Famous Deaths in April 1939

  • Apr 5 William Cooper, cricketer (two Tests for Australia 1882-84), dies
  • Apr 6 Robert Courtneidge, British theater producer, dies
  • Apr 7 Joseph Lyons, tenth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1879)
  • Apr 9 Emilio Serrano y Ruiz, composer, dies at 89
  • Apr 10 Alfredo Panzini, Italian author (Il Bacio de Lesba), dies at 75
  • Apr 11 SS Van Dine, [William Huntingdon Wright], detective writer, dies at 50
  • Apr 18 Theo Mann, actress (Pink Bernd, Hedda Gabler), dies at 88
  • Apr 21 Herman Finck, composer, dies at 66
  • Apr 24 John Foulds, English composer, dies at 58