Famous Deaths in April 1947

  • Apr 1 George II, king of Greece, dies at 56
  • Apr 2 Joseph Hardstaff, cricket (311 runs in 5 Tests for Eng 1907-08), dies
  • Apr 4 William O'Donnell, Irish politician (b. ?)
  • Apr 6 Vaclav Kapral, composer, dies at 58
  • Apr 6 Herbert Backe, German Nazi politician (b. 1896)

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Apr 7 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
  • Apr 9 Konrad Friedrich Noetel, composer, dies at 43
  • Apr 11 Louise Peete, American murderess (b. 1880)
  • Apr 12 Christian F L Leipoldt, South African writer (Die Moormansgat), dies
  • Apr 15 Wolstenholme, rocker, dies
  • Apr 16 Rudolf Höß, commandant of the Auschwitz concentration camp (b. 1900)
  • Apr 18 Benny Leonard, lightweight boxing champ (1917-25), dies at 51
  • Apr 20 Christian X, king of Denmark (1912-47), dies at 76
  • Apr 24 Willa Cather, American writer (b. 1873)
  • Apr 29 Irving Fisher, US economist, dies at 80