Famous Deaths on 7th April

  • 30 Jesus Christ is crucified, according to astronomer Schaefer
  • 924 Berengarius I, Emperor of Italy, murdered
  • 1307 Joan of Acre, daughter of Edward I of England (b. 1271)
  • 1444 John Capreolus, French theologist (Libri IV), dies at about 50
  • 1498 Charles VIII, King of France (1483-98), dies at 27
  • 1524 Philip of Burgundy, bishop of Utrecht, dies
  • 1614 El Greco, Greek-born artist working in Spain (b. 1541)
  • 1638 Shimazu Tadatsune, Japanese ruler of Satsuma (b. 1576)
  • 1651 Lennart Torstenson, Swedish soldier and engineer (b. 1603)
  • 1658 Juan Eusebio Nieremberg, Spanish mystic (b. 1595)
  • 1661 Sir William Brereton, 1st Baronet, English soldier and politician (b. 1604)
  • 1663 Francis Cooke, Mayflower pilgrim (b. c. 1583)
  • 1668 William Davenant, English poet (b. 1606)
  • 1719 Jean-Baptiste de la Salle, French priest/theory/saint, dies at 67
  • 1739 Dick Turpin, English highwayman (hanged) (b. 1706)
  • 1747 Leopold I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, Prussian field marshal (b. 1676)
  • 1766 Tiberius Hemsterhuis, Dutch classicist, dies at 81
  • 1767 Franz Sparry, composer, dies at 51
  • 1768 Michel Mathieu, composer, dies at 78
  • 1778 Johann Balthasar Kehl, composer, dies at 52
  • 1782 Taksin, King of Thailand (b. 1734)
  • 1783 Ignaz Jakob Holzbauer, composer, dies at 71
  • 1789 Peter Camper, anatomist/animal scholar, dies at 66
  • 1789 Abd-ul-Hamid I, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1725)
  • 1801 Noël François de Wailly, French lexicographer (b. 1724)
  • 1803 [Francois D] Toussaint L'Ouverture/Haitian revolutionary, dies
  • 1810 Pieter L van de Kasteele, Dutch politician/patriot, dies at 61
  • 1811 Garsevan Chavchavadze, Georgian diplomat and politician (b. 1757)
  • 1823 Jacques Charles, French chemist (b. 1746)
  • 1823 Jacques-Alexandre-César Charles, French inventor and balloonist who (with Nicholas Robert) was the first to take flight in a hydrogen balloon, dies at 76
  • 1833 Antoni Henryk Radziwill, Lithuanian/Polish composer, dies at 57
  • 1836 William Godwin, English political writer (b. 1756)
  • 1842 Henrik A Bjerregaard, Norw writer/poet (Fjeldeventyret), dies at 50
  • 1850 William Lisle Bowles, English poet (14 Sonnets), dies at 87
  • 1858 Anton Diabelli, Austria publisher/composer, dies at 76
  • 1862 Sydney Nelson, composer, dies at 62
  • 1868 D'Arcy McGee, Canadian journalist and Father of Confederation (b. 1825)
  • 1871 Alexander, grandson of English queen Victoria, dies at 1 day old
  • 1871 Wilhelm Freiherr von Tegetthoff, Aus adm (Helgoland/Lissa), dies at 43
  • 1871 Alexander Lloyd, Mayor of Chicago (b. 1805)
  • 1875 Georg Herwegh, writer, dies at 57
  • 1877 Errico Petrella, composer, dies at 63
  • 1880 Diederich Krug, composer, dies at 58
  • 1881 Pierre Napoleon Bonaparte, Corsican MP, dies at 65
  • 1884 Maria van Ackere-Doolaeghe, Flemish poet (Avondlamp), dies at 80
  • 1885 Carl Theodor Ernst von Siebold, German physiologist (b. 1804)
  • 1891 Phineas T Barnum, US circus promoter (B & Bailey), dies at 88
  • 1917 Spyridon Filiskos Samaras, composer, dies at 53
  • 1920 Karl Binding, German jurist (b. 1841)
  • 1928 Alexander Bogdanov, Russian physician and philosopher (b. 1873)
  • 1932 Erv A Kelley, US policeman, shot to death by Pretty Boy Floyd
  • 1933 Jan Erik/Eric Jan Hanussen, Berlin astrologist/illusionist, murdered
  • 1934 William Monroe Trotter, African, dies on 62nd birthday in Boston
  • 1939 Joseph Lyons, tenth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1879)
  • 1943 Jovan Ducic, Serbian poet (Blue Legends), dies at 72
  • 1943 Alexandre Millerand, President of France (b. 1859)

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1947 Henry Ford, American industrialist and auto maker (Ford Model T), dies at 83

