is killed in the crash of a Polish Air Force Tu-154 at 60
  • 2011 Mikhail Rusyayev, Russian footballer (b. 1964)
  • 2011 Homer Smith, American football coach (b. 1931)
  • 2012 Raymond Aubrac, French Resistance Leader, dies at 97
  • 2013 Jimmy Dawkins, American electric blues musician, dies at 76
  • 2013 Robert Edwards, British physiologist, IVF pioneer, and Nobel laureate, dies at 87
  • 2014 Jim Flaherty, Canadian politician, Minister of Finance (2006-2014), dies at 64

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2015 Richie Benaud, Australian cricketer (leg spinner) and commentator, dies at 84

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud
  • 2016 Howard Marks, British drug dealer and author (Mr Nice), dies at 70