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford
  • 1950 Walter Huston, dies at 66
  • 1955 Theda Bara, actress (Camille, Cleopatra, 2 Orphans), dies at 62
  • 1958 Judge Jackson, composer, dies at 75
  • 1958 Klimenty Arkad'yevich Korchmaryov, composer, dies at 58
  • 1961 Jesus Guridi, composer, dies at 74
  • 1961 Marian Jordan, radio comedienne (Fibber McGee & Molly), dies at 62
  • 1961 Yusef Greiss, composer, dies at 61
  • 1967 Anne Morrison Chapin, dies in West Hollywood
  • 1968 Jim Clark, Scottish F1 World Champion and Indianapolis 500 winner, dies in an accident during a race at Hockenheim, Germany at 32
  • 1970 Josina Machel, wife of Mozambique's 1st pres Samora Machel, dies
  • 1971 Charles F Pahud de Mortanges, (Olympic-gold-1928, 32), dies at 74

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1972 "Crazy" Joe Gallo, American mobster, killed at his 43rd birthday party by rival mobsters

Gangster Joe Gallo
Gangster
Joe Gallo
  • 1972 Abeid Karume, Tanzanian sheik/president, murdered
  • 1972 Victor Wong, actor (Mission to Moscow, King Kong) dies at 65
  • 1973 Nick Stuart, bandleader, dies of cancer at 69
  • 1976 Mary Margaret McBride, TV hostess (Mary Margaret McBride), dies at 76
  • 1977 Siegfried Buback, German FR procureur-genl, murdered attorney-general
  • 1978 Ernest Kanitz, composer, dies at 83
  • 1979 Bruno Apitz, German writer, dies at 78
  • 1981 Kit Lambert, British record producer and manager (The Who) (b. 1935)
  • 1982 Brenda Benet, actress (Track of Thunder), commits suicide by gun at 36
  • 1982 Harald Ertl, Austrian racing driver (b. 1948)
  • 1983 Gavin Gordon, television actor (Romance, Lone Cowboy), dies at 82
  • 1984 Frank Church, (Sen-D-Ohio, 1957-81), dies at 59
  • 1984 Samuel C Engel, poet, dies of heart failure at 79
  • 1987 Maxine Sullivan, [Williams], US actress (Going Places), dies at 75
  • 1988 Cesar Bresgen, Austrian composer/organist, dies at 74
  • 1989 Tikhon Toropets, patriarch of Russian Orthodox/saint, dies at 123(?)
  • 1992 Alix Talton, former Miss Georgia, dies of lung cancer at 72
  • 1992 Clovis Ruffin, fashion designer (T shirt dress), dies of AIDS at 46
  • 1992 Rick Emery, dies after long illness at 39
  • 1993 Max Croiset, Dutch actor/dramatist/director (Zeekant), dies at 80
  • 1993 Richard Schmiechen, dies of AIDS at 45
  • 1993 S C (Billy) Griffith, cricketer (England 1948-49, MCC sect), dies
  • 1994 Agathe Uwilingiyimana, PM of Rwanda, assassinated
  • 1994 Angelus Gottfried "Golo" Mann, German/US historian, dies at 85
  • 1994 Arthur Gordon Clough, journalist, dies at 59
  • 1994 Evert Hartman, Dutch writer (War Without Friends), dies at 56
  • 1994 Francois de Grossouvre, Pres Mitterrand advisor, suicide at 76
  • 1994 Albert Guðmundsson, Icelandic footballer and politician (b. 1923)
  • 1994 Lee Brilleaux, British R&B-singer/guitarist (Dr Feelgood), dies of lymphoma at 41
  • 1995 Philip Vincent Belloc Jebb, architect, dies at 68
  • 1996 Ian Spurling, ballet designer, dies at 59
  • 1997 Luis Aloma, Cuban baseball player (b. 1923)
  • 1997 Georgi Shonin, Soviet cosmonaut (b. 1935)
  • 1998 Broery Marantika, Indonesian singer
  • 2001 David Graf, American actor (b. 1950)
  • 2001 Beatrice Straight, American actress, dies of pneumonia at 86
  • 2002 John Agar, American actor (b. 1921)
  • 2003 Cecile de Brunhoff, French storyteller (b. 1903)
  • 2003 David Greene, British television director (b. 1921)
  • 2004 Victor Argo, American actor (b. 1934)
  • 2005 Grigoris Bithikotsis, Greek singer (b. 1922)
  • 2005 Bob Kennedy, American baseball player and manager (b. 1920)
  • 2005 Cliff Allison, British racing driver (b. 1932)
  • 2007 Johnny Hart, American cartoonist (b. 1931)
  • 2007 Barry Nelson, American actor (Airport), dies at 89
  • 2009 Dave Arneson, Co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons (b. 1947)
  • 2011 Duke of Grafton, 11th Duke of Grafton, British peer, dies at 92

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2012 Mike Wallace [Myron], American media personality, dies at 93

Newscaster Mike Wallace
Newscaster
Mike Wallace
  • 2013 John St Aubyn, 4th Baron St Levan, English peer (St Michael's Mount), dies at 94